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News Releases from March, 2006

March 30, 2006
April 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 April to discuss various transportation issues in their service sectors.

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March 24, 2006
Metro to Assist Businesses at 13th Annual Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair April 12

Businesses interested in contracting with Metro, the county’s lead transportation planner, designer, builder and operator are encouraged to participate in the 13th Annual Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair to be held April 12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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March 24, 2006
Metro’s Spring Break Guide Offers a Cure for the Common Vacation

Spring break is nearing and with it, maybe a little time for some fun. No car? Not much money? Need inspiration? Metro can take you there for a mere $3 a day (for a day pass) and encourage creative exploration with its newest publication, the Spring Break Entertainment Guide.

 

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March 22, 2006
Arthur Winston, Metro’s Most Senior Employee Celebrates 100th Birthday and Retires, Capping a 72-year Long Career

Having worked on the job for more that seven decades, Metro’s most senior employee, Arthur Winston, celebrates his 100th birthday today and has retired from the agency, capping a 72-year span of continuous employment with Metro and its predecessor agencies.

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March 20, 2006
Go Metro to the Autry Barbecue Contest and Get Half-Price Admission to the Museum of the American West

Taste award-winning barbecue, watch professional cooking teams from around the country vie for $12,000 in prizes and explore the Museum of the American West for half price by showing a valid Metro Pass or ticket during the first BBQ’n at the Autry competition Saturday, April 8.

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March 16, 2006
Go Metro to Thai New Year’s Festival April 2

Costumes and customs from the four regions of Thailand will be on display in a colorful parade marking the third annual Thai New Year’s Festival Sunday, April 2, just steps from the Metro Red Line Hollywood/Western subway station.

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March 16, 2006
Metro Secures $208 Million in State Funding for the Exposition Light Rail Transit Project

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today approved the allocation of $208 million in Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) funding for the Exposition Light Rail Transit Project that will provide a major source of funding to the project.

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March 15, 2006
New Flyaway Airport Shuttle Service to Directly Benefit Thousands of Public Transit Riders at Union Station

The new partnership between Metro and Los Angeles World Airports to provide direct, nonstop FlyAway Airport Shuttle Service from Patsaouras Transit Plaza should be welcome news for the many thousands of Metro Rail and Metro Bus and other transit riders who travel via Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

 

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March 13, 2006
Go Metro to Free Women’s Conference at Citrus College on April 1

Experts in the fields of health, law, business and parenting will speak April 1 at the seventh annual Expanding Horizons Women’s Conference at Citrus College in Glendora. Sponsored by State Senator Bob Margett and his wife Beverly, the conference will delve into many of the critical issues facing women today. It is open to women of all ages and incomes and it is free. Lunch will be included and some of the workshop presentations will be offered in Spanish, as well as English. The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and it is easy to get to, via Metro.

 

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March 13, 2006
Go Metro to April 4 Grand Opening of New Highland Park Farmer’s Market

When the Tuesday Old L.A.'s Farmers Market in Highland Park debuts with a celebration April 4, it will join dozens of other Los Angeles area certified farmers’ markets in providing peak freshness produce at affordable prices. Only problem is, finding a parking spot near many of the markets can be, shall we say, a challenge. (Ever try parking near the Hollywood Farmers’ Market on a glorious Sunday morning?)

 

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March 06, 2006
Metro’s Popular Rapid Line 761 Gets New High-capacity Buses

To enhance peak-period service and comfort for San Fernando Valley riders, ten new state-of-the-art, high-capacity, 45-foot “composite” buses have just been added to the Metro Rapid Line 761, which travels Van Nuys Boulevard between Foothill and Ventura boulevards and on to Westwood. The buses, which can seat 46 passengers instead of the 40 on standard 40-foot coaches, joined service today, Monday, March 6.

 

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March 03, 2006
Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority Approves Design/Build Contract for Start of Exposition Light Rail Project

Having reached a major milestone earlier this week when the Federal Transit Administration issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Exposition Light Rail Transit Project from the federal government, the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority’s Board of Directors has approved a $420.2 million design/build contract marking the official start of the project.

 

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March 01, 2006
Go Metro to L.A. Marathon Sunday, March 19

Metro Rail is the best way for race fans to get close to the L.A. Marathon as thousands run and ride bicycles through the streets of downtown Los Angeles Sunday, March 19.

 

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March 01, 2006
Metro Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station Bypassed During Academy Awards March 5; Metro Bus Service Along Hollywood Blvd. Detoured

Due to the 78th Annual Academy Awards show at the Kodak Theater at the Hollywood and Highland complex in Hollywood on Sunday March 5 all Metro Red Line subway trains will not stop at the Hollywood/Highland station.

 

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March 01, 2006
Eastside Light Rail Construction Marks Safety Record

Construction crews working on the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension today received an Outstanding Safety Achievement Award after recording 500,000 work-hours without having an injury that resulted in an employee needing to stay home from work.

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