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Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 6, 2007

$37 billion bond plan gets OK for fall ballot: Long list of projects will be funded if approved by voters
San Francisco Chronicle

50% in poll say area traffic a big problem
Ventura County Star

Auto Club Applauds Governor and Legislature for Agreeing to Prop 42 Fix on November Ballot
Business Wire

Bond issue set for ballot: Lawmakers OK $37 billion deal
Whittier Daily News

Extreme Makeover, California Edition
Legislators place a $116-billion package of public works projects on the November ballot,1,1012909.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Inland roads on fast track: The region will benefit more quickly than other areas if state voters OK the bond plan
Riverside Press Enterprise

Los Angeles Boy Arrested after Boasting Bus Vandalism on Internet

MTA Offers Free Shuttle Service For Soccer Fans

Panel OKs Assemblyman's Effort to Halt O.C. Toll Road Extension,1,42655.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Railroads Can Move Forward

Strike possible, RTA drivers say
Riverside Press-Enterprise


Transportation Headlines for Friday May 5, 2006

3 sought in rob try on ticket machine (Metrolink)
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Big Bang Bonds Pass In Win For Arnold
New West News/Bill Bradley

Gas prices driving us mad: One city decides to fight back
The Acorn

Gas thieves hit pay dirt strolling parking lots
Contra Costa Times

Growing Number of L.A. Companies Help Employees Avoid High Gasoline Prices by Joining Metro Transit Pass Programs
Yahoo! Finance

L.A. gas prices jump half a buck in 30 days
Daily Breeze

Lawmakers send record bond deal to voters
Sacramento Bee

Legislature OKs Biggest Bond Issue in Calif. History: The state will borrow $37.3 billion to expand the public works infrastructure, including the improvement of roads, schools, and housing,1,1670951.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

May 9 public scoping meeting set regarding EIR for reconstruction of California Incline
The Argonaut

Muni faces double-digit deficits as costs rise
San Francisco Chronicle

Museum exhibit: Alternative fuels go way, way back
Yahoo! Finance

New Caltrain program focuses on safety around tracks
Mercury News

Remarks For The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary Of Transportation -
Southern California Association Of Governments, Long Beach, CA

San Diego, Ensenada ports envision a lucrative future
Yahoo! News

Soccer match to add traffic: Shuttle service to aid parking
Whittier Daily News

Smaller Airports Becoming Overcrowded

Sprinter trains headed to North County
North County Times/Californian

State OKs $37.5 billion bond plan
Orange County Register

Terminal renovation Long Beach airport's main focus
Press Telegram

Transport chief suggests fuel, traffic solutions
Press Telegram


Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 4, 2006

Across USA, wave of anger building over gas prices
USA Today

Councilmen push for street funding
Daily News

County may put lid on contracts for deputies
Antelope Valley Press

Foothill Tollroad fight expected to move to federal court
Orange County Register

L.A. ports to grow amid challenges in 2006 -study

Legislative leaders say they are close to public works deal
San Francisco Chronicle

Legislators trying to work out deal for public works
San Diego Union Tribune

Lot Full: Burbank Looks for Help - A parking shortage has Bob Hope Airport asking for permission to use a Van Nuys facility,1,1918961.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink Plans to Install Barriers and Medians at Los Angeles Crossings
Mass Transit

Metrolink train hit by pellets

O.C. bus mechanics, driver take second place in contest
Orange County Register

OCTA OKs funds for underpass near Orange train station
Orange County Register

Omnitrans targets site for hub
Riverside Press Enterprise

Parking Project Going to Planning Commission: Details Could Damage Community
Eagle Rock Boulevard Sentinel

Pellets Fired At Metrolink Train Cause Delay

Peppercoin selected by ERG to provide small payments suite for nation's first contactless credit card bus fare payment solution
Contactless News

Planetizen Top 10 Websites List, 2006 Edition (Urban Planning, Design and Development)

Ports' off-peak cargo program grows, but pollution is still issue
Daily Breeze

Revival of Public Works Plan Is Urged: Assembly and Senate leaders propose a ballot measure to authorize $35 billion to build and improve schools, levees, housing and roads,1,753443.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Southern Taiwan Launches Multi-Application Contactless Transit Card
Card Technology

