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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 7, 2008 | Ralph Vartabedian, Times Staff Writer
Wouldn't it be great if traffic signals were half as smart as traffic cops? Some new technology is promising to improve the intelligence of traffic signals at major intersections. It is just one of several major advances in which cameras and computers are transforming law enforcement, highway safety and eventually driving itself. Aldis Corp., an Oak Ridge, Tenn.
March 25, 2008 | David Reyes
Transportation planners approved $4 million Monday and agreed to apply for $4 million more in state money for a traffic-light synchronization program. The Orange County Transportation Authority has initiated a modest signal-synchronization program but plans to expand it to 10 more roads. Studies have shown that synchronized signal lights cut commute times 17% to 23% in Orange County. About $100 million is available statewide on a competitive basis. If OCTA gets its funding, the corridors to be targeted are Alicia Parkway, Beach Boulevard, Brookhurst Street, Chapman Avenue, Katella Avenue, La Palma Avenue and Orangethorpe Avenue.
October 2, 1987
I want to commend Police Chief Daryl Gates for his willingness to think the unthinkable when it comes to traffic management in this region (Op-Ed Page, Aug 23). While I cannot agree with all his recommendations, such as closing freeways to all vehicles carrying one occupant during certain times of the day, Gates' proposals address the nub of the problem which is how to reduce demand for highway and street use rather than how to increase the supply of highways and streets. That is why proposals such as eliminating truck traffic on the freeways during peak hours is no longer an option, but a must in our efforts to manage traffic in Southern California.
February 23, 1989
The Glendale City Council on Tuesday fulfilled its pledge to initiate traffic reduction measures by allocating $143,000 toward formation of a public and private traffic management association. The funds, described as "seed money" by City Manager David Ramsay, will be used to organize representatives of the largest private employers, as well as city officials, to develop and market a variety of traffic reduction programs, including ride-sharing and staggered work hours.
March 24, 2008 | David Reyes and Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writers
Despite $240 million in improvements to the Costa Mesa Freeway since 1998, traffic is as bad as ever on Orange County's central corridor, and a persistent bottleneck remains a vexing problem for drivers and transportation officials. Congestion on the 55 Freeway between the San Diego and the Garden Grove freeways has steadily increased since the 1990s.
March 4, 2008 | Steve Hymon
The city has agreed to delay for three weeks a plan to try to speed traffic on Olympic and Pico boulevards on the Westside, according to the office of the city attorney. Implementation of the plan, proposed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, was supposed to begin Saturday. Two groups filed individual suits last week to stop the plan, which they allege was not properly studied under California environmental law. The groups -- the Westwood South of Santa Monica Boulevard Homeowners Assn.
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