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2/16/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday February 16, 2008

57 Intersections and the Funding for ATSAC
http://pontevista.blogspot.com/2008/02/57-intersections-and-funding-for-atsac.html
PonteVistaBlog

Can't Find Palmdale Airport? Trust the Free Bus!
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/02/cant_find_palmd.php
L.A. Curbed

Cheaper to drive or fly?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/02/cheaper-to-driv.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Connecting Metro rail lines: Public meetings start 2/26
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/02/connecting-metr.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

"Done Deal" Pico Plan Moves Forward Depite "Some Opposition"
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/02/done-deal-pico-plan-moves-forward.html
StreetHeatLA

DOT to release RFI to develop networked roads, cars
http://www.fcw.com/online/news/151643-1.html
Federal Computer Week

Flexcar's Farewell
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/02/18/news/opinion/edit05.txt
L.A. Downtown News

GAO wants federal transportation policy ‘re-examined’
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2008/Feb08/021108/021508-06.htm
Land Line

LAEDC Forecast Finds Short-Term Hurt, But Lots of Long-Term Potential,
Especially for Downtown
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/02/18/news/news05.txt
L.A. Downtown News

L.B. Transit combines shuttle routes
Pine Ave. Link to join Passport C route; some night hours to be extended
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8266368
Press Telegram

Northern, Southern California vie for money to improve ports, trade routes
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8277453
Daily News

Omnitrans eyeing student filmmakers
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_8277482
San Bernardino Sun

SoCal MTA Suing Pasadena Gold Line Contractors
Suit Says Contactors' Work, Materials Were Shoddy
http://www.knbc.com/news/15317602/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

Villaraigosa pushing for one-way streets
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_8277500?source=rss
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Web Comments on the Red Car
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/02/18/news/opinion/edit04.txt
L.A. Downtown News

2/15/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday February 15, 2008

Agency vows to fight for tollway through San Onofre - Board says the highway is vital to addressing traffic congestion. Foes say backers seem to be ignoring the realities of the plan's rejection
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollway15feb15,1,2153547.story
Los Angeles Times

Alert: Stop Raiding Transit Funds
http://transbayblog.com/2008/02/14/alert-stop-raiding-transit-funds/
TransBayBlog
More Info: http://www.transcoalition.org/409million-cuts-response.pdf

Bike enthusiasts voice discontent with valley
http://tinyurl.com/37l55z
Desert Sun

Broadway Trustees and Red Car Board Get Into Gear
http://blogdowntown.com/blog/3124
BlogDowntown

Council Holds Slimmed Down Pico/Olympic Plan
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/02/council-holds-slimmed-down-picoolympic.html
StreetHeatLA

FAA says new aircraft arrival course will reduce pollution and noise; controllers say it won't reduce work
http://snipurl.com/1zp61
The Argonaut

Heads put together to lure Palmdale air travelers
Strategies: No-cost bus trips; courting federal, military fliers
http://www.avpress.com/n/14/0214_s2.hts
Antelope Valley Press

High Desert Corridor project put out for bid
http://www.avpress.com/n/12/0212_s17.hts
Antelope Valley Press

It's Official: No Widening of 2nd Next to Caltrans
http://blogdowntown.com/blog/3126
BlogDowntown

Less People, Same Passion at Westside/Central Sector
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/02/less-people-same-passion-at.html
StreetHeatLA

Mayor evades council roadblock on Pico-Olympic plan
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-picoolympic15feb15,1,4837315.story
Los Angeles Times

Nearly 60 cited for violations at Santa Clarita rail crossings
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8266107
Daily News

Operation Lifesaver Nets 78 Careless Drivers - Metrolink and law enforcement agencies team up for track safety
http://tinyurl.com/2u2rq4
KHTS 1220 AM

Raid nets tagging suspect
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-graffiti14feb14,1,4379476.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Rail Building Booms
http://planetizen.com/node/29711
Planetizen

Ship pollution bill splits senators
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_8266378
Daily News

Space Shuttles built here; enshrine them here, too
http://www.avpress.com/n/13/0213_s17.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Street closings for Randal Simmons funeral
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2008/02/street_closings_for_randa.php
LA Observed

Subway to the Sea Receives 'Overwhelming' Support; Route is Disputed
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/02/subway-to-the-s.html
Wired

Train Travel On The Rise - Traveling by train has become a growing and reliable alternative to flying
http://tinyurl.com/2mygjv
CBS News

Villaraigosa: Pico And Olympic To Go One Way Only
http://cbs2.com/local/villaraigosa.pico.olympic.2.654732.html
CBS 2 TV

