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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1993 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Transit commissioners were divided Tuesday over whether the chairman of an independent panel investigating the durability and safety of Los Angeles subway tunnels should be replaced because of his out-of-state consulting work for the firm that designed the tunnels. Five commissioners or alternates on the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voiced reservations about the continued service of the consultant, soils engineering specialist Edward J. Cording.
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December 27, 1994 | DAVID WILLMAN and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where billions of dollars in contracts are parceled out, the influence of political contributions is an ever-present undercurrent. Lobbyists--more of them are registered at the MTA than at the state Capitol--blanket the agency's meetings. And, records show, companies that do business with the MTA have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a handful of elected officials who oversee the nation's most expensive subway project.
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NEWS
December 27, 1994 | DAVID WILLMAN and ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where billions of dollars in contracts are parceled out, the influence of political contributions is an ever-present undercurrent. Lobbyists--more of them are registered at the MTA than at the state Capitol--blanket the agency's meetings. And, records show, companies that do business with the MTA have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a handful of elected officials who oversee the nation's most expensive subway project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1993 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Transit commissioners were divided Tuesday over whether the chairman of an independent panel investigating the durability and safety of Los Angeles subway tunnels should be replaced because of his out-of-state consulting work for the firm that designed the tunnels. Five commissioners or alternates on the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority voiced reservations about the continued service of the consultant, soils engineering specialist Edward J. Cording.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2002
Transportation leaders advanced the CenterLine project Monday by awarding a $38-million contract for preliminary engineering work on the proposed light-rail system from Irvine to Santa Ana. The board of the Orange County Transportation Authority hired Parsons Brinckerhoff, a Southern California engineering firm, for the work on the 15-mile rail line. Parsons was among three finalists. "This is a milestone in the process," said Tim Keenan, vice chairman of the OCTA board.
REAL ESTATE
January 15, 1989
Golden Beaver awards will be given to four construction executives for leadership in the heavy construction industry on Thursday at the Century Plaza Hotel. Awardees will be: John E. Chiaverini, senior vice president of the Perini Corp., San Francisco; Thomas R. Kuesel, chairman of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, New York City; Frank R. McCabe, senior account manager of Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Ill. and John F. Shea, president of the J.F. Shea Co., Walnut, Calif.
NATIONAL
January 26, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
An investigation of tunnel leaks in the Big Dig highway project was repeatedly hindered by officials of the top contractor and the state agency that manages it, the retired judge who led the probe said. State officials had too close a relationship with the private contractor, Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff, said retired probate Judge Edward M. Ginsburg. "They were all married to each other," he told the Boston Globe.
NEWS
November 30, 1993 | DAVID WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairman of a panel of experts named to independently investigate the safety and durability of subway tunnels in Los Angeles has worked for two years as a consultant to a major engineering firm that designed the tunnels. The relationship of the panel's chairman and the design engineering firm was not disclosed publicly two months ago, when transit officials appointed the three-member tunnel panel to conduct an independent investigation.
NATIONAL
November 28, 2006 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
Charging that sections of the Big Dig tunnel system here were so defective that "it was just a matter of time before a tragedy occurred," the state attorney general said Monday that he would sue 15 companies involved in the project. Atty. Gen. Thomas F. Reilly said the civil lawsuit to be filed today in no way abrogated a criminal investigation against project manager Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff and other contractors on the $14.6-billion network of highways and tunnels that run under Boston.
BUSINESS
February 22, 1990 | From Times wire services
The Energy Department today awarded a $1-billion engineering and construction contract for a high-powered atom smasher to a team led by a New York firm, according to members of Congress. The contract was awarded to a consortium of three companies led by Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas Inc. of New York City. Also on the team are CRSS Inc. of Houston and Morrison-Knudsen Co. of Boise, Ida.
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