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5/19/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 19, 2007

Biking to Work = Happiness
http://washcycle.typepad.com/home/2007/05/biking_to_work_.html
WashCycle

Caltrans to speed freeway brush clearance: With Los Angeles in its driest rain year on record, officials are hoping to keep potential fires at bay
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-caltrans19may19,1,2404242.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Community Meetings for Subway to the Sea
http://www.insidesocal.com/theride/2007/05/community_meetings_for_subway.html
Daily News/Along for the Ride Blog

Crude Futures Approach $63 a Barrel - Oil prices rose Thursday on comments by a top OPEC leader that the oil cartel will not pump more crude to meet an expected surge in demand during the summer driving season
http://tinyurl.com/3a467u
Mass Transit Magazine

Driven to Distraction: On the Road With a New Crosstown Commuter
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/05/21/news/opinion/edit03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Forum discusses planning for a disaster at the ports: Other facilities would step in for a time, but a quick recovery is vital, officials say
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/7590287.html
Daily Breeze

Freeway to Change in Next 25-30 Years
http://tinyurl.com/39dndv
Santa Clarita Signal

Governor to detail plans to curb fuel emissions - Supporters say policy will transform global debate over clean-energy sources
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/18/MNGR2PTFOD1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Lower emissions can cut gas prices, study finds - A greenhouse gas credit system could spur investing in alternative fuels, the UC report says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fuel19may19,1,1944166.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

More bike lanes? No thanks - L.A. should treat cyclists as motorists' equals, not as pesky afterthoughts
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-campbell19may19,0,6391618.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

MTA plans could strand CSUN students, residents
http://tinyurl.com/3dppl5
CSUN Sundial

Students walk, skate, bike for lesson on climate
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5933546
Whittier Daily News

Study: Low-carbon fuel feasible - Formula still needs work, scientists say; petroleum officials want details
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5933399
Daily News

What "Bike Friendly" Looks Like
http://tinyurl.com/348t5b
Sightline.org

What's at stake in toll road fight - Re "Setback for toll road extension," May 11
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-saturday19.4may19,0,5823844.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

5/18/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday May 18, 2007

Agencies move forward with walker-friendly train crossing (Metrolink)
http://www.thecamarilloacorn.com/news/2007/0518/Front_page/004.html
Camarillo Acorn

Amtrak seeks a tech edge
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-trw-amtrak17may17
Los Angeles Times

Assembly OKs new digital signs near highways
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/18/BAG6TPTB841.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Bike to Work Day Photo Essay
http://www.laist.com/2007/05/17/bike_to_work_da.php
LAist

Bill would reassign highway-naming duties to Caltrans
http://snipurl.com/1l3bj
Press Enterprise

Budget cuts may slow I-10 project
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_5914878?source=most_emailed
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

By foot, bike or bus - The benefits of using transportation alternatives for commuting in Ventura County
http://www.vcreporter.com/article.php?id=4657&IssueNum=124
Ventura County Reporter

Community Forum Will Discuss City’s Future (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
http://snipurl.com/1l3e6
Pasadena Independent

Community Meetings for Subway to the Sea
http://snipurl.com/1l3ko
Along for the Ride

EPA: Only most fuel-efficient in HOV lanes
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5923510
Daily News

Los Angeles: Gina Marie Lindsey to be new airports director
http://snipurl.com/1l3fp
The Argonaut

SANBAG approves future rail plan (Metrolink, Gold Line Foothill Extension)
http://www.highlandnews.net/articles/2007/05/17/news/11sanbag.txt
Highland Community News

SEPTA Board to Consider Proposal to Implement 11% Fare Increase on July 1
http://www.pr-inside.com/septa-board-to-consider-proposal-to-r127661.htm
PR-Inside

Shipping lines, union agree on early talks: They hope to avert a repeat of their costly contract fight in 2002
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ports18may18,1,7007716.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Teen girl struck by train (Metrolink)
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_5923974
San Bernardino Sun

Transportation - Report: Governor Planning Massive Raid on Transpo Funds
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/427/75/
CityWatchLA

Yaroslavsky Slams Fed's VA Privatization Plans
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=2888
Palisades Post

5/17/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 17, 2007

Biking Day: 28 Pit Stops, Free Swag, Free Public Transit, Ride to City Hall
http://www.laist.com/2007/05/16/tomorrow_is_a_b.php
LAist

Biking to Work? You Could Get a Free Ride
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5312759
ABC 7 TV

Bike To Work Day Offers Free Rides To Cyclists
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_137054208.html
CBS 2 TV

Building backward - Downtown Pasadena residents say too much construction and traffic congestion are tearing apart their neighborhood
http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/article.php?id=4652&IssueNum=72
Pasadena Weekly

Commute Helper gets you into carpool lane for $10
http://snipurl.com/1kw5h
Auto Blog

Council, Planning Commission approves Metrolink EIR - Dominguez says OCTA money could come in June
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/placentia/article_1695568.php
Orange County Register

Daniel Weintraub: The governor's fiscal policy is running out of time
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/182759.html
Sacramento Bee

Democrats Will Have to Save California Public Transportation From Schwarzenegger's Budget
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2007/05/democrats_will.html
California Progress Report

Focus on 22 freeway turns to landscaping: A $12-million landscape project will add thousands of trees, shrubs to the freeway expansion
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1694500.php
Orange County Register

Holding the Bag: Transit cops lose a bag of detonation cord while training in Union Station while training in Union Station
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=5509&IssueNum=206
L.A. City Beat

L.A. lobbies in Capitol for fair share
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5905415
Daily News

Memorial Day travel forecast to rise slightly despite higher fuel, hotel prices
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_5917097
Daily News

Public agencies also feel the sting of soaring fuel prices
http://snipurl.com/1l01h
Ventura County Star

Transit groups mull lawsuit (State Budget)
http://www.capitolweekly.net/news/article.html?article_id=1475
Capitol Weekly

Wesson says he won't seek Burke's seat: The L.A. councilman's decision not to run for supervisor if his former boss retires in 2008 boosts prospects for Parks, Ridley-Thomas
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-burkeseat17may17,1,3685105.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

5/16/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 16. 2007

AAA wants gas-price inquiry - Auto club asks Senate to investigate why oil profits are soaring
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/16/BUGVAPRFRQ1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

AirTalk with Larry Mantle – Governor’s May Budget Revision
http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/index.shtml
KPCC 89.3 AM

An Evaluation of Los Angeles’s Orange Line Busway
http://www.nctr.usf.edu/jpt/pdf/JPT%2010-1%20Stanger.pdf (.pdf)
Journal of Public Transportation

Bigger buses in June; bicyclists know the wheel deal
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5905638
Daily News

Dan Walters: California needs help on budget
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/181445.html
Sacramento Bee

Gov.'s budget plan may deepen deficit - Analyst Elizabeth Hill cautions lawmakers, saying the revised proposal's short-term fixes could worsen the state's fiscal future
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget16may16,1,6841050.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Governor's budget plan diverts millions from public transit
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/16/BAG1DPRR4G1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Governor's harsh transit cut subverts emissions effort
http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_5907122
Mercury News

Health Officials: Poor Urban Planning Drives Disease
http://www.santabarbaranewsroom.com/content/view/251/1/
Santa Barbara Newsroom

Judge deals a blow to LAX fee increases - Assailing the airport agency's accounting, a federal jurist calls the hikes unreasonable. U.S. officials are to issue a final ruling in June
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax16may16,1,2475303.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

LA ranks high in rude driver survey
http://snipurl.com/1ks7x
Press Enteprise

Lining Up - Mid City/Expo Light Rail Line gets underway
http://california.construction.com/features/archive/0705_Feature4.asp
California Construction

