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2/04/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday February 4, 2006

710 Freeway extension dealt setback
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3474909
Whittier Daily News

Air Board Targets Rail Yards' Idling Threats: Southland officials move to limit the time trains can sit running unattended, spewing diesel fumes into nearby neighborhoods
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-trains4feb04,0,7937938.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bill to clear the air at diesel hubs advances: Oropeza-Horton measure to deal with smog at facilities that draw trucks, locomotives and ships heads for state Senate on narrow vote
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/2257632.html
Daily Breeze

Burbank revives plan to install downtown parking meters
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3474356
Los Angeles Daily News

Collision Course On Clean Air Standards: AQMD Adopts Tougher Locomotive Anti-Idling Rules Than CARB-RR MOU Accepted Statewide; Next Step Up To RRs
http://www.lbreport.com/news/feb06/aqmdmou.htm
Long Beach Report

Damaging lawsuit: Sierra Club lost its challenge to the Measure I half-cent sales tax on a technicality last month
http://www.pe.com/columns/cassiemacduff/stories/PE_News_Local_B_bcass03.1d7f5312.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Frommer Introduces $500 Million for Rail Safety
http://www.coremg.net/newspapers.php?paper=burbankweekly&storyid=2898
Burbank Weekly

Rail line from border is proposed (Freight)
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/tijuana/20060203-9999-1m3sandag.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Las Vegas plans monorail expansion from airport to Strip
http://www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=VEGAS-MONORAIL-02-03-06
Las Vegas Sun

Lawmakers, planners to discuss freight line
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20060204-9999-1mi4rail.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Idling diesel trains targeted
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_3474364
Long Beach Press Telegram

MTA breaks ground on new transit building
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3475168
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

North America Ports Report Record Traffic: Some observers worry about tie-ups like those that plagued L.A. and Long Beach in 2004
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-trains4feb04,0,7937938.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

OCTA to hold forums for public on Measure M
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/article_982961.php
Orange County Register

Suit's dismissal good news for area commuters
http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_3469751
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Take an aspirin - your commute just got worse - RIVERSIDE TO LA: Rail improvements force Metrolink customers to improvise rides
http://www.pe.com/localnews/morenovalley/stories/PE_News_Local_H_metrolink03.1d38ee28.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

2/03/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday February 3, 2006

Audits offer different views - OMNITRANS: One report is critical of the agency, while the other gives a positive appraisal.
http://www.pe.com/localnews/sanbernardino/stories/PE_News_Local_B_baudit02.189bd29e.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Bush Said to Plan Aid Request for Amtrak
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/01/AR2006020101996.html
Washington Post

Caltrans seeks legislative approval for Ten Mile Bridge replacement
http://www.advocate-news.com/Stories/0,1413,95~3977~3223899,00.html
Ft. Bragg Advocate News

Fares increase, ridership drops; transit agency queries adviser – Riverside Transit Agency: A fare increase creates a drop in riders and a rise in questions for a group's consultant
http://www.pe.com/localnews/morenovalley/stories/PE_News_Local_S_rta02.18575583.html
Riverside Press Enterprise
Riverside Transit Agency: http://www.riversidetransit.com/fares/index.htm

Feds give $56.5 million to LAX: Homes soundproofing, runway fix to be funded
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3470118
Los Angeles Daily News

Governor Schwarzenegger Highlights Public Safety Budget and Strategic Growth Plan to Protect California's Communities
http://www.bakersfieldonline.us/news/read/3/64079
Bakersfield Online

L.A. County OKs bike trail upgrade
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_3470301
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

LAX Gets More Federal Funds for Runway Project
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airport3feb03,0,7911459.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

LAX runway plan gets a promise of cash: Transportation secretary pledges $29.5 million in federal aid to create "a safer airport." Mineta also announced grants for soundproofing nearby homes.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/2251277.html
Daily Breeze

L.B. walkout bogs down L.A. Port
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_3470228
Press Telegram

Loma Linda has plan to shush train whistles: Responding to complaints, the city will apply to establish "quiet zones" at two crossings
http://www.pe.com/localnews/sanbernardino/stories/PE_News_Local_P_btrain01.13201500.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Man taking nap on tracks killed by train
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3470421
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

NABI buyout heralds liquidation, bourse de-listing
http://www.bbj.hu/?module=displaystory&story_id=255818&format=html
Budapest Business Journal

New ID card is seen as top port security need: Official says that while cameras and radiation-screening gear help, credential program is the "major missing piece" to securing the area
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/2251297.html
Daily Breeze

Next Phase Of Port
http://www.gazettes.com/middleharbor02022006.html
Long Beach Gazette

Port’s State Must Focus On Ecology
http://www.gazettes.com/port02022006.html
Long Beach Gazette

Railroad proposed for international trade: In a bid to strengthen San Diego's ability to compete with California's metropolitan giants for billions in bond money, transportation officials Thursday unveiled a proposal for a freight railroad that would ship Mexican products from Otay Mesa to Escondido
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/02/03/news/top_stories/21_48_212_2_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

RFID to Ride N.Y. Subways
http://www.rfidjournal.com/article/articleview/2112/1/1/
RFID Journal

San Diegans Participate in First-Ever 'Low-Car Diet'
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2006/02/01/209120.html
The Auto Channel

State approves funding for Hwy. 101 widening: The widening of Highway 101 through the heart of Santa Rosa will begin this spring, following today’s approval of emergency funding by the California Transportation Commission
http://www1.pressdemocrat.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060202/NEWS/60202015/1033/NEWS01
Press Democrat

Street Car Revival In L.A.
http://www.larchmontchronicle.com/ArchiveDetail.asp?ArchiveID=591
Larchmont Chronicle

Surfing to the Metro (Metro online store)
http://www.laist.com/archives/2006/01/31/surfing_to_the_metro.php
LAist Blog

Take your education for a new ride: Taking the bus can provide a more moving learning experience than inert classrooms
http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/articles.asp?id=35685
UCLA Daily Bruin

Traffic-easing funds idling: Scathing audit a 'road map' to jump-start projects
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3470086
Los Angeles Daily News

Ventura County public transit spins its wheels again
http://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/coleen_cason/article/0,1375,VCS_221_4438676,00.html
Ventura County Star

Welcome or not, cell phones set for NY underground
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060203/tc_nm/life_cellphones_dc
Yahoo! News

White House backs off wholesale Amtrak budget cut
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyID=2006-02-01T145747Z_01_N01233391_RTRUKOC_0_US-TRANSPORT-AMTRAK.xml
Reuters

2/02/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 2, 2006

Campaign Seeks Tax to Fund New Fuels: A proposed initiative to levy a surcharge on California oil could set off a big-spending battle
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-powerprop2feb02,1,5377520.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

City Remaining Vigilant with Its Transit System
http://www.the-signal.com/News/ViewStory.asp?storyID=8832
Santa Clarita Signal

Correction: LA-Subway Story
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/01/AR2006020101759.html
Washington Post

Group pushes for Gold Line grant
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_3462776
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

MasterCard and Citi Conduct Consumer Trial of Contactless Payments with MTA in Select NYC Subway Stations
http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=273
Mass Transit

Omnitrans says it will take action
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_3466053
San Bernardino Sun

Parks Lobbies for NFL’s Return to Coliseum; Seeks to Capitalize on Build-Out of Expo Rail Line
http://www.metroinvestmentreport.com/mir/?module=displaystory&story_id=325&format=html
Metro Investment Report

The Problem with Pork: How It Threatens Transportation Research
http://www.its.berkeley.edu/itsreview/winter2005/earmark.html
Institute of Transportation Studies Review

U.S. grant on way for LAX projects
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3466043
Los Angeles Daily News

Winogrond Prepares the Stage for Gail Goldberg at L.A. Planning Dept.
http://www.planningreport.com/tpr/?module=displaystory&story_id=1134&format=html
The Planning Report

