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11/30/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday November 30, 2007

$52-a-parcel tax proposed for transportation
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7585072
Los Angeles Daily News

10,000th passenger boards plane at Palmdale
http://www.avpress.com/n/28/1128_s3.hts
Antelope Valley Press

An unfair share for local ports - State officials' division of transportation funds cheats Southern California's trade corridors
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-ports29nov29,0,5447595.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans considers median on Hwy. 126 - Proposal for 6.7-mile stretch is being presented to cities
http://snipurl.com/1uf8l
Ventura County Star

Corona Metrolink parking structure construction to displace commuters
http://snipurl.com/1uf8z
Press Enterprise

Design ordinance could help Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Ocean Front Walk keep their 'small-town feel'
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/11/29/news_-_features/venice/v1.txt
The Argonaut

'Gingerbread' bus is in service through the holidays - The Big Blue Bus has rolled out its fully wrapped holiday bus
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/11/29/news_-_features/area/a6.txt
The Argoaut

Fighting for more road money called risk for Inland area
http://snipurl.com/1uejt
Press Enterprise

Fight looms over transit bonds' proposed spending
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20071128-9999-1n28trans.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Groups decry design of Expo Line - Project divides foes, supporters
http://snipurl.com/1uejb
Our Weekly

A just route to a green L.A. County - Parks and transit services have something in common in the Los Angeles region - there aren't enough to go around
http://snipurl.com/1uejh
Whittier Daily News

LA: City for the Rich (parking, congestion pricing)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/854/75/
CityWatchLA

L.A. City Hall's newest tax-hiking scheme
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_7594956
Daily News

Mayor unveils plan to ease traffic on Pico and Olympic without creating any one-way streets
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2007/11/29/news_-_features/area/a4.txt
The Argonaut

MTA vote to install gates targets railway fare cheats - The L.A. agency looks to install turnstiles at its stations after a study finds 5% of weekday riders don't pay fares
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-gates30nov30,1,5410718.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials promote public-private work
http://www.avpress.com/n/29/1129_s2.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Put road funds where cargo goes - OUR VIEW: Money for area's truck-jammed highways was misdirected; error must be corrected.
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_7594230
Daily Bulletin

Resurrecting L.A.'s Subway to the Sea
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90511156
Metro Magazine

Tolls on car-pool lanes? Option on the table to ease road congestion
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7595796
Whittier Daily News

Toll roads for L.A. County?
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_7595445
Daily News

Transit funds fall short - SoCal to get less than expected from state bond
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_7585572?source=email
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

11/29/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday November 29, 2007

$1.7 billion allotted to five-county region for highway, rail projects
http://snipurl.com/1ucy9
Press Enterprise

$52-a-parcel tax proposed for transportation
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7585072
Daily News

Amtrak Strike Averted; Bush Panel to Hear Dispute
http://snipurl.com/1ucy8
Bloomberg

BART perks up by adding coffee at some stations
http://www.examiner.com/a-1072777~BART_perks_up_by_adding_coffee_at_some_stations.html
S.F. Examiner

Bill Rosendahl - The councilman’s life lessons make him a fighter for the underdog and, sometimes, the lone voice of reason
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6565&IssueNum=234
L.A. City Beat

City Council: Its Time To Think About Our Future Together
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/11/city-council-its-time-to-think-about.html
StreetHeatLA

Claremonters experience Spark of Love (Metrolink)
http://www.claremont-courier.com/pages/Topstory112807.1.html
Claremont Courier

Cost of ocean shipping - Poisonous by-products of bunker are too damaging to be ignored any longer
http://www2.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_7584608
Press Telegram

Enjoy an opera liner or see Santa arrive by train
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7575444
Daily News

Federal Maritime Commission eyes LA, Long Beach port truck proposal
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2007/Nov07/112607/112807-09.htm
Land Line

Grand Opening Celebration for Eco-Friendly Big Blue Bus Transit Store Set for December 5
http://snipurl.com/1ucpe
Business Wire

L.A. County awaits fiscal wallop
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7584881
Daily News

Officials Call For Transit Plan To Ease Congestion
http://cbs2.com/local/Traffic.Transit.Congestion.2.598058.html
CBS 2 TV

Public is Asked to Weigh-in on Transportation Plan
http://www.knx1070.com/City-Officials-Seek-Public-Input--on-Tranportation/1261610
KNX 1070 AM

Rosendahl Reiterates Slow Growth for District
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3415
Palisadian Post

Santa Ana wins $1 million for bike trail - The state grant will help pay for a link between the city's existing loop of trails and Costa Mesa
http://www.ocregister.com/news/trail-city-million-1931254-santa-along
Orange County Register

SD Gains Healthy Share Of State Funding Program - State Grants Large Funding For Transportation Upgrades
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/14721989/detail.html
NBC San Diego

Share the Gold Line dream (Foothill extension)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_7582612
Pasadena Star News

Shuttle plan OK'd for OC airport area - Buses are to start rolling in the spring
http://www.ocregister.com/news/shuttle-plan-service-1930832-octa-city
Orange County Register

Southland agencies decry allocation of transit funds
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7585425
Whittier Daily News

Transit plan aims to ease traffic on Pico, Olympic
http://snipurl.com/1ucpz
Daily Bruin

Way to relieve traffic congestion - Re "A plan to speed up Westside commute," Nov. 26
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-thursday29nov29,0,2363153.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

World's biggest passenger plane draws crowd at LAX
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7585070
Daily News

11/28/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday November 28, 2007

Angelenos decry share of Prop. 1B
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7575446
Daily News
Link to CTC Guidelines adopted 11/27/07: http://www.catc.ca.gov/TCIF/TCIF_Guidelines_112707.pdf (.pdf)

Bay Area could get $640 million to ease truck traffic
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/28/BASITK0I6.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

California Transportation Commission OKs New TCIF Guidelines
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=123
Cunningham Report

City Outlines Plan to Ease Traffic on Olympic and Pico
Related audio link to “The Westside Parking Lot: How do we get it moving again?
http://www.scpr.org/news/stories/2007/11/26/18_olympic_pico_112607.html
KPCC 98.3 FM

Federal Gold Line funds expected (Foothill extension)
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_7576445?source=most_emailed
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Easy fixes got us into this budget mess - California's fiscal crisis is the result of a volatile revenue system, not out-of-control spending
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-laird28nov28,0,3556218.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Keep funding on route - CONGESTION on local freeways has gotten so severe that it is time to send in the economists instead of the engineers.
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_7575031
Pasadena Star News

L.A. area fails to snare bulk of transportation funds - Prop. 1B money will be distributed more evenly, panel rules
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/525990.html
Sacramento Bee

L.A. traffic plan a mixed bag (front page and page 9)
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/112807.pdf (.pdf)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Long-term transportation plan outlines need for change
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20071127-9999-1m27transit.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Man Dies Trying To Outrun Blue Line Train
http://cbs2.com/local/Man.Dies.Blue.2.597309.html
CBS 2 TV

Mission statement to focus on L.A. traffic
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7575443
Daily News

NorCal to get up to $840 million for freight - State transportation commission ignores warning from assembly speaker
http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_7578971
Oakland Tribune

Officials decry transit bill's fate - Only a fraction of requested funds will be provided to ports
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_7575542
Press Telegram

Panel says air quality should not be sacrificed for road projects (CTC and infrastructure bond funds)
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20071127-1756-ca-transportationbond.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Peter Dreier: The bus stops here for First Transit contract
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_7574958
Pasadena Star News

Projects at Universal will hurt quality of life
http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_7564109
Daily News

Schwarzenegger calls for new tack on infrastructure - He wants private firms to partner with the state in building and maintaining roads and other projects
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-arnold28nov28,1,737023.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Southland rebuffed in bid for more road, rail and port funds - A state panel rejects legislators' call for the lion's share of $3 billion allocated for improving the flow of goods in the state
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-transport28nov28,1,4453188.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Supporters Claim Fear of NBC Project Premature - Developer Says It’s Sensitive to Traffic Issue
http://snipurl.com/1uawa
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Transportation chief wins 6% raise, big bonus
http://snipurl.com/1uaye
Orange County Register

United's Palmdale service reaches milestone
http://news.cheapflights.com/airlines/2007/11/uniteds-palmdal.html
CheapFlights

11/27/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday November 27, 2007

Charlotte NC Light Rail Debuts to Over-Capacity Crowd
http://www.planetizen.com/node/28656
Planetizen

