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1/19/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday January 19, 2007

Airport Plan Fails to Get Off the Ground - With no progress, panel faces crash landing
http://tinyurl.com/2mhqmq
L.A. Business Journal

Amtrak puts brakes on strike with accord favoring unions - The tentative contract includes back pay and wage increases
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-amtrak19jan19,1,2094820.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Buses, trains and the transit-oriented lifestyle
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/01/buses-trains-an.html
Los Angeles Times

California Corridor stats for December (Amtrak Ridership in California)
http://www.railpac.org/2008/01/18/california-corridor-stats-for-december/
RailPAC

Caltrans agrees to limit freeway runoff flowing to waterways
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8013287
Daily News

First Street Bridge closed -- for a month!
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/01/first-street-br.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

FTA awards $6.3 million to maglev developer
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/transitnews/article.asp?id=14777
Progressive Railroading

Grand Avenue Groundbreaking Delayed - Developer Says $3 Billion Project Still on Schedule, With First Phase to Open in 2011
http://tinyurl.com/2j7kdm
L.A. Downtown News

Here’s an Idea: PRT to the Sea
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/963/75/
CityWatchLA

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds hearing on National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission report
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA6523888.html
Logistics Management

New bus service connects with Metrolink in Riverside
http://www.recordgazette.net/articles/2008/01/18/news/07news.txt
Record Gazette

Placentia fights state claim for millions - Mayor says city needn't refund more than $36 million for OnTrac program unless payments were in error
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ontrac19jan19,1,2113260.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Road Pricing and Public Transit: The “Virtuous Cycle”
http://www.streetsblog.org/2008/01/17/road-pricing-and-public-transit-the-virtuous-cycle/
Streets Blog

San Diego Panel: Panel: Build 'Early Action' projects on time (transportation sales tax projects)
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2008/01/19/news/sandiego/4_01_991_18_08.txt
North County Times/Californian

State transportation officials nominate Colton project for bond funds
http://snipurl.com/1xs6c
Press Enteprise

Transportation Agencies Install New Bike Facilities
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/transportation-agencies-install-new.html
StreetHeatLA

1/18/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday January 18, 2007

2 Injured In Metro Train/Auto Collision
http://cbs2.com/local/metro.gold.line.2.631630.html
CBS 2 TV

40 cents a gallon -- more!
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/01/40-cents-a-gall.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Airport commission approves environmental study
http://snipurl.com/1xp0d
The Argonaut

BULLET TRAIN TO NOWHERE
http://thedistrictweekly.com/daily/staff-infection/2008/01/17/bullet-train-to-nowhere/
Long Beach District Weekly

California Transportation Commission Meets in Sacramento
http://www.railpac.org/2008/01/17/california-transportation-commission-meets-in-sacramento/
RailPAC

Committee recommends gates for L.A. subways
http://www.beloblog.com/Pe_Blogs/committee_recom.html
Press Enterprise

Could MTA install gates at light rail stations?
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_7996916?source=rss
Daily News

Council Resolution: Bikers Deserve Tax Break
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/council-resolution-bikers-deserve-tax.html
StreetHeatLA

Escondido will showcase 'rapid bus' concept
http://snipurl.com/1xpyp
North County Times/Californian

Export surge helps keep L.A.-Long Beach on top - Overall traffic in '07 is down at the nation's busiest port complex
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ports17jan17,1,3403220.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Inland counties submit transit proposals
http://snipurl.com/1xpz8
Press Enterprise

LA's City Hall Just Got Friendlier! (for cyclists)
http://laist.com/2008/01/17/las_city_hall_j.php
LAist

Lockyer asks coastal agency to reject San Onofre tollway - He criticizes Schwarzenegger's backing of the project, which he says would seriously harm the state beach in Orange County
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollway18jan18,1,6151261.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles remains top US port despite fall in throughput
http://www.cargonewsasia.com/secured/article.aspx?id=3&article=15346
Cargo News Asia

Metro Considers Raising "Senior Discount" Age to 65
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/metro-considers-raising-senior-discount.html
StreetHeatLA

Metrolink Train Strikes Big Rig In Irwindale
http://cbs2.com/local/metrolink.irwindale.crash.2.631872.html
CBS 2 TV

MTA Closer To Installing Subway Gates
http://www.knbc.com/news/15077655/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

New ULI Published Book Shows how the Parking Garage is Both a Part of our Urban Culture and Has the Potential to Solve Mixed-Use Issues
http://snipurl.com/1xov1
Urban Land Institute

PECG´s Reasons for Dismissing Performance-Based Infrastructure Just Don´t Stand Up
http://www.wallstreet-online.de/nachrichten/nachricht/2236038.html
WallStreet Online

Presidential Views (or not) on Public Transportation
http://blog.tstc.org/2008/01/17/presidential-views-or-not-on-public-transportation/
Mobilizing the Region

Public forum on airport jet impact January 22nd
http://snipurl.com/1xp0g
The Argonaut

Placentia may owe millions, audit finds - Caltrans says the city improperly spent as much as $36 million on the OnTrac project. City officials say they will contest the findings
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-ontrac17jan17,1,2004370.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Runway status lights get OK
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8004665
Daily Breeze

Science training, transit could give S.D. the edge
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20080117-9999-1b17edc.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Shipper says it has met Long Beach truck standard
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2008/Jan08/011408/011708-05.htm
Land Line Magazine

Street fight (Pico/Olympic)
http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=18784
Jewish Journal

Take the Train to the South Park Flea Market
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2008/01/18/take-the-train-to-south-park-flea-market/
MetroRiderLA

Tiny Tata Nano, big threat - The $2,500 Nano will put millions more Indians on the road. Is there a silver lining in that pollution cloud?
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-nano18jan18,0,557587.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Train vs. produce truck - Metrolink slams into trailer of big-rig at crossing
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_8004425
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

1/17/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday January 17, 2008

Amtrak back on the rails
http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/01/16/amtrak_back_on_the_rails
Marketplace

Antonio Villaraigosa Grade: B-, The mayor does the vision thing, but lacks new material (transit funding conference)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/antonio_villaraigosa_grade_b_/6596/
L.A. City Beat

California's high-speed rail plan could be delayed indefinitely
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7991861
Daily News

Case For Rail: Guest Posting at L.A. Times Emerald City
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2008/01/16/the-case-for-rail-guest-posting-at-la-times-emerald-city/
MetroRiderLA

Coalition: Bikes Are a Rail Good Choice
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=52776&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

Death of Intermodalism is Greatly Exaggerated
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90511148
Metro Magazine

Denny Zane Grade: B+, The transit visionary threw a great party, but needed a better ending (transit funding conference)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/denny_zane_grade_b/6595/
L.A. City Beat

EPA's global failure on greenhouse gas emissions means dirtier cars - for now
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/ballyhoo_in_bali/6587/
L.A. City Beat

Export surge helps keep L.A.-Long Beach on top - Overall traffic in '07 is down at the nation's busiest port complex
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ports17jan17,1,3403220.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Frank Gruber: What I say- Move it, LA!
http://snipurl.com/1xm3q
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Gasoline tax hike urged to bolster tapped Highway Trust Fund
http://snipurl.com/1xm31
Press Enterprise

Little train that can't? (Gold Line)
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/01/little-train--1.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Mary Peters Says….(electric transit)
http://theoverheadwire.blogspot.com/2008/01/mary-peters-says.html
The Overhead Wire

Mega-fun on the Megabus
http://www2.dailybulletin.com/ci_7989906
Daily Bulletin

New Container Fee Helps Infrastructure
http://www.gazettes.com/containerfee1172008.html
Grunion Gazette

Officials warn of freight traffic crush on freeways - OCTA holds meetings on freight traffic
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1960631.php
Orange County Register

One way: No way!
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/01/one-way-no-way.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

RAND Study Provides Framework to Protect Rail Riders from Terrorist Attacks
http://www.rand.org/news/press/2007/12/11/index.html
RAND
Link to “Securing America’s Passenger Rail Systems” report:
http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG705/

Residents rail over train yard
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_7992433
Whittier Daily News

Schwarzenegger wants guarantees of support for high-speed rail
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/01/16/state/n182024S60.DTL&type=politics
San Francisco Chronicle

Scream if you hate traffic - If elected leaders won't accelerate, let's put our own measure on the ballot (transit funding conference)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/scream_if_you_hate_traffic/6591/
L.A. City Beat

Shipping slows on the ports - Slow down expected to last through '08 fiscal year
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_7992958
Press Telegram

Study bolsters Inland lawmaker's proposed fee on port traffic
http://snipurl.com/1xmyx
Press Enterprise

Subdivision in Watts attracts attention (near Metro Blue Line)
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-watts17jan17,1,6319035.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Yucaipa Transit Center getting close to construction
http://www.newsmirror.net/articles/2008/01/17/news/09news.txt
Yucaipa News Mirror

