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9/29/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday September 29, 2007

$8.5 million fund to fix Westlake roads - MTA money will help make up the total $18 million cost for repairs
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/sep/28/85-million-fund-to-fix-westlake-roads/
Ventura County Star

Arthur Winston interview on NPR
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/09/28/arthur-winston-interview-on-npr/
MetroRiderLA

Bus drivers plan strike - No deal so far on Omnitrans talks
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_7030221
Daily Bulletin

California High-Speed Rail Authority Announces Plans for Coming Year
http://tinyurl.com/3xkar5
Business Wire

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger, the newly signed State Budget, which for the fourth consecutive year, diverts critical public transportation funds away from their local government jurisdictions
http://www.thevillagenews.com/story.asp?story_ID=25525
Village News

L.A. councilman urges easing of red tape for development - L.A. council president's plan to cut from 12 to 2 the number of agencies that review projects will be considered next summer, he says
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-develop28sep28,1,6900054.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

LA's Dirty Little Parking Secret
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/704/
CityWatchLA

MTA Picks Developer Lowe For NoHo Project
http://tinyurl.com/36k6bj
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Opposition grows to ports' clean-air plan - Trucking companies and shippers say a ban on exhaust-spewing vehicles would choke their businesses
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ports29sep29,1,1301488.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Orange Line - A Link to Hollywood
http://tinyurl.com/2kkt9h
Valley Star Online

Proposed O.C. tollway would violate environmental laws, report says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollway29sep29,1,3590775.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Top deputy named as director of Riverside County Transportation Commission
http://tinyurl.com/2vdc52
Press Enterprise

Transit agency seeking comments - Riverside Transit Agency is holding community meetings
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_7034263
Daily Bulletin

Trucks plan hits roadblock - Shipping groups challenge Clean Trucks Program
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_7021008
Press Telegram

Villaraigosa fires city transportation chief Gloria Jeff - Mayor says Rita Robinson will take the post previously held by Gloria Jeff, who had been on the job less than two years
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jeff29sep29,0,2846734.story?coll=la-home-local
Los Angeles Times

9/28/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday September 28, 2007

Blue Bus Breaks Ground
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=6325
Santa Monica Mirror

Bus drivers union sets strike date for Omnitrans
http://tinyurl.com/2wcsqt
Press Enterprise

CARB unveils $1 billion plan to reduce emissions California plans to spend beaucoup bucks cleaning up the state’s air, especially in southern California
http://tinyurl.com/2ugsmv
Land Line

Dozing in the Slow Lane - Who are the leaders who can get Los Angeles moving again?
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6244&IssueNum=225
L.A. City Beat

Drivers to pay for pushing it - Council OKs red light cameras eight years after rejecting them
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/092707.pdf (.pdf)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Hwy. 118 accidents drop 19% - Increased patrol credited for decline; officials say more needs to be done
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/sep/27/hwy-118-accidents-drop-19/
Ventura County Star

Hybrid Flexcars Arrive, Students Eager to Get Behind Wheel
http://www.tsl.pomona.edu/?page=news&article=2547&issue=86
Pomona College Student Life

Industry groups hit ports' truck plan - Proposal aimed at reducing diesel emissions is called an economic threat and anti-competitive
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/10099991.html
Daily Breeze

LNG hearings coming up
http://www.malibutimes.com/articles/2007/09/26/news/news6.txt
Malibu Times

Large transit-oriented development OKd for North Hollywood - The NoHo Art Wave will have a mix of housing, retail and office space
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mta28sep28,1,5031211.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Enter Exclusive Negotiations with Lowe Enterprises for Major North Hollywood Development
http://tinyurl.com/2j8dpu
Business Wire

Metro Board of Directors Authorizes $455 Million for Wide Array of Transportation Improvements
http://www.metro.net/news_info/press/metro_179.htm
Metro

Mixed-use project near transit hub moves ahead
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_7020924
Daily News

OCTA Approves New Contract With Mechanics And Service Workers - Collective bargaining agreement is worth $56.8 million over three years
http://tinyurl.com/342aa4
Orange County Transportation Authority

On the road: Caltrans does drive-bys with a camera
http://www.capitolweekly.net/news/article.html?article_id=1724
Capitol Weekly

Pimp our Trolleys - Council looks to add more flavor to proposed fleet of retro wagons
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/092707.pdf (.pdf)
Santa Monica Daily Press

SANBAG adjusts projects
http://www.highlandnews.net/articles/2007/09/27/news/04sanbag.txt
Highland News

San Diego joins opposition of toll road extension - More than 12 cities or counties disapprove of its route, which cuts through San Onofre park and wetlands
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-tollroad27sep27,1,3061035.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Ships are top port polluters - Officials are looking to create clean-air program by next year
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070927/news_1m27port.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - Statement of James S. Simpson, Administrator re: Small Starts
http://www.fta.dot.gov/news/testimony/news_events_7230.html
Federal Transit Administration

