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12/08/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday December 8, 2007

101 plan may be funded in '08
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/dec/08/rice-101-plan-may-be-funded-in-08/
Ventura County Star

Clear pattern of risk emerges from city smog - L.A.'s notorious air pollution is hardest on kids. The closer to a freeway they live, play or attend school, the more likely it is that their developing lungs' capacity will be reduced
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-smog10dec10,1,7144661.story?coll=la-headlines-health
Los Angeles Times

Expressive train rolls by - Locomotive laden with Christmas decorations makes its way through as part of a toy drive
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/articles/2007/12/08/news/gnp-train08.txt
Glendale News Press

Freeways should be kept free - Re "It's time to go with toll-lane flow," column, Dec. 2
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-saturday8dec08,0,7134613.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Hey Taxi! Local Leaders Try to Persuade DOT To Let Angelenos Hail a Cab
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/10/news/news02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

LAX seeks NASA's study of runways - Expansion critics complain federal agencies back growth and ignore safety
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12275301.html
Daily Breeze

Metro Boosts Downtown Bus Service
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/10/news/news_briefs/at04.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Moorpark OKs downtown land sale for mixed-use project
http://snipurl.com/1uypq
Ventura County Star

Palmdale airport sees anemic air traffic
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7650791
Daily News

Plan fails to curb growth in Valley - Zoning rules could allow many more commercial projects along Ventura Boulevard, city finds
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-growth8dec08,1,3487227.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Proposal for Greyhound bus station rejected
http://snipurl.com/1uypl
Press Enterprise

San Pedro port vapors to be tracked - Plan announced by mayor and attorney general to cut greenhouse gas emissions includes solar power panels
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12275526.html
Daily Breeze

Southland transit is in need of big ideas
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus9dec09,1,5549891.column?coll=la-utilities-business
Los Angeles Times

State OKs strict air emission measures - One will ban much of the current diesel truck fleet from ports statewide. The other targets idling vessels
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-air8dec08,1,7604416.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Visions of 'Chinatown North' - Planning Begins and Ideas Fly for Vast Expanse Near L.A. River
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/10/news/opinion/edit03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

12/07/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday December 7, 2007

$2-billion face-lift for LAX set to begin - Improvements are necessary but passengers should know that they won't always be happy with the experience during construction, airport chief says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lindsey7dec07,1,6691624.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

$300 million in road funds ready
http://www.mydesert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071206/NEWS05/712060356/-1/newsfront
Desert Sun

Airbus A380 returns to LAX for demo; scheduled passenger service at LAX set to start in fall 2008
http://snipurl.com/1uwtg
The Argonaut

Commission Calls for $357 Billion in Passenger Rail Investment
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/071206/passenger_rail_expansion.html?.v=2
Yahoo! Finance

Commission OKs L.A. port expansion - Backers cite 'green' elements, but homeowners and environmentalists raise various concerns
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-port7dec07,1,3046776.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Critical Mass bike ride may be at braking point - Cyclists in the monthly event in Santa Monica say they may pedal elsewhere because of citations from police
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bikers7dec07,1,7367625.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Five transit agencies to share $19 million in state bond funds
http://snipurl.com/1uw1f
Press Enterprise

Holiday Toy Express Rolls into Burbank and Glendale
http://californianewswire.com/2007/12/06/CNW770_210604.php
California News Wire

Metro Passes No Longer Useable On LADOT Buses
http://cbs2.com/local/LADOT.Transit.Bus.2.604541.html
CBS 2 TV

New Big Blue Bus transit store opens near Promenade
http://snipurl.com/1uwte
The Argonaut

Regional report: Mom wouldn't tack these grades on the fridge - Regional panel unveils report card that grades the region's economy and quality of life
http://www.ocregister.com/news/region-percent-county-1936637-report-year
Orange County Register

Regional transportation agency says $132 billion needed before 2035
http://snipurl.com/1uwpq
Press Enteprise

Roads facing funding gridlock - Problems plague transit system
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7656787
Whittier Daily News

SCAG: Transportation funding falls $132 million short (headline should read $132 Billion)
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7655701
Daily News
Link to SCAG’s 2007 State of the Region Report: http://snipurl.com/1uwom
Link to SCAG’s 2007 Report Card: http://snipurl.com/1uwop

Screw you Cincinnati, LA is more Walkable than you!
http://laist.com/2007/12/06/screw_you_cinci.php
LAist

SoCal 'report card' has B, C and (gulp) D marks
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/dec/07/socal-report-card-has-b-c-and-gulp-d-marks/
Ventura County Star

