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L.A. Metro contracts with CCRC for subway cars

Rail| March 27, 2017

Company is committed to delivering the first pilot vehicle by the spring of 2020, and the entire base order of 64 subway cars by September 2021.

Profile: Phil Washington, CEO of L.A. Metro

Management & Operations| March 9, 2017

The man who runs public transit in Los Angeles — the biggest county in the nation, with 88 cities and 10 million people — grew up in the projects of Chicago’s South Side. With five sisters and a father who left the family before he was born, Phil Washington couldn’t be a kid for long. “I saw first hand how the lack of transportation services really impacts lives,”...

Management & Operations| February 1, 2017

L.A. Metro launches redesigned website, improved trip planner

More than 65% of customers access metro.net from a mobile device, so the website has been re-engineered to ensure trip planning requires fewer clicks while remaining readable on a small screen.

Management & Operations| January 25, 2017

Thousands take Metro to 'Women’s March' in Downtown L.A.

Metro Rail carried a total of 592,000 boarding passengers — 360,000 more riders than on a typical Saturday.

Security and Safety | January 12, 2017

L.A. Metro launches sexual harassment counseling hotline

The 24/7 hotline will be staffed by counselors from the community advocacy organization Peace Over Violence, which has 45 years of experience counseling victims of sexual abuse in Los Angeles County.

Management & Operations| December 8, 2016

L.A. approves selling naming rights to lines, stations

A marketing company could be hired by early next year to entertain offers and assign prices for naming rights of hundreds of Metro assets, the report said.

Security and Safety | December 7, 2016

L.A. Metro system bomb threat not credible, FBI says

Authorities found no evidence regarding a specific but uncorroborated threat made by a caller who warned that a bomb would blow up on Tuesday at the Metro Red Line's Universal City station.

Management & Operations| December 5, 2016

[Photos] Elephant's ancestor bones unearthed during L.A. rail dig

A three-foot section of tusk and mastodon tooth fragments from an adult and a partial skull with tusks of a possibly much younger mammoth or mastodon were discovered in late November during excavation work on Los Angeles Metro's future Wilshire/La Brea Station for the Purple Line Extension subway.

Security and Safety | November 14, 2016

L.A. Metro wants local police, not deputies, to oversee system

The Sheriff’s Department, the sole agency policing the Metro transit system since 2003, has “poor system-wide visibility” and struggles to schedule enough deputies to meet required staffing levels, MTA says.

November 9, 2016

How an Innovative Plan Helped a Veteran Find Work Building Railcars

It is the early 2000s, and as the sun rises over Southern California, most people are still fast asleep. Kristian Mendoza, however, is up and getting ready for work. He doesn’t have to be in until eight, but his commute can sometimes take up to an hour-and-a-half each way. This job pays so little that he can barely afford the gas to commute to it, let alone provide the time and care he would like for his two young children.

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