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Transportation Headlines fot Saturday Feb. 10, 2007

AC Transit board buys the wrong type of bus
Contra Costa Times

AC Transit Increases Use of Controversial Buses
Berkeley Daily Planet

Affected Routes Serve More Than 50 Major Destination Points: Riders on several Los Angeles bus-lines will be getting a big break on fares, later this month
KNX 1070 AM

Bus Fares Get Dropped To Pick Up New Riders

Editorial: No hybrids need apply - They're called carpool lanes for a reason
Sacramento Bee

Las Vegas Monorail system in dire straits
United Press International

On Saturdays Kids Ride Free on the COASTER in February, March and April
Fallbrook Village News

REMINISCING: 100 Years Ago, Electric Tracks Spanned County and Beyond
Metropolitan News Enterprise

Sprinter rail bike trail to stop just inside Oceanside city limits from Escondido
North County Times / Californian


Transportation Headlines for Friday Feb. 9, 2007

Commuter routes derailed (railroad track construction)
Whittier Daily News

Downtown bus route running out of gas (Omnitrans)
Redlands Daily Facts

For the Oscars, they want the buckling to stop here: Workers race to fix a cracked section of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of the Kodak Theatre, where the ceremony will be held Feb. 25,1,3826359.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Gas prices are going up again: At California pumps, cost is 40 cents more than nationwide
San Francisco Chronicle

Los Angeles and Ventura Counties: Economic and quality of life meltdown ahead if housing crisis not resolved, study says

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Mercury Spill on LA Subway Platform
KNX 1070 AM

Metrolink Train Collides With Stalled Car

Officials File Criminal Charges In Subway Mercury Spill Case

Reno-Tahoe coalition builds support for 2018 Olympic bid
Daily News

Santa Monica: Big Blue Bus starts new Santa Monica College service and increases frequency on several existing routes

Sierra Madre Council Agrees to Fight Housing Mandates (SCAG)
Burbank Weekly

Subway to Nowhere II: Wilshire Boulevard plan offers too little bang for the buck
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Feb. 8, 2007

City, MTA Agree on the East/West Bikeway Corridor
La Cañada Valley Sun

Free Flow: Bush seeks to cut spending for passenger trains and airports (Amtrak)
International Herald Tribune

Future of Carpool Lanes In L.A.
L.A. Voice

House Lifts L.A. Subway Tunneling Ban

House votes to repeal law blocking subway construction on L.A.'s Westside: Rep. Henry Waxman persuades lawmakers that a ban on federal funding for tunneling, which he pushed in 1985, should now be lifted. The move eliminates an obstacle to extending the Red Line,1,4863484.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

LA Traffic Committee Has Formation Meeting This Saturday!
L.A. Cowboy

Proposed bus reductions on MTA routes draw protests
Daily News

Sprawl and Obesity: A Review Of Research and Arguments

Tagger Accused Of $70,000 In Damage Receives Prison Time

Transit agency touts new fare, route plan: Fare increases and route changes are part of a plan to boost Omnitrans' revenues
Press Enterprise

TSA chief defends rail, mass transit security measures
Government Executive

Vietnam Plans to Build $33B High Speed Railway

Whittier Boulevard will be closed today: Work on railroad bridge scheduled
Whittier Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Feb. 7, 2007

3 Injured When MTA Bus, Taxi Collide In Van Nuys

Color subway commuters confused: The Red Line is the Red Line to N. Hollywood but it's now the Purple Line to Western Avenue,1,4994551.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

'Friendly skies' over Palmdale starting June 7
Antelope Valley Press

Garcetti Upbeat on the State of Hollywood: Parking is ‘highest priority’ says council president
L.A. Independent

Highway Task Force Encourages Residents to Apply
Santa Clarita Signal

L.A. Goes Public: After decades of neglect, L.A.'s public transit gets a redesign--and a lot of new fans
Fast Company

PierPASS Survey Shows Port Truck Drivers Stay Positive on OffPeak: New Poll at Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach Shows Trips Numbers and Earnings on the Rise; Points to Available Capacity
Business Wire

