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Transportation Headlines for Friday August 24, 2007

BART appoints first female general manager
Mercury News

Bill of goods - State leaders fleece the public on transportation funds
Daily News

Budget cuts may derail high speed trains
Antelope Valley Press

FAA chief says LAX airfield must change - Citing safety and economic concerns, key official contends that moving the north runways farther apart should be a top priority,1,287435.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

FAA head seems to back LAX growth - Blakey urges business to `get going' to modernize airport
Daily News

Frustrated commuters snatch up GPS devices
Scripps News

Hello Budget, Goodbye Transportation Funds
KCRW 89.9 FM Which Way L.A./Warren Olney

L.A. bus stops short, jostling passengers,1,2540832.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Council OKs $6 million for Westside traffic improvements
The Argonaut

LAX: City Council approves $1.2 billion Bradley Terminal project; another near collision on north runway; NASA study change
The Argonaut

Not a laughing matter - Bridge ceremony holds little meaning with infrastructure crumbling
Ventura County Reporter

Road projects stalling out
Whittier Daily News

Rosendahl calls for study to explore charging fee for cars entering LAX
The Argonaut


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 22, 2007

After 51-day stall, Senate OKs budget,1,3367626.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Budget passes Senate by single vote - Governor plans to cut $700 million of it
Daily News

California lawmakers end budget standoff, pass $145 billion plan
San Francisco Chronicle

Court rules governments can require greener vehicles in fleets - Manufacturers fear ruling on Southern California regulations could lead other cities and states to demand costly alternative technologies,1,5939583.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Environmental Benefits of Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology in Transit
Transportation Research Board

FTA Transit Oriented and Joint Development Website
Transportation Research Board

LAX expansion truce falling apart - Growth pushed again, critics say
Daily News

Metrolink Sealed Corridor
Santa Clarita Signal

New rule allows states flexibility to build roads, bridges faster

North American Freight Transportation Data Workshop
Transportation Research Board

O.C. prefers more lanes to trains - Adding roadway capacity provides real traffic relief versus mass-transit schemes
Orange County Register

Review of Information on Rates and Other Freight Railroad Industry Trends
Transportation Research Board

Yacht, plane, RV owners once again will be able to glide past sales tax,1,5410703.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 21, 2007

Board approves 6th study of runway safety at LAX,1,6543118.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Burbank buys bus that's likely to be a 'roll' model - New vehicle is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell
Daily News

Burbank city council to acquire hybrid fuel cell bus
Fuel Cell Today

DHS Announces Supplemental Port Security Grants
Port Security News

Driven to distraction - Re "Signal fixes get the green light," Aug. 16,0,7411604.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Interim Contract Extended For LAX-Union Station FlyAway Bus - Officials Plan To Finalize Permanent Contract

Legislators fail to reach a budget deal - Speaker puzzled - compromise with GOP seemed near
San Francisco Chronicle

Metrolink to boost road safety - Grade-crossing improvements designed to save lives
Daily News

Trains, planes, autos put strain on neighbors - Ontario residents debate relocation versus mitigation
Daily Bulletin

Transit System Exploits MySpace
Metro Magazine

Valley takes its place on Web - Area economic trade partnership touts new marketing tool
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Will California's High-Speed Rail System Ever Gain Traction?
Metro Magazine


Transportation Headlines for August 20, 2007

Back-Seat Driver: Senators seek answers on bridge safety
Sacramento Bee

CALSTART Unveils 2007 Blue Sky Award™ Winners
Business Wire

Cajon Pass gets a third rail
Victorville Daily Press

City studies charging toll to drive into LAX
Daily News

Electrical Problem To Delay Gold Line Trains On Monday, Tuesday

Gold Line Riders Should Expect 20-Minute Delays

Metrolink to unveil sweeping safety enhancements - Metrolink plans to add new gates and barriers and upgrade others to keep pedestrians and cars from being struck by trains at crossings,1,2828529.story?coll=la-headlines-california
L.A. Times

Quick pick for SANBAG chief a smart choice
Press Enterprise

San Diego’s high fares getting higher

Tribe fears for village site along proposed O.C. toll road - The sacred burial site, mentioned in mission logs from the 1770s, abuts the planned extension of the 241 toll road,1,6466139.story?coll=la-headlines-california
L.A. Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday August 19, 2007

City To Study Toll Feasibility At LAX - Potential Fees Would Pay For Roads Projects

Experts: Downtown Bridge Turning To Gel - 6th St. Viaduct Slated For Repair In 2011 At Earliest

Fuel-cell bus joins fleet - City purchases a zero-emissions vehicle that will cost less to operate than conventional buses
Burbank Leader

Maglev project gets speedy council support - System would link up 14 L.A., Orange County communities
Antelope Valley Press

Private Infrastructure Booming In Most Places, But Not In U.S.
CNN Money

Santa Monica critical to Expo Line success
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

State fleet's gas use poorly detailed - Bill would require better data collection
Daily News

Suddenly, LAX expansion is back on the table
Daily News

Tucson beginning to take shape as rail freight distribution hub
Arizona Business

Who delayed the trains? -Re "Major work begins on Expo Line," Aug. 11,0,7380547.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times