Passenger Transportation

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Navel Gazing Top Commenter Describes Gnarly Scene of Suicide-by-Amtrak in Tustin

    A transient in his 50s who apparently committed suicide by train Saturday "was nearly cut in two," according to a Navel Gazing "Top Commenter" who "could not have been more than 15 feet away" from the gruesome spectacle. The man was the second of two people believed to have taken their own lives wit ... More >>

  • News

    August 1, 2013

    Riding With Rebel Cab Companies Fat Taxi and RedCar

    These businesses and ones like them are threatening OC's traditional taxi industry

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Yoshinoya Ditches Asiana Grill Concept in Fullerton

    It was a year ago that Yoshinoya finally had the ribbon cutting for its Asiana Grill concept in what used to be a regular ol' Yoshinoya on State College in Fullerton. The store, which touted "an exhibition style open kitchen," was supposed to be an upmarket Yoshinoya, where you could choose your pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Low Pay for Airline Pilots "Threatens" the Country

    ​A couple months ago, I almost blogged something that claimed regional airline pilots earn an average of $14,000 a year. Believing that to be a typo--pilots are rolling in it, right?--I moved on to something more important, like Octomom boxing an East Coast skank.However, the nonprofit investigati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Airline Passengers Voice Displeasure Online

    ​With the price of gasoline soaring past $4 per gallon, many summer vacationers are scouting the Interwebs for deals on cheap flights.But that's not the only air travel-related data you'll find online. There are also the results of a new survey that show a large portion of flyers are dissatisfied ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    JetBlue Fetes More Las Vegas-Long Beach Flights With Special $19 One-Way Fares

    ​Do you suppose a budget airline's $40.68 roundtrip flights between Long Beach and Las Vegas has anything to do with JetBlue promoting expanded service between its Southern California hub and Sin City with $19 flights each way?Naaaaaaaaw, totally coinky-dink.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Former Weekling Tracks Potential High-Speed Rail Boondoggle

    ​Former OC Weekling Anthony Pignataro is now doing the Lord's work at the independent, non-profit journalism outfit CalWatchdog that is overseen by former Orange County Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut (who Moxley just wrote about here). What is it with the Pig and un-built, controversial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Today on the High-Speed Rail Seesaw...

    ​Are the current plans for a $40-billion high-speed train meant to connect Fresno and San Francisco with Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Diego brilliant or reckless? Everytime you start to form an opinion, something comes the other way down the tracks. Take, for example, the past 24 hours:

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    High-Speed Rail Plan Slammed by Berkeley; Curt Pringle in Senator's Cross Hairs

    ​California's planned high-speed rail system has been the target of varied criticism, including from Orange County state assemblywoman Diane Harkey who wants to kill the thing outright. Now, a study from UC Berekely--funded by the high-speed rail authority--says the entire project is based on ride ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Diane Harkey Tries to Kill High-Speed Rail Financing

    One woman stands in its way...​State assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point, etc.) has proposed a law to stop California's high-speed rail project... in its tracks. To derail it. To cause it to lose steam. To, uh, poo-poo the choo-choo.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    High Speed Train May Demolish Buena Park Homes Designed to Be Near Trains

    California High Speed Rail AuthorityIf only the new train had only to contend with windmills...​Sunday's Los Angeles Times carried a piece that largely rehashed a few low-boiling controversies about the planned high speed train line that, when eventually completed, will connect Anaheim and San Die ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Friends, Foes Respond to Report Dinging California High Speed Rail

    ​A state Legislative Analyst's Office report critical of California's planned high-speed rail network, which includes a leg that extends into Orange County, is being used as ammunition by critics who want to junk the $42.6-billion project.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Proposed LA to San Diego High Speed Train Would Avoid OC

    ​A Los Angeles to San Diego high-speed train proposal that's picking up steam (sorry) would bypass the traditional Amtrak Surfliner route down the coast through Orange County and instead head eastward from LA through the Inland Empire.The state plans new tracks for 220 mile-per-hour trains from Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2009

    UPDATED: To Fly For: Virgin America's Onboard Menu

    ​When was the last time you chose an airline based on the food it offered? Nope, I've never done it, either. Years back, Virgin Atlantic used to provide pretty good grub, even in cattle class. No longer: Every recent flight I've taken with them has been characterized by slop guaranteed to make you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Another Bright Spot Emerges for Travel in 2010

    ​Close readers of everything that Clockwork churns out for your viewing enjoyment may have caught the July 31 post on online bookings being the lone bright spot in a travel industry that will continue to be brutally battered well into 2010. That was based on the findings of market research fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Online Bookings Lone Bright Spot in Gloomy Travel Industry Forecast

    ​PhoCusWright Inc., a market research firm with offices in Connecticutt, New York and Europe, has found a lone bright spot in a travel industry that will continue to be brutally battered well into 2010: online bookings.  "The main online travel agencies should benefit from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Railing For and Against Pringle, Umberg, High-Speed Rail

    Curt PringleIf they go to their graves winning no more recognition for their years of public service, Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and ex-Assemblyman Tom Umberg can be comforted by the fact that they at least received a shout out from the California High Speed Rail Blog, which applauds both in the po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Is OCTA Sacrificing Transit Service for Executive Pay?

    Courtesy of OCTAWill Kempton moves to OCTA from Caltrans, where he has served for five years.The hiring of Caltrans director Will Kempton for the Orange County Transportation Authority's vacant executive director position would seem like a step down. After all, the Schwarzenegger appointee oversees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    JWA Scene: Richard Branson, MC Hammer, Bimbos, Himbos

    Courtesy of GadlingNice turbines!Clockwork's invite to Virgin America's inaugural flight to Orange County and John Wayne Airport launch party last week apparently got lost in the mail. Fortunately, Grant Martin received his, attended and lived to blog about it on his Gadling travel site.Some people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 24

    Orange County Register: Remember that recent lawsuit brought by the Newport Beach cop who claimed to have been passed over for promotions amid rumors and derogatory comments he was gay? Moxley has been blogging all about it. Anyhoo, Buena Park police officer Pedro Monte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Art Leahy Leaves OCTA for LA Metro: Good Riddance

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Anaheim Tempts Wrath of Crabby Cabby

    Creative CommonsA series of ordinances before the Anaheim City Council tonight may result in the city incurring the ire of a local taxicab company that says it is being shut out of the competitive bid process.Konstantinos Roditis, President of 24/7 Yellowcab, tells the Weekly that he might sue the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Travel Blogger Predicts Air Fares Between OC and SF Will Drop

    BNET (Business Net) travel blogger Brett Snyder predicts Virgin America's new presence at John Wayne Airport, coupled with Southwest Airlines' expansion of flights to and from San Francisco, will result in lower air fares between SFO and SNA, whose bustling terminal is shown here.That's crazy talk f ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 18, 2007

    Hey, You!

    Train in Vain

  • News

    July 12, 2007


    The 28th Annual Mooning of Amtrak

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    Hooray for OCTA?

    Award for top transportation agency is astoundingfor all the wrong reasons

  • Columns

    June 30, 2005
  • Features

    February 17, 2005

    Next Stop: Immobility

    An A to Z Guide to Surviving the Death/Pause/Sunshine of the CenterLine

  • Columns

    October 9, 2003
  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Fear Factor

    The four horsemen of the suburban apocalypse

  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Track Record

    A CenterLine contractors resume includes Bostons notorius big dig

  • News

    July 31, 2003
  • Columns

    July 24, 2003
  • News

    July 10, 2003

    They Have A Dream

    Light rails friends and enemies rally around the bus. But do bureaucrats care?

  • News

    August 15, 2002
  • Columns

    July 18, 2002
  • News

    June 20, 2002


    Another open letter to the county Board of Supervisors

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Train in Vein

    Jane Reifer lives for mass transit

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Terminal Illness

    Airport taxi system screws drivers, riders

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Travis Bickles

    An open letter to the Board of Supervisors

  • News

    June 7, 2001
  • Features

    February 22, 2001

    The Taxi Driver

    Military sales to Latin American dictators, CIA contacts, and the strange odyssey of OC cabby Richard Schorling

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    Cabs Dont Run on Juice

    How a powerful obbyist ran a taxi monopoly into the ground

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    A Too-Modest Proposal

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 118

  • Columns

    September 9, 1999
  • News

    August 26, 1999

    Why Weyrich?

    Whats the moral majority founder know about trains in Orange County?

  • News

    July 1, 1999

    The Demand Game

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 110

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Something's Stinky

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 97

  • Columns

    February 18, 1999
  • Columns

    December 24, 1998
  • More >>