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Transportation Headlines for Friday July 14, 2006

2 job-creating operations eyed: Private-public partnerships considered (Goods Movement)
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

City’s perpetual motion foretells changes to come (scroll down for Expo Light Rail, Big Blue Bus)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Commuters balance fear with necessity: 32 million Americans take mass transit each day, in spite of terror threat

Freeways crawling to stop: A study says that continued development will cripple the region's road system
Riverside Press Enterprise

Jose Martinez Held A Personal Demolition Derby After Learning He Was Suspended From The MTA

Kick Cellphones Out of Cars: A ban on handsets is a start, but hands-free yakkers can drive like drunks too,0,6528520.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Limit Cellphones in Cars or Just Let Freedom Ring?,0,4543915.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Mechanic Arrested in Rampage at MTA Yard,1,5883180.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA: employee becomes enraged following suspension

Oil prices surge to record highs: World instability, high demand, psychological factors blamed
Pasadena Star News

Panels OK more funds for free transit days
San Francisco Chronicle

Summertime gas blues in full effect in SoCal
Daily Bulletin

Villaraigosa challenges city workers to fill 300,000 potholes
Daily News

Visionary Work: Riverside Transit Agency sponsors competition
Riverside Press Enterprise


Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 13, 2006

Angry Motorists Threaten Road Crew: Motorist Waves Gun At Workers (138 Freeway)

Bus Riders Union Pushes for Bus Only Lanes: Say lanes would save city ‘billions’ of dollars
Our Weekly

City of Santa Clarita Transit Service to Santa Monica Beach
KHTS AM 1220

Funds may fuel road-building boom: If voters go along, transportation projects in state will skyrocket
Sacramento Bee

How to Stay Safe in a Transit Attack: India Bombing Puts American Commuters on Alert
ABC News

L.A. Councilman Rosendahl renews effort to extend Green Line rail closer to airport
Argonaut Newspaper

L.A. Taxi Business Hits Bumpy Stretch of Road: Claims of fraud roil the industry while drivers organize to fight a system they say exploits them,1,7514728.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

LB Airport vote seen as step forward: 90-day challenge extension on EIR offers chance to get consensus
Press Telegram

Miracle Mile: Traffic Mitigation Planned To Slow Traffic In Mile
Larchmont Chronicle

'Missing Link' Study: Metro will provide $150,000 for a study looking into how a regional connector could connect the Gold Line with the Red Line subway in North Hollywood
La Canada Online

NY MTA Launches Smart Card Trial Program

Rail, bus security tightened: No threat to L.A. transportation seen despite train attacks in India
Daily News

Region's Economy Is Forecast to Do Well This Year, Slow in '07,1,4255240.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Resources from the Transportation Library: Tort Liability
Tech Transfer

Roadway Facelift Nearing Completion: With construction on Santa Monica Boulevard nearing completion Beverly Hills considers a roadway project of their own
Beverly Hills Weekly

Schwarzenegger Calls for Banning Hand-Held Cellphone Use While Driving: Schwarzenegger signals support for long-stalled legislation banning drivers' use of hand-held cellphones. The practice is 'inexcusable,' he says,1,4865784.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Senator defeated in bid to secure more rail security funding
Government Executive

Take Metrolink free July 29 from Orange station: Saturday free train ride is part of transit agency's push for more weekend ridership
Orange County Register

U.S. Lifts Summer Fuel Price Forecast: The government boosts by 12 cents a gallon the average it expects drivers to pay at the pump,1,6853596.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Younger Crowd Wants Transit


Transportation Headlines for July 12, 2006

BART urges U.S. Senate to Increase Transit Security Funding: Rail Bombing In India Again Shows Inherent Danger to "Open" Transit Systems
Bay Area Rapid Transit

Bombers Strike Bombay at Rush Hour: Coordinated Attacks on Rail System Kill at Least 183, Injure Hundreds
Washington Post

Cities tap smart meters to raise parking revenue: High-tech machines help control traffic, reduce chance for free parking by resetting each time a driver leaves a space
Contra Costa Times

Cost of clearing air may be $2.6B: Pollution: Local ports weigh price of going green
Press Telegram

Hybrids fuel L.A. rental agency's fast ride
Post Gazette/Wall Street Journal

L.A. looks to create regional emergency radio system
Federal Computer Week

L.A. mayor tours rail security facility following deadly explosions on commuter trains in India
North County Times/Californian

Leaders: Aviation plan won't fly: Inland officials vow to fight a proposal to send commercial flights to March air reserve base
Riverside Press Enterprise

MasterCard, NY MTA and Citigroup Trial Fast and Convenient ''Tap & Go'' Payments in Select NYC Subway Stations; NYC Subway Trial Participants to Speed Through Turnstiles with a Tap
Contactless News