2/14/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 14, 2008

Bond funds not for railroads - State should spend money to benefit taxpayers before helping private businesses
http://www2.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_8244066
Daily Bulletin

Clean-air plan gains favor – San Diego Port panel onboard, but questions remain
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080214/news_1m14port.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Derailing L.A.
Damien Goodmon and his plan to halt the Expo Line
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/derailing_l_a/6704/
L.A. CityBeat

DOT officials hint at rulemaking on public-private partnerships
http://tinyurl.com/2kt63v
Land Line

Firms boost desert expressway plan
http://snipurl.com/1zo25
Press Enterprise

Free Money For Not Using Your Car
http://laist.com/2008/02/12/free_money_not.php
LAist

High Desert Corridor garners international interest
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/high_4978___article.html/desert_corridor.html
Victorville Daily Press

International Interest For High Desert Corridor: Proposed corridor aims to ease truck congestion through LA County
http://www.hometownstation.com/high-dersert-corridor-2008-12-12-02-31.html
KHTS 1220 AM

Is your traffic tie-up on the $2.8 billion fix list? The OCTA plans to at least begin designing projects this year for some of the most crowded freeways
http://www.ocregister.com/news/orange-freeways-projects-1979340-freeway-year
Orange County Register

L.A. committee OKs port cargo fee
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8257643
Daily Breeze

L.B., LBUSD face off in airport lawsuit
http://www.presstelegram.com/breakingnews/ci_8251520
Press Telegram

Master Plan looks at transportation issues - The School of Public Policy, Planning and Development examines pedestrian safety
http://snipurl.com/1zo2a
USC Daily Trojan

Mayor's bus trip is good politics on top of bad policy
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_8252934
Daily News

Mayors' Subway Report Card
http://laist.com/2008/02/13/mayors_subway_r.php
LAist

National Geographic Docks With America’s Port (an eight part series on the Port of Los Angeles)
http://dtv.broadcastnewsroom.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=306369
Broadcast Newsroom

New Bike Path Opens in Redondo Beach
http://tinyurl.com/2b22hp
StreetHeatLA
More Info: http://www.redondo.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=1034

New railroad safety rules announced
http://tinyurl.com/2jm259
UPI

Port complex to get $18 million from state
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8256735
Daily Breeze

Riding the Rails with the Mayor - Come on Henry (Waxman), join Antonio on his weekly subway ride to City Hall
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/riding_the_rails_with_the_mayor/6702/
L.A. CityBeat

Speeding won't solve L.A.'s traffic woes - In Southern California, drivers think the fast lane means they can speed
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/highway1/la-hy-wheels13feb13,0,4861457.story
Los Angeles Times

Sound Transit vows to meet strict environmental standards
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=15086
Progressive Railroading

Valentine’s Day And The Transit Oriented Lifestyle
http://metroriderla.com/2008/02/14/valentines-day-and-the-transit-oriented-lifestyle/
MetroRiderLA

2/13/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 13, 2008

10 Ways to Improve L.A.'s Public Transportation System
http://blogging.la/archives/2008/02/10_ways_to_improve_las_public.phtml
MetroBloggingLA

10 More Ways To Improve L.A.’s Public Transportation System
http://metroriderla.com/2008/02/12/10-more-ways-to-improve-las-public-transportation-system/
MetroRiderLA

Editorial: Time to consider a new way to pay for transit - Court ruling pokes hole in old formula; gas tax increase might be better approach
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/705047.html
Sacramento Bee

Getting out of the garages quicker
http://tinyurl.com/2c9wt7
Santa Monica Daily Press

Greuel Plan: I Predict Gridlock Like Never Before
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1010/75/
CityWatch

High Desert Corridor project put out for bid
http://www.avpress.com/n/12/0212_s17.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Housing of the Future is Transit-Oriented
http://www.planetizen.com/node/29692
Planetizen

How the Experts Would Fix America's Infrastructure
http://www.planetizen.com/node/29691
Planetizen

JetBlue has regional vision of more flights, jobs
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8245998
Daily Breeze

L.A. mayor rides the bus, hopes others will, too
http://origin.dailynews.com/news/ci_8245023
Daily News

L.A. parking program targets oversized vehicles - City Council launches a pilot effort to restrict parking of oversized vehicles in San Pedro, Brentwood
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-parking13feb13,1,2691602.story
Los Angeles Times

Leaders in S.B. County focus on funding for I-10 projects
http://snipurl.com/1zm8p
Press Enterprise

London's New Congestion Pricing - A breath of fresh air?
http://translib.blogspot.com/2008/02/londons-new-congestion-pricing-breath.html
TransLib

