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July 18, 2017
Measure M Project Delivery Well Underway as Tax Initiative Collection Begins

Marking another major milestone in the implementation of Measure M – the half-cent sales tax measure for transportation – the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors has selected the committee of seven to sit on the critically important Independent Taxpayer Oversight Committee. The panel’s job is to make certain Measure M is implemented as specified in the ballot measure.

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July 14, 2017
Metro Launches Bike Sharing in Pasadena with 30+ Stations and 375 Bicycles at Key City Destinations

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and city officials today launched a new bike share system comprising 375 bicycles at 30-plus bike share stations throughout the city.

Metro’s contractor, Bicycle Transit Systems, Inc. has completed installation of bike share stations at key locations. All bicycles have been delivered to individual stations and are now available for public use. Those interested in buying a monthly or annual pass for Metro Bikes can register online at www.metro.net/bikeshare.

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July 10, 2017
Final Environmental Impact Statement/Report (FEIS/FEIR) Released for the Northwest 138 Corridor Improvement Project

The Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Northwest 138 Corridor Improvement Project has been completed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The goal of the project is to improve mobility and operations and enhance safety  on SR-138 between the I-5 and SR-14 in the northern part of Los Angeles County.

Keywords: NW138
July 07, 2017
Metro Releases Souvenir TAP Cards Celebrating L.A.’s Bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Metro’s newest TAP cards available along major rail lines connecting LA 2024 venues

Keywords: TAP, Olympics, Metro, LACMTA
June 30, 2017
New Exhibition at Los Angeles Union Station Features Artists’ Unique Interpretations of L.A. Neighborhoods

Exhibition marks beginning of 15th Anniversary Celebration of Through the Eyes of Artists Series

Keywords: Metro Art, 15th Anniversary Celebration, Through the Eyes of Artists Series
June 27, 2017
L.A. Metro Customers to Benefit from Enhanced Safety, Greater Police Presence through New Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Partnership Effective July 1

The patrons of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) system will benefit from a substantially increased presence of law enforcement personnel beginning July 1 due to a new five-year, multi-agency approach led by Metro’s Security Team that includes the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Police Department and Long Beach Police Department. 

Keywords: Metro’s Security Team, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Police Department , Long Beach Police Department
June 26, 2017
Metro to Hold Community Meetings on Pedestrian and Bicycle Corridor in South Los Angeles on June 29

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites the public to participate in two community meetings on Thursday, June 29, to discuss design elements and planning for Segment A of the walking and biking path known as the Active Transportation Rail to River Corridor Project.

Keywords: Pedestrian and bicycle corridor, South Los Angeles
June 23, 2017
Metro Board Approves Budget, Project Agreements to Build Second Phase of the Foothill Gold Line Project

First Measure M transit project gets green light

 

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board today approved a $1.4-billion budget and partnership agreements to extend the Metro Gold Line in the San Gabriel Valley another 11.5 miles east to Claremont.

Keywords: Foothill Gold Line Project
June 23, 2017
Metro Board Awards Largest Contract Ever to Small, Minority-Owned Businesses

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today awarded a contract for $90.8 million to Kal Krishnan Consulting Services/Triunity Engineering & Management Joint Venture (KKCS/Triunity JV) for program management support services.

Keywords: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program
June 22, 2017
Metro Board Approves Budget, Project Agreements to Build Second Phase of the Foothill Gold Line Project

First Measure M transit project gets green light

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June 21, 2017
The Metro Blue Line Says Hello/Goodbye to New/Old Rail Cars

Kinkisharyo P3010

Nippon Sharyo P865

Kinkisharyo P3010

Nippon Sharyo P865


After 27 years of service on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) Blue Line, the original rail cars — the Nippon Sharyo P865s — are being replaced with the new Kinkisharyo P3010 cars to enhance passenger service and improve vehicle reliability and maintainability.

Keywords: Blue Line P865-P3010
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