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News Releases from July, 2010

July 29, 2010
Continúa demolición de la mitad del Puente Sunset por una noche más como parte del proyecto mejoras al I-405 Sepulveda Pass

Después de seis noches de trabajos de demolición en el Puente Sunset que se iniciaron el pasado Viernes 23 de Julio, se continuarán la demolición por una noche mas para poder remover las columnas del centro, como parte de los trabajos para construir un carril para vehículos que comparten el viaje en la autopista I-405 en el Paso Sepúlveda.

Keywords: Demolición "Puente Sunset" "Sepulveda Pass"
July 29, 2010
I-405 Sepulveda Pass Contractor to Continue the Demolition of Half of Sunset Bridge for One Additional Night, July 29

Following six nights of Sunset Bridge demolition work that began Friday, July 23, the contractor for the northbound I-405 Sepulveda Pass carpool lane project will continue the demolition of the bridge for one additional night to remove center columns.

Keywords: "Sepulveda Pass" Contractor Demolition Sunset Bridge
July 29, 2010
Go Metro to Chinatown Summer Nights, Starting Aug. 7

Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights is an opportunity to sample the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and L.A.'s food trucks, to eat neighborhood fare, to experience large-scale public art, to sip Chinese beer, to dance in the Central Plaza with KCRW DJs and to take part in hands-on Chinese cultural workshops presented by local organizations and museums. And as a bonus for Metro riders, there are 25 percent discounts available at some restaurants for customers showing valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or Destination Discounts cards.

Keywords: "Chinatown Summer Nights"
July 27, 2010
Carta al Editor: Metro ha financiado expansión masiva de servicio de autobús en el Condado de los Angeles

Carta al Editor: Los Angeles Times

Keywords: "Carta al Editor"
July 27, 2010
Letters to the Editor: Metro has funded a massive expansion of bus service in Los Angeles County

Letters to the Editor: Los Angeles Times

Keywords:
July 23, 2010
Más de mil millones de usuarios: Metro Rail celebra su 20 aniversario

Metro Rail celebró su 20 aniversario con un evento en donde rinde homenaje a la historia del transporte público del Condado de Los Angeles mientras celebra su programa crecimiento masivo de trenes, listo para, transformar el paisaje urbano mientras genera mas de 100 mil nuevos empleos.

Keywords: 20 aniversario, Rail, Measure R, 3010,
July 23, 2010
More than 1 billion riders: Metro Rail Marks 20th Anniversary

Metro Rail’s 20th anniversary was marked today at an event that paid homage to Los Angeles County’s public transit history while celebrating a massive rail expansion program poised to, literally, transform the urban landscape while generating well over 100,000 new jobs.

Keywords: 20th anniversary, Rail, Los Angeles, Measure R,
July 21, 2010
Metro To Hold Five Public Hearings in August regarding Proposed Bus Service Changes/Adjustments Considered for Implementation in December

Metro will hold a series of five public hearings to gather public input on proposed Metro bus service changes to be considered for implementation on December 12, 2010 or later.

Keywords: Public Hearings, Service Enhancements, Service changes, Bus,
July 21, 2010
Metro sostendrá audiencias publicas en Agosto sobre cambios/ajustes al servicio de autobuses para Diciembre

Metro sostendrá una serie de cinco audiencias para obtener comentarios del público a los cambios propuestos al servicio de autobuses Metro para ser considerados para su implementación el 12 de Diciembre del 2010 o mas adelante.

Keywords: Service changes, Bus, Public Hearings,
July 21, 2010
Estación Florence de la Línea Azul del Metro será cerrada por mantenimiento este fin de semana

A partir de las 8 de la noche del Viernes 23 de Julio y hasta el Domingo 25 de Julio, la estación Florence de la Línea Azul del Metro será cerrada al público debido a trabajos de mantenimiento de sus sistemas y el reemplazo de las vías en el cruce con la Avenida Florence. Los usuarios de Metro tendrán demoras de hasta 20 minutos entre las estaciones Florence y Firestone.

