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6/30/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday June 30, 2007

91 Express Lane tolls to rise starting Sunday
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/anaheim/article_1748795.php
Orange County Register

Californians cut gasoline usage - Slight reduction a rare occurrence; high prices blamed
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/06/30/BUG62QOOAN1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Commuting: Relying on rails for part of route
http://tinyurl.com/287y3l
Press Enterprise

Feting Mr. San Gabriel Valley
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_6257512?source=most_viewed
Whittier Daily News

Near the rails but still on the road - Research casts doubt on the region's strategy of pushing transit-oriented residential projects to get people out of cars
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-transit30jun30,0,4693321.story?coll=la-home-local
Los Angeles Times

No, Really? Study says Californians endure the worst traffic
http://blogs.motortrend.com/6211114/car-news/no-really-study-says-californians-endure-the-worst-traffic/
Motor Trend

Pacific holds a sea of transit opportunities
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_6263922
Whittier Daily News

SF Sees New Luxury Train Service This Fall
http://www.nbc11.com/news/13591334/detail.html
NBC 11 TV

Thousands have fun playing on the freeway (210)
http://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/articles/2007/06/29/news/03newsfreeway.txt
Fontana Herald News

6/29/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday June 29, 2007

Alameda cargo levels rise 200% - Throughput jumps to more than 13,600 containers daily
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_6237156
Press Telegram

Bus service heads to the beach
http://tinyurl.com/26h4b2
North County Times/Californian

Caltrans Wraps up 29 Immediate Congestion Relief Projects; Gears up for $19.9 Billion in Longer-Term Assistance
http://tinyurl.com/2xrorq
Business Wire

FTA New Starts Program Assessment
http://www.fta.dot.gov/regional_offices_6916.html
Federal Transit Administration/Deloitte

‘Green L.A.’ Plan Announced by L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa; Endorsed by City Council and Environmental Leaders
http://tinyurl.com/2zqtcj
Metro Investment Report

LAWA Launches Palmdale Commercial Air Service, Supports United with Incentives
http://tinyurl.com/yrytoo
Metro Investment Report

Metro Board Member Yaroslavsky Proposes East-West Congestion Relief
http://tinyurl.com/2as9fa
Metro Investment Report

Metro's $3.1 billion budget OK'd - Despite approval, critics still seek repeal of Sunday's transit-fare hikes
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6256937
Daily News

MTA OKs study of Wilshire subway extension
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-subway29jun29,1,2693924.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

New Blue Bus Routes, Fares
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=5781
Santa Monica Mirror

No coins required; these parking meters take credit - As part of a pilot project, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills install 30 of the high-tech devices.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-meters29jun29,1,1060114.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Outgoing TPR Editor Offers Insights Gained from Covering Southern California Public Policy - Former editor of TPR Josh Stephens offers his insight on the luminaries, ideas, and challenges driving public policy in Southern California
http://tinyurl.com/2g5bog
The Planning Report (TPR)

Placentia gets train horn relief - After upgrades along the rail tracks, the city gets a quiet zone designation next week
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-quiet29jun29,1,7236554.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Ports delay decision on port overhaul plan until September
http://tinyurl.com/23aqv2
Land Line Magazine

Residents flock to park-and-ride, shun the bus
http://tinyurl.com/yob2t7
Victorville Daily Press

State Gives SB Funds to Widen 101
http://www.dailynexus.com/article.php?a=14400
Santa Barbara Daily Nexus

Traffic Impact: Primary Concern With California Incline Project
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=5780
Santa Monica Mirror

Will gridlocked L.A. heed this toll call? County transit leaders agree to develop plans for toll roads within the next three years
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hotlanes29jun29,1,6331815.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

6/28/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday June 28, 2007

Audit: Lax DOT control cost county $700,000
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6246562
Daily News

Bill would ban runway shift at LAX
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/8220857.html
Daily Breeze

Budget politics could slow high-speed rail
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/06/28/BAGQKQN9PN1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

California has worst U.S. traffic: study
http://tinyurl.com/3ybsjc
Monsters & Critics

Caltrans opens up northbound lanes of Santa Clara Bridge on 101
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/jun/27/no-headline---nxxfcbridge28/
Ventura County Star

Council Battles Waldorf School over Traffic Plan
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=2995
Palisadian Post

Cut down HOV lane hassle
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_6243849
Whittier Daily News

Four Southland cities are among the fastest-growing in the nation - Lancaster, at No. 10, is the highest California city on the list of the top 25. Others are Irvine, Fontana and Palmdale
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-census28jun28,1,6700810.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Freeways are full of problems - State's highways ranked seventh-worst in nation
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6246616
Daily News

Judge backs MTA
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/06/judge-backs-mta.html
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Judge denies Injunction on Metro Fare Increases
http://www.insidesocal.com/theride/2007/06/judge_denies_injunction_on_met.html
Daily News – Along for the Ride Blog

Judge won't stop MTA bus and rail fare hikes
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mta28jun28,1,5883184.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Judge refuses to block Metro fare increases - Hikes set to begin Sunday; critics say ridership will fall
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6246536
Daily News

LA judge won't block bus and rail fare hikes
http://www.pe.com/ap_news/California/CA_BRF_SoCal_Fare_Hikes_294740C.shtml
Press Enterprise

Politics of Polluting - The Senate moves to greatly increase gas mileage in cars and trucks, but doesn’t go far enough for California
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=5746&IssueNum=212
L.A. City Beat

Port gets railroad's pollution solution
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/8220927.html
Daily Breeze

Rosendahl Mulls Motion To Spur Incline Mitigation
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3006
Palisadian Post

Taking a message to the streets - A planned caravan of 100 big rigs with a clean-air message falls short, and few commuters notice
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-freeway28jun28,1,7143500.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

6/27/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday June 27, 2007

100-truck convoy planned on Harbor Freeway this morning
The event is organized by a group that backs the L.A. and Long Beach ports' proposal to cut diesel pollution
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-convoy27jun27,1,7679260.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

2007 State of the Region -- Ventura County
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=2864&res=1440
Smart Growth Resource Library

Albert J. Langer, 94; founder of Langer's deli, famed for pastrami (Metro Red Line)
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-langer26jun26,1,1288081.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Auto communication (intelligent transportation systems)
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6229559
San Bernardino Sun

Bus Riders, Advocacy Groups Challenge Bus Fare Hikes
http://www.knbc.com/news/13575906/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

Coalition sues in bid to block MTA fare hikes - Plaintiffs say higher fees could push more transit users into cars, adding to pollution. They want the agency to produce an environmental report
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mta27jun27,1,5424430.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Getting Around: Alternatives for Seniors Who No Longer Drive
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7839
Transportation Research Board

Group eyes SB's suffering corridor - Revitalization tops panelists' agenda
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6229560
San Bernardino Sun

Elements Needed to Create High-Ridership Transit Systems
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7798
Transportation Research Board

Long Beach port truckers plan convoy ‘demonstration’
http://tinyurl.com/2olpyy
Land Line

Metropolitan Travel Forecasting: Current Practice and Future Direction
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7821
Transportation Research Board

Protecting the Public Interest: The Role of Long-Term Concession Agreements for Providing Transportation Infrastructure
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7817
Transportation Research Board

San Diego County Seeks Public Input on Freeway Development
http://www.kpbs.org/news/local;id=8767
KPBS

Two or more drivers Re "Room to drive" (Our Opinions, June 25):
http://www.dailynews.com/youropinion/ci_6236794
Daily News

Urban planners to help San Bernardino make downtown decisions
http://tinyurl.com/356ryw
Press Enterprise

6/26/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday June 26, 2007

Bikes on the Rails: Making Room for Bikes on Trains (and Everywhere Else)
http://www.emagazine.com/view/?3784
eMagazine

Bridging the gap - At the heart of the $314 million widening of the 5 Freeway is the refurbishing of five bridges that span the 2-mile construction area
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1743923.php
Orange County Register

