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8/01/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday August 1, 2008

Boyle Heights Residents Come out to oppose move
http://la.indymedia.org/news/2008/07/219173.php
LA Indy Media

Brand to get new meters - Officials estimate that the parking project will bring $500,000 in annual revenue to the city
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/articles/2008/08/01/news/gnp-meters25.txt
Glendale News Press

BRU ‘Blowsback’ at Metro’s Sales Tax Proposal
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/31/bru-blowsback-at-metros-sales-tax-proposal/
StreetsBlogLA

California moves ahead with plan to sue EPA - L.B.: Attorney general, speaking on ship and plane pollution, says pleas for controls were ignored
http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_10060042
Press Telegram

Can a Southern California City Retain “That Small Town Feel?”
http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/ww/ww080730can_a_southern_calif
KCRW

CEERT’s John White Offers Expert Analysis of State’s AB 32 Draft Scoping Plan - According to John White, efficiency and renewables will trump cap and trade in meeting California’s carbon emission reductions goals
http://tinyurl.com/66ppp3
The Planning Report

City's Singing Bus Driver Favors Dean Martin
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/07/a_bus_ride_and_a_serenade.php
CurbedLA

Congestion Pricing: Robert Poole’s Open Letter to Elected Officials - The director of transportation at the Reason Foundation, Robert Poole, makes the case for congestion pricing on Southern California freeways
http://tinyurl.com/55q82c
The Planning Report

CPUC Commits to Move Expo Line Hearing to LA
http://www.lawattstimes.com/articles/2008/07/31/community/community1.txt
LA Watts Times

Cyclists ask Google for directions
http://tinyurl.com/5c3fsr
Examiner

Former airport commissioner Leland Wong convicted of bribery and embezzlement
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/07/31/news_-_features/lax/l2.txt
The Argonaut

google maps: transit stops and times!
http://everydaysustainable.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/google-maps-transit-stops-and-times/
Everyday Sustainable

Hailing A Downtown Taxi Just For The Hell Of It
http://tinyurl.com/5hdtec
CurbedLA

Highways Paved With Gold - You think the government is wasting a few billion a year on mass-transit subsidies. But what about the huge subsidies for cars and trucks?
http://www.slate.com/id/2196340
Slate

House Bill Makes Connection Between Transit Funding and Gas Price Relief
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/31/house-bill-makes-connection-between-transit-funding-and-gas-price-relief/
StreetsBlogLA

increasing demand prompts expanded flyaway service from union station
http://www.angelenic.com/2079/increasing-demand-prompts-expanded-flyaway-service-from-union-station/
angelenic

Las Vegas Monorail route revision
http://www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=8760513&nav=menu107_2
NBC

MAK URBAN FUTURE INITIATIVE PUBLIC FORUM SERIES - Presents PanAmerican Urbanism: From Caracas to East Los Angeles. PanAmerican Urbanism will feature Efrén Santana, a MAK UFI fellow and architect with Urban Think Tank in Caracas, Venezuela; and James Rojas, an urban planner and co-founder of the Los Angeles-based Latino Urban Forum, an organization dedicated to understanding and improving the built environment of Latino communities
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Reception at 6:30 pm
Panel discussion at 7:30 pm
http://makcenterufi.org/?page_id=13
MAK Center

Metro Board Member David Fleming Advocates L.A. County’s Half-Cent Sales Tax Plan - Regional luminary David Fleming illustrates the need for a local half-cent sales tax to help fund transportation projects
http://tinyurl.com/6a8m39
The Planning Report

More signs of less gas use
http://ocbiz.freedomblogging.com/2008/07/30/more-signs-of-less-gas-use/
Orange County Register

MTA votes to put sales tax increase on Nov. ballot
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/07/31/news_-_features/area/a3.txt
The Argonaut

New coalition formed to oppose Residents Initiative to Fight Traffic
http://tinyurl.com/6fln5k
The Argonaut

New Kind of Electroysis to Catalyze Hydrogen Economy
http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1953/
EcoGeek

New report calls for subsidized airlines to improve job standards
http://tinyurl.com/6ocrky
The Argonaut

New Traffic Signals Are Among the Proposals to Impact Traffic on PCH - California Incline Project Work Could Result in Backups
http://malibusurfsidenews.com/stories/200807/20080731002.html
Malibu Surfside News

OUR VIEW - Is MTA slighting us?
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_10061059
Whittier Daily News

Plan for LA’s Central Park Showing at 7th and Fig
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/31/plan-for-las-central-park-showing-at-7th-and-fig/
StreetsBlogLA

Sales tax comments
http://lavisions.blogspot.com/2008/07/sales-tax-comments.html
LA Visions

Study finds California urban congestion still tops the nation
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/study-finds-cal.html
Los Angeles Times

'Tolls Not Gas Tax', Says Bush
http://www.planetizen.com/node/34307&rf=rss
Planetizen

U.S. DOT Advances ‘New Era’ Transportation Agenda: Economic Criteria Pricing Tyler Duvall, DOT Under Secretary for Policy, describes the federal agenda to improve mobility by making the cost of transportation transparent to the public
http://tinyurl.com/633gq4
The Planning Report