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Transportation Headlines for Friday Dec. 22, 2006

Editor’s note: Transportation Headlines will resume publication on Tuesday December 26th. Have a safe holiday weekend. Metro bus and Metro rail is free from 9pm to 2am on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

15 Freeway work takes a holiday
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Busway woes seemingly run deep: MTA, contractor dispute reasons for cracks in Valley line's roads
Daily News

City (Santa Clarita) Transit Gets the Gold
KHTS 1220 AM

Census - American Community Survey: Trading Precision For Timeliness?

Culver Blvd. ramps closed as part of construction of Marina Freeway extension
The Argonaut

For car-crazy L.A., 77 white-gloved saviors: The mayor's 'Holiday Shopper Traffic Relief Initiative' aims to relieve congested intersections near popular shopping centers
Christian Science Monitor

Freeway upgrade nixed: Caltrans won't fund 10/605
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Holiday Shoppers Will Not Get Wrapped Up on Streets
Westside Chronicle

How many gift toys can fit in OCTA bus? Find out Friday
Orange County Register

New Amtrak president reshuffles senior management
Boston Globe/AP

Orange Line pavement crumbling: Transit officials and the contractor disagree about who is to blame. Repairs are underway,1,5433875.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

SANBAG readies its wish list for transportation: The high desert corridor doesn’t make the cut
Press Enterprise

SANBAG widens freeway wish list: 5 interchanges for I-10 deemed critical
San Bernardino Sun

Traffic expected to be heavy in requests for transportation money
Redlands Daily Facts


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Dec. 21, 2006

America's Worst Commutes
Link to the Transportation Research Board’s Report: Commuting in America III

Fever-dream visions: Re "Orange Line monorail" (Your Opinions, Dec. 18): (scroll down page)
Daily News

MTA extends free rides to revelers
Daily Breeze

MTA To Offer Free Rides Dec. 24, Dec. 31

People leave, but population grows: Births cause L.A. to get even bigger
Daily News

Turning around SoCal (SCAG State of the Region)
Pasadena Star News

Trail extension funds approved: Whittier seeks more land for Greenway (Union Pacific right of way)
Whittier Daily News

Twin counties top 2M in populations (Riverside and San Bernardino)
San Bernardino Sun


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Dec. 20, 2006

California Transportation Commission Discusses Project Approval Process for Transportation Bond’s $4.5 Billion Corridor Mobility Improvement Account
dBusiness News Sacramento

Caltrans lacks funds to finish 150: Work on highway in Upper Ojai has been halted
Ventura County Star

Could Los Angeles Lead The Way For Transit?

First-Hand Report On London's Congestion Pricing

Hollywood Nightlife Trolley Service Extended For 6 Months

In Valley, pace of change is fast: The East-West split has widened. It's a divide of income, education with political implications for the rest of L.A.,1,3428558.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

LAX To Sound-Proof Inglewood City Homes

OCTA is mapping solutions to south county traffic jams: The transportation agency is studying ways to deal with long-term growth
Orange County Register

Tutor time: Well-connected firm fleeces public, again
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Dec. 19, 2006

105 Fwy To Be Widened To Cut Traffic Headed To LAX

Construction firms must pay MTA
Daily News

Jury: Construction Contractor Double-Billed MTA

LAX terminal fee hike approved: Rents for low-cost carriers would be nearly quadrupled. Some experts fear airlines will pull flights. There may still be renegotiation,1,5625611.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Mayor Villaraigosa Solves Holiday Traffic Problems

Officers to help with traffic near L.A. malls
Daily News

San Francisco Considers Charging Commuters for Driving Downtown During Peak Times

Trade adds over 45,000 area jobs: Group says growth offsets other losses, strains transport, adds to pollution.
Press Telegram

You may pay more to fly out of LAX if rent increase takes off: Airport votes to raise rates early next year. Some carriers, saying passengers will bear the costs, may take the matter to federal regulators
Daily Breeze


Transportation Headlines for Monday Dec. 18, 2006

Angels Plight: Six Years After Fatal Crash, Plan Could Shift Operations of Railway to MTA
L.A. Downtown News

Beverly Hills Undeterred by Subway Hurdles
Westside Chronicle

City split over 710 Freeway tunnel proposal
Pasadena Star News

Future of So. Cal. Transit (Orange Line Maglev Development Authority)
Santa Clarita Signal

L.A.’s Future Lies in Coordination of Transportation & Planning
The Planning Report

Metro Plans L.A. Transit Future Aided By Bonds, Unhindered by Consent Decree: Opportunities abound at Metro in light of recent developments, though CEO Roger Snoble's greatest challenge will be balancing the budget
Metro Investment Report

MTA to Shoppers: Metro System Beats Holiday Traffic
Garment and Citizen

North American cities take to the hybrid bus

Orange County's free tow service keeps freeway traffic flowing: Working with the highway patrol, the tow trucks clear disabled vehicles from roads,1,5899539.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Orange Line monorail - Re: "Transit on the Cheap" and "Really Fix it" (Your Opinions, Dec. 14):
Daily News

Road Plan Ends at County Line - RIVERSIDE: San Bernardino County doesn't intend to match the project to build toll lanes on Interstate 15
Press Enterprise

Wider berth for bicyclists sought to cut road deaths
Sacramento Bee


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Dec. 17, 2006

Easing parking crunch in Irvine: Irvine City Council OKs a plan to build a structure at train station that would add 950 spaces
Orange County Register

L.A., Long Ruled by Cars, Becoming a Transit Leader: Evolving Region Pushes for More Rail Lines
Washington Post

L.A.'s brighter future: Politicians must deliver on public's investment in infrastructure
Daily News

Line to airport a pipe dream (Gold Line foothill extension)
Whittier Daily News

Old, new models of 'smart growth' - Re "Mega-projects could reshape L.A. growth," Dec. 13,0,1294882.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

One bond measure at a time, please
Whittier Daily News

Report gives High Desert low grades: Annual government report gives C- to life here and in the rest of the Inland Empire
Victorville Daily Press

Retail seen as ‘the Achilles’ heel’ of some TODs
New Urban News

Tarnish on the Golden State
Press Telegram