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News Releases from June, 2012

June 29, 2012
Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) on the I-710 Corridor Project Released for 60-day Public Review

Los Angeles – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the Gateway Cities Council of Governments, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the Interstate 5 Joint Powers Authority have released the Draft EIR/EIS on the I-710 Corridor Project for a 60-day public review.

Keywords: SR710 710 "710 freeway" "measure r" pasadena caltrans "San Gabriel Valley" EIR/EIS "environmental review"
June 29, 2012
Measure R Project: Officials Celebrate Completion of Metro Orange Line Extension to Chatsworth Ahead of Schedule, Under Budget

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), joined by city, county and state officials, today celebrated the completion of the Metro Orange Line Extension, a four-mile addition to the wildly popular dedicated busway that will enhance regional transit connections to and from the Western San Fernando Valley.

Keywords: "Chatsworth Metrolink Station" "Orange Line" "Metro Orange Line Extension" Villaraigosa "Measure R"
June 28, 2012
25 New Artworks Featured on the Metro Orange Line

Stations on the Metro Orange Line Extension include 25 new artworks that enrich the transit environment and contribute to the artistic vibrancy of the neighborhoods served by Metro in the west San Fernando Valley.

Keywords: "Chatsworth Metrolink Station" "Orange Line" "Metro Orange Line Extension" Villaraigosa "Metro Art"
June 28, 2012
Metro Board approves Grimshaw/Gruen team to create master plan for Union Station and 40-acre site

 LOS ANGELES - June 28, 2012 - The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today voted to approve a contract with Los Angeles-based Gruen Associates in association with Grimshaw Architects of London for the creation of a master plan for the historic Union Station and its surrounding 40 acres. The board authorized Metro Chief Executive Officer Art Leahy to execute a firm fixed price contract not to exceed $4,150,000.

Keywords: "Union Station" "master plan" USMP
June 26, 2012
Go Metro to the American Heroes Air Show and Ride a Helicopter

 If you've ever wanted to take a ride on a helicopter, now's your chance. Head out to the American Heroes Air Show, the nation's premier helicopter-only aviation event, and make sure to go Metro to receive a five percent discount on helicopter rides.

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June 25, 2012
Celebrate the Opening of the Orange Line Extension with Entertainment and Free Rides

Metro will celebrate the opening of the Orange Line Extension with fun-filled family events at two stations on Saturday, June 30. Festivities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include food trucks, live music and much more.

Keywords: "Chatsworth Metrolink Station" "Orange Line" "Metro Orange Line Extension" Villaraigosa
June 20, 2012
Metro Joins Local Elected Officials for the Dedication of the New Expo Line Culver City Station

Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa joined Culver City Mayor Andy Weissman and other local elected officials today to officially dedicate the opening of the Expo Line Culver City Station located in the heart of Culver City at the intersection of Washington and National.  Both the Culver City Station and the Farmdale Station will open to the public at noon today.

Keywords: "expo art" "expo line" "culver city" farmdale
June 18, 2012
Dump the Pump and Save Money: This June 21, leave your car at home

High gas prices have everyone thinking about alternatives to driving in order to save some cash, but for some there are lingering doubts. Want to take public transit but feel like it's inconvenient? Wondering about ridesharing but not sure where to start? Never fear, Metro's here with an array of transportation options - and what better time to try a new way of commuting than on National Dump the Pump Day?

Keywords: "Dump the Pump"
June 14, 2012
Culver City, Farmdale Stations Feature 32 New Artworks for the Metro Expo Line

The final two stations to open on the Metro Expo Line, Culver City and Farmdale, include 32 new glass mosaic artworks, with original artwork designs created by Los Angeles artists Tom LaDuke and Michael Massenburg. In total, 176 new artworks on the Expo Line enrich the transit environment and contribute to the artistic vibrancy of the neighborhoods served by Metro.

Keywords: "expo art" "expo line" "culver city" farmdale "Tom LaDuke" "Michael Massenberg"
June 13, 2012
Go Metro to Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Victory Parade

The Los Angeles Kings Parade planned for Thursday, June 14 at 12 p.m., in downtown Los Angeles will create street closures along Figueroa Street and around the Staples Center. Metro is the best option for fans to get to the parade celebration and to Staples Center for the rally.

Keywords: "Stanley Cup" "Kings victory parade" "Los Angeles Kings" "staples center" Kings
June 11, 2012
Have Questions About the 90-Day Wilshire Ramp Closures to begin June 22 and their impact to Westside traffic? Ask L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky During Metro's Live Internet Chat June 15 at noon

Los Angeles, Calif. (June 11, 2012) -- As L.A. prepares for the three-month closure of key I-405 freeway ramps at Wilshire Boulevard starting Friday, June 22, the public is being encouraged to "Plan Ahead, Adjust Travel Times or Share the Ride." What are the best ways to minimize nightmarish congestion throughout the Westside as a result of this work? L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, joined by Metro's construction team, can give you advice during a 1-hour live internet chat from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 15 at metro.net.

Keywords: closure of key I-405 freeway ramps at Wilshire Boulevard live chat Zev Yaroslavsky
June 11, 2012
Go Metro to Look East: Korean Film Festival and Save on Tickets

Celebrate the Korean film industry at the first annual Look East: Korean Film Festival at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The event will screen new and classic films and feature two Q&A sessions with top actors and directors. Go Metro to Look East and get a discount when buying tickets.

Keywords: Korean film festival Metro Red line save tickects
June 11, 2012
Leave those stilettos behind … Culver City is the place to eat and walk and Metro will take you there on the brand new Expo Line

Grab your trendy fabric shopping bag and leave those stilettos behind. It's time to visit Culver City for great food -- in restaurants, shops and at the Tuesday farmers' market. Metro will soon take you there aboard Expo -- the first passenger rail to the Westside in more than 50 years.

Keywords: Culver City New Expo Line explore "places to eat" walk
June 07, 2012
New Artist Opportunities along Metro Expo Line, Phase 2

Metro Art is announcing new opportunities for artists as part of Phase 2 of the Metro Expo Line.

Keywords: "Expo Line" "metro art" sculpture "public art"
June 07, 2012
Go Metro to Let’s Move California!: Fitness Feria for a Chance to Win Great Prizes

 Get a jump start on healthy living with Let's Move California!: Fitness Feria. Fitness Feria offers a free day of fun for both parents and children of all ages. Participate in more than 40 sports and fitness activities while learning about health and wellness. Go Metro to the event and receive a raffle ticket for the opportunity to win Wolfgang Puck cooking appliances, sporting equipment and more great prizes.

Keywords: "Fitness Feria" "Let's Move California"
June 06, 2012
Metro San Gabriel Valley Service Council special meeting in East Los Angeles on June 11 to focus on Metro service, new Construction Careers Policy

 Metro's San Gabriel Valley Service Council, which holds monthly meetings and public hearings on Metro service provided throughout the San Gabriel Valley, will hold their Monday, June 11 meeting at a special location. The meeting will begin at 5 pm at the East Los Angeles Public Library, located at 4837 E. Third Street.

Keywords: "San Gabriel Valley Service Council" "Construction Careers Policy"
June 05, 2012
Metro Bus Service Changes to be Implemented Sunday June 17 with Improved Bus Connections with New Metro Expo Light Rail Line

 Beginning Sunday, June 17, 2012, Metro will implement bus service changes to a number of bus lines throughout Los Angeles County, make adjustments to existing bus lines to better serve the new Metro Expo Line and implement other minor route improvements.

Keywords: "L.A. bus service" "bus service" "bus service changes"
June 05, 2012
Metro to Open Culver City and Farmdale Stations along the New Expo Line to the Public on Wednesday, June 20

 Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Chair Antonio Villaraigosa announced today that Metro will officially open to the public both the Culver City Station and the Farmdale Station along the recently opened Metro Expo Line on Wednesday, June 20 at 12 noon.

Keywords: "expo line" "Culver City" farmdale villaraigosa "
June 04, 2012
Metro begins Advanced Utility Relocation Work for Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project

First Project Labor Agreement Contract to Put Economically Disadvantage People to Work

Keywords: crenshaw/lax PLA "measure r"
May 31, 2012
Free Rides on Metro Orange Line Extension Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1

 Metro has announced that it will offer free rides on the Metro Orange Line Extension both Saturday, June 30 AND Sunday, July 1 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. as part of the official opening weekend festivities for the new bus line between Canoga Park and Chatsworth.

Keywords: "Chatsworth Metrolink Station" "Orange Line" "Metro Orange Line Extension" Villaraigosa
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