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10/06/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday October 6, 2007

A vision of new rapid bus line - Service could go from El Monte to Cal Poly
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_7102851
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Boxer to hold hearing in SB on air pollution - Testimony is sought on truck, train effects
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_7100870
San Bernardino Sun

Container traffic down at local ports - Experts say retailers are importing less, reflecting weak consumer spending, housing decline
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/10284267.html
Daily Breeze

Drivers to test new way to fund roads; Instead of paying a gas tax, you pay for miles traveled
http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/news/59801.html
Government Innovators Network

Major Arts District Project Faces City Test - The $140 Million One Santa Fe Goes to the Planning Commission This Week (Metro Red Line Yards)
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/10/08/news/news05.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Making a case for quiet - San Clemente joins other cities and OCTA in a coordinated rail safety effort that could result in a 'quiet zone.'
http://www.ocregister.com/news/crossings-san-clemente-1879230-octa-quiet
Orange County Register

Neighbors wary of Santa Monica construction - An already traffic-challenged area searches for solutions ahead of projects to shore up bluffs over PCH and rebuild the California Incline
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-incline6oct06,1,989994.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Ports plan workshop on Clean Truck Program
http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp?id=63763
eTrucker

Public Transportation Ridership Continues To Climb In 2007
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/070104_ridership_increases.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Rail problem throws wrench in Sprinter testing
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/10/05/news/coastal/22_01_5310_3_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

SANDAG to write regional bike plan
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/10/05/news/sandiego/21_19_2610_4_07.txt
North County Time/Californian

Traffic Solutions: One Idea for La Brea
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/10/traffic_solutions_one_idea_for_la_brea.php
Curbed L.A.

Why Did The Press TOTALLY Fail Us On The Gloria Jeff Disaster?
http://lacowboy.blogspot.com/2007/10/why-did-press-totally-fail-us-on-gloria.html
L.A. Cowboy

You're Fired! - With Villaraigosa in the Center, Job Loss Is All the Rage
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/10/08/news/news03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

10/05/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday October 5, 2007

Bus strike averted - Omnitrans management, leaders of drivers' union agree on contract
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_7089126
San Bernardino Sun

City Council decides to try red light cameras (Santa Monica)
http://tinyurl.com/2ugm4n
The Argonaut

City holds community workshop to look at transportation in the future (Santa Monica)
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/10/04/news_-_features/santa_monica/sm6.txt
The Argonaut

Clean Truck Program in survival struggle
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/10256427.html
Daily Breeze

Crowded freeways push drivers to find alternate routes - A lengthening rush hour and an influx of out-of-town drivers contribute to city’s traffic congestion
http://tinyurl.com/38jhoq
Daily Bruin

Devore I-15/215 interchange chosen as top SANBAG priority
http://tinyurl.com/2whdv2
Press Telegram

Fired transportation chief asks L.A. City Council to reinstate her - Gloria Jeff says the mayor provided no explanation for her termination
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jeff5oct05,1,2007382.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Former DOT chief to fight termination - Jeff hires attorney Allred
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7088559
Daily News

Former Transportation Manager Appeals Firing - Council Has Until Oct. 26 To Act
http://www.knbc.com/news/14273492/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

Gas prices on the rise
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_7093394
Daily News

Google Transit Graduates from Google Labs
http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/10/03/google-transit-graduates-from-google-labs/
TechCrunch

Intermodal carriers urge feds to intervene in LA ports’ truck program
http://tinyurl.com/2t48sq
The Trucker

LA Mayor Supports Gold Line to Airport
http://www.coremg.net/newspapers.php?paper=sierramadreweekly&storyid=1437
Sierra Madre Weekly

Massachusetts Senate President Nixes Plan to Require GPS Device in Residents' Cars - System would have been used to charge five cents a mile to drive on interstates.
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/politics/view.bg?articleid=1035872
Boston Herald

Officials hope voters might favor gas tax boost to fight warming
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/10/05/MNJ2SKB78.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Omnitrans, union reach tentative deal
http://tinyurl.com/3de3gg
Press Enterprise

Prep for passengers - Commercial services coming to San Bernardino International Airport
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_7091119
San Bernardino Sun

Santa Monica Bay: LNG deepwater port proposed 27 miles southwest of LAX
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/10/04/news_-_features/area/a1.txt
The Argonaut

