Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

4/14/2007

Olympics Update

Chicago is U.S. candidate for '16 Olympics
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/cs-070414olychicago-win,1,7736769.story?track=rss
Chicago Tribune

Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 14, 2007

2 L.A.-area ports aim to slash diesel exhaust: The plan seeks to cut such pollution from short-haul trucks by 80% and boost security. Industry says business might drop
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-diesel14apr14,1,1204941.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Amtrak launches community website
http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/article/20070413093316143
Travel News

Blue Line collides with SUV
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5665426
Press Telegram

Blue Line train crunches SUV making illegal turn
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-ex-metrorail13apr14,0,2428382.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Commuter train hits SUV in Long Beach
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-metrorail14apr14,1,1583351.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Connector from I-5 to 91 be shut for 2 months - Closure begins in Buena Park for freeway widening project as early as 5 a.m. Saturday
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1651784.php
Orange County Register

Does L.A. have ace in hole for games bid?
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5665047
Daily News

Editorial: Freeway walls must be completed more quickly
http://www.recordgazette.net/articles/2007/04/13/opinion/02opinion.txt
Record Gazette

Foss to build first-ever hybrid tugboat (for the Port of Los Angeles)
http://www.tdn.com/articles/2007/04/13/top_story/news01.txt
Longview Daily News

L.A. deserves the Olympics: It's who we are that makes L.A. the better choice over Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Games
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-olympics14apr14,0,6639982.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

L.A. to Join Planned Lawsuit Against FBI Project
http://snipurl.com/1ghny
Westside Chronicle

Parents: School Buses Too Full (Article 8 local unmet public transportation needs)
http://snipurl.com/1gbsa
Santa Clarita Signal

Ports of L.A., Long Beach outline clean-trucks plan - Vehicles that don't meet air standards would be charged to enter and eventually banned by facilities
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/7024842.html
Daily Breeze

Sales of hybrids pick up speed - With gasoline prices rising, the fuel-efficient vehicles are looking more attractive to buyers
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hybrid14apr14,1,5043942.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

SANDAG accepts I-15 IRP Phase II
http://www.thevillagenews.com/story.asp?story_ID=21946
Fallbrook Village News

She has a city to build on - L.A.'s chief planner blends a can-do attitude with a vision of 'great streets' and social justice
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-goldberg14apr14,1,6083428.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

State sues to nullify blueprint for growth: The San Bernardino County plan fails to assess properly the effects of various pollutants, the attorney general says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-berdoo14apr14,1,3367634.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

State targets county in suit: Claims climate change ignored. The state attorney general sued San Bernardino County this week, alleging the county should have looked at global warming before adopting its new growth plan
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_5665801
San Bernardino Sun

4/13/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday April 13, 2007

Breaking records: Orange Line busway reaches new height of popularity
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_5655252
Daily News

City of Santa Monica Exposition Light Rail Project Page
http://www.smgov.net/Expo/index.htm
Santa Monica

City to join foes of new FBI building
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fbi13apr13,1,4516091.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

City To Join Pending Lawsuit Against Proposed FBI Project
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/11760876/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Dodger parking blues - Stadium about to face first big weekend
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5656130
Daily News

Interchange EIR exemption urged
http://www.vvdailypress.com/onset?id=666&template=article.html
Victorville Daily Press

International flights departing LAX: Report casts doubt on the airport's ability to maintain its West Coast dominance as others make room for new superjumbo jets
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/7007842.html
Daily Breeze

Letters to the Editor: Proposed MTA rate hikes are discriminatory.
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=5340
Santa Monica Mirror

Neighborhood Council Watch - Angry Pico Union Votes No On Olympic-Pico One Way Streets
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/339/75/
City Watch L.A.

New York MTA Breaks Ground on Second Avenue Subway
http://snipurl.com/1g9zj
Bloomberg

Santa Monica: Council votes some bus fare increases for July 1st; basic fare is unchanged
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/04/12/news_-_features/top_stories/2sm.txt
The Argonaut

Santa Monica Council Hikes Bus Fares; Poor, Young Hardest Hit
http://snipurl.com/1gb9s
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

State's drivers are pumping less gas: Californians slowed their fuel guzzling last year as prices hovered above $3 a gallon
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-fi-demand13apr13,0,4334502.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

State's highest court says Caltrans can use private contractors
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/13/BAGASP80GU1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

TGV in our future - $40 billion, Californians would be better off riding the high-speed train in France
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5645499
Press Telegram

4/12/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 12, 2007

Battle of the Billboards - L.A.’s plan to spiff up sidewalks leads to more street-level ads than it bargained for
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=5327&IssueNum=201
L.A. City Beat

Beijing invests heavily for a spectacular Olympics 2008
http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=160691
Financial Express

Bringing light rail to Santa Monica
http://greenlagirl.com/2007/04/11/bringing-light-rail-to-santa-monica/
Green L.A. Girl

Commuter Cars Uses SolidWorks to Create Green Car 'Tango'
http://www.tenlinks.com/NEWS/PR/solidworks/041107_tango.htm
TenLinks

Driving the Future: Biogas rises but hydrogen sinks as big automakers muscle into alternative car technologies in Anaheim
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=5330&IssueNum=201
L.A. City Beat

Governor makes night surprise ride on light rail
http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/153564.html
Sacramento Bee

Hybrid tech goes commercial (heavy duty transportation uses)
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/manufacturing/2007-04-11-hybrids-usat_N.htm
USA Today

Key facts: Chicago and L.A. (Olympic Bids)
http://snipurl.com/1g5xg
Chicago Sun Times

Light-Rail Service In Palms - Where will the trains run? (Exposition Line)
http://www.palmsvillagesun.info/OpinionE.Current.html#top
Palms Village Sun

MTA Bus Crashes Into 2 Cars On Pico Boulevard
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_102063728.html
CBS 2 TV

O.C. to L.A. in 20 minutes: Backers hope voters will agree to finance 700-mile high-speed train system estimated to cost $40 billion
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1650022.php
Orange County Register

Palms Assembly Seeks Study Of Light-Rail Station In Northeast Palms - placing a train station "behind the Price Self Storage facility on National Blvd. between Palms and Motor" (Exposition Line)
http://www.palmsvillagesun.info/FrontCurrent.html (scroll down to second story)
Palms Village Sun

Riding on the Metro…(Metro ART)
http://tuesdaycreative.vox.com/library/post/riding-on-the-metro.html
Tuesday Creative

Riverside County approves additional funding for rail crossings
http://snipurl.com/1g5xb
Press Enterprise

Rough Ride for Council (Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Fare Increase)
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/041207.pdf (.pdf file, see page 1 and page 14)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Shuttle service for Dodger Stadium Re "Let me out of the ballgame, let me be free of crowds," April 11
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-thursday12.7apr12,0,1035107.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

4/11/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 11, 2007

Billboard blight: Someone ought to fight back against scofflaw industry
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_5637784
Daily News

Head of BART plans to resign
http://snipurl.com/1g2y4
San Francisco Chronicle

LANCC Transportation Group to Hear Transit Coalition Head Bart Reed
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/332/75/
CityWatchLA

Leaving early may leave you with time on your hands
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5638629
Daily News

Let me out of the ballgame, let me be free of crowds: Traffic experts say the Dodgers' zoned parking, a bust on opening day, may get better. Fans say it can't get worse
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-parking11apr11,1,6165028.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

No relief in sight at California gas pumps
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_5637928
Daily News

Riding Sprinter may cost more than riding Breeze
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/04/10/news/coastal/20_45_404_9_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

Summer fuel costs expected to inch up: Prices at the pump will climb but they will be lower than last year, a U.S. forecast indicates, and imports will help meet growing demand
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas11apr11,1,3314642.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

4/10/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 10, 2007

Arnold 'Pimp' daddy of bio-fuel
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5630851
Daily News

California gasoline average hits $3.25 - A refining pinch is blamed for rise on the West Coast. But falling state wholesale fuel costs are expected to bring motorists some relief
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas10apr10,1,2855888.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

European High-Speed Rail Experts -- Press Conference Thursday, April 19, in Washington, DC
http://www.sys-con.com/read/359118.htm
Sys-Con

Frank Gruber: What I say - The High Cost of Cheap Bus Fares
http://snipurl.com/1cur1
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Make Your Voices Heard on Light Rail, Officials Tell Stakeholders (Exposition Line)
http://snipurl.com/1fy9c
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Metrolink Proposed Fare Increase
http://www.metrolinktrains.com/fares/?id=14
SCRRA/Metrolink

More people, more traffic, more problems
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_5625130
Daily Bulletin

New Legislation Could Put Limitations on Billboards
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5192325
ABC 7 TV

O.C. asks Caltrans to ease carpool lane rules - County transportation officials want solo drivers to be able to use the lanes during off-peak hours
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa10apr10,1,2210884.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

OCTA: Expand car-pool idea - Transit panel recommends concept of easy-access lanes, now on 22 Freeway, be extended to all county freeways
http://snipurl.com/1frbc
Orange County Register

O.C. To Take Steps For Easier Carpool Lane Access
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_099225444.html
CBS 2 TV

Public Hearings Scheduled For Proposed California High Speed Rail Service
http://www.govtech.net/magazine/channel_story.php/104862
Government Technology

4/09/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday April 9, 2007

Cars, development and doubt
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-monday9.2apr09,0,1006328.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

City-sanctioned traffic jam adding to global warming
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa9apr09,1,4690080.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Dodgers Offer Incentive, Advice For Parking Challenges
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=sports&id=5191685
ABC 7 TV

Metro Transit to Hold SCV Public Hearing
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=47554&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

More people, more problems: As region grows, so do its freeway troubles
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_5625083
San Bernardino Sun

SAN FRANCISCO Muni ready to send hybrids into service
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/09/BAGNLP537F1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Tunnel study is wise (scroll down page) by Gil Cedillo
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/yourview/ci_5618964
Pasadena Star News

4/08/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 8, 2007

Businesses Anticipate Opening Valley Connector
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=47527&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

Call it a greyhound bus - 'Doggie Bus' gives free rides to beach for people and furry friends
http://snipurl.com/1fpm9
Orange County Register

Destination 2030 – 2007 Update: Gap Analysis
http://www.scag.ca.gov/rtp2004/2004/FinalPlan.htm
Southern California Association of Governments

High-speed rail plan back on track for 700-mile route
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5619648
Daily News

In the path of progress: 20 homes face demolition to clear road for expansion (I-5)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5605870
Whittier Daily News

Market fuels hybrids, other `green' cars
http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_5617292
Daily Bulletin

Steve Lopez: Points West - Will we shell out to ease traffic nightmare?
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez8apr08,1,4678344.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/04/steve_lopez_tim.html#more
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