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8/26/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 26, 2006

Bill to rank LNG plans shunted to committee
Supporters say state may lose power to U.S.
http://tinyurl.com/zhk5f
Ventura County Star

Going like 60: Freeway section to get HOV lanes, soundwalls
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4242668
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Hang up phone or be fined?: Senate bill targets drivers using handheld devices (SB 1613)
http://dailynews.com/ci_4240152
L.A. Daily News

Long Beach Port may fill new top position: Approval of new managing director to be decided Monday
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4240177
Press Telegram

Lowenthal $30 cargo fee bill revived (SB 760)
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4240175
Press Telegram

OCTA considers Anaheim Metrolink station relocation
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1255066.php
Orange County Register

Trail renovation under way: will follow the abandoned Union Pacific railroad track from Pioneer Boulevard to the Five Points Intersection, crossing it on a former railroad bridge and then ending at Mills Avenue
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4242234
Whittier Daily News

Voters will get a say on transportation funding – twice (Prop. 42)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/detail?blogid=14&entry_id=8278
San Francisco Chronicle

8/25/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday August 25, 2006

AC Transit Testing Free Wi-Fi On Buses
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=local&id=4492278
ABC 7 TV

Beach Boulevard exit from I-5 to close for 10 months: I-5 Freeway expansion will close southbound off-ramp in 2008.
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1253851.php
Orange County Register

Beverly Hills General Plan Update Remains Unknown
http://www.bhweekly.com/cityschools.nclk
Beverly Hills Weekly

Bomb squad examines bag at Montclair Metrolink station
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4233751
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Burbank delays development plan
http://burbankleader.com/articles/2006/08/24/politics/blr-plan19.txt
Burbank Leader

Bus Riders Union Decries ‘Free Transit Week’: Members wage protest to lower cost of monthly bus passes
http://tinyurl.com/kouyw
Our Weekly

Color dispute stymies train-line naming
http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=5325272&nav=9qrx
KESQ 3 TV

County gains 2nd seat on SANDAG
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060824-9999-7m24sandag.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Federal grant targets 'secret' BART problem: Governor OKs anti-terror funds to strengthen system
http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_4229792
Daily Review

LADWP Receives $2.244 Million Grant to Jump-Start ''Clean Diesel'' Retrofits; Technology Cuts Emissions by 95% on 264 Heavy-Duty Trucks
http://tinyurl.com/h7nuu
Business Wire

Letter to the Editor: No reason to gripe - Re "Gripe central", Aug 21: (Scroll down page)
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_4227602
Daily News

Low-stress commuting: Sergio Castillo still has a 50-mile trip to work, but now it's relaxing (Metrolink, Metro Bus and Rail)
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_extreme24.38d6c22.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Metrolink Riders Routed Around Commerce Station After Derailment
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/9729860/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

MTA agrees to the name 'Expo Line': Color on map still debated
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4234713
Daily News

MTA Board Agrees on New Colors for Metro Lines
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4489346
ABC 7 TV

MTA Board Deadlocks on Color Scheme for Westside Light Rail Line
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-colors25aug25,1,3030773.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA Offers 'Transit English' Class To Potential Bus Drivers
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/9730351/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

MTA To Expand Bus Driver Recruitment Efforts
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_236172012.html
CBS 2 TV

MTA To Offer English Classes For Potential Drivers
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_236081623.html
CBS 2 TV

Nissan reclaims electric vehicles: City parts with 11 cars after custody battle
http://pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4235219
Pasadena Star News
Related Editorial: http://www.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_4233760

PierPASS Completes Transition in Exporter Procedures; Exporters, Terminals and Steamship Lines Quickly Adjust to New OffPeak Program Procedures at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
http://tinyurl.com/lrad4
Business Wire

Port of L.A. Fleet Experiments With Biodiesel
http://www.thelog.com/news/newsview.asp?c=193011
The Log

Topanga Canyon Boulevard Undergoes Construction
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman/publish/article_4757.php
Canyon News

Transit agency starts English class for would-be drivers
http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=5320260&nav=9qrx
KESQ TV 3

8/24/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 24, 2006

A Carless culture: The bike, part 2: Bike lanes
http://greenlagirl.com/category/de-car-ing/
L.A. Green Girl

