Metro iPhone App Released

Metro iPhone App

Go Metro to work, shopping, schools or entertainment all over Los Angeles County with our official iPhone app. Whether you’re a first time rider and would like to find out how to get started or if you travel frequently and need to plan your trip out on the town, use this app to find all of the convenient ways to get there when you Go Metro. As this is Build 1.0 of our iPhone app, we’d love to get your feedback to make the product better.

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Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Calls For An Expo Line Inspector General

Neon Tommy

From USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism:

L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas will ask his colleagues on the Expo Line Board of Directors to considering hiring a full-time inspector general and ethics officer for the light rail construction authority.

“Both the large scale of the Exposition Metro Line and the varied composition of its Board of Directors require the oversight of a full-time Inspector General and Ethics Officer,” says a motion by Ridley-Thomas posted to the Expo Authority website on Monday.

If the board approves his motion, a plan would be presented in October for creating the new position.

The authority currently relies on a contracted Metro employee for ethics compliance.

The board will consider the motion at its next meeting is 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the County Hall of Administration.

Original at Neon Tommy.

Vote For Your Favorite Transit Video

Metro Video Contest

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It was a tough choice, but the finalists in the Transit Flicks Video Contest have been selected. Now the decision is up to you!

Please view all of the finalists and use the ballot to vote for your favorite by midnight, September 7, 2010, PDT. The Grand Prize winner receives a free EZ transit pass for one year!

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Job-Readiness Workshop For Persons Who Are Currently On Parole

Parole to Payroll

Research indicates that felons who get and keep a job for one year after release seldom return to prison!

Our Job Readiness Workshops address the special needs of persons with criminal convictions who desire to get and keep a job. The setting provides information and discussion on the following topics:

➢ Why it is difficult for persons with criminal convictions to get a job.
➢ Why it is important to obtain a copy of your criminal record before you seek employment.
➢ What questions potential employers can and cannot ask you.
➢ How to handle gaps in employment when job seeking.
➢ How to answer tough questions about criminal convictions on job applications and during job interviews.

Successful participants will take part in a graduation ceremony where they will receive a certificate of completion and supportive services to be used for your job search.

Eligibility
• Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
• Must currently be on parole with an assigned agent
• Must demonstrate a desire to become employed