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News Releases from July, 2009

July 30, 2009
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Encourages Residents and Motorists To Be Safe, Alert Around New Metro Gold Line East Los Angeles Extension
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July 24, 2009
Metro Board Recognizes Two South Bay Bus Operators, Each with 50 Years of Service

Metro Bus Operators Donald Dube and Jack Bailey were recognized at Metro (Metro) Board of Directors meeting held July 23 for 50 years of service.

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July 24, 2009
New Quirky ‘Go Metro’ Videos Launch On metro.net, As Well As At The Movies

Metro's web site metro.net has launched five humorous Go Metro videos promoting ridership and soon those spots will begin showing at movie theaters throughout Los Angeles County. The videos promote ridership on the bus and rail system, as well as other Metro programs, including carpooling and vanpooling.

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July 23, 2009
Metro Board Approves Toll Rates for Freeway Expresslanes as Part of Congestion Reduction Demonstration Project

Metro’s (Metro) Board of Directors today approved toll rates to be used on portions of the I-10/I-110 ExpressLanes following a series of public hearings that gathered public input on the tolling pricing proposal to be implemented as part of the agency’s Congestion Reduction Demonstration Project (ExpressLanes) that will debut late next year.

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July 23, 2009
Metro Moves To Support Development of California High Speed Rail

Support for first L.A. to Anaheim segment could create 75,000 jobs. Construction could begin in 2012, open in 2018

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July 22, 2009
Go Metro To X Games July 30 Through Aug. 2 and Get A Chance to Win A Limited Edition Poster

Excitement is just around the corner when you Go Metro to the X-Games at STAPLES Center and Home Depot Center, July 30 through Aug. 2. The 15th annual action sports competition will feature more than 150 of the world’s best athletes competing in BMX Freestyle, Moto X, Skateboard and Rally Car Racing. Motocross champions James Stewart and Brian Deegan will be among the 200 competitors this year.

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July 21, 2009
Go Metro to 'Spamalot' at the Ahmanson and Save 20 Percent

The Tony Award winning musical "Spamalot" has finally arrived in Los Angeles and Metro can take you there. A riff on the beloved film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Spamalot” is playing at the Ahmanson Theatre through Sept. 6. The show stars John O’Hurley from TV’s “Seinfeld” as King Arthur, with the book written by original Monty Python member Eric Idle. Winner of the Tony Award for both best musical and best director, this rousing and delightful show is expected to be a hit in Los Angeles.

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July 20, 2009
Metro To Hold Five Community Meetings in August for Westside Subway Extension Project

Metro (Metro) will hold five community meetings on the Westside Subway Extension Project to provide an update on Metro’s continued progress with this project.

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July 10, 2009
New Summer Metro Motion TV Show Now Posted on metro.net

Metro's web site has launched the Summer 2009 Metro Motion cable television show on Metro Interactive, the metro.net video page. Metro Motion is a half-hour news show featuring a variety of entertaining and informative transportation news and feature stories. It runs quarterly on cable stations throughout Los Angeles County.

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July 09, 2009
Metro sets tour dates and community open house for Duarte residents for next important step to complete Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension

In response to requests of Duarte City Council members and city residents, Metro has scheduled three tours and a community open house. These tours will provide an opportunity to see all three of Metro’s operating light rail maintenance yards.

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July 09, 2009
L.A. Metro Transit System now on Google Maps

In a successful public/private partnership, Metro (Metro) has officially signed a license agreement with Google Inc. to include Metro's bus and rail information on Google Maps, a move that is expected to boost local transit ridership and make it much easier for anyone on the Web to plan their Los Angeles area transit trips on Metro.

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July 06, 2009
Metro To Detour Numerous Bus Lines Due To Street Closures for Michael Jackson Memorial in Downtown Los Angeles

For route and schedule information patrons can call 1-800-C-O-M-M-U-T-E (1.800.266.6883) Metro will re-route numerous bus lines as necessary on Tuesday, July 7, because of street closures around the Staples Center due to the planned Michael Jackson Memorial. All Metro patrons should expect delays to all downtown area bus lines and plan for additional travel time.

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July 03, 2009
U.S. Transportation Secretary, Congress Members Tour New Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles extension

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood: Six-mile light rail extension is a 'model for the nation'

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July 02, 2009
Go Metro to The American Heroes Air Show July 11 and Receive a 5 Percent Discount on Helicopter Rides

Go Metro to the free American Heroes Air Show on Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hansen Dam Recreation & Sports Complex in the San Fernando Valley and qualify for a discount on helicopter rides.

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July 02, 2009
Go Metro and Get $12 Tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Zing Zang ZoomSM

Family favorite Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® are back in Southern California with their newest show ZING ZANG ZOOMsm. Beginning July 8-12 at STAPLES Center, July 15-26 at Honda Center of Anaheim and July 29-Aug. 2 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, this all new show will feature soaring acrobatics, dazzling lights, powerful music and magical visual effects.

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July 02, 2009
Sign On to Metro's Next Chat and Ask Questions About Expresslanes, Tolls and Other Congestion Reduction Strategies

Next Live Chat Tuesday, July 7 Weigh in on key elements of L.A. County's upcoming ExpressLanes project at Metro's next live internet chat Tuesday, July 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Or sign on to metro.net/chat and send advance questions today.

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July 01, 2009
Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian Becomes New Chair of Metro

Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian takes over as chairman of Metro’s Board of Directors effective today, July 1. He replaces outgoing Board Chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

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July 01, 2009
Go Metro to Old Pasadena Film Festival July 10-25 and Qualify for a Chance to Receive a Famima Gift Card

Watch movies outdoors this summer with Metro. Every Friday and Saturday, July 10-25, The Old Pasadena Film Festival will feature more than 20 free screenings in courtyards, on walls, in basements and at other urban venues throughout downtown Pasadena. With works by emerging filmmakers and celebrity appearances, the festival will provide an opportunity to enjoy art, as well as warm summer weather.

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July 01, 2009
Go Metro and Get 20 Percent Off Tickets To See L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl

Let Metro take you to the Hollywood Bowl this summer and save. There are few better ways to spend a beautiful evening than sitting under the stars listening to world-class live music. From July 7-Sept. 10, the world-famous Los Angeles Philharmonic will begin Tuesday/Thursday performances of its classical series.

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