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Transportation

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  • L.A. to require all taxis to use 'Uber-like' mobile apps by summer

    L.A. to require all taxis to use 'Uber-like' mobile apps by summer
    All taxicab drivers in Los Angeles will be required to use mobile apps similar to Uber and Lyft by this summer, according to a measure passed by the Los Angeles Taxicab Commission this week. The order, passed on a 5-0 vote, requires every driver and cab...
  • MTA chief Arthur T. Leahy to step down in April

    MTA chief Arthur T. Leahy to step down in April
    The chief executive of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Tuesday night that he would step down in April after six years of overseeing both major milestones and high-profile embarrassments during the most ambitious rail...
  • Family of five killed in early-morning collision in Maryland

    Family of five killed in early-morning collision in Maryland
    Five family members, including a 7-year-old, an infant and a pregnant woman, were killed early Saturday when their car collided with a tractor-trailer in Queen Anne's County, Md. The Ayres family had left Greenbush, Va., on Friday night to visit...
  • Mexico City wants cabbies to color their taxis pink

    But pink? Every few years, Mexico City's taxi owners are required to repaint their cars a designated color. The uniform standard has helped to control and monitor cabs, going a long way in making a once-notorious business more professional, reliable...
  • California isn't ready for driverless cars

    California isn't ready for driverless cars
    The car of the future isn't quite ready for the present. At least not in California. A state law passed in 2012 legalized "autonomous vehicles" — otherwise known as driverless cars — and allowed their makers to test them on public roads. The...
  • Alert system would target California drivers in hit-and-run crashes

    Drivers who flee the scenes of crashes in California could see descriptions of their cars and license plates displayed on freeway signs under a proposed expansion of the Amber Alert system.  For the second time in two years, state Assemblyman Mike Gatto...
  • Angelenos could tax themselves to fix roads under City Hall proposal

    Angelenos could tax themselves to fix roads under City Hall proposal
    Los Angeles residents fed up with rutted roads and buckled sidewalks may soon be able to tax themselves to pay for improvements in their neighborhoods.  A proposal unveiled by Councilman Joe Buscaino at a City Council meeting Wednesday asks city...
  • Stuck in bad traffic? Good chance it's Thursday evening

    Stuck in bad traffic? Good chance it's Thursday evening
    Crawling along Southern California's freeways at rush hour, you might have wanted to scream: "This traffic is the worst!" If it was a Thursday evening, you probably were right. At least, that's the consensus of three companies that analyze traffic...
  • Business leaders say labor is pushing rail car plant from L.A. County

    Business leaders say labor is pushing rail car plant from L.A. County
    Los Angeles County officials and business leaders rose to the defense of a Japanese company Monday that has all but given up plans to build a $60-million manufacturing facility in the Antelope Valley because of a dispute with local labor leaders. UPDATE:...
  • Maryland car wreck leaves five dead, three hurt

    A two-car crash left five people, including two children, dead and two others seriously injured in a Maryland suburb, police said. Occupants of both cars were killed after a Mercedes slammed into an Acura that was stopped at a red light about 9:40 p.m....
  • Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?

    Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?
    Before developers could build Century City's first skyscraper, they had to scrape away vestiges of 20th Century Fox's back lot. Steel-jawed machines ripped apart Peyton Place and the village where Jennifer Jones portrayed a French peasant in 1943's "The...