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Transportation Headlines for Saturday Oct. 28, 2006

Consultant: Toll roads could connect LV, SoCal
In Business Las Vegas

Curbed LA Interviews: Garcetti Speaks
Curbed L.A.

Film producers rework LAX-area traffic plan for action scenes
Gridlock can't be avoided during "Die Hard" shoots, but one lane of the 105 and Imperial Highway may be open. Current schedule could present problem for Thanksgiving travelers
Daily Breeze

Gates placed at 2 deadly train crossings in Somis,1,4378629.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Plans To Close 105 Freeway For Movie Shoot Shelved

Summit appraises Valley's economy: Experts say traffic, lack of affordable housing pose future problems
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Friday Oct. 27, 2006

100 millionth Metrolink rider: A Van Nuys man, who has been riding the commuter train for a week and works as a set designer at Disneyland, was named the milestone passenger today in Anaheim
Orange County Register

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Research and Development Program
Technology News Daily

Last Gasp: Measure H is meant to increase affordable housing and real estate ownership amongst the middle-class. But the gulf between haves and have-nots is widening
L.A. City Beat

NoHo Transit Center Gets $3.6 Million Makeover

PB To Manage California Transit Expansion Program (OCTA, Metrolink)
Public Works

Poll Shows Two Costliest Proposed Taxpayer Debt Measures -- Prop 1B (Port/Transportation Infrastructure) & Prop 1D (Educational Facilities) -- With Bare Majority Support
Long Beach Report

Seven Reasons For A $1 Gas Tax Increase: Harvard Professor Gregory Mankiw lists seven reasons why he would like to see Congress incrementally increase the gas tax by $1 per gallon over the next decade
Planetizen/Wall Street Journal

Unpaid parking tickets add up: Uncollected total tops $164 million
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Oct. 26, 2006

100-Millionth Metrolink Rider Will Win Baja Cruise

Caltrans Shows Off Future Of Transportation

Collection of parking fines is falling short,1,2599523.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Congressman Schiff Advocates For Bipartisanship & More Transit Funds
Metro Investment Report

Court lifts MTA (consent decree) restraints: Critics fear action could bring fare hikes and service cuts by agency
Daily News

Court (consent decree) oversight of L.A. transit services lifted: A federal judge says the MTA has complied with a 10-year-old order to improve service,1,3372225.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Free at last: Lifting MTA consent decree will improve mass transit
Daily News

Free Metrolink rides from Anaheim on Sunday: Commuters can travel as far as L.A. and Oceanside
Orange County Register

Gov.'s popularity alone won't sell voters on bonds,1,6083368.column?coll=la-headlines-politics
Los Angeles Times

High Profile SoCal Delegation To Discuss Quality of Life Bond Issues Coming up Nov. 7th: A group of key business and community leaders and former California governors create unique single public policy voice for regional solutions
PR Web

Judge Denies Request To Extend MTA Consent Decree

Judge won't extend MTA consent decree
Pasadena Star News

L.A. port prepares plan for disasters: Officials will meet with business, labor, and police and fire agencies to develop proper response
Daily Breeze

More traffic cameras OK'd for the Valley
Daily News

MTA to escape consent decree
L.A. Observed

MTA Wins in Court: Judge Refuses to Extend Consent Decree
Whittier Daily News

Polluting trucks cited in L.B.: CHP, clean-air group stop 20 trucks because of violations
Press Telegram

Rodeo Or The O.K. Corral? (see 4th paragraph from the end re: Wilshire subway)
Beverly Hills Weekly

Taken for a Ride (Consent Decree) scroll down page to third headline
L.A. Weekly


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Oct. 25, 2006

$37-Billion California Package Tops Bond Measures

Board Member Gloria Molina Celebrates L.A. Metro’s Multi-Modal Transit Successes
Metro Investment Report

Deputy L.A. Mayor de la Vega Opines on So. Calif. Regional Airport Authority—A Campaign Promise
Metro Investment Report

Editorial: Prop. 1A sends clear message
Ventura County Star

Next Steps for CA’s High-Speed Train Project: Selection of Project Manager and Visual Simulation Consultant
Business Wire

Orange Line Celebrates Anniversary

Orange Line's success touted: Monday's crash downplayed
Daily News

Rosa Parks takes the front seat: City Transit honors civil rights icon with placard, memorial cards
Press Telegram


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Oct. 24, 2006

BART Alcohol Ads Stir Up Controversy

Big Bonds On The Bubble
Bill Bradley – New West Notes

How to save -- or sink -- California on Nov. 7
Los Angeles Times

Hybrid bus project announced as Clinton tours GE research center
Albany Business Journal

Metrolink’s Rail Network Moves 40,000 Daily Riders Across Five Counties With Little Fanfare
Metro Investment Report (subscription)

Metro Orange Line: Collision Injures 17 In Van Nuys

MTA:Crash rare for busway
Daily News

Opinion: Putting a people mover along the 91 Freeway would be a bad idea
Orange County Register

Orange Line bus crash hurts 17: One passenger is seriously injured as a delivery truck and the crowded MTA vehicle collide in the east San Fernando Valley,1,4965673.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Portions of the 405 Freeway to Be Closed

Proposition 90 is the sleeper in this fall's lineup (eminent domain)
Sacramento Bee

Prop. 90’s Downside: Glendale City Manager Laments Predictable Impacts of Overbroad Initiative
The Planning Report

Transportation Impact Analyses for Site Development
Smart Growth Online

Transportation Officials Are Considering A Rail Line To LAX


Transportation Headlines for Monday Oct. 23, 2006

Cleaner trucks = cleaner air
Press Telegram

Freeway or the rail way: Orange and Los Angeles counties take different paths in search of ways to reduce traffic congestion
Orange County Register

Improve, expand L.A. air traffic flow
Whittier Daily News

Projects Start to Show Promise On the (Crenshaw) Corridor
Los Angeles Business Journal

Proposed rail line would go to LAX: The $1-billion route along Crenshaw and Florence would compete for transit funds with other expensive projects,1,347350.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sat. Oct.21 and Sun. Oct. 22, 2006


Bike lane opponents win city hall fight: Concern that a proposed bike lane along Sparks Street would bring safety problems, congestion trumps $265,500 grant
Burbank Leader

Editorial: Bonds will help refurbish state
Ventura County Star

Propositions 1A, 1B will keep V.C. moving
Ventura County Star

Rebuilding tab is slow to set in: Many voters draw a blank on $37.3 billion impact
Sacramento Bee

Refurbished Omnitrans bus gives ride into past
San Bernardino Sun

Running to stand still: Has Measure M, aimed at funding road projects and up for a ballot extension, done its job?
Orange County Register

Senator Wants SCV Involved in Airport Expansion
Santa Clarita Signal


L.A.'s next suburb, deep in desert?
Riverside Press Enterprise

Projects Start to Show Promise On the (Crenshaw) Corridor
L.A. Business Journal

Proposition 1A: Protecting road funds is goal
Sacramento Bee

Sprinter funds flowing from feds
North County Times/Californian