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February 12, 2013 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
A high-ranking Metrolink executive resigned over the weekend following a scathing report that revealed accounting irregularities, poor management and record-keeping that made it difficult for board members to understand the railroad's financial situation. Metrolink officials said Monday that Nancy Weiford, the regional commuter line's chief financial officer, stepped down after a special committee assigned to look into the railroad's business practices revealed its findings at Friday's board meeting.
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January 19, 2007 | Andrew Blankstein and Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writers
Who is the young man in the sports coat shown on a grainy videotape spilling mercury on a platform of the Red Line subway station at Pershing Square? When it happened on Dec. 22, officials quickly labeled it a harmless accident. But Thursday, officials acknowledged that the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority botched its response, waiting eight hours after being told mercury was on the platform before clearing the station and cleaning up the spill.
NEWS
December 8, 2007
Subway riders: A Nov. 30 article in the California section about a plan to install turnstiles in MTA rail stations said the city of Los Angeles bears the loss when passengers on subways, light rail lines and buses ride without paying. The loss is to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates the transit system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2007
The following schedule will be in effect Monday in observance of Veterans Day: Government: All courts and federal offices will be closed. Schedules at other offices may vary. Mail: No regular delivery; Express Mail only. Post offices will be closed. Libraries: Most will be closed. Banks: Most will be closed. Public transit: Service may vary. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority service will not be affected. Trash collection: Service will not be affected.
BUSINESS
September 12, 1996
Comarco Inc.'s Wireless Technologies unit received a $4.1-million contract to upgrade motorist call boxes in Los Angeles County so that they can be used by hearing- or speech-impaired individuals. The contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority calls for Comarco to upgrade 4,000 call boxes. The company said the modifications will take 18 months to complete.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1994
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has launched a hot line for prospective business owners interested in working with the agency. The line enables prospective minority and women business owners to get information about the certification process necessary to work for the agency. The 24-hour number is (213) 244-6333. Messages will receive a response within 48 hours.
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March 24, 2009 | Tami Abdollah
The Orange County Transportation Authority board named Jim Kenan as interim chief executive of the organization Monday. Kenan, executive director of finance and administration, has been with OCTA since 1979. He will take over for Art Leahy, who led the agency for eight years and is leaving to head the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Kenan will serve in the post until the board names a permanent chief. -- Tami Abdollah
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