8/29/2006

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 29, 2006

Capitol Corridor's Largest Service Increase Ever Brings More Direct Trains to San Jose
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=157870
Market Wire

Different Commute Is Ahead for O.C., L.A.: With Orange County's job growth, fewer workers are expected to head north each day, while those heading south into the county will keep increasing
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-flow29aug29,1,6072938.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

GAO to probe U.S. rail security
http://www.upi.com/SecurityTerrorism/view.php?StoryID=20060828-051101-2321r
United Press International

Letter to the Editor: Community politics Re "MTA agrees to the name 'Expo Line"' (Aug. 25):
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_4252358
Daily News

London voted world's best city for public transport
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/08/29/ulondon.xml
Telegraph UK

Man Killed By Freight Train In Compton
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_240112005.html
CBS 2 TV

OCTA OKs buy of transit hub site: The Anaheim location ultimately will connect several forms of public transportation
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1258330.php
Orange County Register

OCTA considering buying 249 natural-gas buses: The county transportation board is also expected to hear an update on the Garden Grove (22) Freeway widening project
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1255065.php
Orange County Register

Ship Bumps Bridge, but Port Officials Worry More About Truck Traffic
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bridge29aug29,1,7173315.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Transit agencies gear up to test 'smart card': Regional fare card allows seamless transfers without cash
http://www.metrokc.gov/kcdot/news/2006/nr060828_smartcard.htm
King County Metro, Seattle WA

Union: Low staffing at LAX worsens delays: Airline passenger advocacy group says staffing levels are part of a larger problem
http://www.fcw.com/article95781-08-28-06-Print
FCW.com