CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1999 |
Orange County transit officials decided Monday to turn over van services for seniors and the disabled to the private sector and to consider a change in policy toward outside contractors that could save $15 million on any agreement reached for the service. In looking to the private arena, the Orange County Transportation Authority specifically rejected a request from two agency board members to study the costs of keeping the services in-house, which would have required hiring 460 people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1999 |
Van services for senior citizens and the disabled would be put in private hands under a proposal that Orange County transit leaders say could save more than $1 million each year. The Access program lets users make appointments for van transportation that takes them door-to-door. Privatizing van services, which costs roughly $17 million a year, would also lead to better service, concedes a spokesman the Orange County Transportation Authority. "It frees [nearly] $1.
May 1, 1999 |
Starting today, airport shuttle customers who don't have reservations will be limited to a handful of shuttle operators for rides home from Los Angeles International Airport. The airport earlier awarded exclusive rights for walk-up business to three full-service shuttle companies and four long-distance carriers. In exchange, full-service operators must each pay the airport at least $1 million a year; the long-distance companies are exempt from the fee.
April 23, 1999 |
A state regulatory panel Thursday cleared away most hurdles hindering efforts by Los Angeles International Airport to restrict shuttle van operations at the nation's third-busiest airport. The state Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to grant authorization allowing Prime Time Shuttle and Xpress Shuttle to be among three full-service passenger van companies allowed to troll the airport for walk-up customers.
March 17, 1999 |
Airport commissioners voted Tuesday to postpone by a month their plans to reduce shuttle van operations at Los Angeles International Airport in order to give operators granted exclusive concessions under the plan time to secure required state permits. By a 4-0 vote, the panel decided to set a May 1 launch date for the program.
February 26, 1999 |
The April 1 launch date for reduced shuttle van operations at Los Angeles International Airport was thrown into question Thursday after a protest by small shuttle van operators delayed licensing of one of the three companies tapped for full-service operations at LAX. A dozen independent shuttle operators lodged a protest against Xpress Management Systems, which operates Xpress Shuttle, at a hearing of the state Public Utilities Commission in downtown Los Angeles.
February 23, 1999 |
Airport commissioners decided Monday to limit the number of full-service shuttle van companies operating at Los Angeles International Airport to three starting April 1. Only one of the three companies approved by airport commissioners to operate the new concession has so far obtained the required state permits. At least one of the others must obtain a license for the plan to move forward, airport officials said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1999 |
A City Council panel on Tuesday authorized a study of the expansion of the Van Nuys Airport FlyAway terminal that provides San Fernando Valley residents with bus service to Los Angeles International Airport. The council's Commerce Energy and Natural Resources Committee endorsed efforts by the city Airport Department to expand and improve the facility, which is used by nearly 750,000 residents annually.