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September 22, 1994 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No one could accuse South Pasadena of not doing everything possible over the last four decades to stop the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension from plowing through its historic neighborhoods. Even as the California Transportation Commission gave final state approval to the eight-lane highway last week, the city's mayor and city manager were in Washington lobbying Federal Highway Administration officials who will decide whether to fund the 6.
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September 22, 1994 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No one could accuse South Pasadena of not doing everything possible over the last four decades to stop the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension from plowing through its historic neighborhoods. Even as the California Transportation Commission gave final state approval to the eight-lane highway last week, the city's mayor and city manager were in Washington lobbying Federal Highway Administration officials who will decide whether to fund the 6.
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NEWS
December 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The minimum amount airlines have to pay passengers for lost, damaged or delayed baggage on domestic flights will be doubled to $2,500, the first increase in nearly 16 years, the Transportation Department said. "This new rule, combined with our broader airline consumer program, will provide passengers with greater protection when they travel," Transportation Secretary Rodney E. Slater said. The new rule becomes effective after a 30-day posting period.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2000 | FRED ALVAREZ
Federal transportation officials have announced more than $1.3 million in grants to improve facilities at Oxnard and Camarillo airports. Camarillo Airport will receive $702,500 to continue taxiway construction, rehabilitate an apron and install a perimeter fence. Oxnard Airport will receive $650,000 to rehabilitate taxi lanes and an apron, improve airport drainage and buy a lifting device for passengers with disabilities. The grants, part of $43.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1997 | Associated Press
A possible midweek strike by Amtrak workers was sidestepped when labor and management agreed to a U.S. Transportation Department request to extend their contract talks for at least a week. Had the strike begun after the midnight Tuesday deadline, it would have affected 50,000 daily Amtrak riders and 450,000 commuters who use trains in the Northeast that run on Amtrak tracks. Transportation Secretary Rodney E.
NEWS
August 12, 1993 | Associated Press
Diabetics who have been barred from driving trucks or buses across state lines will be allowed to operate the vehicles if they meet stringent conditions, the federal government announced Wednesday. The Federal Highway Administration said insulin-using diabetics who qualify will be given waivers to drive the vehicles in interstate commerce for three years while the agency seeks to develop a permanent rule.
NATIONAL
January 31, 2003 | From Associated Press
Following allegations of mismanagement, United Way of the National Capital Area laid off 28 of its 76 full-time employees Thursday in a massive reorganization designed to increase public confidence. The organization, which raises funds for hundreds of nonprofit groups in the Washington area, has suffered a severe drop in donations after the ouster of Chief Executive Norman O. Taylor in September. In November, the chapter replaced its entire board of directors.
NEWS
September 9, 1995 | From Associated Press
A highway bill that would drop federal motorcycle helmet and speed limit requirements won approval of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Friday. Killing the safety provisions was approved despite a letter of opposition from Transportation Secretary Federico Pena and personal visits by Dr. Ricardo Martinez, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Federal Highway Administrator Rodney E. Slater.
TRAVEL
April 4, 1999
Despite progress in recent years, "air travelers with disabilities frequently find air travel unnecessarily humiliating and upsetting," the National Council on Disability said in a scathing report to Congress and President Clinton. The independent federal agency said the 1986 Air Carrier Access Act, aimed at equal treatment for disabled passengers, has been violated "countless" times.
NEWS
March 20, 1997 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson and legislative leaders have told the Clinton administration they are confident that California will comply with the federal "smoke a joint, lose your license" law by April 7. Unless California obeys the statute, the state stands to lose at least $92 million in U.S. highway construction and maintenance funds this year, 10% of its total allotment. Since 1991, the federal anti-drug law has given states a choice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1996
The Federal Highway Administration has sent plans for the proposed Long Beach Freeway extension back to state officials, saying Caltrans and preservation officials must resolve their differences over historic buildings in the roadway's path before a final decision can be made. "They have to resolve any disagreements before we can even consider making a decision," Andy Paven, a Federal Highway Administration spokesman in Washington said Thursday.
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