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Transportation Headlines for Friday Jan. 5, 2007

Checking ID of port truckers could stall freight across U.S.
Arizona Star

Editorial: Put private sector in public works
San Francisco Examiner

First U.S. Transportation Workers Will Get Smart Card ID In March
Card Technology

Green and Pleasant Land of... Los Angeles?: A new parks project promises open, green space in downtown L.A.
Business Week

New Metro Rail Map

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Woman Motorist

Port of L.A. approves trial run for electric tow tractor: Zero-pollution vehicles would move containers from the docks to local warehouses. The first one is expected to arrive by May
Daily Breeze

Public transportation ridership climbs
Metro Magazine
APTA Press Release:


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Dec. 4, 2007

A fair return for California
Whittier Daily News

An airport chief who flew high: The mayor might have a difficult time landing another manager as good as outbound Lydia Kennard,0,4581842.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Bus Rapid Transit BRT NEWSLANE: VOL. 5, NUMBER 4 (pdf file)

Bus Transit Service In Land Development Planning (pdf file)
Transit Cooperative Research Program/Transportation Research Board

Comparative Review And Analysis Of State Transit Funding Programs
Nation Cooperative Highway Research Program/Transportation Research Board

Congestion Pricing: A primer (pdf file)
U.S. Federal Highway Administration

Future Of Highway And Transit Finance: Steering clear of the breakdown lane (pdf file)
Transportation Research News

Government finalizes rules for port ID card: Background checks to begin in March on 750,000; card to go into effect 18 months later
Press Telegram

L.A.'s unfriendly skies: Kennard offered regional solution to air travel problems
Daily News

MTA driver killed when bus hits tree
Daily Breeze

Redlands finally gets started updating General Plan
Redlands Daily Facts

Region can't fix key problems, official warns: David E. Janssen, L.A. County's retiring chief executive, makes a pitch for giving his successor more power,1,5184297.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

Transportation-bond dollars unlikely to end traffic jams
Capitol Weekly

Turning Green Into Gold (see no. 10 on list)
LA City Beat


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Jan. 3, 2007

Four speeches to set priorities for governor's second term: Schwarzenegger's focus in the next week will be on infrastructure, healthcare insurance and the environment,0,5555829,full.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

L.A. airport agency's chief is stepping down: In two stints, Lydia Kennard oversaw efforts to secure LAX after Sept. 11 and shepherded plans to upgrade the facility,1,5437139.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles to Expand, Improve and Market Downtown's Free Wireless
Government Technology

Los Angeles to Get First Taste of Transit-Oriented Mega-Developments
Smart Growth Online

Motorist drives around gate, is killed by train
Whittier Daily News

Signs of progress on mass transit
North County Times/Californian

Task force will explore Ventura county growth strategy
Ventura County Star


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday January 2, 2007

101 bridge work 91% complete
Although a lack of money stalls repairs on the 150, other projects are on track
Ventura County Star

Airport names getting revised: Commission votes to rename Palmdale and Ontario facilities to reflect their proximity to Los Angeles,1,1920225.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Peek under the floorboard of a fuel cell car
San Francisco Chronicle

She's L.A.'s pedal pusher: Monica Howe sees herself as the voice of a two-wheeled future, dedicated to the notion that an urban bicycle culture will make this a better place to live,1,5848832.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Monday January 1, 2007

Driving into the new year with the new laws
Daily Bulletin

Eastbound 91 Express Lanes tolls rise today: Prices solidify the 91's position as one of the country's most expensive tollways
Orange County Register

Tax-free transit benefits increase
Metro Magazine

Wanted: New Metrolink station: Highgrove man sees need to ease likely rise in traffic
San Bernardino Sun

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Dec. 31, 2007

Free Fares Offered On Metro Buses, Trains

MTA Offers Free Holiday Fares

Path to parade is golden
Ride MTA for free
Pasadena Star News

Railing against noise: Residents fed up with Gold Line's loud presence
Pasadena Star News

Road projects as thick as traffic: SANBAG to launch various upgrades
Press Enterprise

Seesaw in Southland
Whittier Daily News

Straightening up so LAX can fly right: Coming attractions in 2007: Spiffed-up terminals and drive-through check-in.,1,2892697.column?coll=la-travel-headlines
Los Angeles Times

TIMES PAST: A nervous ride on Angels Flight,1,3949781.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Top 10 Stories: Drivers get boost from Measure M
Orange County Register