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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2002 | CATHERINE SAILLANT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County supervisors agreed Tuesday to explore whether cities along heavily traveled stretches of the Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles and Ventura counties are willing to form a regional authority to deal with traffic problems. On a 4-1 vote, board members authorized Supervisor Frank Schillo to meet with representatives of eight cities to gauge their interest. Los Angeles County officials would also be asked to participate, along with several regional transportation boards.
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BUSINESS
September 15, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Whatever people have planned for the last New Year's Eve of the millennium, apparently sitting aboard a jetliner isn't high on the list. American Airlines said Tuesday it will scrap 20% of its flights on Dec. 31 and 5% on Jan. 1 because of slow ticket sales, which some blame in part on travelers' fears that the date change will cause computers to fail and lead to travel chaos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2001 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For all the guff Southern Californians take about smog and congestion, here's some information to lob back at those smug San Franciscans--average commute times are lower in Los Angeles than in the city by the bay. And Anaheim in Orange County leads not just the state but the nation in that supposedly antithetical Southern California act--carpooling. Those are among the latest findings from the U.S. Census Bureau, which today released a comparison of commuting patterns in U.S.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien and Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - It's becoming a familiar scene in everybody's favorite city - luxury shuttles with Wi-Fi and plush seats barreling past sluggish, dilapidated city buses crammed with local residents standing elbow to elbow. The nerd convoy, ferrying workers to technology companies in Silicon Valley, has raised the ire of civic activists who see it as a symbol of a divide between the haves and have nots as the region's tech boom has sent housing costs and evictions soaring. But as heated as that backlash has become at times, it has obscured a much broader story that these buses have to tell about changes sweeping across not just San Francisco but also the entire Bay Area.
SPORTS
July 29, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
Just days after the Los Angeles Unified School District authorized sports teams to collect a $24 voluntary contribution from students to help pay for a $650,000 cut in transportation funding, Supt. Ramon C. Cortines announced Thursday that he had rescinded the request. Cortines said in a statement, "Although this district is in a financial crisis, I am asking for other financial options to cover the $650,000 needed for the district's athletics transportation budget." District spokesman Robert Alaniz said Cortines had been unaware of the request for $24 and was concerned that those who could not afford to contribute would be singled out. "He didn't want that stigma attached to kids," Alaniz said.
NEWS
December 23, 2001 | JERRY HARKAVY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Getting Amtrak service between Portland and Boston took longer than construction of the transcontinental railroad and cost more than $50 million in public spending on new track and equipment. For many, seeing the trains roll will be the fulfillment of a dream. Still, how many riders will climb aboard is anyone's guess. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority estimates that 320,000 passengers will ride the Downeaster in the first year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2011 | By Ari Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel issued a subpoena Wednesday, demanding documents related to the workings of a Gold Card parking ticket review service, saying the transportation department had stalled in providing full access to records. FOR THE RECORD: Gold Cards: An earlier version of the headline on this article indicated that the mayor had used the Gold Card service. The mayor's office, not the mayor himself, has acknowledged using the service to help constituents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1998 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city's beleaguered campaign to expand Los Angeles International Airport hit another snag this week when the officials who had requested bids to oversee the project's next phase abruptly and indefinitely postponed the process on the advice of city lawyers .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2002 | JEAN O. PASCO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A powerful Democratic assemblyman from the South Bay wants the state Legislature to approve a bill that would withhold transportation money from any Southern California county that doesn't provide enough airport space. The bill doesn't mention Orange County specifically but would apply if the county doesn't build an airport at the closed El Toro Marine base to handle nearly 30-million passengers a year by 2025.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1995 | RICH SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Want to check out up-to-the-minute road conditions--just like the radio traffic reporters do? Pose a question to Caltrans? Find out about local speed traps? Cruise the infobahn. You can call up a traffic map--similar to the kind that can be found in Caltrans' traffic control center--showing which freeways have SigAlerts (in red, of course) and which freeways are free-flowing (in green). You can find the answers to such questions as: "Can a local cop cite you for speeding on a freeway?"
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