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July 13, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A select group of commuters may have their daily drive time slashed by a couple of hours next year. The Santa Clarita Valley Transportation Management Assn. has secured $310,900 in grants for the first of two telecommuting centers in the Valencia Industrial Park.
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September 28, 2000 | CAROL CHAMBERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Preliminary work has begun on the second of seven projects along a 17-mile stretch of the Golden State Freeway through the Santa Clarita Valley, from Calgrove Boulevard to Templin Highway. The project, which involves construction of a new Valencia Boulevard bridge over the freeway and redesign of onramps and offramps, is expected to be completed by September 2001, Durgesh Regmi, Caltrans project manager, said Wednesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1994
In an effort to ease traffic for Santa Clarita commuters, a detour route opened late Tuesday evening near the southbound Golden State Freeway at McBean Parkway. The new detour links McBean Parkway to Pico Canyon Road, giving residents in the Stevenson Ranch area easier access to the Golden State Freeway, said Jean Granucci, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. "It will add another route for commuters to take," Granucci said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The City Council approved a plan Tuesday to build a bridge extending Via Princessa between Wiley Canyon and Circle J Ranch roads, opening a new east-west route that will handle more than 40,000 vehicles a day. The vote was 4 to 1, with Councilwoman Jill Klajic opposing. Klajic said the council had not seen adequate plans for the design and appearance of the bridge. "I'm going to reserve my vote until I see the pictures," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN
The California Department of Transportation will hold a final public hearing today on the extension of California 126 through the Santa Clarita Valley. The meeting at the Santa Clarita City Council Chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd., will be from 4 to 7 p.m. It will be the last public meeting on the matter before the California Transportation Commission makes a decision on the highway route.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A citizens group wants the fate of a proposed transportation corridor placed on the April, 1994, ballot to make sure the corridor doesn't pave the way for an eight-lane state expressway. Citizens For A Better Santa Clarita Valley formed nine months ago in opposition to two alignments suggested for the Route 126 extension that would have connected the Golden State Freeway with California 14 by crossing the valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1991
A Los Angeles County transit panel on Thursday urged approval of a bid to supply 58 buses to provide new and expanded service for long-distance commuters in the San Fernando, Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys. Purchase of the buses, to be delivered by December, is subject to approval Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Antelope and Santa Clarita valley commuters will be eligible for cash payments up to $225 if they switch to van pools for at least three months under a new ride-sharing incentives program, the first of its kind in Los Angeles County and possibly the state. The offer will apply only to commuters from the northern part of the county who work elsewhere in the area or in Burbank, Pasadena or Glendale.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The controversy over a proposed extension of California 126 that would displace homes in the Santa Clarita Valley flared anew Monday when the area's chamber endorsed the plan, saying "the overall benefits . . . must take priority over neighborhood concerns." Chamber of Commerce President Marlee Lauffer said she wrote the Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1991 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to increase by about one-third the fees charged builders in unincorporated portions of the Santa Clarita Valley to pay for road improvements. On the motion of Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who represents the area, the board adopted the new fee schedule and also directed the county staff to attempt to negotiate a common fee schedule with the city of Santa Clarita.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Mother Nature blew a breath of rushing air across the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys Monday, fanning a brush fire and prompting authorities to issue strong-wind advisories for area freeways. Winds gusted to 38 mph in Saugus and 35 mph in Newhall during the moderate Santa Ana wind event that forecasters predicted would end tonight. The high winds were the result of a high-pressure system over Utah and Nevada, said John Sherwin, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1994
In an effort to ease traffic for Santa Clarita commuters, a detour route opened late Tuesday evening near the southbound Golden State Freeway at McBean Parkway. The new detour links McBean Parkway to Pico Canyon Road, giving residents in the Stevenson Ranch area easier access to the Golden State Freeway, said Jean Granucci, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. "It will add another route for commuters to take," Granucci said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1994 | SCOTT GLOVER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Metrolink officials Monday announced reductions of up to 50% on monthly commuter passes for passengers traveling from the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys to Burbank, Glendale and Los Angeles. The new deals will be in effect for three months, beginning next month. Monthly passes for commuters originating in the Antelope Valley were cut in half and the cost of a pass for travel from Santa Clarita was reduced by 25%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1994 | SCOTT GLOVER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a move designed to get more motorists off the freeways, city transportation officials announced Monday that a third commuter bus route will soon link the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys. Beginning Wednesday, Line 798 will make 32 round trips each weekday between Santa Clarita and major employment centers in Van Nuys. Faculty, staff and students at Cal State Northridge, which began classes Monday, can also use the line, which is linked to the campus by an MTA bus route.
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January 26, 1994 | NORA ZAMICHOW and JEFF KRAMER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Traffic congestion between the Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles on Tuesday reached new highs since the earthquake--transforming one-hour commutes into morning-long ordeals--while motorists elsewhere found enough alternative routes to keep their cars moving at tolerable speeds, officials said. As more people returned to work and schools reopened, the volume of traffic bypassing quake-damaged freeways hit new peaks.
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January 19, 1994 | JOHN CHANDLER and DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fond of Western wear and their valley's rich cowboy lore, residents here like to think of themselves as an independent lot, comfortably insulated from the problems of their infamous neighbor to the south. But in the wake of Monday's magnitude 6.6 earthquake, that coveted distance from Los Angeles has turned to isolation as the two main arteries south--the Antelope Valley and Golden State freeways--were closed with collapsed overpasses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1991 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Clarita residents who turned out Friday for the unveiling of the city's new public transport system couldn't tell which was redder--the colorful new buses or the faces of sheepish transit officials. No sooner had Public Works Director John Medina declared to the crowd of 200 that the fleet would be as quick as his short speech, when someone pointed out that the route indicator on the front of the buses read "July 31"--two days behind schedule.
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November 9, 1989 | KENNETH REICH and DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an apparent paradox, voters in two heavily congested areas of Southern California--Orange County and the Santa Clarita Valley--rejected tax increases to finance road improvements in Tuesday's elections, while voters in outlying, less-congested areas were approving such increases. In Orange County, a half-cent sales tax boost for traffic improvements, including a six-lane widening of the often-jammed Santa Ana Freeway, lost, getting a 53% negative vote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A select group of commuters may have their daily drive time slashed by a couple of hours next year. The Santa Clarita Valley Transportation Management Assn. has secured $310,900 in grants for the first of two telecommuting centers in the Valencia Industrial Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A citizens group wants the fate of a proposed transportation corridor placed on the April, 1994, ballot to make sure the corridor doesn't pave the way for an eight-lane state expressway. Citizens For A Better Santa Clarita Valley formed nine months ago in opposition to two alignments suggested for the Route 126 extension that would have connected the Golden State Freeway with California 14 by crossing the valley.
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