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May 5, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
Orange County officials pulled 67 buses from service Thursday as a precautionary measure after mechanics found cracks that caused the rear suspension on two buses to collapse last week, dropping coaches onto the rear axles. The removal, the largest in the history of the Orange County Transit District, will lead to some delays in service, officials said. The buses withdrawn from service represent more than 15% of the fleet. Each of the suspect buses was equipped with a hydraulic lift to accommodate wheelchair-bound patrons.
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February 16, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Commuter traffic on Interstate 5 came to a halt Thursday night after an OCTA bus struck the center divider near Oso Parkway in Mission Viejo, injuring two people, the CHP said Thursday. The unidentified driver, who suffered cuts to his head, was taken to San Clemente Hospital and Medical Center. The extent of his injuries was unknown, said California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Reeves. A passenger suffered a minor leg injury. Aboard the bus were two trainees and an instructor from Laidlaw Inc.
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January 26, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene, Dallas Jamison, Henry Rivero, and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Service through the first fiscal quarter: July 1-Sept. 30, 1988 *** COMPARISON TO ADOPTED BUDGET ** Budget/Goal Actual Percent of FY 1988-89 FY 1988-89 Difference Vehicle Service Hours 342,805 339,675 -0.91 (VSH) Vehicle Service Miles 4,778,318 4,685,639 -1.94 (VSM) Total Ridership 8,739,499 9,587,096 9.70 Passengers/VSH 25.49 28.22 10.71 Passengers/VSM 1.83 2.05 12.02 Total Operating Cost $21,914,618 $20,110,152 -8.23 Cost/VSH $58.16 $54.40 -6.46 Cost/VSM $4.17 $3.94 -5.52 Cost/Passenger $2.
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April 23, 1996 | DAVID HALDANE
The Orange County Transportation Authority's board of directors on Monday voted unanimously to abandon, for the time being, discussions about consolidating with the Transportation Corridor Agencies, because of the toll road agency's strong opposition to the merger. "This took on all the characteristics of a shotgun wedding," Board Chairman William G. Steiner said of the talks with the tollway agency, which had been going on for three months. "This is not the way to build a lasting relationship."
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November 7, 1987
For the 1986-87 fiscal year ended June 30 COMPARISON TO ADOPTED BUDGET Budget Actual Percent of FY 1986-87 FY 1986-87 Difference Vehicle Service Hours 1,385,015 1,347,209 -2.73 Vehicle Service Miles 20,470,989 19,151,433 -6.45 Total Ridership 38,088,194 35,008,050 -8.09 Total Operating Costs $78,374,577 73,931,757 -5.67 Total Fare Revenue $19,581,701 18,521,910 -5.41 Revenue/Passenger $0.51 0.53 3.92 Customer Complaints/ 7.43 8.67 16.69 100,000 Passengers Collision Accidents/ 2.41 2.47 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1985
We'd like to clarify some of the concerns expressed by Mary Priett in her letter "Taking the Bus Over County Line" (Sept. 8). Transfer agreements between the Orange County Transit District and the Southern California Rapid Transit District have not changed in several years. Here's how they work: Passengers who transfer between OCTD and RTD within Los Angeles County must pay separate fares on each bus. However, OCTD accepts RTD transfers within Orange County. We apologize for the inconvenience Mary Priett experienced and appreciate her continued patronage.
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April 23, 1996 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If county bus drivers strike next week rather than accept a pay cut, the Orange County Transportation Authority will immediately hire new drivers and take steps to privatize bus service, the agency's board said Monday. "We know this will be hard for the drivers to accept," Board Chairman William G. Steiner said in announcing the decision after a closed-door meeting, "but it's important to protect the continuity of service.
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March 26, 1996 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite threats of a private contractor taking over their jobs if an agreement isn't reached by May, Orange County Transit Authority bus drivers turned down a proposed contract Sunday aimed at reducing a $38-million shortfall next year. In an effort to make up for the shortfall, which will occur in July when state funds are transferred to help pay for the county's bankruptcy recovery, the proposal would cut wages, shave some health benefits and shorten vacations during the next four years.
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December 27, 1992
Our readers wrote letters throughout 1992, expressing their viewpoints on a variety of issues. Here are condensed versions of some of those letters to help us remember the events that mattered to Orange County readers this past year. We would like to thank the readers who took the time to share their views, and we look forward to hearing from them and others in 1992. Question: What is the bus fare from District to Authority ? Answer: $638,000. (Orange County Transit District to Orange County Transportation Authority, reflecting the cost of changing signage, etc., for the restructured mass transit system)
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September 17, 1992 | ANNA CEKOLA
A change in two Orange County Transit District bus lines this week designed to ease noise complaints from Capistrano Beach residents has met with a new round of complaints from some who ride the buses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1992
Question: What is the bus fare from "District" to "Authority"? Answer: $638,000. (Orange County Transit District to Orange County Transportation Authority, reflecting the cost of changing signage, etc., for the restructured mass transit system). MARK NEU, Huntington Beach
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April 14, 1992 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Sixteen supervisors of the Orange County Transit District won about $6,000 each Monday in the settlement of their federal court lawsuit alleging unfair wage practices. After meeting behind closed doors, Orange County Transportation Authority board members approved the settlement at the urging of their staff. The transit district merged into OCTA last year.
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