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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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April 4, 2014 | By Marisa Gerber, Mike Hiserman and Matt Stevens
Fans heading to Dodger Stadium on Friday for the team's home opener against the San Francisco Giants can expect a number of changes in areas such as traffic management, amenities and security measures. The team's new ownership, which includes former Laker Magic Johnson, has also investedĀ  more than $150 million in the ballpark the last two seasons, upgrading the infrastructure and adding some fan-friendly features. There are now expansive plazas beyond right and left field with a team store, bar and a variety of concessions.
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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 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.
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
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 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
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.
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
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2009 | William Nottingham
Five o'clock on a workday and you're about to pull into traffic: Let's hope you're not in a hurry, especially if you're on the Westside of Los Angeles. Times editors asked the six candidates in the Los Angeles City Council's 5th District race about their ideas for easing traffic problems in that part of town. Here are excerpts from their answers to this question: What concrete proposals will you pursue to reduce traffic congestion in the 5th Council District? Adeena N.
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December 22, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt
Once the dust settled from the U.S. Commerce Department's refusal last week to back a proposed toll road extension through south Orange County, one thing became clear: Traffic planners have a problem. Environmentalists who had railed against the proposed Foothill South route because of its potential effect on wetlands and San Onofre State Beach are clamoring for Interstate 5 to be widened instead. But no funding exists for that, and it would require bulldozing homes and businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt
The federal government declined Thursday to breathe new life into a plan to carve a toll road through southern Orange County, apparently ending a contentious, years-long campaign by transportation officials who predict that without it, the current freeway system is destined for breakdown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1999 | David Ryan, (714) 520-2511
The City Council will vote tonight on the installation of closed-circuit television cameras on the Orange Freeway. The idea is part of a three-city traffic management program designed to help manipulate traffic signals at freeway interchanges when cars back up on the freeway. The cameras, paid for through federal funds, would allow Brea, Placentia, Anaheim and Caltrans officials to watch traffic and help improve the flow of vehicles onto surface streets.
NEWS
August 28, 1987 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Times Staff Writer
Pamela McInnes nosed the KMPC Airwatch airplane north toward the Santa Ana Freeway, banked right at Anaheim Stadium and headed over the Orange Freeway to check out an accident. Just north of the Lambert Road overpass in Brea, she saw it: The Highway Patrol was clearing a three-car collision that had southbound commuters backed up for two miles.
BUSINESS
July 23, 2008 | Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
An effort to ease daytime traffic at Southern California's major ports is working better than anyone imagined, shifting 40% of freight movements away from peak business hours, the program's manager will announce today. But some say the push to move cargo at night and on Saturdays doesn't go far enough to ease congestion and other ill effects on neighboring communities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2008 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
With gasoline prices skyrocketing, key members of the Los Angeles business community are beginning to throw their political weight behind a sales tax increase to pay for more road and mass transit projects, including the beginning of the subway to the sea. David Fleming, chairman of the Los Angeles County Business Federation, told me Tuesday that as a Metropolitan Transportation Authority board member he intends to vote to move the sales tax forward toward the November ballot.
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