Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

2/03/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Feb. 3, 2007

Big Blue Bus Adds Line, More Trips
http://snipurl.com/19808
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

New flights in Ontario, Palmdale expected to take load off LAX: Expanded service at Ontario and reopening of Palmdale are aimed at easing burden on LAX
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airports3feb03,1,2603147.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

BNSF, Victorville To Explore Intermodal Project
http://snipurl.com/197zi
Cal Trade Report

City That Loves Mass Transit Looks to the Sky for More
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/29/us/29tram.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
New York Times

Commercial Airline Service to Expand in SoCal
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=4975595
ABC 7 TV/AP

End of the road for car-pool perk: Applications exceed hybrid sticker supply
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5148944
Daily News

Grand Avenue project needs help, report says: Tax breaks are essential, L.A. legislative analyst says. The rebates could top out at $66 million
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-grandave3feb03,0,3321653.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

House Freezes Amtrak, Boosts Highway Spending
http://www.narprail.org/cms/index.php/main/webfeed/nr07_02/
National Association of Railroad Passenger

How to Unclog the Nation's Highways
http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=20588
Heartland Institute

Local officials set out for D.C. to solicit transportation funds: Money still needed to improve rail and roadways in county
http://snipurl.com/197zp
Simi Valley Acorn

New suburban flights will offer LAX relief: United will fly from the Palmdale airport and ExpressJet from Ontario
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/5543666.html
Daily Breeze

OCTA, contractor dispute Garden Grove Freeway work: With construction dragging on, transportation officials are angry. There's a clash over penalty fines too
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ggfreeway3feb03,1,2657201.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Tolls to aid 91 widening: Transit officials allocate $250,000 to help Riverside County plan to add lanes to Riverside Freeway
http://snipurl.com/19801
Orange County Register

United may offer flights to Bay Area: Airline negotiating pact to bring Palmdale service
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5149260
Daily News

2/02/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday Feb. 2, 2007

As Plans For Europe-Africa Rail Link Develop, U.S. Lags
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22753
Planetizen

Beeline's Route 3 to Remain
http://tinyurl.com/24gr5q
La CaƱada Online

Carpool stickers for hybrid cars almost gone
http://snipurl.com/192qp
San Francisco Chronicle

Costly L.A. River plan contains a raft of new ideas: Proposed $2-billion makeover of the ugly concrete waterway calls for a string of parks, housing and offices
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-riverplan2feb02,1,7301071.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

EPA Scientists Urge Tighter Smog Limits: Federal scientists to recommend tighter smog standards, other options for healthier air
http://tinyurl.com/26k4xg
CBS News

For LV visitors, monorail is a train to nowhere: Strip route has been losing riders since peaking in mid-2005
http://snipurl.com/191f4
Las Vegas Sun

Free up the car-pool lanes: OCTA pushing smart rule changes to increase lane use and to ease entering and exiting
http://snipurl.com/191fc
Orange County Register

Gold Line Timing System Approved
http://tinyurl.com/2l8nwq
Pasadena Independent

House Joint Resolution Sets Funding at SAFETEA-LU Level: $8.975 Billion - A New Record for Transit!
http://www.apta.com/government_affairs/washrep/2007february01.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century
http://www.apta.com/research/info/online/twenty_first_century.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Secretary Peters Advances Plans to Reduce Congestion on the Nation’s Busiest Highways, Announces Semi-Finalists in Corridors of the Future Program
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/dot1207.htm
U.S. Department of Transportation

Traffic at airport goes up slightly: The convenience of the Bob Hope facility is cited as a factor in a 3.2% increase in the number of passengers in 2006
http://tinyurl.com/2gznmv
Burbank Leader

2/01/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday Feb. 1, 2006

Cleaner trains rolling out from Commerce
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5129448
Whittier Daily News

Freeway is hot topic at forum (I-710 tunnel)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_5129616
Pasadena Star News

Gridlock on the Highways Above, Streets Below
http://tinyurl.com/2g5jqc
KCRW Radio 89.9 FM (webcast audio)

High-speed train's near standstill
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/116758.html
Sacramento Bee

Mini towns could dot MTA lines: Development along Orange route spurs vision of new lifestyle
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5131108
Daily News

New route for 395 - SANBAG proposed realignments of highway could cut through existing residential and commercial areas: High Desert officials see obstacles
http://snipurl.com/18xwz
Victorville Daily Press

New Ultra-Low Emission Locomotive Goes to Work in Union Pacific’s Los Angeles Basin Rail Yards: Sixty of the Environmentally Friendly Locomotives to be on the Job by July
http://snipurl.com/18xy9
Business Wire

Opinion Letters: More ideas on transportation
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-thursday1.1feb01,0,886786.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Rail projects high on priority, low on money - GOODS MOVEMENT: Construction to ease rail congestion in the region may take 10-plus years
http://snipurl.com/18xy2
Press Enterprise

Redevelopment agency to vote on the Grand Avenue project
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-grand1feb01,1,5216369.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Take valuables with you: You'll need them to afford the skyrocketing parking rates around L.A.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-fi-parking1feb01,0,3197440.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

The Mark - a fast-paced training video depicting a fictionalized version of an all-too-real threat against a metropolitan transit system. It demonstrates to transit employees how asking the right questions and following their instincts when faced with suspicious and unusual circumstances could ultimately mean the difference between life and death
http://tinyurl.com/27wn5b
Federal Transit Administration

Transit Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment: 2006 Second Edition
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7026
Transportation Research Board/Federal Transit Administration

TV marketing ploy in Boston backfires: At least nine electronic devices planted at bridges and other spots in Boston
http://snipurl.com/18xww
Los Angeles Times

1/31/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Jan. 31, 2007

Bus fares: Which way do we go? Re "A (higher) ticket to ride," editorial, Jan. 26
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-wednesday31.2jan31,0,6668808.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Crowded Trains Plague Local Commuters
http://tinyurl.com/yt5v3b
Santa Clarita Signal

Frank Gruber: What I Say - Killing Machines and Deadly Streets
http://tinyurl.com/3bts54
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Gehry's Grand Scheme For L.A.
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22719
Planetizen

It may be time to hit the brakes: Putting homes, schools and parks by freeways was seen as a final frontier in L.A., but a USC study on pollution could force a rethinking.
http://www.calendarlive.com/printedition/calendar/cl-et-notebook30jan30,0,2573499.story
Los Angeles Times

Las Vegas Monorail sets new monthly passenger low in December
http://tinyurl.com/22dasp
Las Vegas Sun

L.B. Port proposes expansion: 160-acre Pier S would be built over former oil wells
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_5115825
Press Telegram

Los Angeles Metro Community-Based Service Sectors Plan Public Hearings
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2007/1/emw501129.htm
eMedia Wire

MTA Bus Strikes Car, No Injuries Reported
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_030071636.html
CBS 2 TV

Rome's Subway Dig 'Slowed Down By The Past'
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22722
Planetizen

San Gabriel River Nature Trail project celebrates opening
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5122402
Whittier Daily News

Smartcard Interoperability Issues for the Transit Industry
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7236
Transportation Research Board

Staffers get their marching, carpooling or biking orders: Whether they come to work by subway, bus, car pool or bicycle, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel's staff is now on the front lines of trying to do something about traffic congestion
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5122628
Daily News

State sets stage for building high-speed rail
http://tinyurl.com/2yqvf5
North County Times/Californian

Today's ports have come a long way
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_5115814
Press Telegram

Wi-Fi proposal would put Gold Line online
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_5116433
Pasadena Star News

1/30/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Jan. 30, 2007

Airport growth takes off: Van Nuys facility's charter firms planning new terminal, expansion
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5115454
Daily News

BIA / LAEDC Study Highlights Serious Housing Shortage Facing Los Angeles and Ventura Counties: Combined Regions Have Housing Shortfall of Nearly 300,000 Homes
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070129/lam084.html?.v=73
Yahoo! Finance

Bullet train plan may never leave station
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/115545.html
Sacramento Bee

Cities, county working together for I-10 funds - S.B. COUNTY: City and county agencies working together to secure money for improvements
http://snipurl.com/18rs9
Press Enterprise

Diesel-hybrid bus on the cheap
http://news.com.com/2061-11128_3-6154346.html
Cnet News

Gillig (transit bus manufacturer) workers go on strike; one man arrested
http://snipurl.com/18rqr
Daily Review

Haulers' Lament - SECURITY: Federal rules could have a big impact on truck drivers
http://snipurl.com/18rqy
Press Enterprise

MTA officials consider starting a transit court
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5115658
Whittier Daily News

North County Transportation Coalition Seeking Board Member
http://snipurl.com/18rr3
KHTS 1220 AM

Rail underpass is back on the planning board
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5114301
Whittier Daily News

Three More High-Speed Train Regions On Track for Final Environmental Review
http://snipurl.com/18rr8
Digital 50

