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12/31/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Editors Note: The Transportation Headlines will be taking a break and resume publication on Monday January 5th, 2009. Best wishes for a safe and happy New Year’s holiday weekend.

126 Years Ago Today: Downtown Got Its First Electric Street Lights
BlogDowntown

Advocacy group criticizes California transportation wish list - The state plans to spend 31% of federal road money on creating new capacity instead of addressing long-deferred maintenance and repair projects, the group says
Los Angeles Times
Full Report(s): CALPIRG

Avoid traffic to Rose Parade, football game - Commuters can take light rail lines to get to the Tournament of Roses Parade
Orange County Register

Bike Culture: Spokes People - As longtime activists push to make the gridlocked city more bicycle friendly a new wave of riders is partying in the streets, challenging city hall, and even taking to the freeways. Is bike culture here to stay?
Los Angeles Magazine

California Dreaming: Even In San Francisco, People Don’t Want to Pay to Drive Downtown
Wall Street Journal

County to assist traffic flow along 105 Freeway corridor
Los Angeles Wave

Creative borrowing catches up with California cities
Los Angeles Times

Fighting to protect transportation funding
Bottleneck Blog

Free Metro rides on New Year's Eve in L.A. area
Daily News

Greatest Transportation Moments of a Year We Want to Forget
Wired

Groundwork laid in 2008 for major transit changes in Southern California
Los Angeles Times

Hollywood And Western Developments Could Be So Much Better
CurbedLA

In Case You Missed It: Oregon Governor Pushes for Mileage Tax
US DOT Fast Lane

Is California's hands-free cellphone law working?
Bottleneck Blog

Lawmakers Continue to Press for SILO/LILO Relief
Passenger Transport

No Pants Subway Ride Coming to Los Angeles
LAist

Oberstar Plan Proposes $12 Billion in Transit Funding
Passenger Transport

OCTA offers free bus rides for New Year's Eve - Locals can stay safe while ringing in 2009 with Orange County Transportation Authority's bus service
OC Metro

Port of L.A. to Get First New Marina in 22 Years
The Log

Review: Ditching car OK with Net transit planners
AP

San Diego MTS Announces Bus Fare Increases
KGTV 10 News

Snoble Announces Retirement from Los Angeles Metro
Passenger Transport

There are New Year's alternatives to driving drunk - Southern Californians have a few designated driver options
Orange County Register

Toll express lanes ease traffic on urban highways
AP

12/30/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 30, 2008

CARB Moves to Implement CO2 Emission Cuts; Profs Critical of Economic Analysis
Smart Growth

Editorial: Mass Transit Investments Are Farsighted Way to Jolt Economy
Smart Growth Online

Feinstein urges FAA to hire more controllers at LAX - Senator warns Obama's Transportation nominee that staffing problems pose an 'alarming risk' at the airport and a Southern California radar control facility
Los Angeles Times

Go Metro to Rose Parade and Game
Youtube.com/losangelesmetro
Press Release: http://www.metro.net/news_info/press/Metro_210v.htm

Halfway Through Pilot Phase, Central City East DASH Lacking Riders
BlogDowntown

Hollywood & Western's TOD - A Neighborhood Betrayed
SoapBoxLA

Inland Empire officials await stimulus details
San Bernardino Sun

In San Francisco, 'congestion pricing' is something they're sneezing at
The plan could charge motorists $3 to drive into downtown during peak commute hours and another $3 to leave. The reaction has ranged from lukewarm to downright hostile
Los Angeles Times

LA Streetsie Awards 2008
StreetsBlogLA

NYC’s Bus and Subway Fares May Rise to as Much as $3
Bloomberg

Pain at the Pump, Suburban Blues and the Resurgence of Compact Growth
Planetizen

Phoenix-area Light Rail Glides on Valley Tracks and Into History
Mass Transit Magazine

