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12/31/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday December 31, 2007

Bus Drivers Will Be Designated Drivers, For Free - Some Orange County Bus Lines Will Remain Operating Free Until 4 a.m. New Year's Morning
http://cbs2.com/local/orange.county.bus.2.618196.html
CBS 2 TV

Desert freeway expansion gets Caltrans support
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_7844828
Daily Bulletin

Planned carpool fee is driving motorists mad - Vocal drivers aren't on board with the transit authority's congestion pricing for stretches of three L.A. County freeways
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa31dec31,1,3953039.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Public transit free on New Year's Eve - L.B. Transit, L.A. Metro and OCTA will offer free rides over holiday evening, morning
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7845804
Press Telegram

Rush hour starts sooner as more drivers hit road before sunrise
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7845752
Daily News

Some lanes of 710 to close
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7840399
Press Telegram

Take a free ride on Metro
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7845537
Whittier Daily News

12/30/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday December 30, 2007

County prioritizes transportation projects
http://snipurl.com/1w4xa
Victorville Daily Press

From Downtown To the Sea
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/31/news/news_briefs/at03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Gas hikes unwelcome, but not a shock
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_7833796
Daily Bulletin

Is New Urbanism The Way To A Green Future?
http://www.planetizen.com/node/29097
Planetizen

Metro to introduce tap passes on january 25th
http://www.angelenic.com/downtown-general/metro-to-introduce-tap-passes-on-january-25th/
Angelenic

MTS fare increases will begin Tuesday
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20071230-9999-1m30fares.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Port of L.A.'s centennial-themed fleet will set sail on Colorado Boulevard
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_7835755
Daily Breeze

Ride Free On New Years Eve!
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/28/ride-free-on-new-years-eve/
MetroRiderLA

‘Tournament of Roses Train’ Dedicated
http://www.egpnews.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=3&pageid=6739
Eastside Sun

Update on All Night Trains for New Year's Eve
http://laist.com/2007/12/29/update_on_all_n.php
LAist

12/29/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday December 29, 2007

All aboard for Sprinter test run
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20071229-9999-1mi29sprint.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Bullet train derailed? High-speed rail likely doomed by panel's choice for route
http://snipurl.com/1w1p4
Stockton Record

Congress approves lifting funding restrictions on 'Subway to the Sea'
http://snipurl.com/1w1pp
The Argonaut

Congress, president sign off on transit-related bills
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/freightnews/article.asp?id=11948
Progressive Railroading

Rail talks stalled by shortfall - Transportation issues speed along as a city mulls future
http://www.smdp.com/article/articles/4533/1/Rail-talks-stalled-by-shortfall/Page1.html
Santa Monica Daily Press

San Diego County light rail line christened
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-train29dec29,1,1080728.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Sprinting toward the finish line
http://snipurl.com/1w1o5
North County Times/Caliofornian

Wireless Hitches a Ride on the Subway
http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=57441
Newsfactor

Year of almost-broken promises for SANDAG
http://snipurl.com/1w1ol
North County Times/Californian

12/28/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday Decemer 28, 2007

All Night Subway/Light Rail Service New Year's Eve
http://laist.com/2007/12/26/subway_light_ra.php
LAist

California Plans to Improve Public Infrastructure, Save Taxpayer Dollars
http://snipurl.com/1vwgf
Imperial Valley News

Carpool lanes proposed for Interstate 10 - Studies announced for new express lanes, but it could be 2018 by the time the $1.2 billion project happens
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_7821622
Redlands Daily Facts

Free bus rides offered for partiers on New Year’s Eve
http://www.dailypilot.com/articles/2007/12/27/publicsafety/dpt-busrides27.txt
Daily Pilot

Holiday services updated 12-19-07
http://www.socata.net/gm/archives/00000062.shtml
Southern California Transit Advocates

How to get from here to there - A bus with a view? A monorail? Your own two feet?
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-bigfix-traffic27dec27,0,4432703,full.story
Los Angeles Times

Imagine an elevated future
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-trafficmonorail27dec27,1,5427157.story?coll=la-news-comment
Los Angeles Times

Is The Mayor Serious on Public Transit?
http://mayorsam.blogspot.com/2007/12/is-mayor-serious-on-public-transit.html
Mayor Sam

Loma Linda seeks OK to connect bike trails
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_7824506
San Bernardino Sun

Mapping Out the Madness: Tournament of Roses
http://laist.com/2007/12/27/mapping_out_the.php
LAist

Maybe We Can Learn From L.A.
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2007/dec/27/na-maybe-we-can-learn-from-la/
Tampa Tribune

Metrolink will run on a New Year schedule
http://snipurl.com/1vwn0
Yucaipa/Calimesa News Mirror

Mexican trucks to keep rolling in U.S. - Administration's move angers foes in Congress
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20071227-9999-1b27mextruck.html
San Diego Union Tribune

More study sought for the Big Dig
http://www.lacanadaonline.com/articles/2007/12/27/news/lnws-710tunnel1227.art.txt
La Cañada Valley Sun

New Rapid Bus Lines Let You Experience LA
http://laist.com/2007/12/27/riding_the_bus.php#comments
LAist

Newsletter from the 42nd District (Expo & Westside Extension)
http://belaironline.blogspot.com/2007/12/newsletter-from-42nd-assembly-district.html
Bel Air Online

O.C. Bus Drivers Will Be Designated Drivers - Some Bus Lines Will Remain Operating Free Until 4 a.m. New Year's Morning
http://cbs2.com/local/orange.county.bus.2.618196.html
CBS 2 TV

Pico-Robertson to mayor -- let our parking stay
http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=18693
Jewish Journal

Regional Transportation Plan: All it takes is money
http://www.highlandnews.net/articles/2007/12/27/news/05scag.txt
Highland Community News

Report: Region's growth not so 'smart'
http://snipurl.com/1vwgs
North County Times/Californian

Reyes foresees extensive plan for bike travel
http://snipurl.com/1vwne
Los Angeles Wave

San Diego Metro Giving Free Rides On New Years Eve
http://www.10news.com/news/14927239/detail.html
10 News TV

Sexy! Photos Of That New Red Disney Monorail
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/12/new_super_sexy.php#reader_comments
L.A. Curbed

That DASH around town has a price
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7824550
Daily News

Tolls to hit $1 a mile on 91 Express Lanes - Friday afternoon drivers will pay up to $10 for a quicker commute
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-tolls28dec28,1,7856615.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Voters think taxes need to be raised to trim budget gap - 48% to 43% margin smaller than in '03
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20071228/news_1n28field.html
San Diego Union Tribune
Link to the Field Poll: http://www.field.com/fieldpollonline/subscribers/Rls2257.pdf

12/27/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday December 27, 2007

Designers push to make cities more female-friendly
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-12-25-Designingwomen_N.htm
USA Today

