October 18, 1989 |
An ambitious long-term plan to develop high-speed train routes linking major Southwest cities--including Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, San Francisco, Phoenix and Las Vegas--will be considered by a special two-state commission next week. "We envision an eventual network of trains operating up to 300 (miles per hour) among the major centers of the Pacific Southwest region," California Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) told a U.S. Senate subcommittee Tuesday.
May 29, 1986
Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Hanford Dole, concluding that Arizona and Vermont have failed to adequately enforce the 55 m.p.h. speed limit, served notice that she intends to withhold up to 10% of the states' federal highway money. Arizona and Vermont would become the first states to lose money because of speeding drivers, although officials said that Maryland also is in danger of being found in non-compliance.
November 15, 1998 |
A new trail will be blazed through the Grand Canyon, making it easier for bicyclists and hikers to see the natural wonder in northern Arizona. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater announced the park will receive nearly $900,000 for construction of a five-mile trail. The grant was among several that will go to national parks for new trails.
November 13, 2006 |
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vows to make reform of congressional earmarks a priority of his tenure, arguing that members need to be more transparent when they load pet projects for their districts into federal spending bills. But last year's huge $286-billion federal transportation bill included a little-noticed slice of pork pushed by Reid that provided benefits not only for the casino town of Laughlin, Nev., but also, possibly, for the senator himself.
July 2, 1999 |
The Fort McDowell Indian Community has made its best offer to the Dodgers, and tribal officials are prepared to negotiate with other teams if the Dodgers do not soon accept the proposal for a new spring training complex on the Phoenix-area reservation, the tribal attorney said Thursday. Fort McDowell officials said Thursday that the tribe would spend $40 million to build a 12,000-seat stadium, six practice fields and offices on a 76-acre site, with the Dodgers signing a 25-year lease.
May 2, 1987 |
A privately funded Colorado River bridge linking Bullhead City, Ariz., and the gaming community of Laughlin, Nev., will open to traffic next month, a spokesman for the casino owner who paid for it said Friday. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are scheduled for Monday, although various required inspections probably will delay the actual opening of the bridge until early June, said Ozzie Osborn, a spokesman for Don Laughlin.