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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1990
Southern California Rapid Transit District officials on Friday called for state legislation to set a ceiling on accident claims payouts for all public agencies, including transit districts. RTD board President Nick Patsaouras said that unlike many other states, California has no limit on the amount courts can award individuals suing government agencies, although the state puts a cap of $250,000 on medical malpractice awards.
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NEWS
August 16, 1990
Directors of the Southern California Rapid Transit District have approved expansion of Glendale's free Beeline bus shuttle service into south Glendale for at least six months. The service, expected to begin Oct. 1, will loop through the southern part of the city along Brand Boulevard and Central Avenue, with a stop at the city's Amtrak station. RTD officials had protested expansion of the city's shuttle, saying that it would divert riders from RTD buses that travel the same route.
NEWS
August 9, 1990 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a two-month dispute over a potential loss of bus riders, the Southern California Rapid Transit District board is slated to vote today on an agreement that would allow Glendale to expand its free Beeline shuttle service into the southern part of the city for at least six months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1990
The Southern California Rapid Transit District--fearing more cases like that of a Van Nuys man who won a $270 refund because slow buses made him late to work--has changed the handling of such claims, officials said Thursday. Lylle Weiss, an air-conditioning equipment mechanic at the Federal Court Building downtown, earlier this month demanded and received a refund of the cost of three monthly passes, claiming that RTD buses delivered him late to work 15 times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buckling under intense lobbying from county supervisors and the mayor of Los Angeles, RTD directors Tuesday reversed a previous decision and voted to have sheriff's deputies--and not its own police force--protect the new Long Beach-Los Angeles light-rail line. "We succumbed to political pressure. That's the truth," said Southern California Rapid Transit District board President Gordana Swanson after the 7-1 vote. "It had nothing to do with our (transit officers') ability to do the job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1990 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following a protest from their own transit police, the Southern California Rapid Transit District Board of Directors on Thursday put off for two weeks any decision on whether to hire Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies to protect the Long Beach-Los Angeles Light Rail Line. The board had voted 9 to 2 a month ago to have its own transit police force handle security on the 22-mile trolley line that will begin running between downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach in July.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1990 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California Rapid Transit District General Manager Alan F. Pegg has come under fire from some county supervisors and RTD board members a week before the district board meets to routinely evaluate Pegg's performance. Pegg's recent approval of two controversial consulting contracts brought him criticism at a time when the district is fighting the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission for control of mass transit development in the area. Los Angeles County Supervisor Peter F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1990 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan Hall, recently retired member of the Southern California Rapid Transit District Board of Directors, may have a very short tenure as a paid lobbyist for the district, according to RTD officials. The district board on Thursday suspended the $99,500 consultant contract that put Hall to work on the district's behalf, but then agreed to give RTD General Manager Alan F. Pegg a week to explain why and how Hall ended up as a district lobbyist immediately after leaving her board post.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1990
At a time when polls suggest that most Californians view public officials with increasing disdain, a member of the Southern California Rapid Transit District board has managed to find another way to raise the level of our collective cynicism. One of the RTD board's 11 directors, Jan Hall, has quit the board to become a paid RTD lobbyist. Hall, with considerable help from RTD's general manager, Alan F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1990 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least one director of the Southern California Rapid Transit District is calling for the scalp of the district's general manager after learning that a fellow director has quit her post to become a paid RTD lobbyist. Technically, Jan Hall resigned her seat on the RTD board last week to work for a private South Bay consulting firm that had just signed a $99,500 contract with the huge transit district. The contract, signed by RTD General Manager Alan F.
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