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May 25, 2017
Puget Sound, Los Angeles agencies seek fairness for local taxpayers and challenge call-out in Trump Administration budget document

The chief executive officers of Sound Transit and The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) issued the following statement in opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed major cuts of transit funding programs.

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May 25, 2017
Metro Board Supports Plan to Bring Immediate Traffic Relief to Cities Along the 710 North, Upon Completion of Environmental Study

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board voted today to adopt a locally preferred alternative that addresses traffic congestion in the SR-710 North corridor with projects such as traffic signals synchronization, street widening and freeway ramp improvements.

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May 25, 2017
Southbound I-110 Harbor Freeway 6th Street Off-Ramp Closed

Five Month Closure of 6th Street between Flower and Hope in Downtown Los Angeles Begins June 3 for work on the Regional Connector Transit Project

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May 25, 2017
How Do You Tell an Earthworm from a Tunnel Boring Machine? Find Out How in the Newest Edition of Metro Motion

What do earthworms and tunnel boring machines have in common? How are new rail cars  changing lives? What’s a P3 and why should it be renamed P4?

All of these answers and more are in the latest edition of Metro Motion, Metro’s quarterly cable TV show that’s all about L.A. County transportation.

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May 24, 2017
Five Month Closure of 6th Street between Flower and Hope in Downtown Los Angeles Begins June 3 for work on the Regional Connector Transit Project

Southbound I-110 Harbor Freeway 6th Street Off-Ramp Closed

Regional Connector Constructors (RCC) work crews under contract to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will begin a five month full closure of 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles between Flower and Hope streets to perform roadway removal, utility relocation and beam installation work required for the Regional Connector Transit Project.

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May 24, 2017
How Do You Tell an Earthworm from a Tunnel Boring Machine? Find Out How in the Newest Edition of Metro Motion

What do earthworms and tunnel boring machines have in common? How are new rail cars  changing lives? What’s a P3 and why should it be renamed P4?

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May 19, 2017
L.A. Metro Opens New Metro Bike Hub at Hollywood/Vine Metro Red Line Station

There’s a new star in Hollywood. Two-wheeled transportation, take a bow, because your starring role has finally arrived.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today celebrated the grand opening of a new Metro Bike Hub at the Hollywood/Vine Metro Red Line Station.

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May 19, 2017
L.A. Metro Opens New Metro Bike Hub at Hollywood/Vine Metro Red Line Station

A New Hollywood Star

There’s a new star in Hollywood. Two-wheeled transportation, take a bow, because your starring role has finally arrived.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today celebrated the grand opening of a new Metro Bike Hub at the Hollywood/Vine Metro Red Line Station.

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May 18, 2017
Hollywood, Metro Officials to Announce Grand Opening of New Metro Bike Hub near Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station

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Metro to Unveil A New Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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May 17, 2017
L.A. Metro Plans Activities in Support of Bike Month this May in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has scheduled a number of activities this May to commemorate Bike Month, including an Open Streets event, Metro Bike Hub announcements, free rides for bicyclists on Metro buses and trains on Bike To Work Day May 18, guided bike rides and community celebrations.

Keywords: Bike Month, Metro, LA County
May 15, 2017
Metro Celebrates Bike Week / Infrastructure Week May 15-19 with Groundbreaking for New Bike Hub at Los Angeles Union Station

In commemoration of Bike Week and Infrastructure Week that run from May 15 to 19, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today broke ground on a new $2.47-million Bike Hub that will provide secure, 24/7 bicycle parking at Los Angeles Union Station.

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May 11, 2017
Metro Celebrates Dual Anniversary of Expo Line, L.A.’s Flagship Rail Line Connecting Downtown L.A. to Santa Monica

Expo Line Exceeds Ridership Projections

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today celebrated the dual anniversary of the Expo Line, one of the most popular transit lines the agency now operates.

Keywords: Metro Expo Line, Ridership Projections
May 08, 2017
Full Five Month Closure of 6th Street between Flower and Hope in Downtown Los Angeles Begins June 3 for work on the Regional Connector Transit Project

Southbound I-110 Harbor Freeway 6th Street Off-Ramp Closed

Keywords: Regional Connector, Southboud I-110, Harbor Freeway
May 01, 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
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