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Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 21, 2007

California needs private engineers (Bond funds, Prop 35/State Supreme Court)
Capital Weekly

Caltrans' challenge: act responsibly
Capitol Weekly

Change in direction urged - Re "One-way called right way to go for boulevards," April 16,0,1236308.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Gas-sipping vehicle gets 1,900 mpg,1,5317797.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Hit the road: Bringing a congestion charge to California
The Economist

GPS technology a driving force now
Daily News

Inland mayors commit to making cities greener
Press Enteprise

MTA's unfair fares: Hopefully, the transit agency isn't serious about its proposed increases,0,2189128.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Nissan to test Intelligent Transport System using cell phones to reduce pedestrian accidents
Easier Motoring

Núñez, Perata play pork patrol on bond funds
Capitol Weekly

One-way's the way: Making Pico and Olympic one-way streets may cause some problems, but it will ease many more,0,1705144.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Raise the gas tax: Forget gimmicks. So long as transportation is funded with excise taxes, they should be indexed to inflation,0,4971727.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Santa Barbara's anemic economy may affect commuters
Ventura County Star

Show me the win win (Dodger Stadium Parking)
L.A. Observed

Skilled-labor shortage could delay transportation-bonds projects
Capitol Weekly

Students get up for aviation jobs
Daily News

Voters are watching. Will we keep faith with them? (Prop 1B Bond Funds)
Capital Weekly

Way to improve transportation: change lifestyles Weekly


Transportation Headlines for Friday April 20, 2007

405 connector to 101 to close at night for project,1,1331394.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Boston’s new contactless CharlieCard makes commuting easier for a million daily riders

Caltrans reviews minority policies - Director tells a forum on construction about study due June 30
Sacramento Bee

China traffic controls world port growth
Cargo Asia News

Dodgers Plan To Open Another Gate, But Only For Exits
Fox 11 News

Mayor's Budget Gives More To LAPD, Less To Most City Depts (Exposition Line)

Metro Green Line LAX extension bill passes Assembly transportation panel
The Argonaut

Motorists' green code -- drive less, ride more
San Francisco Chronicle

Neighbors skeptical that Dodgers will reclose gate once it's opened - A team executive tells a meeting the use of the Scott Avenue access point is a pilot program that will be reevaluated at the All Star break,1,2347012.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

New Fees Could Help Clean Up Ports
Long Beach Gazette

NJ Transit to hike fares for second time in two years
Record Online

Proposed DC toll lanes would have ‘no price caps’
Land Line

Public meeting set to address transit fare hikes,1,7769149.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Metro Press Release:

SANBAG looks to organizational realignment
Highland News

Spaced Out on Earth Day - “The Green movement is today’s Space Age.”
World Changing

Watch for traffic hot spots
Victorville Daily Press


Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 19, 2007

2007 AAA Gas Watcher's Guide Available - Contains Tips for Conserving Fuel and Saving Money
Market Wire

Activist criticizes plan to increase bus fare - Author Eric Mann says the bus fare hike is an example of a bigger racial problem
USC Daily Trojan

AQMD seeks stories of pollution as part of push for tougher rules
San Bernardino Sun

Bus Driver Charged With Imprisoning Passenger (Foothill/First Transit)

BRT Projects Continue to Thrive – 35 projects in 25 cities (.pdf file)
Metro Magazine

Caltrans Reaches Record $10 Billion Level of Transportation Projects

Highway 78 could be casualty of rising costs
North County Times/Californian

How Transit Can Find the Green in Going Green
Metro Magazine

Initial Examination Shows Private Sector Funding Sources Likely Available for Building California’s High-Speed Train System
Business Wire

L.A. officials looking at tight budget
Daily News

New Jersey Transit Approves Fare Increase of 9.6 Percent
New York Times

PORT OF LOS ANGELES TO HOLD FREE COMMUNITY RAIL FESTIVAL - More than a Half Dozen Rail Locomotives and Cars will be on Display Celebrating Rail's Past, Present and Future at the Port of Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles

Private Money Needed To Build High-Speed Rail

Split on container fees - Pro-pollution? Far from it, but collaboration among officials would help speed port cleanup
Press Telegram

Time passing for transit system comments (unmet needs)
Antelope Valley Press

World economy is moving -- Can America keep up?
American Public Transportation Association


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 18, 2007

128 Old Graves A Dilemma For Agency
Monterey Herald

Access to Calif. HOV Lane Puts Premium on Hybrids
National Public Radio

Art Tube Train Celebrates 100 Years Of Piccadilly Line
24 Hour Museum

Artwork Now Arriving At Platform One…
Creative Review

Bus Riders Complain of Rowdy Youths
Santa Clarita Signal

Caltrans' fatalities remembered
San Bernardino Sun

Construction firm (Tutors-Saliba) sues over FlyAway center cost,1,5329104.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Council to vote on LB airport expansion size
Press Telegram