Crackdown on Mulholland Highway - Many motorists speed on road
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6228745
Daily News

Downtown That Doubles As A Movie Set
http://www.planetizen.com/node/25238
Planetizen

Hefty gas tax would be better than mandates
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_6226433
Pasadena Star News

Hey America, Make With the !@~$ High-Speed Rail Already
http://www.wired.com/cars/futuretransport/magazine/15-07/st_essay
Wired Magazine

Light Rail vs. Trolley Bus - Electric Rail or Electric Bus?
http://www.masstransitmag.com/print/Mass-Transit/Light-Rail-vs-Trolley-Bus/1$3561
Mass Transit Magazine

National Association of Railroad Passengers Unveils Proposal for More Extensive Passenger and Freight Rail Network
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,128031.shtml
Earthtimes

No Traffic Vs. No Homes: Caltrans' Dilemma
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman/publish/article_5647.php
Canyon News

Share costs for clean ports - Voters already passed a bond measure, and it's only fair that retailers and shippers chip in, too
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-ed-ports25jun25,1,598226.story?coll=la-news-a_section
Los Angeles Times

Six States To Study Replacing Fuel Excise Taxes With Mileage Fees
http://www.planetizen.com/node/25269
Planetizen

Toll-roads could be coming for car-pool lanes on freeway ramps
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/06/26/news/top_stories/1_03_086_25_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

Train tracks to be moved above Jeffrey Road: Crews begin routing Jeffrey Road under railroad tracks to increase safety, silence train whistles and improve traffic flow
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1742975.php
Orange County Register

Troubled transit firm retains its O.C. contract
Illinois company that provides bus service to disabled riders has improved its on-time performance and scheduling
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa26jun26,1,1026659.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Where picket fences make good neighborhoods - Civic improvements begun 25 years ago are turning Paramount, a former eyesore, into a success story
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-paramount25jun25,0,2301923.story?coll=la-home-local
Los Angeles Times

While We Wait for State Budget: Lots of Action in Sacramento on Politics and Policy-- and a Big Court Hearing This Week
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2007/06/while_we_wait_f.html
California Progress Report

6/25/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday June 25, 2007

Amtrak selling 30-day rail pass for $999
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/06/24/travel/18_35_486_22_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

Californians buying less gas - Drop spans 3 consecutive quarters, the first such trend in more than 14 years
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/ci_6223655
Oakland Tribune

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you - Budgets: Street fixes, bids to bring in business, safety and recreation top lists (Bike trials on MTA rights of way)
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6221346
Press Telegram

How a bid for U.S. transit cash bounced from fast lane - A proposal by the city of Los Angeles and the MTA to curb freeway congestion was rejected because planners failed to do their homework
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgtovqa25jun25,1,5717949.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

On track for urban renewal – There’s a lot riding on local mass transit projects. And we don't just mean the passengers
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_6220101
Pasadena Star news

Port air proposals may help truckers, dealers
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/8161882.html
Daily Breeze

Room to drive - Free the HOV lanes! The question is how
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_6220060
Daily News

State bill would add $130m in fees - Money would go for research into alternative fuel, clean air (AB 118)
http://www.fresnobee.com/263/story/68629.html
Fresno Bee

State shifts gears on gas prices - California bills focus on industry accountability
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_6221328
Whittier Daily News

6/24/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday June 24, 2007

California, U.S. shifting gears to cut gas costs
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_6215954
Daily Bulletin

Event draws crowd to 210 - Freeway section hosts activities
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_6215951
Daily Bulletin

Grant will pay for greener buses - Three infusions of money will help the city upgrade and improve its public transportation
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2007/06/23/politics/blr-bus23.txt
Burbank Leader

Hasta la vista, greenhouse gases - Arnold urges mayors to fight global warming
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6215427
Daily News

Inland Port Proposal Creates Antelope Valley Cargo Hub
http://tinyurl.com/2shyyp
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Return to Pershing Square - Public and Planners Weigh In on the Future of Downtown's Central Park
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/06/25/news/opinion/edit03.txt
L.A. Downtown News