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Transportation Headlines for Friday Sept. 15, 2006

710 Freeway Extension's Impact on Schools Debated
La Cañada Online

APTA Applauds Senate Amendment To Increase Transit Security Funding
American Public Transportation Association

California must solve car pool congestion woes first
The Argus

Calif.'s Prop. 1B Would Put Almost $20 Billion into Transit Work
Mass Transit

FTA gives SamTrans suggestions
San Mateo County Times

GAO releases FTA's New Starts Report: Includes those projects proposed for funding commitments for the fiscal year 2007 budget, and also reviews changes proposed for the program for fiscal year 2008. (.pdf)
Government Accountability Office

Gov. to Sign Hang-Up-and-Drive Bill: Legislation banning the use of hand-held cellphones while driving goes into effect in 2008,1,834636.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Mayor Pledges $100Million More for Affordable Housing: The funding shift matches a similar commitment by Villaraigosa last year. He also begins stumping for a Nov. 7 ballot measure that would give a $1-billion boost to efforts to provide lower-cost homes.,1,1731515.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

New fares encourage switch to Oyster card (Smart Card)
E Gov Monitor

New Starts: All Politics Are Not Local Anymore
Metro Magazine

Official's Letter Seeks Campaign Aid, Offers Confidential Talks,1,872672.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

'Orange Lining' the Valley: North-south busway expansion deserves a higher priority
Daily News

Patt Morrison: A World-Class Bus Terminal: There isn't a speck of L.A.'s vibrancy reflected in the city's run-down, poorly serviced international airport,0,2890652.column?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Restored Giant Pylons Put on Nightly Show at LAX: After a $2.5-million makeover, the towering display is back in service with a more economical system offering 16 million colors,1,1851127.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

San Gabriel Valley leaders support transportation measures
Whittier Daily News

Segway glitch sends riders tumbling: Technology: Firm recalls 23,500 scooters to fix software problem
Press Telegram

Senate OKs $7B for port security: Washington: Plan to require radiation scanning on all containers is rejected
Press Telegram

Senate OKs bill to boost port security
Washington Post

Study: Minorities have won fewer transit contracts since proposition - Anti-affirmative action measure has cut into businesses' proceeds
Times Star

SunLine Purchases Eco-Friendly Buses


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Sept. 14, 2006

Cameras catching red-light violators (Metro Orange Line)
Daily News

City settlement could bring extra cash: Ending a two-year dispute with rail lines, the Los Angeles City Council today approved a settlement over cargo payments to the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority
Daily News

Environmentalists deciding to sit out trans-bond fight
Capitol Weekly

Foothill Transit to add new service
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Forum to raise green issues - PANEL: Inland challenges will shape a discussion by city officials and environmentalists
Riverside Press Enterprise

Imports at U.S. Ports Hit Record High: In July, cargo traffic in Los Angeles and Long Beach surged past year-earlier levels, a report says,1,677189.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Letters to the Editor - And at the other end Re "MTA bullish on busway" (Sept. 13):
Daily News

Los Angeles Convention Center Launches On-Site Baggage Check and Airline Boarding Pass Issuance Service

MTA To Install More Cameras At Metro Intersections

Port of Los Angeles to Be Featured at Urban Issues Breakfast Forum; Port Security and Safety Will Be Discussed
Business Wire

Silver Streak service to launch in March 2007
Foothill Transit

Split from regional planning agency (SCAG) rejected - PROPOSAL: San Bernardino group turns down Riverside supervisor's request
Riverside Press Enterprise

Time to get smart on easing traffic
Ventura County Star

TWIC Program Hits Another Snag: Criticism holds up deployment of card readers for transportation worker IDs
Government Computer News

Washington Metro to Develop 'Don't Chase the Bus' Campaign
WTOP Radio

Westside, Transit Officials Roll Out Big Plans, Seek Votes
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Sept. 13, 2006

1B, 1D, 1E, yes; 1C, no
Contra Costa Times

Bus Incident Reporting, Tracking, and Analysis System (.pdf)
National Center for Transit Research, University of South Florida

Competing Maps for L.A. Transit: As Villaraigosa lobbies Congress for funds for L.A. light-rail projects, he must navigate around officials' different priorities,1,814007.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Great Park designer leaving mark on L.A.: Mia Lehrer's grandest vision would revitalize the Los Angeles River
Orange County Register

L.A. Officials Outlining Plan to Build ''Urban Villages'' Along L.A.'s Transit Corridors
Smart Growth Online

MARTA is left with its interim leader: Other finalist drops out (MTA DCEO John Catoe), longtime exec at top
Atlanta Journal Constitution

MTA leaders bullish on Valley's busway
Daily News

Rosy Glow but No Rainbow for the Westside’s Economy
Westside Today

Using Archived AVL-APC Data to Improve Transit Performance and Management (.pdf)
Transportation Research Board

Villaraigosa, Harman call for passage of ports measure: In seeking Senate OK on funding and security, L.A.'s mayor says legislation is "absolutely critical" for city
Daily Breeze


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Sept. 12, 2006

Employment Success Creates Traffic, Housing Failure
Westside Chronicle

Late-night rail service receives good reviews (Metrolink)
Riverside Press Enterprise

London tube fares to soar to £4 ($7.50)
Metro U.K.

Prop. 1B would put almost $20 billion into transit work
Daily News

Santa Barbara Council Rides Amtrak (commuter rail)

Sections of I-215 will be closed this week for Caltrans work
Daily Bulletin

State initiative would ban raids on gas tax funds: Money could be used only for transportation
San Francisco Chronicle

When cable car rides rose to $5, many riders hopped off
San Francisco Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Monday Sept. 11, 2006

Danger Abides at L.A.'s Ports: Despite millions spent on security, experts see the vast complex as a vulnerable target,1,1756814.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Downtown Trolley a Possibility: CRA Study Suggests Routes, Costs
L.A. Downtown News

Get the DASH on Schedule
L.A. Downtown News

L.A. girds soft spots against terrorists
Daily News

Letters: Valley gets lucky - Re: "Mayor's plan would cluster housing near bus, rail lines" (Sept. 3):
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Sept. 10, 2006

Closing the gap (finally) The state will soon begin closing the car-pool lane gap between Los Angeles and Orange counties along the Pomona (60) Freeway
Whittier Daily News

Gridlock expected to double by 2030: Report advises private sector to build roads
Ventura County Star

Railroad Track May be Realigned (Metrolink)
Santa Clarita Signal

Roadwork Revisited: Rapid repairs good news for motorists - Our view: Caltrans' decision to speed up construction project will cut aggravation
San Bernardino Sun

Santa bringing finished freeways for '07 holidays
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin