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Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 1, 2006

710 begins to merge: Plans moving forward -- at the speed of government
Press Telegram

Added Buses Go to the Beach: New summertime route from the Valley starts today. A Santa Clarita line operates two days a week. Both aim to ease the hassle of driving.,1,3835995.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Camarillo OKs funding for bike trail,1375,VCS_165_4812744,00.html
Ventura County Star

Foothill Transit fare increases to take effect
Pasadena Star News

Governor Schwarzenegger Approves California High Speed Rail Authority Budget; Vital Transportation Project Moving Forward
Business Wire

Metrolink, Foothill Transit Fares Increase

Long road to finish projects: The process to get freeway construction started often leads to delays from the start
Riverside Press Enterprise

Lost on the Metro? Whip Out Your IPod: Downloadable July 4th Map Previews Things to Come, Transit Official Says
Washington Post

Report: Billions needed for highway fixes
Stockton Record

Service will link Valley to beach
Daily News

Spring Street Shops Try to Survive Without Bus Stops: Downtown residents praise the shift off Spring Street. But merchants say their customers have been driven away.,1,2614923.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Transit agency settles lawsuit (Sunline)
Desert Sun

Westlake MTA Station Reopens After Bomb Scare

Widower intent on making bus companies pay (SM Big Blue Bus, LA Metro)
Santa Monica Daily Press


Transportation Headlines for Friday June 30, 2006

710 Freeway Expansion: Project Shifts Out Of Neutral
Grunion Gazette

Bus Riders Union Refresher
LAist Blog

Fall Ballot Is a $46-Billion Question: Five bond measures and four tax-hike efforts contribute to the record tally. The issues are expected to complicate political alliances,0,3100021,full.story?coll=la-headlines-politics
Los Angeles Times

Get over the Green Line gap at LAX
LA Observed Blog

Interim MARTA chief applies to stay on in job
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Lawmakers vote to remove high-speed rail bond from November ballot

Marina WaterBus shuttle service starts Friday, June 30th

MTA Board Approves $10 Million to Study Transit Projects: Transit agency's board approves $10million to evaluate 21 possible projects despite the objections of new leader Gloria Molina,1,2802978.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA OKs planning package: Supervisor Molina critical of $9.78 million price tag
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

MTA Recognized for Transportation Achievements
Eastside Sun

MTA Red Line Extension Study is ON
LAVoice Blog

MTA To Spend $9.78M On Planners, Studies

Playa Vista Beach Shuttle service starts Saturday, July 1st

Ports of LB and L.A. Unveil Draft "San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan"
Long Beach Report

Port pollution solutions: Ambitious initiatives for scrubbing the air
Press Telegram

Red Line Gets Boost
Los Angeles Business Journal

Toddler on tricycle killed by MTA bus
Pasadena Star News

Travelers say LAX doesn't measure up nationally
Survey says the airport was No. 13 out of the 16 largest U.S. airports, managing to beat out San Francisco International
Daily Breeze

TriMet fare nickel raise made official
The Oregonian


Transportation Headlines for Thursday June 29, 2006

2-lane bridge widening is now finished in Saugus
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

710 'Big Dig' Project Unveiled
La Canada Valley Sun

Canine Program Graduates Bolster Ability to Detect Explosives at Airports, Mass Transit Systems
Yahoo! Finance

City Hall looks to unlock free parking
Santa Monica Daily Press

City wants to cut lines at LAX
Daily News

L.A., Long Beach Ports Produce Plan to Reduce Diesel Emissions,1,346088.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

League of California Cities Statement on State Budget: 'Budget Funds Local Transportation, Public Safety, Mandates'
Market Wire

L.A.'s Transit Agency Reaches Tentative Deals with Three Unions

Plan Aims to Reduce Traffic: Proposal to likely go before City Council for approval by winter
Santa Clarita Signal

Ports offer sweeping plan to reduce air pollution: Proposal calling for the use of cleaner vehicles and shore-side electrical outlets for vessels will undergo public review
Daily Breeze

Ports unveil pollution plan: $2.6B strategy features a number of upgrades for cargo equipment, vehicles
Press Telegram

Rapid bus line - Re "Mayor heralds new Rapid line in Valley" (June 24): (scroll down page)
Daily News

Santa Monica Dedicates “Green” Hydrogen Fueling Station
Westside Chronicle

Volpe Center Provides Leading Edge GPS Expertise for Transportation


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday June 28, 2006

Chicago Transit Authority Rolls out New Pink Rail Line
Mass Transit Magazine

Commuter rail eyed for I-15 corridor
North County Times/Californian

Crash Energy Management Signals Paradigm Shift in American Rail Safety
Metro Magazine

