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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2002 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tens of thousands of severely disabled Los Angeles County residents stand to lose cheap, same-day transportation because surging ridership has busted the budget of the nonprofit group that provides their taxi and van service. Much of the region's transit for the disabled is provided by Access Services, an organization that essentially acts as a contractor for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which pays for more than 90% of the smaller agency's budget.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2003 | Dan Weikel, Times Staff Writer
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.
NATIONAL
November 30, 2007 | Stephen Braun, Times Staff Writer
The man from Arlington, Texas, could barely contain his smirk as he looked into a computer video camera to pose a question of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. Paul's followers talk about such conspiracy theories as "merging the United States with Canada and Mexico . . .," the questioner said in a YouTube video shown during the Wednesday debate. "Do you really believe in all this?" Paul did not miss a beat.
NATIONAL
June 26, 2002 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 13, 1995 | PAUL DEAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was a cop hurt on the job but damaged deeper by the harshness of his city. So he moved from Los Angeles to Port Angeles, to find softness and more of himself at the oars of a new Whitehall rowboat reproduced from an 1820 design. * A public relations executive suffers travels and clients that are national, incessant and debilitating. He fights meltdown aboard a 1995 British motorcycle that's a replica of a 1956 Triumph Thunderbird.
NATIONAL
February 3, 2003 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2004 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
To ease the traffic that will accompany the region's expected population boom, a San Bernardino County transportation panel Wednesday endorsed a ballot measure that would generate more than $6 billion in sales taxes for transportation improvements. The San Bernardino Associated Governments voted unanimously to back a measure for the November ballot that would extend for 30 years a half-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
With the controversial CenterLine light-rail project shelved, the Orange County Transportation Authority on Friday redirected more than $60 million to increase bus and Metrolink service. "CenterLine is now dead," said Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell, chairman of the OCTA board. "And we have to use the money for other transportation options or lose it." Federal funding could not be found for the $1-billion CenterLine, which would have run 9.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1995 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can charge sales taxes on the full price of bus trips and other transportation heading out of state. The Constitution lets states tax transportation even when part of the travel occurs outside their borders, the court ruled in voting, 7 to 2, to let Oklahoma reinstate its tax on the out-of-state portion of bus trips.
HEALTH
July 3, 2000 | JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
Patients with health insurance often don't think about how they're going to get to the hospital or a doctor's appointment, simply feeling secure in the promise of medical care when needed. After all, if there's an emergency, they can call 911 and their insurance generally will cover all or most of the ambulance trip.
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