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7/14/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 14, 2007

City must plan more low-income housing - Palmdale pushed to have 'fair share' of regional housing needs
http://www.avpress.com/n/13/0713_s3.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Councilman Weiss Calls For Traffic Reduction Study
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_194193417.html
CBS 2 TV

Even N.Y. subway plans can get derailed
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-nysubway14jul14,1,7759826.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Las Vegas Monorail hits a financial barrier
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-trw-monorail12jul12
Los Angeles Times

Leaders must step on it in funding race - Thanks to local business and community leaders, San Bernardino County's transportation agency is shifting into a higher gear
http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_6363255
Daily Bulletin

Officials propose parking fee for Metrolink riders
http://tinyurl.com/2k5tld
Press Enterprise

Palmdale Airport alters schedule to favor eastern flights - Traveler responses indicate earlier departures, later returns preferred
http://www.avpress.com/n/13/0713_s9.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Port workers threaten to strike - About 900 clerks plan to walk out if a contract is not reached tonight
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ports14jul14,1,6876640.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

'Subway to the Sea' plan still adrift - Despite some hopeful signs, a Wilshire line remains hung up on the question of who will foot the $5-billion price tag.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-subway14jul14,0,6474248.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Talks progress in OCTA bus strike - Negotiators from both sides say they're prepared to keep working through the weekend
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1763950.php
Orange County Register

7/13/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday July 13, 2007

$3.7 million study on easing rail bottleneck OK'd
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_B_bcrossing12.4233e33.html
Press Enterprise

Agency hires engineers for I-215
http://tinyurl.com/328s2f
North County Times/Californian

Bill to lift ban on Wilshire subway clears U.S. Senate panel
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-wilshire13jul13,1,4623271.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

CAUTION: gridlock! Letters from local officials and others regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the California Incline project show a pervasive concern about the project’s potential impact on traffic
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=5874
Santa Monica Mirror

City wants Caltrans to clean up
http://tinyurl.com/27ly2p
Press Enterprise

Day 7: Drivers lower salary demand - Negotiator intended to jumpstart talks with OCTA to help end bus strike
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1762704.php
Orange County Register

Desert Highway Projects Receive $3 Million in Federal Transportation Spending Bill
http://tinyurl.com/2ypox6
Inland Empire News

Electric Buses - What is this that roareth thus? A cautionary technological tale from the past
http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9465026
The Economist

EPA Provides Smart Growth Assistance in Six States
http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=42203
WebWire

Europe's railways - A high-speed revolution
http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9441785
The Economist

For Parking Space, the Price Is Right at $225,000
http://snipurl.com/1o856
New York Times

House Repeals Wishire Subway Tunneling Ban
http://www.angelenic.com/construction/house-repeals-wilshire-subway-tunneling-ban/
Angelenic

Los Angeles — a subway runs through it (seriously)
http://tinyurl.com/3xredy
Victorville Daily Press

Los Angeles City Council backs state legislation for extension of Green Line to airport by 15 to 0
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/07/12/news_-_features/lax/l2.txt
The Argonaut

Managing the 1000s of Eyes in the Sky (transit security)
http://www.masstransitmag.com/web/online/Online-Exclusives/Managing-the-1000s-of-Eyes-in-the-Sky/5$3574
Mass Transit Magazine

NYC Transit Expansion Could Be Model for L.A.
http://www.scpr.org/news/stories/2007/07/12/00_ny_subway_071207.html
89.9 KPCC

O.C. bus strike enters 7th day; talks to continue over weekend
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/8485337.html
Daily Breeze

Officers target rail safety - Citations issued to violators at crossings after two deaths
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_6363630
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Riverside Transportation chief to retire at year's end
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-iebriefs13jul13,1,246132.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Sanbag urged to lobby for funds - Leaders ask agency to pick top projects for transportation money
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6353957
San Bernardino Sun

San Bernardino and Beaumont transportation projects receive $1.5 million in Federal transportation spending
http://www.recordgazette.net/articles/2007/07/12/news/16news.txt
Record Gazette

Santa Monica Councilwoman Pam O'Connor takes center seat on Metro transit board
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/07/12/news_-_features/santa_monica/sm2.txt
The Argonaut

Senate panel lifts tunneling ban on L.A. subway
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/07/12/state/n162610D57.DTL&type=politics
San Francisco Chronicle

Streetcars could help alleviate congestion
http://tinyurl.com/ypehje
CSULB Daily 49er

Traffic hell is coming
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/07/traffic-hell-is.html
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

United will shift Palmdale times
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6363037
Daily News

Wilshire Subway Watch: U.S. Senate Undoes Ban
http://laist.com/2007/07/12/wilshire_subway_1.php
LAist

7/12/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 12, 2007

210 Freeway's about done - Officials move up opening of long-awaited final section
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_6354315
Daily Bulletin

Arriving at port stations: cleaner locomotives
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/8451337.html
Daily Breeze

