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News Releases from March, 2011

March 31, 2011
Disfrute de las vacaciones de primavera y ahorre con Metro y los descuentos de destinos

Con las vacaciones de primavera a la vuelta de la esquina, los usuarios de Metro pueden ahorrar hasta un 20 por ciento en eventos de entretenimiento como los partidos de hockey sobre hielo de Los Angeles Kings y al mismo tiempo evitar pagar los altos precios de la gasolina y las molestias de conducir y buscar estacionamiento. 

Keywords: vacaciones primavera descuentos
March 31, 2011
HOV carpool lane closures for April to affect late-night bus service, traffic on the I-110 Harbor Freeway and a segment of I-105 HOV lanes

Due to preliminary road work in preparation for the ExpressLanes Demonstration Project, segments of HOV carpool lanes on the I-110 Harbor Transitway and the I-105 Century Freeway will be closed nightly Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. through the month of April. The lanes will reopen at the conclusion of the road work each week by 5 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Lane closures are weather-permitting and subject to change.

Keywords: expresslanes, HOV, "Harbor Freeway" I-105, I-10, "carpool lanes"
March 30, 2011
Go Metro to “LA Plaza” New Mexican American Cultural Center in Downtown L.A., Free Public Grand Opening Saturday, April 16

Let Metro take you to the new cultural center and public garden near Los Angeles' birthplace, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, near the Olvera Street Market Place in downtown Los Angeles. The nation's premier center of Mexican American culture will open its doors with an official ribbon-cutting on Friday, April 15, and the public grand opening celebration with free day long activities is on Saturday, April 16.

Keywords: "Mexican American" "LA Plaza" center Downtown
March 29, 2011
Metro lleva a cabo reuniones comunitarias en Abril para actualizar información del Proyecto de Extensión de la Línea Verde del Metro a South Bay

Metro llevará a cabo tres reuniones comunitarias a partir del Miércoles 6 de Abril para proveer al público los últimos detalles sobre el Proyecto de Extensión de la Línea Verde del Metro a South Bay.

Keywords: extension "South Bay" reuniones
March 29, 2011
Metro Holds Community Meetings in April to Provide Update on the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension Project

Metro will hold three community meetings beginning Wednesday, April 6, to update the public on the South Bay Metro Green Line Extension project. The purpose of these meetings is to seek public comments and input as the environmental process continues for extending transit service farther into the South Bay to improve mobility in southwest Los Angeles County.

Keywords: community meetings "Green Line extension project" "South Bay"
March 28, 2011
Metro efectuará audiencia pública para evaluar ubicación de instalación de mantenimiento del Corredor de Transporte Crenshaw/LAX

Metro llevará a cabo una audiencia pública el Jueves 31 de Marzo para informar al público sobre los últimos acontecimientos y recibir testimonio público sobre los sitios propuestos que están siendo considerados para las instalaciones de mantenimiento propuestas para el Proyecto del Tren Ligero del Corredor de Transporte Crenshaw/LAX.

Keywords: Crenshaw Transit Corridor, LAX
March 28, 2011
Metro to hold public hearing to evaluate maintenance facility sites for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor

Metro will hold 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 Transit Corridor, LAX
March 28, 2011
March 28-29: I-405 Freeway Restriping, Center Column Demolition Work at Skirball Bridge Planned

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements contractor will demolish the center column of the Skirball Bridge on the anticipated night of Tuesday, March 29, 2011. This work will require a full directional freeway closure in the northbound direction during the late night hours. The Skirball Bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in order to conduct this operation.

Keywords: I-405, "Sepulveda Pass" construction, Skirball, "405 freeway" 405 "freeway closure"
March 25, 2011
Metro Celebrates International Environmental Award

Today the Metro rail yard for the Red and Purple Line subway became the first major rail maintenance facility in the nation to earn international recognition for its environmental management system (EMS).

Keywords: ISO green FTA "train yard" "red line"
March 25, 2011
Metro celebra reconocimiento ambiental a nivel internacional

Hoy las instalaciones para los trenes de las Líneas Roja y Morada del Metro, División 20, se convirtieron en las primeras instalaciones de trenes a nivel nacional en obtener reconocimiento internacional debido a su cumplimiento con las prácticas del Environmental Maganment System  (EMS).

Keywords: reconocimiento ambiental internacional
March 24, 2011
Metro refuerza su flota de autobuses de combustión no contaminante con 700 nuevos autobuses de 40 pies de tecnología avanzada y un programa piloto de cero emisiones

La Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte del Condado de Los Angeles (Metro) aprobó hoy licitación de casi 700 nuevos autobuses CNG, con lo último en tecnología que remplazarán a los autobuses de 40 pies que esta por ser retirados de servicio.