RT fare hike is possible - Officials: State budget plan may create deficit
http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/181522.html
Sacramento Bee

Train jumps tracks in Colton - 10 homes, 40 people evacuated after freight car strikes power pole
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_5897189
Daily Bulletin

5/15/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 15, 2007

Antelope Valley gas prices streak on past $3.50 a gallon
http://www.avpress.com/n/14/0514_s2.hts
Antelope Valley Press

$1.2 million set for south O.C. traffic study - Transit agency approves funding to find ways to ease Santa Ana Freeway congestion
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa15may15,1,5880914.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has launched a website designed to chronicle and facilitate the establishment of a new multi-decade vision for United States transportation
http://www.transportationvision.org/
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

Bike to Work a friendly competition
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_5896769
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

Bike week: the wheel deal
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_5896074
Whittier Daily News

Buses vie for place in mass transit - Express lanes beat rail, advocates say
http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/2007/05/14/0513sbizbus.html
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bush moves to regulate auto emissions - Critics, questioning the president's timing and sincerity, say legal and political pressures forced his hand
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-energy15may15,1,5614402.story?coll=la-headlines-politics
Los Angeles Times

Commuters Swapping Horsepower for Pedal Power
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=48343&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

Fuel prices rise to record high in U.S. - The average jumps 4.9 cents to $3.103 a gallon, a survey says, but it falls slightly in California
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas15may15,1,6525918.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Going for gold - We've reached the half-way point in the MTA's Eastside Gold Line extension project, and the agency says it's on time and under budget
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/05/going_for_gold.html
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Governor asks for cuts as state deficit looms - His revised budget plan would slash programs for the poor, elderly and transit. GOP lawmakers approve. Democrats say the reductions go too far
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget15may15,1,6382296.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Governor’s Budget – May Revision
http://gov.ca.gov/may-revise/
Transportation Programs
http://gov.ca.gov/may-revise/in-depth/transportation.html
State of California

It's Bike to Work Week - Annual event is meant to get people out of cars and on to bicycles
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1693871.php
Orange County Register

Man Arrested For Having Toy Gun On MTA Bus
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_134153932.html
CBS 2 TV

Many L.A. trucks opt for off-peak trips
http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp?id=59898
eTrucker

Moving More People, Making Less Impact - The greening of the world's mass transit systems calls for innovative thinking, public regulation—and private funding
http://snipurl.com/1kmqv
Business Week

Road Rage Survey Reveals Best, Worst Cities
http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/affinion/27862/
PRNewswire

Schwarzenegger budget upsets Democrats
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_5897612
Daily News

Villaraigosa to offer green plan for L.A. His blueprint, vague on such details as funding, aims to cut emissions by cars and the DWP
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-green15may15,1,2920341.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

5/14/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday May 14, 2007

1st Wilshire subway corridor meeting to be May 22 in Westwood
http://www.socata.net/gm/archives/00000038.shtml
Southern California Transit Advocates

Big Oil buys Sacramento - Why you're not hearing a peep from California politicians on record-high gas prices
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-court14may14,0,991123.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Biting the bullet (train)
http://www.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_5888832
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Car hits crowd at L.A. bus stop; 2 are killed - Police said the driver "apparently fell asleep after working all night."
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/7491777.html
Daily Breeze

How far the port has come: The Port of Long Beach has become one of the world's most important shipping hubs
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_5887134
Press Telegram

Katz Talks MTA Rate Hikes at Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council
http://mayorsam2.blogspot.com/2007/05/katz-talks-mta-rate-hikes-at-sherman.html
Mayor Sam 2
Meeting Agenda: http://www.shermanoaksnc.org/committees/board.php

Long Beach streetcar plan may get on track - Council: Lowenthal says transit system would cut use of cars, unify the city
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_5890224
Press Telegram