2/01/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 1, 2006

Assemblywoman Oropeza's "Diesel Magnet Sources" Bill (AB1101)
http://www.lbreport.com/news/jan06/1101a.htm
Long Beach Report

Better road to street safety
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_3462436
Whittier Daily News

Bike trail upgrade given county's OK
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3462949
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Don't Abandon High Speed Rail in Favor of Roads and Sprawl
http://hollisterfreelance.com/opinion/contentview.asp?c=177957
Hollister Free Lance

Free Flow: Lessons learned on deadly London day
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/01/business/transcol02.php
International Herald Tribune

GM's Hybrid Bus Technology to be Featured at Super Bowl
http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?id=16634
Inside Indiana Business

Gold Line groups clash (Foothill Extension)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3463672
Whittier Daily News

I-15/I-215 corridor a priority: Approximately 140,000 vehicles travel through the interchange daily
http://www.vvdailypress.com/2006/113871751119664.html
Victorville Daily Press

Inland bus agencies don't share success: Fares are up and ridership is down for one, while the other says business is finally rolling
http://www.pe.com/localnews/riverside/stories/PE_News_Local_H_transit01.1320149a.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Latest audit of Omnitrans finds problems persist
http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_3461833
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

LAX cutbacks good for AV if leaders step up
http://www.avpress.com/n/31/0131_s10.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Mayor Offers Regional Airport Plan: Villaraigosa urges airlines to shift domestic flights from LAX to outlying facilities
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airport1feb01,0,6993951.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

NY MTA to test 'smart' fare cards in pilot program
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--subway-smartcard0131jan31,0,2813610.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork
Newsday

Partners sought for state: Governor wants to expand programs with private firms
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/01/31/BUGK4GVTQF1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Plastic may swipe MetroCard's crown
http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/387303p-328559c.html
NY Daily News

Study looks now at I-15's future: SANBAG wants to add more lanes and widen a key freeway interchange
http://www.pe.com/localnews/sanbernardino/stories/PE_News_Local_D_study31.de2a4f3.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Transit agencies talk terror
http://www.sfexaminer.com/articles/2006/02/01/news/20060201_ne01_transit.txt
San Francisco Examiner

1/31/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday January 31, 2006

Average Gasoline Price Jumps 8.9 Cents in State
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas31jan31,1,2724812.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Bills aim to reduce train risks (AB158)
http://www.orovillemr.com/news/ci_3450843
Oroville Mercury Register

California HOV lane exemption for hybrids so popular that program may end
http://suvs.autoblog.com/2006/01/30/california-hov-lane-exemption-for-hybrids-so-popular-that-progra/
AutoBlog

Cleaner port air sought by union
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_3459203
Long Beach Press Telegram

Faster trains advocated Re Gold Line "express" trains (scroll down page)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opnyourview/ci_3450858
Pasadena Star News

''Global California" Conference Planned in Sacramento: Panelists from government, major business sectors to participate in day-long event
http://www.caltradereport.com/eWebPages/front-page-1138631002.html
Cal Trade Report

High-speed rail advocates say they are frustrated by lack of progress
http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060130/NEWS01/601300329/1001
Stockton Record

Hybrids getting green lights: Driving solo in car-pool lanes is more popular
http://www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_3450549
Daily Democrat

LAUSD Backs Taylor Yard Land Purchase
http://www.egpnews.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=3&pageid=2337
Eastside Sun

Light-Rail Plan May Be Back on Track in Irvine: After CenterLine's death, the city is looking at a shorter loop linking Great Park, urban hubs
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-irvinerail31jan31,0,6480135.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials aboard bus-safety plan: The proposal for cameras and tracking devices goes next to the City Council for approval
http://www.pe.com/localnews/corona/stories/PE_News_Local_C_ccameras29.3c79c9e.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Ontario best choice for airport expansion
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_3458980
Whittier Daily News

