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News Releases from February, 2008

February 29, 2008
Metro Community-Based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils Set March Meetings

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

Keywords: Metro, "Community Based", Transit, Service, Sector, Governance, Councils, March
February 28, 2008
Metro Board Approves Installation of Barrier Gates for L.A. County Subway System And Selected Light Rail Stations

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board today approved a 10-year, $46 million lease contract with Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc. to install barrier gates on the Metro Red Line, Metro Purple Line and selected light rail stations in efforts to prevent fare evasion, provide for seamless travel and improve transit station security.

Keywords: Metro, Board , Approves, Installation, "Barrier Gates", "L.A. County Subway System", "Light Rail Stations"
February 26, 2008
L.A. Metro, LADOT, Auto Club Urge Increased Motorist and Pedestrian Safety at Intersections

Los Angeles County pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists are urged to exercise more caution at traffic intersections to avoid being involved in needless crashes that can cause serious injury or death.

Keywords: "L.A. Metro", LADOT, "Auto Club", Motorist, Pedestrian, Urge, Safety, Intersections
February 21, 2008
Can We Afford Traffic Relief? Tell Pam O’Connor What You Think in Next Live Chat and on TV

Fourth Live Internet Chat Set for March 19 at metro.net

Keywords: Afford, "Traffic Relief", "Pam O'Connor", "Live Chat", TV
February 21, 2008
Can We Afford Traffic Relief? Tell Pam O’Connor What You Think in Next Live Chat and on TV

Fourth Live Internet Chat Set for March 19 at metro.net

Keywords: Afford, "Traffic Relief", "Pam O'Connor", "Live Chat", TV
February 20, 2008
U.S. Senator Boxer visits Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension construction site on the historic First Street Bridge.

(February 20, 2008) – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) visited the construction site of the nearly $900 million light rail project that that will extend the Metro Gold Line to connect downtown Los Angeles with East L.A.

Keywords: "U.S. Senator Boxer", Metro, "Gold Line", "Eastside Extension", "Construction Site", "First Street Bridge"
February 19, 2008
Metro Joins Other Southern California Agencies in Requesting $2.2 Billion in Trade Corridor Improvement Funds

Metro today joined other Southern California agencies in requesting $2.2 billion in Trade Corridor Improvement Funds to be allocated by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) aimed at improving the flow of goods movement throughout the region.

Keywords: "SolCal Agencies" Funding
February 19, 2008
Metro Rail Best Bet to See Los Angeles Marathon; Metro to Detour 78 Bus Lines Around Marathon Race Route March 2

For thousands of spectators who will attend the 23rd annual Los Angeles Marathon Sunday, March 2, Metro Rail will be the best way for viewing the runners.

Keywords: Metro, Rail, "Los Angels Marathon", Detour, "Bus Lines", "Marathon Race"
February 14, 2008
Be the Next Miss Traffic

Tell Us How You Miss Traffic by Going Metro

Keywords: Next, "Miss Traffic"
February 14, 2008
Metro Bus Service in the South Los Angeles Area to be Impacted Due to Various Street Closures and Detours Planned During LAPD Swat Police Officer Randal Simmons Funeral Services Friday, Feb.

Several Metro Bus Lines servicing South Los Angeles, west of the Harbor Freeway, will be temporarily detoured or may encounter service delays due to the funeral services planned for LAPD SWAT Police Officer Randal Simmons on Friday, Feb. 15.

Keywords: Metro, "Bus Service", "South Los Angeles Area", "Street Closures", Detours, LAPD, Funeral
February 13, 2008
Metro to shine 10-story Valentine in Los Angeles skyline

Media Advisory / Photo Opportunity for Thursday, Feb. 14

Keywords: "10-Story Valentine"
February 13, 2008
Metro to Hold February Public Meetings for Regional Connector Transit Corridor Study

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting two public meetings for the agency’s Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project February 26 and 28, 2008.

Keywords: Metro, "Public Meetings", "Regional Connector Transit Corridor", Study
February 13, 2008
Metro Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station Will Be Bypassed During Academy Awards Sunday, February 24; Metro Bus Service Along Hollywood Blvd. Detoured

Due to an increase in security measures being implemented for the 80th Annual Academy Awards show at the Kodak Theater at the Hollywood and Highland complex in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 24 Metro Red Line subway trains will not stop at the Hollywood/Highland station.

Keywords: Metro, "Red Line", "Hollywood/Highland Station", "Academy Awards", "Hollywood Blvd", "Bus Service", Detoured
February 12, 2008
Ride Metro with the Mayor

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 11, 2008) - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa demonstrated his commitment to public transit by riding Metro to work Monday morning.

Keywords: Ride, Metro, Mayor
February 06, 2008
Metro to Update Community on Crenshaw-Prairie Transit Corridor Study During Public Meetings

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting several upcoming meetings to update the public on the agency’s Crenshaw-Prairie Transit Corridor Study.

Keywords: Metro, "Crenshaw-Prairie Transit Corridor Study", Update, Community
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