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News Releases from February, 2011

February 25, 2011
Metro to hold public meeting, hearing to evaluate maintenance facility sites for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor

Metro will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, March 1, and a public hearing on Thursday, March 31, to update the community and to receive verbal comments on the evaluation process of the proposed maintenance facility sites for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Light Rail Project.

Keywords: Crenshaw LAX Inglewood "light rail"
February 24, 2011
L.A. Metro to Purchase Los Angeles Union Station

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today announced that it has successfully negotiated the purchase of Los Angeles Union Station from Catellus Operating Limited Partnership for $75 million, a move that sets the stage for future expansion of the "last of the great railway stations" built in North America.

Keywords: " Los Angeles" "Union Station" Catellus
February 18, 2011
Metro on Regular Service Schedule Monday, Feb. 21
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. 21, 2011.
Keywords: "regular service" "presidents day"
February 16, 2011
L.A. Metro to employ a range of social media outreach for “SR-710 conversations” community meetings

In efforts to redefine civic engagement through digital and social media platforms, The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be utilizing a range of interactive social media tools in concert with planned "SR-710 Conversations" local community meetings beginning in February.

Keywords: 710, 710 Gap, EIR. scoping, South Pasadena, "social media"
February 15, 2011
Servicio de autobuses Metro será desviado en Hollywood por ceremonia de los Premios de la Academia. Estación Hollywood/Highland será cerrada.

Se inicia la cuenta regresiva para la celebración de los Premios de la Academia. El servicio de autobuses Metro en el bulevar Hollywood será desviado a partir del Lunes 21 de Febrero y los trenes Metro pasarán de largo la estación Hollywood/Highland de la Línea Roja del Metro durante la presentación de los Premios de la Academia el Domingo 27 de Febrero.

Keywords: "bus detours" "Academy Awards" hollywood
February 14, 2011
Viaje en Metro a presenciar NBA All-Star Jam del 18 al 21 de Febrero en el Centro de Convenciones de Los Angeles y ahorre 3 dólares en su boleto

Metro lleva a cabo un el Reporte/Declaración Final del Impacto Ambiental (EIS/EIR) para la extensión del tren subterráneo al Westside, y además, llevará a cabo tres juntas comunitarias de consulta para obtener comentarios del público sobre el posible dise

Viaje en Metro para conocer y coleccionar autógrafos de sus jugadores favoritos de la NBA y otras leyendas en el All-Star Jam Session del 18 al 21 de Febrero en el Centro de Convenciones de Los Angeles.

ño urbano y otras funciones para cada una de las estaciones propuestas del 22 al 28 de Febrero de 2011.

Keywords: "NBA All-Star Jam Session" NBA, All-Star, "Go Metro" "Los Angeles Convention Center"
February 14, 2011
Metro lleva a cabo juntas de asesoría en áreas de estaciones futuras para el tren subterráneo en Westside

La Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte del Condado de Los Angeles (Metro) esta por concluir el Reporte/Declaración Final del Impacto Ambiental (EIS/EIR) para la extensión del tren subterráneo al Westside.

Keywords: "westside subway extension" "extensión del tren subterráneo al Westside"
February 14, 2011
L.A. Metro to hold station area advisory meetings for Westside Subway Extension project Feb. 22-28

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is currently conducting a Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) for the Westside Subway Extension and will host three Station Area Advisory Meetings to provide community input to Metro subway planners on potential urban design and other features at each proposed station February 22-28, 2011.

Keywords: "westside subway extension" EIR
February 14, 2011
Academy Awards countdown: Metro Bus service along Hollywood Blvd. will be detoured starting Monday, Feb. 21; Metro Rail trains to bypass Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station on Sunday, Feb. 27.

Street closures start Monday, Feb. 21, in the Hollywood area due to preparations for the Academy Awards show that will be held in the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland complex on Sunday, Feb. 27. Red Line trains will not stop at the Hollywood/Highland Station on Sunday, Feb. 27, the date of the movie awards presentation.

