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7/28/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 28, 2007

210 Freeway Opens With Cheers & Jeers
http://www.blackvoicenews.com/content/view/41092/4/
Black Voice News

APTA Applauds Congress for Action on Transit Security
http://tinyurl.com/32j6qe
American Public Transportation Association

Bringing ‘Ugly’ Back - Why an architectural free-for-all no longer works in a dense, gridlocked city
http://www.latimes.com/features/magazine/west/la-tm-space25jul29141916,0,1675274.story?coll=la-home-middleright
Los Angeles Times

California's new diesel emission standards are toughest in nation - Air quality board's ruling will raise the bar of pollution controls for off-highway vehicles
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/8756762.html
Daily Breeze

Caltrans' Randell Iwasaki Named to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Advisory Committee
http://tinyurl.com/ythlx2
Business Wire

First Residential Adaptive Reuse Project in Downtown LA's Fashion District Sold Out
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,148060.shtml
Earthtimes

Heavy Load - The ports say they have a plan for cleaner, safer trucks. But do they have a plan for the truckers?
http://www.laweekly.com/general/features/a-heavy-load/16876/
L.A. Weekly

House Won't Cut Amtrak Subsidies
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/07/24/ap3946663.html
Forbes

McKeon Touting Half Million For Cross Valley Connector
http://www.hometownstation.com/mckeon-clarita-roads-2007-07-27-10-20-4.html
KHTS 1220 AM

MTA driver thrown from bus, killed - He apparently wasn't wearing a seat belt when the vehicle was broadsided in an intersection, authorities said
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-driver28jul28,1,5783299.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Neighborhood Project: Van Nuys
http://laist.com/2007/07/27/neighborhood_pr_7.php
LAist

Pasadena's 'green fleet' is growing
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_6440455
Pasadena Star News

Port strike averted
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_6473647
Press Telegram

We're trashing our freeways - Motorists' rubbish increases nearly 30 percent; Caltrans' costs jump
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6482894
Daily News

7/27/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday July 27, 2007

Air board cracks down on diesel - State regulators adopt tough rules requiring huge cutbacks in fumes from construction industry equipment. Next up: big trucks
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-diesel27jul27,1,6251229.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Appropriations: House OKs Transportation Bill but Misses Veto-Proof Majority
http://tinyurl.com/2pq2ey
Mass Transit Magazine

Automated Parking Garages Making Inroads In U.S.
http://www.planetizen.com/node/25962
Planetizen

BRT Improving the Environment - How 1-percent changes make a big difference
http://www.masstransitmag.com/print/Mass-Transit/BRT-Improving-the-Environment/1$3959
Mass Transit Magazine

Bus Driver Dies After Being Pinned Under Bus - Police Say SUV Crashed Into Bus, Ejecting Bus Driver
http://www.knbc.com/news/13766156/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Counties' routes to commute fixes diverge
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lanes27jul27,0,1463639.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

County Celebrates Beach Project - Beach Bikepath Dedicated to Late Councilman Marvin Braude
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3077
Palisadian Post

Daily round-trip service to Catalina on new catamaran to start mid-August
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/07/26/news_-_features/marina_del_rey/mdr2.txt
The Argonaut

Deal with clerks averts costly strike at LA-Long Beach ports
http://www.pe.com/business/local/stories/PE_Biz_D_ports27.36c4213.html
Press Enterprise

Does the state really want mass transit?
http://origin.dailynews.com/theiropinion/ci_6473630
Daily News

Elected officials send letter to Villaraigosa concerning moving north runways at LAX
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/07/26/news_-_features/lax/l3.txt
The Argonaut

Groundbreaking Thurs., July 26th for Sepulveda Improvement Project
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/07/26/news_-_features/westchester/w1.txt
The Argonaut

Growing Job Market For Urban Planners
http://www.planetizen.com/node/25974
Planetizen

Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety - Making railroads safer means stopping people from crossing the tracks.
http://www.masstransitmag.com/print/Mass-Transit/Highway-Rail-Grade-Crossing-Safety/1$3960
Mass Transit Magazine

Highway Toll Plans Profit From Congestion
http://www.cp-dr.com/node/1737
California Planning & Development Report

Iron Maiden? Bogus! (Gating the Red Line)
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/07/27/iron-maiden-bogus/
MetroRiderLA

Killing the goose that laid the Gold Line egg
http://tinyurl.com/2q7kfx
MetroRiderLA

MTA driver killed when his bus collides with car
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bus27jul27,1,7849268.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

New City Web Of Bike Trails Moves Ahead
http://www.gazettes.com/biketrail07262007.html
Grunion Gazette

Port clerks reach tentative agreement on contract - The deal could avert a potentially disruptive strike at the busy L.A. and Long Beach shipping centers
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-fi-ports27jul27,1,3824088.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

SANDAG says SR76 widening to be complete by 2014
http://www.thevillagenews.com/story.asp?story_ID=24262
Fallbrook Village News

Santa Monica's Big Blus Bus is offering a $2.50 day pass
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/07/26/news_-_features/santa_monica/sm1.txt
The Argonaut

