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December 31, 2009
Metro To Hold Community Meeting To Discuss Improvements to Wilmington/Imperial/Rosa Parks Station Area

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.

Keywords: Wilmington/Imperial/Rosa Parks Station, Metro Blue Line, Metro Green Line, Metro Bus, Transit Oriented District Plan, community, meeting

December 31, 2009
Metro to Operate Holiday Schedule New Year’s Day but Metro Rail Trains, Orange Line Buses will Offer Extra Service

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.

Keywords: News

December 29, 2009
Metro to Offer Free Rides New Year’s Eve on all Metro Buses and Metro Rail Lines

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.

Keywords: free fare, Metro Los Angeles, New Year's Eve, Orange Line, Metro Rail, Los Angeles, Pasadena

December 29, 2009
Night-Time Work Activity To Widen I-405 Freeway Over Sepulveda Pass To Begin Jan. 13

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.

Keywords: I-405, construction, freeway, traffic, commute

December 28, 2009
Expanding Metro Rail System Makes It Easier for More Angelinos To Enjoy 2010 Tournament of Roses® Festivities

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.

Keywords: Metro Gold Line, eastside extension, communities, rose parade, new years eve

December 24, 2009
Metro to Operate Holiday Schedule Friday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day

All Metro Buses and Metro Rail trains will be operating on a Sunday schedule on Friday, December 25, Christmas Day. 

Keywords: Metro Bus, Metro Rail, Christmas day

December 22, 2009
Metro launches official Facebook page

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.

Keywords: Facebook, Metro Los Angeles,

December 14, 2009
L.A. Metro to Operate Metro Red, Purple, Blue Green and Gold Line Trains All Night on New Year’s Eve

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.

Keywords: Metro Rail, New Years Eve, Los Angeles

December 11, 2009
Metro realiza auditoria buscando mejorar las oportunidades de contratos para pequeñas empresas

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.

Keywords: pequeñas empresas, metro, los angeles, buscando, DBE, contratos

December 11, 2009
Metro Audit Seeks to Improve Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses

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

Keywords: minority-owned business, small business, metro, DBE

December 10, 2009
Metro aprueba más estudios ambientales para la extensión de Línea Verde del Metro hacia el Centro Regional de Transporte Torrance

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.

Keywords: DEIS/DEIR, Línea Verde del Metro, Corredor de Transporte, Harbor Subdivisión

December 10, 2009
Metro approves Light Rail Transit as Locally Preferred Alternative for Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project

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.

Keywords: Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor, Metro, Los Angeles

December 10, 2009
Metro Approves Extension of Metro Green Line Rail Service to Torrance Regional Transit Center for Further Environmental Study

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.

Keywords: DEIS/R, Green Line, extension, study, Los Angeles, south bay

December 08, 2009
Metro to Offer Special Holiday Free Fares Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve on all Metro Buses and Metro Rail Lines

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.

Keywords: News

December 08, 2009
Go Metro to Catch the Holiday Tamale Trolley

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.

Keywords: News

December 04, 2009
Go Metro to the LA Annual Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center

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.

Keywords: News

December 04, 2009
New Metro Bus Line 902 to Provide Direct Service Between North Hollywood, Van Nuys and Pacoima

Limited stops will connect North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station to Valley College and Van Nuys Orange Line Stations without transfers

Keywords: line 902,peak-hour, bus, service, San Fernando Valley

December 03, 2009
Metro to Debut New Silver Line Bus Service Connecting the San Gabriel Valley with the South Bay Effective Sunday, Dec. 13

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.

Keywords: Silver Line, express, bus, service, metro, los angeles, El Monte, Harbor Freeway

December 03, 2009
Metro to start New Silver Line Bus Service, Implement New Direct Service Between Pacoima, Van Nuys and North Hollywood and make other Service Enhancements effective Sunday, Dec. 13

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.

Keywords: Silver Line, express, bus, service, metro, los angeles, El Monte, Harbor Freeway

December 03, 2009
Go Metro to L.A. Live and Get $1 Off Ice Skating Admission

‘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.

Keywords: News

November 24, 2009
Metro Features Expo Park/USC on New Poster by Local Artist

REVISED: Installation date is moved to March 1, 2010

Keywords: "Expo Park/USC" "Local Artist"

November 24, 2009
Go Metro for Creative Holiday Shopping

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.

Keywords: "Holiday Shopping"

November 18, 2009
Metro Makes It Easy To See The 2009 Hollywood Christmas Parade Up Close, In Person On Sunday, Nov. 29

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.

