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7/14/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday July 14, 2006

2 job-creating operations eyed: Private-public partnerships considered (Goods Movement)
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_4042414
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

City’s perpetual motion foretells changes to come (scroll down for Expo Light Rail, Big Blue Bus)
http://snipurl.com/t7hw
Santa Monica Daily Press

Commuters balance fear with necessity: 32 million Americans take mass transit each day, in spite of terror threat
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13833350/
MSNBC

Freeways crawling to stop: A study says that continued development will cripple the region's road system
http://www.pe.com/localnews/corona/stories/PE_News_Local_D_rctc13.205a223.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Jose Martinez Held A Personal Demolition Derby After Learning He Was Suspended From The MTA
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_195083109.html
CBS 2 TV

Kick Cellphones Out of Cars: A ban on handsets is a start, but hands-free yakkers can drive like drunks too
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-cellphones14jul14,0,6528520.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Limit Cellphones in Cars or Just Let Freedom Ring?
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cellphone14jul14,0,4543915.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Mechanic Arrested in Rampage at MTA Yard
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bus14jul14,1,5883180.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA: employee becomes enraged following suspension
http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=5149061
KESQ 3 TV

Oil prices surge to record highs: World instability, high demand, psychological factors blamed
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/business/ci_4048228
Pasadena Star News

Panels OK more funds for free transit days
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/07/13/BABADIGEST2.DTL&type=politics
San Francisco Chronicle

Summertime gas blues in full effect in SoCal
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4043582
Daily Bulletin

Villaraigosa challenges city workers to fill 300,000 potholes
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4046736
Daily News

Visionary Work: Riverside Transit Agency sponsors competition
http://www.pe.com/localnews/corona/stories/PE_News_Local_C_cspot13.2057aa5.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

7/13/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 13, 2006

Angry Motorists Threaten Road Crew: Motorist Waves Gun At Workers (138 Freeway)
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/9501806/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Bus Riders Union Pushes for Bus Only Lanes: Say lanes would save city ‘billions’ of dollars
http://snipurl.com/t697
Our Weekly

City of Santa Clarita Transit Service to Santa Monica Beach
http://hometownstation.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3324
KHTS AM 1220

Funds may fuel road-building boom: If voters go along, transportation projects in state will skyrocket
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14277546p-15086617c.html
Sacramento Bee

How to Stay Safe in a Transit Attack: India Bombing Puts American Commuters on Alert
http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=2181761&page=1
ABC News

L.A. Councilman Rosendahl renews effort to extend Green Line rail closer to airport
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/07/12/news_-_features/lax/lax1.txt
Argonaut Newspaper

L.A. Taxi Business Hits Bumpy Stretch of Road: Claims of fraud roil the industry while drivers organize to fight a system they say exploits them
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-taxi13jul13,1,7514728.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

LB Airport vote seen as step forward: 90-day challenge extension on EIR offers chance to get consensus
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4044436
Press Telegram

Miracle Mile: Traffic Mitigation Planned To Slow Traffic In Mile
http://www.larchmontchronicle.com/ArchiveDetail.asp?ArchiveID=636
Larchmont Chronicle

'Missing Link' Study: Metro will provide $150,000 for a study looking into how a regional connector could connect the Gold Line with the Red Line subway in North Hollywood
http://www.lacanadaonline.com/articles/2006/07/13/news/lnws-goldline0713.txt
La Canada Online

NY MTA Launches Smart Card Trial Program
http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=5&aid=60917
NY1

Rail, bus security tightened: No threat to L.A. transportation seen despite train attacks in India
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4043984
Daily News

Region's Economy Is Forecast to Do Well This Year, Slow in '07
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-calecon12jul12,1,4255240.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Resources from the Transportation Library: Tort Liability
http://www.techtransfer.berkeley.edu/newsletter/06-2/tort_liab.php
Tech Transfer

Roadway Facelift Nearing Completion: With construction on Santa Monica Boulevard nearing completion Beverly Hills considers a roadway project of their own
http://www.bhweekly.com/coverstory.nclk
Beverly Hills Weekly

Schwarzenegger Calls for Banning Hand-Held Cellphone Use While Driving: Schwarzenegger signals support for long-stalled legislation banning drivers' use of hand-held cellphones. The practice is 'inexcusable,' he says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-phones13jul13,1,4865784.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Senator defeated in bid to secure more rail security funding
http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0706/071206cdpm1.htm
Government Executive

Take Metrolink free July 29 from Orange station: Saturday free train ride is part of transit agency's push for more weekend ridership
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1209554.php
Orange County Register

U.S. Lifts Summer Fuel Price Forecast: The government boosts by 12 cents a gallon the average it expects drivers to pay at the pump
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas12jul12,1,6853596.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Younger Crowd Wants Transit
http://www.planetizen.com/node/20494
Planetizen

7/12/2006

Transportation Headlines for July 12, 2006

BART urges U.S. Senate to Increase Transit Security Funding: Rail Bombing In India Again Shows Inherent Danger to "Open" Transit Systems
http://www.bart.gov/news/press/news20060711.asp
Bay Area Rapid Transit

Bombers Strike Bombay at Rush Hour: Coordinated Attacks on Rail System Kill at Least 183, Injure Hundreds
http://snipurl.com/t3sw
Washington Post

Cities tap smart meters to raise parking revenue: High-tech machines help control traffic, reduce chance for free parking by resetting each time a driver leaves a space
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/15004641.htm
Contra Costa Times

Cost of clearing air may be $2.6B: Pollution: Local ports weigh price of going green
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_4034575
Press Telegram

Hybrids fuel L.A. rental agency's fast ride
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06192/705041-185.stm
Post Gazette/Wall Street Journal

L.A. looks to create regional emergency radio system
http://www.fcw.com/article95207-07-11-06-Web
Federal Computer Week

L.A. mayor tours rail security facility following deadly explosions on commuter trains in India
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/07/11//news/state/17_58_667_11_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

Leaders: Aviation plan won't fly: Inland officials vow to fight a proposal to send commercial flights to March air reserve base
http://snipurl.com/t3t4
Riverside Press Enterprise

MasterCard, NY MTA and Citigroup Trial Fast and Convenient ''Tap & Go'' Payments in Select NYC Subway Stations; NYC Subway Trial Participants to Speed Through Turnstiles with a Tap
http://www.contactlessnews.com/news/2006/07/11/mastercard-citibank-contactless-payment-trial-underway-in-nyc-subway/
Contactless News

Mayor Villaraigosa Touts MTA's New Security System
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_193095111.html
CBS 2 TV

Metrolink Power Outage Causes Delays For Commuters
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_192194231.html
CBS 2 TV

Mountain Road Upgrade Sparks Driver Rebellion: Work on Highway 138 is disrupting lives and has triggered threats against those doing the job.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-rage12jul12,1,1489992.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTC looks at more free rides: Agency may spend $7 million for more Spare the Air days
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/07/12/BAGT1JTFN21.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

MTA Beefs Up Station Security: Updated surveillance, bomb-sniffing dogs and more staff training mean `we are a lot safer today than we were a year ago,' mayor says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mta12jul12,1,2147616.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

O.C. Employers, Unions Back Toll Road Extension Through Park: A coalition wants to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to halt construction of an extension across San Onofre State Beach
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-toll12jul12,1,2726002.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Placentia's rail project nears completion: Placentia's Quiet Zone safety plan to eliminate the need for train whistles at crossings could take effect in a month
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/article_1208976.php
Orange County Register

'Quiet boom' seen in region: SoCal economy viewed as best in 6 years
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4039377
Daily News

Some Cities in U.S. Step Up Security for Commuters
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/12/us/12nycsubway.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
New York Times

Synthesis of Non-MUTCD Traffic Signin
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6478
Transportation Research Board

Transit Noise And Vibration Impact Assessment
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6480
Transportation Research Board

U.S. DOT Strategic Research, Development, And Technology Plan: Comments Requested – Due by August 9th
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6481
Transportation Research Board

Vote on LB airport renovations stands: 5-4 vote denies motion to rescind; deal to extend time to sue approved
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4039754
Press Telegram

7/11/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 11, 2006

Angelides touts infrastructure bond in Oakland: Perata says package will boost security, environmental protections at port
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/ci_4035833
Oakland Tribune

