CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2004 |
In a move to tighten the nation's security, federal officials announced the launch Wednesday of a worker identification program that would eventually require background checks and identification cards for 6 million truck drivers, dock workers and cargo handlers at U.S. ports, airports and railways.
August 9, 2002 |
Some Mexico City subway workers staged a wildcat strike against what they called unsafe conditions, shutting down two of the metro system's 11 lines and forcing about 500,000 people to seek other transportation. City authorities offered free buses at some subway stations, but crowds formed at others.
February 13, 1998 |
Masao Kurenuma and his staff may be setting a record for Olympic endurance, even in a country that prides itself on grinning and bearing up under pressure. Kurenuma is the bus man of Nagano, the person responsible for dispatching about 950 buses for athletes, media and spectators to the far-flung venues and remote mountaintops of the Nagano Winter Olympics.
July 28, 2010 |
The families of students who compete in athletics for City Section schools this fall will be asked to make a one-time $24 "contribution" that will be used to offset an estimated $650,000 cut in transportation funding. The plan is explained in a letter the City Section has begun sending to its schools for distribution. Athletic directors will be in charge of collecting the donations from football players, cheerleaders, band members or anyone who rides a school bus to a sporting event.
May 6, 2004 |
Record levels of international trade through Southern California's ports and airports will create a transportation bottleneck by 2006 unless significant improvements are made, according to a study released Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. The report said a lack of land and cuts in transportation budgets could soon cause chronic delays and gridlock that could force some shippers to bypass Los Angeles as their major point of entry to the U.S. market.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2001 |
Owners of the controversial Riverside Freeway toll lanes are seeking to refinance the private thoroughfare in an attempt to lower their debt and eventually eliminate tolls for carpools, motorcyclists and the disabled. Greg Hulsizer, general manager of the 91 Express Lanes, said that if the California Private Transportation Co. can refinance, the move will help push the 6-year-old operation closer to profitability.
August 17, 2000 |
Calling United Airlines "the poster child for what is going wrong" in the airline industry, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater said Wednesday he is summoning the chiefs of all the major carriers to Washington to discuss rampant delays and cancellations. Slater said the hastily arranged summit, to take place Monday, will also include airport and organized labor officials in an attempt to address the recent impact of weather, scheduling and other problems on the traveling public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2003 |
For years, local officials thought a proposal to extend the Orange Freeway by 11 miles from the infamous Orange Crush interchange to the San Diego Freeway was all but dead. After all, the cost of building a four-lane highway above the Santa Ana River had become high -- at least $700 million -- and plans were complicated by environmental concerns and opposition from nearby neighborhoods.
June 26, 2002 |
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to funding highways, runways and even subways, politicians start from a consensus that the transportation system must keep moving. That's not the case with Amtrak. Even if the Bush administration delivers on its promise to avert a shutdown by providing federal guarantees for emergency loans, the national passenger rail corporation will remain on the verge of becoming another railroad relic.
February 3, 2003 |
If you're stuck in traffic, don't expect the government to clear the road anytime soon. When it comes to finding the money to ease traffic congestion, the outlook is strewn with obstacles. A sputtering economy has produced less gasoline tax revenue than projected. An expected requirement to increase the use of lower-taxed ethanol in the nation's gasoline supply is likely to reduce transportation funding further.