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9/30/2006

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Sept. 30, 2006

Construction Officially Begins on Metro Expo Line
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4611130
ABC 7 TV

Eager Eyes for the Expo Line: As Light Rail Breaks Ground, Officials Expect Big Things
http://tinyurl.com/p3fco
L.A. Downtown News

Rival to Panama Canal Planned: Nicaragua intends to spend $20 billion on a new Central American waterway that was initially proposed in the 19th century
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-canal30sep30,1,7948157.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Senate Confirms New Transportation Chief: Senate confirms President Bush's nomination of Mary Peters as new secretary of transportation
http://tinyurl.com/p2389
CBS News

Widening of Highway 78 stuck in traffic
http://tinyurl.com/neowz
North County Times/Californian

Work Begins On Downtown-Culver City Rail Line: Light Rail Line Will Have 10 Stops
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/9965285/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Work on L.A. Light-Rail Route to Begin; The 8.5-mile Expo Line, set to open in 2010, will run from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-expo30sep30,1,4332609.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

9/29/2006

Transportation Headlines for Friday, Sept. 29, 2006

2 counties join hands on goods traffic
http://sbsun.com/news/ci_4408716
San Bernardino Sun

Caltrans Chief: Economy Depends On Transportation Bond
http://kcbs.com/pages/93174.php?contentType=4&contentId=213336
KCBS TV

C.I.C.L.E. Presents: Life Can Be So Car-Free
http://www.cicle.org/cicle_content/pivot/entry.php?id=891
C.I.C.L.E.

Cycle of Life: CICLE shows how life in L.A. can be car-free.
http://www.laalternative.com/index.php/2006/09/22/cycle-of-life/
L.A. Alternative

Dan Walters: Infrastructure bonds help governor, but their passage is dicey
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/31211.html
Sacramento Bee

Finding a Bus Shelter that Fits Your Needs
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90510092
Metro Magazine

Groundbreaking for Metro Expo Line
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4611130
ABC 7 TV

Head Of MTA To Lead Agency Until At Least 2008
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_271154452.html
CBS 2 TV

L.A. smog is more of the same: The Los Angeles area has racked up 86 unhealthful air days so far this year, compared with 83 in all of 2005 and 88 in 2004, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/4264866.html
Daily Breeze

LAX aviation anniversary event features historic aircraft such as DC-3 and C-40
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/09/28/news_-_features/lax/01aviation.txt
The Argonaut

Los Angeles Go Metro Riders Get Help with New 12-minute Map
http://www.theopenpress.com/index.php?a=press&id=12750
Open Press

Metro Expo Line Construction Begins Friday
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_272090133.html
CBS 2 TV

Metro Orange Line Could Be Extended To Chatsworth
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_271154110.html
CBS 2 TV

MTA Board Backs Orange Line Extension
http://tinyurl.com/nomjn
San Fernando Business Journal (may require registration)

MTA to Run Orange Line Busway to Chatsworth: Buoyed by the route's success, the agency will extend the line six miles from Woodland Hills.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-orangeline29sep29,1,116299.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

New 2006 Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications
http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/rfp/default.asp
California High Speed Rail Authority

New Amtrak Chief Offers Few Details
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/28/AR2006092800789.html
Washington Post

New Westside tourism group includes Marina del Rey and Santa Monica visitors bureaus
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2006/09/28/news_-_features/marina_del_rey/02visitors.txt
The Argonaut

Officials want rail to be priority - INLAND: A coalition of leaders seeks funding to reduce the noise and traffic created by trains
http://tinyurl.com/py2pq
Riverside Press Enterprise

Poll: Infrastructure bonds ahead but facing resistance
http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=3138
Central Valley Business Times

'Rebuild California' builds voter backing - SURVEY: Support grows for the four bonds put on the ballot by the governor and Legislature
http://tinyurl.com/frb9h
Riverside Press Enterprise

Transportation Officials Praise Proposition 1B
http://journalism.berkeley.edu/ngno/stories/027186.html
North Gate News

Editors Note: Today marks the 20th anniversary of breaking ground on the Metro Red Line and the beginning of urban rail’s return to Los Angeles. Since then 73 miles of urban fixed guideway and 453 miles of commuter rail have opened to passenger service.

