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8/18/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 18, 2007

Beware of Urbanphobia - NIMBYism Rears Its Head in the Arts District
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/08/20/news/opinion/edit03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

L.A. council to study driver fee at airport
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9234326.html
Daily Breeze

MTA's map of dreams
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/08/the-times-rong-.html
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Pedal Power - Eric Green and His 'Green Machine' Are Giving Downtown a Lift
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/08/20/news/news07.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Remove SANDAG's planning blinders
http://tinyurl.com/2sbkdc
North County Times/Californian

Runway study sought after another close call at LAX
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6654296
Daily News

San Diego’s MTS Approves Bus Fare Hike
http://www.cbs8.com/stories/story.100054.html
CBS 8 TV

Safety Concerns for Sixth Street Bridge - Experts Warn of Deterioration, Question Structure's Ability to Withstand an Earthquake
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/08/20/news/news01.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Secretary Peters Says Bikes “Are Not Transportation”
http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/08/17/secretary-peters-says-bikes-are-not-transportation/
Streets Blog

SEPTA ordered to keep transfers - The agency vowed to appeal the ruling in a suit brought by Philadelphia
http://tinyurl.com/2mo23y
Philadelphia Inquirer

Transit money in doubt - California's budget stalemate could jeopardize future transportation projects in Los Angeles County, officials said
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9214291.html
Daily Breeze

8/17/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday August 17, 2007

19 minutes to drive just one mile of Wilshire...
http://laist.com/2007/08/16/19_minutes_to_d.php
LAist

Bridge's opening marked by ceremony
http://tinyurl.com/2shpwe
Ventura County Star

Bridge projects difficult to fund
http://tinyurl.com/3dt7oa
Ventura County Star

Easing Congestion on LA’s West Side: Too Little Too Late?
http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/ww/ww070816easing_congestion_on
KCRW/Which Way L.A.

Federal Administration Out In SEPTA Dispute
http://tinyurl.com/3x3xa6
Evening Bulletin

LAX `extremely challenged' - Airport exec: Facility unable to cope with shutdown
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_6635013
Whittier Daily News

Metro Goes Pepsi
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/08/15/metro-goes-pepsi/
MetroRiderLA

Mexico plans to send trucks across border this month
http://tinyurl.com/2rqrx4
Land Line

Mexico yanks a roadblock to developing port-rail plan
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/20070816-9999-1b16colonet.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Movie wraps 105 Fwy - Drivers bound for El Segundo, LAX this weekend should expect delays
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6645056
Press Telegram

MTA's dream map gets darker
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/08/mtas-dream-map-.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

MTA long on projects, but short on funds - The agency's vision for roads and rail is ambitious, but funding will be scarce, director tells the board
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-transportation17aug17,1,3925595.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

OCTA celebrates 35 years with longtime customers
http://www.dailypilot.com/articles/2007/08/16/politics/dpt-octa16.txt
Daily Pilot

Plans for Highway 138 scaled back
http://www.avpress.com/n/16/0816_s10.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Port of L.A. is making `green' its byword - Commission calls for all its buildings to be "environmentally responsible."
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9214296.html
Daily Breeze

Roads at LAX get prettier, faster - Millions will go to beautify Century Boulevard and improve area traffic flow
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9214286.html
Daily Breeze

Running On Empty - Drivers seek benefits and financial support for Cleans Trucks Program
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6012&IssueNum=219
L.A. City Beat

San Jacinto lays out Highway 79 improvement plan
http://tinyurl.com/33p85a
Press Enterprise

Subsidizing Pollution: LB/L.A. Lawmakers Alan Lowenthal & Betty Karnette Pushed Industry-Backed Bill Exempting High-Polluting Ship "Bunker Fuel" From CA Sales/Use Tax
http://www.lbreport.com/news/aug07/bunk07.htm
Long Beach Report

Tolls, Congestion Pricing Face Drivers in Five U.S. Cities
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/aug2007/2007-08-15-02.asp
Environment News Service

Tolls, hikes in taxes, fares may lie ahead - Transit, highway projects designed for future L.A.
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6644705
Daily News

Transportation Secretary Discusses Concerns About National Infrastructure
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/transportation/july-dec07/infrastructure_08-15.html
PBS

Turbulence at LAX - A summertime systems failure at the airport is part of a dangerous pattern of neglect
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-lax16aug16,0,7797634.column?coll=la-opinion-leftrailLos Angeles Times

8/16/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 16, 2007

Board may hike bus fares, cut transfers - Transit agency faces $9.2 million shortfall
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20070816-9999-1m16fares.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Boxer says state needs tougher look at bridges - The senator urges transportation officials to produce a clear assessment of immediate repair needs
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-calbridges16aug16,1,2756104.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

California's Boxer sees bridge problem - The senator criticizes a Caltrans official who suggests engineering language creates a false sense of urgency
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/9191882.html
Daily Breeze

Cargo fee stalled on budget impasse - Proposal for $30 container charge awaits resolution of legislative deadlock
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6625334
Press Telegram

City Council Approves Bus-Only Lane On Wilshire
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_227180424.html
CBS 2 TV

Council OKs 10 new gates at LAX - The $1.2-billion facilities would handle new jumbo jets and international traffic
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airport16aug16,1,1371723.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Federal Transit Security Funding Legislation Authorizes $3.4 Billion
http://www.telematicsjournal.com/content/newsfeed/10917.html
Telematics Journal

Greuel, Weiss urge traffic plan
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6634216
Daily News

L.A. officials seek relief from overly congested roads - With near-gridlock squeezing Los Angeles motorists, city officials called for development of a strategic plan to try to ease the problems
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9190697.html
Daily Breeze

LAX called `challenged' at best
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6634539
Daily News

Los Angeles City Council to hear plans for airport - Gates that can accommodate larger aircraft are among the new terminal proposals.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9168752.html
Daily Breeze

Railway aims to add track through Cajon Pass
http://tinyurl.com/2q2k3y
Press Enterprise

SanBAG appoints new director
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6635205
San Bernardino Sun

Signal fixes get the green light - City Council approves $6 million in upgrades to help bring relief to traffic-weary residents on the Westside. More action is planned
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic16aug16,1,1774107.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Stability key trait in newly appointed SANBAG chief
http://tinyurl.com/2jepvr
Press Enterprise

Third rail will ease train bottleneck in the pass
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/trains_2339___article.html/pass_bnsf.html
Victorville Daily Press

Transit system would cost $280 million - Streetcar-bus line to serve Great Park, Irvine Spectrum
http://www.ocregister.com/news/million-system-park-1809200-irvine-city
Orange County Register

Two hospitalized in Orange Line crash
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_6633142?source=most_viewed
Daily News

8/15/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 15, 2007

Availability of Environmental Management Systems Training and Assistance for State and Local Transit Agencies
http://tinyurl.com/2n7uf9
Federal Transit Administration

Changing face of the I-15 freeway - Segment near Escondido should be ready in 2008
http://tinyurl.com/2wbr59
San Diego Union Tribune

Decision due on Wilshire bus lanes
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/08/decision-due-on.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Details of the US DOT’s $354.5 Million Grant to NYC
http://tinyurl.com/2r6pce
Streets Blog

Environmental Benefits of Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology in Transit
http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/FTA-AlternativeFuelsInPublicTransit.pdf (.pdf)
Federal Transit Administration

LA Council Backs Airport Bill
http://tinyurl.com/2utkkh
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

L.A. County General Plan Update Program
http://planning.lacounty.gov/spGPMain.htm
Los Angeles County

LAXpectations Web Site Updates Public on Construction Impacts to Los Angeles Airport Passenger Terminals, Roadways
http://www.lawa.org/news/newsDisplay.cfm?newsID=951
Los Angeles World Airports
Link to site: http://www.lawa.org/lax/laxexpect.cfm

Playing games with rail line
http://tinyurl.com/34z82j
Santa Monica Daily Press

SF Bay area to get $158M in federal transit funds
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_6621908
Mercury News

State set to cover roundabout bill
http://www.dailynews.com/antelopevalley/ci_6602368
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Suspended Golden Empire Transit Chief Moland resigns
http://www.bakersfield.com/102/story/212183.html
Bakersfield Californian

Traffic keeping us close to home - More Angelenos just staying in
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_6625002
Daily News

U.S. Money for Traffic Is Short of Bloomberg’s Plan
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/14/nyregion/14cnd-traffic.html?bl&ex=1187236800&en=8e36724315b65aa4&ei=5087%0A
New York Times

8/14/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 14, 2007

Clean-air action needed at ports
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_6614046
Pasadena Star News

Contract approved for traffic systems
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_6617354
Pasadena Star News

Glitches, spiraling costs may delay TransLink expansion
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/14/BA9QRHTEF.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

L.A. mayor signs downtown housing law - Developers have incentives for creating taller buildings
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6616664
Daily News

Mayor Signs Ordinance Aimed At Downtown Development
http://www.knbc.com/news/13881938/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Metrolink's success has a cost - Ridership is up on the commuter train, and the county is set to spent more than $1 billion in upcoming decades to further boost the service
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1807574.php
Orange County Register

O.C. transit agency jump-starts freeway projects - OCTA will spend $20 million on design, engineering and environmental impact studies to get work going. Some improvements weren't expected until after 2011
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa14aug14,1,3193926.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials investigate another computer glitch at LAX - About 1,700 international passengers were delayed by the same customs system that failed two days ago
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9145171.html
Daily Breeze

Pasadena Pedaling Towards Bicycle Unfriendly Status
http://laist.com/2007/08/13/pasadena_pedali.php
LAist

Rail logjam remedy - New track under construction in Cajon Pass
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_6617448
Daily Bulletin

Squandered resources for Ventura Boulevard - A good idea for traffic improvements goes bad
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_6616254
Daily News

8/13/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday Aug. 13, 2007

228 bridges at top of state list for repairs
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bridges13aug13,1,3417103.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=2&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans targets problem bridges
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_6612058
Los Angeles Daily News

Computer glitch fixed, LAX operations return to normal
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax13aug13,1,6870800.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=3&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

LAX backlog clears, finally
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6608857
Long Beach Press Telegram

Massive airport glitch called 'unprecedented'
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9121116.html
Daily Breeze

Mayor demands probe of LAX computer glitch
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_6611512
Los Angeles Daily News

Proposal for under-mountain Metrolink station raises questions
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_6608927
Los Angeles Daily News