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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.
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.
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.
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.
November 26, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Transportation officials took the first steps Monday toward buying county property in Santa Ana that could serve as a maintenance yard for the proposed CenterLine light-rail project. The board of the Orange County Transportation Authority agreed to a "memorandum of understanding" with the county and Santa Ana to consider the purchase of 14 acres off Fruit Street near the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center.
July 31, 1996 | LORI HAYCOX
City Councilman Ronald Bates appeared Tuesday before a congressional subcommittee to urge renewal of a 1991 act that gives local officials a say in transportation decisions. Bates testified in Washington in support of the federal government continuing to allow city, county, and state officials to assist in coordinating transportation on a larger scale. "Roads, transit service and carpool lanes do not end at county or even state borders," Bates said in a statement.
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