Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on April 3, 1975 · Page 43
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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 43

Lubbock, Texas
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Thursday, April 3, 1975
Page 43
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_8j-~LUBBOCK AVALANCHE.JOURNAL—Thursday Evening. April 3, 1975 Los Angeles County Bets Millions On Commuter Trains By JACK LEFLKR '•• LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Southern CalifornJans forsake their prized automobiles to ride commuter trains? Officials in three counties are betting millions they will, but there are a jot of skeptics. '• The idea is to run two trains fcelween San Diego and Los Angeles, picking up workers in Cities along, the way. < One train is being financed l>y Los Angeies County Board of Supervisors. Eight coaches iverc bought from the Oregon Pacific & Eastern Railroad and are being refurbished at a cost of 51 million. Bun By Amtrak The other will be run jointly by Los Angeles, Orange and $an Diego counties. Both trains will begin service by July 1, Jay planners. They will be operated by Amtrak, the semipublic corporation that runs all passenger trains in the United States. They will be the first commuter trains in Southern California in 10 years. '• County officials say they expect the trains will be used most heavily by Orange County residents with Los Angeles jobs. The trains will be used most heavily by Orange County residents with Los Angeles jobs. The trains will stop in such cities as Fullerton, Anaheim and Santa Ana. A oneway Santa Ana-to-LA icket is expected to cost 52. Fares are still being' worked rut. The train will pull into the -os Angeles' downtown Union tation, and passegers can ake buses to their jobs. Intuloquate Facilities Some critics say thai there is no assurance that enough >eople —officials hope for at east 800 passengers on two runs daily — will ride the rains to make them worthwhile. And they say that serv- ce facilities along the route are nadequate. Some old terminals have been converted into restaurants, some have been destroyed and others have been moved to new locations. But supporters say rail service will lure thousands of motorists fed up with high gasoline prices and jammed freeways. Gerald B. Leonai-d, senior transportation planner for the Southern California Association of Governments, said: "It i kind of foot in the door to sug gest to the public that there is an alternative — really an experiment — in which people can be drawn out of their automobiles into a rail service." Yearly Subsidies Planners estimate that sub sidics amounting to $330,000 a car will be required to meet fie difference between oper- ting costs and revenue for the Los Angeles County-financed rain. The subsidies will come rom $1.15 million in federal evettuc sharing funds provided n this year's county budget. Under current plans, Amtrak vill provide the engine and taff the train. The Southern :alifornia Rapid Transit Dis- rict, as it does with its bus leet, will run the train, setting schedules and fares. Amtrak's second Los Ange- es-to-San Diego train will be Your Daily from the CARROLL RIGHTER INSTITUTE GENERAL TENDENCIES: A day when considerable goodwill is released and you are able to get together with persons and work out personal problems. Good for vocational activities connected with the desire for entertainment. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) You may feel sluggish early but then can make up for lost time and accomplish a great deal. Make early appointments. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) New projects appeal to you but they need more study before you jump into them. New contacts yield fine benefits today. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Make sure you carry through with promises made and you reap fine benefits from them. Show more affection for the one you love. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) You may think that the ideas of an associate are not good today, but think them over for a better appraisal. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Improving your surroundings now can add to your comfort and pleasure. Take lime to improve your appearance. Be logical. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) Express your finest talents «nd gain the support of higher-ups. Surround yourself with only the finest persons. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Study home situation more and then clarify any problems there in a friendly fashion. Make your life as you want it to be. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Make it a point to contact persons who can give you advice you need to make greater progress. Relax at home tonight. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Ideal day to handle monetary affairs and increase your security in the future. Give more attention to closest ties. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 20) You can easily make an excellent impression on others today. Accept social invitations and dress in good taste. Be poised. ' AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Think over your ideas for the future and make plans that could add to your abundance. Consult an expert for advice you need. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Good time to get together with friends and make mutual plans for the future. Take no chances with one who opposes you. IF YOUR CHILD IS BORN TODAY; .. he or she will be one whom others may want to spoil, so teach to stand on own two feet and make the most of the God-given talents. Your progeny would do well in the field of entertainment. Teach to set a goal and then to follow through. 'The Stars impel, they do not compel." What you make of your life is largely up lo YOU! Carroll Righter's Individual Forecast for your sign for April is now ready. For your copy send your birthdate and SI to Carroll Righter Forecast (name of newspaper), P.O. Box 629, Hollywood, Calif. 90028. ((c) 1975, McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) HARD TIMES CHEYENNE, Wyo. (UPI) — Increased interest in Wyoming nonresident deer-hunting licenses could be interpreted as escapism from gloomy economic times, says a sociology •professor. surwiim pool enclosure SOUTHWEST POOL ENCLOSURES Ptiue (806) 762-2383 3 operated under a different arrangement, Amtrak will provide the 2quipment, but under new state legislation Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties are en- ering into an agreement to share operational deficits up to 5220,000 a year from irasit-re- lated state sales taxes. v Different Concent T!ie concept of the two trains also is different. Los Angeles County's train is for commuters and will run during rush hours. The iricounty train will have an off-peak schedule to accom- modate tourists and overnight travelers. Three existing' Amtrak trains between Los Angles and San Diego are not geared for commuter use. They are scheduled to connect with other trains to and from the East. Public officials backing the train program say it could be the start of a lai-ger network that would use not only existing railroad tracks but abandoned rights-of-way and space alongside flood channels as well. A prime mover behind the railroad program is Baxter Ward, who has been promoting' it since he took office as a Los Angeles County supervisor in 1972. •;'.:. He has pointed out that it would have taken 12 years to build the 145-mile, $8 billion to $10 billion rapid transit system turned down by Los Angeles County voters last November, "Rail corridors developed under this plan (using available facilities) could be upgraded over the years into the kind of high-speed, long-distance rapid transit the county needs," Ward s|id. ANNIVERSARY SALE WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY FRIDAY & SATURDAY Open 10-6 Mon.-Saf. 5412 Slide Road • Plains Plaza Center 799-1269 STRESSFUL EVENTS CHICAGO (UP!) — What jlressful life events are most likaly to cause an individual to attempt suicide? 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