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News Releases from September, 2015

September 29, 2015
Metro Gold Line Service Update for Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is continuing work to repair damaged overhead wires on the L.A. to Pasadena Metro Gold Line.  For this afternoon's peak commuter period, Metro Gold Line service will continue to operate in both directions approximately every 20 minutes.  Trains will share a single track between Heritage Square and Lincoln/Cypress Gold Line Stations. 

Keywords: service alert
September 29, 2015
Southland’s Top Traffic Reporters Honored at Annual Golden Pylon Awards Sept. 29

The Annual Golden Pylon Awards spotlight true-grit traffic reporters whose on-air traffic talk keeps rush-hour commuters in the know about alternatives to solo driving. The awards are a prelude to Rideshare Week from Oct. 5 - 9 when commuters are encouraged to share the ride.

Keywords: golden pylons; rideshare week
September 28, 2015
L.A. Metro Announces First Chief Innovation Officer

Metro CEO Phillip Washington Taps Nationally Recognized Transportation Expert Dr. Joshua L. Schank to Head Newly Created Office of Extraordinary Innovation

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced today the selection of  Dr. Joshua L. Schank as the first-ever head of Metro’s newly created Office of Extraordinary Innovation.  Dr. Schank’s hire reflects L.A. Metro’s commitment to innovation, accessibility and accountability in transportation for all Angelenos.

Keywords: office of extraordinary innovation
September 24, 2015
Metro Board approves program to explore safety enhancements at 153 rail crossings in L.A. County

The L.A. County Grade Crossing and Corridor Safety Program will address trespassing and identify locations where at-grade crossings could become grade-separated.   

Keywords: rail safety
September 17, 2015
Metro’s Pilot Business Interruption Fund Reaches $1 Million Milestone in Grants to Small Business Impacted by Rail Construction

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Business Interruption Fund (BIF) pilot project has exceeded the $1 million mark in the award of 62 grants to “mom & pop” businesses directly impacted by construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. BIF began operations this past February.

Keywords: crenshaw/lax; small business
September 16, 2015

To make transit more economical and convenient for travelers, all 26 regional transportation agencies in Los Angeles County have joined the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the TAP network to create the largest seamless transportation system in the nation.

Keywords: TAP
September 15, 2015

SkyWatch towers will be “eyes in the sky” to step up enforcement

To further enhance safety and security on the transit system, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today announced acquisition of three significant technologies that will be deployed countywide in the coming weeks.

Keywords: security
September 14, 2015
Metro partners with Nextdoor, a private social network for neighborhoods

The partnership enables Metro to provide residents targeted information about the agency’s projects and initiatives in their neighborhoods.

Keywords: Crenshaw/LAX
September 11, 2015
Metro to launch local underutilized minority business development initiatives

The programs will provide business development opportunities for small businesses working on Metro projects greater than $25 million.

Keywords: DBE
September 08, 2015
Crenshaw Boulevard Segments to Close September 25 as Crenshaw/LAX Rail Construction Continues

Expo/Crenshaw Station

A 21 day full street closure will take place on Crenshaw Boulevard between Coliseum Street and Exposition Boulevard beginning Friday, September 25. This closure is needed to perform chemical grouting just outside the south wall of the underground station. This wall is where the tunnel boring machine will begin digging the southbound tunnel.

Keywords: Crenshaw LAX
September 08, 2015
Series Of Weekend Wilshire Boulevard Street Closures In Beverly Hills Planned to Conduct Metro Purple Line Utility Relocation Work

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) plans to alternately close a full direction of street traffic on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills over a series of seven consecutive weekends from Friday, September 11 to Sunday, October 25 to conduct advanced utility relocation work for the Metro Purple Line Extension Project.  Area motorists are encouraged to use recommended detours to avoid street congestion during these weekend-only work periods. 

Keywords: purple line ext
September 08, 2015
Lane Reductions along Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles for Power Line Relocation Work Planned as Part of Regional Connector Transit Project

As part of the ongoing utility relocation efforts near the 2nd/Broadway Station of the Regional Connector Transit Project, Regional Connector Constructors (RCC) under contract to Metro will begin the installation of k-rail (concrete barriers) along Broadway, north and south of 2nd  Street in downtown Los Angeles and on 2nd Street, east of Broadway beginning Saturday, September 12.

Keywords: regional connector,
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