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4/07/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 7, 2007

Air Talk with Larry Mantle: Friday April 6 - Expo Line Light Rail Phase II
http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/index.shtml
KPCC 89.3 FM

Construction begins this month on 118
http://www.simivalleyacorn.com/news/2007/0406/Community/012.html
Simi Valley Acorn

Construction to begin on rail crossing project
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_5605618
San Bernardino Sun

County's share of bond money is discussed: State officials provide tips on selling local project proposals
http://snipurl.com/1fmlt
Ventura County Star

Chicago Transit Authority, Pace Planners Consider Fare Hikes, Service Cuts
http://snipurl.com/1fmmg
WBBM 780am

Editorial: Transit backtrack: Budget would hit transit agencies hard
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/150810.html
Sacramento Bee

Feast for the eyes at subway stations: McDonald's newest ad campaign brings in needed revenue, the transit agency says.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-subway7apr07,1,795671.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/04/subway_sellout.html
Los Angeles Times – Bottleneck Blog

Hydrogen Fueling Stations To Be Installed In Several States
http://snipurl.com/1fmlk
H2 Daily

Make a New Kind of One-way Street: A proposal by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky to turn Olympic and Pico boulevards into one-way streets from Downtown LA to Santa Monica as a means to alleviate congestion is a good idea
http://snipurl.com/1fmlf
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Markers to an old mystery: The MTA has launched an effort to find descendants of long-dead Chinese whose burial bricks and other artifacts were found during Gold Line work
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-graves7apr07,1,3295222.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Natural gas: It's the alternative alternative
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-garage7apr07,1,2228180.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

No car in L.A.? Must be Lent - Lifestyle changes and lessons learned from going without wheels for 40 days
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-rauzi7apr07,0,2234013.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

SANDAG expected to approve options for improving traffic flow along I-15
http://www.temeculavalleynews.com/story.asp?story_ID=21887
Temecula Valley News

Study Sees a One-Way Solution to Traffic Woes: A proposal would transform Olympic and Pico into one-way boulevards; traffic study to be released next week
http://snipurl.com/1fmkj
Westside Chronicle

4/06/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday April 6, 2007

91 Freeway's top toll hits nearly $1 a mile
The peak fare for the 10-mile drive from Orange County to Riverside County is going up to $9.50
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-toll6apr06,1,3243395.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Back To The Future: The 1970 Los Angeles 'Centers' Concept Plan
http://www.planetizen.com/node/23535
Planetizen

California ought to put high-speed rail on fast track
http://snipurl.com/1ffcw
Record Searchlight

Delivering Wilshire Blvd. from bad traffic: U.S. Postal Service moves final mailbox pickups to 3:30 p.m. to get vehicles off the road at rush hour
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic6apr06,1,1252132.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Freeway widening project kicks off
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5605868
Whittier Daily News

Funding Accumulated for Widening I-5 Freeway: Freeway Construction Is Expected to Begin by 2009
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5187588
ABC 7 TV

High-speed train inches ahead: Segment of a $40 billion, 700-mile route through the county will undergo an extensive study, although construction funds are lacking
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1643925.php
Orange County Register

I-5 project begins in L.A. - Stretch from O.C. border north to Santa Fe Springs to be widened
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1643504.php
Orange County Register

Mass Rapid Transit Plan Concept Maps: Past visions of Transportation's Future in Los Angeles
http://www.metro.net/about_us/library/mrtpcm.htm
Metro Library

Monrovia Focuses on Major Upcoming Projects
http://snipurl.com/1fdd8
Arcadia Weekly

OCTA Adds More Solar LED Bus Stops
http://snipurl.com/1fdcx
Environmental Leader

Railroads: The key to highway congestion relief
http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070405/OPINION07/704050324/-1/NEWS01
Delaware Online

Raising MTA fares a dead end
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_5603923
Pasadena Star News

San Bernardino Associated Governments Actions -- 4-5-07
http://snipurl.com/1fdcb
Riverside Press Enterprise

