Metro will hold a community workshop meeting in Compton on January 9 to discuss potential improvements and beautification plans surrounding the Wilmington/Imperial/Rosa Parks Blue and Green Line station areas in an effort to update the public on the Transit Oriented District Plan.
Metro Buses on New Year’s Day will operate on a Sunday schedule, however, there will be extra service on Metro Rail and the Metro Orange Line busway to accommodate patrons taking public transit to the Tournament of Roses events in Pasadena.
Leave the Driving to Metro -- To promote a safe holiday season, Metro will offer a special holiday free fare program for all Metro Bus and Metro Rail lines operating on New Year’s Eve.
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, and lasting approximately two months, night-time weekday-only work will begin on the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, the carpool lane construction project that will create a 10-mile northbound carpool lane between the Santa Monica (I-10) and the Ventura (US 101) Freeways.
With last November's opening of the Metro Gold Line extension to East Los Angeles, even more L.A. County revelers can now take Metro Rail to attend the world-famous Tournament of Roses New Year's celebrations and football games in Pasadena.
All Metro Buses and Metro Rail trains will be operating on a Sunday schedule on Friday, December 25, Christmas Day.
More than 400 fans sign up: Metro has launched its official Facebook page aimed at offering better customer service to its passengers, customer base, the public and stakeholders with the opportunity to interact with each other on transit related issues.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer 24-hour service on all of its rail lines New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, to enable everyone in L.A. County to enjoy safe, hassle-free transportation to all their New Year's holiday festivities.
La Junta de Directores de la Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte de Los Angeles (Metro) ordenó que se realice una auditoria sobre el funcionamiento del programa ofrecido por esta la agencia conocido como “Disadvantaged Business Enterprise” (DBE). Metro buscando asegurar que se ofrecen todas las oportunidades adecuadas para extender contratos a pequeñas empresas incluyendo las dirigidas por mujeres y grupos minoritarios.
Seeking to ensure that Metro is providing adequate contracting opportunities to small businesses, including those headed by women and minorities, the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board has ordered a performance audit of the agency’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program
La Junta de Directores de la Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte de Los Angeles aprobó hoy los estudios de Análisis de Alternativas (AA) del Corredor de Transporte Harbor Subdivisión y al mismo tiempo ordenó mayores estudios en un borrador Declaración del Impacto Ambiental/Reporte del Impacto Ambiental (DEIS/DEIR) para una extensión del servicio de la Línea Verde del Metro hacia el, propuesto, Centro Regional de Transporte Torrance en el área South Bay.
Next Step Preparation of Final EIS/EIR: The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors today approved light rail transit as the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor transportation project.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors today in approving the Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor Alternative Analysis (AA) Study ordered further study in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (DEIS/R) of an extension of Metro Green Line rail service to the proposed Torrance Regional Transit Center in the South Bay area of the region.
To promote a safe holiday season, Metro will offer a special holiday free fare program for all Metro Bus and Metro Rail lines operating on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
Ask anyone of Latin American descent "Who makes the best tamales in L.A.?" and the answer is always, "Mom." Ask where the second best tamales are found and be prepared for a litany of conflicting answers. Everyone is an expert and everyone has an opinion. The good news is that many of the best tamale sources are in East L.A. and many can be reached by the new Metro Gold Line. Add a couple of buses and you can find a whole bunch more.
Go Metro to the Los Angeles Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. The show opens today to the public runs through Dec. 13. More than 900 of the latest subcompacts, coupes, sports cars, convertibles, sedans, pick-ups and crossovers will be on display. In addition, auto makers are expected to unveil at least 40 North American concepts and world debuts at this year’s show.
Limited stops will connect North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station to Valley College and Van Nuys Orange Line Stations without transfers
Metro will begin operating a new bus service connecting the San Gabriel Valley and South Bay via downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Dec. 13. The new Silver Line will operate every 5 to 15 minutes during weekday rush hours.