Trade faces challenges
Antelope Valley Press

Transit center site selected to link lines
San Bernardino Sun


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 3, 2006

Burbank Airport runway to be repaved after 10 years
Glendale News Press

Council says yes to new dial-a-ride fleet
Glendale News Press

Gas prices: They've spiked 16 cents in a week and may be far from topping out
San Diego Union Tribune

Gearing up for Bike to Work Day
Pasadena Star News

Geospatial Technologies Improve Transportation Decisionmaking
Public Roads

Leave the Gas at the Pump and Pedal Away,1,3760834.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Mileage-Based Road User Charges
Public Roads

Port gives green technology nod
Press Telegram

Return of Private Toll Roads
Public Roads

Senate closes in on bond ballot package: Lawmakers hope to put measures in November election
San Francisco Chronicle

Straight Scoop on SAFETEA-LU
Public Roads

United approach needed to garner Gold Line funds (Foothill Extension)
Daily Bulletin

Valley's shifting growth
Desert Sun


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 2, 2006

Bill to cut L.A. MTA power advances (SB 1507)
Antelope Valley Press
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Burbank kills Chandler change: Mayor sides with residents who cited dangers in street proposal
Daily News/Glendale Edition

California Fuel Cell Partnership Position Paper
California Fuel Cell Partnership

Europeans: Americans need to get over high price of gas
USA Today

Flexcar Sets One-Day Record for Usage; ''Free Gas'' Driving Increases in Membership, Usage

FlyAway bus service linking Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with the city’s Union Station is off to a fast start

Gridlock Worries Raised Over Westwood Project,1,6329529.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Integration of GIS and Transportation Modeling: State of the Practice Review
Center for Transportation Training and Research, Texas Southern University

Lancaster's first among equals ready to become private citizen (Frank Roberts)
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Metrolink plans to seal crossings
Daily News

Pump Prices Pass $3.20 in California: A shortage keeps the cost of gasoline rising in the state as it starts to level off elsewhere,1,606974.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

State joins pilot program to speed transportation projects
Antelope Valley Press


Transportation Headlines for Monday May 1, 2006

Gearing Up, and Girding for, Protests: Around the U.S., cities brace for marches. In L.A., a huge crowd is expected along Wilshire,0,2313397.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

High Gas Prices Will Last Years, Bush Aides Say,1,7304716.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
Los Angeles Times

More Funding for Expo Line
L.A. Downtown News

MTA Cooking With Gas: High Pump Prices Lead to Spike In Metro Rail Ridership
L.A. Downtown News

Taylor Yard Park Plan Unveiled
Eastside Sun


Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 30, 2006

Average commute time goes up: Inland residents can still maintain bragging rights about having the longest trips in the state
Riverside Press Enterprise

City to Close Streets, Alter Bus Routes,1,5087614.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Transportation Solutions Summit
PR Web

Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 29, 2006

After 35 Years, Amtrak's Future Uncertain
ABC News

Agencies To Conduct Alameda Corridor HazMat Drill
Los Angeles Fire Dept News and Information Blog

Amtrak Glance,1,6862249.story?coll=sns-ap-politics-headlines
Los Angeles Times

As costs to fill tanks rise, transit ridership goes up: Metrolink analysts say it's cheaper to take a train to work
Ventura County Star

Commuters Move Toward Metrolink
Santa Clarita Signal

Heftier Rush Hour Parking Fines Proposed

MBTA proposes hiking subway fare, making bus transfers free
Boston Globe

MBTA seeks sharp fare hikes: Free rides on Green Line would also end
Boston Globe

More miles of car-pool lanes for I-5
Los Angeles Daily News

Public Transportation Is Key Part Of The Solution To High Gas Prices

Radical Departure: San Diego County officials are ruffling feathers with their suggestion to use an active military base for an airport expansion
Orange County Register

Rallies Expected To Disrupt MTA Bus Service

Riverside County Receives Money For Metrolink

State earmarks funds for Inland roads: It will receive $49.7 million for projects such as the proposed commuter rail.
Riverside Press Enterprise

Thousands Expected For Monday's Demonstrations / MTA Schedule Changes Due To Immigration Rallies

With higher gasoline prices, rail is cheaper, Metrolink says: Ridership on the system increases by about 2,700 daily riders since last week
Riverside Press Enterprise

Work on 710 inches along
Long Beach Press-Telegram