Reaction to bond plan lukewarm: Is Schwarzenegger's infrastructure package 'fiscally prudent' or done 'exactly the wrong way'?
http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060130/NEWS01/601300330/1006
The Desert Sun

Sidewalks of L.A.: Success of cost-sharing fix-it program shows years of infrastructure neglect
http://dailynews.com/opinions/ci_3458603
Los Angeles Daily News

Silence on busway: Orange Line safety record proves critics wrong
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_3450333
Los Angeles Daily News

Transit leader silent on his future in area visit (Sec. Norman Mineta)
http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/13746631.htm
Ft. Worth Star Telegram

Transportation Committee members question multibillion-dollar transportation plan
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_3459497
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Transportation plan probed: Assembly dissects Arnold's proposal
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3459178
Los Angeles Daily News

West Covina to repair streets: Residential roadways among 73 targeted areas
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3460270
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

1/30/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday January 30, 2006

Bond plan is scrutinized by legislators: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger can't say his public works bond proposals aren't getting thorough consideration by the Legislature. Legislative committees held nine hearings last week
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/2251266.html
Daily Breeze

Building the Traffic Brain: Four Stories Below Ground, a Team of Engineers and Computers Tries to Out-Think Rush Hour
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/01/30/news/news02.txt
Los Angeles Downtown News

Bus Connects Union Station With LAX
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/01/30/news/news_briefs/at01.txt
Los Angeles Downtown News

Catalina Barge Owner Prepares to Ship Out: Avalon officials had objected to the vessel's highly visible remodel. But its removal leaves the island without a boat-repair outfit
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-barge30jan30,0,6589202.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Council Members Urge Reversal on Subway Ban
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/01/30/news/news_briefs/at07.txt
Los Angeles Downtown News

Downtown to Pasadena In 27 Minutes
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/01/30/news/news_briefs/at05.txt
Los Angeles Downtown News

Effort to Rebuild State a Tougher Sell in New Era: The governor is pushing a building plan on a scale not seen since the days of Pat Brown. But the political climate has chilled since then
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-will30jan30,0,5594643.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Frommer introduces plan to aid crossings: Dario Frommer introduces bill to garner cash for separation for at-grade crossings
http://www.burbankleader.com/politics/story/36652p-54277c.html
Burbank Leader

High fuel costs stall bus project: NATURAL GAS: The Riverside County plan offers riders fewer stops while avoiding freeway traffic.
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_express30.8d1c844.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

LAEDC Offers Economic Outlook
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/01/30/news/news_briefs/at04.txt
Los Angeles Downtown News

Listen to SCAG: It's time to look beyond LAX
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_3450334
Los Angeles Daily News

New Urban Design Officer Brought In: To Guide Growing Downtown, City
http://www.gazettes.com/designofc01232006.html
Long Beach Gazette

Project Is Counting On the Power of Hydrogen: Filling stations and converted Priuses for five cities are part of a long-term energy effort
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hydro30jan30,0,7165260.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

San Diego, other California cities feeling airport squeeze
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14132638p-14961575c.html
Sacramento Bee

TIMES PAST: JAN. 30, 1993 - Car-Dependent City Welcomes a Subway
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-a2anniversary30jan30,0,3286197.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

1/29/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday January 29, 2006

Car pooling declines sharply in region
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/01/29/news/californian/21_03_091_28_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

Career vs. Convenience: More than half of Santa Clarita Valley residents commuting to work
http://www.the-signal.com/News/ViewStory.asp?storyID=8811
Santa Clarita Signal

Corridor's future discussed: Long-awaited goal is to link parks, trail, green spaces through Valley
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3448417
Los Angeles Daily News

`Freight Week' kicks off Mon.
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_3448308
Long Beach Press Telegram

New chip may slash contactless transit ticket prices
http://www.contactlessnews.com/library/2006/01/29/new-chip-may-slash-contactless-transit-ticket-prices/
Contactless News

Silence on the busway: The Orange Line's safety record turns unexciting
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_3447792
Long Beach Press Telegram