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3/31/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 31, 2007

Alternative to L.A. Metro's Fare Hikes
http://www.lavoice.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2711
L.A. Voice

Employers offer green-car incentives
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-green31mar31,0,4024121.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Environmental Modernization Planned for Los Angeles Rail Facility - Union Pacific Will Invest up to $300 Million in Intermodal Facility
http://snipurl.com/1elri
Business Wire

High-Speed Train May Pass SCV But Won't Stop Here
http://snipurl.com/1enze
Santa Clarita Signal

L.A. makes a case for the Olympics: Revenue of $7 billion, plus jobs and tourism: The economic forecast is touted as Angelenos are asked to back the city's bid for the 2016 Games.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-olympics31mar31,1,7310245.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Local Officials Lobby For High Desert Freeway Funding
http://snipurl.com/1elrn
San Fernando Business Journal

Los Angeles 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Would Have $7 Billion-Plus Impact
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,82986.shtml
Earth Times

Mayor Takes a ‘Smooth Ride’
http://snipurl.com/1eo0t
Westside Chronicle

MTA Votes More Funds for Tunnel
http://snipurl.com/1els1
Pasadena Independent

Olympics: $7 billion windfall? Study predicts hefty revenue, visitor count
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5562479
Daily News

On traffic, think small: Solutions such as making Pico and Olympic one-way streets are the kind of cheap thinking we need
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-oneway31mar31,0,2294967.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Parking with a ‘Green’ Twist - The completion of the city’s first LEED qualified parking structure is just the beginning for what’s in store for Santa Monica
http://snipurl.com/1eo19
Westside Chronicle

SF plans GPS tracking of all transit vehicles
http://snipurl.com/1els6
Fog City Journal

SM LEED’s With Green Garage
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=5206
Santa Monica Mirror

Sustainable Parking Structure Will Have Santa Monica Motorists Seeing Green
http://snipurl.com/1eo23
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Work to close lanes on 101 at 405 on Sunday
http://snipurl.com/1enzm
Ventura County Star

3/30/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday March 30, 2007

California Transit Cuts Would Increase Congestion and Climate Change Problems for the State
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2007/03/california_tran.html
California Progress Report

Commuter Benefits Equity Act of 2007 - Currently commuters can receive up to $110 per month in transit benefits, but the monthly parking benefit is $215. Federal legislation would increase the transit commute benefit to equalize it with the parking benefit.
House: http://www.theorator.com/bills110/text/hr1475.html
Senate: http://www.theorator.com/bills110/text/s712.html

Dodger Stadium Debuts New Parking Plan
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=sports&id=5165345
ABC 7 TV

Funds Voted for Big Dig West (710)
http://snipurl.com/1ef6o
La Canada Online

Gasoline prices ready to hit new high in S.F.: San Francisco's average gasoline price reached $3.34 Thursday while the national average for a gallon of regular stands at $2.62
http://snipurl.com/1egq6
San Francisco Chronicle

Gone Parkin’
http://snipurl.com/1ef4t
New York Timeshttp://snipurl.com/1ef6o

Has downtown L.A. finally arrived? The district's revival appears to be picking up steam as national chains seek store sites to serve the growing residential population
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-downtown30mar30,1,5863866.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

High Desert Corridor plan gets push
http://www.avpress.com/n/29/0329_s2.hts
Antelope Valley Press

'Inland port' road planned: Antonovich, others seek highway funds to link Highway 14 to I-15
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_5553176
Daily News

Lawmakers to CHP chief: Resign
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/146655.html
Sacramento Bee

Metro Green Line extension to airport clears a hurdle
http://snipurl.com/1ef6w
The Argonaut

My kingdom for a parking spot
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/03/29/opinion/edpark.php
International Herald Tribune

New coastal trail is more popular than planners expected: But they warn that trespassing on railroad, or other misbehavior, could lead to unwanted changes
http://snipurl.com/1ef4d
Orange County Register

One-Way Only on Pico and Olympic?
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5165752
ABC 7 TV

Port 'burdens' truckers - Labor, environmental groups say plan for cleaner vehicles should be linked to hiring of drivers
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/6786662.html
Daily Breeze

Project Alleviates Traffic Through Ports
http://www.gazettes.com/porttraffic03292007.html
Long Beach Gazette

Riding the bus in T.O. presents a challenge
http://www.toacorn.com/news/2007/0329/Front_Page/003.html
Thousand Oaks Acorn

Road rage prompts Route 138 closure
http://www.avpress.com/n/28/0328_s4.hts
Antelope Valley Press

SANBAG Commuter Rail Committee derails Grand Terrace (Metrolink)
http://snipurl.com/1ef4n
Highland Community News

Santa Monica City Council considering 'red light cameras' to decrease number of red light runners
http://snipurl.com/1ef6r
The Argonaut

Speeding up car pool lane (I-10 between 57 and 605)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_5551565
Whittier Daily News

Sprinter canopies are taking shape at 15 stations
http://snipurl.com/1ef47
North County Times/Californian

Transit Initiatives Conference: understanding the keys to successful transit ballot measure campaigns
http://www.cfte.org/events/TIC.asp
Center For Transportation Excellence

Transit officials argue against governor's budget cuts
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_5544797
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Which way LA?* (One Way Plan for Pico and Olympic)
http://www.laobserved.com/intell/2007/03/which_way_la.php
L.A. Observed

'World's largest' bus debuts in Shanghai
http://snipurl.com/1ef3l
Shanghai Daily

Your Parking Meter Is Priced Too Low
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/03/your_parking_me.php
Curbed L.A.

3/29/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 29, 2007

Another clean-diesel plan: Shipping group's ideas have glitches, but they could help with solutions to pollution.
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5542645
Press Telegram

Best In New Urbanism For 2007: Congress For New Urbanism announces the 2007 winners of its annual Charter Awards
http://www.planetizen.com/node/23448
Planetizen

Bill to ban smoking in cars advances
http://snipurl.com/1ebif
San Francisco Chronicle

Board Sends Request To Fund Palmdale-Victorville Expressway
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/11424776/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Burbank may soon curb outdoor smoking: Council members are expected to pass next week a revised ordinance that would put limits on lighting up in public areas (including bus stops and bikeways)
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-burbank29mar29,1,4985388.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Californians' outlook not rosy, statewide poll finds
http://snipurl.com/1ebi1
Ventura County Star

Dubai Metro tunnels to be world’s safest
http://www.wadi.ae/test.php?pag=1&id=3072
Emirates Evening Post

Dubai Metro - Where It's At
http://www.xpress4me.com/news/uae/dubai/20000540.html
xpress

Electronic tracking system for Muni trolley lines (Next Muni ETA system)
http://snipurl.com/1dykh
San Francisco Chronicle

Gas prices keep on climbing: Problems at refineries, season change to blame
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_5544595
San Bernardino Sun

Hearing on Public Transit Budget to Highlight Need for Full State Funding: Governor’s $1.1 Billion in Proposed Transit Cuts Contradict State Goals to Improve Transit Infrastructure, Cut Global Warming Pollution
http://calpirg.org/CA.asp?id2=31793
CalPIRG

L.A. SUBCULTURE - Save gas. Avoid traffic. See art. And you're not riding the Metro because ... ?
http://www.calendarlive.com/galleriesandmuseums/la-wk-cover29mar29,0,7609358.story?coll=cl-home-top-blurb-right
L.A. Times/Calendar Live

Leaders, rider advocates work for transit funds
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5544054
Daily News

National Industrial Transportation League's (NITL) Spring Policy Forum notebook: Are longer, heavier trucks the solution to freight capacity crisis?
http://snipurl.com/1e7jk
Logistics Management

New Sprinter train's outlay known; income isn't: Transit panel told costs, but fare is still up in air
http://snipurl.com/1e7kv
San Diego Union Tribune

NTSB Holds Hearings On Close Calls At Airport Runways
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/11421943/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

One-way streets may get Westside on the fast track
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-oneway29mar29,1,470280.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Ontario airport still recruiting more flights
http://snipurl.com/1e7ma
Press Enterprise

Ports study confirms need for roads help
http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_5544160
Daily Bulletin

Report: L.A. still has the goods - City tops nation in manufacturing
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_5534472
Daily News

Shared Bicycles May Be Next on Streets of New York
http://www.nysun.com/article/51301
New York Sun

Unfair bus fares Re "MTA fare hike plan is opposed by riders," March 24
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-thursday29.5mar29,0,5098350.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Public Meeting on Integrated Vehicle Based Safety Systems Initiative
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2007/3/emw514715.htm
eMediaWire

Your Bumpy Road: As riders face steep rate hikes, the MTA, Schwarzenegger, and local cities wrestle over threatened public transportation funds
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=5244&IssueNum=199
L.A. City Beat

3/28/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 28, 2007

Airport adds WiFi to satisfy travelers
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/6741712.html
Daily Breeze

Airport hoped to be Gold Line terminus (Foothill Extension)
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_5536142
Daily Bulletin

Booming year is forecast for ports: Experts expect record but smooth cargo flow through the docks in Long Beach and San Pedro
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/6741837.html
Daily Breeze

Congested priorities: Pothole politics and subway fantasies won't solve today's traffic problems
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_5534460
Daily News

Cubic, Los Angeles County Metro demonstrate TAP
http://snipurl.com/1dygj
Contactless News

Derailing Light Rail? (Metro Exposition Line)
http://www.kcet.org/lifeandtimes/blog/?p=166
KCET Life and Times

Firms See ‘Smart’ Closed-Circuit TVs as Good Way to Tap Into Rail, Mass Transit Security
http://public.cq.com/docs/hs/hsnews110-000002478308.html
Congressional Quarterly

Inland areas called key to state's future: The vast, fast-growing regions need a strong economy and solutions to environmental problems, study says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-growth28mar28,1,5844238.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Listen Up Federal People. Invest America's Tax Dollars in SoCal
http://snipurl.com/1dyg6
LAist

MasterCard Looks To Develop Paper PayPass Card
http://www.cardtechnology.com/article.html?id=20070327CHI2BAJW
Card Technology

Monrovia rolls out changes to General Plan (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_5534439
Pasadena Star News

MTA Seeks Approval for Bus Rate Hike
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5157336
ABC 7 TV

Orange Line extension studied
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5527854?source=rss
Daily News

Pace of Cargo Growth Could Slow in 2007
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/03/27/ap3556756.html
Forbes

Palms Boulevard To Close For 405 Freeway Project
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_086070139.html
CBX 2 TV

Space-age bus ride to old-time lunch spot (Foothill Transit Silver Streak)
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_5536120
Daily Bulletin

Tire Falls On Gold Line Train, Causes Delays
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_086121533.html
CBS 2 TV

United mayors plead for more funding
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-mayor28mar28,1,3508194.story?coll=la-headlines-nation&track=crosspromo
Los Angeles Times

United Oil's High-Octane Design: Company president Jeff Appel spares no expense ensuring Southern California fueling stops' artful architecture stands out from the humdrum pack
http://snipurl.com/1dyek
Business Week

Web site gives Chicago edge over L.A. for Olympics
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=24383
Chicago Business

'We want our fair share': Villaraigosa, leaders push for more federal funding
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5535808
Daily News

3/27/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 27, 2007

Area gains more clout within COG
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_5520860
Pasadena Star News

Caltrans director urges new answers to traffic problems
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_5521571
San Bernardino Sun

Caltrans official maps S.B. County roads future
http://snipurl.com/1bg2z
Press Enterprise

Caltrans using lawsuits to fund roads: The agency, long foiled by environmental litigation, is now filing its own legal challenges to obtain money for traffic improvements
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roads27mar27,1,949667.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans to work on 710
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5527949
Press Telegram

Carpool lane snitch line is proposed: Bill would result in warning notices, not tickets, to illegal solo drivers in HOV lanes
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-carpools27mar27,1,499099.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Cubic, Los Angeles Metro to Demonstrate New Smart Card System to Transportation Officials
http://snipurl.com/1clki
Huliq

End of the line (Foothill Line 283)
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_5526510
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Gold Rush on for $43 billion in public works projects: Legislators craft flurry of bills to control how bond funds are spent
http://snipurl.com/1clbe
Orange County Register

LAX FlyAway bus service a big success
http://news.cheapflights.com/airlines/2007/03/lax_flyaway_bus.html
Cheap Flights

OCTA scolds contractor, gives 60 days to improve: The provider of bus rides for the disabled apologizes and blames high driver attrition rates. The county has imposed $800,000 in fines
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa27mar27,1,6011985.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

'Operation Smooth Ride' Targets Potholes In L.A.
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_085162524.html
CBS 2 TV

Placentia Metrolink station plans progress: Officials agree to fund $81,000 for the environmental portion of the project
http://snipurl.com/1c4az
Orange County Register

Rail System (and Patience) Are Stretched Thin in Chicago
http://snipurl.com/1cmjj
New York Times

Report: Fine diesel trucks that don't meet emission rules, then buy cleaner ones
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/6721922.html
Daily Breeze

Santa Barbara without a car: Amtrak 20% off
http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/?p=114
Los Angeles Times

Tehachapi Council addresses the need for public transit
http://www.tehachapinews.com/home/ViewPost/20694
Tehachapi News

Transit agency keeps disabled bus contractor: OCTA officials express frustration with Veolia Transportation Services but say service has improved
http://snipurl.com/1c4fu
Orange County Register

Villaraigosa Kicks Off 'Operation Smooth Ride'
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5152687
ABC 7 TV

3/26/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday March 26, 2007

Another Chance for Seventh Street
http://snipurl.com/tr3n
L.A. Downtown News

Beverly Hills Leaders Endorse ‘Subway to the Sea;’ Recommend Alignment & Station Locations
http://snipurl.com/tr2x
Metro Investment Report

Bullet train promises fast relief
http://www.dailynews.com/marielgarza/ci_5513467
Daily News

City officials synchronize signals, add signs to alleviate USC traffic - Transportation officials say the new system will allow for smarter traffic flow.
http://snipurl.com/16qug
USC Daily Trojan

Green way to keep on trucking: With rising oil prices, shipping companies are embracing fuel efficiency and are using information technology to plot shorter delivery routes
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-ft-trucking26mar26,1,6898606.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

L.A. on the Metro
http://snipurl.com/16quz
USC Daily Trojan

LA Public Transportation Might Get a Little More Expensive
http://snipurl.com/16qqd
LAist

Legislators target bonds-package billions: Bills seek to have public works funds spent on favored projects, issues
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/144012.html
Sacramento Bee

New Assemblymember Feuer Provides Insight into Nexus of Land Use Planning & Transportation
http://snipurl.com/tr3b
The Planning Report

O.C. tollway faces many stops before green light - Eight state and federal agencies must weigh in before work can be planned. The project could even be scrapped
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollway26mar26,1,7593058.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Redlands Bicycle Classic lets good times roll
http://snipurl.com/182a5
Press Enterprise

Small tolls, huge fines: Road agencies are overdoing it when drivers fail to pay
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5520582
Press Telegram

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters Offers D.C.’s Plan to Address Goods Movement Congestion - The Bush administration expresses concern for the demands of goods movement and offers suggestions for how the region can address them
http://snipurl.com/tr36
Metro Investment Report

3/25/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 25, 2007

Agency to gauge feasibility of Metrolink station in Highgrove
http://snipurl.com/tr1p
Press Enterprise

Bus Riders Union Destroys Transit: Here’s Mathematical Proof
http://snipurl.com/tr2a
Metro Rider L.A.

LAEDC Elects Raymond Holdsworth as 2007 Chairman of Region's Premier Business Organization
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2007/3/emw514094.htm
emediaWire

Museum-Quality Car for a Subway Yet Unbuilt
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/24/nyregion/24subway.html?hp
New York Times

Rosendahl Pushes For Green Line Construction Authority: Councilman Clears Another Hurdle to Extend Green Line to LAX
http://snipurl.com/tr1n
Living in Venice

San Diego Airport panel hopes to amend bill
http://snipurl.com/tr1h
San Diego Union Tribune

Traffic planning changes direction - INLAND: A new focus is on unclogging north-south freeways and widening paths between counties
http://snipurl.com/tpi0
Press Enterprise

Valuable port study
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5515158
Press Telegram