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June 25, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five months after canceling a $121.8-million order for light rail cars--a deal that inflamed a national debate over foreign trade and domestic unemployment--county transportation officials Wednesday agreed to seek new bids without specifically requiring the creation of any local jobs. The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission approved an 85-car order that includes compatible cars for a 13.
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April 1, 1995 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As criticism mounted over the mishandling of an $80-million subway deal, Los Angeles transit officials announced Friday that they are scrapping a plan to award the job to a Pasadena engineering firm and will rebid the contract because of concerns about leaked data, shredded documents and apparent conflicts of interest.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five months after canceling a $121.8-million order for light rail cars--a deal that inflamed a national debate over foreign trade and domestic unemployment--county transportation officials Wednesday agreed to seek new bids without specifically requiring the creation of any local jobs. The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission approved an 85-car order that includes compatible cars for a 13.
NEWS
March 31, 1995 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles transit officials compromised the awarding of a sensitive $80-million subway contract, destroying key documents on the bids, covering up apparent conflicts among staff members and allowing secret data to be leaked to the firm that won the recommendation for the job, according to a confidential in-house report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rail Construction Corp. board Monday agreed to pay $9.5 million to Tutor-Saliba/Groves to settle $39.2 million in claims sought by the Sylmar-based joint venture for alleged design flaws on the Civic Center subway station and adjoining tunnels. The settlement, which must be approved by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, would raise the cost of this particular Metro Red Line subway station and tunnel contract to $89 million--nearly 45% above Tutor's original $61.5-million bid.
NEWS
April 1, 1995 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As criticism mounted over the mishandling of an $80-million subway deal, Los Angeles transit officials announced Friday that they are scrapping a plan to award the job to a Pasadena engineering firm and will rebid the contract because of concerns about leaked data, shredded documents and apparent conflicts of interest.
NEWS
March 31, 1995 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles transit officials compromised the awarding of a sensitive $80-million subway contract, destroying key documents on the bids, covering up apparent conflicts among staff members and allowing secret data to be leaked to the firm that won the recommendation for the job, according to a confidential in-house report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1992
Southern California Rapid Transit District officials revived the bus token Thursday, a move they hope will save the RTD $250,000 a month in fare processing. To try to realize those savings as soon as possible, the RTD Board of Directors also agreed to suspend normal procurement practices by letting staff solicit bids from a limited number of suppliers, then negotiate and sign a contract without further board approval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Considering the political uproar that erupted the last time the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission awarded Sumitomo Corp. a car-building contract, the selection last week of the Japanese-owned firm to build 15 Metro Green Line cars was a bold stroke of policy-making. Equally bold is the commission's goal of awarding a separate contract--a $200-million, 87-car order scheduled to be approved next year--to develop an advanced transportation industry in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1993 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An exhaustive audit has found that because of lax controls, a vast array of Los Angeles County transportation contracts skyrocketed in cost after new expenses were routinely added on after initial approval of the agreements. In one case, auditors found that a consulting contract for the proposed Green Line grew from $1.4 million to $64.4 million in one year--a 4,511% increase. In all, the study showed that contracts increased an average of 388% after they were awarded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rail Construction Corp. board Monday agreed to pay $9.5 million to Tutor-Saliba/Groves to settle $39.2 million in claims sought by the Sylmar-based joint venture for alleged design flaws on the Civic Center subway station and adjoining tunnels. The settlement, which must be approved by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, would raise the cost of this particular Metro Red Line subway station and tunnel contract to $89 million--nearly 45% above Tutor's original $61.5-million bid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Considering the political uproar that erupted the last time the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission awarded Sumitomo Corp. a car-building contract, the selection last week of the Japanese-owned firm to build 15 Metro Green Line cars was a bold stroke of policy-making. Equally bold is the commission's goal of awarding a separate contract--a $200-million, 87-car order scheduled to be approved next year--to develop an advanced transportation industry in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1992
Southern California Rapid Transit District officials revived the bus token Thursday, a move they hope will save the RTD $250,000 a month in fare processing. To try to realize those savings as soon as possible, the RTD Board of Directors also agreed to suspend normal procurement practices by letting staff solicit bids from a limited number of suppliers, then negotiate and sign a contract without further board approval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five months after canceling a $121.8-million order for light rail cars--a deal that inflamed a national debate over foreign trade and domestic unemployment--county transportation officials Wednesday agreed to seek new bids without specifically requiring the creation of any local jobs. The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission approved an 85-car order that includes compatible cars for a 13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five months after canceling a $121.8-million order for light rail cars--a deal that inflamed a national debate over foreign trade and domestic unemployment--county transportation officials Wednesday agreed to seek new bids without specifically requiring the creation of any local jobs. The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission approved an 85-car order that includes compatible cars for a 13.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2006 | Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer
Two years ago, as Los Angeles County's emergency transportation contracts were set to expire, ambulance companies girded to compete for the exclusive right to deliver the county's sickest and most seriously injured patients to hospitals. They hired lobbyists. They donated thousands of dollars to politicians. And they sought support from officials in dozens of small cities throughout the county.
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