Rialto eager for 210 boom - Freeway could boost business
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_5890369
Daily Bulletin

Smog increases fire threat - Pollution stunts tree roots, alters soil
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_5890068
San Bernardino Sun

Transit riders are ethnically diverse Re "Just say 'no' to hikes," Opinion, May 7
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-monday14.1may14,0,381983.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

5/13/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 13, 2007

1st Wilshire subway corridor meeting to be May 22 in Westwood
http://www.socata.net/gm/archives/00000038.shtml
Southern California Transit Advocates

Bicycle Blessing
http://www.downtownnews.com/articles/2007/05/14/news/news_briefs/at06.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Bra-less Talks - Manuel Criollo Los Angeles' Bus Riders Union
http://bralessliving.wordpress.com/2007/05/11/braless-talks-manuel-criollo-los-angeles-bus-riders-union/
Bra-Less Living L.A.

Does the BRU have it backwards?
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/05/10/does-the-bru-have-it-backwards/
MetroRiderLA

Governor may be getting on board high-speed rail project: Plan would link California through 200 mph bullet trains
http://snipurl.com/1kfuf
Ventura County Star

High Gasoline Prices Taking a Toll on Los Angeles Working Families By Hilda L. Solis
http://snipurl.com/1kfw8
Eastside Sun/Eastern Group Publications

L.A. Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension Project Moves Forward at Excellent Pace: Light rail project to be completed by late 2009
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/5/prweb525823.htm
PRweb

L.A. River Master Plan Passes
http://snipurl.com/1kfw1
L.A. Downtown News

Metro Holds Public Forums for Proposed Fare Hikes
http://snipurl.com/1kfw4
Eastside Sun/Eastern Group Publications

Today's editorial: Sanchez votes for more traffic: The congresswoman sides with environmentalists and against O.C. drivers with toll-road vote
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/opinion/homepage/article_1691927.php
Orange County Register

Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 12, 2007

Agencies Work Together to Build Future (Transit Oriented Development, Metrolink)
http://snipurl.com/1kfvt
Santa Clarita Signal

CSULB wins port study stipend: Grant will fund research on where imports go
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_5875486
Press Telegram

Dianne Feinstein: Senator Feinstein Applauds DHS Funding Increases to Help Secure California Ports
http://snipurl.com/1kfv9
All American Patriots

Digital modeling project promising
http://snipurl.com/1kfvl
UCLA Daily Bruin

Does the BRU have it backwards?
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/05/10/does-the-bru-have-it-backwards/
MetroRiderLA

Fuel alternatives showcased
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_5879755
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Get LA Moving: A Rail movement
http://greenlagirl.com/2007/05/11/get-la-moving-a-rail-movement/
Green L.A. Girl

Get L.A. Moving
http://www.getlamoving.com/
Get L.A. Moving

Man killed after being struck by Amtrak train
http://snipurl.com/1kfub
Ventura County Star

Metrolink riders to pay more: The rail authority hopes a July 1 increase won't drive commuters back to the freeways
http://snipurl.com/1kfu8
Press Enterprise

Port, transit security grants rise to $445 million: California's allotment is nearly double last year's. The New York/New Jersey region gets the largest chunk
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-grants11may11,1,7478348.story?coll=la-news-a_section
Los Angeles Times

Ports get $15M to boost security: Federal grant will help fund equipment purchases
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_5868083
Press Telegram

Projected Growth Prompts Major I-5 Projects
http://snipurl.com/1kdn7
Santa Clarita Signal

Railroad ends a long run on a short track: Grizzly Flats inspired Walt Disney, excited neighborhood families and brought joy to the family that owned and ran it
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-trains12may12,1,5914358.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Second Downtown Fare Hearing
http://snipurl.com/1kdn2
L.A. Downtown News

The MTA needs help Re "Just say 'no' to hikes" and "Vary the fares," Opinion, May 7
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-saturday12.2may12,0,908628.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times