Keywords: mantenimiento, Construction Notices, estación Florence, Línea Azul
July 21, 2010
Metro Blue Line Florence Station to close this weekend due to maintenance

Beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 23, through Sunday, July 25, the Metro Blue Line Florence Station will be closed due to systems maintenance and track replacement at the Florence Avenue crossing. Metro customers will experience up to 20 minutes delays between the Florence and Firestone stations.

Keywords: Rail, construction, Construction Notices,
July 20, 2010
L.A. Metro, Calstart to Conduct Folding Bike Survey at Five L.A. County Transit Stations July 20-28

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), in partnership with CALSTART, a non-profit advanced transportation consortium, will be conducting a survey to determine public interest in folding bicycle use with transit at five Metro stations throughout L.A. County July 20 through 28.

Keywords: Bike, "folding bikes," survey, CALSTART
July 20, 2010
Metro, CALSTART Conducirán Encuesta Sobre Bicicletas Plegables en Cinco Estaciones de Transporte Publico

La Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte de Los Angeles en colaboración con CALSTART, una organización sin fines de lucro que promueve el transporte, llevarán a cabo una encuesta en cinco de las estaciones de Metro Rail del 20 al 28 de Julio.

Keywords: Encuesta "Bicicletas Plegables"
July 19, 2010
I-405 Sepulveda Pass Contractor to Begin Demolition of Half of Sunset Bridge Beginning Friday, July 23 thru July 28 - Detours planned for construction area

Following pre-demolition work that began last May, the contractor for the northbound I-405 Sepulveda Pass carpool lane project is now scheduled to demolish one-half of Sunset Boulevard Bridge in West Los Angeles in six consecutive nights beginning Friday, July 23.

Keywords: I-405, Sunset Bridge, detours
July 15, 2010
Go Metro to X Games 16 July 29 Through Aug. 1 and Receive Free Limited Edition Poster

Looking for summer fun? Do you enjoy extreme action sports? The X Games are returning to downtown Los Angeles for the seventh consecutive year and excitement is right around the corner when you go Metro to the X Games at STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE and the Los Angeles Coliseum, July 29 through Aug. 1.

Keywords: BMX, Moto X, Skateboard, Rally Car, racing, X Games
July 15, 2010
Go Metro and Get $14 Tickets to The Greatest Show On Earth Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Funundrum!

The Greatest Show on Earth just got greater with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Barnum’s FUNundrum!

Keywords: circus, discounts, Ringling, Barnum
July 14, 2010
Viaje en Metro a ver “Toy Story 3” en el teatro El Capitán y ahorre

Viaje en Metro al Teatro El Capitán en Hollywood para ver la película “Toy Story 3” en Tercera Dimensión (3-D), experimente la nueva Toy Story 3 Fun Zone y ahorre dinero en el boleto de entrada. Es un trato especial para los usuarios de Metro.

Keywords: “Toy Story 3” El Capitan
July 14, 2010
Servicio de Línea Azul del Metro será afectado este fin de semana por construcción de Línea Expo

Los pasajeros de la  sufrirán retrasos de hasta 40 minutos comenzando este Viernes 16 de Julio 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: construcción, Línea Azul del Metro, Linea Expo
July 14, 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, July 16, 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: Construction, expo line,
July 13, 2010
Go Metro To 'Toy Story 3' At The El Capitan Theatre And Save

Go Metro to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood to see "Toy Story 3" in 3D, experience the new Toy Story 3 Fun Zone and save money on admission. It's a special deal for Metro customers. And since the Metro Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station is just across the street, travel to the El Capitan is convenient, as well as inexpensive.

Keywords: El Capitan, "Toy Story 3"
July 12, 2010
Metro To Hold A Public Hearing In Palmdale On Transportation Funding Needs

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be holding a Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 8 Hearing Board Meeting for the use of TDA Article 8 funds in the North County and Avalon.

