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12/22/2007

Transportation Headlines for Saturday December 22, 2007

Arnold's budget proposal may lead to drastic spending cuts
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7783722
Daily News

Council to Study Taxi Plan
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/24/news/news_briefs/at02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Despite opposition, Colton railroad crossing likely to be funded
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_colton22.2f266d1.html
Press Enterprise

Donald Shoup Plays With Parking Fees and Matchbox Cars
http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/12/21/donald-shoup-plays-with-parking-fees-and-matchbox-cars/
StreetsBlog

Fare Game - It's a War of Words, as DASH Buses Stop Accepting Metro Passes on Jan. 1
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/24/news/news02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Gov. considers major cuts in services - Schwarzenegger will declare a fiscal emergency. Schools could lose $1.4 billion and thousands of inmates could be freed early
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-arnold22dec22,0,3407799.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Holiday Wish List - A Few Gift Ideas to Make Downtown a Better Place
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/24/news/opinion/edit02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Industrial Evolution - Planning Department, CRA Restructure Recommendations For Housing Development on Industrial Land
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/24/news/news01.txt
L.A. Downtown News

It's Time to Move LA! - A business, labor, health, environmental, and community conference to discuss strategies to finance a modern transportation system in LA County
http://launionaflcio.org/news/07_12_21-Transportation.php
LA Union

Nearly Two Million Travelers Expected to Pass Through LAX, 225,000 Through ONT During Year-End Holiday Season
http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/071220/0342787.html
Yahoo! Finance

Pinch state pennies on a priority basis - Schwarzenegger's proposed 10% across-the-board cut would hit both crucial functions and low-priority programs equally hard
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-cole21dec21,0,7705589.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Riding High? Amtrak Chugs for Record Ridership Despite Funding, Scheduling Issues
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/071222/tracking_amtrak.html
Yahoo! Finance

Road Cleared for Subway to Sea
http://boifromtroy.com/?p=7003
Boi From Troy

Why is the Mayor Afraid to Debate It? (Pico/Olympic)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/906/
CityWatchLA

12/21/2007

Tranportation Headlines for Friday December 21, 2007

Altering New York's Congestion Pricing Plan Could Make Transit Free
http://www.planetizen.com/node/28996
Planetizen

Arnold vows to sue over EPA decision
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7774387
Daily News

Campaign for subway gains speed
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7774415
Daily News

Disney’s Highway to Hell (historical cartoon predictions about transportation’s future)
http://www.streetsblog.org/2007/12/20/disneys-highway-to-hell/
StreetsBlog

EPA and California - Rejecting the state's proposed tailpipe emissions rules smells like blatant politics
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-epa21dec21,0,2297171.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

EPA chief is said to have ignored staff
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-epa21dec21,1,2746599.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Give Them a Subway Stop in Their Name, But Don't Let Politicos Return LA to the Freeway '50s
http://www.venicepaper.net/pmt_comments.php?id=400_0_1_0_C
Venice Paper

Group Forms to Fight the Freeway-ization of Olympic/Pico
http://www.venicepaper.net/pmt_more.php?id=401_0_1_0_M
Venice Paper

Harbor board OKs port fee
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7774441
Press Telegram

I Was Shocked: No Transpo Vision for LA (Wendy Greuel)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/900/75/
CityWatchLA

Los Angeles Hopes To Win Federal Grant For Three HOT Lanes Conversions
http://www.planetizen.com/node/28943
Planetizen

Metro Purple Line Could Be Extended To Ocean - Bush Expected To Sign Federal Legislation Lifting Tunneling Ban
http://www.knbc.com/news/14900868/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

mta turnstiles may have a hidden agenda
http://www.angelenic.com/downtown-general/mta-turnstiles-may-have-a-hidden-agenda/
Angelenic

New monorail arrives at Disneyland - Guests will be able to ride the new train starting in February. The first car shipped in today.
http://www.ocregister.com/news/cars-first-train-1946743-disney-glass
Orange County Register

Omnitrans workers show off dancing skills
http://www2.sbsun.com/eastvalley/ci_7768824
San Bernardino Sun

Quote of the Month (SCAG)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/901/75/
CityWatchLA

Plan offers gateway to increased power for county areas
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7773265
Whittier Daily News

Port Okays Container Fee To Replace Polluting Trucks
http://www.gazettes.com/container12202007.html
Grunion Gazette

