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1/05/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday January 5, 2008

Amtrak unions say hopeful dispute can be settled
http://www.reuters.com/article/bondsNews/idUSN0433258920080104
Reuters

Bus Route Plan Irks Residents
http://snipurl.com/1wnsv
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Cellphone use may prolong commute
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-sci-traffic5jan05,1,3688759.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
Los Angeles Times

Diesel Industry Applauds California’s Funding of Truck Replacement/Retrofit by Air Resources Board
http://snipurl.com/1wmka
Business Wire

Diesel pollution is seen as a continuing threat
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7886593
Daily News

Downtown Gets Ready for a Grand Slam, But Stakeholders Still Worry About the Industrial District and Skid Row
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/01/07/news/news02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Ending L.A.'s gridlock - There are ways to build a mass transit system that works, but finding the money is the hard part
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-transit05jan05,1,6743663.story?coll=la-news-comment
Los Angeles Times

Fontana site tops list of SoCal bad air
http://www2.sbsun.com/news/ci_7887244
San Bernardino Sun

Gas up 8 cents in L.A. County
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_7882154
Daily Breeze

How to buy a bus - The MTA puts vintage models on the auction block
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-buses05jan05,0,5002586.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Inhabitants and Their Issues - The Five Topics Downtown Dwellers Will Be Talking About in 2008
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/01/07/news/news07.txt
L.A. Downtown News

It's Not Getting Safer Out There (Bike/Ped safety)
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/its-not-getting-safer-out-there.html
StreetHeatLA

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
L.A. Union
http://www.wtcinfo.org/news.php?display=1&oid=1000000082
L.A. Women’s Transportation Coalition
http://www.tluc.net/calendar/item.php?id=478
Transportation and Land Use Collective

New rule of the road - Devices soon mandatory for drivers using cell phones
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/business/ci_7884415
Pasadena Star News

Port proximity raises health risks - Carcinogens linger around transit corridors; diesel blamed
http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7886689
Press Telegram

SCAG chooses new executive -
The Southern California Assn. of Governments on Thursday named its former planning director, Hasan Ikhrata, as its new executive director. The organization conducted a nationwide search before deciding on Ikhrata, who succeeds Mark Pisano. The association is a regional planning organization for six Southern California counties: Los Angeles, Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.
(no link)
Los Angeles Times

SCAG Receives Largest State Blueprint Grant To Continue Regional Transit-Oriented Development Planning
http://www.scag.ca.gov/media/pdf/pressReleases/2007/pr001_BlueprintYear2.pdf (pdf)
Southern California Association of Governments

Street Smart - Expect to See Big Things From Five Key Corridors in '08
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/01/07/news/news05.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Storms knock out power at LA-area rail stations
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_7888555?nclick_check=1
Mercury News

Taxing Egalitarianism? The Congestion Pricing Debate
http://fora.tv/2007/12/10/Taxing_Egalitarianism_Congestion_Pricing_Debate
New School New York/FORA tv

Transportation Luminaries to Speak on Funding Crunch
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/transportation-luminaries-to-speak-on.html
StreetHeatLA

Trial Date To Be Set In January 2005 Train Derailment
http://www.knbc.com/news/14979990/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Write Stuff - Five Blogs Downtowners Will Visit Frequently in 2008
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/01/07/news/news09.txt
L.A. Downtown News

1/04/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday January 4, 2008

$100-a-barrel oil: Time to worry now?
http://snipurl.com/1wkoa
USA Today

A First Look at 2008
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/first-look-at-2008.html
StreetHeatLA

Big Dig: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
http://www.planetizen.com/node/29129
Planetizen

California sues government for rejecting bid to curb emissions - The state joins 15 others in a challenge to the EPA's position that a new federal energy bill trumps other action
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-me-epa3jan03,1,6968553.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Federal Transit Grants Favor Buses Over Portland Streetcar
http://www.planetizen.com/node/29136
Planetizen

Expo Line: Farmdale Crossing Meeting
http://nandc.blogspot.com/2008/01/expo-line-farmdale-crossing-meeting.html
NANDC

