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100 year old Retired MTA Employee Dies in Sleep,0,5607177.story?coll=ktla-news-1

A month after retiring, 100-year-old transit worker dies: 'Mr. Reliable' missed just one day of work in over 70 years

Arthur Winston – Wikipedia Entry
Wikipedia Encyclopedia

Arthur Winston; 100; 76-Year Transit Worker,1,4373936.story?coll=la-news-obituaries
Los Angeles Times

LA Transit Worker Dies Just After Retiring
ABC News

Legendary transit worker, 100, dies

Metro Statement on the Passing of Arthur Winston
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

MTA's 'Mr. Reliable' lived and worked until age 100: Arthur Winston was a Los Angeles transit system worker for 76 years when he retired at age 100 just last month. He died Thursday night
Daily Breeze

MTA Employee Who Retired At 100 Has Died In Sleep

MTA Legend Arthur Winston, 100, Dies After Brief Retirement,0,3104356.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 15, 2006

Guilty of `Crossing While Elderly',1,814008.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

He smiled, and speeding train hit him: Suicide ruled out in man's death
Antelope Valley Press

It's Time to Tackle California's Traffic Crisis Head On—Privately: State funding isn't needed for major projects to be built
Reason Foundation

Massive ports, rail and highway plan nears agreement
Scripps Howard News Service

Mineta loves his job too much to quit
USA Today

Orange Line ridership still on the rise
Daily News

Remains deserve respect despite race: Re "The burial they deserved," editorial, April 9,1,5390350.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Two Struck, Killed By Metro Train: Homicide detectives investigate scene; bodies could not be identified
Santa Clarita Signal


Transportation Headlines for Friday April 14, 2006

2 Pedestrians Struck, Killed By Metrolink Train

All aboard! Next stop – desert: A state rail plan calls for a Los Angeles-Indio route by 2015-16
Riverside Press Enterprise

Crosswalk ticket stirs world anger: Callers say shame on LAPD cops
Daily News

Freight car derailment disrupts trolley service
San Diego Union Tribune

LAEDC Study Finds Tourism as #1 Export Industry in SoCal Ahead of International Trade and Technologies
Market Wire

Less for more (City of Los Angeles Bond for Road Repair)
Daily News

New MTC Study Promotes Pedestrian-Friendly Environments
PR Newswire

Q&A/SUPERVISOR GLORIA MOLINA: `I'm Vigilant About Issues People Care About',1,1609614.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

She Has World at Her Not-So-Fleet Feet: The LAPD is under fire here and abroad for ticketing an elderly woman when she failed to make it across a street before the signal turned,1,994565.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Stadium shuttle under review (Dodger Stadium) –scroll down to second item
Pasadena Star News

Sweeping road plan gets official support
Palm Springs Desert Sun

Train kills young pair in Newhall
Daily News

Traveling the Path: Organizers work to turn informal passage into formalized trail (abandoned Santa Fe Rail Line)
Riverside Press Enterprise

Voters Give Grade Separation Bond the Green Light (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
Arcadia Weekly

Venice Neighborhood Council
Santa Monica Mirror

Westside Cities to Meet for “Transportation Symposium”
Westside Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 13, 2006

2 Councilmen Back $1.5 Billion for Road Repairs,1,6524821.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

$300M Orange County Mixed-Use Community In Works
Commercial Property News

Arcadia election turnout high (Gold Line Foothill Extension, Measure A)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bond proposed to fix ailing streets
Daily Breeze

Carpooling Drops as US Expands HOV Lane Network: Despite the increased construction of HOV lanes, carpooling is on the decline A journal of the politics of driving

Council OKs anti-terror unit for Port of Los Angeles, LAX: The Los Angeles task force, including police and fire units, will work with the FBI and other agencies in guarding possible targets
Daily Breeze

Effort to reduce train delays fails
San Luis Obispo Tribune

From Brazil: A different kind of bus system
Seattle Post Intelligencer

Gap in Hwy. 60 carpool lane to get filled: Caltrans is to start a project to add pavement to seven miles between I-15 and Valley Way
Riverside Press Enterprise