DLBA Backs Transferring Blue Line Policing To LBPD
http://www.gazettes.com/dlba12202007.html
Grunion Gazette

Free Rides for Metro Bus and Rail Riders
http://snipurl.com/1vuyd
Fox

Funding it! SoCal-NoCal bullet train and the Subway to the Sea
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2007/12/funding-it-soca.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Gold Line work upsets East L.A. merchants - MTA officials say the light rail line will bring prosperity to businesspeople
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-goldeast27dec27,1,2146665.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Highway 91 Express Lanes toll will hit $10 in January
http://snipurl.com/1vuy8
Press Enterprise

Keeping track of the tracks - Sprinter line's stations, rails, cars equipped with cameras for 'high-tech security'
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20071226-9999-1mi26dispatc.html
San Diego Union Tribune

L.A. Sniper: Subway Fibs and Felonies
The mayor tries to rewrite history with the help of his patsy at the Times
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6703&IssueNum=238
L.A. City Beat

Metro will offer free Gold Line rides to Pasadena
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7817519
Whittier Daily News

Pat Brown Institute’s Livable Cities Conference: ‘Establishing a Framework for Equitable Growth’
http://www.planningreport.com/article/1295/
The Planning Report

Schwarzenegger pushes private public works deals
http://www.sacbee.com/102/story/592529.html
Sacramento Bee

State may see $4 gasoline in '08
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas27dec27,1,1807305.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Two airports heading in different directions - Santa Monica's facility meets resistance to expansion, but Hawthorne's finds the neighbors welcoming
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airports27dec27,1,7708056.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Under the Leadership of Gina Marie Lindsey, LAWA Prioritizes Green Airports, Transport
http://www.planningreport.com/tpr/?module=displaystory&story_id=1296&format=html
The Planning Report

West Covina's lofty goals for downtown - Talk of transforming the area into an urban village has resurfaced, but not everyone thinks it's a good idea
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-westcovina26dec26,1,3318358.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

12/24/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday December 24, 2007

**Note - The Transportation Headlines will resume publication on Thursday, December 27th.

Deadline for L.A.'s subway to the sea is a literal one
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa24dec24,1,4739475.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

High-speed train may not be silver bullet
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap24dec24,1,1829099.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

New chief for development - Montclair names city's planning manager to post
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_7795424
Daily Bulletin

New year to usher in new rules for the road
http://snipurl.com/1vrc2
Desert Sun

No bait-and-switch on affordable housing bonds - Changes to Proposition 1C guidelines give short shrift to the clear wishes of voters
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/588702.html
Sacramento Bee

Reps get millions for local projects - Area lawmakers secure federal funds
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_7784433
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sprinter is finally ready to connect coast, inland
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20071224-9999-1n24sprinter.html
San Diego Union Tribune

'Subway to the Sea' Project is on Track Again - Villaraigosa
http://www.asianjournal.com/?c=124&a=25051
Asian Journal

12/23/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday December 23, 2007

California High Speed Rail’s Route Debate Is Over
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2007/12/california-high.html
Wired

Can Rita Get LA Movin’?
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/908/75/
CityWatchLA

CHP to spend holidays on the road
http://www.avpress.com/n/20/1220_s5.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Metro Gold Line will be free for Rose Parade
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local&id=5851221
ABC 7 News

MTA to offer free rides for holidays
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-briefs23dec23,1,637285.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Road warriors - City considers taking over state highway
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_7784431
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sprinter doubles the pleasure
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/12/22/news/top_stories/1_03_9912_21_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

Supervisor warns Subway will cripple needed Regional Transportation
http://westranchbeacon.com/blog/2007/12/22/supervisor-warns-subway-will-cripple-needed-regional-transportation/
West Ranch Beacon

U.S. DOT Seeks Technology Solutions to Improve Nation's Transportation System
http://www.govtech.com/gt/237557?topic=117673
Government Technology

12/22/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday December 22, 2007

Arnold's budget proposal may lead to drastic spending cuts
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7783722
Daily News

Council to Study Taxi Plan
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/24/news/news_briefs/at02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Despite opposition, Colton railroad crossing likely to be funded
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_colton22.2f266d1.html
Press Enterprise

Donald Shoup Plays With Parking Fees and Matchbox Cars
http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/12/21/donald-shoup-plays-with-parking-fees-and-matchbox-cars/
StreetsBlog

Fare Game - It's a War of Words, as DASH Buses Stop Accepting Metro Passes on Jan. 1
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/24/news/news02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Gov. considers major cuts in services - Schwarzenegger will declare a fiscal emergency. Schools could lose $1.4 billion and thousands of inmates could be freed early
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-arnold22dec22,0,3407799.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Holiday Wish List - A Few Gift Ideas to Make Downtown a Better Place
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/24/news/opinion/edit02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Industrial Evolution - Planning Department, CRA Restructure Recommendations For Housing Development on Industrial Land
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/24/news/news01.txt
L.A. Downtown News

It's Time to Move LA! - A business, labor, health, environmental, and community conference to discuss strategies to finance a modern transportation system in LA County
http://launionaflcio.org/news/07_12_21-Transportation.php
LA Union

Nearly Two Million Travelers Expected to Pass Through LAX, 225,000 Through ONT During Year-End Holiday Season
http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/071220/0342787.html
Yahoo! Finance

Pinch state pennies on a priority basis - Schwarzenegger's proposed 10% across-the-board cut would hit both crucial functions and low-priority programs equally hard
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-cole21dec21,0,7705589.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Riding High? Amtrak Chugs for Record Ridership Despite Funding, Scheduling Issues
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/071222/tracking_amtrak.html
Yahoo! Finance

Road Cleared for Subway to Sea
http://boifromtroy.com/?p=7003
Boi From Troy

Why is the Mayor Afraid to Debate It? (Pico/Olympic)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/906/
CityWatchLA

12/21/2007

Tranportation Headlines for Friday December 21, 2007

Altering New York's Congestion Pricing Plan Could Make Transit Free
http://www.planetizen.com/node/28996
Planetizen

Arnold vows to sue over EPA decision
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7774387
Daily News

Campaign for subway gains speed
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7774415
Daily News

Disney’s Highway to Hell (historical cartoon predictions about transportation’s future)
http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/12/20/disneys-highway-to-hell/
StreetsBlog

EPA and California - Rejecting the state's proposed tailpipe emissions rules smells like blatant politics
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-epa21dec21,0,2297171.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

EPA chief is said to have ignored staff
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-epa21dec21,1,2746599.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Give Them a Subway Stop in Their Name, But Don't Let Politicos Return LA to the Freeway '50s
http://www.venicepaper.net/pmt_comments.php?id=400_0_1_0_C
Venice Paper

Group Forms to Fight the Freeway-ization of Olympic/Pico
http://www.venicepaper.net/pmt_more.php?id=401_0_1_0_M
Venice Paper

Harbor board OKs port fee
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7774441
Press Telegram

