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12/30/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Dec. 30, 2006

City rediscovers the street: No official place to rally? No problem. The protests for immigrant rights showed how L.A.'s public spaces are a product of their communities, not a planner's desk
http://www.calendarlive.com/galleriesandmuseums/cl-ca-protests31dec31,0,5184595.story?coll=cl-art
Los Angeles Times

Curbed LA End of Year Awards: IV – Urban Planning
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2006/12/curbed_la_end_o_1.php
Curbed L.A.

In Response to Densification, L.A. Sprouts News Parks
http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/061229la.asp
Architectural Record

In the dark: Lights flicker at church during Ford visitation (transit service provided by public agencies LACMTA, OCTA, Omnitrans, and Sunline)
http://tinyurl.com/ympl2t
Desert Sun

New Year's services: authorities and businesses are providing services this New Year's weekend to help revelers get home safely
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_4917440
San Bernardino Sun

12/29/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday Dec. 29, 2006

$3 and up at pump in '07?: Gasoline price climb may begin in mid-February, analysts predict
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4916512
Daily News

605/10 plan gains support: Backers cite traffic, health issues in quest for funding
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4916945
Whittier Daily News

Bus pass program may lose funding: Fate of `Go Rio' (Rio Hondo College) to be decided by Congress
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4916857
Whittier Daily News

Deal keeps AMTRAK jobs: The rail company will not outsource positions from its Riverside call center
http://tinyurl.com/skvto
Press Enterprise

Developer thinks big to keep pace with growth: Jim Thomas is leading a massive proposal for Universal City, a plan that could serve expanding real estate needs
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-thomas29dec29,0,1840864,full.story?coll=la-home-business
Los Angeles Times

Earmark reform threatens SoCal funding
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4911497
Daily Bulletin

Every bit helps: Orange Line's Canoga Park station is a step in the right direction
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_4914787
Daily News

Form benefit district (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_4914885
Whittier Daily News

GAO Report: "Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Actions Needed to Clarify Responsibilities and Increase Preparedness for Evacuations"
http://tinyurl.com/yxbt9z
California Progress Report

Goldman Sachs Raises $6.5 Billion Infrastructure Fund
http://tinyurl.com/y6ga8r
Bloomberg

Officials hope Prop. 1B funds will help alleviate transportation troubles
http://tinyurl.com/y2tpzp
Fontana Herald News

Portion of Metro Orange Line Expansion Unveiled
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4885831
ABC 7 TV

Stuck vehicle hit by Metrolink train
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4916911
Daily News

12/28/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday Dec. 28, 2006

Busway's parking bonanza: Canoga station opens with room to leave 611 cars
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4910735
Daily News

Highway ready for funding: Route proposed to link 2 valleys
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4910793
Daily News

L.A. (port) snags another one: Second top L.B. (port) executive in a year jumps ship
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_4905014
Press Telegram

Midtown Plaza to Break Ground in January: CIM Group to Begin Development of 390,000-SF Shopping Center, New MTA Bus Terminal
http://tinyurl.com/y72utv
CoStar Group

Moorpark OKs signal-synchronizing funds: 18 stoplights on Tierra Rejada, L.A. Avenue affected by $1 million project
http://tinyurl.com/yzcsnz
Ventura County Star

MTA tests what it hopes will be easy ticket to ride: Prepaid 'smart cards' would provide access to buses and trains from 11 regional agencies
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-smartcard28dec28,1,1608782,full.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials Unveil Canoga Park Metro Orange Line
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_361155758.html
CBS 2 TV

Road between valleys takes important step
http://www.avpress.com/n/27/1227_s5.hts
Antelope Valley Press

12/27/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Dec. 27, 2006

Officials weigh more Metrolink Parking: Rialto station on Palm Avenue will need more spaces, according to an Inland agency
http://tinyurl.com/yfqsjb
Press Enterprise

Pinch at the pump worst in 25 years: State motorists paid an average of $2.81 a gallon this year. 2007 may not bring much relief
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas27dec27,1,1807305.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Riverside Transit Agency to offer free rides on New Year’s Eve
http://tinyurl.com/ydtvce
Press Enterprise

RTA to lobby for $4.8 million for proposed Temecula transit center
http://tinyurl.com/yaft76
North County Times/Californian

Ruling that ended court role in MTA is appealed
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs27dec27,1,1663683.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

ULI Conference Speakers Address Need for Compact Urban Design, Federal Focus on Urban Areas
http://tinyurl.com/y2p4r9
Smart Growth Online

Urban Expert Outlines Path to Better Development in the 21st Century
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=5795&state=52
Smart Growth Online

Valley to lose in cutback: Lean projects to suffer as Democrats attack pork
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4905222
Daily News

What's L.A.'s problem?: The Opinion page asked various Californians about the biggest troubles Los Angeles will face in 2007. Here's what they said
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-la27dec27,0,3516006,full.story
Los Angeles Times

12/26/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Dec. 26, 2006

Buses cruising freeway shoulders
http://snipurl.com/15ulw
North County Times/Californian

Caltrans withdraws monetary support for 10 Freeway upgrade
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4894663
Daily Bulletin

Coaster sees ridership gains, Breeze holds steady
http://snipurl.com/15uog
North County Times/Californian

Curb Drunk Driving By Riding Metro For Free
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_358104303.html
CBS 2 TV

For Public Transit, Look to L.A.
http://snipurl.com/15um9
Washington Post

L.A. is 'city built for the Olympics': Coalition will tout the city's world-class facilities in January to win U.S. endorsement. Chicago is the competition
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/5004461.html
Daily Breeze

Mercury Spill Shuts Down Pershing Square Station
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_357224630.html
CBS 2 TV

States look to toll lanes for congestion relief
http://snipurl.com/15un5
San Francisco Examiner

Surprising Forecast for Amtrak: Growth
http://snipurl.com/15uoa
New York Times

Trespasser Killed by Metro Gold Line Train
http://snipurl.com/15unp
L.A. Fire Dept. News & Info

12/22/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday Dec. 22, 2006

Editor’s note: Transportation Headlines will resume publication on Tuesday December 26th. Have a safe holiday weekend. Metro bus and Metro rail is free from 9pm to 2am on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

15 Freeway work takes a holiday
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4884382
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Busway woes seemingly run deep: MTA, contractor dispute reasons for cracks in Valley line's roads
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4884011
Daily News

City (Santa Clarita) Transit Gets the Gold
http://tinyurl.com/yasczv
KHTS 1220 AM

Census - American Community Survey: Trading Precision For Timeliness?
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22248
Planetizen

Culver Blvd. ramps closed as part of construction of Marina Freeway extension
http://tinyurl.com/y6hmg6
The Argonaut

For car-crazy L.A., 77 white-gloved saviors: The mayor's 'Holiday Shopper Traffic Relief Initiative' aims to relieve congested intersections near popular shopping centers
http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1222/p01s02-ussc.html
Christian Science Monitor

Freeway upgrade nixed: Caltrans won't fund 10/605
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4884519
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Holiday Shoppers Will Not Get Wrapped Up on Streets
http://tinyurl.com/ycqlua
Westside Chronicle

How many gift toys can fit in OCTA bus? Find out Friday
http://tinyurl.com/y3ql3e
Orange County Register

New Amtrak president reshuffles senior management
http://tinyurl.com/tkd24
Boston Globe/AP

Orange Line pavement crumbling: Transit officials and the contractor disagree about who is to blame. Repairs are underway
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-orangeline22dec22,1,5433875.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

SANBAG readies its wish list for transportation: The high desert corridor doesn’t make the cut
http://tinyurl.com/tw6bm
Press Enterprise

SANBAG widens freeway wish list: 5 interchanges for I-10 deemed critical
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_4877348
San Bernardino Sun

Traffic expected to be heavy in requests for transportation money
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_4880741
Redlands Daily Facts

12/21/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday Dec. 21, 2006

America's Worst Commutes
http://tinyurl.com/yzyhzd
Forbes
Link to the Transportation Research Board’s Report: Commuting in America III
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?ID=6699

Fever-dream visions: Re "Orange Line monorail" (Your Opinions, Dec. 18):
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_4869303 (scroll down page)
Daily News

MTA extends free rides to revelers
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/4976811.html?page=4&c=y
Daily Breeze

MTA To Offer Free Rides Dec. 24, Dec. 31
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_354133320.html
CBS 2 TV

People leave, but population grows: Births cause L.A. to get even bigger
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4876700
Daily News

Turning around SoCal (SCAG State of the Region)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_4875650
Pasadena Star News

Trail extension funds approved: Whittier seeks more land for Greenway (Union Pacific right of way)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4874822
Whittier Daily News

Twin counties top 2M in populations (Riverside and San Bernardino)
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_4876866
San Bernardino Sun

12/20/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Dec. 20, 2006

California Transportation Commission Discusses Project Approval Process for Transportation Bond’s $4.5 Billion Corridor Mobility Improvement Account
http://tinyurl.com/y24tlb
dBusiness News Sacramento

Caltrans lacks funds to finish 150: Work on highway in Upper Ojai has been halted
http://tinyurl.com/y7wome
Ventura County Star

Could Los Angeles Lead The Way For Transit?
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22272
Planetizen

First-Hand Report On London's Congestion Pricing
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22263
Planetizen

Hollywood Nightlife Trolley Service Extended For 6 Months
http://www.nbc4.tv/traffic/10568556/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

In Valley, pace of change is fast: The East-West split has widened. It's a divide of income, education with political implications for the rest of L.A.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-valley20dec20,1,3428558.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

LAX To Sound-Proof Inglewood City Homes
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_352192727.html
CBS 2 TV

OCTA is mapping solutions to south county traffic jams: The transportation agency is studying ways to deal with long-term growth
http://tinyurl.com/yd7czh
Orange County Register

Tutor time: Well-connected firm fleeces public, again
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_4869305
Daily News

12/19/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Dec. 19, 2006

105 Fwy To Be Widened To Cut Traffic Headed To LAX
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_352181642.html
CBS 2 TV

Construction firms must pay MTA
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4864434
Daily News

Jury: Construction Contractor Double-Billed MTA
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_352223543.html
CBS 2 TV

LAX terminal fee hike approved: Rents for low-cost carriers would be nearly quadrupled. Some experts fear airlines will pull flights. There may still be renegotiation
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax19dec19,1,5625611.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Mayor Villaraigosa Solves Holiday Traffic Problems
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_352161528.html
CBS 2 TV

Officers to help with traffic near L.A. malls
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4864501
Daily News

San Francisco Considers Charging Commuters for Driving Downtown During Peak Times
http://kcbs.com/pages/148549.php?contentType=4&contentId=259249
KCBS

Trade adds over 45,000 area jobs: Group says growth offsets other losses, strains transport, adds to pollution.
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4843590
Press Telegram

You may pay more to fly out of LAX if rent increase takes off: Airport votes to raise rates early next year. Some carriers, saying passengers will bear the costs, may take the matter to federal regulators
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/4953466.html
Daily Breeze

12/18/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday Dec. 18, 2006

Angels Plight: Six Years After Fatal Crash, Plan Could Shift Operations of Railway to MTA
http://tinyurl.com/u2dpu
L.A. Downtown News

Beverly Hills Undeterred by Subway Hurdles
http://tinyurl.com/y6ktue
Westside Chronicle

City split over 710 Freeway tunnel proposal
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4858801
Pasadena Star News

Future of So. Cal. Transit (Orange Line Maglev Development Authority)
http://tinyurl.com/yer2vp
Santa Clarita Signal

L.A.’s Future Lies in Coordination of Transportation & Planning
http://tinyurl.com/y4htgy
The Planning Report

Metro Plans L.A. Transit Future Aided By Bonds, Unhindered by Consent Decree: Opportunities abound at Metro in light of recent developments, though CEO Roger Snoble's greatest challenge will be balancing the budget
http://tinyurl.com/yyw33s
Metro Investment Report

MTA to Shoppers: Metro System Beats Holiday Traffic
http://tinyurl.com/y6crj3
Garment and Citizen

North American cities take to the hybrid bus
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16254191/
MSNBC

Orange County's free tow service keeps freeway traffic flowing: Working with the highway patrol, the tow trucks clear disabled vehicles from roads
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-towpatrol18dec18,1,5899539.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Orange Line monorail - Re: "Transit on the Cheap" and "Really Fix it" (Your Opinions, Dec. 14):
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_4857920
Daily News

Road Plan Ends at County Line - RIVERSIDE: San Bernardino County doesn't intend to match the project to build toll lanes on Interstate 15
http://tinyurl.com/y7yg74
Press Enterprise

Wider berth for bicyclists sought to cut road deaths
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/94367.html
Sacramento Bee

12/17/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Dec. 17, 2006

Easing parking crunch in Irvine: Irvine City Council OKs a plan to build a structure at train station that would add 950 spaces
http://tinyurl.com/yljhtd
Orange County Register

L.A., Long Ruled by Cars, Becoming a Transit Leader: Evolving Region Pushes for More Rail Lines
http://tinyurl.com/yk93y2
Washington Post

L.A.'s brighter future: Politicians must deliver on public's investment in infrastructure
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_4854170
Daily News

Line to airport a pipe dream (Gold Line foothill extension)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_4853839
Whittier Daily News

Old, new models of 'smart growth' - Re "Mega-projects could reshape L.A. growth," Dec. 13
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-sunday17.6dec17,0,1294882.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

One bond measure at a time, please
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_4853835
Whittier Daily News

Report gives High Desert low grades: Annual government report gives C- to life here and in the rest of the Inland Empire
http://tinyurl.com/vwzh2
Victorville Daily Press

Retail seen as ‘the Achilles’ heel’ of some TODs
http://www.newurbannews.com/RetailDec06.html
New Urban News

Tarnish on the Golden State
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_4854004
Press Telegram

12/16/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Dec. 16, 2006

Analysis of the Final Returns on California Ballot Propositions Including Strange Factoids
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2006/12/analysis_of_the.html
California Progress Report

California Transportation Commission Discusses Project Approval Process for Transportation Bond's $4.5 Billion Corridor Mobility Improvement Account
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/061215/20061215005646.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Finance

