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Metro to Announce Kick-off of Transportation Boarding School in South Los Angeles

Thursday June 14, 2018

Metro and the County of Los Angeles will announce the kick-off of its Transportation School, which will feature an educational and vocational training program to create the next generation of transportation workers.  

WHAT:               Metro and the County of Los Angeles will announce the kick-off of its Transportation School, which will feature an educational and vocational training program to create the next generation of transportation workers.  

                             The boarding school will be built on 4.2 acres of land at Vermont Avenue and Manchester Boulevard in South Los Angeles that has been vacant since 1992. Eventually, students from throughout the County will be welcome to apply including at-risk youth from communities that have historically been underserved.

WHEN:         Monday, June 18 at 10:45 a.m.

 

WHERE:        Transportation School (Future Site)

 8500 block of Vermont Avenue

 Los Angeles, CA 90044

 

WHO:          L.A. Mayor and Metro Board Chair Eric Garcetti

                      L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Member Mark Ridley-Thomas

                      City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson 

                      Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington

                      L.A. County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Debra Duardo

                      Metro Employee Anna Chen

                      88th Street Church Pastor Anthony Williams

                      Transportation Career Academy Program Student Sumaiya Sabnam

 

VISUALS:          Photo-op with elected officials, Metro executives, community members and high school students who intern with Metro. 

EDITOR’S

NOTE:                 L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington will join students at a charrette at 10 a.m., prior to the beginning of press conference. Parking for news media vehicles will be across the street from 932 W. 85th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90044. News media representatives should wear hard-sole shoes, since the lot surface is not yet graded.

About Metro
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County. 

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