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2/18/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday February 18, 2006

Busier days for cargo corridor (Alameda Corridor)
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_3521491
Long Beach Press Telegram

Bus service to, from Sylmar starts soon
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_3521469
Los Angeles Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

Commuters Test Freeway Expansion: Two new lanes have opened along one of San Diego county's most congested freeway stretches
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/7168574/detail.html
NBC 7 TV

Indio to hit fund trail for transit center: The city hopes to complete construction of at least part of the complex by the end of 2008
http://www.pe.com/localnews/desert/stories/PE_News_Local_D_dtransit18.22a98d22.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

L.A. leaders train eyes on transit: Bid for bus, subway cash
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3521684
Los Angeles Daily News

Patrols prowl for traffic clogs: Riverside and San Bernardino counties use the tow-truck service to fight congestion
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_P_patrol18.2263dbbe.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Put to the road test: The governor must decide whether a toll road through San Onofre State Park would square with his promises on growth and global warming
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-reynolds18feb18,0,77407.story?coll=la-news-comment
Los Angeles Times

Sliding tolls endorsed for planned I-5 lanes
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060218-9999-6m18sandag.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Who’s Pulling the Political Trigger? San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Under Fire
Cover: http://mvnnews.com/past%20papers/021606/pages/Page%2001.html
Opinion: http://mvnnews.com/past%20papers/021606/pages/Page%2013.html
Story Page 1: http://mvnnews.com/past%20papers/021606/pages/Page%2014.html
Story Page 2: http://mvnnews.com/past%20papers/021606/pages/Page%2015.html
Mountain View News

2/17/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday February 17, 2006

Airport gets five hydrogen fuel-cell Mercedes-Benz F-Cell vehicles in two-year experiment test program
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/02/16/news_-_features/lax/lax2.txt
The Argonaut

And Now the News: What’s worse than bad TV? Bad TV on the bus
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=3312&IssueNum=141
Los Angeles City Beat

Angelides Offers Plan to Require Fuel-Efficient Cars: The Democratic candidate for governor aims to spur sales of cleaner energy sources and curb urban sprawl to cut gas consumption
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-gov17feb17,0,414945.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bellflower OKs restoration of former Pacific Electric depot, lease to restaurant
http://snipurl.com/mnjp
Los Angeles Wave/East Edition

Big Dig benefit: A quicker downtown trip - The $14.6-billion Big Dig project has cut the average trip through the center of Boston from 19.5 minutes to 2.8 minutes
http://snipurl.com/mnka
Boston Globe

Caltrans chief, Victorville mayor compare road maps: Discuss pending joint road projects designed to alleviate traffic congestion
http://www.vvdailypress.com/2006/114018592843234.html
Victorville Daily Press

Clean Air Regulations, Clean Diesel - ULSD Fuel: Diesel users prepare for the introduction of ultra low sulfur diesel; but first, they need a few answers
http://www.masstransitmag.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&id=340
Mass Transit Magazine

Complaints expressed: New trains make fewer stops, but aren't always faster (Metro Gold Line Express Service)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_3518410
Pasadena Star News

Culver City Raises Taxi Cab Fares
http://snipurl.com/mnjj
Los Angeles Independent/Culver City Edition

Fare Collection Update: Putting the "Smart" in Smart Cards: A new study from Accenture reveals that transit operators have a lot to say — and plenty to learn — about integrated e-ticketing systems
http://www.masstransitmag.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&id=346
Mass Transit Magazine

L.A. mayor forms disaster panel: Group including police officials, port and LAX directors and Disney's head of security will plan response
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/2327441.html
Daily Breeze

League of California Cities Adopts Infrastructure Investment Principles and Recommendations
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=110125
Market Wire

Los Angeles: 12 local intersections listed for left-turn signals; City Council okay required
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/02/16/news_-_features/area/a1.txt
The Argonaut

Mayor Pushes For $4.8 Billion Subway System
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_047145308.html
CBS 2 TV

Mayor to push for extension of Red Line: Extension seen as prime bond project
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3517629
Los Angeles Daily News

Old transit wish list gets $1.3 billion
http://www.insidebayarea.com/opinionseditorials/ci_3514968
Inside Bay Area

Santa Clarita-To-Sylmar Bus Line Will Begin Service: Commuter Bus Set To Roll March 5
http://www.nbc4.tv/traffic/7134126/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
NBC 4 TV

Santa Fe Springs plans acquisitions for railroad grade separations
http://snipurl.com/mnjm
Los Angeles Wave/East Edition

Shuttle bus trip fees to airport increased for hotels, others — Airport board will consider hotel shuttle consolidation plan
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/02/16/news_-_features/lax/lax1.txt
The Argonaut

