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Transportation Headlines for Saturday Feb. 3, 2007

Big Blue Bus Adds Line, More Trips
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

New flights in Ontario, Palmdale expected to take load off LAX: Expanded service at Ontario and reopening of Palmdale are aimed at easing burden on LAX,1,2603147.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

BNSF, Victorville To Explore Intermodal Project
Cal Trade Report

City That Loves Mass Transit Looks to the Sky for More
New York Times

Commercial Airline Service to Expand in SoCal

End of the road for car-pool perk: Applications exceed hybrid sticker supply
Daily News

Grand Avenue project needs help, report says: Tax breaks are essential, L.A. legislative analyst says. The rebates could top out at $66 million,0,3321653.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

House Freezes Amtrak, Boosts Highway Spending
National Association of Railroad Passenger

How to Unclog the Nation's Highways
Heartland Institute

Local officials set out for D.C. to solicit transportation funds: Money still needed to improve rail and roadways in county
Simi Valley Acorn

New suburban flights will offer LAX relief: United will fly from the Palmdale airport and ExpressJet from Ontario
Daily Breeze

OCTA, contractor dispute Garden Grove Freeway work: With construction dragging on, transportation officials are angry. There's a clash over penalty fines too,1,2657201.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Tolls to aid 91 widening: Transit officials allocate $250,000 to help Riverside County plan to add lanes to Riverside Freeway
Orange County Register

United may offer flights to Bay Area: Airline negotiating pact to bring Palmdale service
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Friday Feb. 2, 2007

As Plans For Europe-Africa Rail Link Develop, U.S. Lags

Beeline's Route 3 to Remain
La CaƱada Online

Carpool stickers for hybrid cars almost gone
San Francisco Chronicle

Costly L.A. River plan contains a raft of new ideas: Proposed $2-billion makeover of the ugly concrete waterway calls for a string of parks, housing and offices,1,7301071.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

EPA Scientists Urge Tighter Smog Limits: Federal scientists to recommend tighter smog standards, other options for healthier air
CBS News

For LV visitors, monorail is a train to nowhere: Strip route has been losing riders since peaking in mid-2005
Las Vegas Sun

Free up the car-pool lanes: OCTA pushing smart rule changes to increase lane use and to ease entering and exiting
Orange County Register

Gold Line Timing System Approved
Pasadena Independent

House Joint Resolution Sets Funding at SAFETEA-LU Level: $8.975 Billion - A New Record for Transit!
American Public Transportation Association

Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century
American Public Transportation Association

Secretary Peters Advances Plans to Reduce Congestion on the Nation’s Busiest Highways, Announces Semi-Finalists in Corridors of the Future Program
U.S. Department of Transportation

Traffic at airport goes up slightly: The convenience of the Bob Hope facility is cited as a factor in a 3.2% increase in the number of passengers in 2006
Burbank Leader


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Feb. 1, 2006

Cleaner trains rolling out from Commerce
Whittier Daily News

Freeway is hot topic at forum (I-710 tunnel)
Pasadena Star News

Gridlock on the Highways Above, Streets Below
KCRW Radio 89.9 FM (webcast audio)

High-speed train's near standstill
Sacramento Bee

Mini towns could dot MTA lines: Development along Orange route spurs vision of new lifestyle
Daily News

New route for 395 - SANBAG proposed realignments of highway could cut through existing residential and commercial areas: High Desert officials see obstacles
Victorville Daily Press

New Ultra-Low Emission Locomotive Goes to Work in Union Pacific’s Los Angeles Basin Rail Yards: Sixty of the Environmentally Friendly Locomotives to be on the Job by July
Business Wire

Opinion Letters: More ideas on transportation,0,886786.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Rail projects high on priority, low on money - GOODS MOVEMENT: Construction to ease rail congestion in the region may take 10-plus years
Press Enterprise

Redevelopment agency to vote on the Grand Avenue project,1,5216369.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Take valuables with you: You'll need them to afford the skyrocketing parking rates around L.A.,0,3197440.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

The Mark - a fast-paced training video depicting a fictionalized version of an all-too-real threat against a metropolitan transit system. It demonstrates to transit employees how asking the right questions and following their instincts when faced with suspicious and unusual circumstances could ultimately mean the difference between life and death
Federal Transit Administration

Transit Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment: 2006 Second Edition
Transportation Research Board/Federal Transit Administration

TV marketing ploy in Boston backfires: At least nine electronic devices planted at bridges and other spots in Boston
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Jan. 31, 2007

Bus fares: Which way do we go? Re "A (higher) ticket to ride," editorial, Jan. 26,0,6668808.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Crowded Trains Plague Local Commuters
Santa Clarita Signal

Frank Gruber: What I Say - Killing Machines and Deadly Streets
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Gehry's Grand Scheme For L.A.

It may be time to hit the brakes: Putting homes, schools and parks by freeways was seen as a final frontier in L.A., but a USC study on pollution could force a rethinking.,0,2573499.story
Los Angeles Times

Las Vegas Monorail sets new monthly passenger low in December
Las Vegas Sun

L.B. Port proposes expansion: 160-acre Pier S would be built over former oil wells
Press Telegram

Los Angeles Metro Community-Based Service Sectors Plan Public Hearings
eMedia Wire

MTA Bus Strikes Car, No Injuries Reported

Rome's Subway Dig 'Slowed Down By The Past'

San Gabriel River Nature Trail project celebrates opening
Whittier Daily News

Smartcard Interoperability Issues for the Transit Industry
Transportation Research Board

Staffers get their marching, carpooling or biking orders: Whether they come to work by subway, bus, car pool or bicycle, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel's staff is now on the front lines of trying to do something about traffic congestion
Daily News

State sets stage for building high-speed rail
North County Times/Californian

Today's ports have come a long way
Press Telegram

Wi-Fi proposal would put Gold Line online
Pasadena Star News


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Jan. 30, 2007

Airport growth takes off: Van Nuys facility's charter firms planning new terminal, expansion
Daily News

BIA / LAEDC Study Highlights Serious Housing Shortage Facing Los Angeles and Ventura Counties: Combined Regions Have Housing Shortfall of Nearly 300,000 Homes
Yahoo! Finance

Bullet train plan may never leave station
Sacramento Bee

Cities, county working together for I-10 funds - S.B. COUNTY: City and county agencies working together to secure money for improvements
Press Enterprise

Diesel-hybrid bus on the cheap
Cnet News

Gillig (transit bus manufacturer) workers go on strike; one man arrested
Daily Review

Haulers' Lament - SECURITY: Federal rules could have a big impact on truck drivers
Press Enterprise

MTA officials consider starting a transit court
Whittier Daily News

North County Transportation Coalition Seeking Board Member
KHTS 1220 AM

Rail underpass is back on the planning board
Whittier Daily News

Three More High-Speed Train Regions On Track for Final Environmental Review
Digital 50

When will the U.S. have mass transit? (cites L.A. as “acting responsibly” to make a change)
Earth & Sky Radio


Transportation Headlines for Monday Jan. 29, 2007

All Aboard? Operators Pledge Angels Flight Will Reopen by Summer, Though Council Action Looms
L.A. Downtown News

Bill would provide bikers with buffer against traffic
Pasadena Star News

Cost in way of greener buses. STATE LAW: Some school districts are not able to replace fleets or maintain air-friendly vehicles
Riverside Press Enterprise

Curitiba's Ex-Mayor Prescribes "Urban Acupuncture"
World Changing

Hooray For Hollywood's Urban Renaissance

Lower MTA fares to boost ridership Re "A (higher) ticket to ride," editorial, Jan. 26,0,4052005.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

MTA considers creating its own court: Agency officials believe they could boost compliance -- and collections -- with a system focused on transit,1,6905701.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Oregon Company to be Awarded Federal Contractor for First U.S.-Made Modern Streetcar
Mass Transit

Parallel tracks for Red Cars, papers?,0,2479137.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Supersized transit (Metro Orange Line)
Daily News

West L.A. Chamber and Brentwood ‘Visionary’ See Monorail As Answer to Traffic Woes
Westside Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Jan. 28, 2007

Developing green ways to get around
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Man's death on train tracks stuns Moorpark: Withington, 76, admired for helping his neighbors
Daily News

National Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference Program Announced, Anaheim CA April 1-4, 2007
The Auto Channel

Steve Lopez: Points West - Something's wrong with unused right of way (Metro Exposition Light Rail),1,6808048.column?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Using the '12-Minute' Metro Map

Victoria Avenue plan elicits concerns: Reconfiguration would reduce lanes, businesses
Ventura County Star

What fate awaits key coastal bridge?
San Diego Union Tribune

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Jan. 27, 2007

Delays are a SigAlert for taxpayers: Who will be accountable for the missed deadlines on the 22 Freeway widening project?
Orange County Register

Governor, You Need to Give Transit a Much Higher Priority to Protect the Environment
California Progress Report

Inland counties' job growth far outpaces coast's: The nearly fivefold margin over 15 years reflects inland's emergence as self-sufficient,1,397015.story?coll=la-headlines-business-careers
Los Angeles Times

Inland Empire roadways may get needed attention
Daily Bulletin

Job numbers growing faster inland
Daily Bulletin

New task force grapples with safety issues on Hwy. 118
Camarillo Acorn

L.A. Times likes fare hikes, hates carpool lanes
Metro Rider L.A.

MTA Gives $5 Mil. Toward Interchange (I-5)
The Signal

O.C. transit officials rethink contract for troubled Access paratransit program: Veolia Transportation has problems getting to riders on time and getting them to their destinations
KTLA 5 TV/Los Angeles Times

Report proposes taxes to finance state’s road fixes
San Francisco Examiner
California Travels: Financing Our Transportation,

Riding the Sunshine: Whittier-area bus attracts riders
Whittier Daily News

Want your NY MTA-TV? It's coming to Web soon
New York Daily News