Subway Ban Repealed! Mayor To Party at Union Station
http://laist.com/2007/12/20/subway_ban_offi_1.php
LAist

Transit district, Solana Beach, spar over Cedros project
http://snipurl.com/1vnr6
North County Times/Californian

12/20/2007

Transportation Headlines for Thursday December 20, 2007

Arizona's link with California ports tightens
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1219biz-LAPorts1220.html
Arizona Republic

Dan Walters: Air travel congestion will worsen
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/577658.html
Sacramento Bee

EPA denies California's right to mandate emissions - Bush administration says a new energy bill makes the state's emissions effort unnecessary. Schwarzenegger vows a court fight
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-epa20dec20,1,2287845.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Eric Garcetti - A friendly face of government, the 13th District leader talks traffic, ideals, and helping mothers of sons caught in gang fire
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6673&IssueNum=237
L.A. City Beat

Going nowhere fast - Re "Carpoolers' free ride may be over," Dec. 14
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-wednesday19dec19,0,4159035.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Gov. backs port fees across state
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7765383
Press Telegram

LA's New Parking Meters Offer Text Alerts, Accept Credit Cards & Mobile Payments
http://snipurl.com/1vlnf
Wireless and Mobile News

More flee state than move in - Population is up thanks to births and foreign immigrants, but rest of U.S. isn't California dreamin' like it was
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-growth20dec20,1,5324515.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA's Plan to Gate L.A. - Miraculously, our subways use an honor system. The pencil pushers just hate that
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/mtas-plan-to-gate-la/17926/
L.A. Weekly

Metro Goes Green in Carson - L.A. Metro, Chevron Energy Solutions Unveil Nation's Single Largest Solar Panel Installation at a Transit Facility; Metro Bus Division 18 in Carson Outfitted With 1,632 Solar Panels as Agency Commits to Even Greater Levels of Operational Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/0342025.htm
CNN Money

NPR Checking In re: Metro Fare Gates
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/19/npr-checking-in/
MetroRiderLA

NY MTA Board Approves Subway and Bus Fare Increase
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/19/mta-board-approves-fare-and-toll-increases/index.html?hp
New York Times

Ports of Delay (scroll down page)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6667&IssueNum=237
L.A. City Beat

Residents Seek a Safer Palisades Drive
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3474
Palisadian Post

SCAG’s Top Goal for Bike/Ped: Reduce Fatalities by 25%
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/scags-top-goal-for-bikeped-reduce.html
StreetHeatLA

State Picks Pacheco Pass For High-Speed Rail
http://cbs13.com/local/high.speed.rail.2.614363.html
CBS 13 TV

Steve Wiegand: High-speed rail going nowhere fast
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/580630.html
Sacramento Bee

Subway to the Sea Goes Forward; Gold Line to Foothills Stalled
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/12/subway_to_the_s_1.php
Curbed L.A.

Tour de Los Angeles? New Plan Calls For Bike Paths - New Plan Could Free Up Congestion On Roads And In Arteries
http://cbs2.com/local/reyes.bike.bicycle.2.614455.html
CBS 2 TV

12/19/2007

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday December 19, 2007

Amtrak riders up; aid may follow - Backers seeing mood change in Congress, public
http://snipurl.com/1viw1
Boston Globe

Better tires, better 'tude
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/highway1/la-hy-wheels19dec19,1,1542126.story?coll=la-news-highway_1
Los Angeles Times

California High-Speed Rail Authority Board to Review Private-Sector Financing Activities and Bay Area to Central Valley Alignment Recommendation
http://snipurl.com/1vivz
Business Wire

Congress clearing obstacle to West Los Angeles subway extension
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20071218-1150-ca-l.a.subway.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Congress Deciding On Red Line Extension - House Green-Lights Subway Project; Senate Now Considering It
http://cbs2.com/local/red.line.santa.2.613704.html
CBS 2 TV

Guidebook for Integrating Freight into Transportation Planning and Project Selection Processes
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8487
Transportation Research Board

Highway 60's eagerly awaited carpool lanes opening soon
http://snipurl.com/1vjea
Press Enterprise

HOT Lanes Won't Solve Transportation Woes
http://www.smartmoney.com/invisiblehand/index.cfm?story=20071218
Smart Money

House passes domestic spending bill
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/la-na-spending18dec18,1,5155848.story?coll=la-news-politics-national&track=crosspromo
Los Angeles Times