How ports in LA drive Arizona's economy - Lucrative role as hub for trade boosts state
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0104biz-LAPorts0107.html
Arizona Republic

Metrolink extension plan to Moreno Valley, Perris receives federal go-ahead
http://snipurl.com/1wkm0
Press Enterprise

Panel approves plan for airport parking garage
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_7876980
Press Telegram

Plans for River Walk are nearing completion - With new funding, a timeline and designs for a path along the L.A. River are expected soon
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/articles/2008/01/04/politics/gnp-river02.txt
Glendale News Press

Port traffic slowdown feared
http://snipurl.com/1wj61
Press Enterprise

Revised Los Lomas plan still stirs up Santa Clarita, L.A.
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7876630
Daily News

Safety, security issues may delay Sprinter debut
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20080104-9999-1mi4sprint.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Slowing Imports a Threat To Warehouse Market
http://snipurl.com/1wj66
Wall Street Journal

State gives $3 million grant to help buy farmworker van fleet
http://snipurl.com/1wknw
Ventura County Star

Suspicion Confirmed (Bikes on Buses)
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2008/01/03/suspicion-confirmed/
MetroRiderLA

UPDATE: SCAG Has a Long Way to Go Before Streets Are Safe for Pedestrians
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/update-scag-has-long-way-to-go-before.html
StreetHeatLA

Work begins on 215 Freeway in SB
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_7875725
San Bernardino Sun

Work on Greenway bridge resumes
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7876899
Whittier Daily News

1/03/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday January 3, 2008

A Last Look at 2007
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/last-look-at-2007.html
StreetHeatLA

Calif. sues EPA over pollution - State was denied a federal waiver to regulate greenhouse gases from cars, trucks
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7867662
Press Telegram

Cell phone users tie up traffic: study
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN0210822520080102
Rueters

Cell phone gab clogs commute, study reports
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080103/news_1n3commute.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Congestion is a Good Problem-Here’s Why
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/928/75/
City Watch

Expo moves along slowly – planners hope 2008 will be smoother for light rail line
http://www.smdp.com/article/articles/4547/1/Expo-moves-along-slowly
Santa Monica Daily Press

‘Green’ Wish List for 2008
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=52549&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

Greening L.A. - A mayoral report card
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6731&IssueNum=239
L.A. City Beat

LAist Guide to the Primary: Proposition 91
http://laist.com/2008/01/02/laist_guide_to_1.php
LAist

L.A. Sniper: The Transit Boss - Ex-Santa Monica mayor calls in top leaders and special-interest groups to talk about how to pay for a real rail network
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6730&IssueNum=239
L.A City Beat

LAX sees 3.5% rise in flights during '07
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7866911
Daily News

Martin Wachs - The traffic guru talks about ways to win the war against congestion and the need for political will to carry out proven solutions
http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6733&IssueNum=239
L.A. City Beat

'Marketplace' Report: Oil Hits $100 a Barrel
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17786321
NPR

Oil enters triple-digit territory - One big trade pushes crude briefly to the $100 mark. Analysts blame speculators and the U.S. government
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-oil3jan03,1,3621627.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Route to A Faster Commute, Cheaper Gas
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/927/75/
CityWatchLA

Vote Yes on Proposition 91 - Preserve Transportation Funding
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2008/01/02/vote-yes-on-proposition-91-preserve-transportation-funding/
MetroRiderLA

World's Cheapest Car Set To Launch
http://www.planetizen.com/node/29127
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/006200801021424.htm
Planetizen

1/02/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday January 2, 2008

Back to Business: Sacramento Making New CA Laws
http://laist.com/2008/01/01/back_to_busines.php
LAist

Big Blue Bus considers nixing farmers market rides Jan. 3
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2007/12/big-blue-bus-co.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

New Laws Go Into Effect For Drivers, Bicyclists, Pedwayers
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22463985/
MSNBC

Pedestrian-friendly street in limbo
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_7853587
Daily Bulletin

