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Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 26, 2007

Caltrans balances homes, HOV lane for 405
Daily News

Electric car makers plug in to L.A.,1,987834.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

MTA fee hikes still leave rail plans unsure: Even after winning the biggest fare increase in more than a decade, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority still finds itself in a cash crunch that keeps several projects in limbo,1,2868518.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA sets sights on Broadway- Can a transit mall make it there? Transportation officials think it's just the ticket for downtown L.A.,1,3649423.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Palmdale included in 1st phase of high-speed rail
Antelope Valley Pres

Small cars grow in stature: Californians are downsizing their vehicles as real estate woes and high gasoline prices take their toll,1,3939015.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

FTA Implementation of the New Starts and Small Starts Programs - Testimony By Mr. Roger Snoble
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Torrance bus goes off road, hits tree - Driver, one passenger treated for minor injuries at area hospitals.
Daily Breeze

Transportation - Report: Governor Planning Massive Raid on Transportation Funds - By Wendy Greuel


Transportation Headlines for Friday May 25, 2007

Anaheim, L.A. and San Francisco: High-speed rail's first route is set
Whittier Daily News

Board Increases MTA Ticket Prices Under Compromise

Caltrans Warns Holiday Drivers To Leave Early
KHTS 1220 AM

Cancer risk rises for those near rail yards: A study says Commerce neighborhoods near several major facilities face a greater threat from diesel soot than residents elsewhere,1,104561.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Friends of the Green Line held forum May 21st on extension to Los Angeles International Airport
The Argonaut

I-210 not all it's cracked up to be - OUR VIEW: Connection between existing faults and seismic safety made awfully late in the game
San Bernardino Sun

Metro Looking at a Broadway Transit Mall

Metro raises bus, train fares - Riders union protests jump of 72 percent over four years
Daily News

Missing link: Almost ready (210 Freeway completion)
Highland Community News

MTA approves steep hikes for bus, rail fares - The cost of a day pass will double by 2009. Transit officials reject mayor's compromise,1,2409764.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA Reaches Deal On Fare Hike

MTA fare hike: Continuing coverage
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

New way to get to LAX - $4 FlyAway bus service from UCLA to the airport is set to be made available on June 14
UCLA Daily Bruin

Oakland To Offer Free Internet Access On Buses

Pump prices still sting drivers: High fuel costs could impact Memorial Day weekend travel
Daily Bulletin

Put the brakes on transit cuts - Governor's plan is like a family making extra mortgage payments while skipping payment of their utility bills
Daily Breeze

“Scenario 29″ final fare proposal approved

Steve Lopez: Points West - Everyone loses with MTA's rate decision,1,2780094.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Summer Beach Shuttle serving Playa Vista, Marina and Venice expands its service
The Argonaut

Trial in Negligence Lawsuit against the MTA Begins Tomorrow - LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority


Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 24, 2007

Civil Engineers Propose Infrastructure Action Plan
Western Builder

City (of Claremont) Encourages Biking To Work
Claremont Courier

Current MTA Improvements
What’s Wrong with L.A. Public Transportation

Fast track public transit
Pasadena Star News

Future Rail: The World's Fastest Trains

GE Unveils First Hybrid Road Locomotive
Demonstration Unit will Debut at GE’s Ecomagination Event in California
Business Wire

Half-speed ahead for bullet train - L.A., Bay Area on route, but San Diego, others dropped
Daily News

House passes gasoline gouging bill,1,6654837.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Join APTA in celebrating the Second Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21, 2007
American Public Transportation Association

L.A. County Metro board to consider increasing fares - One-way fares wouldn't change, but prices for day, month passes would go up
Press Telegram

Leaders in the Black Community urge MTA Board Members to Vote No on the Fare Hike Proposal
Damon Azali, Community Rights
Ericka Smith, S.C.O.P.E
Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Community Coalition
Reverend William M. Campbell, Mount Gilead Baptist Church
Bus Riders Union via YouTube

Los Angeles World Airports Receives Eleventh Consecutive Diamond Award in Nine Years for Employee Rideshare Program - Rideshare Program Saves 1,400 Vehicle Trips, 6.5 Million Commute Miles, 500,000 Gallons of Gasoline and 8 Million Pounds of Air Emissions Annually
Market Wire

Mayor Seeks Restored Transit Funding From State

MTA Board Considers Proposed Fare HikesFares Could Increase as Much as 60 percent

Metro Bus Crashes Into VehicleTwo People Remain in Critical Condition

MTA at a crossroads with fare decision,1,1951010.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA fare decision seen as pivotal,0,1266925.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

MTA Officials To Hold Meeting On Fare Hikes - Hearing Begins At 9 At MTA Headquarters

Oil Industry Says Biofuel Push May Hurt at Pump
New York Times

Possible L.A. subway system in works
UCLA Daily Bruin

Raise fares, not a ruckus: The MTA board needs to find the happy medium between too extreme plans,0,1501582.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Senate stalled on subway bill
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Tipping-Point Shock - Confounding the Experts, A Poll Finds Prices Must Go Way Higher to Alter Driving
Washington Post