Coalition backs 241 toll road extension
Business groups plan to notify court where lawsuits are pending.
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1207790.php
Orange County Register

Ex Kansas Governor Bill Graves considered for job of U.S. transportation secretary
http://snipurl.com/t2c6
Lawrence Journal-World

Gas costs pump up again: Nation's prices rise 12 cents in 2 weeks; state at $3.25 a gallon
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/07/11/BUGSOJSQE51.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

LA MTA named APTA’s 2006 ‘outstanding’ transit agency
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/prdailynews/news.asp?id=8989
Progressive Railroading

Metrolink 'Beach train' now permanent
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_C_train11.1f80d7f.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

NAFTA Superhighway from Laredo TX along I-35 to Canadian Boarder
http://www.nascocorridor.com/pages/about/about.htm
Map: http://www.nascocorridor.com/
NASCO International Mid Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor

Ontario Leads Inland Empire’s Global Trade Activity: New PIERS data cites city’s strategic location, investment, and air cargo operations
http://www.caltradereport.com/eWebPages/front-page-1152506174.html
CalTrade Report

Pathway to public service: Community relations project chief keeps transit project on track (Alameda Corridor East)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/business/ci_4030990
Whittier Daily News

Red-light camera tickets to begin in August
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4033291
Daily News

Red-Light Cameras Will Catch Motorists Coming and Going: A new system, to be installed at 32 L.A. intersections, will photograph both the front and back of vehicles
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-redlight11jul11,1,176001.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

San Diego Airport Authority considering Tijuana deal
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060711/news_1m11airport.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Senate Should Increase Transit Security Funding This Week -- Statement by American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President William W. Millar
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/060710_funding.cfm
APTA

System To Catch Red Light Runners To Be Installed At 30 Intersections
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/9493303/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Three Arrested in New York Transit System Attack Plot
http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=3&id=1142
Mass Transit

Transit security bill enters the House
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/transitnews/article.asp?id=9138
Progressive Railroading

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta Joins Hill & Knowlton: Esteemed Congressman and Bush and Clinton Cabinet Secretary Joins as Vice Chairman of Global Communications Consultancy
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060710/nym041.html?.v=55
Yahoo! Finance

7/10/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday July 10, 2006

1965: Call boxes installed on Harbor Freeway
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-a2anniversary10jul10,1,2530853.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

71 Freeway struggles to keep pace with growth across region
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4031444
Daily Bulletin

Burbank may lobby for 'plug-in' hybrids: Plan part of larger movement to burn less gas
http://www.dailynews.com/glendale/ci_4029268
Daily News/Glendale Edition

California voters may find new measures too taxing
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4028794
Daily Bulletin

Changing bus routes without notification: Re "Bus Line Changes Reroute Business," July 1
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-sunday9.5jul09,0,7883030.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Hybrids Park Free in Santa Monica
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman/publish/article_4568.php
Canyon News

Report to assess status of forest's Highway 39
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4031591
Whittier Daily News

Through the Economic Looking Glass: LAEDC Finds Downtown Strengths in Mid-Year Forecast
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/07/10/news/news04.txt
L.A. Downtown News

So Many Cars, So Little Money: California's spending on its crowded, crumbling highway system falls far short of drivers' needs
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roads10jul10,1,228766.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

7/09/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 9, 2006

Extreme Commuters Drive Hours to Work
http://www.abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=2168553&page=1
ABC News

Gridlock, schmidlock: L.A. traffic isn't as bad as you think. Try driving 60 mph through the center of Paris
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-op-bruegmann9jul09,0,1811273.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions
Los Angeles Times

Highway 23 work not bothering drivers: Lanes usually closed at night, officials say
http://snipurl.com/sz75
Ventura County Star

Invasion of the ads: MTA sells L.A. out
http://dailynews.com/marielgarza/ci_4027320
Daily News

Official Wants to Revisit Vote on Long Beach Airport: Lawmaker who helped OK an environmental report on expansion seeks to avert a lawsuit
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airport9jul09,1,3077986.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Providing a shared vision for Valley cities
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_4028400
Pasadena Star News