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Transportation Headlines for Saturday Dec. 16, 2006

Analysis of the Final Returns on California Ballot Propositions Including Strange Factoids
California Progress Report

California Transportation Commission Discusses Project Approval Process for Transportation Bond's $4.5 Billion Corridor Mobility Improvement Account
Yahoo! Finance

For Easy Holiday Gift Shopping Go LA Metro
PR Newsweb

Highway Wish List Awaits OK - FUNDING: Inland officials say the area is in good shape to get at least some of the millions sought.
Press Enterprise

Key city reform failing: Study: Neighborhood councils lack legitimacy
Daily News

MTS will take over National City lines
San Diego Union Tribune

New Flyer gets $9 million to develop hydrogen fuel cell buses
Fuel Cell Works

Plans to merge two county agencies hit a roadblock (VCOG/VCTC)
Simi Valley Acorn

Political Landscape: Dreier will lead delegation
Burbank Leader

SANDAG to request $1.6 billion for roads
San Diego Union Tribue

There's a Sprinter down the line
North County Times/Californian


Transportation Headlines for Friday Dec. 15, 2006

710 Tunnel Future in State Hands
La Cañada Online

'Blood Alley' (Highway 138) project pushed: $15 million more sought to go on with widening
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

California's fair share: Can the Democrats deliver in D.C.?
Daily News

Developing Effective Transit Boards
Metro Magazine

For some, T-R-A-N-S-I-T does not spell relief from congestion
Metro Magazine

Government agencies agree to push for cooperative planning for Ventura County
Thousand Oaks Acorn

L.A.'s future is on the line: Report gives county low marks in every area, but offers hope
Daily News

LAX: Airport study meeting draws 250 participants; officials against North Runway reconfiguration
The Argonaut

Montebello to get bridge refund: County paying $336,000 of costs
Whittier Daily News

Quality of life grades are mixed for the region: Southern California gets good marks for holding down crime and poverty, but traffic jams merit an F grade and threaten its economic future, according to an annual report card released Thursday by a regional planning agency
Daily Breeze

Regional Teams Selected For High-Speed Rail Line

Rosendahl proposes $11 million traffic improvement plan
The Argonaut

Riverside County makes big freeway plans: The $2-billion price tag for easing the traffic crunch includes new or extended toll lanes,1,2828519.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

State of the Region Report Indicates Southern California May Be Ready to Turn around Failing Grades
Business Wire
Link to SCAG’s 2006 State of the Region:

Traffic Negatively Affects Life In SoCal... Duh

Traffic summit sought: 'Little problems' in Valley at issue
Daily News

TSA's Newly Proposed Rail Security Plan Includes Transit
Mass Transit/AP


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Dec. 14, 2006

Big meeting maps highway plans - RIVERSIDE COUNTY: The time for toll roads may be at hand as officials decide how to spend revenue.
Press Enterprise

Coachella Valley funding in jeopardy
Desert Sun

Faster way to pay: Electronic tolling and transponder use expands for OC tollroad
Orange County Register

High-Speed Rail Authority Selects Teams to Design and Achieve Environmental Approval for Two Los Angeles-area Rail Lines
American Digital Networks

Hwy. 101 widening on list for funding
Ventura County Star

Man hit by Metrolink train dies
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metrolink train kills pedestrian,1,6197125.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

NYC Faces Population Strain by 2030,1,6531071.story?coll=sns-ap-nation-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Tide could be turning for L.A. subway to sea: Though bus riders are irate, the mayor likes idea and bonds may supply funding
Sacramento Bee

Time out for earmarks: A moratorium on congressional earmarks could lead to budget reform and cleaner government,0,6062604.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Transit on the cheap: Valley busway breakdown exposes MTA's shortcomings
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Dec. 13, 2006

Best Ideas Of 2006 Features Innovations In Planning: Urban design, housing for homeless people, and planning for decreased population are highlighted in the New York Times Magazine's annual survey of innovative ideas

Commuters Can Expect Delays On Metro Orange Line

Downtown group urges end to free parking: Ventura asked to back several changes
Ventura County Star

Mega-projects could reshape L.A. growth: The idea is to foster "smart growth" — in which residents leave their cars behind, walk to shops, and take buses and rail to work,0,2951599.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Need a parking place? Good luck
USA Today

No Parking: Condos Leave Out Cars
New York Times

Norwalk resigned to $1.2-billion freeway expansion,1,3936792.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Orange Line peeling away: Repaving begun as cause debated
Daily News

Santa Ana added to freeway signs: Caltrans has added overlays to a dozen signs on the northbound Santa Ana (I-5) freeway
Orange County Register

Visions of L.A.'s future: Architects submit designs for 22nd century
Pasadena Star News

Voters could be free of bonds: Funds may be sufficient to delay ballot proposals
Whittier Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Dec. 12, 2006

Caltrans recommends $2.2billion in bond money for Southern California freeways: L.A. County tops the list, with $1.5billion recommended. Orange County is recommended for $405million in funds,0,5615395.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

County's rail system rolling: More residents are getting on board the system, a beneficiary of Measure M
Orange County Register

Gold Line on track
Pasadena Star News

Holiday 'Express' Rolls In
Santa Clarita Signal

Metro Gold Line Extension Reaches New Milestone

Rail~Volution 2006 Presentations Online
Smart Growth Online

Transit officials OK update on O.C. rail program: Metrolink ridership up 8.8% in first quarter 2006 from first quarter 2005.
Orange County Register

Transit officials vie for state funds: OCTA could receive millions to fund major highway projects, including improvements on the 91 Freeway
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Monday Dec. 11, 2006

Creativity fertilizes garden of 'green' cars: Expo showcases vehicles that go easy on energy, including a yet-to-exist electric sports car,0,7824417.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

FTA charter negotiations end with mixed results
Metro Magazine

High-Speed Rail Predicted to be Inevitable for California
KCBS News AM 740

Planning For Bicycle Commuting

Sunshine bus line begins service
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

To Ontario and beyond (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
Whittier Daily News

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Calls on Nation’s Most Congested Cities to Join the Fight Against Congestion
Mass Transit Magazine


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Dec. 10, 2006

Alternative car exhibitors hope to fuel change: "Our event is not about the future," says a participant. "This is about vehicles that people can buy and changes they can make now."
Daily Breeze

BAY AREA - Agency announces top transit priorities: Group whittles list for regional share of state bond funds
San Francisco Chronicle

L.A. THEN AND NOW - The long and the short of the Southland's street names,0,2610235.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials puzzle over how to get Palmdale flying: Officials are again trying to get the regional airport off the ground to relieve LAX and they're offering hefty incentives
Daily Breeze

San Bernardino County Expands Transit Ideas: Officials hope to gain broad backing for a rail route from the three cities involved
Press Enterprise