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3/16/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday March 16, 2007

$29 million DASH hole
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/03/15/a-29-million-dash-hole/
Metro Rider LA

Air rights above L.A. to go on sale: Urban planning experts are concerned that city officials did not study how the vertical growth would affect crowding and public services in downtown
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airrights16mar16,1,2112239.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bond funds turbo-boost road projects' chances
http://snipurl.com/1d56v
Press Enterprise

California Transportation Commission Recommends Nearly $1 Billion in Bond Funding for Highway 99
http://snipurl.com/1d570
Digital50.com

Fontana deserves its fair share of bond money for freeway projects
http://snipurl.com/1d576
Fontana Herald News

Friday Night Bike Lights
http://snipurl.com/1d66e
Westside Chronicle

Let's Expand Mass Transit
http://snipurl.com/1d57r
Santa Clarita Signal

Making east meet west
http://www.vvdailypress.com/onset?id=321&template=article.html
Victorville Daily Press

Metrolink guard honored for protecting the public
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_5446941
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

More parking changes on the way: Long Beach Official announces new lots as city weighs more permanent solutions
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5448778
Press Telegram

Planning And The Scourge Of The Collective Action Problem
http://www.planetizen.com/node/23270
Planetizen

Planning a pedestrian-friendly city: In the 'new urbanism,' communities are navigable by pleasant and easy walks
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-walkingcity12mar12,0,7949719.story?coll=la-home-health
Los Angeles Times

Rail Transit for Santa Monica: Any Comments? (Metro Exposition Line)
http://snipurl.com/1d63w
Santa Monica Mirror

San Diego Freeway ramp closures through Mar. 23rd
http://snipurl.com/1d56k
The Argonaut

San Pedro Bay Ports Allocate $6.3 Million to Continue Gateway Cities Fleet Modernization Program: More Than 500 High-Polluting Trucks Have Been Replaced to Date Through the Gateway Cities Truck Replacement Initiative
http://www.csrwire.com/News/7842.html
CSRwire

Santa Monica Convenes Forum on Expo Light Rail Project
http://snipurl.com/1d664
Westside Chronicle

Tourism: A Critical Factor In Santa Monica’s Economy
http://snipurl.com/1d64a
Santa Monica Mirror

Who Framed the 405?
http://snipurl.com/1d63t
Santa Monica Mirror

Widening Santa Monica Boulevard Creates Divide
http://snipurl.com/1d65kWestside Chronicle

3/15/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 15, 2007

Bridging the Gap With MTA
http://snipurl.com/1d1dd
Valley Star

Called Out for Transit Apathy
http://www.laist.com/archives/2007/03/14/called_out_for_transit_apathy.php
LAist

Daniel Weintraub: Caltrans plans to check its work on traffic delays
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/137998.html
Sacramento Bee

Profiles in Municipal Sustainability: An Interview with Dean Kubani
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/006302.html
World Changing

Remarks For The Honorable Mary E. Peters Secretary Of Transportation on the Department Of Transportation Budget For Fiscal Year 2008
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/peters031407.htm
U.S. DOT

Senate Democrats propose $1.78 billion for Amtrak
http://snipurl.com/1d1eh
The Examiner

So. Calif. Logistics Airport Provides An Inland Hub for Region’s Growing Cargo Traffic: Southern California's fastest-growing industry expands to the High Desert at SCLA's cargo and industrial hub
http://snipurl.com/1bp5q
Metro Investment Report

Union Station FlyAway to LAX Kicks Off First Anniversary Celebration of Record Ridership With Free Rides, Commemorative Edition Bus and Prizes
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=226627
Market Wire

Untying traffic: Time to rewrite the old L.A. story about congestion
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_5438044
Daily News

3/14/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 14, 2007

Americans turn to public transit in record numbers: Bay Area follows national trend with commuter rail, BART seeing some of largest increase
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_5432775
Oakland Tribune

Audit finds L.A. doesn't plan for traffic and is becoming a city Choked by gridlock'
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5430131
Daily News
Link to full audit report: http://snipurl.com/1cz8y

Calif. traffic deaths fall 9%: Fewer fatalities believed to be result of more DUI arrests, safer driving habits
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5430629
Press Telegram

City plans to float deal on downtown air rights: Officials hope to sell 9 million square feet over Convention Center, allowing denser development and raising funds for parks, affordable housing
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airrights14mar14,1,1194731.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

City transit agency didn't meet goals, audit says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs14.2mar14,1,2969797.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
Link to full audit report: http://snipurl.com/1cz8y

Commuter Rail Safety Study: Draft
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7471
U.S. Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) Office of Safety and Security

Hearing on Transit and Rail Security
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7459
U.S. House Committee on Transportation

