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1/26/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday January 26, 2008

BART graduates to 'smart' bike lockers
http://www.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2008/01/21/daily82.html
East Bay Business Journal

Container volume down or even at three West Coast ports in '07
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/freightnews/article.asp?id=14871
Progressive Railroading

Federal Highway Administrator Capka resigns
http://snipurl.com/1yaky
Land Line Magazine

High Speed Trains in America
http://www.planetizen.com/node/29428
Planetizen

LADOT Announces Public Hearings on Bike Master Plan!
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/ladot-announces-public-hearings-on-bike.html
StreetHeatLA

LAXpectations Web page newsletter gives update on latest airport projects
http://snipurl.com/1yal6
The Argonaut

Metrolink commuters delayed for hours after train hits small rock slide
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/jan/25/no-headline---nxxfctrainweb26/
Ventura County Star

Metrolink makes it EZ
http://www.simivalleyacorn.com/news/2008/0125/Community/012.html
Simi Valley Acorn

MTA opens its first 'green' building
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_8083612?source=rss
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star News, Whittier Daily News

Official considers traffic solutions - A proactive approach is undertaken as more cars are expected on local streets
http://snipurl.com/1yalf
Culver City Wave

Parks, Billboards & LA’s Self-defeating Ways
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/970/
CityWatchLA

Pasadena's Going To Walk More, Here's How
http://laist.com/2008/01/24/pasadena_takes.php
LAist

Presidential Forum on Transportation & Infrastructure
http://intransitionmag.blogspot.com/2008/01/presidential-forum-on-transportation.html
InTRANSition

State funds more agricultural ride share programs - Vanpool program puts farmworkers in charge of their own transportation
http://snipurl.com/1yakh
Capitol Press

Three years later, Metrolink crash victims families still grieve - Man who left SUV on tracks three years ago faces 11 counts of murder
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8080854
Daily News

Transit information available on mobile phones thanks to commuter's idea
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/justfixit/20080125-9999-lz1m25fixit.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Transit Oriented Weekend: What’s Hot and How to Get There
http://metroriderla.com/2008/01/25/transit-oriented-weekend-whats-hot-and-how-to-get-there/
MetroRiderLA

Want Traffic Solutions? Think Outside the Box
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/975/75/
CityWatchLA

1/25/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday January 25, 2008

Boxer challenges EPA over emissions
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8070656?source=email
Daily News

Censored: Pro-Transit Section From Commission Study
http://www.planetizen.com/node/29416
Planetizen

Cheaper to fly or drive? What about the bus?
http://metroriderla.com/2008/01/24/cheaper-to-fly-or-drive-what-about-the-bus/
MetroRiderLA

EPA chief grilled over California rejection - Stephen L. Johnson tells an angry congressional panel that he wasn't pressured into denying the state's bid to curb emissions
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-na-epawaiver25jan25,1,3511705.story
Los Angeles Times

It's Time to Move LA! PowerPoint presentations and press are now available.
http://www.subwaytothesea.org/home.php
Subway to the Sea

LaBonge: Raise Parking Fees to Pay for Dash
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/labonge-raise-parking-fees-to-pay-for.html
StreetHeatLA

Lazy Option is Best When Waiting for the Bus - People frustrated by the delayed arrival of a bus should wait for it to show up rather than walk to their destination, mathematicians say
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/mg19726404.600-lazy-option-is-best-when-waiting-for-the-bus.html
New Scientist
Link to paper: http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/0801/0801.0297v2.pdf

Metro Board Changes Course on Senior Fares
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/metro-board-changes-course-on-senior.html
StreetHeatLA

Metro Chief Talks HOT Lanes and Alternative Transportation
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/metro-chief-talks-hot-lanes-and.html
StreetHeatLA

Mexico City rolls out women-only buses
http://snipurl.com/1y86t
Yahoo!/Reuters

Montclair makeover - City leaders aim high with big plans for a downtown
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_8059724
Daily Bulletin

Mudslides disrupt Amtrak service
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8071017
Daily News

No on Proposition 91
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_8070701
Press Telegram

Politics & the O.C. tollway
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/01/politics-the-oc.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Resurrecting L.A.'s Subway to the Sea
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90511156
Metro Magazine

Setback for Gold Line extension - MTA board leaves project off funding list
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_8071622?source=rss
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

This Post Brought to You By the Number 33 (Long Range Plan, Fare Recovery)
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/this-post-brought-to-you-by-number-33.html
StreetHeatLA

Toll lanes a HOT idea whose time has come
http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_8068819
Daily News

Turnstile Plan Delayed
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/01/turnstile-plan-delayed.html
StreetHeatLA

Zero, Zilch, Zip: Number of Zipcars in Los Angeles.
http://metroriderla.com/2008/01/24/zero-zilch-zip-number-of-zipcars-in-los-angeles/
MetroRiderLA

1/24/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday January 24, 2008

Coalition rises to protect San Onofre State Beach (SR-241 Toll Road)
http://www.capitolweekly.net/article.php?xid=wuo1d5zlmtct2j
Capitol Weekly

Emotional custody dispute over history - Advisory panel wants to rebury bones found in L.A. Chinese Americans want to study them
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-chinese24jan24,1,2761742.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

EPA staff finds emissions threat - The White House is reviewing the 'endangerment' conclusion, which would require regulations. The agency, contradicting its chief, has also concluded that a California tailpipe was justified
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-na-endanger24jan24,1,3009040.story
Los Angeles Times

first look: belmont station apartments
http://www.angelenic.com/first-look-belmont-station-apartments/
Angelenic

Flexcar is curbing a majority of its fleet
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080124/news_1m24flex.html
San Diego Union Tribune

In California, is it cheaper to fly or drive?
http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/?p=1251
Los Angeles Times/Travel Blog

Lawmakers push light-rail project - Metro Gold Line plan gets strong backing
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_8060696
Pasadena Star News

Monorail woes continue
http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/14177622.html
Las Vegas Review Journal

Oregon's Mileage Fee Concept and Road User Fee Pilot Program: Final Report
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8592
Transportation Research Board/Oregon DOT

Ports hope to sink rule change - Long foreign stops proposed by Customs would harm jobs and revenue, officials say
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ports24jan24,1,2616784.story
Los Angeles Times

Prop. 91 fuel tax ballot measure runs out of gas
http://snipurl.com/1y5fb
Ventura County Star

Report on South American Bus Rapid Transit Field Visits: Tracking the Evolution of the TransMilenio Model
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8623
Transportation Research Board/Federal Transit Administration

Report: Work at LAX, ports vital to area
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8061000
Daily Breeze

Review of National Policy and Strategies to Improve Freight Mobility
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08287.pdf
Government Accountability Office

Transportation for Tomorrow: Report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission
http://www.transportationfortomorrow.org/final_report/
National Surface Transportation Policy Commission

Trapped in the Valley, Where's the Train?
http://laist.com/2008/01/22/trapped_in_the.php
LAist

USC unveils plans for renovation, expansion - Administrators welcome comments and suggestions from community members
http://tinyurl.com/2gldxv
USC Daily Trojan

Using Highways For No-Notice Evacuations - Routes to Effective Evacuation Planning Primer Series
http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/evac_primer_nn/index.htm
Federal Highway Administration

1/23/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday January 23, 2008

6 Hurt In Big Blue Bus Crash
http://cbs2.com/local/Big.Blue.Bus.2.635011.html
CBS 2 TV

Board acts to limit new schools near freeways - L.A. Unified officials will have to do more to reduce students' exposure to airborne pollution
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/medicine/la-me-freeways23jan23,1,3043712.story?coll=la-health-medicine
Los Angeles Times

Bridging the rails - Officials plan to have nearly 40 new bridges or underpasses built at San Bernardino County railroad crossings
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_8049413
San Bernardino Sun

