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3/15/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 15, 2008

Bringing Google Transit to L.A.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/03/bringing-google.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

City Watch Columnist Slams Congestion Pricing
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/14/city-watch-columnist-slams-congestion-pricing/
StreetsBlogLA

EDITORIAL: Curfew is necessary (Burbank Airport)
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2008/03/15/opinion/blr-editorial15.txt
Burbank Leader

EPA tightens smog rules for rail, sea
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8578950
Daily News

Get on board -Big Blue Bus reports growth in ridership
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/031508.pdf (page 10)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Green Patrol - Electric Vehicles Report for Duty In the South Park BID
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/03/17/news/news06.txt
LA Downtown News

Letter from Senator Feinstein re Amtrak and the Coast Starlight
http://www.railpac.org/2008/03/14/letter-from-senator-feinstein-re-amtrak-and-the-coast-starlight/
RailPAC

New EPA rules target diesel train and ship emissions - The regulations, which call for up to a 90% soot reduction by 2030, are praised by environmental groups and industry. But a Southland official laments that large marine vessels were not included
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ships15mar15,1,7503275.story
Los Angeles Times

Observer Sees Google’s Future In Transportation Routing
http://stephenrees.wordpress.com/2008/03/14/observer-sees-googles-future-in-transportation-routing/
StephenReesBlog

one santa fe gets stamp of approval from city council (Metro Rail Division 20)
http://www.angelenic.com/one-santa-fe-gets-stamp-of-approval-from-city-council/
angelenic

Trail Plan Debuts
http://snipurl.com/21tsz
Press Enterprise

3/14/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday March 14, 2008

20 new CNG replacement buses at LAX will have easier wheelchair access
http://snipurl.com/21rd4
The Argonaut

Bridges unfunded - Many crossings deficient or obsolete
http://www.vcreporter.com/cms/story/detail/bridges_unfunded/5786/
Ventura County Reporter

Coastal Bus route popular with commuters
http://snipurl.com/21rdm
Ventura County Star

Commute eases as new Highway 23 lanes open - Widening between T.O. and Moorpark nearly complete
http://snipurl.com/21rba
Ventura County Star

East Hollywood On The Move: A Transportation/Planning Vision
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7lwFBEoNCs
YouTube/East Hollywood Neighborhood Council

High Speed Rail and Public Private Partnerships in California: A Shotgun Wedding?
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/03/high_speed_rail_2.html
California Progress Report

LAX Travelers Should be Worried-Here’s Why
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1085/75/
CityWatchLA

London’s Very Cool “Look Out for Cyclists” Ad
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/13/londons-very-cool-look-out-for-cyclists-ad/
StreetsBlogLA

Los Angeles is #1: Worst Urban Roads
http://laist.com/2008/03/13/los_angeles_1_w.php
LAist

Los Angeles: America's Last Stand (congestion pricing)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1083/75/

Port Cargo Drops Again
http://snipurl.com/21rd7
L.A. Business Journal

Report Calls for More Transit Investment
http://www.planetizen.com/node/30121
Planetizen

Union seeks LAX flight reductions
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8554810
Daily Breeze

Westside Rejects Some Service Cuts
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/13/westside-rejects-some-service-cuts/#more-422
StreetsBlogLA

3/13/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 13, 2008

California Transportation Commission Moves Forward on State’s Mobility Despite Budget Woes - Executive Director John Barna details the CTC's ongoing Prop 1B implementation as well as the consequences of the debate over the state budget
http://www.metroinvestmentreport.com/mir/?module=displaystory&story_id=436&format=html
Metro Investment Report

Did Subway Cheaters Put Egg On L.A.'s Face? MTA is dismantling the honor system, jacking up construction costs and lying about why
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/did-subway-cheaters-put-egg-on-las-face/18521/
L.A. Weekly

First Look at Metro’s Long Term Transportation Plan
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/12/a-first-look-at-metro%e2%80%99s-long-term-transportation-plan/
StreetsBlogLA

Dukakis: Put Rail on Election Track
http://www.miller-mccune.com/main/article/185
Miller-McCune

Five Steps for Faster Buses (Without Taking Away an Auto Lane)
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/03/five-steps-for.html
Wired

Los Angeles Mariachis Play Blues After Forced Move
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aCAxz67ke.Dk&refer=home
Bloomberg

Mass transit pays dividends
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8539374
Daily Breeze

