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2/23/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday February 23, 2008

91 Freeway to close for nearly 12 hours - All lanes will be shut down in Corona for demolition of a bridge that is being replaced at Green River Road
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-91closure23feb23,1,278531.story
Los Angeles Times

Amgen Tour Bike Race Set to Conclude in Pasadena
http://www.pasadenanow.com/_News/publish/article_2090.html
Pasadena Now

Bummer of a Route Selected for Crenshaw Line
http://laist.com/2008/02/22/crenshaw_prairie_metro_mta_light_rail.php
LAist

Charging motorists for using roads considered
http://tinyurl.com/2hegtp
Ventura County Star

Congestion meters set for 210 Freeway
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_8338820
Whittier Daily News

Downtown development in Azusa hits new snag
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_8330934
Pasadena Star News

Ed Reyes - Bicycle Advocate
http://ubrayj02.blogspot.com/2008/02/ed-reyes-bicycle-advocate.html
Brayj Against the Machine

Extended Gold Line discussed at conference
http://www.sgvtribune.com/business/ci_8338805
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Fact Sheet for Sepulveda Boulevard Reversible Lane Project
http://belaironline.blogspot.com/2008/02/fact-sheet-for-sepulevard-boulevard.html
Bel Air Association Blog

Hydrogen-fuel bus makes 5-week test run in Marin
http://www.marinij.com/marin/ci_8331232
Marin Independent Journal

LA's cab quandry: Go Brown
http://www.laobserved.com/intell/2008/02/las_cab_quandry_go_brown.php
LA Observed

Making Pasadena a Pedestrian Haven
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/02/making-pasadena-pedestrian-haven.html
StreetHeatLA

Metro Busy with Expanion Plans
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/02/metro-busy-with-expanion-plans.html
StreetHeatLA

Miss Traffic vs. i-Ride: Clash of the Transit Contests
http://metroriderla.com/2008/02/22/miss-traffic-vs-i-ride-clash-of-the-transit-contests/
MetroRiderLA

New rail line will tie into where?
Critics question route through Southwest L.A. to the South Bay
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/los_angeles_metro/la-me-crenshaw23feb23,1,3785349.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Z-Train: Toy MagLev Set
http://gadgetstronics.com/2008/02/21/the-z-train-toy-maglev-set/
GadgetStronics

2/22/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday February 22, 2008

Clean and Easy HTML Schedules, A Must For Transit
http://metroriderla.com/2008/02/21/clean-and-easy-html-schedules-a-must-for-transit/
MetroRiderLA

Crenshaw light-rail route picked
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8330592
Daily Breeze

High Speed Rail Advances Everywhere Except in the United States
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/02/united-states-i.html
Wired

How To Beat Traffic...Ride Your Bike To Amgen
http://www.hometownstation.com/take-your-bike-2008-02-21-01-37.html
KHTS 1220 AM

I-10 carpool lanes proposed
http://www.highlandnews.net/articles/2008/02/21/news/09carpool.txt
Highland Community News

June ballot initiative may be more about land use than traffic
http://www.toacorn.com/news/2008/0221/Front_Page/001.html
Thousand Oaks Acorn

LA County Traffic Management Center completes interface with the City of Los Angeles’ Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control Center
http://snipurl.com/205yj
West Ranch Beacon

L.A. gears up for smaller, smarter road option
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8329526
Daily News

Long Beach port’s truck restriction perplexes Los Angeles
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2008/Feb08/021808/022108-01.htm
Land Line

Mad as Hell and not Going to Take It Anymore – Pico/Olympic War
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1037/
CityWatchLA

MTA is on the wrong track - The agency's plan to install turnstiles at subway and light-rail stations is a betrayal of their design
http://www.calendarlive.com/galleriesandmuseums/cl-et-subway5dec05,0,6940232.story
Los Angeles Times

New credit card payment option may speed lines exiting parking structures
http://tinyurl.com/2oa869
The Argonaut

New International Routes to LAX Generate Billions for Southern California Economy
http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/080221/0365251.html
Yahoo! Finance

No West Hollywood Subway
http://wehonews.com/z/wehonews/archive/page.php?articleID=2073
WeHo News

