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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
The West Valley Smart Shuttle expanded its services on Monday with new routes, stops at the Chatsworth and Northridge Metrolink stations and improvements to its telephone reservations system, officials said. The changes are the result of additional funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the city Department of Transportation, officials said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1999 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rental car shuttle bus with faulty brakes triggered a 16-car accident near Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday that left at least 16 people injured, nine of them seriously, authorities said. The injured were occupants of vehicles struck by the Alamo Rent-A-Car bus or vehicles involved in the other accidents, police said. The bus was on its first run of the morning and was not carrying any passengers. Investigators said the bus driver lost control of his vehicle about 8:35 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1999 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talk about a rude welcome. Students arriving next month at Ventura County's emerging Cal State University will be hit with the highest parking fees in the state college system as part of an effort to reduce traffic and pollution around the Camarillo campus. Parking permits for about 800 spaces closest to the Channel Islands campus will cost $25 a month, $7 more than the maximum charged by any of the 22 other campuses in the state university system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1999 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 | SEEMA MEHTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1999 | Stephen Gregory
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.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1999 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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