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Transportation Headlines for Saturday Sept. 2, 2006

Cal State University Long Beach Receives Three METRANS Grants
Inside CSULB

New Park and Ride lot will open Sept. 5 in Fontana
Fontana Herald News

Route 82 to provide Ladera Ranch bus service: OCTA buses will have a stop in Ladera beginning Sept. 10
Orange County Register

Stretches of Pomona Freeway to Get Extra Lanes: The state plans to nearly double the carpool-lane miles between Industry and Moreno Valley,1,734714.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Study: San Diego Commutes Could Get Longer
10 News TV


Transportation Headlines for Friday September 1, 2006

California's action could spur feds, other states to cut emissions, experts say
San Francisco Chronicle

Cleaner Diesel Fuels Concerns,1,1764835.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Now's not time to add more Sprinter bells and whistles
North County Times/Californian

Editorial: Please, Just Pick a Metro Color - Flip a coin or something -- just stop wasting public time with the stupid train-hue ado,0,7050247.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Is green good or bad for state's economy?
San Francisco Chronicle

LAX grows under Specific Plan Study; 2 public meetings draw heavy criticism
The Argonaut

Legislature passes port cargo fee: Governor will now decide whether to sign the controversial proposal, which imposes a surcharge on containers, into law
Daily Breeze

Most Congested Cities: Traffic delays will increase 65 percent and the number of congested lane-miles on urban roads will rise by 50 percent over the next 25 years, according to a new Reason study

Schwarzenegger Gets Bill to Restrict Use of Cellphones by Drivers (AB1613, SB927),1,4253026.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

SPECIAL REPORT: First-Fit vs. Retrofit (Bus Engines)
Mass Transit Magazine

Transportation Finance at the Ballot Box: Voters Support Increased Investment & Choice (pdf file)
Center for Transportation Excellence

Ventura Blvd. Closure 101-405
PCH Press


Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 31, 2006

Analysis: Build more toll lanes - TRAFFIC: A libertarian think tank's take on Inland conditions riles some area officials.
Riverside Press Enterprise
Link to Reason Foundation report:

Bottleneck at the border
San Diego Union Tribune

Driven to distraction (Reason Foundation)
Daily News

EDITORIAL: New Chief for Troubled Amtrak - State-owned railway, bleeding billions, hires a mysterious new boss who can hopefully mend -- not end -- the train network,0,4925587.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Gas prices pinch city budgets
Orange County Register

La Cañada Flintridge City Council to Hear 710 report
La Cañada Valley Sun

L.A. drivers avoid staying idle while stuck in traffic
Pasadena Star News

Omnitrans ups fares on climbing costs
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Siemens Unveils Its First Diesel Multiple Unit for the U.S. Market
Mass Transit

Sprint into the future: Transit district shows off rail car for passenger line (DMU, Diesel Multiple Unit)
San Diego Union Tribune

Study to analyze gridlock on Vincent Thomas Bridge
The $2 million project will determine how to ease congestion at the port's landmark bridge
Daily Breeze


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 30, 2006

Amtrak hires former rail freight exec as CEO

Assembly OKs limiting drivers' cell phone use
San Francisco Chronicle

Californians weigh a new tax on oil companies
Christian Science Monitor

Caltrans hoping drivers won't become commuter challenged: Caltrans puts commuters' interests at the top of their priority list for Devore 2 freeway rehab project
Hesperia Star

Commuter and Light Rail Driving Development in California
Commercial Property News Online

Coverage gaps limit commuting site's help - TRAFFIC: Parts of interstates 15 and 215 lack sensors. Officials want that to change
Riverside Press Enterprise

How To Live Without A Car? Could you get through the day without your car? Before you say, "no way," NBC4's Kelly Mack shows you one man who says it can be done -- even in Los Angeles

Monorail set to grow: Expansion would link line with airport, convention centers
Las Vegas Review Journal

Off the tracks: Derailment reverberates through canyon. Our view: Railroad has a responsibility that goes beyond its own rail cars
San Bernardino Sun

NABI delivers articulated CNG buses to LAX
Composites World

Preserve area historic sites (Railroad hotel in San Dimas)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Transit riders sought to test new 'smart card': Pass will allow free travel on multiple systems
Seattle Post Intelligencer


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 29, 2006

Capitol Corridor's Largest Service Increase Ever Brings More Direct Trains to San Jose
Market Wire

Different Commute Is Ahead for O.C., L.A.: With Orange County's job growth, fewer workers are expected to head north each day, while those heading south into the county will keep increasing,1,6072938.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

GAO to probe U.S. rail security
United Press International

Letter to the Editor: Community politics Re "MTA agrees to the name 'Expo Line"' (Aug. 25):
Daily News

London voted world's best city for public transport
Telegraph UK

Man Killed By Freight Train In Compton

OCTA OKs buy of transit hub site: The Anaheim location ultimately will connect several forms of public transportation
Orange County Register

OCTA considering buying 249 natural-gas buses: The county transportation board is also expected to hear an update on the Garden Grove (22) Freeway widening project
Orange County Register

Ship Bumps Bridge, but Port Officials Worry More About Truck Traffic,1,7173315.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Transit agencies gear up to test 'smart card': Regional fare card allows seamless transfers without cash
King County Metro, Seattle WA

Union: Low staffing at LAX worsens delays: Airline passenger advocacy group says staffing levels are part of a larger problem


Transportation Headlines for Monday August 28, 2006

Flexcar to let drivers ages 18-21 sign up for car sharing service
San Francisco Chronicle

Floating the Idea of Southland Water Transportation: A ferry service in Marina del Rey has been popular this summer. But experts disagree on whether the concept holds water on a wider scale,1,1709836.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

No fuming over fuel change: New diesel blend will ease smog, officials say
Sacramento Bee

Pasadena lauded for electric car stance
Pasadena Star News

Pitching Public Works Bonds Now a Team Sport,1,7661828.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Redlands derailment injures two, causes fire
Riverside Press Enterprise

Slow DASH: A Month Before a Planned Revamp, Bus Service Is Spotty at Best. The complaints are true - the DASH seems to come when it wants to
L.A. Downtown News

Speeding train derails: Commuter shortcut blocked while crews repair rail route
San Bernardino Sun


Transportation Headlines for Sunday August 27, 2006

Bus service aims to ease Orange County commute: Option - It can take the 91 toll lanes without charging passengers additional fees
Riverside Press Enterprise

Color me stripey (Metro Expo Light Rail Line)
Daily News

Experts warn U.S. is coming apart at the seams (Infrastructure)
Seattle Times

Foothill Transit cuts line 189 service: Bus line the only public transit to Base Line site
Claremont Courier

Interstate Highway System: What Worked, What Did Not
Hawaii Reporter

Job Boom Makes Driving a Chore on the Westside: Economic growth draws new residents and 300,000 workers a day from outside the area, stretching commutes and fraying nerves,1,5868452.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Residents, Merchants Weigh In on LAX Modernization Plan: At a weekend planning session, attendees favor access proposals that don't use surface streets,1,5451297.story?coll=la-commun-los_angeles_metro
Los Angeles Times

State to hang up cell phones? Bill would fine drivers for hand-held use on road
Oakland Tribune