Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

7/01/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 1, 2006

710 begins to merge: Plans moving forward -- at the speed of government
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_3996641
Press Telegram

Added Buses Go to the Beach: New summertime route from the Valley starts today. A Santa Clarita line operates two days a week. Both aim to ease the hassle of driving.
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-routes1jul01,1,3835995.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Camarillo OKs funding for bike trail
http://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/ca/article/0,1375,VCS_165_4812744,00.html
Ventura County Star

Foothill Transit fare increases to take effect
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4001570
Pasadena Star News

Governor Schwarzenegger Approves California High Speed Rail Authority Budget; Vital Transportation Project Moving Forward
http://snipurl.com/sk3g
Business Wire

Metrolink, Foothill Transit Fares Increase
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_182094618.html
CBS 2 TV

Long road to finish projects: The process to get freeway construction started often leads to delays from the start
http://snipurl.com/sk3w
Riverside Press Enterprise

Lost on the Metro? Whip Out Your IPod: Downloadable July 4th Map Previews Things to Come, Transit Official Says
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/30/AR2006063001524.html
Washington Post

Report: Billions needed for highway fixes
http://snipurl.com/sk48
Stockton Record

Service will link Valley to beach
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3996433
Daily News

Spring Street Shops Try to Survive Without Bus Stops: Downtown residents praise the shift off Spring Street. But merchants say their customers have been driven away.
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-buses1jul01,1,2614923.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Transit agency settles lawsuit (Sunline)
http://snipurl.com/sk45
Desert Sun

Westlake MTA Station Reopens After Bomb Scare
http://www.nbc4.tv/traffic/9452204/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
NBC 4 TV

Widower intent on making bus companies pay (SM Big Blue Bus, LA Metro)
http://www.smdp.com/article/articles/1819/1/Widower-intent-on-making-bus-companies-pay
Santa Monica Daily Press

6/30/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday June 30, 2006

710 Freeway Expansion: Project Shifts Out Of Neutral
http://www.gazettes.com/71006292006.html
Grunion Gazette

Bus Riders Union Refresher
http://www.laist.com/archives/2006/06/29/bus_riders_union_refresher.php#comments
LAist Blog

Fall Ballot Is a $46-Billion Question: Five bond measures and four tax-hike efforts contribute to the record tally. The issues are expected to complicate political alliances
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-me-ballot29jun29,0,3100021,full.story?coll=la-headlines-politics
Los Angeles Times

Get over the Green Line gap at LAX
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2006/06/get_over_the_green_line_gap_at_lax.html
LA Observed Blog

Interim MARTA chief applies to stay on in job
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/0630metmarta.html
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Lawmakers vote to remove high-speed rail bond from November ballot
http://www.kget.com/news/state/story.aspx?content_id=1471259E-4A2D-440E-BB49-DD0B77360EF8
KGET TV

Marina WaterBus shuttle service starts Friday, June 30th
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/06/29/news_-_features/top_stories/3mdr.txt
Argonaut

MTA Board Approves $10 Million to Study Transit Projects: Transit agency's board approves $10million to evaluate 21 possible projects despite the objections of new leader Gloria Molina
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mta30jun30,1,2802978.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA OKs planning package: Supervisor Molina critical of $9.78 million price tag
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3997434
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

MTA Recognized for Transportation Achievements
http://www.egpnews.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=3&pageid=3756
Eastside Sun

MTA Red Line Extension Study is ON
http://www.lavoice.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1987
LAVoice Blog

MTA To Spend $9.78M On Planners, Studies
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_180155503.html
CBS 2 TV

Playa Vista Beach Shuttle service starts Saturday, July 1st
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/06/29/news_-_features/playa_vista/pv1.txt
Argonaut

Ports of LB and L.A. Unveil Draft "San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan"
http://www.lbreport.com/news/jun06/caap.htm
Long Beach Report

Port pollution solutions: Ambitious initiatives for scrubbing the air
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_3991312
Press Telegram

Red Line Gets Boost
http://snipurl.com/sj6k
Los Angeles Business Journal

Toddler on tricycle killed by MTA bus
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_3997193
Pasadena Star News

Travelers say LAX doesn't measure up nationally
Survey says the airport was No. 13 out of the 16 largest U.S. airports, managing to beat out San Francisco International
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/3256831.html
Daily Breeze