Tow service offered for drunken New Year's revelers
Daily News

UTA 'tapping' into high-tech fare collection
Deseret News

12/29/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday December 29, 2008

$1 for 15 Minute Parking Meters?
KNX 1070 AM

Calif. Board Confirms State GHG Reduction Goal
EP Online

California to ban drivers' texting
Daily News

Californians Shape Up as Force on Environmental Policy
Washington Post

Catching Up With... The Downtown Streetcar
Blogdowntown

Editorial: The Gas Tax
New York Times

Expo Line Latest: More Talk of a Pedestrian Bridge
CurbedLA

Fifty-Eight Years Ago: Hollywood Freeway Opens Through Downtown
BlogDowntown

Guide to Transportation Opportunities in Your Community
Smart Growth Online

High-speed rail optimistic about more funding
San Francisco Chronicle

Metrolink plans live video cameras to monitor train engineers - The onboard surveillance is intended to enforce safety rules. But the proposal draws criticism from employees and skepticism from California Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Los Angeles Times

Mexico City bikers preach pedal power in megacity
International Herald Tribune

Official files proposal for Expo Line crossings in South L.A. - The plan from a PUC member makes a pedestrian bridge across the tracks next to Dorsey High School more likely
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Eisenhower's roads to prosperity - The story of how and why the country's interstate system was created holds lessons for today
Los Angeles Times

Parking Meter Increases Almost Done Citywide
LAist

Phoenix Launches its Startup Light Rail Line
FOX News

Senator raises concerns over 'antiquated' system
San Bernardino Sun

Tipping point: Transition from 605 to 10 source of several truck accidents
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Transit agencies look to Obama for more funds
San Francisco Chroncle

Valley should be creative to save money on bike path
Desert Sun

Win, Win, Win, Win, Win ...(Gas Tax)
New York Times

What Message Does Camera Surveillance of Metrolink Locomotive Crews Send?
California Progress Report

World’s 10 best commutes - Riding the rails in Osaka, Japan, or biking in Berlin rank high on the list
MSNBC

12/24/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday December 24, 2008

Editors Note: The Transportation Headlines will be taking a break and resume publication on Monday December 29th. Enjoy a safe and joyous holiday weekend.


California will see clout increase at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue
McClatchy

FRA Begins Development of Positive Train Control Regulations New Rules will Support Implementation of Technology to Prevent Train Collisions
MediaNewsWire

Google Vs Washington D.C.’s Public Transit System
Wall Street Journal

LaHood selection praised
Fleet Owner

LA, LB Clean Truck Program Stalled Again - Federal Maritime Commission ''needs more time'' to evaluate impact of new fee
CalTrade Report

MTD Fare Hike Looms - Despite Falling Gas Prices, Santa Barbara’s Bus System Still Plans to Raise Rates
Santa Barbara Independent

Port of L.A. distributes emission cleanup grants
Daily Breeze

Public Ports Call for Share of the Stimulus Package - The nation’s public ports, following the lead of the highway, airline and transit industries, are asking for $6.8 billion for harbor maintenance in the ever growing economic recovery package.
CQ Politics

Rail Takes Back Seat as States Target Obama Stimulus for Roads
Bloomberg

SANDAG prepares for infrastructure stimulus
Del Mar Times

Streetsblog Interview: Fred Camino
StreetsBlogLA

US Increases Public Transportation Use in Record Numbers
Green Tomorrow

From the Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive Film Collection:

Going Under, 1982, 18 minutes. Southern California Rapid Transit District.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKHRHikfV5Q
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9ZHQacgi84

12/19/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday December 19, 2008

$600 Billion Stimulus Needed, Obama Advised
CNBC

80 Years of Van Nuys Airport History
LAWA

Appeal to build toll road defeated
Daily News

Behold Burbank's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus
CurbedLA

Caltrans meet technology, technology meet Caltrans
Bottleneck Blog

Expo Line crossings issue to be resolved in '09
LA Now

Expo Line Decision Delayed Again
CurbedLA

Fighting Congestion, RAND-Style
Sightline Daily

Follow That Cab - Taxi Drivers Willing to Cruise if Riders Can Be Found
LA Downtown News

Google Transit is not about the $68,000, it's about openness
Greater Washington

Halfway Through Pilot Phase, Central City East DASH Lacking Riders
BlogDowntown

It's Time to Raise the Gas Tax
Wired

LACMTA's Snoble set to retire
Progressive Railroading

MetroRider 1-Day Only Holiday Contest
MetroRiderLA

MTA In California Goes High Tech By Shifting To Electronic Card Fare System
All Headlines News