Effective Sunday, Dec. 13, Metro will be making several bus service enhancements including the creation of a new bus line connecting the San Gabriel Valley with the South Bay, providing direct bus service between Pacoima, Van Nuys and North Hollywood in the San Fernando Valley and making various bus service enhancements.
‘Tis the seaon to Go Metro and ice skate with Santa this holiday season at L.A. LIVE. Patrons who ride Metro to L.A. LIVE and show their valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or Destination Discounts card from Dec. 3 to Jan. 1 will receive $1 off admission to the ice rink at Nokia Plaza. The ice rink is open 7 days a week from Dec. 3 to 31. L.A. LIVE is downtown’s one-stop shop for dining, entertainment and music. Visit lalive.com for specific dates and times.
REVISED: Installation date is moved to March 1, 2010
The perfect holiday gift this year just might be edible. For years, it has been a holiday tradition to stand in line at Tamales Lilianas in East L.A. -- waiting for a bag of soft and delicious tamales stuffed with pork, chicken, chilies and cheese or raisins and pineapple. Getting there now is easy on the new Edward R. Roybal Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension. Just hop off at Indiana Station and walk a block east on 1st Street. You'll probably have to wait in line. But the wait will be worth it.
Why sit in traffic when you can Go Metro to this year's Hollywood Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29? Just hop on the Metro Red Line and get off at Hollywood/Highland Station or Hollywood/Vine.
Six-mile alignment brings Metro to a total of 79 miles of rail, all built during the past 20 years
Free rides from one end of the Gold Line to the other, the 19th Annual Mariachi Festival featuring some of the best bands in Southern California, a special visit from Santa and other events will mark the celebration of the Edward R. Roybal Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension when it opens to the public Sunday, Nov. 15.
Here's a good reason to hop on the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension: Lunch!
All Metro operated buses and Metro Rail trains that include the Metro Red Line, Purple Line, Blue Line, Green Line and Gold Line will operate on a regular schedule on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009.
Work Begins Friday, November 20, 2009. Metro Blue Line passengers will experience travel delays of up to 40 minutes between Washington Station and 7th/Metro Center beginning Friday, Nov. 20 after 9 p.m. and will continue until Sunday, Nov. 22, at the close of service due to construction work to allow the installation of rail track coming from the Expo Line and merging with the Metro Blue Line.
Metro and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) are teaming up to bring you closer to the arts. Starting Nov. 15, Metro riders will receive two-for-one admission to any of MOCA's three locations around Los Angeles.
Italian rail car manufacturer AnsaldoBreda S.p.A. has declined to sign a contract with Metro to exercise an option to provide 100 additional light rail cars to meet the agency's operating needs for new rail lines in Los Angeles County. As a consequence, Metro will proceed with seeking industry bids on a new rail car procurement.
Reporters today were given a sneak peek train ride and tour of an underground station on the new Edward R. Roybal Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, which will open with free rides to the public Sunday, Nov. 15.
Construction Milestone: On the fourth anniversary of the opening of the Metro Orange Line, Metro work crews have officially completed the first construction phase of the line's four mile extension in the North San Fernando Valley -- a parking lot at the Chatsworth Metrolink/Amtrak Station
Following five years of construction and coming in on budget with a flawless 4-million plus hour construction safety record, the Edward R. Roybal Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension from Union Station downtown to East Los Angeles will open to the public on Sunday, Nov. 15.
CLEVELAND — The National Transit Institute (NTI) presented its 2009 Model Program Award to two recipients this year: the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) of Los Angeles, CA, and Pierce Transit in Lakewood, WA.
Metro and Pierce Transit were awarded with this honor during the Transit Training Awards ceremony, as part of the NTI Transit Trainers’ Workshop held in Cleveland, Oct. 25–28. Also honored at the event was Lisle Ford of MV Transportation of Fairfield, CA.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors has approved the 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) that will guide transportation development in the county through the year 2040, a period in which the county is expected to experience unprecedented growth.
In response to a dramatic shift in how the public gets information, Metro has introduced a new real-time online transportation news and feature service on metro.net called The Source.
