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3/17/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday March 17, 2006

$12.8 million approved for O.C. transportation projects
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/state/article_1054837.php

Orange County Register

Amtrak to Reevaluate Long-Distance Routes
http://www.forbes.com/technology/feeds/ap/2006/03/16/ap2600359.html

Forbes

The bond bust
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-bond17mar17,0,7166723.story?coll=la-news-comment-editorials

Los Angeles Times

California bus trip drives hard bargain: With gasoline again nearing $3 a gallon, local transit agencies are touting the bus as a cheap, quick and energy-saving solution to the high cost of fuel
http://www.dailynews.com/theiropinion/ci_3609129

Los Angeles Daily News

Daniel Weintraub: What When Wrong? (Pubic Works Bond)
http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/insider/archives/002778.html

Sacramento Bee

Foothill Transit moves forward
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_3610403

Pasadena Star News

Global Initiatives: Identifying Key Drives Of Smart Card Adoption
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/3/prweb358670.htm

PR Web

Governor guarantees bond victory (in November)
http://www.sacbee.com/content/breakingnews/story/14231242p-15053802c.html

Sacramento Bee

Kerry blocks Bush pick for top US highway job: Ties cost overruns to ex-Big Dig boss
http://snipurl.com/npjx

Boston Globe

Loss on Public Works Is a Crack in Reelection Plan
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-gov17mar17,1,5489961.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true

Los Angeles Times

Mayor switches on lights
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3610424

Los Angeles Daily News

Money's worth: Re "Busway's better", Your Opinions, March 15 (Scroll Down to letter)
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_3606950

Los Angeles Daily News

More 'Blood Alley' therapy: Caltrans to start next upgrade of Highway 138
http://dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_3605780

Los Angeles Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

New bus service connects airport and Union Station: Villaraigosa touts nonstop line that will use car-pool lanes. The trick for South Bay passengers will be getting downtown
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/2473236.html

Daily Breeze

Omnitrans on the road to improvement
http://www.sbsun.com/pointofview/ci_3492905

San Bernardino County Sun

Proposal to extend Marina Freeway runs into controversy
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/2480321.html

Daily Breeze

Rail work expected to block way of customers
http://snipurl.com/nqdq
PE.com

Report Lauds 25 Transit-Oriented Development Projects That Benefit Working Families with Jobs, Housing
http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=62466

U.S. Newswire

Teofilo to retire from Port of L.B.
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_3606004

Long Beach Press Telegram

Traffic congestion relief must wait
http://snipurl.com/nqdz

North County Times (San Diego)

Unearthed bones of early Chinese immigrants raise controversy
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-03/17/content_4310302.htm

China View

3/16/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 16, 2006

Bond measure fails to make the ballot: Assembly approves package, but Senate doesn't take vote
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/16/BAG5VHP2VJ1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Bus goes up in flames: Driver orders evacuation; no injuries reported (Montebello Bus)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3602796
Whittier Daily News

Construction of link from Route 90 into Marina not expected to start until 2011
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/03/15/news_-_features/marina_del_rey/m1.txt
The Argonaut

Drivers strike hits MTA (contracted service)
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3606381
Los Angeles Daily News

Easy access to 'Hydrogen Highway': City opens cleaner-fuel pump
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_3606501
Los Angeles Daily News

FlyAway to Sylmar is stalled: Union Station-LAX shuttle launched
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3606187
Los Angeles Daily News

Hyundai And AC Transit Unveil Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Fleet In Oakland
http://www.fuelcellsworks.com/Supppage4775.html
Fuel Cell Works

Inside The Failed Bonds “Moonshot”: Arnold Fails To Clear The Trees At The End Of The Runway Again
http://www.newwestnotes.com/arnold-fails-to-clear-the-trees-at-the-end-of-the-runway/
NWN Blog

June bond measure dies in state Senate
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3607144
Los Angeles Daily News

Margrave resigns from transit board (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_3606908
Pasadena Star News

Metrolink train smashes car; driver escapes
http://www.avpress.com/n/15/0315_s3.hts
Antelope Valley Press