Now is the Time for a Transportation Policy with a New Vision that Creates Economic Prosperity, Promotes Energy Independence, and Reduces our Nation’s Carbon Footprint -- Investing in Public Transportation is Key To Meeting These National Goals
APTA

O.C. toll road hits dead end in D.C. - Commerce Department officials uphold Coastal Commission's rejection of the Foothill-South toll road, citing six alternative routes that wouldn't cut through San Onofre and Trestles
Los Angeles Times

Pasadena traffic light project funding in jeopardy
Pasadena Star News

Port of L.A. emissions drop sharply in 2007
Contra Costa Times

Public Transit in the Rain Tips
The Examiner

Rep. Hilda Solis is Obama's labor pick
Associated Press

Schwarzenegger essay on infrastructure hits Newsweek
Trains for America

Schwarzenegger vows to veto Dem budget plan; local programs threatened
Daily News

State officials halt funds for public works projects
Sacramento Bee

Statement by William W. Millar, President of the American Public Transportation Association on The Selection by President-Elect Barack Obama of Rep. Ray LaHood for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation
APTA

Tailored Programs Educate Public on Transit Options
Metro Magazine

Transit tax may save LB projects
Press Telegram

Trestles, San Onofre State Beach saved: Toll road project rejected
Los Angeles Times

Want More Riders? Offer a Better Ride
CityWatchLA

12/18/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday December 18, 2008

Billboard Company Sponsors Bike Path
Soapbox LA

Brookings Report Concludes US Drop in VMT Signals a Permanent Shift Away from Cars; Implications for Transportation Policy
Green Car Congress

CTA debuts Website redesign
Metro Magazine

DC Metro Says Google Transit Could Happen if it Made Them Money
DCist

Dems' new budget plan adds $9 billion revenue
San Francisco Chronicle

Drop Everything and Become an Urban Planner!
CurbedLA

Editorial: MTA chief wanted – L.A. County's transit agency is poised to spend billions on new projects. Its next chief must be up to the challenge
Los Angeles Times

Expansion of I-710, One of Worst Highway Projects in the Country
StreetsBlogLA

Gas Fee To Balance Budget?
Calitics

Infrastructure advocates
Daily Breeze

LaHood Continues Tradition Of Stuffing 'Across The Aisle' Pick At Transportation
Huffington Post

LaHood Pick for Transportation Has Stakeholders Buzzing
Congressional Quarterly

Metro CEO Plans to Retire After 43 Years in Public Transit
LAist

Metro CEO Roger Snoble Announces Retirement
StreetsBlogLA

Metro chief exiting
Daily News

MTA boss Roger Snoble to retire
LA Now

MTA chief announces retirement
Pasadena Star News

MTA chief to retire - Roger Snoble has been with the transit agency for seven years. At 63, he says it's time for someone who can oversee the use of new funds from Measure R to take over
Los Angeles Times

MTA Chief Plans to Step Down
KTLA 5 TV

MTA chief Snoble to retire
Contra Costa Times

New Bridge for Valley Boulevard
CurbedLA

NY subways to raise fares despite service cuts
Reuters

Obama Picks Republican Illinois Congressman to Lead USDOT
StreetsBlogLA

Obama Taps LaHood for Transportation Secretary - ABC News Has Confirmed That Obama Has Picked Republican Lawmaker to Lead DOT
ABC News

OPEC's move to halt oil's slide falters - The cartel pledges to cut production a record 2.2 million barrels a day, but oil futures dip below $40 a barrel for the first time in more than four years before closing at $40.06, down $3.54
Los Angeles Times

Proposing a National Pricing System: Delivering Transportation Sustainability through ITS
National Transportation Operations Coalition

Republican LaHood Likely Obama’s Transportation Pick
Bloomberg

Ride the Metro For Free Christmas & New Year's Eve
LAist

Snoble to retire from Metro
LA Observed

State crisis halts 2,000 public works projects
San Francisco Chronicle

Toll Road Values Plunge - Macquarie Bank announces its toll road portfolio lost a quarter of its value in six months
The Newspaper

Transform CA Opens Sacramento Office
StreetsBlogLA

Transit professionals urge increase in federal gas tax
Transit Talent

Washingtonians want Google Transit!
Greater Washington

White House Urban Policy Office Chief
Urban Planning Blog

12/17/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday December 17, 2008

Audit finds improvements at L.A. airports
LA Now

California road, school construction projects could be halted or delayed - State could take the action as it tries to cope with a mounting deficit and budget stalemate. Some of the projects are part of a construction bond voters approved in 2006
Los Angeles Times

Common HOT lane access/egress unsafe - study of accident rates
Toll Road News

DC Metro involvement with Google Transit held up by the details
The Examiner

DC Metro responds; wanted money from Google Transit
Greater Washington

Decline In American Driving Reaches Year-Mark - Drop of Nearly 100 Billion Miles Driven Heightens Need for Highway Finance Reform
USDOT - FHWA

Engineering New Traffic Patterns, and New Lingo For Them
IEEE

Eyes on likely new L.A. planning commissioner
Daily News

Former Dallas Mayor Kirk Said to be Top Transportation Contender
Congressional Quarterly

Inland drivers rank 14th in nation in miles driven per capita
Press Telegram

L.A. airport agency gets poor marks for emergency response - An audit finds security coordination lacking between agencies. It also finds that efforts to regionalize air travel are hampered by a lack of political will
Los Angeles Times

LADOT Looking for Bike Coordinator
StreetsBlogLA

L.A. freeway projects in jeopardy because of state fiscal mess
LA Now

L.A.'s plans for Palmdale airport land requested - City's neglect of 17,000 acres purchased over four decades is hampering Antelope Valley, L.A. County supervisors say
Los Angeles Times

MTA to offer special rides for holidays
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Once the purple line is extended, how long will it take to get to Westwood
MetroRiderLA Forum

Rant About LADOT 409 Bus
CurbedLA

Re: Re: HAAS-TA LA VISTA: Dear MTA, Your Drivers Suck, Monday, December 1, 2008 - From: Mark Maloney, General Manager, Metro Westside/Central Service Sector, Los Angeles
WeHo News

Students Offer Ideas for Future of Pico
BlogDowntown

TAP launch coming in January for Los Angeles
Contactless News

Toronto Transit Wait Times on Texts, Screens
Toronto Star

Why Stimulus Money Should Go to Cities, Not States
StreetsBlog

Your Riders Will Save a Bundle on Public Transit
NextBus

12/13/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday December 13, 2008

Amtrak's California routes register ridership gains in November
Progressive Railroading

At the Last Subway Stop, a New Exit Strategy
New York Times

Billions urged for rail safety
Los Angeles Daily News

California approves measure to cut diesel pollution: Despite opposition from truckers, state Air Resources Board votes to require retrofitting or replacement of older rigs
Los Angeles Times

California looks to feds for more bullet train funding
San Jose Mercury News

Chatsworth crash report: Metrolink needs to improve safety
Los Angeles Times

Christening of Gemini: The Nation’s Most Environmentally-Friendly Ferry Revolutionizes The Ferry Industry
Water Emergency Transportation Authority

A Choo Choo Train Under the Tree
Pasadena Independent

Fare hikes? How about free buses instead, plan asks
Downtown Express (New York)

Golden Gate Bus, Ferry Working Towards Google Transit-ness
San Francisco Bike Blog

Metrolink needs top-to-bottom improvements, report says
Los Angeles Times

New ferry has solar panels and a sonar whale detector
San Francisco Chronicle

Obama: Think Smart Cards - Smart cards and other access technologies can help the president-elect overhaul the nation's infrastructure
Forbes

Obama: Transportation can get economy moving
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Oberstar outlines stimulus projects
Traffic World Online

OCTA to cut bus service amid budget woes
Orange County Register

Open Forum: Congestion pricing is a solution for San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Mayor to NYC: Eat Your Heart Out (Groundbreaking for Transbay Transit Center, including renderings and 5.4 acre rooftop park)
Streetsblog

