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News Releases 2020

February 20, 2020
Metro to Offer Free Rides on Election Day, March 3

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) will be providing free rides on Election Day, March 3, on all Metro buses and trains. In addition, two of Metro’s facilities located in downtown Los Angeles and El Monte will be used as official vote centers from Feb. 22 to March 3 for voters who want to cast their vote early.

Keywords: Free rides, Election Day, vote centers
February 14, 2020
Crime Down on L.A. Metro System Over Past Five Years

Crime on L.A. County’s Metro Bus and Rail system has decreased 17 percent over the last five years, according to new crime figures released by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Keywords: Crime, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles Police Department, Long Beach Police Department
February 11, 2020
U.S. Department of Transportation Commits Nearly $1.3 Billion in New Funding for Section Three of the Metro Purple Line Extension to Westwood

A federal grant totaling nearly $1.3 billion to help build the third and final phase of the Metro Purple Line Extension to Westwood/VA Hospital in Westwood was sent today by the U.S. Department of Transportation to Capitol Hill, the last step before the agreement is signed between the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).

Keywords: Purple Line Extension, Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
January 27, 2020
Metro to Update Community on Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites the public to attend upcoming community meetings to learn about the latest project information and environmental studies on the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project.

Keywords: East Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project, Gold Line, public meeting
January 23, 2020
LA Metro Board of Directors Approves Extension, Expansion of Innovative Rideshare Pilot Partnership with Via

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today approved an extension to the agency’s innovative rideshare pilot partnership with Via. The vote extends the pilot program for another six months with the option for Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington to extend it another six months at his discretion. It also will allow for an expansion of the pilot’s hours in all three service zones and the addition of weekend service.

Keywords: Rideshare, Via, pilot partnership
January 23, 2020
Metro to Hold 12 Community Workshop Meetings in February Seeking Input on NextGen Bus Plan Service Concepts

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold 12 community workshop meetings in February to gather public input on the agency’s NextGen Bus Plan that will redesign and reimagine the agency’s vast bus system to meet the needs of today’s riders. Additional meetings are planned for March and April.

Keywords: Community Workshop, NextGen Bus Plan
January 22, 2020
L.A. Metro Announces Several New Executive Appointments to Its Senior Leadership Team to Continue Transforming L.A. County Transportation

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has hired several new top executives to help the agency strategically implement the largest transportation infrastructure improvement program in the nation.

Keywords: Senior Leadership Team
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