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9/01/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday September 1, 2007

2 Injured When Mercedes Strikes Orange Line Bus
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_243161644.html
CBS 2 News

Budget Cuts Only Deepen Our Resolve for a World-class Transportation System in California
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2007/08/budget_cuts_onl.html
California Progress Report

County's 11th Metrolink station to debut Tuesday - First train ride leaves Buena Park depot at 4:55 a.m
http://www.ocregister.com/news/character-ccix-station-1836897-park-buena
Orange County Register

Dear Metrolink...Can I Have My Money Back?
http://laist.com/2007/08/31/dear_metrolink.php
LAist

Gas Taxes and Increasing the Investment in the Nation's Transportation System
http://live.asce.org/blog/1/asce/transportation/?permalink=Gas-Taxes-and-Increasing-the-Investment-in-the-Nations-Transportation-System.html
American Society of Civil Engineers

Metrolink planners hope better service will lure more riders
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-train1sep01,1,7566508.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=3&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

Most New Yorkers Oppose Congestion Pricing: Poll
http://tinyurl.com/2t7oks
Village Voice

Night closures on I-5 in Buena Park suspended - Construction near O.C.-L.A. border to resume Tuesday night
http://www.ocregister.com/news/freeway-closures-southern-1836564
Orange County Register

OCTA celebrates 35 years of bus service
http://www.ocregister.com/news/buses-bus-ride-1836798-baker-year
Orange County Register

Omnitrans drivers reject contract - Strike possible within weeks if negotiations halt
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6774735
San Bernardino Sun

US Sec transport Mary Peters hammers gas tax, urges tolls – important piece in Wash Post
http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/3112
Toll Road News

A win for buses in L.A. - Los Angeles City Council OKs a peak-hour bus-only lane
http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2007/8/31/132313/329
Grist

8/31/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday August 31, 2007

226 years young - Historic walk leads up to party marking the birthday of Los Angeles
http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/article.php?id=5044&IssueNum=87
Pasadena Weekly

Allowing Mexican trucks delayed - Thursday would be earliest start date
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070831/news_1b31mextruck.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Going green, from the valleys to the sea
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-dustup30aug30,0,6659639,full.story?coll=la-promo-opinion
Los Angeles Times

LA METRO Presents Prog-Rock Band CANON Live at Union Station
http://californianewswire.com/2007/08/27/CNW377_174656.php
California News Wire

Moscow Metro to Adopt Phone-Swipe Turnstiles
http://www.moscowtimes.ru/stories/2007/08/31/012.html
Moscow Times
And also:
http://www.russia-ic.com/news/show/4660/
Russia Info Center

OCTA Bus Fares Reduced Friday - One-way fares will be cut from $1.25 to 35 cents as O.C. transit agency celebrates 35 years of service
http://www.ocregister.com/news/bus-day-prizes-1836013-service-transportation
Orange County Register

OCTA offers 35-cent rides on its anniversary
http://www.dailypilot.com/articles/2007/08/30/politics/dpt-octa30.txt
Daily Pilot

OmniTrans Bus drivers may strike if contract is rejected
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_6765673
San Bernardino Sun

Port levy measure advances in Capitol - The bill has passed the state Senate and is moving ahead in the Assembly. But L.A.'s mayor opposes it.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9491262.html
Daily Breeze

Residents speak of smog with passion, knowledge - As it considers changing ozone rules, the EPA gets a California-style response at an L.A. hearing
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-smog31aug31,1,4631130.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=2&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

SB 974 (Container Fee/"Port Investment bill") Clears Ass'y Appropriations Committee, Heads To Ass'y Floor With Amendments
http://www.lbreport.com/news/aug07/974appr.htm
Long Beach Report

Shipping and CO2 experts to gather in Long Beach
http://www.bunkerworld.com/news/2007/08/68938
Bunker World

Transit rail line extensions and freeway upgrades jeopardized by Sacramento budget decision
http://tinyurl.com/2o999p
The Argonaut

8/30/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 30, 2007

AB 118 – Energy Efficiency, Lower Carbon Fuels, and a Critical Investment in California’s Economic and Transportation Future
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2007/08/ab_118_energy_e.html
California Progress Report

CalTrans Plans Freeway Expansion in Carpinteria
http://www.keyt.com/news/local/9433466.html
KEYT 3 TV

Development of a Preliminary Set of Human Factors Functional Design Guidelines for Remote Control Locomotive Systems
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8064
Transportation Research Board/Federal Railroad Administration

Free Transit Day Brings No Boost To Ridership
http://www.planetizen.com/node/26635
Planetizen

Freeway work could snarl holiday travel
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_6755202
Whittier Daily News

From the Margins to the Mainstream: A Guide to Transportation Opportunities in Your Community
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8075
Transportation Research Board/Surface Transportation Policy Partnership

Groups demand greenery along 710
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6755074
Press Telegram

Highway 138 could reopen early
http://tinyurl.com/3dhf6o
Victorville Daily Press

L.A. mayor won't support port container fee - Villaraigosa wants the revenue from the port levy to help pay for bridges' replacement
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mayor30aug30,1,5143971.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Not Coming to a Street Near You: Traffic Upgrades
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3163
Palisades Post

Partnership aims to take bumps out of riding the bus - Thousand Oaks brings new Google project to Ventura County
http://www.vcreporter.com/article.php?id=5122&IssueNum=139
Ventura County Reporter

Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook - Revised Second Edition 2007
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8072
Transportation Research Board/Institute of Transportation Engineers

South Orange County's Traffic gets a new way of seeing the big picture - A tour of the CHP's Transportation Management Center
http://www.ocregister.com/news/center-roads-freeways-1835467-traffic-giant
Orange County Register

Take This Car and Shove It - An Orwellian “100 percent parking reduction” rule quietly wends through City Hall
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/take-this-car-and-shove-it/17106/
L.A. Weekly

United Transportation Union Endorses Clinton
http://tinyurl.com/2ws3lo
All American Patriots

8/29/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 29, 2007

395 realignment in doubt - SANBAG committee recommends ending EIR study
http://tinyurl.com/3af2uz
Victorville Daily Press

Airport may get addition - Two new buildings would help address security concerns and ease traffic inside the terminal, authority officials say
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2007/08/29/politics/blr-airport22.txt
Burbank Leader

Area cities gear up for Gold Line extension - Projects developed around mass transit
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_6746799
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The Automated Future Of Transportation
http://www.planetizen.com/node/26589
Planetizen

Bayside Board Discusses Future of Boulevards, Traffic
http://tinyurl.com/2j9m5l
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Big UK-Based Bus Operator Cancels Biodiesel Over 'Green' Concerns
http://www.masstransitmag.com/online/article.jsp?id=4273&siteSection=3
Mass Transit

Council muzzles train horns - Resolution is approved to establish quiet zones in residential neighborhoods along the railroad tracks spanning about half a mile
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2007/08/29/news/blr-zone29.txt
Burbank Leader

County Supervisor Knabe Named to Fed'l Homeland Security Advisory Panel
http://www.lbreport.com/news/aug07/knabdhs.htm
Long Beach Report

Drivers get help with gas in exchange for ads on vehicles
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6745106
Daily News

Gas-Powered Car Ban Proposed In England
http://www.planetizen.com/node/26610
Planetizen

Questions to Ask Before Raising the Federal Gas Tax
http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/22571.html
Tax Foundation

Railroads and Trucks: Together for the Long Haul - BNSF Honors the Nation's Truck Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/0295894.htm
CNN Money

SD Transit cuts hurt more than they help
http://tinyurl.com/2o2eqa
SDSU Daily Aztec

Urban Development Timeline (website)
http://urbantimeline.org/us/1900s-1940s.html
PADCO

Wireless Sensors to Modernize Parking
http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/columns/article.php/3696701
WiFi Planet

8/28/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 28, 2007

$60 million OKd for railroad crossing upgrades in O.C. - The 53 crossings, including 16 in Orange, will allow cities to become 'quiet zones,' where train horns won't be sounded
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa28aug28,1,5618768.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

6 Injured When Truck, Blue Line Train Collide
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_239230635.html
CBS 2 TV

Air quality gizmos - Smog busters take to the road
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6737036
San Bernardino Sun

AV bridge rates as structurally deficient
http://www.avpress.com/n/27/0827_s9.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Fly friendly skies elsewhere
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_6733788
Whittier Daily News

L.A. LIVE seeks to make downtown new Times Square - New downtown project will try to liven the area, but it might leave most Angelenos with nothing to do
http://tinyurl.com/34ft8j
USC Daily Trojan

MTA Tests Supersized 100-Passenger Bus
http://www.knbc.com/traffic/13985815/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news#
NBC 4 TV

Nation's longest bus debuts in Valley - 100 can ride new Orange Line behemoth
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6735772
Daily News

New LAX runway safety breach - The FAA is probing an incident Saturday in which two Boeing 737s passed close to each other on the north airfield
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax28aug28,1,1754403.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Rails weaved through SB Valley
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6736909
San Bernardino Sun

Shanghai's booming subway
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-transit25aug25,0,5699726.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

'Supersized Bus' Starts Operation On Orange Line
http://cbs2.com/local/local_story_239162919.html
CBS 2 TV

Teen drivers may lose phone privileges - With or without a hands-free device, people under 18 would be barred from using cell phones under Assembly bill
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/9415641.html
Daily Breeze

8/27/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday August 27, 2007

About the density in Los Angeles: New York, it ain't
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa27aug27,1,2113457.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

After oil supplies dry up, what's Plan B? - Extreme scarcity could be disastrous for U.S. economy
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/08/26/INF7RM3OC.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Claremont aims to rejuvenate depot
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6715101
San Bernardino Sun

Device locates polluting cars
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_6727872
Press Telegram

EPA may adopt California air standard
http://tinyurl.com/39dm7w
North County Times/Californian

Fleeced again by Sacramento - Our view: After voters pass bond measures, state leaders shortchange transportation projects
http://www.sbsun.com/opinions/ci_6726627
San Bernardino Sun

Orange Line's big bus ready to roll
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6727667
Daily News

Rail-crossing plan welcome - Metrolink's wise investment
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/aug/24/rail-crossing-plan-welcome/
Ventura County Star

Redevelopment zones may suffer under rules (El Monte Transit Village)
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_6716683
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Road projects stalling out
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_6701211?source=most_emailed
Whittier Daily News

Sky's the limit for L.A. - Growth plan would lift ceiling on new buildings
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6727760
Daily News

We're 'Pasadena-izing' - By and large, Los Angeles is growing just the way it is supposed to
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-op-fulton26aug26,1,7726716.story?coll=la-news-a_section
Los Angeles Times

8/26/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sat. Aug. 25 & Sun. Aug. 26, 2007

Sunday:

AV airport support group revived
http://www.avpress.com/n/26/0826_s5.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Broad view of L.A. - Eli Broad has used wealth and power to set an ambitious agenda for change in Los Angeles
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-newton26aug26,0,6999791.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

California Highway Patrol adds muscle to fleet with Chargers - American muscle will soon be prowling the Golden State's highways in a law enforcement capacity
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/9377551.html
Daily Breeze

City Hall expands LAX, then punishes travelers for the congestion
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_6720298
Daily News

Denver Rail Electrification Raises Concerns Over Budget And Expansion
http://www.planetizen.com/node/26541
Planetizen

Drawing a line in the sand - Westchester residents say LAX shouldn't encroach on them to shift northern runway
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-westchester26aug26,1,7347153.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Inspecting confidence in California's bridges - Caltrans workers look at 1,500 spans in San Diego area once every 2 years
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070826/news_1m26bridges.html
San Diego Union Tribune

More offices, good jobs, less traffic
http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_6720179
Daily Bulletin

Racial politics marked BART board's search for new chief
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/26/BAAORP3LP.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Saturday:

California High-Speed Rail Authority Forges Ahead While Adjusting Work Program to Fit Constricted Budget
http://tinyurl.com/2pq7bf
Business Wire

Commission has preferred route for parkway in Riverside County
http://tinyurl.com/3x6qwj
Press Enterprise

Congestion, near-collisions hamstring LAX
http://www.avpress.com/n/26/0826_s13.hts
Antelope Valley Press

GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER draws tight budget for California High Speed Rail
http://www.sanfranciscosentinel.com/?p=4366
San Francisco Sentinel

Gov. Schwarzenegger signs off on $145 billion California budget
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/08/25/MN61RP2I0.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Highway thievery: State pols again tap transportation funds
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_6720164
Press Telegram

MTA super-sizes bus service
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-buses25aug25,1,3308965.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Ontario Airport For The Car-Free
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/08/23/ontario-airport-for-the-car-free/
MetroRiderLA

San Jose route for high-speed rail wins support - LAWMAKERS: HIGH-SPEED RAIL SHOULD GO THROUGH SILICON VALLEY, NOT ACROSS BAY
http://www.mercurynews.com/localnewsheadlines/ci_6717630
Mercury News