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8/11/2006

Transportation Headlines for August 11, 2006

Another transportation tax unnecessary
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/10/opinion/commentary/19_39_378_9_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

'Bike Town' Offers 50 Bikes For Free To Residents
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_222144550.html
CBS 2 TV

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Is Best Transit Option to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, According to New Analysis by Breakthrough Technologies Institute
http://tinyurl.com/h4oe8
Business Wire

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes, New Update on RAD Sunset (Metro Division 6 Venice)
http://www.venicepaper.net/pmt_more.php?id=212_0_1_0_M
Venice Paper

City street bond to miss ballot
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4165364
Daily News

Expert: Funding roads with private money a growing national trend - He tells a panel that such partnerships have to be OK'd by the Legislature
http://tinyurl.com/g47kk
Riverside Press Enterprise

Future of cycling: Forums held to consider bicycle network for county
http://tinyurl.com/hrp6o
Ventura County Star

Guest Column: 710 Ways to Mess up a Freeway
http://www.lacanadaonline.com/articles/2006/08/10/opinion/lco-cooper0810.txt
La CaƱada Online

I-5 Widening Project: Bottleneck Ahead
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-crush11aug11,1,3308958.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA Lines in Jeopardy: Outraged bus riders, group leaders and city officials spoke passionately Tuesday night during an MTA public hearing in El Monte
http://www.coremg.net/newspapers.php?paper=pasadenaindependent&storyid=2946
Pasadena Independent

Natural gas cost headed upward: Summer's heat wave ate into the supply being saved for coming winter
http://www.sacbee.com/content/business/story/14293795p-15136232c.html
Sacramento Bee

Pedestrianism L.A. Part III: Built Environment
http://www.angelenic.com/2006/08/10/pedestrianism-la-part-three-built-environment/
Angelenic Blog

Train crash victim named: Man allegedly went around gate
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4166314
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Wrong time to pull plug (Pasadena Electric Car Fleet)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_4164792
Whittier Daily News

8/10/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 10, 2006

Changes set for Antelope Valley bus riders: Fares to go up, service to be cut because of fuel costs
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_4158568
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Dashboard Web Site Shows Progress of San Diego Area Transportation Projects
http://www.govtech.net/localgovt/story.php?id=100513
Government Technology

Demand is up for vegetable-oil vehicles
http://snipurl.com/uq0r
Ventura County Star

DiFi Endorses Infrastructure Bonds
http://snipurl.com/uq0w
KQED Radio

Hydrogen network grows
http://www.fuelcellsworks.com/Supppage5791.html
Fuel Cell Works

Interstate 15 improvements to take half the time
http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=5262622&nav=9qrx
KESQ TV

L.B.'s greenbelt grows: Community: $3.95M buys five acres to link Drake, Chavez parks (Sale of Metro Division 12)
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4159856
Press Telegram

Los Angeles Traffic
http://planningresearch.blogspot.com/2006/07/los-angeles-traffic.html
Urban Planning Research Blog

Man, 75, killed by Metrolink train
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4160461
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Man Struck and Killed by Metrolink Train
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs10.1aug10,1,7365298.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Maryland's Commuters Can Keep Tabs on MARC Trains Online
http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=3&id=1342
Mass Transit Magazine

Midnight run to LA (Metrolink)
http://www.highlandnews.net/articles/2006/08/10/news/02metro.txt
Highland Community News

New Study Documents Dramatic Voter Support for Transportation Ballot Measures
http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=1335
Mass Transit Magazine

Pedestrianism L.A. Part II
http://www.angelenic.com/2006/08/07/pedestrianism-la-part-two-transportation-and-transit/
Angelenic Blog

Plan envisions faster Metrolink trains: Tracks would be re-routed at Bouquet Junction
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_4158740
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

Project To Close Lanes On 10 Freeway in West Los Angeles Early Thursday, Sunday
http://www.nbc4.tv/traffic/9656120/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Schwarzenegger asks monitoring of gasoline prices
http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinvesting.aspx?view=CN&storyID=2006-08-09T183901Z_01_N09299129_RTRIDST_0_ENERGY-GASOLINE-SCHWARZENEGGER.XML&rpc=66&type=qcna
Reuters

8/09/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 9, 2006

Departure of electric cars stalled: Nissan blocked from towing Pasadena vehicles
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4154600
Pasadena Star News

Gas Prices Alter Habits of Many, but Far From All
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/09/us/09gas.html?_r=1&ref=us&oref=slogin
New York Times

Long Beach to take closer look at `green' building: Council to consider rules requiring private development to be environmentally friendly
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4154482
Press Telegram

Man Killed When Train Hits His Van
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs9.1aug09,1,3430862.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

New Parking Meters Aim To Boost Cities' Revenue
http://www.planetizen.com/node/20794
Planetizen

No wealth of options in LA for commuters: Public transit in Los Angeles is doomed because of our wealth. It might sound counterintuitive, but let me explain my logic
http://www.smdp.com/article/articles/2300/1/WHATS-THE-POINT/Page1.html/print/2300
Santa Monica Daily Press

People's Freeway: Reclaiming a concrete corridor to make way for the next -- and better -- Los Angeles
http://www.oriononline.org/pages/om/04-3om/Renner.html
Orion Magazine

Placentia to Lose Millions More to Failed OnTrac: The city had lent about $16 million to the rail project that left the town near ruin
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ontrac9aug09,1,7423987.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Poll: High Gas Prices Lower Driving Time
http://www.latimes.com/business/investing/wire/sns-ap-gas-poll,1,1884905.story?coll=sns-ap-investing-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Railroad safety bills pick up steam (AB1935 & AB158)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4154185
Whittier Daily News

