November 25, 2013 |
If you're getting ready to take a flight during the holidays, be prepared for more than the usual confusion at airport screenings. The combination of infrequent fliers and the Transportation Security Administration's new initiative that allows randomly selected passengers to receive expedited screening - an initiative that will continue during the holidays - has the potential to create passenger pileup. The TSA has moved from a one-size-fits-all security approach by allowing some passengers (75 and older)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2013 |
A Metrolink train struck a man late Friday afternoon, severing his arm and delaying evening commuters for more than an hour. The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m., shortly after the train had left the Burbank Airport station. The man was walking west along the tracks on a rail bridge that carries the train over the 170 Freeway, said Sgt. Donald Kelly, watch commander for the LAPD Valley Traffic Division, which is investigating the accident. Metrolink spokesman Jeff Lustgarten said the man had his back turned to the train and appeared to have headphones on. He did not respond when train operators blew the horn, and the train grazed him, severing his arm. He was reportedly conscious when authorities took him to the hospital and is expected to survive, Kelly said. Andy Wheeler, 45, had boarded the train at the Burbank Airport station.
October 23, 2013 |
It's like your grandmother wanting to get an R-rated glamor-shot makeover. Not only do you definitely not want to see her all tarted up in a push-up bra and marabou-trimmed satin mules, you have to run out of the room hollering over the sound of her voice whenever she so much as mentions it. Same thing, aviation-wise, when it comes to Burbank airport, since 2003 called Bob Hope Airport. Before that it was the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, the neighborhood airport for the 818 area code and parts of the 626 and 323. Like your granny, it's 80-ish years old, and also like your granny, it has sacrificed uber-modernity for the sake of comfort and shabby charm, and that's the way we've liked it. At the Burbank airport, you don't expect first-class lounges with massages and lattes; you don't look for caviar snacks or Gucci boutiques.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2013 |
More than 200 people were briefly evacuated from a section of Bob Hope Airport on Thursday after a “mixup” at a security checkpoint may have allowed a passenger through without being properly screened, an official said. Passengers were evacuated from the concourse, or the airline gate area of Terminal A - which includes Southwest and U.S. Airways -- at about 11:15 a.m. and were brought back around to the security line, where they were re-screened, said airport spokesman Victor Gill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2013 |
Bob Hope Airport is taking steps to prevent another power outage like the one last November that knocked out operations on its longest runway. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority last week voted to buy an emergency lighting system while officials complete a multimillion-dollar plan to replace the dated wiring system that caused the outage. "That outage, frankly, was not to the standard that we offer to the traveling public.... It creates havoc for those customers that couldn't fly out of here at night," said Dan Feger, the airport's executive director.
November 4, 2012 |
Construction is underway on a $73.5-million bus maintenance facility in downtown Los Angeles for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The 442,265-square-foot complex at the northeast corner of Vignes Street and Cesar E. Chavez Avenue will house a fleet of 200 buses that run on compressed natural gas. It will include a three-story concrete parking structure, a two-story bus maintenance and office building, and a cash counting facility. The Metro Division 13 Bus Maintenance and Operations Facility, as it will be known, will also tie into an existing two-level maintenance building at the east side of the parking structure, general contractor McCarthy Building Cos. said.