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News Releases from September, 2005

September 28, 2005
Metro Rideshare Challenges Angelinos to Beat High Gas Prices, Ease Traffic Congestion, Air Pollution

During Rideshare Week (Oct. 3-7) Metro is challenging commuters and others to share a ride and save money on gas while easing traffic and air pollution. Just carpooling or taking public transit once a week will save the average commuter 125 gallons of gas a year.

Keywords: Rideshare, Gas Prices, Traffic Congestion, Air Pollution
September 27, 2005
La construcción de la Línea Naranja de Metro a punto de concluir

El nuevo atajo del Valle listo para su apertura el 29 de Octubre

Keywords: Orange Line
September 27, 2005
Metro Orange Line Construction Reaches Substantial Completion

Valley’s new shortcut set to open Oct. 29

Keywords: Orange Line
September 27, 2005
Metro Community-Based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils set Regular Monthly Meetings for October

Metro's community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their regular monthly public meetings in October to discuss various transportation issues in their sectors as well as proposed Metro Bus service changes.

Keywords: Service Sector, Governance Councils, Monthly Meetings
September 22, 2005
Metro Board Authorizes Purchase of 200 New Buses

The Metro Board of Directors today authorized the purchase of 200 new buses, all but six of them high-capacity vehicles, that will further modernize the Metro bus fleet and improve service to thousands of bus riders on Metro's busiest lines.

Keywords: Board, new buses
September 21, 2005
Metro Honors the Best of the Best at "Night of Stars" Ceremony

Over 130 Metro Operations employees were honored recently for their achievements over the past five years during a "Night of Stars" ceremony held in downtown Los Angeles.

Keywords: Night of Starts, Ceremony
September 21, 2005
Go Metro to L.A. Home Show Oct. 7-9

Metro riders to receive 50 percent off admission price

Keywords: Go Metro, L.A. Home Show
September 17, 2005
Metro Orange Line Construction Reaches Substantial Completion

Construction has reached substantial completion on the Metro Orange Line, a 14-mile exclusive transitway that will offer Los Angeles County residents a new shortcut for traveling through the east-west portion of the San Fernando Valley when it opens October 29.

Keywords: Orange Line, Construction
September 16, 2005
De extremo a extremo, día y noche, se inicia el periodo de pruebas para la Línea Naranja del Metro

Metro ofrece al público consejos para mantenerse fuera de peligro durante el periodo de pruebas de los nuevos autobuses Metro Liners

Keywords: Orange Line
September 16, 2005
End-to-End, Day and Night-Time Testing to Begin on Metro Orange Line

Transitway Testing Update

Metro gives public tips for staying safe when interacting with test buses

Keywords: Orange Line
September 16, 2005
End-to-End, Day and Night-Time Testing to Begin on Metro Orange Line

Metro gives public tips for staying safe when interacting with test buses

Keywords: Orange Line, Testing
September 09, 2005
Metro Art Unveils Three New Photo Installations at Rail Stations

Large-scale photo based artworks by four exciting contemporary artists are now featured at three Metro Rail stations. Stephen Galloway, Soo Kim, and Walter Martin with Paloma Muñoz were selected from 189 artists from across the country. Seven photos, each 3 ft. x 4 ft. are sequentially arranged on internally illuminated boxes, and present a glowing, luminous and colorful display that engages Metro riders on their daily commute.

Keywords: Photo Installations, Rail Stations
September 09, 2005
'Fill the Boot' Event for Hurricane Katrina Victims This Weekend - Sept. 10-11

Volunteers from the Metro San Gabriel Valley Service Sector, the El Monte Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's and Fire departments will join, this weekend, Sept. 10 and 11, in a fundraising effort for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

Keywords: Fill the Boot, Hurricane Katrina
September 07, 2005
Metro, Caltrans to Close I-10 Busway, HOV Lane of the 10 Freeway for Night-time Renovation

Two phases of bus terminal enhancement project will affect night-time busway, HOV Lane access Sept. 8 to Oct. 13

Keywords: Caltrans, I-10 Busway, HOV Lane
September 06, 2005
Ceremonia oficial de inauguracion de la Linea Naranja del Metro programada para el 29 e Octubre

Viajes gratuitos al público, festividades comunitarias planeadas para el fin de semana del día de la apertura.

Keywords: Orange Line
September 06, 2005
Official Opening Date for Metro Orange Line set for Oct. 29

Free public rides, community festivities planned for opening day weekend

Keywords: Orange Line
September 06, 2005
Official Opening Date for Metro Orange Line set for Oct. 29

Heralding a new era in transit service for the San Fernando Valley, Metro plans to officially open the Metro Orange Line Saturday, Oct. 29 to free public rides and festive community celebrations.

Keywords: Orange Line, Opening
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