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Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 22, 2006

$4 a gallon for gasoline? Analyst predicts unthinkable rates in four months
Pasadena Star News

Agency weighs commuter-rail along I-15: RCTC is considering a study that reviews costs and hurdles for service between Corona and Temecula, and Temecula to San Diego
Riverside Press Enterprise

Bill would let counties raise car registration fee (AB2444)
Contra Costa Times

Blue Line boosts signs
Press Telegram

Bush: Gas prices like 'a tax': But president sees no short-term relief
Daily News

Gas prices push drivers off road: Transit agencies see more riders as reports show traffic leveling off, demand for fuel falling
San Francisco Chronicle

Gas Prices Soar to Record Highs (Metro Ridership)

Infrastructure talks still miss the point: Instead of bonds we'll all have to repay, lawmakers should look for privately funded solutions
Orange County Register

MTA’s Projects Transform Region, Future Plans Require More Funding (requires subscription for online access)
Metro Investment Report

New Gasoline Study Shows Profits, Not Crude Oil Prices Or Ethanol, Are Driving Pump Price Spike
Consumer Watchdog

Off-Ramp On 10 Freeway To Be Closed Fri.-Mon. (West bound at Venice Blvd)

President touts hydrogen-powered cars in Earth Day remarks
Orange County Register

Sales tax hike takes step forward in Santa Barbara County
San Luis Obispo Tribune

SBCAG backs sales tax renewal
Lompoc Record

Sprinter operation contract awarded to global transit firm
San Diego Union Tribune

Transit Agencies to Seek Funds for Tunnel Study (OC Riverside),1,191219.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Water agencies lose clout in tunnel plan- COMMUTER LINK: Studies will go on without the Riverside Orange Corridor Authority
Riverside Press Enterprise

With growth, let's skip the steroids: We can continue to appreciate that we're not part of L.A.
Ventura County Star


Transportation Headlines for Friday April 21, 2006

Agencies Agree to Tunnel Talks: Congressmen will meet with water and transit officials to settle on how best to get funds for a study of the Santa Ana Mountains proposal,1,2698494.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Assembly's new GOP leader eyes role, top priorities (Prop. 42, State Bond)
Capitol Weekly

BART-Oakland Airport Monorail Plan Back On Track

Board approves pollution fight (goods movement)
Press Telegram

Bond talks need a final push for spot on ballot
Mercury News

Bumps on the Horizon: Proposals for new natural gas terminals are now being developed up and down the coast
LA City Beat

California Community Investment Initiative: Mutual Fund Launches $250 Million Campaign to Back Investments, Projects Aiding Minority Homebuyers, Small Businesses in CA (Wilshire/Vermont Station Development)
PR Newswire

Crude awakening: Oil prices hit record - At the gas pump, a gallon now tops $3 in L.A.
Daily News

Delays nearly over for 23 Freeway widening
Thousand Oaks Acorn

Earth Day Festival Saturday
Pasadena Independent

Fierce budget parley likely despite more cash on hand
Capitol Weekly

Gas Prices in Region Hit New Highs: The average cost for self-serve regular in Los Angeles tops $3. More pump pain is expected,1,3904468.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Getting on the cheaper track (San Diego Trolley)
Daily Aztec

High crude oil prices could be here to stay

Highway Deaths Up for 1st Time in Decade,1,5448078.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines
Los Angeles Times

I-210 project enters new phase
San Bernardino Sun

IMF chief warns high oil prices set to stay

Inland Empire Is No.1 in Growth,1,16114.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Is Bus Transit Our Best Bet?
U.C. Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Lack of funding may delay State Route 90 connecter road project until year 2015
The Argonaut

MTA: Dodger Shuttle Too Expensive, Difficult To Staff

Railroad Crossing to Remain Open (Metrolink)
Glendale Independent Weekly

Rising oil prices set off alarm

Some Builders Find Older L.A. to Their Liking (transit oriented development)
Realty Times


Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 20, 2006

Amtrak Train Collides With Truck In Glendale

Caltrans Pays Tribute To Workers Killed On The Job

Color war of another kind brews: And the winner of the Politically Correct Sweepstakes is? Well, Los Angeles, of course.
Daily Sentinel

Latino Urban Forum Envisions A New Urbanism of Density
The Planning Report

LNG hearings the place to be: Energy future on front burner
Ventura County Star

LNG Terminal Planned Off Long Beach
The Log

Mexico vs. Venezuela at the Rose Bowl - May 5
Foothill Transit

MTA, Venice Developer Craft Proposal to Replace Obsolete Bus Yard With Mixed-Use Development (Requires subscription for online access)
The Planning Report

Norwalk to upgrade bus stops
Wave Newspaper

Orange cones wave a red flag: Work-zone fatalities are rising and most of the deaths are motorists,1,6391813.story?coll=la-news-highway_1
Los Angeles Times

