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News Releases from April, 2017

April 28, 2017
Bus Service in Central Downtown LA to be Detoured

Extra Metro Rail Service Added for Upcoming May Day March in Downtown Los Angeles on Monday, May 1

Keywords: May Day, Extra Rail Service
April 28, 2017
Extra Metro Rail Service Added for Upcoming May Day March in Downtown Los Angeles on Monday, May 1

With several marches planned on Monday, May 1, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will add extra rail service and security in anticipation of thousands of individuals participating in the May Day March.

Keywords: May Day, march, extra rail service
April 26, 2017
Metro Releases RFP to Study Sepulveda Pass Corridor Transit Options

In a significant initial step to bring a transit line through L.A.’s notoriously congested Sepulveda Pass, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today issued a Request for Proposals to study the feasibility of various transit modes and alignments.

Keywords: 405
April 26, 2017
L.A. Metro Joins National Safety Week May 1-5 to Promote Safety at Transit Project Construction Sites

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is promoting National Safety Week May 1-5 to help raise awareness of construction safety for the thousands of workers on Metro transit project sites.

Keywords: National Safety Week, May 1-5 2017,
April 21, 2017
Harriet, the tunnel boring machine, retires after digging twin tunnels for Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today celebrated the end of tunnel excavation for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project. Harriet, the tunnel boring machine (TBM), completed digging the second of the twin tunnels for the light rail line on April 6.

Keywords: Harriet, Tunnel Boring Machine, Crenshaw/LAX
April 19, 2017
Ice Age Camel and Elephant Fossils Unearthed at Wilshire/La Brea Metro Purple Line Extension Construction Site

Metro Purple Line Extension workers excavating the future subway station at Wilshire and La Brea Avenue in L.A.’s Miracle Mile District have unearthed the station’s second Ice Age fossils: a camel bone and a mammoth or mastodon bone.

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April 12, 2017
L.A. Metro, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Conduct Signing Ceremony for New $178 Million Subway Car Contract

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) officials today joined executives from China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Ltd. (CRRC) in a signing ceremony at the Union Station Metro Red Line Station to launch a $178 million, 64 rail car purchase.   

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April 10, 2017
Paid Parking Planned for Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station and Universal City Station Effective Monday, April 24

As part of Metro’s Parking Management Pilot Program approved by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors last December, paid parking will go into operation on Monday, April 24, at both the Metro Red Line North Hollywood and Universal City stations.

Keywords: Paid parking, North Hollywood, Red Line
April 06, 2017
Metro Launches New “Bike Share for Business” Discounted Pass Program

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has launched a new “Bike Share for Business” program that offers businesses a way to purchase discounted bike share passes for their employees in downtown Los Angeles.

Keywords: Metro, “Bike Share for Business”, Discounted Pass Program, Bikeshare, Bikes
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