Keywords: Nuevos autobuses "tecnología avanzada" "cero emisiones"
March 24, 2011
Metro to bolster its clean-air bus fleet with 700 new state-of-the-art 40’ buses and a zero-emission pilot program

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approved today the solicitation of up to 700 CNG, state-of-the-art buses that will replace retiring 40' buses rotating out of service.

Keywords: green CNG buses Metro "Los Angeles" "clean fuel" zero-emission
March 23, 2011
Metro to Offer Special Dodger Stadium Express Bus Service from Union Station to Dodger Stadium during Pre-game and Regular Season 2011 Dodgers Games

Metro will again offer Dodger Stadium Express bus service from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Dodger Stadium beginning March 28 with the Dodgers pre-game series and throughout the regular 2011 baseball season under a grant approved by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC). MetroLink will offer late-night weekday train service from Union Station.

Keywords: dodgers, "Dodger Express", "bus service"
March 22, 2011
Freeway Closure: I-405 Freeway Restriping Near Skirball Bridge Planned March 22

Due to the inclement weather last Friday, March 18, the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor could not finish the freeway lane re-striping work near the Skirball Bridge. This work activity is being re-scheduled for Tuesday night, March 22, 2011.

Keywords: I-405, "Sepulveda Pass" construction, Skirball, "405 freeway" 405 "freeway closure"
March 21, 2011
Metro's Highway Program Shifts into High Gear with 18 New Projects Worth Nearly $1.4 billion Set to Break Ground in 2011

While public attention remains fixed on the dozen bus and rail projects mandated by L.A. County voters with the passage of Measure R, the half cent sales tax for transportation, Metro is working feverishly on a parallel track to accelerate its highway program.

Keywords: Metro Highway Program 30/10
March 17, 2011
Freeway Closure: I-405 Freeway Restriping, Column Demolition Work Planned at Skirball Bridge March 17, 18, 23

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements contractor plans to re-stripe freeway traffic lanes to set up a work zone as well as demolish the center column of the Skirball Bridge in Los Angeles March 17, 18 and 23, an activity that will require full directional freeway closures each night during the late night hours of 12 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Keywords: I-405, "Sepulveda Pass" construction, Skirball, "405 freeway" 405
March 16, 2011
Best curbside view: Go Metro to 26th annual Los Angeles Marathon, Sunday, March 20

Metro Rail is a top venue for spectators to view thousands of runners during the 26th annual Los Angeles Marathon set for Sunday, March 20.

Keywords: "LA Marathon" "bus detours"
March 16, 2011
La banqueta será la mejor tribuna: Viaje en Metro al Maratón de Los Angeles 2011 este Domingo 20 de Marzo

El sistema de trenes Metro es la mejor forma para observar a los miles de corredores durante la vigésima sexta edición del Maratón de Los Angeles programado para el 20 de Marzo.

Keywords: viaje Marathon domingo Los Angeles
March 15, 2011
Metro llevará a cabo su primera reunión pública en Internet “Conversaciones sobre SR-710” el 21 de Marzo

Por primera vez en su historia, la Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte del Condado de Los Angeles (Metro) conducirá una nueva, y completamente interactiva reunión pública por Internet, a partir del 21 de Marzo denominadas "SR-710 Conversations", una iniciativa financiada por la Medida R que se encuentra ahora en busca de opiniones del público. 

Keywords: SR-710 "reunion publica en internet" conversaciones
March 15, 2011
Metro to host first-ever online open house for “SR-710 conversations” March 21

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting a new, fully interactive Online Open House beginning March 21 for "SR-710 Conversations," a Measure R-funded transportation initiative now in public scoping. The transportation agency is the first such government entity to allow public comment for official environmental scoping through a virtual meeting.

Keywords: 710, 710 Gap, EIR. scoping, South Pasadena, "social media" Alhambra
March 14, 2011
Edificio Gateway de Metro obtiene Reconocimiento “Energy Star” de EPA por Superiordad en Eficiencia de Energía

El edifico Gateway, las oficinas centrales de Metro en el centro de Los Angeles, recibió el prestigioso sello Energy Star que otorga la Agencia Federal de Proteccion Ambiental (EPA). Energy Star es un símbolo nacional de protección ambiental mediante el uso eficiencia de energía superior y significa que un edificio se encuentra entre el 25 por ciento de instalaciones a nivel nacional que operan con eficiencia de energía.

