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Transportation Headlines for July 12, 2006

BART urges U.S. Senate to Increase Transit Security Funding: Rail Bombing In India Again Shows Inherent Danger to "Open" Transit Systems
Bay Area Rapid Transit

Bombers Strike Bombay at Rush Hour: Coordinated Attacks on Rail System Kill at Least 183, Injure Hundreds
Washington Post

Cities tap smart meters to raise parking revenue: High-tech machines help control traffic, reduce chance for free parking by resetting each time a driver leaves a space
Contra Costa Times

Cost of clearing air may be $2.6B: Pollution: Local ports weigh price of going green
Press Telegram

Hybrids fuel L.A. rental agency's fast ride
Post Gazette/Wall Street Journal

L.A. looks to create regional emergency radio system
Federal Computer Week

L.A. mayor tours rail security facility following deadly explosions on commuter trains in India
North County Times/Californian

Leaders: Aviation plan won't fly: Inland officials vow to fight a proposal to send commercial flights to March air reserve base
Riverside Press Enterprise

MasterCard, NY MTA and Citigroup Trial Fast and Convenient ''Tap & Go'' Payments in Select NYC Subway Stations; NYC Subway Trial Participants to Speed Through Turnstiles with a Tap
Contactless News

Mayor Villaraigosa Touts MTA's New Security System

Metrolink Power Outage Causes Delays For Commuters

Mountain Road Upgrade Sparks Driver Rebellion: Work on Highway 138 is disrupting lives and has triggered threats against those doing the job.,1,1489992.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTC looks at more free rides: Agency may spend $7 million for more Spare the Air days
San Francisco Chronicle

MTA Beefs Up Station Security: Updated surveillance, bomb-sniffing dogs and more staff training mean `we are a lot safer today than we were a year ago,' mayor says,1,2147616.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

O.C. Employers, Unions Back Toll Road Extension Through Park: A coalition wants to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to halt construction of an extension across San Onofre State Beach,1,2726002.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Placentia's rail project nears completion: Placentia's Quiet Zone safety plan to eliminate the need for train whistles at crossings could take effect in a month
Orange County Register

'Quiet boom' seen in region: SoCal economy viewed as best in 6 years
Daily News

Some Cities in U.S. Step Up Security for Commuters
New York Times

Synthesis of Non-MUTCD Traffic Signin
Transportation Research Board

Transit Noise And Vibration Impact Assessment
Transportation Research Board

U.S. DOT Strategic Research, Development, And Technology Plan: Comments Requested – Due by August 9th
Transportation Research Board

Vote on LB airport renovations stands: 5-4 vote denies motion to rescind; deal to extend time to sue approved
Press Telegram