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News Releases from December, 2007

December 28, 2007
Metro Relocates Power Poles, Utility Lines, Pours Concrete in Boyle Heights for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

As part of the fast moving construction work for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, on Wednesday, Jan. 3, Metro will begin relocating power poles, drainage tie-ins and will pour concrete on the right-of-way on First Street between Evergreen and Lorena streets in Boyle Heights.

Keywords: Metro, Relocates, "Power Poles", "Utility Lines", "Pours Concrete", "Gold Line", "Eastside Extension", "Boyle Heights"
December 21, 2007
L.A. Metro, Rose Queen® and Royal Court Roll Out Special Commemorative Metro Gold Line Train for 119th Tournament of Roses Parade and 94th Rose Bowl Game®

Train artwork billed as the biggest bouquet of roses ever delivered to the Tournament of Roses

Keywords: "L.A. Metro", "Rose Queens", "Royal Court", "Special Commemorative Metro Gold Line", "Tournament of Roses Parade", "Rose Bowl Game"
December 19, 2007
Federal Funding for Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension and Metro Rapid Included in House Omnibus Spending Bill

Bill Lifts Prohibition on Subway Tunneling

Keywords: "Federal Funding", Metro, "Gold Line", "Eastside Extension", "Metro Rapid", "House Omnibus Spending Bill"
December 19, 2007
L.A. Metro, Chevron Energy Solutions Unveil Nation’s Single Largest Solar Panel Installation at a Transit Facility

Metro Goes Green in Carson: Metro Bus Division 18 in Carson outfitted with 1,632 solar panels as agency commits to even greater levels of operational energy efficiency and sustainability.

Keywords: "L.A. Metro", "Chevron Energy Solutions", Largest, "Solar Panel", "Transit Facility"
December 13, 2007
Go Metro to Disney’s On Ice Princess Wishes Show and Save $5 Off Tickets

Metro is a great way to go and see Disney’s On Ice Princess Wishes show at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles and avoid traffic and parking hassles.  Show your valid Metro pass or Metro Rail ticket at the Staples Center box office and get $5 off selected shows.

Keywords: "Go Metro", "Disney’s On Ice Princess Wishes Show", Save
December 13, 2007
Metro Board Chair Welcomes Public to Chat with Her about Toll Roads on

Live Chat w/Pam O’Connor noon Wednesday, Jan. 23

Keywords: Metro, "Board Chair", Public, Chat, "Toll Roads"
December 13, 2007
Go Metro to All 2008 Tournament of Roses® Festivities

Passport to World Celebrations: Metro to run trains all night long New Year’s Eve to make getting to Rose Parade® easy. Free rides will be offered from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Keywords: "Tournament of Roses"
December 12, 2007
Metro Passes No Longer Valid on LADOT Services Beginning January 1, 2008

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced earlier this month its passes will no longer be accepted on Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) DASH or Commuter Express buses.

Keywords: "Metro Passes", LADOT, Not, Valid, 2008, January
December 11, 2007
Metro and LACBC to interview Bicyclists and Pedestrians at Local Transit Stations

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC) has begun conducting a survey at several Metro Rail and Metrolink stations such as Wilmington/Imperial, Compton, Florence, Vernon, Van Nuys and Newhall to identify improvements for bicycle and pedestrian access to the station. The survey, in English and Spanish, is part of a comprehensive study of existing conditions and recommendations for improvements at the rail stations.

Keywords: Metro, LACBC, Interview, Bicyclists, Pedestrians, "Local Transit Stations"
December 10, 2007
Metro to Offer Special Holiday Free Fares Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve on all Metro Buses and Metro Rail Lines

Leave the Driving to Metro

Keywords: Metro, "Special Holiday Free Fares", "Christmas Eve", "New Year's eve", Buses, "Rail Lines"
December 10, 2007 Implements Improvements for Riders with Disabilities Site

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has implemented an accessibility enhancement to its home web page Visitors can access this information by selecting Metro’s “Text-only version of” and “Riders with Disabilities” links at the top of the home page. “This link provides an alternative means for people to access key elements on the Metro website”.

Keywords:, Improvements, "Riders with Disabilities Site"
December 07, 2007
Metro Ceo Roger Snoble Statement Re: SCAG’s “State of the Region” Report December. 6, 2007

SCAG’s “State of the Region” report shows that while progress has been made in our efforts to improve mobility throughout the region, we still fall short on what is needed to relieve traffic congestion. This is primarily because there just is not enough money for transportation purposes.

Keywords: Metro, CEO, "Roger Snoble", SCAG, "State of the Region", Report
December 05, 2007
L.A. Metro to Improve Gold Line Service Starting Dec. 16

Metro Gold Line Service Update: Trains to run more often, serving all station stops during peak periods

Keywords: "L.A. Metro", "Gold Line", Improve, Service
December 04, 2007
Metro Features Griffith Park on New Poster by Local Artist

Metro Features Griffith Park on New Poster by Local Artist

Keywords: Metro, "Griffith Park", "Local Artist"
December 03, 2007
Share Your Ideas for Creating a 'Greener' World with Metro Board Chair Pam O’Connor, Now or During Her Next Live Chat at Noon Dec. 12

Send suggestions and comments to

Keywords: Share, Ideas, Greener, "Board Chair", "Pam O'Connor", "Live Chat"
December 03, 2007
Metro to Add Two New Metro Rapid Bus Lines; Create a New Local/Limited Downtown L.A. Bus Line and Provide Additional Saturday Service on Selected Lines Effective Dec. 16

Metro will add two new Metro Rapid Bus lines, provide additional Saturday bus service on four lines, extend the routes on three lines and create a new local/limited bus line serving downtown Los Angeles via Washington Blvd. effective Sunday, Dec. 16.

Keywords: Metro, "Rapid Bus Lines", New, " Local/Limited Downtown L.A. Bus Line", "Additional Saturday Service"
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