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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1990 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County transit officials said Friday that construction of the first 4.4-mile segment of the Metro Rail subway is running $200 million over budget, marking the second time this week that cost overruns have been disclosed. The total cost for tunneling the railway more than 17 miles from downtown Los Angeles to North Hollywood has spiraled $538 million over budget so far, Los Angeles County Transportation Commission officials said. That is 16% higher than the $3.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1990
A Metro Rail subway project worker broke his leg Monday at a construction site in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. The man, who was not identified, was injured shortly before 7:30 a.m. and was taken to County-USC Medical Center, Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells said. Details on the accident were not immediately available from officials of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, which is overseeing construction of the subway project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1990 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As construction workers prepared to begin excavating a collapsed section of Metro Rail subway tunnel, top fire officials told the Los Angeles Board of Fire Commissioners Thursday that the cause of the devastating blaze may never be known. Fire Chief Donald Manning said that the searing 2,000-degree heat "pretty well consumed all the physical evidence" in the unfinished subway tunnel that runs beneath the Hollywood Freeway.
NEWS
July 16, 1990
As Los Angeles traffic jams go, this morning's was not all that bad, as most motorists heeded advice and found their way around the downtown corridor of the Hollywood Freeway--largely blocked since Friday by the devastating Metro Rail subway fire. "People were avoiding the area," said Officer Lydia Martinez, a spokeswoman for the California Highway Patrol. "It took some of them a little longer than usual, but it went pretty smoothly."
NEWS
July 16, 1990 | TRACY WOOD and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two northbound lanes of the heavily traveled Hollywood Freeway through downtown Los Angeles may reopen today in time for the rush of morning traffic, but top transportation officials warned motorists they still could face monstrous commuting problems. Construction crews labored around the clock all weekend to shore up a fire-damaged section of a Metro Rail tunnel beneath the freeway, but made only slow progress. Disappointed city and state officials had hoped to reopen the entire 1.
NEWS
July 14, 1990 | ERIC MALNIC and MARITA HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A stubborn fire raged underground in an uncompleted section of a Metro Rail subway in downtown Los Angeles Friday, collapsing a 150-foot stretch of tunnel near the Hollywood Freeway and snarling commuter traffic for hours. The fire, which erupted before dawn and burned out of control throughout the day, produced an eerie scene of flames and smoke shooting from holes in the ground. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.
NEWS
July 14, 1990 | MARITA HERNANDEZ and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A stubborn fire raged underground in an uncompleted section of a Metro Rail subway in downtown Los Angeles Friday, collapsing a 150-foot stretch of tunnel near the Hollywood Freeway and snarling commuter traffic for hours. The fire, which erupted before dawn and burned out of control throughout much of the day, produced an eerie scene of flames and smoke shooting from holes in the ground. The cause of the fire was not immediately determined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1990 | JAMES QUINN and DANIEL WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The state Assembly passed and sent to the Senate on Monday legislation to require that a San Fernando Valley extension of the Metro Rail subway be built underground through residential areas of North Hollywood and Van Nuys. The bill, supported by all Valley Assembly members, passed 48 to 14. The opposition was led by San Gabriel Valley legislators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1990 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The proposed Metro Rail extension from North Hollywood to Van Nuys, approved last month by county transit officials, has hogged center stage in recent years, but six other San Fernando Valley rail proposals are under consideration by public and private agencies. The availability of construction money and the perception by elected officials that the public supports congestion-relieving rail systems has brought a flood of rail feasibility studies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1990 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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