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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2000 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Ruth Galanter on Friday reaffirmed city and county support for a futuristic 700-mile high-speed train linking Northern and Southern California, but local business leaders are taking a "wait and see" approach to the struggling proposal. The differences emerged in the latest of a series of meetings being held around the state in an effort by its sponsors to build a consensus in support of the high-speed rail plan.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2000 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Environmentalists and bus rider advocates warned Wednesday that they may file suit against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority if the transit agency's board of directors votes today to buy 370 new diesel buses instead of purchasing natural gas vehicles that produce less air pollution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2000
In an attempt to boost capacity and ridership on the Long Beach Metro Blue Line, stations will soon be expanded to accommodate three-car trains, MTA officials said Thursday. On Monday the first phase of construction will begin. Platforms at 19 stations along the 22-mile line to downtown L.A. will be lengthened. The project is expected to be completed by late summer in 2001. The Metro Blue Line, one of the busiest light rail lines in the country, transports almost 60,000 passengers a week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2000 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An experiment that critics said slowed traffic to a crawl on the once hugely successful El Monte Busway may soon be over. Legislative amendments that would restore the busway's diamond lane to a minimum of three occupants per vehicle during peak rush hours were introduced Wednesday in Sacramento, with hopes that the legislation will be put on the fast track and speedily passed by the Legislature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city's choice to rebuild the area around the North Hollywood subway station has begun demolition of derelict buildings nearby, but has failed for a second time to meet redevelopment deadlines. Despite a year of talks, developer J. Allen Radford and the Community Redevelopment Agency have not yet struck a development agreement required before construction can begin on a 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The developer tentatively chosen to rebuild the area around the North Hollywood subway station has begun demolition of derelict buildings nearby, but has failed for a second time to meet redevelopment deadlines. Despite a year of talks, developer J. Allen Radford and the Community Redevelopment Agency failed to strike a development agreement required before construction can begin on a 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2000 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Listening intently to a case with far-reaching implications, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday heard the Metropolitan Transportation Authority sharply challenge a federal judge's order directing the agency to buy more buses to reduce overcrowding. MTA lawyer Shirley M. Hufstedler argued that Chief U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. was wrong when he ordered the agency to purchase 248 new buses last summer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2000
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will continue to police Metrolink trains and assist with city rights of way under a new, $12.5-million contract approved Wednesday, the commuter rail line announced. The three-year contract continues the sheriff's law enforcement services for the rail line, which began five years ago. The Sheriff's Department conducts periodic on-board fare enforcement "sweeps" and also trains Metrolink conductors who check if fares are paid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2000
The City Council is slated to vote Monday on whether to continue to support construction of the Long Beach Freeway extension through the western part of the city. Half of the eight-member council was not in office the last time the body endorsed the project, which would link the San Bernardino Freeway with the Foothill Freeway.
NEWS
February 21, 2000 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT and RAY F. HERNDON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For San Fernando Valley vacationers bound for Las Vegas or aerospace workers commuting to the burgeoning aerospace industry around Palmdale, Pearblossom Highway offers dangers practically from start to finish, making it the deadliest highway in Los Angeles County.
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