Plan for train service to L.A. gathers steam
Palm Springs Desert Sun

Rosendahl Calls for Support of Green Line
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

TVs, too, will ride bus: Transit systems plan to add video (it's the ad money)
San Diego Union Tribune


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 12, 2006

ACS Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract With New Jersey Transit (Fare Collection, Smart Card)
Yahoo! Finance

Arcadia passes bridge project (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
Pasadena Star News

BART and Amtrak in NorCal to test wireless Internet
Mercury News

How Much Growth? (Metro Division 6 Venice)
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Highway 76 study almost complete
North County Times

L.A. flexing its muscle for airport in AV
Antelope Valley Press

Mayor Villaraigosa Supports Federal Grant Sought by Palmdale Regional Airport to Help Attract Air Service to Southern California

MTC Seeks Nominations for Its Transportation Awards Program (Bay Area)
Yahoo! Finance

MTC’s environmental justice guidelines delayed
San Francisco Examiner

N.Y. Transit Union Boss Gets Jail, Fine: The criminal contempt finding emanates from an illegal strike in 2005. More action may follow,1,1243234.story?coll=la-news-a_section
Los Angeles Times

Renewed Measure M mailers might not go out (transit sales tax)
Orange County Register

Safety Evaluation of Red-Light Cameras
U.S. DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems

Scorching summer gas prices: Record highs likely, experts warn
Daily News

Smart rail security strategies: It's all about cooperation, communication, training, and risk-based technology
Railway Age

Town Council to focus on highway expansion (Highway 138)
Antelope Valley Press

Transportation summit seeks local solutions (Mid-Counties Transportation and Logistics Summit)
Whittier Daily News

Trolley's Red Line coming to an end (Omnitrans)
Redlands Daily Facts

Urban Columnist Questions Why Affordable Housing Remains an Elusive Goal for Smart Growth Efforts
Smart Growth Online

Wi-Fi on trains explored Francisco Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 11, 2006

Airport parking issues continue: The Airport Authority asks the city council to consider allowing for increased nearby parking
Burbank Leader

Fare hoax: MTA needs reform, not higher charges
Daily News

Gas Costs Expected to Be High This Summer
San Bernardino Sun

Gas prices creeping up on $3 per gallon: Crude oil nears $70 a barrel, just below highs seen around Katrina
San Francisco Chronicle

If You Ride The Bus You May Have To Pay More: The MTA is looking at a possible fare hike, to alleviate a budget shortfall

Keep business booming (Goods Movement)
Whittier Daily News

Leasing empty floors an option: MTA considers renting office space at headquarters
Daily News

Monitors are raising big-brother concerns: Public surveillance cameras on the upswing
San Diego Union Tribune

MTA Bus Collides With Cadillac In Red Parking Zone

MTA warns of hikes: Expansion plans big and budget falls short
Daily News

O.C. Officials Have Own Tunnel Study Plans: In quest for $16 million, transit agency wants to create a new board to seek funds instead of joining a rival group,1,2669638.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officer cites 82-year-old woman for being too slow to negotiate busy street
Daily News

Slow down: Busting kids and grannies won't make road safe
Daily News

Surfers Point project moves forward: $5 million planto relocate trail raises questions (Bike path),1375,VCS_251_4608499,00.html
Ventura County Star


Transportation Headlines for Monday April 10, 2006

Bus agency finding it hard to fill driver seats (Metro bus operators)
Daily News

Bus agency scouts firms: Omnitrans seeks agency to oversee operations
San Bernardino Sun

Expand the Parking Study
Los Angeles Downtown News

In Carpool Lanes, Hybrids Find Cold Shoulders: Other motorists gripe that drivers of the fuel-efficient vehicles are slowing the HOV flow,1,3670066.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA Bus and Car Collide; 1 Injured,1,967964.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA warns of hikes: Expansion plans big and budget falls short
Daily News

Villaraigosa Taps Attorney To Head CRA
Los Angeles Downtown News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 9, 2006

The burial they deserved (Metro Gold Line, Eastside Extension),0,1931896.story?coll=la-news-comment-editorials
Los Angeles Times

The cost of perfecting L.A.: $250 billion over 30 years may be a good down payment
Daily News