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12/15/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday December 15, 2007

Alameda Corridor: Train count falls to lowest monthly mark in more than two years
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/freightnews/article.asp?id=11884
Progressive Railroading

America's Dumbest (stop signage)
http://snipurl.com/1vbru
LAMetroMole

Bottleneck about to end: Flyovers ready to open at 60-91-215 interchange
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_7725571
San Bernardino Sun

Editorial: Can't We All Just Get a Cab?
http://snipurl.com/1vbrb
L.A. Downtown News

Events mark opening of 60/91/215 flyovers
http://snipurl.com/1vbrh
Press Enterprise

Gold Line Schedule Changes Begin Sunday
http://laist.com/2007/12/14/gold_line_sched.php
LAIst

How Green Can L.A. Grow? City Should Pass Ordinance Requiring Stricter Environmental Standards For Large Residential Projects
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/17/news/opinion/edit03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

LaBonge blasts lack of foresight in Valley transit planning
http://snipurl.com/1vbrv
Studio City Sun

LaBonge blasts lack of foresight in Valley transit planning
http://nazinla.blogspot.com/2007/12/labonge-blasts-lack-of-foresight-in.html
NAzinLA

new metro station monitors to show train schedules
http://www.angelenic.com/transit/new-metro-station-monitors-to-show-train-schedules/
Angelenic

Planner and Painter - Artwork Shows Another Side of Metro Employee Diego Cardoso
http://snipurl.com/1vbr8
Los Angeles Downtown News

Ticket to Ride - The Daily Press news team hits the streets, going undercover for a ride with Critical Mass, Page 12 (.pdf)
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/121507.pdf
Santa Monica Daily Press

Zen and the '10' - Everything I Need to Know About Driving I Learned on the Bus
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/17/news/opinion/edit04.txt
L.A. Downtown News

12/14/2007

Transportation Headlines for Friday December 14, 2007

2 sought in train, car collision
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_7705897
Daily Bulletin

11th District: Intersections getting new left-turn signals
http://snipurl.com/1va27
The Argonaut

Anaheim begins steps to end train whistles
http://www.ocregister.com/news/anaheim-city-quiet-1940573-council-zone
Orange County Register

Budget woes make for long, cold winter
http://www.capitolweekly.net/article.php?xid=wr42edvfork3wg
Capitol Weekly

Carpoolers' free ride may be over - County officials propose converting some carpool lanes to toll lanes, but the 405 is not included in the initial plan. An MTA proposal to convert the lanes to toll roads has some fuming.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-congestion14dec14,1,7985201.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Connections Are Key to Valley’s Most Powerful Person in SFV: David Fleming
http://snipurl.com/1va4q
San Fernando Business Journal

Credit Cards, Cell Phones Work On New LA Parking Meters
http://www.knbc.com/news/14848580/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Does Metro Board Chair Take Metro? Apparently yes.
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/does-metro-board-chair-take-metro.html
StreetHeat

Governor planning across-the-board budget cuts
http://www.sacbee.com/102/story/565700.html
Sacramento Bee

Judge says California can regulate greenhouse gases from cars
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-autos13dec13,1,5378469.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Marina Fwy connectors to I-405 to be closed at set times through January 11th
http://snipurl.com/1va2a
The Argonaut

Núñez raises the prospect of hikes in taxes, car fees
http://www.sacbee.com/102/story/565742.html
Sacramento Bee

new shopping center targets koreatown’s diversity
http://www.angelenic.com/construction/new-shopping-center-targets-koreatowns-diversity/
Angelenic

No Need For a Quarter: Meters Take Plastic - Parking Meters In North Hollywood Take Change, Cards, Cell Phones
http://cbs2.com/local/new.parking.meters.2.610476.html
CBS 2 TV

Officials fuming on road funding
http://www2.sbsun.com/news/ci_7715741
San Bernardino Sun

Officials wary of new home fee - Study: Growth will require $13.8 billion in freeways
http://snipurl.com/1v997
North County Times/Californian

Parking meters get smart
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7716707
Daily News

Pico/Olympic Meeting Announced
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/at-end-of-committee-hearing-rosendahl.html
StreetHeatLA

Port workers give biometric data for access - First batch of employees signs up for high-tech entrance cards
http://www2.presstelegram.com/ci_7705805
Press Telegram

Protest Grows: Freeway Billboards Delayed
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/888/
CityWatchLA

Riders give test of double-decker bus a high five
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/13/BAEGTT7V1.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Stuff a Bus drive coming to end, needs more toys
http://www.avpress.com/n/13/1213_s15.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Traffic changes coming, including new left-turn Vista del Mar restrictions
http://snipurl.com/1va2f
The Argonaut

Waldorf Fundraiser Falls Short for Sunset Signal
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3460
Palisadian Post

Wheels for swingers - Americas Bike Co. is banking on its hinged design to catch on with riders
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-swingbike13dec13,1,4270261.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

12/13/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday December 13, 2007

Antonio’s to-do list (transportation, ports)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6637&IssueNum=236
L.A. City Beat

