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News Releases from November, 2006

November 29, 2006
Construction Work on the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Continues on Third Street in East Los Angeles

Beginning Friday, December 1, Metro construction crews will be working along Third Street in two areas as construction of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension moves forward.

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November 29, 2006
December Monthly Meetings Set for Metro Community-Based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils

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

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November 27, 2006
Removal of Tunnel Boring Machines to Cause Sporadic Closure of First Street in Boyle Heights

For the next three months, First Street, between Fresno and Lorena streets, will close sporadically while the tunnel boring machines used in the construction of the twin tunnels for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, are being dismantled and extracted from the East Portal. Work will be done randomly on any weekday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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November 21, 2006
Metro on Sunday/Holiday Service Schedule for Thursday, Nov. 23.

All Metro operated buses and Metro Rail trains that include the Metro Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line and Gold Line will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006. Regular weekday service will resume on Friday, Nov. 24, 2006

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November 20, 2006
Metro Debuts First Animated Real-Time Bus Map in the Country

Metro buses have a new animated global positioning map for riders that is the first of its kind in the country.

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November 17, 2006
Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension has Several Construction Activities Working along the Light Rail Alignment

Construction activities at street level keep multiplying on several fronts along the alignment of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, such as construction of a gravity retaining wall, installation of an irrigation line, street widening and restoration work.

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November 16, 2006
Giant Tunnel Boring Machine “Lola” Reaches End of Tunnel for Eastside Light Rail Construction Project

Another major milestone was reached in the construction of the Eastside Light Rail construction project when “Lola”, the massive Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) finished burrowing a 1.7-mile eastbound tunnel of the underground segment for the Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles.

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November 13, 2006
Go Metro to the Hollywood Christmas Parade Nov. 26

‘Tis the season to avoid traffic hassles and go Metro to the 75th Hollywood Christmas parade Sunday, Nov. 26.

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November 08, 2006
Metro Statements: Regarding Passage of Infrastructure Bonds 1A, 1B, 1C
  • Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Metro Board Chair:

“Metro lauds California voters for passing these ballot measures. Clearly, voters recognized that these critical transportation bonds will have significant, far-reaching benefits for our region. And they’re right. The funding will help us resolve many of the pressing transportation challenges affecting California—and they will help us expedite our goals faster than would normally be possible. As Chair of Metro’s Board of Directors, I look forward to working with the Los Angeles County delegation to ensure that our region receives its fair share of funding from these measures.”

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November 03, 2006
Metro Gold Line Trains Now Run Faster, More Frequently

In its ongoing efforts to improve Metro Gold Line service, Metro announces that it has reduced total travel times for both local and express trains by five minutes.

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November 03, 2006
Go Metro to the 16th Annual Mariachi Festival at Mariachi Plaza

Go Metro to the 16th Annual Mariachi Festival, “Mariachis Around the World,” on Sunday, November 19, at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights and avoid driving and parking hassles and save gas money.

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November 02, 2006
Take A Trip to the Stars Via Metro and Griffith Observatory

Go Metro to see the stars at the newly renovated and expanded Griffith Observatory. No cars are allowed so visitors must take shuttle buses from one of two places. Metro connects with both shuttle departure points to make travel to the Observatory easy and low cost. A $3 day pass can take you there and home again.

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November 01, 2006
Go Metro to Afi Fest 2006 Presented by Audi

Movie buffs can Go Metro to the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, the longest running film festival in L.A., which will be held Nov. 1-11 in Hollywood.

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