A new poster celebrating Little Tokyo, one of many destinations customers can travel to via Metro, will be on display on Metro buses and rail cars from Oct. 26, 2009, through Dec. 20, 2009. Commissioned by Metro Creative Services, the new poster is by local artist Shizu Saldamando. As seen through the eyes of Saldamando, the iconic red Yagura Tower and the blue tile roofs of Japanese Village Plaza emerge from a vivid collage of washi paper and colored pencil, against a swirling wood grain surface, creating a contemporary landscape of a neighborhood landmark.
Nearly 100,000 fans are expected to converge on the Rose Bowl this Sunday, Oct. 25, for the 7 p.m. U2 concert -- the largest on the rock band's world "360 Tour." Heavy traffic, congested streets and limited parking are anticipated around the stadium for this event. To make the experience easier for concert goers, Metro -- with funding from the Rose bowl and concert promoter Live Nation -- is extending Metro Rail and Metro Orange Line service into the early morning hours so that fans can leave their cars at home and travel to and from the event via Metro.
Officials to emphasize that the regional corridor is the furthest along in development than any one of its kind in the country. Project could create nearly 54,000 jobs.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting five community meetings during Nov. 5 through Nov. 12 to update the public on the Regional Connector project. The project, currently in its Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/R), proposes building a transit line that would link the soon-to-open Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension in the vicinity of the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and the 7th Street/Metro Center Station, terminus for the Metro Blue Line and future Expo Line.
(Oct. 15, 2009) The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold two community meetings/open houses Tuesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 22 in Montebello and Pico Rivera to update the public on transit alternatives being recommended to the Metro Board of Directors for the environmental phase of the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project.
Metro will hold a community meeting in Compton on October 14 to discuss potential improvements surrounding the Wilmington/Imperial/Rosa Parks Station in an effort to update the public on the Transit Oriented District Plan.
Go Metro to the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes on Sunday, Oct. 25.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold five community meetings in October and November to discuss potential subway stations for the Westside Subway Extension project.
Metro will hold five community meetings in October to update the community on the findings of the Alternative Analysis Study (AA) for the Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor. The study, launched in September 2008, is examining potential transit service along the Metro-owned Harbor Subdivision.
Eastside safety report online: Panel Review of the Gold Line Eastside Extension (PDF)
Let Metro take the whole family to the inaugural VELAS Lighthouse 10K/5K Family Fun Walk on Saturday, Oct. 17.
In addition to the walks, the family friendly day will include access to the East L.A. Farmers' Market, free kickboxing and aerobics lessons, free health, dental and vision screenings and live entertainment.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is the recipient of the Public Education on Air Quality Issues Award from the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) for its Rideshare PlanMaker compact disk and web link.
Proposal would provide $10 billion economic boost to state;
Authority launches Twitter site with feeds from each of three events
Learn and save with Metro at the 12th annual Latino Book & Family Festival Oct. 10-11 at California State University, Los Angeles in Greenlee Plaza. Co-produced by actor and activist Edward James Olmos, this family friendly event will promote literacy, education and culture.
With half off tickets for Metro riders, there’s no reason not to attend a play staged by the Latino Theatre Company at the historic Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown Los Angeles.
13th Annual Golden Pylon Awards spotlight true-grit traffic reporters whose on-air traffic talk keeps rush-hour commuters in the know about alternatives to solo driving. Awards are prelude to Rideshare Week Oct. 5 -9.
Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles mileston
Four scoping meetings will be held between Oct. 5 and 13 along the Wilshire Corridor of Los Angeles to discuss the proposed Bus Rapid Transit project on Wilshire Boulevard and solicit public comment.
In a move that places Los Angeles County in contention to receive its fair share of future federal rail funding, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors today voted to pursue long-term funding agreements through the US. Department of Transportation to build the Westside Subway Extension and Regional Connector projects.
Car culture is a defining feature of Los Angeles - but times are changing, and so are the vehicles. From October 2-3 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, attendees of the 4th Annual Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo (AltCar) can view over one hundred alt-fuel and ultra-efficient vehicles including zero-emission electric cars, hybrids, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, scooters, Segways, electric motorcycles, bicycles and more.
