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Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 10, 2007

Amtrak may expand with federal funds
USA Today

Bridge work to shift traffic: Construction to begin on northbound lanes
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

City woos port, investors
Victorville Daily Press

Exclusive: Funds Approved For S.F. Central Subway

Light Rail Makes Stop in Santa Monica
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Markets can fix traffic
North County Times/Californian (from Washington Post)

Mitsubishi, Dole Fuel Boom at Small West Coast Ports

Next Stop.... Santa Monica?
LA Voice

Pelosi names Solis to House panel on global warming
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Silver Streak transit service set to launch
San Gabriel Valley Tribune


Transportation Headlines for Friday March 9, 2007

Art of the new: How a previously industrial area in Culver City morphed into the latest gallery hotspot (Metro Exposition Line),0,4746483.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

BART losing revenue through ticket scams: Recent fraud find: Manipulation of magnetic strip
San Francisco Chronicle

Big Blue Bus Improvements
Santa Monica Mirror

Big transportation projects connect hot spots of activity
San Diego Daily Transcript

Boston's Transit Authority To Issue Contactless Smart Cards
Card Technology

Claim filed against MTS on bus routes
San Diego Union Tribune

Driving force behind transit agency: Marian Bergeson, fresh off a term leading a state commission, looks forward to jumping from planes (CTC funding)
Orange County Register

Exposition Park signals in system
Daily News

Families of Remains Discovered by Metro Crews Asked to Contact Transit Officials
KNX 1070
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Fontana loses out on freeway funds
Fontana Herald News

Light at End of Tunnel for Station Square
Arcadia Weekly

Los Angeles River is a flood of inspiration: Poured in Place: 72 Los Angeles River Bridges,0,656893.story?coll=cl-art-features
Los Angeles Times

Mexican trucks to hit U.S. highways
Daily News

NJ Transit riders voice concern for fare hike
Asbury Park Press

NY MTA should avoid hike in 2008
Metro News

Omnitrans adjusts routes, fares
Press Enterprise

Refinery profit margins double in West: It's one reason price of gas in state is up 44 cents since Feb. 1
San Francisco Chronicle

Roads get funding: State-shirked projects reap local allocations
San Bernardino Sun

SANBAG looks for new transportation bond fund strategy
Press Enterprise

Santa Monica College: Trustees certify EIR and adopt Bundy Campus Master Plan
The Argonaut

SEPTA maps plans for raises, cutsTransit agency facing $100M deficit
Philadelphia Daily News

Silver Streak transit service set to launch
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The Other Orangeline: From the OC to LA and Quickly (MagLev)

Traffic is Down in London 's New Congestion Charge Zone
BBC News

Westchester/Playa del Rey: Caltrans discusses Lincoln Blvd. projects at public meeting
The Argonaut


Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 8, 2007

$300 tickets at train tracks: Countywide crackdown Wednesday morning targeted drivers who race crossing gates or stop on rails
Orange County Register

Big Blue Bus intro’s Mini Blue
Green L.A. Girl

Glendale OKs cameras for two intersections
Daily News

Hwy. 138 funding is sought: Leaders aim to find money to widen notorious route
Daily News

Jump-start to freeway stall: La Conchita link might have helped boost 101 project
Ventura County Star

Keep an eye on SANDAG, watchdogs
North County Times/Californian

Los Angeles might have edge over Chicago for Olympic bid: However, it's a game of mind reading as USOC officials say all the right things,1,5892552.column?coll=la-utilities-sports
Los Angeles Times

New Advances In Hydrogen Fuel Cell Manufacturing
Industry Week

New NREL Publication: AC Transit-Fuel Cell Buses: Preliminary Evaluation Results
Fuel Cell Works

OC Police Crack Down on Railroad Crossing Violations

Oil's not well: Cost of getting around is accelerating again: Gas prices have drivers bellyaching
Daily News

Olympic Committee praises Chicago for 2016 bid

Other cities have found free-fare transit a bumpy road
San Francisco Chronicle

Plan gives LAX more air-traffic controllers: FAA says it will work in coming years to boost staffing levels, which are now on the low side
Daily Breeze

Private firms gear up for larger transportation role (SB56, AB 1337)
Capitol Weekly