I Was Shocked: No Transpo Vision for LA (Wendy Greuel)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/900/75/
CityWatchLA

Los Angeles Hopes To Win Federal Grant For Three HOT Lanes Conversions
http://www.planetizen.com/node/28943
Planetizen

Metro Purple Line Could Be Extended To Ocean - Bush Expected To Sign Federal Legislation Lifting Tunneling Ban
http://www.knbc.com/news/14900868/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

mta turnstiles may have a hidden agenda
http://www.angelenic.com/downtown-general/mta-turnstiles-may-have-a-hidden-agenda/
Angelenic

New monorail arrives at Disneyland - Guests will be able to ride the new train starting in February. The first car shipped in today.
http://www.ocregister.com/news/cars-first-train-1946743-disney-glass
Orange County Register

Omnitrans workers show off dancing skills
http://www2.sbsun.com/eastvalley/ci_7768824
San Bernardino Sun

Quote of the Month (SCAG)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/901/75/
CityWatchLA

Plan offers gateway to increased power for county areas
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7773265
Whittier Daily News

Port Okays Container Fee To Replace Polluting Trucks
http://www.gazettes.com/container12202007.html
Grunion Gazette

Subway Ban Repealed! Mayor To Party at Union Station
http://laist.com/2007/12/20/subway_ban_offi_1.php
LAist

Transit district, Solana Beach, spar over Cedros project
http://snipurl.com/1vnr6
North County Times/Californian

12/20/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday December 20, 2007

Arizona's link with California ports tightens
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1219biz-LAPorts1220.html
Arizona Republic

Dan Walters: Air travel congestion will worsen
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/577658.html
Sacramento Bee

EPA denies California's right to mandate emissions - Bush administration says a new energy bill makes the state's emissions effort unnecessary. Schwarzenegger vows a court fight
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-epa20dec20,1,2287845.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Eric Garcetti - A friendly face of government, the 13th District leader talks traffic, ideals, and helping mothers of sons caught in gang fire
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6673&IssueNum=237
L.A. City Beat

Going nowhere fast - Re "Carpoolers' free ride may be over," Dec. 14
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-wednesday19dec19,0,4159035.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Gov. backs port fees across state
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7765383
Press Telegram

LA's New Parking Meters Offer Text Alerts, Accept Credit Cards & Mobile Payments
http://snipurl.com/1vlnf
Wireless and Mobile News

More flee state than move in - Population is up thanks to births and foreign immigrants, but rest of U.S. isn't California dreamin' like it was
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-growth20dec20,1,5324515.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA's Plan to Gate L.A. - Miraculously, our subways use an honor system. The pencil pushers just hate that
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/mtas-plan-to-gate-la/17926/
L.A. Weekly

Metro Goes Green in Carson - L.A. Metro, Chevron Energy Solutions Unveil Nation's Single Largest Solar Panel Installation at a Transit Facility; Metro Bus Division 18 in Carson Outfitted With 1,632 Solar Panels as Agency Commits to Even Greater Levels of Operational Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/0342025.htm
CNN Money

NPR Checking In re: Metro Fare Gates
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/19/npr-checking-in/
MetroRiderLA

NY MTA Board Approves Subway and Bus Fare Increase
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/19/mta-board-approves-fare-and-toll-increases/index.html?hp
New York Times

Ports of Delay (scroll down page)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6667&IssueNum=237
L.A. City Beat

Residents Seek a Safer Palisades Drive
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3474
Palisadian Post

SCAG’s Top Goal for Bike/Ped: Reduce Fatalities by 25%
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/scags-top-goal-for-bikeped-reduce.html
StreetHeatLA

State Picks Pacheco Pass For High-Speed Rail
http://cbs13.com/local/high.speed.rail.2.614363.html
CBS 13 TV

Steve Wiegand: High-speed rail going nowhere fast
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/580630.html
Sacramento Bee

Subway to the Sea Goes Forward; Gold Line to Foothills Stalled
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/12/subway_to_the_s_1.php
Curbed L.A.

Tour de Los Angeles? New Plan Calls For Bike Paths - New Plan Could Free Up Congestion On Roads And In Arteries
http://cbs2.com/local/reyes.bike.bicycle.2.614455.html
CBS 2 TV

12/19/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday December 19, 2007

Amtrak riders up; aid may follow - Backers seeing mood change in Congress, public
http://snipurl.com/1viw1
Boston Globe

Better tires, better 'tude
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/highway1/la-hy-wheels19dec19,1,1542126.story?coll=la-news-highway_1
Los Angeles Times

California High-Speed Rail Authority Board to Review Private-Sector Financing Activities and Bay Area to Central Valley Alignment Recommendation
http://snipurl.com/1vivz
Business Wire

Congress clearing obstacle to West Los Angeles subway extension
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20071218-1150-ca-l.a.subway.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Congress Deciding On Red Line Extension - House Green-Lights Subway Project; Senate Now Considering It
http://cbs2.com/local/red.line.santa.2.613704.html
CBS 2 TV

Guidebook for Integrating Freight into Transportation Planning and Project Selection Processes
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8487
Transportation Research Board

Highway 60's eagerly awaited carpool lanes opening soon
http://snipurl.com/1vjea
Press Enterprise

HOT Lanes Won't Solve Transportation Woes
http://www.smartmoney.com/invisiblehand/index.cfm?story=20071218
Smart Money

House passes domestic spending bill
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/la-na-spending18dec18,1,5155848.story?coll=la-news-politics-national&track=crosspromo
Los Angeles Times

Integrating Freight into Transportation Planning and Project-Selection Processes
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8421
Transportation Research Board

Metro improves Gold Line service with more trains
http://metroped.net/2007/12/17/metro-improves-gold-line-service-with-more-trains/
MetroPed

Millions for Southland projects in $516 billion federal spending bill
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7754833
Daily News

Ride report: Metro Rapid Line 728
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/19/ride-report-metro-rapid-line-728/
MetroRiderLA

Southern California Transportation Projects Need More Local, State, Federal Dollars
http://www.verdexchange.org/node/65
VerdeXchange

12/18/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 18, 2007

Alameda Corridor's lower train counts have more to do with longer trains and less to do with traffic volumes, ACTA says
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/freightnews/article.asp?id=11903
Progressive Railroading

Busy malls get extra traffic control
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local&id=5840597
ABC 7 TV

Council is asked to repeal Port of L.A. terminal plan
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_7747207
Daily Breeze

Critics Say Smart Growth Funds Stretched Too Thinly in SANDAG's Regional Transportation Plan
http://snipurl.com/1vg9r
Smart Growth Online

Government, Ports And Air Quality Leaders Open First Natural Gas Truck Fuel Station To Support Los Angeles And Long Beach Ports’ Historic Clean Air Action Plan
http://snipurl.com/1vhdh
PollutionOnline

