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Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 20, 2006

Airport project set at $158M - Report: Costs, funding sources called ‘rough' tallies for study by L.B. officials
Press Telegram

Artists unveil Gold Line stop designs (Foothill Extension)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Crossing progress slammed
Burbank Leader

Editorial: Transit raid - Governor tries to take away rail, bus money
Sacramento Bee

GPS system pinpoints buses' locations
Ventura County Star

Highway 118 bridge repairs slated to end Sunday,1375,VCS_167_4713978,00.html
Ventura County Star

More Businesses ‘Bike to Work’: The event drew participation from 13 local companies
Santa Clarita Signal

Officials: Bus ridership up in San Gabriel Valley, possibly because of higher gas prices
North County Times/Californian

Re "Camera-Sly in Beverly Hills," May 16 (Metro Red Line),0,449874.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Friday May 19, 2006

10 Technologies That Will Shape the Future of Public Transportation
Metro Magazine

Agency hustles to meet demand: Official cites soaring gas prices for the rise in ridership between Temecula and Corona
Riverside Press Enterprise

Altair Engineering and Automation Alley Technology Center to Develop Bus Prototype to Revitalize Public Transportation
Auto Channel

American Bus Association has launched a new blog, Overdrive, that will serve as a complement to its traditional Website
Metro Magazine

Bus Air Conditioning Systems Enhance Safety and Comfort
Metro Magazine

Calculate Car Costs with Foothill Transit
Foothill Transit

Congestion plan to involve grass roots efforts

Contractors Feel Strain of Tight Transit Markets
Metro Magazine

Foothill puts the brakes on fare hike: Recent surge in ridership eases need for increase
Whittier Daily News

Groups marched to 'save Marina' on Saturday, May 13
Argonaut Newspaper

High Gas Prices = More Riders
Foothill Transit

Mass transit ridership up
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

OCTA's Art Leahy Balances Buses, Rail and Freeways
Metro Magazine

Railroad Crossing to Remain Open
Glendale Independent Weekly

Union, transit agency set contract-ratification votes
Riverside Press Enterprise

Valley's outlook is bright: Strong job-growth forecast in area at least through '08
Daily News
Link to CSUN’s SFV Economic Forecast:

Weathering the Storm of Transit Politics
Metro Magazine


Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 18, 2006

Advanced Public Transportation Systems: State of the Art Update 2006 (pdf)
Federal Transit Administration

Blue Bus Gears Up for Rate Hikes
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Competing transportation measure draws ire from some Democrats
San Francisco Chronicle

Down the road for I-5 freeway: Now that the I-5 widening is under way, officials are looking at revitalization projects for the vicinity as well as projects for the freeway north of the county line
Orange County Register

MTA tap-dancing on issue of fares, Yaroslavsky says
Daily News

New Ordinance Would Double Parking Fines,0,5491341.story?coll=ktla-news-1

O.C. may get $465 million for highway improvements
Orange Count Register

On Track: Update on the Light Rail Transit Project (Culver City) (pdf)
Culver City Redevelopment Agency

Orange Crush connector to reopen: Ramp linking southbound 57 to westbound 22 will, at capacity, carry 43,000 cars daily
Orange County Register

Residents Protest Freeway Plans: Over eighty Marina del Rey and Venice residents marched to protest County plans to extend the Marina Freeway so that it connects to a widened Admiralty Way
Venice Paper

San Francisco Studies Effectiveness Of Congestion Pricing

Selling off public assets part of Mineta congestion plan: Transportation chief pushes for private partnerships
San Francisco Chronicle

Special Event Transportation Service Planning and Operations Strategies for Transit
Florida DOT

Thursday Is Bike To Work Day

TPR Architects Forum: “What Can Visiting AIA Architects Learn from Los Angeles–The Place?”
The Planning Report

Transit Signal Priority: A Planning and Implementation Handbook
Federal Transit Administration

Transportation Secretary Mineta names Kendall Executive Director of new National Highway Funding Commission

Two Freight Cars Derail In Riverside County: No Injuries Reported, No Evacuations Ordered

Western Riverside COG Contemplates Growth, Calls for I.E. to Embrace Density, Variety
Metro Investment Report


