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5/20/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 20, 2006

Airport project set at $158M - Report: Costs, funding sources called ‘rough' tallies for study by L.B. officials
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_3844620
Press Telegram

Artists unveil Gold Line stop designs (Foothill Extension)
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3845790
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Crossing progress slammed
http://www.burbankleader.com/politics/story/46291p-70195c.html
Burbank Leader

Editorial: Transit raid - Governor tries to take away rail, bus money
http://www.sacbee.com/content/opinion/story/14258068p-15072596c.html
Sacramento Bee

GPS system pinpoints buses' locations
http://snipurl.com/qqoz
Ventura County Star

Highway 118 bridge repairs slated to end Sunday
http://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/mo/article/0,1375,VCS_167_4713978,00.html
Ventura County Star

More Businesses ‘Bike to Work’: The event drew participation from 13 local companies
http://www.the-signal.com/News/ViewStory.asp?storyID=9662
Santa Clarita Signal

Officials: Bus ridership up in San Gabriel Valley, possibly because of higher gas prices
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/05/20/news/state/16_20_575_18_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

Re "Camera-Sly in Beverly Hills," May 16 (Metro Red Line)
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-saturday20.2may20,0,449874.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

5/19/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday May 19, 2006

10 Technologies That Will Shape the Future of Public Transportation
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509756
Metro Magazine

Agency hustles to meet demand: Official cites soaring gas prices for the rise in ridership between Temecula and Corona
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_C_bus19.22bacf24.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Altair Engineering and Automation Alley Technology Center to Develop Bus Prototype to Revitalize Public Transportation
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2006/05/18/007278.html
Auto Channel

American Bus Association has launched a new blog, Overdrive, that will serve as a complement to its traditional Website
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_newspick.cfm?id=9063419
Metro Magazine

Bus Air Conditioning Systems Enhance Safety and Comfort
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509772
Metro Magazine

Calculate Car Costs with Foothill Transit
http://www.foothilltransit.org/EAlert/NewsDisplay.aspx?ID=242&type=news
Foothill Transit

Congestion plan to involve grass roots efforts
http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp?id=53388
Etrucker

Contractors Feel Strain of Tight Transit Markets
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509732
Metro Magazine

Foothill puts the brakes on fare hike: Recent surge in ridership eases need for increase
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3839946
Whittier Daily News

Groups marched to 'save Marina' on Saturday, May 13
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/05/18/news_-_features/marina_del_rey/mdr1.txt
Argonaut Newspaper

High Gas Prices = More Riders
http://www.foothilltransit.org/EAlert/NewsDisplay.aspx?ID=243&type=news
Foothill Transit

Mass transit ridership up
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_3839126
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

OCTA's Art Leahy Balances Buses, Rail and Freeways
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509748
Metro Magazine

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

Union, transit agency set contract-ratification votes
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_rta18.1db93129.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Valley's outlook is bright: Strong job-growth forecast in area at least through '08
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3839962
Daily News
Link to CSUN’s SFV Economic Forecast: http://snipurl.com/qoaq

Weathering the Storm of Transit Politics
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509692
Metro Magazine

5/18/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 18, 2006

Advanced Public Transportation Systems: State of the Art Update 2006
http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/APTS-State_of_the_Art.pdf (pdf)
Federal Transit Administration

Blue Bus Gears Up for Rate Hikes
http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2006/May-2006/05_16_06_Blue_Bus_Gears_Up.htm
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Competing transportation measure draws ire from some Democrats
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/05/17/financial/f172402D75.DTL&type=politics
San Francisco Chronicle

Down the road for I-5 freeway: Now that the I-5 widening is under way, officials are looking at revitalization projects for the vicinity as well as projects for the freeway north of the county line
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/homepage/article_1144335.php
Orange County Register

MTA tap-dancing on issue of fares, Yaroslavsky says
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3834958
Daily News

New Ordinance Would Double Parking Fines
http://ktla.trb.com/news/ktla-shawnparkingfines,0,5491341.story?coll=ktla-news-1
KTLA 5 TV

