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News Releases from February, 2017

February 27, 2017
Metro’s Final Quality of Life Report Shows Striking Changes in Access to Transit and Growth in Services That Are Improving Mobility for L.A. County Residents

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has released the final version of a report that shows dramatic improvements in quality of life for the region between 2008 — when Los Angeles County voters approved Measure R — and 2015.

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February 23, 2017
Metro Board Approves New Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Contract to Improve Safety and Security on L.A. County’s Metro Bus and Rail System

Signaling a sea change in the way L.A. County’s transit system is policed, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board today approved a new multi-million dollar law enforcement contract with three separate law enforcement agencies to help keep the ever-expanding Metro system safe. 

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February 21, 2017
Harriet, the Tunnel Boring Machine, Arrived at Martin Luther King Jr. Station

Harriet continues digging south under Crenshaw Boulevard and arrived at the Martin Luther King Jr. station on the evening of Valentine’s Day, February 14, Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project staff announced this week. 

Keywords: Martin Luther King Jr. Station, Harriet, Tunnel Boring Machine, Crenshaw/LAX
February 21, 2017
Bus service will replace train service on parts of Expo Line this weekend

Train service will be replaced by bus shuttles on the Expo Line the weekend of February 24, 25 and 26 so that maintenance and repair work can be performed on overhead wires, train tracks and communications equipment, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced.

Keywords: Expo Line, weekend, maintenance work, bus shuttles,
February 21, 2017
Harriet, the Tunnel Boring Machine, arrived at Martin Luther King Jr. Station

Harriet continues digging south under Crenshaw Boulevard and arrived at the Martin Luther King Jr. station on the evening of Valentine’s Day, February 14, Metro Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project staff announced this week.

Keywords: Harriet, tunnel boring machine, underground
February 17, 2017
First Public Use of Lankershim Depot in 65 Years

Groundwork Coffee Co. Celebrates Grand Opening in Newly Restored, Historic Lankershim Depot

Keywords: Groundwork Coffee, Grand Opening, Lankershim Depot
February 15, 2017
Metro Will Add Extra Service and Security on Saturday for Immigrants March in Downtown Los Angeles and for Monday’s Not My President’s Day Rally

With numbers as high as 500,000 projected to attend the Immigrants Make America Great march on Saturday, Feb. 18 and a crowd of 100,000 expected for Monday’s Not My President’s Day Rally, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is planning extra bus and rail service and security. Metro also is issuing this advice: Patrons heading to the march or rally on Metro on Saturday or Monday are advised to buy TAP cards and load them with fare in advance and go early to avoid what could be massive crowds. Rides will not be free on either day and all riders will need a TAP card loaded with fare to board the trains and buses.

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February 15, 2017
Metro Will Add Extra Service and Security on Saturday for Immigrants March in Downtown Los Angeles and for Monday’s Not My President’s Day Rally

With numbers as high as 500,000 projected to attend the Immigrants Make America Great march on Saturday, Feb. 18 and a crowd of 100,000 expected for Monday’s Not My President’s Day Rally, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is planning extra bus and rail service and security. Metro also is issuing this advice: Patrons heading to the march or rally via Metro on Saturday or Monday are advised to buy TAP cards and load them with fare in advance and go early to avoid what could be massive crowds. Rides will not be free on either day and all riders will need a TAP card loaded with fare to board the trains and buses.

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February 07, 2017
Metro and The Bloc Open New Pedestrian Passageway at Busy 7th Street/Metro Center Station in Downtown Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), in partnership with The Bloc, has opened a much needed $9.3-million pedestrian passageway at the 7th Street/Metro Center Station that will greatly improve pedestrian access to and from the busy downtown L.A. rail hub.

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February 06, 2017
Metro Board Approves Renewal of the Agency’s Project Labor Agreement and Construction Career Policy to include Measure M and Joint Development Projects

       

With the passage of Measure M expected to bring an unparalleled volume of transit infrastructure construction work to the region, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors last month approved the renewal of the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) and the Construction Careers Policy (CCP) and the inclusion of Measure M and future joint development projects.

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February 03, 2017
Bus Service to Replace Train Service on Parts of the Expo Line during Two Weekend Closures in February

Train service will be replaced by bus shuttles on two stretches of the Expo Line in February in order for maintenance and repair work to be performed on overhead wires, track and communications equipment, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced today.

Keywords: Expo Line, Weekend closures, bus service, train service
February 02, 2017
Metro advances four unsolicited proposals that could accelerate major Measure M projects

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today announced that four unsolicited proposals that could accelerate two mega projects included in Metro’s Measure M transportation ballot measure have advanced from Phase I to Phase II analysis. Two of the proposals are for the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor and two are for the Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor. Each proposal suggests a different approach to bringing innovation, acceleration, cost savings and/or other benefits to the respective projects, compared with Metro’s planned project delivery method.

Keywords: unsolicited proposal, Sepulveda pass project, Measure M
February 01, 2017
Second Major Station Construction for L.A. Subway

Metro to Close A Portion of Wilshire Boulevard at Fairfax Avenue in February for 18 Consecutive Weekends to Conduct Decking Operation for Purple Line Extension Project

Keywords: Purple Line Extension, Fairfax Avenue, Construction
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