State budget crunch, economy threaten Marin freeway projects
Marin Independent Journal

Traffic death toll falls along with economy
Los Angeles Times

2008 at the Ballot Box: Continuing the Trend
Smart Growth Around America

The VTA priority: BART — and everything else will have to wait
San Jose Mercury News

12/12/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday December 12, 2008

Airline-Infrastructure Aid Chorus Grows
The Street

Caution: Work projects ahead: The government is set to spend hundreds of billions on energy, roads, railways and community development projects. Here's how to get stuff we actually want
CNN Money

Chatsworth crash's roots lie 20 years in Metrolink's past
Los Angeles Times

City of L.A. preps a list of projects for Obama
Los Angeles Times

Count Riverside County in, officials say: Agencies are studying options for extending [high-speed rail] service from LA, maybe through Riverside County
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Duke University professor says traffic signs are a big threat to traffic safety in the U.S.
Birmingham News

Emirates Airline Launches San Francisco Service with World's Longest Green Flight Trial
MarketWatch

Los Angeles receives $210 million in federal funds to ease traffic jams
Los Angeles Times

New interstate road map takes shape for bicyclists
USA Today

The right way to spend billions on infrastructure
Reuters

S.F. port leases space far below market rate
San Francisco Chronicle

Some L.A. freeway carpool lanes will become toll lanes
Daily Breeze

State grant OK'd to build bikeway across county
Woodland Daily Democrat

US Sec Mary Peters calls for end to cash tolling by 2014, discussion of $-crisis at IBTTA
Tollroads News

US Sen Baucus Wants Transit Aid Cut From Auto Bailout Bill
CNN Money

Voter-OK'd funds to increase Metrolink safety
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Why Is Transit Ridership Still Strong?
Sightline Daily

12/11/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday, December 11, 2008

City Holding Hearings on Green Planning Ordinance for LA River (including mobility strategy)
StreetsBlog Los Angeles

Crash thrusts Metrolink chief into the unwelcome limelight
Los Angeles Times

Diesel truck rule debated before key vote Friday
San Jose Mercury News

Editorial: Making the Transbay Terminal work: Building an adequate terminal for high-speed rail at its present location would cost at least $750 million, money that would be better spent funding the downtown extension
San Francisco Bay Guardian

An In-Depth Look at Kerry’s High-Speed Rail Bill
Transport Politic

Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems Offer Considerable Potential For Improving Traffic Safety
Science Daily

Internalizing The Externalities Of Driving During Rush Hour (Congestion pricing)
San Francisco Bike Blog

Mapping LA, One Post-It At A Time
Curbed LA

One step closer to bridging Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Paving the Way For Reduced Sprawl
California Progress Report

Port of L.A. to cut its spending
Daily Breeze

Riders returning after Metrolink tragedy
Ventura County Star

Seattle council supports streetcar expansion
Seattle Times

S.F.: BART noise needs to be silenced
San Francisco Chronicle

S.F. Muni steps up tests of regional fare card
San Francisco Chronicle

State could get tough on dirty diesels
Los Angeles Times

U.S. mass-transit trips up so far in '08
Los Angeles Times

12/10/2008

12/06/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bikes at Gold Line Metro stations targeted
Pasadena Star-News

City Plan Steps into Limelight: Planners Tout Sustainability as Organizing Force
Santa Barbara Independent

Complete Streets, Completing the Vision
Cool Connections: Climate, Energy & Life of Mind

Decongest me: Congestion pricing could raise millions for the city and reduce traffic
San Francisco Bay Guardian

Disability Transportation Research Granted $4.7 Million
Justice For All Blog

El Monte Transit Center Gets Boost From Federal Grant
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Expansion in Chicago and DC; BART service for Baseball?
The Transport Politic

Jobs, clean energy are key to Obama energy plan: recovery agenda is said to emphasize green infrastructure and health technology
Los Angeles Times

Makers of electric cars want federal money, too
San Francisco Chronicle

Muralist Sues Caltrans For Painting Over Freeway Art
Contra Costa Times

Opinion: Taxes For Rail, Not Deficits
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Public Transit Users Save More Than $8,400 Per Household Even With Dramatic Dip In Gas Prices
American Public Transportation Association

