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1/26/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday Jan. 26, 2007

Bigger buses to hit the Orange Line: Sixty-five-foot-long vehicles to allow for additional riders on crowded route
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5090479
Daily News

Boost for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research
http://www.fuelcellsworks.com/Supppage6789.html
Fuel Cell Works

Energy experts knock Bush plan for ethanol as gas substitute
http://snipurl.com/18erj
San Francisco Chronicle

Freeways' tainted air harms children's lungs, experts say: Lifelong damage is found in 13-year study of 3,600 Southland youngsters living within 500 yards of a highway
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-lungs26jan26,0,2051206.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

LAist Interview: The City's Bike Queen
http://snipurl.com/18eqn
LAist

New Metro chief vows system will be best (WMATA)
http://snipurl.com/18euv
Washington Times

Raise the bus fares: The MTA is deep in the red, making a fare hike -- not seen in more than a decade -- a reasonable decision
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-fares26jan26,0,2713416.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Relief Ahead: At least they didn’t leave out the 405
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_5089612
Daily News

SANBAG looks at new fund policy
http://snipurl.com/18er5
Highland Community News

Shuttle to make round trips to Kaiser in Woodland Hills
http://snipurl.com/18eqb
Thousand Oaks Acorn

State expectation for Thousand Oaks affordable housing downsized
http://snipurl.com/18eqj
Thousand Oaks Acorn

Traffic relief more than just adding lanes (SANDAG)
http://snipurl.com/18ers
North County Times/Californian

Youth on scooter killed in crash with MTA train in Watts
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-blueline26jan26,1,5030257.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Yucaipa Council approves plans for a transit center
http://www.newsmirror.net/articles/2007/01/25/news/08news.txt
Yucaipa News Mirror

1/25/2007

Transportation Headines for Thursday Jan. 25, 2007

Caltrans auditing state's OnTrac reimbursements: It's revisiting $36 million it paid for property needed for the Placentia rail project, a venture that nearly bankrupted the city
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ontrac25jan25,1,868070.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Driver hit, killed by train was hard of hearing, family says
http://snipurl.com/18akv
Ventura County Star

Eric Owen Moss: The leading architect on why L.A. is poised to be the city of the future
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=4934&IssueNum=190
L.A. City Beat

Executive Order: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/01/20070124-2.html
President Bush, The White House

Get L.A. Moving: I Think We Can, I Think We Can
http://www.lavoice.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2570
L.A. Voice

More trains but less pollution? Experts debate BNSF planned rail hub’s environmental impact on High Desert air quality
http://snipurl.com/18bpo
Victorville Daily Press

Redesigning Los Angeles: As L.A.’s mishmash of styles and thoroughfares clutters our lives, architects, planners, and activists are demanding a new future
http://snipurl.com/18aky
L.A. City Beat

Remarks For The Honorable Mary Peters, Secretary Of Transportation: Transportation Research Board, Washington, Dc January 24, 2007
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/peters012407.htm
U.S. DOT

Revised L.A. Port plan derided at meeting: Scaled-down version unites camps in vocal opposition
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5082009
Press Telegram

Rail lines to expand intermodal service between L.A., Southeast
http://snipurl.com/18bpt
The Trucker

S.F. Valley gains clout in L.A.
Business leaders in area moving into citywide roles
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5081305
Daily News

Spill points to cracked MTA
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_5079860
Whittier Daily News

Statement Regarding The U.S. President's State Of The Union: Statement by American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President William W. Millar
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/070124_state_of_the_union.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Train needs makeover before next Hollywood close-up
http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/18914
Scripps News

U.S. motorists cutting back a bit: Americans cut miles driven for the first time since 1980. High prices are behind the change in transportation habits
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-fi-gas25jan25,0,7912888.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Who should steer the port? (Long Beach)
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_5065378
Press Telegram

Wrong direction on carpool lanes - Re "Kids aren't carpoolers," editorial, Jan. 23
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-thursay25.3jan25,0,2604499.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Jan. 24, 2007

22 Freeway project hits more bumps: Some at OCTA want a larger fine if the contractor misses another deadline on 22
http://snipurl.com/187fx
Orange County Register

Airport Commissioners Adopt "Green" Building Policy Standards
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=206304
Market Wire

AQMD: Natural gas will foul air
http://snipurl.com/188f1
Press Enterprise

Amtrak CEO calls for public money for rail capacity
http://snipurl.com/187gq
San Diego Union Tribune

Amtrak chief: Railroad needs image boost
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8MR5J581.htm
Business Week

Blundering MTA - Re "MTA could provide 240 more spaces" (Jan. 18):
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_5071585
Daily News

Builder: Sprinter will be finished on time, despite predictions
http://snipurl.com/187fq
North County Times/Californian

City Seeking $55 Million for 11 Transit Projects
http://snipurl.com/187g6
Santa Clarita Signal

Driverless bus: Who wants to be first?
http://blog.scifi.com/tech/archives/2007/01/23/driverless_bus.html
SciFi

FBI Arrests Subway Mercury Spill Suspect
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_023192051.html
CBS 2 TV

FBI Questions Man In Mercury Spill Investigation
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/10827466/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
NBC 4 TV

Man dies in train-car crash
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5071323
Whittier Daily News

N.J. Transit Proposes 10 Percent Fare Increase
http://snipurl.com/187gd
New York Times

Rebirth of Angels Flight: Six years after it was closed following a fatal crash, downtown L.A.'s landmark railway is slated to reopen
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-angels24jan24,0,524226.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Regulators sue state over 'hot gas': AQMD complains that a Public Utilities Commission policy would allow the import of a natural gas that will increase smog.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/5332301.html
Daily Breeze

Report: Ground rules needed for bonds
http://snipurl.com/187fv
North County Times/Californian

Right on Westside Gridlock
http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/letters/Letters-2007/January-2007/01_23_07_Right_on_Westside_Gridlock.htm
Santa Monica Surf

Transient held in MTA mercury spill: Authorities say the man told them he found it in trash on the Westside and hoped to sell it for money to buy drugs
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mercury24jan24,1,956833,full.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

1/23/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Jan. 23, 2007

8 Myths About Video Surveillance Systems
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90510388
Metro Magazine

Analyst: Public-works bonds would overextend state
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5065493
Daily News

From Paris to Portland, a Desire for Streetcars
http://snipurl.com/1859h
Mass Transit

Kids aren't carpoolers: Carpool lanes don't work. Maybe it would help to require at least one passenger be a licensed driver
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-carpool23jan23,0,2742248.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

L.A., Chicago submit bids for Olympics: U.S. group to turn in nomination for 2016 summer site by Sept. 15
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5065489
Daily News

Largest National Fuels, Vehicles and Technology Expo Announced for April 1-4 in Anaheim, Calif.
http://snipurl.com/18593
Mass Transit

L.A. submits detailed bid to USOC: Next step in the bidding process for the 2016 Olympics will be site visits
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-olympics23jan23,1,7502158.story?coll=la-headlines-sports
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach officials reject natural gas terminal
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lng23jan23,0,4613845.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles seeks to stage 2016 Olympic Games
http://snipurl.com/184as
Reuters

Los Angeles Submits Domestic Bid Books for 2016 Olympic Games to United States Olympic Committee: L.A. Bid Embodies a California Promise and Games Dedicated to Athletes
http://snipurl.com/184au
PR Newswire
Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games: http://www.sccog.org

Memorial Unveiled to Honor Victims and Heroes of Deadly Metrolink Crash
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4958076
ABC 7 TV

Program Gives Homeless Ticket Home
http://snipurl.com/184a8
Santa Monica Lookout News

Transit officials get freeway updates today: Agenda items also include sound wall, Riverside County plans
http://snipurl.com/184az
Orange County Register

1/22/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday Jan. 22, 2007

Bring Chinatown Into the Downtown Renaissance
http://tinyurl.com/yp9twg
L.A. Downtown News