Keywords: "transportation funding", Palmdale, Lancaster, "Antelope Valley", "Santa Clarita Valley", Catalina
July 10, 2010
Metro begins replacing 20 aging traction power substations on Metro Blue Line

Metro today began to replace 20 aging traction power substations and electrical support systems on the Metro Blue Line with a grant of $71 million provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

Keywords: ARRA, rail, public transportion, power station
July 09, 2010
Metro To Hold Westside Subway Extension Project Open House For Miracle Mile Employees July 14

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites Miracle Mile employees and other members of the public to a lunchtime open house on the Westside Subway Extension Project July 14, 2010.

Keywords: westside subway extension,
July 07, 2010
Go Metro To Go Green To The Hollywood Bowl And Save

Ah, the Hollywood Bowl. Warm breezes. Brilliant music. Great picnics. And (yikes!) stack parking. If you'd like this year to go green and escape that unhealthy stack parking frustration, take the Metro Red Line or a Metro bus to one of three shuttle parking lots and ride free to the Bowl. All you need to do is show your valid Metro pass or Metro Rail ticket.

Keywords: "Hollywood Bowl" "public transportation"
July 02, 2010
Metro to operate on holiday schedule Monday, July 5 In Observance of Independence Day

All Metro operated buses and Metro Rail trains will operate on a holiday/Sunday schedule on Monday, July 5, in observance of  Independence Day.

Keywords: "Independence Day" Holiday
July 01, 2010
Mummies of the World se inaugural en el Science Center con descuento para los usuarios de Metro

Debido a la gran publicidad, usted ya debe saber que la premier mundial de Mummies of the Worl “Momias del Mundo” –la exhibición móvil de momias mas grande que jamás se haya preparado-, se inauguró en el California Science Center. Es una colección de más de 100 momias, conservadas intencionalmente, como el rey Tut o accidentalmente por la naturaleza.

Keywords: "Momias del Mundo" "California Science Center"
July 01, 2010
Mummies Of The World Opens At Science Center With Discounts For Metro Customers

Given the publicity, you may know by now that the world premiere of Mummies of the World -- the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled -- has opened at the California Science Center. It's a collection of more than 100 mummies, both intentionally preserved, of the King Tut type, and accidentally made by nature.

Keywords: Mummies, "California Science Center" "King Tut"
July 01, 2010
Supervisor del Condado de Los Angeles Dan Knabe nuevo presidente de la Junta de Directores de la Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte

El Supervisor del Condado de Los Angeles Don Knabe es el nuevo presidente de la Junta de Directores de la Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte a partir del día de hoy 1 de Julio. Knabe reemplaza a al Alcalde de Glendale Ara Najarian.

Keywords: "El Supervisor del Condado de Los Angeles Don Knabe"
July 01, 2010
Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe Becomes New Chair of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe takes over as Chairman of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Board of Directors effective today, July 1. He replaces outgoing Board Chairman, Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian.

Keywords: Knabe, "MTA Board Chairman" "Supervisor Don Knabe"
June 30, 2010
Metro receives Outstanding Project of the Year Award for Light Rail Eastside Extension Construction Project

The Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Project was presented with the 2010 Outstanding Project of the Year Award by the Underground Construction Association of Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (UCASME) at the North American Tunneling Conference held June 20 in Portland, Oregon.

Keywords: "Eastside Extension" UCASME "Project of the Year"
June 30, 2010
Metro recibe el premio Proyecto Sobresaliente del Año por el proyecto de construcción de la extensión del tren ligero al este de Los Angeles

La extensión de la Línea de Oro del Metro al Este de Los Angeles recibió el premio de Proyecto Sobresaliente del Año 2010 por la Asociación de Construcción Subterránea de la Sociedad de Minería, Metalúrgica y Exploración (UCASME) en la conferencia de túneles de America del Norte celebrada en Portland, Oregon el 20 de Junio.

Keywords: UCASME, túneles
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