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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
The city's Traffic Management System, which controls how vehicles move through congested streets and freeways, has been named a finalist in a national competition that honors local government programs. The 1991 Innovations in State and Local Government Awards Program singled out Anaheim's system for its ability to usher traffic through the busy Santa Ana Freeway and around the area near Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2013 | Paloma Esquivel
Someone call JetBlue Airways. And Erik Estrada. In just days, a traffic-swamped section of the 405 Freeway will be closed for miles, sending thousands of cars onto city streets and creating the potential for backups reminiscent of what was predicted in the jittery days of what became popularly known as Carmageddon. Nearly four miles of the southbound 405 in Orange County will be closed for 20 hours straight starting late Aug. 17 as part of a $277-million project to link carpool lanes between three mighty rivers of traffic: the 405, 22 and 605 freeways.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1991 | ROSE APODACA
The City Council this week adopted a transportation management plan that Orange County needs to collect its share of the new 9-cents-a-gallon state gasoline tax approved by voters last year. If the county complies with the state requirements of Proposition 111, it will receive an estimated $1.7 billion over the next 10 years. Of that money, La Habra can expect to receive about $6.6 million to use toward traffic and air-quality improvements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2013 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- As the clock ticked toward another potential regional transit strike, Bay Area public officials banded together Friday to press management and labor to resolve their differences and spare the riding public significant hardship. The unions representing the majority of Bay Area Rapid Transit workers issued a 72-hour notice of intent to strike late Thursday as the clock ticked toward a Sunday midnight deadline on contract negotiations. That marks the end of a 30-day contract extension that both sides accepted after a 4 1/2-day strike last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1985 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
An all-out push to control congestion during the 1984 Olympic Games reduced the number of cars on the freeways by nearly 3%--a feat that probably cannot be duplicated under normal conditions but can serve as a guide for easing rush-hour traffic, a new study concludes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Every time Qantas lands one of its giant Airbus A380s at LAX, parts of the nation's fourth-busiest airport come to a halt. Service roads, taxiways and runways must be closed to airfield trucks, cars and other commercial aircraft as the world's largest passenger plane -- with wings almost as long as a football field -- arrives, departs and taxis with an official escort of operations vehicles.
NEWS
February 22, 1994 | BETTIJANE LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The whole city, it seemed, hated her. Drivers cursed her every day as they sat without moving on the Santa Monica Freeway, while she told them on the radio that they were zipping along just swell. Some politicians still sputter at the mention of her name. "A woman so arrogant that she tried to tell us it was midnight when we could see with our eyes it was high noon," Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky says now, still irritated in retrospect.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1989
The Libertarian Party of San Diego is adamantly opposed to the recently passed traffic management ordinance. This ordinance does nothing but create another bureaucratic boondoggle. It will cost employers and employees millions of dollars and not solve any traffic problems. Even Councilman Bob Filner realizes the absurdity of this ordinance. In a recent article, he was quoted as saying, "It's the ultimate dream of the bureaucrats. You're fined if you don't produce the paper work to keep the bureaucrats employed."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1999 | Jason Kandel, (714) 966-5848
Workers will install a 90-inch television monitor at City Hall that will display traffic from cameras set up along the Garden Grove Freeway as part of a $57,810 traffic management operation center recently approved by the City Council. City officials hope the new system will improve traffic flow along the freeway. Minnesota Western Corp. was awarded the contract. The project will be funded by a state grant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2003
The city of Santa Ana and its Police Department have received four grants totaling $272,600 from the California Office of Traffic Safety for an extensive ad campaign on pedestrian safety. The money also will be used to install new traffic management systems and improve existing ones. Santa Ana has had a high incidence of traffic-related injuries and deaths among pedestrians in recent years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2012 | Dan Weikel and Ari Bloomekatz
Almost 60 years after the Pacific Electric Railway stopped running trains to Santa Monica, the resurrection of passenger rail service to the Westside will begin with the grand opening of the $930-million Expo light rail line. Saturday's start of service marks the first step in an effort to bring rail service back to one of the region's most traffic-clogged areas, something transportation experts have long said is crucial to developing a workable rail network for Los Angeles County.
