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News Releases from March, 2008

March 31, 2008
Metro to Update Community on Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project Study

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting four public upcoming meetings to update the community on the agency’s Eastside Transit Corridor Study Phase 2. The study, which evaluates ways to improve mobility in the corridor by connecting the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension (under construction) to cities further east of Los Angeles, will be held at the following locations:

Keywords: Eastside Transit Corridor
March 28, 2008
Metro Community-based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils Set April Meetings

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

Keywords: "Transit Service Sector Governance Councils" April Meetings
March 25, 2008
Metro to Hold Santa Catalina Island Public Hearing to Determine Use of Transportation Funds

Metro will conduct a public hearing on Santa Catalina Island on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, to receive ideas and suggestions for meeting public transportation needs on Santa Catalina Island. The hearing will be held in Avalon at the City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, held in conjunction with their council meeting starting at 7:00 p.m.

Keywords: "Santa Catalina Island" "Public Hearing" Funds
March 25, 2008
Go Metro to L.A. Curry Festival in Thai Town

Go Metro to the first International Curry Festival in California on Sunday, April 13, in Thai Town, East Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard from Western Avenue to Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. Admission is free to the public.

Keywords: "Cury Festival" "Thai Town"
March 25, 2008
Metro to Hold Public Hearings in Santa Clarita, Lancaster and Palmdale to Determine Use of Transportation Funds

Metro will conduct public hearings in Santa Clarita, Lancaster and Palmdale to receive ideas and suggestions from the public for meeting public transportation needs in the North County, per requisite of the Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 8 funds.

Keywords: "Public Hearings" Funds Lancaster Palmdale "Santa Clarita"
March 24, 2008
Go Metro to Little Tokyo for Cherry Blossom Festival

Go Metro to the seventh annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6 in the Little Tokyo district at 244 S. San Pedro Street in the Japanese American Culture & Community Center Plaza on San Pedro Street between First and Third Streets in downtown Los Angeles. Admission is free to the public.

Keywords: "Little Tokyo" "Cherry Blossom Festival"
March 21, 2008
Metro, Poetry Society of America present live rush-hour readings by acclaimed poets at Union Station April 10

10th Anniversary Event: Live poetry readings in the Metro system invite rush-hour commuters to cherish the moment during National Poetry Month of April

Keywords: "Poetry Society Of America" Rush-Hour Readings
March 19, 2008
Metro Board Chair Takes to Air Waves To Engage Public in Discussing Long-Range Traffic Solutions

In an unprecedented move, Metro Board Chair Pam O’Connor will take to the air waves Thursday night, March 27, to promote live public discussion of the mobility future for Los Angeles County and how to pay for traffic relief.

Keywords: "Board Chair" Traffic Solutions "Air Waves"
March 19, 2008
Metro to Remove Concrete Decks in Boyle Heights as Construction of Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Continues

On Friday, March 28, Metro construction workers will begin removing concrete decks and do street renovation work on First Street in Boyle Heights at the West Portal and the Mariachi Plaza station of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension. The full street closure is needed to build the roof of the underground station, reconstruct streets surfaces and finalize civil improvements such as curbs and gutters and sidewalk reconstruction.

Keywords: "Gold Line" Eastside
March 17, 2008
Metro Launches Campaign to Help Public Focus on Ways of Achieving Free-flowing Traffic Future

With the release of its draft Long Range Transportation Plan for public review last week, Metro today launched a major campaign to focus public attention on how individuals can work with Metro to achieve a free-flowing traffic future for Los Angeles County.

Keywords: Imagine "Free Flowing Traffic"
March 14, 2008
Wednesday Live Chat Will Focus on Strategies for Funding Traffic Relief

Share your thoughts on the 2008 Draft Long Range Transportation Plan

Keywords: "Live Chat" Funding Traffic Relief
March 14, 2008
Business Vendors Encouraged to Participate in 15th Annual Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair March 25

Businesses interested in contracting with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) are encouraged to participate in the 15th Annual Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair to be held Tuesday, March 25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center West Hall B.