Have a night out at the theatre on Metro. “August: Osage County’”, the winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® for Best New Play, will be playing now through October 18 at the Ahmanson Theatre and Metro riders will save 20 percent off admission.
Go Metro to experience culture and history at The Southwest Museum in Mt. Washington. The Southwest Museum holds one of the nation’s most important museum, library, and archive collections related to the American Indian. It has extensive holdings of pre-Hispanic, Spanish Colonial, Latino, and Western American art and artifacts.
This month let Metro take you to experience the musical stylings of France with no passport required. From September 23rd to 25th Metro riders can experience current French music at the Henry Fonda Theatre when they attend the OhlaLA Festival. The music will range from electro to indie pop to folk and feature musicians Sébastien Tellier, Hollywood Mon Amour, and Brodinski.
Experience la dolce vita when Metro takes you to the 8th Annual Precious Cheese Feast of San Gennaro in Hollywood September 25-27. Taking place on Hawthorne Avenue between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive, Metro riders will save $1 off admission.
A recently conducted survey of more than 15,000 Metro riders shows that 85 percent of those polled indicated that they either agree or strongly agree that they are satisfied with Metro bus and rail service compared to 15 percent who disagree and 79 percent believed that the Metro bus/rail system is better today than a year ago.
For months, representatives from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and transportation management personnel with both Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in the La Canada/Flintridge and Pasadena areas have been working closely to improve service on Metro Local Line 177 (La Canada – Sierra Madre Villa Metro Gold Line Station), which serves the two locations. And the changes implemented in late June of this year seem to be paying off.
Let Metro take you to dinner tapas-style when you attend the 18th Annual “A Taste of Old Pasadena” in Old Town Pasadena. On Tuesday, September 22, from 5:30pm -9 p. m, visitors can sample food from many of Pasadena’s top restaurants while on a walking taste tour. Just follow the signs that will be in front of participating businesses, most of which are clustered along Colorado Boulevard.
Community to Review DEIS/DEIR Document
Metro (Metro) is helping its transit patrons avoid getting the flu and other illnesses this season by providing simple, common-sense precautions they can take in their daily lives.
Throughout the month of September, Metro will roll out various efforts under its Flu Prevention Action Plan that communicates flu avoidance information to riders in as many agency channels as possible.
Celebrate Mexico when you Go Metro to the nation's largest and longest-standing Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival on Sunday, September 13.
Metro's Fall 2009 Metro Motion news and features television show has been launched on Metro Interactive, the metro.net video page, as well as on cable stations throughout Los Angeles County.
Go Metro to the free KVEA Presents Fiestas Patrias California from September 12-13 at historic Olvera Street Plaza. As the city of Los Angeles' official Mexican Independence Day celebration, there will be musical performances, food booths, carnival rides, and exhibits. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event will be kicked off by the Mexican Independence Day Parade.
Metro (Metro) will hold a public hearing on September 24 to receive public input on the proposed fare structure to be adopted for new Metro Bus Line 910.
Let Metro take you out of this world this month at the “Stars Over Paseo Colorado” celebration at Paseo Colorado in Pasadena from September 12-27. Peruse the photography exhibit, “The World at Night”. As a special project of the International Year of Astronomy, the exhibit will feature photographs of the world’s most recognizable landmarks against the celestial attractions shot by some of the most experienced night sky photographers from around the world. There will also be a “The Sky’s the Limit” Speaker Series every Tuesday evening in September where you can learn more about science, the world, and beyond from special speakers such as astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Let Metro give you a “Passport to a Grecian Holiday” September 11-13 at the 11th Annual L.A. Greek Fest at the Grand Plaza grounds of Saint Sofia Cathedral. Hosted by celebrities Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, you and your family won’t even have to leave town for an exotic getaway. This year’s fest will feature food booths serving Greek cuisine, travel-themed raffle prizes, the TUNICS sports bar, and live music and dancing. Tours of Saint Sofia Cathedral will also be occurring throughout the weekend.