Keywords: Metro Red Line, Hollywood parade, Santa, Trip Planner, Eastside Extension, Susan Lucci

November 14, 2009
Dignitaries and Civic Leaders Join to Celebrate Official Dedication of Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

Six-mile alignment brings Metro to a total of 79 miles of rail, all built during the past 20 years

Keywords: metro, los angeles, Eastside Extension, East Los Angeles, trains, opening, light rail, travel, public transit

November 14, 2009
Free Rides, the First Ever Boyle Heights Block Party and Mariachi Festival and Other Community Festivities Planned for Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Opening Celebration Sunday, Nov. 15

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.

Keywords: metro, los angeles, Eastside Extension, East Los Angeles, trains, opening, light rail, travel, public transit

November 12, 2009
Go Metro on the New Gold Line Eastside Extension and Find a Gold Mine of Budget Dining

Here's a good reason to hop on the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension: Lunch!

 

Keywords: News

November 10, 2009
Metro to Operate on Regular Service Schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 11

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.  

 

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November 10, 2009
Metro Blue Line Weekend Service To Be Impacted as Construction Crews Work on Expo Line Connection

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.

Keywords: Metro Blue Line, Metro Rail, construction, Expo Line, Los Angeles, Long Beach, public transportation

November 02, 2009
Go Metro to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) and Get Two-For-One Admission

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.

Keywords: Go Metro, MOCA, Los Angeles, art, public transportation

October 31, 2009
Metro Statement: Update On Negotiations with Italian Rail Car Manufacturer for Option Rail Cars

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.

Keywords: Metro rail, public transportation, AnsaldoBreda

October 30, 2009
Media Join Mayor Villaraigosa and Metro Officials on Sneak Peek Ride on Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension to East Los Angeles

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.

Keywords: metro, los angeles, Eastside Extension, East Los Angeles, trains, opening, light rail, travel, public transit, media, first ride, mayor, villaraigosa, Soto Station

October 29, 2009
Metro Orange Line Extension Project Team Completes New Parking Lot At Chatsworth Metrolink/Amtrak Station

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

Keywords: Metro, Orange Line, construction, public transit, transportation, Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles, Chatsworth, LADOT, Design/Build

October 26, 2009
Public Grand Opening of Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Set for Sunday, Nov. 15

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.

Keywords: metro, los angeles, Eastside Extension, East Los Angeles, trains, opening, light rail, travel, public transit

October 26, 2009
National Transit Institute Awards Metro Sustainability Training with Model Program of the Year Award

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.

Keywords: News

October 22, 2009
Metro Board Approves 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan, a 30-Year Blueprint For Transportation Development

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.

Keywords: metro, los angeles, long-range transportation plan, FY2040, 2009, Measure R, ARRA, funding, transportation, public transit, future, planning

October 22, 2009
Metro Introduces Online Transportation News/Feature Service on Metro.Net

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.

Keywords: online news service, metro, los angeles, steve hymon, fred dennstedt, transportation, travel, public transit, high-speed rail, transportation news

October 20, 2009
Metro Features Little Tokyo on New Poster by Local Artist

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.

Keywords: Los Angeles, Little Tokyo, Art, Shizu Saldamando, Metro Rail, public transit, travel

October 20, 2009
Metro Offering Special Late-Night Service For U2 Concert At Rose Bowl Sunday, Oct. 25

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.

Keywords: metro, metro rail, concert, U2, Pasadena, service

October 20, 2009
Local Transportation Leaders Head to Washington, D.C. To Lobby for $2.19 Billion for L.A. To Anaheim High Speed Train

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.

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October 19, 2009
Metro to Hold Community Meetings for Regional Connector Project Nov. 5-12

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.

Keywords: regional connector, metro, los angeles, community, public meetings, transit, public transportation, subway, rail

October 15, 2009
Metro to Update Community on Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2

(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.

Keywords: News

October 09, 2009
Metro to Hold Community Meeting to Discuss Improvements to Wilmington/Imperial/Rosa Parks Station Area

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.

Keywords: News

October 08, 2009
Go Metro and Walk to Fight Diabetes on Oct. 25 and Receive a Free Pedometer

Go Metro to the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Keywords: News

October 07, 2009
Metro To Hold Station Information Meetings for Westside Subway Extension

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.

Keywords: News

October 06, 2009
Metro to Hold Five Community Meetings to Update Public on Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor 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.

Keywords: News

October 06, 2009
Independent Safety Panel Finds New Metro Gold Line Extension Designed/Built to Operate Safely

Eastside safety report online: Panel Review of the Gold Line Eastside Extension (PDF)

Keywords: News

October 06, 2009
Go Metro to Velas Lighthouse 10k/5k Family Fun Walk on Saturday, Oct. 17 and Receive Rewards

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.

Keywords: News

October 02, 2009
Metro Wins AQMD Award for Rideshare Public Education Tool on Air Quality Issues

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.