Panel looks for ways to improve L.A. taxi system - Commissioners discuss ways to make catching cabs easier and ask for a detailed report on improving the system
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/los_angeles_metro/la-me-taxi22feb22,1,6030771.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Port of Long Beach Approves Plan to Replace No Less Than 50 Percent of Aging Diesel Trucks with Alternative-Fueled Models
http://tinyurl.com/34kywv
Business Wire

Public Transportation Meets Public Library
http://laist.com/2008/02/20/library_vending_machine.php
LAist

Regional Connector Debate Ready for Round 2
http://blogdowntown.com/blog/3135
BlogDowntown

Regional Connector Meetings: Come View Potential Alternatives
http://metro.net/projects_programs/connector/default.htm
Metro

So I Went to a Bike Master Plan Meeting...and a Pico/Olympic meeting broke out
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/02/so-i-went-to-bike-master-plan-meeting.html
StreetHeatLA

Some answers about the state's spending plan and fiscal mess - Budget deficit Q&A
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/727788.html
Sacramento Bee

Subway to the Sea Is Discussed at Forum
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=7276
Santa Monica Mirror

2/21/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 21, 2008

City to pass the bucks on sidewalks? To address a repair backlog, the L.A. council studies charging homeowners when property sells
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sidewalk21feb21,1,4243807.story
Los Angeles Times

City Unveils New "Park and Pay" Meter System
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3660
Palisadian Post

Claremont Colleges may need more parking spaces
New regulations would require hundreds of new spaces, reduce cars on residential side streets
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_8319595
Daily Bulletin

Cleaner air, and sooner - The Port of Long Beach's new diesel policy ignores politicking to get results
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_8319534
Press Telegram

Cyclists Unhappy with LADOT's Public Process
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/02/cyclists-unhappy-with-ladots-public.html
StreetHeatLA

Express bus line links Pass area to Riverside
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_B_bus20.3b391f7.html
Press Enterprise

Freeway Congestion Might Be Relieved - Coalition makes its best case for expansion of truck routes on I-5
http://www.hometownstation.com/golden-state-clarita-2008-02-20-16-40.html
KHTS 1220 AM

Gasoline tax would rebuild aging highways
http://snipurl.com/203bv
Post Bulletin

If you plan to drive, plan to dig deep, local transportation expert says
http://snipurl.com/202d8
Las Vegas Sun

LA’s Future: Gotta have Heart (and Mass Transit)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1033/75/
CityWatchLA

Las Lomas housing project - Confusion surrounds it, but one thing is clear. L.A. doesn't need it
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-laslomas21feb21,0,7243563.story
Los Angeles Times

MagLev Hybrid Bus Put Into Service In Japan
http://dodevice.com/maglev-hybrid-bus-put-into-service-in-japan/
Device

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

Oil gushes past $100 – The price of crude rises $4.51 to a closing record of $100.01 as commodities rally
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-oil20feb20,1,5346245.story
Los Angeles Times

Operation Lifesaver **UPDATE** Final Statistics
http://incident.scvsheriff.com/news_room/2008/02/operation-lif-1.html
LASD – Santa Clarita Valley Station Blog

Painfully Slow Growth for California and Southern California in 2008-2009, with "Spot" Recessions Says LAEDC Forecast
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/2/prweb711544.htm
PRWeb

Proof That Grade-Separation Can’t Save Us From Stupid Drivers
http://snipurl.com/202jr
MetroRiderLA

Public to weigh in on plans for Crenshaw-Prairie Corridor - With an environmental report on transit priorities due in spring, MTA officials conduct a new round of dialogue with nearby residents
http://snipurl.com/203bz
Wave Newspapers

PUC member's donation request raises questions
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-puc20feb20,0,5269194.story
Los Angeles Times

Race weekend poses traffic problems around speedway (take Metrolink)
http://snipurl.com/203ci
Press Enterprise

Regional Connector Meetings for Downtown Next Week
http://ginnycase.blogspot.com/2008/02/regional-connector-meetings-for.html
GinnyHereAndThere

Riding the Rails (and Biking) Directly to LAX
http://laist.com/2008/02/20/riding_the_rail.php
LAist

