Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

9/16/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Sept. 16, 2006

Bus Rapid Transit NewsLane, Vol 5 No 3
http://www.calstart.org/programs/brt/archives/BrtNewslaneVol5No3.pdf
CalStart / WestStart / Federal Transit Administration

Escutia Among Award Recipients At Breathe California Of Los Angeles County's Breath Of Life Awards
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=13675
California Chronicle

Legend of the Inland Valley railway (Pacific Electric)
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4345586
Daily Bulletin

Multidisciplinary Approach Toward Improving Bus Schedule Readability
http://www.nctr.usf.edu/jpt/pdf/JPT%209-4%20Sollohub.pdf (.pdf)
Journal of Public Transportation

Quirky, random bus fares: Weirdly, traveling west to Santa Monica often costs 50 cents more than traveling east
http://greenlagirl.com/category/de-car-ing/
Green L.A. Girl

Race for 11:15 train didn't derail his plans (Metrolink, night service)
http://dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4340257
Daily Bulletin

Valley rail traffic will more than double by 2025: Officials say number may increase to 61.5 trains daily
http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060916/NEWS05/609160326
Desert Sun

Valley Transportation Authority (Santa Clara) Audit, Same Old …
http://www.gilroydispatch.com/opinion/contentview.asp?c=194647
Gilroy Dispatch

Voters must take the wheel on transit
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/09/16/opinion/strickland/19_37_249_15_06.txt
North County Times/Californian

9/15/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday Sept. 15, 2006

710 Freeway Extension's Impact on Schools Debated
http://www.lacanadaonline.com/articles/2006/09/14/news/lnws-city20907.txt
La CaƱada Online

APTA Applauds Senate Amendment To Increase Transit Security Funding
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/060913_senate_applauds.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

California must solve car pool congestion woes first
http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/oped/ci_4335466
The Argus

Calif.'s Prop. 1B Would Put Almost $20 Billion into Transit Work
http://www.masstransitmag.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=3&id=1537
Mass Transit

FTA gives SamTrans suggestions
http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_4335271
San Mateo County Times

GAO releases FTA's New Starts Report: Includes those projects proposed for funding commitments for the fiscal year 2007 budget, and also reviews changes proposed for the program for fiscal year 2008.
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06819.pdf (.pdf)
Government Accountability Office

Gov. to Sign Hang-Up-and-Drive Bill: Legislation banning the use of hand-held cellphones while driving goes into effect in 2008
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cell15sep15,1,834636.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Mayor Pledges $100Million More for Affordable Housing: The funding shift matches a similar commitment by Villaraigosa last year. He also begins stumping for a Nov. 7 ballot measure that would give a $1-billion boost to efforts to provide lower-cost homes.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mayor15sep15,1,1731515.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

New fares encourage switch to Oyster card (Smart Card) http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/7609
E Gov Monitor

New Starts: All Politics Are Not Local Anymore http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90510060
Metro Magazine

Official's Letter Seeks Campaign Aid, Offers Confidential Talks
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-donate15sep15,1,872672.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

'Orange Lining' the Valley: North-south busway expansion deserves a higher priority
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_4340043
Daily News

Patt Morrison: A World-Class Bus Terminal: There isn't a speck of L.A.'s vibrancy reflected in the city's run-down, poorly serviced international airport
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-morrison14sep14,0,2890652.column?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Restored Giant Pylons Put on Nightly Show at LAX: After a $2.5-million makeover, the towering display is back in service with a more economical system offering 16 million colors
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lights15sep15,1,1851127.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

San Gabriel Valley leaders support transportation measures
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/business/ci_4337891
Whittier Daily News

Segway glitch sends riders tumbling: Technology: Firm recalls 23,500 scooters to fix software problem
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4336258
Press Telegram

Senate OKs $7B for port security: Washington: Plan to require radiation scanning on all containers is rejected
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4340526
Press Telegram

Senate OKs bill to boost port security
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/14/AR2006091401240.html
Washington Post

Study: Minorities have won fewer transit contracts since proposition - Anti-affirmative action measure has cut into businesses' proceeds
http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/ci_4335341
Times Star

SunLine Purchases Eco-Friendly Buses
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_257124558.html
CBS 2 TV

9/14/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday Sept. 14, 2006

Cameras catching red-light violators (Metro Orange Line)
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4333996
Daily News

City settlement could bring extra cash: Ending a two-year dispute with rail lines, the Los Angeles City Council today approved a settlement over cargo payments to the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority
http://dailynews.com/ci_4331579
Daily News

Environmentalists deciding to sit out trans-bond fight
http://www.capitolweekly.net/news/article.html?article_id=978
Capitol Weekly

Foothill Transit to add new service
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4331950
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Forum to raise green issues - PANEL: Inland challenges will shape a discussion by city officials and environmentalists
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_H_enviro13.35b585d.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Imports at U.S. Ports Hit Record High: In July, cargo traffic in Los Angeles and Long Beach surged past year-earlier levels, a report says
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-port13sep13,1,677189.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Letters to the Editor - And at the other end Re "MTA bullish on busway" (Sept. 13):
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_4333244
Daily News