Keywords: News

October 02, 2009
Governor, Federal, State and Local Officials Join Statewide to Show United California for High-Speed Train Federal Stimulus Funding Bid

Proposal would provide $10 billion economic boost to state;
Authority launches Twitter site with feeds from each of three events

Keywords: News

September 30, 2009
Go Metro to Latino Book & Family Festival Oct. 10-11 and Receive 10 Percent Discount at Libreria Martinez

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.

Keywords: News

September 30, 2009
Go Metro to Latino Theatre Company’s 2009 Season and Get Half Off Tickets

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.

Keywords: News

September 30, 2009
Congestion Busters: Southland Transit Agencies Honor Traffic Reporters

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.

Keywords: News

September 29, 2009
Light Rail Trains Begin Pre-revenue Service Sunday, October 4, on Eastside Extension of Metro Gold Line

Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles mileston

Keywords: News

September 25, 2009
Metro To Hold Four Scoping Meetings in October To Review Plans for Wilshire Boulevard Bus Rapid Transit Project

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.

Keywords: News

September 24, 2009
Westside Subway Extension, Regional Connector Projects To Seek Federal Funding

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.

Keywords: News

September 22, 2009
Go Metro to the Altcar Expo October 2-3 and Be Entered into a Drawing for a Free Ipod

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.

Keywords: News

September 18, 2009
Go Metro, Save 20 Percent on Tickets to “August: Osage County” at the Ahmanson Theatre

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.

Keywords: News

September 18, 2009
Go Metro to Southwest Museum Store, Receive Free Gift

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.

Keywords: News

September 18, 2009
Go Metro to the OhhlaLA Festival September 23-25 and Receive $2 Off Admission

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.

Keywords: News

September 18, 2009
Go Metro and Save at ‘Feast of San Gennaro’ September 27-29

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.

Keywords: News

September 17, 2009
Recent Customer Survey Shows Overwelming Majority of Riders Are Satisfied With Metro Bus and Rail Service

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.

Keywords: News

September 15, 2009
Metro Bus Line 177 Gets Transformed into Better Bus Service for Caltech and JPL Riders in La Canada/Flintridge

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.

Keywords: News

September 11, 2009
Go Metro to “A Taste of Old Pasadena” September 22 and Get $1 Off Admission

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.

Keywords: News

September 11, 2009
Metro To Hold Public Hearings on Crenshaw Transit Corridor Project

Community to Review DEIS/DEIR Document

Keywords: News

September 04, 2009
Metro Gives Transit Customers Precautions To Avoid Flu

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.

Keywords: News

September 03, 2009
Go Metro to the East L.A. Mexican Independence Day Parade/ Festival September 13 and Save

Celebrate Mexico when you Go Metro to the nation's largest and longest-standing Mexican Independence Day Parade & Festival on Sunday, September 13.

Keywords: News

September 02, 2009
New Fall Metro Motion TV Show on metro.net

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.

Keywords: News

September 02, 2009
Go Metro to ‘KVEA Presents Fiestas Patrias California’ at Olvera Street September 12-13

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.

Keywords: News

September 01, 2009
Metro to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Fare Structure To Be Implemented on New Metro Bus Service Line 910

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.

Keywords: News

August 31, 2009
Go Metro to “Stars Over Paseo Colorado” in Pasadena with Special Guest Buzz Aldrin

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.

Keywords: News

August 31, 2009
Go Metro to the L.A. Greek Fest September 11-13 and Receive $1 off Admission

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.

Keywords: News

August 26, 2009
Go Metro to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach and Receive $2 Off Adult Admission and $1 Off Child Admission

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.

Keywords: News

August 25, 2009
Go Metro and Skip the Drive to L.A.'S Supercharged Car Museums

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.

Keywords: News

August 24, 2009
Go Metro to FYF Fest at Los Angeles Historic State Park and Receive a Free Water

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.

Keywords: News

August 20, 2009
Exploratory Drilling for Metro Westside Subway Extension Study Completed

Measure R Progress: Project will create thousands of construction jobs

Keywords: News

August 14, 2009
Metro Installs Traffic Enforcement Cameras at 14 Eastside Intersections Along New Metro Gold Line Extension to East L.A.

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.

Keywords: News

August 12, 2009
Angelinos Could Save $10,000 Per Year By Taking Public Transportation

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.

Keywords: Public transportation, commuters, savings, Los Angeles, gas,

August 11, 2009
Go Metro to Los Angeles’ Downtown Film Festival August 12-22 and Get 20 Percent Off Admission

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.

Keywords: News, Film

August 07, 2009
Go Metro to see L.A. Sparks at Staples Center and 'buy 3 get 1 free'

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.

Keywords: News, Sports

August 03, 2009
Go Metro to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Save $5 Off Admission

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.

Keywords: News

August 03, 2009
Metro Installing Turnstile Fare Gates at Four Subway Stations

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.

