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News Releases from October, 2005

October 28, 2005
Metro joins elected officials in dedication of new 14-mile Metro Orange Line

Public grand opening is Saturday, Oct. 29

Keywords: Orange Line
October 27, 2005
Artworks flourish along the Metro Orange Line

Artful Stations: Metro Orange Line Gallery

Keywords: Orange Line
October 27, 2005
Artworks flourish along the Metro Orange Line

When it opens to the public, Oct. 29, the Metro Orange Line will debut artfully designed stations, plazas and landscaping featuring the work of 14 California artists.

Keywords: Artwork, Orange LIne
October 25, 2005
Metro Community-Based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils Set Regular Monthly Meetings for November

Metro's community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their regular monthly public meetings in November to discuss various transportation issues in their service sectors.

Keywords: Transit Service Sector, Governance Councils, November
October 25, 2005
Three Local Muralists Honor Boyle Heights, East L.A.

Artists Paul Botello, Man One and Charles Freeman creating large-scale murals on Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension construction fences.

Keywords: Muralists, Boyle Heights, East L.A.
October 21, 2005
Safety’s First. Metro Implements Measures to Help Ensure Safety, Security on Metro Orange Line

Public urged to do its part to stay safe around transitway

Keywords: Orange Line
October 21, 2005
Safety's First. Metro Implements Measures to Help Ensure Safety, Security on Metro Orange Line

Metro has implemented a number of initiatives to help ensure the Metro Orange Line operates with the utmost safety and security and asks the public to do its part by adhering to all traffic signals, posted signs and street striping along the 14-mile transitway.

Keywords: safety, Orange Line
October 21, 2005
Metro's Citizens' Advisory Council to Meet Wednesday, Oct 26

Metro's Citizen' Advisory Council (CAC) will hold their regular monthly general assembly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 26 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Metro's Headquarters Building in the Gateway Plaza Room located on the third floor.

Keywords: citizens advisory councils
October 18, 2005
Metro plans grand opening community celebrations Oct. 29 at several Metro Orange Line stations

Community events planned at five Orange Line Stations

Keywords: Orange Line
October 18, 2005
Metro plans grand opening community celebrations Oct. 29 at several Metro Orange Line stations

Community events planned at five Orange Line Stations

Keywords: Celebrations, Orange Line, Station
October 17, 2005
Bus line connections provide easy access to the Metro Orange Line; some route modifications planned for Metro Bus Lines 156 & 167 in the San Fernando Valley

Connections: North Hollywood Station, Valley College Station, Woodman Station, Sepulveda station, Balboa Station, Reseda Station, Tampa Station, Pierce College Station, Warner Center Station.

Keywords: Orange Line
October 17, 2005
Bus line connections provide easy access to the Metro Orange Line; some route modifications planned for Metro Bus Lines 156 & 167 in the San Fernando Valley

When the Metro Orange Line opens Oct. 29, more than 20 bus lines will connect to 13 stations on the line, providing commuters with convenient access to the San Fernando Valley's new transitway.

Keywords: Bus Line Connections, Orange Line, Route Modifications, San Fernando Valley
October 16, 2005
Metro Provides Easy Riding to the 2005 Hollywood Christmas Parade

A million people are expected to jam the streets for this year’s Hollywood Christmas Parade Nov. 27 to see stars of the popular television shows “Lost,” “CSI: Miami,” “The West Wing,” “Numb3rs” and “The Shield,” not to mention bands, horses and Santa Claus. That’s a major snarl, even by traffic-soaked Los Angeles standards. To help, parade officials and Metro have assembled a list of ways to see this year’s parade – the 74th – the easy way.

Keywords: Hollywood Christmas Parade
October 14, 2005
L.A. County Leaders Unite to Battle Region’s Traffic Congestion at Fourth Annual Mobility 21 Transportation Summit

Long Beach – Transportation, business and community leaders from Los Angeles County wrapped up the Fourth Annual Mobility 21 Transportation Summit held Nov. 14 at the Long Beach Convention Center by highlighting the need for more funding and innovative ideas to overcome the region’s crushing traffic congestion.

Keywords: mobility 21, Traffic Congestion
October 14, 2005
L.A. County Leaders Unite to Battle Region’s Traffic Congestion at Fourth Annual Mobility 21 Transportation Summit

Long Beach – Transportation, business and community leaders from Los Angeles County wrapped up the Fourth Annual Mobility 21 Transportation Summit held Nov. 14 at the Long Beach Convention Center by highlighting the need for more funding and innovative ideas to overcome the region’s crushing traffic congestion.

Keywords: mobility 21, Traffic Congestion
October 14, 2005
Go Metro to the Latino International Film Festival at Hollywood's Egyptian Theater, October 21 to 30

Enjoy more than 100 feature films, documentaries and shorts at Edward James Olmos' 9th Annual Latino International Film Festival October 21-30 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Get $1 off the $8 admission price by showing your Metro Pass or ticket at the box office.

Keywords: Latino International Film Festival, Go Metro
October 12, 2005
Metro Orange Line Safety Presentations Coming to More Than 100 San Fernando Valley Schools

Safety 1st at Metro

Nationally recognized Metro safety program shows kids and their parents how to stay safe near new Valley transitway

Keywords: Orange Line
October 12, 2005
Metro Orange Line Safety Presentations Coming to More Than 100 San Fernando Valley Schools

Metro and the Los Angeles Unified School District have partnered to deliver safety presentations to more than 100 schools within a 1.5-mile radius of the soon-to-open Metro Orange Line, bringing the agency's "Safety 1st" message to thousands of Valley school students, teachers and parents.

Keywords: Orange Line Safety, San Fernando Schools
October 11, 2005
Metro Releases Final Environmental Impact Report on Proposed Exposition Light Rail Transit Project; Three Community Open Houses Planned for November

Metro today released the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (FEIS/FEIR) on the proposed Exposition Light Rail Transit Project for a 45-day public circulation period.

Keywords: Final Environmental Impact Report, Open House, Proposed Exposition Light Rail Transit
October 06, 2005
UCLA First Major University in L.A. County to "Go Metro" with Metro Discounted Transit Pass Program

Metro and UCLA Transportation Services today announced a partnership to offer discounted transit passes to UCLA students, staff and faculty, making it the first major university campus to offer such a program in Los Angeles County.

Keywords: UCLA, Transit Pass, Go Metro
October 03, 2005
Metro Expands Successful Metro Freeway Service Patrol to Help Stranded Big Rig Trucks Along the Crowded Long Beach Freeway (I-710) Effective Oct. 3

In an effort to quickly reduce traffic congestion resulting from breakdowns of big rig trucks traveling along the Long Beach Freeway, Metro today introduced the Metro Freeway Service Patrol Big Rig Tow Service.

Keywords: Freeway Service Patrol, Long Beach Freeway
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