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Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 8, 2006

City's subways soon to ring with sound of cell phones,1,999093.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed
Chicago Tribune

Fact Sheet: Securing Our Nation’s Rail Systems
Department of Homeland Security

MTA Touts Solar Panels To Save Money, Energy

New NABI Bus Features Composite Floor
Composites World

Next real estate boom: Dense settlements, not sprawling ranch houses, are the future of housing - and could make for a smart real-estate investment
CNN Money

SCAG to treat Valley as separate statistical region
Daily News

SFO: BART ridership to airport fails to take off
San Francisco Chronicle

Street Smarts: An interview with smart-growth expert and author Anthony Flint


Transportation Headlines for Friday July 7, 2006

Agency weighs casino routes: At least one gambling house would subsidize the bus runs
Riverside Press Enterprise

Amtrak enables bookings on mobile devices, upgrades site
Travel Weekly

A Year Later, Life in London Mostly Normal,1,341831.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Bus-inspired art wins students recognition
Riverside Press Enterprise

County Public Works Needs Bond Funds to Invest in County Roads & Mobility: LADPW Director Donald Wolfe describes the vast challenge of maintaining the infrastructure of the nation's largest county
Metro Investment Report

FibroLAN Fiber-optic Networking Technology Deployed by Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority

L.A.-S.F. train is a quick traffic fix: High-speed rail can crack the two cities' desperate congestion cycle, says Michael Dukakis,0,2886325.story?coll=la-home-commentary
Los Angeles Times

LAX Flight Path Museum hours expand to five days a week
The Argonaut

Integration Highway: Federal, state and local transportation agencies engage in numerous projects to promote data sharing
Public CIO

Omnitrans unveils its new vans: Bus agency getting 25 for disabled passengers
San Bernardino Sun

Seattle Metro to raise fares 75 cents in 10 years: Also, boost in sales tax sought for bus service expansion
Seattle Post Intelligencer

Surface Transportation Funding: Options for States
National Conference of State Legislatures

Transit stories: Tales about riding Metro Rail and buses make up a growing subset of the L.A. blogosphere
L.A. Observed

Why does the "Vista" bus in the Ventura County Transportation Commission's line of buses have Wyoming license plates?
Thousand Oaks Acorn


Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 6, 2006

APTA President Millar Lauds National Investments in Public Transit; Encourages L.A. to Do More
The Metro Investment Report

California still isn't getting fair share of federal pie: The state has plenty of powerful representatives in Washington but sees few benefits nonetheless
Daily Breeze

Councilmen Seek Rail Line Extension to LAX,1,6379992.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Critics hit MTA study on valley rail link
Daily News

Freeway service patrol gets expansion grant
Daily Bulletin

Inland cars are wedge in O.C. race: A candidate takes aim at the proposal and the commuters who favor it (Corona-Irvine Tunnel)
Riverside Press Enterprise

Next Los Angeles: L.A. has more people per square mile than any urban area in the country, and over the next two decades it’s going to add millions of new residents. Can smart growth stave off impending citywide gridlock?
LA City Beat

Omnitrans workers will see salary increase
Daily Bulletin

Parking plan upsets retailers: Less time, higher rates may limit customers
Pasadena Star News

Plan May Ease Air Pollution at Ports: Stricter international freighter rules would make L.A. and Long Beach facilities safer,1,5726921.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Riding In LA
Doc on the Train Blog

Shooting Down Trains: LAX director is no big fan of the Green Line
LA Weekly

Vandalism blamed for idling Las Vegas Monorail


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 4, 2006

1893: An electrifying ride to Mt. Lowe,1,2752781.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Buena Park I-5 work means late-night closures: Drivers must take detours around parts of the freeway starting Wednesday.
Orange County Register

Buses, Bikes and Automobiles
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Demand Drives Up Gas Prices,1,3228422.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

L.A., Long Beach Ports Put Past Into Drydock: After a long history of contention, the facilities are beginning to address mutual problems together,1,6639837.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Migration to City Centers Intensifying, Say Real Estate Brokers
Smart Growth

More Americans Leave Car Keys on Coffeetable as Cities Report Rising Transit Use
Smart Growth

MTA Bus Drivers Approve Labor Contract

MTA finds blue skies in color-coded labor talks
Daily News

Unions, MTA bond with latest contract
Daily Breeze

Study - Stop updating freeways: Commute to San Diego - Money should instead be spent on buses and commuter rails, it says.
Riverside Press Enterprise


Transportation Headlines for Monday July 3, 2006

Alameda Corridor Goes Full-Steam Ahead, but Goods Movement Needs Billions More
Metro Investment Report

ATMs Boost D.C. Metro's Cash Flow; Riders Applaud Convenience
Mass Transit Magazine

Demand hybrid innovations
Pasadena Star News

Hunt for earmarks: Most area lawmakers delay release of details of funding requests
Link to List of Appropriations:

Moving forward on high-speed train: Scoping meetings scheduled for Victorville, Barstow and Las Vegas
Victorville Daily Press

MTA Bus Drivers Ratify Contract: They will get a 10.5% pay raise over three years, the same deal approved earlier by maintenance and service workers.,1,4580593.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA, Unions Agrees on Contract
L.A. Downtown News

Train hits car in Irvine when driver enters track: No one is hurt; driver is arrested, suspected of DUI.
Orange County Register

United on clean L.A. ports
Port leaders and regulators who oversee air quality are finally all on the same page,0,3687629.story?coll=la-news-comment-editorials
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 2, 2006

Bus experiment happily now in rear-view mirror
Daily News

Buses, shuttle link up (Metro Orange Line, ParkLINK)
Daily News

City Engines in a 30% HCNG Transit Bus Project
Green Car Congress

Council to beef up land power: Eminent domain may be expanded (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Councilwoman Requests Terrorist Attack Recovery Plan at Port
Canyon News

Culture + Trip Planner
LAist Blog
Link to Experience LA:

If You Think LAX Is Busy Now, Just Wait a Month: One of four runways will be closed during major construction. Stand by for delays,1,660007.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Long lines mean less security at LAX
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metrolink to run 7 days a week in O.C. starting Sunday: 3 round trips will be offered each Sunday, following Saturday's schedule.
Orange County Register