New Easier Way to Get to LAX
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=3994841
ABC 7 TV

Officials focus on bridge work: MONEY AVAILABLE - A federal change makes it easier to fund repairs and replacements
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_bridges15.1311613f.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

On the merge of an accident (Funding Freeway Improvements)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_3606020
Pasadena Star News

Red Lining (Metro Rail Map Colors)
http://www.laweekly.com/a-considerable-town/12898/red-lining/
L.A. Weekly

Schwarzenegger Bond Issue Not on June Ballot: The Assembly OKs the levee and education provisions of the ambitious $49-billion public works plan, but the Senate refuses to act
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bonds16mar16,0,6973252.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Unearthed Bones May Belong To Chinese Laborers
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_074191857.html
CBS 2 TV

3/15/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 15, 2006

99-Year-Old MTA Employee Plans To Retire
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/8004938/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
NBC 4 TV

Area officials fear the county might lose funding for highway projects
http://snipurl.com/nmw1
Ventura County Star

Bus goes up in flames: Driver orders evacuation; no injuries reported (Montebello Bus Lines)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3602796
Whittier Daily News

First Public Outreach Meetings for LAX Master Plan Specific Plan Amendment Study Set for March 15 and 18
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=113065
Market Wire

Haroun Mehdipour Awarded $2.653 Million by Jury in Negligence Lawsuit against Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus
http://losangeles.dbusinessnews.com/shownews.php?newsid=66116&type_news=latest
D Business News

Hydrogen Conference Starts Big with Schwarzenegger Welcome
http://www.fuelcellsworks.com/Supppage4761.html
Fuel Cell Works

Lawmakers labor over bond plan
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3602719
Los Angeles Daily News

Mayor Villaraigosa Joins Officials to Inaugurate Non-Stop Flyaway Bus Service From Union Station to Los Angeles International Airport
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=113047
Market Wire

Metrolink Trains Delayed After Crash With Car In Antelope Valley
http://www.nbc4.tv/traffic/7995164/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Metrolink train strikes compact car
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_3602128
Los Angeles Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

New Downtown-LAX Shuttle Begins
http://www.nbc4.tv/traffic/8023136/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Núñez: No sign of a bond deal
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14230243p-15053124c.html
Sacramento Bee

Orange Line ripe for run, some say: Officials consider a half-marathon
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3602565
Los Angeles Daily News

Public works bond might not make it onto June ballot: Lawmakers keep negotiations going as deadline passes
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/03/15/BAGOIHOC571.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Public-works deal stalls again: Legislators hung up on water projects look to extend ballot-measure deadline
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1048662.php
Orange County Register

Rail Agency Plans to Issue Federal Rule Addressing Human Error
http://www.occupationalhazards.com/articles/14872
Occupational Hazards

Reminders of Bigotry Unburied (Gold Line Eastside Extension)
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-chinagrave15mar15,0,2037472.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council announces first year successes, upcoming initiatives
http://www.contactlessnews.com/news/2006/03/14/smart-card-alliance-transportation-council-announces-first-year-successes-upcoming-initiatives/
Contactless News

Start widening project now: County urges panel to keep Highway 118 work on track
http://snipurl.com/nmw2
Ventura County Star

A surge in smog over the long haul: Report - Coming influx of Mexican trucks 'serious'
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060315/news_1n15trucks.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Wireless hookup will let county adjust traffic signals
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/2465661.html
Daily Breeze

3/14/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 14, 2006

AC Transit introduces hydrogen fuel cell buses
http://eastbay.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2006/03/13/daily7.html
East Bay Business Times

Bond proposal appears unlikely for June as Senate leader leaves
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/14091034.htm
Mercury News

Chevron Fuels AC Transit's HyRoad Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration Program
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060313/sfm060.html?.v=37
Yahoo! Finance

Compromise on Public Works Plan Still Elusive: The clock is ticking to get the proposal on the June ballot. Lawmakers still hope for a deal
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bond14mar14,1,572485.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Depot rehab price escalates (Former Pacific Electric Station, North Hollywood)
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3595959
Los Angeles Daily News

Digital Signage: The Next Great Employee Communication Tool?
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509532
Metro Magazine

Innovative Transit Strategies Can Improve Living Standards (William Millar, APTA)
http://english.epochtimes.com/news/6-3-12/39211.html
Epoch Times

Ins and outs of Ways and Means (Alameda Corridor East)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_3595707
Pasadena Star News

Lawmakers extend talks on nearly $50 bln Calif. bond
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=politicsNews&storyID=2006-03-14T044916Z_01_N13281379_RTRUKOC_0_US-ECONOMY-CALIFORNIA-BONDS.xml&archived=False
Reuters

Metrolink moves to upgrade crossing safety: It could be months before the commuter railroad does any local work.
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_metrolink13.8bb15f1.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

OCTA - About 70 percent of bus riders don't own a car: Survey released today gauges ridership satisfaction, demographics
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1044940.php
Orange County Register

One Man Injured in MTA vs. SUV Crash
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=3987728
ABC 7 TV

Pandemic Could Restrict Transportation Severely, Experts Warn: Disaster plans should cover alternatives for inventory, securing shipments
http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2006&m=March&x=20060309134700AKllennoCcM0.1390279&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html
U.S. Department of State

Politics aside, fixing infrastructure could and should be simple
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14229881p-15052900c.html
Sacramento Bee

Port's plan: Lessen impact
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_3595423
Long Beach Press Telegram

Psychological Effects of and Design Preferences for Real-Time Information Displays
http://www.nctr.usf.edu/jpt/pdf/JPT%209-1%20Dziekan.pdf
Journal of Public Transportation (pdf file)

RAD Sunset Developer Sets Record Straight (Metro Division 6 Venice)
http://www.venicepaper.net/pmt_more.php?id=227_0_1_0_M
Venice Paper

Richards, 710 Freeway fighter, dies
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_3599685
Pasadena Star News

Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council Announces First Year Successes, New Officers, Upcoming Initiatives
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=112915
Marketwire

The Bus Stops Here: Francisca Porchas, clean-bus campaigner, answers Grist's questions (Bus Rider’s Union, Labor Community Strategy Center)
http://www.grist.org/comments/interactivist/2006/03/13/porchas/
Grist Magazine

Three Injured In Accident Involving Car, MTA Bus
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_072120426.html
CBS 2 TV

Tustin completes trail segment in Peters Canyon Regional Park: The project extended the bikeway and trail that eventually will run 14 miles from Irvine Park to upper Newport Bay
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1045040.php
Orange County Register

UC Riverside eyes plan to let students ride Metrolink free
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/riverside/20060313-1037-trainpasses.html
San Diego Union Tribune

3/13/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday March 13, 2006

About 600 California bridges still need retrofits: Hundreds have been identified at high risk in earthquakes. Local governments seek funding
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/2451567.html
Daily Breeze

Arnold seeks last-minute deal on bond measure
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3596369
Los Angeles Daily News

Arnold’s Moonshots: With a “Big Five” meeting said by inside sources to be on tap this morning, Governor still has some chance to salvage something of his infrastructure package – Bill Bradley
http://www.newwestnotes.com/arnolds-moonshots/
New West Notes blog

Can Old Hollywood Exist With the New? (Hollywood & Vine Development)
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman/publish/article_4182.php
Canyon News

Environmental Commission Considered
http://www.gazettes.com/commission03092006.html
Long Beach Gazette

Gov. Must Be Persuasive, Not Picky, on Infrastructure Deal
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap13mar13,1,5630203.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Gov. seeks meeting today for public works bond
http://presstelegram.com/news/ci_3595645
Long Beach Press Telegram

Green Light for Downtown-to-Culver City Line
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/03/13/news/news_briefs/at03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Ass'n Blasts Proposed "Infrastructure Bond" As "Chock Full Of Pork"
http://www.lbreport.com/news/mar06/bondhjta.htm
Long Beach Report

Local Heroes: Gold Line Construction Crew
http://www.garmentandcitizen.com/category/local-hero/local-heroes.php
L.A. Garment and Citizen

Michigan Transportation Manager To Head LADOT
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/03/13/news/news_briefs/at08.txt
L.A. Downtown News

MTA trying purple prose: MTA weighs turning part of Red Line subway purple
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3596023
Los Angeles Daily News

New solar-powered flashing lights have been installed in 31 school zones throughout Los Angeles County
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_3595701
Daily News – Santa Clarita edition

Saving a boy's life was all in a good day's work: Tow truck driver John Meza will be honored today for rescuing an 11-year-old from his seatbelt (Freeway Service Patrol)
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/abox/article_1044327.php
Orange County Register

3/12/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 12, 2006

Bond bill rejected by Senate
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3593230
Los Angeles Daily News

Bridges Remain Key Quake Risk: Caltrans has upgraded most of its spans, but cities and counties are struggling to find funds to fix theirs. Experts fear results are years away
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bridges12mar12,1,3810320.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Busman reaches his stop: Happy 100th birthday, Arthur; it's a good age to retire
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3593456
Los Angeles Daily News

Congestion czar: Welcome is in order to Gloria Jeff, the woman who has the potential to be one of the most popular people in Los Angeles or one of the least popular
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_3592622
Los Angeles Daily News

Deadline for state bond decision comes, goes: Despite late-night session, Senate lawmakers fail to come to a consensus on the $49 billion public works plan
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/2449497.html
Los Angeles Daily Breeze

Governor Sees His Bond Plan Derailed: Senate GOP Rejects Public- Works Drive
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20060312-9999-1n12bonds.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Hope dims for getting a bond accord: Rejecting Democrats' plan, GOP urges more water storage, fewer restrictions on transportation work
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14229350p-15052500c.html
Sacramento Bee

Interchange weave becomes real snarl (605 & 10 Freeways)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_3593827
Pasadena Star News

Scheduled for takeoff: Ontario International to benefit from LAX growth cap
http://www.pe.com/business/local/stories/PE_Biz_D_airports12.2cfbbb8.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

This crisis requires action, not rhetoric (Ventura County Transportation Commission)
http://snipurl.com/nim0
Ventura County Star

Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 11, 2006

15 Things You Need to Know About SAFETEA-LU
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509484
Metro Magazine

Bus firm finds new office space (Foothill Transit)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_3591409
Pasadena Star News

Changes to San Diego bus routes upset some
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060310-9999-7m10mts.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Commuters praise trains, grade crossings improved (Metrolink)
http://www.simivalleyacorn.com/news/2006/0310/Front_Page/004.html
Simi Valley Acorn

Concerns for passenger safety (Metrolink)
http://www.moorparkacorn.com/news/2006/0310/Community/005.html
Moorpark Acorn

Despite low ridership, Calabasas trolley deemed a success
http://www.theacorn.com/news/2006/0309/Community/028.html
The Acorn

Haroun Mehdipour Awarded $2.653 Million by Jury in Negligence Lawsuit against Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus
http://snipurl.com/ngga
Business Wire

Long Beach Transit implements 'electric' training program
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509460
Metro Magazine

Man, 81, Run Over Santa Monica Bus Gets $2.7M
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_069232759.html
CBS 2 TV

Metro Division 6 Venice and RAD Developershttp://www.freevenice.org/Beachhead/March2006/Beachhead-March2006.pdf
Free Venice (PDF format newspaper)

Metrolink is stress-free alternative
http://www.moorparkacorn.com/news/2006/0310/Front_Page/004.html
Moorpark Acorn

Rundown of Rail Track Maintenance Technology for Transit
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509508
Metro Magazine

Shifting to Smart Cards: A Tale of Two Cities - Part 1: The Boston Experience
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509476
Metro Magazine

Toll for improved roads in valley: $2.6 billion: Timetable for improvements to valley streets depends on fund availability
http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060310/NEWS05/603100330
Desert Sun