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4/21/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 21, 2007

California needs private engineers (Bond funds, Prop 35/State Supreme Court)
http://www.capitolweekly.net/opinion/article.html?article_id=1404
Capital Weekly

Caltrans' challenge: act responsibly
http://www.capitolweekly.net/opinion/article.html?article_id=1402
Capitol Weekly

Change in direction urged - Re "One-way called right way to go for boulevards," April 16
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-saturday21.6apr21,0,1236308.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Gas-sipping vehicle gets 1,900 mpg
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-garagebriefs21apr21,1,5317797.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Hit the road: Bringing a congestion charge to California
http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9058956
The Economist

GPS technology a driving force now
http://www.dailynews.com/theiropinion/ci_5682753
Daily News

Inland mayors commit to making cities greener
http://snipurl.com/1hhxs
Press Enteprise

MTA's unfair fares: Hopefully, the transit agency isn't serious about its proposed increases
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-fares21apr21,0,2189128.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Nissan to test Intelligent Transport System using cell phones to reduce pedestrian accidents
http://www.easier.com/view/News/Motoring/Nissan/article-109768.html
Easier Motoring

Núñez, Perata play pork patrol on bond funds
http://www.capitolweekly.net/news/article.html?article_id=1410
Capitol Weekly

One-way's the way: Making Pico and Olympic one-way streets may cause some problems, but it will ease many more
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-oneway21apr21,0,1705144.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Raise the gas tax: Forget gimmicks. So long as transportation is funded with excise taxes, they should be indexed to inflation
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-spillover21apr21,0,4971727.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Santa Barbara's anemic economy may affect commuters
http://snipurl.com/1hhy0
Ventura County Star

Show me the win win (Dodger Stadium Parking)
http://www.laobserved.com/echopark/2007/04/show_me_the_win_win_1.php
L.A. Observed

Skilled-labor shortage could delay transportation-bonds projects
http://www.capitolweekly.net/news/article.html?article_id=1409
Capitol Weekly

Students get up for aviation jobs
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5719198
Daily News

Voters are watching. Will we keep faith with them? (Prop 1B Bond Funds)
http://www.capitolweekly.net/opinion/article.html?article_id=1403
Capital Weekly

Way to improve transportation: change lifestyles
http://www.capitolweekly.net/opinion/article.html?article_id=1405Capitol Weekly

4/20/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday April 20, 2007

405 connector to 101 to close at night for project
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs20.2apr20,1,1331394.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Boston’s new contactless CharlieCard makes commuting easier for a million daily riders
http://snipurl.com/1ha6p
SecureIDNews

Caltrans reviews minority policies - Director tells a forum on construction about study due June 30
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/158038.html
Sacramento Bee

China traffic controls world port growth
http://www.cargonewsasia.com/secured/article.aspx?id=9&article=12797
Cargo Asia News

Dodgers Plan To Open Another Gate, But Only For Exits
http://snipurl.com/1ha57
Fox 11 News

Mayor's Budget Gives More To LAPD, Less To Most City Depts (Exposition Line)
http://www.nbc4.tv/politics/12533737/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Metro Green Line LAX extension bill passes Assembly transportation panel
http://snipurl.com/1ha6a
The Argonaut

Motorists' green code -- drive less, ride more
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/20/BAgreencars.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Neighbors skeptical that Dodgers will reclose gate once it's opened - A team executive tells a meeting the use of the Scott Avenue access point is a pilot program that will be reevaluated at the All Star break
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-scott19apr19,1,2347012.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

New Fees Could Help Clean Up Ports
http://www.gazettes.com/portfees04192007.html
Long Beach Gazette

NJ Transit to hike fares for second time in two years
http://snipurl.com/1ha6r
Record Online

Proposed DC toll lanes would have ‘no price caps’
http://snipurl.com/1ha5f
Land Line

Public meeting set to address transit fare hikes
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-briefs20.1apr20,1,7769149.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Metro Press Release: http://www.metro.net/news_info/press/metro_068.htm

SANBAG looks to organizational realignment
http://www.highlandnews.net/articles/2007/04/19/news/09sanbag.txt
Highland News

Spaced Out on Earth Day - “The Green movement is today’s Space Age.”
http://www.worldchanging.com/local/losangeles/archives/006510.html
World Changing

Watch for traffic hot spots
http://www.vvdailypress.com/onset?id=755&template=article.html
Victorville Daily Press

