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2/24/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday February 24, 2006

91 Freeway closures set
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_3540594
Long Beach Press Telegram

Airtalk with Larry Mantle: Gold Line Express Causes Distress (scroll down to Wed. Feb. 22 broadcasts)
http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/index.shtml
KPCC Radio

Assemblyman Chuck DeVore Introduces Bipartisan Truck-Only Toll Road Bill; A Truck-Only Toll Road Will Improve Traffic Flow and Reduce Pollution
http://snipurl.com/mw2k
Business Wire

Bond bickering: Like everything in Sacramento, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's massive public-works project to rebuild the state's crumbling infrastructure has become mired in politics
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_3539823
Long Beach Press Telegram

Bond Plan’s Focus Ripped: Angelides and environmental groups complain too little would go to public transit
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14221845p-15047432c.html
Sacramento Bee

Caltrans Director Kempton Says Prop 42 Protection Guarantees $7 Billion for Local Roads, Transit
http://snipurl.com/mw2m
Business Wire

Car Slams into Metro Station Support
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=3934838
ABC 7 TV

City gets land for trail link: Public rest areas, with benches and parking spaces, wanted to accompany loop
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/politics/story/38798p-57711c.html
Glendale News Press

City’s ‘Urban Development’ Poised to be Model (Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension)
http://www.coremg.net/newspapers.php?paper=arcadiaweekly&i=0&storyid=1889
Arcadia Weekly

Costs may drive solo commuters elsewhere - 91 EXPRESS LANES: The toll increase could spell business for buses, trains and vanpooling services
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_P_otherways23.182e2336.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Governor's rebuilding plan faces tough road
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060224/news_7m24gov.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Higher taxes, fees urged- Legislative analyst: Cut education funds, hike gas cost
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3540084
Los Angeles Daily News

Plan is a sign of the times: The Bay Area is on the verge of a transit information blitz, with up-to-the-minute bus and train arrival times available on cell phones, BlackBerrys, Web sites and more
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/13941503.htm
Contra Costa Times

Subway plan gains support: MTA board members warming to Wilshire extension
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3540361
Los Angeles Daily News

Toll-road extension gets green light: Agency's board votes to OK 16-mile southern addition to 241.
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/article_1016116.php
Orange County Register

Toll road through beach park gets OK: Orange County board's vote upsets state officials
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060224/news_1n24toll.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Tollway Would Slice Through Coastal Park: Orange County agency OKs a route bisecting San Onofre State Beach. State and federal approval is needed, and lawsuits are foreseen
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollway24feb24,1,2284619.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Tutor-Saliba, Others Agree to Pay S.F.: Firms would pay $19million to settle suit alleging overbilling and manipulation of minority contracting laws on airport projects
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tutor24feb24,1,3496381.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

2/23/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 23, 2006

Big Blue Bus Faces Day in Court
http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2006/February-2006/02_22_06_Big_Blue_Bus_Faces_Day_in_Court.htm
Santa Monica Surf

Burbank Airport Airport raises lot rates
http://www.burbankleader.com/politics/story/38686p-57528c.html
Burbank Leader

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

City gets land for trail link: Public rest areas, with benches and parking spaces, wanted to accompany loop
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/politics/story/38798p-57711c.html
Glendale News Press

Cost for proposed I-5 widening project climbs: July estimate of $251 million grows to $314 million
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1012019.php
Orange County Register

Costs may drive solo commuters elsewhere: 91 Express Lane toll increase could spell business for buses, trains and vanpooling services
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_P_otherways23.182e2336.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Gold Line is on the right path
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-lew-goldline23feb23,0,4285498.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Improving train traffic a priority, says expert: Alameda Corridor East official urges action on crossings
http://www.sgvtribune.com/business/ci_3536583
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

L.A. labor group to name leader: Durazo will step in after Ludlow quit amid probe, official says
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14221282p-15047065c.html
Sacramento Bee

Mayors look for housing money: S.F., San Jose and L.A. top officials visit the Capitol
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/23/BAGE0HD18C1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Mayors Push for Housing in Rebuilding Plan: Villaraigosa and other big-city leaders call on Schwarzenegger to expand his proposal to repair the state's infrastructure
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-transit23feb23,1,4648507.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTC grants will help poor get around: Residents’ needs will be basis of local programs
http://www.sfexaminer.com/articles/2006/02/22/peninsula/20060222_pe05_mtc.txt
San Francisco Examiner

Plan is a sign of the times: The Bay Area is on the verge of a transit information blitz, with up-to-the-minute bus and train arrival times available on cell phones, BlackBerrys, Web sites and more -- all in an effort to make mass transit as seamless as hopping into a car, the preferred mode of travel in the Bay Area
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/13941503.htm
Contra Costa Times

Region hot as job spot: Higher wages also cited as part of employment spurt
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_3537130
San Bernardino Sun

Relieving congestion in Fontana - The only traffic jam that race fans want to see is on the track at California Speedway. (Metrolink)
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_3536671
San Bernardino Sun

2/22/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 22, 2006

91 Freeway's Toll Lane Rates Are Going Up: A one-way commute on the 10-mile route will be as high as $8.50, starting Monday. The increase is 75 cents during 'super peak' hours
http://snipurl.com/mtxh
Los Angeles Times

E-ZPATH set for test run: Smart card to open gates at select stations
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/393200p-333427c.html
New York Daily News

Governor's public works plan faces road bumps
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20060221-9999-1n21build.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Mayor lobbying in Capitol: Delegation pushes for more funds for L.A.
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3533134
Los Angeles Daily News

New at PATH Stations: Wave, Don't Swipe (Smart Card)
http://snipurl.com/mtxg
New York Times

NY MTA Runs Pilot for No-Touch Payment Method
http://www.columbiaspectator.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/02/21/43fab9047170b
Columbia Spectator

Our Opinion: Avoid the fast lane (State Bond Plan)
http://www.vvdailypress.com/2006/114052779099337.html
Victorville Daily Press

Spanish-Language Amtrak.com Debuts; En Espanol Only a Click Away
http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/02/21/1391377.htm
TMC Net

Speaker proposes about $35 billion in infrastructure bonds
http://snipurl.com/mtj3
San Jose Mercury News

Too much life in fast lane: 91 toll hikes designed to reduce path's traffic
http://www.pe.com/localnews/corona/stories/PE_News_Local_D_tolls22.12fa3e59.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Transportation officials are taking safety in tow: OCTA weighs proposed rules, background checks and drug tests after a series of troubling tow-truck-driver incidents.
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/county/article_1009260.php
Orange County Register

What a brilliant, lousy idea looks like: Safety advocates tout traffic circles, but drivers tend to loathe them. Are they a solution for congested intersections or a nightmare?
http://snipurl.com/mtxf
Los Angeles Times

2/21/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday February 21, 2006

91 Express Lanes tolls go up Monday: The 10-mile trip eastbound will cost as much as $8.50 at peak periods on Thursday and Friday afternoons
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/abox/article_1008271.php
Orange County Register

Airport Panel Head Knows How to Make Projects Fly
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-alan21feb21,0,7508950.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bond bickering: Politics should not doom public-works plan
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_3529436
Los Angeles Daily News

Bridge Reconnects Cities: Cities of Montebello and Pico Rivera are connected once again with a temporary bridge
http://www.egpnews.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=3&pageid=2513
Eastside Sun

City of Blah? 5 Conditions to Help RAD Sunset Pass Venice’s Scale and Character Test (Metro Division 6 Venice)
http://www.venicepaper.net/pmt_more.php?id=219_0_1_0_M
Venice Paper

City Takes Next Step With Urban Design Officer
http://www.gazettes.com/urbanddesign02162006.html
Long Beach Grunion Gazette

Gas price angst leading people to public transit - Report: Trend evident in U.S., around Bay Area
http://www.sfexaminer.com/articles/2006/02/21/news/20060221_ne02_gas.txt
San Francisco Examiner

Gold Line Express Leaves Commuters Stranded
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_051154122.html
CBS 2 TV

Railroads Back on Track?: They're posting record profits and expanding their operations, but rising rates and delays irritate some customers
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-rail21feb21,1,101110.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Subway to sea - Re: "Subway to sea viable?" (Feb. 15):
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_3523577
Los Angeles Daily News

Tunnel vision needed to build our subway
http://www.dailynews.com/theiropinion/ci_3529400
Los Angeles Daily News

2/20/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday February 20, 2006

Americans would like to see more freight moved by train, air
http://www.thetrucker.com/showstory.aspx?id=10661
The Trucker

Express Adds Little Luster to Gold Line: Ridership remains low even as new service leaves those at bypassed stops waiting longer
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-goldline20feb20,0,1746484.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Lawmakers Must Deliver on Promise to Rebuild State
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap20feb20,0,7768744.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Mass transit numbers up, but the idea of carpooling is alien to valley residents
http://www.lvbusinesspress.com/articles/2006/02/20/news/news10.txt
Las Vegas Business Press

On Paper, He's Quite the Collector: Timetables, tour books, catalogs: Bit by printed bit, Wally Shidler pieces together L.A. history
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-wally20feb20,0,7580659.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

SANDAG Smart Growth Plan Aims to Focus Growth Within Designated Development Centers
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=5254&state=5&res=1024
Smart Growth Online

State pols vie over bond plan: Arnold, Dems have different priorities
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3527348
Los Angeles Daily News

State's bid process on review: The governor favors a "design-build" plan he says would save time and money
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14211323p-15037460c.html
Sacramento Bee

Trial in Lawsuit in Which Pedestrian Lost Arm Attempting to Board Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus Starts Tuesday; Opening Statements Expected to Begin Late Wednesday Afternoon
http://snipurl.com/ms5c
Business Wire

Two lanes too few?: Agencies seek to widen well-traveled rural roads
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_3526934
San Bernardino Sun

Transportation Headlines for Sunday February 19, 2006

RAD Sunset Developer Speaks Out on MTA Lot Land Trade
http://www.venicepaper.net/pmt_more.php?id=218_0_1_0_M
Venice Paper

SANDAG to roll out 'smart growth' plan
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/02/19/news/sandiego/18_22_182_18_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

Schwarzenegger's bond plan faces state's political realities
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/02/19/state/n133652S49.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Tall, Green, Vital: L.A. as Mayor Dreams It: Villaraigosa sees a city of parks, high-rise housing, a subway to the sea. Can the idea become reality?
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mayorcity19feb19,0,4464595.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times