High-speed rail showdown
http://www.examiner.com/a-1109087~High_speed_rail_showdown_under_way.html
Examiner

LAX officials to present safety report in January
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax18dec18,1,5166857.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach OKs fee on cargo to fund green efforts - The Port of Los Angeles is expected to enact a similar measure. Drivers protest, saying they can't afford to operate newer, cleaner trucks
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-port18dec18,1,2398313.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach port approves $35-$70 cargo fee - LOCAL: Controversial container charge funds $1.6B truck cleanup to begin in June; L.A. passage expected Thursday
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7747385
Press Telegram

Long road to mileage goals - The energy bill lets carmakers tweak, not overhaul, technology. Consumers may see low prices on small vehicles
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cafe18dec18,1,2010842.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Ride report: Metro Rapid Line 770
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/18/ride-report-metro-rapid-line-770/
MetroRiderLA

Second Life as a simulation tool - UCI computer scientist puts Second Life to use for real-world engineering
http://www.ocregister.com/money/life-second-skytran-1944191-computer-virtual
Orange County Register

StreetHeat Holiday Shopping Guide
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/streetheat-holiday-shopping-guide.html
StreetHeatLA

Surge in oil prices could sow seeds of their own destruction, by crimping economic growth
http://snipurl.com/1vhfg
International Herald Tribune

TAP Card Untapped
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/03/the-tap-card-untapped/
MetroRiderLA

Traffic Officers Aim to Ease Holiday Congestion
http://snipurl.com/1vhe5
KTLA 5 News

12/17/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday December 17, 2007

Critics question Anaheim's vision of its future - Some say the jobs-to-housing ratio OKd for the Platinum Triangle assures congestion. Believers say public transit will save the day
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-triangle17dec17,1,2600817.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Dirtier trucks - Cleaning up Chinese pollution would be tough, but it has to be done
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_7738492
Press Telegram

`Dirty truck' fee likely to begin in '08 - Charge to help subsidize purchase of new, cleaner trucks
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7733395
Press Telegram

Fiscal triage needed to stop flow of red ink
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap17dec17,1,2615535.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s bike-unfriendly festival - The 'green' DWP's Festival of Lights is mostly off-limits to cyclists
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-williamson17dec17,0,2446888.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

LAX runway review is urged - A push to improve safety on the north side of the airport takes on greater urgency after a report on close calls
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-runway17dec17,1,662280.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Oil prices crimping economy
http://www.sgvtribune.com/business/ci_7738782
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Planners find Southland a hell on Earth
http://snipurl.com/1ve8y
Orange County Register

Region can't afford to let Palmdale Airport founder
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_7738520
Daily News

Safe harbors - Long Beach and L.A. port officials should vote for container fees that will lead to cleaner air
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-ports17dec17,0,2306423.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

12/16/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday December 16, 2007

Dirtier trucks - Cleaning up Chinese pollution would be tough, but it has to be done
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_7738492
Press Telegram

High-speed rail called transit fix
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_7733983?source=rss
Daily News

High-speed rail on track for Olympics
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-12/17/content_6324717.htm
China Daily

Road money available
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_7732715
Pasadena Star News

Shipping ports spring up inland
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-12-16-inlandports_N.htm
USA Today

12/15/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday December 15, 2007

Alameda Corridor: Train count falls to lowest monthly mark in more than two years
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/freightnews/article.asp?id=11884
Progressive Railroading

America's Dumbest (stop signage)
http://snipurl.com/1vbru
LAMetroMole

Bottleneck about to end: Flyovers ready to open at 60-91-215 interchange
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_7725571
San Bernardino Sun

Editorial: Can't We All Just Get a Cab?
http://snipurl.com/1vbrb
L.A. Downtown News

Events mark opening of 60/91/215 flyovers
http://snipurl.com/1vbrh
Press Enterprise

Gold Line Schedule Changes Begin Sunday
http://laist.com/2007/12/14/gold_line_sched.php
LAIst

How Green Can L.A. Grow? City Should Pass Ordinance Requiring Stricter Environmental Standards For Large Residential Projects
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/17/news/opinion/edit03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

LaBonge blasts lack of foresight in Valley transit planning
http://snipurl.com/1vbrv
Studio City Sun

LaBonge blasts lack of foresight in Valley transit planning
http://nazinla.blogspot.com/2007/12/labonge-blasts-lack-of-foresight-in.html
NAzinLA

new metro station monitors to show train schedules
http://www.angelenic.com/transit/new-metro-station-monitors-to-show-train-schedules/
Angelenic

Planner and Painter - Artwork Shows Another Side of Metro Employee Diego Cardoso
http://snipurl.com/1vbr8
Los Angeles Downtown News

Ticket to Ride - The Daily Press news team hits the streets, going undercover for a ride with Critical Mass, Page 12 (.pdf)
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/121507.pdf
Santa Monica Daily Press

Zen and the '10' - Everything I Need to Know About Driving I Learned on the Bus
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/17/news/opinion/edit04.txt
L.A. Downtown News

12/14/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday December 14, 2007

2 sought in train, car collision
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_7705897
Daily Bulletin

11th District: Intersections getting new left-turn signals
http://snipurl.com/1va27
The Argonaut

Anaheim begins steps to end train whistles
http://www.ocregister.com/news/anaheim-city-quiet-1940573-council-zone
Orange County Register

Budget woes make for long, cold winter
http://www.capitolweekly.net/article.php?xid=wr42edvfork3wg
Capitol Weekly

Carpoolers' free ride may be over - County officials propose converting some carpool lanes to toll lanes, but the 405 is not included in the initial plan. An MTA proposal to convert the lanes to toll roads has some fuming.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-congestion14dec14,1,7985201.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Connections Are Key to Valley’s Most Powerful Person in SFV: David Fleming
http://snipurl.com/1va4q
San Fernando Business Journal

Credit Cards, Cell Phones Work On New LA Parking Meters
http://www.knbc.com/news/14848580/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Does Metro Board Chair Take Metro? Apparently yes.
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/does-metro-board-chair-take-metro.html
StreetHeat

Governor planning across-the-board budget cuts
http://www.sacbee.com/102/story/565700.html
Sacramento Bee

Judge says California can regulate greenhouse gases from cars
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-autos13dec13,1,5378469.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Marina Fwy connectors to I-405 to be closed at set times through January 11th
http://snipurl.com/1va2a
The Argonaut

Núñez raises the prospect of hikes in taxes, car fees
http://www.sacbee.com/102/story/565742.html
Sacramento Bee

new shopping center targets koreatown’s diversity
http://www.angelenic.com/construction/new-shopping-center-targets-koreatowns-diversity/
Angelenic

No Need For a Quarter: Meters Take Plastic - Parking Meters In North Hollywood Take Change, Cards, Cell Phones
http://cbs2.com/local/new.parking.meters.2.610476.html
CBS 2 TV

Officials fuming on road funding
http://www2.sbsun.com/news/ci_7715741
San Bernardino Sun

Officials wary of new home fee - Study: Growth will require $13.8 billion in freeways
http://snipurl.com/1v997
North County Times/Californian

Parking meters get smart
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7716707
Daily News

Pico/Olympic Meeting Announced
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/at-end-of-committee-hearing-rosendahl.html
StreetHeatLA

Port workers give biometric data for access - First batch of employees signs up for high-tech entrance cards
http://www2.presstelegram.com/ci_7705805
Press Telegram

Protest Grows: Freeway Billboards Delayed
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/888/
CityWatchLA

Riders give test of double-decker bus a high five
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/13/BAEGTT7V1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Stuff a Bus drive coming to end, needs more toys
http://www.avpress.com/n/13/1213_s15.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Traffic changes coming, including new left-turn Vista del Mar restrictions
http://snipurl.com/1va2f
The Argonaut

Waldorf Fundraiser Falls Short for Sunset Signal
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3460
Palisadian Post

Wheels for swingers - Americas Bike Co. is banking on its hinged design to catch on with riders
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-swingbike13dec13,1,4270261.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

12/13/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday December 13, 2007

Antonio’s to-do list (transportation, ports)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6637&IssueNum=236
L.A. City Beat

Deconstructing Antonio (Olympic/Pico, ports)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6636&IssueNum=236
L.A. City Beat

Does Metro Board Chair Take Metro? Apparently yes.
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/does-metro-board-chair-take-metro.html
StreetHeat

Fueling the Fire - Hybrids and diamond lanes may be soothing our conscience, but they're not easing the transportation crisis. Will long-term solutions like mass transit ever get a real chance in our car-addicted culture?
http://www.metroactive.com/metro/12.12.07/cover-0750.html
MetroActive

Hybrid Vehicles Losing Some Of Their Privileges - Hybrids Without State "Clean Air Vehicle" Decals Will Have To Pay To Park
http://cbs2.com/local/hybrid.clean.air.2.609670.html
CBS 2 TV

L.A., Long Beach ports consider new container fee to generate $1.6 billion
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2007/Dec07/121007/121207-06.htm
Land Line

L.A. Sniper: Buying Our Way Out of a Jam - 2008 looks like the year we will pay dearly to reduce traffic
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6634&IssueNum=236
L.A. City Beat

Metrolink train hits car
http://snipurl.com/1v7cn
Press Enterprise

Project to center around light rail (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7704782
Whittier Daily News

Strategic Transportation Plan Unveiled
http://snipurl.com/1v87r
San Fernando Sun

12/12/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday December 12, 2007

Anaheim zones for a densely populated downtown - Although the real estate market is slack, council members say they must plan for an urban future
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-triangle12dec12,1,307047.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Biodiesel Fuel Management Best Practices for Transit
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8464
Transportation Research Board/U.S. DOT - FTA

Brown Announces Greenhouse Gas Agreement With Los Angeles Port
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=45456
California Chronicle

Cargo site a big plus for region - Our view: One thousand good local jobs will improve Inland Empire's jobs-housing balance
http://www.sbsun.com/editorial/ci_7695299
San Bernardino Sun

Claremont trolley proposal moves to council for final OK
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_7696464
Daily Bulletin

Does the Rubber Meet the Road: Investigating the Alternatives to Congestion Pricing
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8470
Transportation Research Board/Environmental Defense

Going Green: Minimizing Aviation's Environmental Footprint at Airports
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8463
Transportation Research Board/Airports Council

Government, Ports and Air Quality Leaders Open First Natural Gas Truck Fuel Station to Support Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports' Historic Clean Air Action Plan
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/071211/20071211005446.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Finance

Harbor panels will examine truck fee - A charge of $35 per vehicle would implement a program to cut diesel emissions by 80 percent
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12408481.html
Daily Breeze

Improving ADA Complementary Paratransit Demand Estimation
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8246
Transportation Research Board

LNG station opens near port - Cleaner fuel hailed; truckers, in protest, urge clients to pay for conversions
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7696640
Press Telegram

Palmdale's United Airlines service still gaining altitude
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7696262
Daily News

Plan eyes 'smart growth'
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_7672943
San Bernardino Sun

Pump prices falling, for now -- Californians can expect cheaper gasoline for Christmas. But it won't exactly be a bargain, and the forecast for next spring calls for significantly higher prices
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/560830.html
Sacramento Bee

Railroad crossing snarls Upland traffic
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_7689287
Daily Bulletin

Rail Freight Solutions to Roadway Congestion--Final Report and Guidebook
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8459
Transportation Research Board

Securing America's Passenger-Rail Systems
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8485
Transportation Research Board/RAND Corporation

State's budget shortfall widens - Schwarzenegger is said to have told a group the gap is now $14 billion
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-deficit12dec12,1,7227366.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Tax-Free Benefits For Commuting Lure Employees
http://snipurl.com/1v56g
Wall Street Journal

Test Driving a Hydrogen Car
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/test-driving-hydrogen-car.html
StreetHeat

12/11/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 11, 2007

Car Crashes Into Orange Line Bus In Valley Village
http://cbs2.com/local/Orange.Line.crash.2.607341.html
CBS 2 TV

Cunningham the Optimist on How and Why Metro Board Got the Vote Right (Expo Light Rail)
http://snipurl.com/1v2s9
FrontPage Online

Dan Walters: Governor trapped in own maze (vehicle license fee)
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/557820.html
Sacramento Bee

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Agreement Allowing Development of Railroad Technology Museum in Sacramento
http://www.govtech.com/gt/218305?topic=117691
Government Technology

High Desert Corridor Request For Proposals Announced By County Supervisor
http://www.bestsyndication.com/?q=120907_high_dessert_corridor.htm
BestSyndication

Is America Finally Getting Interested in Passenger Rail?
http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/12/10/is-america-finally-getting-interested-in-passenger-rail/
StreetsBlog

Metro Passes No Longer Valid On LADOT Services as of January 1, 2008
http://www.ladottransit.com/whatsnew/120707_prMTA.html
Los Angeles Department of Transportation

No place for pedestrians
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-freeway11dec11,1,3019284.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

O.C. marks a road-funding milestone - Officials assign the last funds from the original Measure M, which has allowed the county to keep pace with its growth
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-me-octa11dec11,1,1148849.story?coll=la-news-politics-california
Los Angeles Times

Rail~Volution 2007 Presentations Online
http://www.railvolution.com/2007conferencepapers.asp
RailVolution

Rocket (and Subway) Science - Metro Hopes Upgrade Will Make for a Smarter SmarTrip Card
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/08/AR2007120800737.html
Washington Post

Seeing the light on the subway - If L.A. is going to have a mature transit system, turnstiles are the way to go
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-debord11dec11,0,6896242.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Transit on a roll (Ventura-Santa Barbara Commuter Rail)
http://www.pacbiztimes.com/index.cfm?go2=articles/wk_121007e
Pacific Coast Business Times

Tujunga Wash project opening floodgates to change
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7666785
Daily News

Traffic Initiative Supporters Turn in Over 15,000 Signatures - Thousand Oaks Community Shows Strong Support as Signatures are Collected in Less Than 30 Days
http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=132798
PrimeNewsWire

With Aerial Terminal Set, Now Cunningham Can Exhale and Retire (Expo Light Rail)
http://snipurl.com/1v2sb
FrontPage Online

Woman hospitalized after train hits minivan - The collision in Santa Ana briefly disrupted train service and sent the minivan driver to the hospital with minor injuries.
http://www.ocregister.com/news/train-santa-armstrong-1938366-tracks-minivan
Orange County Register

12/10/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday December 10, 2007

Are you happy with the 91 Express Lanes? A call for Measure M proposals, 91 survey and update on I-5 widening on today's agenda
http://www.ocregister.com/news/orange-transportation-measure-1938110-anaheim
Orange County Register

Bill allows state a say in toll road planning
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20071209-9999-1m9toll.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Breathing Distance - Air officials call housing near freeways a health risk
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_air10.30cf633.html
Press Enterprise

Caught in a jam after taking mass transit - Walking from Union Station to City Hall made one news conference unavoidable. This time, copper wiring thefts from L.A. streetlights were on the agenda
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa10dec10,1,2314633.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Celebrating a Century - Fountains, fireworks and fanfare mark the Los Angeles port's anniversary
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12300391.html
Daily Breeze

Communities along 710 push for a greener path - City officials move to finalize improvements under Community Livability Plan.
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7679253
Press Telegram

Diesel price hikes driving change in several industries - Some firms will pass the costs on to customers. Others search for ways to reduce consumption
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-diesel10dec10,1,3021485.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference Debuts Today In Los Angeles
http://snipurl.com/1v1ng
Business Wire

Legislative gridlock shapes up for 2008 - Budget deficit and internal rivalries limit expectations
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/554960.html
Sacramento Bee

LUCE Workshop Focuses on Sustainable Transportation
http://snipurl.com/1v1nc
Santa Monica Lookout News

O.C.'s transfer point for 'orphaned' bus items - Nonprofit group tries to reunite items with those who lost them, but sells them after 90 days
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-found10dec10,1,2002811.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Taking the initiative on traffic - Oxnard and Thousand Oaks activists seek to curtail congestion with what critics call no-growth measures
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic10dec10,1,3023863.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

12/09/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday December 9, 2007

2 'green' technologies race for driver's seat
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-garage8dec08,1,5837240.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Air rules adopted for Calif. Seaports - CARB OKs first truck, ship emission standards
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_7666880
Press Telegram

'Complete Streets' Movement Gaining Momentum
http://www.planetizen.com/node/28782
Planetizen

Desert Expressway Closer To Becoming A Reality
http://www.hometownstation.com/high-desert-corridor-2007-12-05-07-01-2.html
KHTS 1220 AM

DOT sees future with vehicle integration, hydrogen fuel
http://www.fuelcellsworks.com/Supppage8197.html
Fuel Cell Works

For Whom the Road Tolls
http://laist.com/2007/12/08/for_whom_the_ro.php
LAist

High Desert Corridor project seeks engineering bids
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/desert_4019___article.html/high_corridor.html
Victorville Daily Press

Mayor To Employees: Get On The Bus - Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels wants city employees to ride the bus to work, and he's proposing giving them free transit passes to make it easier for workers to make the switch
http://www.planetizen.com/node/28826
Planetizen

New Customer Service Center and Store for Big Blue Bus
http://snipurl.com/1v0km
Canyon News

Rialto readies traffic strategy for I-10 bridge project
http://snipurl.com/1v0m1
Press Enteprise

Roads facing funding gridlock - Problems plague transit system
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7656787
Whittier Daily News

SANBAG plans to open westbound I-10 lane through Redlands
http://snipurl.com/1v0lv
Press Enterprise

Santa Monica's Transportation Plan Hopefully a Preview for LA
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/santa-monicas-transportation-plan.html
StreetHeatLA

Trendy Transit - Subways are proliferating across the globe as metro status symbols and attracting new forms of urban investment
http://www.planetizen.com/node/28812
Planetizen

12/08/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday December 8, 2007

101 plan may be funded in '08
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/dec/08/rice-101-plan-may-be-funded-in-08/
Ventura County Star

Clear pattern of risk emerges from city smog - L.A.'s notorious air pollution is hardest on kids. The closer to a freeway they live, play or attend school, the more likely it is that their developing lungs' capacity will be reduced
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-smog10dec10,1,7144661.story?coll=la-headlines-health
Los Angeles Times

Expressive train rolls by - Locomotive laden with Christmas decorations makes its way through as part of a toy drive
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/articles/2007/12/08/news/gnp-train08.txt
Glendale News Press

Freeways should be kept free - Re "It's time to go with toll-lane flow," column, Dec. 2
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-saturday8dec08,0,7134613.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Hey Taxi! Local Leaders Try to Persuade DOT To Let Angelenos Hail a Cab
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/10/news/news02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

LAX seeks NASA's study of runways - Expansion critics complain federal agencies back growth and ignore safety
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12275301.html
Daily Breeze

Metro Boosts Downtown Bus Service
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/10/news/news_briefs/at04.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Moorpark OKs downtown land sale for mixed-use project
http://snipurl.com/1uypq
Ventura County Star

Palmdale airport sees anemic air traffic
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7650791
Daily News

Plan fails to curb growth in Valley - Zoning rules could allow many more commercial projects along Ventura Boulevard, city finds
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-growth8dec08,1,3487227.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Proposal for Greyhound bus station rejected
http://snipurl.com/1uypl
Press Enterprise

San Pedro port vapors to be tracked - Plan announced by mayor and attorney general to cut greenhouse gas emissions includes solar power panels
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12275526.html
Daily Breeze

Southland transit is in need of big ideas
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus9dec09,1,5549891.column?coll=la-utilities-business
Los Angeles Times

State OKs strict air emission measures - One will ban much of the current diesel truck fleet from ports statewide. The other targets idling vessels
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-air8dec08,1,7604416.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Visions of 'Chinatown North' - Planning Begins and Ideas Fly for Vast Expanse Near L.A. River
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/10/news/opinion/edit03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

12/07/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday December 7, 2007

$2-billion face-lift for LAX set to begin - Improvements are necessary but passengers should know that they won't always be happy with the experience during construction, airport chief says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lindsey7dec07,1,6691624.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

$300 million in road funds ready
http://www.mydesert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071206/NEWS05/712060356/-1/newsfront
Desert Sun

Airbus A380 returns to LAX for demo; scheduled passenger service at LAX set to start in fall 2008
http://snipurl.com/1uwtg
The Argonaut

