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9/08/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday September 8, 2007

$134 million OK'd for area traffic jobs
http://tinyurl.com/2wp5a4
Ventura County Star

Airport board adopts 'guiding principles' for Lindbergh Field
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20070907-9999-7m7airport.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Bridge-widening work to shut 91 Freeway - Drivers are urged to use the 10 or 60 freeways as alternates to get around the weekend construction at Green River Road in Corona
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-greenriver8sep08,1,1831761.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Communing with the Commute: Big Blue Bus is on the money when it comes to reliability (.pdf file, see page 16)
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/090807.pdf
Santa Monica Daily Press

Container volumes at ports near record
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_6822696
Press Telegram

For Flexcar, no way around new tax - Rental car fee applies to use of vehicles, state rules
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/transportation/330673_flexcartax07.html
Seattle Post Intelligencer

Light Rail Projects Get Funds: Money allows Exposition Rail Project to move forward
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/090707.pdf (.pdf file, page 1 and 11)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Metro, other transit agencies sue state for missing cash
http://tinyurl.com/3c89we
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Parking Reduction Idea Falls Flat
http://tinyurl.com/2k8kfd
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Panel to consider a rail corridor study - Passenger or freight service would link Port Hueneme to Santa Clarita
http://tinyurl.com/35c8zw
Ventura County Star

Port plan is costly but healthier - In the next 20 years, nearly $6 billion could be saved in health-care costs, research suggests
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9660277.html
Daily Breeze

Program Brings Poetry to Mass Transit Systems - Poetry in Motion® reaches 13 million daily in 14 American cities
http://tinyurl.com/2j6yvj
U.S. Department of State

San Juan residents hope OCTA program will help silence train whistles - Quiet zones require improved safety measures at railroad crossings
http://www.ocregister.com/news/san-juan-quiet-1841143-capistrano-horns
Orange County Register

Suck It Up, L.A. - The Trouble With Defining Our City in Comparison to New York
http://www.downtownnews.com/articles/2007/09/10/news/opinion/edit02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Sustainable Model Homes Debut at Depot Walk - Orange County goes 'Green' with first LEED(R) Certified homes and first all-solar multi-family community (Metrolink)
http://tinyurl.com/2shexh
PRNewswire

9/07/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday September 7, 2007

Air board to detail plan on emissions - The agency is set to propose five new measures that would cut greenhouse gases by 2.8 million metric tons annually by 2010
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-air7sep07,1,6616801.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Assemblyman Lieu asks FAA to reduce number of LAX flights for safety reasons
http://tinyurl.com/392ch3
The Argonaut

Blue Bus Toots Horn for Longtime Employees
http://tinyurl.com/2pv488
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Breathing (and dying) in L.A. - Top smog doctors find new maladies
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6123&IssueNum=222
L.A. City Beat

Can Congress Help Raise the Grades? (infrastructure)
http://tinyurl.com/3xfmpd
American Society of Civil Engineers

Construction Watch: Solair Wilshire
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/09/construction_wa_6.php
Curbed L.A.

Expo Line Funding Gets Green Light
http://tinyurl.com/35wgnv
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Metrolink adds more weekend trains for Antelope Valley
http://www.insidesocal.com/theride/2007/09/metrolink_adds_more_weekend_tr.html
Daily News/Along for the Ride

Metrolink's challenge to Glendale train crash negligence claims to be heard
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_6808588?source=most_emailed
Daily News

Not whether but when - Another container bill fails, but a fee is almost certain
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_6822274
Press Telegram

Pedestrians to get new crossing at Metrolink rail station
http://tinyurl.com/24ada7
Ventura County Star

Plancentia Council picks overpass/ underpass option
http://www.ocregister.com/news/environmental-city-option-1839644-study-council
Orange County Register

Plan for L.A./ONT to be seen in 2008 - Villaraigosa hopes to move millions of passengers away from Los Angeles
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6823444
San Bernardino Sun

Port study is good news - Cargo volume is up, but emissions are not, internal research finds
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9637687.html
Daily Breeze

Rescuing the Ports - Massive plan to stem pollution could create a truckers’ utopia
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6117&IssueNum=222
L.A. City Beat

Senate Transportation Committee Chair Lowenthal Opines on Bridge Repair Needs and Budget Woes
http://tinyurl.com/yvf37l
The Planning Report

Senators Introduce Legislation That Would Ban Tolls on Existing Interstates
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/19/1956.asp
Newpaper.com

Suit fights transit fund shift
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/365307.html
Sacramento Bee

Texas lawmakers oppose tolling of interstates
http://tinyurl.com/2rr4c6
Land Line

Top 10 easiest U.S. airports to get to - Boston, D.C., other places to skip the cab lines, traffic and high fares
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20630299/
MSNBC

Truckers protest cargo program
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-truckers7sep07,1,2200763.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Wilshire Subway Watch: Congressman Henry Waxman, Subway Enemy No. 1
http://laist.com/2007/09/06/wilshire_subway_11.php
LAist

9/06/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday September 6, 2007

Architecture Firm Designs First Complex in LA Around MTA Station
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070905/law139.html?.v=10
Yahoo! Finance

California Transportation Commission Allocates $674 Million in New Transportation Funding
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070905/20070905006534.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Finance

Dedicating Line 720 to Henry Waxman - L.A. Sniper: The standing-room-only Wilshire bus is the subway foe’s legacy
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6119&IssueNum=222
L.A. City Beat

EPA sued over port pollution
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ships6sep06,1,5268166.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Federal Government Stacks the Deck Against Transit
http://www.transitmiami.com/2007/09/federal-government-stacks-deck-against.html
Transit Miami

Higher fines sought for carpool abuses
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-carpool6sep06,0,6469683.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

ISE Gasoline Hybrid Drive Systems to Power NABI Buses for Los Angeles Metro
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=766066
Market Wire

LA/Ontario International seeks comments on master plan
http://tinyurl.com/27dr8l
Press Enteprise

LAX runways may get status lights - Officials meet today to discuss plan to cut incursions
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9611612.html
Daily Breeze

Light-rail project funds approved - Work can continue on Exposition Line
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6812612
Daily News

'Marine Highways' Concept to Take Load Off Roads Gains Momentum
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=766715
Market Wire

Meeting on VA site's future may be stormy - Today's session pits agency plans for some 'reuse' in Westwood against critics who say the word is code for 'privatization.'
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-veterans6sep06,1,1287847.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=7&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

Public input sought for freeway projects - Environmental documents for 57 and 91 widening projects available for review
http://www.ocregister.com/news/net-octa-lane-1838496-road-documents
Orange County Register

Regional airport board stalled - Panel head says other counties won't take part unless they are sure L.A. won't force new air traffic on other areas
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-regional6sep06,1,1952386.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=6&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

Schwarzengreener, or Transit Terminator?
http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2007/9/5/8365/45330
Grist

Sen. Lowenthal Amends His Container Fee Bill To Create New Gov't Body (Members Chosen By LB/L.A. Harbor Comm'ns, LB/L.A. Mayors & Regional Gov't/Transportation Bodies) To Devise Project List For Funding With Container Fee Revenue
http://www.lbreport.com/news/sept07/974amen2.htm
Long Beach Report

State OKs final piece of Expo light-rail funding
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-expo6sep06,1,4816265.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Traffic detour - City Hall needs major reforms to create a credible planning process
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_6801778
Daily News

Veto threat puts bill on port container fees on hold
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-legis6sep06,1,1406124.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

9/05/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday September 5, 2007

County's 11th Metrolink station open - Trains in Buena Park began shuttling commuters this morning
http://www.ocregister.com/news/county-station-park-1838299-riders-people
Orange County Register

Cut-off Los Angeles neighborhood sees hope in a new rail link
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/09/04/news/rail.php
International Herald Tribune

Diesel Hybrid School Bus & Truck Manufacturer to Accept Blue Sky Award(TM) in Pasadena, Display Clean, Fuel-Efficient Real-World Technologies
http://tinyurl.com/2jv5ab
CNN Money

Fines might increase as way to ease congestion in car-pool lanes
http://origin.dailynews.com/ci_6802743
Daily News

Hybrids’ free ride may be stalling
http://www.centralvalleybusinesstimes.com/stories/001/?ID=6203
Central Valley Business Times

Kern County will help find money for Highway 46
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/breakingnews/story/133442.html
SLO Tribune

Metrolink's Buena Park station open for business - It is thought to be the first passenger train to stop in the city in at least 40 years.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-station5sep05,1,7272280.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Two Startups Harness Facebook's Power to Connect Riders to Rides - Social Networking Web Site Hopes to Reverse Sagging Ride-Share Rates
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=3555783&page=1
ABC News

9/04/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday September 4, 2007

Auto Shops Tout Use of Alternative Fuels
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h66HgLpff6MDnFb1MPbyihaGDMKQ
Associated Press

Barstow business owner lets passengers ride the rails
http://www.desertdispatch.com/news/car_1366___article.html/orfall_train.html
Desert Dispatch

Clean-air complexities - Here's a simple formula: Fix diesels and bridges as well
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_6793457
Press Telegram

Crafting a wider 215
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_6795155
San Bernardino Sun

Divided agency guides L.A. growth
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cra4sep04,1,3339989.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Footloose on the Greenway - Trail already attracting a corps of fanciers
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_6794955
Whittier Daily News

Hollywood’s favourite airport gets down to business
http://tinyurl.com/2g854b
Flight Global

The great car-tax swindle - How it is that an ever larger chunk of California's general fund will go to pay off the bond debt we incurred to raise transit cash to replace the gas tax money that was diverted to balance the budget because we had to pay off the debt financing bond that was so large because we cut the car tax
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-greene3sep03,0,174869.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

In Rail Link, Angelenos See a Door to Prosperity (Metro Gold Line Eastside)
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/04/us/04boyle.html
New York Times

U.S. should have decent roads, bridges, ports - Wealthiest nation needs to regain its edge with an investment in safe infrastructure
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/356092.html
Sacramento Bee

9/03/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday September 3, 2007

Agency proposes new goals for airport - Officials say it's time to act at Lindbergh Field
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070902/news_1n2airport.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Key bill - and Nunez's legacy - in the balance: SB 375 is an essential complement to last year's landmark global warming law
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/354991.html
Sacramento Bee

LA Walks the Walk!
http://laist.com/2007/09/02/la_walks_the_wa.php
LAist

Runner: Bond Could Help Repair Roads
http://tinyurl.com/2r8xer
Santa Clarita Signal

Santa Monica to Host Groundbreaking Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo
http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=15845
EV World

Traffic Signals That Predict And Prevent Crashes
http://www.planetizen.com/node/26693
Planetizen

Westchester residents keep wary eye on LAX deliberations
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa3sep03,1,4559001.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=5&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

9/02/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday September 2, 2007

Can state truly tame its sprawl?
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/356412.html
Sacramento Bee

Cell ban for teen drivers revs up - Governor hasn't said if he'll sign bill prohibiting use of phones and electronics
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/9516942.html
Daily Breeze

Colton to vote on extending development ban
http://tinyurl.com/2nf8yt
Press Enterprise

The great car-tax swindle
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-greene3sep03,0,174869.story?coll=la-promo-opinion
Los Angeles Times

Greener pastures for VA land - The 388-acre Westside swath holds profound potential for L.A., if the federal agency would stop leasing out pieces of it.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-veterans2sep02,0,5471836.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

In its first two months of operation, renewed commercial passenger service at L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport has served 3,043 travelers
http://www.avpress.com/n/02/0902_s4.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Job Killer or Opportunity to Help Clean Up L.A.'s Filthy Air?
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2007/09/job_killer_or_o.html
California Progress Report

Natural allies watch as transit gets beaten up - If environmentalists remain on sidelines, public transportation will continue to lose
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/354976.html
Sacramento Bee

Pols love public transit - just not for themselves
http://www.dailynews.com/theiropinion/ci_6780148
Daily News

Road improvement funding available – Counties and cities can now apply for road improvement funding from the state's Proposition 1-B
http://www.avpress.com/n/02/0902_s10.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Roads, Airports Jammed for Holiday Getaway
http://ktla.trb.com/news/ktla-holidaygetaway,0,4609310.story?coll=ktla-news-2
KTLA 5 TV

Shanghai's subway system moving ahead at full throttle - Urban rail service may soon become largest in world
http://tinyurl.com/yt6bjc
Boston Globe

Traffic studies hit a wall - Residents wary of reports ordered and paid for by developers
http://origin.dailynews.com/news/ci_6782764
Daily News

Union rejects Omnitrans offer
http://tinyurl.com/2a4yp4
Press Enterprise