High five for 1-5 upgrades
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_5428672
Pasadena Star News

High-Speed rail system promises three-hour trip between San Francisco and Los Angeles: Funding woes keep project from becoming reality in near future
http://snipurl.com/1cy2m
California Aggie/U.C. Davis

Overpass, goods movement and I-5 construction discussed
http://snipurl.com/1cy24
Orange County Register

Rail car builder settles in Bay Area: Ansaldobreda moving headquarters to Pittsburg as part of plan to create hundreds of jobs in the East Bay
http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/16900487.htm
Contra Costa Times

State Policy Options for Funding Transportation
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=2663&res=1024
Smart Growth Online

Train Accidents Decline for Second Year in a Row Preliminary 2006 Safety Data Show
http://www.fra.dot.gov/us/press-releases/139
Federal Railroad Administration

Transportation--Invest in our Future: Future Needs of the U.S. Surface Transportation System
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7461
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Using Highways During Evacuation Operations for Events with Advance Notice
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7458
U.S. Federal Highway Administration

3/13/2007

Saving L.A. Conference this Sunday

Here's a great way to spend a Sunday in service to your local community - On Sunday March 18th, 2007 the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council will hold a conference on how to save Los Angeles’ physical, cultural and social history. It will be co-sponsored by citywide Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils Congress (LANCC), the City of Los Angeles Planning Department and the Los Angeles Conservancy with the aid of the Getty Institute. The conference will be on Sunday March 18th from 10 AM – 4 PM in the historic 1931 Los Angeles Theatre at 615 S. Broadway in downtown LA. More info at http://savingla.blogspot.com

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 13, 2007

Americans Take More Than 10 Billion Trips on Public Transportation for the First Time in Almost Fifty Years
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/070312_ten_billion.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Caltrans’ Highway Information Phone Service Expands Nationwide
http://snipurl.com/1cuqq
dBusiness News

Frank Gruber – What I say: Tough Choices (Metro Exposition Line)
http://snipurl.com/1cur1
Santa Monica Mirror

Half of Sierra Highway Bridge Set to Be Demolished, Rebuilt
http://snipurl.com/1cvqv
Santa Clarita Signal

Pump prices edge past $3 a gallon in state: The cost of self-serve regular soars 17 cents from the previous week amid strong demand and tight supplies
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas13mar13,1,4232147.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Remarks For The Honorable Mary Peters Secretary Of Transportation for the American Public Transportation Association Washington, DC
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/peterssp031207.htm
U.S. DOT

Riders crowd public transit systems
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2007-03-12-transit-4-usat_N.htm
USA Today

Silver Streak Debuts on March 18th
http://snipurl.com/1cuqz
Foothill Transit

Strong lobby effort needed for road funds
http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_5414857
Daily Bulletin

Zipcar Expanding Its Network
http://snipurl.com/1cvr7
Mass Transit Magazine

3/12/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday March 12, 2007

Advocates promote the other L.A. River: Left out of a $2-billion makeover, downstream cities plan upgrades
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-river12mar12,1,7568806.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

NY MTA to sign 2nd Ave line contract (new subway construction)
http://snipurl.com/1crfx
AM New York

Planners work to forestall congestion on I-15: Riverside and San Diego counties take steps to prevent the bottlenecks that growth and a disparity between jobs and housing will cause
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-interstate12mar12,1,1679968.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Report Calls For Gas Tax Raise
http://www.planetizen.com/node/23210
Planetizen

Traffic crunch causes crashes: Freeway commuters using streets instead
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5415376
Daily News

Transit line not flying for La Palma: La Palma officials say a proposed system that would get passengers from O.C. to the Antelope Valley in an hour will produce excessive noise in residential areas
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/article_1616171.php
Orange County Register

3/11/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 11, 2007

Fighting The Real Gridlock
http://snipurl.com/1cq5r
Washington Post

Gas tank is half full
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_5414127
Whittier Daily News

LAPortWatch.com Goes Live at Faster Freight Cleaner Air 2007
http://snipurl.com/1cq5m
California Chronicle

NY Mayor Says Free Mass Transit In The Public's Best Interest
http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=5&aid=67541
NY1

Privatizing part of rail may help
http://origin.denverpost.com/ci_5409307
Denver Post

Safer solution: Speed cushions abate traffic dangers
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5410345
Whittier Daily News

Sky's no longer the limit at LAX: To make the airport work, planners have to focus on smaller, effective projects
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-erie11mar11,0,5159298.story?coll=la-sunday-commentary
Los Angeles Times

Weather we like it or not, getting Olympics may be breeze for L.A.
http://www.dailyherald.com/opinion/constable.asp?id=289425
Daily Herald