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January 17, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN and JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Supervisor Kenneth Hahn said Thursday that "after receiving all of the facts" he opposes driverless cars on the Metro Green Line--a reversal in position that critics say will help their efforts to junk plans for the technology. Hahn, a member of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, initially voted with the majority of the commissioners in favor of the automated technology.
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January 24, 1992 | BILL BOYARSKY
"The mayor's asleep," Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky told me. Standing a few feet behind Tom Bradley at Wednesday's Los Angeles County Transportation Commission meeting on the commuter train controversy, it was impossible to see if the councilman was right. But I assumed he was. The mayor often seems to be dozing during long, tedious meetings. Watch him, though. He's like an alligator, eyes closed, waiting to snap up unsuspecting prey.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1992 | BILL BOYARSKY
"The mayor's asleep," Los Angeles City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky told me. Standing a few feet behind Tom Bradley at Wednesday's Los Angeles County Transportation Commission meeting on the commuter train controversy, it was impossible to see if the councilman was right. But I assumed he was. The mayor often seems to be dozing during long, tedious meetings. Watch him, though. He's like an alligator, eyes closed, waiting to snap up unsuspecting prey.
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January 20, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As soon as the operator's words boomed across the control room--"Gate alarm!"--they were echoed by the safety officer with an additional, critical detail: "Gate alarm at New Westminster!" Somebody had jumped a gate at the New Westminster station of the SkyTrain driverless train system, alighting on the tracks. Computers swiftly closed the station and de-energized the rails to avoid electrocuting the intruder.
NEWS
January 20, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As soon as the operator's words boomed across the control room--"Gate alarm!"--they were echoed by the safety officer with an additional, critical detail: "Gate alarm at New Westminster!" Somebody had jumped a gate at the New Westminster station of the SkyTrain driverless train system, alighting on the tracks. Computers swiftly closed the station and de-energized the rails to avoid electrocuting the intruder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1991 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under pressure by influential lobbyists, the Rail Construction Corp. board on Monday approved two key Metro Green Line contracts, but again pleaded with county mass-transit commissioners to rethink the use of driverless cars on the increasingly complex and costly system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1992 | MARK A. STEIN and JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Supervisor Kenneth Hahn said Thursday that "after receiving all of the facts" he opposes driverless cars on the Metro Green Line--a reversal in position that critics say will help their efforts to junk plans for the technology. Hahn, a member of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, initially voted with the majority of the commissioners in favor of the automated technology.
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