Metro's Big Plans: Subway To The Sea Just Tip Of The Iceberg
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/03/metros_big_plan.php
Curbed LA

Metro's Plan: It's Realistic, But Not Visionary
http://laist.com/2008/03/12/metros_plan_its.php
LAist

New monorail arrives at Disneyland
http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/?p=1147
Los Angeles Times

New oil taxes are blocked in Assembly
Levies on drilling and windfall profits would yield $1.2 billion for California schools. Republicans say no to new taxes
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-taxes13mar13,1,5668261.story
Los Angeles Times

Rise, fall of a local monorail labeled a folly 101 years ago
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8553091
Daily News

Study: LA's Rough Roads Take Toll On Vehicles
http://www.knbc.com/traffic/15578189/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

Survey: Los Angeles Has Worst Roads in the Country
http://snipurl.com/21nd7
FOX News

Three Hub Plan for Initial Metro Extension
http://takethemetro.blogspot.com/2008/03/three-hub-plan-for-initial-metro.html
Take the Metro

To save your neighborhood, sue L.A. City Hall
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_8538423
Daily News

Trade funds fall short of goal
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_8554958?source=rss
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Under the Leadership of Gina Marie Lindsey, LAWA Prioritizes Green Airports, Transport
http://www.metroinvestmentreport.com/mir/?module=displaystory&story_id=446&format=html
Metro Investment Report

3/12/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 12, 2008

Decline in border crossings crimps economy
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/mexico/tijuana/20080311-9999-1n11cross.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Deteriorating Urban Pavement Conditions Cost the Average Driver More Than $400 Annually
http://snipurl.com/21kvv
Yahoo! News

Emission Impossible - Burbank couple is selected by General Motors to test an emission-free SUV before it goes into full production by 2011
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2008/03/12/news/blr-cars12.txt
Burbank Leader

Gas prices jump to new high - Average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in L.A. area has risen about 50 cents to $3.56
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2008/03/12/news/blr-gas12.txt
Burbank Leader

Gas prices keep going up
http://newmedia.the-signal.com/news/article/743/
Santa Clarita Signal

Is Solair Really Transit Oriented Development?
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/11/is-solair-real-transit-oriented-development/
StreetsBlogLA

LA denser than NY, a story of how statistics can lie
http://snipurl.com/21kxo
LivableRegion

LA traffic at risk over dirty trucks row
http://www.lloydslist.com/ll/news/viewArticle.htm?articleId=20017513589
LloydsList

Mass-transit plan to be disclosed
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8539501
Daily News

MTA's Plan Calls For Carpool Lanes, Metro Rapid Expansion
MTA To Unveil Long Range Plan Wednesday
http://www.knbc.com/news/15568760/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

O.C. freeways could get $218 million - A state recommendation would help pay to widen the 91 freeway and improve several rail crossings
http://www.ocregister.com/news/county-placentia-orange-1996719-avenue-state
Orange County Register

Port plan decried
Environmentalists, labor groups, drivers say harbor program unfair
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8540347
Press Telegram

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8794
Transportation Research Board

Region fails in bid for state funds (TCIF)
http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/ci_8540834
Daily Breeze

SpeedInfo Sensors Deployed Along Ventura County’s Highway 101 and Other Important Travel Corridors - Real-time Traffic Information Will Enhance Local Transportation Operations and Feed into the Los Angeles Area’s 511 Traveler Information System
http://snipurl.com/21k3h
BusinessWire

Survey reconfirms value of LAX
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8528369
Daily Breeze

What's Up With That: Downtown's One Way Streets
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/03/whats_up_with_t_20.php
Curbed L.A.

With Oil Over $107 a Barrel California Should Lead the Charge for High-Speed Rail
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/03/with_oil_over_1.html
California Progress Report

3/11/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 11, 2008

10.3 Billion Trips Taken On Public Transportation Ridership In 2007 -- The Highest Level in 50 Years
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/080310_ridership.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Access to Bus and Rail Lines Reduces Driving by 4,400 Miles per Household
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/080310_land_use.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

CalTrans to Make PCH Safe for Cyclists
http://www.westsidebikeside.com/this-just-in-caltrans-to-make-pch-safe-for-cyclists/
WestsideBikeside

Guess Who Hopes to Help Power New Hybrid Cars
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120520656671826555.html?mod=todays_us_marketplace
Wall Street Journal

How L.A. Was Almost Our Greenest City
http://www.alternet.org/environment/78504/
Alternet

