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Transportation Headlines for Friday August 4, 2006

Bridge work to close lanes on Hwy. 23
Ventura County Star

Cab Fares Could Increase 10.4 Percent In L.A.

Carless culture: The bus, part 4
Green LA Girl Blog

Carpool Passes Go Fast: The state has so far received 74,108 applications for an allotment of 75,000 decals permitting hybrid owners to drive solo in HOV lanes,0,3547027.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

China mulls 330 mph maglev train: Fast as a jet, but flies at an altitude of 1cm

Edison teams up with Chevron on hydrogen fuel station
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Freeway signs to display travel times: O.C. drivers to get data on how long it takes to get to key landmarks
Orange County Register

Highway 74 expansion almost finished
Riverside Press Enterprise

It Could Happen to You (bicycle commuting)
Santa Clarita Signal

Nine Global 'Turnaround' Cities: world's most successful cities are integrating approaches to social, economic, and environmental issues, as well as addressing governmental concerns

Pedestrianism Los Angeles – Part One
Angelenic Blog

Plans finalized to raise bus fares - OMNITRANS: More increases could come when an analysis is completed by April 2007
Riverside Press Enterprise

Shorter commute is in the timing: About 600 lights will be synchronized to cut travel time by at least 12 percent
Riverside Press Enterprise

XM Project Is Aimed at Creating a National Parking Info Service
Radio World News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 3, 2006

1 Injured When MTA Bus Collides With Car

'Business Friendly' Cities List Omits L.A.,1,4456401.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

California Fights Filth of Its Ports
Washington Post

East L.A. Revitalization Going Strong Under Councilman Huizar
The Planning Report

Editorial: Two train plans, public vs. private (California – Nevada High Speed Rail)
Desert Dispatch

Experts Focus on Alternative Fuels
Palisades Post

Florida's Orlando on track to $1 bln commuter rail
Yahoo! News

Get a Lift From the MTA: Or, a tale of two art-loving riders (Metro ART)
L.A. City Beat

Hwy 330 to close for two weeks
San Bernardino Sun

Ideas to get more riders on trains, buses,0,7178266.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

LA Offers Free Rush-hour Auto Tow Service
KNX 1070 Radio

Metro Red LINES A & B
L.A. TransitRider Blog

Officials hash out plan to buy Anaheim site for transit hub: The county's transportation agency is negotiating to buy a 13.5-acre parcel just south of Katella Avenue near Angel Stadium
Orange County Register

Railroad Crossing to Remain Open
Glendale Independent Weekly

Road Projects a Casualty of Oil Crisis: Asphalt Prices Escalate as Oil Prices Climb, Making Highway Projects More Expensive
ABC News

Smoother sailing across SB Valley in works: Traffic signals will be synchronized
San Bernardino Sun

Terror funds skimp on BART: Bay Area Rapid Transit is considered a top terrorist target, but it receives only a fraction of federal money meant for Bay Area security projects
Sacramento Bee

Valley carpool lanes nearly ready to roll (Route 14)
Antelope Valley Press


Transportation Headlines for August 2, 2006

Americans’ love affair with cars starts to skid: Traffic, bad road etiquette — not gas prices — drive many people off roads

Between The Lines: Naming (and Building) The Exposition Light Rail Line

City begins illegal cab crackdown
Daily News

Coaster transition not so seamless; riders complain of late trains
North County Times/Californian

Easier Ride on Way for Commuters: Projects will extend carpool lanes on the 60 Freeway in Riverside and Moreno Valley,1,2104103.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Guidebook for Start-up Transit Agencies
Transportation Research Board

High-Speed WiMax Connectivity Demonstrated Along California Rail Line
Government Technology

Linking Transportation and Land Use: A Peer Exchange
Transportation Research Board

Major world cities team up to fight global warming

More than 1,000 take free round trips on Metrolink: Riders who boarded in Orange on Saturday were given passes as a promotion
Orange County Register

NCTR Journal of Public Transportation: Vol. 9, Issue 3 (Special Bus Rapid Transit Edition)
Transportation Research Board/Univ. of So. Florida - National Center for Transit Research

Officials meet to hone Anaheim transportation center deal: The site for a new train station is a maintenance yard near Angel Stadium
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 1, 2006

BART Considers Instituting Tough New Ad Policy
San Francisco Chronicle

Boston’s Big Dig – One of Engineering’s Biggest Mistakes?
Design News

Commentary: Public Goals Carrying More Weight in Transportation Planning as Vision and Leadership Shifts to Smart Growth Movement
Smart Growth

Faster Route for Marathon: The new course through L.A., designed to address complaints from motorists and residents, will also contain fewer uphill stretches,1,7068783.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Frank Gruber: What I Say – Transported (scroll down to last section for editorial on Metro Rapid articulated buses)
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Free Rides on Transit?
L.A. Transit Rider Blog

Freeway Service Patrol expanding coverage
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

GPS Technology May Cut Wait at Bus Stop
Santa Clarita Signal

Magic Mountain Parkway/ I-5 Interchange Improvements
KHTS AM 1220

Metro Freeway Patrol To Expand Service Tuesday

Natural gas futures reach 6-month high
Whittier Daily News

Oil Price Jump Could End Relief at Pump,1,5919979.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Vanishing vehicles: City must give back electric cars
Pasadena Star News

What a Rush: LADOT Commuter Express
Metro Rider LA Blog

Work begins on LAX project: Runway reconfiguration may delay flights
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Monday July 31, 2007

California Rejects Ban on Push-Pull
Mass Transit

China's pollution affecting California's air: Nearly 25 percent of the matter in the L.A. skies comes from the Asian country's use of fossil fuels, scientists say
Daily Breeze

Glendale to mull speed signs: Electronic displays indicating a car's velocity may help warn drivers of lead-footed habits
Glendale News Press

Hail a cab in L.A.? Maybe it will get easy: Some call for change in tough local rules that discourage practice in city now
Daily News

High Speed Rail From Vegas To Calif
Mass Transit

LAX officials eye ways to fix air traffic problems: The recent Palmdale radar loss was especially disruptive. Part of the solution would involve billions of dollars, lots of time
Daily Breeze

Life on the Rails: Metro's Gerald Francis Keeps One Eye on the Track Ahead
L.A. Downtown News

Los Angeles Makes Olympics Cut
L.A. Downtown News

No Free Metro Rides: The mayor's idea for free transit for a day would be costly and ineffective.,0,4125393.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Transit Advocates, Highway Planners Share The Blame For Transportation Stagnation

Why Is Washington Missing The Train?


Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 30, 2006

Bridging 3 Decades: Retractable road connecting Long Beach and Terminal Island had a remarkably long life span
Daily Breeze

Car-train crash victim identified
Daily Bulletin

Helicopters once made Pomona 'Spin City'
Daily Bulletin

Los Angeles, San Francisco offer their best for Olympics
Ventura County Star

Regional traffic issues discussed at summit
San Bernardino Sun

Topanga Canyon project causes traffic delays
Canyon News

Vote for easing traffic - Our view: We like November ballot's transportation bond, constitutional clamp on raiding road funds
North County Times/Californian

Westside Cities COG Holds Quarterly Meeting in Culver City
Westside Chronicle