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News Releases from January, 2019

January 28, 2019
LA Metro Launches Partnership with Via to Provide On-Demand Service to Three Busy Transit Stations

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), along with private partner Via, on Monday launched a new yearlong pilot project to offer shared, on-demand rides to and from three Metro Stations.

Keywords: Via, on-demand rides, Artesia, El Monte, North Hollywood
January 22, 2019
Metro's $350-million investment in modernizing the Blue Line will begin January 26, 2019

The Metro Blue Line will undergo a comprehensive $350-million modernization beginning January 26, 2019, to improve reliability, upgrade safety and enhance the customer experience, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) reminded riders today. Work to modernize the Blue Line — which opened in 1990 and is Metro’s oldest rail line — has been ongoing since 2014 with a series of safety and operational improvements.

Keywords: New Blue, Blue Line, Closures
January 18, 2019
Metro Invites L.A. County Students to Participate in Art and Naming Contest for Metro Purple Line Section 2 Project Tunnel Boring Machines

Los Angeles County students from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to help the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) choose a name and artwork for the Purple Line Extension’s second of set of tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will be burrowing 2.6 miles underneath Century City and Beverly Hills.

Keywords: L.A. County Students, Purple Line, Tunnel Boring Machines
January 17, 2019
LA Metro Seeks Community Input for On-Demand MicroTransit Pilot Project

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) on Thursday released a community survey to gather input for its MicroTransit Pilot project currently under development.

Keywords: MicroTransit pilot project, Twenty-Eight by '28, Olympics
January 17, 2019
Metro Will Enhance Service on Saturday for Women’s March, One Life March in Downtown Los Angeles

With many thousands of people expected to attend the 3rd Annual Women’s March and One Life March in downtown Los Angeles this Saturday, January 19, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is encouraging attendees to “Go Metro” to easily travel to and from both marches. Regular transit fares will be required.

Keywords: Women's March, One Life March, Enhanced service
January 14, 2019
L.A. Metro to Hold a New Round of Community Meetings to Present Refined Concepts for Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be presenting refined concepts for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project at a series of upcoming community meetings beginning later this month. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in the planning of this key transit project.

Keywords: Community meeting, Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, San Fernando Valley, Westside
January 09, 2019
L.A. Metro Offers Extra Rail Service for Rams vs. Cowboys NFL Playoff Game at L.A. Coliseum this Saturday, January 12

With more than 70,000 football fans expected to attend the NFL playoff game between the L.A. Rams and Dallas Cowboys at the L.A. Coliseum on Saturday, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is enhancing rail service and encouraging fans to “Go Metro” to beat traffic congestion and parking hassles in the Exposition Park area. 

Keywords: Enhanced service, Expo Line, L.A. Coliseum
January 08, 2019
L.A. Metro to Provide Free Fares for Los Angeles Unified School District Students If Teachers Strike

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) proposes to offer free rides to students of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in the event of a teachers’ strike that may commence on Thursday, January 10.

Keywords: Free fares, LAUSD, Strike
January 02, 2019
Partial Green Line Closure for Two Consecutive Weeks to Complete Connections to Future Crenshaw/LAX Line

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will suspend its Green Line service between the Crenshaw and Redondo Beach stations beginning Friday, January 4, 2019. Work is expected to be completed by Sunday, January 20. The closure is being done to complete and activate the connection with the future Crenshaw/LAX light rail line.

Keywords: Crenshaw/LAX, Green Line, Closure
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