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4/22/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 22, 2006

$4 a gallon for gasoline? Analyst predicts unthinkable rates in four months
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_3737939
Pasadena Star News

Agency weighs commuter-rail along I-15: RCTC is considering a study that reviews costs and hurdles for service between Corona and Temecula, and Temecula to San Diego
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_M_train21.1d7af831.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Bill would let counties raise car registration fee (AB2444)
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/14404455.htm
Contra Costa Times

Blue Line boosts signs
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_3736770
Press Telegram

Bush: Gas prices like 'a tax': But president sees no short-term relief
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3737365
Daily News

Gas prices push drivers off road: Transit agencies see more riders as reports show traffic leveling off, demand for fuel falling
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/04/22/DRIVERS.TMP
San Francisco Chronicle

Gas Prices Soar to Record Highs (Metro Ridership)
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=nation_world&id=4106356
ABC 7 TV

Infrastructure talks still miss the point: Instead of bonds we'll all have to repay, lawmakers should look for privately funded solutions
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/opinion/homepage/article_1112472.php
Orange County Register

MTA’s Projects Transform Region, Future Plans Require More Funding (requires subscription for online access)
http://snipurl.com/pk9f
Metro Investment Report

New Gasoline Study Shows Profits, Not Crude Oil Prices Or Ethanol, Are Driving Pump Price Spike
http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/energy/pr/?postId=6133
Consumer Watchdog

Off-Ramp On 10 Freeway To Be Closed Fri.-Mon. (West bound at Venice Blvd)
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_111121011.html
CBS 2 TV

President touts hydrogen-powered cars in Earth Day remarks
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CA_BUSH_CAOL-?SITE=CAANR&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
Orange County Register

Sales tax hike takes step forward in Santa Barbara County
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/14397461.htm
San Luis Obispo Tribune

SBCAG backs sales tax renewal
http://www.lompocrecord.com/articles/2006/04/21/news/news02.txt
Lompoc Record

Sprinter operation contract awarded to global transit firm
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20060421-9999-1mi21nctd.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Transit Agencies to Seek Funds for Tunnel Study (OC Riverside)
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-ocbriefs22apr22,1,191219.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Water agencies lose clout in tunnel plan- COMMUTER LINK: Studies will go on without the Riverside Orange Corridor Authority
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_R_roca22.22cd4885.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

With growth, let's skip the steroids: We can continue to appreciate that we're not part of L.A.
http://snipurl.com/pk7v
Ventura County Star

4/21/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday April 21, 2006

Agencies Agree to Tunnel Talks: Congressmen will meet with water and transit officials to settle on how best to get funds for a study of the Santa Ana Mountains proposal
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tunnel21apr21,1,2698494.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Assembly's new GOP leader eyes role, top priorities (Prop. 42, State Bond)
http://www.capitolweekly.net/news/article.html?article_id=648
Capitol Weekly

BART-Oakland Airport Monorail Plan Back On Track
http://cbs5.com/topstories/local_story_107153332.html
CBS 5 TV

Board approves pollution fight (goods movement)
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_3733088
Press Telegram

Bond talks need a final push for spot on ballot
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/14385670.htm
Mercury News

Bumps on the Horizon: Proposals for new natural gas terminals are now being developed up and down the coast
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=3611&IssueNum=150
LA City Beat

California Community Investment Initiative: Mutual Fund Launches $250 Million Campaign to Back Investments, Projects Aiding Minority Homebuyers, Small Businesses in CA (Wilshire/Vermont Station Development)
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/04-20-2006/0004343955&EDATE=
PR Newswire

Crude awakening: Oil prices hit record - At the gas pump, a gallon now tops $3 in L.A.
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_3728793
Daily News

Delays nearly over for 23 Freeway widening
http://www.toacorn.com/news/2006/0420/Front_Page/001.html
Thousand Oaks Acorn

Earth Day Festival Saturday
http://www.coremg.net/newspapers.php?paper=pasadenaindependent&storyid=2108
Pasadena Independent

Fierce budget parley likely despite more cash on hand
http://www.capitolweekly.net/news/article.html?article_id=649
Capitol Weekly

Gas Prices in Region Hit New Highs: The average cost for self-serve regular in Los Angeles tops $3. More pump pain is expected
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas21apr21,1,3904468.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Getting on the cheaper track (San Diego Trolley)
http://snipurl.com/phig
Daily Aztec

High crude oil prices could be here to stay
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12408007/
MSNBC

Highway Deaths Up for 1st Time in Decade
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/wire/sns-ap-highway-deaths,1,5448078.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines
Los Angeles Times