NEWS
April 14, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
The nation's top manager of airplane traffic resigned after several incidents in which air traffic controllers fell asleep at their posts, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday morning. The agency, which oversees the nation's civilian aviation system, announced in a posting on its website that FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt had accepted the resignation of Hank Krakowski, head of the agency's Air Traffic Organization. In recent weeks, several incidents of air traffic controllers being asleep at the job have been reported around the nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2010 | By Ari B. Bloomekatz
With the state's fiscal woes making many major freeway improvements unlikely, and with severe geographic restraints limiting options, Caltrans was looking for an inexpensive way to reduce congestion and accidents on the notorious interchange of the 5 and 110 freeways near Dodger Stadium. The agency came up with fluorescent bluish-white lights and electronic warning signs. Until recently, motorists crawling out of downtown Los Angeles on the 110 north queued up in the far left lane to transition to the 5 north.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano has a catchphrase for how you know you're in his city. "If you want to know where Baldwin Park is, if you're traveling either east or west on the 10 Freeway and you come to a complete stop, you know you're in Baldwin Park," he says. The area bottlenecks at rush hour, Lozano said, with commuters traveling between Los Angeles and San Bernardino County. Sometimes, he said, it's so bad that commuters pull over and stop at In-N-Out Burger to pass the time, hoping the congestion eases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2009 | Maeve Reston
The budget crisis in Los Angeles may have unpleasant consequences for concert- goers, Lakers fans and even Dodgers fans on the day of the first game of the National League Championship Series: gridlock. For more than a decade, the city has covered the full cost of providing traffic officers for events at the Greek Theatre, Hollywood Bowl, Coliseum, Sports Arena and former Olympic Auditorium. Similarly, it absorbed part of the cost for traffic officers who keep cars moving around Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.
NATIONAL
August 26, 2009 | Tina Susman
If there is a ground zero in the war to make New York more pedestrian-friendly, it is Times Square. And if there is a weapon of choice, it is a collection of chairs plunked in the middle of what used to be the city's most traffic-choked intersection. David Letterman has scorned them, taxi drivers have cursed them and some of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's critics have called them just plain silly. "It's so patently stupid," City Councilman Tony Avella, who is challenging Bloomberg in the November mayoral election, said of the idea of setting up a pedestrian mall on Broadway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1999 | Jasmine Lee, (949) 574-4211
In response to complaints about drivers speeding on narrow streets, the City Council on Tuesday approved a traffic management program designed to make residential roads safer. The program includes such measures as creating traffic circles, blocking off streets or even monitoring traffic with cameras. Each street will be studied on a case-by-case basis. Interested residents may submit a written request to the Public Works Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
The Police Department will be paid $112,000 for traffic management services during the Orange County Fair, July 11-27. In a contract between the city and the state, city police are to augment services provided by the California Highway Patrol, the law enforcement agency that patrols the state-owned fairgrounds. The contract requires police to provide traffic control and parking; safe passage for pedestrians; VIP escorts; street closures; and parking enforcement in surrounding neighborhoods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2009 | Craig Howie
A little bit of the future is coming to Los Angeles freeways later this year in the form of "smart" road studs that gauge road conditions and traffic flow and open and close a freeway lane accordingly. Caltrans has contracted with a New Zealand company to pilot the "dynamic-lane" system on the 110 Freeway where traffic backs up in a tunnel at the single-lane connector to northbound Interstate 5.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2009 | Dan Weikel
Construction began Friday on the last leg of a carpool lane for the northbound San Diego Freeway through western Los Angeles, a $1-billion project designed to ease congestion on one of the busiest traffic corridors in the nation.
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