9/28/2006

Transportation Headlines for Thursday Sept. 28, 2006

Decades-Old Shop To Be Part Of Redevelopment Plan: Bernard Luggage Building Will Be Incorporated Into Project At Hollywood And Vine (Transit Oriented Development)
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_270153834.html
CBS 2 TV

Drivers of tomorrow won't get mad at traffic, they'll get around it
http://tinyurl.com/z2xbg
USA Today

Free bus rides would benefit non-riders, too
http://tinyurl.com/p2tcb
Statesman Journal

Grant to build mass transit center in downtown San Pedro expires: Time has run out on the $2.4 million MTA award after no site for the project could ever be finalized
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/4253341.html
Daily Breeze

Higher train ridership maybe not due to gas prices (Metrolink)
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_4405479
Daily Bulletin

Inland Empire Officials Seek Greater Say in L.A. Port Issues: Increase in cargo traveling by truck and train greatly affects the area, they say
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ports28sep28,1,7035354.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

King County bus routes trip up Google
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/286592_google27.html
Seattle Post Intelligencer

Prop. 1A would end loophole
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_4407318
Whittier Daily News

San Francisco Mall May Supply Concept for L.A.: A tall mall must draw shoppers in and up. It could serve as a model for other cities
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-mall28sep28,1,489764.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica Makes the Grade for Sustainable Effort
http://tinyurl.com/g33z7
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

State infrastructure gets C-minus as engineers issue report card
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4407870
Daily News

Supporting Proposition 1A will bring revenue to transportation projects: Measure would require lawmakers to pay back raided funds
http://tinyurl.com/r4cy3
Desert Sun

Toll Road Drives Too Hard a Bargain, L.A. Couple Say: Facing fees and penalties in O.C. totaling $379,000, they sue, saying their business got in trouble and they had no chance to contest
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-toll28sep28,1,5609597.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Transit center in city to have bilingual signs: Oxnard to be 1st in county to alter postings
http://tinyurl.com/jhvzq
Ventura County Star

Zoning laws threatened
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_4401371
Pasadena Star News

9/27/2006

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Sept. 27, 2006

Bus Filters Remove Tons of Soot from Bay Area Air: Historic Diesel Cleanup Program for 1,700 Buses
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060926/sftu124.html?.v=53
Yahoo! Business

Chinatown Rises Again
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=seenon&id=4597787
ABC 7 TV

Finally, on the right track: Maybe it's time to redefine exactly what cost-efficiency means in a city such as Los Angeles (Metro Purple Line/Wilshire Subway)
http://www.calendarlive.com/galleriesandmuseums/cl-et-subway27sep27,0,2908056.story?coll=cl-home-more-channels
Los Angeles Times

Fullerton looks for transit ideas: The city invites residents to speak about what they'd like at the transportation center. The first meeting is Thursday
http://tinyurl.com/ol8qw
Orange County Register

Google hops on the bus
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_472208.html
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Less Bang for the Buck: Maryland Mass Transit Authority Installs Early Warning Explosives Detection System
http://www.homelandresponse.org/500/News/Article/False/31962/News
Homeland Response

MTA unbound
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_4400979
Daily News

New feature will let you Google Seattle Metro routes: Free trip-planning service shows maps, satellite views
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/286471_google26.html
Seattle Post Intelligencer

Newsom's vision for transit is short on new suggestions: SF Muni bosses told the problems won't be solved overnight
http://tinyurl.com/pyv5h
San Francisco Chronicle

'Pay as you go' for transit projects
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/29171.html
Sacramento Bee

Port insecurity: The ports remain a target; funding needs to reflect that
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_4401382
Press Telegram

Ralph Story, 86; Veteran Radio and TV Personality Hosted Shows About L.A.
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-story27sep27,1,4709611.story?coll=la-news-obituaries
Los Angeles Times
Editor’s Note: Ralph Story starred in SCRTD’s 1968 promo film “Public Transportation, Who Needs It?

Roads Are Too Important to be Left to Governments
http://independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1822
Independent Institute

Schwarzenegger approves bill extending toll road agreement
http://tinyurl.com/kzorm
San Diego Union Tribune

9/26/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Sept. 26, 2006

AV Transit Authority modifies its fixed-route time schedule
http://www.avpress.com/n/25/0925_s5.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Diplomacy, humor take new NHTSA chief far
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2006-09-24-nhtsa-usat_x.htm
USA Today

Foothill Transit Uses Onboard Video to Secure Mass Transit System
http://www.telematicsjournal.com/content/newsfeed/8346.html
Telematics Journal

