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Transportation Headlines for Friday Jan. 26, 2007

Bigger buses to hit the Orange Line: Sixty-five-foot-long vehicles to allow for additional riders on crowded route
Daily News

Boost for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research
Fuel Cell Works

Energy experts knock Bush plan for ethanol as gas substitute
San Francisco Chronicle

Freeways' tainted air harms children's lungs, experts say: Lifelong damage is found in 13-year study of 3,600 Southland youngsters living within 500 yards of a highway,0,2051206.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

LAist Interview: The City's Bike Queen

New Metro chief vows system will be best (WMATA)
Washington Times

Raise the bus fares: The MTA is deep in the red, making a fare hike -- not seen in more than a decade -- a reasonable decision,0,2713416.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Relief Ahead: At least they didn’t leave out the 405
Daily News

SANBAG looks at new fund policy
Highland Community News

Shuttle to make round trips to Kaiser in Woodland Hills
Thousand Oaks Acorn

State expectation for Thousand Oaks affordable housing downsized
Thousand Oaks Acorn

Traffic relief more than just adding lanes (SANDAG)
North County Times/Californian

Youth on scooter killed in crash with MTA train in Watts,1,5030257.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Yucaipa Council approves plans for a transit center
Yucaipa News Mirror


Transportation Headines for Thursday Jan. 25, 2007

Caltrans auditing state's OnTrac reimbursements: It's revisiting $36 million it paid for property needed for the Placentia rail project, a venture that nearly bankrupted the city,1,868070.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Driver hit, killed by train was hard of hearing, family says
Ventura County Star

Eric Owen Moss: The leading architect on why L.A. is poised to be the city of the future
L.A. City Beat

Executive Order: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management
President Bush, The White House

Get L.A. Moving: I Think We Can, I Think We Can
L.A. Voice

More trains but less pollution? Experts debate BNSF planned rail hub’s environmental impact on High Desert air quality
Victorville Daily Press

Redesigning Los Angeles: As L.A.’s mishmash of styles and thoroughfares clutters our lives, architects, planners, and activists are demanding a new future
L.A. City Beat

Remarks For The Honorable Mary Peters, Secretary Of Transportation: Transportation Research Board, Washington, Dc January 24, 2007

Revised L.A. Port plan derided at meeting: Scaled-down version unites camps in vocal opposition
Press Telegram

Rail lines to expand intermodal service between L.A., Southeast
The Trucker

S.F. Valley gains clout in L.A.
Business leaders in area moving into citywide roles
Daily News

Spill points to cracked MTA
Whittier Daily News

Statement Regarding The U.S. President's State Of The Union: Statement by American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President William W. Millar
American Public Transportation Association

Train needs makeover before next Hollywood close-up
Scripps News

U.S. motorists cutting back a bit: Americans cut miles driven for the first time since 1980. High prices are behind the change in transportation habits,0,7912888.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Who should steer the port? (Long Beach)
Press Telegram

Wrong direction on carpool lanes - Re "Kids aren't carpoolers," editorial, Jan. 23,0,2604499.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Jan. 24, 2007

22 Freeway project hits more bumps: Some at OCTA want a larger fine if the contractor misses another deadline on 22
Orange County Register

Airport Commissioners Adopt "Green" Building Policy Standards
Market Wire

AQMD: Natural gas will foul air
Press Enterprise

Amtrak CEO calls for public money for rail capacity
San Diego Union Tribune

Amtrak chief: Railroad needs image boost
Business Week

Blundering MTA - Re "MTA could provide 240 more spaces" (Jan. 18):
Daily News

Builder: Sprinter will be finished on time, despite predictions
North County Times/Californian

City Seeking $55 Million for 11 Transit Projects
Santa Clarita Signal

Driverless bus: Who wants to be first?

FBI Arrests Subway Mercury Spill Suspect

FBI Questions Man In Mercury Spill Investigation

Man dies in train-car crash
Whittier Daily News

N.J. Transit Proposes 10 Percent Fare Increase
New York Times

Rebirth of Angels Flight: Six years after it was closed following a fatal crash, downtown L.A.'s landmark railway is slated to reopen,0,524226.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Regulators sue state over 'hot gas': AQMD complains that a Public Utilities Commission policy would allow the import of a natural gas that will increase smog.
Daily Breeze

Report: Ground rules needed for bonds
North County Times/Californian

Right on Westside Gridlock
Santa Monica Surf

Transient held in MTA mercury spill: Authorities say the man told them he found it in trash on the Westside and hoped to sell it for money to buy drugs,1,956833,full.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Jan. 23, 2007