Integrating Freight into Transportation Planning and Project-Selection Processes
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8421
Transportation Research Board

Metro improves Gold Line service with more trains
http://metroped.net/2007/12/17/metro-improves-gold-line-service-with-more-trains/
MetroPed

Millions for Southland projects in $516 billion federal spending bill
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7754833
Daily News

Ride report: Metro Rapid Line 728
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/19/ride-report-metro-rapid-line-728/
MetroRiderLA

Southern California Transportation Projects Need More Local, State, Federal Dollars
http://www.verdexchange.org/node/65
VerdeXchange

12/18/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 18, 2007

Alameda Corridor's lower train counts have more to do with longer trains and less to do with traffic volumes, ACTA says
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/freightnews/article.asp?id=11903
Progressive Railroading

Busy malls get extra traffic control
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local&id=5840597
ABC 7 TV

Council is asked to repeal Port of L.A. terminal plan
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_7747207
Daily Breeze

Critics Say Smart Growth Funds Stretched Too Thinly in SANDAG's Regional Transportation Plan
http://snipurl.com/1vg9r
Smart Growth Online

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://snipurl.com/1vhdh
PollutionOnline

High-speed rail showdown
http://www.examiner.com/a-1109087~High_speed_rail_showdown_under_way.html
Examiner

LAX officials to present safety report in January
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax18dec18,1,5166857.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach OKs fee on cargo to fund green efforts - The Port of Los Angeles is expected to enact a similar measure. Drivers protest, saying they can't afford to operate newer, cleaner trucks
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-port18dec18,1,2398313.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach port approves $35-$70 cargo fee - LOCAL: Controversial container charge funds $1.6B truck cleanup to begin in June; L.A. passage expected Thursday
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7747385
Press Telegram

Long road to mileage goals - The energy bill lets carmakers tweak, not overhaul, technology. Consumers may see low prices on small vehicles
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cafe18dec18,1,2010842.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Ride report: Metro Rapid Line 770
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/18/ride-report-metro-rapid-line-770/
MetroRiderLA

Second Life as a simulation tool - UCI computer scientist puts Second Life to use for real-world engineering
http://www.ocregister.com/money/life-second-skytran-1944191-computer-virtual
Orange County Register

StreetHeat Holiday Shopping Guide
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/streetheat-holiday-shopping-guide.html
StreetHeatLA

Surge in oil prices could sow seeds of their own destruction, by crimping economic growth
http://snipurl.com/1vhfg
International Herald Tribune

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

Traffic Officers Aim to Ease Holiday Congestion
http://snipurl.com/1vhe5
KTLA 5 News

12/17/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday December 17, 2007

Critics question Anaheim's vision of its future - Some say the jobs-to-housing ratio OKd for the Platinum Triangle assures congestion. Believers say public transit will save the day
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-triangle17dec17,1,2600817.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Dirtier trucks - Cleaning up Chinese pollution would be tough, but it has to be done
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_7738492
Press Telegram

`Dirty truck' fee likely to begin in '08 - Charge to help subsidize purchase of new, cleaner trucks
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7733395
Press Telegram

Fiscal triage needed to stop flow of red ink
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap17dec17,1,2615535.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s bike-unfriendly festival - The 'green' DWP's Festival of Lights is mostly off-limits to cyclists
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-williamson17dec17,0,2446888.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

LAX runway review is urged - A push to improve safety on the north side of the airport takes on greater urgency after a report on close calls
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-runway17dec17,1,662280.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Oil prices crimping economy
http://www.sgvtribune.com/business/ci_7738782
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Planners find Southland a hell on Earth
http://snipurl.com/1ve8y
Orange County Register

Region can't afford to let Palmdale Airport founder
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_7738520
Daily News

Safe harbors - Long Beach and L.A. port officials should vote for container fees that will lead to cleaner air
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-ports17dec17,0,2306423.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

12/16/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday December 16, 2007

Dirtier trucks - Cleaning up Chinese pollution would be tough, but it has to be done
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_7738492
Press Telegram

High-speed rail called transit fix
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_7733983?source=rss
Daily News

High-speed rail on track for Olympics
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-12/17/content_6324717.htm
China Daily

Road money available
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_7732715
Pasadena Star News

Shipping ports spring up inland
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-12-16-inlandports_N.htm
USA Today