Zev Yaroslavsky Grade: C-, The man with the history needs to think and talk big (transit funding conference)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/zev_yaroslavsky_grade_c_/6594/
L.A. City Beat

1/16/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday January 16, 2008

Angelenos unhappy with project - One-way traffic flow plan faces opposition
http://snipurl.com/1xj8q
Santa Monica Daily Press

APTA Supports Majority Report of Commission and Rejects Minority View that Fails to Continue Federal Investment in Public Transportation
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/080115_commission_report.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Blythe City seeks Prop 1B funding to keep rail line open
http://snipurl.com/1xk1x
Quartzite News

Catalina Express halts L.B. service - Temporary move to San Pedro will allow for dredging of silt-blocked waterway
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7982119
Press Telegram

Drivers see all manner of bad manners
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/highway1/la-hy-wheels16jan16,0,859178.story?coll=la-news-highway_1
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink pushes to extend into Perris, Moreno Valley
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/01/little-train-th.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Montclair Planning Commission approves townhome project for downtown (Gold Line Foothill Extension, Metrolink)
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_7981869
Daily Bulletin

New Report Validates Need for Increased Transportation Funding
http://snipurl.com/1xj63
Yahoo! News

Nissan exec: Car culture is fading - Worldwide, people are losing interest in automobiles
http://snipurl.com/1xj6b
Fortune

Rotary uproar - Residents demand airport change flight pattern of copters
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_7982801
Pasadena Star News

San Jacinto Valley commuters will get new service to Riverside, Escondido
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_H_bus16.3380eee.html
Press Enterprise

Schwarzenegger backs O.C. tollway - Formerly neutral, he now urges the Coastal Commission to approve the Foothill South, which would run through San Onofre State Beach
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollway16jan16,1,5233753.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Secretary Peters Rejects Call for Massive Gas Tax Increase and New Federal Transportation Bureaucracy
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/dot0608.htm
U.S Department of Transportation

State rail safety role questioned - Metrolink tells judges that California doesn't have the authority to determine if the transit service was partly to blame for crash deaths
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-metrolink16jan16,1,4073719.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Surface Transportation Commission Releases Report
http://live.asce.org/blog/1/asce/?permalink=Surface-Transportation-Commission-Releases-Report.html
American Society of Civil Engineers/Our Failing Infrastructure Blog

Top AASHTO Officials Respond to the Release of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission Report
http://www.transportation.org/news/91.aspx
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Transportation infrastructure: National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission releases findings to fix U.S. surface transportation systems
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA6522887.html?industryid=48468
Logistics Management

U.S. Train Commuters Brace For Nationwide Amtrak Strike
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7009727718
All Headline News

Westsiders Get Riled at Pico/Olympic Meeting
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/westsiders-get-riled-at-picoolympic.html
StreetHeatLA

1/15/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday January 15, 2008

BART to Test Using Cell Phones as Tickets
http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2008/01/14/story10.htmlSan Francisco Business Times

CARB Gathering Opinions On How To Spend Bond Money
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=153
Cunningham Report

Commission debated fuel tax increase vs. highway privatization
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2008/Jan08/011408/011408-01.htm
Land Line

Congressional commission recommends 25-cent gas tax hike
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/15/MNFVUF6J7.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle
Link to Report: (available after 8am Pacific Time)
http://www.transportationfortomorrow.org/news_room/

Drive. Talk. Brake. Drive. Talk. Brake.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/01/do-cellphones-s.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Effects of Gasoline Prices on Driving Behavior and Vehicle Markets.
http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/88xx/doc8893/01-14-GasolinePrices.pdf (.pdf)
Congressional Budget Office

Electric-Car Firms Get Star Investors
http://snipurl.com/1xeo0
Wall Street Journal

Environmental groups sue EPA over air quality deadlines
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/15/BADSUF6JV.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Environmental study OKd for LAX - Airport panel's action comes after a federal report last month raised concerns about runway safety
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax15jan15,1,6870800.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Fee approved for containers at LA and Long Beach ports
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_7969757
Daily Breeze

High Gas Prices Could Make Density More Attractive and Slow Sprawl, Says Land-Use Expert
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=6433&state=52&res=1440
Smart Growth Online

Metrolink Survey
http://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=52727&format=html
Santa Clarita Signal

