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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.
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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?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2002 | ANICA BUTLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After paying out dozens of $200 daily cash prizes over the last three months, Santa Barbara city officials say they have driven a modest number of downtown commuters out of their cars--and to such alternatives as walking, cycling and skateboarding to work. The "Try Something New" program, which began in January and ends in June, has at least begun to address crowding on streets and lack of parking in the increasingly congested downtown, city officials said.
WORLD
January 22, 2011 | By Ramin Mostaghim, Los Angeles Times
Iran's Foreign Ministry has barred the mayor of Tehran, a rival of conservative President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, from traveling to the United States to be honored for improving the capital's public transportation system, a local newspaper reported Saturday. Mohammed Baqer Qalibaf has been denied permission to attend a conference Monday of the Institute for Transport and Development Policy, reported the newspaper Tehran Emrouz, which is close to the mayor. Tehran, along with the Chinese city of Guangzhou, the Spanish city of Leon, the Peruvian capital of Lima, and the French city of Nantes, are finalists for the 2011 Sustainable Transport Award bestowed by the international transport institute.
NEWS
July 4, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
When the ferryboat Sierra Queen was launched on this 7,327-foot-high lake in time for this Fourth of July holiday, weekend hikers in the High Sierra knew summer had finally arrived. The Sierra Queen is one of the most remote ferries in the nation and caters almost exclusively to backpackers hiking the Mexico-to-Canada Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2002 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For everyone who has been confused by the two Chapman Avenue exits on the Orange Freeway in Anaheim or thrown off course by the four Sierra Highway exits on the Antelope Valley Freeway: Change is on the way. Beginning this month, California plans to start numbering the exits on its state and interstate freeways, like just about every other state in the union has for years.
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