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News Releases from February, 2010

February 25, 2010
Regional Connector Underground Alternative Approved for Further Environmental Study

Measure R Project - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved the addition of a new fully underground light rail alternative underneath Little Tokyo for the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Study now in environmental review.

Keywords: Regional Connector Transit Corridor, Metro, Los Angeles, Little Tokyo, study, planning, transportation
February 24, 2010
Metro, Pasadena City College Partner To Offer Students Affordable Transit Passes

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Pasadena City College (PCC) have partnered to offer low-cost public transportation passes to 8,800 community college students, making it one of the largest transit pass programs in the region.

Keywords: I-Pass, pasadena city college, student transit passes, fares, los angeles, metro
February 24, 2010
Trabajo comenzara Viernes 26 de Febrero: Servicio de la linea azul del metro sera afectado debido a trabajos de construccion para enlazar con linea expo

El servicio del tren ligero de la Línea Azul del Metro sufrirá retrasos de aproximadamente 30 minutos por viaje durante este fin de semana a partir de la noche del Viernes 26 de Febrero debido a que se estarán realizando trabajo de construcción en la Línea Expo que se conectará con la Línea Azul del Metro en el centro de Los Angeles.

Keywords: Servicio, la linea azul del metro, construccion, expo, los angeles
February 24, 2010
Feb. 26-28: Metro Blue Line weekend service to be impacted as construction crews work on Expo Line connection

Metro Blue Line passengers will experience travel delays of up to 30 minutes this coming weekend Friday night, February 26, due to construction of the Expo light rail line, which will connect with the Metro Blue Line in downtown Los Angeles.

Keywords: Blue line, construction, los angeles, public transportation, service delays
February 23, 2010
Cierre total de la autopista i-405 Martes 23 y Miércoles 24 de Febrero

West Los Angeles - Todos los carriles rumbo al norte de la autopista San Diego (I-405) desde Getty Center Drive hasta la calle Greenleaf permanecerán cerrados hoy Martes 23 y Miércoles 24 de Febrero entre 1 de la madrugada y 6 de la mañana.

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February 23, 2010
Full Freeway Closures on I-405 1 to 6 a.m. Feb. 23-24

West Los Angeles - All lanes of the northbound San Diego Freeway (I-405) from Getty Center Drive to Greenleaf Street will be closed nightly Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24 between 1 a.m. and up to 6 a.m.

Keywords: I-405, west los angeles, construction notice, freeway, traffic, commute
February 18, 2010
Metro Announces Settlement Agreement in Disability Discrimination Class Action Suit

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) recently reached a settlement agreement with Rick and Amber Boggs resolving a class action lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Keywords: metro, los angeles, lawsuit, class action
February 18, 2010
Metro anuncia acuerdo convenido en demanda de grupo por discriminación sobre incapacida

La Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte (Metro) recientemente llego a un acuerdo convenido con Rick y Amber Boggs para resolver una demanda de grupo presentada ante el Tribunal Superior de Los Angeles.

Keywords: Rick y Amber Boggs, discriminación, Tribunal Superior de Los Angeles
February 12, 2010
Elevador de la estación Slauson de la Línea Azul del Metro estará fuera de servicio a partir del Lunes 22 de Febrero por reparaciones

El elevador de la estación Slauson de la Línea Azul del Metro estará fuera de servicio debido a trabajos de reparación por aproximadamente seis semanas comenzando el Lunes 22 de Febrero. La estación Slauson es elevada y cuenta con un solo elevador y no tiene escaleras eléctricas para poder llegar a la plataforma.

Keywords: Elevador, estación Slauson, metro, Línea Azul del Metro
February 12, 2010
K-Rail Placement to Begin on I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project

As part of the pre-construction activities for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, the contractor will isolate the work zone from freeway traffic by placing concrete barriers (k-rail) in selected areas on the right hand shoulder of the I-405 freeway from the Santa Monica Freeway (1-10) to the Ventura Freeway (US 101).

