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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1995 | FRANK MANNING
The city of Calabasas is studying the idea of forming its own transportation system to fill gaps in the bus service provided by the Metropolitan Transit Authority. The study by a private consultant evaluates the wisdom of creating a shuttle bus service to areas not served by MTA buses, said city traffic engineer Robert Yalda. "At this stage it is only a preliminary study," Yalda said. "We have to determine if there is a need."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ and HOPE HAMASHIGE and JOHN POPE
VanGo, a shuttle service that began operating in July, received a $200,000 federal grant this month that will enable the program to continue beyond its one-year trial period. The shuttle service, funded in part by a grant from the Orange County Transportation Authority, is part of a larger project involving Brea, Placentia and Yorba Linda. Each city has its own version of the shuttle service, which runs weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and costs $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
The City Council on Wednesday will consider Councilman Joel Wachs' motion to fund another van for the Northeast Valley Multipurpose Center. Under Wachs' proposal, the city would provide $47,000 for a third van for the Pacoima center's door-to-door transportation program for frail seniors and people with disabilities. Starting the week of Oct. 9, two vans began providing shuttle service for seniors living in Pacoima, Sylmar and other northeast Valley communities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1993 | SCOTT GLOVER
Battery-powered mini-buses are being considered for a recently funded Ventura Boulevard shuttle service in Sherman Oaks, the president of the Chamber of Commerce said Friday. Jeff Brain said the electric vehicles, such as those being used in a pilot program in San Pedro, would be at least 50% cheaper to fuel and maintain than the natural-gas powered buses also under consideration. "These things are cheaper, cleaner, quieter," Brain said of the battery-operated vehicles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
A delay in the start of special bus service for underprivileged school children has forced some parents to pay $40 a month to get their children to school safely. Those fees are four times higher than the cost proposed for the Metrolink shuttle bus service promised by the city Department of Transportation.
BUSINESS
July 29, 1994 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
United Airlines on Thursday formally unveiled plans for its new low-cost, no-frills service in California and other western states, where the carrier hopes to grab market share from short-haul powerhouse Southwest Airlines. The Shuttle by United, as the new airline is officially known, starts flying Oct. 1, with 184 daily flights between eight pairs of cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco. By December, the new airline plans to operate 286 flights daily between 10 destinations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1992 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From Day One, the natural-gas powered shuttle bus service for Studio City and Van Nuys seemed cursed. On the day Los Angeles City Department of Transportation officials scheduled a press conference to officially unveil the DASH bus service, rioting sparked by the verdicts in the police beating case of Rodney G. King broke out. With little publicity, the buses began rolling nonetheless. But they have since attracted little ridership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1997
It's a truth as cruel as Mother Nature herself: As the nights grow shorter, the wait for beach parking grows longer. To combat increasing traffic, Venice Beach officials announced this week that DASH, a free shuttle bus, has begun service for the season. Running from Memorial Day to Labor Day, DASH buses will transport people from a parking lot at 4551 Glencoe Avenue in Marina del Rey to Venice Beach every 10 minutes on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1997 | JOSE CARDENAS
Tired of missing the bus? A new alternative mode of transportation may be the solution for some West Valley residents. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation today is scheduled to kick off a trial shuttle program featuring flexible schedules and destinations. "It's an experiment that is looking at how to do public transit for the future," said Aaron Hanson, executive director of the 12th Council District Traffic Management Assn., which has promoted the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1991 | LYNDA NATALI
The city has extended its free shuttle service that takes visitors from local hotels to nearby tourist attractions. Started last year as an experiment, the free shuttle bus now picks up guests from seven hotels on its daily route. The 47-passenger bus runs from 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The service will operate through Labor Day, then start up again in spring of 1992.
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