PUC punts Expo Line issues to Dec. 18
Los Angeles Times

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Urge Congress Not To Let Auto Industry Bailout Stop Funding For Transportation Innovation
MarketWatch

SLO bus routes on Google finder
San Luis Obispo New Times

Virgin America Partners With Carbonfund.org to Launch Carbon Offsets:
California-Based Airline and Leading Carbon Offset Provider Launch Option for Travelers to Support Innovative Emissions Reduction Projects
Market Watch

12/05/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday, December 5, 2008

Allure of fast lanes leads to easy money
Miami Herald

BART Customers Set SFO Ridership Record
KTVU.com

CIRT Meets with Obama Transportation Transition Team
Market Watch

Congestion pricing coming to Atlanta
Traffic Management Centers Blog

Editorial: Funding in L.A. - Officials need to get cracking on transit, a project in Beverly Hills and better ideas for gang programs
Los Angeles Times

Is the Bloom Off California’s Rose? Some Say Yes: US Gulf, East Coast ports vie to attract container cargo and business from the once-Golden State
CalTrade Report

Leaders review plan for roads
Coast News

Makers of electric cars want federal money, too
San Francisco Chronicle

Measure R declared a winner; construction may start on Gold Line in 2010
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

New rail line to Ontario airport proposed
Inland News Today

Obama's Transportation Secretary Must Be a Visionary
Wired Blog Network

Opinion: Obama needs Transportation secretary who embraces regionalism
San Jose Mercury News

More problems for major post-9/11 security program (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)
Associated Press

Surviving Metrolink crewman says track-side warning light was green
Los Angeles Times

This year's 'Holiday Bus' has jazz musician theme
Argonaut

“Traffic!” the New Panic Word in LA
City Watch

Uncertainty About Federal and State Funds Tempers Measure R Enthusiasm
Streetsblog Los Angeles

Will State’s New Sprawl Law Actually Contain Development?
Streetsblog Los Angeles

12/04/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday, December 4, 2008

DC Metro gets fed OK for Dulles extension
Washington Business Journal

Federal officials may sign off on new Metrolink safety system
Press Enterprise

Gold Line extension back on track with the passage of a half-cent sales-tax measure
Whittier Daily News

Google Transit is here!
Share the Ride – SLO Regional Rideshare

Hahn rebukes Port disaster plan
Daily Breeze

High hopes for federal high speed rail funds
San Francisco Chronicle

How low will gas prices go?
Mercury News

Last Remaining Ballots Counted for 3 Local Measures
FOX News

L.A. County's sales tax measure passes — officially
Progressive Railroading

Local Congressman, Xavier Becerra, to the Obama Administration, Sources Say
LAist

MTA Harbor Subdivision
The Transit Coalition

New study shows support for Gold Line extension to Ontario
KPCC News In Brief

Opinion: Obama needs Transportation secretary who embraces regionalism
Mercury News

Review urged on Palmdale airport land
Daily News

The Seven Silent Crises of Metropolitan America
ULI – The Ground Floor

S.F. subway project receives final clearance
Metro Magazine

Study Concludes Extending Light Rail to LA/Ontario International Airport is Feasible; Two Routes are Recommended for Further Analysis - Results of Recent Survey Show Vast Majority of San Gabriel Valley Residents Support Light Rail Extension to the Airport
MarketWatch

Transit systems, not people, cause traffic jams
San Francisco Chronicle

W Hollywood Hotel & Residences Celebrates Topping out with Dramatic Public Ceremony
MarketWatch

Will Gold Line Get Extended to Ontario Airport
StreetsBlogLA

Will the MTA get on board with Google Transit? Maybe, officials say
LA Now/Bottleneck Blog

Yes to cleaner air but at what cost?
Capitol Weekly

12/03/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday December 3, 2008

Bicycles with Belt Drives Excite Commuters
BikeCommuteTips

Bottleneck Blog being folded into L.A. Now blog
Bottleneck Blog/Los Angeles Times