Commission Calls for $357 Billion in Passenger Rail Investment
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/071206/passenger_rail_expansion.html?.v=2
Yahoo! Finance

Commission OKs L.A. port expansion - Backers cite 'green' elements, but homeowners and environmentalists raise various concerns
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-port7dec07,1,3046776.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Critical Mass bike ride may be at braking point - Cyclists in the monthly event in Santa Monica say they may pedal elsewhere because of citations from police
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bikers7dec07,1,7367625.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Five transit agencies to share $19 million in state bond funds
http://snipurl.com/1uw1f
Press Enterprise

Holiday Toy Express Rolls into Burbank and Glendale
http://californianewswire.com/2007/12/06/CNW770_210604.php
California News Wire

Metro Passes No Longer Useable On LADOT Buses
http://cbs2.com/local/LADOT.Transit.Bus.2.604541.html
CBS 2 TV

New Big Blue Bus transit store opens near Promenade
http://snipurl.com/1uwte
The Argonaut

Regional report: Mom wouldn't tack these grades on the fridge - Regional panel unveils report card that grades the region's economy and quality of life
http://www.ocregister.com/news/region-percent-county-1936637-report-year
Orange County Register

Regional transportation agency says $132 billion needed before 2035
http://snipurl.com/1uwpq
Press Enteprise

Roads facing funding gridlock - Problems plague transit system
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7656787
Whittier Daily News

SCAG: Transportation funding falls $132 million short (headline should read $132 Billion)
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7655701
Daily News
Link to SCAG’s 2007 State of the Region Report: http://snipurl.com/1uwom
Link to SCAG’s 2007 Report Card: http://snipurl.com/1uwop

Screw you Cincinnati, LA is more Walkable than you!
http://laist.com/2007/12/06/screw_you_cinci.php
LAist

SoCal 'report card' has B, C and (gulp) D marks
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/dec/07/socal-report-card-has-b-c-and-gulp-d-marks/
Ventura County Star

Subways: The New Urban Status Symbol
http://snipurl.com/1uw1g
Business Week

U.S. Passenger Rail Needs $353 Billion, Panel Says
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=ayOo6ds2QhCk
Bloomberg

12/06/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday December 6, 2007

A bumpy road to the toll booth
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez6dec06,1,6911142.column?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Beverly bridge is back - Ceremony kicks off span's reopening
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7646343
Whittier Daily News

Big Blue Bus Takes Greener Road
http://snipurl.com/1uuul
Santa Monica Lookout News

Cargo center set - Huge project will be built at Ontario airport
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_7646789
Daily Bulletin

L.A.'s Grand Avenue project kicks off
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7645744
Daily News

Mayor: LA Drivers Have 'Fundamental Right To Turn Left'
http://www.knbc.com/traffic/14780306/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Midnight Ridazz are bound to keep on riding - In the heart of car culture, massive bike rides are hitting the streets. Should you admire them? Scorn them? Or join the pack?
http://www.calendarlive.com/cl-gd-cover6dec06,0,1527407.story?coll=cl-home-top-blurb-right
Los Angeles Times

More L.A. intersections to get left-turn signals
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/12195831.html
Daily Breeze

New transit-corridor development a must
http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_7635776
Daily News

Palmdale airport service can't seem to get off the ground - United Airlines faces a lackluster response to its San Francisco flights
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-palmdale6dec06,1,7733312.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Pay up, commuters (scroll down page)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6600&IssueNum=235
L.A. City Beat

Port panel gets a look at expansion - Wilmington neighbors of terminal say environmental report doesn't go far enough to lessen impact of ships, trucks
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12196041.html
Daily Breeze

Report augurs gloom for I.E. - Experts predict 'near recession'
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_7646777
Daily Bulletin

Reports predict dismal year for California economy
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/06/BUFMTOU36.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Speak out on toll roads - Should car pool lanes be used for revenue?
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_7636339
Press Telegram

State wants cleaner air at ports
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7645743
Daily News

Tom LaBonge - L.A.’s top cheerleader wants money for public transportation projects
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6604&IssueNum=235
L.A. City Beat

Too many close calls on runways, report says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-runway6dec06,1,2565129.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Traffic Talks - Critics of Pico-Olympic plan crowd City Hall
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6602&IssueNum=235
L.A. City Beat

Transit meeting draws crowd
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7645496
Whittier Daily News

Your View: 710 tunnel could remove pollution
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_7643604
Pasadena Star News

12/05/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday December 5, 2007

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK - MTA is on the wrong track - The agency's plan to install turnstiles at subway and light-rail stations is a betrayal of their design
http://www.calendarlive.com/galleriesandmuseums/cl-et-subway5dec05,0,6940232.story?coll=cl-art-features
Los Angeles Times

Commuter kicks car habit
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7636604
Daily News

Gold Line gaining support - Cities pledging local funds match
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_7637352
Pasadena Star News

Good Streets Include Streetcars
http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/12/04/good-streets-include-streetcars/
StreetsBlog

los angeles subway turnstiles? yes, please!
http://www.angelenic.com/infrastructure/los-angeles-subway-turnstiles-yes-please/
Angelenic

Match money with cargo - Funding for the area's truck-jammed highways was misdirected
http://www.dailybreeze.com/opinion/articles/12029806.html
Daily Breeze

Mayor to announce plans for more left-turn arrows
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_7640247
Daily News

New DOT chief expected to be approved today
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_7631518?source=rss
Daily News

New NREL Publication: AC Transit-Fuel Cell Buses: Evaluation Results Update
http://www.fuelcellsworks.com/Supppage8187.html
Fuel Cell Works

New York MTA launches No. 7 subway extension
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/freightnews/article.asp?id=11830
Progressive Railroading

NoHo project pared down; community input sought
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7636704
Daily News

Port of Los Angeles marks 100 years since its creation
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7634004
Daily News

Public transportation ridership continues to grow -- Nearly 50 million more trips taken in third quarter 2007
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/071204_ridership.cfm
America Public Transportation Association

San Francisco To Try Double-Deck Bus On City's Routes
http://www.nbc11.com/news/14776581/detail.html
NBC 11 TV

Smart growth policy revision needed, some say
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/12/04/news/top_stories/1_04_1512_3_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

Southern California Ports Move to Curb Emissions From Shipping Industry
http://snipurl.com/1unga
New York Times

Special Holiday Trains Pull Into Camp Pendleton
http://www.10news.com/news/14752796/detail.html
10 News TV

Truckers at ports breathe poor-quality air - Pollution in truck cabs was 10 times higher than the air outside, report says
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12142506.html
Daily Breeze

Tunnel feasibility test plan hits snag (Irvine-Corona Expressway)
http://snipurl.com/1unfk
Press Enterprise

12/04/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 4, 2007

Accountability At a Glance - California is harnessing the power of the Internet to provide transparency of management on a $3 billion program of transportation improvements.
http://www.tfhrc.gov/pubrds/07sep/02.htm
Public Roads