Keywords: "Academy Awards" "service advisory" "Hollywood Blvd" Hollywood, bus, subway
February 14, 2011
Go Metro to NBA All-Star Jam Session Feb. 18-21 at L.A. Convention Center and save $3 on admission

 

Go Metro to meet and collect autographs of your favorite NBA players and legends at the NBA All-Star Jam Session Feb. 18 - 21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. You'll save $3 on admission at the same time you save on gas and parking and avoid the traffic hassle of downtown Los Angeles.

Keywords: "NBA All-Star Jam Session" NBA, All-Star, "Go Metro" "Los Angeles Convention Center"
February 10, 2011
Harbor Transitway carpool lane on the I-110 Harbor Freeway closing nightly 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. through Feb. 18

Due to road work in preparation for the ExpressLanes congestion pricing pilot project, the Harbor Transitway carpool lane will be closed from 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. on each night through Feb 18, with the exception of Saturday night, Feb. 12. Late night service on Metro Bus lines 445, 460, 550 and Silver Line will detour via Broadway, northbound, and via Figueroa, southbound.

Keywords: "Harbor Transitway" "carpool lane" "Silver Line" detours
February 10, 2011
Carril para compartir viaje en Harbor Transitway cerrará por la noche hasta 18 de Febrero de 10 p.m. a 5 a.m.

Debido a los trabajo de preparación para el Proyecto Piloto Congestión Pricing "ExpressLanes" o carril de cuota, el Harbor Transitway de la autopista Harbor 110 estará cerrado a partir de las 10 de la noche a las 5 de la mañana hasta el 18 de Febrero, con la excepción de la noche del Sabado12.

Keywords: "Harbor Transitway" "carpool lane" "Silver Line" detours
February 07, 2011
Autoridades se enfocan en personas que quebrantan las leyes de transito en la Línea Azul del Metro en Long Beach

Como parte de una continua campaña de seguridad y educación enfocada en disminuir el numero de accidentes a lo largo de la ruta del tren ligero de la Línea Azul del Metro, más de una docena de agentes en motocicleta del Departamento del Sheriff de Los Angeles (LASD) y del Departamento de Policía de Long Beach (LBPD) infraccionaron a 106 individuos, 43 de esas personas fueron multadas por estar usaban el teléfono celular mientras conducían en el área de Long Beach.

Keywords: safety, rail safety, traffic violations
February 07, 2011
Metro to begin SR 710 conversations with a series of 18 public meetings beginning Tuesday, Feb. 15

Metro is hosting a series of meetings related to the 710 Gap in preparation for scoping for an environmental study.

Keywords: 710, 710 Gap, EIR. scoping, South Pasadena
February 07, 2011
Officers, Deputies Crack Down on Safety Traffic Violators on Metro Blue Line in Downtown Long Beach

As part of an ongoing safety and educational campaign focusing on reducing accidents along the Metro Blue Line alignment, more than a dozen Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) and Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) motorcycle officers today issued 106 citations, which included 43 people for using their cell phone while driving in the Long Beach area.

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February 07, 2011
Metro inicia conversaciones sobre el SR-710 con una serie de 18 reuniones públicas a partir del Martes 15 de Febrero

Metro será el anfitrión en una serie de reuniones relacionadas con el segmento que falta por completar de la autopista 710 en preparación para su estudio ambiental.

Keywords: SR-710 710 reuniones
February 01, 2011
Viaje en Metro a las celebraciones del Año Nuevo Chino en el centro de Los Angeles

La celebración del Año Nuevo Chino en Los Angeles estará enmarcado por comida estupenda y festividades que se llevarán a cabo durante esta semana y la que entra, la mayor parte se realizarán en Chinatown, en el centro de Los Angeles. Los pasajeros de Metro pueden gozar tanto de un viaje a Chinatown libre de tráfico como de un descuento en la famosa carrera Firecracker.

Keywords: "Año Nuevo Chino" Chinatown Firecracker
February 01, 2011
Go Metro to Chinese New Year celebrations in downtown L.A.

L.A.'s Chinese New Year festivities will be marked by great food and festivities throughout this week and next -- much of it centered around Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles. Metro riders can reap the benefits of both traffic-free travel to Chinatown and a discount for registration in the famous Chinatown Firecracker Run.

Keywords: "Chinese New Year" "Firecracker run"
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