4/19/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 19, 2007

2007 AAA Gas Watcher's Guide Available - Contains Tips for Conserving Fuel and Saving Money
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=239959
Market Wire

Activist criticizes plan to increase bus fare - Author Eric Mann says the bus fare hike is an example of a bigger racial problem
http://snipurl.com/1h6aj
USC Daily Trojan

AQMD seeks stories of pollution as part of push for tougher rules
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_5699389
San Bernardino Sun

Bus Driver Charged With Imprisoning Passenger (Foothill/First Transit)
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_107225038.html
CBS 2 TV

BRT Projects Continue to Thrive – 35 projects in 25 cities
http://www.metro-magazine.com/brt_25_2007.pdf (.pdf file)
Metro Magazine

Caltrans Reaches Record $10 Billion Level of Transportation Projects
http://www.layover.com/cgi-bin/portal/printnews.pl/10822.html
Layover.com

Highway 78 could be casualty of rising costs
http://snipurl.com/1h43o
North County Times/Californian

How Transit Can Find the Green in Going Green
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90510596
Metro Magazine

Initial Examination Shows Private Sector Funding Sources Likely Available for Building California’s High-Speed Train System
http://snipurl.com/1h42t
Business Wire

L.A. officials looking at tight budget
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5699560
Daily News

New Jersey Transit Approves Fare Increase of 9.6 Percent
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/18/nyregion/18cnd-transit.html?hp
New York Times

PORT OF LOS ANGELES TO HOLD FREE COMMUNITY RAIL FESTIVAL - More than a Half Dozen Rail Locomotives and Cars will be on Display Celebrating Rail's Past, Present and Future at the Port of Los Angeles
http://www.portoflosangeles.org/News/news_032907rail.htm
Port of Los Angeles

Private Money Needed To Build High-Speed Rail
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_108202433.html
CBS 2 TV

Split on container fees - Pro-pollution? Far from it, but collaboration among officials would help speed port cleanup
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5698726
Press Telegram

Time passing for transit system comments (unmet needs)
http://www.avpress.com/n/18/0418_s10.hts
Antelope Valley Press

World economy is moving -- Can America keep up?
http://www.apta.com/research/info/online/world_economy.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

4/18/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 18, 2007

128 Old Graves A Dilemma For Agency
http://snipurl.com/1gyxp
Monterey Herald

Access to Calif. HOV Lane Puts Premium on Hybrids
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9626745
National Public Radio

Art Tube Train Celebrates 100 Years Of Piccadilly Line
http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART46046.html
24 Hour Museum

Artwork Now Arriving At Platform One…
http://www.creativereview.co.uk/crblog/the-artwork-now-arriving-at-platform-one/
Creative Review

Bus Riders Complain of Rowdy Youths
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=47740&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

Caltrans' fatalities remembered
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_5691105
San Bernardino Sun

Construction firm (Tutors-Saliba) sues over FlyAway center cost
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs18.2apr18,1,5329104.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Council to vote on LB airport expansion size
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5691496
Press Telegram

Dan Walters: A railroad that runs on taxes
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5689845
Press Telegram/Sacramento Bee

Diesel Hybrid School Buses Give California Legislators New Tool to Reduce Emissions
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,90934.shtml
Earth Times

Dodgers may open fifth gate to ease traffic flow - The team plans to use the Scott Avenue exit, closed years ago after neighbors complained
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-scott18apr18,1,4090817.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Financing Options for California High-Speed Train Project to Be Presented
http://snipurl.com/1gyyh
Digital 50

LA City Council Member Bill Rosendahl Reacts to Yaroslavsky's Proposal
http://snipurl.com/1h196
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Las Vegas Monorail reports low 1st quarter ridership, revenues
http://www.ksby.com/Global/story.asp?S=6368484
KSBY 6 TV

Local Officials React to Plan to Turn Pico, Olympic into One-way Streets
http://snipurl.com/1gyzi
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Research Report Results Declare Design-Build Implementation Should Not Reduce California's Professional Engineering Workforce
http://snipurl.com/1gyza
PR Newswire

Rubber hits the road for the LANCC Transpo Panel
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/348/
CityWatchLA

Safety Concerns Threaten To Derail Expo Light-Rail Construction
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/12280057/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

Silver bullet train: High-speed rail would solve the state's most pressing environmental and transportation problems. So why isn't Schwarzenegger supporting it?
http://snipurl.com/1h1b2
San Francisco Bay Guardian

Warning is sounded on ethanol use - The fuel would create more ground-level ozone than gasoline if used heavily, a study finds. Critics disagree on the overall risk.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ethanol18apr18,0,7852828.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

4/17/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 17, 2007

Airports hire new parking contractor
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airport17apr17,1,2682451.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Frank Gruber: What I say - Getting to the Point to Point
http://snipurl.com/1cur1
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Gas prices continue to climb
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas17apr17,1,6067166.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Gas prices pinching Californians' budgets - Poll finds state residents split on who is to blame for the rising cost of fuel
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/17/BUGCQP9MIN1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Gas soars, anger simmers
http://snipurl.com/1gurz
Press Enterprise

I-10 widening project through Redlands proceeds
http://snipurl.com/1gnk1
Press Enterprise

Killer traffic - Even if you arrive safely, your health is at risk.
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5682796
Press Telegram

LA/Long Beach Port Program Will Reduce Pollution by 80%
http://www.govtech.net/magazine/channel_story.php/104992
Government Technology

New I-10 freeway lanes open - but no relief
http://www.recordgazette.net/articles/2007/04/13/news/07news.txt
Record Gazette

One-Way Streets Could Speed Up Traffic
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5215373
ABC 7 TV

Rechanneling Olympic energy
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_5681955
Whittier Daily News

Safety issues could delay Exposition Line: The state Public Utilities Commission raises concerns about vehicle and pedestrian crossings along the Exposition Line in Los Angeles
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-expo17apr17,1,956533.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

State to look at railroad, street grade separations Tuesday
http://snipurl.com/1guq7
Desert Sun

4/16/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday April 16, 2007

20 Year Old Female Loses Life to Blue Line Light Rail Train
http://lafd.blogspot.com/2007/04/20-year-old-female-loses-life-to-blue.html
Los Angeles Fire Department

At the corner of Olympic and me - Appreciating a morning commute that may soon disappear if Olympic and Pico become one-way streets
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-pandey15apr15,0,4256457.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

How to fix traffic - Six specialists suggest quick and inexpensive ways to reduce traffic in Los Angeles
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-opw-oneway15apr15,0,2094002,full.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

One-way called right way to go for boulevards: Making Pico westbound and Olympic eastbound would cut congestion, a traffic study says. But some area residents oppose the concept
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-oneway16apr16,0,5561333.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Redeveloping the CRA: New CEO Cecilia Estolano Speaks About Changing the Agency, Green Growth, And the Future of Los Angeles
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/04/16/news/news04.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Red-light photos in slow lane - Only 13 of 32 cameras installed in first year
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5676208
Daily News

Shifting gears: Flexcar makes its USC debut - The car-sharing service provides alternative transportation around L.A.
http://snipurl.com/1gpmz
Daily Trojan

State park to open near L.A. River: Rio de Los Angeles State Park is a symbol of the revitalization of a once crime-plagued neighborhood
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-taylor16apr16,1,4336907.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Taylor Yard Switch: Former Freight Train Routing Center Goes Green as a 40-Acre Park
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/04/16/news/news03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

4/15/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 15, 2007

Airline Passenger Ticket Taxes Funding Luxury For Others
http://ktla.trb.com/news/ktla-tickettaxes,0,530959.story?coll=ktla-news-2
KTLA 5 TV

BART on track for fare increase - BART fares will rise 5.4 percent Jan. 1 under a previous board decision to impose every-other-year increases tied to the inflation rate
http://origin.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_5667539
Daily Review

Bill would unlock transit subsidies: Agencies that stand to benefit from funding flexibility 'non-supportive' (AB1637)
http://origin.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_5673290
Daily Review

Chicago All-transit fare card is on way - It would cover Metra, CTA, Pace
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-070414farecard-story,1,6031807.story?coll=chi-news-hed
Chicago Tribune

Daniel Weintraub: Governor is in trouble over plan for transit funds
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/154720.html
Sacramento Bee

Flexcars Drive onto Campus at USC: Program Gives Freedom to Ride to Faculty and Students
http://snipurl.com/1gjsi
Business Wire

Model of the urban future: Jersey City?
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-04-15-jersey-city_N.htm
USA Today

Railroad project concerns officials
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-briefs15.3apr15,1,6436585.story?coll=la-news-a_section
Los Angeles Times

TriMet budget calls for fare increase
http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_041207_news_trimet_budget.1bd9bfc.html
KGW TV 8

Woman struck by Blue Line train near downtown L.A.
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-blueline15apr15,1,4582138.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times