Santa Monica’s Little Blue Bus

Signal snafu infuriates Malibu motorists
Malibu Times

Westside Leaders Search for Traffic Solutions: Yaroslavsky, Rosendahl and Feuer say 'courage' needed in face of political obstacles that could block transportation projects
Palisadian Post


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 7, 2007

City Could Regulate Airport Pollution, Study Finds
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

City to Hear Update on Maglev Proposal
Santa Clarita Signal

Expansion of I-405 will affect CSUN commuters
Daily Sundial

Making The Trains Run On Time (Amtrak)

More Than 600 Transit Leaders Convene In Washington: Participants to Discuss the Future of Transit and Funding Options
American Public Transportation Association

Residents give thumbs down on transit line study: A transit line from Huntington Beach to Anaheim is being considered under OCTA's Go Local program
Orange County Register

Road politics return: Projects passed over for state money get new hope
San Bernardino Sun

SAN FRANCISCO - Mayor tells Muni to investigate eliminating fares: Newsom says he expects report in about a month
San Francisco Chronicle

Selling The Idea Of Congestion Pricing To Cities
Planetizen/Transport Policy Journal

There’s no such thing as a free lunch (or fare) - Tom Rubin Comments
See Related: Bottleneck Blog - Making mass transit free of charge

Top Ten Alternative Fueled City Fleets (Los Angeles, 8th place)
Sustain Lane Government

Westside Homes Stand In Way Of 405 Freeway Project

Wrong way on the 405 Re "Homes may be razed to widen 405," March 5,0,2865547.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 6

7 Injured, 2 Critical In Pomona Bus Crash

City Pays $1.2 Million in Blue Bus Settlement
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

City Seeks to Remove Billboards From Streets
Santa Clarita Signal

Congressional Update: Pushing Through Transportation's Agenda
Metro Magazine

Gasoline prices jump: Drivers face $3 fuel in parts of California. Experts blame refinery woes and other factors.,1,1065727.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Hot gas costs California drivers: Fuel expands in heat, but special pumps could compensate for temperature swings
San Francisco Chronicle

Innovative Financing Strategies: Challenges Drive Innovative Financing Strategies
Mass Transit Magazine

LAX commission votes 6-0 to tack $10 fee onto car rentals: The surcharge, which may go into effect in May, will defray the cost of a project that would cut air pollution
Daily Breeze

Mayor of Los Angeles and the US Transportation Secretary Discuss Green City Strategies
PR Web

Metro Gold Line Eastside will be Extended 6 Miles East
NKNX 1070 AM

New public agency is ticket to LAX rail line
Daily Breeze

Next Fight for Bond Funds: Public Transit

Pair of commuters find themselves in a fine mess: An expired toll road account leaves Riverside County couple owing $90,000,1,4519766.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Street parking fee has some fuming
Pasadena Star News

Transit Tracking: Automatic Passenger Counting Systems and Tracking Ridership
Mass Transit Magazine

What to Consider Before Equipping Your System With Wi-Fi
Metro Magazine

Where can I park? Want to find out about L.A.'s parking rules? Don't ask the city,0,7223926.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Monday March 5, 2007

$10 fee proposed to fund car rental facility at LAX: Panel will decide Monday on charge that would bring $25 million a year for 26,000-space project.
Daily Breeze

Homes may be razed to widen 405: High-priced houses and businesses could be torn down to make way for a carpool lane in the Sepulveda Pass,1,4332336.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Marathon tour of Los Angeles: This year's race was the same 26.2-mile grind, but followed a revamped course through the multicultural city (Metro Red Line),1,1755777.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

O.C. toll-road delay welcomed Re "Schedule for O.C. toll road set back two years," March 1,0,219889.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Unjamming L.A. Traffic: The "Walk-To-Work" Initiatives
Public Policy Institute

Victory for 405
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 4, 2007

Daniel Weintraub: Deadline met; billions parsed out for freeways
Sacramento Bee

In Santa Monica, 'Top Model' Ads Are A Big Blue Bust
Washington Post

LOS ANGELES MARATHON - Kenyan Fred Mogaka wins marathon,0,3476089.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Road funds may still flow our way: More options exist for valley projects
Desert Sun

Valley roads shortchanged
Pasadena Star News