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Transportation Headlines for Saturday February 11, 2006

Agency to ban smoking at bus, train stops
North County Times/Californian

Call It The WeHolly Trolley
Los Angeles Independent/West Hollywood Edition

Car and Metro Bus Collision Sends Six to Hospital
Los Angeles Fire Department Blog

Firm downgrades Las Vegas monorail bond rating
Las Vegas Sun

Fitch Downgrades Las Vegas Monorail, Nevada, to 'BB'; Outlook Negative
Business Wire

Five Injured After Metro Bus, Vehicle Collide
CBS 2 News

Governor needs smart plan for infrastructure
Contra Costa Times

Governor's bond likely to focus on formula, not projects
North County Times/Californian

MTA moves to muffle busway noise
Los Angeles Daily News

New provider for Dial-a-Ride wooing drivers in Riverside County: The company wants to retain those from the operation now, but many have quit
Riverside Press Enterprise

Parking lot ads can't be missed
Los Angeles Daily News

Public transit can trigger tunnel vision,0,2158384.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Railing about his take on our trains and buses: "Taking the rapid out of transit," Current, Feb. 5,0,2944818.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

RTA's Buddy Fare program growing
North County Times/Californian

South Bay's cities work for a say on regional smog board: Local legislators are pushing for a seat on the powerful South Coast Air Quality Management District board. Chief among concerns is pollution from LAX and the Port of Los Angeles
Daily Breeze

Swept Out to Sea: A new proposal would move a controversial natural gas terminal 15 miles out into the ocean
Los Angeles City Beat

Transit board seeks to prohibit smoking at bus, trolley stops Diego Union Tribune


Transportation Headlines for Friday February 10, 2006

Airport alternative: Boom in passenger traffic at Burbank shows what public wants
Los Angeles Daily News

Arnold touts transportation program
Pasadena Star News

Bush Budget Seeks Ticket Tax Hike, Amtrak Subsidy Cut
Business Travel News

Caltrans Should Resist Reducing DBE Goals
Eastside Sun

City opens new bridge: Palmdale's latest effort part of project to widen much-traveled Avenue S
Antelope Valley Press

Compton to Benefit from MTA Funding
Compton Bulletin

Disaster study targets SoCal
San Bernardino Sun

Gold Line Express Set to Open Monday

Governor says cutting infrastructure plan 'unacceptable'
Contra Costa Times

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Enter Service at Los Angeles Airport
Market Wire

Inland Southern California Leads State In Growth

Las Vegas Included in Worst Bottlenecks
Link to Federal Highway Administration’s list of the nation’s worst bottlenecks:
Part of “Traffic Congestion and Reliability: Trends and Advanced Strategies for Congestion Mitigation”

LAX: FAA awards airport $56.5 million in grants for runway improvements, home soundproofing
The Argonaut

Legislation targets airports, ports
North County Times

Let's make a deal: State leaders aren't far apart on public works
Sacramento Bee

Light Rail Finally Rolling (Exposition LRT)
Santa Monica Mirror

Merchants Lose Parking-Traffic Improved? NOT!
Eagle Rock Boulevard Sentinel

Port of Los Angeles Reports a Record 23-Percent Increase in On-Dock Rail Usage During 2005; Nation's Largest Container Port Logs More Than One Million Rail Lifts in 2005
Business Wire

Riding The Rails of The Gold Line (Foothill Extension)
San Marino Tribune

SANDAG requests $5 million from Congress for SR 76
Fallbrook Village News

Schwarzenegger takes $222B bond plea to Silicon Valley
San Jose Business Journal

State Democrats vow to work with governor to tweak plans
Los Angeles Daily News

Tour bus stops take toll on cities
Whittier Daily News

Two cities are reconnected: Temporary span links Pico Rivera, Montebello
Whittier Daily News

Untangling traffic: Left-turn lights seem like small potatoes, but can have big impact
Los Angeles Daily News

Villaraigosa, Officials Ride New Metro Gold Line


Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 9, 2006

2006 Potential Transit Ballot Measures (Updated)
Center for Transportation Excellence

Avenue S widened from 2 lanes to 4 above railroad
Los Angeles Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Burbank Airport soars to passenger, flight records
Los Angeles Daily News

Bush's Proposed Amtrak Subsidies Anger Those on Both Left and Right
New York Sun

Governor drums up support for bond plan: Schwarzenegger says improvements good for economy
San Francisco Chronicle

Gridlock restarts talks on L.A. subway extension
USA Today

Left turns to be easier
Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) 2006-2007 Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook (pdf)

Muni faces budget deficit
San Francisco Examiner

Oil Tax Initiative Funds Reported,1,588805.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Port's pollution report is positive
Los Angeles Daily Breeze

Toll road debate lures bond-finance experts on Capitol cash hunt
Capitol Weekly

Willie Nelson debuts soy fuel
Los Angeles Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 8, 2008

Brand Boulevard upgrade continues
Los Angeles Daily News

Budget would fund tests of gas tax alternatives

Caltrans Director Kempton Highlights Historic Transportation Plan for Senate Committee
Business Wire

Caltrans may ditch program for minority contractors
Mercury News

Commuting Time Alarming as Fire Closes Roads: With Eastern tollways partly shut, the drive from Riverside County to O.C. takes up to an hour longer. Routes could open today,0,4835844.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

High-speed rail project may fall off track
North County Times/Californian

LAX efforts: Regionalizing air traffic requires tough, no-nonsense leadership
Los Angeles Daily News

Looking Down The Highway (Intelligent Transportation Systems)

N.J. Starts Bomb-Screening of Train Riders,1,332702.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Rail wrong way: L.A.'s system costs more than it saves
Los Angeles Daily News

Southland shows strength: Economic forecast rosy for '06; Valley hot
Los Angeles Daily News

Torlakson finds new ways to improve transit growth
Contra Costa Times

Worst Cities For Traffic


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday February 7, 2006

American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Statement On President Bush's Proposed FY 2007 DOT Budget
American Public Transit Association

LAX runway safety project to get $100 million from feds
USA Today

Low-sulfur fuel may clear road for diesel cars
San Diego Union Tribune

No new money proposed for transit security; needs far exceed budget proposal
American Public Transit Association

ONT's takeoff stalls
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Riding into tomorrow: Big plans for NY subways
NY Daily News

Shuttles will soon shell out more cash to circle LAX
Daily Breeze

Staying Focused on Rail Security
Metro Magazine

Troublemakers - Karen Weise, Yale University (Story behind the fictional Westside subway, “Aqua Line”, an art project)
Berkeley Prize

U.S. freight totals revised upward by 25 percent
The Trucker

U.S. ports stormed by wave of imports: Cargo container traffic swells to record, raising new concerns about congestion,1,3479971.story?coll=chi-business-hed
Chicago Tribune

White House proposes 2.77 trillion-dollar budget – Transportation Funding would decline 9.4%
Today Online


Transportation Headlines for Monday February 6, 2006

Bumpy road lies ahead for S.D. bus users: Transit system to unveil major overhaul of routes
San Diego Union Tribune

Car-pool lane planned for fall on 60 Freeway
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Responding to Randal O’Toole’s “A Desire Named Streetcar”: 10 Ways He Gets It Wrong
Center for Transportation Excellence

State legislators ride green wave in hybrid vehicles
San Francisco Chronicle

Would regional airport fly? Angeles Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday February 5, 2006

Busway proving fruitful: Riders say busway saves time, stress (Orange Line)
Los Angeles Daily News

Car-pool lane OK'd for 60 Freeway
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Control sought for tour buses: Local cities unable to regulate vehicles
Pasadena Star News

L.A.'s future is up in the air (Ray Bradbury and Monorails for Los Angeles),0,6921963.story?coll=la-sunday-commentary
Los Angeles Times

Taking the rapid out of transit: An Antarctic expedition is tough, but try going to LAX by train or bus,0,1422664.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions
Los Angeles Times