Three other actions taken by the Metro Board of Directors at their meeting today that might be of interest:
•The Board approved the following official name changes to Metro Rail stations, although signage will often continue to reflect shorter names:
–The Blue Line’s Grand Station becomes the ‘Grand/Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Station.’
–The Expo Line’s 23rd Street Station becomes the “Los Angeles Trade-Technical College/Orthopaedic Institute for Children Station.”
–The Expo Line’s La Brea station becomes the “Expo/La Brea/Ethel Bradley Station.”
Metro staff were also instructed to implement the changes at minimal cost without using operating funds.
•The Board approved a motion by Board Members Mike Bonin and Gloria Molina instructing Metro to launch a multi-lingual ad campaign to promote fare subsidy programs prior to the fare increase scheduled to take effect Sept. 1 or after.
More information on reduced fares for seniors, disabled/Medicare passengers, K-12 students and college/vocational students and applications in nine languages can be found by clicking here.
•The Board approved a motion by Board Members Mike Bonin, Eric Garcetti and Gloria Molina to take steps needed to launch a study on building a bike path within the Los Angeles River channel between Taylor Yard (just north of downtown Los Angeles) and the city of Maywood, along with bike/pedestrian linkages to roads and sidewalks near the river. Motion