8 Myths About Video Surveillance Systems
Metro Magazine

Analyst: Public-works bonds would overextend state
Daily News

From Paris to Portland, a Desire for Streetcars
Mass Transit

Kids aren't carpoolers: Carpool lanes don't work. Maybe it would help to require at least one passenger be a licensed driver,0,2742248.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

L.A., Chicago submit bids for Olympics: U.S. group to turn in nomination for 2016 summer site by Sept. 15
Daily News

Largest National Fuels, Vehicles and Technology Expo Announced for April 1-4 in Anaheim, Calif.
Mass Transit

L.A. submits detailed bid to USOC: Next step in the bidding process for the 2016 Olympics will be site visits,1,7502158.story?coll=la-headlines-sports
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach officials reject natural gas terminal,0,4613845.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles seeks to stage 2016 Olympic Games

Los Angeles Submits Domestic Bid Books for 2016 Olympic Games to United States Olympic Committee: L.A. Bid Embodies a California Promise and Games Dedicated to Athletes
PR Newswire
Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games:

Memorial Unveiled to Honor Victims and Heroes of Deadly Metrolink Crash

Program Gives Homeless Ticket Home
Santa Monica Lookout News

Transit officials get freeway updates today: Agenda items also include sound wall, Riverside County plans
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Monday Jan. 22, 2007

Bring Chinatown Into the Downtown Renaissance
L.A. Downtown News

California's evolution: The world's 5th-largest economic power is reinventing itself, and Arizona should watch
Arizona Republic

Congressman Waxman investigates EPA's LNG reversal
Malibu Times

Highway 395 to become expressway: Future realignment is already impacting local planning decisions
Victorville Daily Press

L.A. airports a hub for film production
Daily News

L.A. Officials Unveil Long Delayed Santa Monica Boulevard Project
Westside Chronicle

Mass Transit Committee Presents Final Report To City Council
Beverly Hills Courier

Mondo Conversion: Adaptive Reuse Project Would Be City's Largest, Creating More Than 500 Residential and Commercial Condos
L.A. Downtown News

Q&A / LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Are voters ready to pay for a subway-to-the-sea ride?,1,4330317,full.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Restoration Drive Underway for Historic ‘Mariachi Hotel’
Eastside Sun

Santa Monicans Welcome Rosendahl Selection to Chair Airport Panel
Santa Monica Mirror

Train crash memorial unveiled
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Jan. 21, 2007

Area west of I-5 eyes its future: Residents could form city or be part of Santa Clarita
Daily News

Car-pool funding backed for 405 but not 5
Daily Breeze

Everyone walks in L.A.
Metro Rider L.A.

Hybrids vehicle of choice for more and more legislators
Daily News

LANES OF COMMUNICATION: Readers by the hundreds have responded to the call for traffic complaints, comments and solutions,1,7140176,full.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. River project makes headway
Whittier Daily News

Marina del Rey residents assail growth plans,1,863481.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Olympic dreams: L.B., L.A. prep bid for Summer Games
Press Telegram

Plutonium transit uproar: Crash of truck with radioactive waste in desert stirs concerns
San Bernardino Sun

Railroad upgrades snarl traffic
Whittier Daily News

Relief en route to the 405: Bond money detoured away from Valley's I-5 section
Daily News

Reviving California — bond by bond: Political problems could prove to be stumbling block for state projects
Oakland Tribune

Steve Lopez: Points West - Transit boss' SUV is too big to ignore,1,5799329.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Jan. 20, 2007

Airlines' suit challenges LAX rent hike
Daily News

Airport project funds sought: Bob Hope plan to be discussed
Daily News

Idea for Metrolink station in Highgrove gets more time
Press Telegram

Luminaries light Olympic bid: Mayor, governor, heroes cite history for L.A.'s claim
Daily News

Mercury on subway platform was touched by at least four people: Officials said none of those exposed appeared to have been sickened by the mercury, which can cause health problems,1,3075651.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Minimum fee coming for toll customers
North County Times/Californian

MTS budgets for 70 buses, trolley cameras
San Diego Union Tribune

Museum lays tracks all across the city (San Diego’s Santa Fe Depot),0,2841331.story?coll=cl-calendar
Los Angeles Times

Phantom parking on the Westside: Exasperated locals say restaurants eager to expand are lining up fictitious spaces on West 3rd Street to satisfy city requirements,1,4526618.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times