Los Angeles Convention Center Launches On-Site Baggage Check and Airline Boarding Pass Issuance Service
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=162944
Marketwire

MTA To Install More Cameras At Metro Intersections
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_256185651.html
CBS 2 TV

Port of Los Angeles to Be Featured at Urban Issues Breakfast Forum; Port Security and Safety Will Be Discussed
http://tinyurl.com/fn5ws
Business Wire

Silver Streak service to launch in March 2007
http://www.foothilltransit.org/EAlert/NewsDisplay.aspx?ID=323&type=news
Foothill Transit

Split from regional planning agency (SCAG) rejected - PROPOSAL: San Bernardino group turns down Riverside supervisor's request
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_H_mpo14.37fc155.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

Time to get smart on easing traffic
http://tinyurl.com/z36ft
Ventura County Star

TWIC Program Hits Another Snag: Criticism holds up deployment of card readers for transportation worker IDs
http://www.gcn.com/print/25_27/41934-1.html
Government Computer News

Washington Metro to Develop 'Don't Chase the Bus' Campaign
http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=25&sid=909761
WTOP Radio

Westside, Transit Officials Roll Out Big Plans, Seek Votes
http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2006/September-2006/09_13_06_Westside_Transit_Officials_Roll_Out_Big_Plans.htm
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

9/13/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Sept. 13, 2006

1B, 1D, 1E, yes; 1C, no
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/opinion/15508493.htm
Contra Costa Times

Bus Incident Reporting, Tracking, and Analysis System
http://www.nctr.usf.edu/pdf/576-03.pdf (.pdf)
National Center for Transit Research, University of South Florida

Competing Maps for L.A. Transit: As Villaraigosa lobbies Congress for funds for L.A. light-rail projects, he must navigate around officials' different priorities
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mayor13sep13,1,814007.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Great Park designer leaving mark on L.A.: Mia Lehrer's grandest vision would revitalize the Los Angeles River
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1272527.php
Orange County Register

L.A. Officials Outlining Plan to Build ''Urban Villages'' Along L.A.'s Transit Corridors
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=5635&State=5&res=1024
Smart Growth Online

MARTA is left with its interim leader: Other finalist drops out (MTA DCEO John Catoe), longtime exec at top
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/stories/2006/09/11/0912martagm.html
Atlanta Journal Constitution

MTA leaders bullish on Valley's busway
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4327793
Daily News

Rosy Glow but No Rainbow for the Westside’s Economy
http://www.westsidetoday.com/articles/2006/09/11/news/close_up/01.txt
Westside Today

Using Archived AVL-APC Data to Improve Transit Performance and Management
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/tcrp/tcrp_rpt_113.pdf (.pdf)
Transportation Research Board

Villaraigosa, Harman call for passage of ports measure: In seeking Senate OK on funding and security, L.A.'s mayor says legislation is "absolutely critical" for city
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/3906306.html
Daily Breeze

9/12/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Sept. 12, 2006

Employment Success Creates Traffic, Housing Failure
http://tinyurl.com/kel6a
Westside Chronicle

Late-night rail service receives good reviews (Metrolink)
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_H_metrolink11.art.388cf4e.html
Riverside Press Enterprise

London tube fares to soar to £4 ($7.50)
http://www.metro.co.uk/home/article.html?in_article_id=19569&in_page_id=1&ct=5
Metro U.K.

Prop. 1B would put almost $20 billion into transit work
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4322122
Daily News

Santa Barbara Council Rides Amtrak (commuter rail)
http://www.keyt.com/news/local/3890812.html
KEYT TV 3

Sections of I-215 will be closed this week for Caltrans work
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4322400
Daily Bulletin

State initiative would ban raids on gas tax funds: Money could be used only for transportation
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/11/BAGKRL39O81.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

When cable car rides rose to $5, many riders hopped off
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/12/BAGSPL3S1M1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

9/11/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday Sept. 11, 2006

Danger Abides at L.A.'s Ports: Despite millions spent on security, experts see the vast complex as a vulnerable target
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-911ports11sep11,1,1756814.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Downtown Trolley a Possibility: CRA Study Suggests Routes, Costs
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/09/11/news/news02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Get the DASH on Schedule
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2006/09/11/news/opinion/edit01.txt
L.A. Downtown News

L.A. girds soft spots against terrorists
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_4317243
Daily News

Letters: Valley gets lucky - Re: "Mayor's plan would cluster housing near bus, rail lines" (Sept. 3):
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_4316190
Daily News

9/10/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Sept. 10, 2006

Closing the gap (finally) The state will soon begin closing the car-pool lane gap between Los Angeles and Orange counties along the Pomona (60) Freeway
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_4312750
Whittier Daily News

Gridlock expected to double by 2030: Report advises private sector to build roads
http://tinyurl.com/lbmsl
Ventura County Star

Railroad Track May be Realigned (Metrolink)
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=32702&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

Roadwork Revisited: Rapid repairs good news for motorists - Our view: Caltrans' decision to speed up construction project will cut aggravation
http://www.sbsun.com/opinions/ci_4308513
San Bernardino Sun

Santa bringing finished freeways for '07 holidays
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_4313266
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin