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News Releases from June, 2008

June 26, 2008
Shuttle to Hollywood Bowl is Free to Metro Riders

Back by popular demand, the Hollywood Bowl Shuttle from Metro’s Hollywood/Highland Red Line Station has returned to make life, traffic and the pursuit of music easier for us all.

Keywords: "Hollywood Bowl" Riders
June 24, 2008
Metro Survey Shows Overwhelming Support for Proposed Half-cent Sales Tax

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released the results of a study showing that 73 percent of Los Angeles County residents surveyed would support a proposed half-cent sales tax on the November 2008 ballot to fund transportation infrastructure improvements, if an election were held today. Release of the results comes two days prior to the Metro Board’s June 26 meeting where members will discuss the initiative.

Keywords: "Half-cent Sales Tax" Survey
June 20, 2008
Metro Board Chair O'Connor Returns to Call-in TV to Discuss Long-range Traffic and Gas Price Solutions

Due to the overwhelming response to her first Metro Live TV call-in show, Metro Board Chair Pam O’Connor will take to the air waves again Wednesday night, June 25, to promote live public discussion of LA County's mobility future.

Keywords: "Board Chair" O'Connor "Traffic Solutions" "Gas Price" "Call-in TV"
June 19, 2008
Go Metro to Pasadena Saturday to What May Be the Largest Free Music Event in the World

Are gas prices cutting into your entertainment budget? Here’s a free and fun activity for this weekend.

Keywords: Pasadena Free "Music Event"
June 18, 2008
Metro, Metrolink Urge Commuters to End Relationship with Gas-guzzling Vehicles as Part of National

“Dump Guzz For Us!”

‘Dump the Pump’ Day

Keywords: "Dump the Pump" "Gas Guzzling Vehicles" Commuters
June 17, 2008
Sick of High Gas Prices? Share Ideas for Going Car-less in Los Angeles County this Summer during Pam O'Connor's Next Live Chat this Wednesday, June 18

Chair Pam O'Connor's sixth live internet chat will be at noon, at metro.net/chat

Keywords: "Gas Prices" "Pam O'Connor" Summer
June 17, 2008
Metro to Implement Six New Metro Rapid Bus Lines, Create a New Line Between Sun Vally and Hollywood and Implement Other Service Modification Effective Sunday, June 29

Metro will introduce six new Metro Rapid Bus lines to its growing list of successful rapid service and create a new line operating between Sun Valley and Hollywood as part of bus service enhancements effective Sunday, June 29.

Keywords: New Bus "Sun Valley" Hollywood
June 13, 2008
Study Finds New Transportation Sales Tax Would Jump Start Los Angeles Economy

With the Metro Board of Directors scheduled to consider a proposal for a new transportation half cent sales tax ballot measure at its June 26 meeting, local economists are projecting that such a tax would not only help ease traffic but would stimulate the Los Angeles County economy in a major way.

Keywords: "Transportation Sales Tax" Economy
June 12, 2008
L.A. Metro Selects Busway on Existing Railroad Right-of-Way as Locally Preferred Alternative for Possible Extension of Metro Orange Line to Chatsworth

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today released a Locally Preferred Alternative for the Canoga Transportation Corridor Project, a possible northern extension of the successful Metro Orange Line service.

Keywords: Busway Extension "Orange Line" "Railroad Right-Of-Way"
June 12, 2008
Metro Rail Ridership Surges as Drivers Do the Math and Bypass Gas Pump

Metro offers cheap, fast alternative

Keywords: Ridership "Gas pump"
June 12, 2008
Enjoy Free Music and Freedom from Your Car. Go Metro.

Los Angeles is loaded with great live music in the summer and some of it's free.

Keywords: "Free Music" Freedom
June 10, 2008
Metro Will Reopen Roadway at the End of Metrolink Platform Tracks at Union Station Thursday, June 12

Metro will reopen Thursday, June 12, the new baggage roadway, pedestrian walkway and emergency vehicle access road at the end of the Metrolink platform tracks at Union Station as part of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension construction activities.

Keywords: "Metrolink Platform Tracks" "Union Station"
June 10, 2008
Metro Will Reopen Roadway at the End of Metrolink Platform Tracks at Union Station Thursday, June 12

Metro will reopen Thursday, June 12, the new baggage roadway, pedestrian walkway and emergency vehicle access road at the end of the Metrolink platform tracks at Union Station as part of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension construction activities.

Keywords: "Metrolink Platform Tracks" "Union Station"
June 04, 2008
Go Metro to Christopher Street Festival and Parade June 7-8

This weekend, June 7 and 8, take Metro to West Hollywood for the Christopher Street Festival and Parade. Forget about prospecting for a parking spot, enjoy the festivities and let Metro do the driving.

Keywords: "Christopher Street Festival And Parade"
June 04, 2008
Share ideas for great summer excursions -- without a gas-guzzling car -- during Metro Board Chair Pam O'Connor's next live chat, June 18

Sixth internet chat will be at noon, Wednesday, June 18, at metro.net/chat

Keywords: "Pam O'Connor" "Summer Excursions" "Board Chair"
June 03, 2008
Go Metro to 17th Annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair, “The Green Scene” Eco Pavilion, on Sunday, June 8

With climate change impacts on everyone’s minds these days, Metro is the cool way to get to the 17th Annual Los Feliz Village Street fair on Sunday, June 8, from 11 am to 8 pm on Vermont Avenue between Franklin and Hollywood Boulevard.

Keywords: "Annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair" "Green Scene" "Eco Pavillion"
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