Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

3/24/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 24, 2007

Bus Riders Union vs. Reality #1571: Elasticity of Demand
http://snipurl.com/sap2
Peter McFerrin/Slightly Slack

Bus-stop artists don't wait to celebrate - Ventura event fetes new murals
http://snipurl.com/qr3i
Ventura County Star

Light rail would be welcomed - Re "Cheviot Hills residents divided on light-rail route," March 17
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-saturday24.1mar24,0,1039698.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

MTA Line 275 staying on course – With Norwalk Transit
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5510897
Whittier Daily News

MTA fare hike: Doing the math
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/03/mta_fare_hike_d.html
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

MTA fare hike plan is opposed by riders
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fares24mar24,1,7774599.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica: A Southern California Model of Sustainability
http://snipurl.com/rq3j
Green Options

Soundwall Battle Continues
http://snipurl.com/rpxf
La CaƱada Valley Sun

Subway, bus fares doubling? - MTA: Hikes needed to balance budget
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5510278
Daily News

Traffic snarl: If money weren’t an issue - God just gave L.A. $100 billion to fix traffic. What would you do? All this week, Ted Balaker and Bart Reed debate traffic, transit, and mobility in Los Angeles
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-dustup23mar23,0,4242685.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Transit agency seeks applicants for citizen panel - Committee gives Orange County Transportation Authority input on projects
http://snipurl.com/rqkv
Orange County Register

Westside Homes Stand In Way of 405 Freeway Project
http://snipurl.com/qubw
Westside Chronicle

3/23/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday March 23, 2007

Car-pool lane extension OK'd for 10 freeway
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5500449
Whittier Daily News

Council Takes Initial Steps to Install Red Light Cameras
http://tinyurl.com/3ax5pp
Santa Monica Lookout News

Economic Impact Study Finds Trade Moving Through Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and the Alameda Corridor Significantly Impact California’s Economy: More Than $62 Billion in Total Trade Value and 886,000 Jobs in California Connected to Southern California Trade Activity
http://snipurl.com/1dhzd
Business Wire

Fitch Updates Rating Guidelines for Leveraging Federal Transportation Funds
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070322/20070322005626.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Finance

Freeway tunnels under S. Pasadena to be studied
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs23.2mar23,1,3100869.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

History, density are uneasy neighbors in Pasadena: Residents say a pair of developments planned near Old Town threaten the district's character. City officials say they favor smart growth
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-pasadena23mar23,1,1758040.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA considers hiking fares for buses, trains
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs23.3mar23,1,3494086.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/03/big_mta_fare_hi.html
Los Angeles Times - Bottleneck Blog

MTA OKs $5 million for 710 tunnel study
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5500448
Whittier Daily News

O.C. Cities may receive funds to upgrade rail crossings
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ocbriefs23.2mar23,1,3766650.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Ocean Park Residents Ponder Options for Boulevard Redesign
http://tinyurl.com/2oloxt
Santa Monica Lookout News

OCTA sticks with firm despite complaints: Company contracted to transport disabled has made only 'incremental' improvements. But the contract is under scrutiny
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa23mar23,1,4176969.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Rail system may link Redlands and San Bernardino; County gets shortchanged at CTC meeting
http://snipurl.com/1dhz8
Highland Community News

Riverside County population reaches 2 million
http://snipurl.com/1dhzc
North County Times/Californian

Supervisor sees Valley as cargo 'inland port'
http://www.avpress.com/n/21/0321_s9.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Study of $3 billion freeway tunnel under South Pasadena OK'd
http://snipurl.com/1dhz6
Press Enterprise

Traffic snarl: Which way out? Buses, subways, light rail, roads, tolling, telecommuting—which options will actually help solve L.A.'s traffic problems? All this week, Ted Balaker and Bart Reed debate traffic, transit, and mobility in Los Angeles
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-dustup22mar22,0,3783931.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Traffic way of life, little hope for improvement
http://snipurl.com/1dhzh
Pepperdine Graphic

3/22/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 22, 2007

2 local ports called vital to millions: Study details importance
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5491867
Daily News

Bike path approved for north Redondo Beach
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/6624837.html
Daily Breeze

Caltrans Cloaks Millions in Deals
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/03/21/ap3539895.html
Forbes

Enabling Congestion Pricing in the U.S.
http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/speeches/itsworld_paniati06/index.htm
A Presentation by Jeffrey F. Paniati at the 2006 ITS World Congress

High speed rail scoping meetings
- LAX to Palmdale
http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/public_notice/LA_to_Palmdale.asp
- Los Angeles to Anaheim
http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/public_notice/LA_to_Anaheim.asp
California High Speed Rail Authority

Hollywood Christmas Parade is a wrap: With revenue and audience shrinking, the Chamber of Commerce ends its annual event
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hollywood22mar22,1,5379851.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink: Agua Dulce crossing possible
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_5490575
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

'Pods' as new transit system: To combat future traffic woes, man tries to sell his solution – small elevated cars.
http://snipurl.com/1do3u
Orange County Register

Quality of life in L.A. measured in study
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5492320
Whittier Daily News

Remarks by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to the American Association of Port Authorities
http://www.dhs.gov/xnews/speeches/sp_1174503082769.shtm
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

South Pasadena tunnel plan may advance: The MTA is expected to OK studies on digging 2 routes under the city to connect the 710 and 210 freeways
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-tunnel22mar22,1,3965863.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Traffic snarl: Discouraging congestion - Does building more roads increase congestion? Does building more light rail reduce it? All this week, Ted Balaker and Bart Reed debate traffic, transit, and mobility in Los Angeles
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-dustup21mar21,0,3325177.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Unintelligent design: City Hall must stop the Westside-ization of Warner Center
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_5491142
Daily News

Woman loses leg in train accident: Witnesses say woman attempted suicide on Metro Blue Line track.
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5492212
Press Telegram

3/21/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 21, 2007

Caltrans starts improvements on Highway 38 in Mentone
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_5479502
Redlands Daily Facts

City Pursues Mobility Options
http://snipurl.com/1dloj
Santa Clarita Signal

Colton, Caltrans to share cost of improving I-10 on-, offramps
http://snipurl.com/1dloc
Press Enterprise

Congressional Update: Pushing Through Transportation's Agenda
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90510532
Metro Magazine

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

Desert BNSF yard would mean more jobs
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_5484150
San Bernardino Sun

Feedback pours in about troubling bus experiences
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5483484
Daily News

Houston Metro Turns to Private Sector to Expand Its System; Others Still Skeptical
http://snipurl.com/1dkc0
Mass Transit Magazine

How Traffic Jams Are Made In City Hall: The bad logic and failed policies of transportation planners
http://reason.com/news/show/119192.html
Reason Online

Hydrogen Fueling Stations to Debut in Several States in 20
http://www.fuelcellsworks.com/Supppage7066.html
Fuel Cell Works

Innovative Financing Strategies: Challenges Drive Innovative Financing Strategies
http://snipurl.com/1dkc6
Mass Transit Magazine

Long Beach Council Votes 8-0 To Prepare Resolution Endorsing Sen. Lowenthal's "Port Investment" Bill SB 974; Attaches No Conditions To City Hall Support But Will Send Letter To Senator Listing Local Concerns
http://www.lbreport.com/news/mar07/974res.htm
Long Beach Report

Mini Metro for Sale
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/02/15/mini-metro-for-sale/
Metro Rider

Metro Goes Mini
http://www.laist.com/archives/2007/03/15/metro_goes_mini.php
LAist

Metro Toy: It's A Small Bus
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/03/metro_toy_its_a.php
Curbed L.A.

New parking plan unveiled at Dodger Stadium: New plan and increase in parking staff will improve safety and simplify the entrance and exit process
http://snipurl.com/1dk9h
The Dodgers

Traffic in LA - The Everlasting Gridlock?
http://www.pr-inside.com/traffic-in-la-the-everlasting-r71569.htm
PRInside/PRNewswire

Traffic snarl: Rail or rubber? How far should the subway system be extended? And should transit systems be subsidized? All this week, Ted Balaker and Bart Reed debate traffic, transit, and mobility in Los Angeles
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-dustup20mar20,0,2866423.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Train hits car trapped at crossing
http://www.avpress.com/n/20/0320_s8.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Transit Agencies Split Between Two Different WiFi Models
http://snipurl.com/1dkbx
Mass Transit Magazine

Transit Tracking: Automatic Passenger Counting Systems and Tracking Ridership
http://snipurl.com/1dkc8
Mass Transit Magazine

UCLA Anderson Forecast Presents: Solutions for our City: Mayor Villaraigosa and Distinguished Speakers to Address Key Issues Facing Los Angeles
http://snipurl.com/1dkb7Business Wire

3/20/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 20, 2007

Air board seeks later deadline to cut soot: The agency says the state can't meet 2015 target and needs five more years. Critics say it is giving up too easily
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-soot20mar20,1,4561007.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Armchair planner has designs on San Pedro - Semiretired architect tired of waiting for L.A. to spruce up his neighborhood wants to replace a major roadway with a park and man-made creek
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-localgovtqa19mar19,1,5169612.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Dial-A-Ride Looks into Reallocating Service
http://snipurl.com/1dgg6
Santa Clarita Signal

