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News Releases from April, 2009

April 30, 2009
Metro Promotes Array of Activities for Bike to Work Week with Celebrity Bike Pit Stop, Prizes, Free Rides on Transit, Downtown Bike Ride

Chance to win prizes for those who pledge to ride their bike

Keywords: Bike Work
April 29, 2009
May 1 Marches to Detour Most Downtown Metro Buses

Due to a series of six marches in and around downtown Los Angeles on Friday, May 1, Metro will detour nearly all buses in and out of downtown and is anticipating traffic delays from approximately 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Keywords: May Day Detour
April 28, 2009
Metro Board Approves Consulting Contract to Help Identify Viable Projects for Public-Private Partnerships

In a continuing effort to deliver essential transit and highway transportation projects to Los Angeles County during tough economic times, Metro’s (Metro) Board of Directors April 23 approved award of a public-private partnership consulting services contract to InfraConsult LLC. The task is to help the agency identify, from its Long Range Transportation Plan, viable transportation projects that could be the best candidates for public-private partnerships.

Keywords: News Metro Board
April 27, 2009
New Solar Panel Milestone: L.A. Metro, Chevron Energy Solutions Unveil Nation’s Largest Solar Panel Installation at a Transit Facility

1.2 megawatt solar panel system, energy efficiency upgrades expected to cut facility’s electricity requirements in half to save $550,000 per year

Keywords: News Energy Solar
April 23, 2009
Metro Board Approves Purchase of 150 New Buses to be Funded with Stimulus Monies from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Metro’s (Metro) Board of Directors today approved the purchase of up to 150 new state-of-the-art buses fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) using stimulus funding.

Keywords: Stimulus Board
April 23, 2009
Metro Board Approves Initial Funding for I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project

Metro (Metro) Board of Directors today voted to fund the first phase of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, a critical regional transportation project that will add a northbound carpool lane on one of the region’s most congested freeways connecting the San Fernando Valley with the rest of Los Angeles.

Keywords: Sepulveda Pass Board Project
April 21, 2009
Go Metro to the Israel Independence Day Festival at Woodley Park in Van Nuys Sunday, May 3

Go Metro and join the festivities at the 61st Annual Israel Independence Day Festival on Sunday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Woodley Park in Van Nuys. Avoid the traffic hassle at Woodley Park and save money by parking at the Sepulveda Park-and-Ride Metro lot located at 15430 West Erwin St. From there, hop on the Metro Orange Line and get off one stop later at the Woodley stop. Metro patrons who park at the Sepulveda Park-and-Ride Lot can purchase their admission tickets there and receive an exclusive 10 percent discount.

Keywords: news festivals music
April 21, 2009
Metro Bus Detour Starts Wednesday Night for Depeche Mode Concert

Metro buses will be detoured tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 22, to Friday, April 24, when Hollywood Boulevard is closed for a free concert by the band Depeche Mode.

Keywords: Depeche Mode Concert detours
April 20, 2009
Los Angeles County will host 'National Conversation on Climate Action' event at Metro Headquarters on Earth Day, April 22

Awareness. Action. Change. Uniting to Go Green” event in Los Angeles is one of 10 Spotlight Conversations in the country as part of a nationwide initiative to engage communities in dialogue about climate action opportunities at the local level.

Keywords: Climate Earth Day
April 17, 2009
Metro presents Live Poetry Readings to Rush-hour Commuters at Union Station April 30

In a tribute to National Poetry Month and the 11th anniversary of Poetry in Motion® readings in Los Angeles, Metro and the Poetry Society of America present acclaimed California poets Elena Karina Byrne, Brendan Constantine and Mindy Nettifee in a live poetry reading during the afternoon rush hour, April 30, at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Keywords: News, Poetry
April 17, 2009
Metro Blue Line Service Will Be Delayed Due to Grade Crossing Maintenance Work at 103rd Street Beginning April 24 to April 28

Metro Blue Line service will experience service delays due to rebuilding of the intersection at the Metro Blue Line alignment and 103rd Street, between Graham and Grandee avenues in Watts, from Friday, April 24 to Tuesday, April 28, as part of the Metro Rail grade crossing maintenance program.

Keywords: Blue Line Delay
April 16, 2009
Go Metro, Go Green to Earth Day Events 2009

Celebrate Earth Day by leaving your car behind and go Metro to many of the free Earth Day events beginning Wednesday, April 22, and throughout the weekend of April 25-26.  One of the events will feature musical and dance performances, face paintings, and a farmer’s market.

Keywords: Earth Day
April 14, 2009
L.A. Metro Reminds Transit Customers to “Tap” Their New Smart Cards Every Time They Use the Metro System

Customers urged to retain their cards to reload fare value on an ongoing basis

Keywords: Tap Passes
April 14, 2009
Go Metro to ‘Zap! Pow! Bam!’ Comic Book Exhibit at Skirball; Save $3 Off Admission

Be a superhero when you Go Metro to ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1928-1950 exhibition on view now through August 9 at the Skirball Cultural Center and receive $3 off admission.

Keywords: Zap! Pow! Bam! Destinations
April 10, 2009
Metro to Hold Six Public Scoping Meetings in April for Westside Subway Extension Project

Metro (Metro) has added a sixth public scoping meeting for the Westside Subway Extension project, and invites public participation and input as the agency moves into its environmental review process.

Keywords: Meetings Westside Subway
April 06, 2009
Metro to Update Cities, Community on Alternatives To Be Refined, Reduced on Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2

Metro will hold seven meetings and open houses in April and May

Keywords: Community Eastside Transit
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