Curitiba Mayor Jaime Lerner: ‘Simple’ Strategies Can Transforms Cities, States, and Communities
The Planning Report

Fighting the odds (transit security)
Metro Magazine

Greuel talks with Goldberg & Jeff
LAist Blog

Hankla appointed to head harbor panel: Former L.B. city manager succeeds Doris Topsy-Elvord
Press Telegram

LA's transit agency reaches tentative deals with three unions
Riverside Press Enterprise

MTA Labor Accord Averts L.A. Transit Strike: The three-year deal represents the first time in almost 10 years that the agency's labor negotiations have ended without a strike,1,2518052,full.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA Reaches Tentative Agreements With Unions

MTA, unions arrive at early agreements: Mayor hails tentative pacts affecting 7,000
Daily News

New Highway Crunch Time

Port pollution revolution coming: L.A., Long Beach set to announce new green policies
San Francisco Chronicle

Senate Panel Rejects Ban on Pushing Trains: Senate committee calls for independent study in the wake of a fatal 2005 Metrolink crash that raised questions about the practice,1,3353873.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Stockholm congestion charge 'is working'
The Local

Superhighway to Everywhere: Now 50, Interstates Moved America Into Another Lane
Washington Post

Three days of free transit drain funds
San Francisco Examiner

Villaraigosa Calls on AIA Architects To Help Transform Los Angeles
The Planning Report


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday June 27, 2006

91 commutes would dip big: Data released for the first time
Orange County Register

Bill would end push-pull: Group travels to Sacramento to support legislation they say would result in safer train travel (AB 1699)
Glendale News Press

Court upholds Harbor District's railroad deal,1375,VCS_238_4799189,00.html
Ventura County Star

Expert Panel Says Success of San Diego's Highway Program Could Undermine Transit Program, Promote Car-Oriented Development
Smart Growth

Glendale Train Crash Victims Rally For Stricter Regulations (Metrolink)

Glendale crash survivors push train rule (Metrolink)
Daily News/Glendale Edition

Landmark ''Clean Air Action Plan'' to be Announced by the Nation's Two Largest Container Ports
Business Wire

More people riding bus: CommuterLink service increases 45 percent from last year
Riverside Press Enterprise

New FRA Study Re-Affirms Safety of Push-Pull Passenger Rail Operations
Federal Railroad Administration
Link to Study: (.pdf)

OCTA to debut upscale buses
Orange County Register

PR Society Honors OCTA with 11 Coveted Awards; Team Snags Most Wins for Cost-Effective Communication Programs
Business Wire

Pushing Trains Is Not Unsafe, Study Finds: A federal agency says that lives might not have been saved in the 2005 Metrolink crash if the train had been pulled by a locomotive,1,4402743.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Reactionary train wreck: Legislation inspired by the Glendale train tragedy would be costly without improving safety (AB 1699)),1,2332073.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

SoCal Truck Program A Success
Cal Trade Report

''Sprawl: A Compact History'' Raises Provocative Questions, But Fails to Escape Polarizing Rhetoric
Smart Growth

Three free days of Bay Area transit fuel calls for more
Oakland Tribune

Vast Interstate Highway System Marks Half a Century
Blogger News


Transportation Headlines for Monday June 26, 2006

Bonding is out in race for governor: Angelides, Schwarzenegger will not share stump on public works issue
Inside Bay Area

Cell phone bill heads to Assembly: Californians would be required to use hands-free devices when driving (SB 1613)
Inside Bay Area

Fueling their cars without a gas pump: More motorists are turning to biodiesel
Daily News

New port facility to address security concerns: Cargo now travels through heavily populated areas for inspection, but city officials plan to build an on-site Terminal Island facility

One-Way Again: Businesses and Pedestrians Mull the End of Spring Street's Backward Bus Lane
L.A. Downtown News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday June 25, 2006

Emergency plan needed to deal with truck traffic
Desert Sun

Greenway pays its way: City gets creative in funding trail maintenance
Whittier Daily News

Park shuttle to link with L.A. buses
Ventura County Star

Re "The light at the end is a tunnel," Opinion, June 20: A 710 Freeway tunnel is a waste of money,0,372806.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Start the LB airport project: The impact report is done, but there still is room to negotiate the differences
Press Telegram

Street fixes get funding: City spending on redevelopment
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition