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News Releases from April, 2006

April 27, 2006
Metro Secures $315 Million in State (Stip) Funding for the Exposition Light Rail Transit Project

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) today approved the allotment of $315 million in LA County’s share of the 2006 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funding for the Exposition Light Rail Transit Project, providing a major source of funding to the project.

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April 26, 2006
Stations Along Historic El Monte Busway Get Facelifts, New Art and Amenities For Riders

Two El Monte Transitway bus terminals and the historic El Monte Station -- grandam of the El Monte Busway and busiest bus terminal west of Chicago -- are getting facelifts.

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April 26, 2006
Artists Creating Murals on Metro Gold Line Construction Fences

Metro has commissioned three local artists to paint murals on construction fences at key intersections of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension project. Now in progress at First and Soto Streets, Man One and his crew of notable hip-hop artists will spend 10 weeks turning a mundane wall barrier into a neighborhood asset.

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April 26, 2006
Go Metro to Fiesta Broadway and Beat Traffic, Parking Hassles and Save on Gasoline

Leave your car behind and Go Metro to Fiesta Broadway Sunday, April 30, and forget about traffic, parking hassles and save on gasoline.

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April 26, 2006
Metro Gets Grant For Purchase of More Clean-Air Buses

Due to the overwhelming success of its clean-air bus program, Metro has been awarded $405,000 in grant funds from the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) to help pay for 75 clean-fuel, compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. With this purchase, the Metro fleet is now 88 percent CNG buses, keeping it in the lead as the largest CNG fleet in North America. By 2008, the agency plans to have nearly 100 percent of the fleet running on CNG.

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April 26, 2006
Metro Promoting ‘Bike To Work Day’ by Offering Commuter Bikes, Other Prizes

Metro is promoting the 12th annual Bike To Work Day Thursday, May 18, by offering several commuter bikes and bike accessories to those who register in advance online at and pledge to be part of the solution to gridlock by pedaling to work, school or other destinations on that day.In addition, on May 18 Metro will offer free rides to bicyclists on Metro buses and trains throughout Los Angeles County.

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April 25, 2006
May 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 May to discuss various transportation issues in their service sectors.

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April 24, 2006
Metro Ridership Balloons Along with Gas Prices

In the wake of rocketing gas prices, Metro is experiencing significant gains in ridership, as Southern Californians scramble to avoid paying more than $3 a gallon for gas.

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April 21, 2006
Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Begins First Street Restoration Work Between Lorena and Evergreen Streets

On Saturday, April 22, Metro will begin restoration of a segment of First Street between Evergreen and Lorena Streets in Boyle Heights as part of the construction of the East Portal of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension construction project.


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April 20, 2006
Metro Completes Installation of 59 Metro Blue Line L.E.D. “Train” Active Warning Signs at All Left-turn Lanes on Long Beach Blvd. and Pacific Avenue in the City of Long Beach

Following the success of similar active warning “TRAIN” signs installed in downtown Los Angeles, Metro has completed the installation of 59 new train-activated L.E.D. “TRAIN” signs at all left-turn lanes on Long Beach Boulevard and Pacific Avenue in the City of Long Beach.

April 18, 2006
Get ‘Metro Fit’ on ‘Start! Walking at Work Day’ April 25

Taking transit helps health-conscious Angelinos discover L.A.Taking transit helps health-conscious Angelinos discover L.A.

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April 17, 2006
Metro Construction Crews Reconfigure Traffic Flow on Third Street Segment for Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

Beginning Sunday, April 22, Metro construction crews will reconfigure the traffic flow for the intersections of Third Street and Arizona and Dangles avenues in East Los Angeles to begin preparation for the installation of rail tracks in the right-of-way as construction of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension moves forward. The new traffic flow will last until early July 2007.

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April 11, 2006
Take Metro April 22 to Save the Earth (and the Air)

What better way to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, than to leave the car at home and take Metro to one of the many events honoring the environment? With Los Angeles air among the most toxic in the nation, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, it seems like the least we can do for Mother Earth.

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