February 7, 1988 |
Gov. George Deukmejian on Saturday appointed attorney Robert K. Best of Davis, Calif., to direct the vast Department of Transportation, the state's road building agency that has drawn increasing criticism for its alleged failure to aggressively construct more highways. Best, 48, served as a deputy director and chief deputy director of the department in the 1970s during Ronald Reagan's second term as governor.
January 19, 1989 |
California Transportation Director Robert K. Best acknowledged Wednesday that political leaders have no coordinated vision of how the state's transportation system should be developed to meet the monumental traffic congestion problems of the present and future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1989
Caltrans officials this week unveiled a billboard campaign warning drivers that highway crews will be working on extensive freeway widenings in Orange County during the next few years. During a ceremony this week, a billboard was unveiled near John Wayne Airport that contains a photograph of a highway crew at work with the slogan, "Give 'em a brake." About 500 of the billboards will be installed around the state this year, donated by a Los Angeles billboard advertising firm.
July 26, 1990 |
Two quake-damaged freeways that were scheduled to reopen this fall will not be ready for traffic for at least six more months, Caltrans officials said Wednesday. Caltrans Director Robert K. Best said there was no possibility the Central and Interstate 280 freeways--elevated roadways that carry 250,000 vehicles a day--could be reopened in October as promised only two weeks ago. The problem, he said, is that the work--expected to safely survive a magnitude 8.
September 25, 1988
Current trends and solutions to problems in the industrial real estate field will be explored Tuesday at the 1988 Industrial Real Estate Conference at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel, 5855 W. Century Blvd. Among the speakers at the event sponsored by the American Industrial Real Estate Assn. are: Allen Moore, under secretary of commerce for international trade; Martha R. Seger, governor of the Federal Reserve System; Peter F. Allgeier, assistant U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1988
Your editorial "Wrong Road: No on 74" (May 16) presented an inaccurate picture of the use of bonds to pay for improvements to our transportation facilities as authorized by Proposition 74 on the June ballot. Your comment that the bonds are expensive suggests that nothing is gained for the interest charges paid. The truth is that substantial benefits in saved lives, reduced accidents, and less congestion are achieved. Bonds allow critical projects to be built in advance of the receipt of funds and, therefore, to provide these benefits to the public many years earlier.