Spanning For Gold – Express Service, Airport Extension
http://www.sanmarinotribune.com/tribune/read/publisher_28/2006-02-15.01
San Marino Tribune

U.S. to Fund 12 Commuter Buses for the 91 Freeway: Part of grant aims to help unclog connector between Orange and Riverside counties
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ocbus17feb17,0,6776633.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Whittier melds track and trail: City asks for contract bids for Greenway project on the five-mile trail on an abandoned stretch of Union Pacific Railroad right of way through town from Pioneer Boulevard east to Mills Avenue
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3518289
Whittier Daily News

2/16/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 16, 2006

Babbitt knocks governor's infrastructure measure
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/13885984.htm
Contra Costa Times

Border-crossing delays cost billions, study finds
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3509646
Los Angeles Daily News

CalSTEP Urges California to Address Oil Dependence
http://www.evworld.com/view.cfm?section=communique&newsid=11033&url=
EV World

Requirement to add ethanol revoked: EPA frees state from mandate for fuel additive
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/16/BAG04H9IQG1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Gold Line change is no help to riders
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-lew-express16feb16,0,4656880.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

GOP proposes reform package: Assembly bills set stage for legislative fight (Public Works Bond)
http://dailynews.com/news/ci_3513463
Los Angeles Daily News

GOP proposes relaxing rules on contracting: a package of bills that would relax state contracting practices and environmental regulations (Public Works Bond)
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14195001p-15021696c.html
Sacramento Bee

Inland Empire – Hong Kong Connect (Freight/Goods Movement)
http://www.caltradereport.com/eWebPages/page-two-1139967069.html
CalTrade Report

Low-Car Diet Participants Getting Around Just Fine; Early Results Indicate That Living without a Car is Easy, Just Requires a Little Planning
http://snipurl.com/mm9x
Business Wire

New L.A. Subway Line Would Cost $4.8 Billion
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_046140247.html
CBS 2 TV

Plan to reduce oil dependency in California advocated
http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=1353
Central Valley Business Times

Police campaign targets safety at rail crossings: Riverside police will join today in the crackdown on those who cross tracks illegally
http://www.pe.com/localnews/corona/stories/PE_News_Local_H_metrolink15.13094cb6.html
Riverside Press Enteprise

Pricey pipe dream: Subway isn't best use of transportation funds
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_3512993
Los Angeles Daily News

Report on 'Subway to the Sea'
http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=4507185&nav=9qrx
KESQ ABC TV

Report: Truck delays at border crossings cost economies $6 billion in 2005
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060214-1504-crossborder.html
San Diego Union Tribune

'Subway To The Sea' Could Cost $4.8 Billion, Take 10 Years To Build
http://www.nbc4.tv/traffic/7092299/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
NBC 4 TV

Subway to Sea Is Far Off at Best
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-subway16feb16,0,7920615.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Ventura Supervisors endorse transportation fairy tales
http://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/news/article/0,1375,VCS_121_4467296,00.html
Ventura County Star

2/15/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 15, 2006

Four More Counties in Sweden Join Regional Smart Card Transit Fare Collection System; ``Resekortet'' System Will Connect Rail and Bus Services Throughout Southern Sweden
http://snipurl.com/mkhp
Business Wire

Fullerton transit center pushes form and function: Fullerton is teaming with the developer that reshaped San Diego's downtown to make its transit center friendlier to commuters, visitors
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/money/homepage/article_997609.php
Orange County Register

Governor's bond plan is too large, Núñez warns: Assembly speaker says Democrats fear education funds would suffer under the $68 billion plan. He says his party also wants to add projects
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14191121p-15018067c.html
Sacramento Bee

Hybrid Perks May Become Problems: As Vehicles Pack HOV Lanes, Experts Fear Advantages Could Turn Counterproductive
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/13/AR2006021301864.html
Washington Post

Less bus noise sought
http://snipurl.com/mkhe
Monterey County Herald

Port security concern raised: Oakland Senator Says Governor's Bond Plans Must Include Funds
http://snipurl.com/ml0p
Mercury News

RAD Sunset Development--Planning Staff Says Approve (with Conditions) in Draft of Document (Metro Venice Division 6)
http://www.venicepaper.net/pmt_comments.php?id=216_0_1_0_C
Venice Paper

Road jam-up cries for options: mess of traffic and congestion at Temple Avenue and Valley Boulevard in Bassett causes backups that take cars from 20to 45 minutes to pass
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_3509783
Pasadena Star News

Senate leader says governor, lawmakers need quick bond deal
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/02/13/state/n165430S54.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Subway to sea viable?: Mayor still behind idea despite $4.8 billion cost
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3509647
Los Angeles Daily News

