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News Releases from February, 2007

February 27, 2007
MTA RELEASES DRAFT LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

The MTA today released for public comment its draft Long Range Transportation Plan, a 25-year blueprint for transportation planning in Los Angeles County through the Year 2025.

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February 21, 2007
Metro Chair Gloria Molina Urges California Transportation Commission to Give L.A. County Its Fair Share of Prop 1B Corridor Mobility Improvement Account Funding

Statement: February 20, 2007

“Good afternoon, Senator Bergeson and Commission Members.

First, I want to thank Congressman Torres for his eight years of dedicated service on this Commission, following a remarkable career in Congress.

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February 20, 2007
Metro Rail This Year’s Best Bet to See L.A. Marathon; Metro to Reroute and Detour 80 Bus Lines Around New Marathon Race Route March 4

New Race Route to Impact Metro Bus Operations in Downtown Los Angeles

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February 20, 2007
Metro Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station Will Be Bypassed During Academy Awards Sunday, February 25; Metro Bus Service Along Hollywood Blvd. Detoured

Due to heightened security for the 79th Annual Academy Awards show at the Kodak Theater at the Hollywood and Highland complex in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 25 Metro Red Line subway trains will not stop at the Hollywood/Highland station.

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February 16, 2007
Metro on Regular Service Schedule for Monday, Feb. 19

All Metro operated buses and Metro Rail trains that include the Metro Red Line, Blue Line, Green Line and Gold Line will operate on regular schedule on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 19, 2007. For route and schedule information go to www.metro.net or call 1-800-COMMUTE.

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February 16, 2007
Metro to Join Regional Panel to Discuss Mobility Options for South Bay Feb. 23

Meeting to be held February 23 in Carson

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February 14, 2007
Metro and American Heart Association ‘Go Red for Women’ on Valentine’s Day

Metro joined the American Heart Association on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, in celebrating heart health for women by urging Metro customers and others to participate in the Metro Fit program, which encourages exercise as a path to good health. This is of particular importance to women since cardiovascular disease claims the lives of almost 500,000 women each year. That’s nearly one death every minute.

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February 12, 2007
Developers Break Ground on Major Joint Development at Hollywood & Vine Metro Red Line Station

$600 million development to include affordable and luxury housing, a 305-room W Hotel, W Residences, retail and convenient access to mass transit

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February 09, 2007
New Multilingual Pocket Guide Brochures Latest Metro Outreach to LA’s Rich Blend of Nationalities

Like Los Angeles County itself, Metro riders are a rich blend of nationalities and languages. With that in mind, Metro has just published a collection of Metro Pocket Guides in 10 different languages to make travel easier for its multilingual customers.

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February 09, 2007
Metro to Offer 50-cent Fares on 18 Bus Lines for One Full Week Effective Sunday, February 18

Try ‘The Best For Less’ – More Than 50 Major Destinations Served

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February 08, 2007
See the LA Marathon on a $3 Day Pass. Metro $3 Day Passes Sold at the LA Marathon Expo Friday and Saturday

Metro Rail This Year’s Best Bet to See L.A. Marathon; Metro to Reroute and Detour 80 Bus Lines Around New Marathon Race Route March 4

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February 06, 2007
Go Metro to the Pan African Film and Arts Festival

Celebrate Black History Month at the 15th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival -- one of the world’s preeminent black art and cinema experiences -- Feb. 8 through 19. Metro can take you to there and save you money, time and effort. The festival at 3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., adjacent to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall, is serviced by numerous Metro buses, some linking to Metro Rail. To find out the easiest ways to get there, call 1-800-COMMUTE or go to www.metro.net.

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February 02, 2007
Go Metro to the Pasadena Lunar New Year Parade and Festival Feb. 18

In Pasadena, the 2007 LA18 Lunar New Year Parade and Festival on Sunday, Feb. 18 will be a celebration of Asian art and personalities. Let Metro take you there via the Gold Line and enjoy the day, without having to worry about traffic. Take the Gold Line to the Del Mar station or the Memorial Park station. It’s only a short walk to the heart of the parade and the festival.

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February 01, 2007
Go Metro to Harlem Globetrotters and Save

Celebrating their 81st consecutive season of barnstorming across North America, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters today performed at Union Station to promote their 2007 "Nothing Like It" World Tour to Los Angeles Feb. 17 and 19 and the discount Metro passengers can receive for taking mass transit to it.

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February 01, 2007
Construction Work at Street Level for Light Rail Train to Eastside Continues in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles

Construction work at street level for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension continues this weekend beginning Friday, February 2, at two different locations in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles.

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