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News Releases from May, 2010

May 28, 2010
Metro to Operate Holiday Schedule on Monday, May 31

All Metro Buses and Metro Rail trains will operate on a Sunday  schedule on May 31, Memorial Day. For route and schedule information go to metro.net or call 1-800-COMMUTE.

Keywords: "Memorial Day" Holiday
May 27, 2010
Metro to Hold New Community Meeting for Westside Subway Extension Project June 7

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites the public to a new community meeting on Monday, June 7 to discuss alignment options for tunneling between the Wilshire/Rodeo and Century City Stations now being examined as part of the Westside Subway Extension Project environmental study now under review.

Keywords: "Westside Subway Extension" Community Meetings
May 24, 2010
Arquitecto Martha Welborne elegida para puesto de planificación más alto en la Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte del Condado de Los Angeles

El Presidente Ejecutivo de Metro Art Leahy anunció el 21 de Mayo la contratación del arquitecto y planificadora urbana Martha Welborne para el puesto de jefa de planificación de la Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte del Condado de Los Angeles.

Keywords: "Planificadora Urbana" "Martha Welborne"
May 24, 2010
Presidente Ejecutivo de Metro nombra Lonnie Mitchell para dirigir Operaciones

El Presidente Ejecutivo de Metro anunció el pasado 21 de Mayo el nombramiento de Colonus “Lonnie” Mitchell como nuevo Chief Operations Officer (COO), puesto que estado desempeñando en forma provisional desde Diciembre del 2009.

Keywords: "Lonnie Mitchell" "Noticias de Transporte"
May 24, 2010
Architect Martha Welborne Picked for Top Planning Post at Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Metro CEO Art Leahy announced May 21 the hiring of architect and urban planner Martha Welborne to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s top planning job. Welborne, a moving force in many forward projects in the Los Angeles region and the nation, will join Metro June 1 as Executive Director of Countywide Planning. In that capacity, she will play a key role in accelerating delivery of voter-approved projects funded by Measure R.

Keywords: "Martha Welborne" "Transportation News" Planning
May 24, 2010
Metro CEO Names Lonnie Mitchell to Top Operations Post

Metro CEO Art Leahy announced May 21 the appointment of Chief Operations Officer Colonus “Lonnie” Mitchell to the position he has held on an interim basis since December 2009.

Keywords: "Lonnie Mitchell" "Transportation News"
May 21, 2010
Metro Awarded $415,000 Energy Grant to Team with Electric Car Owners

Metro has received a $415,000 energy grant from the California Energy Commission to explore ways for making it easier for drivers of electric cars to charge their vehicles at Metro facilities with the expectation that these commuters would take Metro to work while their car batteries recharge.

Keywords: "Electric car" Grant Energy Plug-in
May 21, 2010
Metro Recibe 415 mil dólares en Subvención para Asociarse con Dueños de Vehículos Eléctricos

Metro recibió una subvención por 415 mil dólares por parte de la Comisión de Energía de California para explorar la manera para hacer más fácil para que los conductores de automóviles eléctricos puedan recargar sus vehículos en las instalaciones de Metro con la idea de que quienes viajan diariamente al trabajo puedan utilizar los servicios de Metro mientras la batería de sus vehículos se recarga.

Keywords: Subvención "Automóviles Eléctricos" "Enchufes eléctricos" "Comisión de Energía de California"
May 20, 2010
Metro aprueba presupuesto para Año Fiscal 2011

La Junta de Directores de la Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte del Condado de Los Angeles aprobó el presupuesto para el Año Fiscal 2010-11 por 3.8 mil millones de dólares.

Keywords: Presupuesto "Crisis economica" déficit
May 19, 2010
CTC Action on Positive Train Control Funding: Statement

Statement by Metro CEO Art Leahy/ Quotes from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and MTA Board Chair Ara Najarian

Keywords: CTC "Positive Train Control" PTC "Rail Safety"
May 19, 2010
Metro Board Adopts FY11 Budget

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors today adopted a $3.8 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2010-11.

Keywords: Budget "FY 2010-11 Budget"
May 19, 2010
Declaración del Presidente Ejecutivo de Metro Art Leahy sobre la aprobación del financiamiento para el Control Positivo de Trenes por parte de CTC

Citas del Alcalde de Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa y Ara Najarian, Presidente de la Junta de Directores de MTA

 

Keywords: "Postive train control" CTC "Rail Safety" PTC
May 18, 2010
Viaje en Metro al 2010 Amgen Tour of California este Sábado 22 de Mayo

Viaje en Metro a ver al legendario ciclista Lance Armstrong participar en el 2010 Amgen Tour of California en el centro de Los Angeles el Sábado 22 de Mayo y aproveche la cercanía de las cinco estaciones de Metro Rail para ver la competencia ciclista en las calles del centro de Los Angeles. El evento es gratuito.

Keywords: Amgen Detours "Lance Armstrong" "LA Live"
May 18, 2010
Go Metro to the 2010 Amgen Tour of California Saturday, May 22

Go Metro to see legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong participate in the 2010 Amgen Tour of California in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, May 22, and take advantage of the five Metro Rail stations nearby to see the bicycle race along downtown streets. The public event is free.

Keywords: Amgen Detours "Lance Armstrong" "LA Live"
May 14, 2010
I-405 Lane Delineation Work Between Bel Air Crest Road and U.S. 101 Planned Beginning May 14

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project contractor will delineate temporary traffic lanes on the southbound San Diego Freeway (I-405) between Bel Air Crest Road and U.S. 101 beginning May 14 for eight nights.  This night time activity requires full freeway lane and ramp closures.

Keywords: I-405 "Sepulveda Pass" Construction
May 13, 2010
May 26: Next Live Chat at metro.net To Discuss I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project

Major construction is set to begin on the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, which will add 10-mile-long northbound carpool lane between the I-10 and U.S. 101 freeways. Commuters are invited to participate in a Wednesday, May 26 lunchtime chat on metro.net to learn more about the project and to hear about how it will affect their daily commutes.

Keywords: I-405 "Sepulveda Pass" Construction 'Live Chat'
May 13, 2010
Servicio de Línea Azul del Metro será afectado este fin de semana por construcción de Línea Expo

Los pasajeros de la Línea Azul del Metro sufrirán retrasos de hasta 40 minutos comenzando este Viernes 14 de Mayo por la noche debido a la construcción de la línea Expo del tren ligero, la cual se conectará con la Línea Azul en el centro de Los Angeles. Autobuses Metro ofrecerán un servicio similar al de la ruta del tren durante las obras de construcción.

Keywords: Expo Retrasos Construcción
May 13, 2010
Metro Blue Line weekend service to be impacted as construction work on Expo Line continues

Metro Blue Line passengers will experience travel delays of up to 40 minutes this coming weekend beginning Friday night, May 14, due to construction of the Expo light rail line, which will connect with the Metro Blue Line in downtown Los Angeles. Special Metro Bus service will parallel the train route during the construction work.

Keywords: Expo Delays Downtown Construction
May 12, 2010
Metro Bus Line 2/302 Detoured Due to Construction Work on I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project

Metro Bus Line 2/302 (Sunset Boulevard) between Westwood and Brentwood has been detoured to avoid street closures resulting from I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening project work.

Keywords: Detours, I-405 "Sepulveda Pass" "Sunset Bus" construcción
May 10, 2010
Metro To Conduct Surveys, Bicycle Counts On L.A. County Rail System

To better measure the environmental benefits that result from bicycling to and from Metro Rail stations in L.A. County, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting customer surveys and bicycle counts at a number of rail stations throughout the Metro system starting Tuesday, May 11 for approximately three weeks.

Keywords: Bikes "Bikes on Transit Survey" Bicyclists
May 07, 2010
Metro promueve varias actividades durante “Bike Week LA” incluyendo pasaje gratuito durante el Día de Ir al Trabajo en Bicicleta y un recorrido por el centro de Los Angeles en bicicleta

Vacaciones, bicicletas que se doblan y otros premios, ademas de un recorrido en bicicleta por el centro de Los Angeles, bendiciones a los ciclistas, y pasaje gratis en el transporte publico para los ciclistas el 20 de Mayo, Dia de Ir al Trabajo en Bicicleta, son algunos de los incentivos que se ofrecen a quienes viajan diariamente al trabajo para que dejen estacionado sus vehiculos y monten sus bicicletas durante la "Semana de las Bicicletas en Los Angeles" que comienza el Lunes 17 de Mayo.

Keywords: "Día de Ir al Trabajo en Bicicleta" “Bike Week LA”
May 06, 2010
Metro Promotes Array Of Activities During “Bike Week LA” Including Free Transit On Bike To Work Day, Downtown Bike Ride

Vacations, folding bikes and other prizes plus a downtown Los Angeles bike ride, bike blessings and free rides on public transit for bicyclists on Bike to Work Day, May 20, will be offered as incentives for commuters to park their cars and hop on a bike during Bike Week LA starting Monday, May 17.

Keywords: "Bike Week LA" "Bike to Work" REI "Blessing of the Bicycles"
May 06, 2010
Comienza trabajo de construcción en proyecto de ampliación Sepulveda Pass en autopista I-405

Como parte de la primera etapa de construccion para el proyecto de ampliacion del Sepulveda Pass I-405, el contratista comenzara el trabajo de preparacion para la proxima demolicion y reconstruccion del puente Sunset en el area oeste de Los Angeles.

Keywords: I-405 "Sepulveda Pass" "Sunset Bridge" construcción
May 05, 2010
Major Construction Work to Begin on I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project

Marking the first major construction deliverable for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, contractors are poised to begin preparation work for the future demolition and reconstruction of the Sunset Bridge in West Los Angeles.

Keywords: I-405 "Sepulveda Pass" "Sunset Bridge"
May 04, 2010
Metro efectuará audiencia pública sobre Presupuesto del Año Fiscal 2011 el Miércoles 19 de Mayo

Metro llevara a cabo una audiencia publica sobre la propuesta de presupuesto de 3.75 mil millones de dolares para el ano fiscal 2010 el Miercoles 19 de Mayo a las 2:30 de la tarde en el salon de juntas del tercer piso en las oficinas centrales de Metro, One Gateway Plaza, a un lado de Union Station en el centro de Los Angeles.

Keywords: "año fiscal 2010" "año fiscal 2010"
May 04, 2010
Metro to Hold Public Hearing Wednesday, May 19, on Proposed FY11 Budget

Metro will hold a public hearing on a draft $3.75 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2010-11 on Wednesday, May 19, 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: "FY11 Budget" "Public Hearing"
May 03, 2010
Sunset Bridge Traffic Reconfiguration, K-Rail Placement Planned May 7-10

In preparation for the demolition and reconstruction of the Sunset Bridge, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project contractor will reconfigure traffic and place concrete barriers (k-rail) on the Sunset Boulevard Bridge between Church Lane and Thurston Street May 7-10.

Keywords: I-405 "Sepulveda Pass" "Sunset bridge"
May 03, 2010
7-10 de Mayo Servicio de Línea Azul del Metro será afectado este fin de semana por construcción de Línea Expo

Los pasajeros de la Linea Azul del Metro sufriran retrasos de hasta 40 minutos comenzando este Viernes 7 de Mayo por la noche debido a la construccion de la linea Expo del tren ligero, la cual se conectara con la Linea Azul en el centro de Los Angeles. Autobuses Metro ofreceran un servicio similar al de la ruta del tren durante las obras de construccion.

Keywords: "Línea Azul del Metro" construcción
May 03, 2010
May 7-10 Metro Blue Line weekend service to be impacted as construction work on Expo Line continues

Metro Blue Line passengers will experience travel delays of up to 40 minutes this coming weekend beginning Friday night, May 7, due to construction of the Expo light rail line, which will connect with the Metro Blue Line in downtown Los Angeles. Special Metro Bus service will parallel the train route during the construction work.

Keywords: "Blue Line" Construction "service delays"
May 03, 2010
Metro To Hold Special Community Meeting For Westside Subway Extension Project May 18

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites the public to a special community meeting on Tuesday, May 18 to hear an update on the proposed alignments linking the potential Century City and Westwood/UCLA stations being examined as part of the Westside Subway Extension Project environmental study now under review.

Keywords: DEIR "Westside Subway Extension" "Subway to the Sea"
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