Remember that dust-up several years ago when it was discovered Caltrans was not filling potholes or performing other routine maintenance on the 91 freeway linking Orange and Riverside counties? Seems that few other than Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority knew about a non-compete ... More >>
The border of Orange and Los Angeles counties may experience its own "Carmageddon" beginning tonight.Starting at 10 p.m. and continuing around-the-clock for the next two weeks, the southbound 605 freeway connector to the southbound 405 freeway will be closed.
When one author praises another on a book jacket, and the second author then does the same on the first author's tome, that's logrolling. It's a practice that's also common among academics and movie critics. In politics, logrolling happens when political favors are exchanged, even among members o ... More >>
An Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus was found in San
Clemente less than an hour after someone stole it Tuesday afternoon.No word on whether a terrorist had attached a bomb that would explode if it reached speeds under 30 mph.
More essential than personal trainers and trust funds in this county are our beloved cars. Bus passes, Google's walking directions, Metrolink--these funny words, what do they mean? And yet the folks at Orange County Transportation Authority (bless their hearts) are taking on the noble ... More >>
OCTAKemptonUPDATE/CLARIFICATION, FEB. 4, 9:23 A.M.: The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) clarified for the Weekly why its CEO Will Kempton lands at the No. 2 spot on a state-compiled list of top executive salaries from California special districts.It's not Kempton's salary, the OCTA ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 28, 7:08 P.M.: A sex-offender parolee and John Belushi look-alike was sentenced today to five years
in state prison for molesting a 14-year-old girl on an Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus in front
of her friends. Get this: At the time of the offense, the genius was ... More >>
If you don't have someone to kiss when the clock strikes midnight, you may want to consider the tow truck operators from the Auto Club of Southern California, whom on New Year's Eve, have the noble responsibility of driving your drunk asses home. Just call AAA's "Tipsy Tow" hotline at ... More >>
If attendees took anything other than swag away from the inaugural CleanTech OC Conference & Expo in Irvine Monday, it was this: the green revolution is back, baby. After a red hot 2008, the clean technology industry was battered for a spell by the recession, but banks are back to lending, ve ... More >>
Believe it or not, that is not John Belushi in the photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department in connection with a case involving a man who allegedly touched a teenage girl in a sexual manner aboard a bus in South County.We stand unconvinced. Not only would one imagine Belushi weari ... More >>
No stretch of Orange County freeway winds up on The Daily Beast list of America's 75 worst commutes, but vehicles originating from, destined for or passing through here certainly contribute to three of those bad drives--including the No. 1 place holder.
Facebook.com/TheTollRoads"Thank you, please come again."Were it not for being stuck in traffic, this Time Winder would have had this yesterday like the Los Angeles Times did, but Orange County's toll road agencies would forgive $40 million in fines and pay $1.4 million to drivers who claim they w ... More >>
Rendering of new Anaheim transportation hub, awaiting whatever comes its way.Harry Reid (D-Nevada), who had earlier seemed to be the biggest supporter in the U.S. Senate for a magnetic-levitation (Maglev) train from Las Vegas to Anaheim, is now pooh-poohing such a system, favoring instead a high-spe ... More >>
Orange County Register: Fans gathered around a makeshift memorial outside Angel Stadium to honor pitcher Nick Adenhart, who died in a car accident. . . . A woman driving a car with a baby aboard was shot and killed in Santa Ana after leading police on a high-speed chase that began in Buena Park ... More >>
Orange County Register: It's not the happiest place on Earth today, as Disneyland begins laying off back-office employees and telling employees of a Paradise Pier Hotel restaurant it will close. . . . Motivational speaker Gary Shawkey was booked into Orange County Jail on murder charges after s ... More >>
News item: Art Leahy, who has led the Orange County Transportation Authority for eight years, accepted an offer to head Los Angeles County's Metro - a transit agency with a $3.4 billion budget. (Courtesy of the Orange County Register)
Be careful what you wish for, LA ...
*The NOAA, which has ju ... More >>
Here were told you about our question to Tustin City Councilman Jerry Amante, the chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Transportation Corridor System Board of Directors and the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) who was all over the news last week after Comm ... More >>
The gas prices nowadays stink to high heaven. So The Orange County Transportation Authority has decided to encourage people to leave their cars at home by offering free one-day bus passes during Dump the Pump week, June 16 - 20.
That's right folks. Bus passes. Absolutely free of charge. "But why?" ... More >>
Slow Road to China: Officials at the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) are puzzled as to why a private construction company is repeatedly missing deadlines to finish the $550-million road-widening project, according to a story by Ellyn Pak at the Register. The delays aren't just costing ... More >>
John Wayne and the Grey, er, Wild Goose: Greg Aragon reports that John Wayne's 1942 yacht, Wild Goose, remains a work horse tour boat for Hornblower Cruises & Events in the area and that the long dead actor's spiritual presence is aboard. (If dying doesn't change bad habits, I presume he's still in ... More >>
Top U.S. Secrets to Crooks, Idiots and Dopers: The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., reports this morning that the Pentagon, the guys running the Iraq War, now want Congress to allow national security clearances for government employees who are “ex-convicts, drug addicts and mentally incompeten ... More >>
Good Friday is traditionally a day for Christians to reflect on the nature of sacrifice, so perhaps it's only fitting that today is the day that the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) expects you to begin to dig deeper into your wallet to use the 91 Freeway. The toll for traveling e ... More >>