Deconstructing Antonio (Olympic/Pico, ports)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6636&IssueNum=236
L.A. City Beat

Does Metro Board Chair Take Metro? Apparently yes.
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/does-metro-board-chair-take-metro.html
StreetHeat

Fueling the Fire - Hybrids and diamond lanes may be soothing our conscience, but they're not easing the transportation crisis. Will long-term solutions like mass transit ever get a real chance in our car-addicted culture?
http://www.metroactive.com/metro/12.12.07/cover-0750.html
MetroActive

Hybrid Vehicles Losing Some Of Their Privileges - Hybrids Without State "Clean Air Vehicle" Decals Will Have To Pay To Park
http://cbs2.com/local/hybrid.clean.air.2.609670.html
CBS 2 TV

L.A., Long Beach ports consider new container fee to generate $1.6 billion
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2007/Dec07/121007/121207-06.htm
Land Line

L.A. Sniper: Buying Our Way Out of a Jam - 2008 looks like the year we will pay dearly to reduce traffic
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6634&IssueNum=236
L.A. City Beat

Metrolink train hits car
http://snipurl.com/1v7cn
Press Enterprise

Project to center around light rail (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7704782
Whittier Daily News

Strategic Transportation Plan Unveiled
http://snipurl.com/1v87r
San Fernando Sun

12/12/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday December 12, 2007

Anaheim zones for a densely populated downtown - Although the real estate market is slack, council members say they must plan for an urban future
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-triangle12dec12,1,307047.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Biodiesel Fuel Management Best Practices for Transit
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8464
Transportation Research Board/U.S. DOT - FTA

Brown Announces Greenhouse Gas Agreement With Los Angeles Port
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=45456
California Chronicle

Cargo site a big plus for region - Our view: One thousand good local jobs will improve Inland Empire's jobs-housing balance
http://www.sbsun.com/editorial/ci_7695299
San Bernardino Sun

Claremont trolley proposal moves to council for final OK
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_7696464
Daily Bulletin

Does the Rubber Meet the Road: Investigating the Alternatives to Congestion Pricing
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8470
Transportation Research Board/Environmental Defense

Going Green: Minimizing Aviation's Environmental Footprint at Airports
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8463
Transportation Research Board/Airports Council

Government, Ports and Air Quality Leaders Open First Natural Gas Truck Fuel Station to Support Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports' Historic Clean Air Action Plan
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/071211/20071211005446.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Finance

Harbor panels will examine truck fee - A charge of $35 per vehicle would implement a program to cut diesel emissions by 80 percent
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12408481.html
Daily Breeze

Improving ADA Complementary Paratransit Demand Estimation
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8246
Transportation Research Board

LNG station opens near port - Cleaner fuel hailed; truckers, in protest, urge clients to pay for conversions
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7696640
Press Telegram

Palmdale's United Airlines service still gaining altitude
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7696262
Daily News

Plan eyes 'smart growth'
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_7672943
San Bernardino Sun

Pump prices falling, for now -- Californians can expect cheaper gasoline for Christmas. But it won't exactly be a bargain, and the forecast for next spring calls for significantly higher prices
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/560830.html
Sacramento Bee

Railroad crossing snarls Upland traffic
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_7689287
Daily Bulletin

Rail Freight Solutions to Roadway Congestion--Final Report and Guidebook
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8459
Transportation Research Board

Securing America's Passenger-Rail Systems
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8485
Transportation Research Board/RAND Corporation

State's budget shortfall widens - Schwarzenegger is said to have told a group the gap is now $14 billion
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-deficit12dec12,1,7227366.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Tax-Free Benefits For Commuting Lure Employees
http://snipurl.com/1v56g
Wall Street Journal

Test Driving a Hydrogen Car
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/test-driving-hydrogen-car.html
StreetHeat

12/11/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 11, 2007

Car Crashes Into Orange Line Bus In Valley Village
http://cbs2.com/local/Orange.Line.crash.2.607341.html
CBS 2 TV

Cunningham the Optimist on How and Why Metro Board Got the Vote Right (Expo Light Rail)
http://snipurl.com/1v2s9
FrontPage Online

Dan Walters: Governor trapped in own maze (vehicle license fee)
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/557820.html
Sacramento Bee

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Agreement Allowing Development of Railroad Technology Museum in Sacramento
http://www.govtech.com/gt/218305?topic=117691
Government Technology

High Desert Corridor Request For Proposals Announced By County Supervisor
http://www.bestsyndication.com/?q=120907_high_dessert_corridor.htm
BestSyndication

Is America Finally Getting Interested in Passenger Rail?
http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/12/10/is-america-finally-getting-interested-in-passenger-rail/
StreetsBlog

Metro Passes No Longer Valid On LADOT Services as of January 1, 2008
http://www.ladottransit.com/whatsnew/120707_prMTA.html
Los Angeles Department of Transportation

No place for pedestrians
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-freeway11dec11,1,3019284.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

O.C. marks a road-funding milestone - Officials assign the last funds from the original Measure M, which has allowed the county to keep pace with its growth
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-me-octa11dec11,1,1148849.story?coll=la-news-politics-california
Los Angeles Times

Rail~Volution 2007 Presentations Online
http://www.railvolution.com/2007conferencepapers.asp
RailVolution

Rocket (and Subway) Science - Metro Hopes Upgrade Will Make for a Smarter SmarTrip Card
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/08/AR2007120800737.html
Washington Post

Seeing the light on the subway - If L.A. is going to have a mature transit system, turnstiles are the way to go
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-debord11dec11,0,6896242.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Transit on a roll (Ventura-Santa Barbara Commuter Rail)
http://www.pacbiztimes.com/index.cfm?go2=articles/wk_121007e
Pacific Coast Business Times

Tujunga Wash project opening floodgates to change
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7666785
Daily News

Traffic Initiative Supporters Turn in Over 15,000 Signatures - Thousand Oaks Community Shows Strong Support as Signatures are Collected in Less Than 30 Days
http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=132798
PrimeNewsWire

With Aerial Terminal Set, Now Cunningham Can Exhale and Retire (Expo Light Rail)
http://snipurl.com/1v2sb
FrontPage Online

Woman hospitalized after train hits minivan - The collision in Santa Ana briefly disrupted train service and sent the minivan driver to the hospital with minor injuries.
http://www.ocregister.com/news/train-santa-armstrong-1938366-tracks-minivan
Orange County Register

12/10/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday December 10, 2007

Are you happy with the 91 Express Lanes? A call for Measure M proposals, 91 survey and update on I-5 widening on today's agenda
http://www.ocregister.com/news/orange-transportation-measure-1938110-anaheim
Orange County Register

Bill allows state a say in toll road planning
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20071209-9999-1m9toll.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Breathing Distance - Air officials call housing near freeways a health risk
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_air10.30cf633.html
Press Enterprise

Caught in a jam after taking mass transit - Walking from Union Station to City Hall made one news conference unavoidable. This time, copper wiring thefts from L.A. streetlights were on the agenda
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa10dec10,1,2314633.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Celebrating a Century - Fountains, fireworks and fanfare mark the Los Angeles port's anniversary
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/articles/12300391.html
Daily Breeze

Communities along 710 push for a greener path - City officials move to finalize improvements under Community Livability Plan.
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7679253
Press Telegram

Diesel price hikes driving change in several industries - Some firms will pass the costs on to customers. Others search for ways to reduce consumption
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-diesel10dec10,1,3021485.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference Debuts Today In Los Angeles
http://snipurl.com/1v1ng
Business Wire

Legislative gridlock shapes up for 2008 - Budget deficit and internal rivalries limit expectations
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/554960.html
Sacramento Bee

LUCE Workshop Focuses on Sustainable Transportation
http://snipurl.com/1v1nc
Santa Monica Lookout News

O.C.'s transfer point for 'orphaned' bus items - Nonprofit group tries to reunite items with those who lost them, but sells them after 90 days
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-found10dec10,1,2002811.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Taking the initiative on traffic - Oxnard and Thousand Oaks activists seek to curtail congestion with what critics call no-growth measures
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic10dec10,1,3023863.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

12/09/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday December 9, 2007

2 'green' technologies race for driver's seat
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-garage8dec08,1,5837240.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Air rules adopted for Calif. Seaports - CARB OKs first truck, ship emission standards
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_7666880
Press Telegram

'Complete Streets' Movement Gaining Momentum
http://www.planetizen.com/node/28782
Planetizen

Desert Expressway Closer To Becoming A Reality
http://www.hometownstation.com/high-desert-corridor-2007-12-05-07-01-2.html
KHTS 1220 AM

DOT sees future with vehicle integration, hydrogen fuel
http://www.fuelcellsworks.com/Supppage8197.html
Fuel Cell Works

For Whom the Road Tolls
http://laist.com/2007/12/08/for_whom_the_ro.php
LAist

High Desert Corridor project seeks engineering bids
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/desert_4019___article.html/high_corridor.html
Victorville Daily Press

Mayor To Employees: Get On The Bus - Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels wants city employees to ride the bus to work, and he's proposing giving them free transit passes to make it easier for workers to make the switch
http://www.planetizen.com/node/28826
Planetizen

New Customer Service Center and Store for Big Blue Bus
http://snipurl.com/1v0km
Canyon News

Rialto readies traffic strategy for I-10 bridge project
http://snipurl.com/1v0m1
Press Enteprise

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

SANBAG plans to open westbound I-10 lane through Redlands
http://snipurl.com/1v0lv
Press Enterprise

Santa Monica's Transportation Plan Hopefully a Preview for LA
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/santa-monicas-transportation-plan.html
StreetHeatLA

Trendy Transit - Subways are proliferating across the globe as metro status symbols and attracting new forms of urban investment
http://www.planetizen.com/node/28812
Planetizen