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News Releases from October, 2008

October 31, 2008
Go Metro to Hollywood’s Santa Parade November 30

Go Metro to the second annual Hollywood Santa Parade and Winterfest street festival on Sunday, November 30.

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October 31, 2008
Bus Detours for West Hollywood Halloween Celebration

Due to Halloween Carnival activities in West Hollywood, several Metro buses will be detoured starting at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Lines will return to regular service at 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. In particular, Metro lines 4, 704, 10, 105 and 305 will be affected.

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October 31, 2008
Go Metro to the Mariachi Festival at Mariachi Plaza

Go Metro to the 18th Annual Mariachi Festival to be held Sunday, November 23, at the Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights and celebrate “Mariachi Estrellas del Futuro” featuring José Hernandez and his Mariachi Sol de Mexico.

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October 29, 2008
Metro Community-based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils Set November Monthly Meetings

Metro’s community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their monthly public meetings in November to discuss various transportation issues in their service sectors.Residents within the service sectors including the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, the South Bay, Gateway Cities and the Westside/Central area interested in helping to improve Metro Bus service in their communities are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings.

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October 22, 2008
Metro Honors the Best of the Best at ‘Night of Stars’ Ceremony; Eleven Metro Spotlight Awards Given

Over 240 Metro employees were recently honored for their achievements over the past five years of service during a special “Night of Stars” ceremony held in downtown Los Angeles.

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October 22, 2008
Metro Releases New Mariachi Directory for Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles

Metro has published a Mariachi Directory as part of the mitigation efforts for the temporary relocation of mariachis who are plying their trade at the Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights during construction of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension.

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October 20, 2008
Outstanding Contributions to Mobility Earn Three Southern California Leaders Coveted Mobility 21 Awards for 2008

(Oct. 20, 2008) Marian Bergeson, the first woman to serve as both a California state Assembly member and a state Senator; Robert A. Wolf, former California Undersecretary of Business, Transportation and Housing and past chairman of the California Transportation Commission, and Mark Pisano, former executive director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), today were honored with 2008 Mobility 21 Awards.

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October 20, 2008
L.A. Area Venues Raise More Than $54,000 to Sponsor Late Night Weekend Service on Metro Red Line During Holiday Season

A group of prominent Los Angeles area businesses have anteed up $54,250 to extend late-night weekend subway service on the Metro Red Line from North Hollywood to Union Station this holiday season, allowing thousands working at or enjoying shops, restaurants and entertainment venues to stay out a little later on Friday and Saturday nights or use public transportation on their way to and from late night shifts.

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October 16, 2008
Crews Will Begin Grinding New Rail Tracks Along Six-Mile of Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

Metro will start Monday, October 20, grinding the new rail tracks of the six-mile Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension under construction between downtown and East Los Angeles. Work will begin at Atlantic Boulevard and Pomona Street and then move westerly until the entrance to a tunnel at the East Portal at Lorena and First streets.

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October 15, 2008
L.A. Metro System Ridership Remains Strong, Metro Orange Line Hits New Record

All bus and rail lines report year-over-year boarding increases

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October 13, 2008
Metro to Hold Regional Connector Transit Corridor Study Update Meetings Oct. 16, 21

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting
a final round of community update meetings for the Alternatives Analysis phase of the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Study October 16 and 21.

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October 13, 2008
Go Metro to the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25

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October 13, 2008
Metro Bus Service Modifications Due to Fires in San Fernando Valley

October 16, 2008
UPDATE: in effect until further notice

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October 03, 2008
Southland Transit Agencies Honor Traffic News Reporters
  • 12th Annual Golden Pylon Awards spotlight true-grit traffic reporters whose on-air traffic talk keeps rush-hour commuters in the know.

(Oct. 2, 2008) Southland transit agencies handed out coveted Golden Pylon Awards to the region’s top traffic reporters at an awards luncheon Wednesday, honoring the true-grit reporters whose on-air traffic talk keeps the region’s traffic moving by promoting rideshare options such as carpool lanes, vanpools and public transportation.

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October 03, 2008
Metro Urges Angelenos to ‘Share The Ride’ During California Rideshare Week Oct. 6-10

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority encourages solo Los Angeles commuters to share the ride the week of Oct. 6-10.

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October 01, 2008
Metro to Repave Portions of Metro Orange Line Transitway Beginning Monday, Oct. 6

Beginning Monday, October 6, Metro’s construction contractor will begin repaving portions of the popular Metro Orange Line to repair wear on some segments of asphalt and upgrade the transitway pavement to accommodate future traffic growth. Metro staff will be on-site to assist Metro Orange Line patrons to ensure safe boardings and minimize service delays during repair work that is expected to take approximately eight to 10 weeks to complete.

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October 01, 2008
Metro Connects Railroad Tracks of Metro Gold Line to East L.A.

New Metro Light Rail Line is 87% Complete

Keywords: "Gold Line" "East LA"
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