President's budget cuts to impact state: Health care services take big hit
Whittier Daily News

Senators Boxer, Feinstein Introduce Legislation to Permit Subway Tunneling in Parts of Los Angeles: Bill would allow for more mass transit in congested region
All American Patriots

Special Report: 'The Road Wars' (bicycling)

Vote is next stop for 'subway to the sea': House expected to approve Metro Red Line extension
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Feb. 6, 2007

511 traffic phone lines may raise crash risk
USA Today

ACS takes Mexico City's transit system contactless
Contactless News

Ad campaign for Palmdale, Ontario airports is lifting off
Daily Breeze

Analysts are split on TWIC: Some claim flaws in credential security, while TSA and others back the program
Government Computer News

Bike safety bill missing gears
Whittier Daily News

Budget for Transportation Department Shortchanges Consumers: Statement of Joan Claybrook, President of Public Citizen
Public Citizen

Clean-air school bus equipment will be bought with AQMD grant money
Whittier Daily News

Construction spurs freeway closures: Traffic on I-5 to be rerouted all week.
Orange County Register

County Study: Report outlines transit habits (Amtrak)
San Luis Obispo Tribune

Electric vehicles generate buzz: High-performance models planned include an SUV and sports cars. Enthusiasts are excited and skeptical,0,7110145.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Mayor Announces Plan to Expand Service at L.A. Airports

O.C. carpool rule change more likely: Caltrans will allow its local director to decide whether to let solo drivers use the lanes outside rush hour,1,3645771.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Remarks For The Honorable Mary Peters Secretary Of Transportation - Department Of Transportation Budget For Fiscal Year 2008 (Webcast)

Statement Regarding President Bush's Proposed FY 2008 DOT Budget by William W. Millar
American Public Transportation Association

Steve Harvey: Only in L.A. - Southland's parking frustrations are measured in meters,1,949620.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

United to fly from Palmdale
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

You Don't Need a Car in LA: Launches Directions Resource for Los Angeles Public Transportation System - Company Expands Successful Online Directions Resource to West Coast with Enhanced Features for Finding Detailed Directions, Maps
Sys Con Media
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Transportation Headlines for Monday Feb. 5, 2007

Apartments above the metro line
Here in Van Nuys

Bike safety bill missing gears
Whittier Daily News

Frank Gruber – What I say: Promenade to LACMTA in 14 Minutes?
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

It could be the end of the lines: MTA proposes cutting 3 dozen bus routes
Daily News

It Takes a Transit Village: MTA Chief Trash Talks Sprawl at Downtown Event
L.A. Downtown News

Man struck, killed by Metro train,1,2335050.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Mobile lab to scope out air hazards: A specially equipped car will measure pollution levels in several South Bay communities to help fill gaping holes in environmental data,1,1932708.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Stickerless drivers stuck: To prevent clogged lanes, the state is not issuing any more permits allowing hybrid car owners to drive solo in carpool lanes,1,7941398.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Feb. 4, 2007

Antonovitch Praises Progress At Palmdale Airport

Desire grows for streetcars: Urged by mayors and advocacy groups, US cities and towns are examining the possibility of returning the forgotten vehicles to their streets
Christian Science Monitor

Getting To The Airport: Pre-pre-boarding made breezier,1,7390942.story?coll=la-travel-headlines
Los Angeles Times

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. Feasibility of a water conduit will also be explored,1,3441574.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Husing discusses transportation (goods movement)
Daily Bulletin

New phase for I-215: Widening of freeway kicks off
San Bernardino Sun

NoHo as Center of the Valley

Officials want to clear way for a new Hwy. 395
San Bernardino Sun

Omnitrans: Notice of Public Meetings - Proposed Schedule and Fare Changes

Schwarzenegger's golden opportunity: The governor has the bond money and political leverage to reshape the state's growth toward a more sustainable future,1,4840839.story?coll=la-news-comment
Los Angeles Times