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Transportation Headlines for Saturday June 16, 2007

Airlines win fare ruling against LAX
Daily News

Art Walk Bus Is a Winner
L.A. Downtown News

Big Blue Bus introduces MiniBlue

Celebration anticipates 210 freeway's completion
Press Enterprise

City Moves to Eliminate Billboards
Santa Clarita Signal

CLEANER FUEL -- AT WHAT PRICE? - State increases ethanol content -- effect on cost of gas unclear
San Francisco Chronicle

I-15 price tag reaches $1.29 billion
North County Times

Pasadena seeks parking spaces at train station
Whittier Daily News

PublicTransitLA: Westwood FlyAway, Wilshire Express & More

Smallest of them all - New smart fortwo revs up for the U.S.
Daily News

Tie-ups ahead for Caltrans? - In some upscale Los Angeles areas, residents are upset at plans for widening the 405 to relieve congestion. Enter the lawyers,1,7465522.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Walking On Water - An Up-Close View of the Troubled Los Angeles River
L.A. Downtown News


Transportation Headlines for Friday June 15, 2007

Acid leak at chemical plant disrupts Metrolink,0,248320.story?coll=la-home-local
Los Angeles Times

Americans Still Love Their Cars
U.S. News & World Report

BART snubs state, plans to run trains more often
San Francisco Chronicle

Builders create suburbs with downtown appeal
USA Today

City leaders urge state to supply transportation funds
Fontana Herald News

Congestion Pricing Federal Funds May Not Exist

FlyAway Bus Network Adds Westwood as New Location to Serve Travelers Non-Stop to Los Angeles International Airport - Bus Departs Every 30 Minutes to Airport Terminals for $4 Fare; Passengers Ride Free From June 14 Through June 30
Market Wire

Gasoline prices not expected to slacken - Fuel inventories should remain tight this summer, forecast says,1,623083.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Largest cause of traffic is bad driving behavior
Valley News

Los Angeles Times Praises 'Jaw-Dropping Price' and 'A Genuine Deal'
Yahoo! Finance

Oceans Were the First Form Of Rapid Transit (LCR, Local Coastal Routes)
Santa Monica Mirror

Over 300 attend town hall on moving north runways
The Argonaut

Penny Lilburn named Vice Chair of Omnitrans
Highland Community News

Price at some toll road onramps to increase,1,7305608.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Redesign more mobile public transportation fleet
Valley News

Sound of silence coming - Crews begin routing Jeffrey Road under railroad tracks
Orange County Register

Special Dogs Beef Up Security on Metrolink Trains

Tijuana site to produce Chinese cars
San Diego Union Tribune

Topanga beach bus starts soon
The Acorn


Transportation Headlines for Thursday June 14, 2007

A Metrolink Train Runs Through It
Santa Clarita Signal

Battleground for new diesel regs goes beyond ARB
Capitol Weekly

Billions in cargo at risk at state's ports of entry - California officials look for ways to prevent gridlock in the movement of goods. Thousands of local jobs and millions of dollars are at stake
Daily Breeze

Census Bureau: Most of us still drive to work – alone
Central Valley Business Times

Census proposal may take the Valley off the map
Daily News

Cleaning the Ports (SB 974) (scroll down page)
L.A. City Beat

Crash on 170 kills 1, hurts 9 - Chain-reaction accident involves a motorcycle, an MTA bus and half a dozen other vehicles,1,3903385.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Five Minutes With: OCTA bus driver Dennis Disinger - OCTA bus driver Dennis Disinger has been accident-free since 1974.
Orange County Register

Fewer riders, more revenues
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

High-speed rail shunted to slow track - Wrangling over state budget may kill project, supporters fear
Sacramento Bee

LAX Expansion Betrayal? Thinking they’d won, Westsiders eyeball an even more intrusive runway plan
L.A. Weekly

LAX expansion safety studies wanted
Daily News

More commuters driving to work alone
Business Week

On the road alone in L.A. - Southland drivers are the loneliest in U.S.; jobs, housing key reasons
Daily News

