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Transportation Headlines for Saturday September 1, 2007

2 Injured When Mercedes Strikes Orange Line Bus
CBS 2 News

Budget Cuts Only Deepen Our Resolve for a World-class Transportation System in California
California Progress Report

County's 11th Metrolink station to debut Tuesday - First train ride leaves Buena Park depot at 4:55 a.m
Orange County Register

Dear Metrolink...Can I Have My Money Back?

Gas Taxes and Increasing the Investment in the Nation's Transportation System
American Society of Civil Engineers

Metrolink planners hope better service will lure more riders,1,7566508.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=3&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

Most New Yorkers Oppose Congestion Pricing: Poll
Village Voice

Night closures on I-5 in Buena Park suspended - Construction near O.C.-L.A. border to resume Tuesday night
Orange County Register

OCTA celebrates 35 years of bus service
Orange County Register

Omnitrans drivers reject contract - Strike possible within weeks if negotiations halt
San Bernardino Sun

US Sec transport Mary Peters hammers gas tax, urges tolls – important piece in Wash Post
Toll Road News

A win for buses in L.A. - Los Angeles City Council OKs a peak-hour bus-only lane


Transportation Headlines for Friday August 31, 2007

226 years young - Historic walk leads up to party marking the birthday of Los Angeles
Pasadena Weekly

Allowing Mexican trucks delayed - Thursday would be earliest start date
San Diego Union Tribune

Going green, from the valleys to the sea,0,6659639,full.story?coll=la-promo-opinion
Los Angeles Times

LA METRO Presents Prog-Rock Band CANON Live at Union Station
California News Wire

Moscow Metro to Adopt Phone-Swipe Turnstiles
Moscow Times
And also:
Russia Info Center

OCTA Bus Fares Reduced Friday - One-way fares will be cut from $1.25 to 35 cents as O.C. transit agency celebrates 35 years of service
Orange County Register

OCTA offers 35-cent rides on its anniversary
Daily Pilot

OmniTrans Bus drivers may strike if contract is rejected
San Bernardino Sun

Port levy measure advances in Capitol - The bill has passed the state Senate and is moving ahead in the Assembly. But L.A.'s mayor opposes it.
Daily Breeze

Residents speak of smog with passion, knowledge - As it considers changing ozone rules, the EPA gets a California-style response at an L.A. hearing,1,4631130.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=2&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

SB 974 (Container Fee/"Port Investment bill") Clears Ass'y Appropriations Committee, Heads To Ass'y Floor With Amendments
Long Beach Report

Shipping and CO2 experts to gather in Long Beach
Bunker World

Transit rail line extensions and freeway upgrades jeopardized by Sacramento budget decision
The Argonaut


Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 30, 2007

AB 118 – Energy Efficiency, Lower Carbon Fuels, and a Critical Investment in California’s Economic and Transportation Future
California Progress Report

CalTrans Plans Freeway Expansion in Carpinteria

Development of a Preliminary Set of Human Factors Functional Design Guidelines for Remote Control Locomotive Systems
Transportation Research Board/Federal Railroad Administration

Free Transit Day Brings No Boost To Ridership

Freeway work could snarl holiday travel
Whittier Daily News

From the Margins to the Mainstream: A Guide to Transportation Opportunities in Your Community
Transportation Research Board/Surface Transportation Policy Partnership

Groups demand greenery along 710
Press Telegram

Highway 138 could reopen early
Victorville Daily Press

L.A. mayor won't support port container fee - Villaraigosa wants the revenue from the port levy to help pay for bridges' replacement,1,5143971.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Not Coming to a Street Near You: Traffic Upgrades
Palisades Post

Partnership aims to take bumps out of riding the bus - Thousand Oaks brings new Google project to Ventura County
Ventura County Reporter

Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook - Revised Second Edition 2007
Transportation Research Board/Institute of Transportation Engineers

South Orange County's Traffic gets a new way of seeing the big picture - A tour of the CHP's Transportation Management Center
Orange County Register

Take This Car and Shove It - An Orwellian “100 percent parking reduction” rule quietly wends through City Hall
L.A. Weekly

United Transportation Union Endorses Clinton
All American Patriots


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 29, 2007

395 realignment in doubt - SANBAG committee recommends ending EIR study
Victorville Daily Press

Airport may get addition - Two new buildings would help address security concerns and ease traffic inside the terminal, authority officials say
Burbank Leader

Area cities gear up for Gold Line extension - Projects developed around mass transit
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The Automated Future Of Transportation