More solutions needed Re "Freeway toll roads in view":
http://www2.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_7971365
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Oberstar reflects on session and prepares for the next,
http://snipurl.com/1xh9x
Daily Journal

OCTA joins forces to keep freight traffic rolling - SoCal coalition lobbies alongside powerful business and government interests in struggle to fund improvements.
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_1959612.php
Orange County Register

Road ahead on federal transportation funding
http://snipurl.com/1xh9z
Crosscut

Shortest rail, longest wait
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/01/shortest-railro.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Smiles and thumbs up as Smart car arrives in US
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/jan/14/automotive
The Guardian

Subway to the Sea: A vote tally and a round of meetings
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/01/subway-to-the-1.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Toyota aims to roll out plug-in hybrids in 2010
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gm15jan15,1,6982309.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

'Train wreck'
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/01/train-wreck.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

TransLink launch delayed from on-time arrival
http://www.examiner.com/a-1158365~TransLink_launch_delayed_from_on_time_arrival.html
S.F. Examiner

1/14/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday January 14, 2008

5 Myths About Breaking Our Foreign Oil Habit
http://snipurl.com/1xbtt
Washington Post

Bay Area anchors megaregion: Sprawl, industry help unite Northern California
http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_7960564
Contra Costa Times

Conflict Continues Over Future Of L.A.'s Industrial Properties
http://www.cp-dr.com/node/1899
California Planning & Development Report

Container cascade will swamp US ports
http://www.cargonewsasia.com/secured/article.aspx?id=3&article=15277
Cargo News Asia

Deciding when a politician has an off day (includes transit funding issues)
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-localgovtqa14jan14,1,7229854.story
Los Angeles Times

Feuer Seeks To Help LA County Help Itself
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/feuer-seeks-to-help-la-county-help.html
StreetHeatLA

From Waving Arms to LED's: A Brief History of Traffic Signals
http://www.techtransfer.berkeley.edu/newsletter/07-4/traffic_signals.php
U.C. Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies/Tech Transfer

Georgia May Walk Away From Toll Roads
http://www.planetizen.com/node/29258
Planetizen

Getting serious about subway tax
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/01/getting-serious.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Ports Passed $35/TEU Fee Last Month, Now Want $15 More
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=155
Cunningham Report

Professor Donald Shoup: How About Congestion Parking
http://snipurl.com/1xbu0
StreeHeatLA

Taxpayers foot $1M bill for airport suit - Public pays legal fees for both sides in dispute between city, school district over noise, planned expansion
http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7957046
Press Telegram

THE PEOPLE'S CAR - It Costs Just $2,500. It's Cute as a Bug. And It Could Mean Global Disaster
http://snipurl.com/1xbtr
Washington Post

Transportation Information Research—How Do I Find What I'm Looking for?
http://www.techtransfer.berkeley.edu/newsletter/07-4/research.php
U.C. Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies/Tech Transfer

1/13/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday January 13, 2008

Candidates examine port plan
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7954037
Press Telegram

Car-Pooling -- An Idea Whose Time Has Come
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ben-rosen/carpooling-an-idea-wh_b_81231.html
Huffington Post

Cedillo to press for licenses again
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7947990
Daily News

Early end seen for Highway 23 work in Conejo
http://snipurl.com/1xbdp
Ventura County Star

Group pushes high-speed rail as solution to gridlock woes
http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_7960708?source=rss&nclick_check=1
Contra Costa Times

LB Airport Parking Structure Approved
http://www.gazettes.com/airport1102008.html
Grunion Gazette

More L.A. Maps
http://www.modernhiker.com/2008/01/12/more-la-maps/
Modern hiker

MTA's train wreck - By pouring money into rail projects, the agency is pushing riders off the buses
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-op-moore13jan13,0,4001505.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions
Los Angeles Times

Mystery of the Green Line to not-quite-LAX
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2008/01/mystery_of_the_green_line.php
LA Observed

P3s improve quality of life in California
http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_7955733
Daily Bulletin

Polluted logic for port, LAX - By Ruth Galanter, Columnist
http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_7953982
Daily News

Presidential Candidates' Forum on Transportation & Infrastructure
http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/rudin.php
NYU

School district may approve compressed gas fueling facility
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_7956991
Redlands Daily Facts

State's budget crisis curtails legislators' agendas - With money short, little major legislation is expected in Sacramento
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget13jan13,0,1376191.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

State ports, cruise lines balk at proposed rule for ships
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080112/news_1n12cruise.html
San Diego Union Tribune