For Easy Holiday Gift Shopping Go LA Metro
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/12/prweb492222.htm
PR Newsweb

Highway Wish List Awaits OK - FUNDING: Inland officials say the area is in good shape to get at least some of the millions sought.
http://tinyurl.com/y66h6x
Press Enterprise

Key city reform failing: Study: Neighborhood councils lack legitimacy
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4850573
Daily News

MTS will take over National City lines
http://tinyurl.com/yfja8f
San Diego Union Tribune

New Flyer gets $9 million to develop hydrogen fuel cell buses
http://www.fuelcellsworks.com/Supppage6589.html
http://www.fuelcellsworks.com/Supppage6596.html
Fuel Cell Works

Plans to merge two county agencies hit a roadblock (VCOG/VCTC)
http://www.simivalleyacorn.com/news/2006/1215/Community/014.html
Simi Valley Acorn

Political Landscape: Dreier will lead delegation
http://tinyurl.com/y8q7l5
Burbank Leader

SANDAG to request $1.6 billion for roads
http://tinyurl.com/wxept
San Diego Union Tribue

There's a Sprinter down the line
http://tinyurl.com/yf9vrh
North County Times/Californian

12/15/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday Dec. 15, 2006

710 Tunnel Future in State Hands
http://tinyurl.com/ym8pma
La Cañada Online

'Blood Alley' (Highway 138) project pushed: $15 million more sought to go on with widening
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_4835737
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

California's fair share: Can the Democrats deliver in D.C.?
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_4842788
Daily News

Developing Effective Transit Boards
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90510252
Metro Magazine

For some, T-R-A-N-S-I-T does not spell relief from congestion
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90510268
Metro Magazine

Government agencies agree to push for cooperative planning for Ventura County
http://www.toacorn.com/news/2006/1214/Community/021.html
Thousand Oaks Acorn

L.A.'s future is on the line: Report gives county low marks in every area, but offers hope
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4842899
Daily News

LAX: Airport study meeting draws 250 participants; officials against North Runway reconfiguration
http://tinyurl.com/ykjnwp
The Argonaut

Montebello to get bridge refund: County paying $336,000 of costs
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4834513
Whittier Daily News

Quality of life grades are mixed for the region: Southern California gets good marks for holding down crime and poverty, but traffic jams merit an F grade and threaten its economic future, according to an annual report card released Thursday by a regional planning agency
http://tinyurl.com/yx8yxq
Daily Breeze

Regional Teams Selected For High-Speed Rail Line
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_347201700.html
CBS 2 TV

Rosendahl proposes $11 million traffic improvement plan
http://tinyurl.com/ygevga
The Argonaut

Riverside County makes big freeway plans: The $2-billion price tag for easing the traffic crunch includes new or extended toll lanes
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollroads15dec15,1,2828519.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

State of the Region Report Indicates Southern California May Be Ready to Turn around Failing Grades
http://tinyurl.com/tsfmq
Business Wire
Link to SCAG’s 2006 State of the Region: http://www.scag.ca.gov/sotr/

Traffic Negatively Affects Life In SoCal... Duh
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_348172552.html
CBS 2 TV

Traffic summit sought: 'Little problems' in Valley at issue
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4843065
Daily News

TSA's Newly Proposed Rail Security Plan Includes Transit
http://tinyurl.com/ylzyde
Mass Transit/AP

12/14/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday Dec. 14, 2006

Big meeting maps highway plans - RIVERSIDE COUNTY: The time for toll roads may be at hand as officials decide how to spend revenue.
http://tinyurl.com/yx96qe
Press Enterprise

Coachella Valley funding in jeopardy
http://tinyurl.com/y779u2
Desert Sun

Faster way to pay: Electronic tolling and transponder use expands for OC tollroad
http://tinyurl.com/y7xx6a
Orange County Register

High-Speed Rail Authority Selects Teams to Design and Achieve Environmental Approval for Two Los Angeles-area Rail Lines
http://tinyurl.com/yygap3
American Digital Networks

Hwy. 101 widening on list for funding
http://tinyurl.com/y4ox9z
Ventura County Star

Man hit by Metrolink train dies
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4836740
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metrolink train kills pedestrian
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-train14dec14,1,6197125.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

NYC Faces Population Strain by 2030
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-nyc-population-strain,1,6531071.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Tide could be turning for L.A. subway to sea: Though bus riders are irate, the mayor likes idea and bonds may supply funding
http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/92388.html
Sacramento Bee

Time out for earmarks: A moratorium on congressional earmarks could lead to budget reform and cleaner government
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-pork13dec13,0,6062604.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Transit on the cheap: Valley busway breakdown exposes MTA's shortcomings
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_4834864
Daily News

12/13/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Dec. 13, 2006

Best Ideas Of 2006 Features Innovations In Planning: Urban design, housing for homeless people, and planning for decreased population are highlighted in the New York Times Magazine's annual survey of innovative ideas
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22187
Planetizen

Commuters Can Expect Delays On Metro Orange Line
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_346100040.html
CBS 2 TV

Downtown group urges end to free parking: Ventura asked to back several changes
http://tinyurl.com/yek65a
Ventura County Star

Mega-projects could reshape L.A. growth: The idea is to foster "smart growth" — in which residents leave their cars behind, walk to shops, and take buses and rail to work
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-citybuilding13dec13,0,2951599.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Need a parking place? Good luck
http://tinyurl.com/ycf24m
USA Today

No Parking: Condos Leave Out Cars
http://tinyurl.com/yxwrtv
New York Times

Norwalk resigned to $1.2-billion freeway expansion
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-freeway13dec13,1,3936792.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Orange Line peeling away: Repaving begun as cause debated
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4829138
Daily News

Santa Ana added to freeway signs: Caltrans has added overlays to a dozen signs on the northbound Santa Ana (I-5) freeway
http://tinyurl.com/ylfafq
Orange County Register

Visions of L.A.'s future: Architects submit designs for 22nd century
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4829842
Pasadena Star News

Voters could be free of bonds: Funds may be sufficient to delay ballot proposals
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4829676
Whittier Daily News

12/12/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Dec. 12, 2006

Caltrans recommends $2.2billion in bond money for Southern California freeways: L.A. County tops the list, with $1.5billion recommended. Orange County is recommended for $405million in funds
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-transpo12dec12,0,5615395.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

County's rail system rolling: More residents are getting on board the system, a beneficiary of Measure M
http://tinyurl.com/y58n3g
Orange County Register

Gold Line on track
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/yourview/ci_4820632
Pasadena Star News

Holiday 'Express' Rolls In
http://tinyurl.com/y9lun4
Santa Clarita Signal

Metro Gold Line Extension Reaches New Milestone
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_345205354.html
CBS 2 TV

Rail~Volution 2006 Presentations Online
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=2519&res=1024
Smart Growth Online

Transit officials OK update on O.C. rail program: Metrolink ridership up 8.8% in first quarter 2006 from first quarter 2005.
http://tinyurl.com/ynjadm
Orange County Register

Transit officials vie for state funds: OCTA could receive millions to fund major highway projects, including improvements on the 91 Freeway
http://tinyurl.com/yho5w9
Orange County Register