Train horns starting to go silent - Quiet Zone takes in 5 Pomona crossings
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_6998907?source=most_emailed
Daily Bulletin

Video part of Metrolink security - About half of county's Metrolink stations will be outfitted with surveillance cameras as part of a $ 6 million project
http://www.ocregister.com/news/orange-cameras-stations-1852592-county-project
Orange County Register

Wilshire Subway Extension: Two Cents Needed
http://fadein.wordpress.com/2007/09/25/wilshire-subway-extension-two-cents-needed/
FadeInLA

9/27/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday September 27, 2007

40,000 Parking Meters To Be Replaced With Digital
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_269235029.html
CBS 2 TV

All Aboard City Council - Who says L.A. City Councilmembers are too good to take public transportation?
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6245&IssueNum=225
L.A. City Beat

Apartment complex shares site with stop on MTA's Gold Line
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_6998054?source=most_emailed
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Back to 1984 (Olympics traffic)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6246&IssueNum=225
L.A. City Beat

Dozing in the Slow Lane - Who are the leaders who can get Los Angeles moving again?
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6244&IssueNum=225
L.A. City Beat

Man throws himself in front of Orange Line bus
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_7005026
L.A. Daily News

Metrolink Service In Orange Restored After Gas Line Repair
http://www.knbc.com/news/14211111/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

National Rail Freight Infrastructure Capacity and Investment Study
http://www.aar.org/PubCommon/Documents/natl_freight_capacity_study.pdf
American Association of Railroads

New York City Transit to Send Old Subway Cars to Become Reefs
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aYV1kQhW.r8M&refer=us
Bloomberg

OCTA helps Placentia with train plans - $200,000 will help the city finish plans to eliminate railroad crossings
http://www.ocregister.com/news/project-placentia-city-1852010-crossings-eliminate
Orange County Register

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Intersection Safety Indices: User Guide
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8180
U.S. Federal Highway Administration

Pedestrian Signal Safety for Older Persons
http://www.aaafoundation.org/pdf/PEDsigtiming.pdf
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Port Users Call for Federal Review of Anti-Competitive Impacts of Southern California Ports' Trucking Plan
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070926/20070926006347.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Finance

Proposed rules will help clean air
http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_6998863
Daily Bulletin

Public Transportation's Contribution to Greenhouse Gas Reduction
http://apta.com/research/info/online/climate_change.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Research Pays Off - Smart Parking Management to Boost Transit, Ease Congestion: Oakland, California Field Test Shows Promise
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/trnews/trnews251rpo.pdf
Transportation Research Board

Road Rage - Seven who delayed L.A.’s transit future
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6247&IssueNum=225
L.A. City Beat

Ships are top port polluters
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070927/news_1m27port.html
San Diego Union-Tribune

Time's running out for L.A.'s irksome meters - Officials outline a modernization plan, with the first phase being the replacement of about 10% of the machines in the near future
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-parking27sep27,0,5095721.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Will 76 widening take 76 years?
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/09/26/opinion/editorials/22_10_239_25_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

9/26/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday September 26, 2007

45% of drivers caught by Valley's red-light cameras aren't cited
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6999033
Daily News

California gas prices jump 17 cents in month
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/26/BUNJSDQ7H.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Denver RTD Votes to Increase Fare Prices
Riders will pay more for bus and light rail service next year
http://www.myfoxcolorado.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=4461686&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1
Fox Denver

From beach to mission to harbor?
A tri-city trolley system is under review
http://www.ocregister.com/news/san-project-cities-1851685-clemente-juan
Orange County Register

Germany to build first commercial Maglev train line
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gJ56FOHlg4EL8pQzwsRQZDI4heZQ
AFP

Gold Line extension proposal would boost Ontario Airport
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6999200
Daily News

If Cyclists Think They’ve Got it Bad in NYC, Check Out L.A.
http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/09/24/if-cyclists-think-theyve-got-it-bad-in-nyc-check-out-la/#comment-37521
Streets Blog

Mayor Backs Plan To Extend Light Rail To Ontario Airport -Expansion Plan Needs Approval From MTA
http://www.knbc.com/news/14203811/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

New York Plan to Increase Transit Fares Draws Fire
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a.COcSd88eOA&refer=us
Bloomberg

Not-so-brief history of the city of Los Angeles - Dozens of historians spent nine years combing through unkempt municipal archives to compile a thorough, 1,000-page chronicle of governments dating back to 1769
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-history26sep26,1,2148983.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Public Displays of Affection Los Angeles
http://www.experiencela.com/calendar/eventmore.asp?key=15231
Experience L.A.