Placentia out $7 million needed for underpass: A share of federal transportation money the city was expecting will go to Alameda (Corridor East) instead
Orange County Register

Port of Los Angeles Hosts First Industry Conference Focused on Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) or ``Cold-Ironing'' Technology
Business Wire

Ready for summer run: New Mexico Rail Runner Express (Commuter Rail)
Santa Fe New Mexican

Saint of Density: Gail Goldberg
LA Weekly

Seeking end to traffic crisis (Benoit, AB 2492)
Pasadena Star News

Soaring diesel prices ripple across local, state economy
Mercury News

Speakout on gas prices: What tips do you have for your fellow drivers?
Press Telegram

Supply Worries Push Oil Past $72,1,1737186.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Train crashes into tractor-trailer in Glendale
Daily News

Train Deaths Believed to Be Accidental
Santa Clarita Signal

Talking the Walk: Diego Cardoso
LA Weekly

Urban Agent: James Rojas
LA Weekly


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 19, 2006

Accord near on state bond, top lawmakers say
San Francisco Chronicle

Board to consider new Measure D plan (Santa Barbara County transit sales tax)
Lompoc Record

Commuting solution may be uplifting (monorails)
Californian/North County Times

Designs Standards Proposed for Toll Plazas,1,6442503.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Florida Looks At Rental Car Tax to Pay for More Transit Projects
Mass Transit

Full Text of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's State of the City address
Press Telegram

Gas prices soar – again: You may be paying $3.25 a gallon by Memorial Day.
Sacramento Bee

Leaders say deal near on bonds: Democrats drop urban parks, natural resources in exchange for GOP losing water storage
Sacramento Bee

Lessons from Hiawatha's First-Year Success Story
Metro Magazine

Making Public Highways Private (Requires paid subscription)
Wall Street Journal (April 17 edition)

Mass Transit Industry Embraces Video Surveillance Technology
Mass Transit

Undoing a Generation of Driver Shortages (bus operators)
Metro Magazine


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 18, 2006

10 Ways to Beat High Gas Prices
ABC News

Backers Hope Oil Plan Floats: An impact report is due this month on a firm's proposed supertanker dock at Terminal Island,1,5355582.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Blue Line crash not an accident? : Victim's mother says son was threatened beforehand.
Long Beach Press Telegram

California's 2 northern ports teaming up: Oakland, Sacramento launch cooperative era

Glendale councilman gets MTA nod
Daily News

Making the Connection: Transit-Oriented Development and Jobs
Smart Growth Online

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is scheduled to deliver his first State of the City address at 5:30 p.m. today,1,6382298.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Oil Rolls Past $70 a Barrel: The price reaches a record high amid rising unease overseas. Consumers may start feeling strains beyond the gas pump,0,7268801.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Red-light operating contracts ruled legal: Contingency fees at heart of suit
San Diego Union Tribune

Still no vote on highway construction bill
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Welcome to Orange County: Commuters will soon know exactly when they’re crossing into O.C. territory
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Monday April 17, 2006

Azusa weighs parking limits: Council considers `old,' `new' areas
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bus Riders Union Says Talk of Fare Increase Points to Need for Extension of Consent Decree
LA Garment and Citizen

Crude Oil Futures Hit $70 a Barrel,1,5329547.story?coll=la-wires-business
Los Angeles Times

Free Parking Eliminated In Seattle

Gas On The Rise
Canyon News

LAX, terminally dreadful,0,4923619.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions
Los Angeles Times

MTA should focus on ridership rates
Whittier Daily News

One question triggers airport furor: Parking needs clash with residents' anger
Daily News/Glendale Edition

RTA now offering seven-day bus passes
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Solar power to the people: In deal with Glendale Community College, city will use panels atop new parking structure to generate solar power
Glendale News Press


Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 16, 2006

Accord near on massive ports-rail-highway plan: Los Angeles, Long Beach ports hopeful that state bond measure will go before voters in November
The Argus

A Future Without Oil?: Proponents of alternative fuels are seeing a rare convergence of technology, money, political will and motivated motorists,1,5077384.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Agency may lease space in headquarters: Posh skyscraper could bring needed revenue
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

MTA's budget near end of line: Route changes, hike in fares loom ahead
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

MTA struggles to hire drivers
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sepulveda plan runs into Westchester skeptics: But city officials insist the street-widening project won't add another traffic lane and will bring improvements to the area
Daily Breeze

Some residents say no to train stations: UCR NEIGHBORHOOD: Residents say they'll create more noise, traffic and parking problems (Metrolink)
Riverside Press Enterprise

Study to map Metrolink stops for potential S.B.-Redlands run
Riverside Press Enterprise