12/11/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday Dec. 11, 2006

Creativity fertilizes garden of 'green' cars: Expo showcases vehicles that go easy on energy, including a yet-to-exist electric sports car
http://www.latimes.com/classified/automotive/highway1/la-fi-altauto11dec11,0,7824417.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

FTA charter negotiations end with mixed results
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_newspick.cfm?id=9064803
Metro Magazine

High-Speed Rail Predicted to be Inevitable for California
http://tinyurl.com/yhy4yx
KCBS News AM 740

Planning For Bicycle Commuting
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22155
Planetizen

Sunshine bus line begins service
http://sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4817343
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

To Ontario and beyond (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_4816333
Whittier Daily News

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Calls on Nation’s Most Congested Cities to Join the Fight Against Congestion
http://tinyurl.com/yc3foy
Mass Transit Magazine

12/10/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Dec. 10, 2006

Alternative car exhibitors hope to fuel change: "Our event is not about the future," says a participant. "This is about vehicles that people can buy and changes they can make now."
http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/articles/4876081.html
Daily Breeze

BAY AREA - Agency announces top transit priorities: Group whittles list for regional share of state bond funds
http://tinyurl.com/yn3rnb
San Francisco Chronicle

L.A. THEN AND NOW - The long and the short of the Southland's street names
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-then10dec10,0,2610235.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials puzzle over how to get Palmdale flying: Officials are again trying to get the regional airport off the ground to relieve LAX and they're offering hefty incentives
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/4876166.html
Daily Breeze

San Bernardino County Expands Transit Ideas: Officials hope to gain broad backing for a rail route from the three cities involved
http://tinyurl.com/y97c2p
Press Enterprise

12/09/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Dec. 9, 2006

Highway 91 tops wish list: Planners take aim at $950 million from state bond
http://tinyurl.com/sm45t
North County Times/Californian

Keep the E.P.A. Libraries Open
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/08/opinion/08burger.html
New York Times

Los Angeles councilman shouts out his traffic solutions: Bill Rosendahl, whose district includes Westchester and Playa del Rey, stands at intersection to push ideas that may ease gridlock. Price tag for projects would be $11 million
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/4862766.html
Daily Breeze

Mayor's idea to disband agency encounters opposition (VCOG/VCTC)
http://tinyurl.com/y8447w
Moorpark Acorn

Missing Teen Found By MTA Bus Driver
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_343141458.html
CBS 2 TV

Riverside County considers $2-billion plan to cut freeway congestion: The county's transportation commission will vote Wednesday on whether to advance the plan that would make improvements on four major freeways in the county
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-freeways9dec09,0,3998118.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

12/08/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday Dec. 8, 2006

30 buses that use alternative fuel to be bought for airport
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/12/07/news_-_features/lax/01lax.txt
The Argonaut

BART board overturns decision to allow liquor ads on trains: Community groups raised concerns about underage drinking
http://tinyurl.com/vut3r
San Francisco Chronicle

Census Bureau offers first-ever snapshot of San Fernando Valley: Demographic study of the region's 1.74million residents is expected to help secure funds for anti-poverty, housing and transit efforts
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-valley8dec08,0,5644181.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Census Bureau’s Report on the San Fernando Valley
http://www.dailynews.com/census
Daily News
Editors Note: Click on the Economic Characteristics tab for Commuting to Work data

Councilman hopes to ease Westside traffic: Bill Rosendahl's wish list includes left-turn signals and synchronized lights at busy intersections
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic8dec08,0,4377091.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Deputies keep riding Metrolink: Contract OK'd despite shortage
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_4792422
Daily News

Highway gap irks desert official
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_4793756
San Bernardino Sun

Metro to Offer Free Holiday Rides
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4831510
ABC 7 TV

MTA questions Caltrans' budgeting: Price tags keep rising on freeway projects
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4800883
Daily News

MTA To Give Free Rides On Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
http://www.nbc4.tv/holidays/10484953/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Rosendahl intervenes to expedite Centinela Ave. street widening project
http://tinyurl.com/ylpgg9
The Argonaut

Transportation funds divvied up for Valley
http://www.avpress.com/n/07/1207_s10.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Transportation Proposals Called Into Question - S.B. County: Agency officials are upset with how Prop. 1B fund requests were submitted
http://tinyurl.com/y2veeq
Press Enterprise

Trouble down the line: The MTA may be the best transit system in America, but is that good enough?
http://tinyurl.com/y5t2wj
Pasadena Weekly

Universal appeal: Massive redevelopment offers great promise for San Fernando Valley (transit oriented development, metro red line)
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_4799637
Daily News

Universal unveils expansion plan
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4800022
Pasadena Star News

12/07/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday Dec. 7, 2006

Assemblyman Mike Feuer Appointed Chair of Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Transportation
http://tinyurl.com/y6erbt
California Chronicle

Burbank Bus system goes online: The system allows users to chart out the best routes for their travels, could go area-wide in future.
http://tinyurl.com/wfc3q
Burbank Leader

Las Vegas Monorail given permit to extend to McCarran Airport
http://www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=5780169&nav=15MV
KVBC 3 TV

OCTA teams up with Google to provide bus trip planner: Bus riders can find detailed maps, departure times and bus stop locations online
http://tinyurl.com/vqfvh
Orange County Register

Plugged in: A hydrogen cell lights state tree
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/88816.html
Sacramento Bee

Public transport in Los Angeles - Pipe dreams: How a city came to accept the subway
http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=8327455
The Economist

Report: 70% motorists say more transportation funding needed
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_newspick.cfm?id=9064771
Metro Magazine

Single agency best strategy for county (VCTC & VCOG)
http://tinyurl.com/ybzohh
Ventura County Star

State's economy expected to grow: 2 groups say California to experience a slowdown, but not a recession
http://tinyurl.com/ycwphy
San Francisco Chronicle

Universal Studios Unveils 'Vision Plan' To Boost Tourism (transit oriented development)
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/10478987/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Universal unveils blueprint for its $3 billion expansion (transit oriented development)
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4793071
Daily News

US DOT Issues Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2006-2011
http://www.dot.gov/stratplan2011/index.htm
U.S. Department of Transportation

Ventura County Supervisors vote to settle Hwy. 118 suit
http://tinyurl.com/ynanr4
Ventura County Star

12/06/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Dec. 6, 2006

Aromatic ads pulled from San Francisco bus shelters: Cookie smell didn't pass muster with the scent-sensitive
http://tinyurl.com/y3j9l3
San Francisco Chronicle

Freeway scenario: I-15, I-215 pain shuffled to January
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_4786748
San Bernardino Sun

Free weekend tows on I-5 recommended (OCTA)
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-ocbriefs5.2dec05,1,2212425.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink rolls in to station for toy roundup
http://tinyurl.com/yloof3
Press Enterprise

New suitor for Gold Line: Ontario officials make pitch for seat on governing board
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4785826
Pasadena Star News

Officials Speak at Chamber Breakfast
http://tinyurl.com/ybolt2
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Refurbishing L.A.'s Soul: Development of historic district is similar to one in San Diego that builds on bygone eras
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/4839356.html
Daily Breeze

Rise and Spread Of Sprawl: As cities from Paris to Beijing now creep outwards, the city that is credited with giving birth to sprawl (Los Angeles) is re-evaluating its own structure
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22094
Planetizen

