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August 30, 1987 | ASHLEY DUNN, Times Staff Writer
County Supervisor Pete Schabarum's efforts to keep alive his plan to turn over bus service in the San Gabriel Valley to private companies received a setback last week in the state Legislature. The Senate Transportation Committee Thursday rejected a proposal that would have made it easier to win approval for the plan from the county Transportation Commission. Schabarum said the rejection left his plan for a San Gabriel Valley Transportation Zone in "grim" condition.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2000
A bill that would allow South Pasadena to veto construction of the Long Beach Freeway extension won approval Monday from the state Assembly Transportation Committee. Senate Bill 1497, introduced by State Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Pasadena), passed 13-1. It would require Caltrans to get the approval of South Pasadena, a longtime opponent of the plan, before extending the freeway from the Foothill to San Bernardino freeways.
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July 19, 1987 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
It was a close play at the plate. County Supervisor Pete Schabarum, titular leader of the Pete's Posse softball team, was the base runner, galloping toward home. Margie Morales, a 50-year-old grandmother and the catcher for the County-USC Medical Center team, had the ball. Schabarum did it the way Pete Rose probably would have done it. The bulky 190-pound base runner dived recklessly for home, flattening the 135-pound catcher like a truck plowing through a snowbank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON and MANUEL GAMIZ JR., SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Leaders from several San Gabriel Valley cities warned Thursday that without the construction of the Long Beach Freeway extension, the region will not be able to comply with the Clean Air Act and could lose federal funding for other transportation projects. But later in the day, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials discounted that claim, saying that no single project would make such a significant difference to regional air quality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1992
Privately run Foothill Transit has taken over two bus lines, 486 and 488, formerly run by the Southern California Rapid Transit District, officials said Monday. Foothill Transit began servicing the lines Sunday, completing a 1988 Los Angeles Transportation Commission plan for them to take over 14 RTD lines. The two lines run from Puente Hills Mall and Glendora/West Covina to downtown Los Angeles. Foothill Transit regularly serves the Pomona and San Gabriel valleys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON and MANUEL GAMIZ JR., SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Leaders from several San Gabriel Valley cities warned Thursday that without the construction of the Long Beach Freeway extension, the region will not be able to comply with the Clean Air Act and could lose federal funding for other transportation projects. But later in the day, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials discounted that claim, saying that no single project would make such a significant difference to regional air quality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1991
The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a union challenge to the creation of a San Gabriel Valley experimental bus transportation zone. Officials of the West Covina-based Foothill Transit District say the decision clears the way for them to expand from seven to 14 lines. The court last week let stand a Court of Appeal ruling that in April upheld the district's formation in 1987 under the auspices of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and 20 San Gabriel Valley cities.
NEWS
December 3, 1987 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
In a major political defeat for the RTD and its powerful employee unions, the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission Wednesday approved a pioneering plan to allow lower cost, private bus companies to replace a large share of RTD service in the San Gabriel Valley. In an 8-2 vote, the commission approved creation of a new transit agency that would take over most of the local bus service in a vast area from Arcadia to Claremont.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1991
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has inaugurated the first express bus service connecting the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys. The service, which has been in operation for several weeks, consists of two parts--the department's Line 549 from Encino to Pasadena and Foothill Transit District's Route 690--providing east-west service along a 44-mile east-west corridor. The combined route has stops in Burbank, Glendale, Monrovia, Azusa, Glendora and La Verne.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1998
A coalition of cities is studying the feasibility of transferring bus routes in the west San Gabriel Valley to Foothill Transit and the city of Montebello in the hope of lowering fares, officials said. The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments has commissioned the study to determine the feasibility of transferring service for cities including Pasadena, South Pasadena, Rosemead and Monterey Park to Foothill Transit, which charges its riders 90 cents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff has put a price tag on the further breakup of the MTA bus system, and the numbers appear to fall well short of satisfying critics in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys. Under discussion are proposals for the MTA to spin off a separate bus line in the San Fernando Valley and to expand the Foothill Transit system into Pasadena and other cities in the San Gabriel Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1998
A coalition of cities is studying the feasibility of transferring bus routes in the west San Gabriel Valley to Foothill Transit and the city of Montebello in the hope of lowering fares, officials said. The San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments has commissioned the study to determine the feasibility of transferring service for cities including Pasadena, South Pasadena, Rosemead and Monterey Park to Foothill Transit, which charges its riders 90 cents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1996
The California Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved spending $289 million to widen the interchange of the Pomona and Orange freeways and extend the Foothill Freeway through La Verne into Rancho Cucamonga, officials said. The Foothill Freeway now "ends in a pile of dirt" on Wheeler Avenue in La Verne, said Arlene Andrew, a senior planner for the city. With the planned extension, motorists will have a seamless outlet to the Ontario (15) Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga.
NEWS
May 9, 1993
The California Transportation Commission has allocated several million dollars for road improvement, ramp meters and electronic signs on San Gabriel Valley freeways. Commissioners allotted $9.5 million to earthquake-strengthen freeway bridges at the interchange of the Pomona Freeway (60) and Long Beach Freeway (710) near Monterey Park. Construction will begin in June, 1995, Caltrans officials said. Another $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1992
Privately run Foothill Transit has taken over two bus lines, 486 and 488, formerly run by the Southern California Rapid Transit District, officials said Monday. Foothill Transit began servicing the lines Sunday, completing a 1988 Los Angeles Transportation Commission plan for them to take over 14 RTD lines. The two lines run from Puente Hills Mall and Glendora/West Covina to downtown Los Angeles. Foothill Transit regularly serves the Pomona and San Gabriel valleys.
NEWS
April 5, 1992
Regional transportation officials in Pomona on Thursday dedicated a $1.3-million pilot program designed to help the severely disabled travel throughout 15 cities in the eastern San Gabriel Valley, downtown Los Angeles and western San Bernardino County. The program, called "Metro Access, " was created in response to the federal Americans With Disabilities Act. It was set up to serve those who cannot use regular bus service. Rides cost $2 each way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff has put a price tag on the further breakup of the MTA bus system, and the numbers appear to fall well short of satisfying critics in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys. Under discussion are proposals for the MTA to spin off a separate bus line in the San Fernando Valley and to expand the Foothill Transit system into Pasadena and other cities in the San Gabriel Valley.
NEWS
May 9, 1993
The California Transportation Commission has allocated several million dollars for road improvement, ramp meters and electronic signs on San Gabriel Valley freeways. Commissioners allotted $9.5 million to earthquake-strengthen freeway bridges at the interchange of the Pomona Freeway (60) and Long Beach Freeway (710) near Monterey Park. Construction will begin in June, 1995, Caltrans officials said. Another $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1992 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Transportation planners have fashioned what they say is a Cadillac of a commuter bus line, linking the east San Gabriel Valley to the central San Fernando Valley, but so far they are having difficulty luring motorists out of their cars to use it. "If only this were like a vaccine we could give, where you touch somebody once, and they'd say: 'That's a good idea!' then it would be great," Los Angeles transportation planner Philip M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1991
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has inaugurated the first express bus service connecting the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys. The service, which has been in operation for several weeks, consists of two parts--the department's Line 549 from Encino to Pasadena and Foothill Transit District's Route 690--providing east-west service along a 44-mile east-west corridor. The combined route has stops in Burbank, Glendale, Monrovia, Azusa, Glendora and La Verne.
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