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3/01/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 1, 2008

Another Peek at the Plateau - bank says that supply constraints could push the price of oil to $150 a barrel by 2010
http://snipurl.com/20qf8
Wall Street Journal

Antonovich Unveils “Palmdale Flyer” Express Bus to La/Palmdale Airport
http://snipurl.com/20p9p
West Ranch Beacon

Area gasoline prices keep on climbing
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_8415507
San Bernardino Sun

Boxer Seeks to Bypass Courts on Emissions
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/02/29/boxer-seeks-to-bypass-courts-on-emissions/
StreetsblogLA

Central City East Gets DASH
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/03/03/news/news_briefs/at04.txt
L.A. Downtown News

City Hall's "Density Hawks" Are Changing L.A.'s DNA
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/city-halls-density-hawks-are-changing-las-dna/18410/
L.A. Weekly

Congestion Pricing in London Improves Public Health, Study Finds
http://thecityfix.com/congestion-pricing-in-london-improves-public-health-study-finds/
The City Fix

Earth Day/Car Free Day – Wilshire Boulevard between Western & Harvard
http://www.wilshirecenter.com/earthday/
Wilshire Center

GAO gives highway privatization mixed review
http://fleetowner.com/management/gao_gives_privatization_mixed_review_0229/
FleetOwner

Green Weekend: Bikes and other eco-transportation fun
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/02/green-weekend-b.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Hybrid Buses are Gaining Ground Across the Globe
http://www.theopenpress.com/index.php?a=press&id=29263
Open Press

L.A. Mayor’s Traffic Reduction Plan
http://www.carectomy.com/index.php/Politics/LA-Mayors-Traffic-Reduction-Plan
CarEctomy

Los Angeles port to ban older rigs while adding cargo fee
http://snipurl.com/20qdv
The Trucker

Need A Job? Learn To Drive A Big Rig... For Free
http://cbs2.com/local/Truck.Driver.Free.2.666065.html
CBS 2 TV

ONE-WAY TRAFFIC PLANNED FOR OLYMPIC, PICO
http://www.larchmontchronicle.com/ArchiveDetail.asp?ArchiveID=824
Larchmont Chronicle

Readers Have Their Say - Web Comments on the End of Flexcar, Industrial Land Use and More
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/03/03/news/opinion/edit04.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Traffic alert: Marathon nightmare
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/02/traffic-alert-m.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Upland in good shape for rail
http://www.sbsun.com/sanbernardino/ci_8414720
San Bernardino Sun

2/29/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday February 29, 2008

$4 gasoline? It's news to Bush
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-gas29feb29,1,5496121.story
Los Angeles Times

210 Freeway's 'Miracle Mile'
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/04/210_freeways_mi.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

405 widening plan set (for now)
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/02/405-widening-pl.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Alarcon to Metro: I Don’t Trust You Guys
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/02/28/alarcon-to-metro-i-don%e2%80%99t-trust-you-guys/
StreetsBlogLA

Antonio Villaraigosa: The Gridlock Kid
http://www.latimes.com/features/magazine/la-tm-space.03march2,1,5512189.story
Los Angeles Times

Arrest made in L.A. bus stop shootings
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/02/arrest-made-in.html
Los Angeles Times/L.A. Now Blog

Assembly bill would require that passengers on delayed planes be adequately cared for by airlines
http://snipurl.com/20nyr
The Argonaut

Beware Of The Blogger: A Guide To Dealing With Unofficial Transit Blogs
http://www.permanentcampaigns.com/?p=95
Permanent Campaigns

Buses, Baseball and Parks: Discussing Transit for Dodger Stadium and Elysian Park
http://blogdowntown.com/blog/3152
BlogDowntown

Cameras to catch red light runners in Glendale
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_8405975
Daily News

Diesel Forum Questions Port of Long Beach Decision, Focus on LNG Trucks
http://snipurl.com/20na5
PR Newswire

