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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1990
Long Beach City Councilwoman Jan Hall, on Monday announced she is resigning from her position as a member of the Southern California Rapid Transit District's Board of Directors to take a job with a private consulting firm that contracts with the transit district. A past president of the transit board, Hall also announced that she will not run for reelection in this spring's City Council races. Hall ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Long Beach in 1988 and has been a council member since 1978.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1988
The continuing effort among Los Angeles County political leaders to reorganize the county's major transportation agencies took yet another turn Wednesday. Officials moved away from a proposal to create a third new agency to oversee all rail construction, which was tentatively approved late last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1991
Four people suspected of making and selling phony RTD bus passes were arrested by transit police in an undercover operation, authorities said Friday. One man, Emilliano Encarnacion, 18, was arrested in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday after undercover officers saw him selling the counterfeit passes at 6th Street and Broadway, said Greg Davy, a spokesman for the Southern California Rapid Transit District. A short time later, Oscar Iracheta, 40; Eduardo A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1988
Two new members of the Southern California Rapid Transit District board have been named. Mayor Tom Bradley selected former Los Angeles city school board member Larry Gonzalez, now a news director for a Spanish language television station, to replace Carmen Estrada, who is leaving the transit board to fill a position on the Los Angeles City Planning Commission. Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum named Jeff Jenkins, a 26-year-old assistant on his staff, to replace Erwin Jones.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1990
Southern California Rapid Transit District officials on Friday called for state legislation to set a ceiling on accident claims payouts for all public agencies, including transit districts. RTD board President Nick Patsaouras said that unlike many other states, California has no limit on the amount courts can award individuals suing government agencies, although the state puts a cap of $250,000 on medical malpractice awards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1991
The Southern California Rapid Transit District said Thursday it will add 103 methanol-powered buses to its current fleet of 30 in a move to help clean up the air in the Los Angeles basin. The RTD has invited bids from bus builders and expects to order the buses by summer, said General Manager Alan F. Pegg. Methanol engines nearly eliminate particulate emissions and cut by half the amount of nitrogen oxide emissions that contribute to ozone and smog, Pegg said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1991
In another round of the battle of bus routes in the San Gabriel Valley, the state Court of Appeal has upheld the creation of the Foothill Transit District. In practical terms, the ruling will allow the Foothill, based in West Covina, to take over seven lines from the Southern California Rapid Transit District, Foothill officials said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1990
The Southern California Rapid Transit District--fearing more cases like that of a Van Nuys man who won a $270 refund because slow buses made him late to work--has changed the handling of such claims, officials said Thursday. Lylle Weiss, an air-conditioning equipment mechanic at the Federal Court Building downtown, earlier this month received a refund of the cost of three monthly passes, claiming that RTD buses delivered him late to work 15 times.
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