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July 17, 1998 | RICHARD SIMON and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With the Los Angeles congressional delegation uniting behind finishing the Metro Rail subway to the San Fernando Valley, a key House panel Thursday recommended the Metropolitan Transportation Authority receive $62 million for that project next year.
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June 24, 1999 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House voted Wednesday to ban spending any money from the new federal transportation bill on the Long Beach Freeway extension, handing at least a temporary victory to the city of South Pasadena in its continuing battle to stop the long-debated project. The surprise measure was introduced by Rep. James E. Rogan (R-Glendale), whose district includes South Pasadena, and approved on a largely party-line vote of 241 to 190.
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July 1, 1995 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was clear Friday that word of the Los Angeles subway's many troubles had reached the nation's capital, and the vultures were already starting to circle. Rumors abounded that competing states are poised to kill or divert the $125 million in federal transportation money currently marked for Los Angeles in this year's Department of Transportation spending bill.
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July 18, 1998 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's recovery plan for putting its fiscal house in order received the backing of another federal agency Friday. But, like a parent worried about a child continuing to improve on his grades, the U.S. Department of Transportation inspector general recommended that Washington closely monitor the MTA's progress in working out its financial problems.
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September 21, 1995 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prompted by criticism of the Los Angeles rail project, congressional officials pledged Wednesday to investigate potential abuses in the payment of millions of dollars in controversial "safety bonuses" to public transit contractors across the country. "It's kind of ludicrous to me that we have to pay a contractor a bonus to run a safe workplace," said Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez). "What the hell are we buying, and is this program [in Los Angeles] on the level? That's what I want to know."
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October 19, 1996 | JON D. MARKMAN and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An influential congressman warned Friday that the Metro Rail project in Los Angeles could lose financial support from Washington and face another federal investigation if local officials override an expert panel's recommendations next week on a lucrative Eastside subway contract. Raising the stakes in the political battle, Rep. Howard Berman (D-Panorama City) said he is "rethinking" his support of federal subway funding after county transit chief Joseph E.
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December 17, 1996 | RICHARD SIMON and JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Seeking to protect a multimillion-dollar federal investment, U.S. Transportation Secretary Federico Pena told Los Angeles MTA board members Monday that they must adopt a "code of conduct" to end their meddling in day-to-day operations and quickly complete a plan for building the subway. Yet even as the unusual private meeting in Washington took place, turmoil continued at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Los Angeles with the surprise resignation of the agency's construction chief.
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July 3, 1998 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal transportation officials approved the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's latest recovery plan Thursday, a move that will help unlock $61.5 million for Metro Rail construction and boost Los Angeles' efforts to obtain even more federal money needed to finish the subway to North Hollywood.
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January 8, 1997 | RICHARD SIMON and JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles commuters would have to wait two years longer than promised to ride a subway to the Eastside and seven years longer to take it to the Mid-City under a plan unveiled by the MTA on Tuesday for dealing with its funding shortfall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1999 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House voted Wednesday to ban spending any money from the new federal transportation bill on the Long Beach Freeway extension, handing at least a temporary victory to the city of South Pasadena in its continuing battle to stop the long-debated project. The surprise measure was introduced by Rep. James E. Rogan (R-Glendale), whose district includes South Pasadena, and approved on a largely party-line vote of 241 to 190.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1998 | RICHARD SIMON and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With the Los Angeles congressional delegation uniting behind finishing the Metro Rail subway to the San Fernando Valley, a key House panel Thursday recommended the Metropolitan Transportation Authority receive $62 million for that project next year.
NEWS
July 3, 1998 | JEFFREY L. RABIN and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal transportation officials approved the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's latest recovery plan Thursday, a move that will help unlock $61.5 million for Metro Rail construction and boost Los Angeles' efforts to obtain even more federal money needed to finish the subway to North Hollywood.
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March 7, 1997 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan came to Congress on Thursday like a parent to the principal's office, asking the federal government to overlook past sins and continue to fund transportation projects beset by bad management, hapless construction and political squabbling. But he traveled 2,300 miles to make a pitch that lasted all of six minutes.
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February 7, 1997 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first official acknowledgment that Los Angeles subway construction must proceed much more slowly than planned, the Clinton administration asked Congress in its proposed budget Thursday for one-third less money for the subway than it has in past years.
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January 8, 1997 | RICHARD SIMON and JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles commuters would have to wait two years longer than promised to ride a subway to the Eastside and seven years longer to take it to the Mid-City under a plan unveiled by the MTA on Tuesday for dealing with its funding shortfall.
NEWS
December 17, 1996 | RICHARD SIMON and JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Seeking to protect a multimillion-dollar federal investment, U.S. Transportation Secretary Federico Pena told Los Angeles MTA board members Monday that they must adopt a "code of conduct" to end their meddling in day-to-day operations and quickly complete a plan for building the subway. Yet even as the unusual private meeting in Washington took place, turmoil continued at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Los Angeles with the surprise resignation of the agency's construction chief.
NEWS
September 11, 1996 | JON D. MARKMAN and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The troubles with Los Angeles' subway project move today from the tunnels of the city to the halls of Congress as the county's transit authority faces a grim funding vote that threatens to slow down rail construction. Late this afternoon, House and Senate conferees are expected to give Metro Rail officials less than half the money President Clinton requested on their behalf.
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October 19, 1996 | JON D. MARKMAN and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An influential congressman warned Friday that the Metro Rail project in Los Angeles could lose financial support from Washington and face another federal investigation if local officials override an expert panel's recommendations next week on a lucrative Eastside subway contract. Raising the stakes in the political battle, Rep. Howard Berman (D-Panorama City) said he is "rethinking" his support of federal subway funding after county transit chief Joseph E.
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