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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2002 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County toll road officials held a ceremony Friday to officially announce the widening of a four-mile stretch of the Foothill-Eastern toll road between Santa Margarita and Bake parkways, a project scheduled to get underway next month. Although its sister road, the San Joaquin Hills tollway, has failed to meet traffic and revenue projections since it opened in 1996, the Foothill-Eastern is busy.
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NATIONAL
August 11, 2005 | Edwin Chen, Times Staff Writer
President Bush signed the $286.5-billion transportation bill Wednesday, saying it would ease traffic congestion throughout the country, create hundreds of thousands of jobs and impose stricter vehicular safety standards that would save lives. But critics said the legislation was stuffed with unnecessary and expensive projects that benefited only members of Congress seeking hometown support.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2004 | Evan Halper and Jeffrey L. Rabin, Times Staff Writers
California's roads and highways have fallen into such disrepair that the state's legislative analyst urged lawmakers Wednesday to reject Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed $2-billon cut in transportation funding and increase the gas tax. In her annual review of the state budget, analyst Elizabeth G. Hill again cautioned lawmakers, as she did in a preliminary report last month, that the governor's $99-billion budget suffered from overly optimistic projections.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 1995 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Imagine getting into your car, pressing a button and having it take you to San Francisco. Or glancing at a screen on your dashboard to check out traffic conditions ahead. Or being awakened by an automated voice when the car senses you are drowsing. These were among the traffic innovations of the future discussed Wednesday during the annual Future Transportation Technology Conference and Exposition, a four-day gathering that ends today at the Red Lion Hotel/Orange County Airport.
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.
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.
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.
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