Keywords: news

July 30, 2009
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Encourages Residents and Motorists To Be Safe, Alert Around New Metro Gold Line East Los Angeles Extension
Keywords: news

July 24, 2009
Metro Board Recognizes Two South Bay Bus Operators, Each with 50 Years of Service

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.

Keywords: news

July 24, 2009
New Quirky ‘Go Metro’ Videos Launch On metro.net, As Well As At The Movies

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.

Keywords: News

July 23, 2009
Metro Board Approves Toll Rates for Freeway Expresslanes as Part of Congestion Reduction Demonstration Project

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.

Keywords: news

July 23, 2009
Metro Moves To Support Development of California High Speed Rail

Support for first L.A. to Anaheim segment could create 75,000 jobs. Construction could begin in 2012, open in 2018

Keywords: news

July 22, 2009
Go Metro To X Games July 30 Through Aug. 2 and Get A Chance to Win A Limited Edition Poster

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.

Keywords: News

July 21, 2009
Go Metro to 'Spamalot' at the Ahmanson and Save 20 Percent

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.

Keywords: News

July 20, 2009
Metro To Hold Five Community Meetings in August for Westside Subway Extension Project

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.

Keywords: news

July 10, 2009
New Summer Metro Motion TV Show Now Posted on metro.net

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.

Keywords: news

July 09, 2009
Metro sets tour dates and community open house for Duarte residents for next important step to complete Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension

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.

Keywords: "Gold Line" railyard Duarte tour community

July 09, 2009
L.A. Metro Transit System now on Google Maps

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.

Keywords: news

July 06, 2009
Metro To Detour Numerous Bus Lines Due To Street Closures for Michael Jackson Memorial in Downtown Los Angeles

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.

Keywords: news

July 03, 2009
U.S. Transportation Secretary, Congress Members Tour New Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles extension

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood: Six-mile light rail extension is a 'model for the nation'

Keywords: news

July 02, 2009
Go Metro to The American Heroes Air Show July 11 and Receive a 5 Percent Discount on Helicopter Rides

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.

Keywords: news

July 02, 2009
Go Metro and Get $12 Tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Zing Zang ZoomSM

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.

Keywords: news

July 02, 2009
Sign On to Metro's Next Chat and Ask Questions About Expresslanes, Tolls and Other Congestion Reduction Strategies

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.

Keywords: news

July 01, 2009
Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian Becomes New Chair of Metro

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.

Keywords: news

July 01, 2009
Go Metro to Old Pasadena Film Festival July 10-25 and Qualify for a Chance to Receive a Famima Gift Card

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.

Keywords: news

July 01, 2009
Go Metro and Get 20 Percent Off Tickets To See L.A. Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl

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.

Keywords: news

June 29, 2009
Go Metro for Free Concerts and Restaurant Discounts at Levitt Pavilions for the Performing Arts

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.

Keywords: news

June 26, 2009
Join Experts at metro.net to Discuss Expresslanes, Tolls and Other Congestion Reduction Strategies
Live Chat Tuesday, July 7 As L.A. County embarks on ExpressLanes -- a one-year demonstration project to convert existing carpool lanes into toll lanes -- Metro is asking the public to weigh in on key elements of the project, such as variable toll rates designed to ensure a minimum speed of 45 m.p.h. in the ExpressLanes. Commuters are invited to share their questions and opinions during Metro's next live internet chat, noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 7 at metro.net.
Keywords: news

June 24, 2009
L.A. Metro Breaks Ground on Metro Orange Line Extension to Chatsworth

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.

Keywords: news orangeline

June 22, 2009
Go Metro to the Armenian Athletic Games and Get a Navasartian Dollar for Food Court Purchases
Go Metro to the Armenian Athletic Games & Festival, 8 a.m. to midnight, July 2 to July 5 at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys and receive one free Navasartian dollar for purchase of any food in the food court.
Keywords: news

June 19, 2009
Special Gold Line Eastside Bus Line To Be Implemented: Metro To Implement Bus Service Changes and Enhancements Effective Sunday, June 28
Metro will implement several bus service changes and enhancements including a special Metro Gold Line Eastside Bus Line effective Sunday, June 28, in an effort to run more efficient bus service as well as adjust some routes and add service during peak hours.
Keywords: news

June 19, 2009
Work Begins Sunday, June 28, 2009: Metro Blue Line Night Service To Be Impacted as Construction Crews Make Expo Line Connection
Metro Blue Line passenger service on Sunday through Thursday nights after 8 p.m. will be impacted for four months starting June 28 as construction crews integrate the Metro Blue Line in downtown Los Angeles with the new Expo light rail line that is being constructed.
Keywords: news