MetroRiderLA on Facebook
http://metroriderla.com/2008/02/12/metroriderla-on-facebook/
MetroRiderLA

New Multi-State Study Reveals How California Can Speed Delivery of Transportation Projects
http://www.celsoc.org/news.asp?nid=103
Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California

Plans for 2 new cruise ship terminals rile some in this port town
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8236324
Daily Breeze

Price Speaks on the Failure of LA's Boulevards
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/02/price-on-failure-of-las-boulevards.html
StreetHeatLA

Red light on new revenues
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/02/red-light-on-ne.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Residents talk boulevards
http://www.smdp.com/article/articles/4698/1/Residents-talk-boulevards/Page1.html/print/4698
Santa Monica Daily Press

Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8660
Transportation Research Board

Transit lines seeking smartest 'smart card'
http://tinyurl.com/yo8x2o
Philadelphia Inquirer

Trends in Public Spending on Infrastructure
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8712
Transportation Research Board

Upcoming TRB Webinar - Fast Lanes on the Transportation Information Superhighway: Tips for Efficient, Comprehensive Internet Research
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8698
Transportation Research Board

Why HOT Lanes? Because HOV Lanes Don’t Work
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/02/why-hot-lanes-b.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

Year of the Superbus - Decked out with amenities and fueled by efficiencies, local bus fleets are heading for prime time
http://www.governing.com/articles/0802buses.htm
Governing

2/12/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday February 12, 2008

60/91/215 work built with quick, costly borrowing tool
http://snipurl.com/1zi29
Press Enterprise

90-day ultimatum - Environmentalists and port should stay out of court
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_8218330
Press Telegram

Highway 101 upgrade gets ready to roll
http://www.pacbiztimes.com/index.cfm?go2=articles/wk_021108b
Pacific Coast Business Times

High Speed Rail Advances Globally, Crawls In The U.S.
http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2008/20080012.html
Green Energy News

How Will the Next President Shape National Transportation Policy?
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=6476&State=52&res=1024
Smart Growth Online

MTS ridership up 6 percent from 2006
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080211-1516-transit.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Trains in Europe offering Wi-Fi
http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/02/10/business/trains11.php
International Herald Tribune

U.S. Can Support Efficient Rail System
http://www.theledger.com/article/20080210/NEWS/802100347/1326
The Ledger

2/11/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday February 11, 2008

Gas prices hold steady from recent decreases
http://www.avpress.com/n/11/0211_s3.hts
Antelope Valley Press

L.A. River move a diverting idea - Redirecting the waterway may help L.B.'s beaches stay clean, but process would be lengthy and costly
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8220375
Press Telegram

San Fernando Valley will remain on the map
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_8224958
Daily News

Southern California officials not on board with plan to use bond money for railroads: Under Schwarzenegger's proposal, the rails would get $170 million in voter-approved funds. Officials say the dollars should go toward road improvements that would ease congestion.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-railfight11feb11,1,7893162.story?ctrack=1&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

Traffic lights have drivers playing the waiting game - Poorly synchronized signals in Los Angeles and Orange counties leave motorists sitting at reds when there is no cross traffic in sight
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hymon11feb11,1,4291988.story?ctrack=2&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

2/10/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday February 10, 2008

Bicycle ride around Ventura set
http://snipurl.com/1ze2h
Ventura County Star

Biofuel crops increase carbon emissions - The conversion of forests and grasslands into fields for the plants offsets the benefit of using the fuel, researchers find. Greenhouse-gas output overall would rise instead of fall.
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-sci-biofuel8feb08,1,4375177.story
Los Angeles Times

Bogota Part 2: Transmilenio Bus Rapid Transit
http://theoildrum.com/node/3580
The Oil Drum

CRA Moves Streetcar Campaign Forward
http://blogdowntown.com/blog/3112
BlogDowntown

Decrease your mass by taking mass transit
http://snipurl.com/1ze3n
CalorieLab

Jean Nouvel designs a green machine for Century City - The architect's condo plan calls for gardens and energy conservation in a slim, livable package. Can his self-named 'green blade' thrive?
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-nouvel9feb09,0,1697178.story
Los Angeles Times

Palmdale to receive funds to build railroad underpass
http://www.avpress.com/n/08/0208_s14.hts
Antelope Valley Press

San Fernando Rd. May Get Railroaded Out of Town
http://snipurl.com/1ze25
Santa Clarita Signal

Santa Monica Officials Meet with FAA
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=7191
Santa Monica Mirror

Streetcars and LRT: the North American context
http://spacing.ca/wire/?p=2767
SpacingToronto