Mayor Villaraigosa Touts MTA's New Security System

Metrolink Power Outage Causes Delays For Commuters

Mountain Road Upgrade Sparks Driver Rebellion: Work on Highway 138 is disrupting lives and has triggered threats against those doing the job.,1,1489992.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTC looks at more free rides: Agency may spend $7 million for more Spare the Air days
San Francisco Chronicle

MTA Beefs Up Station Security: Updated surveillance, bomb-sniffing dogs and more staff training mean `we are a lot safer today than we were a year ago,' mayor says,1,2147616.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

O.C. Employers, Unions Back Toll Road Extension Through Park: A coalition wants to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to halt construction of an extension across San Onofre State Beach,1,2726002.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Placentia's rail project nears completion: Placentia's Quiet Zone safety plan to eliminate the need for train whistles at crossings could take effect in a month
Orange County Register

'Quiet boom' seen in region: SoCal economy viewed as best in 6 years
Daily News

Some Cities in U.S. Step Up Security for Commuters
New York Times

Synthesis of Non-MUTCD Traffic Signin
Transportation Research Board

Transit Noise And Vibration Impact Assessment
Transportation Research Board

U.S. DOT Strategic Research, Development, And Technology Plan: Comments Requested – Due by August 9th
Transportation Research Board

Vote on LB airport renovations stands: 5-4 vote denies motion to rescind; deal to extend time to sue approved
Press Telegram


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 11, 2006

Angelides touts infrastructure bond in Oakland: Perata says package will boost security, environmental protections at port
Oakland Tribune

Coalition backs 241 toll road extension
Business groups plan to notify court where lawsuits are pending.
Orange County Register

Ex Kansas Governor Bill Graves considered for job of U.S. transportation secretary
Lawrence Journal-World

Gas costs pump up again: Nation's prices rise 12 cents in 2 weeks; state at $3.25 a gallon
San Francisco Chronicle

LA MTA named APTA’s 2006 ‘outstanding’ transit agency
Progressive Railroading

Metrolink 'Beach train' now permanent
Riverside Press Enterprise

NAFTA Superhighway from Laredo TX along I-35 to Canadian Boarder
NASCO International Mid Continent Trade and Transportation Corridor

Ontario Leads Inland Empire’s Global Trade Activity: New PIERS data cites city’s strategic location, investment, and air cargo operations
CalTrade Report

Pathway to public service: Community relations project chief keeps transit project on track (Alameda Corridor East)
Whittier Daily News

Red-light camera tickets to begin in August
Daily News

Red-Light Cameras Will Catch Motorists Coming and Going: A new system, to be installed at 32 L.A. intersections, will photograph both the front and back of vehicles,1,176001.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

San Diego Airport Authority considering Tijuana deal
San Diego Union Tribune

Senate Should Increase Transit Security Funding This Week -- Statement by American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President William W. Millar

System To Catch Red Light Runners To Be Installed At 30 Intersections

Three Arrested in New York Transit System Attack Plot
Mass Transit

Transit security bill enters the House
Progressive Railroading

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta Joins Hill & Knowlton: Esteemed Congressman and Bush and Clinton Cabinet Secretary Joins as Vice Chairman of Global Communications Consultancy
Yahoo! Finance


Transportation Headlines for Monday July 10, 2006

1965: Call boxes installed on Harbor Freeway,1,2530853.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

71 Freeway struggles to keep pace with growth across region
Daily Bulletin

Burbank may lobby for 'plug-in' hybrids: Plan part of larger movement to burn less gas
Daily News/Glendale Edition

California voters may find new measures too taxing
Daily Bulletin

Changing bus routes without notification: Re "Bus Line Changes Reroute Business," July 1,0,7883030.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Hybrids Park Free in Santa Monica
Canyon News

Report to assess status of forest's Highway 39
Whittier Daily News

Through the Economic Looking Glass: LAEDC Finds Downtown Strengths in Mid-Year Forecast
L.A. Downtown News

So Many Cars, So Little Money: California's spending on its crowded, crumbling highway system falls far short of drivers' needs,1,228766.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 9, 2006

Extreme Commuters Drive Hours to Work
ABC News

Gridlock, schmidlock: L.A. traffic isn't as bad as you think. Try driving 60 mph through the center of Paris,0,1811273.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions
Los Angeles Times

Highway 23 work not bothering drivers: Lanes usually closed at night, officials say
Ventura County Star

Invasion of the ads: MTA sells L.A. out
Daily News

Official Wants to Revisit Vote on Long Beach Airport: Lawmaker who helped OK an environmental report on expansion seeks to avert a lawsuit,1,3077986.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Providing a shared vision for Valley cities
Pasadena Star News