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News Releases from March, 2014

March 27, 2014
Tentative agreement on new contract reached between Metro, Union Leaders representing Metro maintenance workers

Tentative agreement on a new labor contract has been reached between Metro and the leadership of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277, which represents Metro's maintenance employees.

Keywords: tentative agreement, ATU
March 24, 2014
Metro’s Dodger Stadium Express Bus Service from Union Station to Dodger Stadium set to run during 2014 Dodger Games

For the fifth year in a row, Metro will offer Dodger Stadium Express bus service from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Dodger Stadium beginning on Thursday, March 27 & 28 for the Dodgers/Angels exhibition games and throughout the 2014 regular season under a two year grant approved last year by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC).  The Dodgers' 2014 season kicks off on Opening Day against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, April 4.

Keywords: Dodger Stadium Express,
March 24, 2014
Full Southbound I-405 Closure Between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive Planned Nights of March 26, 27

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor plans to install joint seals on the Sepulveda Boulevard undercrossing near Sherman Oaks, work that will require the full closure of the southbound I-405 between U.S. 101 and Getty Center Drive off-ramp from midnight Wednesday, March 26 through 5 a.m. Thursday, March 27, and again from midnight Thursday, March 27, through 5 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014.

Keywords: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project,
March 21, 2014
Construction Notice: Southbound I-405 Full Nighttime Directional Closure

The southbound (SB) I-405 will be closed from Santa Monica Boulevard to National Boulevard nightly from midnight to 5 a.m. on the nights of:

Keywords: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project,
March 20, 2014
Construction Careers Information Center will Open Saturday, March 22 at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructor (WSCC) and the Los Angeles Urban League in conjunction with Metro will host the opening of the new Construction Careers Information Center at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 

Keywords: Construction Careers center open, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
March 19, 2014
Sepulveda Boulevard Lane Closures between Mountaingate Drive and Skirball Center Drive Planned March 21 to April 21

Beginning 9 p.m., Friday, March 21 to Monday, April 21, Sepulveda Boulevard will be reduced to one northbound lane between Mountaingate Drive and Skirball Center Drive to conduct roadway construction on the northbound No. 2 lane. 

Keywords: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project,
March 17, 2014
Metro Public Hearing on Proposed Fare Changes Set for March 29

The public is encouraged to attend the upcoming Metro public hearing on proposed fare changes to be held on Saturday, March 29 at 9:30 a.m. at Metro's Headquarters building, 3rd Floor Board Room, One Gateway Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. 

Keywords: fare changes, public hearing
March 17, 2014
Full Southbound 405 Directional Closure Between Santa Monica Boulevard and National Boulevard in West Los Angeles Planned Nights of March 17 to 22

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor plans to fully close the southbound I-405 between Santa Monica Boulevard and National Boulevard in West Los Angeles on the following dates and times to facilitate the installation of a full-span freeway overhead sign and to conduct other roadway construction activities at the freeway median:

Keywords: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project,
March 13, 2014
Full Northbound I-405 Directional Freeway Closure Between Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles Planned Friday Night, March 14

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is scheduled to conduct a full northbound I-405 freeway closure the night of Friday, March 14, 2014 from midnight to 5 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 between Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard. This closure will facilitate the re-striping of lanes, and work at the freeway median.

Keywords: I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project,
March 11, 2014
Full Southbound 405 Directional Closure Between Santa Monica Boulevard and National Boulevard in West Los Angeles Planned Nights of March 13, 16

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor plans to fully close the southbound I-405 between Santa Monica Boulevard and National Boulevard in West Los Angeles on the following dates and times to facilitate the installation of a full-span freeway overhead sign:

Keywords: Full Southbound 405 Directional Closure, Santa Monica Boulevard, National Boulevard, planned, night
March 10, 2014
Full Northbound I-405 Closures Between Getty Center Drive and Greenleaf Planned Nights of March 11, 12

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is scheduled to conduct a full night-time only closure of the northbound I-405 between Getty Center Drive and the Greenleaf onramp on the night of Tuesday, March 11 from midnight to 5 a.m. (morning of Wednesday, March 12) and the night of Wednesday, March 12  from midnight to 5 a.m. (morning of Thursday, March 13).  The closure will accommodate shifting k-rail from the inside lanes to the outside lanes and shifting traffic to the west. A restriping of the freeway lanes in this area will take place. 

Keywords: I-405 sepulveda pass project, freeway closures
March 06, 2014
Metro to hold series of Public Hearings on Metro ExpressLanes

Metro will hold a series of public hearings in March and April to gather public input on the Metro ExpressLanes program designed to alleviate congestion and provide new and better travel options on two of LA County's busiest freeways.

Keywords: ExpressLanes, public hearings
March 05, 2014
Roadway Reconstruction Work on Sepulveda Boulevard Between Montana Avenue and Church Lane Planned March 14 Through April 28

The I-405 Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project contractor is scheduled to conduct roadway reconstruction work of approximately one-half mile of Sepulveda Boulevard in West Los Angeles between Montana Avenue and Church Lane between March 14 and April 28, 2014. The contractor will perform a full-depth reconstruction of this portion of Sepulveda Boulevard, demolishing existing asphalt concrete, grading, compacting and paving new roadway.  This work will require daytime lane reductions and full night-time and weekend street closures in this area.

Keywords: I-405 sepulveda pass project, freeway closures
March 03, 2014
Take Metro Rail to the LA Marathon Sunday, March 9

The Los Angeles Marathon returns on Sunday, March 9 with the "Stadium to the Sea" course running once again from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica and again your best course of action is to use the Metro Rail system to see all the racing action.

Keywords: L.A. marathon, Sunday, March 9, Metro Rail
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