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THE818NOW
December 12, 2011
The Federal Transit Administration on Monday released its final audit of Metro, the county's transportation agency, criticizing the organization for failing to adequately study capital projects and doing a poor job reaching out to riders who don't speak English. Officials with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said last week they knew the report was on its way and assured that they had an action plan to come into compliance. Chief Executive Officer Art Leahy also said he mandated that dozens of managers undergo more civil rights training.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | May 23, 2013
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted Thursday to pony up $1.7 million to reach the local match for a decades-old $4.3 million federal grant that will be used to enhance Bob Hope Airport's efforts to foster a "plane-to-train connection" to local transit. The money will help accelerate construction of a Metrolink station along the Antelope Valley line, among other improvement projects, airport officials said. The funds will come from Measure R, a half-cent sales tax that was approved by county voters in 2008 to pay for transportation projects.
NEWS
September 23, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- With strike talks hitting a dead end, relief is nowhere in sight for local residents and workers who depend on Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses to get where they have to go. Jorge Lazalde is one of those left stranded. A cook at Ameci In & Out Pasta & Pizza on Glenoaks Boulevard, Lazalde said he walked 10 miles to work from his home in Van Nuys on Tuesday. It took him more than two hours. "It was really hot, but some buses don't have air conditioning anyway," he said.
NEWS
May 4, 2002
There is good news to report in regard to getting the MTA buses to go to the Burbank Empire Center. I received a letter from Tom Horne, MTA manager of customer services, which informs me that the MTA is working on adding bus stops closer to the Burbank Empire Center. The stops will be on the 165 line. Now it is time for me to thank the people who helped me with this issue. So, I send my thank-you to Bud Ovrom, Roger Baker, Bob Kramer and Susan Georgino.
NEWS
January 31, 2001
Karen S. Kim MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- The City Council was to vote Tuesday on a proposal partnering Burbank with the Metropolitan Transit Authority in funding a transit project designed to ease traffic in the Burbank Media District. The project, called the Media District Intelligent Transportation System, will install cameras and other equipment in the area to monitor traffic conditions, message boards on local streets informing drivers of congested conditions and timed traffic signals at Hollywood Way and Olive Avenue to improve traffic flow.
NEWS
October 28, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- A plan to install a bikeway on Chandler Boulevard hasn't fallen by the wayside, despite objections about the project's design by the transit agency that must grant final approval. At its Thursday board meeting, the Metropolitan Transit Authority board decided to delay approval of the project until staff from Burbank and that agency can iron out their differences. Burbank must secure MTA approval for the project since the parties co-own the three miles of railroad track that would be torn out between Clybourn Avenue and Mariposa Avenue.
NEWS
April 5, 2013
I understand from previous reports in the Burbank Leader that the Airport Authority has contracted with consultants to conduct a ground access study at a cost of about $1 million. I also see in the Leader that the MTA has passed a resolution supporting the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments' “list of transportation priorities,” including “more public transit” to Bob Hope Airport. How can the MTA and the Council of Governments have a list of priorities before this study is complete?
NEWS
February 27, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Whittling down the bargaining points with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority from 40 to the final three, Burbank officials say they are closer than ever to breaking ground on the Chandler Boulevard Bikeway Project. Discussions about the project started about 10 years ago, principal planner Joy Forbes said. "The community has been great and very supportive," Forbes said. "Everyone has been understanding about the delays and we're anxious to get them a bike path."
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | May 23, 2013
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted Thursday to pony up $1.7 million to reach the local match for a decades-old $4.3 million federal grant that will be used to enhance Bob Hope Airport's efforts to foster a "plane-to-train connection" to local transit. The money will help accelerate construction of a Metrolink station along the Antelope Valley line, among other improvement projects, airport officials said. The funds will come from Measure R, a half-cent sales tax that was approved by county voters in 2008 to pay for transportation projects.
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NEWS
April 5, 2013
I understand from previous reports in the Burbank Leader that the Airport Authority has contracted with consultants to conduct a ground access study at a cost of about $1 million. I also see in the Leader that the MTA has passed a resolution supporting the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments' “list of transportation priorities,” including “more public transit” to Bob Hope Airport. How can the MTA and the Council of Governments have a list of priorities before this study is complete?
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | March 30, 2013
San Fernando Valley officials want the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority to prioritize connecting Bob Hope Airport with more public transit. The MTA Board passed a resolution Thursday to acknowledge a list of transportation priorities and projects put forth by the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments. Board members said MTA staff will prepare a report on their feasibility and status in 90 days. The list includes constructing a new Metrolink station on Hollywood Way, connecting the airport with existing train service to the Antelope Valley.
THE818NOW
September 24, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, September 24.  The search for a new Burbank police chief could be affected by City Manger Mike Flad's pending departure. City officials say the search may be postponed amid news that Mike Flad is leaving his post as city manager to accept a job in the city of South Gate . Burbank Leader Officials say that the theft of cellular phones and other electronic devices are on the rise on Metro trains . Authorities recommend keeping devices out of sight while riding trains or buses.
THE818NOW
December 12, 2011
The Federal Transit Administration on Monday released its final audit of Metro, the county's transportation agency, criticizing the organization for failing to adequately study capital projects and doing a poor job reaching out to riders who don't speak English. Officials with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said last week they knew the report was on its way and assured that they had an action plan to come into compliance. Chief Executive Officer Art Leahy also said he mandated that dozens of managers undergo more civil rights training.
THE818NOW
November 25, 2011
A collision involving an MTA bus and two vehicles in North Hollywood Friday morning left two men critically injured and four other people with minor injuries.  Paramedics were sent to the 12600 block of Sherman Way after a 9:12 a.m. call about the crash, said  Los Angeles City Fire spokesman Brian Humphrey. Sherman Way was closed between Bellaire and Whitsett avenues as the LAPD investigated the collision, he said. Humphrey said that witnesses said the bus and a vehicle described as a “black full-sized sedan” collided head on, and that another vehicle, either an SUV or “compact wagon,” then collided into either the back of the bus or the sedan.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | October 25, 2008
LOS ANGELES — County transit officials Thursday authorized $5 million to expand an automated train-stopping system on the region’s rail lines as an interim safety step until more advanced technology is procured. The Los Angles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority also directed staff members to get aggressive about securing state and federal funding to help offset the potentially staggering cost of implementing the “positive train control” system on Metrolink’s rail lines and trains.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells and The Leader | October 23, 2008
LOS ANGELES — County transit officials Thursday authorized $5 million to expand an automated train-stopping system on the region’s rail lines as an interim safety step until more advanced technology is procured. The Los Angles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority also directed staff members to get aggressive about securing state and federal funding to help offset the potentially staggering cost of implementing the “positive train control” system on Metrolink’s rail lines and trains.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | September 25, 2008
LOS ANGELES — City and county officials Thursday called on Metrolink to immediately staff locomotives with a second engineer, establish a safety review panel and implement automated anti-collision technology as soon as possible. The officials — who sit on the board of directors for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority — voted unanimously Tuesday to send a four-member delegation, which includes Councilman Ara Najarian, to Metrolink’s board meeting today with the directives.
NEWS
March 23, 2005
Mark R. Madler Opposition from Burbank and Glendale has resulted in Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff reversing itself over the elimination of a bus route through the two cities, officials said. The No. 183 bus-line service, which runs east of downtown Burbank, into the hillside and along San Fernando Boulevard into Glendale, was to be cut because of low ridership and other bus lines serving the same area, officials said. But a day before the San Fernando Valley Service Sector Governance Council was set to vote on the elimination, MTA staff released a memo Tuesday backing off on its original recommendation.
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