Let Metro bring your family closer to the ocean and help you save money at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. When patrons Go Metro, they will receive $2 off adult admission and $1 off child admission. As one of the largest aquariums in the United States with exhibits featuring over 12,500 creatures of the sea, there is sure to be something for everyone. The adventurous can even get up close and personal with the ocean’s most dangerous predator in the Shark Lagoon.
You're in the driving capital of the world and yet you don’t need a car to visit three great Los Angeles automobile museums, including one at which docents take visitors for rides in vintage vehicles.
Go Metro to the 6th annual FYF Fest on Saturday, September 5, at the Los Angeles State Historic Park and receive a free bottle of water to quench your thirst.
Measure R Progress: Project will create thousands of construction jobs
Metro has begun installing traffic enforcement cameras at 14 intersections along the light rail alignment of the new extension of the Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles to help promote safe driving habits and reduce accidents caused by motorists illegally crossing the tracks against signals.
According to The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), L.A. County residents who ride public transportation can save $10,015 per year, or $835 per month by taking public transportation and living with one less car.
From August 12-22, the Downtown Film Festival will be screening Hollywood, independent and classic films and sponsoring lectures, panel discussions, exhibits, parties and receptions, all celebrating downtown L.A.'s renaissance. Some of the events include a Paul Newman Retrospective at 7th + FIG, a Music Documentary Series at the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live, and the West Coast premiere of a rare documentary of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 performing in Africa.
Go Metro this season to watch the ladies of the L.A. Sparks at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles and buy three tickets and get one free. Don’t miss out on Lisa Leslie’s final year with the Sparks before she retires at the end of the season. Candace Parker also will be returning from maternity leave to rejoin the team later this year. For more information and game schedule information go to la-sparks.com.
Metro brings you closer to the stars now that the new Madame Tussauds Wax Museum has opened in Hollywood just steps from the Metro Red Line Hollywood/Highland station. Go Metro and get $5 off admission. Simply show a valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or Destination Discount card at the box office window. Discounts can be received on up to a maximum of six one day admission tickets. The offer is not valid with other discounts, online ticket sales, or other offers. Additional restrictions may apply, and this promotion expires December 31, 2009.
Metro has begun installing turnstile fare gates at four Metro Red Line subway stations and will monitor progress to make sure passenger traffic moves smoothly while still achieving the goals of preventing fare evasion and improving transit station security.
Metro Bus Operators Donald Dube and Jack Bailey were recognized at Metro (Metro) Board of Directors meeting held July 23 for 50 years of service.
Metro's web site metro.net has launched five humorous Go Metro videos promoting ridership and soon those spots will begin showing at movie theaters throughout Los Angeles County. The videos promote ridership on the bus and rail system, as well as other Metro programs, including carpooling and vanpooling.
Metro’s (Metro) Board of Directors today approved toll rates to be used on portions of the I-10/I-110 ExpressLanes following a series of public hearings that gathered public input on the tolling pricing proposal to be implemented as part of the agency’s Congestion Reduction Demonstration Project (ExpressLanes) that will debut late next year.
Support for first L.A. to Anaheim segment could create 75,000 jobs. Construction could begin in 2012, open in 2018
Excitement is just around the corner when you Go Metro to the X-Games at STAPLES Center and Home Depot Center, July 30 through Aug. 2. The 15th annual action sports competition will feature more than 150 of the world’s best athletes competing in BMX Freestyle, Moto X, Skateboard and Rally Car Racing. Motocross champions James Stewart and Brian Deegan will be among the 200 competitors this year.
The Tony Award winning musical "Spamalot" has finally arrived in Los Angeles and Metro can take you there. A riff on the beloved film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Spamalot” is playing at the Ahmanson Theatre through Sept. 6. The show stars John O’Hurley from TV’s “Seinfeld” as King Arthur, with the book written by original Monty Python member Eric Idle. Winner of the Tony Award for both best musical and best director, this rousing and delightful show is expected to be a hit in Los Angeles.
Metro (Metro) will hold five community meetings on the Westside Subway Extension Project to provide an update on Metro’s continued progress with this project.
Metro's web site has launched the Summer 2009 Metro Motion cable television show on Metro Interactive, the metro.net video page. Metro Motion is a half-hour news show featuring a variety of entertaining and informative transportation news and feature stories. It runs quarterly on cable stations throughout Los Angeles County.
In response to requests of Duarte City Council members and city residents, Metro has scheduled three tours and a community open house. These tours will provide an opportunity to see all three of Metro’s operating light rail maintenance yards.
In a successful public/private partnership, Metro (Metro) has officially signed a license agreement with Google Inc. to include Metro's bus and rail information on Google Maps, a move that is expected to boost local transit ridership and make it much easier for anyone on the Web to plan their Los Angeles area transit trips on Metro.
For route and schedule information patrons can call 1-800-C-O-M-M-U-T-E (1.800.266.6883) Metro will re-route numerous bus lines as necessary on Tuesday, July 7, because of street closures around the Staples Center due to the planned Michael Jackson Memorial. All Metro patrons should expect delays to all downtown area bus lines and plan for additional travel time.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood: Six-mile light rail extension is a 'model for the nation'
Go Metro to the free American Heroes Air Show on Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hansen Dam Recreation & Sports Complex in the San Fernando Valley and qualify for a discount on helicopter rides.
Family favorite Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® are back in Southern California with their newest show ZING ZANG ZOOMsm. Beginning July 8-12 at STAPLES Center, July 15-26 at Honda Center of Anaheim and July 29-Aug. 2 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, this all new show will feature soaring acrobatics, dazzling lights, powerful music and magical visual effects.
Next Live Chat Tuesday, July 7 Weigh in on key elements of L.A. County's upcoming ExpressLanes project at Metro's next live internet chat Tuesday, July 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Or sign on to metro.net/chat and send advance questions today.
Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian takes over as chairman of Metro’s Board of Directors effective today, July 1. He replaces outgoing Board Chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Watch movies outdoors this summer with Metro. Every Friday and Saturday, July 10-25, The Old Pasadena Film Festival will feature more than 20 free screenings in courtyards, on walls, in basements and at other urban venues throughout downtown Pasadena. With works by emerging filmmakers and celebrity appearances, the festival will provide an opportunity to enjoy art, as well as warm summer weather.
Let Metro take you to the Hollywood Bowl this summer and save. There are few better ways to spend a beautiful evening than sitting under the stars listening to world-class live music. From July 7-Sept. 10, the world-famous Los Angeles Philharmonic will begin Tuesday/Thursday performances of its classical series.
In Pasadena and Downtown L.A. at MacArthur Park A fun and affordable “staycation” is only a few Metro stops away this summer. Now through Sept. 13, Levitt Pavilions for the Performing Arts in Pasadena and MacArthur Park are presenting free concerts combined with restaurant discounts for Metro patrons.
First Official Measure R Construction Project Begins Marking the first official project to begin construction under the new voter-approved Measure R transportation sales tax, Metro (Metro) today broke ground on a four-mile extension of the highly successful Metro Orange Line.
In an effort to enable greater public use of Los Angeles County transit planning information and spur transit ridership countywide, Metro (Metro) today officially released transit route and schedule data on its new beta developer web site at http://developer.metro.net/
Metro will hold a public hearing on a draft $3.905 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2009-10 on Wednesday, May 20, at 2:30 p.m. in the third floor Board room at Metro Headquarters, One Gateway Plaza next to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.
“Look, Listen & Stay Alive” campaign makes safety a priority
Chance to Win Prizes for Those Who Pledge to Ride Their Bike
Metro has won the Grand Champion Award at the prestigious 2009 International Bus Roadeo -- a competition generally regarded as the Super Bowl for bus operators and mechanics.
Metro (Metro) today hosted its second annual Sustainability Summit for local city officials, government agencies and other key stakeholders to discuss climate change along with two important legislative bills AB32 – (Pavley) Global Warming Solutions Act and SB 375 – (Steinberg) Redesigning Communities to Reduce Greenhouse Gases.