Husing Report Details Pros and Cons Of Clean Truck Options
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=215
Cunningham Report

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle development still in the slow lane
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/775415.html
Sacramento Bee

Inland transportation projects advance in Prop. 1B funding process
http://snipurl.com/21hsu
Press Enterprise

L.A. Bike Plan's Survey: Redundant or Ridiculous?
http://ubrayj02.blogspot.com/2008/03/la-bike-plans-survey-redundant-or.html
BrayjAgainstTheMachine

Linking city centers to Metrolink
All O.C. cities on board for Go Local program
http://www.ocregister.com/news/cities-grants-centers-1996021-metrolink-link
Orange County Register

MTA must keep on top of Orange Line busway expansion
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_8526330
Daily News

Oil futures soar to new high
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas11mar11,1,3314639.story
Los Angeles Times

Projects breathe life into Wilshire corridor
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-wilshire11mar11,1,7456532.story
Los Angeles Times

Report: Nation Needs Modern Public Transit Plan
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=6515&state=52&res=1440
Smart Growth Online

Rice Avenue project closer to a reality
Interchange plan expected to get state bond funds
http://snipurl.com/21hto
Ventura County Star

Santa Monica Workshop Shows Support for Bike/Ped and Transit
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/10/santa-monica-workshop-shows-support-for-bikeped-and-transit/
StreetsBlogLA

Tolls Proposed to Pay for Otay Mesa Border Crossing
Border-Crossing Delays Prompts Ducheny Bill
http://snipurl.com/21h13
San Diego Business Journal

Waxman demands EPA documents
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/11/MN3SVHCNV.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

3/10/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday March 10, 2008

Carpool plan only a partial fix for the 405
A project to add a northbound lane doesn't address the southbound squeeze in the Sepulveda Pass
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage10mar10,0,2663997.column
Los Angeles Times

Complete Streets Legislation is Introduced
http://www.m-bike.org/blog/2008/03/09/complete-streets-legislation-is-introduced
m-Bike.org

Diesel prices keep on trucking
RECORD HIGH RAISES COSTS OF MOST GOODS
http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_8519917
Mercury News

L.A. to seek feedback on its airports
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8516761
Daily Breeze

NY Congestion pricing hit major roadblock
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=6007631
ABC TV

Oil demand is drying up - slightly
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/09/BU6QVEVD3.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Passenger train sprints into service - Crowds up before dawn for ride 30 years in the making
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20080310-9999-1m10sprint.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Placing the Blame for Gridlock: Re "Unsnarling traffic can be a mess," Opinion, March 2
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-sunday9mar09,0,1197239.story?page=3
Los Angeles Times

Railroad's 'green' claim is way off track
A firm that wants to expand port service has proved a poor neighbor elsewhere
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-logan10mar10,0,6509907.story
Los Angeles Times

Sprinter's long road to today
http://snipurl.com/21erv
North County Times/Californian

Traffic Signals Activated On 210 Freeway
http://cbs2.com/local/210.freeway.foothill.2.673484.html
CBS 2 TV

3/09/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 9, 2008

Attorney outlines defense in 2005 Metrolink crash that killed 11
The man accused of murder in the Glendale derailment will testify that he tried but failed to move his SUV off the tracks
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/los_angeles_metro/la-me-train9mar09,1,6471204.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Family drive for fun as rare as $1-a-gallon gas
Few parents now view piling kids into the car as a form of Sunday entertainment
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8507596
Daily News

Footpaths beneath L.A. echo with city's history
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-then9mar09,1,5738355.story
Los Angeles Times

Little Saigon bus cements community ties
A regular schedule of round trips between Westminster and San Jose keeps Vietnamese Americans close to their families
http://www.ocregister.com/news/bus-san-jose-1994510-nguyen-vietnamese
Orange County Register

NY Congestion Pricing Plan in Trouble
http://ecolocalizer.com/2008/03/08/congestion-pricing-plan-in-trouble/
EcoLocalizer

`Sprinter' Commuter Train To Debut Sunday
http://www.10news.com/news/15538544/detail.html
10 News

Student video directors compete for bus advertising
http://snipurl.com/21clo
Press Enterprise

What’s the Holdup on the Sprinter? The PUC gave approval to start service for the Sprinter two days before the March 9th start up
http://www.railpac.org/2008/03/08/whats-the-holdup-on-the-sprinter/
RailPAC

Wilshire Blvd. gets money for bus-only lanes
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/03/wilshire-blvd-g.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog