JUDGE REFUSES TO ORDER HALT TO BUSWAY PROJECT.Byline: Lisa Mascaro Staff Writer
Opponents of the Orange Line failed Friday to win an injunction to halt construction of the busway across the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
Valley, southern California, U.S. Northwest of central Los Angeles, the valley is bounded by the San Gabriel, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains and the Simi Hills. - which is now 40 percent complete - but said they will file their case with the California Court of Appeal next week.
Members of Citizens Organized for Smart Transit say the MTA (1) (Message Transfer Agent or Mail Transfer Agent) The store and forward part of a messaging system. See messaging system.
(2) See M Technology Association.
1. (messaging) MTA - Message Transfer Agent. should not be allowed to continue work after the appeals court ruled last week that another study is needed.
``As we've indicated for a variety of reasons, we don't think the Orange Line is a good project,'' said COST's Tom Rubin. ``We don't think they're entitled en·ti·tle
tr.v. en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling, en·ti·tles
1. To give a name or title to.
2. To furnish with a right or claim to something: to keep building it.''
But the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says halting halt·ing
1. Hesitant or wavering: a halting voice.
2. Imperfect; defective: halting verse.
3. Limping; lame. construction now would add to the cost and inconvenience of the project, which is scheduled to be completed next summer.
``The disruption disruption /dis·rup·tion/ (dis-rup´shun) a morphologic defect resulting from the extrinsic breakdown of, or interference with, a developmental process. and the cost of suspending construction can be enormous, and it really hurts the citizens,'' said County Counsel Steve Carnevale. ``The things that are disrupted will remain disrupted. All you've done is delayed the project, costing enormous amounts of money.''
The $330 million Orange Line busway, being built along former railroad railroad or railway, form of transportation most commonly consisting of steel rails, called tracks, on which freight cars, passenger cars, and other rolling stock are drawn by one locomotive or more. tracks, promises to take riders between North Hollywood and Warner Center in about 40 minutes.
COST has opposed the project, saying the MTA should have beefed up service in the Valley by adding Rapid buses rather than building the Orange Line.
Last week, the California Court of Appeal handed COST its first victory in the years-long legal battle when it ruled that MTA failed to include a study of the Rapid bus alternatives.
MTA is petitioning the appeals court for a rehearing rehearing n. conducting a hearing again based on the motion of one of the parties to a lawsuit, petition or criminal prosecution, usually by the court or agency which originally heard the matter. . The MTA board last week also voted to immediately conduct the Rapid bus study while also giving the go-ahead to appeal the case to the California Supreme Court.
Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761