Schedule for temporary closure of 90 Freeway connectors to northbound 405 is announced
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/07/26/news_-_features/area/a1.txt
The Argonaut

Streetcar a la Angelenic
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/07/27/streetcar-a-la-angelenic/
MetroRiderLA

Taking Transit to the Next Level
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90510844
Metro Magazine

US Transportation Secretary Names ITS Advisory Committee Members
http://www.its.dot.gov/press/advisory_comm.htm
U.S. DOT – Intelligent Transportation Systems

What Wall Street's activity could mean to transit agencies
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90510836
Metro Magazine

7/26/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 26, 2007

APTA Transit Board Members Seminar - Norfolk, VA - James S. Simpson Remarks
http://www.fta.dot.gov/news/speeches/news_events_7036.html
Federal Transit Administration

Budget impasse may stall projects - The state transportation commission is advised to not fund any plans, including an L.A.-area light rail line, until a spending plan is OKd
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget26jul26,1,1134823.story?coll=la-headlines-california
L.A. Times

The budget underbelly
http://www.capitolweekly.net/news/article.html?article_id=1618
Capitol Weekly

City’s alternative-fuel station losing money - City hopes for private, public demand to increase for natural gas fueled vehicles
http://www.desertdispatch.com/news/city_1083___article.html/station_vehicles.html
Desert Dispatch

Dial-A-Ride adding buses, hours - City's new transit provider to begin service Aug. 1
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_6463797
Whittier Daily News

Do Something Radical
http://laist.com/2007/07/24/do_something_ra.php
LAist

Land deal off track - Bridge's up in the air
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_6456648
Daily Bulletin

Pollution-cholesterol link to heart disease seen - The combination activates genes that can cause clogged arteries, UCLA researchers say
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-heart26jul26,1,5279648.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Port clerks weigh their options as talks stall
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ports26jul26,1,383981.story?coll=la-headlines-business
L.A. Times

Port labor talks said to take turn for the worse
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6465976
Press Telegram

Sacramento Bites Back - With Antonio preoccupied, L.A. loses its rail funds
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/sacramento-bites-back/16907/
L.A. Weekly

State officials tour freeway project - 60/91/215 interchange
http://tinyurl.com/2n6v7l
Press Enterprise

Supporting the subway to the sea
http://www.smdp.com/article/articles/3804/1/Supporting-the-subway-to-the-sea
Santa Monica Daily Press

We need dense, affordable housing in the heart of the city - L.A.'s downtown council member objects to a Times Op-Ed
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-perry26jul26,0,6536455.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

7/25/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 25, 2007

Alameda, Gold Line plans both lose in House action - $104.4 billion allotted for transportation elsewhere in U.S.
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6456424
Daily News

America's Unhealthy Commutes
http://tinyurl.com/2t7e6w
Forbes

Californians Burn Rubber on New Freeway
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/24/AR2007072401716.html
Washington Post

CalPERS may finance infrastructure as a way to boost profits
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/290190.html
Sacramento Bee

Chertoff: All Containers Entering U.S. Ports To Be Screened - Homeland Security Chief Visits Port of Long Beach, USC
http://www.knbc.com/news/13728774/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Daily Passes Offer Unlimited Rides
http://tinyurl.com/35lbtl
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Diesel Pollution from Construction Equipment: An Opportunity for the Air Board to Build a Cleaner California by Rulemaking This Week
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2007/07/diesel_pollutio.html
California Progress Report

Go Metro To A Dodgers Game
http://laist.com/2007/07/24/go_metro_to_a_d.php
LAist

Go Metro To The Arclight Theater
http://laist.com/2007/07/24/go_metro_to_the.php
LAist

Los Angeles Public Transit Lifestyle™: 10 Ways To Embrace It
http://laist.com/2007/07/24/the_los_angeles_1.php
LAist

Now it's a road to somewhere - The final section of the 210 Freeway is now open, easing travel from the Inland Empire to the Los Angeles area
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-210fwy25jul25,1,1400298.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

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

Planners know better - Portland shows other cities (like Long Beach and Irvine) what not to do with transit
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_6455652
Press Telegram

Planners urge high-density living, tiny downtown apartments
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6456090
Daily News

Rail car rolls in to Riverside as training tool for Fire Department
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_H_rail24.3d7464d.html
Press Enterprise

San Diego Buses with new comforts unveiled
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20070724-9999-1m24buses.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Spread the state budget pain equally - An across-the-board cut makes more sense than raiding funds for transportation and the homeless
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-burns25jul25,0,2432920.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Truck-only lanes have cons, OOIDA official says
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2007/Jul07/072307/072307-01.htm
Land Line Magazine

Wilshire Subway Watch: Wilshire or WeHo? Vote on our new LAist Poll!
http://laist.com/2007/07/24/wilshire_subway_8.php
LAist

Vision for the Future of Transportation: 'New Dynamics Require New Strategies'
http://tinyurl.com/2ohdu4
PR Newswire

7/24/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 24, 2007

An L.A. big enough for tiny apartments - Planners propose units as small as 250 square feet. After all, New York and Paris have them.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-small24jul24,1,3046824.story?coll=la-headlines-california
L.A. Times

California dreamin' 2020 - We won't hit our greenhouse gas goals without curbing our car culture
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-cole23jul23,0,552998.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans, SANBAG studies target dangerous Highway 395
http://tinyurl.com/3az6wl
Press Enterprise

Civilizing Downtown Highways
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=2913&res=1440
Smart Growth Resource Library

Concrete Ideas Presented at Industrial Lands Workshop
http://tinyurl.com/333xmr
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Dodgers working to improve their stadium traffic game
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-bottleneck23jul23,1,967333.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

INTERSTATE 405 Sepulveda Pass Widening Project - Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement
http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist07/travel/projects/move405/
CalTrans

Dan Walters: It's the day for fiscal reckoning
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/288118.html
Sacramento Bee

It's show time for completed 210 Freeway
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-210freeway24jul24,1,6972165.story?coll=la-headlines-california
L.A. Times

L.A. Business Council Holds Sustainability Summit
http://www.greenbiz.com/news/news_third.cfm?NewsID=35491
GreenBiz

La-la land? - Feds killed L.A.’s traffic plan. NYC may be next
http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/article/Lala_land/9410.html
Metro.us

Motorists back in-out use of carpool lanes - A survey by Orange County's transportation authority finds that drivers think the practice would promote efficiency and safety
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-carpool24jul24,1,2031679.story?coll=la-headlines-california
L.A. Times

Port Workers Meet Tuesday on Final Offer
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5501292
ABC 7 TV

Pico Plan a Regressive Stop-Gap Measure
http://tinyurl.com/36sxun
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Robbing transportation - Perks for Hollywood, while traffic is gridlocked
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_6447018
Press Telegram

Signs of better times along 138
http://www.avpress.com/n/23/0723_s2.hts
Antelope Valley Press

7/23/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday July 23, 2007

County developing 20-year General Plan
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_6440165?source=most_emailed
Whittier Daily News

Downtowners: Don’t Drive To Ralphs
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/07/22/downtowners-dont-drive-to-ralphs/
MetroRiderLA

Freeway link a door for some, a jam for others -Closing the gap on the 210 will help Inland Empire commuters but may further congest streets in foothill cities
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-210fwy23jul23,0,7539928.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Keep transit on track - Re "Budget may ride on cuts in transit," July 20
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-monday23.1jul23,0,2216995.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

LA prepares for crackdown on gridlock (Crenshaw Boulevard)
http://www.ktvn.com/Global/story.asp?S=6823607
KTVN 2 News

Pasadena's 'green fleet' is growing
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_6440455
Pasadena Star News

`Slugs' move faster on freeways
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_6439338
Pasadena Star News

A subway, in Amsterdam? - World: Engineers tackle challenge of building in famously unsturdy ground
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6439403
Press Telegram

A Swedish take on congestion pricing - BY ROBERT W. POOLE JR.; Robert W. Poole Jr., an MIT-trained engineer, is director of transportation studies at the Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank based in Los Angeles
http://tinyurl.com/2pqzh2
Newsday

Trains were often targeted by terrorists (in 1907)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_6440247
Pasadena Star News

Trolley Upgrades Pivotal to C Street Revitalization Plans - Visionaries Seek Common Ground for Aligning Transportation Corridor With Downtown’s Reconstruction
http://tinyurl.com/33vusr
San Diego Business Journal

7/22/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 22, 2007

Caltrans to hold Ortega widening workshop - Much debated plan to be presented to residents
http://www.ocregister.com/news/plan-ortega-public-1781061-widening-project
Orange County Register

Complex situation - Valley mega-mall needs mega-planning to offset congestion
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_6433440
Daily News

Deal for port clerks 'very close' - Labor: Union hopeful but warns a strike is still possible Monday
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6434058
Press Telegram

DOT Announces $24.5 Million for New Transportation Research
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/dot7107.htm
U.S. DOT/Research & Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)

Man Dies on Los Angeles Subway Tracks
http://lafd.blogspot.com/2007/07/man-dies-on-los-angeles-subway-tracks.html
Los Angeles Fire Department Blog

No cars on Wilshire - An above-ground rail line to the ocean, along with bike lanes and a few buses, would ease L.A. traffic immeasurably
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-modestproposal22jul22,0,7697988.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

No state budget, but senators to try again this week - GOP members maintain their opposition but agree to offer a plan of their own at midweek, when the upper house convenes again
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget22jul22,1,7299800.story?coll=la-headlines-california
L.A. Times

Railroads Get Help (Colton Crossing)
http://tinyurl.com/36v3no
Press Enterprise

State is still without '08 budget plan - all-nighter for senators yielded no agreement
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6435106
Daily News

Work to begin soon on LOC Interchange
http://www.newsmirror.net/articles/2007/07/19/news/02news.txt
Yucaipa News Mirror