June 17, 2009
Dump the Pump Thursday, June 18: Go Metro and Save Nearly $9,000 Per Year
Looking for a way to save big? Join thousands of other frustrated drivers around the country who are leaving their cars at home on National Dump the Pump Day this Thursday, June 18.
Keywords: news

June 16, 2009
Wednesday, June 17: Metro Buses, Trains To Be Impacted By Downtown Lakers Parade/Rally June 17
Metro bus and train service will be impacted by Wednesday’s Los Angeles Lakers parade and rally celebration in downtown Los Angeles. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Staples Center and will travel south on Figueroa Street to the Coliseum where the rally is expected to start at 12 p.m.
Keywords: news

June 16, 2009
Go Metro to the 23rd Annual Long Beach Bayou & Mardi Gras Festival and Receive $5 Off Admission
Go Metro to celebrate the culture of New Orleans and Louisiana at the 23rd annual Long Beach Bayou & Mardi Gras Festival, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 27 to Sunday, June 28 at Rainbow Lagoon Park. Just take the Metro Blue Line to Pacific Station and walk about 15 minutes south.
Keywords: news

June 15, 2009
Two-time Champion Metro Rail Train Team Wins International Rail Rodeo
2009 Solid Gold: Metro train operator and maintenance crew hold on to championship title and join championship Metro bus team in the APTA International winner's circle. Making Metro the team to beat for the second year in a row, the Los Angeles Metro championship rail team won the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) International Rail Rodeo in Chicago June 13. The repeat victory makes 2009 a solid gold year for Metro, whose championship bus team won top honors in the APTA International Bus Roadeo in May, for the second time in three years.
Keywords: news

June 15, 2009
Metro to Implement Bus Service Changes and Enhancements Effective Sunday, June 28
Metro will implement several bus service changes and enhancements effective Sunday, June 28, in an effort to run more efficient bus service as well as adjust some routes and add service during peak hours.
Keywords: news

June 15, 2009
Metro urges pedestrians, motorists to observe safety laws as officers begin issuing tickets along new Eastside rail line
Part of campaign to boost safety City of Los Angeles Councilman and Metro Board member José Huizar today announced that three Los Angeles area law enforcement agencies have started issuing warnings and fines to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians that ignore safety rules around the new six-mile light rail extension of the Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles.
Keywords: news

June 12, 2009
Go Metro to Make Music Pasadena and Receive $1 Off Any Drink at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Let Metro help you be part of an international musical celebration when you attend Make Music Pasadena on Sunday, June 21, noon to 10 p.m. Make Music is a "Fête de la Musique" event that is simultaneously held on World Music Day in more than 300 cities in more than 100 countries. Everyone is invited to make music throughout the city of Pasadena on the longest day of the year at this unique event.
Keywords: news

June 12, 2009
Viewpoint: Metro Response to LA Times’ Tim Rutten Column on Congestion Reduction Demonstration Project
Tim Rutten’s June 10 column on Metro’s congestion pricing program raises important issues – matters of equity and choice for the people of Los Angeles County. However, his assessment of the program is off the mark – in terms of what we’re working to achieve, how it will work, and what benefits it will bring to lower-income residents.
Keywords: news

June 10, 2009
L.A. Metro Releases Transit Data to Spur Applications Development and Grow Ridership

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/

Keywords: news developer transitdata google gtfs

June 10, 2009
Go Metro and Save 10 Percent on Tickets to Cirque Berzerk at Los Angeles State Historic Park
Alternative circus Cirque Berzerk is back in Los Angeles June 18 to July 5 and Metro can take you there. Those who go Metro to this wild and decadent performance will receive a 10 percent discount on tickets.
Keywords: news

June 10, 2009
Metro CEO Art Leahy to Discuss Expanded Gold Line to East Los Angeles with Town Hall Los Angeles
Arthur T. Leahy, Chief Executive Officer of Metro (Metro) will speak to Town Hall Los Angeles about the extension of the Metro Gold Line to East Los Angeles “Striking Gold with Metro on the Eastside,” on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 noon, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel noon. Tickets $48-60, call 213.628.8141 or click here to register.
Keywords: news

June 09, 2009
Message from Metro: Dump the Pump Day Thursday, June 18. Just Do It.
It's just one day. You can do it. Leave your car at home. Prove to yourself you can survive without foreign oil, without a new car, without any car at all. You'll feel liberated, self-sufficient, richer. (You actually will be richer, but more on that in a minute.) Try it Thursday, June 18: National Dump the Pump Day.
Keywords: news

June 08, 2009
Sheriff’s Deputies Enforce Safety Laws Along New Six-mile Metro Gold Line Extension to East Los Angeles
Respect traffic signage, avoid a ticket With Metro running more test trains along the newly constructed Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension from downtown to East Los Angeles, Sheriff’s deputies are enforcing the law to protect and educate pedestrians and motorists and prevent traffic incidents around Alameda, First, Indiana, and Third streets and Pomona Boulevard. Warning citations and tickets with fines that could be in excess of $250 are being issued.
Keywords: news

June 08, 2009
Metro to Hold Series of Community Public Hearings on Proposed Tolling Prices for Freeway Expresslanes as Part of Congestion Reduction Demonstration Project
Metro (Metro) will hold a series of community public hearings this month to gather public input on a range of tolling pricing proposals that would be implemented in December 2010 as part of the agency’s Congestion Reduction Demonstration Project (ExpressLanes) on portions of the I-10 and I-110 freeways.
Keywords: News

June 01, 2009
Go Metro to 13th Annual Juneteenth Celebration June 13 and Get a Free Souvenir Program
Juneteenth celebrations began in 1865 when word reached the Texans that President Abraham Lincoln had signed the proclamation freeing slaves two years earlier. Celebrate that historic moment this year at the 13th Annual Juneteenth event Saturday, June 13 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave., Long Beach. Getting to this free event with Metro is easy. Take the Metro Blue Line to the Pacific Coast Highway exit and the park is a short walk from there.
Keywords: news

May 29, 2009
KOAR, L.A. Metro Celebrate Grand Opening of Solair 22-Story Transit-oriented Development At Wilshire / Western Metro Purple Line Station
Transit-Oriented Development Milestone: $160 million mixed-use joint development project is the first of its kind in Koreatown / Wilshire Center
Keywords: news

May 29, 2009
Go Metro to Free Lummis Day Festival June 7 and Get a Free Grocery Bag, Too
The 2009 Lummis Day festival celebration of cultural diversity will feature more than two dozen musical, dance and theatrical artists performing on four stages, as well as simultaneous events showcasing local poetry and art on Sunday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The festival is free and Metro is an easy and economical way to get there. Take the Metro Gold Line to the Southwest Museum Station, exit the train and walk ten minutes to the Lummis Home.
Keywords: news

May 28, 2009
Metro Board Adopts FY10 Budget
The Los Angveles County Metro (Metro) Board of Directors today adopted a $3.9 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2009-10 that begins July 1, 2009.
Keywords: news

May 28, 2009
Go Metro to Leimert Park Village Book Fair Saturday, June 6 and Receive Discounts on Book Fair Merchandise
Take a budget-friendly family outing to the free Leimert Park Village Book Fair on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go Metro and save even more money with a discount on Fair mercandise.
Keywords: news

May 27, 2009
Go Metro to Ballet Hispanico at the Ahmanson and Save 20 Percent on Tickets
Dance your way through traffic and go Metro to watch Ballet Hispanico perform at the Ahmanson Theatre June 5-7. Metro riders can get a 20 percent discount on tickets for the Friday, June 5 performance.
Keywords: news

May 26, 2009
VIEWPOINT
TO: Letters to Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times FROM: Marc Littman, DEO, Public Relations
Keywords: news

May 21, 2009
STATEMENT BY Metro RE:CARB FINES
Metro has acknowledged fault and agreed to pay $162,000 in fines levied by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) stemming from incomplete record-keeping of exhaust smoke emission tests and other violations in 2006 and 2007 for the small portion of its fleet and contract carriers that still operate diesel buses along with heavy duty tow trucks and other non-revenue vehicles. Metro has changed its procedures and updated its record-keeping and is now in full compliance. The agency also is installing exhaust modifications to its tow trucks and other non-revenue vehicles in compliance with CARB standards.
Keywords: news

May 19, 2009
Go Metro to the Sixth Annual Inner City Sports Tour Health Fair & Festival Saturday, May 30, at Jesse Owens Park
Be an advocate for health and Go Metro to the Sixth Annual Inner City Sports Tour Health Fair & Festival on Saturday, May 30, and receive two free raffle tickets. Hosted by the nonprofit organization City Lites, celebrities, dignitaries, residents and cyclists will be uniting to “fight against obesity and diabetes”.
Keywords: news

May 18, 2009
Go Metro Rail to L.A. Marathon This Memorial Day
Los Angeles Marathon Bus Detours
Keywords: news

May 18, 2009
STATEMENT BY Metro CEO ART LEAHY
Re: Excessive force by Metro Security Officers
Keywords: news

May 12, 2009
Metro to Hold Public Hearing May 20 on Proposed FY10 Budget

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.

Keywords: Budget Board

May 09, 2009
Metro, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina Promote Rail Safety During Safety Fair as Train Testing Increases in East Los Angeles Before Grand Opening of Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

“Look, Listen & Stay Alive” campaign makes safety a priority

Keywords: Saftey Gold Line

May 08, 2009
Metro Promotes Array of Activities for Bike to Work Week with Celebrity Bike Pit Stop, Prizes, Free Rides on Transit, Downtown Bike Ride

Chance to Win Prizes for Those Who Pledge to Ride Their Bike

Keywords: Bike Work orangeline

May 06, 2009
Metro Bus Team Wins Grand Champion Title at 2009 International Bus Roadeo in Seattle

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.

