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Transportation Headlines for Friday Jan. 19, 2007

Amtrak exec says it can keep long-distance trains

Authorities Looking For Man Behind Mercury Spill

California's Greenhouse Gas Initiative: Experts on Transportation, Energy, Air Quality

A contentious cargo plan: As a huge L.A. rail yard nears capacity, a proposal to build a second one generates concern about the effect on air quality,1,5802768.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Council Members Visit Sacramento (Gold Line Foothill extension)
La Cañada Valley Sun

Group of elected officials and activists asks MTA to extend Green Line to LAX
The Argonaut

House and Senate Appropriators Plan Joint Resolution - FY 2007 Transit Funding Level Threatened
American Public Transportation Association

How to untangle gridlock Tunnels, double-decked roads, tollways and private financing are part of the cure for a disease everyone knows will get worse (Reason Foundation),0,3271128.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

LA's Most Walkable Streets
L.A. City Nerd

Luxury wrapped in gridlock: A Waldorf-Astoria hotel at a congested Beverly Hills intersection? Residents are polarized,0,5434850.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Many tools available to sidestep L.A. gridlock
Pepperdine University Graphic

Mercury spill focus placed on response
Daily News

Mercury spill in L.A. subway probed,0,7581502.story
Los Angeles Times

MTA admits subway spill errors: Agency waited eight hours to act after being told that mercury was on a Red Line platform. 'Basic protocols weren't followed,' Molina says,1,6614611.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Napolitano Begins Work on Three New Subcommittees
California Chronicle

Ports expect boom in construction: Multiple proposals are discussed at a meeting of industry leaders in San Pedro. Solid growth is expected in exports and rail usage
Daily Breeze

Railroad Industry’s First Exhaust Catalyst Being Tested in Los Angeles
Business Wire

Rosendahl named chairman of regional airport authority
The Argonaut

SCAG Studies Housing Needs
Arcadia Weekly

State agency to look at Hwy. 101 widening
Ventura County Star

Turning to greener wheels: With Nuñez at the forefront, more state legislators choose hybrids as official vehicles. They're statement cars now, an image consultant says,1,2866254.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Union Pacific going greener: New engine uses 15% less fuel, releases 80% fewer particulates
Press Telegram


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Jan. 18, 2007

Are London-Style Traffic Charges The Answer for U.S. Congestion?
Wall Street Journal

BNSF working exclusively with Victorville on hub
Desert Dispatch

California's Goods Movement Action Plan Is Good News for the State's Manufacturers
Market Wire

Community Conscious Commuting
L.A. Voice

MTA could provide 240 more spaces
Daily News

O.C. developer sues over Foothill South route: Rancho Mission Viejo says the tollway agency is violating an agreement by planning the route through San Onofre,1,6251216.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

San Pedro traffic report runs into some congestion: Backers of Ponte Vista say signals, other moves will ease the burden. Skeptics doubt the findings
Daily Breeze

Spill In Los Angeles Raises Terrorism Question
CBS 11 TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth)

Stay away: I-215 weekend closure
San Bernardino Sun

Traffic solution: Don't drive - Re "Traffic disaster towers over L.A.," column, Jan. 14,0,1159192.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Victorville gets rail hub: Intermodal yard may bring 20,000 high-paying jobs, city predicts
Victorville Daily Press

Who wants a deep-dish Olympics? The L.A.-Chicago rivalry goes athletic as the two cities compete for the U.S. bid to host the 2016 Olympics,0,334741.column?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Jan. 17, 2007

Bill would boost Amtrak funding
Whittier Daily News

Congresswoman Matsui Named to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
California Chronicle

CTA Finds New Spots To Display Advertising
WBBM 780 Chicago

Oberstar's now the go-to transportation guy
Scripps News

Plan calls for new fees for FasTrak users on I-15 car pool lanes
San Diego Union Tribune

Seeing the light at the end of the bottleneck,1,7962027.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
Bottleneck Blog:

Small but kickin’ transit advocacy at SoCaTa
L.A. Green Girl

Telecommuters may go nowhere -- careerwise,1,7047950.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Two small airports going Hollywood
USA Today

Universal transit pass trial hits snag
San Francisco Examiner

Water, Traffic Plan Prompts Drilling In Santa Ana Mountains


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Jan. 16, 2007

Highway tunnel tests planned for Santa Ana Mountains: The MWD will begin boring test holes for a proposed tunnel linking O.C. and the Inland Empire,1,2632956.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA fare hike likely in light of red ink: The governor's proposal withholds millions that the transit agency was expecting for the coming year
Daily Breeze

MTA questions Arnold's plan to withhold transit funds
Daily News

New San Francisco Light Rail Line Opens

Regional airports are the future
Pasadena Star News

Tracking of hours-of-service violators proposed: Bus and truck companies with a history of serious hours-of-service (HOS) violations may be required to install electronic on-board recorders in all of their commercial vehicles for a minimum of two years
Metro Magazine


Transportation Headlines for Monday Jan. 15, 2007

A Superbus for the 21st century

Chinatown Project Blossoms Again: Bond Companies' $144 Million Development Is Fast-Tracked, Though Some Protest (Metro Gold Line Chinatown Station)
L.A. Downtown News

City Launches Washington Boulevard Improvement Effort
L.A. Downtown News

Costa Mesa studying bike trail: City officials hope to spruce up flood- control channels with path for cyclists
Orange County Register

Finalizing Freedom for Seniors
Santa Clarita Signal

McCarthy Building Companies Breaks Ground for Central Los Angeles Middle School #3 (Metro Red Line Vermont Station)
Fast Pitch

Proposal to slash funds for transit draws ire: Critics say plan a threat to county Metrolink service
Ventura County Star

'Smart cards' drive changes in transit
USA Today


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Jan. 14, 2007

Floating airport proposal resurfaces
San Diego Union Tribune in Beta
Metro Rider

Traffic disaster towers over L.A.,1,6585765.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Urban planning: Starting points for students and scholars
American Library Association