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5/11/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday May 11, 2007

As Governor Prepares May Revise to the Budget, Transit Advocates Urge Full Funding
http://calpirg.org/CA.asp?id2=32769
CalPIRG

BNSF Enhances Planned So Cal Gateway
http://www.caltradereport.com/eWebPages/page-two-1178802856.html
CalTrade Report

Does The BRU Have It Backwards?
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/05/10/does-the-bru-have-it-backwards/
MetroRiderL.A.

Experts say county needs more money - Traffic in the Inland Empire and its effects on our lives was one of the topics of last Friday's Leonard Transportation Forum at Cal State San Bernardino
http://www.highlandnews.net/articles/2007/05/10/news/02sanbag.txt
Highland Community News

Golden transit opportunity
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_5866952
Pasadena Star News

High-stakes bidding for transit shelter job
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/11/BAG3TPP5071.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Lengthy to-do list delivered to new L.A. airports director: The well-regarded and veteran airport executive got a long list of goals: Renovate terminals. Build new gates. Get the Green Line's tracks into LAX. Get more flights into Ontario and Palmdale.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/7457951.html
Daily Breeze

Lincoln Blvd. project discussed at LAX Coastal Area Chamber meeting
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/05/10/news_-_features/marina_del_rey/mdr2.txt
The Argonaut

Metrolink perk getting more riders on RTA buses
http://tinyurl.com/33fu9x
Press Enterprise

Metro Offers Alternative Transportation
http://tinyurl.com/28h56m
Cal State Fullerton Daily Titan

No Expo Line speed up
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/05/no_expo_line_sp.html#comments
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Orangeline Development Authority Proposes $19 Billion Privately Funded High Speed Maglev System to Orange County Transportation Authority
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070510/lath141.html?.v=3
Yahoo! Finance

Pick for airport chief calls LAX a priority: Gina Marie Lindsey says she will request input from community groups, carriers in remaking the aging facility
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lindsey11may11,1,5177403.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Setback for San Onofre tollway extension: Amendment would make project planned through park abide by potentially more stringent state environmental rules
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollroad11may11,1,7642514.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

State decision looms on diesel rules
http://snipurl.com/1k726
North County Times/Californian

War on traffic needs new strategy
http://snipurl.com/1k5u6
La Verne Campus Times

Why California High Speed Rail Will Never Happen--But Should
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2007/05/why_california_3.html
California Progress Report

5/10/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 10, 2007

Airport's future depends upon business fliers (LA/Palmdale)
http://www.avpress.com/n/09/0509_s2.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Amidst Plenty of Consensus, Parking Divides Vision of City’s Future
http://snipurl.com/1k271
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Amtrak train kills woman in Dana Point: Engineer sees woman lie down on tracks before train speeds through. Police trying to ID her body
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/crimecourts/article_1684190.php
Orange County Register

APTA unveils Bus Roadeo winners
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_newspick.cfm?id=9065867
Metro Magazine

Aviation leader to run L.A. airports: Villaraigosa picks Gina Marie Lindsey, who oversaw growth at the Seattle-Tacoma facility, to manage Los Angeles World Airports
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-director10may10,1,1617796.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bill could imperil tollway extension: House committee member seeks amendment that could scuttle road that would go through San Onofre state park
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollway10may10,1,5626971.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Council OKs master plan for L.A. River: Aim is to clean up water, help areas along its banks
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5859043
Daily News

CTA cited in Urban Land Institute report on U.S. transportation infrastructure
http://chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?rssFeed=news&id=24933
Chicago Business

Exposing the Expo (website)
http://www.exposingexpo.com/
USC Annenberg School of Communications

Fight the MTA fare hike
http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/article.php?id=4624&IssueNum=71
Pasadena Weekly

Grade Crossing May Halt Mini-Village
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=48167&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

Ill effects of gas prices
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_5856466
Pasadena Star News

New director set for L.A. airports
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5859106
Daily News

Plan for L.A. River OKd: The City Council approves a costly effort to remake the waterway. Much work remains
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-council10may10,1,7344679.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Rail meets road: BNSF proposal to buy cleaner trucks should ease fears.
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5857921
Press Telegram

SEPTA 'doomsday' vote set for May 24
http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/147-05092007-1343632.html
Times Courier

Train station shut after explosive device taken
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-station10may10,1,7401034.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

5/09/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 9, 2007

2007 Bus Safety Awards Announced by APTA: Recognizes top safety records and commitment to improving bus safety in North America
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/070507_bus_safety.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Bill could stop toll road proposed near state park
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20070509-9999-1mi9toll.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Bill intended to quicken Perris Valley Line project delayed (Metrolink)
http://snipurl.com/1jxly
Press Enterprise
Related Website: http://www.perrisvalleyline.info/index.html

BNSF Railway Enhances Proposed Southern California International Gateway
http://www.sys-con.com/read/372841.htm
Sys-Con

Commerical Jetliner Touches Down at LA/Palmdale Regional Airport at History-Making Community Open House
http://www.sys-con.com/read/373060.htm
Sys-Con

Gas costs are driving area commuters to change: High prices have South Bay residents parking their cars and curbing spending by taking the bus and bicycling
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/7414491.html
Daily Breeze

Industry's blunders may save California from LNG: Backers of liquefied natural gas erred by currying favor with the governor and now seem to be left without a shot of getting plants built here in foreseeable future
http://www.dailybreeze.com/opinion/articles/7365036.html
Daily Breeze

Is Downtown L.A. Headed For A Condo Glut?
http://www.planetizen.com/node/24354
Planetizen

Megaport proponent claims threats (Baja Port Project)
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20070509-9999-1b9colonet.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Natural-gas powered cars: Who even knows they exist?
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2007-05-08-natural-gas-usat_N.htm
USA Today

Not just inflated prices but inflated fuel: Gasoline and diesel expand as temperatures rise. So California drivers are getting even less for their buck
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hotfuel9may09,1,499034.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

OCTA behind on Metrolink crossing work: After grand jury report, the agency defends itself, saying it expanded its programs for improvements after community requests
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-rail9may09,1,2854771.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Rail yard planners offer cleaner solutions: $75M proposal from rail operator includes fleet of 400 low-emission trucks
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5850902
Press Telegram

Speak out on gas prices: Is it time to impose tight control on everyone?
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_5849566
Press Telegram

Toll road could die today: San Diego congresswoman seeks amendment in defense bill
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1688261.php
Orange County Register

Using Toll Financing to Fund Highways - New technology allows us to manage traffic flow better than ever before, but we need to shift away from reliance on gas taxes, which are failing to deliver necessary revenue, a new Reason study argues
http://www.planetizen.com/node/24320
Planetizen

Valley leaders weigh forming lobby group - Some San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire leaders say their areas are being ignored when it comes to transportation funds
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_5851998
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

5/08/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 8, 2007

60-day injunction keeps O.C. buses moving: Governor had asked for the cooling-off period in hopes drivers and transit officials would return to negotiations. Drivers had voted to strike
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bus8may08,1,5170423.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Amtrak Launches .mobi Site to Provide Even Greater Online Access For Passengers
http://www.sys-con.com/read/371845.htm
Sys-Con

Chronic congestion
http://www.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_5833682
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Governor wants high-speed rail option
By GOV. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/22421
Scripps News Service

New Warner Center: 'Downtown' dreamers divided on how dense, how walkable
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5827886
Daily News

Rail wins over buses?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/05/rail_wins_over_.html
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

5/07/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday May 7, 2007

Biting the bullet - High-speed train plans need proof of political support
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_5833549
Daily News

Chronic congestion
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_5833682
Whittier Daily News

Gov. intervenes again in OC bus drivers' dispute
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-rbriefs7may07,1,198975.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA's road to ruination - Huge fare increases and disproportionate rail subsidies are reminiscent of the MTA's mid-1990s racially discriminatory ways
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-mann7may07,0,3056111.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Omnitrans to launch service changes
http://snipurl.com/1jmef
Press Enterprise

PierPASS OffPeak Program Diverts 5 Million Trucks From Los Angeles Daytime Traffic
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070507/20070507005496.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Finance

Q&A LOCAL GOVERNMENT - How many buses would it take to carry all the people who take MTA trains each day? (Scroll down page past Echo Park Turtles, story also continues on second page)
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa7may07,1,5148832.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Road Warriors: The American Commute Has Never Been So Painful. Are There Any Solutions?
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/070429/
U.S. News & World Report

Sprinter's security detail will differ from Coaster's
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/05/06/news/top_stories/1_22_275_5_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

United set to start Palmdale service
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_5834791
Daily News

Vary MTA fares - The solution isn't across-the-board hikes but fares based on hours and distance traveled.
By Martin Wachs
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-wachs7may07,0,7748222.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrailLos Angeles Times

5/06/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 6, 2007

Bus 2.0 - From Boston to Brazil, city planners and transportation gurus are reimagining the possibilities of the humble motorbus, using high-tech 'smart mobility' to challenge the preeminence of the car -- and revive the urban commons
http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2007/05/06/bus_20/
Boston Globe

Calling Out the Planners - Commission's Tough-Talking Guidelines Are on Target
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/05/07/news/opinion/edit03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Fuel prices keep rising - No end in sight to costlier gas
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5829591
Daily News

Gold Line extension moves ahead with ridership formula
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_5830129
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Inclusive Pedestrian Environments: Resources and Recommendations
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=2738&res=1440
Smart Growth Online
Index of Resources: http://www.adaptiveenvironments.org/pedestrian/files/title_index_very.html

Mexico, Los Angeles Sign Port Cooperation Agreement
http://snipurl.com/1jk9q
NASDAQ

MyGo Pasadena-MyGo provides cash incentives for commuters to use electric bikes, rather than cars, to get to Gold Line stations
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/006635.html
World Changing

One-Way Could Be Wrong Way - TRAFFIC: Plan to revamp Pico, Olympic boulevards draws fire
http://snipurl.com/1jk5j
L.A. Business Journal

Roads are full of trucks hauling hazardous loads
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/06/MNGUBPM2RS1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Rush toward ethanol ignores better options
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/168094.html
Sacramento Bee

Task Force Takes Olympic-Pico Proposal To Task
http://snipurl.com/1jk4g
Westside Chronicle

Using the Bus to Burbank Airport Is Easy
http://snipurl.com/1jk3t
LAist