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News Releases from June, 2010

June 25, 2010
Full Freeway Closure for Re-Striping for I-405 Northbound Carpool Lane Project in the Vicinity of the Sunset Bridge Planned for the Night of June 27

As part of the pre-construction activities for the I-405 Northbound Carpool Lane Project, the contractor, in preparation for the demolition and reconstruction of the Sunset Bridge, will re-stripe the freeway lanes to provide room for a construction zone around the bridge.

Keywords: I-405, Sepulveda, construction
June 25, 2010
Metro to hold Streetscape Design Workshop for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority invites the public to a streetscape design workshop for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Light Rail Project to be held Wednesday, June 30.

Keywords: Crenshaw/LAX
June 25, 2010
Metro llevará a cabo taller de diseño urbano para el Corredor de Transporte Crenshaw/LAX

La Autoridad de Transporte Metropolitano del Condado de Los Angeles invita al público a participar en un taller de diseño urbano para el Proyecto del Tren Ligero del Corredor de Transporte Crenshaw/LAX que se llevará a cabo el Miércoles 30 de Junio.

Keywords: Crenshaw/LAX
June 25, 2010
New Summer Metro Motion TV Show Posted on YouTube

Metro has posted the Summer 2010 Metro Motion cable television show on YouTube. Metro Motion is a half-hour TV show featuring a variety of entertaining and informative transportation news stories.

Keywords: "metro motion" YouTube, Dodgers, "metro rail" "20th anniversary"
June 24, 2010
Night Work Planned For I-405 Northbound Carpool Lane Project At Skirball Center Drive And Sepulveda Blvd From Wilshire Blvd To Montana Ave Beginning June 23

As part of the pre-construction activities for I-405 northbound Carpool Lane Project, the contractor will conduct a site investigation of the area near the Skirball Center Drive on and off –ramps. In addition, light pole supports and construction materials will get moved and placed at the proposed construction yard that is located between Sepulveda Blvd. and the southbound Skirball Center Drive ramps.

Keywords: I-405, construction, Sepulveda
June 24, 2010
Se inicia construcción de la extensión Foothill de la Línea Dorada del Metro, primer proyecto de trenes de la Medida R

Cuando se inicie la construcción de la extensión Foothill de la Línea Dorada del Metro este Sábado 26 de Junio de 2010, en forma significativa avanzarán los planes para mejorar el transporte público a través de la región. También será el primer proyecto de la Medida R que comienza a ser construido.

Keywords: "Extensión Foothill de la Línea Dorada del Metro" "primer proyecto de trenes de la Medida R"
June 24, 2010
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension is First Measure R Rail Project to Begin Construction

When the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension breaks ground this Saturday, June 26, it will significantly advance plans to improve public transportation throughout the region. It also will be the first Measure R rail project to begin construction.

Keywords: "Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension" "First Measure R Rail Project"
June 22, 2010
Temporary Paving and Freeway Re-Striping for I-405 Northbound Carpool Lane Project Planned for the Night of June 22

As part of the pre-construction activities for the I-405 Northbound Carpool Lane Project, the contractor, in preparation for the demolition and reconstruction of the Sunset Bridge, will temporarily widen the freeway lanes to provide room for a construction zone around the bridge.

Keywords: I-405, Sepulveda, "carpool lane" Construction
June 18, 2010
Viaje en Metro al desfile por el triunfo de los Lakers en centro de Los Angeles

Metro Rail es la mejor opción para asistir al desfile  por el triunfo del equipo de basquetbol Los Angeles Lakers en el centro de Los Angeles con dos estaciones de la Línea Azul del Metro cercanas: Pico/Chick Hearn (una cuadra al este de Staples Center) y Grand Avenue (dos cuadras al este de la calle Figueroa por el bulevar Washington).

