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Art to Architecture, Land to Sea, Regional Rail to Water Taxis: Tech Tours Cover Them All

Los Angeles Metro, host system, and its regional partners have scheduled nine technical tours before and after the Annual Meeting.

Metro’s Sustainable Bus Facilities: Division 13 and El Monte Station. Both of these facilities are LEED Gold Certified. Division 13 is Metro’s first new bus operations facility in more than 30 years, serving 200 CNG buses, and the new El Monte Station is the largest bus station west of Chicago.

Iconic Union Station: Past, Present and Future. Los Angeles Union Station is headed for major improvements to better accommodate Los Angeles County’s rapidly growing public transit system. The tour includes historic station properties and track areas planned for future improvements to better accommodate Amtrak, Metrolink and high-speed rail.

Where Magic Meets Metro. Construction is underway at Metro’s Universal City/Studio City and North Hollywood stations, including an underpass between North Hollywood and the Metro Orange Line Depot and the Universal Pedestrian Bridge that connects Metro Rail and bus patrons with the Universal Studios tram stop.

Metro Art Moves! All Metro stations incorporate public art into their designs, strengthening the system’s ties with the communities it serves.

Metro Regional Connector, Crenshaw/LAX Transit Line Construction Projects. The Regional Connector Project will connect light rail lines through downtown Los Angeles and the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project brings together the Metro Expo Line, LAX and Metro Green Line.

From Delis to K-Town to the Walk of Fame: Metro’s Red Line. This tour visits joint development sites in some of Los Angeles’ most diverse and growing neighborhoods, with stops at Westlake/MacArthur Park, Wilshire/Vermont Station in the Koreatown community and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink). Tour participants will experience PTC and crash energy management technology firsthand as well as the new Tier 4 locomotive on display at Los Angeles Union Station for this tour, which includes interaction with Metrolink staff.

Land to Sea: Metro Blue Line to Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Metro and Long Beach Transit (LBT) partner on a ride on the Metro Blue Line to Long Beach for a boat tour of these two ports, where more than 40 percent of the nation’s international goods are received and distributed.

Land to Sea: Long Beach Transit’s ­Multimodal Operations on the Waterfront. LBT presents downtown Long Beach via battery-electric bus and the coastline via AquaLink water taxi.Sign up on site at the host information desk, located in the APTA registration area in the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE.
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