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Transportation Headlines for Friday Feb. 16, 2007

Bond money rolls in for L.A. roads,0,279374.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Bus attacker sought (Foothill Transit)
Whittier Daily News

Council Honors Patti Post as Local Activist
Palisades Post

EPA Might Pose Roadblock To 60 Freeway HOV Lane Plan: Plan Must Pass Environmental Protection Agency

L.A. Marathon, MTA Racing to Ready Transportation for Race

Los Angeles airports: Villaraigosa says new air service at other city airports will ease overcrowding at Los Angeles International
The Argonaut

MTA, L.A. Marathon To Split Tab For Runners' Transportation

Omnitrans proposes changes that affect Yucaipa
Yucaipa News Mirror

Plans For Port Terminal Get First Public Meeting
Long Beach Gazette

SANBAG Board OK’s new strategy
Highland Community News

SEPTA Looking at Fare Hikes
ABC News

SEPTA to Propose Fare Increase, Possible Service Cuts in 2008 Operating Budget
Yahoo! Finance

Southbound on-ramp from Braddock Drive to San Diego Freeway closed for four weeks
The Argonaut

Transit deal reached for L.A. Marathon,1,7258477.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Transportation Commission endorses opening HOV lane on SR60 during 'off-peak'
San Diego Union Tribune

Venice Boulevard median landscape beautification to be completed soon
The Argonaut


Transportation Headlines for Thursday Feb. 15, 2007

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

Dust-up over L.A. Marathon is fast, furious,1,6799723.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials Disagree On Who Pays For Free Ride For Marathoners

Planning for Disaster: An obscure group gets millions to make L.A. work, but “SCAG” is a flop
L.A. Weekly

San Diego Airport officials propose freeway, rail connections
North County Times/Californian

Take traffic into account
Whittier Daily News

Toll roads: Come to a full stop Re "State's future may be paved with fees," Feb. 13,0,4447559.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Which Technique Can Beat LA Traffic?: It's Experience Vs. Technology In NBC4's Test Race


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Feb. 14, 2007

Agency hopes less means more in transportation: SANBAG plans to concentrate on fewer projects to get more federal money
Victorville Daily Press

Alternative Fuels Conference: One-stop Shopping That's Fuel, Vehicle, and Technology Neutral
Auto Channel

California gas prices heading up
Sacramento Bee

Changing car-pool lanes: OCTA is expanding access, considering allowing solo drivers at non-peak hours.
Orange County Register

City (Burbank) studies ways to improve traffic flow: Within the next few months the city will implement a system that monitors traffic volume and speed to time traffic signals
Burbank Leader

End of the line for railroad's 'Dinger dynasty': Tom Dinger, a third-generation train engineer, makes one last Los Angeles-to-San Diego round trip. Dingers have been working on the railroads for nearly 90 years,0,1791292.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Future Financing Options to Meet Highway and Transit Needs (pdf)
Transportation Research Board

L.A. mayor wants citywide wireless access: Antonio Villaraigosa proposes a Wi-Fi plan that would provide free or low-cost Internet services over 498 square miles in 2009,1,2276411.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

NJ Transit Chief Explains Fare Hike

N.J. Transit Proposes Average Fare Increase of 9.6%

Tool for Rush-Hour User Charge Evaluation
Federal Highway Administration

Value of toll roads: Let some drivers pay more, starting with trucks on the 710
Press Telegram


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Feb. 13, 2007

Alternative Fuels Study: A Report to Congress on Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Alternative Fuels in Transit Vehicles (pdf file)
Federal Transit Administration

Bus Rider Arrested With Knife, Toy Gun (Long Beach Transit)

Calif.’s future may be paved with fees: Voter-approved bonds won’t bankroll all new roads. Up ahead: public and private tollways,0,5991984.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Castaic District One of Few to Get Natural Gas Bus
Santa Clarita Signal

Daniel Weintraub: State set to divide first dollars from Proposition 1B
Sacramento Bee

Devices signal traffic safety
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Letters to the Editor: A Better Solution (mass transit plans)
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Letters to the Editor: Extending the Subway
Daily News

Mayor Breaks Ground On Hollywood And Vine Makeover

MTA Bus Hits Pedestrian, 14, In Glendale

Much-touted TransLink card finally hits the transit scene
Oakland Tribune

NY MTA: Cell phone service to move forward
AM New York

OC says it can do little to cut LAX traffic: An alliance is studying options, but a key Orange County official says restrictions keep John Wayne Airport from absorbing more flights
Daily Breeze

Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Tool
Full Report:

Pier S project still green in more ways than one: Public gets first look at environmentally friendly shipping terminal, but process has long way to go
Press Telegram

Senate to vote on subway expansion: If bill passes, city can seek federal funds to extend rail line along Wilshire Boulevard to the ocean
Daily Bruin

Streets to close for Oscars: Academy Awards ceremony might cause delays

Transforming Los Angeles into a Sustainable City
World Changing

University of California Awarded Coveted Alternative Fuel: International petroleum giant allocates biofuel energy research grant to UC contingent
The Guardian


Transportation Headlines for Monday Feb. 12, 2007

Big comeback for an old star Hollywood and Vine to gain glitz with residences, shops
Daily News

Bridge Plan Divides Community: Some Protest $22 Million Effort Near New State Park
L.A. Downtown News

Journey at See Level: Walking in Downtown Yields Numerous Rewards
L.A. Downtown News

Keep Transit on Track!

MTA Scores Federal Funds
L.A. Downtown News

Sequel planned at iconic corner: Work begins today on a huge multiuse complex that may revitalize Hollywood and Vine,1,4981984.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Feb. 11, 2007

Bullet trains won't get us anywhere: California should abandon its expensive pipe dream of high-speed rail transport,1,4334881.story?coll=la-news-comment
Los Angeles Times

'Dial-a-ride' service in Yucaipa faces cutbacks - OMNILINK: A meeting is set for Monday to discuss changes including an end to weekend service
Press Enterprise

No high speed in proposed rail system
Press Enteprise

RailPAC Annual Meeting
Rail Passenger Association of California & Nevada

Roadwork, more on city's (Palmdale) federal funding wish list
Daily News

'Subway to sea' offers little bang for the buck: In the abstract, a train beneath Wilshire Boulevard between downtown Los Angeles and the Westside sounds great. But in reality, it would take decades to complete, while costing untold billions of dollars
Daily Breeze

They aim to clear the tracks: Officials set sights on relieving train clog
San Bernardino Sun

Trained to alert those on tracks: Blasting horn just part of Coaster engineer's job
San Diego Union Tribune

What’s the Toll? It Depends on the Time of Day (Congestion Pricing, 91 Expressway)
New York Times