TriMet fare nickel raise made official
http://snipurl.com/sibs
The Oregonian

6/29/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday June 29, 2006

2-lane bridge widening is now finished in Saugus
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_3991151
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

710 'Big Dig' Project Unveiled
http://www.lacanadaonline.com/articles/2006/06/29/news/lnws-710freeway0629.txt
La Canada Valley Sun

Canine Program Graduates Bolster Ability to Detect Explosives at Airports, Mass Transit Systems
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060628/dcw038.html?.v=59
Yahoo! Finance

City Hall looks to unlock free parking
http://www.smdp.com/article/articles/1795/1/City-Hall-looks-to-unlock-free-parking
Santa Monica Daily Press

City wants to cut lines at LAX
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3990096
Daily News

L.A., Long Beach Ports Produce Plan to Reduce Diesel Emissions
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ports29jun29,1,346088.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

League of California Cities Statement on State Budget: 'Budget Funds Local Transportation, Public Safety, Mandates'
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=140285
Market Wire

L.A.'s Transit Agency Reaches Tentative Deals with Three Unions
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4314136
KABC 7 TV

Plan Aims to Reduce Traffic: Proposal to likely go before City Council for approval by winter
http://www.the-signal.com/News/ViewStory.asp?storyID=9894
Santa Clarita Signal

Ports offer sweeping plan to reduce air pollution: Proposal calling for the use of cleaner vehicles and shore-side electrical outlets for vessels will undergo public review
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/3249356.html
Daily Breeze

Ports unveil pollution plan: $2.6B strategy features a number of upgrades for cargo equipment, vehicles
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_3991834
Press Telegram

Rapid bus line - Re "Mayor heralds new Rapid line in Valley" (June 24): (scroll down page)
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_3991166
Daily News

Santa Monica Dedicates “Green” Hydrogen Fueling Station
http://snipurl.com/sh7n
Westside Chronicle

Volpe Center Provides Leading Edge GPS Expertise for Transportation
http://www.volpe.dot.gov/infosrc/highlts/06/janfeb/focus.html
Highlights

6/28/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday June 28, 2006

Chicago Transit Authority Rolls out New Pink Rail Line
http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=3&id=1081
Mass Transit Magazine

Commuter rail eyed for I-15 corridor
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/06/27/news/top_stories/09_02_276_26_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

Crash Energy Management Signals Paradigm Shift in American Rail Safety
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509740
Metro Magazine

Curitiba Mayor Jaime Lerner: ‘Simple’ Strategies Can Transforms Cities, States, and Communities
http://www.planningreport.com/tpr/?module=displaystory&story_id=1177&format=html
The Planning Report

Fighting the odds (transit security)
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90509684
Metro Magazine

Greuel talks with Goldberg & Jeff
http://www.laist.com/archives/2006/06/27/greuel_talks_with_goldberg_jeff.php
LAist Blog

Hankla appointed to head harbor panel: Former L.B. city manager succeeds Doris Topsy-Elvord
http://presstelegram.com/business/ci_3983435
Press Telegram

LA's transit agency reaches tentative deals with three unions
http://www.pe.com/ap_news/California2/CA_Transit_Labor_243234CA.shtml
Riverside Press Enterprise

MTA Labor Accord Averts L.A. Transit Strike: The three-year deal represents the first time in almost 10 years that the agency's labor negotiations have ended without a strike
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mta28jun28,1,2518052,full.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA Reaches Tentative Agreements With Unions
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_178195938.html
CBS 2 TV

MTA, unions arrive at early agreements: Mayor hails tentative pacts affecting 7,000
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3987506
Daily News

New Highway Crunch Time
http://www.forbes.com/home/logistics/2006/06/27/highway-crunch-time-cx_rm_0627rebuild.html
Forbes

Port pollution revolution coming: L.A., Long Beach set to announce new green policies
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/28/MNGBNJLFS21.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Senate Panel Rejects Ban on Pushing Trains: Senate committee calls for independent study in the wake of a fatal 2005 Metrolink crash that raised questions about the practice
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-trains28jun28,1,3353873.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Stockholm congestion charge 'is working'
http://snipurl.com/sef0
The Local

Superhighway to Everywhere: Now 50, Interstates Moved America Into Another Lane
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/27/AR2006062701830.html
Washington Post

