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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1997
State legislation backed by Mayor Richard Riordan as a solution to political factionalism on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board but assailed by others as a mayoral power grab cleared a key Assembly panel. The bill would remove the Los Angeles mayor and five county supervisors from the 13-member MTA board and establish a nine-member body made up mostly of appointees. It was approved on a 13-5 vote of the Assembly Transportation Committee late Monday and now goes to the full Assembly.
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June 30, 1999 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Alatorre, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's first chairman and the most powerful advocate of extending its subway to the Eastside, confirmed Tuesday that he will resign from the agency's board of directors at the end of July. Alatorre said in an interview that he submitted his resignation to Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, who appointed him to the MTA board and has remained loyal despite the councilman's recent difficulties.
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July 11, 1995 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A labor-sponsored bill to reform the troubled Metropolitan Transportation Authority by enabling voters to directly elect board members was defeated Monday night by the Assembly Transportation Committee. The bill by state Sen. Richard Polanco (D-Los Angeles) fell far short of the nine votes required for approval, getting only two, with three against.
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July 27, 1995 | RICHARD SIMON and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring that "enough is enough," transit officials Wednesday voted to go ahead and replace the firm building the Hollywood leg of the troubled subway project and divide the remaining tunnel work among other contractors. But the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board, citing the potential for a public backlash, rejected a staff recommendation to offer a piece of the work to two of the firms fired from the job.
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September 23, 2001 | JANET WISCOMBE
The diminutive graduate student may seem an unlikely choice as one of Mayor James K. Hahn's three July appointments to L.A.'s Metropolitan Transit Authority board. But Allison Yoh, 30, knows a thing or two about public transit. A transportation scholar at UCLA's School of Public Policy and Social Research, the former MTA intern is a committed bus rider who doesn't own a car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1999 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board Monday gave the green light to construction of a light-rail line between Union Station and Pasadena, despite concerns over whether the new transit agency running the project can finish it with the funds available. The decision to get the stalled Pasadena project moving again came despite the objection of the Bus Riders Union, which intends to protest the move at today's meeting of the California Transportation Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1996
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board gave final approval Wednesday to a streamlined design for the Blue Line, casting in concrete plans for the 13.7-mile light-rail line from Los Angeles to eastern Pasadena expected to open in 2001.
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September 8, 1995 | JOSH MEYER and RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A bitterly divided Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted Thursday to give financially desperate Los Angeles County a one-time infusion of $50 million--far less than what some county officials said they had hoped for to help save their health care system from collapse.
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January 30, 2009 | Steve Hymon
City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has resigned from the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the agency confirmed Thursday. Parks was not at the MTA board meeting last week, nor had there been a public announcement of his resignation. In November, Parks lost his bid for county supervisor to Mark Ridley-Thomas, who as a supervisor now serves on the MTA board. The 13-member board decides how to spend more than $3 billion annually on bus and train service in Los Angeles County.
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