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Transportation Headlines for Friday August 18, 2006

6.2 miles of car-pool lanes set to open on Friday (SR 14)
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Fly Away on Transit: Systems Tackle the Airport Market
Mass Transit Magazine

FRA to revise rules to allow improved rail braking technology
Metro Magazine

Huntington Beach considers transit line to Anaheim: The city is seeking a grant to study building a light rail route
Orange County Register

L.A. City Council votes to revive efforts to extend Green Line to LAX
The Argonaut

Law Enforcement May Get Free MTA Rides

Locals Take Advantage of Beach Bus
La Cañada Valley Sun

Making tracks downtown - PERRIS: Business, restaurants and dwellings center on a planned Metrolink station
Riverside Press Enterprise

Merging onto the Hydrogen Highway: Bush and Schwarzenegger are behind this emerging new energy source, but is it the fuel of the future?
L.A. City Beat

Newly extended carpool lanes to open Friday (SR 14)
Antelope Valley Press

Opinion: Measure M, as in miscalculation - Transit-tax extension offers too little bang for our bucks (transit sales tax)
Orange County Register

Plan May Give a Lift to Police, MTA: Officers in uniform would ride free under a proposal that aims to increase security,1,967966.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Project on Track: First Sprinter train for Escondido-Oceanside route arrives (Diesel Multiple Unit or DMU)
San Diego Union Tribune

Santa Clarita Valley Might See High-speed Rail
Santa Clarita Signal

Santa Monica Parking Woes Prod Planning Commission Inquiry (land use)
Santa Monica Mirror

Sen. Boxer is critical of recent LAX troubles: Senator wants investigation by the government into failures that set back flights. The FAA says is willing to update officials in the future
Daily Breeze

Simpson sworn in as Federal Transit Administrator
Metro Magazine

South Bay's 'Unused jewel' eyed for mass transit line: Train tracks along Harbor Subdivision might eventually be used by the MTA to connect to LAX and beyond
Daily Breeze

Uniformed Law Enforcement Officers to Ride Metro for Free

Valley has most bus complaints: Bypassed riders, reliability are sore points, MTA says
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 17, 2006

405/101 Interchange Undergoing Changes, Closures
CBS 2 News

For asthmatics, traffic takes their breath away: Those living near freeways – often poor – wind up in hospitals more often.
Orange County Register

MTA Trains Workers to Be Vigilant for Terrorism,1,509212.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

New LAX Recruitment and Training Center opens
Daily Breeze

NY MTA Riders Encouraged to Plug In for Transit Service Messages
New York Times

Schwarzenegger, Núñez square off over transportation commission
Capitol Weekly

U.S. Travel Behavior Reaching Tipping Point? Reports suggests that U.S. has reached a point whereby mobility trends, socio-demographic conditions and travel behavior will result in changes to annual "vehicle miles of travel" (VMT) growth


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 16, 2006

Effect of Nuclear Blast at Port Would Be National: Besides devastating the Southland, an attack at the Long Beach facility would disrupt the U.S. economy, a report says,1,7213606.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
Also covered in the Daily Breeze:

Dreier `optimistic' about Gold Line's arrival
Whittier Daily News – story also appeared in the Pasadena Star News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

FAA Defends Landing System Maintenance, Vows to Find Cause of Glitch at LAX: Agency officials vow to diagnose and fix a glitch that has caused recent delays at LAX,1,247069.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over L.A. Port Construction: An activist had alleged that the agency had misappropriated millions by building a terminal instead of a so-called energy island,1,5478518.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
Also covered in the Daily Breeze:

Letters to the Editor: Widening Interstate 5 is a dead-end,0,5169588.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Linking Transportation and Land Use
Smart Growth Online

Refiners Not Faulted for Gas Prices,1,4756438.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica College looks to ease traffic delays, parking woes,-parking-woes
Santa Monica Daily Press

Smart Growth Illustrated Web Site Uses Photos to Show Growth Solutions
Smart Growth Online

Where the fastest commuters are ... 'slugs' (Carpooling)
Christian Science Monitor


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 15, 2006

12 Are Injured as Two Transit Buses Collide,1,1145414.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

4th Glitch in a Month Has LAX Blaming FAA,1,7788308.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Amtrak on track for another line?: Locals are asked to support new service even as the Coast Starlight runs notoriously late (Proposed Coast Daylight)
San Luis Obispo Tribune

Anaheim mayor applies to join railway authority board: Curt Pringle wants to join agency for high-speed railway
Orange County Register

Completion of Route 210 Freeway is scheduled for late 2007
Fontana News Herald

Freeway Expansion Madness
L.A. Straphanger Blog

Los Angeles Living, Without a Car
National Public Radio

Metrolink explores wireless Internet options for riders: Staffers will spend the next year assessing what would work best.
Orange County Register

Metro Orange Line ridership going strong
Daily News

New station short on functionality (Metrolink, Camarillo)
Ventura County Star

Order for Further 499 Volvo Buses for Santiago (BRT)
Business Wire

Relaxed commute? Ha! (rail commuting),1,4999482.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-health
Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Municipal Agency (MUNI) is embracing the hybrid diesel-electric bus as an environmentally responsible alternative to traditional diesel buses
Metro Magazine

Time running out for hybrid perks: Federal tax incentives on some models will soon expire; carpool lane access permits also drying up
San Francisco Chronicle

Tired of traffic trouble? Writer offers tips to help commuters
Fontana Herald News


Transportation Headlines for Monday August 14, 2006

11 Injured Downtown In MTA Bus Collision

APTA Writes To Treasury On Unfair Excise Tax
American Public Transportation Association

Billboard plan said to endanger highway funding
San Bernardino Sun

Downtown Intersections To Get New Traffic Officers
L.A. Downtown News

Gold Line Extension Shuts First Street
L.A. Downtown News

Tour buses anger residents
Whittier Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday August 13, 2006

7 Injured After Blue Line Train, Car Collide

Caltrans plans street and freeway closures in Culver City

Car Struck By Blue-Line Train Near Staples Center
KNX 1070

Chao a possible for transportation post
Courier Post

Day Shift: Driver takes his job by the trip, not by the day (Omnitrans)
Riverside Press Telegram

L.A. leaders push city as host for 2016 Olympics: Officials want city to shine brighter than Chicago or San Francisco
Daily News

Motorists play waiting game: More trains through Riverside mean more traffic delays
Riverside Press Enterprise

Translink Fare System Being Given Another Try Out: The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is relaunching a plan for a universal fare system to tie together the Bay Area's transit systems

Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 12, 2006

O.C. transit security boost noted today on trains, buses: Sheriff's deputies are making unannounced patrols of Metrolink trains and OCTA buses. Undercover officers also are being added
Orange County Register

Olympics panel gives L.A. ideas
Daily Breeze

Plan to Link Green Line to Airport Is Revived,1,3586418.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times