Fans of jets turn out for A380's first LAX touchdown
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airbus20mar20,1,741595.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Hotline Could Help Turn In Carpool Lane Cheats
http://kcbs.com/pages/310142.php?contentType=4&contentId=378807
KCBS 740 AM

Mayor vetoes sale of downtown air rights
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-air21mar20,1,1693447.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Riders are rolling up: Whether it's the cost of gas or better routes, more in county are climbing onto the bus
http://snipurl.com/1dggr
Ventura County Star

'Seaport' to move inland? Big rigs would clog fewer urban routes
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5475800
Daily News

Traffic snarl: Debating L.A.'s congestion problem: What should Los Angeles be doing to solve the congestion problem? Should it be solved? All this week, Ted Balaker and Bart Reed debate traffic, transit, and mobility in Los Angeles
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-dustup19mar19,0,6405383.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Train's lonely late Saturday nights - RIDERSHIP: It has dwindled on the 11:30 p.m. run between LA and San Bernardino
http://snipurl.com/1dgfk
Press Enterprise

Veggie oil-driven cars on the rise: A growing number of enthusiasts seek to dodge gasoline costs – and reduce pollution – by converting diesel cars to run on vegetable oil
http://snipurl.com/1dgfu
Orange County Register

What Business Leaders Need to Know About: West Coast Logistics
http://snipurl.com/1dgg7
World Trade Magazine

3/19/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday March 19, 2007

30 years ago, the 747 made a big impression here
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/6559117.html
Daily Breeze

Flight from Ontario to LAX lifts travel burdens
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5468533
Whittier Daily News

Odd Items Found on City Trains, Buses
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2959481
ABC News

Paving way for 605/10 funding
http://whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5468838
Whittier Daily News

Plan for Victorville-to-Vegas train gains steam: Transit officials in California and Nevada like the idea of the project proposed by investors, who say the trip would take less than two hours at 125 mph
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-vegastrain19mar19,1,7915089.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Planetizen’s Top 10 Websites – 2007 for Planning, Design and Development
http://www.planetizen.com/websites/2007
Planetizen

Removing Urban Freeways: As part of our effort to slow global warming, we should be correcting one of the great errors in the history of American city planning: the post-war binge of urban freeway building
http://www.planetizen.com/node/23300
Planetizen

Silver Streak buses start Montclair-L.A. run: Foothill Transit wants Caltrans to restrict access to carpool lanes during peak hours so its new freeway flyers can make good time
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-streak19mar19,1,6242038.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

3/18/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 18, 2007

CA Air Resources Board Staff Quietly Seeks Fed'l Waiver Until 2020 To Deliver Req'd Reductions In Health-Affecting PM2.5 Air Pollution Particulates; SCAQMD Executive Officer Blasts Move
http://www.lbreport.com/news/mar07/arbaqpm2.htm
Long Beach Report

Fines for express lane violations take their toll: A group of motorists is suing two tollway agencies over tens of thousands of dollars in penalties
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollways18mar18,1,1927116.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Freeway Service Patrol has concern for your safety in tow
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_5463572
Daily Bulletin

LAX expects A380's arrival to be huge: With the jet due to land Monday, officials are bracing for crowds not seen since the Concorde's debut
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airbus18mar18,1,3821801.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

LAX to host biggest jet in the world; Super-jumbo Airbus 380 to debut in L.A. on Monday
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5463653
Daily News

Pasmo Card Debuts, Linking Train, Bus Fare Systems in Tokyo
http://snipurl.com/1dcm5
Bloomberg

Public Parks are Crucial to Healthy Communities: Commentary by Assemblyman Cameron Smyth (AB 534, Bicycle Transportation)
http://snipurl.com/1dcgv
Santa Clarita Signal

River project is child's play -- and more: A gallery invites visitors of all ages to tinker with models of L.A.'s much-maligned waterway to illustrate their visions
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-river18mar18,1,2321337.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Transit village gets early look in Hemet
http://snipurl.com/1dcly
Press Enterprise

Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 17, 2007

Building an Olympic edge
http://snipurl.com/1dcmd
Marketplace

Cheviot Hills residents differ on light rail: Homeowners group has blocked efforts to use an adjacent right of way, but some say the Expo Line would be a boon.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-me-expo17mar17,0,6081387.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Congress Voices Support for Public Transit
http://snipurl.com/1dcpn
News Release Wire

Gas prices draining Inland motorists' budgets
http://snipurl.com/1dcgs
Press Enterprise

Interstate 5 takes center stage in new plan
http://snipurl.com/1dcnn
North County Times/Californian

Man killed in train crash tried to bypass guardrails
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_5448639
Daily Bulletin

Push begins to ease rail choke point in Colton
http://snipurl.com/1dco6
Press Enterprise