Olympians and Paralympians got here out to personally hand out the playing cards © LA 2024

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports activities Options Communications

(SFC) Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation
Authority (Metro) unveiled restricted version TAP playing cards in choose places close to proposed
venues for the Olympic Video games if LA wins the nod to host the 2024 Olympiad.

“Able to welcome the world” is printed throughout the playing cards to spotlight
public transportation investments that may present connections to the sports activities
parks and standalone competitors venues in LA 2024’s Video games idea.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti stated, “Los Angeles has its sights set
on the Olympic and Paralympic Video games, and now, Metro riders can present their
Olympic spirit each time they TAP.

“Once we say we’re ‘able to welcome the world,’ it means
we’re able to harness our historic investments in mass transit, in order that we will
join followers with Sports activities Parks shortly and affordably, and ease visitors
congestion throughout the town, identical to we did through the 1984 Video games.”

“Metro already has a big, strong transit community, and by
2024 we plan so as to add almost 20 miles of latest rail service to our system,” commented
Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington. “These strains are already underneath development
in the present day. We can be prepared to move spectators in a handy, environment friendly
method with Metro’s interconnected transit system serving all Olympic and
Paralympic sports activities venues.”

Yesterday playing cards have been made out there at: Expo Line (Expo
Park/USC Station) – L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Galen Middle, Dedeaux Area, LAFC
Stadium, and Media Village/MPC; Expo/Blue Strains (Pico Station) – L.A. Reside,
STAPLES Middle, L.A. Conference Middle and Microsoft Theater; Pink/Purple Strains
(Civic Middle/Grand Park Station) – L.A. Metropolis Corridor and Grand Park; Pink/Purple
Strains (seventh/Metro) – L.A. Reside, STAPLES Middle, L.A. Conference Middle, and
Microsoft Theater, and; Expo Line (Downtown Santa Monica Station) – Santa
Monica Seashore Volleyball stadium.

As we speak extra can be found at: Metro Orange Line (Balboa
Station) – Sepulveda Basin; Silver Line (Harbor Gateway Transit Middle) –
StubHub Middle; Blue Line (1st Road Station) – Lengthy Seashore Area, Waterfront,
and Pier; Inexperienced Line (Hawthorne/Lennox Station) – The Discussion board and L.A. Stadium at
Hollywood Park; Gold Line (Memorial Park Station) – Rose Bowl; Expo Line (twenty sixth
Road Station) – Riviera Nation Membership. 

In November 2016 the LA transport system acquired large increase
as LA County voters accredited the Measure M gross sales tax measure that may make investments
$one hundred twenty billion in new rail strains, bus providers and freeway enhancements, amongst
different tasks and packages. This simply provides to the prevailing $forty billion
transportation funding over a 30-yr interval and contributes to the prevailing
and vastly rising transport system.

Los Angeles is bidding towards Paris to host the 2024 summer time
Video games and the IOC shall be shifting ahead subsequent week to taking a groundbreaking
determination as to awarding the 2028 Olympics on the similar time.

**LAURA WALDEN has over twenty-six years of expertise
within the Olympic Motion, previously on the European Olympic Committees with
SportEurope underneath former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario
Pescante. She labored with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and in addition
managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge throughout his marketing campaign for the

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