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Transportation Headlines for Saturday June 24, 2006

Bill aims to halt trains from pushing passenger cars
Orange County Register

California 23 Project Set to Begin: The congested highway between Thousand Oaks and Moorpark will get additional lanes,1,5308484.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Foothill buses to get Wi-Fi: Free Internet service to begin Monday in 60-day trial run
Whittier Daily News

Foothill Transit to add Wi-Fi to selected buses
Foothill Transit

Mayor heralds new Rapid line in Valley: Sepulveda route helps fulfill mandate
Daily News

Metrolink Promotes O.C. Weekend Service

Mineta, Cabinet's Sole Democrat, Quits,1,1611107.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
Los Angeles Times

New Buses To Operate In San Fernando Valley
CBS 2 News

Panel: 'Managed lanes' favor car over bus
North County Times/Californian

Plans to expand 710 move forward: Environmental study authorized so project can move into next phase
Press Telegram

Rural Town Council, residents welcome bus route changes (AVTA)
Antelope Valley Press

Super-Sized Cargo-Carrying I-710 Advances As MTA Board OKs Preparation of EIR/EIS
Long Beach Report


Transportation Headlines for Friday June 23, 2006

Bay Area commuters to get another free lift
San Francisco Chronicle

Caltrans extends electronic signs to Ventura County
Camarillo Acorn

Closures announced for Highway 23 project
Ventura County Star

Freeway Will be Extended (I-710)
Eastside Sun

Interchange forces Agoura's budget to swell (Kanan Rd/101)
The Acorn

Officials lobby automakers to build plug-in hybrid vehicles: AQMD and Energy Control Systems sponsor event to encourage the production of a vehicle that could get up to 100 mpg
Daily Breeze

Railway rolling toward future: BNSF trying to meet shifting needs
San Bernardino Sun

Residents voice mixed views over 710 Freeway tunnel
Pasadena Star News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday June 22, 2006

710 Tunnel Study Set to Enter Environmental Impact Stage
La Canada Valley Sun

Cowboys to carpools: First accident? First drive-in smooch? How L.A. got off its horse and discovered its calling,1,7239074,full.story?coll=la-news-highway_1
Los Angeles Times

Foes of Long Beach Airport EIR mull options: Lawsuit is one of our options,' member of critics' group says
Press Telegram

Jet-Setters Stir Up Turbulence at Santa Monica Airport: Surging traffic at the airfield has neighbors feeling besieged,1,5324540.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink offers free rides to boost interest: OCTA to pick one O.C. station a month for no-cost trips to tout weekend service
Orange County Register

New environmental bond, ignored housing bond complicate November ballot
Capitol Weekly

Not For Sale at Any Price: As oil now heads toward $100 a barrel, one filmmaker examines the tawdry politics behind the annihilation of the electric car
L.A. City Beat

Placentia receives rail deadline extension: After a series of delays, city has three months to finish $9 million Quiet Zone project
Orange County Register

Rancho, Fontana, Ontario make U.S. fastest-growing list
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Report finds 85% increase in California emissions since 1960
Daily Breeze

Summer's here -- heat, smog too: Bay Area Transit agencies offer free rides for Spare the Air Day
San Francisco Chronicle

Toll Roads Save Time, Gas, And Money
The Toll Roads


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday June 21, 2006

As gas costs rise, so does use of public transit: Officials say lower-income persons more likely to stop using cars

AVTA fare hikes, service cutbacks possible
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Blacktop manifesto: In 1924, a single volume of just 70 pages outlined the Los Angeles that we know today,1,1267248.story?coll=la-news-highway_1
Los Angeles Times

City To Participate In Biodiesel Fuel Study
Westside Chronicle

Editorial: Bells, lights and awareness: Making deadly rail crossings safer
Ventura County Star

Laguna Niguel Metrolink station offers free rides Saturday: Ride as far north as L.A. and as far south as Oceanside
Orange County Register

Limits backed on cell-phone use by drivers
Daily News

New study to map out transit for Pacoima
Daily News

Proposed land plan topic of discussion: Possible plan would dictate direction, size of new developments based on amount of trips generated to facility
Burbank Leader

Split council upholds LB airport EIR
Press Telegram


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday June 20, 2006

Bill includes road-widening cash: House gives nod to Rancho Vista project
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Light at the end is a tunnel: Digging the 710 underground is a feasible first step toward relieving freeway congestion,0,5185756.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach Airport EIR vote expected today: Critics argue report does not address noise ordinance issue
Press Telegram

Mexican Port Gets American Connection: A U.S. railway is linking with a Pacific coast harbor to move freight faster to the Midwest,1,7050341.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Port pollution bill approved (SB 764)
Press Telegram

Supervisor favors bus over new rail line: Bob Buster says an I-215 express could extend service to Perris sooner and for less (Metrolink)
Riverside Press Enterprise

Trains ... Plain and Simple: West Coast does its share of railroad travel (Amtrak)
Modesto Bee

Utilities Do Not Have to Pay for Relocation of Lines During Pasadena Metro Rail Construction, Court Says
Metropolitan News Enterprise

Widening I-405 gains favor: OCTA committee advises hiring consultants to explore options for lane additions on the San Diego Freeway
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Monday June 19, 2006

Metro and Metrolink Report Record Ridership
L.A. Downtown News

New rail rules good for region - Our view: Exhaust from idling trains has been an ongoing problem
San Bernardino Sun

Prospects of building 710 Freeway extension,0,5821488.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

SANDAG transit strategy is flagged: Panel calls plan too auto-oriented
San Diego Union Tribune

Senator Tries Again to Take Phone Out of Drivers’ Hands (SB 1613)
Inside Bay Area/Sacramento Bee

Transportation Headlines for Sunday June 18, 2006

Committee OKs ways to find more money for Sprinter
San Diego Union Tribune

Waiting at the Airport: It could be a rough summer for America's aviation system
U.S. News and World Report

Proposed roadway takes too great a toll,0,634952.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Transportation Headlines for Saturday June 17, 2006

America in fast lane with no exit: Freeways have changed our way of life and given birth to new industries
San Francisco Chronicle

High-speed rail project still on track
Antelope Valley Press

Joint bus buy pays (Montebello Bus Lines)
Whittier Daily News

L.A. Mayor Calls for More Transportation Advertising
Media Buyer Planner

Mexican port delayed
San Diego Union Tribune

New Publication Highlights Innovative Approaches to Transportation Funding
Government Technology
Link to: Show Me the Money: A Decision-Maker's Funding Compendium for Transportation Systems Management and Operations

Sears sale has Council thinking big (Exposition Light Rail) Monica Daily Press