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September 10, 1992 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
In a potential setback to regional commuter rail plans, Riverside County transportation officials Wednesday voted to withhold their county's share of money needed to purchase right of way between Fullerton and Los Angeles until Orange County agrees to advance the date of planned service between Riverside and Irvine.
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April 21, 2006 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Two Southern California congressmen will seek to broker an agreement among regional water boards and transportation agencies trying to get $16 million in federal money to study a proposed 11-mile tunnel between Orange and Riverside counties. Reps. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) and Gary G. Miller (R-Diamond Bar) are seeking to end growing frustration among transportation and water directors battling over the creation of a new agency seeking the funds.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
In an attempt to avoid litigation, transportation officials from Orange and Riverside counties have moved closer to agreement on plans for toll lanes in the median of the Riverside Freeway. Under a compromise still to be fine-tuned during the next few months, two toll lanes would be built in each direction along the heavily congested, 10-mile stretch between the Costa Mesa Freeway and the Riverside County line. The lanes would be free to buses and cars containing more than three people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2006 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Orange County's largest transportation agency on Monday declined an invitation to join a group of regional water districts seeking federal money to study a proposed 11-mile tunnel through the Santa Ana Mountains. The proposed tunnel between Riverside and Orange counties -- still far from reality -- would carry water pipelines and traffic between the two counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1992 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending months of acrimony, Riverside County transportation officials settled their differences with Orange County on Wednesday and agreed to allow a private firm to build toll lanes down the center median of the traffic-choked Riverside Freeway. The Riverside County Transportation Commission, which for the past year had threatened to sue if the $100-million project went forward, narrowly approved a memorandum of agreement that clears the way for the toll lanes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1992 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of wrangling with their counterparts in the Inland Empire, Orange County's transportation czars today will get a chance to put their stamp of approval on an agreement that should ultimately make life easier for traffic-weary commuters on the Riverside Freeway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2003 | Hanah Cho, Times Staff Writer
At least three times a week, Mary Sims rides Metrolink from Riverside to Los Angeles in a nearly two-hour journey to her sister's place in Compton or Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. First, the 57-year-old Perris resident drives 20 minutes to the downtown Riverside station to catch the train because Metrolink doesn't go to Perris. That may soon change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stung by criticism that they have ignored problems of chronic traffic jams along the Riverside Freeway, Orange County Transportation Authority officials announced Monday they will make the nagging issue a priority. Following a string of postponed meetings between OCTA and the Riverside County Transportation Commission over possible solutions--including construction of a freeway through the Cleveland National Forest--OCTA members vowed to focus anew on the matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2000 | MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Riverside County transportation officials protested to Gov. Gray Davis, Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer and Caltrans Director Jose Medina on Thursday, charging that state officials are working too closely with the private operator of the 91 Express Lanes. In a strongly worded letter, Tom Mullen, chairman of the Riverside County Transportation Commission, implored Medina to block efforts to move to San Diego County Superior Court a lawsuit filed in Riverside County on Dec. 22.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2006 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Orange County's largest transportation agency on Monday declined an invitation to join a group of regional water districts seeking federal money to study a proposed 11-mile tunnel through the Santa Ana Mountains. The proposed tunnel between Riverside and Orange counties -- still far from reality -- would carry water pipelines and traffic between the two counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2005 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
Ending a long-standing rift with Orange County over transportation policy, Riverside County officials Wednesday unanimously adopted an array of recommendations to reduce congestion on the Riverside Freeway. The 30-member Riverside County Transportation Commission gave priority to widening the 91 by up to four lanes from Interstate 15 in Riverside County to the Costa Mesa Freeway in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2003 | Hanah Cho, Times Staff Writer
At least three times a week, Mary Sims rides Metrolink from Riverside to Los Angeles in a nearly two-hour journey to her sister's place in Compton or Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. First, the 57-year-old Perris resident drives 20 minutes to the downtown Riverside station to catch the train because Metrolink doesn't go to Perris. That may soon change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Riverside County transportation officials decided Wednesday that the best route for a proposed 40-mile thoroughfare between Corona and Hemet would cut through a wildlife preserve south of Lake Mathews, avoiding new housing developments to the north where residents feared losing their homes. The corridor, which officials said is needed to ease freeway traffic and keep up with the region's intense growth, would be created by expanding two-lane Cajalco Road to four or six lanes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2001 | PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ken Shaw fled the headaches of city life in Cypress more than 30 years ago, packing up the family and moving to a spacious new home in a quieter, safer and less expensive neighborhood in the Inland Empire. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of others had the same idea. Now, Shaw often finds himself in a bumper-to-bumper conga line on the Riverside Freeway during his morning commute--the very exhaust-filled purgatory he tried so hard to escape. "If I have to leave at 8 a.m., it's a killer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2001 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A funding dispute between Orange and Riverside counties is threatening to doom a long-awaited commuter rail line that could provide relief to thousands of commuters who ply the clogged Riverside Freeway. The proposed rail line, which was mapped out more than 10 years ago and has since languished, would run from Riverside to Los Angeles via Fullerton. Although Riverside transportation officials and commuters desire the rail connection, Orange County officials are balking at the expense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under mounting pressure from commuters to unclog the swamped Riverside Freeway, government officials in Riverside County disclosed Monday that they are considering taking over the privately owned 91 Express Lanes. The 91 Express Lanes--the only operating private toll road in California--have been roundly criticized in Riverside, where commuters and politicians see them as a roadblock to improving snarled freeway conditions for Orange County and Los Angeles-bound drivers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County transportation officials grappled Monday with the ambitious idea of building a $2-billion to $3-billion freeway through the Cleveland National Forest, a plan Riverside County officials insist would improve chronic traffic congestion between the two counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2006 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Two Southern California congressmen will seek to broker an agreement among regional water boards and transportation agencies trying to get $16 million in federal money to study a proposed 11-mile tunnel between Orange and Riverside counties. Reps. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) and Gary G. Miller (R-Diamond Bar) are seeking to end growing frustration among transportation and water directors battling over the creation of a new agency seeking the funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stung by criticism that they have ignored problems of chronic traffic jams along the Riverside Freeway, Orange County Transportation Authority officials announced Monday they will make the nagging issue a priority. Following a string of postponed meetings between OCTA and the Riverside County Transportation Commission over possible solutions--including construction of a freeway through the Cleveland National Forest--OCTA members vowed to focus anew on the matter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County transportation officials approved a $50,000 study Monday to gauge public sentiment for a proposed highway through the Cleveland National Forest--a controversial link that would better connect Riverside County residents to their jobs in Orange County.
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