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News Releases from February, 2006

February 24, 2006
Metro Wins Lawsuit Against Metro Red Line Subcontractor

Metro has won a legal victory over a subcontractor in a dispute over false claims submitted under a construction contract involving several Metro Red Line Stations.

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February 22, 2006
March Regular Monthly Meetings Set for Metro Community-Based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils

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

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February 17, 2006
Metro and Santa Clarita Transit Join Forces for New Bus Link Between Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley

A much needed commuter bus link between Santa Clarita and the San Fernando Valley will debut Sunday, March 5, with daily service from the McBean Transfer Station in Santa Clarita to the Sylmar Metrolink Station in the Valley. The new Route 8 bus will run on a seven-day schedule with buses departing about every 30 minutes, weekdays from 5:50 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., Saturdays from 6:20 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. and Sundays from 7:20 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

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February 10, 2006
Metro Art Unveils New Photo Installation at Downtown LA’s 7th St./Metro Center

The temporary six-month exhibition is arranged in a series of seven large internally illuminated boxes on the west mezzanine, and presents a glowing, luminous, and colorful display that engages Metro riders on their daily commute.

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February 09, 2006
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Supervisor Mike Antonovich, Duarte Councilman John Fasana Encourage Commuters to Try New Express Service On Metro Gold Line

In an ongoing effort to help reduce traffic congestion and increase transit ridership throughout Los Angeles County, LA City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and other local officials today called upon Angelenos to experience the time-savings advantage of new express service on the Metro Gold Line, which makes its debut Monday morning, February 13.

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February 06, 2006
Poll Reveals Metro Riders Approve of Ongoing Attention to Basic Services, Also Like New Metro Orange Line

Two surveys, one scanning customer satisfaction throughout the Metro system and the other focusing on the new Metro Orange Line, have found that high quality of basic services is what riders want and appreciate.

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February 06, 2006
Mobility 21 Coalition Members Will Discuss State Infrastructure Proposal Feb. 10

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s $222 billion infrastructure proposal that includes road, highway and rail improvements earmarked for Los Angeles and Orange counties will be discussed by California and Los Angeles city officials and transportation leaders at the next Mobility 21 Coalition meeting Friday, Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the 1st floor conference room of the Caltrans District 7 Administration Building, 100 S. Main St., Los Angeles. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

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February 03, 2006
Metro Valentine’s Day Dining and Entertainment Guide Now Available

Want to find out the best places to take your Valentine this February 14 that do not require driving?

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February 03, 2006
Omni Hotel is Latest and Largest to Enroll in Metro’s Employer Pass Program

The Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles is the latest and largest company to enroll in Metro’s convenient Business Transit Access Pass (B-TAP) program. And it did so in a big way. All 220 of its full-time employees received annual passes, which will make commuting to work easier, more economical and, in many cases, faster. The passes are good for a year of unlimited travel on all Metro buses and trains.

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February 02, 2006
Metro San Gabriel Valley to Celebrate Construction of New Bus Operations Building at Groundbreaking Ceremony

Metro San Gabriel Valley will be commemorating the start of construction of a new, state-of-the-art Metro Bus Operations Building in El Monte with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the construction. The new building will be constructed next to the old Bus Operations building, which is located on the premises of Metro Division 9 at 3369 Santa Anita Avenue in the City of El Monte, next to the El Monte Transit Center.

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