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February 9, 1998 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What if you built a carpool lane and no one came? That's a question Orange County transportation planners may start asking themselves in light of a survey released last week by an organization advocating carpools. The survey found that despite the greatest concentration of carpool lanes in Southern California, more than a third of Orange County's ride-sharers prefer the slow lane.
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NEWS
April 6, 2000 | MEGAN GARVEY and DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Disappointed Orange County transportation officials got only a fraction of the funding they requested in the $5.2-billion statewide plan Gov. Gray Davis is scheduled to unveil today--but the limited money they may receive will help pay for carpool lanes, freeway widening, expanded train service and new buses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The opponents of Measure M, a proposed half-cent sales tax increase to pay for transportation improvements, seem to be adhering to a theory not often applied to politics--"less is more." With the election less than three weeks away, the "No More Taxes--No on M" committee is just now beginning to raise money. They have not done any advertising or sent out any political mailers other than one fund-raising letter, and their chief campaign strategist just returned from a vacation in Europe.
NEWS
October 30, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With only days to go before a countywide vote on a proposed half-cent sales tax increase for transportation projects, The Times Orange County Poll shows supporters outnumbering opponents by 15% but still lacking a solid majority to carry the measure. In a telephone survey of 600 registered voters, 47% said they would vote yes on Measure M on Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1995 | KAREN D'SOUZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's most extensive bus route change in three decades begins Sunday, including the elimination of four routes and the addition of smaller buses called runabouts on eight new community routes. "We've been working really hard to get the word out but people still have a lot of questions," said Dee Traverzo, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Transportation Authority. "This is by far the biggest route change we've had in 35 years."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1995 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eager to save money and avoid duplication, three top transportation officials, including the head of Orange County's toll road boards, called for an independent study Thursday to explore merging the tollway agencies with the public authority that does all other transportation planning.
BUSINESS
March 22, 1994 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Strengthening its grip on the key California market, Southwest Airlines on Monday announced that it will begin 15 round-trip flights a day in May between Orange County and the Bay Area cities of Oakland and San Jose. The unrestricted fare will be $69 each way. With the addition of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Southwest will fly from every major Southern California airport except Long Beach when it starts service May 26.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to unclog one of the busiest freeways in the state, the Orange County Transportation Authority on Monday agreed to consider buying four privately run toll lanes that some critics blame for the Riverside Freeway's severe congestion. The action represents a critical step for Orange County in trying to deal with the 91 Express Lanes, a private venture that has an agreement with the state preventing major improvements to the Riverside Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1990 | BRUCE NESTANDE, Bruce Nestande is vice chairman of the California Transportation Commission and a vice president of Arnel Development Co.
A county in conflict? That perhaps is the best way to describe the dilemma regarding alternative modes of transportation vs. land-use designations within Orange County. Few will disagree that our road network is the backbone of the Orange County transportation system. Likewise, most citizens agree that the road system needs improvement. What is the conflict?
NEWS
August 11, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ortega Highway meanders along an old Indian trail through rural southern Orange County, passing dark green oaks and golden grasslands where mountain lions roam and red-tailed hawks circle. Then it climbs into the Santa Ana Mountains, with sheer rock walls on one side and steep canyon drop-offs on the other. But this narrow, 44-mile-long serpent of asphalt is no leisurely drive in the country.
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