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News Releases from May, 2009

May 29, 2009
KOAR, L.A. Metro Celebrate Grand Opening of Solair 22-Story Transit-oriented Development At Wilshire / Western Metro Purple Line Station
Transit-Oriented Development Milestone: $160 million mixed-use joint development project is the first of its kind in Koreatown / Wilshire Center
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May 29, 2009
Go Metro to Free Lummis Day Festival June 7 and Get a Free Grocery Bag, Too
The 2009 Lummis Day festival celebration of cultural diversity will feature more than two dozen musical, dance and theatrical artists performing on four stages, as well as simultaneous events showcasing local poetry and art on Sunday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The festival is free and Metro is an easy and economical way to get there. Take the Metro Gold Line to the Southwest Museum Station, exit the train and walk ten minutes to the Lummis Home.
Keywords: news
May 28, 2009
Metro Board Adopts FY10 Budget
The Los Angveles County Metro (Metro) Board of Directors today adopted a $3.9 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2009-10 that begins July 1, 2009.
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May 28, 2009
Go Metro to Leimert Park Village Book Fair Saturday, June 6 and Receive Discounts on Book Fair Merchandise
Take a budget-friendly family outing to the free Leimert Park Village Book Fair on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go Metro and save even more money with a discount on Fair mercandise.
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May 27, 2009
Go Metro to Ballet Hispanico at the Ahmanson and Save 20 Percent on Tickets
Dance your way through traffic and go Metro to watch Ballet Hispanico perform at the Ahmanson Theatre June 5-7. Metro riders can get a 20 percent discount on tickets for the Friday, June 5 performance.
Keywords: news
May 26, 2009
TO: Letters to Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times FROM: Marc Littman, DEO, Public Relations
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May 21, 2009
Metro has acknowledged fault and agreed to pay $162,000 in fines levied by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) stemming from incomplete record-keeping of exhaust smoke emission tests and other violations in 2006 and 2007 for the small portion of its fleet and contract carriers that still operate diesel buses along with heavy duty tow trucks and other non-revenue vehicles. Metro has changed its procedures and updated its record-keeping and is now in full compliance. The agency also is installing exhaust modifications to its tow trucks and other non-revenue vehicles in compliance with CARB standards.
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May 19, 2009
Go Metro to the Sixth Annual Inner City Sports Tour Health Fair & Festival Saturday, May 30, at Jesse Owens Park
Be an advocate for health and Go Metro to the Sixth Annual Inner City Sports Tour Health Fair & Festival on Saturday, May 30, and receive two free raffle tickets. Hosted by the nonprofit organization City Lites, celebrities, dignitaries, residents and cyclists will be uniting to “fight against obesity and diabetes”.
Keywords: news
May 18, 2009
Go Metro Rail to L.A. Marathon This Memorial Day
Los Angeles Marathon Bus Detours
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May 18, 2009
Re: Excessive force by Metro Security Officers
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May 12, 2009
Metro to Hold Public Hearing May 20 on Proposed FY10 Budget

Metro will hold a public hearing on a draft $3.905 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2009-10 on Wednesday, May 20, at 2:30 p.m. in the third floor Board room at Metro Headquarters, One Gateway Plaza next to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Keywords: Budget Board
May 09, 2009
Metro, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina Promote Rail Safety During Safety Fair as Train Testing Increases in East Los Angeles Before Grand Opening of Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

“Look, Listen & Stay Alive” campaign makes safety a priority

Keywords: Safety Gold Line
May 08, 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 orangeline
May 06, 2009
Metro Bus Team Wins Grand Champion Title at 2009 International Bus Roadeo in Seattle

Metro has won the Grand Champion Award at the prestigious 2009 International Bus Roadeo -- a competition generally regarded as the Super Bowl for bus operators and mechanics.

Keywords: Bus Roadeo
May 06, 2009
Civic Leaders Explore Climate Change Legislation at Metro’s Second Annual Sustainability Summit

Metro (Metro) today hosted its second annual Sustainability Summit for local city officials, government agencies and other key stakeholders to discuss climate change along with two important legislative bills AB32 – (Pavley) Global Warming Solutions Act and SB 375 – (Steinberg) Redesigning Communities to Reduce Greenhouse Gases.

Keywords: Sustainability Summit
May 04, 2009
Metro Community-Based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils Set May Monthly Meetings

Metro’s community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their monthly public meetings in May 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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