Brightness of red light a focus on Metrolink crash probe
Los Angeles Times

California Transportation Leaders Join Governor Schwarzenegger in Calling for New Federal Economic Stimulus Package That Includes Billions for State Infrastructure Improvements
MarketWatch

Final vote tally shows Measure R approved
Inside SoCal

First CNG Alternative-Fuel Trucks Arrive at Southern California Ports to Combat Air Pollution
MarketWatch

First two Measure R rail projects
LA Visions

HAAS-TA LA VISTA: Dear MTA, Your Drivers Suck
WeHo News

His commute's a wild ride
UCLA Today

How To Write The Next Transportation Bill?
National Journal

Intelligent Transportation Society of America Announces "Best of ITS" Award Winners
PRWeb

Let’s go, public transport!
LA Eastside

Measure R Win: Done and Done
CurbedLA

Metro Board Getting Ready to Spend Measure R Money
StreetsBlogLA

Orange Line to be repaved between Winnetka and Balboa
Daily News

Passage of Two Key Transportation Measures in California is Expected to Provide Significant Funds to Reduce Congestion
MarketWatch

Red light Metrolink train ran before Chatsworth crash may not have been clearly visible
Los Angeles Times

SAN FRANCISCO - Central Subway given feds' green light
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco to Lead U.S. in Congestion Charging?
The City Fix

Tell the Highway Lobby About ‘09 Transpo Spending
StreetsBlogLA

Test of CNG trucks gets rolling at ports
Press Telegram

Two routes identified for rail line extension to Ontario airport
Daily Bulletin

Traffic gripe? New Web site is spot to air it
Daily News
Link to FAST (Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic): http://www.fastla.org/

Transit Sales Tax Goes in Effect July 1st
LAist

Update: Voters Approve Measures H and R
LA Business Journal

Web site allows commuters to sound off on L.A. traffic
Press Telegram

Will L.A. have the gumption to require businesses to provide transit passes?
LA Now

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12/02/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 2, 2008

Air Pollution, Global Warming Costing California Billions Each Year
Smart Growth Online

Argentina unveils 21 billion USD in infrastructure megaplan
AFP

Board gives Palmdale airport last try
Daily Breeze

Fix Expo Increases Pressure In Advance of CPUC Ruling
StreetsBlogLA

Gasoline is cheap, but we're still saving it - Habits acquired when gas was more than $4 a gallon are still with us, held fast by job insecurity and the belief that prices will rise again
Los Angeles Times

Gentrification fears ride into the Boyle Heights on the Gold Line
The Eastsider

Governor to ask Obama for public-works money
San Diego Union Tribune

Governors, Pelosi Meet on Funding in Stimulus
Congressional Quarterly

Judy Chu Says California Gas Use Down 8.3%, Diesel Plummets 14.4%
Market Watch

L.A. Port Operations Chief Rips FMC Port Trucking Analysis
Cunningham Report

Latino side of LA will benefit from new subway - Will the Gold Line bring the gold card to Eastside?
Latino Journal

Measure R wins while anti-gang parcel tax loses
Daily News

Metra teams with Google TransitNew website offers commuters easier access to schedules, train station locations
Columbia Chronicle

Metrolink train slams into car in Riverside - The driver of the car got out safely before the crash. No one was hurt on the train, which was traveling from Union Station to Riverside. The accident is under investigation
Los Angeles Times

NY subway hands out late notes
ABC News

Oberstar pushes huge jobs plan
Duluth News Tribune

Rail Runner: On to Santa Fe by mid-December
New Mexico Independent

Responding to MTA Spin & Deception
Citizen’s Campaign to the Fix the Expo Rail Line

San Francisco researches congestion charge - Revenue would help improve public transit
California Aggie

Schwarzenegger declares fiscal emergency
Los Angeles Times

Schwarzenegger Declares Fiscal Emergency for California
LAist

Shipping Ports Feel Economic Downturn Firsthand
NPR

Today's gas prices not seen since 2005
Ventura County Star

Transit Tax Officially Wins, Time to Start Laying Track
LAist

Web site allows commuters to sound off on L.A. traffic
Press Telegram

With ballots all counted, Measure R's victory is complete
Bottleneck Blog