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October 27, 1991 | CHARLIE WATERS
Today's final "Jeopardy" category is "Time" and the answer is "40 minutes." An excellent but wrong guess is "What is the average time of possession this year for Rams opponents?" The correct question is: "What's the median round-trip commute for Southern California's work force?" The Times poll also found that 41% of 1,075 workers spend less than 30 minutes commuting each day.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
While many Valley residents stumbled for their first cup of coffee Thursday morning, two hardy souls braved the Santa Susana Pass on bikes, negotiating speeding cars and steep hills all in the name of bicycle commuting. Thursday marked Group Commute Ride '97. Sponsored by the 12th Council District Transportation Management Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1989
A new commuter bus service from the Antelope Valley to downtown Los Angeles is scheduled to begin in early January, officials said Wednesday. Palmdale and Lancaster city officials said they hope the $1.2-million, one-year pilot program approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will bolster efforts to encourage commuting alternatives. About 40,000 of the Antelope Valley's more than 200,000 residents work in the Los Angeles Basin, officials said.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Nobody ever professed to like traffic. But almost two-thirds of U.S. drivers say they feel traffic has gone from bad to worse in the last three years. In a recent survey, motorists reported increased stress levels, anger and a negative effect on work or school performance because of irksome traffic. And 12% said commuting was cutting into their sleep time. In a "pain index" derived from the drivers' survey scores, Los Angeles was the worst-scoring city, followed by Atlanta and Miami.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1990 | TOM McQUEENEY
Eric Newman leaves his house in the early morning gloom and dashes off to work. The Fullerton fire captain doesn't run out the door because he's late. He's earning a day off from work. Newman earned an extra day off in December by taking the city up on its challenge to stop driving solo to work and to find an alternative means of getting there.
NEWS
August 29, 1987 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
The announcement of traffic restrictions imposed on downtown Los Angeles commuters to accommodate the Sept. 15 motorcade of Pope John Paul II forced businesses Friday to begin looking for innovative ways to get employees to their jobs that morning. Others began to talk about curtailing activities or closing for the day. Personnel managers pored over motorcade and street-closure maps and also dusted off Olympic-era commuting plans.
NEWS
October 24, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON and JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Hoping to avoid the gridlock that threatened to paralyze freeways and bridges leading into quake-stricken San Francisco, thousands of determined commuters took to the seas Monday, boarding a flotilla of ferries that carried them on hair-raising journeys across a storm-tossed bay. While a few passengers seemed to consider the rough ride in driving wind and rain something of an adventure, others nearly lost their breakfast and some were drenched when towering waves swept across the ferries' decks.
BUSINESS
September 19, 1995
It won't be long before Ventura County commuters will be able to check out the traffic on area freeways simply by flipping on their computers and merging onto the communication superhighway. The Ventura County Transportation Commission has contracted with Bassworks Multimedia Communications of Thousand Oaks, to create a site on the Internet's World Wide Web, which will provide a variety of local traffic-related information.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1993 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Signals malfunctioned along 72 miles of track Thursday, temporarily halting all Amtrak trains and delaying commuters for up to two hours at stations from San Juan Capistrano to San Diego. Amtrak spokeswoman Stephanie Miller said the signals were out between Old Town in San Diego and east Irvine, starting at 5:35 a.m. The problem was fixed by 11:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1994 | JILL LEOVY
A new Valleywide commuter shuttle service, funded by federal earthquake aid funds, may be here to stay, thanks to its popularity among Metrolink riders. Aaron Hanson, executive director of the 12th District Transportation Management District, said that in its first two months of operation the emergency shuttle service has carried about 188 people per day--about the number projected by local transportation officials.
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