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Transportation Headlines for Friday September 28, 2007

Blue Bus Breaks Ground
Santa Monica Mirror

Bus drivers union sets strike date for Omnitrans
Press Enterprise

CARB unveils $1 billion plan to reduce emissions California plans to spend beaucoup bucks cleaning up the state’s air, especially in southern California
Land Line

Dozing in the Slow Lane - Who are the leaders who can get Los Angeles moving again?
L.A. City Beat

Drivers to pay for pushing it - Council OKs red light cameras eight years after rejecting them (.pdf)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Hwy. 118 accidents drop 19% - Increased patrol credited for decline; officials say more needs to be done
Ventura County Star

Hybrid Flexcars Arrive, Students Eager to Get Behind Wheel
Pomona College Student Life

Industry groups hit ports' truck plan - Proposal aimed at reducing diesel emissions is called an economic threat and anti-competitive
Daily Breeze

LNG hearings coming up
Malibu Times

Large transit-oriented development OKd for North Hollywood - The NoHo Art Wave will have a mix of housing, retail and office space,1,5031211.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Enter Exclusive Negotiations with Lowe Enterprises for Major North Hollywood Development
Business Wire

Metro Board of Directors Authorizes $455 Million for Wide Array of Transportation Improvements

Mixed-use project near transit hub moves ahead
Daily News

OCTA Approves New Contract With Mechanics And Service Workers - Collective bargaining agreement is worth $56.8 million over three years
Orange County Transportation Authority

On the road: Caltrans does drive-bys with a camera
Capitol Weekly

Pimp our Trolleys - Council looks to add more flavor to proposed fleet of retro wagons (.pdf)
Santa Monica Daily Press

SANBAG adjusts projects
Highland News

San Diego joins opposition of toll road extension - More than 12 cities or counties disapprove of its route, which cuts through San Onofre park and wetlands,1,3061035.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Ships are top port polluters - Officials are looking to create clean-air program by next year
San Diego Union Tribune

Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Statement of James S. Simpson, Administrator re: Small Starts
Federal Transit Administration

Train horns starting to go silent - Quiet Zone takes in 5 Pomona crossings
Daily Bulletin

Video part of Metrolink security - About half of county's Metrolink stations will be outfitted with surveillance cameras as part of a $ 6 million project
Orange County Register

Wilshire Subway Extension: Two Cents Needed