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April 30, 1986 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
In a strongly worded letter, the state's political watchdog agency has warned that it will take legal action against California Transportation Commissioner J. T. (Tom) Hawthorne if he continues to vote on San Diego County highway construction projects that materially benefit his private business as the area's exclusive Caterpillar heavy equipment dealer.
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February 23, 2001 | MONTE MORIN and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
More than 3,500 Orange and San Diego county Metrolink passengers awoke to a commuter nightmare Thursday when an early morning freight train derailment in Montebello blocked service along the network's Orange County line for 11 hours. The derailment occurred at 4:15 a.m., when a northbound train apparently clipped another freight train on a parallel track, authorities said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1986 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writer
In a strongly worded letter, the state's political watchdog agency has warned that it will take legal action against California Transportation Commissioner J.T. (Tom) Hawthorne if he continues to vote on San Diego County highway construction projects that materially benefit his business. Hawthorne is the area's exclusive dealer for Caterpillar heavy equipment.
NEWS
February 28, 1995 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Devon Allen, who is 9 years old and had been waiting for this day for two long years, pronounced judgment as the first Coaster rolled into Santa Fe Depot at 6:32 a.m. Monday: "It feels like you're airborne." Hailed as a great leap forward in the effort to persuade Southern Californians to forsake their cars for mass transit, the Coaster rail commute line was 10 years in the planning and building and has cost $150 million.
NEWS
February 28, 1995 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Devon Allen, who is 9 years old and had been waiting for this day for two long years, pronounced judgment as the first Coaster rolled into Santa Fe Depot at 6:32 a.m. Monday: "It feels like you're airborne." Hailed as a great leap forward in the effort to persuade Southern Californians to forsake their cars for mass transit, the Coaster rail commute line was 10 years in the planning and building and has cost $150 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1991 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Transportation Commission on Wednesday agreed to allocate $43 million in bond funds to begin buying rights of way for a 350-mile rail transit network that would link Los Angeles to four neighboring counties. The money will be used by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission in its $450-million acquisition of Southern Pacific Railway rights of way.
NEWS
January 7, 1991 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal officials have warned road builders that they must abandon or overhaul the Foothill Transportation Corridor proposal because it poses an extreme threat to a federally protected rare bird and other wildlife in southern Orange County and northern San Diego County. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has the authority to block any project that threatens an endangered species.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1989
Three Orange County transportation commissioners will board an Amtrak train for Los Angeles this morning to sign a joint powers agreement creating the Los Angeles-San Diego Rail Corridor Agency. The new agency, to be directed by officials of Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, hopes to acquire railroad tracks and right of way from the Santa Fe Railway, which currently owns them, to establish regular commuter train service along the route.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1989
A $73-million, high-technology traffic-management system is designed to reduce San Diego County freeway congestion by 30% by the year 2005, Caltrans officials announced Wednesday. The plan--a combined effort of Caltrans, the San Diego Assn. of Governments and the California Highway Patrol--will incorporate several high-tech projects that were approved in a 1988 State Transportation Improvement Plan, said Steve Saville of Caltrans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a historic occasion and, as such, deserved to be marked by the exchange of appropriate regalia. The Orange County supervisors got shoulder bags, T-shirts, poinsettia plants and tickets to San Diego Wild Animal Park. Their San Diego County counterparts got shoulder bags, pin sets and matchbook-sized, fold-out maps of Orange County.
NEWS
October 7, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Transit officials have scrubbed the late 1992 start-up date for an Oceanside to San Diego commuter train and canceled plans for buying rail equipment. No new timetable will be posted until transit agencies manage to buy the Santa Fe Railway tracks, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1991 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Transportation Commission on Wednesday agreed to allocate $43 million in bond funds to begin buying rights of way for a 350-mile rail transit network that would link Los Angeles to four neighboring counties. The money will be used by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission in its $450-million acquisition of Southern Pacific Railway rights of way.
NEWS
January 9, 1991 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State transportation officials completed the first step into an era of private toll roads Tuesday by formally approving agreements with three consortiums for the construction of $1.7 billion in privately financed expressways. Saying that the new roads would help relieve congestion without "depleting the state's limited transportation funds," state Transportation Director Robert K.
NEWS
January 7, 1991 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal officials have warned road builders that they must abandon or overhaul the Foothill Transportation Corridor proposal because it poses an extreme threat to a federally protected rare bird and other wildlife in southern Orange County and northern San Diego County. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has the authority to block any project that threatens an endangered species.
NEWS
January 7, 1991 | MARLA CONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal officials have warned road builders to abandon or overhaul a proposal for a toll road because it poses an extreme threat to a federally protected rare bird and other wildlife in southern Orange County and northern San Diego County. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has the authority to block any project that threatens an endangered species.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1990 | CHERYLANNE BEALER
A group of homeowners has launched a petition drive to block construction of the proposed Foothill Tollway, which would link Oso Parkway and north San Diego county via San Clemente. The group plans plan to present the petition at next Tuesday's San Clemente Planning Commission meeting and at the Oct. 3 City Council meeting, during public hearings on two proposed tollway routes.
NEWS
September 15, 1990 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County emerged the big winner Friday when Gov. George Deukmejian announced that it would receive two new private toll roads as part of a unprecedented effort in which entrepreneurs would be allowed to build and operate $2.5 billion worth of private expressways around the state. One of the Orange County proposals, made by a consortium headed by Texas computer magnate H. Ross Perot, is to build an 11.2-mile, $700-million elevated toll road in the middle of the Santa Ana River flood plain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1990 | CHERYLANNE BEALER
A group of homeowners has launched a petition drive to block construction of the proposed Foothill Tollway, which would link Oso Parkway and north San Diego county via San Clemente. The group plans plan to present the petition at next Tuesday's San Clemente Planning Commission meeting and at the Oct. 3 City Council meeting, during public hearings on two proposed tollway routes.
NEWS
September 20, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doling out the rewards of an increased gasoline tax, the California Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $5.4 billion in new road and rail projects designed to unclog streets and freeways and nudge motorists out of their cars and into mass transit.
NEWS
September 20, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doling out the rewards of an increased gasoline tax, the California Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $5.4 billion in new road and rail projects designed to unclog streets and freeways and nudge motorists out of their cars and into mass transit.
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