Ports helping to clear the air
http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_7858424
Daily Bulletin

Port of L.A. talks up 100th year
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_7858946
Press Telegram

Private Funding for the 'Subway to the Sea'
http://laist.com/2008/01/01/post_21.php
LAist

RAND Study Provides Framework for Passenger-Rail Systems to Cost-Effectively Protect Riders from Terrorist Attacks
http://www.rand.org/news/press/2007/12/11/index.html
RAND

Take the high rude -- er, road
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/highway1/la-hy-wheels2jan02,1,1866389.story?coll=la-news-highway_1
Los Angeles Times

Toll lanes may be price for freeways that move
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7858731
Daily News

1/01/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday January 1, 2008

2008: The Year in Transit
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2008/01/01/2008-the-year-in-transit/
MetroRiderLA

2008 shapes up to be perfect storm for ports
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_7853696
Press Telegram

Curbed Awards '07: Planning Urbanity Awards
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/12/curbed_awards_0_7.php
Curbed L.A.

Enlist private partner for subway expansion
http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_7851652
Daily News

Laws taking effect this year - Smoking in cars carrying minors is banned. The minimum wage and vehicle fees will increase
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-newlaws1jan01,1,5376313.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Legislators say budget gap looms over 2008 - STATE: Projected $14B deficit puts brakes on spending; plans to aid environment, seek larger share of federal funding go forward
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7853651
Press Telegram

More Commuters "Riding the Rails"
http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=36851
News 10

Pump prices move higher - Gasoline costs rise in the U.S. and California, continuing the '07 trend of failing to follow the typical seasonal pattern
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas1jan01,1,5002471.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Rose Parade is a Train Ride Away with Metrolink
http://californianewswire.com/2007/12/31/CNW834_181532.php
California Wire

SoCal Voices 3: Former Mets Transportation Engineer Marybeth Miceli Looks at Staples Center
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/socal-voices-3-former-mets.html
StreetHeatLA

12/31/2007

Transportation Headlines for Monday December 31, 2007

Bus Drivers Will Be Designated Drivers, For Free - Some Orange County Bus Lines Will Remain Operating Free Until 4 a.m. New Year's Morning
http://cbs2.com/local/orange.county.bus.2.618196.html
CBS 2 TV

Desert freeway expansion gets Caltrans support
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_7844828
Daily Bulletin

Planned carpool fee is driving motorists mad - Vocal drivers aren't on board with the transit authority's congestion pricing for stretches of three L.A. County freeways
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa31dec31,1,3953039.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Public transit free on New Year's Eve - L.B. Transit, L.A. Metro and OCTA will offer free rides over holiday evening, morning
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7845804
Press Telegram

Rush hour starts sooner as more drivers hit road before sunrise
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7845752
Daily News

Some lanes of 710 to close
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7840399
Press Telegram

Take a free ride on Metro
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7845537
Whittier Daily News

12/30/2007

Transportation Headlines for Sunday December 30, 2007

County prioritizes transportation projects
http://snipurl.com/1w4xa
Victorville Daily Press

From Downtown To the Sea
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/12/31/news/news_briefs/at03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Gas hikes unwelcome, but not a shock
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_7833796
Daily Bulletin

Is New Urbanism The Way To A Green Future?
http://www.planetizen.com/node/29097
Planetizen

Metro to introduce tap passes on january 25th
http://www.angelenic.com/downtown-general/metro-to-introduce-tap-passes-on-january-25th/
Angelenic

MTS fare increases will begin Tuesday
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20071230-9999-1m30fares.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Port of L.A.'s centennial-themed fleet will set sail on Colorado Boulevard
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_7835755
Daily Breeze

Ride Free On New Years Eve!
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/28/ride-free-on-new-years-eve/
MetroRiderLA

‘Tournament of Roses Train’ Dedicated
http://www.egpnews.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=3&pageid=6739
Eastside Sun

Update on All Night Trains for New Year's Eve
http://laist.com/2007/12/29/update_on_all_n.php
LAist