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A SOBERING RIDE ON LINE 420
Daily News of Los Angeles – June 2, 1996

CALTRANS MISSED SAFETY DEADLINE
Bridge contracts overdue.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune – February 4, 1994

FAULTY MTA RADIOS CALLED SAFETY RISK
Officers say outdated communications system could hurt emergency response
Daily News of Los Angeles – June 20, 1995

FREEWAY WORK: A PERILOUS PAYCHECK
San Gabriel Valley Tribune – September 4, 1993

HOMES OWNED BY CALTRANS NOT KEPT UP, RECORDS SHOW
About 100 acquired for freeway extension aren’t in shape to be rented. Agency defends maintenance.
Los Angeles Times – April 26, 1995

LOS ANGELES PLAYS LEGAL HARDBALL WITH SANTA FE OVER RAILWAY LINES
Los Angeles Business Journal – October 21, 1991

METRO RAIL COST-OVERRUN TAB ADDS TO CITY HALL FISCAL WOES
City already owes at least $100 million to LACTC.
Los Angeles Business Journal – March 16, 1992

MONEY TRAIN
Why would a U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma come to L.A. to raise money? Perhaps because he holds the purse strings to critical federal transportation dollars.
Los Angeles City Beat – March 10, 2005

MOVING DOWN THE ROAD
Caltrans’ 700,000 square-foot tower owes its existence to earthquakes, union muscle, and a tincture of politics.
Pasadena Weekly – July 10, 2003

MTA SPENT BIG TO SUGARCOAT TUNNELING
Critics say humbug to mitigation effort.
Daily News of Los Angeles – September 24, 1995

NO EXIT
Once stately properties that Caltrans bought 30 years ago to complete the still unfinished Long Beach Freeway stand as a testament of neglect by one of the most powerful agencies in California.
Pasadena Weekly – May 8, 2003 (Part I of ‘Corridor of Shame’ series)

PAPER TRAIL LED TO MTA MANAGER
Contractor bills aroused suspicion of kickbacks; Sesay awaits sentence.
Daily News of Los Angeles – August 7, 1995

PROBLEMS PILE UP ALONG METRO LINE
Report reveals 2,835 labor violations, lax supervision in new subway.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune – October 16, 1993

SOME MTA DRIVERS GET PHYSICAL
Attacks on riders not always punished.
Daily News of Los Angeles – June 24, 1996

SUBWAY TUNNEL WALLS AT RISK, REPORT WARNS
MTA officials say water-damage threat small.
Daily News of Los Angeles – April 11, 1996

THE UNTOUCHABLES
Slumlord Caltrans uses legal immunity to hold tenants and city at bay as long-needed repairs to homes the agency owns along the proposed 710 Freeway route drag on.
Pasadena Weekly – May 15, 2003 (Part II of’ ‘Corridor of Shame’ series)

THUNDER ROAD
State pumps millions into easing train and car traffic along the increasingly busy Alameda Corridor.
Pasadena Weekly – January 26, 2006

TRANSIT COMMISSION AUDITORS CAST EAGLE EYE ON TUTOR’S COSTS
Los Angeles Business Journal – September 28, 1992

TUNNEL VISIONS
Caltrans may dig deep to find a way out of its 710 Freeway debacle.
Pasadena Weekly – May 22, 2003 (Part III of ‘Corridor of Shame’ series)

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