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2/11/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday February 11, 2006

Agency to ban smoking at bus, train stops
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/02/10/news/top_stories/21_47_502_9_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

Call It The WeHolly Trolley
http://snipurl.com/mgqr
Los Angeles Independent/West Hollywood Edition

Car and Metro Bus Collision Sends Six to Hospital
http://lafd.blogspot.com/2006/02/car-and-metro-bus-collision-sends-six.html
Los Angeles Fire Department Blog

Firm downgrades Las Vegas monorail bond rating
http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2006/feb/10/021010441.html
Las Vegas Sun

Fitch Downgrades Las Vegas Monorail, Nevada, to 'BB'; Outlook Negative
http://snipurl.com/mh14
Business Wire

Five Injured After Metro Bus, Vehicle Collide
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_042143857.html
CBS 2 News

Governor needs smart plan for infrastructure
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/opinion/13847881.htm
Contra Costa Times

Governor's bond likely to focus on formula, not projects
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/02/11/news/top_stories/23_08_062_10_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

MTA moves to muffle busway noise
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3497298
Los Angeles Daily News

New provider for Dial-a-Ride wooing drivers in Riverside County: The company wants to retain those from the operation now, but many have quit
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_dial11.1689f46f.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Parking lot ads can't be missed
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_3497099
Los Angeles Daily News

Public transit can trigger tunnel vision
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-saturday11.1feb11,0,2158384.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Railing about his take on our trains and buses: "Taking the rapid out of transit," Current, Feb. 5
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-saturday11.3feb11,0,2944818.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

RTA's Buddy Fare program growing
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/02/11/news/californian/20_57_332_10_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

South Bay's cities work for a say on regional smog board: Local legislators are pushing for a seat on the powerful South Coast Air Quality Management District board. Chief among concerns is pollution from LAX and the Port of Los Angeles
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/2297751.html
Daily Breeze

Swept Out to Sea: A new proposal would move a controversial natural gas terminal 15 miles out into the ocean
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=3261&IssueNum=140
Los Angeles City Beat

Transit board seeks to prohibit smoking at bus, trolley stops
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060210-9999-7m10ban.htmlSan Diego Union Tribune

2/10/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday February 10, 2006

Airport alternative: Boom in passenger traffic at Burbank shows what public wants
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_3492710
Los Angeles Daily News

Arnold touts transportation program
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/business/ci_3489123
Pasadena Star News

Bush Budget Seeks Ticket Tax Hike, Amtrak Subsidy Cut
http://snipurl.com/mei7
Business Travel News

Caltrans Should Resist Reducing DBE Goals
http://www.egpnews.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=3&pageid=2413
Eastside Sun

City opens new bridge: Palmdale's latest effort part of project to widen much-traveled Avenue S
http://www.avpress.com/n/09/0209_s1.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Compton to Benefit from MTA Funding
http://www.thecomptonbulletin.com/news05_020806/index.html
Compton Bulletin

Disaster study targets SoCal
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_3493115
San Bernardino Sun

Gold Line Express Set to Open Monday
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=3892976
ABC 7 TV

Governor says cutting infrastructure plan 'unacceptable'
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/state/13828195.htm
Contra Costa Times

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Enter Service at Los Angeles Airport
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=109341
Market Wire

Inland Southern California Leads State In Growth
http://www.planetizen.com/node/18757
Planetizen

Las Vegas Included in Worst Bottlenecks
http://www.klas-tv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4478879
KLAS TV
Link to Federal Highway Administration’s list of the nation’s worst bottlenecks: http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/congestion_report/chapter3.htm#3_2
Part of “Traffic Congestion and Reliability: Trends and Advanced Strategies for Congestion Mitigation” http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/congestion_report/index.htm

LAX: FAA awards airport $56.5 million in grants for runway improvements, home soundproofing
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/02/09/news_-_features/top_stories/2lax.txt
The Argonaut

Legislation targets airports, ports
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/02/09/business/news/12_15_392_8_06.txt
North County Times

Let's make a deal: State leaders aren't far apart on public works
http://www.sacbee.com/content/opinion/story/14168160p-14995770c.html
Sacramento Bee

Light Rail Finally Rolling (Exposition LRT)
http://www.smmirror.com/volume1/issue47/light_rail_finally.html
Santa Monica Mirror

Merchants Lose Parking-Traffic Improved? NOT!
http://www.boulevardsentinel.com/02-2006.htm
Eagle Rock Boulevard Sentinel

Port of Los Angeles Reports a Record 23-Percent Increase in On-Dock Rail Usage During 2005; Nation's Largest Container Port Logs More Than One Million Rail Lifts in 2005
http://snipurl.com/mei2
Business Wire

Riding The Rails of The Gold Line (Foothill Extension)
http://www.sanmarinotribune.com/tribune/read/publisher_28/2006-01-26.03
San Marino Tribune

SANDAG requests $5 million from Congress for SR 76
http://snipurl.com/mehk
Fallbrook Village News

Schwarzenegger takes $222B bond plea to Silicon Valley
http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2006/02/06/daily50.html
San Jose Business Journal

State Democrats vow to work with governor to tweak plans
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3493299
Los Angeles Daily News

Tour bus stops take toll on cities
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_3492904
Whittier Daily News

Two cities are reconnected: Temporary span links Pico Rivera, Montebello
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3493700
Whittier Daily News

Untangling traffic: Left-turn lights seem like small potatoes, but can have big impact
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_3492718
Los Angeles Daily News

Villaraigosa, Officials Ride New Metro Gold Line
http://www.nbc4.tv/traffic/6882063/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

2/09/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 9, 2006

2006 Potential Transit Ballot Measures (Updated)
http://www.cfte.org/success/2006BallotMeasures.asp
Center for Transportation Excellence

