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8/04/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday August 4, 2006

Bridge work to close lanes on Hwy. 23
http://snipurl.com/uec7
Ventura County Star

Cab Fares Could Increase 10.4 Percent In L.A.
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_215161438.html
CBS 2 TV

Carless culture: The bus, part 4
http://greenlagirl.com/category/de-car-ing/
Green LA Girl Blog

Carpool Passes Go Fast: The state has so far received 74,108 applications for an allotment of 75,000 decals permitting hybrid owners to drive solo in HOV lanes
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hybrid4aug04,0,3547027.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

China mulls 330 mph maglev train: Fast as a jet, but flies at an altitude of 1cm
http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2161364/536kmh-train-mooted-china
vnunet.com

Edison teams up with Chevron on hydrogen fuel station
http://www.sgvtribune.com/business/ci_4132769
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Freeway signs to display travel times: O.C. drivers to get data on how long it takes to get to key landmarks
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1233735.php
Orange County Register

Highway 74 expansion almost finished
http://snipurl.com/ueci
Riverside Press Enterprise

It Could Happen to You (bicycle commuting)
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=31913&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

Nine Global 'Turnaround' Cities: world's most successful cities are integrating approaches to social, economic, and environmental issues, as well as addressing governmental concerns
http://www.planetizen.com/node/20715
Planetizen

Pedestrianism Los Angeles – Part One
http://www.angelenic.com/2006/07/30/pedestrianism-los-angeles-part-one/
Angelenic Blog

Plans finalized to raise bus fares - OMNITRANS: More increases could come when an analysis is completed by April 2007
http://snipurl.com/udhf
Riverside Press Enterprise

Shorter commute is in the timing: About 600 lights will be synchronized to cut travel time by at least 12 percent
http://snipurl.com/udgm
Riverside Press Enterprise

XM Project Is Aimed at Creating a National Parking Info Service
http://www.rwonline.com/dailynews/one.php?id=9503
Radio World News

8/03/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 3, 2006

1 Injured When MTA Bus Collides With Car
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_214102355.html
CBS 2 TV

'Business Friendly' Cities List Omits L.A.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-laecon3aug03,1,4456401.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

California Fights Filth of Its Ports
http://snipurl.com/uc5g
Washington Post

East L.A. Revitalization Going Strong Under Councilman Huizar
http://www.planningreport.com/tpr/?module=displaystory&story_id=1180&format=html
The Planning Report

Editorial: Two train plans, public vs. private (California – Nevada High Speed Rail)
http://www.desertdispatch.com/2006/115452337668784.html
Desert Dispatch

Experts Focus on Alternative Fuels
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=2096
Palisades Post

Florida's Orlando on track to $1 bln commuter rail
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060802/us_nm/economy_florida_rail_dc_1
Yahoo! News

Get a Lift From the MTA: Or, a tale of two art-loving riders (Metro ART)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=4131&IssueNum=165
L.A. City Beat

Hwy 330 to close for two weeks
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_4128055
San Bernardino Sun

Ideas to get more riders on trains, buses
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-thursday3.5aug03,0,7178266.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

LA Offers Free Rush-hour Auto Tow Service
http://www.knx1070.com/pages/64047.php
KNX 1070 Radio

Metro Red LINES A & B
http://latransitrider.blogspot.com/2006/08/metro-red-lines-b.html
L.A. TransitRider Blog

Officials hash out plan to buy Anaheim site for transit hub: The county's transportation agency is negotiating to buy a 13.5-acre parcel just south of Katella Avenue near Angel Stadium
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1230961.php
Orange County Register

Railroad Crossing to Remain Open
http://snipurl.com/ubm0
Glendale Independent Weekly

Road Projects a Casualty of Oil Crisis: Asphalt Prices Escalate as Oil Prices Climb, Making Highway Projects More Expensive
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/IndustryInfo/story?id=2265435&page=1
ABC News

Smoother sailing across SB Valley in works: Traffic signals will be synchronized
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_4127942
San Bernardino Sun

Terror funds skimp on BART: Bay Area Rapid Transit is considered a top terrorist target, but it receives only a fraction of federal money meant for Bay Area security projects
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14286290p-15102823c.html
Sacramento Bee

Valley carpool lanes nearly ready to roll (Route 14)
http://www.avpress.com/n/02/0802_s5.hts
Antelope Valley Press

8/02/2006

Transportation Headlines for August 2, 2006

Americans’ love affair with cars starts to skid: Traffic, bad road etiquette — not gas prices — drive many people off roads
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14137896/
MSNBC

Between The Lines: Naming (and Building) The Exposition Light Rail Line
http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur27775.cfm
Eurweb

City begins illegal cab crackdown
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4122017
Daily News

Coaster transition not so seamless; riders complain of late trains
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/01/news/coastal/18_59_297_31_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

Easier Ride on Way for Commuters: Projects will extend carpool lanes on the 60 Freeway in Riverside and Moreno Valley
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-carpool2aug02,1,2104103.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Guidebook for Start-up Transit Agencies
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6556
Transportation Research Board

