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March 24, 1998
The Runabout free shuttle line that carries passengers around the downtown area will be painted bright red, get a new name and add more buses in time for the opening of the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific on June 20. The Long Beach Public Transportation Co. board voted Monday to spend $56,000 for new graphics designed by Wash Creative of San Diego to advertise the soon-to-be announced new name. The Runabout fleet has 24 shuttle buses.
August 2, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Delta Air Lines plans to start hourly shuttle service between Los Angeles and San Francisco airports next month that's modeled on its New York shuttle operations, the airline announced Thursday. The airline on Sept. 3 will introduce 14 daily flights each way starting at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday. It's a bid to woo business travelers, but it's not Delta service as usual. The flights will be operated by partner Compass Airlines , which will fly smaller E-175 planes that hold 76 passengers in all classes (12 first-class seats, 12 economy-comfort seats and the rest economy)
July 4, 1993
Free parking at all locations. Shuttle costs $2 per person roundtrip. * Ventura Lot, Line 668 10801 Ventura Blvd., near Lankershim. From the 101, exit Lankershim, to Ventura, turn right into parking lot. Runs every 10 minutes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. * Barham Lot, Line 670 3700 Barham Blvd., at Forest Lawn Drive. Runs every 15 minutes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. * Hollywood-La Brea Lot, Line 671 1611 N. La Brea Ave., between Sunset and Hollywood boulevards. Runs every 20 minutes from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
April 1, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Dodger blue is going green this season by offering free bus rides to the games from Union Station in downtown L.A. For the fourth year in a row, Dodger Stadium Express bus service will shuttle fans to and from the stadium starting at 90 minutes before the game to 45 minutes after it ends. The buses run on natural gas and will shuttle visitors every 10 minutes until the start of the game, then slow the service to once every 30 minutes. The bus is free for riders with a ticket to the game or $1.50 without one. Funding for the $1.1-million service - which will last through the 2014 season - was provided by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee.
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.
April 29, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ and DEBRA CANO and JOHN POPE
The Van Go Smart Shuttle will continue serving the community for at least one more year, thanks to a $70,000 grant from the Orange County Council of Governments. The citywide shuttle service has become increasingly popular, officials said, from 353 riders in November 1997, to 460 in February. The new agreement, approved recently by the City Council, expands the shuttle's hours to 10 hours a day Monday through Friday, beginning at 6:30 a.m.
July 15, 1994 | SUSAN BYRNES
The Metropolitan Transit Authority will pick up the cost of two shuttle services begun with federal emergency funds in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake, an MTA spokeswoman said Thursday. The services, which transport Metrolink riders from the Glendale and San Fernando/Sylmar stations to their workplaces in Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley, were scheduled to end Sunday when Federal Emergency Management Agency funds run out.
July 11, 1997
The Southside Smart Shuttle, the first-of-a-kind neighborhood shuttle designed to provide convenient transportation to the residents of South-Central Los Angeles, is proving to be a major success, MTA officials said Thursday. More then 500 people a day are riding the shuttle service, which consists of four 15-passenger mini-buses and operates along Vermont Avenue between the Green Line (at the Century Freeway) and Slauson Avenue, an MTA spokesman said.
November 26, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
The City Council has awarded a contract to Orange-based Southern California Coach for up to $75,000 to transport Anaheim Convention Center visitors from parking facilities to events in and around the center. Officials approved the temporary shuttle service because of inconvenience caused by expansion of the Convention Center. The shuttle service will begin this month and continue through June.
October 26, 1998 | SUE FOX
Serving almost half a million more people than when it opened 23 years ago, the Van Nuys FlyAway is ready for a make-over, said a report from the Board of Airport Commissioners. The FlyAway, a park-and-ride terminal at Van Nuys Airport that shuttles travelers by bus to Los Angeles International Airport, includes 1,900 parking spaces that sometimes fill up before dawn during peak travel times such as Memorial Day weekend. About 1,965 people use the FlyAway on an average day.