Subways: The New Urban Status Symbol
http://snipurl.com/1uw1g
Business Week

U.S. Passenger Rail Needs $353 Billion, Panel Says
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=ayOo6ds2QhCk
Bloomberg

12/06/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday December 6, 2007

A bumpy road to the toll booth
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez6dec06,1,6911142.column?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Beverly bridge is back - Ceremony kicks off span's reopening
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7646343
Whittier Daily News

Big Blue Bus Takes Greener Road
http://snipurl.com/1uuul
Santa Monica Lookout News

Cargo center set - Huge project will be built at Ontario airport
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_7646789
Daily Bulletin

L.A.'s Grand Avenue project kicks off
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7645744
Daily News

Mayor: LA Drivers Have 'Fundamental Right To Turn Left'
http://www.knbc.com/traffic/14780306/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Midnight Ridazz are bound to keep on riding - In the heart of car culture, massive bike rides are hitting the streets. Should you admire them? Scorn them? Or join the pack?
http://www.calendarlive.com/cl-gd-cover6dec06,0,1527407.story?coll=cl-home-top-blurb-right
Los Angeles Times

More L.A. intersections to get left-turn signals
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/12195831.html
Daily Breeze

New transit-corridor development a must
http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_7635776
Daily News

Palmdale airport service can't seem to get off the ground - United Airlines faces a lackluster response to its San Francisco flights
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-palmdale6dec06,1,7733312.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Pay up, commuters (scroll down page)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6600&IssueNum=235
L.A. City Beat

Port panel gets a look at expansion - Wilmington neighbors of terminal say environmental report doesn't go far enough to lessen impact of ships, trucks
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12196041.html
Daily Breeze

Report augurs gloom for I.E. - Experts predict 'near recession'
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_7646777
Daily Bulletin

Reports predict dismal year for California economy
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/06/BUFMTOU36.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Speak out on toll roads - Should car pool lanes be used for revenue?
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_7636339
Press Telegram

State wants cleaner air at ports
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7645743
Daily News

Tom LaBonge - L.A.’s top cheerleader wants money for public transportation projects
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6604&IssueNum=235
L.A. City Beat

Too many close calls on runways, report says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-runway6dec06,1,2565129.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Traffic Talks - Critics of Pico-Olympic plan crowd City Hall
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6602&IssueNum=235
L.A. City Beat

Transit meeting draws crowd
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7645496
Whittier Daily News

Your View: 710 tunnel could remove pollution
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_7643604
Pasadena Star News

12/05/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday December 5, 2007

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK - MTA is on the wrong track - The agency's plan to install turnstiles at subway and light-rail stations is a betrayal of their design
http://www.calendarlive.com/galleriesandmuseums/cl-et-subway5dec05,0,6940232.story?coll=cl-art-features
Los Angeles Times

Commuter kicks car habit
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7636604
Daily News

Gold Line gaining support - Cities pledging local funds match
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_7637352
Pasadena Star News

Good Streets Include Streetcars
http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/12/04/good-streets-include-streetcars/
StreetsBlog

los angeles subway turnstiles? yes, please!
http://www.angelenic.com/infrastructure/los-angeles-subway-turnstiles-yes-please/
Angelenic

Match money with cargo - Funding for the area's truck-jammed highways was misdirected
http://www.dailybreeze.com/opinion/articles/12029806.html
Daily Breeze

Mayor to announce plans for more left-turn arrows
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_7640247
Daily News

New DOT chief expected to be approved today
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_7631518?source=rss
Daily News

New NREL Publication: AC Transit-Fuel Cell Buses: Evaluation Results Update
http://www.fuelcellsworks.com/Supppage8187.html
Fuel Cell Works

New York MTA launches No. 7 subway extension
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/freightnews/article.asp?id=11830
Progressive Railroading

NoHo project pared down; community input sought
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7636704
Daily News

Port of Los Angeles marks 100 years since its creation
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7634004
Daily News

Public transportation ridership continues to grow -- Nearly 50 million more trips taken in third quarter 2007
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/071204_ridership.cfm
America Public Transportation Association

San Francisco To Try Double-Deck Bus On City's Routes
http://www.nbc11.com/news/14776581/detail.html
NBC 11 TV

Smart growth policy revision needed, some say
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/12/04/news/top_stories/1_04_1512_3_07.txt
North County Times/Californian

Southern California Ports Move to Curb Emissions From Shipping Industry
http://snipurl.com/1unga
New York Times

Special Holiday Trains Pull Into Camp Pendleton
http://www.10news.com/news/14752796/detail.html
10 News TV

Truckers at ports breathe poor-quality air - Pollution in truck cabs was 10 times higher than the air outside, report says
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12142506.html
Daily Breeze

Tunnel feasibility test plan hits snag (Irvine-Corona Expressway)
http://snipurl.com/1unfk
Press Enterprise

12/04/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 4, 2007

Accountability At a Glance - California is harnessing the power of the Internet to provide transparency of management on a $3 billion program of transportation improvements.
http://www.tfhrc.gov/pubrds/07sep/02.htm
Public Roads

Ailing Transit System Has Something to Boast About: Green Vehicles (SF Muni)
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2007/12/ailing-transit.html
Wired

Better Public Transit Systems
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=3146&res=1024
Smart Growth Online

Business travel costs expected to rise 6% next year
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/travel/2007-12-03-business-travel-costs_N.htm
USA Today

City Hall columnists talk Monorails, Dodger Stadium
http://laist.com/2007/12/03/hymonorlov_talk.php
LAist

Community Slams Mayor, Weiss on Pico/Olympic Plan
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/community-slams-mayor-weiss-on.htmlStreetHeatLA

Fare Gates Are Coming
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/03/the-fare-gates-are-coming/
MetroRiderLA

Gas prices lower season spending
http://www.avpress.com/n/03/1203_s9.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Honor no more. Metro to install ticket gates
http://laist.com/2007/12/03/honor_no_more_m.php
LAist

Irate Citizens to Mayor: Stop Ignoring Us (Pico/Olympic corridor)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/865/
CityWatchLA

Ontario air cargo center OK'd
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12108876.html
Daily Breeze

Santa Monica de-car-ing workshop, redux
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2007/12/santa-monica-de.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

TAP Card Untapped
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/03/the-tap-card-untapped/?p=1232
MetroRiderLA

Toll roads could aid Gold Line plan
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7628293
Whittier Daily News

Westsiders rev up opposition to traffic plan
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic4dec04,1,3484930.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

12/02/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday December 2, 2007

An End to the Free Ride on Trains in Los Angeles
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/03/us/03transit.html?hp
New York Times

Billion-dollar interchange project still a go
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_7614243
Redland Daily Facts

Car-pool lanes may be switched to toll lanes - MTA plan calling for solo drivers as well as car-poolers to pay a fee on some roads draws fire
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/regstate/articles/11963276.html
Daily Breeze

Congress thought the unthinkable on vehicle mileage - The 35 mpg standard, part of a larger energy bill in the works, grew from $3 gasoline and global warming issues
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-na-fuel2dec02,1,5063871.story?coll=la-news-environment
Los Angeles Times

No fire, no free pass on toll road, firefighters told - An L.A. County crew en route to a funeral blows past a booth, is caught on camera and fined. They are flabbergasted; the Orange County transportation agency is unapologetic
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-firetruck1dec01,1,6912449.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

"Olympic-West Pico-East" Initiative Announced
http://snipurl.com/1ujh6
Canyon News

OC Authorities Address Firefighter Toll Controversy - Truck Was Headed To Funeral, Not Fire, Official Says
http://www.knbc.com/news/14752707/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Why America is Becoming a Second-World Nation and California is in the Crosshairs
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2007/12/why_america_is.html
California Progress Report

Transportation Headlines for Saturday December 1, 2007

Interchange project still on - Official says decision won't affect proposal
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_7606891
San Bernardino Sun

L.A. offers free tours of transit art
http://urbanplacesandspaces.blogspot.com/2007/12/la-offers-free-tours-of-transit-art.html
Urban Places & Spaces

LA Voters Lied to on How Transpo Bond Money would be Spent?
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/862/75/
LACityWatch

Light rail's still best - Re the article "Optimism high, potential funding low; Metro line on track" (scroll down page)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_7612064
Pasadena Star News

MTA asks for toll roads for congestion
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/toll_3901___article.html/roads_lanes.html
Victorville Daily Press

Metrolink Brings Holiday Train to Marines - in Iraq
http://californianewswire.com/2007/12/01/CNW755_163340.php
California News Wire

Most Expensive Places To Buy Gas
http://snipurl.com/1uisy
Forbes

Process streamlined for mixed-use projects
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_7594659
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Public Transit – California Loves the automobile, but with our love affair comes problems
http://calpirgucd.blogspot.com/2007/11/public-transit.html
U.C. Davis CALPIRG

Redlands celebrates life in the fast lane
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_7601468
Redlands Daily Facts

Roadwork planned to ease commute to San Diego County – Plan criticized over gas emissions
http://snipurl.com/1uise
Press Enterprise

SANDAG blueprint updated to 2030
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20071201-9999-7m1sandag.html
San Diego Union Tribune

San Diego port, border in line for $400 million
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2007/12/02/news/top_stories/1_01_0412_1_07.txt
North County Times/Californian