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Transportation Headlines for Saturday Sept. 9, 2006

AP Enterprise: Road money spread thin in transportation bond
Mercury News

Bush picks former highway administrator as next Transportation secretary
North County Times/Californian

California Transportation Commission Allocates $431 Million in New Transportation Funding
Yahoo! Finance

Clang, clang, clang...: City plans to swap bus for old-time trolley
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

Clogged carpool lanes could force new rules
San Francisco Chronicle

Despite Funds, Tunnel Study Moves At Snails Pace

LAX Launches Remote Check-In: Passengers will be able to drop off luggage and get boarding passes at sites throughout the city,1,2445561.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Letters: Let Measure M run out of gas
Orange County Register

Letters: Rethinking trolleys in a rush-hour era - Re "In L.A., Desire of Some Is Named Streetcar," Sept. 5,0,5933095.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Next step in tunnel plan years off - CORONA-IRVINE: With the route set, permits must still be obtained before ground tests can start
Riverside Press Enterprise

Officials OK Testing for Roadway Tunnel: Riverside County and Orange County agree to evaluate the feasibility of a road under the Cleveland National Forest to ease traffic,1,6686014.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

San Diego Transit District seeking input on stations' futures
San Diego Union Tribune

Service to streamline LAX trips
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Friday Sept. 8, 2006

$46-Billion Questions Await State's Voters: Ballot measures would release a torrent of spending on California's infrastructure but test the public's stomach for more debt and taxes,1,7593089.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

701 Freeway Extension's Impact on Schools Debated
La Cañada Valley Sun

Aviation historian to spotlight TWA as original LAX airline
The Argonaut

Caltrans: Limit hybrids in carpool lane
Mercury News

Contactless Breeze blows across Atlanta’s transit network (Smart Card, Paper Smart Card)
Secure ID News

Clean diesel a promising fuel
Whittier Daily News

Controversial $30 Per Container Fee At Ports On To Governor
Long Beach Gazette

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

Expecting a Drive to Vegas? Allow Extra Time: Parts of the junction of two interstate highways in Devore will be closed for repairs during five weekends beginning Sept. 29,1,7952880.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Federal Railroad Administration Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Passenger Train Emergency Systems
Federal Register/EPA

Five Years Later: Security Protects Against Attack
Long Beach Gazette

Metrolink now offers Saturday late night service
Yucaipa News Mirror

Panel OKs Deal for Ads at L.A., Ontario Airports; Delays Vote on Concessions: A six-year deal with JCDecaux is expected to bring up to $80million for the agency.,1,2160477.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Retailers Ask Governor to Veto Bill on Port Fee,1,3775831.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Rio Hondo gives free bus passes to students: Community College hopes passes will stem parking congestion
Whittier Daily News
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Should you share a car? A big roadblock to giving up your keys is the occasional need for a car. In more than 40 cities, car-sharing services offer low-hassle wheels cheap

Suspicious Package Delays Burbank Metrolink

Work Will Shut Down Portions Of 405 Freeway
Caltrans District 7 Announcements:


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Sept. 7, 2006

Clean Up the Killer Ports: Governor should embrace environmentalism over placating businesses by approving a new fee on shipping containers,0,1187736.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Hybrid cargo handling plan announced: Test to determine engine's economic viability
Press Telegram

Hybrids to cruise in carpool lanes until 2011
Capitol Weekly

It takes a village: Value of mayor's rezoning vision depends on the details
Daily News

Letters: Color the transit riders red - Re "Which Direction for Light-Rail Growth?" Sept. 3:,0,4617779.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Letters: Measure M will keep traffic flowing
Orange County Register

Little Gain Seen in Affordable Housing in L.A.: The razing, converting of rent-controlled units almost equals the building of new ones, study says.,1,4912983.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach, LA Ports Get $300K Grant From EPA for low emission cargo tractors

Mobility 21 Coalition to Meet Sept. 12 in Culver City
Mobility 21

North American Public Transportation Leaders To Convene At 2006 APTA Annual Meeting
American Public Transportation Association

Public Transit Boom In The U.S.: Light rail and buses beckon. But will Americans really abandon their cars?
The Economist

Seattle transit agencies to test "smart cards"
Seattle Times

Simitian LNG bill dies in Assembly
Capitol Weekly

Town Hall Los Angeles Focuses on the Future of LA Infrastructure

Transit to L.A. County Fair Sept. 8-Oct. 1,98182,
Southern California Transit Advocates


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Sept. 6, 2006

Can Los Angeles Become the US’ First Regional City?
World Changing

Letter to the Editor: It doesn't work - Re "Transit 'villages' for L.A.?" (Sept. 4):
Daily News

Metrolink to offer late-night Saturday service
Daily Bulletin

Missing Man Reunited With His Family: 76-Year-Old With Alzheimer's Disease Found By MTA Bus Driver

President Names Secretary of Transportation,0,4931555.story?coll=la-home-nation
Los Angeles Times

Union Pacific hiring in SoCal
Daily Bulletin


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Sept. 5, 2006

If You Build It, They Will Come: Traffic remains a symptom of the affordable housing shortage on the Westside
Westside Chronicle

In Los Angeles, the Desire of Some Is Named Streetcar: A report prepared for city officials says downtown trolleys would be a boon for development,1,4973928.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Land Use Regulations in the 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas
Smart Growth Online

Letter to the Editor Re: Plans for 710 Freeway article
Eastside Sun

Letters to the editor: How to get Amtrak back on the right track,0,7502474.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Traffic tales
Daily News

Villaraigosa puts trade on front burner for Los Angeles: The mayor names Andre Winston Lewis to an expanded international business office in hopes of spurring growth
Daily Breeze

Warner Center blooms condos
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Monday Sept. 4, 2006

AVTA's bus schedule to be revised for greater clarity
Antelope Valley Press

Driver's dream: High-tech freeways
Mercury News

Getting California Back on Track: Propositions 1A and 1B will go a long way toward improving the state's transportation systems
Westways – Auto Club

Los Angeles' Olympic past a help and a hindrance
Mercury News

Public Transit Schedules Trimmed Down On Labor Day

Voting for Mobility
Westways – Auto Club

Weighing impact of lengthy commutes: Not all motorists hate long drives, studies say
Oakland Tribune


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Sept. 3, 2006

Four sound propositions: Voters should go along with all but one of the bond measures
Press Telegram

Is $43 Billion Too Much for Voters?: It may be too late for supporters to sell November's infrastructure bonds to Californians,0,4062153.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Mayor Pushes For 'Transit Villages'

ONT seeks on-site natural gas station
Daily Bulletin

Orange County’s Measure M: Ten reasons to oppose extension of transportation sales tax
Orange County Register

Pedal Commuters: South Bay cycle shop owners say gas prices may be sending them a few more customers, but that most bicyclists are exercise oriented
Daily Breeze

Politico Suggests Building Rail To Ontario Airport

Transit 'villages' for L.A.?: Mayor's plan would cluster housing near bus, rail lines
Daily News

Which Way for the Next Light-Rail Line in L.A. County?: L.A. transit agency weighs competing plans for lines to the Westside and San Gabriel Valley,1,1828070.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times