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7/31/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 31, 2008

Local political consultant and BoifromTroi blogger Scott Schmidt has a new mission. As the founder and president of the Southern California Rail Riders Union, he wants to see a subway line become a reality in West Hollywood as part of a regional plan to relieve traffic congestion and make real public rail a real transportation possibility
http://www.frontierspublishing.com/2707/nakedcity/nakedcity_aa.html
Frontiers

Bay Area Regional HOT Lane Plan Approved
http://www.planetizen.com/node/34256&rf=rss
Planetizen

Bicycle alerts painted on streets - Drivers need reminders to share the road, city says
http://tinyurl.com/5a3jot
Ventura County Star

BLOWBACK - The MTA's sales-tax boondoggle (by Eric Mann and Manual Criollo of the Bus Riders Union)
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-mann31-2008jul31,0,4715127.story
Los Angeles Times

Bus, train ridership soars with gas prices
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_10050201
Daily Bulletin

Californians fight cost by reducing their driving
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/1122218.html
Sacramento Bee

China Failing to Clear Air for Olympics
http://www.planetizen.com/node/34258
Planetizen

County to allow first oil steps - Whittier hopes to reap benefits from drilling
http://www2.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_10050399
Whittier Daily News

County fair begins its annual run today - Patrons can take advantage of discounts, transportation to event
http://tinyurl.com/5gc44h
Ventura County Star

Gas prices prompt new lifestyles
http://www.vcreporter.com/cms/story/detail/gas_prices_prompt_new_lifestyles/6181/
Ventura County Reporter

Gasoline prices are rolling over teens' summer fun
http://www.latimes.com/business/printedition/la-fi-gaskids31-2008jul31,0,492250.story
Los Angeles Times

Google Maps Adds Mass Transit Support For S60 And Windows Mobile Phones
http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/07/google_maps_add.html
Information Week

Google Transit - best tool since wheel invented
http://instaaric.blogspot.com/2008/07/google-transit-best-tool-since-wheel.html
INSTAARIC

HOT Lanes: Getting the most out of our highways
http://www.dezend.org/index.php/article/notebook/2008-07-31/10288.html
PPC Tech

Light Rail Rises in the Southwest
http://www.planetizen.com/node/34284&rf=rss
Planetizen

Metrolink eases stress for Ladera commuters - Ridership has increased by 7.3 percent in Orange County
http://tinyurl.com/54qwh6
Orange County Register

Metro's sales tax would fund... Here's some detail of what would be funded by the proposed 1/2-cent 30-year Los Angeles County sales tax that Metro approved July 24
http://lavisions.blogspot.com/2008/07/metro-sales-tax.html
LA Visions

Metro's Twitter Proves Usefulness After Earthquake
http://laist.com/2008/07/30/metros_twitter_useful_after_eartqua.php
LAist

MTA seeks sales tax increase in November
http://tinyurl.com/6m2fev
Los Angeles Wave

PLAN AFOOT TO GET S.F. WORKERS OUT OF CARS - BUSINESS' OBLIGATION: Firms would have to provide transit passes or shuttle service or help employees set up pretax accounts
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/31/MN6U121MBQ.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Revenge of the MetroCard Machines, Part II
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/nyregion/30metro.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
New York Times

Ridership on Metrolink is on the rise
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_10050409
Pasadena Star News

Seismic retrofits of California bridges
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/seismic-retrofi.html
Bottleneck Blog

Study Ranks States on Road Conditions and Cost-Effectiveness (From the Reason Foundation’s point of view)
http://tinyurl.com/5pbj4q
Yahoo! News

Transit needs some creativity
http://allaboutcities.ca/transit-needs-some-creativity/
All About Cities

WeHo Will Text You (Emergency Notification System)
http://tinyurl.com/58r4mo
CurbedLA

Whittier interested in Gold Line extension
http://tinyurl.com/5wocf2
Los Angeles Wave