Keywords: Lakers celebración Pico/Chick Hearn "Staples Center"
June 18, 2010
Go Metro to Monday’s Lakers victory parade in downtown Los Angeles

Metro Rail will be the best option to attend Monday’s Lakers victory parade in downtown Los Angeles with two Metro Blue Line stations nearby: Pico/Chick Hearn (one block east of Staples Center) and Grand Avenue (two blocks east of Figueroa Street on Washington Boulevard).

Keywords: Lakers Parade Downtown Detours
June 17, 2010
SERVICE ALERT Metro Bus, Blue Line Rail service in downtown Los Angeles to be impacted due to street closures around Staples Center for NBA Finals

Metro Bus service will be impacted this evening due to the closure of Figueroa Street, between Olympic and Pico boulevards, during the final game for the National Basketball Association (NBA) championship at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Keywords: Staples "service alert" NBA "bus service" "Blue Line"
June 17, 2010
SERVICE ALERT Servicio de trenes y autobuses Metro es afectado por cierre de calle Figueroa mientras se juegan la final de NBA en Staples Center en centro de Los Angeles

El servicio de autobuses Metro serán afectados esta noche debido al cierre de la calle Figueroa, entre los bulevares Olympic y Pico, durante la final del Campeona de National Basketball Association (NBA), que se juega en Staples Center del centro de Los Angeles.

Keywords: Lakers "service alert" "Staples Center"
June 17, 2010
El alcalde, funcionarios de Metro exhortan a compartir el viaje en el Día de Tirar la Bomba de la Gasolina

El Alcalde de Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa y funcionarios de Metro celebraron hoy el Día de Tirar la Bomba de la Gasolina con un giro distinto. Exhortando a los conductores a estacionar su automóviles y camionetas y a que tomen transporte público o se unan a un Carpool o Vanpool (vehículos para compartir el viaje). Además, utilizaron la ocasión para mostrar como Los Angeles se está transformando de la capital del automóvil en la capital mundial del transporte público.

Keywords: rideshare, public transportation, Gas_pump, Gasoline_Prices,
June 17, 2010
L.A. Mayor, Metro Officials Encourage Ride Sharing On 'Dump The Pump' Day - Commuters can save $10,000 a year in recession

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Metro officials today marked national Dump the Pump day with a twist. They encouraged motorists to park their cars and trucks and take public transit or join a carpool or vanpool. But they also used the occasion to share how Los Angeles is being transformed from the car capital of the world to the transit capital.

Keywords: "Dump the Pump" transit rideshare carpool vanpool gas
June 15, 2010
New Metro Fares Take Effect July 1

Metro fares for regular riders will change effective July 1. However, there will be no change in discounted fares for seniors, students, disabled and Medicare recipients. Fares on the Metro Silver Line, the bus service connecting the San Gabriel Valley and South Bay, with stops in downtown Los Angeles, also will remain the same.

Keywords: "Metro fares"
June 15, 2010
Nueva línea de Metro Rapid 733, del centro de LA a Santa Mónica, y otras rutas y mejoras a partir del 23 de Junio

A partir del Domingo 27 de Junio, Metro pondrá en marcha varios ajustes al servicio y en varias rutas durante las horas pico, de noche y los fines de semana en varias líneas de autobuses Metro en un esfuerzo para mejorar el servicio y funcionar en forma más eficiente.

Keywords: Cabmios Ajustes Horarios Lineas rutas "Metro Rapid"
June 15, 2010
Metro To Start New Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica Metro Rapid Line 733 and Implement Other Route and Service Enhancements Effective Sunday, June 27

Beginning Sunday, June 27, Metro will make various route and service adjustments during peak hours, late night and on weekends on a number of Metro Bus lines in an effort to enhance service and operate more efficiently.

Keywords: "Service changes"
June 14, 2010
Go Metro To Dinner And The Dodgers … A Great Double Play

Now it's easy to grab a pre-game bite without getting caught in traffic. Just Go Metro to Union Station after eating and hop on the Dodger Stadium Express. And now, at selected restaurants, you also can get a special Dodger discount.

