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News Releases from April, 2010

April 30, 2010
Southbound I-405 Traffic Lane Restriping Planned Beginning May 3

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project contractor will temporarily delineate traffic lanes on the southbound I-405 beginning Monday, May 3, 2010 for approximately 10 nights. Work will be conducted in segments between National Boulevard and 101 Freeway. This night-time activity requires full freeway lane and ramp closures.

Keywords: I-405 "Sepulveda Pass" Construction
April 29, 2010
Autobuses Metro serán desviados este Sábado 1 de Mayo por marcha y mitin de inmigración en el centro de Los Angeles

Los servicios de autobuses Metro seran temporalmente desviados este Sabado 1 de Mayo en el centro de Los Angeles y en Westwood debido una marcha y mitin de inmigracion para pedir una reforma completa de inmigracion y un mitin del Primero de Mayo.

Keywords: Inmigración Marcha Reforma Desviación
April 29, 2010
Metro bus service to be detoured in downtown Los Angeles due to immigration march, rally Saturday, May 1

Metro Bus service in downtown Los Angeles and Westwood will be temporarily detoured Saturday, May 1, due to an immigration march and demonstration calling for comprehensive immigration reform and a May Day rally.

Keywords: Immigration March Rally Demonstration Detours
April 27, 2010
Metro será anfitrión de simposium de peatones el 12 de Mayo en sus oficinas centrales

Metro será el anfitrión del “Simposium de Peatones 2010: Caminando en la Ciudad del Futuro” el Miércoles 12 de Mayo del 2010, en las oficinas centrales de Metro para discutir temas relacionados con los peatones en esta región del sur de California centrada en el automóvil.

Keywords: Peatones Simposium Caminar Transporte Comunidades
April 27, 2010
Metro to host pedestrian symposium on May 12 at Metro Headquarters

Metro will host the 2010 Pedestrian Symposium: Walking into the Future City on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Metro headquarters to discuss pedestrian related issues around the car-centric Southern California region.

Keywords: Pedestrian Symposium Travel Communities Funding Transportation
April 26, 2010
Metro Bus service to be detoured in downtown Los Angeles due to memorial service for former LAPD Chief Darryl Gates

Metro Bus service will be detoured Tuesday, April 27, in downtown Los Angeles due to the memorial service for former Los Angeles Police Department Chief Darryl Gates to be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Keywords: "Darryl Gates"
April 26, 2010
Autobuses Metro serán desviados este Martes 27 de Abril por servicios funerales del ex jefe del LAPD Darryl Gates en el centro de Los Angeles

Los servicios de autobuses Metro seran desviados este Martes 27 en el centro de Los Angeles debido a los servicios funerales para el ex jefe del Departamento de Policia de Los Angeles Darryl Gates que tendran lugar en la Cathedral Our Lady of the Angeles (Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles).

Keywords: "Darryl Gates"
April 23, 2010
Viaje en Metro a la celebración más grande del Cinco de Mayo

Viaje en Metro a celebrar la Fiesta Broadway en su 21 aniversario este Domingo 25 de Abril y deje su vehículo en casa, olvídese del tráfico y los problemas de estacionamiento y ahorre en gasolina.

Keywords: "Fiesta Broadway" "Cinco de Mayo"
April 23, 2010
Fiesta Broadway Celebrates its 21st Anniversary in L.A.

Go Metro to celebrate Fiesta Broadway’s 21th anniversary on Sunday, April 25, and leave your car behind, forget about traffic and parking hassles and save on gasoline. With more than 500,000 visitors expected to attend the festivities in a 12 square block area around Broadway Street, Metro is the best way to travel to downtown Los Angeles.  Metro Rail serves this area with stations at Pershing Square and Civic Center.

Keywords: "Fiesta Broadway" Festivities "Cinco de Mayo"
April 22, 2010
Metro programa reunión especial de Directores Sábado 8 de Mayo para informar al público sobre cambios pendientes al precio del pasaje

La Junta de Directores de la Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte del Condado de Los Angeles sostendrá una reunión especial el Sábado 8 de Mayo para poner al día al público sobre los planes de Metro para cambiar el precio del pasaje programados para entrar en efecto el 1 de Julio de 2010.