TriMet board considering fare increase
Portland Business Journal
Trimet Website:

Union Pacific Reports Progress in Reducing Los Angeles Area Emissions
Yahoo! Finance

Villaraigosa heads to Sacramento, seeks transportation and anti-gang funds
Daily News

Woman recants murder-suicide allegation in Metrolink crash,1,275188.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 23, 2007

Better fuel taxes than tolls: American Transportation Research Institute
Today’s Trucking

Committee OKs budget for state high-speed-rail project
Daily News

Getaway weekend alive, well: High gasoline prices won't deter holiday travelers
Whittier Daily News

Ire mounts on reversible lane project
Daily News

Judge orders drivers and OCTA to meet- Union representing bus drivers and OCTA still involved in wage dispute
Orange County Register

L.A. Not Liable to Cyclist Who Crashed on City’s Bikeway, C.A. Says
Metropolitan News Enterprise

Metrolink crash survivor says boyfriend tried to kill them both,0,3219415.story?coll=la-home-local
Los Angeles Times

Oxnard pair aims to solve traffic congestion - Their initiative, if passed, would halt development until traffic flow is improved,1,2415708.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica Answers Call for Transit Projects
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Seismic concerns delay opening of 210 connectors
Daily Bulletin

Senate panel rejects bid to divert transit funds
San Francisco Chronicle

Senate subcommittee approves $45.2 million for high-speed rail
Press Enterprise

Southland rail yard air risks to be topic,1,4052755.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Subway Mayor Bends Over For BRU

Wheels of change - Re "Bicycle-challenged L.A.," Opinion, May 19,0,3846179.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Wrong way - When it comes to transportation, pols are shortsighted
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 22, 2007

Death on tracks ends lovers' spat
Daily News

LA County Summer Shuttle Program
Mayor Sam 2 Blog

Los Angeles Airport to Expand FlyAway Bus System to Westwood to Increase Traveler Convenience, Ease Traffic Congestion
Yahoo! Finance

Mayor Calls MTA Proposed Fare Increases 'Extreme'MTA Board to Hold Public Hearing Thursday

Mayor seeks to ease MTA hikes: Villaraigosa proposes smaller increases to help low-income bus riders and suggests ways the agency can free up cash to cover expected deficit,1,1033502.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Metro board due to vote Thursday
Daily News

More Fare Hike Opposition
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Police seek motive of man killed after parking on Metrolink rails
He parked their car in the path of an oncoming Metrolink carrier. The woman is in serious condition,0,2760661.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Politicians Urged To Vote Against Bus-Fare Hike

Skepticism over bills to cut gas prices - Motorists and oil industry analysts question the state Legislature's proposals to broaden oversight,1,5739482.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Stop MTA’s Fare Hike – Saturday May 19 Fare Forum - Public Testimony
Sonissa Norman:
Jose Noel Toro:
Jonathan Salvador:
Velvet Johnson:
Paul Mason Fotch:
Carol Jackson:
Jeffrey Childs:
Carmen Lopez:
Bus Riders Union via YouTube

Subway-to-the-sea meeting tonight
Daily News

Taking the pain out of your commute: Morning commute getting you down? Gerri Willis looks at how to trim your travel time and maybe save a few bucks

Tonight: Transit Coalition Meeting Talks Expo

Travelers get blues at pump
Daily News

Who Reads Memos? (Bike to Work Day/LA Sheriffs)
LAist Blog

Wilshire Subway Corridor Meeting on May 22nd0

Your guide to the May 24 public hearing


Transportation Headlines for Monday May 21, 2007

Anaheim retains faith in transit center: The mayor insists that high-speed rail -- the centerpiece of the planned facility -- still has a future in California,1,4766797.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Frozen federal gas tax leads to more toll roads, state tax hikes
Orange County Register

Q&A LOCAL GOVERNMENT - Mayor touts L.A.'s climate plan,1,1589167.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Raiding transit funds is shortsighted,1,6678784.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

SO.CA.TA statement on the proposed fare increase process
Southern California Transit Advocates


Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 20, 2007

Big Blue Bus Nails Meter Maid's Opening Door

Builders might be liable for traffic: Oxnard growth plan discussed
Ventura County Star

Bus Riders Demonstrate Outside MTA Headquarters - Riders Protesting Proposed Fare Hikes

Bus to Hang Ten to Santa Monica
Santa Clarita Signal

Councilman Proposes Change in EIR Process for Developments
Westside Chronicle

Gas Prices Hit An All-Time High
CBS News

Ridership calculated for extended route of Gold Line system
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Road apathy (Goods Movement)
Press Enterprise

Transit's pockets get picked
Sacramento Bee

Union rips Caltrans budget - Plan leaves 100 state jobs unfilled and relies on 595 private design workers at double the salary rate
Sacramento Bee

Westside Drivers Hit Hard at the Pump
Westside Chronicle

Work together, Inland counties urged - TRANSPORTATION: The region will miss out on limited funds if it fails to cohere, officials say
Press Enterprise