A Transit Map to Make You Cry
http://hereinvannuys.blogspot.com/2006/08/transit-map-to-make-you-cry_19.html
Here In Van Nuys

California ballot measure that backers tried to kill won't die: Voters will see a tough regulation of gas tax money initiative on '08 ballot. Compromise up for vote in fall
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/3725096.html
Daily Breeze

Car Sharing: Yes, You Can Live Without Your Own Car
http://www.womanmotorist.com/index.php/news/main/5462/event=view
Woman Motorist

DHS alters plans for transportation worker ID program
http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=34833&dcn=todaysnews
Government Executive

Fourth Semi-Annual LAX Master Plan Stakeholder Forum to Be Held August 29
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=156485
MarketWire

Google Earth has "injected new life" into the geographic information systems industry
http://www.planetizen.com/node/20966
Planetizen

L.A. mayor pushes plan to recruit MTA drivers
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4228848
Pasadena Star News

Los Angeles labor action shuts down port for 4 hours
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/3712926.html
Daily Breeze

‘Mash-Ups’ Will Revolutionize How Planners and Citizens View City Planning
http://www.planningreport.com/tpr/?module=displaystory&story_id=1190&format=html
The Planning Report

Metro Proceeds with Plans for Quality Transit-Oriented Developments Along Rail Corridors
http://www.planningreport.com/tpr/?module=displaystory&story_id=1191&format=html
The Planning Report

MTA looks to recruit more drivers
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4227887
Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star News

NABI acquires Optima Bus Corp.
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_newspick.cfm?id=9064059
Metro Magazine

Parks feeling blue over Aqua Line
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4228426
Daily News

Port of L.A.’s Knatz Leads Basin’s Effort to Implement Clean Air Plan
http://tinyurl.com/qfmc8
Metro Investment Report

Public Hearing to Discuss Options for Reducing LAX Traffic
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4489278
ABC 7 TV

RAND Corp. Revives Transportation Research With Appointment of Prof. Martin Wachs
http://tinyurl.com/rqemq
Metro Investment Report

Recruiting Drives MTA to School: The agency is working with Valley College to boost the English skills of immigrants who want to become bus operators
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mta24aug24,1,7722769.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Sen. Lowenthal Pushes Industry to Help Fund Mitigation of Port Pollution
http://tinyurl.com/p4uyn
Metro Investment Report

Some AC Transit buses to offer Wi-Fi service / Wireless
Internet on crossbay routes to S.F., Peninsula
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/08/24/BAG32KO4E01.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

State and City Housing Bonds Will Mitigate Workforce Housing Crisis
http://www.planningreport.com/tpr/?module=displaystory&story_id=1187&format=html
The Planning Report

Welcome to Gentrification City: Teardowns. Evictions. Investment. Rebirth. And the significance of that new gelato stand. The perils and pleasures of gentrification
http://www.laweekly.com/general/features/welcome-to-gentrification-city/14285/
L.A. Weekly

Who's Resurrecting the Electric Car? - Forget those poky little golf cars — the battery-powered muscle car is just around the corner
http://www.laweekly.com/general/features/whos-resurrecting-the-electric-car/13975/
L.A. Weekly

8/23/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 23, 2006

Albuquerque Rail Runner gets its 100,000 rider
http://www.observer-online.com/articles/2006/08/19/news/story5.txt
The Observer

Backing sought in MTA fight: Bus Riders Union asks neighborhood councils to support decree
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4222845
Daily News

Denver officials celebrate T-REX completion
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_4220281
Denver Post

eNewsletters That Rock: The Transit Coalition
http://tinyurl.com/rreno
LAist

HOV construction almost done (57 and 60 freeways)
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4223438
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Letters to the Editor: Re "Gov. Tries to Calm GOP Anger," Aug. 20 (Transportation Bond)
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-wednesday23.2aug23,0,45077.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach’s Pine Ave. gets a block without cars: Trial of vehicle ban on Friday, Saturday nights between Broadway and Third Street starts Sept. 1
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4223308
Press Telegram

Plan Puts Marina in Fast Lane: As a building boom begins in Marina del Rey, the tiny freeway that almost goes there may be extended. Some residents vow a fight
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-marina23aug23,0,3276738.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Planning quicker travel takes time: Could one of LAX's ideas get you out of your car and onto a plane faster?
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/3712906.html
Daily Breeze

