Long Beach, Metro Officials Announce Start of Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Partnership this Saturday

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Metro and city officials gathered at the Blue Line’s Willow Station Wednesday morning to announce the start of a multi-agency law enforcement partnership that, beginning this Saturday, will allow Long Beach police and Metro security personnel to patrol the...

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Metro Says Goodbye to Old Blue Line Rail Cars After 27 Years of Service

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After 27 years of service on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) Blue Line, the original Nippon Sharyo P865 rail cars are being replaced with new Kinkisharyo P3010 cars.

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Long Beach Advisory Commission on Disabilities to Hold Transportation Town Hall

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Long Beach’s Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD) will be holding a public town hall meeting regarding transportation issues Friday, March 31, officials announced Tuesday.

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Metro Board Approves Contracts Allowing Local Policing of Transit Stops

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board (Metro) unanimously approved today contracts with three local law enforcement agencies, including the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD), which will allow it to patrol the city’s portion of the Blue Line.

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OP-ED: Metro Board Must Move Forward With Multi-Agency Policing Contract

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Dear Supervisor Janice Hahn and Mayor Robert Garcia, I will be entirely forthright in my address: the Metro Board must move forward with a multi-agency policing contract in order to provide further safety along the entirety of Metro’s 105 miles...

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Mayor Robert Garcia Talks the Future of Transit After First Month On Metro Board

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Mayor Robert Garcia has been at his post as a member of the Los Angeles County Metro Board of Directors for just over a month and Thursday night he took part in...

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Metro Launches Sexual Harassment Hotline for Transit Riders, Continuing Efforts to Improve Safety

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Continuing their efforts to improve the safety of transit riders on rails and buses, Metro launched today a 24-hour sexual harassment counseling hotline available seven days a week.

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Metro Announces Safety Improvements for Blue Line Commuters, Including Gates, Fencing and Signage

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Metro officials yesterday unveiled safety improvements completed, or in the process of being completed, at 27 intersections along the Blue Line—the nation's busiest rail line, with over 80,000 daily boardings, and the county’s oldest at 25 years old.

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New Pilot Project for Security Measures Approved for Long Beach Blue Line Stations

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board approved today a fare evasion prevention pilot project at four Blue Line stations in downtown Long Beach and a study of potential improvements to the Wardlow Station, which was recently...

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Long Beach Transit Announces New Board Chair and Officers

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During its annual election board meeting on Monday, January 25, the Long Beach Transit (LBT) Board of Directors elected Maricela Renteria de Rivera as the transportation service’s new board chair, Sumire Grant as vice-chair and Mary Zendejas as secretary-treasurer,...

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