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News Releases 2020

October 19, 2020
Metro Opens New Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion; A State-of-the-Art Bus Stop Improvement Project Near Union Station

Keywords: Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion, Union Station Master Plan, Union Station
October 19, 2020
Metro to Establish a Transit Public Safety Advisory Committee; Applications Now Being Accepted Through Nov. 13

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is establishing a Transit Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC) to re-envision transit safety and explore community-based approaches to policing.

Keywords: Transit Public Safety Advisory Committee, transit safety
October 12, 2020
Metro to Hold Two Virtual Public Scoping Meetings for Proposed Antelope Valley Line Improvements on October 15 and 17, 2020

Keywords: Public scoping meeting, Antelope Valley Improvements
October 08, 2020
Metro to Provide Vote by Mail Drop Off Boxes at 19 Rail and Bus Stations

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is encouraging riders to vote early and safely by using Vote by Mail drop-off boxes that are now in place at 19 rail and bus stations throughout Los Angeles County through Nov. 3.

Keywords: Election Day, free rides, Vote Centers, Vote by Mail drop-off boxes
October 08, 2020
C Line (Green) to temporarily suspend service between Crenshaw and Redondo Beach stations during the weekend of Oct. 9, 2020

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will temporarily suspend rail service on the C Line (Green) between Crenshaw and Redondo Beach stations beginning on Friday, October 9, through Sunday, October 11, to upgrade signal systems.

Keywords: C Line (Green), Crenshaw, Redondo Beach
October 06, 2020
Building the Last Phase of the Regional Connector Transit Project Requires A 22-Month Closure of Little Tokyo/Arts District Station Effective Saturday, Oct. 24 through Fall 2022

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Regional Connector Transit Project has now reached an important construction phase: connecting the L Line (Gold) tracks in Little Tokyo/Arts District to the new 1.9-mile twin rail tunnels under downtown Los Angeles that will ultimately tie together the A (Blue), E (Expo) and L Lines.

Keywords: Regional Connector Transit Project, L Line (Gold), Little Tokyo/Arts District, A Line (Blue), E Line (Expo)
October 05, 2020
Metro to Hold a Virtual Public Scoping Meeting for the Link US Project on Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites the public to participate on Thursday, October 8, 2020, in a virtual public scoping meeting for the Link Union Station (Link US) Project as part of the NEPA environmental review.

Keywords: Link Union Station, Link US
October 02, 2020
L.A. Metro Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (FEIS/R) for East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Project, Opens Public Review with two October Virtual Meetings

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has released the FEIS/R for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Project and will accept public comment starting today, October 2 through Monday, November 2.

Keywords: East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Project, Environmental Impact Report
September 25, 2020
Metro to begin restoration work on Crenshaw Boulevard at 48th Street on September 28 as part of construction of the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) contractor for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project — Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors (WSCC) — will implement full directional street closures on Crenshaw Boulevard at 48th Street to continue street restoration work beginning Monday, September 28.
The 10 days of continuous full street closures will be conducted in two phases and will include demolition, excavation, backfill and paving at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and 48th Street.

Keywords: Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, Crenshaw Blvd, street closures
September 25, 2020
Metro Board Approves Comprehensive Moving Beyond Sustainability Plan

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors approves a bold, comprehensive Moving Beyond Sustainability Plan for the region.

Keywords: Moving Beyond Sustainability Plan, MBS
September 24, 2020
Metro Board Approves Bold 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today approved the updated 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan, a $400-billion, 30-year transportation blueprint for the region, following a 45-day public review period to gather additional comments from the public.

Keywords: Long Range Transportation Plan, COVID-19
September 23, 2020
L.A. Metro To Temporarily Suspend Westside Bike Share System to Replace Bike Share Fleet Beginning September 28

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will temporarily close 58 Metro Bike Share Stations on the Westside beginning September 28 to replace the agency’s dockless Smart Bikes with Classic bikes and stations. Metro Bike Share program members in the Westside communities of Venice, Palms, Playa Vista and Santa Monica that depend on Metro’s bike share services for transportation should make alternate arrangements until the December/January timeframe, when Metro’s fleet replacement is expected to be complete.

Keywords: Metro Bike Share, Smart Bikes
September 22, 2020
L.A. Metro to Hold Four Educational Virtual Public Workshops On its Traffic Reduction Study from September 30 through October 6

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold four virtual public workshops, from September 30 through October 6, to provide details on the agency’s Traffic Reduction Study. The approximately two-year study will focus on determining if, where and how a potential pilot program that includes congestion pricing and more high-quality transportation options could reduce traffic to make it easier for everyone to travel, regardless of how they travel. Ultimately a recommended pilot will be brought to the Metro Board, in partnership with one or more cities, for their consideration.

Keywords: Public workshops, Traffic Reduction Study