Keywords: Dodgers Discount Restaurants
June 10, 2010
Metro To Hold Public Hearings For Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Project June 21 Thru 30

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites the public to attend public hearings on the proposed Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit project June 21 through 30, Metro, the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles have just released a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment (EIR/EA) analyzing the proposed project and alternatives. If adopted, there would be a dedicated bus lane operating on weekdays, during the peak periods along most of Wilshire Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles.

Keywords: "Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit"
June 10, 2010
Transportation officials unveil new 511 service to “outsmart traffic” in SoCal 24/7

Call 511 or Visit Go511.com

Keywords: Go511.com, 511, "traffic report" "traveler information"
June 09, 2010
Go Metro To L.A. Pride Festival And Parade June 12-13

More than 400,000 visitors are expected in West Hollywood this weekend for the L.A. Pride Festival and Parade. And on Sunday, Santa Monica Boulevard from Crescent Heights Avenue to Robertson Boulevard will be closed for the parade. That adds up to too much traffic and too little room. So avoid the aggravation and Go Metro to the West Hollywood festivities June 12 and 13. You'll be glad you did.

Keywords: "L.A. Pride" WeHo
June 04, 2010
Leahy: deuda de gratitud por apoyo federal para la Iniciativa 30/10 y la extensión del tren subterráneo

Declaración de Art Leahy, Presidente Ejecutivo de Metro

Keywords: "Iniciativa 30/10" "la extensión del tren subterráneo"
June 04, 2010
Declaración: Apoyo federal para la iniciativa 30/10, Extensión del Tren Subterráneo

Declaración del Presidente de la Junta Directiva de Los Angeles County Metropolitana Transportation Authority Ara Najarian

Keywords: "Barbara Boxer" "Ray LaHood" 30/10 "Extensión del Tren Subterráneo"
June 04, 2010
CEO Art Leahy: Debt of Gratitude for Federal Support for 30/10, Subway Extension

Statement By Metro Ceo Art Leahy Re: Federal support for 30/10, Subway Extension

Keywords: "Barbara Boxer" "Ray LaHood" USDOT 30/10 "subway to the sea"
June 04, 2010
Statement: Federal support for 30/10, Subway Extension

Statement by Ara Najarian, Board Chairman, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Re: Federal support for 30/10, Subway Extension

 


 

Keywords: "Ara Najarian" "Subway to the Sea" FTA "Federal Funding" 30/10
June 03, 2010
I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project Contractor to Place Concrete Barriers on Southbound I-405 June 3-10

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project contractor will place concrete barriers (k-rail) in selected areas on the right hand shoulder of the southbound I-405 freeway from the Ventura Freeway (US- 101) to the Santa Monica Freeway (1-10) June 3 through 10. This work will require some ramp and lane closures; however, the freeway will remain open to thru traffic.

Keywords: "I-405 Widening" US-101
June 03, 2010
Metro to Hold New Community Update Meetings for Westside Subway Extension Project this Summer

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority invites the public to the last round of community update meetings on the Westside Subway Extension Project prior to the agency’s official release of the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR).

Keywords: Community "Udate Meeting Westside "Subway Extension Summer
June 02, 2010
Go Metro to Dozens of Free Summer Concerts

Los Angeles is rich with free entertainment and summer offers unique venues to enjoy it in. From Friday night jazz at LACMA, to Concerts on the Green in Woodland Hills, to free concerts in Long Beach, to free classical and pop performances viewed from a $1 WaterBus in Marina del Rey, the only hard part is selecting from the long list that includes music, dancing and movies.

Keywords: "Free Concerts" "Twilight Dance" "Getty Center Summer and Music" "Summer Concerts and movies on the Green" "Grand Performances at California Plaza" "LACMA Concerts" "Levitt Pavilion"
June 01, 2010
Contest Invites Transit Riders To Create Short Videos On Why They Love Transit

Do you love public transit? Do you have a video camera? Metro and other Los Angeles County transit operators invite you to exercise your creativity and show the world what you like best about riding buses and trains in L.A. County. you might win a free EZ transit pass for one year.

Keywords: "Transit TV" "Video Contest"
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