Keywords: Energía “Energy Star” EPA
March 14, 2011
Metro Gateway Building Earns EPA Energy Star for Superior Energy Efficiency

Metro's Gateway Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious Energy Star rating. Energy Star is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency and signifies that a building is in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

Keywords: "Metro building" "energy star"
March 08, 2011
Metro, LANI obtienen subvención para desarrollar plan conceptual de enlace comunitario y revitalización para estación Florence/West del tren ligero del Corredor de Transporte Crenshaw/LAX

La Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte del Condado de Los Angeles (Metro) y Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) recibieron un otorgamiento para planificación de parte de California Department of Transportation para desarrollar un plan conceptual de enlace comunitario y revitalización para ser considerado por jurisdicciones locales en la futura estación Florence/West del tren ligero del proyecto del Corredor de Transporte Crenshaw/LAX.

Keywords: LANI "Crenshaw/LAX" tren ligero
March 08, 2011
En esta edición de Metro Motion, el Condado de Los Angeles dice adiós a los autobuses diesel de Metro

En la edición de primavera del programa Metro Motion, Metro se despide del último de los autobuses diesel que formaban su flota, convirtiéndose así en la primera agencia de transporte público en el mundo que funciona únicamente con autobuses de combustible no contaminante.

Keywords: "Metro Motion" autobuses diesel
March 08, 2011
Metro, LANI get grant for Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Florence/West Light Rail Station to develop community linkages, revitalization concept plan

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) have been awarded a planning grant from the California Department of Transportation to develop a community linkage and revitalization concept plan for consideration by local jurisdictions for the future Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Florence/West light rail station.

Keywords: Crenshaw LAX Florence "light rail" LANI lani "light rail station"
March 08, 2011
L.A. County Air Says Bye-bye to Metro Diesel Buses in This Edition of the Metro Motion TV Show, Now Also Playing on metro.net

In the spring edition of Metro Motion, Metro says bye-bye to the last diesel bus in its directly operated fleet, making it the first major transportation agency in the world to operate only clean fuel buses. Metro's totally compressed natural gas fleet reduces cancer-causing particulate matter by more than 80 percent, compared with diesel.

Keywords: "Metro Motion spring edition"
March 07, 2011
Metro lleva a cabo segunda ronda de reuniones públicas de actualización sobre informe final del impacto ambiental del Westside Subway del 21 al 29 de Marzo

La Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte del Condado de Los Angeles (Metro) llevará a cabo reuniones comunitarias del 21 al 29 de Marzo para presentar lo último en información de la fase final del Reporte/Declaración del Impacto Ambiental Final (EIS/EIR) para la extensión del tren subterráneo al sector oeste de Los Angeles (Westside Subway).

Keywords: "segunda ronda" reuniones publicas "Westside Subway"
March 07, 2011
L.A. Metro to hold second round of community update meetings for Westside subway final EIR March 21-29

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is holding community update meetings March 21 through 29 for the Westside Subway Extension Project currently going through its Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) planning phase.

Keywords: westside, subway, meetings, EIR
March 04, 2011
HOV carpool lane closures for March to affect late-night bus service, traffic on the I-110 Harbor Freeway and a segment of I-105 HOV lanes

Beginning Monday, March 7: Late night service on Metro Bus lines 460, 550 and Silver Line serving the Harbor Transitway will be detouring 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. via Figueroa during weeknights in March. The lanes will reopen at the conclusion of the road work by 5 a.m. the following Saturday morning each week. Lane closures are weather-permitting and subject to change.

Keywords: expresslanes, HOV, "Harbor Freeway"
March 04, 2011
Cierres de carriles para compartir viaje afectaran servicio nocturno de autobuses, tráfico en autopista I-110 Harbor y carriles de autopista I-105

A partir del Lunes 7 de Marzo el servicio nocturno de las líneas de autobús 445, 460, 550 y la Línea Plateada que dan servicio en el Harbor Transitway será desviadas desde las 10 de la noche a las 5 de la mañana entre semana por la calle Figueroa.

Keywords: cierres servicio autobuses autopista
March 04, 2011
Metro to offer special Dodger Stadium Express Bus Service from Union Station to Dodger Stadium during pre-game and regular season 2011 Dodgers' games

Metro will again offer Dodger Stadium Express bus service from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Dodger Stadium beginning March 28 with the Dodgers pre-game series and throughout the regular 2011 baseball season under a grant approved by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC). In support, MetroLink will offer late-night weekday train service from Union Station

Keywords: dodgers, "Dodger Express", "bus service"
March 01, 2011
Metro's innovative free school field trip test begins

Testing began today on the innovative new Metro Student Field Trip Pilot Program for grades 1 through 5. The test will allow L.A. Unified school field trips -- students, teachers and chaperones -- to travel for free on established Metro trains and bus routes during non-peak hours following authorization by both the school district and Metro. The goal is to help teachers continue to offer enriching educational and cultural experiences, even during these tough economic times for education.

Keywords: "L.A. Unified" "field trip"
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