Keywords: Bus Roadeo

May 06, 2009
Civic Leaders Explore Climate Change Legislation at Metro’s Second Annual Sustainability Summit

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.

Keywords: Sustainability Summit

May 04, 2009
Metro Community-Based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils Set May Monthly Meetings

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.

Keywords: News Meetings

April 30, 2009
Metro Promotes Array of Activities for Bike to Work Week with Celebrity Bike Pit Stop, Prizes, Free Rides on Transit, Downtown Bike Ride

Chance to win prizes for those who pledge to ride their bike

Keywords: Bike Work

April 29, 2009
May 1 Marches to Detour Most Downtown Metro Buses

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.

Keywords: May Day Detour

April 28, 2009
Metro Board Approves Consulting Contract to Help Identify Viable Projects for Public-Private Partnerships

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.

Keywords: News Metro Board

April 27, 2009
New Solar Panel Milestone: L.A. Metro, Chevron Energy Solutions Unveil Nation’s Largest Solar Panel Installation at a Transit Facility

1.2 megawatt solar panel system, energy efficiency upgrades expected to cut facility’s electricity requirements in half to save $550,000 per year

Keywords: News Energy Solar

April 23, 2009
Metro Board Approves Purchase of 150 New Buses to be Funded with Stimulus Monies from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

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.

Keywords: Stimulus Board

April 23, 2009
Metro Board Approves Initial Funding for I-405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project

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.

Keywords: Sepulveda Pass Board Project

April 21, 2009
Go Metro to the Israel Independence Day Festival at Woodley Park in Van Nuys Sunday, May 3

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.

Keywords: news festivals music

April 21, 2009
Metro Bus Detour Starts Wednesday Night for Depeche Mode Concert

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.

Keywords: Depeche Mode Concert detours

April 20, 2009
Los Angeles County will host 'National Conversation on Climate Action' event at Metro Headquarters on Earth Day, April 22

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.

Keywords: Climate Earth Day

April 17, 2009
Metro presents Live Poetry Readings to Rush-hour Commuters at Union Station April 30

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.

Keywords: News, Poetry

April 17, 2009
Metro Blue Line Service Will Be Delayed Due to Grade Crossing Maintenance Work at 103rd Street Beginning April 24 to April 28

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.

Keywords: Blue Line Delay

April 16, 2009
Go Metro, Go Green to Earth Day Events 2009

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.

Keywords: Earth Day

April 14, 2009
L.A. Metro Reminds Transit Customers to “Tap” Their New Smart Cards Every Time They Use the Metro System

Customers urged to retain their cards to reload fare value on an ongoing basis

Keywords: Tap Passes

April 14, 2009
Go Metro to ‘Zap! Pow! Bam!’ Comic Book Exhibit at Skirball; Save $3 Off Admission

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.

Keywords: Zap! Pow! Bam! Destinations

April 10, 2009
Metro to Hold Six Public Scoping Meetings in April for Westside Subway Extension Project

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.

Keywords: Meetings Westside Subway

April 06, 2009
Metro to Update Cities, Community on Alternatives To Be Refined, Reduced on Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2

Metro will hold seven meetings and open houses in April and May

Keywords: Community Eastside Transit

March 31, 2009
Fiesta Broadway Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in Los Angeles

Go Metro to Largest Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Keywords: Fiesta Broadway Destinations

March 30, 2009
Metro to Hold April Public Scoping Meetings for Westside Subway Extension Project

Metro (Metro) will be conducting several public scoping meetings in April on the Westside Subway Extension project, and invites public participation and input.

Keywords: News Metro Board

March 30, 2009
Metro Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Flowers Will Answer Questions About Bus Operations During April 3 Live Chat

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.

Keywords: Bus Operations Live Chat

March 30, 2009
Metro to Hold April Public Scoping Meetings for Westside Subway Extension Project

Metro (Metro) will be conducting several public scoping meetings in April on the Westside Subway Extension project, and invites public participation and input.

Keywords: Meeting Westside Subway

March 27, 2009
Metro to Deploy Ambassadors at Several Intersections to Help Eastside Community Become Familiar with New Light Rail Train Cars

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.

Keywords: Light Rail

March 26, 2009
Metro to buy 41 new CNG Buses for enhanced service as part of Congestion Reduction Demonstration Project

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).

Keywords: CNG Buses enhanced service

March 20, 2009
Metro Blue Line Vernon Station will be closed Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. through Sunday, March 22 until 8 p.m. due to grade crossing rehabilitation work

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.

