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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY FEDERICO PEA TO PRESENT $49.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CONTINUATION OF RED LINE CONSTRUCTION

 EVENT: Department of Transportation Secretary Federico Pea will present Los Angeles officials $49.6 million in federal funding for the continuation of Metro Red Line construction and a $300,000 grant to improve access to the county's transit system by non-English speaking members of the Asian and Latino communities.
 WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 31
 10 a.m.
 LOCATION: Aegir Systems
 800 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 350,
 Los Angeles
 (Thomas Guide, 1993 Edition, Pg. 634, E-4)
 PARTICIPANTS: -- Transportation Secretary Federico Pea
 -- U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
 -- MTA Board Chairman Richard Alatorre
 -- MTA CEO Franklin E. White
 -- Aegir President Ella D. Williams
 VISUALS: Large mockup of the $49.6 million government check, "Stealth Bus" graphic displays, and table-top model of Red Line display, L.A.-to-Bakersfield Rail Line graphic, and L.A. Car (Standardized Light Rail Vehicle) display
 NOTE: Aegir Systems is a minority woman-owned engineering and computer services firm with offices in Los Angeles and Oxnard, Calif., and Arlington, Va. The company has contracts that involve the Advanced Technology Transit Bus (the "Stealth Bus"), Metro Red Line and LA Car, Metrolink and the CALTRANS High Speed Ground Transportation System from Los Angeles to Bakersfield. The company was founded in 1981.
 CONTACT: Bill Heard, 213-972-4400, or Jim Smart, 213-244-7443, both of MTA News Bureau.
 -0- 8/30/93
 /PRNewswire -- Aug. 30/


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