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3/03/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 3, 2007

Commentary: Will venues blow over Windy City's 2016 hopes? This town has a lot of advantages over its Midwestern rival, starting with the fact most of their facilities are still in the blueprint stages while ours are ready to use.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/sports/articles/6287402.html
Daily Breeze

Customers Making The Move To Smart Cards
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90510468
Metro Magazine

CTC Switches Gears, Approves Funds for 405 Freeway
http://snipurl.com/1bxx7
Westside Chronicle

Edgeless Cities and Rail Transit
http://snipurl.com/1bxyh
Reason Foundation

Effort seeks to extend Green Line to LAX
http://www.westlaonline.com/2007/02/effort_seeks_to.html
West L.A. Online

Eight injured when train hits car: Hundreds of commuters were delayed on Metrolink train that struck a vehicle near the O.C.-Riverside County line
http://snipurl.com/1bxxl
Orange County Register

Fuming over emissions (1-800-CUT-SMOG)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_5343893
Whittier Daily News

Inland transit officials reflect on politics in Prop. 1B allotment
http://snipurl.com/1bxvv
Press Enterprise

Inside Move: 'Model' ad tossed off bus - Blue Buses ban bikini blurbs
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117960191.html?categoryid=18&cs=1
Variety

Is it a floating Prius of the ports?: `Green' tugboat brings hybrid technology to the shipping industry
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5346723
Press Telegram

L.A. hopes charm is good for third time: The backers of the 2016 Olympic bid tout the city's Games-readiness to a visiting evaluation committee
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-olytrip3mar03,1,7325156.story
Los Angeles Times

L.B. rolls out red carpet for Olympic panel: USOC visits Convention Center and Arena to evaluate 2016 bid
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5347427
Press Telegram

Local ports help fund hybrid tug project
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hybridtugs3mar03,1,3854140.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Long road ahead in widening Ventura Freeway
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-widen3mar03,1,1799329.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles gets Olympic visit from U.S. Olympic Committee officials
http://snipurl.com/1bxsx
USA Today

Millions Projected to Use High-Speed Trains Daily Ridership and Revenue Forecast Demonstrate
http://snipurl.com/1bxxu
Business Wire

Palmdale flight plans starting to shape up
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5347381
Daily News

Train, ship soot to be cut 90% by 2030: The EPA proposes tougher regulations on nitrogen oxide and fine particulate matter, but the AQMD is critical of the long phase-in
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-diesel3mar03,1,6253515.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Will venues blow over Windy City's 2016 hopes?
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5347279
Daily News

3/02/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday March 2, 2007

Another container fee: Don't send the money to the politicians unless, of course, there's no good alternative
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5335399
Press Telegram

Assembly bill would create Construction Authority to extend Metro Green Line rail service to LAX
http://snipurl.com/1bt7s
The Argonaut

Bond Measure 1B Funds To Expand U.S. Highway 101
http://www.dailynexus.com/article.php?a=13461
Daily Nexus

Carpool won't solve West Side traffic issues
http://snipurl.com/1bt7d
Pepperdine Graphic

Cities afraid of death by congestion
http://snipurl.com/1bt7m
USA Today

Dan Walters: Big bonds just a drop in bucket
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/131323.html
Sacramento Bee

Elimination of bridge funds a bad move
http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_5336067
Daily Bulletin

First-Ever Visual Simulation of California’s Planned High-Speed Train System to Be Unveiled
http://snipurl.com/1bt7c
Business Wire

L.A.-Based Bikestation Leads Nationwide Effort to Encourage Cities to Embrace Bike-Friendly Plans
http://snipurl.com/1btzn
The Planning Report

L.A. gets Olympic visit from USOC
http://snipurl.com/1bt79
Yahoo! News

L.A. pours on the glitz in bid to lure 2016 Olympics
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5336881
Daily News

LAX needs new gates: It's about time the city started thinking about sensible solutions to airport overcrowding and poor maintenance
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-airport02mar02,0,5817857.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Let the games for the Games begin: Starting this week, L.A. and Chicago pull out all the stops to sell themselves
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0703010273mar01,0,1567025.story
Chicago Tribune

New Research Helps Define Transit Walking Shed: University of Oregon study, which was awarded Outstanding Paper at annual TRB conference, shows that people value speed and distance over security, and will walk up to 1/2 mile to transit
http://www.planetizen.com/node/23080
Planetizen

Real ID Act postponed two years: The 2005 law requiring new driver's licenses now won't take effect until 2009
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-realid2mar02,1,30194.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
Los Angeles Times

Short End of a Stick (CTC funding and San Bernardino County)
http://snipurl.com/1btx7
Press Enterprise

The bill for public transit Re "Give L.A. a free ride," Current, Feb. 25
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-thursday1.5mar01,0,6850585.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

There’s no such thing as a free lunch (or fare)
http://snipurl.com/1bt7a
MetroRider

Transportation panel OKs 101 widening funds
http://snipurl.com/1bt7h
Ventura County Star

3/01/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 1, 2007

$4.5 billion for freeways is divvied up: The list of upgrades approved by state transportation planners includes $2.7 billion for the Southland, but relief is still years away.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roads1mar01,1,1209503.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

10/605 junction will be funded: Compromise yields $70 million pot
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_5328515
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

California commission allocates $4.5 billion in freeway bonds
http://snipurl.com/1bo5m
North County Times/Californian

City hits road-funding bump: Fontana sees a pledge of $85.7 million in state bond money for freeway upgrades disappear almost overnight, as big cities flex their muscle
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fontana1mar01,1,1973023.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Congestion relief projects first to receive bond funds
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roads1mar01,0,2435164.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Expect Closures, Detours For LA Marathon On Sunday
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/11136963/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
NBC 4 TV

Google Mashup Helps You Avoid Traffic Backups
http://snipurl.com/1bo5y
Information Week

I-10 bridges skipped over: State panel doling out bond money blesses I-215 project
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_5328307
San Bernardino Sun

Inland projects get a little extra from state
http://snipurl.com/1bo5e
Press Enterprise

L.A. mayor offers to mentor tagging suspect
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tagger1mar01,0,4272513.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Marathon's new route to add traffic congestion: Numerous intersections and freeway ramps will be closed for Sunday's race, which will start near Universal City and end in downtown L.A.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic1mar01,1,6958352.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Man Pleads No Contest To Charge In Mercury Spill
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/11139172/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

MTA Calls on Santa Monicans to Hop Aboard Public Process for Rail Line
http://snipurl.com/1bo62
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

O.C. roads get more funds: Officials say they are pleased with the $22 million Orange County received to widen the 91 Freeway.
http://snipurl.com/1bp3s
Orange County Register

Podcast - Making Smart Growth Work In Los Angeles: discussion about smart growth in the city of Los Angeles between former Maryland Governor Parris Glendening and Los Angeles City Planning Director Gail Goldberg
http://www.planetizen.com/node/23079
Planetizen

Port container fee bill gets a fresh airing in Sacramento: Lowenthal's new version funds infrastructure and pollution programs
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5327825
Press Telegram

Proposal to extend subway to Los Angeles airport (Editors note: the Metro Green Line is not a subway)
http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=6139257&nav=9qrx
KESQ 3 TV

Schedule for O.C. toll road set back two years: Planners say complex permit process means work on the controversial Foothill South extension won't begin until 2010 at the earliest
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollroad1mar01,1,4372615.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Seattle-L.A. train nation's worst for on-time arrivals
http://snipurl.com/1bo5s
Seattle Post Intelligencer

So. Calif. Logistics Airport Provides An Inland Hub for Region’s Growing Cargo Traffic
http://snipurl.com/1bp5q
Metro Investment Report

UP on track as ports try to go `green': Union Pacific rolls out low-emission locomotives at conference
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5327659
Press Telegram

Valley commuters score: State OKs 405 car-pool lane among $1.2 billion in county projects
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5327575
Daily News

2/28/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday Feb. 28, 2007

405 relief: United front offers hope for funding critical freeway fix
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_5318675
Daily News

Calif. to Consider Funding LA Highway Upgrades
http://snipurl.com/1bkid
KNX 1070 AM

Commission to recommend full funding for I-5 widening
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_5315497
Whittier Daily News

Disney-to-beach transit gets funds: OCTA awards a grant to study building a transit line from Surf City to Disneyland
http://snipurl.com/1bmee
Orange County Register

Firms treat state, local transit officials before vote on road funding: The decision on allocating $4.5 billion will be made today
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roads28feb28,1,5017483.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Freeway project to get full funding (5/605)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5319623
Whittier Daily News

Getting on the Security Train
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2007/02/security_train.html
American Progress

Great Park transit routes laid out
http://snipurl.com/1bmem
Orange County Register

Group to study IE transit
http://www.dailybulletin.com/business/ci_5311696
Daily Bulletin

Highway 395 meeting draws nearly 500: Information hearing in Phelan draws tears and questions
http://snipurl.com/1bkib
Victorville Daily Press

Mayor seeks U.S. support for 'subway to sea' vision
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5319244
Daily News

More at stake (405, transit issues)
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_5311532
Daily News

Nevada 511 Receives Bad Reviews
http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/6093981.html
KOLO-TV

Santa Monica removes 'Top Model' swimsuit ads from buses
http://snipurl.com/1bkie
Mercury News

State gas prices zooming near $3
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/130251.html
Sacramento Bee

Student arrested in bus tagging: A sophomore at a South L.A. school is accused of vandalizing a vehicle carrying the mayor. The incident was caught on film
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bus28feb28,1,836888.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

2/27/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday Feb. 27, 2007

5, 405 freeway projects boosted
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5311809
Daily News

Additional gates promised at LAX: As an upgrade of the Bradley terminal begins, the vow is aimed at stemming flight losses
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax27feb27,1,5756682.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Airing a pollution solution for the ports
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-calco23feb23,1,3164009.column?coll=la-utilities-business
Los Angeles Times

Area freeway funds take exit
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5312179
Whittier Daily News

California gasoline prices jump 8.6 cents: California's average is almost 36 cents higher year over year. Refinery problems are blamed
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas27feb27,1,2266058.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Clean goods event in L.B.
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_5304260
Press Telegram

Domino effect travels down railway: As imports increase at SoCal ports, residents along railroad tracks grow weary of pollution, noise from train commerce
http://snipurl.com/1bgqu
Contra Costa Times

Electric vehicle firm gains traction: SoCal-based Phoenix is expected to sell fleets of battery-powered trucks to PG&E and others
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ev26feb26,1,948395.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Graffiti mars school media event: Bus carrying officials is tagged during tour to show off new stop closer to campus so students can avoid gang area
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bus27feb27,1,378134.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

I-10 projects 'shortchanged': State panel recommends funds for SB County's I-215 widening
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_5312455
San Bernardino Sun

If I controlled traffic ...Tell us how how you would fix stupid traffic obstacles
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5310973
Press Telegram

New transit bond recommendations don't add to O.C. share: A state report gives Los Angeles County $789 million more than under a previous plan, but allocates no more funds to Orange
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/state/article_1591620.php
Orange County Register

O.C. snubbed in transit fund boost: New funding recommendations add money for projects in surrounding counties
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1591801.php
Orange County Register

Ports' leaders air their concerns: Harbor commissioners tell the cargo industry that green partners will have the inside track from now on
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/6098851.html
Daily Breeze

Sand-to-Disneyland line may gain ground: Idea for transporting people from Huntington Beach to the theme park could get a boost from OCTA grant
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/article_1590989.php
Orange County Register

State Officials Recommend Carpool Lane On 405 Freeway
http://www.nbc4.tv/traffic/11117856/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

State yields to call for more road funding: New recommendation includes cash for key carpool projects on the 405 and 91 freeways
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roads27feb27,1,4558729.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Students' Safety Concerns Drive MTA To Change Bus Route
http://www.nbc4.tv/education/11119006/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
NBC 4 TV

Student tags bus LA mayor rides to promote school safety
http://snipurl.com/1bgqo
San Francisco Examiner

2/26/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday Feb. 26, 2007

Drive point home about 405 gridlock
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5303835
Daily News

Locals get say in use of land: Neighborhood councils gain
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5304534
Daily News

Mixed-use zoning in downtown L.A.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-monday26.5feb26,0,6088200.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

OCTA to examine toll road penalties: Manager of the 91 Express Lanes will consider eight drivers' claims that fines are excessive
http://snipurl.com/1bd31
Orange County Register

Proposal to extend subway to Los Angeles airport (Editors note: The Metro Green Line is not a subway)
http://tinyurl.com/ywj7uf
San Francisco Chronicle

2/25/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Feb. 25, 2007

CTC must reconsider highway congestion list
http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/oped/ci_5302508
The Argus

Give L.A. a free ride: Eliminating subway and bus fares could put local mass transit on the road to success
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-modestproposal25feb25,0,317694.story?coll=la-sunday-commentary
Los Angeles Times

Lawmakers push for Green Line-to-LAX plan: Authors of the bill call rail extension to airport a "no-brainer." New agency would compete for grants and other funding
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/6069581.html
Daily Breeze

Standing up to the car culture: The county's addiction to the road is legend. Now cities might map streets friendlier to walkers -- and waistlines
http://snipurl.com/1bbqt
Ventura County Star

Work continues on I-10 for another year
http://www.newsmirror.net/articles/2007/02/22/news/07news.txt
Yucaipa News Mirror