Keywords: "cambiar el precio del pasaje"
April 22, 2010
Metro Schedules Special Board Meeting Saturday, May 8, To Update Public on Pending Fare Change

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Saturday, May 8, to update the public on Metro’s planned fare change scheduled for July 1, 2010. The session will start at 10 a.m. in the third floor Board room at Metro headquarters, One Gateway Plaza, Cesar Chavez and Vignes in downtown Los Angeles next to Union Station.

Keywords: fare Hearing "Fare Change"
April 22, 2010
Directores de Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte apoyan Iniciativa 30/10 para acelerar proyectos de transporte

Una propuesta para acelerar inmensamente la construcción de más de una docena de proyectos de transporte y agilizar mejoras a carreteras en el Condado de Los Angeles fue aprobada hoy por la Junta de Directores de la Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte. En forma similar se agilizarán mejoras a carreteras.

Keywords: "Highway Improvements" Congreso "Administración del presidente Obama" "Measure R" Construcción Trabajos Economía
April 22, 2010
Board of Directors Backs 30/10 Initiative To Accelerate Transit Projects (Endorses parallel effort to expedite highway improvements)

A proposal to greatly accelerate construction of a dozen transit projects and expedite highway improvement projects in Los Angeles County was approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors today.

Keywords: "Highway Improvements" Congress "Obama Administration" "Measure R" Construction Jobs Economy
April 21, 2010
Church Lane/Sepulveda Boulevard Intersection Widening Work Planned Beginning April 23

In preparation for the reconstruction of the Sunset Bridge, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project contractor will widen the intersection of Church Lane and Sepulveda Boulevard beginning Friday, April 23 for two full weekends. This temporary improvement will add an additional traffic lane to southbound Church Lane.

Keywords: I-405 "Sepulveda Pass" construction
April 16, 2010
Clearing and Grubbing Operations Planned on the Southbound I-405 at Wilshire Boulevard Beginning April 19

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project contractor will begin clearing and grubbing operations in the southbound I-405 freeway on and off-ramp loops, north and south of Wilshire Boulevard starting the week of April 19, 2010, for approximately four weeks. Temporary K-rail will be placed along the inside shoulder of the on- and off-ramp loops and activity will take place within the loops.

Keywords: I-405 "Sepulveda Pass"
April 15, 2010
Metro to Hold Public Scoping Meetings for the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Project

Metro will hold four public scoping meetings beginning Monday April 26 for the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension project. These scoping meetings are the first step in the environmental process and Metro is seeking public comments and input for extending rail service farther into the South Bay to improve mobility in southwest Los Angeles County.

Keywords: "South Bay Metro Green Line Extension" EIR "El Segundo" LAX
April 14, 2010
Go Metro To 'Meet Me @ Metro' Traveling Theater May 2

Music, live theater, puppets and poetry will be part of Meet Me @ Metro, an innovative theatrical performance piece featuring the works of six groups at six different locations along the Metro Red, Purple and Blue lines on Sunday, May 2.

Keywords: "Meet Me @ Metro" "Watts Towers" "Metro Rail" "Traveling Theater"
April 12, 2010
Metro Bus service to be detoured in downtown Los Angeles due to LAPD SWAT officer funeral service

Metro Bus service will be detoured tomorrow Tuesday, April 13, in downtown Los Angeles due to the funeral service of Los Angeles Police Department Officer and Marine Sergeant Major Robert Cottle, to be held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles. LAPD SWAT officer Cottle was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Keywords: LAPD SWAT funeral detours
April 12, 2010
Go Metro to the Los Angeles Zoo Earth Day Event Saturday and Sunday April 17 and April 18

Go Metro to the Los Angeles Zoo to celebrate Earth Day events on Saturday and Sunday April 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and join the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanicals Gardens, Metro and K-EARTH 101 FM for two days of festivities that includes a crafts fair, vendor booths and live entertainment from K-EARTH DJs.

Keywords: "LA Zoo" "Destinations Discounts" "Earth Day"
April 12, 2010
Metro to Begin Construction on a Temporary Bus Terminal at El Monte Bus Station

Metro will begin constructing a temporary bus terminal on Tuesday, April 20, in preparation for the ultimate construction of a new El Monte Bus Station. The construction will take place in the parking lot of the station located to the right of the main entrance at Santa Anita Ave. and Ramona Blvd. in El Monte. The upgrade of El Monte Station is part of the ExpressLanes Project.

