February 13

2004:  Arthur Winston, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority‘s “Employee of the Century,” is the subject of a front page feature in the Los Angeles Times.

Mayor Villaraigosa at press conference

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2006:  Express Service begins on Metro Gold Line.  It stops at only five of 13 Gold Line Stations, shaving 5 minutes off the ride between Los Angeles Union Station and Sierra Madre Villa.

At a morning press conference at Union Station four days earlier, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announces:

“Now, although we already have great service between the San Gabriel Valley and Downtown Los Angeles, we want to do something to make that service even better, [the express service] will zip passengers between the Sierra Madre Villa station and Pasadena and Union Station in less than 30 minutes.”

More information and photos can be found in the February 9, 2006 issue of MyMetro, the LACMTA employee news digest.