Southern California ports, transportation authorities seek $2.2 billion in state funds
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=15162
Progressive Railroading

State analyst offers own formula to target budget shortfall - Elizabeth Hill says the governor's plan to close the $16 billion gap is inadequate
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-deficit21feb21,1,7817191.story
Los Angeles Times

Street Closures Announced For Academy Awards Cars Parked Illegally Will Be Towed
http://lapdblog.typepad.com/lapd_blog/2008/02/street-closures.html
LAPD Blog

Subways for breakfast (scroll down page to second article)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/friends_don_t_slap_friends/6727/
L.A. City Beat

Transportation secretary compliments mass-transit work - Mary Peters applauds public-private partnership for proposed Anaheim center
http://www.ocregister.com/news/artic-peters-center-1984079-transportation-anaheim
Orange County Register

Will Massive Railroad Infrastructure Fundamentally Change US Transportation Logistics? Growth of Imports, Fuel Costs, Green Movement, and Congestion all Favor Rail over Trucks; Return to “Working on the Railroad” in Big Numbers
http://www.scdigest.com/assets/On_Target/08-02-20-1.php?cid=1498
Supply Chain Digest

2/20/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 20, 2008

Amtrak to deploy mobile security teams, conduct random bag checks
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=15149
Progressive Railroading

Biking on the freeway - it can happen here
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/20/EDMCV558K.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Briskman Expects Beverly Hills To Play A Key Role In Region’s Transportation Future
http://www.thebeverlyhillscourier.com/editions/files/Courier-02-15.pdf
Beverly Hills Courier (page 1 and page 26)

Brown Challenges Local Governments To Plan For A Low-Carbon Future
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/52916
California Chronicle

Counties, railroads at odds over rail funds - Rhetoric flies as Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe seek state bond money to build a new crossing in Colton that area governments do not see as a priority
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-me-rail20feb20,1,1869747.story
Los Angeles Times

Deconstructing Fare Gates
http://metroriderla.com/2008/02/20/deconstructing-fare-gates/
MetroRiderLA

Freeway Breakdowns: What You Need to Know to Stay Alive
http://tinyurl.com/3y59mj
Fox 11 News

Freight Railroads Undergoing Dramatic Expansion
http://www.cascadiaprospectus.org/2008/02/freight_railroads_are_undergoi.php
Cascadia Prospectus

Getting around Hollywood on Oscar Week
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/02/getting-around.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Gold Line route defects alleged - Metro names Parsons in $25 million lawsuit
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_8309972
Pasadena Star News

Inland's rails and roads bid for $2 billion in transportation funds
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_C_ctc20.42f2a94.html
Press Enterprise

L.A. Censures Newhall Ranch
http://newmedia.the-signal.com/news/article/385/
Santa Clarita Signal

LA’s Bicycle Master Plan Workshops; Road Service or Lip Service?
http://laist.com/2008/02/19/las_bicycle_mas.php
LAist

Long Beach rolls ahead on truck plan
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8310126
Daily Breeze

Mass transit - Metropolitan Transit Authority, and our 1958 rapid transit plan
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2008/02/mass-transit-2.html
Los Angeles Times/Daily Mirror Blog

More Hybrid Buses Hit the Road, Pick Up Speed
http://www.carectomy.com/index.php/Bus/More-Hybrid-Buses-Hit-the-Road-Pick-Up-Speed
Carectomy

New Grant Program Provides First-Ever Federal-State Funding Partnership to Improve and Expand Intercity Passenger Rail Service
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/dot2508.htm
U.S. DOT

Pico/Olympic Traffic War - Westside Coalition Filing Suite to Stop Mayor's Plan
http://belaironline.blogspot.com/2008/02/picoolympic-traffic-war.html
Bel Air Online

Public buses make for stressful trips – Trojan Transportation needs to increase its services on weekends to fill the gap left by public transportation's inadequacies
http://tinyurl.com/2rqzwz
USC Daily Trojan

Preserving Freight and Passenger Rail Corridors and Service
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8692
Transportation Research Board

Rail food fight at MTA
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/02/rail-food-fight.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Review of Emergency Transit Assistance and Options for the Future
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8726
Transportation Research Board/Government Accountability Office