Keywords: Blue Line Vernon Station rehabilitation work

March 09, 2009
Go Metro to the First Pasadena Marathon, Sunday, March 22

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.

Keywords: Destination Pasadena Marathon

March 06, 2009
Metro Blue Line Train Service To Be Delayed March 6, 7, and 8 Due to Grade Crossing Replacement Work

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.

Keywords: Blue Line Delay

March 06, 2009
Working Group Meetings to Discuss Design Options for Crenshaw Transit Corridor

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.

Keywords: Working Group Meeting

March 05, 2009
Top Transit Official Picked to Head Metro in Los Angeles County

Art Leahy began career as bus driver

Keywords: CEO

March 04, 2009
Metro’s Tap Cards to Replace Paper Day Passes Beginning March 15

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.

Keywords: TAP, Fare

March 02, 2009
Metro Features Koreatown on New Poster by Local Artist

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.

Keywords: Koreatown Poster Art

February 25, 2009
Metro Community-based Transit Service Sector Governance Councils Set March Monthly Meetings

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.

Keywords: service sector meetings

February 25, 2009
Metro’s Safety 1st Campaign Now Reaches Libraries on Eastside as Train Testing Gets Underway Along New Six-Mile Metro Gold Line Extension to East Los Angeles

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.

Keywords: Safety Transits

February 18, 2009
Go Metro to World Figure Skating Championships March 24-29 and Save Up to 50 Percent on Admission

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.

Keywords: Destinations Figure Skating

February 17, 2009
Metro Rail Trains to Bypass Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station During Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 22; Metro Bus Service Along Hollywood Blvd. Detoured

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.

 

Keywords: "Academy Awards"Detours

February 17, 2009
Metro’s Tap Cards To Replace Paper Day Passes Beginning March 15

Online: Information, Video

 

Keywords: Tap Passes

February 13, 2009
CSU Dominguez Hills, El Camino College Compton Center Become Latest Schools to Offer Students Low-cost Metro Transit Passes

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.

Keywords: College Transit Passes

January 29, 2009
Los Angeles Metro to Host Technology & Innovation Symposium February 5

The Future of Transportation

Keywords: "Los Angeles", Metro, Host, "Technology & Innovation Symposium"

January 28, 2009
Metro to Detour Bus Lines on 5th Street Between Spring and Figueroa and on Spring Street Between lst and 5th Streets on Thursday, Jan. 29

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.

Keywords: Detour

January 27, 2009
First Train Car Tested on New Metro Gold Line Eastside Light Rail Line Under Construction

Nearly 46 years since the last trolley ran on First Street

Keywords: First, "Train Car", Metro, Tested, "Eastside Light Rail Line", "Under Construction"

January 26, 2009
Go Metro to Chinatown for Chinese New Year 2009 Celebration

Events planned Feb. 7-8

Keywords: "Go Metro", Chinatown, "Chinese New Year 2009 Celebration"

January 22, 2009
Metro Board Votes to Move Forward Four Major L.A. County Transportation Projects

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.

Keywords: Metro, Board, Votes, "L.A. County Transportation Projects", Forward

January 21, 2009
Metro's Twitter Updates Now in Spanish

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.

Keywords: Metro, Twitter, Updates, Spanish

January 20, 2009
Metro Service Sectors to Hold a Series of Public Hearings on Proposed Metro Bus Service Changes and Enhancements

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.

Keywords: Metro, "Service Sectors", "Public Hearings", Bus, "Service Changes And Enhancements"

January 20, 2009
Metro Keeps ‘Safety’s First’ Campaign Moving Forward to Educate Residents in Eastside Communities on How To Be Safe Around Trains

85,000 Flyers Will Be Delivered Door-to-Door

Keywords: Metro, "Saftey's First", Campagin, Educate, "Eastside Communities", "How To Be Safe Around Trains"

January 16, 2009
Metro, L.A. Community College District Partner to Offer One of the Country’s Largest Student Transit Pass Programs

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.

Keywords: Metro, "L.A. Community College District", "Country’s Largest", "Student Transit Pass Programs"

January 14, 2009
Go Metro and Get 50 Percent Off Admission at “Go Green Expo” January 24 through January 25 at Los Angeles Convention Center

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.

Keywords: "Go Metro", January, "Go Green Expo", "50 Percent off"

January 07, 2009
Go Metro and Get 20 Percent Off 'Thomas & Friends Live! 0n Stage'

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.

Keywords: "Thomas and Friends"

January 05, 2009
Metro Board to Consider Four Transit Alternatives for Further Environmental Review for Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 During January Meetings

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.

Keywords: Metro, Board, "Transit Alternatives", " Further Environmental Review", "Eastside Transit Corridor", "Phase 2", "January Meetings"

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