Transit bets on 'smart' cards: Substitute for tickets could offer rewards
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/story.html?id=30e4d3aa-e93f-41a2-9de1-78b828a11859&k=56088
Edmonton Journal

Transit panel puts off vote on $100,000 grants: OCTA seeks municipal input before adopting plan
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_998166.php
Orange County Register

Will the governor be an oak or a willow?: Remember 'live within our means'? Schwarzenegger should find a frugal way to rebuild California
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-spence14feb14,0,2118201.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinionsLos Angeles Times

2/14/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday February 14, 2006

Airport Commission Sets $3 Fare for Union Station-LAX Bus
http://www.garmentandcitizen.com/category/news/inside-stories-crime-los-angeles-downtown-news-city-council.php
Los Angeles Garment and Citizen

City officials to seek funds for projects
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_3502506
Los Angeles Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Committee: Drop North County from airport search
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/02/14/news/top_stories/21306192547.txt
North County Times/Californian

Daniel Weintraub: Perata on public works: I am in the driver's seat
http://www.sacbee.com/content/opinion/story/14187626p-15014686c.html
Sacramento Bee

Developers, Builders Answering Growing Demand for Mixed-Use Living
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=5239&state=52
Smart Growth News

Getting Ready for Rails: Sound Transit is on time and under budget—if you don't count the first five years
http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/0606/sound-transit.php
Seattle Weekly

Group fights airport growth - Q&A: Kowal speaks for L.B. residents
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_3502232
Long Beach Press Telegram

Los Angeles to Break Ground for Nestor Traffic Systems Automated Red Light Enforcement System
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=109670
Market Wire

Mayor shows commuters love (signal synchronization)
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3506264
Los Angeles Daily News

MTA considering double-pane windows to reduce noise
http://www.pe.com/ap_news/California2/CA_Bus_Noise_224521CA.shtml
Riverside Press Enterprise

MTA Touts Route to Romance With Valentine’s Guide
http://www.garmentandcitizen.com/category/news/mta-touts-route-to-romance-with-valentines-guide.php
Los Angeles Garment and Citizen

Orange Line Bus Collides With Car In West Valley
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/7023563/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
NBC 4 TV

Three Injured When Bus Collides With SUV In Encino
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_044223013.html
CBS 2 TV

Why Do Some Workers Find Long Commutes Attractive?
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=5241&state=5&res=1024
Smart Growth News

2/13/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday February 13, 2006

Alternative to LAX: Boom in Bubank traffic shows a market need
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_3502236
Long Beach Press Telegram

Battle building to defeat bond plan: Schwarzenegger's infrastructure proposal faces bipartisan opposition
http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3501512
The Argus

Beyond The MetroCard (RFID smart card pilot program)
http://www.gothamgazette.com/article/transportation/20060213/16/1758
Gotham Gazette

City West Needs BID, More DASH
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/02/13/news/opinion/edit01.txt
Los Angeles Downtown News

Express Service Starts Today on Gold Line
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs13.3feb13,0,1258894.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Gov.'s Plan Targets Southland Traffic Hot Spots
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-explainer13feb13,0,2835360.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Hotel Pays for Worker Transportation (Transit Access Pass)
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/02/13/news/news_briefs/at04.txt
Los Angeles Downtown News

Metrolink to maintain its neutrality: Commuter railway will neither oppose nor support a proposed crossing at Flower Street
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/politics/story/37629p-55736c.html
Glendale News Press

Upbeat in Downtown: LAEDC Says Local Economy Is Strong, But Warns of Pitfalls
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/02/13/news/news03.txt
Los Angeles Downtown News

Wanted: Master Builders for $640 Million Train Line (Exposition LRT)
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/02/13/news/news_briefs/at09.txtLos Angeles Downtown News

2/12/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday February 12, 2006

Amtrak ridership breaks record in California
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/02/12/news/top_stories/20_27_112_11_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

Can city catch high-speed train?: Work has started on a conceptual design of a station for the magnetic rail system at the Westfield Shoppingtown West Covina
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3501296
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Feeding Frenzy for Lobbyists: The governor's proposed $222-billion public works bond has advocates for firms and unions lining up for a piece of the action
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lobbying12feb12,0,7317054.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Freeway corridor future pondered: Yucaipa torn between preservation, growth
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_3500128
San Bernardino Sun

Homes Near Orange Line May Get Double-Pane Windows
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-orange12feb12,0,2752434.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Suddenly, infrastructure is hot: Governor's overhaul plan is getting good poll numbers as rivals offer their own versions
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14180812p-15008011c.html
Sacramento Bee

Valley Boulevard and Temple Avenue: Bassett junction a motorist's nightmare
http://sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3500842
San Gabriel Valley Tribune