Proposals to Ease Gridlock at LAX to Be Unveiled: Officials will outline options for improving traffic flow, a key element in updating the airport's design
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax23aug23,1,7460626.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

SANDAG approves process to review projects in adjoining counties
http://www.thevillagenews.com/story.asp?story_ID=16865
Village News

Tighten up mass-transit security: Plastic trash cans, eliminating lockers and more TV cameras would help in the fight against terrorism
http://www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-opcha224860435aug22,0,3336505.story?coll=ny-viewpoints-headlines
NY Newsday

8/22/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 22, 2006

Beach bus cool, cheap way to go: $1 fare buys day of fun; service will end Sept. 4
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4217211
Whittier Daily News

EPA to co-sponsor Green-Diesel Technology conference in Chicago
http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=18827
Webwire

First Sprinter trains arriving in Escondido (DMU, Diesel Multiple Unit)
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/17/news/inland/16_01_258_16_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

Gripe central (SFV Valley)
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_4211539
Daily News

Hybrid Buses for the Long Haul?
http://translib.blogspot.com/
Berkeley Transportation Library Blog

Inland-area mayors set protest: Riverside's Ron Loveridge leads the charge to secure funding to ease the rise in rail traffic
http://tinyurl.com/hmxtf
Riverside Press Enterprise

Interview with Paul Korczak, Assistant Chief Officer for MetroCard Sales Operations at New York City Transit
http://www.smartcardalliance.org/newsletter/august_2006/mempro_0806.html
Smart Card Talk

New Light Rail Route to the South Bay?
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2006/08/new_light_rail.php
Curbed L.A.

No Matter How They Are Pitched, Parking Solutions Often Fall Short
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/18/AR2006081800452.html
Washington Post

Palmdale Grant Could Put Airport on the Map
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=32212&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

Tax dollars working to reduce traffic congestion
http://tinyurl.com/mtcrp
North County Times/Californian

Terminal Gas Problem: There's one smart way to choose a site for California's much-needed liquified natural gas terminal, so why is Sacramento dithering? (SB 426)
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-lng22aug22,0,5307256.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

8/21/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday August 21, 2006

2 Killed, 2 Injured in Car Hit by Train: Six Blue Line passengers also are hurt as a motorist tries to turn across the tracks
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-crash21aug21,1,6791550.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
Also covered by the Daily Breeze: http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/3695246.html

Car-Sharing Plans Develop Traction as Fuel Costs Rise: Members rent vehicles by the hour and don't have to worry about insurance and long-term parking. It's a popular concept in many cities
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-ft-canada21aug21,1,72367.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Construction conundrum: SANBAG plagued with rising prices (210 Freeway, other freeway projects)
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_4211992
San Bernardino Sun

Downtown Long Beach Assoc. Board Votes To Support Senator Lowenthal's Container Fee Bill (SB 760) For Port Security, Container-Related Rail Projects, Air Pollution Mitigation
http://www.lbreport.com/news/aug06/contafee.htm
Long Beach Report

Learning From Portland: Linking Land Use And Transportation
http://www.planetizen.com/node/20917
Planetizen

MTA Guarantees Ride Home for Car Poolers
http://www.garmentandcitizen.com/category/news/200608180300.php
Garment and Citizen
Link: www.commutesmart.info

Republicans reject bonds: Governor loses party backing on 2 measures
http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/story/14303468p-15178645c.html
Sacramento Bee

Transportation Headlines for Sunday August 21, 2006

Metrolink train attracts drivers: Since July 2005, weekend ridership has gone up 21 percent on the San Bernardino line
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_C_metro20.67aea7.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Two Dead, Eight Injured After Car Crashes Into MTA Train
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4479061
ABC 7 TV

Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 19, 2006

A.V. car-pool lanes open: With dedication, six extra miles bring total to 36
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_4204311
Daily News

Hemet takes a step toward Metrolink station
http://www.thevalleychronicle.com/articles/2006/08/18/news/03nmetrolink.txt
Valley Chronicle

L.A. County Law Enforcement May Soon Get Free Metro
http://www.officer.com/article/article.jsp?id=32180&siteSection=1
Officer.com

Official backs billions in state bonds: Essential for economy, she says
http://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/state/article/0,1375,VCS_122_4926467,00.html
Ventura County Star