S.B. County to study rail line to Ontario airport
http://tinyurl.com/37wefq
Press Enterprise

Toll road delay rejected - Coastal commission staff refuses to take project off Oct. 11 agenda
http://tinyurl.com/2lyjrr
North County Times/Californian

Truck accidents rise, Moorpark police say
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/oct/05/truck-accidents-rise-moorpark-police-say/
Ventura County Star

Upcoming community meetings for Westside extension
http://tinyurl.com/2stw5yDaily News Along for the Ride Blog

10/04/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday October 4, 2007

All Aboard, Supervisors - The love of the private car extends to the top floor of the county Hall of Administration
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6280&IssueNum=226
L.A. City Beat

Allison Yoh - The transit expert on fixing L.A’s traffic and ending free parking, free roads, and our costly love affair with the car
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6269&IssueNum=226
L.A. City Beat

Barstow: California’s Vegas to L.A. Hub - Barstow is a natural transportation hub: railways and freeways connect the town with Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Arizona
http://www.nuwireinvestor.com/articles/barstow-californias-vegas-to-la-hub-51280.aspx
NuWire Investor

Bring the subway to the westside
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2007/10/bring-the-subwa.html
Los Angeles Times Emerald City Blog

Brown to broaden fight over dirty air
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-ships3oct03,1,5629583.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Crenshaw Blvd: The not-so talked about transit corridor
http://laist.com/2007/10/03/crenshaw_blvd_t.php
LAist

Go Metro to the Latino Film Festival – features Antonio Banderas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPPbFOvEuWg
YouTube

Homelessness and Transportation Take Center Stage At City Council Meeting
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=6358
Santa Monica Mirror

Increased Interest for Transit Oriented Retail Development in Southern California
http://communityid.buxtonco.com/?p=110
Retail Economic Development Blog

L.A. Sniper: A Little Respect, Please - What matters are their positions on public transit – not how politicians get to work
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6284&IssueNum=226
L.A. City Beat

NoHo’s billion-dollar TOD
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/10/03/nohos-billion-dollar-tod/
MetroRiderLA

Pricing Friends and Foes Find Common Ground in Shoup - New York City congestion pricing opponents sought to commission UCLA urban planning guru Donald Shoup to do a study of New York City's parking policies
http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/10/03/congestion-pricing-friends-and-foes-find-common-ground-in-shoup/
StreetsBlog

Sepulveda Boulevard Makeover Gets Green Light
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_276195726.html
CBS 2 TV

State to EPA: Regulate ship emissions
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7077335
Daily News

Surprise! It’s Rideshare Week!
http://greenlagirl.com/2007/10/01/surprise-its-rideshare-week/
Green L.A. Girl

10/03/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday October 3, 2007

A load of concern over Mexican trucks - Foes of their presence on U.S. highways cite safety. Can these rigs meet our standards?
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/highway1/la-hy-wheels3oct03,0,1370855.story?coll=la-news-highway_1
Los Angeles Times

Free Metrolink tickets from Buena Park station - Giveaway is part of OCTA's celebration of the recent station opening
http://www.ocregister.com/news/character-ccix-station-1870134-buena-park
Orange County Register

Google Teams Up With Local Transit Agencies - BART, VTA Part Of Online Service
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=assignment_7&id=5687657
ABC News

No to the Foothill South Toll Road - Building a new toll route through parkland and pristine wilderness is not the way to go in Orange County
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-toll3oct03,0,2990572.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Once I took the railroad...Why nobody, but nobody will ever take mass transit as long as they have a choice
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-welch3oct03,0,5237200.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Purple Line planning
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/10/purple-line-pla.html
L.A. Times Bottleneck Blog

Railroad shipping: Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern introduce westbound intermodal service
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA6486049.html
Logistics Management

Smog-riddled L.A. breathes a bit easier
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7066571
Daily News

Task force enlists shuttles to fight downtown traffic
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7066831
Daily News

Toll road into state beach not welcomed
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20071003-9999-7m3toll.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Up close, the romance is gone - The new Wilshire Vermont Station complex in Koreatown appears dramatic from a distance. But a walk in its courtyard exposes its flaws
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-et-wilshire3oct03,0,611735.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Want a subway down Wilshire? Pencil this in.
http://laist.com/2007/10/02/want_a_subway_d.php
LAist

Working to Get Non-Transit Riders ON BOARD
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90511020
Metro Magazine

Work on I-10 in Redlands progressing ahead of schedule
http://tinyurl.com/2qw5vy
Press Enterprise

World’s Largest ''AMP'' Ship Calls at Port of Los Angeles - New-generation container ship plugs-in to access ''eco-friendly'' on-dock electric power
http://www.caltradereport.com/eWebPages/front-page-1191341797.html
Cal Trade Report

10/02/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday October 2, 2007

$16.5M Contract Approved To Resume FlyAway Service
http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_274170327.html
CBS 2 TV

AAA sets up watchdog site for transportation dollars
http://www.insidesocal.com/theride/2007/10/aaa_sets_up_watchdog_site_for_1.html
Daily News/Along for the Ride Blog

Dan Walters: Debt soars, and more on the way (infrastructure bonds)
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/409655.html
Sacramento Bee

Frank Gruber: What I say: Showing Respect to Transit Heroes
http://tinyurl.com/3bts54
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Green Is Going Mainstream
http://www.worldtrademag.com/CDA/Articles/Cover_Story/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000000178409
World Trade

MTA suffers a breakdown in trust
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_7054744
Whittier Daily News

Struggle for clean air - Port study shows that getting rid of junker diesel trucks will be neither cheap nor easy
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_7056666
Press Telegram

Traffic boss vows to work with neighborhood councils
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7057237
Daily News

10/01/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday October 1, 2007

Gold Line extension plays a cruel joke on commuters trying to get downtown
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa1oct01,1,2592915.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. doesn't save data on traffic growth - City officials said they don't have traffic counts for some of the city's busiest intersections — and can't say how much congestion has increased over the years - Information gathered by the city's vast signal system is kept for only a few days, limiting the city in its long-term planning
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic1oct01,1,531229.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Many Ideas On Improving L.A. Mobility But No Consensus
http://www.planetizen.com/node/27401
Planetizen

Red light, green light - L.A.'s intersection cameras let too many off the hook
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_7046809
Daily News

Study Finds That U.S. Motorists Do Not Pay Their Way
http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/09/20/delucchi-study-finds-that-us-motorists-do-not-pay-their-way/
StreetsBlog
Link to full report: http://pubs.its.ucdavis.edu/download_pdf.php?id=1088%20 (.pdf)

Westside subway … umm, transit alternatives meetings
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/09/30/westside-subway-umm-transit-alternatives-meetings/
MetroRiderLA

9/30/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday September 30, 2007

Angelenos' New Refrain: 'I Love (Downtown) L.A.' - City's Once-Wasteland Is Hipster Heaven
http://tinyurl.com/3dzj93
Washington Post

Clean-air rule targets existing diesel-truck fleet - Big rigs in southern California will need to cut certain emissions, under a regulation approved last week
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1001/p03s02-usgn.html
CS Monitor

Eye on the Environment: Car pooling helps drivers save cash, eases congestion
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/sep/30/car-pooling-helps-drivers-save-cash-eases/
Ventura County Star

Figueroa Corridor Plan Gains Steam - Bond Money Could Fund $100 Million Vision Connecting Downtown to USC
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/10/01/news/news03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

LA Traffic Will Improve Drastically Starting Today
http://laist.com/2007/09/28/la_traffic_will.php
LAist

Here's what drivers want to know about the 22 Freeway - OCTA officials say by March the project will be complete and landscaping will be in
http://www.ocregister.com/news/work-project-lanes-1854515-orange-freeway
Orange County Register

Interstate 10 expansion project
http://tinyurl.com/2tdqed
Press Enterprise

Massive Retail, Housing Complex Planned for North Hollywood - Some Residents Fear the Billion-Dollar Project Will Cause Overcrowding
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=local&id=5681529
KABC 7 TV

Port Officials See Emerging Threat From South - SHIPPING: L.A. eyes alliance with growing Mexican rivals
http://tinyurl.com/35kteq
Los Angeles Business Journal

RTA wins honor as best big-transit system in nation
http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2007/09/rta_wins_honor_as_best_big_tra.html
Cleveland Plain Dealer