Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsVentura County Transportation
IN THE NEWS

Ventura County Transportation

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1993 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN
Ventura County should pay no more than $50,000 a year for a midday Metrolink train between Moorpark and Los Angeles, the Ventura County Transportation Commission decided Friday. Administrators of the commuter rail system have said the county should pay about $200,000 for the midday run during the fiscal year that begins July 1. Metrolink officials said this sum includes a shared of fixed operating costs, such as maintenance and staffing.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2008 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Granted millions of dollars in state transportation money, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties are set to become the latest counties to join an agricultural ride-share program for unlicensed and uninsured farmworkers. Each county was recently granted $3 million to purchase vans and cover the expense of operating the transportation program for three years. "From a transportation policy standpoint, this is a good program," said Keith Millhouse, a Ventura County transportation commissioner.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1992 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Metrolink should consider cutting its fares for short trips from Ventura County to the San Fernando Valley to lure more riders onto the new commuter trains running between Moorpark and downtown Los Angeles. That's the view of many Ventura County transportation leaders who believe that Metrolink's high ticket prices--such as $5.50 one way between Simi Valley and Van Nuys--are causing many short-distance commuters to stay on the region's clogged freeways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2006 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County transportation officials Friday unveiled new gates and signals at two dangerous railroad crossings in Somis. The gates, with flashing yellow lights and bells, were installed near Hagle Tree Farm on Somis Road and near Somis Farms off California 118 at Sand Canyon Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County transportation officials voted Wednesday to cover about $1.6 million in Metrolink expenses that Ventura County has refused to pay because of a dispute over the cost-sharing formula. The two-year agreement was approved without debate during the last meeting of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and the first meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County transportation officials have recommended that $1 million in gasoline sales tax revenue available to the county and its 10 cities for transit programs be used to operate a commuter rail service linking Moorpark and Simi Valley through the San Fernando Valley to Los Angeles. However, some city officials questioned whether they should give up their share of the transit funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1993 | Editor's Note: Mary Travis, manager of transportation programs for the Ventura County Transportation Commission, oversees bus, train and bicycle trail projects that are designed to move people around the county more efficiently. and She has worked for more than a year on a proposal to create four new intercity bus services, a plan that is now being reviewed by city and county officials. and In a recent interview, Travis talked about the challenges faced by Ventura County's bus riders and possible improvements.
Q: How tough is it to get around Ventura County by bus? A: If you want to go someplace within your city, you generally have good service on weekdays. In some cities you even have good service on weekends. In some cities the service drops off on weekends or evenings. But if you want to get between cities, you're looking at good service in some areas, very infrequent service in other areas and no service at all between the cities in the eastern part of the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2006 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County transportation officials Friday unveiled new gates and signals at two dangerous railroad crossings in Somis. The gates, with flashing yellow lights and bells, were installed near Hagle Tree Farm on Somis Road and near Somis Farms off California 118 at Sand Canyon Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County transportation officials may have been overzealous in pushing passage of a highway tax last year, but they didn't break the law, Dist. Atty. Gregory Totten said Thursday. In a 35-page report, Totten's staff concluded that Ventura County Transportation Commission chief Ginger Gherardi improperly mailed postcards, made phone calls and sent e-mails from her public office promoting Measure B in the months before it was defeated by voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1999
Boosting efforts to create an environmentally friendly campus, the Ventura County Transportation Commission on Friday allocated nearly $13 million to Ventura County's developing Cal State university for a range of projects. In all, the seven-member commission distributed $33 million in state and federal funds for countywide projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County transportation officials may have been overzealous in pushing passage of a highway tax last year, but they didn't break the law, Dist. Atty. Gregory Totten said Thursday. In a 35-page report, Totten's staff concluded that Ventura County Transportation Commission chief Ginger Gherardi improperly mailed postcards, made phone calls and sent e-mails from her public office promoting Measure B in the months before it was defeated by voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2004 | Daryl Kelley and Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writers
Facing traffic jams of Los Angeles proportions, voters in San Bernardino and Ventura counties will be asked Nov. 2 to do something about it. As part of the Inland Empire, the fastest growing region in the state, San Bernardino County residents must decide whether to extend for 30 years a half-cent sales tax to pay for about $8 billion in transportation projects. The tax would otherwise expire in 2010.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2004 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
A Ventura County transit agency that is backing a sales tax measure on the November ballot to raise money for road improvements recently sweetened pension benefits for its administrative staff, documents show. On a 4-to-3 vote, the Ventura County Transportation Commission on Sept. 10 approved a benefit hike for its 15 employees. The change boosts pensions by changing the formula the commission uses to calculate benefits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2004 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Moorpark City Councilman Keith Millhouse dreads the start of the school year almost as much as children do. He knows traffic will get worse when school begins as teachers, students and parents return to their daily routines, clogging surface streets and freeways with more cars. As a Ventura County transportation commissioner, Millhouse is in a position to do something about it -- at least in time for the 2005-06 school year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2004 | Lynne Barnes, Times Staff Writer
The Ventura County Transportation Commission voted Friday to recommend that a proposal for a half-cent sales tax be put on the November ballot. The commission voted 5 to 1, with Linda Parks dissenting, to send the proposal to the county Board of Supervisors, who must decide by July 2 whether to add the initiative to the Nov. 2 ballot. If approved by voters, the tax would raise about $1.5 billion over 30 years for local roads, highway projects and transportation services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2004 | Lynne Barnes, Times Staff Writer
A half-cent sales tax initiative that would generate about $50 million a year for Ventura County highway and road improvements has received the endorsement of a majority of the county's 10 cities, moving the proposal one step closer to placement on the November ballot. Although three cities have yet to vote on the ballot proposal, it received the necessary support this week to be considered by the county Transportation Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearful of losing $8.4 million in transit funding, Ventura County transportation officials are fighting a federal plan that would link the eastern cities of the county with Los Angeles. The Ventura County Transportation Commission voted Friday to contest a proposal by the Census Bureau to redraw urban boundaries and divide Ventura County in half. Commission staff members plan to protest the action by lobbying the Census Bureau and enlisting the aid of local politicians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2001 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearful of losing $8.4 million in transit funding, Ventura County transportation officials are fighting a federal plan that would link the eastern cities of the county with Los Angeles. The Ventura County Transportation Commission voted Friday to contest a proposal by the Census Bureau to redraw urban boundaries and divide Ventura County in half. Commission staff members plan to protest the action by lobbying the Census Bureau and enlisting the aid of local politicians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2004 | Lynne Barnes, Times Staff Writer
Despite concerns over the results of a new public-opinion poll, the Ventura County Transportation Commission voted Friday to move forward with a proposal to place a half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot to raise money for local road and highway improvement projects. The telephone survey of 600 residents conducted in late April showed that 60% to 68% of those polled supported the tax. The proposed initiative, which would raise $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2003 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
The Ventura County Transportation Commission on Friday will consider spending $35,000 to determine whether voters are willing to raise the sales tax by half a cent to pay for long-delayed road projects, including widening California 23 in Thousand Oaks and the 118 Freeway in Simi Valley.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|