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Transportation Headlines for Friday November 17, 2006

$2-billion downtown overhaul in the red,0,496743.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Crews finish dig on one Eastside tunnel,0,702488.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

A Debate on the Desirability of Urban Rail Transit Systems

Engineers tout Maglev at ports
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Light rail tunnel done for Eastside extension
Daily News

Security at airports lacks consistency
Long Beach Press-Telegram


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Nov. 16, 2006

Asphalt Jungle: Parkers are prey in the new Hollywood
L.A. Weekly

Cities win grants from supervisor to upgrade trails
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

More driving woes on 15 Freeway this weekend
Daily Bulletin

MTA panel wants $1.7 billion in transit bonds: The Los Angeles County agency's priority road projects include ending bottlenecks on the 5 at the O.C. line, and a carpool lane on the 405,1,4849738.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Port officials seek to add to Red Car route: Harbor panel will vote on a contract to study options in expanding the popular trolley line
Daily Breeze

State Deficit may not hurt schools, transportation
San Bernardino Sun

Two PCH Safety Projects Await Permits, Funding
Palisades Post


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday, Nov 15, 206

Caltrans vows to get up to code: The state agency's director promises to open its properties to outside inspections
Orange County Register

Catoe, the MTA's No. 2, to head up D.C. transit agency
Daily News

Guidebook For Evaluating, Selecting, And Implementing Suburban Transit Services
Transportation Research Board

Metro Chief to Get a Towering Salary: New Manager Says He Will Ride Subway to Work (WMATA)
Washington Post

Transit village concept pushed: Transportation agency hopes cities will develop around an extension of a train line
Press Enterprise

World's Largest Alternative Fuel Car & Transportation Show Set For December 9-10 In Santa Monica
Auto Channel


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Nov. 14, 2006

Caltrans property management gets hearing
Orange County Register

DC Metro Picks L.A. Official, D.C. Native As Manager
Washington Post

Lane work cost rises: $30 million more will be required
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

LA Sees Huge Global Trade Growth: City has greatest gain amongst US Customs Districts, says research analysis
CalTrade Report

Local port initiatives spreading: Officials' trip to Australia shows influence of clean-air programs
Press Telegram

Mass Transit Committee Proposes Two Possible BH Subway Stations (.pdf file, see pages 1 and 34, site may require registration)
Beverly Hills Courier

Mayor rides the SUV, not the MTA
Los Angeles Times

'Shocked' S.F. group drops bid for 2016 Olympics (leaving Los Angeles and Chicago in the running)
San Francisco Chronicle

Six O.C. cities get funds to study transportation projects: Ideas for pedestrian tunnel, shuttles and trolley, connecting to Metrolink stations, get a green light,1,830051.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Slow progress frustrates freeway commuters - INTERSTATE 215: Residents say construction is not keeping up with the area's population growth
Press Enterprise

Studies contradict forecast for O.C. tollway benefits
The controversial Foothill South route proposed through a state park would not greatly ease congestion on Interstate 5, according to new figures,0,3836769.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Strong growth seen for state's economy: Infrastructure, traffic make California less desirable as a home
San Francisco Chronicle

Valleywide treat: 450-ton train, 50,000 lights, Santa
Antelope Valley Press


Transportation Headlines for Monday Nov. 13, 2006

Analysis: With Changes on Capitol Hill, California Is Set to Assert New Clout
New York Times

Game on at the Galen Center: New $140 Million Arena Helps Connect USC With the Heart of Downtown
L.A. Downtown News

Getting there is none of the fun: A lamppost in the fast lane? A curb blocking an offramp? On the freeway it's a SigAlert. For wheelchair users, it's a typical day of violated access laws.,1,906084.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. studies divorce from county; Villaraigosa eyed for Sacramento
Daily News

L.A. wants piece of the pie: County agencies set to seek share of $43 billion in statewide bonds
Daily News

More Gold, Faster
L.A. Downtown News

State's ports line up for new bond money
Oakland Tribune

To Live and Walk in L.A: A Downtowner Dreams of a Mass Transit Future
L.A. Downtown News

Tolls seen as way to generate funds: Solitary drivers someday may be able to pay for privilege of using HOV lanes
Daily News

Wind beneath the wings of the L.A. airport agency: In her first year back as director, Lydia Kennard has managed to get some long-delayed major projects off the ground,1,1277350.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Nov. 12, 2006

Dan Walters: Finally, an opportunity to fix roads
Sacramento Bee

Late train spoils one man's desire to use public transit (Amtrak, Metrolink, Coaster)
North County Times/Californian

Making Gold Line faster, more efficient
Pasadena Star News

Many ways to get around Redlands in the 'golden era' (transit history)
Redlands Daily Facts

Officials Review City Transportation Needs
Santa Clarita Signal

Trains in Sierra are back on schedule after derailment,1,4935914.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Train noise to remain for a while in Del Mar: Creating quiet zone could cost millions
San Diego Union Tribune

Train to plane: How U.S. cities rate
Chicago Tribune

Trolley takes town for a spin
Redlands Daily Facts

Trucks targeted in clean-air drive: Bond funds may boost a plan by the Long Beach and L.A. ports to replace older diesels, but more money is needed. Who will pay? It's still a bit hazy,1,2038555.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times