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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 18, 2007

Are Printed Transit Information Materials a Significant Barrier to Transit Use?
Journal of Public Transportation

Blue Line Train, Pickup Truck Crash In Downtown Los Angeles

California's 20th century sales tax - What we purchase has changed, but what the state taxes has stayed the same,0,5375170.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans to add carpool lanes on 101 - The $150-million project to begin in 2011 will cover six miles in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties to help ease congestion,1,3898798.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans unveils next plan - Lanes to be added to Highway 101 from Seacliff to Carpinteria
Ventura County Star

Decent regional economy is seen - Despite the sluggish housing market, a report predicts slow but steady growth in sectors such as tourism and trade,1,3307915.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times
Link to LAEDC Report:

Fingers Point as Traffic Plan Runs Aground (Congestion Pricing)
New York Times

GeoMiler - New GIS tool to analyze freight movement from the U.S. DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (.pdf file)
U.S. DOT/Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Hollywood's latest star: urban living - A project that includes 1,000 apartments is one of several that will have people living near a landmark intersection.,1,2390407.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Huge Hollywood apartment complex approved - The L.A. City Council clears the way for 1,000 rental units in seven buildings to rise on parking lots around the Pantages. It's the largest residential project in the resurgent area,1,241546.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

I-210 extension will open this month
Victorville Daily Press

L.A. region's economy continues modest growth
Daily News
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Many O.C. bus drivers back behind the wheel - The OCTA vows to restore full service by Friday. Through Thursday, rides are free,1,7405641.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Orange Line Extension Meetings Planned
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Port clerks union in L.A., Long Beach calls offer final - Employer acceptance would avert a strike
Daily News

Rail museum chief has grown into his role
Sacramento Bee

Railroad bridge removed - New bike, pedestrian span to take its place
Whittier Daily News

Security And Emergency Management Technical Assistance For The Top 50 Transit Agencies - Final Report
U.S. DOT/Federal Transit Administration

Southland's largest retail center slated for Valley
Daily News