Metro’s community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their monthly public meetings in May to discuss various transportation issues in their service sectors.Residents within the service sectors including the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, the South Bay, Gateway Cities and the Westside/Central area interested in helping to improve Metro Bus service in their communities are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings.
Chance to win prizes for those who pledge to ride their bike
Due to a series of six marches in and around downtown Los Angeles on Friday, May 1, Metro will detour nearly all buses in and out of downtown and is anticipating traffic delays from approximately 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
In a continuing effort to deliver essential transit and highway transportation projects to Los Angeles County during tough economic times, Metro’s (Metro) Board of Directors April 23 approved award of a public-private partnership consulting services contract to InfraConsult LLC. The task is to help the agency identify, from its Long Range Transportation Plan, viable transportation projects that could be the best candidates for public-private partnerships.
1.2 megawatt solar panel system, energy efficiency upgrades expected to cut facility’s electricity requirements in half to save $550,000 per year
Metro’s (Metro) Board of Directors today approved the purchase of up to 150 new state-of-the-art buses fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) using stimulus funding.
Metro (Metro) Board of Directors today voted to fund the first phase of the I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project, a critical regional transportation project that will add a northbound carpool lane on one of the region’s most congested freeways connecting the San Fernando Valley with the rest of Los Angeles.
Go Metro and join the festivities at the 61st Annual Israel Independence Day Festival on Sunday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Woodley Park in Van Nuys. Avoid the traffic hassle at Woodley Park and save money by parking at the Sepulveda Park-and-Ride Metro lot located at 15430 West Erwin St. From there, hop on the Metro Orange Line and get off one stop later at the Woodley stop. Metro patrons who park at the Sepulveda Park-and-Ride Lot can purchase their admission tickets there and receive an exclusive 10 percent discount.
Metro buses will be detoured tomorrow night, Wednesday, April 22, to Friday, April 24, when Hollywood Boulevard is closed for a free concert by the band Depeche Mode.
“Awareness. Action. Change. Uniting to Go Green” event in Los Angeles is one of 10 Spotlight Conversations in the country as part of a nationwide initiative to engage communities in dialogue about climate action opportunities at the local level.
In a tribute to National Poetry Month and the 11th anniversary of Poetry in Motion® readings in Los Angeles, Metro and the Poetry Society of America present acclaimed California poets Elena Karina Byrne, Brendan Constantine and Mindy Nettifee in a live poetry reading during the afternoon rush hour, April 30, at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.
Metro Blue Line service will experience service delays due to rebuilding of the intersection at the Metro Blue Line alignment and 103rd Street, between Graham and Grandee avenues in Watts, from Friday, April 24 to Tuesday, April 28, as part of the Metro Rail grade crossing maintenance program.
Celebrate Earth Day by leaving your car behind and go Metro to many of the free Earth Day events beginning Wednesday, April 22, and throughout the weekend of April 25-26. One of the events will feature musical and dance performances, face paintings, and a farmer’s market.
Customers urged to retain their cards to reload fare value on an ongoing basis
Be a superhero when you Go Metro to ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1928-1950 exhibition on view now through August 9 at the Skirball Cultural Center and receive $3 off admission.
Metro (Metro) has added a sixth public scoping meeting for the Westside Subway Extension project, and invites public participation and input as the agency moves into its environmental review process.
Metro will hold seven meetings and open houses in April and May
Go Metro to Largest Cinco De Mayo Celebration
Metro (Metro) will be conducting several public scoping meetings in April on the Westside Subway Extension project, and invites public participation and input.
Metro Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Flowers will host the next live Internet chat at noon, Friday, April 3, at metro.net. Flowers will discuss what it takes to run one of the largest bus operations in the United States.
Metro (Metro) will be conducting several public scoping meetings in April on the Westside Subway Extension project, and invites public participation and input.