Train depot getting a new life - Pacific Electric reopens in Bellflower on Thursday
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_8309308
Press Telegram

2/19/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday February 19, 2008

43 Injuries & 1 Death on LA Public Transit in 2008
http://laist.com/2008/02/18/metro_bus_crash.php
LAist

Beneath LA – few realize that L.A. has a subway system (video)
http://pushgallery.com/blog/the-los-angeles-subway/
PushGallery

California ranked No. 4 on traffic laws
Praised For Regulations On Helmets, Seat Belts, Young Drivers
http://www.mercurynews.com/localnewsheadlines/ci_8302321
Mercury News

Gas prices edge back up
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2008/02/19/news/top_stories/1_02_472_18_08.txt
North County Times/Californian

In closing state budget gap, vast sums are off limits
Voters have passed initiatives that lock in billions to novel social and recreational programs. Meanwhile, basic services are threatened
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-money19feb19,1,5209505.story
Los Angeles Times

L.A., Long Beach port officials split over truck pollution
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-trucks19feb19,1,4074748.story
Los Angeles Times

LA Dreaming: Why the time has come for BH to introduce congestion fees
http://www.blogbeverlyhills.com/2008/02/la-dreaming-why-time-has-come-for-bh-to.html
Blog Beverly Hills

Metrolink gets EMetrolink
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2007/11/metrolink-gets-.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City
Site: http://www.lapassenger.com/

MTA still off track on Gold Line extension
Political clout falls short; growth could prove costly
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_8299342?source=rss
Daily Bulletin

Public asked for input
Car-pool lanes in the works
http://www.sbsun.com/sanbernardino/ci_8291743
San Bernardino Sun

Sustainability and Big Cities
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=3279&res=1024
Smart Growth Online

2/18/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday February 18, 2008

Academy Awards' Annual Traffic Clog
http://laist.com/2008/02/18/academy_awards.php
LAist

Baja port may be future competitor
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_8291492
Press Telegram

Deputies Clamp Down on Railroad Crossing Violations
http://newmedia.the-signal.com/news/article/332/
Santa Clarita Signal

Desert corridor hinges on funds
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_8291572
San Bernardino Sun

Fate of Gold Line extension clouded
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_8291800
Whittier Daily News

Fewer drivers over a barrel - In carpools, on bikes or at home, people are breaking gasoline's grip
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gasdemand18feb18,1,7827589.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Lloyd Levine, who represents the western San Fernando Valley, says he intends to write a bill that would allow public agencies to team with the private sector to build transportation projects
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hymon18feb18,1,7503266.column?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach, Tired Of Talk, Trucking Down Its Own Road
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=193
Cunningham Report

Northern and Southern CA Regions Battle over Traffic Funds
http://snipurl.com/1zvin
FOX 11 News

Pico-Olympic is a go
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/02/despite-fierce.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Wednesday: Bike Masterplan meeting in West LA
http://westsidebikeside.blogspot.com/2008/02/wednesday-bike-masterplan-meeting-in.html
Westside Bike

Westside Coalition Filing Suit to Stop Mayor’s Plan
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1025/
CityWatchLA

Workshop aims to upgrade transit trip planning
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/18/BA07V0VOF.DTLSan Francisco Chronicle

2/17/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday February 17, 2008

Costco traffic raises concerns
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8284967
Press Telegram

Cycling event to end next week at Rose Bowl
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_8283348
Pasadena Star News

Developer Won't Give Up Transit Center Dream
http://snipurl.com/1zt5j
Santa Barbara Independent

Judge sides with LB on airport expansion
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8286049
Daily Breeze

Maglev above freeway unwarranted for L.A.
http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_8279968
Daily News

Obama calls for a "National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank"
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA6532896.html
Logistics Management

Officials unified before transportation panel hearing
http://www.pe.com/localnews/rivcounty/stories/PE_News_Local_H_ctc17.42193e0.html?npc
Press Enteprise

RB bicyclists gain new path
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8260614
Daily Breeze

Trade funding divides state
It's Northern versus Southern California in fight for Prop. 1B money
http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8288818?source=rss
Contra Costa Times