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News Releases from March, 2009

March 31, 2009
Fiesta Broadway Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in Los Angeles

Go Metro to Largest Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Keywords: Fiesta Broadway Destinations
March 30, 2009
Metro to Hold April Public Scoping Meetings for Westside Subway Extension Project

Metro (Metro) will be conducting several public scoping meetings in April on the Westside Subway Extension project, and invites public participation and input.

Keywords: News Metro Board
March 30, 2009
Metro Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Flowers Will Answer Questions About Bus Operations During April 3 Live Chat

Metro Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Flowers will host the next live Internet chat at noon, Friday, April 3, at metro.net. Flowers will discuss what it takes to run one of the largest bus operations in the United States.

Keywords: Bus Operations Live Chat
March 30, 2009
Metro to Hold April Public Scoping Meetings for Westside Subway Extension Project

Metro (Metro) will be conducting several public scoping meetings in April on the Westside Subway Extension project, and invites public participation and input.

Keywords: Meeting Westside Subway
March 27, 2009
Metro to Deploy Ambassadors at Several Intersections to Help Eastside Community Become Familiar with New Light Rail Train Cars

Metro will deploy 12 rail safety ambassadors on Monday, March 30, at seven Eastside intersections along the new six-mile Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles alignment to help motorists become familiar with the new light rail train traffic and to educate pedestrians on how to be safe around trains during this early testing period until the grand opening this summer and for three months after that.

Keywords: Light Rail
March 26, 2009
Metro to buy 41 new CNG Buses for enhanced service as part of Congestion Reduction Demonstration Project

Metro (Metro) Board of
Directors today approved the purchase of 41 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to be
used to enhance public transit service as part of the Congestion Reduction Demonstration Project (ExpressLanes).

Keywords: CNG Buses enhanced service
March 20, 2009
Metro Blue Line Vernon Station will be closed Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. through Sunday, March 22 until 8 p.m. due to grade crossing rehabilitation work

Beginning Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. continuing through Tuesday, March 24, Metro crews will be performing grade crossing rehabilitation work at the Metro Blue Line grade crossing at Vernon Avenue.

Keywords: Blue Line Vernon Station rehabilitation work
March 09, 2009
Go Metro to the First Pasadena Marathon, Sunday, March 22

Metro is the easy way to reach the first Pasadena Marathon, Sunday, March 22, since the Metro Gold Line is within blocks of the route. And don't forget that public transportation helps protect the air runners -- and the rest of us -- breathe by removing pollution-producing cars from the road.

Keywords: Destination Pasadena Marathon
March 06, 2009
Metro Blue Line Train Service To Be Delayed March 6, 7, and 8 Due to Grade Crossing Replacement Work

Work crews will work along the Metro Blue Line tracks beginning tonight at 9:00 p.m. between Florence and 103rd St. Stations, at Nadeau Street. During this period, Blue Line train service will continue to operate. However, service delays are expected as trains will be operating every 20 minutes all day Saturday, March 7 and all day Sunday, March 8 instead of every 12 to 15 minutes.

Keywords: Blue Line Delay
March 06, 2009
Working Group Meetings to Discuss Design Options for Crenshaw Transit Corridor

Metro (Metro) will conduct two Crenshaw Transit Corridor Working Group meetings on March 16 and 19 to discuss potential design options involving station locations and grade separations for this project.

Keywords: Working Group Meeting
March 05, 2009
Top Transit Official Picked to Head Metro in Los Angeles County

Art Leahy began career as bus driver

Keywords: CEO
March 04, 2009
Metro’s Tap Cards to Replace Paper Day Passes Beginning March 15

Starting Sunday, March 15, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) reusable TAP fare cards will replace some paper day passes for daily transit use on the Metro system.

Keywords: TAP, Fare
March 02, 2009
Metro Features Koreatown on New Poster by Local Artist

A new poster celebrating Koreatown -- one of many destinations customers can travel to via Metro -- will be on display on Metro buses and rail cars through May 5, 2009.

Keywords: Koreatown Poster Art
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