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Transportation Headlines for Saturday Sept. 23, 2006

3 finalists take next step in Olympic bid process
Mercury News

BART to tap alcohol advertising - and why not?

Commuters Vs. Historic Homes
KCET Life and Times

Governor vetoes container fee bill (SB 927)
Press Telegram

Flexcar Lets People Borrow Vehicle By Hour, Day

'Move Over' highway bill becomes state law
Mercury News

New York MTA Lasers In on Tunnel Vision: Transit agency would use laser system to detect trespassers in subway tunnels
New York Post

Rosedale community to be showcased (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
Pasadena Star News

Schwarzenegger Vetoes Fee on Cargo Containers,1,1267015.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Speed of port projects tied to funds from proposition
Daily Breeze

Step into MTA driver's shoes (Bus Roadeo)
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Friday Sept. 22, 2006

Airport gets 12 alternative-fuel 100-passenger airfield buses
The Argonaut

California Sues Over Vehicle Emissions: The state wants carmakers to pay for damage caused by greenhouse gases,1,2164943.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Concerns Raised Over Natural Gas From Abroad: Critics say imported LNG burns hotter and pollutes more than the domestic product,1,7927531.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Contract let for $576 million upgrade of Bradley International Terminal
The Argonaut

Freeway signs give motorists travel times: Nine freeway message boards will estimate commutes
Orange County Register

Inland Empire to stay with SCAG
Highland News

Is L.A. More Crowded Than New York?
Livable Places

Judge refuses to throw out Metrolink crash victims' suit
Daily News

L.A. judge dismisses Metrolink motions: Train organization is the target of 113 lawsuits stemming from January 2005 crash in Glendale
Glendale News Press

LB Mayor Foster, Sen. Lowenthal, Councilwoman/AQMD Boardmember Reyes Uranga, L.A. Councilwoman Hahn & Multiple Clean Air Advocates Tell Governor Schwarzenegger: Sign SB 927 (Container Fee For Clean Air, Rail Projects, Port Security)
Long Beach Report

Public Transportation Ridership Continues To Climb In 2006
American Public Transportation Association

Stockholm Voters Approve Congestion Charging But Reject the Political Party That Supported It. Result: Gridlock Over Gridlock

World's Largest Alternative Fuel Car & Transportation Show Set for December 9 & 10 in Santa Monica
The Auto Channel


Transportation Headlines for Thursday September 21, 2006

Bill To Lift Tunneling Restrictions Approved: Federal Bill Allows Metro Red Line To Extend Further West

Bus ridership takes a jump
Burbank Leader

Chevron to fund alternative fuel research at UC Davis
Contra Costa Times

Crews into the final stretch
San Bernardino County Sun

Future block: Can private enterprise get maglev trains moving in the U.S.?
Detroit Metro Times

Getting Ready to Set L.A. on Its Ear With Park at the Cornfield,1,150737.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

House of Representatives Lifts Ban on Wilshire Tunneling

Housing bond would boost programs for the poor/Prop. 1C would also fund anti-sprawl projects in cities
San Francisco Chronicle

If MARTA Looked Like This, Would You Ride It?: Adman pitches a whole new MARTA ‘Concept’
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

L.A. subway bill powers past House
Daily News

Letter to the editor: Taxes are for roads - Re "Gas taxes" (Your Opinions, Sept. 14):
Daily News

MTA panel backs studies paving way for Orange Line
Daily News

Muni chief lowers agency’s on-time goal
San Francisco Examiner

Success for SBIA not sealed
San Bernardino County Sun


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday September 20, 2006

Beijing To Ban Cars At 2008 Olympics

Congress to Consider Lifting Federal Ban on Tunneling Along Wilshire

Flights at SBIA would attract new businesses
San Bernardino County Sun

GM to Put 100 Hydrogen-Run Vehicles on the Road in 2007: Firm hopes its fuel-cell SUVs quell criticism that its products use too much gasoline,1,7143378.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Hearings to scrutinize airport authority; Lawmakers to explore restructuring, eliminating Lindbergh Field's operator
North County Times

Mayors discuss airports
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Mayors talk flights
San Bernardino County Sun

Metrolink ridership to coastal areas takes dip

Plan of action urged to curb traffic at ports
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Public transportation Leaders Testify At First National Transportation Commission Field Hearing In Dallas, TX
News Release Wire

State bond package has opposition
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Subway scam: Immediate transit fixes are needed - rather than champagne lines for the Westside
Daily News

Taking L.A. in a New Direction,1,1175108.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

US Transport Secretary choice hailed by tolling industry’s Trucking


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday September 19, 2006

Airport agency approves budget: Los Angeles Airport commissioners are planning 40 years of patrolling skies
Press Telegram

Businesses fear freight will be stuck in traffic
Los Angeles Business

Congress may lift L.A. subway curbs
Daily News

Editorial: Bonds for the future: Yes on Props. 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E and 84
Sacramento Bee

Editorial: No on Proposition 1A
Sacramento Bee

How is Transportation Funded in California? Budget Backgrounder
California Budget Project

In Reversal, Waxman Seeks to Repeal Ban on Red Line Tunneling,0,7328539.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

L.A. express bus route OK'd (Foothill Transit)
Pasadena Star News

Letter to the Editor: Getting it done - Re: " 'Orange lining' the Valley" (Our Opinion, Sept. 15):
Daily News

O.C. Moves Toward High-Speed-Rail Service to L.A.,1,6512339.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Perfect prescription: When it comes to traffic questions, the doctor is in
San Bernardino Sun

Residents sue for use of route (Metrolink)
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

S.F. to L.A. train picks up steam
Contra Costa Times


Transportation Headlines for Monday Sept. 18, 2006

Calling All Metro Artists
L.A. Downtown News

L.A. express bus route OK'd
Pasadena Star News

LAX best in the West?
Daily Breeze

LAX Travelers Can Check Luggage Downtown
L.A. Downtown News

LAX's Terminal Illness
Daily Breeze

Panel Expected to OK Contract on Rebuilding LAX Terminal,1,4637996.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Residents object to bike path: Proposed path would connect Chandler Bikeway with L.A. River bike path and could lead to increased traffic and crime, neighbors fear
Burbank Leader

Study: More Motorists Turn to Metro (registration may be required)
San Fernando Valley Business Journal


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Sept. 17, 2006

BART board uncorks alcohol ad dollars: Directors OK exception to ban; some find it hard to swallow
Alameda Times Star

Bond backers fear cost of ads
Mercury News

California's $20 Billion Transportation Bond

Flat rate for BART looks OK to some: Critics say $2.50 fee for short trips could hurt low-income families
San Mateo County Times

Public works bonds flounder: Big spenders, other woes threaten support for infrastructure
Daily Review

SunLine roles out new buses
Desert Sun

Transit-Worker ID Program Stalled: Years of Trouble in National Effort Bodes Ill for High-Tech Licenses, Passports
Washington Post