Charging up GM? At L.A. auto show, company exec says plug-in Chevrolet Volt may be on road by 2010 – but battery challenges still remain
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/519903.html
Sacramento Bee

Diesel jumps to a record high at the pump - The average rises 3.4 cents to $3.444 a gallon in the last week. Gasoline is little changed
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas27nov27,1,3441143.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Driver Hits Bus Four Times
http://www.knbc.com/news/14700444/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Former UC Davis professor explains history of bike paths
Lecture traces paths back to 1894
http://snipurl.com/1u90k
California Aggie

L.A. offers free tours of transit art
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20071126/ap_tr_ge/travel_brief_la_transit_1
Associated Press

Man, 27, Killed By Metro Blue Line Train
http://cbs2.com/local/train.kills.man.2.596413.html
CBS 2 TV

Mayor Pulls the Curtain on Pico/Olympic Plan
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/850/
CityWatchLA

New face for Pasadena's transportation future
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_7563926
Whittier Daily News

New Plan to Help Alleviate Traffic Congestion on Westside - Will Eliminate All Parking on Olympic and Pico During Rush Hour
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local&id=5784818
ABC 7 TV

O.C. transit chief gets 9% pay raise - Some on OCTA board object to a bonus, that makes Art Leahy's salary higher than that of the county CEO
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa27nov27,1,2796139.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Phase 1 Of 'Olympic-West Pico-East' Plan To Begin In January
http://www.knbc.com/news/14696545/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Riverside County creating own system to predict traffic
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_model27.32ecff8.html
Press Enterprise

South Bay Expressway New Tool in Toolbox - $803M Project to Take 20% of Traffic Off I-805, Nearby Roads
http://snipurl.com/1u90y
San Diego Business Journal

Toll road extension battled in south state - Agency offers $100 million to California to bring route to the coast; foes see major damage
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/523043.html
Sacramento Bee

TransLink backers consider letting people pay for parking with card
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/26/BA74TJGGE.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Transportation needs require a real solution
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_7565888
Daily News

Villaraigosa unveils traffic plan for Pico and Olympic
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-ex-traffic27nov27,1,3468878.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

11/26/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday November 26, 2007

Going lean on SoCal projects - Bush tries reining in earmark funds
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7558301
Whittier Daily News

Metrolink Holiday Toy Express collects donations in Pedley
http://tinyurl.com/2h8nul
Press Enterprise

Next Transit Dream Map
http://laist.com/2007/11/25/the_next_transi.php
LAist

Peter Schrag: The price we pay for ports
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_7556671
Press Telegram

Plan for dividing bond funds amiss - OUR VIEW: The latest proposal for trade-bearing highway improvements has too many holes in it
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_7549515
Daily Bulletin

Plan to speeding traffic on Pico and Olympic - Mayor Villaraigosa is to announce a plan that is expected to cut travel times on the boulevards by eliminating parking during rush hour and re-timing lights
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-westside26nov26,1,3045823.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Tiny town stands with its trees - Many in Independence object to Caltrans' plans to remove 100 elms and sycamores to widen a highway and add 'sidewalks to nowhere'
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-trees26nov26,1,4221893.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Transportation forum moves forward slowly - Officials from several cities go around on the usual topics, such as a 'subway to the sea,' always coming back to funding
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa26nov26,1,7290821.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

11/25/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday November 25, 2007

Beverly Hills adds more free parking time - Shoppers now get two hours instead of one in city garages in an effort to help retailers
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beverlyhills24nov24,1,7050563.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Keep San Diego moving
http://tinyurl.com/3259xz
North County Times

Northern California officials finally get together to win their fair share of state transportation funds
http://tinyurl.com/2uxm96
Stockton Record

Preparing Transportation for Oil Depletion
http://www.evworld.com/article.cfm?storyid=1359
EV World

SoCal Congressional Earmarks Not Heard
http://laist.com/2007/11/24/socal_congressi.php
LAist

Steve Garfink: MTC, ABAG fees unrealistic
http://tinyurl.com/2p7une
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Timing is Everything for Traffic Control
http://tinyurl.com/yudo2v
Santa Clarita Signal

Traffic tyranny from SANDAG
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/11/25/opinion/editorials/15_18_0311_24_07.txt
North County Times

USC outgrowing its neighborhood
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-me-housing25nov25,1,4887654.story?coll=la-mininav-business
Los Angeles Times