O.C. may get $465 million for highway improvements
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/atoz/article_1144324.php
Orange Count Register

On Track: Update on the Light Rail Transit Project (Culver City)
http://www.culvercity.org/uploads/press_releases/ontrack.pdf (pdf)
Culver City Redevelopment Agency

Orange Crush connector to reopen: Ramp linking southbound 57 to westbound 22 will, at capacity, carry 43,000 cars daily
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/article_1146505.php
Orange County Register

Residents Protest Freeway Plans: Over eighty Marina del Rey and Venice residents marched to protest County plans to extend the Marina Freeway so that it connects to a widened Admiralty Way
http://www.venicepaper.net/pmt_more.php?id=246_0_1_0_M
Venice Paper

San Francisco Studies Effectiveness Of Congestion Pricing
http://www.planetizen.com/node/19801
Planetizen

Selling off public assets part of Mineta congestion plan: Transportation chief pushes for private partnerships
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/05/17/MNGFHIT0SO1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Special Event Transportation Service Planning and Operations Strategies for Transit
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/research-center/Completed_Proj/Summary_PTO/FDOT_BD549_09_rpt.pdf
Florida DOT

Thursday Is Bike To Work Day
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_137082404.html
CBS 2 TV

TPR Architects Forum: “What Can Visiting AIA Architects Learn from Los Angeles–The Place?”
http://www.planningreport.com/tpr/?module=displaystory&story_id=1168&format=html
The Planning Report

Transit Signal Priority: A Planning and Implementation Handbook
http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/TSPHandbook10-20-05.pdf
Federal Transit Administration

Transportation Secretary Mineta names Kendall Executive Director of new National Highway Funding Commission
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/dot5806.htm
U.S. DOT

Two Freight Cars Derail In Riverside County: No Injuries Reported, No Evacuations Ordered
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/9228473/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Western Riverside COG Contemplates Growth, Calls for I.E. to Embrace Density, Variety
http://snipurl.com/pp2a
Metro Investment Report

5/17/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 17, 2006

Biking to work trims gas costs - and waistlines
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3830498
Daily News

Bus driver strike averted (RTA, ATU 1277)
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_3830865
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Calif. OKs $19.9 bln transport bond for ballot
http://snipurl.com/qkiu
Reuters

For some Bike to Work Day takes place every day: Less than 1 percent of the U.S. work force bikes to work regularly, braving wild streets, injuries and rude drivers
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/2816986.html
Daily Breeze

Governor puts transportation bond on ballot: Arnold using issue as key to bipartisan cooperation
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3830494
Daily News

Greenway Trail pact finally OK'd: Del Terra to build 4.5-mile bike and pedestrian path
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3830757
Whittier Daily News

Metrolink popular alternative as gas prices climb
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_3829870
Inland Valley Daily Bulleting

Nuñez blasts plan to cut transit funds: Speaker urges fiscal prudence
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3827332
Whittier Daily News

Remarks For The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary Of Transportation: National Strategy To Reduce Congestion On America’s Transportation Network
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/minetasp051606.htm
U.S. DOT

Restaurant to enliven Pasadena depot site (transit oriented development)
http://www.sgvtribune.com/business/ci_3830301
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Transit Strike in Riverside Is Averted
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-strike17may17,1,4074760.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mineta Launches New National Initiative to Tackle Highway, Freight and Aviation Congestion
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/dot5706.htm
U.S. DOT

Ventura Passes a Living Wage Ordinance: Workers will get at least $12.50 an hour without healthcare and $9.75 hourly with benefits. A ballot measure calling for more is dropped
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-wage17may17,1,5684307.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Villaraigosa Seeks Funds, Keeps Up Profile on Hill: In a hectic schedule, the mayor meets leaders in Congress as he works to deliver on local issues
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-mayor17may17,1,3835877.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
Los Angeles Times

5/16/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 16, 2006

Archaeologists Document Grave Markers Near LA Crematorium (Gold Line Eastside)
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/9219894/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
NBC 4 TV

Energy official: Don't look for gas prices to fall soon: A Bush administration energy official said Monday that gasoline prices could remain high for years, and there is not much more the government can do about it
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_3828220
Oakland Tribune

'Green Port' moving forward
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_3822815
Press Telegram

High-speed delay
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_3826659
Daily News

How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=2158&res=1024
Smart Growth Resource Library

Letter to the Editor Re: " MTA won't raise fares for one year" (scroll down page)
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_3819951
Daily News

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Villaraigosa in D.C. to Tout Historic Infrastructure Investments and Need for Federal Partnership
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060515/lam077.html?.v=50
Yahoo! Finance

MTA shows like for the bike
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_3826127
Press Telegram

No room on shared drive: Truck-involved accidents rise here as they decline elsewhere
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_H_truck15.df48f82.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Nuñez criticizes proposals to cut public transit funding: Speaker, legislative analyst urge more rainy-day savings
http://dailynews.com/news/ci_3826962
Daily News
Link: Download the May revision of the proposed California Budget (pdf)

NYC Subway Tunnels May Soon Be Ad Space
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-nyc-subways-ads,1,2166651.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Offer rejected; RTA strike planned today (ATU 1277)
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_3826833
San Bernardino Sun

Riverside transit strike likely to start Tuesday (ATU 1277)
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/riverside/20060515-0425-busstrike.html
San Diego Union Tribune

5/15/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday May 15, 2006

BART plans ads to push SFO ridership: Campaign an attempt to bring extension to Millbrae station up to original expectations
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/ci_3824677
Oakland Tribune

Bike to Work Day catching on locally
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3823767
Whittier Daily News

Bonds may ease commuter crisis: Package touted as answer to area traffic snarls
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3823764
Whittier Daily News

Commuters on Laurel Canyon No Longer K-Railed
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman/publish/article_4365.php
Canyon News


Gold Line station will be unveiled: Workshop set Tuesday for Duarte residents (Foothill extension)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_3824012
Pasadena Star News

High-speed rail system slowed
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_3823004
Press Telegram

MTA Fears Exhausting Reserves
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/05/15/news/news_briefs/at10.txt
Los Angeles Downtown News

No room on shared drive
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_H_truck15.df48f82.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Railroad Clean-Air Hearing Postponed
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/05/15/news/news_briefs/at07.txt
Los Angeles Downtown News

Southland trade faces bumps: Growth is still expected
http://www.dailynews.com/gregwilcox/ci_3777535
Daily News

Taggers’ ‘myspace’ Post Lands Him in Jail (Metro Bus graffiti)
http://www.egpnews.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=3&pageid=3302
Eastside Sun

Walk This Way, But Be Careful: As Downtown Gains New Residents, It Struggles With Streets and Buildings Designed for Cars
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/05/15/news/news01.txt
LA Downtown News

Westside Cities Hold Mass Transportation Symposium
http://snipurl.com/qhoaBeverly Hills Courier

5/14/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 14, 2006

High-speed rail bonds headed for another two-year delay
http://www.pe.com/ap_news/California2/CA_XGR_Statehouse_Week_Ahead_237172CA.shtml
Riverside Press Enterprise

Highway 23 widening project under way
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3820579
Daily News

LA Metro Integrates Systems
http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=5&id=706
Mass Transit

Solar And Wind-Powered Ferries To Run On San Francisco Bay
http://www.planetizen.com/node/19754
Planetizen

State Route 14 project starts: Caltrans begins construction on 4-lane expressway
http://www.ridgecrestca.com/articles/2006/05/13/news/news05.txt
Ridgecrest Daily Independent

Transit Benefit Analysis: Washington DC Case Study
http://www.planetizen.com/node/19727
Planetizen

WMATA unveils groundbreaking rail simulator
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_newspick.cfm?id=9063379
Metro Magazine