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News Releases from October, 2011

October 27, 2011
Metro Board awards $37.3 million contract for State Route 710 gap closure environmental contract

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors today approved a $37.3 million contract to CH2MHill to examine a range of alternatives, prepare technical assessments and environmental and engineering studies about alternatives to close the gap between the 210 and 710 freeways. The studies are expected to be completed in the fall of 2014.

Keywords: SR710 710 "710 freeway" "measure r" pasadena caltrans
October 27, 2011
Metro Orange Line to mark sixth anniversary Oct. 29; line now being extended to Chatsworth

As the sixth anniversary of the popular Metro Orange Line approaches on October 29, work is well underway to extend the Valley's popular busway to Chatsworth to make important connections to the regional and statewide rail network.

Keywords: "orange line" valley busway chatsworth
October 26, 2011
Nighttime I-405 Freeway Closures Planned Beginning Oct. 31 to Demolish North Side of Sunset Bridge

Additional nighttime I-405 freeway closures are planned beginning Monday, Oct. 31 for 12 nights as construction crews for the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project demolish the northern side of the Sunset Boulevard bridge in West Los Angeles.

Keywords: I-405, "Sepulveda Pass" construction "405 freeway" 405 "sunset bridge"
October 26, 2011
Estado otorga 448 millones de dólares en bonos para proyectos de transporte en el condado de Los Ángeles

Ocho proyecto importantes de transporte en el condado de Los Ángeles recibieron hoy un total de 448 millones de dólares en bonos estatales por parte de la Comisión de Transporte de California  (CTC) durante su reunión en Sacramento.

Keywords: CTC "Alameda Corridor" "Expo Line light rail" expo "HOV lanes" "Prop 1B" "port of long beach" caltrans
October 26, 2011
State awards $448 million in bonds to L.A. County transportation projects

Eight key transportation projects in Los Angeles County were awarded a total of $448 million in state bond money on Wednesday by the California Transportation Commission at their meeting in Sacramento

Keywords: CTC "Alameda Corridor" "Expo Line light rail" expo "HOV lanes" "Prop 1B" "port of long beach" caltrans
October 24, 2011
Metro South Bay Service Council Meeting Rescheduled Due to the Veterans Day Holiday

November meeting of the Metro South Bay Service Council is being moved to Friday, November 18, 2011.  This is being done because the previously scheduled date of the meeting fell on Veterans Day.  The South Bay Service Council usually meets on the second Friday of each month at 9:30 am at Inglewood City Hall, 1 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood. The Service Council meeting on November 18 will be held in the same location and begin at the same time as their normal monthly meetings.

Keywords: Metro South Bay Service Council Meeting Rescheduled "Veterans Day Holiday"
October 21, 2011
Underground Utility Work on Sepulveda Boulevard in Westwood Area to Cause Increased Traffic Congestion Beginning Monday, Oct. 24

Motorists traveling in the vicinity of Sepulveda Boulevard in the Westwood area are advised to plan ahead and allow additional time to reach their destinations beginning Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 for three months due to reduced lanes on Sepulveda Boulevard between Moraga Drive and Montana Avenue.

Keywords: Reduced lanes underground utility relocation work
October 21, 2011
Begins Oct. 25: I-405 Freeway Closures Between Getty Center Drive and U.S. 101 Planned for Four Nights

 

The schedule for this week's full directional freeway closures in support of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project has been revised.  The closures will begin Tuesday, October 25, 2011, and continue for approximately four nights.

Keywords: I-405, "Sepulveda Pass" construction "405 freeway" 405
October 20, 2011
Take Metro to Hollywood to Experience IRIS from Cirque Du Soleil and Save

Go Metro to IRIS A Journey Through the World of CinemaTM,  the new resident production from Cirque Du Soleil®. It's now playing at the famed Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, home of the Academy Awards, which sits atop the Metro Rail Hollywood/Highland subway station.

Keywords: IRIS "Cirque du Soleil" "kodak theater"
October 19, 2011
Go Metro to the Open Market Place in Hollywood, Save and Enjoy

Beginning Saturday, Nov. 5 Go Metro and join artists, crafters and local designers and enjoy the relaxing environment, food trucks and live music at the Open Market Place at the historic Hollywood High School. The Open Market Place will include unique vintage products and antiques and will be held on the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Keywords: "open market place"
October 19, 2011
Expertos reportan sobre las preocupaciones sísmicas y de seguridad relacionados con la Extensión del Tren Subterráneo al Westside

Científicos recomendaron la estación Constellation, asegurando que la excavación de un túnel  se puede llevar a cabo en forma segura debajo de la escuela Beverly Hills High School. No se ha tomado ninguna decisión sobre la ruta del tren subterráneo.

Keywords: "westside subway extension" "Century City" constellation seismic safety "Beverly Hills High School" "beverly hills"
October 19, 2011
Experts report on seismic and safety issues concerning the Westside Subway Extension

Scientists recommend a Constellation station, say tunneling can be done safely under Beverly Hills High School campus. No decisions about the subway's route were made.

Keywords: "westside subway extension" "Century City" constellation seismic safety "Beverly Hills High School" "beverly hills"
October 11, 2011
Community Meetings to Discuss Start of Van Nuys Corridor Rapidway Environmental Clearance

Metro, in cooperation with the City of Los Angeles, will hold three community workshops in late October to inform the public about the start of a study that will identify options for improving transit service along the Van Nuys Boulevard corridor in the San Fernando Valley.

Keywords: "Van Nuys Corridor Rapidway" "van nuys study" "rapid bus"
October 07, 2011
Metro receives AQMD’s Clean Air Award for achieving 100% clean-air bus fleet

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today was recognized by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) with the Clean Air Award in the category of "Promotion of Good Environmental Stewardship."

Keywords: AQMD CNG bus "clean air"
October 05, 2011
Go Metro to CicLAvia Sunday, Oct. 9

Go Metro and continue your car-free experience to and from CicLAvia in Los Angeles this Sunday, October 9.  

Keywords: CicLAvia bikes closures free route
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