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8/11/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 11, 2007

Caltrans head pushes senators for more ferries in case of quake
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/11/BA07RGP5K.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

'Complete Streets' Concept Gathers Steam
http://www.planetizen.com/node/26257
Planetizen

Council may support high-speed magnetic train
http://www.avpress.com/n/11/0811_s12.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Expo Line: A milestone
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/08/expo-line-a-mil.html
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Eyes on the roads: Cal State SB awarded grant for transportation research
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_6599263
San Bernardino Sun

Sloping Sidewalks Pester Pedestrians
http://www.planetizen.com/node/26263
Planetizen

Taxi surcharge gets thumbs-up
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2007/08/11/politics/blr-taxi11.txt
Burbank Leader

Taxi tax not a fare deal (editorial)
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/articles/2007/08/11/opinion/gnp-editorial11.txt
Glendale News Press

Ventura Boulevard subway. Yes, subway.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/08/ventura-bouleva.html
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Work begins on light-rail line from downtown to Westside
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-expoline11aug11,1,4627851.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

8/10/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday August 10, 2007

Airport Commission unanimously adopts 'Sustainability Vision and Principles'
http://tinyurl.com/3amgns
The Argonaut

Bay Area roads are new casualties in stalemate over state budget
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/10/MN7MRG1Q6.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Big Blue Bus and Santa Monica College revamp routes and launch service to new parking lot
http://tinyurl.com/2raneq
The Argonaut

Boxer says EPA stalling ports' air cleanup - At a hearing in L.A., the senator says the agency is delaying cleaner-fuel mandates for the benefit of the international shipping industry
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ports10aug10,1,7302070.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bridge too far gone - The spotlight turns to deficiencies everyone would rather ignore
http://www.economist.com/world/na/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9621456
The Economist

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

Drivers need to pay attention - OUR VIEW: Beware of freeway hazards
http://origin.sbsun.com/opinions/ci_6588107
San Bernardino Sun

EPA gets blame for stalled port rules - Long Beach mayor tells panel at San Pedro hearing on bill that people are getting ill because of delay
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9081651.html
Daily Breeze

Funding roadways without new taxes
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/318281.html
Sacramento Bee

Gold Line Receives Funding Support
http://tinyurl.com/24l3zm
Arcadia Weekly

How to pay for US road and bridge repair? Some lawmakers put a hike in the gas tax on the table, but Bush dismissed the idea on Thursday
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0810/p03s01-usec.html
Christian Science Monitor

Infrastructure on Congress' to-do list - The collapse in Minneapolis spurs lawmakers to vow to push for billions more to upgrade the nation's transportation infrastructure
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/la-na-congress9aug09,1,1351375.story?coll=la-news-politics-national
Los Angeles Times

Lawmakers raise issues on rail safety
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_6588707
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metro forgets how the ADA works
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/08/09/metro-forgets-how-the-ada-works/
MetroRiderLA

New Study Could Help Change Carpool Lane PoliciesRestricting Carpool Lane Access Doesn't Improve Safety
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5550742
ABC 7 TV

New photo enforcement traffic signal at Manchester Avenue and Airport Blvd
http://tinyurl.com/2ox9le
The Argonaut

Other U.S. Subway Systems Rarely Close Due to Rain
http://www.nysun.com/article/60145
New York Sun

Pay-as-you-use highways - Rather than build more bridges to nowhere, switch to public-private financing
http://origin.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_6586106
Press Telegram

8/09/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 9, 2007

Back in the driver’s seat - Event chooses new date to ensure focus won’t be elsewhere (Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo)
http://www.smdp.com/article/articles/3956/1/Back-in-the-drivers-seat/Page1.html
Santa Monica Daily Press

`Bandit' taxi driver arrests are way up in L.A.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9051232.html
Daily Breeze

Bike path runs into trouble
http://www.sbsun.com/opinions/ci_6560427
San Bernardino Sun

Boxer to Chair Two EPW Hearings in California – Field Hearings Will Spotlight Ports Pollution and Green Jobs
http://www.yubanet.com/artman/publish/article_62943.shtml
Yuba Net

Budget impasse must end
http://www.capitolweekly.net/opinion/article.html?article_id=1645
Capitol Weekly

Buses getting green retrofit - The airport authority approved funding for new technology that will greatly reduce emissions from its 14-bus fleet
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2007/08/08/news/blr-buses08.txt
Burbank Leader

Bridge Politics - Unless we change the way we fund our highways, infrastructure will continue to crumble
http://reason.com/news/show/121827.html
Reason Foundation

CBS Outdoor Lands Two LA Contracts
http://tinyurl.com/2lbt25
Media Week

Churchill's funeral train being returned by club
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_6575422
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Clinton: Bad Roads, Bridges Harm Economy
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Clinton-Infrastructure.html
New York Times

Editorial: Cut transit funds? First, get out and take a ride
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/313583.html
Sacramento Bee

Experts, residents unsure of new downtown rules' effect - Some say larger, denser projects will help ease L.A.'s housing crunch. Others say they will burden an already taxed infrastructure and displace the poor
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-me-downtown9aug09,1,6835395.story?coll=la-mininav-business
Los Angeles Times

Federal Grant Might Provide Avenue To Fund Wilshire Bus Lane
http://www.knbc.com/traffic/13852788/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

Moving to keep federal funds - Redondo Beach Council will have designs drawn up for a transit hub near the Galleria
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9051167.html
Daily Breeze

ONT’s manager has plans
http://www.claremont-courier.com/pages/Topstory080807.3.html
Claremont Courier

River walk takes a step closer - Work on final design set for October; city's parks officials need $200,000 to cover funding gap
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/articles/2007/08/09/politics/gnp-riverwalk08.txt
Glendale News Press

Simpler bridge safety labeling sought - Senate transportation panel chairman will hold hearing on state's system
http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/316403.html
Sacramento Bee

8/08/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 8, 2007

2 bright new articulated buses run on CNG (Santa Clarita Transit)
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_6568599
Daily News/Santa Clarita

Assessment of Local Models and Tools for Analyzing Smart-Growth Strategies
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7992
Transportation Research Board/CALTRANS

Bike plan to shape Oceanside future
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/08/07/news/coastal/2_03_518_6_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

Caltrans completes study, says state's 69 bridges are OK
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/8964612.html
Daily Breeze

Death of a neighborhood - The dark side of “good” eminent domain
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-welch7aug07,0,4647375.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Decade of Growth in Domestic Freight Rail and Truck Ton-Miles Continue to Rise
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7990
Transportation Research Board/U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics

FTA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Environmental Impact and Related Procedures
http://tinyurl.com/39ynfj
Federal Transit Administration

Flexible access to carpool lanes safer, study finds - A finding that easing access results in fewer and less severe collisions fuels OCTA's plans
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-carpool8aug08,1,4856627.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Google Maps Street View hits LA; No Love for Valley, South LA
http://laist.com/2007/08/07/google_maps_streetview_los_angeles.php
LAist

Heavier traffic a concern of mall neighbors
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6568811
Daily News

It's not just bridges - Speak out on problems you've had with things government is supposed to be taking care of
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_6567606
Press Telegram

L.A. moves toward more N.Y-style downtown - New ordinance will allow denser, larger residential buildings. Some worry that affordable-housing incentives won't work
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-downtown8aug08,1,3577023.story?coll=la-headlines-california

Los Angeles Metro Launches New Vanpool ProgramCan Save Commuters Time and Money
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5549422
ABC 7 TV

Metro wants more drivers to hurry up and get in the van
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6568266
Daily News

Rail car firm spurns L.A. for Philadelphia job site
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6568571
Daily News

Road rage blog points finger at Angelenos
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_6566033
Pasadena Star News

SAFETEA-LU Planning: Illustrative Examples
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7993
Transportation Research Board/Federal Highway Administration

SF Transit Hub Would Be West Coast's Tallest Building
http://www.nbc11.com/news/13838331/detail.html?rss=bay&psp=news
NBC 11 TV

Soaring Designs Proposed For SF Transbay Terminal
http://cbs5.com/local/local_story_219004752.html
CBS 5 TV

A taller downtown L.A.? - Council passes affordable-housing strategy
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6568262
Daily News

Transit-Oriented Development -- Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=7937
Transportation Research Board

U.S. agency steps into fray over transfersFederal authorities say SEPTA must analyze the effect that fare hikes would have on low-income riders
http://tinyurl.com/2m9a2p
Philadelphia Inquirer

Ventura Boulevard Subway
http://fadein.wordpress.com/2007/08/07/the-ventura-boulevard-subway/
FadeIn

8/07/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 7, 2007

Bike path runs into trouble
http://www.sbsun.com/opinions/ci_6560427
San Bernardino Sun

Bridge Collapse Revives Issue of Road Spending
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/07/us/07highway.html?_r=2&hp&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
New York Times

Bridge fix-it list grows for state
http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/312001.html
Sacramento Bee

Cleaner air worth the cost
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_6557650
Whittier Daily News

Disagreement over signal funds stalls state budget talks - A proposal to ease traffic congestion in Los Angeles by providing $150 million in state bond money to synchronize hundreds of traffic signals has become a point of contention in the state budget dispute, with key Republicans saying that other cities should be allowed to vie for the money
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget7aug07,1,2251228.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Funds an issue for California bridge repairs
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-bottleneck6aug06,1,3678489.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Frank Gruber: What I Say – Aerial View (infrastructure & population)
http://tinyurl.com/3bts54
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

FRA and California Public Safety Partners Announce Initiative to Educate Farm Workers about Dangers near Railroad Lines
http://www.fra.dot.gov/us/press-releases/156
Federal Railroad Administration

Inland carpool-lane study stalls - HIGHWAY 60: A plan to allow lone drivers during off-peak hours has been facing federal opposition
http://tinyurl.com/33kc8o
Press Enterprise

No ‘mini’ feat - Running a major bus service isn’t always (Santa Monica Big Blue Bus)
http://www.smdp.com/article/articles/3886/1/No-‘mini’-feat
Santa Monica Daily Press

Ocean shipping: Port Tracker report expects record-breaking volumes over the next three months
http://tinyurl.com/2mtr7f
Logistics Management

OCTA looking for traffic feedback - Study focuses on South County
http://www.ocregister.com/news/octa-survey-county-1799568-south-traffic
Orange County Register

Orangethorpe Corridor study has a ways to go - City is hoping OCTA will adopt grade separation projects
http://www.ocregister.com/news/octa-dominguez-city-1797423-impact-grade
Orange County Register

Port clerks vote on contract
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_6560250
Press Telegram

San Fernando Valley Critical Mass
http://tinyurl.com/3cur7n
Bike Boom

Smart Growth Principles Adapted for Coastal Communities
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=6176&state=52&res=1440
Smart Growth Online

Traffic congestion causing dangerous, reckless drivers
http://www.smdp.com/article/articles/3897/1/MY-WRITE/Page1.html
Santa Monica Daily Press

8/06/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday August 6, 2007

FTA Creates Web site Dedicated to Transit-Oriented and Joint Development
http://www.masstransitmag.com/online/article.jsp?id=4040&siteSection=3
Mass Transit Magazine
Website: http://www.fta.dot.gov/planning/programs/planning_environment_6932.html

Funds an issue for California bridge repairs
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bottleneck6aug06,1,1836333.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. could look to Denver for its transit template
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa6aug06,1,2461844.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Metro weighs changes to some bus routes
http://www.insidesocal.com/theride/
Along for the Ride/Daily News

Plug-in Prius turns heads - Ferrari of hybrids
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/06/BARIRBM7S1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Redondo Beach council faces transit center deadline - City leaders must rule soon on the use of federal money for a bus and train hub near the South Bay Galleria. A decision is expected Tuesday
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/8930007.html
Daily Breeze

SoCal Becoming More Urban, Less Suburban As Buyers Flock to Condos
http://tinyurl.com/create.php
Daily Green

Southern California is becoming a tight fit - As more apartments and condos are built, traffic won't be the region's only kind of jam
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-density6aug06,1,4065606.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Study Reveals Very High Recall Rates for Transit TV Advertising
http://www.financevisor.com/market/news_detail.aspx?rid=58387
FinanceVisor

8/05/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday August 5, 2007

Budget wrangle at standstill as lawmakers exit - Senate Democrats gone; Republicans vowing to press on
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20070805-9999-1n5budget.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Commuter’s Story: Greening of the Orange and Red
http://tinyurl.com/2l46hk
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Editorial - Pass the 'Downtown Ordinance'
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/08/06/news/opinion/edit01.txt
L.A. Downtown News

'Expect Delays' (Metro Gold Line)
http://blogdowntown.com/blog/2797
Blog Downtown

LA Surf Bus drives city kids to ride waves - Local: Participants in the free program are taught to surf at H.B.
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6552705
Press Telegram

More ethanol to be added to gasoline
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/05/BUDKRBMBJ1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

No such thing as a free ride
http://www.sustainableindustries.com/transportation/8855597.html
Sustainable Industries

Road across tracks key to Newhall area's plans
http://www.dailynews.com/santaclarita/ci_6546160
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

Road kill - Why are we so worried about terrorism when so many more people are dying on our highways?
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-easterbrook5aug05,0,1379980.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Talking trash on freeways
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_6547316
Pasadena Star News