Downtown transit center moving along - $3.9M project to include computer displays, bathrooms
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8400729
Press Telegram

The gates are coming! The gates are coming!
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/02/the-gates-are-c.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Long Beach unveils new transit center
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_newspick.cfm?id=9068843
Metro Magazine

Mass Transit Plans Expansion into Claremont on Gold Line from L.A. - MTA’s Gold Line from Pasadena to Los Angeles could be expanded through Claremont and eventually terminate at Montclair or Ontario Airport
http://www.tsl.pomona.edu/?page=news&article=3009&issue=112
Pomona College Student Life News

Metro Approves Gates, Integrates with TAP
http://laist.com/2008/02/28/metro_approves.php
LAist

Metro Approves Red Line Gates
http://snipurl.com/20nw3
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

MTA barrier gates: freedom!
http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2008/02/mta-barrier-gat.html
Los Angeles Times/Opinion L.A.

New Bus To Shuttle SCV To Palmdale Airport
http://snipurl.com/20na2
KHTS 1220 AM

Metro Interactive Video Wall Launches at metro.net
http://www.metro.net/news_info/press/metro_029.htm
Metro.net

New gates will end free rides on L.A.'s Metro
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8400622
Daily News

Pacific Electric station
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2008/02/pacific-electri.html
Los Angeles Times/Daily Mirror Blog

Painfully Slow Growth for California and Southern Calif - Painfully Slow Growth for California and Southern California in 2008-2009, with “Spot” Recessions Says LAEDC Forecast
http://snipurl.com/20na8
dBusiness News

Pico/Olympic: Lawsuits begin
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/02/picoolympic-law.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Regional transit projects detailed
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_8401395
Daily Bulletin

Rialto looks at two sites for proposed Metrolink parking lot
http://snipurl.com/20nab
Press Enterprise

Senate committee lambastes Transportation chief
http://snipurl.com/20nxp
Government Executive

Senators, DOT differ on ways to close highway funding gap
http://snipurl.com/20nxt
Land Line Magazine

Ships keep polluting, for now - The EPA wouldn't grant a waiver for the state to demand cleaner fuel. But ports and lawmakers have other plans
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-ships29feb29,0,1327974.story
Los Angeles Times

Subways: Going Cellular to Boost Service
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90511228
Metro Magazine

Turnstiles Needed to Protect Us From Terrorists
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/02/28/turnstiles-needed-to-protect-us-from-terrorists/
StreetsBlogLA

2/28/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 28, 2008

256 Traffic Signals Synchronized in Mid-Wilshire Area
http://snipurl.com/20lea
FOX 11 News

$4 a Gallon Gasoline Will be Tipping Point for Most Consumers
http://snipurl.com/20lg4
Earthtimes

$580M Project Coming to San Ysidro Border Crossing
http://snipurl.com/20kin
San Diego Business Journal

Bus Riders to Antonio: Time to back up your talk - The mayor should jump-start the EIR for the Wilshire bus-lane project
http://snipurl.com/20ksg
L.A. City Beat

Caltrans to start new work on I-15
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080227-9999-1m27caltrans.html
San Diego Union Tribun

Coca-Cola's Hybrid Electric Drivetrain Order Is Eaton's Largest To Date
http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2008/02/27/079041.html
The Auto Channel

County urges better intersection safety
http://www.avpress.com/n/27/0227_s15.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Court rejects California limits on ship emissions - The ship engines targeted by California’s rule account for about 15% of the Los Angeles region’s total diesel emissions, according to a 2005 state air board report. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ships28feb28,1,5078432.story
Los Angeles Times

downtown’s regional connector routes illustrated
http://www.angelenic.com/downtowns-regional-connector-routes-illustrated/
angelenic

Dump TransLink firm, BART official urges
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/27/BA0UV93S3.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

FAA to install runway safety warning system at LAX
http://aviation-safety.net/news/newsitem.php?id=1984
Aviation Safety

Fee for Drivers Heading to LAX?
http://snipurl.com/20kif
FOX News

Funds sought for bike lane installations
http://snipurl.com/20kiq
Ventura County Star

Idea to toll motorists headed to LAX is called costly
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8387900
Daily Breeze

L.A. approves two-thirds of Clean Trucks Program
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8387904
Daily Breeze

L.A. backs cargo fee as part of port clean-air effort - The Harbor Department will charge $35 for each loaded container carried by trucks, with the proceeds going to buy vehicles that use cleaner fuels
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-trucks28feb28,1,4205820.story
L.A. Times

Larry Mantle: Transit Update, Broadcast Wed. Feb. 27, 2008 with Carol Inge, Chief Planning officer for Metro (MTA), and Dennis Zane, founder of the non-profits "Subway to the Sea Coalition" and "Move LA," a group looking to find the money for a robust transit system
Webpage: http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/
Audio: http://tinyurl.com/2y4rv6
KPCC 89.3 FM

Maglev, diesel-electric trains vie for support in US desert
http://snipurl.com/20lh7
Engadget

Metro Says Welcome to the New Second Street
http://blogdowntown.com/blog/3149
BlogDowntown

Metro's $80 Million Boondoggle (turnstiles/gating)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/metro_s_80_million_boondoggle/6757/
L.A. City Beat

NBC Universal vs. Everyone Else (bike trail)
http://laist.com/2008/02/27/la_river_bike_path_universal_studios.php
LAist

New light system could reduce drive time (signal synchronization)
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local&id=5985102
ABC 7 TV

NY Riders May Be Alerted Of Subway Delays By SMS (mobile text messaging)
http://wcbstv.com/topstories/MTA.Technology.Upgrade.2.663737.html
CBS TV

Political levitation (maglev/high speed rail)
http://snipurl.com/20lgv
Victorville Daily Press

Riding the Subway to the Sea Via A Sales Tax
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/02/funding_on_the.php
L.A. Curbed

Street Stories
http://www.publicradio.org/columns/kpcc/streetstories/
KPCC 89.3 FM

UCI receives grant to study traffic, pollution remedies
http://www.dailypilot.com/articles/2008/02/28/education/dpt-uci022808.txt
Daily Pilot

Villaraigosa's Dead-End Pico and Olympic One-Way Plan hits the wall at Fairfax
http://snipurl.com/20lee
L.A. Weekly

Yaroslavsky slams density bonus law at Valley VOTE
http://nazinla.blogspot.com/2008/02/yaroslavsky-slams-density-bonus-law-at.html
NAZinLA

2/27/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 27, 2008

Caltrans Alerts Sherman Oaks Residents of 405 Widening Project
http://snipurl.com/20iqv
FOX LA

City must develop vision for Ventura Boulevard
http://www.dailynews.com/columnists/ci_8361102
Daily News

Cities try to improve crosswalk safety
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-02-24-crosswalk_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip
USA Today

Comments Clear on Connector Route Alternatives: Go Underground
http://blogdowntown.com/blog/3147
BlogDowntown

Compilation of Pedestrian Safety Devices in Use at Grade Crossings
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8750
Transportation Research Board

DASH Changes, Cancellations Announced For LA Marathon
http://www.knbc.com/sports/15418959/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

Disneyland, Vegas rail idea picks up speed
http://snipurl.com/20is3
Desert Sun

FAA sets safety upgrades for LAX
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8374568
Daily Breeze

Local meetings set Wednesday, Thursday on proposed Gold Line (Foothill) extension
http://www.sbsun.com/breakingnews/ci_8365342
San Bernardino Sun

NY Congestion Pricing Supporters Launch Ad Campaign
http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&aid=78776
NY1

Ocean cargo: Many issues cloud economic forecast for SoCal ports
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA6535231.html
Logistics Management

Public Transit Needed in California and Across Nation to Fight Global Warming, Provide Transportation Equity, and for Workforce Development
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/02/public_transit.html
California Progress Report

Problems at the Boyle Hotel
http://viewfromaloft.typepad.com/viewfromaloft/2008/02/problems-at-the.html
View From a Loft

Quick Response Freight Manual Second Edition
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8754
Transportation Research Board

Re-defining a 180
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/02/re-defining-180.html
StreetHeatLA

Report: Congestion Pricing For LAX When Hell Freezes Over
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/02/report_congesti.php
L.A. Curbed

Six Steps to Speeding up Trains in the U.S.
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/02/five-steps-to-h.html
Wired

Solo SUV & Hummer Drivers Could Get Car Pool Lane Access
http://laist.com/2008/02/26/car_pool_lane_solo_drivers.php
LAist

Studio poses obstacle to riverfront bike path - NBC Universal says it wants the route through its property to loop uphill and back down
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-bikelane27feb27,1,1183431.story
Los Angeles Times

TrafficGauge(R) Launches First Traffic Map Application for Facebook - An Easy and Free Traffic Application That Provides Commuters in Major U.S. Cities With Traffic Escape Routes
http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/080226/0367147.html
Yahoo! Finance

Use of Biodiesel in a Transit Fleet
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8697
Transportation Research Board

VTA: Zero-emissions bus runs super clean, but super pricey
http://origin.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_8360418?nclick_check=1
Mercury News

2/26/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday February 26, 2008

Arkansas governor says rural states unlikely to support toll roads
http://tinyurl.com/39u43m
The Trucker

Assembly Member Torrico introduces foreclosure, transportation funding bills (county STIP formula)
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/53436
California Chronicle

Coming Soon: Buses to Chavez Ravine?
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/02/some-baseball-teams-have-full-transit.html
StreetHeatLA

Downtown L.A. Rail Battle a Street Fight
http://www.masstransitmag.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=3&id=5453
Mass Transit Magazine

Feds must lead way on roads
http://tinyurl.com/3dqual
Register Guard

Feuer Introduces Package Of Transportation Bills To Raise Revenue For Local Projects
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/53438
California Chronicle

High-speed trains duel for support
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/newstex/AFX-0013-23271132.htm
CNN Money

Hydrogen bus to receive longer-lasting fuel cell
http://www.mydesert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080225/NEWS01/802250318
Desert Sun

L.A.'s upscale downtown delayed
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-downtown25feb25,1,3176879.story
Los Angeles Times

LAX Board OKs Contract For Environmental Impact Study
http://www.knbc.com/news/15406529/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Los Angeles Coalition Meeting presents "Focus on the Valley" March 6 with Los Angeles City Council President Pro Tempore Wendy Gruel
http://www.mobility21coalition.com/overview/pdf/mtgSFV030608.PDF
Mobility21

Los Angeles River Ride - June 8, 2008
http://lacbc.wordpress.com/2008/02/26/los-angeles-river-ride-june-8-2008/
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

macarthur park gentrification efforts gain traction
http://www.angelenic.com/macarthur-park-gentrification-efforts-gain-traction/
angelenic

Mass Transit Projects Provide Transportation Equity and Workforce Development
http://www.progressivestates.org/blog/782/mass-transit-projects-provide-transportation-equity-and-workforce-development
Progressive States Network

Motorists Not Convinced by Federal Tolling Push - Federal Highway Administration study of motorist attitudes finds extreme skepticism toward congestion taxing
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/22/2241.asp
Newspaper.com
Link to FHA/Volpe Center Report:
http://www.thenewspaper.com/rlc/docs/2008/us-congestiontax.pdf

MTA wants to ditch switching trains
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local&id=5979932
KABC 7 TV

Muni unveils the "connected bus" (Wi-Fi Bus)
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local&id=5979952
ABC News

New roads, rails would aid Port
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8363183
Press Telegram

