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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1994 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Building a subway across the San Fernando Valley would be far less expensive than originally estimated, but an elevated railway above the Ventura Freeway would still be at least $19 million cheaper, according to a cost-comparison analysis released Friday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Gulbranson remembers the clicketyclack of the old Red Cars operated by the Pacific Electric Railway. The trusty trolley traveled to all points in Los Angeles, and Gulbranson fondly recalls riding it to get to school, its cars slightly sashaying from left to right on the tracks.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Strapped for cash, a Los Angeles County transportation panel voted Wednesday to ask the federal government to help bail out a planned San Fernando Valley rail line that might otherwise be delayed up to 10 years due to shrinking mass transit dollars. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted unanimously to instruct its staff to begin the process of applying for federal funds to pay for half of an east-west line across the valley that could cost as much as $2.79 billion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1994 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Building a subway across the San Fernando Valley would be far less expensive than originally estimated, but an elevated railway above the Ventura Freeway would still be at least $19 million cheaper, according to a cost-comparison analysis released Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1993 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adopting a compromise solution drafted by Mayor Richard Riordan, the county transit agency Wednesday unanimously approved a $3.7-billion budget that clears the way for construction of the Pasadena rail line. The new budget will finance additional buses to 25 overcrowded routes and sets aside $40 million to pay for the design of the Pasadena line, which would be a trolley service similar to the Metro Blue Line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2000 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Gulbranson remembers the clicketyclack of the old Red Cars operated by the Pacific Electric Railway. The trusty trolley traveled to all points in Los Angeles, and Gulbranson fondly recalls riding it to get to school, its cars slightly sashaying from left to right on the tracks.
NEWS
June 11, 1993 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local transit officials Thursday recommended the awarding of a $205-million contract for 72 Green Line cars to a U.S.-German team that promises to open a Los Angeles plant that will be the nation's first modern manufacturer of rail cars. The award to Siemens Duewag Corp., a German company with a Sacramento facility, would create about 200 jobs in California and pump $17 million into the state's economy, company officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' Metro Blue Line trains had more accidents involving pedestrians last year than any other light rail system in the state, the Public Utilities Commission reported Thursday.
BUSINESS
March 24, 1993 | ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A journey into the Los Angeles subway system may soon resemble a trip to Disneyland. While the rides won't be as hair-raising as Space Mountain, some of the technology and advertising concepts of the Happiest Place on Earth may find themselves in the bowels of the new Metro Red Line and on the platforms of the Metro Blue Line by the summer of 1994.
NEWS
November 29, 1999 | BOB POOL and GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A taxi driver and his five passengers--including three brothers from Mexico--were killed when their cab swerved around a Compton crossing gate in a futile attempt to beat a Blue Line commuter train across the tracks, authorities said Sunday. The impact of the fiery crash around 11 p.m. Saturday sliced the taxi in half and sent its front end tumbling down the track, tossing five of the victims onto the rails.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Strapped for cash, a Los Angeles County transportation panel voted Wednesday to ask the federal government to help bail out a planned San Fernando Valley rail line that might otherwise be delayed up to 10 years due to shrinking mass transit dollars. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted unanimously to instruct its staff to begin the process of applying for federal funds to pay for half of an east-west line across the valley that could cost as much as $2.79 billion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1993 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adopting a compromise solution drafted by Mayor Richard Riordan, the county transit agency Wednesday unanimously approved a $3.7-billion budget that clears the way for construction of the Pasadena rail line. The new budget will finance additional buses to 25 overcrowded routes and sets aside $40 million to pay for the design of the Pasadena line, which would be a trolley service similar to the Metro Blue Line.
NEWS
June 11, 1993 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local transit officials Thursday recommended the awarding of a $205-million contract for 72 Green Line cars to a U.S.-German team that promises to open a Los Angeles plant that will be the nation's first modern manufacturer of rail cars. The award to Siemens Duewag Corp., a German company with a Sacramento facility, would create about 200 jobs in California and pump $17 million into the state's economy, company officials said.
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