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Transportation Headlines for Friday July 21, 2006

Boxer Seeks FAA Probe of Palmdale Outage,1,544992.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true

Los Angeles Times

Can't Stop Guzzling


City bus destroyed in fire

Victorville Daily Press

City of Long Beach Contracts with Clean Energy to Manage City's ...

Business Wire

Council Meeting: Asilomar & Bike Path


L.A.'s Mayor Pushes a Free MTA Transit Week,1,2278688.story?coll=la-headlines-california

Los Angeles Times

Local AQMD mad at railroads' air quality control arrangement

Daily Breeze

Metrolink train hits truck

North County Times

Plan to dramatically expand Bay ferry service sails ahead

Oakland Tribune

Report: MTA workers' OT unearned

Los Angeles Daily News

Rush Hour Parking Tickets Now More Than Doubled


Villaraigosa Proposes Free Transit Week In LA



Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 20, 2006

California Air Traffic Center Outage Probed

Expressways to Boulevards—A Bad Idea

Reason Foundation

FAA investigating air-center outage

Los Angeles Daily News

Fail-Safe Fails: FAA Looks for Answers,1,86238.story?coll=la-headlines-california

Los Angeles Times

L.A. air woes felt around the world after outage

Daily Breeze

License Plate Scanner Helps Indiana Police Find Stolen Cars

USA Today

Parks Aims to Derail 'Aqua Line',1,1819934.story?coll=la-headlines-california

Los Angeles Times

Train Slams Into Truck on Track in Riverside,1,4881829.story?coll=la-headlines-california

Los Angeles Times

Transit sales tax on ballots (Highway 101, Sonoma-Marin)

San Francisco Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 19, 2006

Agency ponders easing traffic

Riverside Press-Enterprise

Airport plan to cut trees raises outcry

Ventura County Star

Aviation officials investigate Calif. air traffic center outage

Orange County Register

Bus rider survey prompts changes

Whittier Daily News

California Department of Transportation's Division of Research and Innovation has the full text of more than 1,500 research reports from 1930 to present available online
CalTrans – Division of Research and Innovation

City a dead-end for bicycle riders (bike paths, exposition light rail)

Santa Monica Daily Press

FAA outage delays flights

Antelope Valley Press

Foothill Transit service change meetings
MetroRiderLA Blo

MTA's Molina vows agency turnaround

Los Angeles Daily News

Outage Disrupts L.A. Air Traffic,1,4325448.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true

Los Angeles Times

Power outage delays flights

Los Angeles Daily News

Power outage grounds flights at ONT

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Santa Clarita makes best cities list: Money magazine ranks area 18th in U.S.'s 100 'Best Places to Live'
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

Senate Panel Considers Funding Boost for Amtrak,2933,204139,00.html
FOX News

Smart Growth Illustrated: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a new website that provides visual examples of smart growth techniques as they have been used in different places
Environmental Protection Agency

Transit Workers Cover Slippery Slopes
The Signal

Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) - New Search Interface Now Available: The National Transportation Library’s Integrated Search provides enhanced searching of TRIS Online and also allows users to perform a combined search of TRIS Online and the NTL’s Digital and Portal Collections
Transportation Research Board and the National Transportation Library

Transportation Security: Issues for the 109th Congress (.pdf)

U.S. Congressional Research Service

Visionary Leaders Pick Up Slack on City of Villages: Concept Promotes A Balance Between Lifestyle and Work

San Diego Business Journal

Waiting game played (airport power outage)
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 18, 2006

Bob Hope-Van Nuys shuttle considered
Daily News

Drivers bully Caltrans workers
San Bernardino Sun

Gasoline Prices Up on Mideast Worries,1,1606127.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Generating interest in fuel cells
Orange County Register

Meeting to let residents sound off on train horns (downtown San Diego)
San Diego Union Tribune

More Restrictions on Board for Van Nuys?: Los Angeles officials are looking at phasing out older, noisier plane models at the airport. The FAA would have to approve any changes.,1,6221405.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Rail service topic of SANBAG meeting
Riverside Press Enterprise

Redondo Seeks to Revitalize a Gritty Street: City Council will hear a plan to mix residential and commercial zoning on Torrance Boulevard. Critics raise concerns about the environment,1,3181480.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Torrance Boulevard changes down the road?: Some residents are ready for battle as planners prepare to suggest ways of revitalizing Redondo Beach area of strip malls and auto shops. Could new homes be next?
Daily Breeze

Transit panel greenlights synchronization pilot
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Monday July 17, 2006

BAY AREA: 4th Spare Air day this year - gasp - Extra state funds for transit assistance arrived last week
San Francisco Chronicle

City Supports Westside Mobility Action Plan: Westside COG (COG) takes position on improving mobility on the Westside including building the Exposition Light Rail line to Santa Monica, extension of the Metro Red line subway to the Westside, and other arterial improvements
Westside Chronicle

Gail Goldberg's Big Vision: The New Head of the Planning Department Talks About a 'City of Villages,' Dealing With Developers and the Future of the Los Angeles River
L.A. Downtown News

Naive optimism about high-speed rail system: Re "Rail of two cities," Opinion, July 7,1,5777798.story?coll=la-news-comment
Los Angeles Times

New route for Amtrak seems likely: After years of battling, compromise may bring private money into the rail system
Philadelphia Inquirer

Transit Agency Tied to Ferrari Crash Closes: Officials are still looking at how a San Gabriel Valley bus firm created its own police force, which car's alleged driver said he was a part of,1,1441854.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Tunnel-boring machine makes way for Inland waterline: The technology is being studied as a means of creating a commuter passageway
Riverside Press Enterprise


Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 16, 2006

Driving home their concerns: Re "So Many Cars, So Little Money," July 10,0,7062075.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

London's Mayor Targeting Gas Guzzling Vehicles (Congestion Charging)

Passenger Is Shot in Altercation on MTA Bus,1,1353615.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Pinched at the Pump: High fuel prices are pushing some drivers to the financial brink—and to the pawnshop for gas money. Low-wage earners are feeling the most pain,0,5275140.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Reasons I Love The Red Line
Metro Rider Blog

Sound practice or just noise?: O.C. locals' call for quiet zones raises safety concerns for some officials (rail)
Orange County Register

Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 15, 2006

‘Beach Train' service becomes permanent: Weekend service goes year-round on two Metrolink lines
Orange County Register

City of Santa Monica Hires New Planning Director
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Freeway improvement projects get early start: Preliminary work will begin this year on an interchange and a carpool lane addition (I-15 & I-215)
Riverside Press Enterprise

Hybrids choke carpool: Clean cars are taking advantage of access to left lane
Press Telegram

Las Vegas transportation plan sees $11 billion in work by 2030
Las Vegas Sun

Rush on HOV-lane permits for hybrids: Car-pool allocations nearly all snapped up
Daily News

Thousands hop a ride on Albuquerque commuter train's first day
New Mexican

Washington Metro goes wireless to connect riders, advertisers
Washington Business Journal