California's evolution: The world's 5th-largest economic power is reinventing itself, and Arizona should watch
http://tinyurl.com/36udk8
Arizona Republic

Congressman Waxman investigates EPA's LNG reversal
http://www.malibutimes.com/articles/2007/01/18/news/news3.txt
Malibu Times

Highway 395 to become expressway: Future realignment is already impacting local planning decisions
http://tinyurl.com/2vkskb
Victorville Daily Press

L.A. airports a hub for film production
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5059386
Daily News

L.A. Officials Unveil Long Delayed Santa Monica Boulevard Project
http://tinyurl.com/2xszt3
Westside Chronicle

Mass Transit Committee Presents Final Report To City Council
http://tinyurl.com/yuegns
Beverly Hills Courier

Mondo Conversion: Adaptive Reuse Project Would Be City's Largest, Creating More Than 500 Residential and Commercial Condos
http://tinyurl.com/2bu9sw
L.A. Downtown News

Q&A / LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Are voters ready to pay for a subway-to-the-sea ride?
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa22jan22,1,4330317,full.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Restoration Drive Underway for Historic ‘Mariachi Hotel’
http://tinyurl.com/2fo49q
Eastside Sun

Santa Monicans Welcome Rosendahl Selection to Chair Airport Panel
http://tinyurl.com/2x6mnr
Santa Monica Mirror

Train crash memorial unveiled
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5059381
Daily News

1/21/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Jan. 21, 2007

Area west of I-5 eyes its future: Residents could form city or be part of Santa Clarita
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5054303
Daily News

Car-pool funding backed for 405 but not 5
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/5280486.html
Daily Breeze

Everyone walks in L.A.
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/01/19/everyone-walks-in-la/
Metro Rider L.A.

Hybrids vehicle of choice for more and more legislators
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5055105
Daily News

LANES OF COMMUNICATION: Readers by the hundreds have responded to the call for traffic complaints, comments and solutions
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic21jan21,1,7140176,full.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. River project makes headway
http://whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5054677
Whittier Daily News

Marina del Rey residents assail growth plans
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-growth21jan21,1,863481.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Olympic dreams: L.B., L.A. prep bid for Summer Games
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5051049
Press Telegram

Plutonium transit uproar: Crash of truck with radioactive waste in desert stirs concerns
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_5055695
San Bernardino Sun

Railroad upgrades snarl traffic
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5050721
Whittier Daily News

Relief en route to the 405: Bond money detoured away from Valley's I-5 section
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5054824
Daily News

Reviving California — bond by bond: Political problems could prove to be stumbling block for state projects
http://tinyurl.com/yqmyeg
Oakland Tribune

Steve Lopez: Points West - Transit boss' SUV is too big to ignore
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez21jan21,1,5799329.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Jan. 20, 2007

Airlines' suit challenges LAX rent hike
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5050413
Daily News

Airport project funds sought: Bob Hope plan to be discussed
http://www.dailynews.com/glendale/ci_5021110
Daily News

Idea for Metrolink station in Highgrove gets more time
http://tinyurl.com/357jug
Press Telegram

Luminaries light Olympic bid: Mayor, governor, heroes cite history for L.A.'s claim
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5050343
Daily News

Mercury on subway platform was touched by at least four people: Officials said none of those exposed appeared to have been sickened by the mercury, which can cause health problems
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mercury20jan20,1,3075651.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Minimum fee coming for toll customers
http://tinyurl.com/2j3klf
North County Times/Californian

MTS budgets for 70 buses, trolley cameras
http://tinyurl.com/2l6ug5
San Diego Union Tribune

Museum lays tracks all across the city (San Diego’s Santa Fe Depot)
http://www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/cl-et-archmca20jan20,0,2841331.story?coll=cl-calendar
Los Angeles Times

Phantom parking on the Westside: Exasperated locals say restaurants eager to expand are lining up fictitious spaces on West 3rd Street to satisfy city requirements
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-parking20jan20,1,4526618.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times