When will the U.S. have mass transit? (cites L.A. as “acting responsibly” to make a change)
http://tinyurl.com/2vmsgd
Earth & Sky Radio

1/29/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday Jan. 29, 2007

All Aboard? Operators Pledge Angels Flight Will Reopen by Summer, Though Council Action Looms
http://snipurl.com/18mr7
L.A. Downtown News

Bill would provide bikers with buffer against traffic
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_5108461
Pasadena Star News

Cost in way of greener buses. STATE LAW: Some school districts are not able to replace fleets or maintain air-friendly vehicles
http://snipurl.com/18omo
Riverside Press Enterprise

Curitiba's Ex-Mayor Prescribes "Urban Acupuncture"
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/005940.html
World Changing

Hooray For Hollywood's Urban Renaissance
http://www.planetizen.com/node/22699
Planetizen

Lower MTA fares to boost ridership Re "A (higher) ticket to ride," editorial, Jan. 26
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-monday29.9jan29,0,4052005.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

MTA considers creating its own court: Agency officials believe they could boost compliance -- and collections -- with a system focused on transit
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-transitcourt29jan29,1,6905701.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Oregon Company to be Awarded Federal Contractor for First U.S.-Made Modern Streetcar
http://snipurl.com/18mq9
Mass Transit

Parallel tracks for Red Cars, papers?
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-monday29.5jan29,0,2479137.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Supersized transit (Metro Orange Line)
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_5107431
Daily News

West L.A. Chamber and Brentwood ‘Visionary’ See Monorail As Answer to Traffic Woes
http://snipurl.com/18mrp
Westside Chronicle
Website: http://www.wilshiremonorail.com/

1/28/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Jan. 28, 2007

Developing green ways to get around
http://www.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_5102809
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Man's death on train tracks stuns Moorpark: Withington, 76, admired for helping his neighbors
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5103460
Daily News

National Alternative Fuels & Vehicles Conference Program Announced, Anaheim CA April 1-4, 2007
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2007/01/26/035161.html
The Auto Channel

Steve Lopez: Points West - Something's wrong with unused right of way (Metro Exposition Light Rail)
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-lopez28jan28,1,6808048.column?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Using the '12-Minute' Metro Map
http://www.laist.com/archives/2007/01/28/using_the_12minute_map.php
LAist

Victoria Avenue plan elicits concerns: Reconfiguration would reduce lanes, businesses
http://snipurl.com/18lyb
Ventura County Star

What fate awaits key coastal bridge?
http://snipurl.com/18lyx
San Diego Union Tribune

Transportation Headlines for Saturday Jan. 27, 2007

Delays are a SigAlert for taxpayers: Who will be accountable for the missed deadlines on the 22 Freeway widening project?
http://snipurl.com/18m87
Orange County Register

Governor, You Need to Give Transit a Much Higher Priority to Protect the Environment
http://snipurl.com/18m8k
California Progress Report

Inland counties' job growth far outpaces coast's: The nearly fivefold margin over 15 years reflects inland's emergence as self-sufficient
http://www.latimes.com/business/careers/work/la-me-growth26jan26,1,397015.story?coll=la-headlines-business-careers
Los Angeles Times

Inland Empire roadways may get needed attention
http://www.dailybulletin.com/jobs/ci_5099013
Daily Bulletin

Job numbers growing faster inland
http://www.dailybulletin.com/business/ci_5088864
Daily Bulletin

New task force grapples with safety issues on Hwy. 118
http://snipurl.com/18m8g
Camarillo Acorn

L.A. Times likes fare hikes, hates carpool lanes
http://snipurl.com/18lyj
Metro Rider L.A.

MTA Gives $5 Mil. Toward Interchange (I-5)
http://snipurl.com/18m38
The Signal

O.C. transit officials rethink contract for troubled Access paratransit program: Veolia Transportation has problems getting to riders on time and getting them to their destinations
http://snipurl.com/18m1j
KTLA 5 TV/Los Angeles Times

Report proposes taxes to finance state’s road fixes
http://www.examiner.com/a-532205~Report_proposes_taxes_to_finance_state_s_road_fixes.html
San Francisco Examiner
California Travels: Financing Our Transportation, www.lao.ca.gov

Riding the Sunshine: Whittier-area bus attracts riders
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5099242
Whittier Daily News

Want your NY MTA-TV? It's coming to Web soon
http://snipurl.com/18m90
New York Daily News