Obama's Transportation Plan posted
http://tinyurl.com/2sf8yh
The Transportationist
Direct link to site: http://www.barackobama.com/issues/additional/Obama_FactSheet_Transportation.pdf

Plan aims to gauge LAX's effect on area's air quality - Unprecedented project will examine air quality in Westchester, El Segundo, Inglewood and Lennox
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-air26feb26,1,7436896.story
Los Angeles Times

Plans for Sustainable Urban Village by the Los Angeles River
http://lavoice.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3030
LA Voice

Rail chief thinks 'green' at ports - Executive wants to build a $300-million facility where cargo containers would be loaded onto trains
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-bnsf26feb26,1,3817487.story
Los Angeles Times

Railroad laments stalled San Pedro port yard
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8364107
Daily Breeze

Residents notified of plans to raze homes for 405 project
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8362644
Daily News

State to pump up access to biofuels
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-biofuels26feb26,1,3246950.story
Los Angeles Times

Transportation infrastructure a hot topic at National Governors Association meeting
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA6535217.html
Logistics Management

US Sec Peters to governors: toll approach will unleash new wave of transport investment
http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/3412
Toll Road News

2/25/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday February 25, 2008

The 'eroding' gas tax
http://tinyurl.com/2jfhqo
North County Times/Californian

Governors want federal transportation funds
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/25/BA3MV83EK.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

L.A. rail connector plans to be viewed
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8354015
Daily News

L.A. officials do a 180 in traffic planning - In the 1950s, planners proposed freeways as a solution to congested city roads. Today, they're looking at Olympic and Pico boulevards as an alternative to the clogged Santa Monica Freeway
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hymon25feb25,1,6716830.story
Los Angeles Times

MTA offers plans to smooth rail ties through downtown - Transit agency studies creating a rail link of Blue, Gold and Expo lines in downtown L.A. to reduce transfers
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-underground25feb25,1,7417268.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

RailPAC Co-sponsors “INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL DAY”
http://www.railpac.org/2008/02/24/railpac-co-sponsors-intercity-passenger-rail-day/
RailPAC

Runway system being tested could save lives - LAX officials would like to use technology under study to cut close calls
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-runway25feb25,1,793351.story
Los Angeles Times

Teamsters To CTC: No Money For Long Beach
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=199
Cunningham Report

2/24/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday Februrary 24, 2008

1930s streets meet 2008 traffic
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8350414
Daily Breeze

Architects dream of large gathering spaces, monorail for Palm Springs
http://snipurl.com/20av6
Desert Sun

Bike race's Arroyo finish
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_8347361
Pasadena Star News

Bill would require peace officers on cruise ships - Proposed measure would affect liners sailing from California ports
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-fi-cruiselaw23feb23,1,6900944.story
Los Angeles Times

Exploration of a Shift in Household Transportation Spending from Vehicles to Public Transportation
http://www.nctr.usf.edu/abstracts/abs77722.htm
National Center for Transit Research/University of South Florida

Gas at highest cost since June, but supplies up
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/23/BULBV78DK.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Lake Elsinore to push for rail link to Corona
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_mlink24.32a45ce.html
Press Enterprise

Monitoring LAX's impacts
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8349274
Daily Breeze

Murrieta among Inland cities working toward synchronizing stoplights
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_S_signal24.42ba473.html
Press Enterprise

My new favorite thing (past transportation plans)
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2008/02/my-new-favorite.html
Los Angeles Times/Daily Mirror Blog

Residents get a look at carpool lane plans
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_8336370
Redlands Daily Facts

Skybus Adds Another Route into LA (Well, Burbank)
http://laist.com/2008/02/23/skybus_to_fly_i.php
LAist

Speak Out on the Regional Connector
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/02/25/news/news_briefs/at03.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Wi-Fi Bus Connecting the Streets of San Francisco
http://www.switched.com/2008/02/22/wi-fi-bus-connecting-the-streets-of-san-francisco/
Switched