Dan Walters: A railroad that runs on taxes
Press Telegram/Sacramento Bee

Diesel Hybrid School Buses Give California Legislators New Tool to Reduce Emissions,90934.shtml
Earth Times

Dodgers may open fifth gate to ease traffic flow - The team plans to use the Scott Avenue exit, closed years ago after neighbors complained,1,4090817.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Financing Options for California High-Speed Train Project to Be Presented
Digital 50

LA City Council Member Bill Rosendahl Reacts to Yaroslavsky's Proposal
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Las Vegas Monorail reports low 1st quarter ridership, revenues

Local Officials React to Plan to Turn Pico, Olympic into One-way Streets
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Research Report Results Declare Design-Build Implementation Should Not Reduce California's Professional Engineering Workforce
PR Newswire

Rubber hits the road for the LANCC Transpo Panel

Safety Concerns Threaten To Derail Expo Light-Rail Construction

Silver bullet train: High-speed rail would solve the state's most pressing environmental and transportation problems. So why isn't Schwarzenegger supporting it?
San Francisco Bay Guardian

Warning is sounded on ethanol use - The fuel would create more ground-level ozone than gasoline if used heavily, a study finds. Critics disagree on the overall risk.,0,7852828.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 17, 2007

Airports hire new parking contractor,1,2682451.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Frank Gruber: What I say - Getting to the Point to Point
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Gas prices continue to climb,1,6067166.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Gas prices pinching Californians' budgets - Poll finds state residents split on who is to blame for the rising cost of fuel
San Francisco Chronicle

Gas soars, anger simmers
Press Enterprise

I-10 widening project through Redlands proceeds
Press Enterprise

Killer traffic - Even if you arrive safely, your health is at risk.
Press Telegram

LA/Long Beach Port Program Will Reduce Pollution by 80%
Government Technology

New I-10 freeway lanes open - but no relief
Record Gazette

One-Way Streets Could Speed Up Traffic

Rechanneling Olympic energy
Whittier Daily News

Safety issues could delay Exposition Line: The state Public Utilities Commission raises concerns about vehicle and pedestrian crossings along the Exposition Line in Los Angeles,1,956533.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

State to look at railroad, street grade separations Tuesday
Desert Sun


Transportation Headlines for Monday April 16, 2007

20 Year Old Female Loses Life to Blue Line Light Rail Train
Los Angeles Fire Department

At the corner of Olympic and me - Appreciating a morning commute that may soon disappear if Olympic and Pico become one-way streets,0,4256457.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

How to fix traffic - Six specialists suggest quick and inexpensive ways to reduce traffic in Los Angeles,0,2094002,full.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

One-way called right way to go for boulevards: Making Pico westbound and Olympic eastbound would cut congestion, a traffic study says. But some area residents oppose the concept,0,5561333.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Redeveloping the CRA: New CEO Cecilia Estolano Speaks About Changing the Agency, Green Growth, And the Future of Los Angeles
L.A. Downtown News

Red-light photos in slow lane - Only 13 of 32 cameras installed in first year
Daily News

Shifting gears: Flexcar makes its USC debut - The car-sharing service provides alternative transportation around L.A.
Daily Trojan

State park to open near L.A. River: Rio de Los Angeles State Park is a symbol of the revitalization of a once crime-plagued neighborhood,1,4336907.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Taylor Yard Switch: Former Freight Train Routing Center Goes Green as a 40-Acre Park
L.A. Downtown News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 15, 2007

Airline Passenger Ticket Taxes Funding Luxury For Others,0,530959.story?coll=ktla-news-2

BART on track for fare increase - BART fares will rise 5.4 percent Jan. 1 under a previous board decision to impose every-other-year increases tied to the inflation rate
Daily Review

Bill would unlock transit subsidies: Agencies that stand to benefit from funding flexibility 'non-supportive' (AB1637)
Daily Review

Chicago All-transit fare card is on way - It would cover Metra, CTA, Pace,1,6031807.story?coll=chi-news-hed
Chicago Tribune

Daniel Weintraub: Governor is in trouble over plan for transit funds
Sacramento Bee

Flexcars Drive onto Campus at USC: Program Gives Freedom to Ride to Faculty and Students
Business Wire

Model of the urban future: Jersey City?
USA Today

Railroad project concerns officials,1,6436585.story?coll=la-news-a_section
Los Angeles Times

TriMet budget calls for fare increase

Woman struck by Blue Line train near downtown L.A.,1,4582138.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times