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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
April 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A public hearing will take place May 24 on a proposal to more than double some county transit fares over the next two years. Under the plan, the price of the MTA's popular monthly pass, now $52, would increase to $75 in July and $120 by Jan. 1, 2009. The price of the $3 day pass would hit $5 this summer and $8 within two years. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority must approve any fare increase. The hearing is set to begin at 9 a.m.
June 10, 2008
The region's transportation agencies have hired a consultant to help coordinate and improve rail service. For years, rail advocates have pushed for more service between Los Angeles and San Diego, but coordinating Amtrak, Coaster and Metrolink in addition to two freight carriers has been complex. An assessment by San Francisco-based Wilbur Smith Associates will cost about $349,300 and be completed in 10 months. The assessment is a joint project with the Orange County Transportation Authority acting as project manager.
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