The subway tunnel as video billboard
http://snipurl.com/1fdcp
CNET News

Train wreck cleanup could take 2 weeks
http://snipurl.com/1febo
Desert Sun

Transportation officials back plan to extend passenger rail service to Redlands
http://snipurl.com/1fdd2Press Enterprise

4/05/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 5, 2007

California lawmaker aboard as French train sets speed record: Two O.C. Assembly members were meeting with transportation minister while colleague took ride
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/state/article_1640929.php
Orange County Register

Census: More moving out than moving in
http://snipurl.com/1f78h
North County Times/Californian

Derailment spills blue cheese near Salton Sea
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-derailed5apr05,1,6225999.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Fare folly: MTA wants to price the working poor out of public transit
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_5596069
Daily News

FEEDBACK: Riding the rails in Los Angeles
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-wk-letters5apr05,1,7965747.story
Los Angeles Times

Focus on the fundamentals
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/04/04/focus-on-the-fundamentals/
Metro Rider L.A.

Getting transportation on track Re "Let's get small," editorial, March 31
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-lew-traffic5apr05,0,6741391.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Officials ponder reinventing route: Burbank group wants a new bus link between cities, Los Angeles transport officials already have one up and running
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2007/04/04/politics/blr-bus04.txt
Burbank Leader

Rather than carpool, drivers adapt to gridlock
http://www.masstransitmag.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=3&id=3189
Mass Transit

Santa Monica Council Could Boost Bus Fares
http://snipurl.com/1f8af
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Top ports, Alameda corridor economic powerhouses for US
http://www.cargonewsasia.com/secured/article.aspx?id=3&article=12699
Cargo News Asia

Vacationers mean business, port says: Officials highlight cruise ships' economic role and urge investment in a new terminal and other waterfront projects
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cruise5apr05,1,7396354.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

White House posts earmarks on website: Pet spending projects that lawmakers put in the 2005 budget are listed. The administration's requests aren't
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-earmarks5apr05,1,2841409.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
Los Angeles Times
Link to earmarks database online:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/earmarks/index.html

4/04/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 4, 2007

Caltrans seeks to speed up crash cleanups: State officials, who want to cut in half the 3-hour average time it takes to clear roads after accidents, sponsor a brainstorming meeting
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-accidents4apr04,1,5484456.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Cheviot Hills: MTA "dividing" us
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/04/cheviot_hills_m.html
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Editorial: MetroRiderLA’s position on Expo Line Phase 2
http://snipurl.com/1f1sv
MetroRider L.A.

Extra Transit Parking
http://snipurl.com/1f1v4
Santa Clarita Signal

French bullet train shatters rail speed record, hitting 357.2 mph
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_5587507
Daily News

Green port may cost drivers
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_5579742
Press Telegram

Heavy work along the highway I-40
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_5588573
San Bernardino Sun

If TV is too loud, ask bus driver to turn it down
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5588113
Daily News

Is a Monorail the Answer to LA's Traffic Problems?
http://snipurl.com/1f1ur
Fox 11 TV

New Hybrid-Electric Busses Roll in Santa Barbara
http://www.keyt.com/news/local/6853092.html
KEYT 3 TV

NJ Transit names new executive
http://snipurl.com/1f201
Asbury Park Press

Planners say no to highway widening: Suit sways Somis-Moorpark route
http://snipurl.com/1f3ys
Ventura County Star

Public comment solicited about high-speed rail
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_5588019
Daily News – Antelope Valley Edition

When Cars Don’t Work Part I – Commute via Blue and Gold Line Review
http://blogs.edmunds.com/strategies/.ee99aa4
When Cars Don’t Work Part II
http://blogs.edmunds.com/strategies/.ee99ad0
Edmunds

4/03/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 3, 2007

Amtrak may be rounding the bend
http://snipurl.com/1exkq
Capital Times

Cal Beats Harvard & Harvard for Redo of First Street
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/04/cal_beats_harva.php
Curbed L.A.

China detains 10 over Beijing subway tunnel cave-in
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/PEK168323.htm
Reuters

Crying foul on fares: Planned MTA hikes could strand some
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5580288
Daily News
Daily News Comment Blog:
http://www.insidesocal.com/reaction/2007/04/mta_rate_hike_what_do_you_thin.html

Disputes Over Routing Of Light Rail
http://www.palmsvillagesun.info/FrontCurrent.html#top
Palms Village Sun

Emissions law could still face hurdles: Despite a favorable Supreme Court ruling, another suit, the EPA or Congress could still stymie state legislation
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-greencalif3apr03,0,340435.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

End of Line for Public Input Brings Light Rail Controversy
http://snipurl.com/1exjz
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

French train breaks rail speed record
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-ex-train4apr04,0,667220.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Gas Company Named 'Industry Pioneer' for Leadership in Advancing Natural Gas as a Clean Transportation Fuel
http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=116613
Prime News Wire

It's full speed ahead for airport: $835,000 allocated to prepare for scheduled jet service in Palmdale
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_5580376
Daily News – Antelope Valley Edition

OCTA panel pushes for carpool rule shift: It wants the successful program -- allowing drivers to go in and out of the lanes at will -- extended countywide
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa3apr03,0,5976358.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Public Officials Required To Bike To Work: Under new rules put in place by Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, public officials in Mexico City are required to ride their bikes to work at least once per month
http://www.planetizen.com/node/23496
Planetizen

Rail Systems Update: Reaching Critical Mass in Rail Transit
http://snipurl.com/1ezfj
Mass Transit

Transit advocates blast Governor's cuts in funding: Critics warn of worse traffic jams, hardship for people who can't drive
http://snipurl.com/1exy1
San Mateo County Times

University of California Berkeley Team Wins 2007 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition (for L.A. First Street Corridor)
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,84086.shtml
Earth Times

4/02/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday April 2, 2007

Airline quality drops for third consecutive year
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5573381
Daily News

As one LAX project ends, another begins: The southernmost runway reopens as more-risky construction starts on a taxiway between two airstrips
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-runway2apr02,1,5579800.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bump in MTA Fares Proposed - Increase, the First in 13 Years, Angers Bus Rider Advocates
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/04/02/news/news04.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Car-Free in L.A. - How I Joined Downtown's Elite 11.3% of Transit Users
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/04/02/news/opinion/edit01.txt
Los Angeles Downtown News

Family leave may expand: State's current program excludes too many relatives, senator says
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/147887.html
Sacramento Bee

Legislature flooded with bills about climate crisis: Poll-driven politicians see need to tackle global warming
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/02/MNGQ4OVRVO1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Mariel Garza: Bullet train's cost worth the relief
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_5567540
Whittier Daily News

Market fuels hybrids: Sales of gas-sipping cars continue to accelerate
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5572004
Press Telegram

SANBAG to consider bring passenger rail to Redlands
http://snipurl.com/1evae
Press Enterprise

Torrance roadwork carries high expectations: City officials say the nearly $50 million in spending will ease congestion and repair heavily damaged streets
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/6823707.html
Daily Breeze

UCLA forecast: Expect job growth - Housing cool-down not likely to spark recession
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_5572140
Daily News

Union Pacific proposes upgrade at Port of L.A. Ports: Diesel trucks would be replaced by electric equipment
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_5572070
Press Telegram

4/01/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 1, 2007

For cleaner US ports, cut truck fumes first? - An L.A. ports coalition hopes its plan to allow only trucking firms that embrace new emissions standards will expand nationwide
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0402/p03s02-ussc.html
Christian Science Monitor

Highway 118 project to add lane in Simi is due to start
http://snipurl.com/1etis
Ventura County Star

Kiss 200 good jobs goodbye - L.A. councilman prefers park to rail-car assembly proposal
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5568320
Daily News

Legislators will visit France to research fast trains
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_5572961
Daily News – Santa Clarita Edition

Linking Social Equity and Smart Growth
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/006401.html
World Changing

Second Push To Complete San Diego Freeway System Might Run Out Of Money
http://www.10news.com/news/11480978/detail.html
10 News

Teamsters: California ports exploit truckers
http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp?id=59106
eTrucker

Traffic survey: Are you a NIMFY?
http://snipurl.com/1etfw
Native Intelligence