Keywords: I-405, construction notice, k-rail, freeway, traffic, commute
February 12, 2010
Metro sostendrá juntas comunitarias de sondeo sobre el medio ambiente del 22 al 27 de Febrero sobre el Corredor de Transporte al Sector Este Fase 2

Con la continuacion del trabajo ambiental para el Proyecto del Corredor de Transporte al Este Fase 2, Metro llevara a cabo cuatro juntas comunitarias de sondeo del 22 al 27 de Febrero en Pico Rivera, South El Monte, Montebello y Whittier para revisar dos alternativas de construccion: tren ligero por la autopista SR-60 y a lo largo del Washington Boulevard, ademas de la opcion del sistema administracion del transporte (mejorando el servicio de autobuses) y la alternativa de no-construir.

Keywords: Proyecto del Corredor de Transporte al Este, Washington Boulevard, SR-60, metro, los angeles
February 12, 2010
Metro on regular service schedule for President’s Day holiday Feb. 15

All Metro operated buses and Metro Rail trains that include the Metro Red Line, Purple Line Blue Line, Green Line and Gold Line will operate on a regular schedule on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. 

Keywords: metro, los angeles, regualar schedule, holiday, President's Day
February 12, 2010
Metro ofrecera servicio normal el Lunes 15 de Febrero

Todos los autobuse y trenes Metro, inlcuyendo las líneas Azul, Roja, Verde, Dorada y Morada del Metro funcionarán bajo un horario regular el Lunes 15 de Febrero, Día de Los Presidentes.

Keywords: autobuse, trenes, Azul, Roja, Verde, Dorada, Morada, Día de Los Presidentes, Metro, los angeles
February 12, 2010
Metro Blue Line Slauson station elevator will be out of service for repairs for six weeks staring Feb. 22

The elevator in the Metro Blue Line Slauson Station will be out of service due to extensive repair work for approximately six weeks beginning on Monday, February 22. The Slauson station is elevated and has only one elevator and no escalators to access the platform.

Keywords: Metro, Blue Line, construction, elevators, repairs, wheelchairs, slauson
February 10, 2010
Metro sets environmental community scoping meetings Feb. 22-27 for Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2

As environmental work continues for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project, Metro will hold four community scoping meetings on February 22-27 in Pico Rivera, South El Monte, Montebello and Whittier to review two build alternatives: light rail transit via State Route 60 and on Washington Boulevard in addition to a transportation systems management (improving bus services), and a no-build alternative.

Keywords: east l.a., los angeles, transit corridor, transportation, planning
February 10, 2010
Metro to Host Bicycle Roundtable Feb. 19

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be hosting the first Bicycle Roundtable on Feb. 19 to discuss Los Angeles County bicycle issues, and invites cycling community participation.

Keywords: bike, los angeles metro, bikes on public transit, bicycle policy, los angeles, cycling
February 09, 2010
Go Metro to Chinatown for Chinese New Year Firecracker Race and Get $3 Off Registration Fee

Chinese New Year -- the year of the Tiger -- begins this weekend, with festivities continuing the following week.

Keywords: chinatown, go metro, los angeles, chinese new year, public transportation, discount
February 08, 2010
Feb. 12: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project Construction Notice of Night-time Work Activity

As part of the pre-construction activities for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, the Contractor will perform geophysical utility survey on streets running along the San Diego Freeway (I-405). This night time activity requires street lane closures to facilitate the safe use of potholing equipment.

Keywords: I-405, construction notice, freeway, traffic, commute
February 05, 2010
Feb. 8, 9: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project Construction Notice of Night-time Work Activity

As part of the pre-construction activities for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, the Contractor will temporarily delineate traffic lanes on the San Diego Freeway (I-405). This night-time activity requires full freeway lane and ramp closures.

Keywords: I-405, construction notice, freeway, traffic, commute
February 04, 2010
Hundreds cited for Metro Blue Line Safety Violations

Sheriff, LAPD conduct joint operation

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