San Diego Regional Airport Authority's land-use oversight challenged: Bill would take job from airport agency
http://tinyurl.com/ya6jrp
San Diego Union Tribune

Seventy fined for ignoring train crossing signals: 'Operation Lifesaver' targeted drivers who tried to slip under railroad crossing gates
http://tinyurl.com/ydkmxx
Orange County Register

12/05/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Dec. 5, 2006

Airport Commission: Hotels Must Reduce Courtesy Bus Trips
http://tinyurl.com/y67qks
KNX 1070 AM

City's Public Works Staff is Moving You Forward
http://tinyurl.com/y9ehlq
Santa Clarita Signal

Cummins Westport Completes 531 Unit Engine Sale to Orange County Transportation Authority
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=190863
MarketWire

LAWA Renames Ontario International Airport and Palmdale Regional Airport to LA/Ontario International Airport and LA/Palmdale Regional Airport
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=191340
MarketWire

New Metro Rapid Bus Line to be Launched
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4822210
ABC 7 TV

Port may expand its rail system
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_4766368
Press Telegram

San Fernando Valley Gets New Metro Rapid Bus Line
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_338143114.html
CBS 2 TV

Whittier Greenway (bike) Trail
http://commutebybike.com/2006/12/04/whittier-greenway-trail/
CommuteByBike.com

12/04/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday Dec. 4, 2006

Diving Into the Parking Puzzle: New Plan Calls for Higher Rates for Commuters and Central Garages For Residents
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/12/04/news/news03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

How Will 400 Million Americans Get Around In 2043?
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22057
Planetizen

Lobbying to begin on bond spending: As new legislators are sworn in, a Democratic leader pledges to avoid a 'porkfest' over how billions are doled out
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bonds4dec04,1,1869447.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials Speak at Chamber Breakfast
http://tinyurl.com/y4ctxa
San Fernando Business Journal

Potties and Politics: After a Long Wait, Four High-Tech Toilets Open Downtown, at a Cost of $1 Million
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/12/04/news/news02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

12/03/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday December 3, 2006

Caltrans homes near 710 pilfered
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4763759
Pasadena Star News

Council to discuss passenger rail stations
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_4764305
Redlands Daily Facts

Fatigue study may help put train hazards to rest
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-train3dec03,1,7582998.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
Los Angeles Times

Fighting Obesity With Urban Planning
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22071
Planetizen.com

Metrolink holiday train stops by
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4764102
Daily Bulletin

New park part of downtown L.A. 'renaissance'
http://tinyurl.com/yym3zb
Union Tribune

Regulating air pollution boils down to a court vote
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/86169.html
Sacramento Bee

Valley's fair share: A lot is at stake in how state infrastructure bonds are split up
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_4762744
Daily News

12/02/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Dec. 2, 2006

Antonovich Criticizes Subway to the Sea
http://tinyurl.com/y2jm57
KHTS AM 1220

Caltrans Closures For Topanga Canyon, 14 Freeway
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_336024319.html
CBS 2 TV

Chandler bikeway will get sculpture: Second piece of public art probably will installed in the Chandler Bikeway on the corner of Hollywood Way, Chandler Boulevard
http://tinyurl.com/uuqfj
Burbank Leader

Cookie scent in bus shelters makes for heated debate
http://tinyurl.com/yxgxzl
San Francisco Chronicle

County Acquires Hybrid Cars to Replace Gasoline Fleet
http://tinyurl.com/ykzj5p
West Ranch Beacon

Holiday Toy Express to Roll Into Newhall
http://tinyurl.com/ungor
Santa Clarita Signal

'Self-help cities' get edge on funding - TRANSPORTATION: The Caltrans director touts ties between the state and local governments.
http://tinyurl.com/ylpn4e
Press Enterprise

Toll roads could uncork traffic - RIVERSIDE COUNTY: The transportation panel will consider them when it discusses project spending
http://tinyurl.com/yn2zcx
Press Enterprise

12/01/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday Dec. 1, 2006

450 Tons of Family Fun - the Holiday Toy Express! (Metrolink)
http://lafd.blogspot.com/2006/12/450-tons-of-family-fun-holiday-toy.html
Los Angeles Fire Dept

Ad Firm with a First - But Will It Whiff Mixing Cookies, Muni? Bus shelters will be infused with the scent of fresh-baked, chocolate-chip cookies in milk promotion
Link to story in the:
http://tinyurl.com/wvfyp
San Francisco Chronicle

Citizen input called ‘crucial’ to future Inglewood development: City is in midst of first general plan update in a quarter-century, which could provide a blueprint of its look for a generation to come
http://tinyurl.com/yjg3mb
Los Angeles Wave

Meeting addresses cleanup of bridge
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4753000
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Region's growth is expected to cool
http://tinyurl.com/yzzobg
Los Angeles Times

Tennessee Could Require Drivers to Pay Gas Tax by the Mile: Transmitter in car would calculate miles driven since last fill up and charge driver
http://tinyurl.com/un4no
The Tennessean

TIMES PAST - 1925: Streetcar tunnel opens new era
http://tinyurl.com/y2o337
Los Angeles Times

Union members picket at port for second day: Judge rules they don't have to give city 60 hours notice
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4752137
Daily News

Use electric trains - Re "Ports considering maglev trains to cut smog," Nov. 28
http://tinyurl.com/yk3qcq
Los Angeles Times

Westside Economic Summit
http://tinyurl.com/yyvzj2
Santa Monica Mirror

Westside subway and bus service - Re "Beverly Hills doesn't want to miss the subway," Nov. 27
http://tinyurl.com/yjtgmy
Los Angeles Times

11/30/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday Nov. 30, 2006

Burbank makes list of sootiest cities
http://www.dailynews.com/glendale/ci_3537136
Daily News/Glendale Edition

Camera traffic system pays off
http://www.avpress.com/n/28/1128_s4.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Dukakis win in Westwood: The former presidential candidate leads a drive to alter parking policy
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-dukakis30nov30,1,1638461.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Foothill Transit Executive Director Named a Hero in Education
http://tinyurl.com/t7phq
Mass Transit Magazine

Greenway park work scheduled: Construction on the pedestrian and bike path could begin this spring (Pacific Electric Right of Way)
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4744578
Press Telegram

Impose fees on containers: But there may be a better route than Sacramento to make results happen quickly
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_4743937
Press Telegram

La Cañada Flintridge City Council on Wednesday morning presented Supervisor Mike Antonovich with a list of local projects for which the city will seek funding in next year's call for projects from the Metropolitan Transit Agency
http://tinyurl.com/yhapjw
La Cañada Valley Sun

Metrolink Grows in Popularity
http://tinyurl.com/yxgxov
Santa Clarita Signal

Officials explore 2010 rail line - METROLINK: The tracks between Riverside and Perris need repairs to handle passenger trains
http://tinyurl.com/u9hxg
Press Enterprise

Planetizen Top 10 Planning Books List, 2007 Edition
http://www.planetizen.com/books/2007
Planetizen

Remodeled 22 debuts today: One-way trips will be up to 12 minutes faster, officials say
http://tinyurl.com/y8cqg9
Orange County Register

