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Transportation Headlines for Friday Oct. 13, 2006

BART awarded for iPod friendliness
Eastbay Business Journal

BART to offer discounts to loyal commuters
San Francisco Examiner

Cities to map new transit lines: Santa Ana and Costa Mesa want to jointly study links to Metrolink
Orange County Register

City Council May Increase L.A.'s Cab Fares

Duarte plans future growth
Pasadena Star News

FTA Provides Funding for Advanced Fuel Cell Bus Projects to CALSTART
Yahoo! Finance

Los Angeles, Chicago, New York Worst on Evacuations, Group Says

Los Angeles: Council approves study of connection between Green Line and Expo Line
The Argonaut

Major I-15 detour starts today: Southbound motorists will be diverted to go down I-215
San Bernardino Sun

Metro Celebrates “America’s Best” Award
Google Video

Metro Named America's Best Transit System

MTA Named America's Best Transit System

Prop. 1B seen as a potential green light for Inland roads: Riverside and San Bernardino county officials point to projects well-suited for this bond's funds
Press Enterprise

Report: Few Cities Prepared for Evacuation Procedures
USA Today
Link to news release from the American Highway Users Alliance:
Link to study:

SANBAG promotes 1B
Highland Community News

Working Families Pay More for Transportation Than They Save on Affordable Housing, New Study Reveals
Yahoo! Finance


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Oct. 12, 2006

City asks MTA to take care of Angels Flight
Daily News

Cubic’s Transit Smart Card Systems, Services Earn Frost & Sullivan 2006 Industry Innovation & Advancement of the Year Award
Business Wire

Curbed LA Interviews: Stephen Kanner (Architect for the Metro Hollywood Apartments above the Redline Station at Western Ave and Hollywood Blvd)
Curbed L.A.

Delays Ahead for Motorists on the 'Crest Highway’ (Route 2)
La Cañada Online

MBTA seeks greater authority to target fare evaders
Worcester Telegram

MTA May Consider Reopening Of Angels Flight

MTA Wins Award, Begins Ridership Campaign

Order more hard hats: State bonds would be construction-job bonanza
Ventura County Star

Prop. 1A funnels existing gas tax to proper use
Mercury News

Prop. 90 Worries L.A. Officials: City leaders fear it would stymie redevelopment projects
Los Angeles Times

Suspected DUI Driver Strikes Bus In Koreatown

State Will Decide on Proposed 710 Tunnel
La Cañada Online

Top Public Transportation Leaders Are Honored By The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) - 2006 Outstanding Public Transportation System Award to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
American Public Transportation Association

Transit bus link possible: Gold Line would link with Red Line if proposed express bus system now under study comes to pass
Burbank Leader

Westwood residents to face parking penalties
UCLA Daily Bruin

Yes on Prop. 1A
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Oct. 11, 2006

$576 million Bradley Terminal upgrade approved
Daily News

Calif. Law Mandates Parking or Cash
MSN Money / AP

LAX plan approved, but council has notes: A photo gallery of city officials is one proposal during final consideration of the renovation project
Daily Breeze

Leaders to launch new work force: Business leaders, educators talk about preparing a work force that can fill jobs opening in the growing field of transportation and logistics field
Daily Bulletin

Light Rail May Be Headed To Sacramento International Airport

Region to Step Up War Against Smog: New regulations and fees on development, boats and jet-skis are sought under an AQMD plan to reduce pollutants by 50% in 10 years,1,2742028.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica City Council to Consider Extending Smoking Ban (including bus stops)

Smog has officials sounding alarm: As deadlines near, regulators are in charge of seeking vehicle pollution reductions, but they lack enforcement power
Daily Breeze

SoCal plan would seek 50 percent drop in smog to meet rules
Mercury News

Streetcar Museum Comes To San Francisco

Transit systems may not get upgrades: Security gave way to politics
Boston Globe


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Oct. 10, 2006

AMTRAK Chairman to Co-Chair U.S. Infrastructure Investing Summit in NYC
Yahoo! Finance

Bus on schedule? Check the Long Beach Transit Web site: New service gives real-world arrival times, tracks vehicle progress by satellite
Press Telegram
Click on Live Bus Tracking at

Eat your ♥ out, N.Y. - Transplant loves L.A., traffic and all
Daily News

From Hydrogen to Natural Gas, Southland Fleet Operators Will Learn About Alternative Fuel Options at the Southern California Clean Vehicle Technology Expo
Yahoo! Finance

LAX terminal overhaul would be largest contract in city history
Mercury News

Little-Known State Law Gives No-Parking Perk
Los Angeles Times

Proposition 1A plugs gasoline tax leak
The Argus

Talk addresses urban planning issues
Daily Bruin

Telework Manifesto: Why aren't more companies taking to telecommuting?,1895,2026744,00.asp
PC Magazine


Transportation Headlines for Monday Oct. 9, 2006

$3 million medians in Dana Point: Freeway connector linking I-5 with Pacific Coast Highway is targeted for work
Orange County Register

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner reports record numbers

Big Turnout For 2nd Annual Port of Long Beach "Green Port Open House"
Long Beach Report

Bond would pave way for transit projects: Prop. 1B funds to be distributed statewide
San Diego Union Tribune

Choosing our debts: Vote yes on props 1B and 1E; No on 1C, 1D and 84
Daily News

Flyaway planned for Great Park
Orange County Register

On Anniversary, Orange Line Moving in New Direction
San Fernando Valley Business Journal Online (subscription)

Transit picture brighter today as national group meets, local ridership on the rise
San Jose Mercury News

Wave of growth, planning in US: Communities face challenges as population nears 300 million
Boston Globe


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Oct. 8, 2006

2 rail bills pass (AB 158, AB 1935)
Whittier Daily News

Beverly Hills Committee Proposes Subway Route, Station Location
Westside Chronicle

Bonds seen as the only way to get things built
San Francisco Chronicle

Bus Rapid Transit of the Future: Plans for a new futuristic mode of transport blends maglev technology with an ordinary bus

Cross-border trucks might go nationwide: The Transportation Department may start a pilot program to test Mexican rigs operating in the entire U.S.
Daily Breeze

Grace period to end Monday for city's red light citations
Antelope Valley Press

Highway 330 repairs stall: Running Springs businesses try to cope with losses
San Bernardino Sun

Irvine Wants to Hitch a Ride: City officials will study monorail, streetcar, trolley and bus systems to see which to pursue
Los Angeles Times

Leaders to stump for Hwy. 99
Fresno Bee

New law could bring more logistics jobs: legislation puts truck toll lanes on fast track
Victorville Daily Press

Opposition growing to transit bond
Oakland Tribune

'Smart Growth' coming to San Bernardino
San Bernardino Sun

Study Shows Many Californians 'Barely Walk At All'

They've Got a Ticket to Ride: People whose driving days are over get special help and perks from transit agencies. But officials worry about meeting needs of growing senior group
Los Angeles Times

Voters faced with $37.3B bond package: Funds would be used for roads, schools, flood control, housing
Modesto Bee/AP