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News Releases from November, 2008

November 24, 2008
Metro’s First 'Green' Transit Facility Achieves LEED Gold Rating for Environmental Quality

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today celebrated a major achievement in sustainable development with the unveiling of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)certified plaque at its “green” building adjacent to the El Monte Transit Center.

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November 24, 2008
Metro Community-Based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils Set December Monthly Meetings

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

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November 19, 2008
Metro Motion Cable TV Show Launches on Metro.net

Check it out: Metro Interactive

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November 17, 2008
L.A. Metro Ridership on Upswing Despite Falling Gas Prices

Public Transit Helps Recession-Strapped Commuters Save

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November 17, 2008
L.A. Area Venues Raise More Than $54,000 to Sponsor Late Night Weekend Service on Metro Red Line During Holiday Season

Video: Metro Interactive

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November 14, 2008
Metro to Detour Metro Orange Line Service Between Hazeltine And Burbank Boulevard as Repaving Progresses

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) contractor will be repaving a portion of the Metro Orange Line transitway between Hazeltine Avenue and Burbank Boulevard for approximately two to three weeks starting Monday, Nov. 17. Metro Orange Line buses will be detoured off the transitway and stops may be temporarily re-located during this time.

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November 14, 2008
Metro to Detour Bus Lines Around City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 15

Due to a planned Proposition 8 protest/rally set for Saturday, Nov. 15 around City Hall in downtown Los Angeles, Metro bus service will be detoured off of Main and Spring Streets from approximately 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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November 13, 2008
East Los Angeles Honors Metro for construction of Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

Metro CEO Roger Snoble accepted the Progress Award in recognition of the contribution made by the construction of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension to the progress of the community of East Los Angeles.

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November 13, 2008
East Los Angeles Honors Metro for construction of Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

Metro CEO Roger Snoble accepted the Progress Award in recognition of the contribution made by the construction of the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension to the progress of the community of East Los Angeles

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November 12, 2008
Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles is 90 Percent Complete

Construction of the Metro Gold Line extension to East Los Angeles that began in July 2004 is 90 percent complete and still within budget and on schedule for the grand opening in the summer of 2009.

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November 12, 2008
Metro to Participate in Rail System-wide Earthquake Preparedness Drill Thursday, November 13

On Thursday November 13, Metro Rail will be participating in "The Great Southern California ShakeOut." This is a region-wide multi-agency exercise simulating a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the San Andreas Fault. At approximately 10:00 a.m., Metro Rail trains will reduce speeds on all Metro Rail lines (Metro Red/Purple, Gold, Green and Blue lines) throughout the system so maintenance personnel can simulate inspections on track and other rail infrastructure.

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November 07, 2008
Public Invited to Final Metro Orange Line Canoga Transportation Corridor Community Meetings Nov. 17, 18

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will conduct two final community meetings on the Metro Orange Line Canoga Transportation Corridor Project Nov. 17 and 18 and invites public participation.

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November 06, 2008
Go Metro and Save on Tickets to Clippers and Kings Games at STAPLES Center

Looking for ways to save money this holiday season? Go Metro and give the gift of entertainment with tickets to Clippers and Kings games at STAPLES Center. Or enjoy those tickets yourself. At the same time, you'll be saving on parking and gas.

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November 05, 2008
Metro Takes L.A. County College Route to Promote Existing Bus, Rail Service to New Students

Metro has launched a marketing campaign, The College Route, to promote existing bus and rail service to colleges and universities in Los Angeles County. The focus is on informing students of the economical, convenience and environmental benefits of using Metro.

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November 04, 2008
Four Community Meetings Scheduled to Review Plans for Wilshire Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project

Four community meetings will be held between Nov. 12 and 19 along the Wilshire Corridor of Los Angeles to discuss the feasibility of a proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on Wilshire Boulevard and solicit public comment.

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