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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1986 | RICH CONNELL and TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writers
The accident rate of Southern California Rapid Transit District bus drivers is considerably higher than the rate of other motorists--including other professional bus drivers--a study by The Times has found. Over a three-year period, RTD bus drivers on- and off-duty averaged three times the accident rate of the state's 17.5 million licensed drivers and twice the rate of other bus drivers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1989
All 96 buses taken out of service last month because of a defect in the brackets supporting their rear axles will be back on the streets of Los Angeles by today, the Southern California Rapid Transit District said. RTD General Manager Alan F. Pegg said Transportation Manufacturing Corp., which made the buses, and Rockwell International have developed a temporary retrofit bracket that will better support the rear axle with a secondary strap. Permanent new brackets will be installed as soon as one is developed, Pegg said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1989
Thirty new methanol-powered buses will be added to the RTD fleet in Los Angeles this summer, doubling the number of such vehicles in use in the nation, transit officials said Monday. "RTD is proud to be a leader in the field of testing alternative fuels as a viable way of improving air quality," said Southern California Rapid Transit District Board President Gordana Swanson. The first of the new $164,000, 40-foot coaches was unveiled Monday, along with an identifying logo--a white cross within a circle to denote good health.
NEWS
January 24, 1987 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
Embattled RTD General Manager John Dyer said Friday that many of Los Angeles' leaders are failing to address the area's worsening transportation congestion, and he said part of the reason is the storm over his handling of the bus system's operations. "They are not paying any attention" to the area's broader transportation problems, Dyer told 300 Rotary club members at a luncheon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1986 | DEBORAH HASTINGS, Times Staff Writer
An RTD bus driver suspected of deliberately ramming his bus into a car while driving under the influence of drugs was released from County Jail on Monday pending further investigation of the incident. Michael Pierre Mitchell, 33, was arrested Saturday by Sierra Madre police on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
NEWS
May 25, 1986 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
Every evening for the past 12 years, Boyd Clopton has looked across the street from his front deck as bus after bus roars into maintenance yard No. 6, operated by the Southern California Rapid Transit District just a block from the beach in Venice. The arrival of scores of buses is so loud, Clopton said, that it is difficult to hear his television. "You have to take a break on the telephone when the buses are revving up," the 52-year-old painter said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1986 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
The investigation of possible payoffs in connection with the award of a major insurance claims-handling contract by the Southern California Rapid Transit District is focusing in part on two downtown gatherings where officials of the winning firm celebrated with their lobbyists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1991
Four people suspected of making and selling phony RTD bus passes were arrested by transit police in an undercover operation, authorities said Friday. One man, Emilliano Encarnacion, 18, was arrested in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday after undercover officers saw him selling the counterfeit passes at 6th Street and Broadway, said Greg Davy, a spokesman for the Southern California Rapid Transit District. A short time later, Oscar Iracheta, 40; Eduardo A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1991
Franklin C. Jack, 50, who jumped bail in 1987 after being accused with others of stealing Rapid Transit District bus parts in a "phantom warehouse" scandal that cost the transit district up to $1.5 million, has been taken back into custody, the district attorney's office said Friday.
NEWS
October 10, 1987 | RICH CONNELL and TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writers
After weathering nearly two years of intense public criticism, RTD General Manager John Dyer announced his resignation Friday, conceding that it was time for new management at the top of the huge transit agency. At a crowded news conference in the RTD's high-tech, studio-like board room--where he has repeatedly stood to defend himself and his agency from a litany of waste and mismanagement charges--Dyer said, "It is often said that timing is everything and everything has its time . . .
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