Federal panel trims funding for L.A.'s subway, but MTA officials are unruffled
- Down the tube. Aldersey-Williams, Hugh // Architectural Record;Jun1993, Vol. 181 Issue 6, p120
Features the design for the extension of the Jubilee Line in the London Underground transport network. Cost; Roland Paoletti, contractor; Varying station sites; Parallel design to speed the project; Hiring of smaller firms; Priority on design quality; Employment of eleven different architects;...
- Los Angeles subway system mired in a tunnel of trouble. Nifong, Christina // Christian Science Monitor;8/7/95, Vol. 87 Issue 176, p1
Informs about the problems faced by Los Angeles transit authorities in their attempt to build an underground subway system in the city, which will be the largest public-works project in the US. Details.
- MTA blames Red Line designer and contractor. Rosta, Paul // ENR: Engineering News-Record;10/30/95, Vol. 235 Issue 18, p15
Reports that the Los Angeles County is blaming the contractor re-mining a misaligned Red Line subway tunnel for creating a 70-ft-wide sinkhole on Hollywood Boulevard. Metropolitan Transportation Authority which is also blaming the original designer of the tunnel for approving the contractor's...
- Mining, grouting bring tunnel through Boston intersection. Angelo, William J. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;05/05/97, Vol. 238 Issue 18, p10
Reports on the challenges in designing the subway at a Boston intersection in Massachusetts. Structures surrounding the intersection; Access shafts; Completion of grouting galleries; Horizontal tube-a-manchettes; Support for hand-mined roof girders.
- Plagued subway pushes forward. Rosta, Paul B. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;05/19/97, Vol. 238 Issue 20, p18
Reports on the commencement of construction on the third leg of the Los Angeles subway project in California. Use of closed-faced tunnel boring; Delay to the construction from right-of-way problems; Specification for earth-pressure balance shield.
- No indictment for tunnel team. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/15/97, Vol. 239 Issue 24, p11
Provides information on the case against Shea Kiewett Kenny (SKK) involving the Los Angeles subway project. Financial information on the SKK project; Comments from John F. Shea, president of the John F. Shea Company.
- The Line That Time Forgot. Lusted, Marcia Amidon // Cobblestone;May/Jun2012, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p20
The article discusses the Second Avenue subway in New York City, first proposed in 1929, including reasons it was never built, such as the beginning of the Great Depression and World War II, the reorganization of efforts to build it, and details about its construction.
- Jobs galore on Red Line. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;7/26/93, Vol. 231 Issue 4, p20
Reports on the proposed construction of Metro Red Line's two remaining underground segments. Size and value of contracts; Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Segments two and three of Metro Red Line.
- Harlem residents at boiling point over subway construction. Meeks, Kenneth // New York Amsterdam News;06/11/98, Vol. 89 Issue 24, p5
Provides information on the hazards residents of Lenox Avenue in Harlem are facing since the reconstruction of the subway. Comments from State Senator David A. Paterson; Length of subways tracks being reconstructed; Testimony from persons who have been affected by the construction.
- Metro projects look daunting. // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;8/9/2013, Vol. 57 Issue 32, p4
The author offers opinions on the construction of subways in Doha, Qatar and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, stating that the size of both projects contain risks but also offer significant benefits to the construction industry firms on the projects and to the residents of both cities.