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7/21/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 21, 2007

Congested areas on crash course to ease traffic
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-07-19-freeway-congestion_N.htm
USA Today

Dodgers try to fix traffic
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/07/dodgers-try-to-.html
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog
Link to Dodgers press release: http://tinyurl.com/2jxpjp

Downtown LA streetcar system, part 1
http://www.angelenic.com/downtown-general/downtown-la-streetcar-system-part-i/
Angelenic

Funds shift could slow area transit projects
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_6430454
Whittier Daily News

Interstate 210 will open Tuesday
http://tinyurl.com/2t84tz
Victorville Daily Press

Mass Transit Magazine’s Video Network – various subject channels
http://www.masstransitmag.com/videonetwork/
Mass Transit Magazine

Plan for protecting trade after terrorism - In L.A., the Homeland Security chief outlines a strategy for swift resumption of commerce in the event of an attack on a U.S. port
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-security21jul21,1,1472957.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Road work rage closes Calif. highway
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070721/ap_on_re_us/road_repair_rage_5
Yahoo! News

SANBAG stalls A-list - Agency wants more time to pick top project
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_6419423
Daily Bulletin

S.B. County transportation officials cuts road project list for state bond financing from five to three
http://tinyurl.com/2pg4lm
Press Enterprise

Senate stalls state budget - Dems clash on tax credits
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6428709
Daily News

State budget still blocked; governor pushes - Republicans keep the bill from passage, despite intervention from Schwarzenegger, who sided with Democrats.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget21jul21,1,6841046.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

The South (South Park) Will Rise Again - A major development group settles into Downtown for the long haul
http://www.newangelesmonthly.com/article.php?id=22&IssueNum=2
New Angeles Monthly

7/20/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday July 20, 2007

Assembly OKs slimmer state budget - GOP senators want more cuts
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070720/news_7n20budget.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Assembly passes state budget after striking deal on tax credits
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/07/20/state/n041224D19.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Assembly poised to pass $140 billion state budget
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/19/BAG4VR3TD95.DTL&tsp=1
San Francisco Chronicle

Budget clears Assembly; Senate vote next
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/282786.html
Sacramento Bee

Budget cuts aim at transit - $336 million in L.A. projects is at stake
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6418710
Daily News

Budget may ride on cuts in transit - Lawmakers close in on a spending plan that would divert $1 billion from projects, including several in Los Angeles
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget20jul20,0,5439437.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

California lawmakers aim for Friday vote on state budget
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20070719-1902-ca-statebudget.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Congress moving forward with bills lifting ban on funds for 'subway to the sea'
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/07/19/news_-_features/area/a1.txt
The Argonaut

Culver City Light Rail Countdown at Less Than 1100 Days, Expo Reports
http://tinyurl.com/2oes7f
Culver City Front Page Online

Earn (BART) rewards while you ride!
http://www.bart.gov/textonly/news/features/features20070713.asp?ct=1
Bay Area Rapid Transit

Early work begins on two big S.B. County road projects
http://tinyurl.com/3dvwzp
Press Enterprise

Final stretch of 210 Freeway set to open - It will give provide a single continuous freeway from San Bernardino to the San Gabriel Valley, and connect to the 215 Freeway
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-210fwy20jul20,1,7106521.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Governor seeks to dip into transit funding - Projects threatened, area lawmakers say
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_6416378
Whittier Daily News

Inclusive Pedestrian Environments: Resources and Recommendations
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=2738&res=1440
Smart Growth Resource Library

Keep Transit on Track
http://www.calpirg.org/issues/world-class-public-transit/keep-transit-on-track
CalPIRG

Last 210 segment opening Tuesday - Officials urge drivers be cautious, patient
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_6419627
Daily Bulletin

New York City's traffic fee plan wins state OK
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070719/us_nm/newyorkcity_congestion_dc_2
Yahoo! News

On the map: Residents fight Census Bureau to keep Valley counted
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_6418565
Daily News

Placentia may owe millions to state - A Caltrans briefing indicates the agency may demand repayment from the city for improperly using grants on its OnTrac project
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-placentia20jul20,1,3169990.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Plug-in hybrids seen as vehicles for change - A study projects lower emissions and sufficient power grid capacity
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hybrid20jul20,1,6878952.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Potential Strike Looms At Area Ports
http://www.gazettes.com/portstrike07192007.html
Grunion Gazette

Neighborhood Project: Koreatown
http://laist.com/2007/07/19/neighborhood_pr_5.php
LAist

Santa Monica College gets $865,000 for transit and logistics programs
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/07/19/news_-_features/santa_monica/sm6.txt
The Argonaut

SF: Transportation Officials Concerned About Funding
http://tinyurl.com/2wec7n
CBS 5 TV

South Pas lacks funds for 710 upgrades - Improved access to transportation corridor will have to wait
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_6419568
Pasadena Star News

Supervisor Knabe Puts Money In Plans To Green Los Angeles River
http://www.gazettes.com/river07192007.html
Grunion Gazette

7/19/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 19, 2007

Area Caltrans Director Says Agency Will Help Ease Impact of PCH Work - Current DOT Budget Numbers Don’t Include Funding to Address Malibu’s Proliferating Potholes
http://malibusurfsidenews.com/stories/200707/20070719001.html
Malibu Surfside News

Big Blue Bus Drops the Ball. Hard
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/07/18/big-blue-bus-drops-the-ball-hard/
MetroRiderLA

Eli Broad's Grand Illusion: While real L.A. goes begging, City Hall pours millions into a plastic promenade
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/eli-broads-grand-illusion/16849/
L.A. Weekly

Giant mall planned for Woodland Hills - The Westfield Group plans to build a $750-million outdoor village between the Topanga and Promenade shopping centers
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mall19jul19,1,7715933.story?coll=la-headlines-california
L.A. Times

Hasta la Vista, Not Viva Las Vegas, for Monorail
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&refer=columnist_mysak&sid=aRmzY8m1eKxc
Bloomberg

How Green Was My Gas Station
http://tinyurl.com/3bcyn8
L.A. Independent

Keep Valley on the map, leaders urge - U.S. Census Bureau gets packet of letters, petitions
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6408736
Daily News

LADOT Doubts SM Incline Traffic Projections
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3056
Palisadian Post

Lawmakers optimistic about budget deal as Republicans seek cuts
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/07/18/state/n184305D73.DTL&type=politics
San Francisco Chronicle

Lawn Chairs: A Proxy For Transit Activism
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/07/18/lawn-chairs-a-proxy-for-transit-activism/
MetroRiderLA

Metro Shorts Valley Employees, Diverts Funds to Other Areas
http://www.sfvbj.com/print.asp?aid=89519007.2993082.1498848.82953...
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Port strike possibility fading - Contract negotiations back on; several issues on table
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_6408540
Daily News

Republicans call for making cuts to all programs - Democrats oppose 'meat-ax approach' to state budget
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070719/news_1n19budget.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Residents: SANDAG plan should expand Coaster hours
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/07/18/news/sandiego/5_01_507_17_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

Rolling buses a relief to O.C. workers - Commuters are happy to have a way back to work, but express dismay at the toll the strike took on their pocketbooks
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-nannybus19jul19,1,5737402.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Shippers and carriers continue to make the transition from lean to green with bottom line improvements
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA6461244.html?industry=3PL&industryid=2028
Logistics Management

SM Rejects Rosendahl's CA Incline Demands
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3057
Palisadian-Post

South Pasadena to host clean-air car show
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_6407478
Pasadena Star News

State budget deal in reach - OBSTACLE: WHETHER TO CUT $2 BILLION
http://www.mercurynews.com/localnewsheadlines/ci_6410701
Mercury News

Subway to the Sea – Pat Morrison KPCC, Wednesday July 18 broadcast
http://www.scpr.org/programs/pattmorrison/
KPCC 89.3 FM

(Bus Rider) Union's position all out of gas
http://www.dailynews.com/theiropinion/ci_6399237
Daily News

7/18/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 18, 2007

Are Printed Transit Information Materials a Significant Barrier to Transit Use?
http://www.nctr.usf.edu/jpt/pdf/JPT%2010-2%20Cain.pdf
Journal of Public Transportation

Blue Line Train, Pickup Truck Crash In Downtown Los Angeles
http://www.knbc.com/traffic/13703574/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

California's 20th century sales tax - What we purchase has changed, but what the state taxes has stayed the same
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-nellen18jul18,0,5375170.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans to add carpool lanes on 101 - The $150-million project to begin in 2011 will cover six miles in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties to help ease congestion
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roads18jul18,1,3898798.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans unveils next plan - Lanes to be added to Highway 101 from Seacliff to Carpinteria
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/jul/17/caltrans-unveils-next-plan/
Ventura County Star

Decent regional economy is seen - Despite the sluggish housing market, a report predicts slow but steady growth in sectors such as tourism and trade
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-forecast18jul18,1,3307915.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times
Link to LAEDC Report: http://e-edge.org/reports/Report-2007-07.pdf

Fingers Point as Traffic Plan Runs Aground (Congestion Pricing)
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/18/nyregion/18strategy.html?hp
New York Times

GeoMiler - New GIS tool to analyze freight movement from the U.S. DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics
http://www.bts.gov/publications/bts_technical_report/2007_07_13/pdf/entire.pdf (.pdf file)
U.S. DOT/Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Hollywood's latest star: urban living - A project that includes 1,000 apartments is one of several that will have people living near a landmark intersection.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-pantages18jul18,1,2390407.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Huge Hollywood apartment complex approved - The L.A. City Council clears the way for 1,000 rental units in seven buildings to rise on parking lots around the Pantages. It's the largest residential project in the resurgent area
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-fi-pantages17jul17,1,241546.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

I-210 extension will open this month
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/bernardino_1885___article.html/san_avenue.html
Victorville Daily Press

L.A. region's economy continues modest growth
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_6399444
Daily News
Link to LAEDC Report: http://e-edge.org/reports/Report-2007-07.pdf

Many O.C. bus drivers back behind the wheel - The OCTA vows to restore full service by Friday. Through Thursday, rides are free
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ocbuses18jul18,1,7405641.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Orange Line Extension Meetings Planned
http://tinyurl.com/2tbbqb
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Port clerks union in L.A., Long Beach calls offer final - Employer acceptance would avert a strike
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_6391660
Daily News

Rail museum chief has grown into his role
http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/274597.html
Sacramento Bee

Railroad bridge removed - New bike, pedestrian span to take its place
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_6398631
Whittier Daily News

Security And Emergency Management Technical Assistance For The Top 50 Transit Agencies - Final Report
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7936
U.S. DOT/Federal Transit Administration

Southland's largest retail center slated for Valley
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_6399729
Daily News

7/17/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 17, 2007

Alameda Corridor speeds delivery: Union Pacific freight trains ride expressway through L.B., Carson, Compton, Lynwood, Los Angeles and Commerce
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_6380619
Press Telegram

Both sides in O.C. bus strike OK new contract - New pay structure to take effect for 1,100 drivers. Full service is expected by midweek
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ocstrike17jul17,1,2919340.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Box Cargo Flow ''Smooth'' at Ports of L.A., Long Beach - Retail container traffic at acceptable levels despite the threat of an ILWU strike
http://www.caltradereport.com/eWebPages/front-page-1184613806.html
Cal Trade Report

Broken down? Free road service coming - Grant will allow for tow trucks to patrol busy roadways
http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070716/NEWS0804/707160314
Desert Sun

Freeway expansion seen as catalyst for Rialto, San Bernardino development
http://tinyurl.com/3yvwcb
Press Enterprise

Get this idea on track - Re "County offers 'inland port' plan," July 12
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-lew-loco17jul17,0,3373675.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Headache relief at rail crossing: Officials plan grade separation
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6379519
San Bernardino Sun

How Walkable Is Your Neighborhood?
http://laist.com/2007/07/15/how_walkable_is.php
LAist

Is the subway the right way? Re " 'Subway to the Sea' plan still adrift," July 14
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-tuesday17.1jul17,0,2281421.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Just one flight and you'll be hooked - Supporters of air service in Palmdale pitch convenience to travelers
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_6377220?source=rss
Daily News

Lack of Federal Funding Could Kill Amtrak - Bush, Congress at Odds over Budget
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2007/07/travel_amtrak.html
Consumer Affairs

Metrolink Train Kills Elderly Woman in OntarioWitnesses Say Woman was Trying to Beat Train
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5480861
ABC 7 TV

More freeway funds needed - Region needs 10 times more, official says
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6391798
Daily News

New French Revolution’s Creed: Let Them Ride Bikes
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/16/world/europe/16paris.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
New York Times

Port closure threat remains - Union leader says pickets are likely today if no agreement is reached
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/8546022.html
Daily Breeze

Ports strike could have wide effect
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/business/ci_6389569
Pasadena Star News

Waiting for MTA Re the editorial, "On track for urban development:" (scroll down page
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/yourview/ci_6389581
Pasadena Star News

Wilshire Subway Watch: Beverly Hills Meeting Ma├▒ana
http://laist.com/2007/07/16/wilshire_subway_4.php
LAist

7/16/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday July 16, 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

60 million Golden Staters by the year 2050: If California in 2007 is short on water, freeways, schools, energy, housing, health care facilities and other amenities Americans feel entitled to, how can we accommodate 60 million people by midcentury?
http://www.avpress.com/n/16/0716_s9.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Action Alert: Governor's budget threatens Expo Line funding
http://friends4expo.org/news.htm
Friends for Expo

BART to reward riders for credit card use
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/07/16/BABADIGEST3.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Contract vote might put end to OCTA bus strike
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6384379
Daily News

Frank Gruber: What I Say - One-Way Ticket; Yeah? (Pico/Olympic)
http://tinyurl.com/3bts54
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Is LAX vulnerable? Two-time terrorist target lacks proper safety training
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_6383090
Daily News

McLean to Address Transportation in League of Cities
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=49612&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

More Than One Way to the City of the Future
http://tinyurl.com/2n29f7
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

O.C. bus drivers vote on tentative pact - Union ratification is set to finish today, just before management meets to consider the agreement
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ocbuses16jul16,1,6488133.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Planners ponder readying for 2050 - Stacked highways among the ideas
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/jul/16/planners-ponder-readying-for-2050/
Ventura County Star

Port union studies 11th-hour proposal
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ports16jul16,0,7110063.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Public transit needs a future - The governor would shift funds to other uses. Here's one way to pump some back
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-feuer16jul16,0,6046583.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Q&A with Local Government (scroll down to “How did this column's idea of charging a toll on people driving into Los Angeles International Airport go over with readers?” and “Any other ways to pay to expand the mass transit system?”
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa16jul16,1,716659,full.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Roads to nowhere as region bloats
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-le-monday16.6jul16,1,1245466.story?coll=la-news-a_section
Los Angeles Times

San Diego Port plans for expansion
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070716/news_1m16cargo.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Talks aim to head off port strike - Action could paralyze complex
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6384378
Daily News

Time for gov., legislators to get in step on budget
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap16jul16,1,2086675.column?coll=la-util-politics-cal
Los Angeles Times

7/15/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 15, 2007

Address growth in state now
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_6378113
Whittier Daily News

Amtrak president: High-speed rail would cost billions
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2007-07-11-amtrak-high-speed_N.htm
USA Today

Contract settlement ends O.C. bus strike - Orange County's transit agency reaches a tentative agreement with drivers to end a weeklong walkout. If the contract is ratified as expected Monday, service could be restored within days
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ocbuses15jul15,1,6029379.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Dark side of the moon for Amtrak - Passing trains become butt of a joke at annual ritual
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1767627.php
Orange County Register

Downtown Should Bring Back the Streetcar - Portland Success Shows That System Could Spur Development And Reduce Traffic
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/07/16/news/news06.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Freeway foes want to pass torch - Younger SoPas residents urged to join fight
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_6370159
Whittier Daily News

Historic Route 6 area hopes for tourists
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_6377178
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

No Coins, No Problem with New FlexPay Meter Pilot Project
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman/publish/article_5710.php
Canyon News

Rail crossing - New trains aren't Priuses, but they are cleaner than trucks
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_6377289
Press Telegram

Solis' funding bills get key OKs
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_6370471?source=most_viewed
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Strike by port clerical workers averted - The union had threatened to walk out at midnight Saturday, but it agreed to remain at the bargaining table. Talks will resume Sunday
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-port15jul15,1,951945.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Tentative bus pact reached - OCTA buses could roll as early as Monday afternoon
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1767487.php
Orange County Register

Transportation officials say Metrolink too costly for southwestern Riverside County
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_H_train13.3fdba58.html
Press Enterprise

Wilshire Subway Watch: Got $5 billion laying around?
http://laist.com/2007/07/14/wilshire_subway_2.php
LAist