May 30, 2006 |
Hundreds of thousands of commuters in Toronto, Canada's largest city, were forced to find alternative ways to work as a labor dispute shut down subways, buses and streetcars. About 800,000 people use Toronto's mass transit system daily. Only seven buses were operating during morning rush hour, instead of the usual 1,300. Subway and streetcar service was also crippled. Ontario's Labor Relations Board declared the strike illegal. The Amalgamated Transit Union said workers would return today.
April 26, 1992
Based on the favorable response to local shuttles operated during the previous two Christmas seasons, the city has launched a study on public opinion about starting a transit system that might combine dial-a-ride and fixed-route services. During May, the city is planning to distribute a survey to all households. Opinions will also be solicited from local businesses and organizations. An Irvine-based consultant, UMA Engineering Inc., will conduct the study.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1997 |
After two months of operation, Camarillo Area Transit continues to attract an increasingly large number of riders. In February, 2,965 people took to the city's buses--565 more than in January. CAT provides access to people who would otherwise not be able to get around town, including the elderly and disabled and those with no fixed-route buses running through their neighborhoods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2008 |
Last week, I took a ride on the Green Line, the light-rail line along the 105 Freeway that connects Norwalk and Redondo Beach. Well, sort of connects them. First, the line starts a mile short of the Norwalk Metrolink station, then steers clear of LAX and ends on the edge of Redondo Beach at a station surrounded by the 405 Freeway, a Volkswagen dealership, a utility substation and a Northrop Grumman plant.
December 25, 2005
Re "3 L.A. County Rail Projects Move Ahead," Dec. 16 Finally, we have a Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority board and a City Council that understand what Los Angeles has become, not what we wished it was or actually was when many of the older homeowners arrived after World War II. A world-class arts, entertainment, business and service hub with people from all over the world should have an integrated transit system to allow us to...
October 1, 1992
A transit system using vans to link residential neighborhoods, parks, shopping areas, schools, the post office and City Hall is expected to be in operation by next spring. The Cerritos City Council has authorized a call for proposals from transit operators to develop and operate the service, which would cost an estimated $416,300 a year and would be financed with transit funds received through the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission.