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4/28/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 28, 2007

$8 NYC 'congestion fee' plan riles some
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-04-26-nyc-congestion-fee_N.htm
USA Today

Another traffic nightmare Re "One-way's the way," editorial, April 21
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-saturday28.4apr28,0,4578656.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Billions more in Chevron profit
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/28/BUG8TPGVSD1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Car-Free and Still Loving It - Giving Up the Jeep Earns a Warm Welcome From Downtown's Life-Without-Wheels Club
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/04/30/news/opinion/edit02.txt
Los Angeles Downtown News

Council Approves Ocean Avenue Hotel Project (Exposition Line Phase II)
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=5423
Santa Monica Mirror

Fare increases will punish riders Re "Unfair fares," editorial, April 21
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-saturday28.5apr28,0,4971873.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

FBI Drops Massive Westwood Headquarters Construction Plans
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/13209790/detail.html
NBC 4 TV

FBI drops plan for new complex in Westwood - The agency acts in the face of strong opposition from residents, city officials, Sen. Feinstein
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-me-fbi27apr27,1,7104577.story?coll=la-news-politics-california
Los Angeles Times

Gridlock, gangs top Angelenos' concerns: Warming, terrorism trail in survey of L.A.
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5770906
Daily News

Guide to downtown road closures
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-ex-closuresxxnov11,0,1097072.story?coll=la-home-local
Los Angeles Times

High-speed train line plan may be derailed: Schwarzenegger moves to slash funding for the state's $40-billion system, citing other transportation needs
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-fi-rail29apr29,1,4045910.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA fare hike may not be the ticket - Experts warn an increase could hurt ridership and low-income riders
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mta28apr28,0,1725681.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

MTA Sets Public Hearing on Fare Hikes for May 24
http://www.garmentandcitizen.com/category/news/2007-04-27-0_1462.php
Los Angeles Garment & Citizen

NYC MTA Fare hike on track
http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/article/Fare_hike_on_track/8222.html
Metro

Planning Board Endorses Expo Light Rail Working Group
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=5402
Santa Monica Mirror

Pushing Out Pisano: After an interminable 31 years, a controversial czar of planning is leaving (Southern California Association of Governments)
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/pushing-out-pisano/16235/
L.A. Weekly

4/27/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday April 27, 2007

Bike advocacy evolves from Critical Mass to political know-how
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/27/MNGJIPGO321.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

City officials celebrate completion of widening Centinela Avenue from Culver to Washington Boulevard
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/04/26/news_-_features/del_rey/dr1.txt
The Argonaut

Laying the Tracks: Commuter Rail Service Between
http://www.independent.com/news/2007/apr/26/laying-tracks/
Santa Barbara Independent

Metrolink (not Metro or MTA) fare hike vote delayed
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5760231
Daily News

Metro Schedules May 24 Public Hearing to Consider Fare Changes
http://www.weho.org/news/index.cfm/fuseaction/story/ID/1484/
City of West Hollywood

Metro fare hikes are the only way - Deep deficits and chronic under funding mean business as usual can't continue without large fare increases
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-snoble27apr27,0,783046.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

No weekend OmniLink
http://www.newsmirror.net/articles/2007/04/26/news/06news.txt
Yucaipa News Mirror

OmniTrans Fare and Service Changes coming May and June 2007
http://www.omnitrans.org/news/OmnitransFareandServiceChangesJune2007.htm
OmniTrans

Plan for 710 Freeway connector back on agenda in Los Angeles
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_5753147
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Rediscovering the value of rail
http://snipurl.com/1idnw
Railway Gazette International

South L.A.'s growing pain: Plans to revive the area after the 1992 riots have been largely unfulfilled
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-newlaecon27apr27,1,338127.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Study suggests making Pico and Olympic Blvds. one-way thoroughfares to ease traffic congestion
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/04/26/news_-_features/area/a1.txt
The Argonaut

VTA may cut fares for bus riders: Plan To Boost Ridership Part Of Overhaul At Transit Agency
http://www.mercurynews.com/localnewsheadlines/ci_5762766
San Jose Mercury News

Why some experts want higher gas tax
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/27/BUGPFPG36M1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

4/26/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 26, 2007

710 connector road back on L.A.'s agenda
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_5753045
Pasadena Star News

Bus drivers may strike: Union leaders seek more money for workers. Strike could begin Tuesday if demands aren't met.
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1670559.php
Orange County Register

City Planning Department’s Urban Design Studio Is All About Making L.A. More Liveable - The city of Los Angeles gets serious about streets and public spaces with the establishment of the Urban Design Studio, headed by Emily Gabel Luddy
http://snipurl.com/1i7s4
The Planning Report