In Pasadena, 'Smart Growth' Threatens Little Landmarks: While some praise new mixed-use complexes, others fear the city's character will be lo
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-pasadena26sep26,1,5755750.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Taxi Franchises Lack City Oversight, Study Finds: UCLA study says cabdrivers 'are something like sharecroppers on wheels,' with low pay, long hours and health problems
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-taxistudy25sep25,1,4067105.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Letters to the Editor - Extending the subway versus adding buses: Re "Subway Tunnel Ban May Be Lifted," Sept. 19
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-sunday24.3sep24,0,6537783.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Mayor Newsom to tell how he'd shape up S.F. Muni: Transit directors will hear his plans for beleaguered agency
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/26/BAG5NLCH051.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Mayor Villaraigosa Entreats Federal EPA to Support Environmental Programs at L.A.’s Ports
http://tinyurl.com/gxfyf
Metro Investment Report

Network Futurevision: Washington, DC looks to execute managed-lane system to help battle congestion (BRT)
http://tinyurl.com/jjwoh
Roads & Bridges

O.C. Transportation Agency to Spend $7 Million to Study High-Speed-Rail Line: Engineering and environmental work will focus on adding electrified track to existing rail corridor
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa26sep26,1,174686.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Ports `shortchanged' on security: Grants total half of what L.A. and L.B. received last year
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_4396709
Press Telegram

Transportation group OKs study of high-speed rail project: The board agrees to spend $7 million to study the Orange County-Los Angeles County portion of a 700-mile network
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1287270.php
Orange County Register

U.S. doles out security grants to cities
http://tinyurl.com/hvocr
Yahoo! News

9/25/2006

Transportation Headlines for Monday Sept. 25, 2006

AC Transit touts success of hydrogen fuel cell buses: Hopes are high to reduce smog, foreign oil dependency with new fuel cell technology
http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_4389608
The Argus

Fleming Assumes Chair of CCRL & L.A. Chamber; Offers Business Perspective on Value of State Bonds
http://tinyurl.com/n3wxt
Metro Investment Report

Greeters help riders find trains: 'Ambassadors' a station fixture
http://www.dailynews.com/glendale/ci_4388686
Daily News/Glendale Edition

Honda Unveils 'Super-Clean' Diesel Engine: The automaker, seeking to outpace rivals in the race for environmental leadership, also displays an advanced fuel-cell electric power system
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-honda25sep25,1,3679134.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Will Need More on Board to Bring Back Streetcars
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-councilqa25sep25,1,342761.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA plans to redraw transit map: Proposal aims to quicken travel, cut redundant lines
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4391594
Daily News

New Jersey Transit upgrades Website for mobile device use
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_newspick.cfm?id=9064283
Metro Magazine
Link to NJ Transit’s My Transit mobile alerts: http://www.njtransit.com/mt_about_mytransit.shtml

Passenger service not ruled out - MARCH AIR: Commercial flights from the military base for civilians can be a future possibility
http://tinyurl.com/ouxbm
Riverside Press Enterprise

Yes on 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E and 84
http://www.modbee.com/opinion/story/12771356p-13464352c.html
Modesto Bee

9/24/2006

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Sept. 24, 2006

AC Transit foresees hydrogen-cell future: $21 million pilot program tests fossil-fuel free buses
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_4389813
Oakland Tribune

Gearing up for bus skills test: MTA drivers to compete in Arcadia
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4384855
Pasadena Star News

Gov. Vetoes LA, LB Container User Fee Legislation: Schwarzenegger sinks Senate bill opposed by transportation, retail, and industry groups
http://www.caltradereport.com/eWebPages/front-page-1158976450.html
Cal Trade Report

Hybrid incentives aid conservation
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_4388109
Pasadena Star News

Museum right on track: Exhibit will celebrate trains (Whittier Depot)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_4388411
Whittier Daily News

Package of bonds may be too much for state's voters: Californians' wariness of new debt is just one problem facing backers
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060924/news_1n24bonds.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Reagan Freeway (SR 118) may get extra lane: Eastbound bottleneck relief planned
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4388489
Daily News

SANDAG approves fallback financing plan for Sprinter
http://tinyurl.com/la5e5
North County Times/Californian

San Gabriel has plans for Valley Boulevard development
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_4388949
Pasadena Star News

Torrance eyeing free bus travel for its residents: The idea is to reduce traffic with increased local ridership, but funding could be impacted
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/4219266.html
Daily Breeze

Welcome, Metro Purple Line (Now let's start digging!)
http://latransitrider.blogspot.com/
L.A. Straphanger