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News Releases 2021

February 18, 2021
Metro to Hold Two Virtual Scoping Meetings on the C Line (Green) Extension to Torrance Project

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is initiating a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the C Line (Green) Extension to Torrance project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Virtual Scoping Meetings will be held on Wednesday, February 24 and Saturday, February 27 to gather public input on the project.

Keywords: C-Line
February 12, 2021
L.A. Metro Releases its Recommendation to Contract with Two Private Sector Teams for Predevelopment Work on the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today released its recommendation for two private sector teams to conduct predevelopment work to advance the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, a massively complex transportation project to directly connect the San Fernando Valley and the Westside via a high-speed, high-capacity transit line.

Keywords: Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project
February 03, 2021
L.A. Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington To Step Down in May

Los Angeles Mayor and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board Chair Eric Garcetti announced today that Metro Chief Executive Officer Phillip A. Washington is stepping down later this year.

Keywords: CEO, Phillip A. Washington
February 03, 2021
L.A. Metro to Hold Three Virtual Public Meetings February 10, 16 and 27 to Present Early Traffic Reduction Study Concepts

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold three virtual public meetings on February 10, 16 and 27 to present early concept areas that will be studied further for a potential traffic reduction pilot program as part of an update on the agency’s Traffic Reduction Study.

Keywords: Traffic reduction
February 01, 2021
Federal Transit Administration Environmentally Clears Metro’s East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has granted the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) a Record of Decision (ROD) for its East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project, officially certifying that the project has satisfied all federal guidelines for environmental analysis and making it eligible for federal funding opportunities.

Keywords: FTA, East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit
January 29, 2021
L.A. County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Contributes $10,000 Reward to Add to Metro’s $25,000 Reward for Capture of Suspect in Metro Rail Operator Shooting

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and Metro Vice Chair, is contributing a $10,000 reward through her First District Discretionary Funds to add to Metro’s $25,000 reward for information that leads to the identification, apprehension and conviction of the person who shot a Metro “L” Line rail operator at Indiana Station at 4:10 a.m. this morning. The operator was struck twice and taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

Keywords: Metro Rail Operator, Shooting, Reward
January 29, 2021
Android phones can now be used as TAP cards

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) today launched the regional TAP transit smartcard on Android phones. The TAP app is a safe and contactless way to pay transit fare on Metro and 25 additional TAP transit agencies in L.A. County. This Android release follows the iPhone and Apple Watch launch of last September.

Keywords: Android, TAP