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News Releases from October, 2015

October 29, 2015

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced today that it was awarded a $15 million United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Act (TIGER) VII grant for construction of the Rail to Rail Active Transportation Corridor Connector Project.

Keywords: rail to rail, rail to river, TIGER grant
October 28, 2015
Public to Choose Name, Art Work for Tunnel Boring Machine

Digging Machine will Excavate Twin Tunnels for Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

The public is invited to help select the winners of a contest to choose a name and art work for the tunnel boring machine (TBM) that will soon begin digging twin tunnels for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project.

Keywords: Crenshaw LAX
October 22, 2015
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Project to Open Saturday, March 5, 2016

Delivery of Very First Measure R Rail Project In The Works

Today Phillip A. Washington, CEO for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced that the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Project, the very first rail line funded and built thanks to the 2008 Measure R countywide sales tax, will officially open to the public on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

Keywords: gold line; Gold Line Foothill Extension; Measure R
October 20, 2015
Reduced Lanes on 1st Street in Downtown Los Angeles for Roadway Widening Work Beginning Oct. 24 as Part of the Regional Connector Transit Project.

As part of the ongoing construction work for the Regional Connector Transit Project, workers will begin the placement of K-rails and traffic lane reconfiguration needed to perform roadway widening along 1st Street between Alameda Street and Vignes Street in downtown Los Angeles. Traffic on 1st Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Keywords: regional connector
October 15, 2015
Metro, Peace Over Violence and LASD Double Down on Campaign to Thwart Sexual Harassment

Reaffirming their commitment to safety and security, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the community organization Peace Over Violence (POV) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) today announced a stepped-up public information campaign to enlist riders’ help in on-going efforts to thwart sexual harassment on the bus and rail system.

Keywords: security
October 14, 2015
Avoid Traffic and Parking Challenges and Go Metro to the Taste of Soul This Saturday

Metro celebrates one-year anniversary of Eat, Shop, Play campaign for small businesses 

As Los Angeles prepares for the food and music extravaganza called the Taste of Soul, L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Mark Ridley-Thomas, Metro Board Member Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Taste of Soul founder Danny Bakewell and Metro Executive Officer for Safety Alex Wiggins today encouraged the public to Go Metro to the festival to avoid traffic and parking issues prompted by the anticipated 350,000 participants this Saturday, Oct. 17. The Metro Expo Line Crenshaw/Expo Station is within a short walk of festival activities.

Keywords: taste of soul; eat shop play; crenshaw lax; go metro
October 12, 2015
Metro Purple Line Extension Contractor to Remove Street Medians along Wilshire Boulevard Near Wilshire/La Brea, Requiring Intermittent Lane Closures

The Metro Purple Line Extension contractor plans to remove three street medians along Wilshire Boulevard in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles starting Monday, October 12 through Friday October 23, work that will require intermittent lane closures during weekdays only. 

Keywords: purple line ext
October 12, 2015
Full Street Closure of Crenshaw Boulevard Between 43rd Street and 48th Street begins Sunday Oct. 18

As part of the construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Crenshaw Boulevard between 43rd Street/Homeland Drive and 48Th Street will close for approximately 40 days to excavate and deck a tunnel and a portal. The full street closure begins at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Keywords: Crenshaw LAX
October 09, 2015
Metro Dedicates Expo/La Brea Station in Honor of Ethel Bradley, Los Angeles’ Longest-Reigning First Lady

Metro joined elected officials in a station dedication ceremony today for Ethel Bradley, the wife of Los Angeles’ first African American Mayor, Tom Bradley. Ethel Bradley was the longest-reigning first lady of Los Angeles, from 1973 to 1993. A memorial plaque has been installed at the Metro Expo Line Expo/La Brea Station, which will be officially renamed Expo/La Brea/Ethel Bradley Station per a motion by L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Mark Ridley-Thomas, City of Los Angeles Mayor and Metro Board Member Eric Garcetti and Metro Board Member Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker.

Keywords: station dedication
October 02, 2015
Metro Celebrates Rideshare Week Oct. 4 – 10 with Community Events, Prize Giveaway

Friends don’t let friends drive alone

Los Angeles is a city long known for the worst congestion in the nation, but people are choosing to improve their commutes by sharing the ride. And to celebrate their commitment to beating traffic, Metro has collaborated with three community organizations to co-host creative ridesharing events to encourage Los Angeles County residents to carpool, ride bikes, take public transit, walk and vanpool during Rideshare Week, Oct. 4 – 10.

Keywords: rideshare week
October 02, 2015
Update: traffic reconfiguration work for Wilshire and La Brea has now been rescheduled for Nov. 6-9.

Update: traffic reconfiguration work for Wilshire and La Brea has now been rescheduled for Nov. 6-9.  Please see date changes  to earlier news release below. 

Keywords: purple line construction, extension reconfigure
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