Avenue S widened from 2 lanes to 4 above railroad
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_3488593
Los Angeles Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Burbank Airport soars to passenger, flight records
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3488929
Los Angeles Daily News

Bush's Proposed Amtrak Subsidies Anger Those on Both Left and Right
http://www.nysun.com/article/27221
New York Sun

Governor drums up support for bond plan: Schwarzenegger says improvements good for economy
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/09/BUGHLH55SE1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Gridlock restarts talks on L.A. subway extension
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-02-08-la-subway_x.htm
USA Today

Left turns to be easier
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3489096
Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) 2006-2007 Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook (pdf)
http://www.laedc.org/reports/Forecast_2006-02.pdf
LAEDC.org

Muni faces budget deficit
http://www.sfexaminer.com/articles/2006/02/08/news/20060208_ne05_muni.txt
San Francisco Examiner

Oil Tax Initiative Funds Reported
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-powerprop9feb09,1,588805.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Port's pollution report is positive
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/2283076.html
Los Angeles Daily Breeze

Toll road debate lures bond-finance experts on Capitol cash hunt
http://www.capitolweekly.net/news/article.html?article_id=491
Capitol Weekly

Willie Nelson debuts soy fuel
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3489207
Los Angeles Daily News

2/08/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 8, 2008

Brand Boulevard upgrade continues
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3485328
Los Angeles Daily News

Budget would fund tests of gas tax alternatives
http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp?id=51604
ETrucker

Caltrans Director Kempton Highlights Historic Transportation Plan for Senate Committee
http://snipurl.com/mc1d
Business Wire

Caltrans may ditch program for minority contractors
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/13816261.htm
Mercury News

Commuting Time Alarming as Fire Closes Roads: With Eastern tollways partly shut, the drive from Riverside County to O.C. takes up to an hour longer. Routes could open today
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic8feb08,0,4835844.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

High-speed rail project may fall off track
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/02/08/news/top_stories/2406101137.txt
North County Times/Californian

LAX efforts: Regionalizing air traffic requires tough, no-nonsense leadership
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_3481922
Los Angeles Daily News

Looking Down The Highway (Intelligent Transportation Systems)
http://www.forbes.com/logistics/2006/02/07/transportation-highways-roads-cx_ag_0208beltway.html?partner=rss
Forbes

N.J. Starts Bomb-Screening of Train Riders
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-bomb-screening-trains,1,332702.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Rail wrong way: L.A.'s system costs more than it saves
http://dailynews.com/theiropinion/ci_3485171
Los Angeles Daily News

Southland shows strength: Economic forecast rosy for '06; Valley hot
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3485382
Los Angeles Daily News

Torlakson finds new ways to improve transit growth
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/13810539.htm
Contra Costa Times

Worst Cities For Traffic
http://www.forbes.com/home/logistics/2006/02/06/worst-traffic-nightmares-cx_rm_0207traffic.html
Forbes

2/07/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday February 7, 2006

American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Statement On President Bush's Proposed FY 2007 DOT Budget
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/060206dot_response.cfm
American Public Transit Association

LAX runway safety project to get $100 million from feds
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2006-02-06-lax-runways_x.htm
USA Today

Low-sulfur fuel may clear road for diesel cars
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060207/news_1n7diesel.html
San Diego Union Tribune

No new money proposed for transit security; needs far exceed budget proposal
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/060206dhs_response.cfm
American Public Transit Association

ONT's takeoff stalls
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_3482024
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Riding into tomorrow: Big plans for NY subways
http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/388920p-329888c.html
NY Daily News

Shuttles will soon shell out more cash to circle LAX
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/2269271.html
Daily Breeze

Staying Focused on Rail Security
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509316
Metro Magazine

Troublemakers - Karen Weise, Yale University (Story behind the fictional Westside subway, “Aqua Line”, an art project)
http://www.berkeleyprizecompetition.org/essay/2003/essays.cfm?winners=98
Berkeley Prize

U.S. freight totals revised upward by 25 percent
http://www.thetrucker.com/showstory.aspx?id=10622
The Trucker

U.S. ports stormed by wave of imports: Cargo container traffic swells to record, raising new concerns about congestion
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-0602060124feb06,1,3479971.story?coll=chi-business-hed
Chicago Tribune

White House proposes 2.77 trillion-dollar budget – Transportation Funding would decline 9.4%
http://www.todayonline.com/articles/99526.asp
Today Online

2/06/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday February 6, 2006

Bumpy road lies ahead for S.D. bus users: Transit system to unveil major overhaul of routes
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060206-9999-1n6bus.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Car-pool lane planned for fall on 60 Freeway
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_3479882
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Responding to Randal O’Toole’s “A Desire Named Streetcar”: 10 Ways He Gets It Wrong
http://www.cfte.org/critics/otoole_streetcar_response.asp
Center for Transportation Excellence

State legislators ride green wave in hybrid vehicles
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/05/BAGINH31GP1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Would regional airport fly?
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3479546Los Angeles Daily News

2/05/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday February 5, 2006

Busway proving fruitful: Riders say busway saves time, stress (Orange Line)
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3477046
Los Angeles Daily News

Car-pool lane OK'd for 60 Freeway
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3477249
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Control sought for tour buses: Local cities unable to regulate vehicles
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_3477815
Pasadena Star News

L.A.'s future is up in the air (Ray Bradbury and Monorails for Los Angeles)
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-bradbury5feb05,0,6921963.story?coll=la-sunday-commentary
Los Angeles Times

Taking the rapid out of transit: An Antarctic expedition is tough, but try going to LAX by train or bus
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-op-turner5feb05,0,1422664.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions
Los Angeles Times