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1/19/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday Jan. 19, 2007

Amtrak exec says it can keep long-distance trains
http://tinyurl.com/2vbrer
Reuters

Authorities Looking For Man Behind Mercury Spill
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_018173328.html
CBS 2 TV

California's Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Experts on Transportation, Energy, Air Quality
http://tinyurl.com/2yuok3
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A contentious cargo plan: As a huge L.A. rail yard nears capacity, a proposal to build a second one generates concern about the effect on air quality
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-rail19jan19,1,5802768.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Council Members Visit Sacramento (Gold Line Foothill extension)
http://www.lacanadaonline.com/articles/2007/01/18/news/lnws-sacramento118.txt
La Cañada Valley Sun

Group of elected officials and activists asks MTA to extend Green Line to LAX
http://tinyurl.com/34r6go
The Argonaut

House and Senate Appropriators Plan Joint Resolution - FY 2007 Transit Funding Level Threatened
http://www.apta.com/government_affairs/washrep/2007january18.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

How to untangle gridlock Tunnels, double-decked roads, tollways and private financing are part of the cure for a disease everyone knows will get worse (Reason Foundation)
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-balaker19jan19,0,3271128.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

LA's Most Walkable Streets
http://lacitynerd.blogspot.com/2007/01/las-most-walkable-streets.html
L.A. City Nerd

Luxury wrapped in gridlock: A Waldorf-Astoria hotel at a congested Beverly Hills intersection? Residents are polarized
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-fi-hilton19jan19,0,5434850.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Many tools available to sidestep L.A. gridlock
http://tinyurl.com/2cjnbd
Pepperdine University Graphic

Mercury spill focus placed on response
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5042444
Daily News

Mercury spill in L.A. subway probed
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mercury19jan19,0,7581502.story
Los Angeles Times

MTA admits subway spill errors: Agency waited eight hours to act after being told that mercury was on a Red Line platform. 'Basic protocols weren't followed,' Molina says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mercury19jan19,1,6614611.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Napolitano Begins Work on Three New Subcommittees
http://tinyurl.com/28psuj
California Chronicle

Ports expect boom in construction: Multiple proposals are discussed at a meeting of industry leaders in San Pedro. Solid growth is expected in exports and rail usage
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/5262161.html
Daily Breeze

Railroad Industry’s First Exhaust Catalyst Being Tested in Los Angeles
http://tinyurl.com/26xmuk
Business Wire

Rosendahl named chairman of regional airport authority
http://tinyurl.com/3bfy3f
The Argonaut

SCAG Studies Housing Needs
http://tinyurl.com/34wmyz
Arcadia Weekly

State agency to look at Hwy. 101 widening
http://tinyurl.com/2bg7ok
Ventura County Star

Turning to greener wheels: With Nuñez at the forefront, more state legislators choose hybrids as official vehicles. They're statement cars now, an image consultant says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cars19jan19,1,2866254.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Union Pacific going greener: New engine uses 15% less fuel, releases 80% fewer particulates
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_5034637
Press Telegram

1/18/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday Jan. 18, 2007

Are London-Style Traffic Charges The Answer for U.S. Congestion?
http://tinyurl.com/26jynt
Wall Street Journal

BNSF working exclusively with Victorville on hub
http://www.desertdispatch.com/2006/116913481758324.html
Desert Dispatch

California's Goods Movement Action Plan Is Good News for the State's Manufacturers
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=204569
Market Wire

Community Conscious Commuting
http://tinyurl.com/24wn4f
L.A. Voice

MTA could provide 240 more spaces
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5034832
Daily News

O.C. developer sues over Foothill South route: Rancho Mission Viejo says the tollway agency is violating an agreement by planning the route through San Onofre
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-rancho18jan18,1,6251216.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

San Pedro traffic report runs into some congestion: Backers of Ponte Vista say signals, other moves will ease the burden. Skeptics doubt the findings
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/5247946.html
Daily Breeze

Spill In Los Angeles Raises Terrorism Question
http://cbs11tv.com/topstories/topstories_story_018091517.html
CBS 11 TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth)

Stay away: I-215 weekend closure
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_5035801
San Bernardino Sun

Traffic solution: Don't drive - Re "Traffic disaster towers over L.A.," column, Jan. 14
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-wednesday17.3jan17,0,1159192.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Victorville gets rail hub: Intermodal yard may bring 20,000 high-paying jobs, city predicts
http://tinyurl.com/2yxd5r
Victorville Daily Press

Who wants a deep-dish Olympics? The L.A.-Chicago rivalry goes athletic as the two cities compete for the U.S. bid to host the 2016 Olympics
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-morrison18jan18,0,334741.column?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

1/17/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Jan. 17, 2007

Bill would boost Amtrak funding
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5021409
Whittier Daily News

Congresswoman Matsui Named to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
http://tinyurl.com/2mzl2f
California Chronicle

CTA Finds New Spots To Display Advertising
http://tinyurl.com/ytvrny
WBBM 780 Chicago

Oberstar's now the go-to transportation guy
http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/18455
Scripps News

Plan calls for new fees for FasTrak users on I-15 car pool lanes
http://tinyurl.com/2uux8a
San Diego Union Tribune

Seeing the light at the end of the bottleneck
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez17jan17,1,7962027.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
Bottleneck Blog:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/01/welcome.html

Small but kickin’ transit advocacy at SoCaTa
http://tinyurl.com/2ktfkq
L.A. Green Girl

Telecommuters may go nowhere -- careerwise
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tele17jan17,1,7047950.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Two small airports going Hollywood
http://tinyurl.com/2kdhyr
USA Today

Universal transit pass trial hits snag
http://tinyurl.com/2nsvbh
San Francisco Examiner

Water, Traffic Plan Prompts Drilling In Santa Ana Mountains
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/10760176/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

1/16/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Jan. 16, 2007

Highway tunnel tests planned for Santa Ana Mountains: The MWD will begin boring test holes for a proposed tunnel linking O.C. and the Inland Empire
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tunnel16jan16,1,2632956.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA fare hike likely in light of red ink: The governor's proposal withholds millions that the transit agency was expecting for the coming year
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/5205746.html
Daily Breeze

MTA questions Arnold's plan to withhold transit funds
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5020507
Daily News

New San Francisco Light Rail Line Opens
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22557
Planetizen

Regional airports are the future
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_5018908
Pasadena Star News

Tracking of hours-of-service violators proposed: Bus and truck companies with a history of serious hours-of-service (HOS) violations may be required to install electronic on-board recorders in all of their commercial vehicles for a minimum of two years
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_newspick.cfm?id=9065027
Metro Magazine

1/15/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday Jan. 15, 2007

A Superbus for the 21st century
http://tinyurl.com/yykl72
CNN

Chinatown Project Blossoms Again: Bond Companies' $144 Million Development Is Fast-Tracked, Though Some Protest (Metro Gold Line Chinatown Station)
http://tinyurl.com/szgf7
L.A. Downtown News

City Launches Washington Boulevard Improvement Effort
http://tinyurl.com/y9dazy
L.A. Downtown News

Costa Mesa studying bike trail: City officials hope to spruce up flood- control channels with path for cyclists
http://tinyurl.com/vfmvh
Orange County Register

Finalizing Freedom for Seniors
http://tinyurl.com/yyruur
Santa Clarita Signal

McCarthy Building Companies Breaks Ground for Central Los Angeles Middle School #3 (Metro Red Line Vermont Station)
http://www.fastpitchnetworking.com/pressrelease.cfm?PRID=3249
Fast Pitch

Proposal to slash funds for transit draws ire: Critics say plan a threat to county Metrolink service
http://tinyurl.com/yymfdx
Ventura County Star

'Smart cards' drive changes in transit
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-01-14-smart-transit_x.htm
USA Today

1/14/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Jan. 14, 2007

Floating airport proposal resurfaces
http://tinyurl.com/yy3p6g
San Diego Union Tribune

MetroRapid.net in Beta
http://www.laist.com/archives/2007/01/11/rapidbusnet_in_beta.php
L.A.ist
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/01/11/metrorapidnet/
Metro Rider

Traffic disaster towers over L.A.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez14jan14,1,6585765.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Urban planning: Starting points for students and scholars
http://tinyurl.com/u9n8e
American Library Association