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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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January 20, 2013 | By Daniel Siegal, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County transportation officials have released the final version of their analysis of alternatives for closing the so-called 710 gap between Alhambra and Pasadena, setting the stage for more vigorous environmental review. The analysis by the county Metropolitan Transportation Authority focuses on five options - down from an initial 39 - for reducing traffic and providing better transportation access in the area between the end of the 710 Freeway in Alhambra and the 210 Freeway in Pasadena.
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January 30, 1991 | TINA ANIMA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the age of the customized commuter. At least, that's the vision of Rapid Transit District officials. In the latest move to encourage more drivers to leave their cars at home, the RTD announced Tuesday a computerized planning service that gives commuters a tailor-made schedule for taking the bus from home to work and back. "It's a whole new way of reaching out and touching someone," RTD spokesman James Smart said at a news conference Tuesday.
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June 9, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Los Angeles County transportation officials are considering prices of 25 cents to $1.40 per mile for solo motorists who use the high-occupancy toll lanes that have been proposed for the 110 and 10 freeways.
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February 3, 1993 | JOSH MEYER
Nikolas Patsaouras of Tarzana, a mass transit executive and candidate for mayor of Los Angeles, was approved Tuesday as Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich's alternate on the newly created Metropolitan Transit Authority. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Patsaouras, who had been Antonovich's alternate on the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission for the past three years.
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March 29, 1991
The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved a plan to ease the traffic crunch by sending out freeway service patrols to move stalled vehicles quickly off area highways. The map shows how the plan would be phased in between July 1 and July, 1992.
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January 14, 1993
Los Angeles County transportation officials gave preliminary approval Wednesday for free rides aboard the city's newest subway line between MacArthur Park and Union Station. The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission's Planning and Mobility Improvement Committee voted Wednesday for free fares on the Metro Red Line--whose first leg is scheduled to open Jan. 30--for the first two months of operation. The LACTC board is expected to vote on the committee's recommendation later this month.
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August 23, 1990
Los Angeles County Transportation commissioners agreed to consider, in concept at least, some public funding for a proposed high-speed rail line between Los Angeles International Airport and Palmdale, originally intended to be privately financed. Wednesday's action was only a conceptual endorsement of the 69-mile, multibillion-dollar project proposed by a private consortium, they said. Commission members seemed divided on committing public funds.
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February 26, 1987
The Los Angeles City Council, breaking with Mayor Tom Bradley, voted unanimously to support state legislation that would merge the beleaguered Southern California Rapid Transit District and Los Angeles County Transportation Commission into a single body. Bradley has opposed consolidation, saying it could jeopardize federal funding for the Los Angeles Metro Rail project.
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January 29, 1991
The new chairman of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission--the entity charged with implementing a Southern California transportation network over the next 30 years--is Long Beach City Councilman Ray Grabinski. In succeeding Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman as LACTC chairman for this year, Grabinski promised to include potential users of the proposed 300-mile METRO system in decision-making.
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August 9, 2008 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
State Sen. Jenny Oropeza put it in no uncertain terms Friday: She is prepared to kill the bill that would allow a half-cent sales tax increase to go on the November ballot in Los Angeles County to pay for road and transit projects. "I said in order for the bill to pass the Senate, it is going to have to contain the Green Line extension," Oropeza (D-Long Beach) told me. "They" -- Los Angeles County transportation officials -- "understood that.
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January 10, 2002 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County's transit agency voted Wednesday to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal agreement requiring a massive expansion of bus service for poor and minority riders. Board members for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority called the agreement too costly and overly intrusive. The MTA board voted 8-4, with one abstention, to pursue a final appeal after a string of bitter legal defeats stretching over several years.
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November 30, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All is not rosy in Pasadena, where light rail, once Blue, will now be Gold. Confused? Transportation planners hope riders on a future light rail train won't be. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted unanimously Thursday to change the name of the light rail line, now under construction, that will connect downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena. What for at least a decade of planning has been called the Pasadena Blue Line will now officially be the Gold Line. The reason?
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November 16, 2001 | CAITLIN LIU and ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Paving the way for an urban village of hundreds of apartments and shops next to North Hollywood's subway station, an MTA committee unanimously recommended on Thursday that the agency enter into an exclusive deal with an Orange County development team. The proposed project, the second for the last northern stop on the Red Line, would create a $90-million pedestrian-friendly, multistory complex of up to 534 residential units and 28,000 feet of retail space.
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November 9, 2001 | ELLEN BASKIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ricky Jay may be best known for his card tricks, but these days he's performing something of a cultural hat trick, appearing in three venues at the same time. And it's no magical sleight of hand: Jay co-stars in David Mamet's new film "Heist," which opens today; he has a new book out, "Jay's Journal of Anomalies"; and his renowned one-man show, "Ricky Jay & His 52 Assistants," has just opened in Boston. In "Heist," Jay's Pinky Pincus is partnered with Gene Hackman and Delroy Lindo as a trio of well-seasoned thieves who have been working together for some time.
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November 9, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a bitter, five-year legal fight over bus service to poor communities, a chief advocate for bus riders stunned MTA officials Thursday by saying it appears that enough buses are currently in service to end the battle for now. Eric Mann, leader of the group whose lawsuit resulted in court orders that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority increase bus service, said for the first time that the agency appeared to be obeying that mandate.
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March 18, 1993
A Los Angeles County transportation panel recommended Wednesday that the county make up almost $2 million for Metrolink service that Ventura County officials, contending their share is too high, have refused to pay. Ventura County's share for operating Metrolink trains from downtown Los Angeles to Moorpark is $3.42 million through 1994 under a formula approved by the five-county Southern California Regional Rail Authority.
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October 25, 1990
The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission gave its formal approval to the proposed $450-million purchase of Southern Pacific rights of way and other land and facilities. But Neil Peterson, the commission's executive director, cautioned that there are serious impedements before the deal can be consummated March 31. Peterson noted that the county plans to buy only a share of the ownership of two of the three lines it plans to use for commuter rail service.
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November 6, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The public agency that wants to build a light-rail line between Pasadena and Los Angeles hoped to avoid the pitfalls that have bogged down other major mass transit projects in the region. It had the path: a dedicated right of way where passenger trains had run for nearly 100 years. It had the money: $732 million set aside in an agreement pushed by the state. It had the mandate: get the job done on time and on budget, as promised to the state and local politicians, who agreed to pay for the job.
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October 13, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing a drawn-out regulatory review that they say could threaten completion of the Pasadena Blue Line, the builders of the light-rail project have asked a state agency to allow construction to continue at street crossings that have drawn the ire of local activists. The Pasadena Blue Line Construction Authority filed a motion Friday with the state Public Utilities Commission, asking permission to begin laying track at about 60 locations where the rail line crosses roadways.
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