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News Releases from July, 2007

July 30, 2007
Go Metro, Save $8 at the 14th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival, Aug. 4-5

Go Metro to the 14th Annual Long Beach Crawfish Festival at Rainbow Lagoon in Long Beach and get $8 off a combo ticket good for a one-day admission and mouth watering crawfish feast (regularly $33). Just show your valid Metro pass or Metro Rail ticket at the festival box office.

Keywords: "Go Metro", Save, "Long Beach Annual Crawfish Festival"
July 27, 2007
Construction of Metro Gold Line Reaches 2 Million Hours Without a Lost Time Accident

The Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension construction project completed more than 2 million hours without a lost-time accident since construction began July 2004 on the six-mile light rail alignment that will connect downtown Los Angeles and East Los Angeles via Little Tokyo and Boyle Heights.

Keywords: Construction "Gold Line"
July 25, 2007
Construction Work Continues on Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles

Metro construction crews will be working on different segments along the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension installing rail track, street widening and removing a large crane in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles beginning the weekend of July 28.

Keywords: Metro, Construction, "Gold Line", "Eastside Extension", "Boyle Heights", "East Los Angeles"
July 20, 2007
First Street Segments in Boyle Heights to be Resurfaced as Construction of Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Continues

Metro construction crews will be resurfacing First Street on several areas between State and Dacotha in Boyle Heights, beginning Monday, July 23 to Wednesday, July 25. Construction hours will be from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. as the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension continues to move forward.

Keywords: "First Street", "Boyle Heights", Metro, "Gold Line", "Eastside Extension"
July 20, 2007
Metro, Metrolink, Amtrak Join to Welcome Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Bellobration! to Los Angeles July 18-22

Circus-goers using public transportation will receive discounted tickets to selected performances

Keywords: Metro, Metrolink, Amtrak, "Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Bellobration"
July 19, 2007
Go Metro to Espn X Games and Get Free Limited Edition Poster

Go Metro to ESPN X Games 13, Aug. 2-5 at STAPLES Center and The Home Depot Center for high-powered action, including the X Games debut of Moto X Racing.

Keywords: "Go Metro", "Espn X Games", Poster
July 19, 2007
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (Metro) Closing 119th Street Blue Line Grade Crossing Beginning Friday, July 20 Through Sunday, July 22 for Restoration Work

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be closing the 119th Street Blue Line grade crossing beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, July 20, and continuing through Sunday, July 22 for restoration of the roadbed. Rail service in both directions will be interrupted between Compton and Imperial/Wilmington stations beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and continuing through Sunday, July 22. Buses will be used to transport passengers around the closure. Metro patrons should allow a minimum of 30 minutes additional time and anticipate some delays.

Keywords: Restoration Construction
July 19, 2007
Metro Joins Officials from Throughout Southern California to Rally Support for Transit Funding as Legislature Debates Governor’s Proposed State Budget

Alarmed by the threat of losing up to $1.3 billion statewide to fund new highways and transit projects, Metro Board Chair Pam O’Connor joined other elected officials, transportation, business and community leaders from throughout Southern California today to rally support of transportation funding and to protest the Governor’s budget proposals, which would raid those funds.

Keywords: Metro, Officials, "Southern California", "Transit Funding", "State Budget", Governor
July 17, 2007
Three Metro Service Sector Governance Councils to Hold Public Hearings in August on Proposed Changes to Metro Bus Service

Three Metro Service Sector Governance Councils will be holding public hearings in August to receive public comments on proposed changes to Metro bus service.

Keywords: Metro, Service, "Governance Councils", "Public Hearings", August,, "Bus Service"
July 16, 2007
Public Invited to Participate in Metro Orange Line Canoga Transportation Corridor Meetings July 26 and 30

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting two meetings on July 26th and 30th to obtain public comment on the scope of the agency’s draft Environmental Impact Report that will examine several alternatives for the proposed northern extension of the Metro Orange Line.

Keywords: Metro, Public, "Orange Line", "Canoga Transportation Corridor", Meetings, July
July 13, 2007
Eastbound Lane on First Street Segment in Boyle Heights Will Close to Traffic as Construction of Metro Gold Line Moves Forward

Metro construction crews will close the eastbound lanes on First Street, between Lorena and Fresno streets in Boyle Heights, beginning Monday, July 16 through Thursday, July 27 to install a power pole on the south side of First Street, adjacent to the East Portal.

Keywords: "Eastbound Lane", "First Street", "Boyle Heights", Construction, "Gold Line"
July 12, 2007
Statement from Metro Board Chair Pam O’Connor Re: Repeal of Congressional Provision Prohibiting the Use of Federal Funds for Tunneling Along the Wilshire Corridor

Metro is pleased that both the House and Senate Transportation Appropriations bills drawn up this week have included language repealing a 22 year prohibition on the use of federal funds for subway construction along the busy Wilshire corridor.

Keywords: Metro, "Board Chair", "Pam O’Connor", "Congressional Provision", "Federal Funds", Tunneling, "Wilshire Corridor"
July 11, 2007
Statement from Santa Monica City Council Member and Metro Board Chair Pam O’Connor: RE: Repeal of Congressional Provision Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds for Tunneling Along the Wilshire Corridor

Metro is pleased that the House Committee on Appropriations voted today to pass a transportation funding bill for Fiscal Year 2008 that includes language repealing a two decade old ban on subway tunneling along the Wilshire Corridor. This prohibition, enacted by Congress in 1986, strictly prohibited the use of federal funds for subway construction along the busy Wilshire corridor.

Keywords: "Santa Monica City Council", Wilshire, " Pam O’Connor", Repeal
July 09, 2007
Metro Service not affected by the transit strike in Orange County

Metro bus and rail service is not affected by the transit strike in Orange County.

Keywords: Metro, Service, Transit, Strike, "Orange County"
July 09, 2007
Go Metro to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Bellobration! July 18-22

Go Metro to The Greatest Show On Earth: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Bellobration! at STAPLES Center July 18 through 22.

Keywords: "Go Metro", "Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Bellobration"
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