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Transportation Headlines for Saturday June 23, 2007

Caltrans seeks ways to unclog its overflowing carpool lanes
Rush-hour speeds in some stretches are below 45 mph, prompting officials to consider barring lone motorists in hybrids,1,1966143.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Dining on the road - 210 Freeway hosts Rialto gala
San Bernardino Sun

Dozens settle claims in 2003 SoCal runaway train accident
Press Enterprise

High-Speed Rail Link On Right Track With LA Council

Historic Perris Train Depot Restoration (video)
Press Enterprise

Mexico set to offer bidding on megaport
San Diego Union Tribune

Robotic cars could take pressure off nation's highways
Engineers say driverless vehicles they are developing may be the way of the future,1,5065903.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Settlement in 2003 SoCal Train Derail


Transportation Headlines for Friday June 22, 2007

Air board acts on greenhouse gas rules,1,7243444.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Assembly Democrats seek to curb high gas prices - Measures to give regulators more information about oil firms and study possible overcharging pass without a single Republican vote,1,5429014.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

California told to speed up car-pool-lane traffic
Daily News

Chicago Police to Gain a Live View in Buses - CTA installing gear for Wi-Fi hook-ups,0,1809770.story?track=rss
Chicago Tribune

County Gets $88 Million For Highway 101, Rail Projects
Santa Barbara Newsroom

Dump The Pump Day: New Metro Bus Lines Announced

Long, winding road to complete 210
Daily Bulletin

MARTA's Breeze almost complete - Next month, free cards end, passengers must tap to enter, exit.
Atlanta Journal Constitution

MTA To Launch 4 New Rapid, Rapid Express Bus Lines

Paratransit services re-funded in unincorporated county areas
The Argonaut

Pasadena seeks parking relief
Pasadena Weekly

Safety and Security Management for Major Capital Projects: Notice of Final Circular
Federal Transit Administration

Streetcars Seeding Economic Development Across U.S.

`Wicked' fun awaits on freeway play day (I-210 opening)
San Bernardino Sun


Transportation Headlines for Thursday June 21, 2007

BART to give out free $5 tickets today
San Francisco Chronicle

Commuters encouraged to 'dump the pump' - National event to promote conservation and public transportation.
Orange County Register

Council Approves “Principles” that Will Shape Santa Monica
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Council Fears SM Plans For California Incline
Palisadian Post

Downtown revitalization going ahead - Pedestrian-friendly hub aims to interest 20-somethings
Antelope Valley Press

Dump The Pump Day: New Metro Bus Lines Announced

Event seeks to lure drivers to public transit,1,1930716.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Investigators: Crossing Arm Did Not Malfunction During Fatal Car-Train Collision

La Habra wins grant for new biking trails
Whittier Daily News

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Backs State's High-Speed Train System
Yahoo! Finance

Metro fare hikes protested – Bus riders latch onto issue at hearing on budget
Daily News

MTA hikes fair
Pasadena Star News

MTA To Launch 4 New Rapid, Rapid Express Bus Lines

My Third M T A Bus Adventure
Valley News

Nothing seems right in cars - How do you "get people out of their cars" and, if you can't do that, will Smart Growth plans accomplish anything other than increasing traffic? All this week, author Robert Bruegmann and activist Gloria Ohland debate the shape of America's cities,0,6339844.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Southern California Leads Nation in Global Trade - China, Japan, South Korea rank as region’s Top Three trading partners
CalTrade Report

State tries to free up car-pool lanes; California's hybrid policy triggers federal requirement to keep lanes open
North County Times/Californian

Survey targeting Highway 101 traffic - Caltrans seeking data about drivers' habits
Ventura County Star

TransitChek Vouchers Renamed Commuter Check(R) Vouchers
Yahoo! Finance


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday June 20, 2007

405 Expansion

Bicycle Film Festival 2007 Los Angeles
Bicycle Film Festival

Brawl over sprawl - Are objections to urban sprawl legitimate public policy concerns or just aesthetic snobbery? All week, author Robert Bruegmann and activist Gloria Ohland debate the shape of America's cities,0,1420057.story
Los Angeles Times

Deadly rail-crossing crashes soar in California
Daily News

Drivers don't like what ports have planned for their futures - The proposed rule would make the truckers employees instead of contractors
Daily Breeze

Burbank to Get Hybrid Fuel Cell Buses - Buses will Run on Compressed Natural Gas

Dan Walters: Borrowing cannot fill vast need (Infrastructure Bonds)
Sacramento Bee

Emergency rescue teams get in practice for disaster (Metrolink)
Camarillo Acorn

Event seeks to lure drivers to public transit,1,5077376.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Federal Railroad Safety Act Amended to Require That Railroads Report Infrastructure Upgrades

Fuel Cell 2007 Conference Highlights
Clean Tech Blog

Is it smart to grow off the grid? - Does Smart Growth make any sense in a filled-in grid city like L.A., or only in older, hub-style cities? All this week, author Robert Bruegmann and activist Gloria Ohland debate the shape of America's cities,0,1878811.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

LOSSAN Corridor Board Meeting report

Metrolink disputes cause of crash
Whittier Daily News

Panel of Experts to Discuss Los Angeles Transportation Issues and Solutions
Yahoo! Finance

Research Report Determines Alternative Funding Necessary to Complete Crucial Public Works and Infrastructure Projects
Yahoo! Finance

The Escalators of Hong Kong

Thinking outside the bus - Tarzana approaches its future constructively
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday June 19, 2007

Challenge to California emissions rules dropped - House committee abandons effort to pre-empt states
San Francisco Chronicle

Dodgers shuttle
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Faulty crossing arm may be to blame for Metrolink accident
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

New county budget adds spending
Whittier Daily News

New L.A. County budget approved,1,2314477.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Prices at wellhead, pump out of sync,1,2458099.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Probe focuses on crossing arm
Pasadena Star News

Tarzana council proposing Orange Line village
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Monday June 18, 2007

Democrats Press Plan to Channel Billions in Oil Subsidies to Renewable Fuels
New York Times

Dump The Pump Online Toolkit
American Public Transportation Association

Gas Guzzling: An Update on Gas Prices
Canyon News

L.A.'s One Way Proposal Goes The Wrong Way

Longest Land Tunnel Cuts Train Travel Times

Metrolink train hits car; 2 die, 1 injured - The driver and his niece are killed at a crossing in Covina. His daughter is hospitalized,1,5738401.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday June 17, 2007

Antonovich Welcomes LA-Palmdale Airport
KHTS AM 1220

Approve open records bill (SB 343)
Whittier Daily News

Battle brews over 405 widening project - Residents along the 405 are upset that homes may be lost and sound walls moved unnervingly close. Enter the lawyers.,1,40344.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

California still faces steep climb to reach emissions goals
Oakland Tribune

Lanes, ramps on Highway 118 will close for work
Ventura County Star

Living With Pricey Ga$
Santa Clarita Signal

Nonstop Bus Service Offered Between UCLA Campus and LAX

Port project's delays lead to fractured partnerships
San Diego Union Tribue

Two Killed When Metrolink Train Strikes Car