Support growing for fees on port containers business: Experts at CSULB forum say those who cause pollution should pay
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4737677
Press Telegram

Supporters March for New Senior Transportation Program in Town
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=2441
Palisades Post

Surviving the drive: Following a few tips will help drivers retain their sanity while taking to the road (I-15 corridor)
http://www.hesperiastar.com/story.php?id=1857_0_1_0_M
Hesperia Star

World economy creates rail jobs
http://www.avpress.com/n/29/1129_s14.hts
Antelope Valley Press

11/29/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Nov. 29, 2006

Anti-smog plan will be aired out tonight
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_4737636
San Bernardino Sun

Berkeley Professor Hired To Study California Carpool Lanes
http://kcbs.com/pages/133874.php?contentType=4&contentId=248091
KCBS TV

Cars going green at L.A. Auto Show
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_4736998
Daily News

Cleaner diesels to enter U.S. in 2008: Vehicles from VW and DaimlerChrysler would meet California's strict emission standards
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-diesel29nov29,1,1373942.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Gold Line needs a long reach
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_4735933
Whittier Daily News

Group pushes for rail station - METROLINK: Commuters in two counties support buying a 35-acre parcel of land for a train stop
http://tinyurl.com/vejcs
Press Enterprise

Right direction for L.A. transit Re "All aboard," editorial, Nov. 21
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-lew-transit28nov28,0,5111070.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Station tries to spread word: SB Police moved its substation a few months ago into the fully restored historic Santa Fe Depot
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_4732302
San Bernardino Sun

Supervisor: Wilshire Blvd. Subway Could Make Traffic Worse
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/10418397/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

11/28/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Nov. 28, 2006

Beverly Hills underground: Subway to hit Rodeo Drive?
http://www.lavoice.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2423
L.A. Voice

Beverly Hills on course for subway
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4731506
Whittier Daily News

East L.A. Street Closes For Metro Construction
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_331221922.html
CBS 2 TV

Gold is better Light rail user: survey shows preference over car use
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4732310
Pasadena Star News

Growing Demand for Homes Near Transit Could Result in Wider Range of Housing Choices
http://tinyurl.com/ydajk9
Smart Growth Online

New airfield at LAX center of controversy: Modernization-plan critics not sure project is needed
http://dailynews.com/news/ci_4731613
Daily News

North runways at LAX may be altered: Airport officials cite safety and air quality concerns in seeking changes that could push flights closer to homes
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airport28nov28,1,515182.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

NTSB: No cell phone use by bus drivers
http://tinyurl.com/yzoa8b
Metro Magazine

O.C. plans a welcome sign to greet motorists where I-5 expands: Expansion is widening and upgrading the freeway, and planners want to celebrate the county's improved 'front door.'
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa28nov28,1,3254893.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Ports considering maglev trains to cut smog: Officials see magnetic levitation technology as a clean, high-speed way to move goods inland, ease traffic congestion and reduce pollution
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-maglev28nov28,1,3887348.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Priorities being set at Capitol: New state legislators want Valley to receive fair share
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4727107
Daily News

Short on cash? MARTA now accepts plastic
http://tinyurl.com/yd39th
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Troubled youths can hop on bus: The vehicles offer them a ride to Operation SafeHouse, where help is available
http://tinyurl.com/yduljk
Press Enterprise

11/27/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday Nov. 27, 2006

Beverly Hills doesn't want to miss the subway
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-subway27nov27,0,1906479,full.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Boost for transit in south Orange County: Cities get money to help ferry people from train depots
http://tinyurl.com/ymy99u
Orange County Register

Businessmen Gain Attention In Transit Politics
http://cbs2.com/business/local_story_330140939.html
CBS 2 TV

Downtown's Got Drive: L.A. Auto Show Arrives this Week
http://tinyurl.com/yexs6n
L.A. Downtown News

Freeway-free coastal journey: Santa Barbara tourists who arrive by train earn discounts for ditching the car. The program, aimed at cutting air pollution, inspires some odd adventures in sightseeing
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-sbtrain26nov26,1,2752475.story?coll=la-travel-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Freeway knots to come untied: Months of closures, delays and detours related to the 22 road work have a date with history set for Thursday
http://tinyurl.com/ybqux4
Orange County Register

In Search of Special Spots: Emily Gabel Luddy, the Head of the City's New Urban Design Studio, Has Big Plans for Downtown
http://tinyurl.com/yle7aj
L.A. Downtown News

Spend money on trains, subway - Re "Why dig L.A. into a hole?" Opinion, Nov. 18
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/letters/la-le-sunday26.1nov26,0,7474863.story?coll=la-sunday-letters
Los Angeles Times

State looks at lane safety: Caltrans is trying to learn if carpooling can actually increase accidents
http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/83386.html
Sacramento Bee

Transportation issues get new voice: A group of executives hopes to win more funding for projects to ease Inland congestion
http://tinyurl.com/yfzu8x
Press Enterprise

11/26/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Nov. 26, 2006

22 Freeway refit is ready to open
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-freeway26nov26,1,7536718.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Beijing to Build World's Longest Subway System
http://tinyurl.com/y5jy86
Mass Transit

Highway spending moving at warp speed
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/82570.html
Sacramento Bee

LAX dispute could increase airfares: Low-cost airlines say the L.A. airport agency's plan to raise rental rates may cost travelers and delay modernization of the facility
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax26nov26,1,6473013.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Nov. 25, 2006

A way to roll over gridlock? As metro Atlanta works on new projects to reduce traffic jams, California has become a proving ground for 'bus rapid transit.' (Metro Orange Line)
http://tinyurl.com/ydcoe8
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Festive Shoppers' Shuttle to Ring in Holiday Season (Santa Monica Big Blue Bus)
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman/publish/article_5012.php
Canyon News

Port air plan opens door for growth: Officials say pact's approval allows them to move ahead and consider such projects as terminal upgrades
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/4740401.html
Daily Breeze

With ‘Lola’s’ Help, Eastside Light Rail Reaches Milestone
http://tinyurl.com/y97d46
Eastside Sun

11/24/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday Nov. 24, 2006

210 extension marks its fourth year: Project has proven to be a boon for the Inland Empire
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4714057
Daily Bulletin

California To Purchase Bomb Dogs From Israel: First In Country To Participate
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=state&id=4793700
ABC News

City says SCAG has some explaining to do: Preliminary report on housing needs leaves some officials scratching their heads
http://tinyurl.com/y3f6pm
Simi Valley Acorn

Further 210 extension to be done in '07
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4714042
Daily Bulletin

In support of port growth: Leaders have to take an unpopular position to make a difference with pollution
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_4702082
Press Telegram

L.A. union plans strike at airport: The picketing Sunday is the first of a series of actions planned by engineers and architects. Their August walkout failed to win better pay
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-strike24nov24,1,6696208.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Police to Ticket Good Drivers: instead of a fine, the rewarded motorists will get two free round trips on any Big Blue Bus and a free ride on the holiday Shoppers Shuttle
http://tinyurl.com/yxkywz
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Ports' plan to clean air is hailed, criticized
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/4705641.html
Daily Breeze

Shoppers Get Free Bus Rides In Torrance
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_328183953.html
CBS 2 TV

SLOCOG staff report on projects to be funded by Props. 1A and 1B
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/16020875.htm
San Luis Obispo Tribune

Transportation Headlines for Thursday Nov. 23, 2006

No headlines today. Happy Thanksgiving.

