'Telecommuting' Project Unveiled

Los Angeles County officials Wednesday unveiled details of their first full-scale "telecommuting" project, which they hope will eventually enable thousands of county employees to work at home on computers.

Supervisor Mike Antonovich and Chief Administrative Officer Richard Dixon said at a press conference that about 200 volunteers will be working at home by August, and officials expect 2,000 of the county's 17,000 downtown employees to be telecommuting in the next five years.

The concept is part of the South Coast Air Quality Management District's master plan to help alleviate smog by reducing traffic in the region.

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