High-Speed WiMax Connectivity Demonstrated Along California Rail Line
http://www.govtech.net/localgovt/story.php?id=100383
Government Technology

Linking Transportation and Land Use: A Peer Exchange
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6527
Transportation Research Board

Major world cities team up to fight global warming
http://snipurl.com/u9a9
Reuters

More than 1,000 take free round trips on Metrolink: Riders who boarded in Orange on Saturday were given passes as a promotion
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1230005.php
Orange County Register

NCTR Journal of Public Transportation: Vol. 9, Issue 3 (Special Bus Rapid Transit Edition)
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6555
Transportation Research Board/Univ. of So. Florida - National Center for Transit Research

Officials meet to hone Anaheim transportation center deal: The site for a new train station is a maintenance yard near Angel Stadium
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1230025.php
Orange County Register

8/01/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 1, 2006

BART Considers Instituting Tough New Ad Policy
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/07/29/BAGHOK7NTK1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Boston’s Big Dig – One of Engineering’s Biggest Mistakes?
http://www.designnews.com/article/CA6357443.html
Design News

Commentary: Public Goals Carrying More Weight in Transportation Planning as Vision and Leadership Shifts to Smart Growth Movement
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=5558&state=52&res=1024
Smart Growth

Faster Route for Marathon: The new course through L.A., designed to address complaints from motorists and residents, will also contain fewer uphill stretches
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-marathon1aug01,1,7068783.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Frank Gruber: What I Say – Transported (scroll down to last section for editorial on Metro Rapid articulated buses)
http://snipurl.com/j1zy
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Free Rides on Transit?
http://latransitrider.blogspot.com/2006/07/free-rides-on-transit.html
L.A. Transit Rider Blog

Freeway Service Patrol expanding coverage
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4120157
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

GPS Technology May Cut Wait at Bus Stop
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=31866&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

Magic Mountain Parkway/ I-5 Interchange Improvements
http://hometownstation.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3423
KHTS AM 1220

Metro Freeway Patrol To Expand Service Tuesday
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_212144219.html
CBS 2 TV

Natural gas futures reach 6-month high
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/business/ci_4118885
Whittier Daily News

Oil Price Jump Could End Relief at Pump
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas1aug01,1,5919979.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Vanishing vehicles: City must give back electric cars
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4119819
Pasadena Star News

What a Rush: LADOT Commuter Express
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2006/08/01/what-a-rush-july-2006/#more-100
Metro Rider LA Blog

Work begins on LAX project: Runway reconfiguration may delay flights
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4119330
Daily News

7/31/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday July 31, 2007

California Rejects Ban on Push-Pull
http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=3&id=1268
Mass Transit

China's pollution affecting California's air: Nearly 25 percent of the matter in the L.A. skies comes from the Asian country's use of fossil fuels, scientists say
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/3451841.html
Daily Breeze

Glendale to mull speed signs: Electronic displays indicating a car's velocity may help warn drivers of lead-footed habits
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/politics/story/51707p-79472c.html
Glendale News Press

Hail a cab in L.A.? Maybe it will get easy: Some call for change in tough local rules that discourage practice in city now
http://dailynews.com/news/ci_4115764
Daily News

High Speed Rail From Vegas To Calif
http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=3&id=1269
Mass Transit

LAX officials eye ways to fix air traffic problems: The recent Palmdale radar loss was especially disruptive. Part of the solution would involve billions of dollars, lots of time
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/3456621.html
Daily Breeze

Life on the Rails: Metro's Gerald Francis Keeps One Eye on the Track Ahead
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/07/31/news/news01.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Los Angeles Makes Olympics Cut
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/07/31/news/news_briefs/at06.txt
L.A. Downtown News

No Free Metro Rides: The mayor's idea for free transit for a day would be costly and ineffective.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-subway31jul31,0,4125393.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Transit Advocates, Highway Planners Share The Blame For Transportation Stagnation
http://www.planetizen.com/node/20698
Planetizen

Why Is Washington Missing The Train?
http://www.planetizen.com/node/20686
Planetizen

7/30/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 30, 2006

Bridging 3 Decades: Retractable road connecting Long Beach and Terminal Island had a remarkably long life span
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/3454281.html
Daily Breeze

Car-train crash victim identified
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4112909
Daily Bulletin

Helicopters once made Pomona 'Spin City'
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4112252
Daily Bulletin

Los Angeles, San Francisco offer their best for Olympics
http://snipurl.com/u4uy
Ventura County Star

Regional traffic issues discussed at summit
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_4112451
San Bernardino Sun

Topanga Canyon project causes traffic delays
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman/publish/article_4684.php
Canyon News

Vote for easing traffic - Our view: We like November ballot's transportation bond, constitutional clamp on raiding road funds
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/07/30/opinion/editorials/16_48_567_29_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

Westside Cities COG Holds Quarterly Meeting in Culver City
http://snipurl.com/u4v8
Westside Chronicle