I-210 project enters new phase
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_3733135
San Bernardino Sun

IMF chief warns high oil prices set to stay
http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2006/04/20/afx2686035.html
Forbes

Inland Empire Is No.1 in Growth
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-census21apr21,1,16114.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Is Bus Transit Our Best Bet?
http://www.its.berkeley.edu/news/peterhall.html
U.C. Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Lack of funding may delay State Route 90 connecter road project until year 2015
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/04/20/news_-_features/top_stories/3mdr.txt
The Argonaut

MTA: Dodger Shuttle Too Expensive, Difficult To Staff
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/8862291/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Railroad Crossing to Remain Open (Metrolink)
http://www.coremg.net/newspapers.php?paper=glendaleindependentweekly&storyid=1893
Glendale Independent Weekly

Rising oil prices set off alarm
http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/04/19/1588312.htm
TMC Net

Some Builders Find Older L.A. to Their Liking (transit oriented development)
http://realtytimes.com/rtcpages/20060420_olderlosang.htm
Realty Times

4/20/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 20, 2006

Amtrak Train Collides With Truck In Glendale
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_109152044.html
CBS 2 TV

Caltrans Pays Tribute To Workers Killed On The Job
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/8831027/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Color war of another kind brews: And the winner of the Politically Correct Sweepstakes is? Well, Los Angeles, of course.
http://snipurl.com/pfz9
Daily Sentinel

Latino Urban Forum Envisions A New Urbanism of Density
http://www.planningreport.com/tpr/?module=displaystory&story_id=1157&format=html
The Planning Report

LNG hearings the place to be: Energy future on front burner
http://snipurl.com/pfyn
Ventura County Star

LNG Terminal Planned Off Long Beach
http://www.thelog.com/news/newsview.asp?c=183976
The Log

Mexico vs. Venezuela at the Rose Bowl - May 5
http://www.foothilltransit.org/EAlert/NewsDisplay.aspx?ID=233&type=news
Foothill Transit

MTA, Venice Developer Craft Proposal to Replace Obsolete Bus Yard With Mixed-Use Development (Requires subscription for online access)
http://www.planningreport.com/tpr/?module=displaystory&story_id=1161&format=html
The Planning Report

Norwalk to upgrade bus stops
http://snipurl.com/pfzr
Wave Newspaper

Orange cones wave a red flag: Work-zone fatalities are rising and most of the deaths are motorists
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/highway1/la-hy-wheels19apr19,1,6391813.story?coll=la-news-highway_1
Los Angeles Times

Placentia out $7 million needed for underpass: A share of federal transportation money the city was expecting will go to Alameda (Corridor East) instead
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1110208.php
Orange County Register

Port of Los Angeles Hosts First Industry Conference Focused on Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) or ``Cold-Ironing'' Technology
http://snipurl.com/pfxw
Business Wire

Ready for summer run: New Mexico Rail Runner Express (Commuter Rail)
http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/42455.html
Santa Fe New Mexican

Saint of Density: Gail Goldberg
http://www.laweekly.com/la-people-2006/saint-of-density/13153/
LA Weekly

Seeking end to traffic crisis (Benoit, AB 2492)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_3728413
Pasadena Star News

Soaring diesel prices ripple across local, state economy
http://snipurl.com/pgoz
Mercury News

Speakout on gas prices: What tips do you have for your fellow drivers?
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_3724183
Press Telegram

Supply Worries Push Oil Past $72
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-oil20apr20,1,1737186.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Train crashes into tractor-trailer in Glendale
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_3727609
Daily News

Train Deaths Believed to Be Accidental
http://www.the-signal.com/News/ViewStory.asp?storyID=9482
Santa Clarita Signal

Talking the Walk: Diego Cardoso
http://www.laweekly.com/la-people-2006/talking-the-walk/13206/
LA Weekly

Urban Agent: James Rojas
http://www.laweekly.com/la-people-2006/urban-agent/13225/
LA Weekly

4/19/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 19, 2006

Accord near on state bond, top lawmakers say
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/04/19/BAGIPIBC0I1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Board to consider new Measure D plan (Santa Barbara County transit sales tax)
http://www.lompocrecord.com/articles/2006/04/18/news/news02.txt
Lompoc Record

Commuting solution may be uplifting (monorails)
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/04/18/opinion/strickland/41706192451.txt
Californian/North County Times

Designs Standards Proposed for Toll Plazas
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/wire/sns-ap-toll-plaza-crashes,1,6442503.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Florida Looks At Rental Car Tax to Pay for More Transit Projects
http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=3&id=595
Mass Transit

Full Text of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's State of the City address
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_3724291
Press Telegram

Gas prices soar – again: You may be paying $3.25 a gallon by Memorial Day.
http://www.sacbee.com/content/business/story/14245045p-15063351c.html
Sacramento Bee

Leaders say deal near on bonds: Democrats drop urban parks, natural resources in exchange for GOP losing water storage
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14244930p-15063293c.html
Sacramento Bee

Lessons from Hiawatha's First-Year Success Story
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509628
Metro Magazine

Making Public Highways Private (Requires paid subscription)
http://snipurl.com/pec6
Wall Street Journal (April 17 edition)

Mass Transit Industry Embraces Video Surveillance Technology
http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=5&id=547
Mass Transit

Undoing a Generation of Driver Shortages (bus operators)
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509636
Metro Magazine

4/18/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 18, 2006

10 Ways to Beat High Gas Prices
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=1850884&business=true
ABC News

Backers Hope Oil Plan Floats: An impact report is due this month on a firm's proposed supertanker dock at Terminal Island
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-oilpier17apr17,1,5355582.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Blue Line crash not an accident? : Victim's mother says son was threatened beforehand.
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_3720776
Long Beach Press Telegram

California's 2 northern ports teaming up: Oakland, Sacramento launch cooperative era
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12349996/
MSNBC

Glendale councilman gets MTA nod
http://dailynews.com/news/ci_3721386
Daily News

Making the Connection: Transit-Oriented Development and Jobs
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=2112&res=1024
Smart Growth Online

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is scheduled to deliver his first State of the City address at 5:30 p.m. today
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs18apr18,1,6382298.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Oil Rolls Past $70 a Barrel: The price reaches a record high amid rising unease overseas. Consumers may start feeling strains beyond the gas pump
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-oilrecord18apr18,0,7268801.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Red-light operating contracts ruled legal: Contingency fees at heart of suit
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060418/news_1m18redlite.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Still no vote on highway construction bill
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3721586
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Welcome to Orange County: Commuters will soon know exactly when they’re crossing into O.C. territory
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1107453.php
Orange County Register

4/17/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday April 17, 2006

Azusa weighs parking limits: Council considers `old,' `new' areas
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3716214
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bus Riders Union Says Talk of Fare Increase Points to Need for Extension of Consent Decree
http://www.garmentandcitizen.com/category/news/inside-stories-crime-los-angeles-downtown-news-city-council.php
LA Garment and Citizen

Crude Oil Futures Hit $70 a Barrel
http://www.latimes.com/business/nationworld/wire/ats-ap_business11apr17,1,5329547.story?coll=la-wires-business
Los Angeles Times

Free Parking Eliminated In Seattle
http://www.planetizen.com/node/19396
Planetizen

Gas On The Rise
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman/publish/article_4273.php
Canyon News

LAX, terminally dreadful
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-ayres17apr17,0,4923619.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions
Los Angeles Times

MTA should focus on ridership rates
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_3717819
Whittier Daily News

One question triggers airport furor: Parking needs clash with residents' anger
http://www.dailynews.com/glendale/ci_3715545
Daily News/Glendale Edition

RTA now offering seven-day bus passes
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_3718210
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Solar power to the people: In deal with Glendale Community College, city will use panels atop new parking structure to generate solar power
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/politics/story/43397p-65231c.html
Glendale News Press

4/16/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 16, 2006

Accord near on massive ports-rail-highway plan: Los Angeles, Long Beach ports hopeful that state bond measure will go before voters in November
http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/news/ci_3716873
The Argus

A Future Without Oil?: Proponents of alternative fuels are seeing a rare convergence of technology, money, political will and motivated motorists
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-altfuels16apr16,1,5077384.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Agency may lease space in headquarters: Posh skyscraper could bring needed revenue
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3716351
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

MTA's budget near end of line: Route changes, hike in fares loom ahead
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3716360
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

MTA struggles to hire drivers
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3716352
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sepulveda plan runs into Westchester skeptics: But city officials insist the street-widening project won't add another traffic lane and will bring improvements to the area
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/2641341.html
Daily Breeze

Some residents say no to train stations: UCR NEIGHBORHOOD: Residents say they'll create more noise, traffic and parking problems (Metrolink)
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_station16.3c3882a.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Study to map Metrolink stops for potential S.B.-Redlands run
http://www.pe.com/localnews/morenovalley/stories/PE_News_Local_M_brail16.3c38f8c.html
Riverside Press Enterprise