Council panel to monitor safety

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Officials with the city Department of Transportation said the system is incorporating precautions used elsewhere in the nation at the 34 intersections the Orange Liners will cross. The measures include special street paving and signs, including flashing warnings. Sheriff Lee Baca, whose agency is responsible for law enforcement along the line, has said he plans to have a beefed-up officer presence – particularly as the Orange Liners start running this weekend. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 [email protected] Despite steps to promote traffic safety along the new Orange Line busway in the San Fernando Valley, a city panel called Wednesday for monthly reports outlining any safety issues with the system. The Los Angeles City Council’s Transportation Committee said it wants the reports to ensure bus passengers on the buses as well as motorists are kept safe along the 14-mile route. “I think we need a report back every 30 days to make sure we can respond quickly to any problems that develop,” Councilwoman Wendy Greuel said. “We don’t want to have to wait to deal with problems as soon as we can.” Traffic safety has been one of the primary concerns about the busway, and it was highlighted this week when Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other officials took a test ride on the line and saw car and truck drivers trying to cut across intersections to beat the buses. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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