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Transportation Headlines for August 11, 2006

Another transportation tax unnecessary
North County Times/Californian

'Bike Town' Offers 50 Bikes For Free To Residents

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Is Best Transit Option to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, According to New Analysis by Breakthrough Technologies Institute
Business Wire

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes, New Update on RAD Sunset (Metro Division 6 Venice)
Venice Paper

City street bond to miss ballot
Daily News

Expert: Funding roads with private money a growing national trend - He tells a panel that such partnerships have to be OK'd by the Legislature
Riverside Press Enterprise

Future of cycling: Forums held to consider bicycle network for county
Ventura County Star

Guest Column: 710 Ways to Mess up a Freeway
La Cañada Online

I-5 Widening Project: Bottleneck Ahead,1,3308958.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA Lines in Jeopardy: Outraged bus riders, group leaders and city officials spoke passionately Tuesday night during an MTA public hearing in El Monte
Pasadena Independent

Natural gas cost headed upward: Summer's heat wave ate into the supply being saved for coming winter
Sacramento Bee

Pedestrianism L.A. Part III: Built Environment
Angelenic Blog

Train crash victim named: Man allegedly went around gate
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Wrong time to pull plug (Pasadena Electric Car Fleet)
Whittier Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 10, 2006

Changes set for Antelope Valley bus riders: Fares to go up, service to be cut because of fuel costs
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Dashboard Web Site Shows Progress of San Diego Area Transportation Projects
Government Technology

Demand is up for vegetable-oil vehicles
Ventura County Star

DiFi Endorses Infrastructure Bonds
KQED Radio

Hydrogen network grows
Fuel Cell Works

Interstate 15 improvements to take half the time

L.B.'s greenbelt grows: Community: $3.95M buys five acres to link Drake, Chavez parks (Sale of Metro Division 12)
Press Telegram

Los Angeles Traffic
Urban Planning Research Blog

Man, 75, killed by Metrolink train
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Man Struck and Killed by Metrolink Train,1,7365298.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Maryland's Commuters Can Keep Tabs on MARC Trains Online
Mass Transit Magazine

Midnight run to LA (Metrolink)
Highland Community News

New Study Documents Dramatic Voter Support for Transportation Ballot Measures
Mass Transit Magazine

Pedestrianism L.A. Part II
Angelenic Blog

Plan envisions faster Metrolink trains: Tracks would be re-routed at Bouquet Junction
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

Project To Close Lanes On 10 Freeway in West Los Angeles Early Thursday, Sunday

Schwarzenegger asks monitoring of gasoline prices


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 9, 2006

Departure of electric cars stalled: Nissan blocked from towing Pasadena vehicles
Pasadena Star News

Gas Prices Alter Habits of Many, but Far From All
New York Times

Long Beach to take closer look at `green' building: Council to consider rules requiring private development to be environmentally friendly
Press Telegram

Man Killed When Train Hits His Van,1,3430862.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

New Parking Meters Aim To Boost Cities' Revenue

No wealth of options in LA for commuters: Public transit in Los Angeles is doomed because of our wealth. It might sound counterintuitive, but let me explain my logic
Santa Monica Daily Press

People's Freeway: Reclaiming a concrete corridor to make way for the next -- and better -- Los Angeles
Orion Magazine

Placentia to Lose Millions More to Failed OnTrac: The city had lent about $16 million to the rail project that left the town near ruin,1,7423987.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Poll: High Gas Prices Lower Driving Time,1,1884905.story?coll=sns-ap-investing-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Railroad safety bills pick up steam (AB1935 & AB158)
Whittier Daily News

Recommendations to Improve and Update the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Transportation Research Board

RITA Announces Regional University Transportation Center (UTC) Designation
Transportation Research Board

Technician could have easily fixed LAX air traffic mess: FAA investigators say only the person on duty was fixing a problem in Torrance when equipment failure led to flight delays on Monday
Daily Breeze

Train crash kills man: Driver ignored lights, crossing arm, police say
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Transit Safety and Security Awareness Program Update
Transportation Research Board

USOC team to visit national finalists to host 2016 Games (Los Angeles visit 8/11)
Mercury News


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 8, 2006

Another Malfunction Leaves LAX Flights Up in the Air: A key landing system fails, forcing jets to circle and causing delays. The glitch comes three weeks after a power outage at a Palmdale radar facility,1,648424.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Coast Starlight Losing Its Luster/ 'The train that once had one of the best on-time records in the country now has one of the worst'
San Francisco Chronicle

Council weighs greener growth: Long Beach: Proposal would extend standards to private development
Press Telegram

Failure of runway beacon bogs LAX down – again: For the second time in less than a month, an equipment failure disrupts flights into the airport well into Monday evening
Daily Breeze

Hybrid buses lose steam in Elk Grove: They sputter on freeways, and A/C systems have quit
Sacramento Bee

More bad news at the pump: Angelenos prepare for worst as key Alaska pipeline shut
Daily News

Pasadena not ready to pull plug on Hypermini Electric Cars
Pasadena Star News

Rail Security Rises to the Forefront: Attempted and successful rail bombings put Congressional focus on rail security
Security Info Watch

Toronto's Bus Rapid Transit Success Story

Up to 20-cent gas price hike predicted for California
San Francisco Chronicle

Want to Know When the Next Chicago Transit Authority Bus is Coming?: New program allows riders to track the real-time locations and estimated arrival times for buses online
Chicago Sun-Times
Link to news release from the CTA:
Link to CTA Bus Tracker:


Transportation Headlines for Monday August 7, 2006

Employees get help with cost of gas prices
Whittier Daily News

Feds to put 250 million into research on biofuels: Experts hope a form of ethanol can supplement U.S. energy needs
Oakland Tribune

Maglev trains eyed for region
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Magnetic trains may be on planners' fast track
Pasadena Star News

Metro Graffiti Raid Successful
Eastside Sun

Monday's letters: Blue Line noise
Press Telegram

SANDAG puts off Sprinter budget
San Diego Union Tribune

SCAG Maglev System Development
Southern California Association of Governments

Union Station Dreams: Tips to Help the Historic Rail Center Reach Its Potential
L.A. Downtown News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday August 6, 2006

Anaheim Transit Center Is a Step Closer to Reality: Tentative land deal is set for bus and rail hub that has been in planning stages for 15 years,1,653423.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Tmes

Citizens can have voice in general plan at workshops
Antelope Valley Press

Group plans VV-to-Vegas train
San Bernardino Sun

Los Angeles limits overnight parking of RVs in public: Council members will designate streets in their districts where vehicles without a permit will be banned from 2 to 6 a.m
Daily Breeze

With passenger traffic on rise, airport struggles with parking
Daily News

Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 5, 2006

Block Rush-Hour Drivers and You Will Pay, City Says,1,7546237.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Feasibility study gives Transrapid transport system a global boost: The Transrapid transport system is gaining ground globally. Plans for the system are already drawn up of use in Europe, China, the US and Australia
Engineer Live

Highway 74 widening project now complete
North County Times/Californian

Major investment planned in trams to help beat city centre congestion: Many cities throughout the world have planned or are planning major investments in tram transport in order to cut down car congestion
Engineer Live

Retired Coast Guard admiral joins L.B. port: Hire to a top spot comes during major restructuring
Press Telegram

Sacramento Transit fares on rise again: Second phase of RT boost to start Sept. 1 as agency cites higher costs
Sacramento Bee

Steering trucks to a night shift: An Inland official resurrects a daytime trucking ban to ease highway congestion
Riverside Press Enterprise