Metro will deploy 12 rail safety ambassadors on Monday, March 30, at seven Eastside intersections along the new six-mile Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles alignment to help motorists become familiar with the new light rail train traffic and to educate pedestrians on how to be safe around trains during this early testing period until the grand opening this summer and for three months after that.
Metro (Metro) Board of
Directors today approved the purchase of 41 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to be
used to enhance public transit service as part of the Congestion Reduction Demonstration Project (ExpressLanes).
Beginning Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. continuing through Tuesday, March 24, Metro crews will be performing grade crossing rehabilitation work at the Metro Blue Line grade crossing at Vernon Avenue.
Metro is the easy way to reach the first Pasadena Marathon, Sunday, March 22, since the Metro Gold Line is within blocks of the route. And don't forget that public transportation helps protect the air runners -- and the rest of us -- breathe by removing pollution-producing cars from the road.
Work crews will work along the Metro Blue Line tracks beginning tonight at 9:00 p.m. between Florence and 103rd St. Stations, at Nadeau Street. During this period, Blue Line train service will continue to operate. However, service delays are expected as trains will be operating every 20 minutes all day Saturday, March 7 and all day Sunday, March 8 instead of every 12 to 15 minutes.
Metro (Metro) will conduct two Crenshaw Transit Corridor Working Group meetings on March 16 and 19 to discuss potential design options involving station locations and grade separations for this project.
Art Leahy began career as bus driver
Starting Sunday, March 15, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) reusable TAP fare cards will replace some paper day passes for daily transit use on the Metro system.
A new poster celebrating Koreatown -- one of many destinations customers can travel to via Metro -- will be on display on Metro buses and rail cars through May 5, 2009.
Metro’s community-based transit service sector governance councils will hold their monthly public meetings in March to discuss various transportation issues in their service sectors, including proposed service enhancements and changes to Metro Bus service planned for implementation in late June.
Metro has stepped up their Safety 1st campaign, “Look, Listen and Stay Alive,” to educate Eastside residents on how to live safely around trains now that the train testing process has begun on the new six-mile extension to East Los Angeles of the Metro Gold Line. The line will open mid-summer 2009.
Metro is a great way to go and see more than 200 ice skaters from 50 countries compete for World Champion in the International Skating Union (ISU) World Figure Skating Championships March 24-29 at the STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles and avoid traffic and parking hassles.
Due to security measures implemented for the 81st Annual Academy Awards show at the Kodak Theater at the Hollywood and Highland complex in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 22, Metro Red Line subway trains will not stop at the Hollywood/Highland station.
Two local colleges are now offering their students low-cost transit passes for the Spring semester as part of Metro’s (Metro) Institutional Pass program.
The Future of Transportation
Due to a planned United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) march set for Thursday, Jan. 29 in downtown Los Angeles, Metro bus service will be detoured off of Spring Street from approximately 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Nearly 46 years since the last trolley ran on First Street
Events planned Feb. 7-8
Marking a significant day in the advancement of key transportation projects in the L.A. region, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors today authorized four major transportation projects to move forward to their next phase of work.
Metro is now Twittering in Spanish as well as English to notify patrons of rail and bus alerts, amended service -- such as recent free holiday and late-night service -- and special discounts and entertainment deals.
Metro’s five community-based service sectors will hold a series of public hearings in February to receive public input on a variety of proposed Metro Bus service changes and enhancements that, if approved, would be implemented in June.
85,000 Flyers Will Be Delivered Door-to-Door
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) have partnered to offer low-cost public transportation passes to nearly 30,000 college students at nine county community colleges, making it one of the largest such pass programs in the country.
Go Metro and Go Green to the “Go Green Expo” in the South J Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn about how green alternatives can positively change your lifestyle and protect the environment.
What better way to reach "Thomas & Friends Live! On Stage" -- a show based on the adventures of a toy train engine -- than to Go Metro? Thomas will debut Jan. 31 at Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and Metro can take you there and get you a discount.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors will consider the adoption of the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Alternatives Analysis (AA) study during its next Planning and Programming Committee meeting on Wednesday, January 14. From there, it is expected to go before the full Metro Board on January 22.
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