Keywords: "El Monte Station" construction ExpressLanes
April 12, 2010
Underground Utility Work on Church Lane and Sepulveda Boulevard Planned Beginning April 13

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project contractor will be conducting underground utility work at the intersection of Church Lane and Sepulveda Boulevard beginning Tuesday, April 13 for approximately one week. This activity requires the temporary reconfiguration of traffic into one lane in each direction.

Keywords: I-405 "Sepulveda Pass"
April 12, 2010
Developers Break Ground on new Transit-Oriented Development at Westlake/MacArthur Park Metro Rail Station using Stimulus Funds

McCormack Baron Salazar, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Los Angeles Housing Partnership and Polis Builders to begin construction on new affordable, mixed-income transit-oriented development.

Keywords: "McCormack Baron Salazar" TOD Villaraigosa
April 12, 2010
Metro Inicia Construcción de Terminal de Autobuses Temporal en El Monte Bus Station

El Martes 20 de abril Metro comenzara la construccion de una terminal temporal para autobuses como parte preliminar para la construccion de una nueva estacion de autobuses en El Monte. La construccion se llevara a cabo en el estacionamiento de la estacion localizado al lado derecho de la entrada principal sobre la avenida Santa Anita y el bulevar Ramona en El Monte. Como parte del Proyecto ExpressLanes se realizan mejorias en Estacion El Monte.

Keywords: "ExpressLanes" Construcción "El Monte"
April 07, 2010
April 7: I-405 Freeway Drainage System Work Planned

As part of the pre-construction activities for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, the Contractor is required to ensure that the drainage system along the freeway is clean and clear.

Keywords: I-405 "Sepulveda Pass"
April 07, 2010
Nuevo estacionamiento en la Línea de Oro del Metro abre sus puertas el Viernes 16 de Abril

La Linea de Oro del Metro abrira al publico un nuevo estacionamiento gratuito con 266 nuevos espacios en la estacion Atlantic el Viernes 16 de Abril para los usuarios de Metro que usen el tren ligero para viajar diariamente.

Keywords: estacionamiento "Línea de Oro del Metro"
April 07, 2010
New parking garage on Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension to open Friday, April 16

A new parking garage on the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension at the Atlantic station will open to the public Friday, April 16, with a total of 266 free parking spaces for Metro patrons that use the light rail line to commute.

Keywords: "Eastside Extension" "Metro Rail" parking
April 06, 2010
Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project - Scoping comment period open through April 14 via mail, phone and internet

Metro offers members of the public the opportunity to provide comments on the environmental study elements for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project including two build alternatives for light rail transit (LRT) including State Route 60 Light Rail Transit and Washington Boulevard Light Rail Transit.

Keywords: "Eastside Transit Corridor"
April 02, 2010
New Community Update Meetings for Regional Connector Project Scheduled April 9 Thru 17

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be conducting several community meetings to update the public on the latest developments on the Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project April 9 thru 17 and invites community participation.

Keywords: "Regional Connector Transit Corridor"
April 02, 2010
Transit TV proporciona nuevo y mejor entretenimiento abordo de Autobuses Metro

Transit TV ha pasado a manos de nuevos propietarios transmitiendo nuevos programas y más entretenimiento para los usuarios a través de los monitores dentro de los autobuses Metro que viajan a través del condado de Los Angeles. El nuevo servicio incluye noticias y anuncios meteorológico provenientes directamente del servicio Associated Press (algunas veces conducidos por usuarios de Metro) así también como reportajes locales en ingles y español provenientes de las empresas NBC y Telemundo.

Keywords: "transit TV"
April 01, 2010
Transit TV to Provide New and Improved Entertainment Aboard Metro Buses

Transit TV is under new ownership, broadcasting on video monitors on Metro buses throughout Los Angeles County with new programs and features to entertain riders. The redesigned service includes news and weather updates from the Associated Press (sometimes anchored by actual Metro customers), as well as local reports in English and Spanish from NBC and Telemundo. Other new features include interactive word games, trivia questions and essay and art contests for which passengers can win prizes.

Keywords: "Transit TV" Hollywood travel tour
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