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Roberta Cote abandoned her car for Amtrak to ease the pain of the 60-mile commute from her home in Encinitas to her job at John Wayne Airport. Comfortable and reliable, the train whisks her where she needs to go: Straight to her other car, the one with the faded paint, leaky window and seats that look like a tiger mauled them. "I call it my Fred Flintstone car," Cote said of the decade-old Saturn she keeps at the Irvine train station--her garage away from home. "It had been in a wreck.
Commuters riding the Metrolink train to downtown will have to take a shuttle bus to the Van Nuys train stop for at least six months after the service begins Oct. 26 due to lack of parking space there, Los Angeles city transportation officials said Tuesday. The shuttle bus from a lot half a mile away will operate for up to a year because the city has yet to purchase land for a parking lot next to the stop, they said.
January 23, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
A decades-long effort to bring rail service directly to Los Angeles International Airport suffered a blow Thursday when transportation officials placed on the back burner a proposal for a light-rail tunnel under the terminal area, citing high costs and other risks. Metro will now primarily focus on routes that would leave the north-south Crenshaw/LAX Line as much as 1.5 miles east of the airport and rely on a circulator train to take passengers to their terminals. Barring a significant change, L.A. would soon have two light-rail routes that come near LAX but do not deliver passengers to their terminals, a problem that has puzzled and frustrated many civic leaders and transit users.
March 30, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien and Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - It's becoming a familiar scene in everybody's favorite city - luxury shuttles with Wi-Fi and plush seats barreling past sluggish, dilapidated city buses crammed with local residents standing elbow to elbow. The nerd convoy, ferrying workers to technology companies in Silicon Valley, has raised the ire of civic activists who see it as a symbol of a divide between the haves and have nots as the region's tech boom has sent housing costs and evictions soaring. But as heated as that backlash has become at times, it has obscured a much broader story that these buses have to tell about changes sweeping across not just San Francisco but also the entire Bay Area.
June 21, 1987 | Associated Press
A freight train derailment on tracks adjacent to Washington's busy subway line is expected to force thousands of commuters to use emergency shuttle buses Monday. Officials said it could take several days to rebuild 800 feet of subway track ripped up Friday when 21 cars derailed.
March 13, 1986 | United Press International
Striking Maine railroad workers closed commuter rail service into Boston from the north and west Wednesday, but about 6,000 commuters made it to the city on shuttle buses pressed into emergency service, officials said. The workers are protesting staffing cuts.
December 15, 1995
In an effort to reduce air pollution, Los Angeles International Airport purchased seven shuttle buses and three airfield buses powered by liquefied natural gas. A $600,000 grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District will help cover the difference in cost between diesel-fueled buses and the more expensive vehicles that run on natural gas.
May 5, 1996
Fourteen foreign embassies in Washington, D.C., will be open Saturday for the 50th annual Goodwill Embassy Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on tour day. There will be free shuttle buses and a cultural and historical lesson at each stop. Information: (202) 636-4225, Ext. 1255 or Ext. 1226.
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