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A Facelift for the Iconic Hollywood Sign?

the famous hollywood sign on mount lee in los angeles california usa

The iconic 45-foot lettering that sits just below the summit of Mount Lee, overlooking the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, will get a sprucing up before the celebration of its centennial anniversary.

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METROLINK RECEIVES $25 MILLION CALSTA GRANT FOR 91/PERRIS VALLEY LINE

Grant funds will expand 91/Perris Valley Line capacity and improve service LOS ANGELES – The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) has awarded Metrolink more than $25 million to complete the final design and construction of three capacity improvements as part of the Metrolink Perris Valley Line Capacity Improvement Project. “We are incredibly thankful to CalSTA for this generous grant award,” said…

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Streetcar is now open in Tempe

All aboard the Valley’s first modern streetcar! Passenger service on Valley Metro Streetcar began in Tempe at 10 a.m. today after a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local leaders and elected officials. The three-mile streetcar route will take riders to major employment centers, entertainment and event destinations, historic neighborhoods and connect to the regional transit network. “We are so pleased to help…

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NCTD Issues Reminder that Public Trespassing on Railroad Tracks is Dangerous and Illegal

Oceanside, CA – The North County Transit District (NCTD) today issued a reminder to the public that trespassing on railroad tracks is dangerous and illegal. Rail trespassing results in accidents and fatalities that impact residents, visitors, rail employees, rail customers, and first responders. NCTD uses a combination of education, enforcement, and engineering to support risk reduction as it relates to trespasser…

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METROLINK INVITES BICYCLE RIDERS TO RIDE FREE DURING BIKE TO WORK WEEK

Los Angeles – Metrolink’s Summer of Adventure begins in May with a celebration of National Bike Month and free fare for riders who board trains with their bicycles during Bike to Work Week, May 16-20. “Metrolink’s bike-friendly passenger trains are perfect for a summer travel adventure as well as for those riders who use their bikes for part of their commute.” Metrolink Board Chair Ara Najarian said. “And…

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LA Metro approved New rail line

Back in February 2022, County of Los Angeles joined Metro officials to announce the final approval for the West Santa Ana Branch light rail line. West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor Metro’s plan for better transit includes a new light rail transit (LRT) line to southeast LA County. This project would connect Artesia, Cerritos, Bellflower, Paramount, Downey, South Gate, Cudahy,…

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Coming soon… The Airport Metro Connector, A people mover at LAX

Metro’s plan for better transit includes a connection to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with the Airport Metro Connector Transit Station (AMC) at Aviation Bl/96th Street. Once in operation, this new station will let riders transfer quickly and easily between LAX and Metro’s network. Located on the future line under construction now as the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, AMC includes a light…

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BERKSHIRE FLYER PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE BEGINS JULY 8

Seasonal pilot service between Pittsfield and New York City being run by Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT and NYSDOT  PITTSFIELD, MA – Amtrak, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), and New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), are announcing pilot seasonal passenger rail service to operate this year and in 2023 to be known as the Berkshire Flyer,…

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AMTRAK REMAINS STEADFAST IN ITS COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

As the FRA invites U.S. rail operators to a national climate challenge, Amtrak progresses on emissions reduction WASHINGTON – During one of the most exciting phases for passenger rail in this nation’s history, Amtrak is beginning a new era that offers even more sustainable transportation options for travelers. To bring this transformation to life and as part of Amtrak’s vision…

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