Bayside Board Discusses Future of Boulevards, Traffic
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Big UK-Based Bus Operator Cancels Biodiesel Over 'Green' Concerns
Mass Transit

Council muzzles train horns - Resolution is approved to establish quiet zones in residential neighborhoods along the railroad tracks spanning about half a mile
Burbank Leader

County Supervisor Knabe Named to Fed'l Homeland Security Advisory Panel
Long Beach Report

Drivers get help with gas in exchange for ads on vehicles
Daily News

Gas-Powered Car Ban Proposed In England

Questions to Ask Before Raising the Federal Gas Tax
Tax Foundation

Railroads and Trucks: Together for the Long Haul - BNSF Honors the Nation's Truck Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
CNN Money

SD Transit cuts hurt more than they help
SDSU Daily Aztec

Urban Development Timeline (website)

Wireless Sensors to Modernize Parking
WiFi Planet


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 28, 2007

$60 million OKd for railroad crossing upgrades in O.C. - The 53 crossings, including 16 in Orange, will allow cities to become 'quiet zones,' where train horns won't be sounded,1,5618768.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

6 Injured When Truck, Blue Line Train Collide

Air quality gizmos - Smog busters take to the road
San Bernardino Sun

AV bridge rates as structurally deficient
Antelope Valley Press

Fly friendly skies elsewhere
Whittier Daily News

L.A. LIVE seeks to make downtown new Times Square - New downtown project will try to liven the area, but it might leave most Angelenos with nothing to do
USC Daily Trojan

MTA Tests Supersized 100-Passenger Bus

Nation's longest bus debuts in Valley - 100 can ride new Orange Line behemoth
Daily News

New LAX runway safety breach - The FAA is probing an incident Saturday in which two Boeing 737s passed close to each other on the north airfield,1,1754403.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Rails weaved through SB Valley
San Bernardino Sun

Shanghai's booming subway,0,5699726.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

'Supersized Bus' Starts Operation On Orange Line

Teen drivers may lose phone privileges - With or without a hands-free device, people under 18 would be barred from using cell phones under Assembly bill
Daily Breeze


Transportation Headlines for Monday August 27, 2007

About the density in Los Angeles: New York, it ain't,1,2113457.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

After oil supplies dry up, what's Plan B? - Extreme scarcity could be disastrous for U.S. economy
San Francisco Chronicle

Claremont aims to rejuvenate depot
San Bernardino Sun

Device locates polluting cars
Press Telegram

EPA may adopt California air standard
North County Times/Californian

Fleeced again by Sacramento - Our view: After voters pass bond measures, state leaders shortchange transportation projects
San Bernardino Sun

Orange Line's big bus ready to roll
Daily News

Rail-crossing plan welcome - Metrolink's wise investment
Ventura County Star

Redevelopment zones may suffer under rules (El Monte Transit Village)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Road projects stalling out
Whittier Daily News

Sky's the limit for L.A. - Growth plan would lift ceiling on new buildings
Daily News

We're 'Pasadena-izing' - By and large, Los Angeles is growing just the way it is supposed to,1,7726716.story?coll=la-news-a_section
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sat. Aug. 25 & Sun. Aug. 26, 2007


AV airport support group revived
Antelope Valley Press

Broad view of L.A. - Eli Broad has used wealth and power to set an ambitious agenda for change in Los Angeles,0,6999791.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

California Highway Patrol adds muscle to fleet with Chargers - American muscle will soon be prowling the Golden State's highways in a law enforcement capacity
Daily Breeze

City Hall expands LAX, then punishes travelers for the congestion
Daily News

Denver Rail Electrification Raises Concerns Over Budget And Expansion

Drawing a line in the sand - Westchester residents say LAX shouldn't encroach on them to shift northern runway,1,7347153.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Inspecting confidence in California's bridges - Caltrans workers look at 1,500 spans in San Diego area once every 2 years
San Diego Union Tribune

More offices, good jobs, less traffic
Daily Bulletin

Racial politics marked BART board's search for new chief
San Francisco Chronicle


California High-Speed Rail Authority Forges Ahead While Adjusting Work Program to Fit Constricted Budget
Business Wire

Commission has preferred route for parkway in Riverside County
Press Enterprise

Congestion, near-collisions hamstring LAX
Antelope Valley Press

GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER draws tight budget for California High Speed Rail
San Francisco Sentinel

Gov. Schwarzenegger signs off on $145 billion California budget
San Francisco Chronicle

Highway thievery: State pols again tap transportation funds
Press Telegram

MTA super-sizes bus service,1,3308965.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Ontario Airport For The Car-Free

Mercury News