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Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 27, 2006

Bomb-Sniffing Dogs To Patrol San Diego Transit Centers
10 News

Bus depot for Gardena going ahead: Permission is needed for use of some funds, but the council is unanimous in wanting work to begin.
Daily Breeze

Funds To Facilitate Faster Bus Transportation in Santa Barbara
UCSB Daily Nexus

Metro chief blazes a trail for light rail (fare increase)
St. Louis Post Dispatch

Mixed-use project wins accolades (transit oriented development)
Pasadena Star News

Proposed Silver Streak and Service Change Review
Foothill Transit

Survey reveals L.A. drivers not known for good manners
Simi Valley Acorn

Top 10 cities worst hit by rising gas prices
MSN Money


Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 25, 2006

Aging U.S. School Buses Still Fouling Air: A report says $16 billion is needed to replace or upgrade 500,000 of the worst-polluting vehicles,0,1290393.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Bus Rider’s Union asking judge to extend MTA decree
Daily News

Mineta: Private Sector Must Get Involved in Transportation Projects

More cars expected on highways - MEMORIAL DAY: Higher gas prices are not keeping people from traveling this weekend
Riverside Press Enterprise

MTA Expects To Reduce $112M Deficit By 10 Percent

MTA mulls cutbacks in security cost: Agency faces $112 million deficit
Daily News

MTA Trying to Trim $10 Million: The L.A. County transit agency is working with sheriff's officials to reduce its security budget for the next year,1,2409764.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Parking Revenue Missing, City Says: After an audit, officials want to know what happened to $530,000 in tickets at its Hollywood and Highland garage,1,1966137.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

SCAT expected to end hybrid bus plan
Ventura County Star

Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta Convenes First Meeting of National Commission on Surface Transportation Funding Saying It Has Opportunity to Make a “Historic Transition”
U.S. Department of Transportation
Text of the Secretary’s Remarks:


Trasportation Headlines for Wednesday May 24, 2006

2006 National 511 Progress Report (.pdf)
U.S. Federal Highway Administration

Brakes may get a break as new 405 carpool lanes open: Carpool option on 5-mile stretch near LAX is aimed at easing congestion on one of the busiest freeways
Daily Breeze

Developing A Formal Methodology For Studying Obesity And Urban Design

Examination Of Commuter Rail's Reliance On Amtrak (.pdf)
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Fast Lanes On The Transportation Information Superhighway (.pdf)
Transportation Research News

Fewer vehicle trips, less pollution (trip reduction)
Burbank Leader

Los Angeles and Ontario International Airports Say Summer and Memorial Day to Be Busiest Since 2001
Yahoo! Finance

New Carpool Lanes on 405 a Pleasant Shift: Caltrans opens 5.1-mile stretch ahead of schedule, to the delight of morning commuters. The aim is to ease congestion around LAX,0,1294630.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

New HOV Lane On The 405 Freeway

New York MTA May Install Anti-Graffiti Cameras,0,121996.story?coll=ny-nyc-bigpix

Summer at LAX Likely to Heat Up as Travelers Test Airlines' Capacity,1,4557748.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Time Is Right for U.S. Private Sector to Get Involved in Transportation Investments to Help Fight Congestion, Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta Says During NASDAQ Visit
Text of Secretary Mineta’s Remarks:


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 23, 2006

Car flips onto train tracks in accident (Metro Green Line, NOT Metrolink)

Downey Car Crash Shuts Down Metro Green Line

Drivers See Slip in Gas Prices: It is the first substantial decline since February. An FTC study finds some gouging but no market manipulation after the hurricanes,1,6198236.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Editorial Criticizes California Governor For Raiding Public Transit Fund

Gold Line’s Extension Heralds Rebirth of Boyle Heights & East L.A.
Metro Investment Report

Hertzberg: State Infrastructure Bond Results from Consensus-Building & Need
Metro Investment Report

High Fuel Costs Have Some Downsizing to Two Wheels: Many retailers of motorcycles, scooters and bicycles report that sales are up this year,1,112698.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Measure M extension one step closer to November ballot (Orange County, OCTA)
Orange County Register

O.C. to Monitor Buses Via Video: Officials hope the $900,000 program, equipping 82 vehicles, will reduce vandalism, thefts, assaults and injury claims,1,5553232.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

With $25 Million, M.T.A. Plans a New War on Subway Graffiti
New York Times


Transportation Headlines for Monday May 22, 2006

Backward Spring Street Bus Lane to Go
LA Downtown News

City Says New Signals on the Way—But Can’t Say How Many
LA Garment and Citizen

If we build it, they will ride: The Red Line could be expanded to Fairfax without local money, but only if county leaders show guts,0,7501382.story?coll=la-news-comment-editorials
Los Angeles Times

Pay to drive into heart of S.F.: Motorists now assessed fee in London (Congestion Pricing)
San Francisco Chronicle

Port-related traffic key issue in Democrats 55th primary race: While the ports aren't part of the Assembly district, two Democrats point to the impact transportation has
Daily Breeze

Proposed LNG Terminal Undergoes Ongoing Review
Canyon News

Right to Walk: For Too Long, Pedestrians Have Been Pawns on the Downtown Chessboard
LA Downtown News

Riverside trains keeping better time

Visionary: How Portland's Homer Williams, the Anti-Developer Developer, Is Transforming Downtown Los Angeles
LA Downtown News

Wilshire Rapid Line Gets Bigger Buses
LA Downtown News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 21, 2006

Group Battles Toll Road With Prayer,1,5909956.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Area Chamber Names Chief,1,2110978.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Gas Prices Flatten at $3.401
L.A. Business Journal

No meters, but maybe more fines
Daily News/Glendale Edition

Organize push for transit funds (Infrastructure Bond)
Whittier Daily News

Parking problems studied: Council ponders more parking enforcement and pay-to-park plans. Current parking is mismanaged, staff says
Burbank Leader

RTA adds bus to Commuter Link 206
Daily Bulletin

Trail's completion urged: Officials pose forming foundation (Santa Ana River Bike Trail)
San Bernardino Sun