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Transportation Headlines for Saturday Dec. 30, 2006

City rediscovers the street: No official place to rally? No problem. The protests for immigrant rights showed how L.A.'s public spaces are a product of their communities, not a planner's desk,0,5184595.story?coll=cl-art
Los Angeles Times

Curbed LA End of Year Awards: IV – Urban Planning
Curbed L.A.

In Response to Densification, L.A. Sprouts News Parks
Architectural Record

In the dark: Lights flicker at church during Ford visitation (transit service provided by public agencies LACMTA, OCTA, Omnitrans, and Sunline)
Desert Sun

New Year's services: authorities and businesses are providing services this New Year's weekend to help revelers get home safely
San Bernardino Sun


Transportation Headlines for Friday Dec. 29, 2006

$3 and up at pump in '07?: Gasoline price climb may begin in mid-February, analysts predict
Daily News

605/10 plan gains support: Backers cite traffic, health issues in quest for funding
Whittier Daily News

Bus pass program may lose funding: Fate of `Go Rio' (Rio Hondo College) to be decided by Congress
Whittier Daily News

Deal keeps AMTRAK jobs: The rail company will not outsource positions from its Riverside call center
Press Enterprise

Developer thinks big to keep pace with growth: Jim Thomas is leading a massive proposal for Universal City, a plan that could serve expanding real estate needs,0,1840864,full.story?coll=la-home-business
Los Angeles Times

Earmark reform threatens SoCal funding
Daily Bulletin

Every bit helps: Orange Line's Canoga Park station is a step in the right direction
Daily News

Form benefit district (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
Whittier Daily News

GAO Report: "Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Actions Needed to Clarify Responsibilities and Increase Preparedness for Evacuations"
California Progress Report

Goldman Sachs Raises $6.5 Billion Infrastructure Fund

Officials hope Prop. 1B funds will help alleviate transportation troubles
Fontana Herald News

Portion of Metro Orange Line Expansion Unveiled

Stuck vehicle hit by Metrolink train
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Dec. 28, 2006

Busway's parking bonanza: Canoga station opens with room to leave 611 cars
Daily News

Highway ready for funding: Route proposed to link 2 valleys
Daily News

L.A. (port) snags another one: Second top L.B. (port) executive in a year jumps ship
Press Telegram

Midtown Plaza to Break Ground in January: CIM Group to Begin Development of 390,000-SF Shopping Center, New MTA Bus Terminal
CoStar Group

Moorpark OKs signal-synchronizing funds: 18 stoplights on Tierra Rejada, L.A. Avenue affected by $1 million project
Ventura County Star

MTA tests what it hopes will be easy ticket to ride: Prepaid 'smart cards' would provide access to buses and trains from 11 regional agencies,1,1608782,full.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials Unveil Canoga Park Metro Orange Line

Road between valleys takes important step
Antelope Valley Press


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Dec. 27, 2006

Officials weigh more Metrolink Parking: Rialto station on Palm Avenue will need more spaces, according to an Inland agency
Press Enterprise

Pinch at the pump worst in 25 years: State motorists paid an average of $2.81 a gallon this year. 2007 may not bring much relief,1,1807305.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Riverside Transit Agency to offer free rides on New Year’s Eve
Press Enterprise

RTA to lobby for $4.8 million for proposed Temecula transit center
North County Times/Californian

Ruling that ended court role in MTA is appealed,1,1663683.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

ULI Conference Speakers Address Need for Compact Urban Design, Federal Focus on Urban Areas
Smart Growth Online

Urban Expert Outlines Path to Better Development in the 21st Century
Smart Growth Online

Valley to lose in cutback: Lean projects to suffer as Democrats attack pork
Daily News

What's L.A.'s problem?: The Opinion page asked various Californians about the biggest troubles Los Angeles will face in 2007. Here's what they said,0,3516006,full.story
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Dec. 26, 2006

Buses cruising freeway shoulders
North County Times/Californian

Caltrans withdraws monetary support for 10 Freeway upgrade
Daily Bulletin

Coaster sees ridership gains, Breeze holds steady
North County Times/Californian

Curb Drunk Driving By Riding Metro For Free

For Public Transit, Look to L.A.
Washington Post

L.A. is 'city built for the Olympics': Coalition will tout the city's world-class facilities in January to win U.S. endorsement. Chicago is the competition
Daily Breeze

Mercury Spill Shuts Down Pershing Square Station

States look to toll lanes for congestion relief
San Francisco Examiner

Surprising Forecast for Amtrak: Growth
New York Times

Trespasser Killed by Metro Gold Line Train
L.A. Fire Dept. News & Info