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News Releases from December, 2005

December 28, 2005
Metro to Operate Special Bus, Rail Service for Upcoming New Year's Festivities

Metro will help ring in a safe 2006 by providing special service for New Year's festivities

Keywords: 'New Years'
December 28, 2005
Metro to Operate Special Bus, Rail Service for Upcoming New Year's Festivities

Metro will help ring in a safe 2006 by providing special service for New Year's festivities:

Keywords: Bus, rail service, New Year's Festivities
December 20, 2005
Rose Queen and Royal Court Ride Metro Gold Line, Urge Public to Utilize Public Transit for 2006 Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game and Other Festivities

The Tournament of Roses Queen and Court joined Metro officials at the soon-to-open Del Mar Station Transit Village in Pasadena to take their inaugural ride on the Metro Gold Line and encourage the public to "Go Metro" to attend all 2006 New Year's and Tournament of Roses festivities.

Keywords: Tournament of Roses, Rodger Snoble, Royle Queen, Royal Court
December 19, 2005
Metro to Offer Free Rides During Holidays to Promote Public Safety

To promote public safety during the holidays, free rides will be offered on all Metro buses and trains starting at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, through Christmas Day, Dec. 25, ending at midnight.

Keywords: Public Safety, Holidays
December 15, 2005
Massive Tunnel Boring Machines Lowered into Ground for Eastside Light Rail Project

Today marked a major milestone for the Metro Gold line Eastside Extension light rail project as City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina and other elected officials and community leaders witnessed two massive tunnel boring machines being assembled in the station box at Mariachi Plaza at First and Boyle Streets.

Keywords: Tunnel Boring Machines, Eastside Light Rail Project
December 15, 2005
Metro Board of Directors Certifies Final Environmental Impact Report on Exposition Light Rail Transit Project and Adopts Locally Preferred Alternative Alignment

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today certified the Los Angeles Mid-City/Exposition Corridor Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (FEIS/FEIR) paving the way for the start of construction to begin on the Exposition Light Rail Transit Project next year.

Keywords: board of directors, Environmental Impact Report, Exposition Light Rail
December 12, 2005
New, High-capacity Metro Rapid Line 757 to Open on Western Avenue Beginning Dec. 18

Metro will launch its newest Metro Rapid Line beginning Sunday, Dec. 18, which will serve the dense urban corridor along Western Avenue in Los Angeles.

Keywords: Metro Rapid Line
December 08, 2005
Metro Introduces New Metro Express Line 577X Between El Monte and Long Beach

Beginning Monday, December 19, Metro will launch a brand new Metro Express line that will speed commuters between El Monte and Norwalk in about 30 minutes and Norwalk to Long Beach in 20 minutes, cutting riders' commute times nearly in half. Rides on the new Metro Express Line 577X will be free to the public December 19 and 20.

Keywords: Metro Express Line, Long Beach, El Monte
December 05, 2005
Metro to Start New Express Bus Service from Long Beach to El Monte; Add New Metro Rapid Line on Western Avenue and Begin Four New Limited Stop Lines as Part of Service Modifications Effective Dec. 18

Effective Sunday, Dec. 18, Metro will implement several service enhancements that will include a new Metro Express Bus Line from Long Beach to El Monte, a new Metro Rapid Bus Line along Western Avenue and start up new limited stop service on four bus lines in an effort to improve bus service in the region.

Keywords: Express Bus Service, Long Beach, El Monte, Rapid Line
December 02, 2005
Go Metro for Holiday Shopping

New Metro Orange Line, Metro Store online create new opportunities for traffic-weary shoppers this gift-giving season

Keywords: Orange Line
December 01, 2005
Metro Honors Rosa Parks with Special Bus Posters on 50th Anniversary of Her Civil Rights Protest

It wasn't a bus that started it all but a bus was certainly the setting. It is fitting, then, that today, on the 50th anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to surrender her bus seat to a white male passenger, Metro salutes her by placing beautiful art posters commemorating the event on all buses as a reminder of who she was and what she gave us. Parks died Oct. 24 at the age of 92.

Keywords: Bus Posters, Rosa Parks
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