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Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 2, 2007

A Zillion New Neighbors - Scared by a weakening downtown, City Hall is set to obliterate zoning protections
L.A. Weekly

Burbank Airport has record passenger totals - Strong performance and new airline factor into a boost to local travel hub while LAX figures decline
Burbank Leader

Californians consuming less gas - FILLING UP? NOT QUITE AS OFTEN
Mercury News

Caltrans Submits Plan to FHWA to Protect $3 Billion in Federal Funds, Releases Disparity Study for Federal Transportation Contracts
Yahoo! Business

Congestion Pricing for Los Angeles: An Open Letter to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
The Planning Report

Expansion plan a first step toward green Port - Environmental groups, businesses hope TraPac terminal will be successful model for future growth
Press Telegram

Fast Track to Nowhere
Government Technology

Glenoaks Canyon bus routes trimmed again - Persistently low ridership has made the current service financially unsound, Metro officials say.
Glendale News Press

GPS system to predict Caltrain arrivals
Mercury News

Hybrid hydrogen fuel cell bus to see service in Antwerp
Fuel Cell Today

Metro Monthly Passes Must Be Hot

Mini-Blue Bus Is Calling Us
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Name of Metrolink fatality released
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

New York MTA Puts Elevator and Escalator Outages Online,0,1287447.story?coll=am-local-headlines
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NY Mayor Takes the Subway — by Way of S.U.V.
New York Times

Price of clean air - A new state `tax' will be costly for the construction business, but well worth paying
Press Telegram

SM: Caltrans Has No Say Over Incline Work Hours
Palisadian Post

State Senate fails to pass budget,1,4097682.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Trouble on Line 120 - A homeless man goes in pursuit of a ride – and a little respect
L.A. City Beat

Wash. City Using Classical Music To Chase Gangs From Bus Stop

While Biting Villaraigosa, Villines Shows How To Work In A Coalition Government
Bill Bradely: New West Notes