11/22/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Nov. 22, 2006

Factory to be reborn: Historic building rescued
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4696411
Whittier Daily News

FTA's Public Transportation Planning Public Participation Grants
http://tinyurl.com/y2dnan
Smart Growth Online

Hello, heaviest traffic day
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_4703073
San Bernardino Sun

Metrolink lures holiday travelers with discounts TRAFFIC: The agency is adding more trains to get people off of the busy highways.
http://tinyurl.com/ymcvsa
Press Enteprise

Metrolink to run O.C.-Riverside trains on holiday
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-trains22nov22,1,1912075.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Natural Gas Delivers Forum to Be Held in Long Beach
http://tinyurl.com/w6ut7
The Auto Channel

New $100M Phase of North Hollywood Project Planned
http://tinyurl.com/v3f9e
Commercial Property News

Orangeline (maglev) One Step Closer To Santa Clarita
http://tinyurl.com/uph6q
KHTS AM 1220

Santa Monica revs up parking space website: Santa Monica officials hope a website with updates on spaces will ease traffic problems
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-parking22nov22,1,3997759.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Traffic & Transit: To be happy, we must walk
http://tinyurl.com/yx8ja2
LAist

Transit workers picket (Omnitrans)
http://sbsun.com/news/ci_4697375
San Bernardino Sun

Turkey Time Travel Trouble Tools
http://tinyurl.com/y9yhueLAVoice.org

11/21/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Nov. 21, 2006

Airline sought for Palmdale: L.A. World Airports will lead the effort to attract carrier
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4697302
Daily News

All aboard! ...Nixon Library spotlights toy trains
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4697518
Whittier Daily News

Area freeway work called `priority': MTA panel submits I-10 projects on list for bond funds
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4697517
Whittier Daily News

City Installs Traffic Sensors
http://tinyurl.com/yaw2j8
Santa Clarita Signal

East Valley development starts to bloom
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4689815
Daily News

Gasoline prices see abnormal rise: Tighter supplies and refinery work send the state's per-gallon retail cost 3.1 cents higher
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas21nov21,1,688619.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Grand Avenue project clears first hurdle: The $2-billion downtown L.A. development gets unanimous approval of a city-county panel. But tax assistance issues are still being worked out
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-grandave21nov21,1,3457401.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Group urges airlines to land in Palmdale: Coalition tries to find carriers who'll use the Antelope Valley airport, which could ease LAX congestion
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/4705661.html
Daily Breeze

Huge month says volumes about changes at L.A. port: The facility, under new management and intent on luring back business, moves a record amount of cargo, keeping ahead of its Long Beach rival
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-port21nov21,1,2512206.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s transport priorities: Besides the planned freeway upgrades, money from Prop. 1B should fund subway extensions and light rail
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-transit21nov21,0,2925096.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

LAX to raise the rent on airlines: Carriers, whose fees may double, say passengers ultimately will wind up paying more
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/4705646.html
Daily Breeze

Leasing Begins For First Phase Of NoHo Commons
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/10366169/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

NoHo project hits milestone: A residential phase of the redevelopment plan is slated to be completed today
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-noho20nov20,1,91956.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

OUR SO-CAL LIFE. Bus-see TV - Transit TV: what you're forced to watch while riding the bus
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-bustv20nov20,0,4862350.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Port panels OK plan to cut pollution: An unusual joint vote by the traditionally competing L.A. and Long Beach complexes comes after hours of often harsh testimony
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-air21nov21,1,6543131.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Ports pass clean air plan: Anti-pollution push includes tougher emissions standards aimed at improving health in Long Beach
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4697629
Press Telegram

States struggle to pay for roads
http://tinyurl.com/tfjsd
USA Today

Studio 2: California Highway Traffic History (video)
Part I: http://www.cbs2.com/video/?id=28901@kcbs.dayport.com
Part II: http://www.cbs2.com/video/?id=28902@kcbs.dayport.com
Part III: http://www.cbs2.com/video/?id=28903@kcbs.dayport.com
Part IV: http://www.cbs2.com/video/?id=28904@kcbs.dayport.com
CBS 2 TV

Vegas factor plagues small town's traffic: Yermo residents know when heading out for an errand is useless
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-yermo20nov20,1,4968451.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Widening of Riverside Freeway, carpool lanes on San Diego Freeway top project list
Orange County planners meet to set construction priorities in order to compete for state bond money
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa21nov21,1,43615.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

11/20/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday Nov. 20, 2006

Bring the Olympics Back to L.A.: Even though we've had them twice, L.A. is still the better pick to host the 2016 games
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-olympics19nov19,0,7610590.story?coll=la-news-comment-editorials
Los Angeles Times

Bus-see TV: Transit TV: what you're forced to watch while riding the bus
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-bustv20nov20,0,4862350.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Lessons From Colombia: Ex-Bogotá Mayor Enrique Peñalosa Lectures City Officials On How to Steer a Car-less Future
http://tinyurl.com/ylw3on
L.A. Downtown News

Run Lola Run (Metro Gold Line Eastside)
http://tinyurl.com/yla7je
L.A. Downtown News

11/19/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Nov. 19, 2006

Curing freeway congestion
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_4686263
Pasadena Star News

New era in South Pasadena: Change has found its way into a city long known for guarding its small-town, historic charm. Not everyone is on board with revitalization efforts
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-southpas19nov19,0,7883958.story?coll=la-home-local
Los Angeles Times

Rough ride for the mayor Re "Mayor rides the SUV, not the MTA," Nov. 14
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-le-sunday19.1nov19,1,2491816.story?coll=la-news-comment
Los Angeles Times

Sprinter train price may hit $484 million
http://tinyurl.com/yernbs
San Diego Union Tribune

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Nov. 18, 2006

An above-ground solution for Wilshire traffic: A dedicated bus lane for the Metro Rapid Line 720 would cost less in time and money than digging a subway to Santa Monica
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-woo18nov18,0,2405331.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Build a better downtown: Design competitions leave too many good ideas out of the mix
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-weinstein18nov18,0,3324154.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Desert Route: Developers' 'next tier' told to plan now to avoid gridlock
http://tinyurl.com/yet2ga
Press Enterprise

Employment study focuses on better wages, fewer commuters: Better wages and fewer freeway commuters are the payoff, says an economic partnership
http://tinyurl.com/y422s3
Press Enterprise

Greater density could speed rail line to Redlands (Metrolink)
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_4679410
Redlands Daily Facts

measure of success for Highway 118 widening
http://tinyurl.com/yzbvrg
Simi Valley Acorn

Planting the seeds of a future park: The state names the winner of the design team that will transform L.A.'s 32-acre Cornfield into a swath of green at the edge of Chinatown
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cornfield18nov18,1,4934888.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Trucks drive a debate Re "Trucks targeted in clean-air drive," Nov. 12
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-le-saturday18.5nov18,1,3557667.story?coll=la-news-comment
Los Angeles Times

