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March 28, 2017
Metro Honors the Late L.A. County Leader Bob Bartlett with Plaque Dedications on the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today dedicated plaques for the late L.A. County leader and former Monrovia Mayor Bob Bartlett at its Monrovia Gold Line operations campus as well as the city’s Metro Gold Line Station. Metro’s operation campus on California Avenue has also officially been renamed to “Division 24: Robert ‘Bob’ Bartlett Monrovia Operations & Maintenance Facility.” 

March 24, 2017
Metro’s Dodger Stadium Express Service from Union Station and Harbor Gateway Transit Center to the Ballpark Starts April 1

Metro will provide Dodger Stadium Express bus service from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Dodger Stadium for the 2017 baseball season, beginning with exhibition play between the Dodgers and Anaheim Angels on Saturday, April 1, and for regular season play on Monday, April 3, for the season opener against the San Diego Padres. The service is provided to all home games under a grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC).  

Keywords: Dodgers, Express Service, Stadium, Harbor Gateway Transit Center
March 23, 2017
Metro to Purchase 64 New Rail Cars for Metro Red, Purple Line Subway System

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has contracted with China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation to build 64 new rail cars for the Metro Red and Purple Lines, a major procurement that will bring new manufacturing jobs to the Los Angeles region and help Metro maintain and expand its subway system.

March 17, 2017
Go Metro to the 2017 L.A. Marathon and Return Home Conveniently on the Expo Line Between Santa Monica and Downtown Los Angeles

The annual Los Angeles Marathon will return this Sunday, March 19 and getting to the finish line – and home again – via Metro will be even easier than it has been in the past.

Keywords: marathon, Expo Line, Santa Monica,
March 14, 2017
Metro Launches Operation: Better Ride with Increased Law Enforcement and Security Patrols on the Metro System

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is increasing law enforcement and security patrols on the Metro System starting this week to help improve the ridership experience for its transit customers.

Keywords: Law Enforcement, Security Patrols, Metro System, Operation: Better Ride
March 13, 2017
Metro Still Seeking Qualified Candidates to Serve L.A. County as Members of the Measure M Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is still seeking qualified candidates to serve the voters of Los Angeles County on the Measure M Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee that will monitor and ensure that tax revenue is spent for transportation purposes as specified in the ballot measure ordinance. The application period will close March 28.

Keywords: Measure M, taxpayer, oversight committee
March 13, 2017
Metro Invites Public to Rail-to-Rail/River Project Meetings on March 23

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites residents, business owners, stakeholders and the general public to two meetings on March 23 in Huntington Park to discuss segment B of the Rail-to-Rail/River project. 

Keywords: Crenshaw, rail to river project, meetings
March 06, 2017
Metro Receives Unsolicited Proposal to Accelerate Orange Line Conversion to Light Rail through a Public-Private Partnership

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has received an unsolicited proposal from Fluor Enterprises, Inc., to accelerate conversion of the Orange Line from bus rapid transit to light rail through a public-private partnership (P3). This is the first proposal Metro has received for this Measure M project and the tenth proposing an alternative delivery method for a major capital project.

Keywords: unsolicited proposal, accelerate, partnership
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