Keywords: "Vendor Fair" Vendors
March 14, 2008
Metro Buses to Be Detoured March 15 and 17 Due to Antiwar Demonstration, Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Metro Bus service will be temporarily detoured Saturday, March 15, and Monday, March 17, due to an anti-war demonstration in the Hollywood area and the annual Saint Patrick’s Day in downtown Los Angeles.

Keywords: Buses, Detoured
March 12, 2008
Metro publica borrador del Plan de Transporte a Largo Plazo de 2008 para revisión pública por 45 días; Habrá siete reuniones comunitarias en Marzo y Abril

La Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte del Condado de Los Angeles (Metro) publicó hoy para que el público comente su borrador del Plan de Trasporte a Largo Plazo, un modelo de planeación de transporte con un periodo de ejecución de 25 años hasta el año 2030.

 

Keywords: News
March 12, 2008
Metro publica borrador del Plan de Transporte a Largo Plazo de 2008 para revisión pública por 45 días; Habrá siete reuniones comunitarias en Marzo y Abril

La Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte del Condado de Los Angeles (Metro) publicó hoy para que el público comente su borrador del Plan de Trasporte a Largo Plazo, un modelo de planeación de transporte con un periodo de ejecución de 25 años hasta el año 2030.

Keywords: "Long Range Transportation"
March 10, 2008
Can We Afford Traffic Relief? Are We Willing to Pay for It?
  • Fourth Live Internet Chat Set for March 19 at Metro.net

Metro Board Chair and Santa Monica City Council Member Pam O'Connor will continue her live internet chats on Wednesday, March 19, noon to 1 p.m.

 

Keywords: News
March 10, 2008
Metro to Pour Concrete at Future Metro Gold Line Pico Aliso Station in Boyle Heights

As part of the continuing construction activity for the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, Metro construction crews will begin pouring concrete Thursday, March 20, at the Pico Aliso station, on First Street between Anderson and Utah streets in Boyle Heights.

Keywords: "Gold Line" "Allison Station" "Boyle Heights"
March 10, 2008
Koar Development Group, L.A. Metro Hold “Topping Off” Ceremony for 22-Story Solair Building at Wilshire / Western Metro Purple Line Station

KOAR Development Group and The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today celebrated a major construction milestone for the Solair joint development at the Wilshire / Western Metro Purple Line Station in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles.

Keywords: "Koar Development Group" Ceremony Solair
March 10, 2008
Can We Afford Traffic Relief? Are We Willing to Pay for It?

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

Keywords: Traffic Relief
March 05, 2008
L.A. Metro Releases Draft EIR for Canoga Transportation Corridor Project, Sets Public Hearing Dates

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has released its Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed northern extension of the Metro Orange Line in the San Fernando Valley and will be holding two hearings in March to receive public comment.

Keywords: "Draft EIR" EIR Cangoa
March 03, 2008
Go Metro on Spring Break and Save Money for Tuition and Fun

It’s spring break and the kids -- both small and larger -- are ready for fun. This year skip the $3.35 a gallon (and rising) gas and explore Los Angeles on Metro.

Keywords: "Go Metro", "Spring Break", Save, Money, Tuition, Fun
March 03, 2008
Metro Rail team wins top honor at 2008 APTA International Rail Rodeo

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority won the prestigious Rail Transit Team Achievement Award at the 16th Annual American Public Transportation Association (APTA) International Rail Rodeo, held in conjunction with the 2008 APTA Rail Conference in San Francisco May 31 - June 2.

Keywords: "Rail Team" "APTA International Rail Rodeo"
March 03, 2008
Metro Removes Concrete Decks a First, Soto Streets as Construction of Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Continues

Metro construction workers will begin removing concrete decks and do street renovation work on First and Soto streets in Boyle Heights beginning Friday, June 6, above one of the light rail underground stations at the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension.

Keywords: "Gold Line" Eastside
March 03, 2008
Metro South Bay Service Sector to Hold Three Community Open House Events in June

Metro’s South Bay Service Sector will hold three open house events in June to get public feedback on Metro Bus services operating in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County.

Keywords: "South Bay Service Sector" Community "Open House Events"
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