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News Releases from January, 2006

January 26, 2006
Labor Contract Negotiations Statement by Metro Deputy CEO John Catoe

We just briefed the Board on the status of our plans and preparations to begin contract negotiations in March with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and the United Transportation Union (UTU) with the aim of consummating an agreement by the time the current contracts expire at the end of June 2006.

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January 25, 2006
Metro Begins Last Street Decking Operation on First Street Between Evergreen, Lorena Streets for the East Portal of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

Metro began the last street decking operations Jan. 25 on First Street between Evergreen Avenue and Lorena Street as part of the tunnel portal construction for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, the 6-mile light rail project that will connect Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles with the regional Metro Rail System.

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January 25, 2006
Metro Community-Based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils Set Regular Monthly Meetings for February

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

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January 20, 2006
Go Metro to Chinatown for Year of the Dog Celebrations

Fireworks, floats and the annual Firecracker 5- and 10-K Run will mark this year's Lunar New Year festivities in Chinatown and officials say the smart way to get there, considering the limited parking and closed streets, is via Metro.

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January 19, 2006
Go Metro to Avengers Games and Get Discount Game Tickets, Beginning Jan. 29

Why pay up to $20 or more for parking when you can take Metro for $3 roundtrip to see Western Division Champion LA Avengers defend their title against the Arizona Rattlers in the first game of the season, Jan. 29. Even better? Metro riders can also get a $4 discount per ticket to all games by showing valid Metro passes or tickets at the Staples Center box office or by purchasing tickets online.

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January 11, 2006
Metro Opens Sleek New Bus Terminal Today at Pico/Rimpau

Today, Jan. 11, a sleek new bus terminal opened across the street from the well-known Pico and Rimpau Metro stop. The modern facility is lined with stainless steel bus shelters and outfitted with benches, ample lighting and phones. Stately palm trees decorate the terminal's 11 bus bays and next year it will connect with a thriving commercial center.

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January 11, 2006
Metro inicia servicio en nueva y modernista terminal de autobuses en Pico/Rimpau

Hoy, 11 de Enero, una nueva y modernista terminal de autobuses inició operaciones al público frente a la conocida parada de Metro en Pico y Rimpau. La moderna instalación cuenta con bancas protegidas por cobertizos de acero inoxidable, teléfonos y abundantes iluminación. Majestuosas palmeras decoran las once paradas de autobuses en la terminal y el próximo año se conectará con un centro comercial floreciente.

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January 03, 2006
Go Metro to National Championship Rose Bowl Game Wednesday, January 4

Football fans wanting to avoid the long walks and high cost of parking at the Rose Bowl for tomorrow’s national championship game between the USC Trojans and University of Texas Longhorns can instead ‘Go Metro.’

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