March 3, 2013
Readers' travel tips keep giving Regarding "Before You Go," Feb. 17: In response to Sheila Maynes' tip, "Scan your passport (main and endorsement pages and any visas), your birth certificate, airline tickets or vouchers, hotel and car booking confirmations. Email them to yourself," you might want to take extra security measures using WinZip or WinRar. Zip and Rar files do about the same thing, which is to shrink your files, but they use different math functions to do the compression.
April 26, 2012 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Roberts Hawaii, the state's largest tour and transportation company, has added Roberts Hawaii Express Shuttle service from Kona International Airport on the Big Island to and from select hotels and resorts along the Kailua-Kona, Keauhou and Kohala coastline.  A Roberts rep will greet guests and help with luggage. Roberts Hawaii Express Shuttle guarantees no more than five stops during any trip. The reservation-based shuttle service is available 24 hours a day.  Prices on Kona vary according to distance and the number of passengers in a party.
April 21, 2012 | T.J. Simers
I get pictures. John Costa sends a photo of his tattered seat cushion on the club level in Angel Stadium, Section 306, Row B, Seat 5. "Unbelievable," as he puts it. I walk down the left field line Saturday and there are a number of tattered seats in more than a dozen sections. The worst are in Section 303, Row E. Although I must say, if you're returning a night later, the ripped cushions would be a great place to store uneaten food. What's up with this?
April 12, 2007
Re "Let me out of the ballgame, let me be free of crowds," April 11 So Dodger ownership has actually succeeded in making traffic at Dodger Stadium worse -- very impressive. But the parking problem that has plagued Dodger Stadium since day one won't go away until some of the cars go away. But for all practical purposes, you can't get to Dodger Stadium without driving. It's one of the few major destinations in L.A. that's almost entirely inaccessible by public transit -- the nearest bus stop, at Sunset Boulevard and Elysian Park, still leaves an uphill hike to your seats.
March 1, 2007 | Libby Slate, Special to The Times
EVERY weekend for the last 15 months, K.C. Durfee has boarded the National Park Service's ParkLINK shuttle for a scenic tour of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, winding through rocky canyons, enjoying panoramic ocean views, seeing colorful wildflowers and other vegetation, spotting the occasional horse and rider. Once in a while, she'll disembark for some beach time at Zuma.
May 15, 2005 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
What's thought to be the biggest airport people-mover system in the world is to open Saturday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Texas. Replacing a 3-decade-old train, the $880-million SkyLink stretches nearly five miles, with cars that can run 35 mph, twice as fast as the ones on the old system. Besides giving the airport bragging rights, the shuttle is designed to solve the No. 1 complaint of DFW customers, said Chief Executive Jeffrey P.
August 13, 1993 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN
A 25-cent fare that was to begin Monday on Glendale's Beeline shuttle buses has been postponed until Sept. 13 to allow time to train drivers to collect the new fees, city officials said Thursday. Rides on the buses, which have been operated since 1984, have been free since 1990 when the City Council voted to eliminate the fare in order to boost ridership. The buses have since become popular, with more than 1.2 million passengers expected to board the shuttles this year.
November 25, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
A reconfigured shuttle service is offering residents improved access to the city's shopping district and more convenient connections to Metrolink, city officials announced. Under the new system, one of the city's two low-cost Dial-A-Ride shuttle buses will operate on a fixed route during peak commuting hours. The change was made to coincide with train arrivals at the San Fernando-Sylmar Metrolink station, said Recreation and Community Services Director Ed Montan.
January 29, 2005 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
Prime Time Shuttle has suspended its passenger van service at Los Angeles International, Ontario, Bob Hope, John Wayne and Long Beach airports after state officials determined that the firm lacked adequate insurance, airport officials said Friday. Prime Time operates about 150 vans and handles almost a third of the door-to-door shuttle business at LAX, said Los Angeles World Airports, the agency that runs LAX and Ontario.
November 9, 2004 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
It hums like a bus, it moves like a bus, but it rides with a certain flair. The bright red Brea Trolley, which began operating last month, has attracted more curious looks than riders, but city officials are banking on its nostalgic appeal to spur people to use public transportation. "We hope that people during their lunch hour may find it easier to take a short walk to a trolley stop than to hustle their cars in and out of parking structures," said city spokesman Chris Reimer.
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