Valley to see strong job growth Land scarcity, worker shortage complicate outlook
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/business/ci_4681051
Pasadena Star News

Westside office market still hot: Grubb & Ellis forecasts robust demand for the foreseeable future. Area residents say any new space will add to their huge traffic burden (Metro Red Line, Exposition Light Rail)
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-westside18nov18,1,3373505.story?coll=la-headlines-californiaLos Angeles Times

11/17/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday November 17, 2006

$2-billion downtown overhaul in the red
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-grandave17nov17,0,496743.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Crews finish dig on one Eastside tunnel
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tunnel17nov17,0,702488.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

A Debate on the Desirability of Urban Rail Transit Systems
http://www.planetizen.com/node/21907
Planetizen

Engineers tout Maglev at ports
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4675688
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Light rail tunnel done for Eastside extension
http://dailynews.com/news/ci_4674208
Daily News

Security at airports lacks consistency
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4668044
Long Beach Press-Telegram

11/16/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday Nov. 16, 2006

Asphalt Jungle: Parkers are prey in the new Hollywood
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/an-asphalt-jungle/15022/
L.A. Weekly

Cities win grants from supervisor to upgrade trails
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4659504
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

More driving woes on 15 Freeway this weekend
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4668185
Daily Bulletin

MTA panel wants $1.7 billion in transit bonds: The Los Angeles County agency's priority road projects include ending bottlenecks on the 5 at the O.C. line, and a carpool lane on the 405
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-highway16nov16,1,4849738.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Port officials seek to add to Red Car route: Harbor panel will vote on a contract to study options in expanding the popular trolley line
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/4651041.html
Daily Breeze

State Deficit may not hurt schools, transportation
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_4667095
San Bernardino Sun

Two PCH Safety Projects Await Permits, Funding
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=2384
Palisades Post

11/15/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday, Nov 15, 206

Caltrans vows to get up to code: The state agency's director promises to open its properties to outside inspections
http://tinyurl.com/yk2qup
Orange County Register

Catoe, the MTA's No. 2, to head up D.C. transit agency
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4657161
Daily News

Guidebook For Evaluating, Selecting, And Implementing Suburban Transit Services
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/tcrp/tcrp_rpt_116.pdf
Transportation Research Board

Metro Chief to Get a Towering Salary: New Manager Says He Will Ride Subway to Work (WMATA)
http://tinyurl.com/ym49jh
Washington Post

Transit village concept pushed: Transportation agency hopes cities will develop around an extension of a train line
http://tinyurl.com/yjjdaa
Press Enterprise

World's Largest Alternative Fuel Car & Transportation Show Set For December 9-10 In Santa Monica
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2006/11/13/028542.html
Auto Channel

11/14/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Nov. 14, 2006

Caltrans property management gets hearing
http://tinyurl.com/saron
Orange County Register

DC Metro Picks L.A. Official, D.C. Native As Manager
http://tinyurl.com/wgckw
Washington Post

Lane work cost rises: $30 million more will be required
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_4648560
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

LA Sees Huge Global Trade Growth: City has greatest gain amongst US Customs Districts, says research analysis
http://tinyurl.com/sg7fe
CalTrade Report

Local port initiatives spreading: Officials' trip to Australia shows influence of clean-air programs
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4654587
Press Telegram

Mass Transit Committee Proposes Two Possible BH Subway Stations
http://tinyurl.com/twfaq (.pdf file, see pages 1 and 34, site may require registration)
Beverly Hills Courier

Mayor rides the SUV, not the MTA
http://tinyurl.com/ydz9sb
Los Angeles Times

'Shocked' S.F. group drops bid for 2016 Olympics (leaving Los Angeles and Chicago in the running)
http://tinyurl.com/tq5h3
San Francisco Chronicle

Six O.C. cities get funds to study transportation projects: Ideas for pedestrian tunnel, shuttles and trolley, connecting to Metrolink stations, get a green light
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa14nov14,1,830051.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Slow progress frustrates freeway commuters - INTERSTATE 215: Residents say construction is not keeping up with the area's population growth
http://tinyurl.com/vdtx7
Press Enterprise

Studies contradict forecast for O.C. tollway benefits
The controversial Foothill South route proposed through a state park would not greatly ease congestion on Interstate 5, according to new figures
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollway14nov14,0,3836769.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Strong growth seen for state's economy: Infrastructure, traffic make California less desirable as a home
http://tinyurl.com/v7j6h
San Francisco Chronicle

Valleywide treat: 450-ton train, 50,000 lights, Santa
http://www.avpress.com/n/13/1113_s7.hts
Antelope Valley Press

11/13/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday Nov. 13, 2006

Analysis: With Changes on Capitol Hill, California Is Set to Assert New Clout
http://tinyurl.com/yyrmfe
New York Times

Game on at the Galen Center: New $140 Million Arena Helps Connect USC With the Heart of Downtown
http://tinyurl.com/yc8teg
L.A. Downtown News

Getting there is none of the fun: A lamppost in the fast lane? A curb blocking an offramp? On the freeway it's a SigAlert. For wheelchair users, it's a typical day of violated access laws.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-disabled13nov13,1,906084.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. studies divorce from county; Villaraigosa eyed for Sacramento
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4649532
Daily News

L.A. wants piece of the pie: County agencies set to seek share of $43 billion in statewide bonds
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4649288
Daily News

More Gold, Faster
http://tinyurl.com/yela5t
L.A. Downtown News

State's ports line up for new bond money
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/ci_4650092
Oakland Tribune

To Live and Walk in L.A: A Downtowner Dreams of a Mass Transit Future
http://tinyurl.com/yb853k
L.A. Downtown News

Tolls seen as way to generate funds: Solitary drivers someday may be able to pay for privilege of using HOV lanes
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4649452
Daily News

Wind beneath the wings of the L.A. airport agency: In her first year back as director, Lydia Kennard has managed to get some long-delayed major projects off the ground
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lydia13nov13,1,1277350.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

11/12/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Nov. 12, 2006

Dan Walters: Finally, an opportunity to fix roads
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/75564.html
Sacramento Bee

Late train spoils one man's desire to use public transit (Amtrak, Metrolink, Coaster)
http://tinyurl.com/yy5r86
North County Times/Californian

Making Gold Line faster, more efficient
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_4645357
Pasadena Star News

Many ways to get around Redlands in the 'golden era' (transit history)
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/living/ci_4646245
Redlands Daily Facts

Officials Review City Transportation Needs
http://tinyurl.com/y9qpc7
Santa Clarita Signal

Trains in Sierra are back on schedule after derailment
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-amtrak12nov12,1,4935914.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Train noise to remain for a while in Del Mar: Creating quiet zone could cost millions
http://tinyurl.com/yyxqos
San Diego Union Tribune

Train to plane: How U.S. cities rate
http://tinyurl.com/yaeoeh
Chicago Tribune

Trolley takes town for a spin
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/ci_4646255
Redlands Daily Facts

Trucks targeted in clean-air drive: Bond funds may boost a plan by the Long Beach and L.A. ports to replace older diesels, but more money is needed. Who will pay? It's still a bit hazy
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-trucks12nov12,1,2038555.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times