Experts see big downside to growth
http://snipurl.com/1o79a
Press Enterprise

Financial analysis grim for Las Vegas Monorail
http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2007/jul/11/071110035.html
Las Vegas Sun

Highway 6 recognized as historic
http://www.avpress.com/n/11/0711_s6.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Inland `port' could stem L.A. traffic and pollution
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/8450227.html
Daily Breeze

Inland region poised to gain political clout
http://snipurl.com/1o6pi
Press Enterprise

L.A. County offers 'inland port' plan - A hub in the Antelope Valley that would use rail lines could relieve freeway congestion as the ports continue to handle more cargo
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-inlandport12jul12,1,6997589.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Man dies when hit by train - All trains that pass through area have been stopped as authorities investigate incident
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1760852.php
Orange County Register

No progress in O.C. bus strike talks - Both transit authorities and union leaders say the other side won't make a deal on distribution of pay raises among drivers
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ocstrike12jul12,1,625570.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Old freeway foes want to pass the torch: Former So. Pas mayor among 710 opponents
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_6354296
Pasadena Star News

Riding the Rails to the Future
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2156712,00.asp
PC Magazine

S.B. County legislators urge agency to prioritize transportation needs
http://snipurl.com/1o6q1
Press Enterprise

Smart growth? Wise up - Though the concept hasn't delivered on its promise of getting us out of our cars, that doesn't mean it's a failure
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-smartgrowth11jul11,1,2378118.story?coll=la-news-comment
Los Angeles Times

Valley as inland port discussed
http://www.avpress.com/n/12/0712_s3.hts
Antelope Valley Press

7/11/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 11, 2007

2nd Wilshire subway corridor meeting to be July 17 in Beverly Hills
http://www.socata.net/gm/archives/00000038.shtml
Southern California Transit Advocates

Banner Day on Global Warming in California: Senate Package Passes Assembly Committees, Including Two Bills Defeated Last Week
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2007/07/banner_day_on_g.html
California Progress Report

Buena Park Metrolink station opening delayed - Added features and services mean grand opening will be perhaps in September
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1759648.php
Orange County Register

Bus Rapid Transit Practitioner's Guide
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7848
Transportation Research Board

Curing the crossing - First steps to separate tracks up for vote
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6345531
San Bernardino Sun

Design, Operation, And Safety Of At-Grade Crossings Of Exclusive Busways
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7850
Transportation Research Board

Financing Freight Improvements
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7882
Transportation Research Board

Fitch Downgrades Las Vegas Monorail, Nevada, to 'CC'; Outlook Negative
http://snipurl.com/1o59f
Business Wire

Get an update on the Expo light rail
http://greenlagirl.com/2007/07/10/get-an-update-on-the-expo-light-rail/
Green L.A. Girl

Irvine OKs mass-transit system - Combination of streetcar and bus service would link Great Park and Irvine Spectrum by 2012
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1760526.php
Orange County Register

Irvine OKs bus-rail project - The $280-million system will connect the Spectrum to the Irvine train station, the Great Park and nearby homes.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-irvine11jul11,1,5586676.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Movie and Metrolink
http://snipurl.com/1o59a
Santa Clarita Signal

Needed by 2050: decked freeways, tunnels, tolls, trains
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roads11jul11,0,3822927.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Intersection Safety Indices
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7879
Transportation Research Board

Sen. Lowenthal's Container Fee/"Port Investment" Bill Clears Ass'y Transportation Committee
http://www.lbreport.com/news/jul07/974ashe.htm
Long Beach Report

Talks go on, but so does O.C. bus strike - A 25-hour bargaining session fails to produce results. Negotiations will resume today
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ocstrike11jul11,1,166816.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Trails suggested to replace old rails
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6345527San Bernardino Sun

7/10/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 10, 2007

60 million Californians by mid-century - Riverside will become the second most populous county behind Los Angeles and Latinos the dominant ethnic group, study says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-population10jul10,0,1878846.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

America's Highways Hurting - 30 Percent Of Roads Across The Country Are In Poor Or Mediocre Condition
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/07/09/eveningnews/main3033705.shtml
CBS News

BART may install TVs on trains, in stations - Broadcasts would feature entertainment, news, announcements and ads; transit system sees it as source of funding
http://www.contracostatimes.com/traffic/ci_6339478
Contra Costa Times

Bus strike means a hard road for the working poor - Their struggle to get to jobs underlines Orange County's disparities
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ocstrike10jul10,1,7708055.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bus strike hits hard in Santa Ana - The city's low-paid immigrant workers depend on public transportation and say they have little sympathy for the strikers
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-santaana10jul10,1,3719532.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bus strike continues after late negotiations - Both sides call for a media blackout during negotiations
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1758545.php
Orange County Register

Cleaner locomotive starts its port duty - The engines burn 30% less fuel than the old ones and will cut smog-forming nitrous oxides by about 46% -- or about 163 tons -- each year
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-trains10jul10,1,6700790.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

''Complete Streets'' Bill Would Put Focus on Safer Biking and Walking in California Communities
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=6132&state=5
Smart Growth Online

County creating new land use plan
http://www.avpress.com/n/09/0709_s3.hts
Antelope Valley Press
Website: http://planning.co.la.ca.us/spGPmain.htm

Growing pains - Almost 60 million people will live in California by 2050
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_6337490
Pasadena Star News

Long Beach condo plan touches a nerve - A plan to replace a marina-area hotel with residential towers stirs fears of congestion
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-seaport10jul10,1,2289226.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Meeting set on 710 Freeway extension - South Pasadena officials will discuss a plan to tunnel under the city to complete the 'missing link' between the 10 and 210 freeways
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-pasadena10jul10,1,1703134.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Port Tracker report expects record high container traffic in August despite possible LA/Long Beach strike
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA6458471.html
Logistics Management

TrafficGauge® Introduces Suite of Traffic Map Widgets Giving Commuters Access to Current Freeway Conditions
http://snipurl.com/1o3xo
Business Wire

U.S. gas prices heading back up - An international agency predicts a tightening of crude oil supplies
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fuel10jul10,1,620827.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

7/09/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday July 9, 2007

Bus riders, OCTA bracing for difficult days - Some employers have hotlines for workers to get transit information during the bus strike. No talks are planned
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-busstrike9jul09,1,7816210.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Container traffic to reach a new high
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_6328501
Press Telegram

E-bus system set for big expansion
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2007/07/06/2003368276
Taipei Times

Ford, Edison to test hybrids - The pair will explore plug-in vehicles that can recharge overnight and can return power to the grid during peak times
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hybrid9jul09,1,444944.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Inclusive Pedestrian Environments: Resources and Recommendations
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=2738&res=1024
Smart Growth Resource Library

NASA plans sonic boom flight tests - Goal is to make aircraft more eco- and community friendly
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_6329770
Daily News

Port land restrictions to be focus - Councilwoman Hahn will raise questions when state officials hold San Pedro meeting
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/8385392.html
Daily Breeze

Strike shuts down 50 bus routes in Orange County
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/8388982.html
Daily Breeze

7/08/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 8, 2007

Crunch Time for Congestion Pricing
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/09/opinion/09mon1.html
New York Times

Easing traffic woes one lane at a time
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_6323058
Pasadena Star News

John Wayne Airport improvements are over budget - Larger energy and labor costs have put the project t$135 million in the red. Taxpayers won't fund the shortfall, however
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airport8jul08,1,2619232.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Medallion, Take Two - After Some Paring Down, the $125 Million Historic Core Project Prepares to Break Ground
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/07/09/news/news03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

O.C. bus strike strands would-be riders - The first such walkout in 21 years leaves most routes down. No talks are scheduled
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-strike8jul08,1,1909784.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Perry In as Expo Chair
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/07/09/news/news_briefs/at08.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Planners tackle railroad bottleneck in Colton
http://snipurl.com/1nzkt
Press Enterprise

Pro appointed to lead CARB
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_6323313
Pasadena Star News

Site could spur trend, revenues - A more than half-billion dollar plan for a mixed-use urban village surrounding the El Monte Transit Center is inching closer to reality
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_6309835
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 7, 2007

Bus drivers' strike woes - After negotiations broke down Friday, nearly all of the county's bus service halted, causing a commuting nightmare
http://www.dailypilot.com/articles/2007/07/08/news/dpt-busdrivers08.txt
Daily Pilot

Daimler-Chrysler to unveil first diesel hybrid bus
http://jurnalo.com/jurnalo/storyPage.do?story_id=45855
Jurnalo

Governor should make high-speed rail part of his legacy
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/07/06/EDGNNQ4U1Q1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Guest Opinion: Port Expansion Puts North & West LB Up For Grabs In SB 974
http://www.lbreport.com/editorial/jul07/ed974pre.htm
Long Beach Report

Lanes on Desmond Bridge, 710 to close - Port is doing maintenance work
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6318794
Press Telegram

Long Beach Roads To Undergo Summer Repairs
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_188174336.html
CBS 2 TV

MTA sued for environmental impact of fees - Natural Resources Defense Council and Bus Riders Union believe fee increases will force more cars out onto Los Angeles streets
http://snipurl.com/1nziq
CSUN Daily Sundial

Riders to rebel against fee hikes
http://snipurl.com/1nzqd
CSUN Daily Sundial

State Senator Runner Commends State Transportation Agencies
http://snipurl.com/1nzo4
KHTS AM 1220

Study shifts focus on commuter rail - A commuter rail between Temecula and Corona would cost too much to build and carry too few riders to be cost-effective, but a line connecting Temecula to Riverside via the Interstate 215 corridor remains on the table
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/07/07/news/californian/22_13_577_6_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

Who's in the carpool lane? Re "Driving for dollars," Opinion, July 3
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/letters/la-le-sunday8.4jul08,0,6947156.story?coll=la-sunday-letters
Los Angeles Times