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November 16, 1991 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mass transit agencies in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific territories wasted, misspent, or mismanaged more than $84 million in federal transit funds during the last four years, according to a General Accounting Office report released Friday. Among those cited was the Southern California Rapid Transit District, faulted for using federal money to buy too many new buses.
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November 16, 1991 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mass transit agencies in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific territories wasted, misspent, or mismanaged more than $84 million in federal transit funds during the last four years, according to a General Accounting Office report released Friday. Among those cited was the Southern California Rapid Transit District, faulted for using federal money to buy too many new buses.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1987
The board of directors of the Southern California Rapid Transit District awarded a $42-million contract Thursday to a Watsonville, Calif., firm to build the agency's first downtown Metro Rail station. Granite Construction Co. will begin construction right away on the station to be located at 7th and Flower streets, an RTD spokesman said. The funds include grants from the federal Urban Mass Transit Administration, state Proposition A money and local and private subsidies
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1989
The Orange County Transit District board will consider approval of a $19.2-million federal grant request Thursday to finance the rehabilitation of 27 buses and the purchase of new fare collection equipment. The grant request, to be submitted to the federal Urban Mass Transit Administration, will be considered during the agency's board meeting at 9 a.m in the Board Hearing Room, Ralph B. Clark Administration Building, 11222 Acacia Parkway, Garden Grove.
NEWS
May 23, 1985
Nearly $4.4 million in federal transportation assistance will be granted to five California cities, including Santa Monica, Culver City and Norwalk. A spokesman for the Urban Mass Transit Administration said that Santa Monica's bus system will receive $2.23 million to defray operating expenses. Culver City's bus system will get $408,000 for operating expenses, two service vehicles and other equipment.
NEWS
May 1, 1986
The City Council last week unanimously approved an agreement between the city and the Urban Mass Transit Administration for a bus terminal at the Galleria at South Bay. The terminal, which will be a connecting station for buses serving several South Bay cities, will be on the southeast corner of Kingsdale Avenue and Artesia Boulevard, next to the Galleria parking structure. Ground-breaking on the $1.2-million terminal is expected in late August. The project will be funded by the federal agency.
NEWS
December 23, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federally ordered random drug testing for San Francisco transit workers has been blocked by a Superior Court judge, days after an Alameda County judge made a similar ruling. San Francisco Superior Court Judge John Dearman issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting random tests of about 2,500 municipal railway workers until Jan. 5, when a hearing is scheduled on labor unions' request for a longer-lasting preliminary injunction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1987
The Southern California Assn. of Governments on Monday began a $500,000, 18-month study of traffic problems in a wide area northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Announcing the study, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alatorre said he hoped that it would show the need for new forms of mass transportation, such as a light-rail line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1991
Federal officials have approved environmental clearances for the third segment of the Metro Red Line, from Hollywood to North Hollywood, Brian Clymer, director of the federal Urban Mass Transit Administration said Wednesday. "The actual record (of the decision) will come out in a few days, after we've had a chance to draft it," Clymer told reporters during a tour of the Metro Red Line station at 4th and Hill streets downtown. The first, 4.
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