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By Lenard Davis | July 18, 2007
Been riding the bus lately? Probably not, as there has been a strike. I must say, having those smelly behemoths in front of me while I drive about in my convertible is not something I have missed much. But then I am fortunate in that I don't have to ride the bus. If I did, I think I'd rather be dead. I have ridden the bus. When I attended UC Irvine many years ago, there was a special bus that stopped near my home and took me right there. And sometimes I'd hop on the No. 1 bus and ride down the coast.
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NEWS
February 20, 2005
The county plan to build a 9.3-mile long light-rail system rightly died a needed death last week, even if some county supervisors simply couldn't get themselves to admit it. The short and too-slow CenterLine system, which was set to run from John Wayne Airport, through Costa Mesa near the Performing Arts Center and South Coast Plaza to Santa Ana, was not going to do enough people enough good for its $1.1-billion price...
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By Chris Caesar | February 23, 2008
Newport Beach and Costa Mesa may begin a joint study to examine ways of easing road and air traffic at John Wayne Airport, employing a $100,000 grant from the Orange County Transportation Authority’s “Go Local!” program to do so. While in its early stages, the feasibility study would examine ways the cities could relieve congestion at the airport by increasing access to Metrolink, while cutting down on the number of flights from the airport by shuttling passengers to other regional airports, such as Ontario or San Bernardino.
NEWS
March 25, 2004
Speakers rail against CenterLine project Opponents of the CenterLine light rail system rallied against the project in Irvine Wednesday night. The rally was an opportunity for opponents to consider their options, said Costa Mesa resident Mike Berry. In June, 52% of Irvine voters opposed the CenterLine route, but they didn't reject the concept of a light rail. Voters rejected an initiative that would have banned the city's participation in any light rail system.
NEWS
February 15, 2005
Alicia Robinson The Orange County Transportation Authority will take a hard look at the future of rapid transit, but it won't include the CenterLine light-rail line -- at least for now. Transportation authority board members voted Monday to back away from plans for CenterLine and instead consider other options, specifically one including a bus rapid transit system that could use the Bristol Street leg of the CenterLine...
NEWS
November 18, 2003
Deirdre Newman Refusing to let opposition to CenterLine derail the project, county officials are chugging along in their mission to build the light rail system, which could see trains transporting commuters from this city, Santa Ana and Irvine. Officials are collecting the public's feedback on the project's environmental report, and on Dec. 8, the county is scheduled to vote on which route CenterLine will follow when construction starts in 2006.
NEWS
September 2, 2004
Deirdre Newman A recently released survey shows that 69% of county residents say they would probably or definitely vote in favor of the proposed CenterLine light rail system, which will run through the city. The survey, released Aug. 28, was sponsored by the Orange County Business Council, which is neutral on CenterLine, and Cal State Fullerton Center for Public Policy. It shows increased public support for a light-rail project compared to a survey by the two entities in September 2003.
NEWS
September 15, 2004
Deirdre Newman Transportation authority projections Monday of 10% fewer riders on the CenterLine light-rail project than previously expected did not budget support and simply enforced naysayers' objections. Supporters, like Mayor Gary Monahan, said the decrease in the projection doesn't alter his support for the $1 billion light-rail system, which is slated to run 9.3 miles from Santa Ana to John Wayne Airport through Costa Mesa. "The project is not about the first leg," Monahan said.
NEWS
October 1, 2001
Lolita Harper COUNTY LIGHT RAIL New transportation ideas like an Orange County light rail line will be presented to the City Council tonight. The council will vote to support a joint letter to the Orange County Transportation Authority urging the agency to begin engineering a revised Centerline Project. The letter is to be signed by the mayors of Irvine, Santa Ana and Costa Mesa, upon approval. Costa Mesa has diligently planned for the possibility of a light rail project by setting aside stations and working with property owners to ensure compatibility with the system in the future.
NEWS
November 11, 2003
Council meeting pushed to Wednesday The Newport Beach City Council will meet Wednesday this week because of the Veteran's Day holiday on Tuesday. City Hall will be closed Tuesday and will reopen Wednesday. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 3300 Newport Blvd. Agendas and staff reports are available online at http://www.city.newport-beach.ca.us. For information by phone, call (949) 644-3000. OCTA to hold open house on CenterLine The Orange County Transportation Authority will host an open house on Wednesday to inform the public about the environmental studies on the CenterLine light rail project.
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