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News Releases from September, 2006

September 29, 2006
Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority Breaks Ground on L.A.’s Newest Light Rail Project to Serve Westside Commuters

The Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority Board was joined by other local elected officials today to officially break ground on the 8.5-mile Exposition light rail line. Once completed in 2010, the Expo Line will link downtown to Culver City and will provide an alternative to the heavily congested I-10 Santa Monica freeway.“Today marks the beginning of construction on this vital transportation project that will bring relief to the thousands of daily commuters that travel between downtown Los Angeles and the Westside,” said LA County Supervisor and Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority Board Chair Yvonne Brathwaite Burke. “This is truly an historic day as we embark on building a light rail system that will serve this heavily traveled corridor.”

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September 29, 2006
Metro Urges Angelenos to ‘Share The Ride’ During California Rideshare Week Oct. 2-6

Metro urges Los Angeles commuters to share the ride the week of Oct. 2-6 and beyond as part of the annual California Rideshare Week, a statewide campaign to reduce solo driving that is causing major traffic congestion on the state’s streets and freeways.

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September 22, 2006
At-grade portion work for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension increases along the six-mile light rail project alignment

Construction crews for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension construction project will begin installation of new manholes, sanitary sewer lines and laterals at the south side of First Street between Lorena and Indiana streets Monday, Sep. 25.

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September 21, 2006
First Street Will Be Closed to Traffic for Two Weekends Due to Construction Activities of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Project

First Street will be closed for the next two weekends between Anderson Street and the 101 Freeway in Boyle Heights due to installation of new sanitary lines and storm drains. The work will begin Friday, at 6 p.m., on Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 and will continue all weekend until Monday, at 6 a.m. on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2.

 

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September 20, 2006
‘Golden Pylon Awards’ Honor Top Southland Traffic Reporters

Southland transit agencies presented coveted Golden Pylon Awards to five TV and radio traffic reporters, Wednesday. Their careful reporting helps keep Southland traffic moving by promoting rideshare options like carpool lanes, said Alan Holmes, Ventura County Transportation Commission rideshare coordinator who served as master of ceremonies.

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September 20, 2006
Glendale Soundwall to be Discussed at Community Meeting

There will be a community meeting Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Glendale Central Library to discuss construction of a soundwall along the Ventura 134 Freeway in Glendale. Speakers will provide information on the project, planned to extend from Louise Street to Harvey Drive, as well as answer questions. There will also be displays and contractor staff available to provide project updates.

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September 20, 2006
New 12-minute Map Can Help Riders Go Metro More Easily

In a hurry? Metro has a brand new map that shows, at a glance, bus lines that run every 12 minutes or less throughout the county. No timetable necessary. The “12-Minute” Map is the latest Metro tool to help riders get where they want to go more easily. And it may be the first of its kind in the country.

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September 14, 2006
Metro Unveils New Neighborhood Posters on Bus and Rail Fleet

On display on Metro buses and rail cars through early December are two new posters celebrating Los Angeles County destinations customers can travel to via Metro. Commissioned by Metro Art, the new posters are “Pomona” by Sonia Romero and “Alhambra” by Phung Huynh.

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September 13, 2006
Riders with Other Forms of Transport Switching to Metro

Increasing numbers of people who have cars available are taking Metro, according to the newest Metro Customer Satisfaction Survey, which polled 15,752 riders. The percentage of Metro riders who have transportation alternatives, such as cars, but instead choose to take public transportation continued to rise, from 22 percent in fall, 2002, to 34 percent in the latest survey. If the trend continues, it could mean that mass transit in Los Angeles is luring riders off freeways and streets and onto public transportation, although further study is needed.

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September 06, 2006
Metro to Detour Various Metro Bus Lines During 7th Annual Los Angeles Triathlon on Sunday, Sept. 10

Various Metro Bus Lines will experience delays and will be detoured in the downtown Los Angeles, Echo Park, Hollywood, Fairfax, West Los Angeles and Venice areas due to the running of the 7th annual LA Triathlon on Sunday, Sept. 10.

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September 04, 2006
Artists Wanted / Metro Schedules Free Artists Workshops on Public Art Opportunities

Metro Art will offer three artist workshops in September to inform interested artists about upcoming opportunities in the Metro system including stations along the Mid-City Exposition light right line. Artists may choose to attend any one of the workshops.

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September 01, 2006
Labor Day Service Schedule

In observance of Labor Day, all Metro Buses and Metro Rail trains will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, September 4, 2006.

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