Stealth bill to boost fees flies through the Assembly - Drivers would pay more to fund research to develop cleaner fuels
San Francisco Chronicle

Traffic costs - Reducing congestion key to strong economy
Daily News

Traffic fears curb Rolling Hills Estate proposed smart growth overlay - Officials abandon residential development plans during a heated meeting
Daily Breeze


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday June 13, 2007

Amtrak President Testifies on Hill

Californians outraged at fed smog lobbying
Daily Newss

DWP ordered to pay $224 million - Judge finds agency overcharged other civic entities. Ruling has dire implications for city budget, which relies on transferred funds,1,6735149.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Evacuation Software Finds Best Way to Route Millions of Vehicles
University of Arizona News

Governor wants to shift $1.3 billion from transit in budget
San Diego Union Tribune

L.A. Should Roll on City of Bikes

LA Wins 4 of 12 Worst Bottlenecks in the US

Leadership on traffic ...
Daily News

Major increase in fuel standards in the works
San Francisco Chronicle

Major shipper goes electric
Press Telegram

State's title as gateway to trade threatened - Officials developing plans to ease congestion, pollution
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday June 12, 2007

America's Worst Traffic Traps

Bay Area Rapid Transit conceived 50 years ago
The Argus

California lawmaker promises to revisit guzzler fee - auto interests cited in defeat of state bill
Mercury News

Fuel-sipping trains
Baltimore Sun

In Defense Of Sprawl

OCTA approves Rapid buses - Vehicles will make fewer stops and can delay red lights. System, used by L.A. County, should move riders one-third quicker,1,6601810.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Richardson says light rail could transform LA, other cities
Fresno Bee

Richardson touts light-rail network in L.A.
Daily News

Talks expected to resume in OCTA bus drivers' dispute,1,5929347.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

TOD 101: Why Transit-Oriented Development And Why Now?
Smart Grown Online

Transportation costs pose problem for grads - Seniors consider options of where to live and how to get to work, weighing cars and public transit
Daily News

Warming, demand give edge to transit funding - In tight year, backers hoping 'perfect storm' will reverse state cuts
Daily Review


Transportation Headlines for Monday June 11, 2007

A flying leap - Palmdale opening is a major step in airport regionalization
Daily News

BART takes Wi-Fi ride through cyberspace - Many riders unaware of system's free debut wireless Internet service
Oakland Tribune

Carpool lanes for airplanes? Aviation experts say a $40-billion GPS system is needed to handle the huge volume of traffic in the skies by 2025,1,5827111.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Driving down gas costs
Whittier Daily News

Inland cities eager for 210 extension to open - Rialto and San Bernardino expect a commercial boost when the freeway is completed by the end of the year. But some residents are uneasy,1,3342396.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Residents in path of freeway - Expansion plans for 405 target residential properties
Daily News

Santa Clarita planning for 50 years of growth
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

Transit answer: up - Re "Which way for the MTA?" editorial, June 7,0,1102880.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday June 10, 2007

Gridlocked Skies: Increasing demand, lack of ground access will clog regional airports, planners say
San Diego Union Tribune

High-speed rail called dead
North County Times

Investing in our transit needs
The Argus

LAEDC Names Transportation, Logistics Consultant and Entrepreneur Al Shepetuk As The New President For CA Transp. and Logistics Institute (CALTI)
PR Web

L.A. subway? Seriously - Don't laugh, Easterner. The 171/2-mile subterranean beauty, part of a fledgling high-speed-rail network, can deposit you in the starry heart of Hollywood
Philadelphia Inquirer

Leaders Consider Alternatives To High-Speed Trains

Major revamp of LAX is stuck at the gate: After 15 years of little more than occasional face lifts, efforts to find common ground on an airport modernization plan are on hold again,1,1819937.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

'No driving today' - As gas prices rise, more drivers ride the cycling trend
Inside Bay Area

Report Calls Portland's Dedicated Bus Lanes Ineffective

Sprinter boarding estimate gets 1,300-passenger bump
North County Times

The case for the toll road
North County Times

Transit has edge in (state) budget negotiations
Tri Valley Herald