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News Releases from December, 2006

December 21, 2006
Street Work Restoration, Widening on Third Street Take Place as Construction of Light Rail Extension to East Los Angeles Continues

The south side of Woods Avenue, at the 3rd Street intersection, will remain closed until further notice for street widening and restoration work as part of the fast-developing construction of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension at East Los Angeles.

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December 21, 2006
Rose Queen® and Royal Court Encourage Public to “Go Metro” to 2007 Rose Parade Festivities

The Tournament of Roses Queen and Court joined Metro officials today at the Union Station Metro Gold Line Station to encourage L.A. revelers to “Go Metro” to all 2007 New Year’s and Tournament of Roses festivities in Pasadena.

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December 19, 2006
New Feature on metro.net Gives Public ‘Real Time Traffic’ Info for Los Angeles Area Freeways, Streets

One of the most comprehensive online real-time traffic information service ever offered to the public made its debut today on metro.net.

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December 15, 2006
Go Metro, Give the Gift of LA Kings Tickets and Save

Looking for a great last-minute gift? Give the gift of fun with tickets to an LA Kings hockey game. And if you take Metro to the game at STAPLES Center™, not only will you save time and effort, you can get discounts on tickets to selected games.

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December 13, 2006
Metro to Implement New Metro Rapid Line on Reseda Boulevard; Operate Three New Limited Metro to Add High-Capacity 60-foot Buses Along Vermont Avenue and Van Nuys Boulevard; Implement New Metro Rapid Line on Reseda Boulevard; Create Two New Local Bus

Effective Sunday, Dec. 17, Metro will deploy high-capacity 60-foot articulated buses on two lines, start up two new local lines and three limited stop bus lines as well as start up a new Metro Rapid Bus line along Reseda Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley.

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December 13, 2006
East Los Angeles Street Work Underway as Construction of Light Rail Project to Eastside Moves Forward

Construction crews this week are installing the overhead contact system foundation and construction of the median for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension.

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December 12, 2006
Metro Finishes Boring Twin Tunnels for Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Under Boyle Heights

Metro construction crews last Saturday night, Dec. 9, finished boring the twin 1.7-mile tunnels for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension. “Vicki”, one of two massive tunnel boring machines (TBM) completed boring the westbound tunnel at the East Portal in Boyle Heights.

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December 08, 2006
Metro Orange Line to Undergo Pavement Repairs Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 12

Beginning Tuesday, December 12, Metro will begin repaving a portion of roadway on the Metro Orange Line in North Hollywood that is showing signs of wear. Metro Orange Line buses will be detoured off the transitway onto Chandler Boulevard between Tujunga Boulevard and Fulton Avenue, and again onto Fulton Avenue between Chandler Boulevard and Burbank Boulevard for approximately two weeks.

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December 08, 2006
Go Metro to Ice Skating in Pershing Square this Holiday Season and Get One Dollar Off Admission Price

Go Metro to LA Kings Downtown on Ice skating rink this holiday season in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles and save $1 off the admission price when you present a Metro coupon found inside the Metro News brochures, also available in Metro buses and trains and all Metro Customer Service Centers. It also can be download by visiting Metro.net and clicking Go Metro Specials.

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December 07, 2006
Metro to Offer Special Holiday Free Fares Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve on All Metro Buses and Metro Rail Lines

Metro will offer a special Holiday Free Fare Program for all Metro Bus and Metro Rail lines operating on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

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December 04, 2006
Metro to Implement New Metro Rapid Line on Reseda Boulevard; Operate Three New Limited Stop Lines; Create Two New Local Bus Lines and Improve Service on 11 Lines

Effective Sunday, Dec. 17, Metro will add service to 11 Metro Bus lines, start up two new local lines and three limited stop bus lines as well as start up a new Metro Rapid Bus line along Reseda Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley.

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December 04, 2006
Go Metro to Altcar Expo Dec. 9-10

If you’re interested in seeing the latest alternative fuel vehicles during the AltCar Expo in Santa Monica next weekend, Metro’s alternative fuel buses and trains can get you there.

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