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August 22, 1995 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles City Council committee Monday recommended revoking the operating permit for a taxi company serving the San Fernando Valley and called for an alternative transportation plan for local residents. Babaeian Transportation Co., parent company of the San Fernando Valley Checker Cab Co., should lose its license because the company failed to provide state-of-the-art services as promised, said Councilman Nate Holden, chairman of the council's transportation committee.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1995 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles City Council committee Monday recommended revoking the operating permit for a taxi company serving the San Fernando Valley and called for an alternative transportation plan for local residents. Babaeian Transportation Co., parent company of the San Fernando Valley Checker Cab Co., should lose its license because the company failed to provide state-of-the-art services as promised, said Councilman Nate Holden, chairman of the council's transportation committee.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city transportation commissioners Thursday placed San Fernando Checker Cab Co. on six months probation for illegally referring Valley customers to cab companies or car shuttle services operating without city licenses. Checker Cab, owned by Burbank-based Babaeian Transportation Co., began serving the San Fernando Valley this year after winning a costly lobbying campaign to break an eight-year monopoly held by Valley Cab Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two brothers who operate separate cab companies in Burbank are betting that the Metrolink trains that began rolling last month will put them on track to a financial windfall. By acquiring a near-monopoly on cab service at Metrolink stops in Chatsworth, Van Nuys, Burbank and Glendale, the Babaeian brothers stand to gain substantial new business if the new commuter service succeeds--especially because the county and employer groups often pay the taxi fares to encourage commuters to use them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two brothers who operate separate cab companies in Burbank are betting that the Metrolink trains that began rolling last month will put them on track to a financial windfall. By acquiring a near-monopoly on cab service at Metrolink stops in Chatsworth, Van Nuys, Burbank and Glendale, the Babaeian brothers stand to gain substantial new business if the new commuter service succeeds--especially because the county and employer groups often pay the taxi fares to encourage commuters to use them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an acrimonious session, the Los Angeles City Council tentatively voted Wednesday to give a Burbank-based taxi firm a franchise to serve the San Fernando Valley, breaking an eight-year monopoly held by Valley Cab Co. The unanimous vote culminates more than three years of lobbying efforts by Babaeian Transportation Co., which spent more than $100,000 on attorneys' fees and focus groups aimed at winning the franchise and on campaign contributions to city officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city officials Thursday told the two taxi firms that serve the San Fernando Valley that they should eliminate the bitterness in their business rivalry that has led to accusations of illegal actions against both firms. The call for peace came from the Los Angeles City Board of Transportation Commissioners, which met to hear evidence gathered by city transportation inspectors against Valley Cab Co. and San Fernando Valley Checker Cab Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN
The Los Angeles City Transportation Commission has voted to give a Burbank-based taxi firm a three-month extension to begin operating as the San Fernando Valley's second taxi franchise. Under a city franchise approved in March, Babaeian Transportation Inc. was to begin taxi service May 27. But Babaeian representatives asked the commission for a 90-day delay, saying the company is having trouble getting delivery of taxis from the manufacturer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN
A Burbank-based taxi firm that won a bitter battle to operate in the San Fernando Valley failed to meet a Wednesday deadline to begin service because a car dealership could not deliver new taxis, company officials told the Los Angeles City Board of Transportation Commissioners on Thursday. Babaeian Transportation Inc. was scheduled to put 22 cars into operation by Wednesday and add 22 more every 45 days until it has 85 on the road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council's Transportation Committee agreed Friday to consider next week who should be awarded a second taxi franchise in the San Fernando Valley, even though a citizens panel charged with studying the issue has not completed its review. The mayor-appointed panel, known as the Transportation Commission, delayed a decision last week on whether to award a franchise to Burbank-based Babaeian Transportation Co., saying it needed more time to study the company's finances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city transportation commissioners Thursday placed San Fernando Checker Cab Co. on six months probation for illegally referring Valley customers to cab companies or car shuttle services operating without city licenses. Checker Cab, owned by Burbank-based Babaeian Transportation Co., began serving the San Fernando Valley this year after winning a costly lobbying campaign to break an eight-year monopoly held by Valley Cab Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city officials Thursday told the two taxi firms that serve the San Fernando Valley that they should eliminate the bitterness in their business rivalry that has led to accusations of illegal actions against both firms. The call for peace came from the Los Angeles City Board of Transportation Commissioners, which met to hear evidence gathered by city transportation inspectors against Valley Cab Co. and San Fernando Valley Checker Cab Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN
The Los Angeles City Transportation Commission has voted to give a Burbank-based taxi firm a three-month extension to begin operating as the San Fernando Valley's second taxi franchise. Under a city franchise approved in March, Babaeian Transportation Inc. was to begin taxi service May 27. But Babaeian representatives asked the commission for a 90-day delay, saying the company is having trouble getting delivery of taxis from the manufacturer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN
A Burbank-based taxi firm that won a bitter battle to operate in the San Fernando Valley failed to meet a Wednesday deadline to begin service because a car dealership could not deliver new taxis, company officials told the Los Angeles City Board of Transportation Commissioners on Thursday. Babaeian Transportation Inc. was scheduled to put 22 cars into operation by Wednesday and add 22 more every 45 days until it has 85 on the road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an acrimonious session, the Los Angeles City Council tentatively voted Wednesday to give a Burbank-based taxi firm a franchise to serve the San Fernando Valley, breaking an eight-year monopoly held by Valley Cab Co. The unanimous vote culminates more than three years of lobbying efforts by Babaeian Transportation Co., which spent more than $100,000 on attorneys' fees and focus groups aimed at winning the franchise and on campaign contributions to city officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council's Transportation Committee agreed Friday to consider next week who should be awarded a second taxi franchise in the San Fernando Valley, even though a citizens panel charged with studying the issue has not completed its review. The mayor-appointed panel, known as the Transportation Commission, delayed a decision last week on whether to award a franchise to Burbank-based Babaeian Transportation Co., saying it needed more time to study the company's finances.
NEWS
November 8, 1990
Contracts to provide rides for city employees and to expand Pasadena's curbside automated trash collection were approved Tuesday by the Board of Directors. The $100,000 contract with Babaeian Transportation Co. is for taxi service at fares of up to $4 per person per trip, for 100 city employees who live in Pasadena and Altadena. The employees are participating in the Pro Motion program devised to meet a South Coast Air Quality Management District regulation to reduce air pollution.
NEWS
November 28, 1991 | IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accepting the findings of a staff report that the city's monopolistic taxi system makes cab drivers a "captive work force" and may have failed to serve certain neighborhoods, the City Council narrowly voted this week to deregulate the taxicab business.
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