February 09, 2016
Metro Praises President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget For Recommending $375 Million For LA Rail Projects

Earlier today, the White House released President Obama’s Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Budget that includes robust funding for several Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) projects and programs. Specifically the bill includes a recommendation that $375 million be invested in Metro Rail projects and also includes programmatic funding that will deliver over $600 million in formula funds for Metro in Federal Fiscal Year 2017.  The President’s Budget also includes funding for the successful TIGER grant program ($1.25 billion) and for the low interest federal loan program known as the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program ($275 million).

Keywords: FY17, budget, transportation
February 09, 2016
Full Closure of 2nd/Broadway Intersection in Downtown Los Angeles Set for Construction Activities on the Regional Connector Transit Project

Seven Month Closure to last Through November 2016

As part of construction worked related to the Regional Connector Transit Project, full closure of the 2nd Street and Broadway intersection in downtown Los Angeles is planned to begin as early as 9 p.m. on Friday, February 19 and will last through November, 2016.

Keywords: regional connector, dtla, construction
February 08, 2016
L.A. Metro, L.A. City Council Member David Ryu Announce Community-Supported Street Closure Schedule for Wilshire/La Brea Metro Purple Line Station Decking

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), in partnership with L.A. City Council Member David Ryu, today announced that Metro will pursue a weekend-only closure operation for the planned Wilshire/La Brea Station decking operation now anticipated to begin this summer.

Keywords: purple line ext
February 08, 2016
A BRIEF HISTORY OF RAIL IN SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension is set to open on March 5, 2016, bringing passenger light rail deeper into the San Gabriel Valley. However, this isn’t the first time the valley has seen passenger rail – or even electric rail.

Keywords: history, pacific electric, gold line, gold line foothill extension, san gabriel valley
February 08, 2016
LA METRO’S NEW “GREEN” DIVISION 13 OPENS

Features include solar power and rainwater capture system

Following three years of construction, today the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) inaugurated Division 13, a new, state of the art bus maintenance and operations facility in downtown Los Angeles. Division 13 began operations on February 1, 2016.  

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February 05, 2016
Metro Rail is your Best Bet to see the LA Marathon Sunday, February 14

The Los Angeles Marathon returns on Sunday, February 14 with the "Stadium to the Sea" course running once again from Dodger Stadium near downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica, and again your best ticket to see all the racing action is to use Metro Rail.

Keywords: la marathon
February 04, 2016
METRO GOLD LINE EXTENSION TO FEATURE SIX BRAND NEW INTERMODAL PARK & RIDE FACILITIES

Rail Line Officially Opens March 5, 2016

When the Metro Gold Line Extension Project officially opens to the public on Saturday, March 5, 2016, commuters in the San Gabriel Valley will have easy access to six brand new intermodal park and ride facilities that will make it easy to connect by a variety of modes to L.A. County’s newest rail line. 

Keywords: gold line foothill extension; gold line; destinations; san gabriel valley
February 04, 2016
METRO UNVEILS AGGRESSIVE PLAN TO BRING PROJECTS TO A “SHOVEL-READY” STATE

In an action to move major rail, bus and highway projects closer to implementation, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) announced today a strategy to aggressively accelerate projects to help bring them to a “shovel-ready” state.

Keywords: shovel ready
January 28, 2016
LA Metro CEO Delivers Annual State of the Agency Report

LA Metro CEO Phillip Washington today delivered his first annual State of the Agency report to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors calling the agency sound, with many challenges ahead. However, Washington said those challenges are being addressed and   the many opportunities that lie ahead of the agency are achievable.

Keywords: state of the agency, phil washington, metro ceo
January 27, 2016
METRO GOLD LINE FOOTHILL EXTENSION OPENING MARCH 5 WILL BRING NEW WAY TO EXPLORE A WEALTH OF SAN GABRIEL VALLEY DESTINATIONS BY TRAIN

LOS ANGELES, CA When the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) opens the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension project on March 5, 2016, the new light rail extension will add six new stations that will provide connections to a wealth of destinations throughout San Gabriel Valley.

Keywords: gold line foothill extension; gold line; destinations; san gabriel valley
January 27, 2016
LA METRO’S PHILLIP A. WASHINGTON HONORED AS CEO WHO “GETS IT”

 The National Safety Council (NSC) has named LA Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington one of seven chief executives of major corporations and public agencies on its list 2016 CEOs Who “Get It,” presented annually to leaders who demonstrate continued and outstanding dedication to employee safety and well-being both on and off the job. 

Keywords: Metro CEO
January 20, 2016
Bus Shuttles and Expo Line Trains Replace Blue Line Service Between Downtown L.A. and Vernon Station This Weekend

Three Metro Blue Line stations—Grand/LATTC, San Pedro Street and Washington—will be closed, and there will be no Blue Line trains between 7th Street/Metro Center and Vernon Station, beginning this Friday, January 22 at 9 p.m. through Sunday, January 24. Closure of the tracks will allow crews to perform weatherizing work on the Blue Line along Washington Boulevard, in order to ensure safe, on-time, reliable service during El Niño storms.

Keywords: blue line upgrades
January 15, 2016
GO METRO TO THE 31ST ANNUAL KINGDOM DAY PARADE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 18
  • Metro entry to parade will be replica of the Rosa Park bus in honor of the 61th anniversary of her historic stand.

L.A. Metro will be joining the communities of south L.A. to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the 31st annual Kingdom Day Parade on Monday, January 18. To avoid traffic and detours because of the parade, parade-goers are encouraged to take the Metro Expo Line which runs a few blocks north of the parade route.

Keywords: mlk day; martin luther king jr; crenshaw LAX
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