Ailing Transit System Has Something to Boast About: Green Vehicles (SF Muni)
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2007/12/ailing-transit.html
Wired

Better Public Transit Systems
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=3146&res=1024
Smart Growth Online

Business travel costs expected to rise 6% next year
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/travel/2007-12-03-business-travel-costs_N.htm
USA Today

City Hall columnists talk Monorails, Dodger Stadium
http://laist.com/2007/12/03/hymonorlov_talk.php
LAist

Community Slams Mayor, Weiss on Pico/Olympic Plan
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/community-slams-mayor-weiss-on.htmlStreetHeatLA

Fare Gates Are Coming
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/03/the-fare-gates-are-coming/
MetroRiderLA

Gas prices lower season spending
http://www.avpress.com/n/03/1203_s9.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Honor no more. Metro to install ticket gates
http://laist.com/2007/12/03/honor_no_more_m.php
LAist

Irate Citizens to Mayor: Stop Ignoring Us (Pico/Olympic corridor)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/865/
CityWatchLA

Ontario air cargo center OK'd
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12108876.html
Daily Breeze

Santa Monica de-car-ing workshop, redux
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2007/12/santa-monica-de.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

TAP Card Untapped
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/03/the-tap-card-untapped/?p=1232
MetroRiderLA

Toll roads could aid Gold Line plan
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7628293
Whittier Daily News

Westsiders rev up opposition to traffic plan
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic4dec04,1,3484930.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

12/02/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday December 2, 2007

An End to the Free Ride on Trains in Los Angeles
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/03/us/03transit.html?hp
New York Times

Billion-dollar interchange project still a go
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_7614243
Redland Daily Facts

Car-pool lanes may be switched to toll lanes - MTA plan calling for solo drivers as well as car-poolers to pay a fee on some roads draws fire
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/11963276.html
Daily Breeze

Congress thought the unthinkable on vehicle mileage - The 35 mpg standard, part of a larger energy bill in the works, grew from $3 gasoline and global warming issues
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-na-fuel2dec02,1,5063871.story?coll=la-news-environment
Los Angeles Times

No fire, no free pass on toll road, firefighters told - An L.A. County crew en route to a funeral blows past a booth, is caught on camera and fined. They are flabbergasted; the Orange County transportation agency is unapologetic
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-firetruck1dec01,1,6912449.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

"Olympic-West Pico-East" Initiative Announced
http://snipurl.com/1ujh6
Canyon News

OC Authorities Address Firefighter Toll Controversy - Truck Was Headed To Funeral, Not Fire, Official Says
http://www.knbc.com/news/14752707/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Why America is Becoming a Second-World Nation and California is in the Crosshairs
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2007/12/why_america_is.html
California Progress Report

Transportation Headlines for Saturday December 1, 2007

Interchange project still on - Official says decision won't affect proposal
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_7606891
San Bernardino Sun

L.A. offers free tours of transit art
http://urbanplacesandspaces.blogspot.com/2007/12/la-offers-free-tours-of-transit-art.html
Urban Places & Spaces

LA Voters Lied to on How Transpo Bond Money would be Spent?
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/862/75/
LACityWatch

Light rail's still best - Re the article "Optimism high, potential funding low; Metro line on track" (scroll down page)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_7612064
Pasadena Star News

MTA asks for toll roads for congestion
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/toll_3901___article.html/roads_lanes.html
Victorville Daily Press

Metrolink Brings Holiday Train to Marines - in Iraq
http://californianewswire.com/2007/12/01/CNW755_163340.php
California News Wire

Most Expensive Places To Buy Gas
http://snipurl.com/1uisy
Forbes

Process streamlined for mixed-use projects
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_7594659
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Public Transit – California Loves the automobile, but with our love affair comes problems
http://calpirgucd.blogspot.com/2007/11/public-transit.html
U.C. Davis CALPIRG

Redlands celebrates life in the fast lane
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_7601468
Redlands Daily Facts

Roadwork planned to ease commute to San Diego County – Plan criticized over gas emissions
http://snipurl.com/1uise
Press Enterprise

SANDAG blueprint updated to 2030
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20071201-9999-7m1sandag.html
San Diego Union Tribune

San Diego port, border in line for $400 million
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/12/02/news/top_stories/1_01_0412_1_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

11/30/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday November 30, 2007

$52-a-parcel tax proposed for transportation
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7585072
Los Angeles Daily News

10,000th passenger boards plane at Palmdale
http://www.avpress.com/n/28/1128_s3.hts
Antelope Valley Press

An unfair share for local ports - State officials' division of transportation funds cheats Southern California's trade corridors
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-ports29nov29,0,5447595.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans considers median on Hwy. 126 - Proposal for 6.7-mile stretch is being presented to cities
http://snipurl.com/1uf8l
Ventura County Star

Corona Metrolink parking structure construction to displace commuters
http://snipurl.com/1uf8z
Press Enterprise

Design ordinance could help Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Ocean Front Walk keep their 'small-town feel'
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/11/29/news_-_features/venice/v1.txt
The Argonaut

'Gingerbread' bus is in service through the holidays - The Big Blue Bus has rolled out its fully wrapped holiday bus
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/11/29/news_-_features/area/a6.txt
The Argoaut

Fighting for more road money called risk for Inland area
http://snipurl.com/1uejt
Press Enterprise

Fight looms over transit bonds' proposed spending
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20071128-9999-1n28trans.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Groups decry design of Expo Line - Project divides foes, supporters
http://snipurl.com/1uejb
Our Weekly

A just route to a green L.A. County - Parks and transit services have something in common in the Los Angeles region - there aren't enough to go around
http://snipurl.com/1uejh
Whittier Daily News

LA: City for the Rich (parking, congestion pricing)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/854/75/
CityWatchLA

L.A. City Hall's newest tax-hiking scheme
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_7594956
Daily News

Mayor unveils plan to ease traffic on Pico and Olympic without creating any one-way streets
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/11/29/news_-_features/area/a4.txt
The Argonaut

MTA vote to install gates targets railway fare cheats - The L.A. agency looks to install turnstiles at its stations after a study finds 5% of weekday riders don't pay fares
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-gates30nov30,1,5410718.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials promote public-private work
http://www.avpress.com/n/29/1129_s2.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Put road funds where cargo goes - OUR VIEW: Money for area's truck-jammed highways was misdirected; error must be corrected.
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_7594230
Daily Bulletin

Resurrecting L.A.'s Subway to the Sea
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90511156
Metro Magazine

Tolls on car-pool lanes? Option on the table to ease road congestion
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7595796
Whittier Daily News

Toll roads for L.A. County?
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_7595445
Daily News

Transit funds fall short - SoCal to get less than expected from state bond
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_7585572?source=email
San Gabriel Valley Tribune