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8/04/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 4, 2007

Broken Bridges, Lost Levees and a Brutal Culture of Neglect
http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20070802/cm_thenation/1219575
Yahoo! News

California Ports Rate ''Low'' on Congestion - Retail container traffic to break last year's record three months in a row, says industry group
http://www.caltradereport.com/eWebPages/front-page-1186149572.html
CalTrade Report

Departures to test SANBAG, and more may follow
http://tinyurl.com/38cegh
Press Enterprise

El Monte considering new trolley transit line
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_6541318
Whittier Daily News

Green port truck fleet rolled out - Target, local companies fronted money for project
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6541831
Press Telegram

L.A. bus routes may be changed - Metro seeks to create a `more efficient' system
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6541829
Press Telegram

Palmdale to sue over housing plan - SCAG's low-income ruling unfair, it says
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_6541870
Daily News

Port coalition unveils new `green' fleet of trucks - The effort is part of a program to reduce pollution and emissions from vehicles
http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/articles/8909837.html
Daily Breeze

Ports Welcome 'Green Trucks' To Shipping Companies' Fleets
http://www.knbc.com/news/13819368/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

SANBAG leader resigns, day after evaluation meeting
http://tinyurl.com/2o4fbe
Press Enteprise

Soundwall Funds Included in Bill
http://tinyurl.com/2wptew
La Canada Valley Sun

8/03/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday August 3, 2007

Blue Bus Expands Route
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=6012
Santa Monica Mirror

California's Best And Worst Big City Downtowns
http://www.cp-dr.com/node/1732
California Planning & Development Report

California has many of busiest 'structurally deficient' bridges - 32 are in Los Angeles County
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20070802-2002-ca-californiabridges.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Caltrans to inspect bridges - Many of those bridges are among thousands in the state that need to be repaired or replaced, the federal government found
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-calbridge3aug03,1,44943.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Collapse of bridges unlikely in L.A. - Officials say they'll still undertake review of retrofitted spans
http://origin.dailynews.com/ci_6531581
Daily News

Colorado Railcar optimistic despite RTD shift from diesel power (DMU technology)
http://www.metrowestfyi.com/story_display.php?sid=7184
Metro West Newspaper
Website: http://www.coloradorailcar.com/dmuhome.htm

Does Metrolink make the grade on ‘8 habits …’?
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/08/02/does-metrolink-make-the-grade-on-8-habits/
MetroRiderLA

Gold Line Takes Funding Hit
http://tinyurl.com/3beajd
Pasadena Independent

Groundbreaking Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo Featuring AltCar to Target Present, Future of Transportation - World's Largest Alternative Car Show--Now in Its Second Year--to Feature Energy and Transportation Options
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070802/20070802005887.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Finance

House bill would send millions to Southland - Nation: $3 million for CSULB among items in bill headed for Senate; some pet projects fail
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6496701
Press Telegram

Hushing up train horns - City, railroad set up safety lights, gates for a Quiet Zone
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_6522092?source=most_emailed
Daily Bulletin

Mexican port plan could be sunk
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20070802-9999-1b2colonet.html
San Diego Union Tribune

New York MTA Makes Subway Shuttle Splash with Hotel's Ad Campaign - Station and subway train will be wrapped in ads. Riders will be able to download music from billboard
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/ny-nyads025316850aug02,0,5269407.story
NY Newsday

'Quiet zone' sought for train traffic - Nighttime horns bother residents
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20070802-9999-7m2quiet.html
San Diego Union Tribune

SanBAG loses top executive
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_6532285
Daily Bulletin

Study forecasts record retail cargo volumes at major U.S. ports
http://tinyurl.com/39kzh3
S.F. Examiner

UC Experts Detail New Standard for Cleaner Transportation Fuels
http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=8270
U.C. Davis News

U.S. highway system badly in need of repair
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20095291/
MSNBC

Westside Traffic: What Will It Take?
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=6011
Santa Monica Mirror

8/02/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 2, 2007

A Zillion New Neighbors - Scared by a weakening downtown, City Hall is set to obliterate zoning protections
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/a-zillion-new-neighbors/16946/
L.A. Weekly

Burbank Airport has record passenger totals - Strong performance and new airline factor into a boost to local travel hub while LAX figures decline
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2007/08/01/news/blr-travel01.txt
Burbank Leader

Californians consuming less gas - FILLING UP? NOT QUITE AS OFTEN
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_6514188?nclick_check=1
Mercury News

Caltrans Submits Plan to FHWA to Protect $3 Billion in Federal Funds, Releases Disparity Study for Federal Transportation Contracts
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070801/20070801006383.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Business

Congestion Pricing for Los Angeles: An Open Letter to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
http://tinyurl.com/33kt78
The Planning Report

Expansion plan a first step toward green Port - Environmental groups, businesses hope TraPac terminal will be successful model for future growth
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6521863
Press Telegram

Fast Track to Nowhere
http://www.govtech.com/gt/127413?topic=117673
Government Technology

Glenoaks Canyon bus routes trimmed again - Persistently low ridership has made the current service financially unsound, Metro officials say.
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/articles/2007/08/02/politics/gnp-beeline02.txt
Glendale News Press

GPS system to predict Caltrain arrivals
http://origin.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_6516808
Mercury News

Hybrid hydrogen fuel cell bus to see service in Antwerp
http://tinyurl.com/2no5xg
Fuel Cell Today

Metro Monthly Passes Must Be Hot
http://laist.com/2007/08/01/all_the_metro_p.php
LAist

Mini-Blue Bus Is Calling Us
http://tinyurl.com/359meh
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Name of Metrolink fatality released
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_6516272?source=most_viewed
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

New York MTA Puts Elevator and Escalator Outages Online
http://www.amny.com/news/local/am-mta0801,0,1287447.story?coll=am-local-headlines
amNew York
Link to site: http://advisory.mtanyct.info/ADAOutage/ADAoutage.html

NY Mayor Takes the Subway — by Way of S.U.V.
http://tinyurl.com/3a9g6q
New York Times

Price of clean air - A new state `tax' will be costly for the construction business, but well worth paying
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_6520565
Press Telegram

SM: Caltrans Has No Say Over Incline Work Hours
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3086
Palisadian Post

State Senate fails to pass budget
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-legis2aug02,1,4097682.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Trouble on Line 120 - A homeless man goes in pursuit of a ride – and a little respect
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=5925&IssueNum=217
L.A. City Beat

Wash. City Using Classical Music To Chase Gangs From Bus Stop
http://www.local6.com/spotlight/13783868/detail.html
Local 6.com

While Biting Villaraigosa, Villines Shows How To Work In A Coalition Government
http://tinyurl.com/3br7tp
Bill Bradely: New West Notes

8/01/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 1, 2007

Conquering Fear One Bus Trip at a Time
http://laist.com/2007/07/31/tim_ferriss_public_transportation.php
LAist

Curtains for Dirty Diesels?
http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/07/31/curtains-for-dirty-diesels/
New York Times

Experts Tackle Traffic Congestion at RAND Forum
http://tinyurl.com/2k66oc
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Fare-Evading Suspect Shoots MTA Bus Driver
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_213043447.html
CBS 2 TV

Historic Depot in North Hollywood could get $1.1 million rehab
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_6508186
Daily News

House snub won't derail Gold Line - Funds for extension will be requested later, officials say
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_6513415
Pasadena Star News

New bill targets sulfur pollution
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_6503748
Press Telegram

New Megabus service debuts in Los Angeles - The nonstop service will link L.A. to six other cities starting next week and promises life in the fast lane
http://travel.latimes.com/articles/la-trw-numegabus31jul31
Los Angeles Times

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

S.D. to L.A. by bus - for $1? - No-frills service set for August debut
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20070731-9999-1b31megabus.html
San Diego Union Tribune

7/31/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 31, 2007

2000 study predicted woes for Las Vegas Monorail
http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2007/jul/29/072910720.html
Las Vegas Sun

Bus service promises life in the fast lane - Nonstop trips between L.A. and six other cities are to begin next week
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-numegabus31jul31,0,2152394.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Developing Sustainable Planned Communities
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=2925&res=1440
Smart Growth Resource Library

Getting to the (Ventura County) Fair (see By Train)
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/jul/30/no-headline---nxxfcgettingtothefair30/
Ventura County Star

LA River Plan held up because of Steven Spielberg?
http://laist.com/2007/07/30/blame_traffic_o.php
LAist

Local traffic count method sought - Two on the council want L.A. planners to find more accurate ways to predict the effect of a raft of new building projects on roadways
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic31jul31,0,5559054.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Meter system may offer solution
http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/2007/jul/30/natalie/
UCLA Daily Bruin

Metrolink train kills person lying on tracks
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs31jul31,1,7430872.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials find hole-fixing fulfilling
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6503701
Daily News

On the Cusp Of Something Big - SPECIAL REPORT: An incorporation drive and development in East L.A. are signs of change
http://tinyurl.com/2ovqtm
Los Angeles Business Journal

Private Enterprise Participation in Planning and Service Delivery – Dear Colleague Letter
http://www.fta.dot.gov/news/colleague/news_events_7042.html
Federal Transit Administration

Public Transportation: Future Demand Is Likely for New Starts and Small Starts Programs, but Improvements Needed to the Small Starts Application Process
http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/abstract.php?rptno=GAO-07-917
Government Accountability Office

San Juan seeks more data on Highway 74 widening - The city has hired a law firm to examine Caltrans' plans and perhaps sue to require an environmental impact report
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ortega31jul31,1,1588973.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Sepulveda reversible lane through Mulholland Tunnel backed
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6503951
Daily News

Steve Westly: Time to clean up port pollution
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/300011.html
Sacramento Bee

Students urged to `Go Rio' - Transit agencies to offer free bus passes
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_6482839
Whittier Daily News

SunLine Offering Free Bus Rides Monday
http://www.kesq.com/Global/story.asp?S=6859497&nav=menu191_2
KESQ 3 TV

Transportation Point – Winter 2007 Issue (Open Road Tolling, Transportation Projects, Transportation Projects)
http://www.hntb.com/news/transportationpoint.jsp?co=4&sub=2&companyid=0
HNTB

Truck dangers need regulation
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_6501584
Whittier Daily News

U.S. Congress blocks key transport initiative - Warns trilateral plan would open borders to 'alien invaders'
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=5c29e49c-293c-4bb4-9055-84e60c3c568c
Ottawa Citizen/Canada.com

7/30/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday July 30, 2007

A dense downtown
In removing some building restrictions, the City Council is finally treating downtown Los Angeles as an urban center
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-density30jul30,0,7980557.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

More federal aid OK'd for Southern California - House approves bill; some pet projects fail
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6496212
Daily News

Railing About Rules
http://www.planetizen.com/node/25917
Planetizen

Residents support container fees
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_6495411
Press Telegram

Roadway update – 210, 10, & 138
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_6496859
San Bernardino Sun

Sepulveda expansion could slow the ride to LAX
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bottleneck30jul30,1,3327557.story?coll=la-headlines-californiaLos Angeles Times

7/29/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 29, 2007

5 hurt when car hits Orange Line bus - Officials say the motorist sped through a red light and slammed into the MTA vehicle
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-bus29jul29,1,541863.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Car lands on train tracks near San Onofre - Man suffers minor injuries when car crashes through fence in San Clemente. Metrolink trains see minor delays
http://tinyurl.com/34px8u
Orange County Register

Citizen Announces the Dodger Blue Line Subway
http://laist.com/2007/07/28/dream_your_own.php
LAist

Electric Bus Boondoggle?
http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=15780
EV World

HOW TO FIX OUR GRIDLOCK
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6490669
Daily News

Officials Ask For $1.9 Billion In Road Bond Money
http://www.10news.com/news/13775211/detail.html
San Diego 10 News

Poll: Californians Glad to Pay for Cleaner Air
http://tinyurl.com/2vo7lh
New America Media

Region seeks $511M from state bond
http://tinyurl.com/33vzlq
North County Times/Californian