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Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 13, 2006

Down at the station (Metrolink)

Grand jury investigation clears ventura transportation commission
Camarillo Acorn

Livermore Amador Transit authority proposes fare increase
Tri Valley Herald

Panel OKs funding for bus cameras: 50 OCTA coaches, 32 para-transit vans clear key hurdle to receive equipment
Orange County Register

Riverside Transit Workers Set To Strike

Riverside Transit Workers To Strike 2 p.m. Tuesday

Strike Would Idle Half of Riverside Bus Routes (ATU),1,2239744.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
Link to RTA Labor Situation Page:

Union: Drivers will work all Tuesday - RTA: The strike is to take effect at 2p.m., but buses are to run through the evening (ATU)
Riverside Press Enterprise

Westside Cities COG Holds Transportation Symposium
Westside Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 11, 2006

As gas costs rise, rail attracts new passengers
San Bernardino Sun

Can Southern California Live More Densely? The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is confronting its area's burgeoning population growth head

Fuel costs may send transit fares up: Bus, train routes also could be cut
San Diego Union Tribune

Good news, bad news for public transit users
Pasadena Star News

Metrolink Train Collides With SUV In Baldwin Park

MTA Offers Cyclists Free Rides On Bike-To-Work Day

Ontario airport dreams big
Whittier Daily News

Study: Signal priority fails to ease congestion
San Francisco Examiner

Train crashes into SUV: Driver abandoned vehicle; six report minor injuries
Pasadena Star News

Transit Agencies Select Internet Software Solution for Cooperative Procurement Pilot Program
PR Newswire

TriMet unveils its sleek new MAX train design

Two Transit Accidents Occur 10 Minutes Apart,0,6530312.story?coll=ktla-news-1


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 10, 2006

AT&T Announces Partnership with ParkingCarma and Caltrans

Burbank set to OK plan to make roads by schools bicycle-friendly
Daily News

Design phase gets go-ahead: Plans for renovation of Burbank Boulevard target streetscape and infrastructure upgrades
Burbank Leader

Fleming elected to chair group: He aims to empower regional government
Daily News

Gas prices, infrastructure bonds and pander politics
Sacramento Bee

Good tidings: No fare increase or bad legislation for MTA
Daily News

Hybrids Get a Launch Assist: In-Use Testing - A Case for Hybrids (Buses)
Mass Transit

Metrolink art contract legal, says Grand Jury
Ventura County Star

Ocean of Cars Clogs PCH in the South Bay: City and county officials are adding new signals and taking other steps to better manage traffic flow and improve safety along the busy roadway,1,6179123.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Raids Target Transit Authority: Founder of the San Gabriel Valley agency in the spotlight since the Ferrari crash in Malibu is arrested. Guns, badges and cars are seized,1,4526629.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Schwarzenegger: Use windfall to repay debts faster: The governor's revised budget proposal, to be released Friday, will include an extra $3 billion in "pre-payment" of state debts, including money voters approved borrowing in 2004 to help balance the budget
Orange County Register

State revenue may be $5 billion more than anticipated: Governor wants to pay debts; interest groups want share
San Francisco Chronicle

Technology Update: ITS in the Age of Google
Mass Transit

Valet Parking Debuts At LAX

Work to begin on I-5 widening near L.A. County line: Freeway project expected to be completed in 2010
Orange County Register

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 9, 2006

250 New O.C. Buses to Use Natural Gas: Ordering now saves $5 million and avoids the possibility of an equipment shortage if gas prices prompt ridership to increase,1,2789234.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bill to decrease L.A.'s MTA clout is shelved
Daily News

Burbank airport almost cleared for $107 million in improvements
Daily News

Ending NIMBYism: New planning director says all the right things
Daily News

Ex-Mayor Zarian named to transportation post: Nine-member statewide commission has funding authority and advises on legislation
Daily News

First partner signs on to pursue tunnel: Orange County is on board. Riverside County's group votes next, then MWD
Riverside Press Enterprise

Gas Tax Measure Drives the Ballot: The proposition topping the list is a compromise with the construction lobby that was vital to the public works bond proposals that follow.,1,7577959.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Gov. Stops in O.C. to Push for Bond Issue: Officials from both parties join him to praise their $37-billion infrastructure effort,1,1428104.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Motorola Introduces Next Generation Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Roadside Network Equipment
Yahoo! Finance

MTA's $3-Billion Proposed Budget For 2006-07 Fiscal Year Unveiled

MTA Unveils $3 Billion Budget To Increase Service

MTA won't raise fares for one year: Reserves to be tapped
Daily News

No Fare Hikes in MTA Budget Plan: The proposal funds new rail lines and carpool lanes. But the agency digs deeply into reserves to deal with a shortfall of $131 million.,1,3335409.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

OCTA gets say how to spend federal funds: Transit agency members part of panel to study highway tunnel though Cleveland National Forest.
Orange County Register

Transit Officials Consider Corona-to-Irvine Tunnel,0,1706020.story?coll=ktla-news-1

Transit Symposium Focuses on Light Rail
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Westside unites for Light Rail
Santa Monica Daily Press


Transportation Headlines for Monday May 8, 2006

By rubbing out the red, Lawndale increases parking: City staffers are slowly making more curb space so people won't resort to parking on their lawns
Daily Breeze

Downtown Artist Gets Gold Line Contract
Los Angeles Downtown News

MTA project focuses on affordable housing
Press Telegram

Murals Add Artistic Touches to Gold Line Route on Eastside
Garment and Citizen

OCTA board to consider road-pipeline tunnel today: Proposed underground roadway would connect Orange and Riverside counties
Orange County Register

Passengers hope ONT will create cell phone car lots
Daily Bulletin

Railroad days in Fullerton
Orange County Register

Transit TV Experiences an Increase in Viewership as Gas Prices Continue to Skyrocket
Business Wire


Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 7, 2006

Bonds to be proud of: Voters might not like all of the measures, but at least they have a say.
Press Telegram

New revenues could bolster May revise of state budget
North County Times/Californian

OCTA wants more alternative fuel buses
Orange County Register

One Man is Dead After Being Hit By a Metro Train

Passengers Flee Burning Bus On 110 South

Report predicts busier ports: Growing imports made 2005 the busiest year for Long Beach and Los Angeles
Riverside Press Enterprise