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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.
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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 Ramon C. Cortines announced Thursday that he had rescinded the request.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 .
HEALTH
August 5, 2002 | JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are outliving their ability to drive, a new study has found, leaving them dependent on others to provide rides for several years. "Hundreds of thousands of older people quit driving each year and must turn to alternative transportation," said Dan Foley, a biostatistician at the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Md., and lead author of the study.
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.
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