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 17, 2006

Biking to work trims gas costs - and waistlines
Daily News

Bus driver strike averted (RTA, ATU 1277)
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Calif. OKs $19.9 bln transport bond for ballot

For some Bike to Work Day takes place every day: Less than 1 percent of the U.S. work force bikes to work regularly, braving wild streets, injuries and rude drivers
Daily Breeze

Governor puts transportation bond on ballot: Arnold using issue as key to bipartisan cooperation
Daily News

Greenway Trail pact finally OK'd: Del Terra to build 4.5-mile bike and pedestrian path
Whittier Daily News

Metrolink popular alternative as gas prices climb
Inland Valley Daily Bulleting

Nuñez blasts plan to cut transit funds: Speaker urges fiscal prudence
Whittier Daily News

Remarks For The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary Of Transportation: National Strategy To Reduce Congestion On America’s Transportation Network

Restaurant to enliven Pasadena depot site (transit oriented development)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Transit Strike in Riverside Is Averted,1,4074760.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

U.S. Transportation Secretary Mineta Launches New National Initiative to Tackle Highway, Freight and Aviation Congestion

Ventura Passes a Living Wage Ordinance: Workers will get at least $12.50 an hour without healthcare and $9.75 hourly with benefits. A ballot measure calling for more is dropped,1,5684307.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Villaraigosa Seeks Funds, Keeps Up Profile on Hill: In a hectic schedule, the mayor meets leaders in Congress as he works to deliver on local issues,1,3835877.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 16, 2006

Archaeologists Document Grave Markers Near LA Crematorium (Gold Line Eastside)

Energy official: Don't look for gas prices to fall soon: A Bush administration energy official said Monday that gasoline prices could remain high for years, and there is not much more the government can do about it
Oakland Tribune

'Green Port' moving forward
Press Telegram

High-speed delay
Daily News

How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
Smart Growth Resource Library

Letter to the Editor Re: " MTA won't raise fares for one year" (scroll down page)
Daily News

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Villaraigosa in D.C. to Tout Historic Infrastructure Investments and Need for Federal Partnership
Yahoo! Finance

MTA shows like for the bike
Press Telegram

No room on shared drive: Truck-involved accidents rise here as they decline elsewhere
Riverside Press Enterprise

Nuñez criticizes proposals to cut public transit funding: Speaker, legislative analyst urge more rainy-day savings
Daily News
Link: Download the May revision of the proposed California Budget (pdf)

NYC Subway Tunnels May Soon Be Ad Space,1,2166651.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Offer rejected; RTA strike planned today (ATU 1277)
San Bernardino Sun

Riverside transit strike likely to start Tuesday (ATU 1277)
San Diego Union Tribune


Transportation Headlines for Monday May 15, 2006

BART plans ads to push SFO ridership: Campaign an attempt to bring extension to Millbrae station up to original expectations
Oakland Tribune

Bike to Work Day catching on locally
Whittier Daily News

Bonds may ease commuter crisis: Package touted as answer to area traffic snarls
Whittier Daily News

Commuters on Laurel Canyon No Longer K-Railed
Canyon News

Gold Line station will be unveiled: Workshop set Tuesday for Duarte residents (Foothill extension)
Pasadena Star News

High-speed rail system slowed
Press Telegram

MTA Fears Exhausting Reserves
Los Angeles Downtown News

No room on shared drive
Riverside Press Enterprise

Railroad Clean-Air Hearing Postponed
Los Angeles Downtown News

Southland trade faces bumps: Growth is still expected
Daily News

Taggers’ ‘myspace’ Post Lands Him in Jail (Metro Bus graffiti)
Eastside Sun

Walk This Way, But Be Careful: As Downtown Gains New Residents, It Struggles With Streets and Buildings Designed for Cars
LA Downtown News

Westside Cities Hold Mass Transportation Symposium Hills Courier


Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 14, 2006

High-speed rail bonds headed for another two-year delay
Riverside Press Enterprise

Highway 23 widening project under way
Daily News

LA Metro Integrates Systems
Mass Transit

Solar And Wind-Powered Ferries To Run On San Francisco Bay

State Route 14 project starts: Caltrans begins construction on 4-lane expressway
Ridgecrest Daily Independent

Transit Benefit Analysis: Washington DC Case Study

WMATA unveils groundbreaking rail simulator
Metro Magazine