Rail's New Competitor: Buses. Part IV: Rail Keeps Its Reputation
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2007/09/rails-new-com-3.html
Wired

Residents speak on Port pollution
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_6989564
Press Telegram

Seeing the future - Mixed-use development in El Monte a possibility
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_6990398
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Surviving depots highlight tourist track
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6989739
San Bernardino Sun

Transit Oriented Entertainment: Public Displays of Affection in Hollywood
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/09/25/transit-oriented-entertainment-public-displays-of-affection-in-hollywood/
MetroRiderLA

Transportation chief driven to get projects done - She's ready to take next exit
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/sep/25/gherardi-recalls-her-tenure-transportation-chief/
Ventura County Star

U-turn on toll road - Council reverses itself, opposes San Onofre plan
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070926/news_1m26toll.html
San Diego Union Tribune

9/25/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday September 25, 2007

As billboards evolve, concerns for highway safety increase
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6989206
Daily News

California's tough smog law under attack - Waxman
http://www2.dailynews.com/ci_6988468?source=rss
Daily News

Follow California's lead on warming, Schwarzenegger says at U.N.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/25/MNK4SD983.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Gasoline prices still rising - Regular rises 5.7 cents to $2.961 in California and 2.5 cents to $2.812 in the U.S. Truckers are hit hard by diesel's jump
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas25sep25,1,360936.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

How Better Planning Can Cut Time Spent on California's Congested Highways
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=6256&state=5&res=1440
Smart Growth Online

How the White House worked to scuttle California's climate law
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/09/25/MNTUSD603.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

MAGLEV - It's scandalous to ignore this forward-looking rail technology
http://tinyurl.com/3aeawp
Patriot News

MTA introduces 65-foot bus for Orange Line
http://tinyurl.com/38kk38
Daily Sundial

North American Public Transportation Leaders To Convene At 2007 APTA Annual Meeting Charlotte, NC October 7-10, 2007
http://www.expertclick.com/NewsReleaseWire/default.cfm?Action=ReleaseDetail&ID=18048
News Release Wire

NY MTA to reap big bucks from cell plan
http://www.amny.com/news/local/am-cell0925,0,5764644.story
AM New York

OCTA helps fund Placentia rail project - Orange County's transit authority agrees to pay $200,000 to fix grade crossings, but it won't take charge of the improvements, despite the city's request
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa25sep25,1,7715925.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Omnitrans drivers vote to strike in October
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_6990252
Daily Bulletin

’Open road tolling’ could spell end to toll booths
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1033576
Boston Herald

Research Pays Off - Smart Parking Management to Boost Transit, Ease Congestion: Oakland, California Field Test Shows Promise
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/trnews/trnews251rpo.pdf (.pdf)
Transportation Research Board

San Bernardino International Airport flights possible next year
Airport is banking on low prices to draw customers from Ontario International
http://www.ocregister.com/news/airport-san-bernardino-1851065-international-million
Orange County Register

Shelby clamps down on Bush transportation initiative
http://thehill.com/business--lobby/shelby-clamps-down-on-bush-transportation-initiative-2007-09-25.html
The Hill

The Most Uncomfortable Bus in Los Angeles (DASH)
http://laist.com/2007/09/24/the_most_uncomf.php
LAist

9/24/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday September 24, 2007

Ambitious railway faces hurdles - Line between Santa Clarita and the Ventura coast is a much needed alternative
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_6981605
Daily Bulletin

Editorial: Planning so the rubber doesn't meet the road
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/392585.html
Sacramento Bee

Funding OK'd for Valley Blvd. plan (rail grade separation)
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6973419
San Bernardino Sun

Roadway update - Transportation officials will conduct several full freeway closures in Riverside and San Bernardino counties this week
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_6980437
San Bernardino

SANBAG reaffirms projects
http://www.highlandnews.net/articles/2007/09/21/news/05sanbag.txt
Highland Community News

San Bernardino airport may see flights next year - The facility at the former Norton Air Force Base has languished since the base closed in '94. But it's being upgraded, and the city says air service is coming soon
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sbairport24sep24,1,2631941.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Wrap and Roll - Advertisers find new vehicles for mobile messages
http://tinyurl.com/2t7zzk
Los Angeles Business Journal

9/23/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday September 23, 2007

Bikes and phones
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_6973656
Pasadena Star News

Bumpy Path - Things haven't always been smooth for the popular coastal bikeway first envisioned in 1965
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/9940376.html
Daily Breeze

Colorado Street Bridges dark history
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_6974766
Pasadena Star News

Dan Walters: Budget is already crumbling
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/393976.html
Sacramento Bee

Express Bus Is Not A Ride For Many (Rapid 920)
http://tinyurl.com/34wxbc
Canyon News

The bright idea no one is backing (high speed rail)
http://tinyurl.com/39flxe
Stockton Record

The little train that could - BART, at 35, Changed Bay Area Commutes And Communities
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_6977048
Oakland Tribune

Train tragedy averted - Only minor injuries when car strikes Gold Line train
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_6968593
Pasadena Star News