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December 10, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN and NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A proposed $1.8-billion rail and truck corridor touted as a major economic boon for the area moved closer to reality Thursday as the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced purchase plans for 20 miles of Southern Pacific right of way. The $240-million purchase agreement comes four months after the fate of the so-called Alameda Corridor was cast in doubt by questions over the track's price tag and related costs.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four months after encountering a financial roadblock, the proposed $1.8-billion Alameda Corridor transportation project linking the Civic Center with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach appears back on track. At a news conference set for this morning, officials of both cities and Southern Pacific Transportation Co. are expected to announce a tentative agreement that calls for the railroad to sell for $240 million the 20 miles of track and right of way needed for the rail-and-truck corridor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1993 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials with the Port of Long Beach ended negotiations with Southern Pacific Transportation Co. on Wednesday, at least temporarily derailing the Alameda Corridor rail project designed to ease congestion and modernize the passage of goods to and from local ports. The 20-mile, $1.8-billion project would stretch from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles, allowing trains to travel at 40 m.p.h.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1990 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flushed with the success of the Los Angeles-Long Beach Light Rail Line opening, county transit officials Thursday called for the resumption of formal negotiations with the Southern Pacific Transportation Co. for the purchase of 173 miles of additional right of way for commuter rail lines. "I'm asking Southern Pacific to come back to the bargaining table," said county Supervisor Ed Edelman, who chairs the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission. "The public wants light rail . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1990 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as lawyers for the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission were looking over the fine print Monday on the proposed $450-million purchase of railroad rights of way, the commission's staff was planning how to get three new commuter lines into operation. The first order of the day was filling out $86 million in purchase requests for 17 sleek, new 70 m.p.h. locomotives and 40 passenger cars to link downtown Los Angeles to outlying counties within two years.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1990
Heffner keeps pointing out that filmmakers simply need the A rating for profit. C'mon, Richard, you know that's not the score. (But I must admit it sounds good when you're grandstanding.) CHRISTOPHER EISLEY Glendale
BUSINESS
August 4, 1985
Robert W. Taggart has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president-public affairs for Southern Pacific Transportation Co., San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Talks resumed Thursday over an agreement on the ambitious Alameda Corridor rail-and-truck proposal, with federal, state and local officials turning their attention to a new and potentially staggering obstacle for the massive transportation project: Money. Only about 30% of the $1.8-billion price tag has been pledged by government agencies for the project, which would link downtown Los Angeles and its conflux of rail lines with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1993 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the state wants to build a highway on a recalcitrant homeowner's land, there is a simple solution. The house is condemned and its owner offered the fair market value. Today, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles want to build what is widely regarded as a key transportation link in the state--the Alameda Corridor, a modernized rail line to connect the ports with Downtown. But the landowner--Southern Pacific Transportation Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1993
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has responsibility to control air pollution. It can seek court-imposed fines against polluters of $25 to $25,000 a day based on such factors as the extent that emissions exceed legal limits, potential danger to the public, whether the violation was intentional, accidental or caused by negligence and the company's history of violations. These are the 10 top penalties in May: *COMPANY: Crown Beverage Packaging Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1993 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials with the Port of Long Beach ended negotiations with Southern Pacific Transportation Co. on Wednesday, at least temporarily derailing the Alameda Corridor rail project designed to ease congestion and modernize the passage of goods to and from local ports. The 20-mile, $1.8-billion project would stretch from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to downtown Los Angeles, allowing trains to travel at 40 m.p.h.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Board of Harbor Commissioners has decided to pull out of an agreement to purchase property needed for the Alameda Corridor, although officials emphasized that the massive transportation project has not been derailed. The Alameda Corridor would expand rail lines from the Port of Los Angeles to the Central City, greatly improving the port's ability to distribute goods to markets across the country. The rail construction would employ thousands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1993
Los Angeles port commissioners Monday approved a purchase agreement with Southern Pacific Transportation Co. that significantly advances a proposed $1.3-billion freight rail project linking the Civic Center and the harbor. The 5-0 decision commits the port to pay Southern Pacific $130 million for railroad tracks and right-of-way that will be used for the so-called Alameda Corridor. An identical amount will be sought from the Port of Long Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
Even the most ardent supporters of the old Canoga Park railroad station concede its appearance leaves something to be desired. Built in 1912, the station's tile exterior has long since been covered with plywood planks which, in turn, have been scrawled with graffiti. Workers in the adjacent used-car lot say they are afraid to go inside because transients dwell there. But the Canoga Park Historical Society is undaunted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1993 | PATRICK McCARTNEY
The Santa Paula City Council gave its backing Monday to a joint bid for $10 million in federal funds to purchase a railroad corridor through the Santa Clara Valley for possible use as a bicycle path and commuter rail line. Without comment, the council approved the request by Santa Paula, Ventura and Fillmore, together with Ventura County and the county Transportation Commission, for federal money that is managed by the state.
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