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January 12, 1996 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly enshrined GOP Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle has a message for California taxpayers: Leave the driving--and the penny-pinching--to us. While his Democratic predecessor, Willie Brown, always kept a fleet of tony, chauffeur-driven Cadillacs ready and waiting, Pringle vows to settle for a more humble set of wheels. In a gesture reminiscent of former Gov.
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June 24, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Well-placed Valley members of the California Legislature helped push through $100 million in the new state budget for a north-south public transportation corridor along Van Nuys Boulevard in the East Valley. Those funds, along with millions for park development in the Valley, are part of the state's 2000-2001 $99-billion budget approved this week and now awaiting Gov. Gray Davis' signature.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Well-placed Valley members of the California Legislature helped push through $100 million in the new state budget for a north-south public transportation corridor along Van Nuys Boulevard in the East Valley. Those funds, along with millions for park development in the Valley, are part of the state's 2000-2001 $99-billion budget approved this week and now awaiting Gov. Gray Davis' signature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1996 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Newly enshrined GOP Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle has a message for California taxpayers: Leave the driving--and the penny-pinching--to us. While his Democratic predecessor, Willie Brown, always kept a fleet of tony, chauffeur-driven Cadillacs ready and waiting, Pringle vows to settle for a more humble set of wheels. In a gesture reminiscent of former Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2000
When we read about the "surprising" state funding for a north-south busway corridor ("With Funding in Place, Valley Debates North-South Busway," July 10), what is not mentioned is that it is $100 million stolen from the east-west corridor whose original $245 million has been reduced to $145 million and now has funding for only half the project. When Sen. Richard Alarcon says, "It is hard to train car users to get out of a car to use a mass-transit system," he hasn't seen the North Hollywood Red Line station's 846-space parking lot, full every weekday on only the second week of operation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1987 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
Unhappy Southern California Rapid Transit District directors, faced with the possible loss of their posts, Wednesday attacked pending Los Angeles County public transit reorganization plans. But in Sacramento, drafters of shake-up legislation moved ahead as if the RTD did not exist. With a reorganization bill that would wipe out the RTD heading toward an Assembly vote next week, the district directors met for the second week in a row to decide what to do about the agency's possible demise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1989 | JOEL FOX, Joel Fox is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn
Gov. George Deukmejian says the people should vote on any gas-tax increase. He's right. Many of the legislative leaders and business people who attended the governor's summit on transportation believe the legislators would probably pass a higher gas-tax increase than the people would approve. Polls have shown that the people will probably accept a 3-cent increase, perhaps even 5. The argument goes that we need more than that to save and improve the transportation system, so since the people won't give it to us, we'll work around them.
NEWS
April 25, 1991 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than a year after voters approved a gasoline tax hike to finance a mammoth road and rail building program, transportation officials are warning that funding for many projects is being eroded by the demands of high-cost earthquake safety work. In a letter to Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1987 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
Orange County legislators and transportation officials said Friday that the Assembly's approval of a bill allowing toll roads in the traffic-choked county means that a testing ground for California turnpikes may be near.
NEWS
April 8, 1987 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
The proposed Los Angeles County transportation super agency moving toward legislative approval would become one of the most powerful governmental bodies in the state because of its ability to hand out the big amounts of money becoming available for highways and transit. That was the view of legislators and transportation experts watching the progress of the reorganization bills.
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August 16, 2007 | P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
An accelerated schedule for replacing the Interstate 35W bridge though Minneapolis has led state lawmakers and residents to question how plans for a new bridge can move forward before it is clear why the old one fell down. For more than two hours Wednesday, legislators peppered transportation officials with questions about what happened Aug. 1 and about the Minnesota Department of Transportation's proposed design to replace this key artery into downtown Minneapolis.
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