Jet Fuel Follies: Jets flying out of tiny Santa Monica Airport create more and more toxic fumes
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=5408&IssueNum=203
L.A. City Beat

Jimmy Kimmel to Broadcast from Big Blue Bus, Picking Up Guests as Show Rolls On
http://snipurl.com/1i7qf
LAist

Metrolink fares may increase 10% - Board sets Friday vote
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5752424
Daily News

Mitigation, collaboration keys to successful goods movement
http://www.capitolweekly.net/opinion/article.html?article_id=1419
Capitol Weekly

NARP urges Congress to support growth
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_newspick.cfm?id=9065739
Metro Magazine

New regulations target construction equipment emissions
http://www.capitolweekly.net/news/article.html?article_id=1426
Capitol Weekly

Orange County Coach Operators Overwhelmingly Vote to Strike
http://snipurl.com/1i7rq
PR Newswire

Peak-hour bus lanes on Wilshire urged - A City Council panel hopes the proposal can ease the traffic crunch on Wilshire
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-transportation26apr26,1,4908641.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
Asking the L.A.Time Bottleneck Blog about the Wilshire bus Lanes:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/04/asking_the_bott.html

Residents target rail plans - Protest: L.A. port facility neighbors fear further rise in high asthma rates
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_5743780?source=most_emailed
Press Telegram

Security Exercise Expected to Cause Delays
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5244977
ABC 7 TV

State may sue EPA over clean air law - The governor says he wants action on 2005 bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-epa26apr26,1,1890063.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Technology to help cities manage booming USA
http://snipurl.com/1i7qs
USA Today

The Sure Cure For Hollywood “Park-O-Phobia”: The Holly Trolley, The L.A. Department Of Transportation's Safe, Hip And Easy All-Night $1 Alternative To Paying Multiple And Expensive Lot Fees
http://www.luckmedia.com/hollytrolley/pressrelease.html
Luck Media

Urban Land Institute Uses L.A.’s First Street as Laboratory for Planning and Urban Design
http://tinyurl.com/2ffy38
The Planning Report

Western Riverside COG Funds Construction of Local Roads Through Transportation Mitigation Fee
http://snipurl.com/1i7s1
Metro Investment Report

Who'll stop the train? Chris Guenzler embarks today on a historic journey that started 27 years ago – 1 million miles on trains
http://snipurl.com/1i7pz
Orange County Register

4/25/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 25, 2007

California Hydrogen Highway Spans 800 Miles
http://www.cleantechblog.com/2007/04/california-hydrogen-highway-spans-800.html
CleanTech Blog

Drivers Who Direct - L.A. motorists let off steam by making videos tied to area's legendary traffic snarls
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/7181726.html
Daily Breeze

Eric Mann Teaches USC About Transit Racism
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/04/24/eric-mann-teaches-usc-about-transit-racism/
MetroRiderL.A.

Even if Not On Time, It'll be Online: GPS devices soon will allow Chicago Transit Authority customers to check where their bus is online and how long they have to wait.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0704230644apr24,1,7098311.story?coll=chi-news-hed
Chicago Tribune
News release from the CTA: http://snipurl.com/1hzuy

Is it time to raise gas taxes?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/25/BUGF3PEIUQ1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Los Angeles Leaders See Progress, Challenges 15 Years After Riots
http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-04-24-voa70.cfm
Voice of America

OCTA approves study of 55 Freeway gridlock, earmarks $87.9 million to upgrade rail line
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1667593.php
Orange County Register

Plan uses GPS to tax drivers at the pump
http://www.spokesmanreview.com/business/story.asp?ID=186104
Spokesman Review

Transportation concerns file lawsuit against DOT about proposed cross-border trucking pilot program
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA6436140.html
Logistics Management

4/24/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 24, 2007

Big-city airports near limits
http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/21805
Scripps News

City's 2nd 'Gridlock Tiger Team' Starts Operation
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_113135211.html
CBS 2 TV

Feds abuse transit vouchers
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8OMJR1G0.htm
Business Week

Los Angeles Metro Schedules Public Hearing in May to Consider Fare Changes
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/04/prweb521231.htm
PR Newsweb

Nationwide gas price average drops by 0.007 cents - Californians continued to watch gas prices rise
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-ex-gasprices23apr24,0,1426900.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

New York Mayor Unveils Multi-Billion Dollar Green City Plan
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2007/2007-04-23-01.asp
Environment News Service

NYC mayor proposes controversial idea to charge Manhattan drivers
http://snipurl.com/1hrjo
Newsday

Planning panel rejects status quo: The L.A. panel puts together a wish list that includes fighting 'mansionization.'
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-planning24apr24,1,4173701.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
CurbedLA Blog: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/04/monday_morning_24.php

Senior transit's future weighed - Montebello City Council members this week will consider approving a pilot program that would allow a private company to take over Dial-A-Ride services for seniors and the disabled
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_5735061
Pasadena Star News

Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council Announces Successful Second Year, New Officers and Upcoming Projects
http://www.sys-con.com/read/365442.htm
Sys Con

"Tiger Team" Unleashed In San Fernando Valley
http://ktla.trb.com/news/ktla-tigerteam,0,6757883.story?coll=ktla-news-2
KTLA 5 TV

'Tiger Team' Unleashed on Ventura Blvd.Designed to Crackdown on Drivers Who Park Illegally, Snarling Traffic During Morning Rush Hour
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5237381
ABC 7 TV

Transit Coalition e-Newsletter, Mon., Apr. 23, 2007
http://www.thetransitcoalition.us/NewsLetterWeb/NL20070423a.htmThe Transit Coalition

4/23/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday April 23, 2007

Aging airport aims for traveler appeal - LAX risks losing its high profile if it can't get modernization off the ground
http://origin.dailynews.com/ci_5729365
Daily News

Boost in bus use brings changes - New stops, new buses and new fuels are part of the city's solution as ridership continues to grow
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2007/04/21/politics/blr-bus18.txt
Burbank Leader

California Rep. Millender-McDonald dies
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070422/ap_on_go_co/congresswoman_dies_11
Yahoo! News

Calif. Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, 68, dies
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-mcdonald22apr22,1,5453282.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Century-old graves unearthed - Los Angeles' MTA finds remains of Chinese potter's field in Boyle Heights
http://snipurl.com/1hm7x
San Francisco Chronicle

Cities peddle parking for bicycles - Communities hope that valet and other services will encourage residents to use bikes for commuting and doing errands
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bikevalet23apr23,1,1072842.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

City Council extends Beeline bus contract - City will pay MV Transportation $11 million to operate the system for 15 additional months
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/articles/2007/04/23/politics/gnp-bus19.txt
Glendale News Press

Editorial: Solve the Sixth Street Traffic Fiasco
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/04/23/news/opinion/edit01.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Hikers, cyclists hit the trail Saturday morning
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_5724877
Redlands Daily Facts

L.A. sees rising fire risk on Caltrans' land - Despite their complaints, city fire inspectors say the state agency has failed to clear overgrown brush along at least six freeways
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fire23apr23,1,2538571.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.B. could OK plans for airport expansion - Local: Council will consider giving go-ahead to final design for contentious terminal project
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5729703
Press Telegram

Q&A / LOCAL GOVERNMENT - L.A. leads the league in stadium transit errors
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa23apr23,1,1130415.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Runner's Teen Driving Bill Moves Forward
http://snipurl.com/1hm14
KHTS AM 1220

Smoother Commute (signal synchronization)
http://tinyurl.com/37k6pf
Press Enterprise

Straight shot to I-5 is opening - Ceremony set for connector
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5728851
Daily News

Weigh in on Metro Fare Hikes
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/04/23/news/news_briefs/at05.txt
L.A. Downtown News

4/22/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 22, 2007

Activists Denounce Proposed Bus Fare Hikes
http://uprisingradio.org/home/?p=1436
UprisingRadio

I-15 corridor destined for development, increased traffic
http://www.temeculavalleynews.com/story.asp?story_ID=22213
Valley News

LA MTA proposes two-phased fare hike
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/freightnews/article.asp?id=10561
Progressive Railroading

Mariachi hotel holds key to preserving L.A. neighborhood
http://snipurl.com/1hixk
San Diego Union Tribune

Metrolink Tries to Push Through Fare Increase on Unwary Passengers
http://snipurl.com/1hiqr
MetroRiderL.A.

O.C. set to study new end to 55 Freeway: Panel ready to take a $275,000 look at helping relieve Costa Mesa traffic. A tunnel under Newport Blvd. is among the options
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-terminus22apr22,1,555446.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials rethink port filming: San Pedro plans to expand shipyard film deal delayed; crew complaints cited
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5724155
Press Telegram

Rail Line Drives Development in Utah
http://snipurl.com/1hixo
New York Times

Rail line safety is not the only risk Re "Safety issues may delay rail project," April 17
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-sunday22.6apr22,0,3916337.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Right-sized airport - Sorting through the truths on both sides, one fact remains (Long Beach Airport)
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5723554
Press Telegram

Study Shows One Way Could Increase Boulevard Capacity
http://snipurl.com/1hiy8
Westside Chronicle

Traffic woes not just a mood killer
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_5723494
Whittier Daily News

UTA Plan Criticized by Advocates for Disabled
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=1130698
KSL 5 TV