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News Releases from September, 2016

September 29, 2016
Metro to Host Two Telephone Hall Meetings on October 12 and 19 to Answer Questions about Measure M

Metro will host two Interactive Telephone Town Hall meetings on October 12 and 19 to provide information and answer questions about Measure M, the agency’s expenditure plan that would fund a wide variety of transit and highway projects; local street improvements; programs for seniors, students and people with disabilities; and more over the next four decades. The Measure will go before voters on November 8.

Keywords: Telephone Town Hall
September 29, 2016
Southland’s Top Traffic Reporters Honored at Annual Golden Pylon Awards

The coveted Golden Pylon Awards were handed out to the Southland’s top traffic reporters on Sept. 28. The awards honor the reporters who keep the region's traffic moving by promoting rideshare options such as carpools, vanpools, bicycling, walking and public transportation.

Keywords: rideshare week
September 26, 2016
Metro Celebrates the 1,500th Student to Receive Universal Transit Pass at Cal State Northridge

Metro Board Chair John Fasana and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti were joined today by other local dignitaries and students from Cal State Northridge (CSUN) in celebrating the 1,500th CSUN college student to receive a Metro U-Pass as part of the agency’s two-year pilot program to make it easier and cheaper for college students to buy transit passes

Keywords: student pass, u-pass
September 26, 2016
Metro Board Approves $4.14 Million in New Round of Open Streets Events in Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors has approved $4.14 million for a new round of Open Streets events that temporarily close streets to automobile traffic and create one-day opportunities for people to walk, bike, roll and take transit, possibly for the first time.

Keywords: Board of Directors, approved, $4.14 million, Open Streets events
September 22, 2016
Latest Measure R Transit Project Moving Forward

Metro Set to Begin Environmental Clearance Process for West Santa Ana Branch Rail Line

Keywords: Measure R, improvements
September 22, 2016
Go Metro to UCLA Bruins Football Games at the Rose Bowl

The UCLA Bruins are playing the Stanford Cardinal at the Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday in Pasadena, and there’s no better way to beat the traffic and parking hassles at the stadium than riding Metro and other transit services to the game.

Keywords: UCLA; Bruins, Stanford, football, game, gameday, Rose Bowl, Pasadena
September 22, 2016
Metro Board Approves Security Enhancements On Transit System

As part of its strategy on enhancing security and rider experience on the transit system, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today approved a contract to nearly double the amount of contract security officers to deter crime and disorder on the bus and rail system. 

Keywords: security; enhancements
September 19, 2016
“Go Metro” a Big Hit with LA Rams Fans on Home Opener at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Game Day

Los Angeles Rams fans are taking advantage of the Metro Rail and Bus system to travel to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on game day as more than 21,000 fans used the Expo Line and the Metro Silver Line to see the Rams defeat the Seahawks on Sunday.

Keywords: la rams; expo line
September 06, 2016
Newly Signed State Legislation Improves Opportunities for Small and Disabled Veteran Businesses to Compete for Metro Construction Contracts

Gov. Brown’s recent signing of Assembly Bill 2690, by State Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, creates new opportunities for small and disabled veteran businesses to compete for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) construction contracts.

Keywords: Gov. Brown, Assembly Bill 2690, ,State Assembly Member, Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, construction contracts, small and disabled veteran businesses,
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