Governors, Mayor Form Coalition to Rebuild Ailing U.S. Infrastructure
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jan2008/2008-01-22-02.asp
Environment News Service

Hiding the 101 Freeway Beneath a Park (Part I)
http://laist.com/2008/01/22/_from_the_outsi.php
LAist

LADWP CEO & General Manager - David Nahai Keynote Speaker for Opening Reception of Green West Expo & Conference, May 20-22, 2008, Los Angeles Convention Center
http://www.centredaily.com/business/story/350679.html
Centre Daily
More info on Green West: http://www.greenwestexpo.com/

Light-rail excerpt cut from surface transportation commission’s report, National Corridors Initiative says
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/transitnews/article.asp?id=14833
Progressive Railroading

Long Beach Council kills controversial proposals - plans would have taken more funds from port
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_8049744
Press Telegram

Pasadena to test 'walkability' for first time
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_8035663
Pasadena Star News

Proposition 91 giving voters déjà vu
http://snipurl.com/1y1q2
Stockton Record

State to widen Seal Beach bridge in $4.2 million project
Widening at I-405 freeway and Seal Beach Boulevard could begin in 2010.
http://www.ocregister.com/news/project-city-transportation-1963856-report-widening
Orange County Register

1/22/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday January 22, 2008

BLOWBACK: L.A. deserves rail - Why not give commuters the pleasure of an easier trip?
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-hetz22jan22,0,6889352.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Fight looms on port payments
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_8039613
Press Telegram

Government officials ponder ways to fund roads in a down economy
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8039102
Daily News

High fuel prices are puzzling
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas22jan22,1,2593740.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Huntington Beach to consider free parking for hybrid/alternate fuel vehicles
http://www.ocregister.com/news/city-free-hybrid-1963536-vehicles-parking
Orange County Register

Jurupa Road railroad crossing called county's most dangerous, least funded
http://snipurl.com/1xzis
Press Enterprise

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Enthusiastic About Plan for ''Subway to the Sea''
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=6445&State=5&res=1024
Smart Growth Online

Metro to conduct live chat on transit funding
http://metroped.net/2008/01/22/metro-to-conduct-live-chat-on-transit-funding/
MetroPed

1/21/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday January 21, 2008

Funding battle mounts after study suggests expanding nation's transit systems
National report stirs debate over cost of fixing roads, rails
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-gettingaround_21jan21,1,3565737.column
Chicago Tribune

Keeping public needs in focus in P3 deals (public private partnership)
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/646192.html
Sacramento Bee

Lowenthal Still Plans To Push California Container Fee Bill
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=165
Cunningham Report

Many Questions Still Outstanding On Clean Truck Fee
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=164
Cunningham Report

Nighttime I-215 closures pending in San Bernardino
http://snipurl.com/1xxhz
Press Enterprise

Should the Gateway Cities & South Bay Cities COG's break away from MTA and form their own Transportation Districts?
http://www.redcounty.com/la/2008/01/should-the-gateway-cities-sout/
Red County Blog

Unsafe trucks stream out of L.A.'s ports
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-trucks21jan21,1,3615994.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

1/20/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday January 20, 2008

Coalition launched for infrastructure improvements in U.S.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-01/20/content_7457393.htm
China View

Debating a gas tax hike – lawmakers squabble over transport funding
http://snipurl.com/1xuoa
The Bond Buyer

Fee for peak-hour landings at LAX proposed
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8017972
Daily Breeze

Freeway near planned school poses concern - Fears of pollution are raised by proximity to L.B. (710) Fwy., storage yard
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_8022819
Press Telegram

High Speed Rail Development Stalls in California
http://www.kcbs.com/High-Speed-Rail-Development-Stalls-in-California/1507473
KCBS 740 AM


L.B. Fwy (710) lanes to close for repairs
http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8022818
Press Telegram

Metrolink extension project, graffiti control on Los Alamitos council agenda
http://www.ocregister.com/news/city-jail-alamitos-1962638-beach-seal
Orange County Register