Recommendations to Improve and Update the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6577
Transportation Research Board

RITA Announces Regional University Transportation Center (UTC) Designation
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6585
Transportation Research Board

Technician could have easily fixed LAX air traffic mess: FAA investigators say only the person on duty was fixing a problem in Torrance when equipment failure led to flight delays on Monday
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/3529046.html
Daily Breeze

Train crash kills man: Driver ignored lights, crossing arm, police say
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4154571
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Transit Safety and Security Awareness Program Update
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=6599
Transportation Research Board

USOC team to visit national finalists to host 2016 Games (Los Angeles visit 8/11)
http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/15227862.htm
Mercury News

8/08/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 8, 2006

Another Malfunction Leaves LAX Flights Up in the Air: A key landing system fails, forcing jets to circle and causing delays. The glitch comes three weeks after a power outage at a Palmdale radar facility
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax8aug08,1,648424.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Coast Starlight Losing Its Luster/ 'The train that once had one of the best on-time records in the country now has one of the worst'
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/08/08/MNGGTKD03A1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Council weighs greener growth: Long Beach: Proposal would extend standards to private development
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4145040
Press Telegram

Failure of runway beacon bogs LAX down – again: For the second time in less than a month, an equipment failure disrupts flights into the airport well into Monday evening
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/3519141.html
Daily Breeze

Hybrid buses lose steam in Elk Grove: They sputter on freeways, and A/C systems have quit
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/14290041p-15120564c.html
Sacramento Bee

More bad news at the pump: Angelenos prepare for worst as key Alaska pipeline shut
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4149075
Daily News

Pasadena not ready to pull plug on Hypermini Electric Cars
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4149586
Pasadena Star News

Rail Security Rises to the Forefront: Attempted and successful rail bombings put Congressional focus on rail security
http://www.securityinfowatch.com/online/Standards-and-Legislation/8922SIW320
Security Info Watch

Toronto's Bus Rapid Transit Success Story
http://www.planetizen.com/node/20757
Planetizen

Up to 20-cent gas price hike predicted for California
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/08/08/MNGGTKD03C1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Want to Know When the Next Chicago Transit Authority Bus is Coming?: New program allows riders to track the real-time locations and estimated arrival times for buses online
http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-bus06.html
Chicago Sun-Times
Link to news release from the CTA: http://www.transitchicago.com/news/ctaandpress.wu?action=displayarticledetail&articleid=109507
Link to CTA Bus Tracker: http://www.ctabustracker.com

8/07/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday August 7, 2006

Employees get help with cost of gas prices
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/business/ci_4141452
Whittier Daily News

Feds to put 250 million into research on biofuels: Experts hope a form of ethanol can supplement U.S. energy needs
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/ci_4145883
Oakland Tribune

Maglev trains eyed for region
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4145254
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Magnetic trains may be on planners' fast track
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4145207
Pasadena Star News

Metro Graffiti Raid Successful
http://www.egpnews.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=3&pageid=4190
Eastside Sun

Monday's letters: Blue Line noise
http://www.presstelegram.com/letters/ci_4144196
Press Telegram

SANDAG puts off Sprinter budget
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20060805-9999-1mi5sprint.html
San Diego Union Tribune

SCAG Maglev System Development
http://www.scag.ca.gov/maglev/index.htm
Southern California Association of Governments

Union Station Dreams: Tips to Help the Historic Rail Center Reach Its Potential
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/08/07/news/opinion/edit02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

8/06/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday August 6, 2006

Anaheim Transit Center Is a Step Closer to Reality: Tentative land deal is set for bus and rail hub that has been in planning stages for 15 years
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-ochub6aug06,1,653423.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Tmes

Citizens can have voice in general plan at workshops
http://www.avpress.com/n/06/0806_s8.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Group plans VV-to-Vegas train
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_4141583
San Bernardino Sun

Los Angeles limits overnight parking of RVs in public: Council members will designate streets in their districts where vehicles without a permit will be banned from 2 to 6 a.m
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/3499361.html
Daily Breeze

With passenger traffic on rise, airport struggles with parking
http://www.dailynews.com/glendale/ci_4141970
Daily News

Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 5, 2006

Block Rush-Hour Drivers and You Will Pay, City Says
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-gridlock4aug04,1,7546237.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Feasibility study gives Transrapid transport system a global boost: The Transrapid transport system is gaining ground globally. Plans for the system are already drawn up of use in Europe, China, the US and Australia
http://www.engineerlive.com/rail-international/structural-engineering/1695/feasibility-study-gives-transrapid-transport-system-a-global-boost.thtml
Engineer Live

Highway 74 widening project now complete
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/05/news/californian/14_98_488_4_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

Major investment planned in trams to help beat city centre congestion: Many cities throughout the world have planned or are planning major investments in tram transport in order to cut down car congestion
http://www.engineerlive.com/rail-international/structural-engineering/1691/major-investment-planned-in-trams-to-help-beat-city-centre-congestion.thtml
Engineer Live

Retired Coast Guard admiral joins L.B. port: Hire to a top spot comes during major restructuring
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_4139011
Press Telegram

Sacramento Transit fares on rise again: Second phase of RT boost to start Sept. 1 as agency cites higher costs
http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/14288592p-15112020c.html
Sacramento Bee

Steering trucks to a night shift: An Inland official resurrects a daytime trucking ban to ease highway congestion
http://snipurl.com/uiu0
Riverside Press Enterprise