Three days of free transit drain funds
http://www.examiner.com/a-161012~Three_days_of_free_transit_drain_funds.html
San Francisco Examiner

Villaraigosa Calls on AIA Architects To Help Transform Los Angeles
http://www.planningreport.com/tpr/?module=displaystory&story_id=1171&format=html
The Planning Report

6/27/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday June 27, 2006

91 commutes would dip big: Data released for the first time
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1194084.php
Orange County Register

Bill would end push-pull: Group travels to Sacramento to support legislation they say would result in safer train travel (AB 1699)
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/politics/story/49163p-75130c.html
Glendale News Press

Court upholds Harbor District's railroad deal
http://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/ox/article/0,1375,VCS_238_4799189,00.html
Ventura County Star

Expert Panel Says Success of San Diego's Highway Program Could Undermine Transit Program, Promote Car-Oriented Development
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=5490&state=5
Smart Growth

Glendale Train Crash Victims Rally For Stricter Regulations (Metrolink)
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/9427052/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Glendale crash survivors push train rule (Metrolink)
http://www.dailynews.com/glendale/ci_3983779
Daily News/Glendale Edition

Landmark ''Clean Air Action Plan'' to be Announced by the Nation's Two Largest Container Ports
http://snipurl.com/scgl
Business Wire

More people riding bus: CommuterLink service increases 45 percent from last year
http://snipurl.com/scci
Riverside Press Enterprise

New FRA Study Re-Affirms Safety of Push-Pull Passenger Rail Operations
http://www.fra.dot.gov/us/press-releases/98
Federal Railroad Administration
Link to Study: http://www.fra.dot.gov/downloads/safety/062606FRAPushPullLetterandReport.pdf (.pdf)

OCTA to debut upscale buses
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/article_1194723.php
Orange County Register

PR Society Honors OCTA with 11 Coveted Awards; Team Snags Most Wins for Cost-Effective Communication Programs
http://snipurl.com/sc4a
Business Wire

Pushing Trains Is Not Unsafe, Study Finds: A federal agency says that lives might not have been saved in the 2005 Metrolink crash if the train had been pulled by a locomotive
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-rail27jun27,1,4402743.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Reactionary train wreck: Legislation inspired by the Glendale train tragedy would be costly without improving safety (AB 1699))
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-ed-trains27jun27,1,2332073.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

SoCal Truck Program A Success
http://www.caltradereport.com/eWebPages/page-two-1151326769.html
Cal Trade Report

''Sprawl: A Compact History'' Raises Provocative Questions, But Fails to Escape Polarizing Rhetoric
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=5487&state=52&res=1024
Smart Growth

Three free days of Bay Area transit fuel calls for more
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_3985035
Oakland Tribune

Vast Interstate Highway System Marks Half a Century
http://www.bloggernews.net/2006/06/vast-interstate-highway-system-marks.html
Blogger News

6/26/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday June 26, 2006

Bonding is out in race for governor: Angelides, Schwarzenegger will not share stump on public works issue
http://www.insidebayarea.com/localnews/ci_3981406
Inside Bay Area

Cell phone bill heads to Assembly: Californians would be required to use hands-free devices when driving (SB 1613)
http://www.insidebayarea.com/localnews/ci_3981411
Inside Bay Area

Fueling their cars without a gas pump: More motorists are turning to biodiesel
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3980237
Daily News

New port facility to address security concerns: Cargo now travels through heavily populated areas for inspection, but city officials plan to build an on-site Terminal Island facility
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/3226616.html

One-Way Again: Businesses and Pedestrians Mull the End of Spring Street's Backward Bus Lane
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/06/26/news/news05.txt
L.A. Downtown News

6/25/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday June 25, 2006

Emergency plan needed to deal with truck traffic
http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060624/NEWS08/606240318
Desert Sun

Greenway pays its way: City gets creative in funding trail maintenance
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_3977870
Whittier Daily News

Park shuttle to link with L.A. buses
http://snipurl.com/said
Ventura County Star

Re "The light at the end is a tunnel," Opinion, June 20: A 710 Freeway tunnel is a waste of money
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-sunday25.4jun25,0,372806.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Start the LB airport project: The impact report is done, but there still is room to negotiate the differences
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_3977519
Press Telegram

Street fixes get funding: City spending on redevelopment
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_3973920
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition