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Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 1, 2006

Blue Line service resumes
Workers have repaired train wires since fatal truck crash damaged them 10 days ago
Daily Breeze

Chicago thinks Pink for New L Train
Chicago Sun Times

Electrification of transportation as a response to peaking of world oil production
Energy Bulletin

Gold Line train eligible to get $5.4M in grants (Foothill Extension)
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

I-15 improvement project going nowhere fast
Victorville Daily Press

It's pink!: Chicago's the city of broad shoulders. A town full of Ditka-loving Grabowskis. So, of course, when the CTA sought a color for the new `L' line, only one hue would do,1,2707613.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed
Chicago Tribune

Mod TOD a hit (Transit Oriented Development)
Pasadena Star News

Movement Shakers: Two eco-leaders -- one mainstream, one radical -- debate the movement's past and future (Interview with Eric Mann, Labor Community Strategy Center/Bus Riders Union)
Grist Magazine

Two jailed after Blue Line stabbing
Long Beach Press Telegram


Transportation Headlines for March 31, 2006

Bonds Are Back
Bill Bradley/New West Notes

CTA thinks pink for new train line
Chicago Sun Times

FlyAway Service Between Los Angeles' Union Station and LAX
Los Angeles World Airports

Funding for Grade Separation Up To Arcadia Residents
Arcadia Weekly

L.A.-Bound Rail Riders Feel a Tug at Their Legs,1,7519312.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Mayor to Tap Ex-City Lawyer to Head CRA,1,3035332.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

No On Bond Measure A (Arcadia Grade Separation)
Pasadena Independent

OCTA reports positive response to Meaure M extension: Survey seeks opinion on extending half-cent sales tax for transportation
Orange County Register

Onsite Parking: The Scourge of America's Commercial Districts

Price Of Parking On Great Streets

Railroad Crossing to Remain Open
Glendale Independent Weekly

Tagliabue Hears Parks' Pitch for the Coliseum (Exposition Light Rail),1,6133204.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-sports
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 30, 2006

2 Indicted in Placentia Rail Project: The former public works chief, who won a lucrative consultancy, and the former city manager are accused of conflicts of interest,1,933605.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Commuters weary; groups wary (Orange County - Riverside Tunnel)
Riverside Press Enterprise

DASH Bus Drivers in the Valley Strike over Health Benefits
San Fernando Sun

Democrats should oppose gas-tax siphoning (Prop 42, Infrastructure Bond)
Daily Breeze

Denver RTD Reaches Tentative Agreement With Union: Strike Possible Monday If Workers Reject Deal
Denver Channel

Design a bus - win a prize
Elon University

Official sees traffic as threat to economy
Riverside Press Enterprise

Naming train crosses color lines
Whittier Daily News

National slowdown predicted: UCLA Anderson study cites weakening housing market
Pasadena Star News

NJ senators block confirmation of Bush nominee to highway post

Santa Ana River bike trail to reopen
Orange County Register

State OKs fund for light rail line (Exposition Light Rail)
Los Angeles Independent (Culver City Edition)

Transit fare card hobbled by kinks: Metro Transit, vendor clash over long-delayed system
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Upbeat poll numbers for governor: Voters don't blame Schwarzenegger for failed bond plan
San Francisco Chronicle

Yes on Measure A– scroll down (Gold Line Foothill Extension, Arcadia Grade Separation)
Pasadena Star News


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 29, 2006

Amtrak FY07 Grant and Legislative Request (pdf file)

Bikeways to Prosperity: Assessing the Economic Impact of Bicycle Facilities (pdf file)
Transportation Research Board

Capitol leaders must reverse our state of disrepair
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Final Report: Model Deployment of a Regional, Multi-Modal 511 Traveler Information System (pdf file)
U.S. DOT, ITS Joint Program Office

FRA Releases Preliminary 2005 U.S. Train Accident Information
Federal Railroad Administration

Improving Transit Equity, Streamlining Operations: Technologies That Benefit the Transportation Disadvantaged
U.S. DOT, ITS Joint Program Office

LA Metro Exercises Option to Acquire 96 Additional Cummins Westport 320-hp L Gas Plus-Powered Metro Liners
CCN Matthews

LA MTA secures $208 million in state funds for Exposition light-rail line
Progressive Railroading

Metrolink offers discount to compensate for delays
Riverside Press Enterprise

Metrolink to raise fares: The 5.5 percent increase is mostly blamed on rising fuel costs
Orange County Register

Mexico gearing up for bids on megaport
San Diego Union Tribune

MTA Employee Retires, Celebrates 100th Birthday - New spokesman for 99 Cents Stores
Our Weekly

Police: 18-Year-Old Woman Attacked In Red Line Station

San Diego Airport panel keeps joint-use alive
San Diego Union Tribune

Shipping experts see heavy cargo season, few disruptions in SoCal
Mercury News

Teen Attacked At Red Line Subway Station

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 28, 2006

AC Transit goes public with fare increase plan
The Argus

Amtrak hits big rig; four in vehicles are injured
Los Angeles Daily News

Blue Line To Reopen Friday After Fatal Accident

Bomb-Resistant Trash Cans In Subway Stations
WNBC 4 TV New York

Denver RTD union rejects 'final offer'
Rocky Mountain News

Fatal accident delays Blue Line until Friday
Press Telegram

Gold Line gains a fast track to federal funding (Foothill Extension)
Pasadena Star News

Highways to oblivion (L.A. Freeways, Slow Growth)
Frederick News Post

Mexico, top private interests look to revamp Pacific ports south of the border
North County Times

Move to charge toll for driving in core of downtown area: County transit panel to receive $1 million from U.S. for study
San Francisco Chronicle

New Technology Could Make Trains Safer
Voice of America

OCTA OKs strategy plan
Orange County Register

Pump Prices in State Rise Amid Summer Supply Worries,1,7115743.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Professor contends car-pool lanes aggravate congestion
North County Times

Rail advocates call for increased Amtrak funding
Havre Daily News

Rail prospects good (Metrolink)
Whittier Daily News

Super Loop bus route draws interest, worry: Planners outline vision for service
San Diego Union Tribune

Train Hits Big Rig; Two Are Hospitalized,1,2854806.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Tunnel Study Money Coveted: O.C. officials worry about competition from water boards over funds for two-county link,1,6470739.story?coll=la-headlines-californiaLos Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Monday March 27, 2006

Bluster on the tracks: MTA board's debate over color is a waste of time
Long Beach Press Telegram

Meters have some Burbank merchants seeing red
Los Angeles Daily News/Glendale Edition

Must ease gridlock
Pasadena Star News

Port Expands Green Efforts, Reorganizes
Long Beach Gazette

Safer rails
Los Angeles Daily News

Top legislators to deal on bonds without governor
San Francisco Chronicle

Trouble looming for ethanol industry
Pasadena Star News

Trying to Solve the Parking Puzzle: As Downtown Faces a Future of More Residents and Fewer Lots, People Want to Know Where to Put Their Cars
Los Angeles Downtown News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 26, 2006

California’s Former Governors Demand that Voters Be Allowed to Vote On An Infrastructure Bond
Metro Investment Report

Hearing set on property sale (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
Whittier Daily News

Joint International Light Rail Conference Rolls Into St. Louis
American Public Transportation Association

L.A.’s Industrial Base Suffers from Scarcity of Land
The Planning Report

L.A. subway project reveals historic Chinese cemetery
Contra Costa Times

No Infrastructure Bond a ‘Capitol Crime;’ ‘3-15 Commission’ Needed to Investigate
Metro Investment Report

Officers, deputies ride free: Foothill waives bus fee
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Our kids need a ticket to ride (Metrolink, MTA),0,3669283.story?coll=la-sunday-commentary
Los Angeles Times

Rundown of Rail Track Maintenance Technology for Transit
Metro Magazine

Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 25, 2006

210 neighbors: Guardrail not enough, Rancho residents want soundwall for protection from cars
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Bridge measure is no slam-dunk (Goldline Foothill Extension)
Pasadena Star News

Build it or not, they're still coming
Orange County Register

County's bridges vulnerable: Retrofits have taken back seat to other transportation projects
Los Angeles Daily News

Expanding Workday Makes Its Mark on Transit (New York MTA)
New York Times

Expect Blue Line delays through the weekend
Long Beach Press Telegram

Gasp prices return: Summer likely to see $3 a gallon again, analysts say
Los Angeles Daily News

Golden Gate Transit plans yearly fare increases
San Francisco Chronicle

Metrolink Fares To Increase July 1 For Fuel Costs

Put the brakes on Moorpark's truck traffic
Moorpark Acorn

Rail safety test a smashing success
USA Today

Top 10 US cities best prepared for an oil crisis (Public Transportation)
Energy Bulletin

Traffic tears at air travel's web: Clogged highways complicate easy solutions to congestion, lawmakers told.
Riverside Press Enterprise

Tunnel idea brings agencies together: Water and transportation boards both seek a short route to southern Orange County
Riverside Press Enterprise