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3/22/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 22, 2008

Big Blue Bus ridership is up 2.3 percent from 2004 to 2007
http://snipurl.com/22d2l
Argonaut Newspaper

Expo Update - Panel Addresses Additional Station, Street Closures for Light Rail Line to Culver City
http://www.downtownnews.com/articles/2008/03/24/news/news05.txt
L.A. Downtown News

High-speed rail backers hope adding private investors to bond measure will avoid delays
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/804079.html
Sacramento Bee

How To Pay For This and Other Transit Projects
http://laist.com/2008/03/21/how_to_pay_for.php
LAist

Metro Board Chair Takes to Air Waves to Engage Public in Discussing Long-Range Traffic Solutions
http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/080321/0378183.html
Yahoo! Finance

More Livable Boulevards for West L.A.?
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/21/more-livable-boulevards-for-west-la/
StreetsBlogLA

Most Railway Friendly Country In The World Is…
http://ecoworldly.com/2008/03/20/the-most-railway-friendly-country-in-the-world-is/
EcoWorld

One-stop Web guide to parking - L.B.: Downtown group's site will eventually include real-time mass transit and space-availability updates
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8657609
Press Telegram

Ports' economic power could dip - FORECAST: Fuel costs, the Olympic games and higher container fees may mean fewer imports
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8632779
Press Telegram

Revolutionizing Urban Transport - British startup Ultra Motor is bringing its two-wheel light electric vehicle to the U.S. With cities crowded and oil prices high, the time is right
http://snipurl.com/22d1l
Business Week

Sneak Peek at DASH G
http://viewfromaloft.typepad.com/viewfromaloft/2008/03/sneak-peek-at-d.html
ViewFromALoft

Sprinter ridership nudges toward 8,000 passengers
http://snipurl.com/22c13
North County Times/Californian

Steve Lopez:
Touring L.A.'s growth in a fury
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez19mar19,1,2649021.column
Los Angeles Times

3/21/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday March 21, 2008

Big-Rig Hybrids
http://www.forbes.com/opinions/2008/03/15/solutions-green-car-oped-cx_do_0319orr.html
Forbes

Blogs start a dialog between travelers, those serving them
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2008-03-20-travel-blogs_N.htm?csp=34
USA Today

Bob Hope Airport a mover and shaker in region
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8645264
Daily News

Boyle Heights Street Closures Start For Metro Gold Line Work
http://www.knbc.com/traffic/15651663/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

Break Up the LADOT
http://ubrayj02.blogspot.com/2008/03/break-up-ladot.html
Brayj Against the Machine

Building A Better Bike Rack
http://metroriderla.com/2008/03/19/building-a-better-bike-rack/
MetroRiderLA

City bus line may expand (Beach Cities Transit)
http://www.easyreadernews.com/story.php?StoryID=20033220
South Bay Easy Reader

City Hall doesn't suddenly care about planning
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_8642880
Daily News

County transportation head says sales tax may help relieve traffic
http://www.thecamarilloacorn.com/news/2008/0321/Front_page/004.html
Camarillo Acorn

Drivers stay in, gas prices drop _ when?
http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2008/03/19/afx4795330.html
Forbes

East Hollywood NC Adopts Cyclists’ Bill of Rights
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/03/19/east-hollywood-nc-adopts-cyclists-bill-of-rights/
MetBlogs

Going for the Gold Line - Ontario airport is in line for a rail link with downtown Los Angeles but lacks $800 million
http://snipurl.com/229su
Business Press

Goldenvoice, Amtrak Link For Coachella Train Stop
http://snipurl.com/229i0
Billboard

How Biodiesel Fuel-Cells Could Power The Future (And Your Car)
http://gas2.org/2008/03/19/how-biodiesel-fuel-cells-could-power-the-future-and-your-car/
Gas 2.0

Montclair might buy lot for parking (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_8645205?source=rss
Daily Bulletin

New Flyer Receives 1,253 Bus Orders Valued at Over US $603 Million
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2008/18/c5423.html
NewsWire

Port of Los Angeles plan weighs on shippers - The Harbor Commission will require trucking companies to shoulder costs of the clean air program, a move rejected by Long Beach
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-port21mar21,1,4626545.story
Los Angeles Times

Preserving Wildlife Routes - Protecting corridors is key to species' survival, group says
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_corridors20.3cf0a08.html
Press Enterprise

Public hearings set on Orange Line busway extension
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_8624268?source=rss
Daily News

Residents Blame Crime on Bike Path
http://laist.com/2008/03/19/bike_path_blame.php
LAist

Rising Gas Prices Place Students Under the Pump
http://snipurl.com/229hi
Valley Star

Students give Gold Line a boost (Foothill Extension)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_8645845
Pasadena Star News

Support dips for half-cent sales tax to improve transit
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_8643381?source=rss
Daily News

Titan Grabs BART Contract
http://snipurl.com/229ht
MediaWeek

Victorville to Vegas in a flash - HIGH-SPEED TRAINS: Two proposals, one for rails and the other magnetic levitation, are undergoing study
http://snipurl.com/22ahy
Press Enterprise

When parking gets personal - Garages are used for clutter or conversion, sending cars out on the street -- and tempers to the limit
http://www.latimes.com/features/home/la-hm-parking20mar20,1,2457176.story
Los Angeles Times

Wilshire bus lane update. Plus Metro gets a blog
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/03/wilshire-bus-la.html
Los Angeles Times

3/20/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 20, 2008

Amtrak offers free ride to Coachella festival campers
http://www.reuters.com/article/musicNews/idUSN1931060820080320
Reuters

Art meets the color green at Big Blue Bus
http://www.smdp.com/article/articles/4864/1/Art-meets-the-color-green-at-Big-Blue-Bus/Page1.html/print/4864
Santa Monica Daily Press

Beach Pass, Surf Bus For City Youth In Works
http://www.gazettes.com/buspasses03202008.html
Grunion Gazette

Catalina Freight Line's daily supply runs keep island afloat
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-catalina20mar20,1,2731843.story
Los Angeles Times

Driving is down, but gas prices remain up
http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/ci_8630565
Daily Breeze

Hope in sight for 170,000 I-5 drivers - Construction on 2-mile stretch in Buena Park nearly 40% complete; detours and closures continue
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/freeway-park-angeles-2002247-county-expected
Orange County Register

L.A. City Council rejects massive Las Lomas development
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-laslomas20mar20,1,4042623.story
Los Angeles Times

LADOT Questions Metro’s Bus Cuts
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/20/ladot-question-metros-bus-cuts/
StreetsBlogLA

Port clean-up bound for courts? L.A.'s plan to address truck pollution will attract lawsuits. The port should work with Long Beach to come up with a compromise proposal
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-trucks20mar20,1,4853452.story
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Lawyers Say that Daylight Savings Time Leads To More Accidents
http://www.losangeleschronicle.com/articles/55363
Los Angeles Chronicle

Washington, D.C.: Bush Transportation Budget Moves in Wrong Direction, Hides Problems
http://snipurl.com/2292i
U.S. PIRG

3/19/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 19, 2008

California is Organized to Promote Sales and Use of the Automobile
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/03/california_is_o.html
California Progress Report

Development of an Exposure Model for Diesel Locomotive Emissions near the Alameda Corridor
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8840
Transportation Research Board

East Hollywood Vows Bike Friendliness
http://laist.com/2008/03/18/east_hollywood_1.php
LAist

Have your say on airport express, Orange Line extension
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8619449
Daily News

L.A. and Long Beach ports propose air cleanup plan - A $19-million program would seek to cut pollution by persuading shippers to burn cleaner fuel near the coast
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ports19mar19,1,4282834.story
Los Angeles Times

Lawndale approves parking study
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8620858
Daily Breeze

Montclair is making plans for the future of public transportation
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_8620528?source=rss
Daily Bulletin

Palm Desert changing its stripes for bicyclists - Project will add bike lanes to encourage residents to use foot pedals, not gas pedals
http://snipurl.com/222ja
Desert Sun

Riverside County Receives $20 Million in Prop 1B Transportation Funding
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/55702
California Chronicle

Understanding How to Motivate Communities to Support and Ride Public Transportation
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8832
Transportation Research Board

Victorville officials not happy with effort to fund expressway
http://snipurl.com/223oe
Press Enterprise

Victorville vs. SANBAG: Round two
http://snipurl.com/222jr
Victorville Daily Press

3/18/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 18, 2008

Blame the dollar for high gas prices
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/18/BUQ3VLER8.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

City seeks public input on vision plan
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/mar/17/city-seeks-public-input-vision-plan/
Ventura County Star

Curfew moves ahead for Bob Hope Airport
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_8605801
Daily News

Electric-car start-up gets rolling with Roadster - vehicles for firm in San Carlos begin production
http://origin.mercurynews.com/businessheadlines/ci_8609980?nclick_check=1
Mercury News

Expo: Key to the Westside System
http://takethemetro.blogspot.com/2008/03/expo-key-to-westside-system.html
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

L.A. Planning Commission President Criticizes New Residential Bonus Ordinance
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/article.asp?art=6526&state=5&res=1440
Smart Growth Online

Mayor Fills Milestone Pothole
http://ktla.trb.com/news/local/ktla-pothole,0,6254501.story
KTLA 5 TV

Metro Looks to the Future and Says, “Si Se Puede”
http://metroriderla.com/2008/03/17/metro-looks-to-the-future-and-says-si-se-puede/
MetroRiderLA

Metro Buses Harass Two Bike Advocates
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/17/metro-buses-harass-two-bike-advocates/#more-432
StreetsBlogLA

Metro Launches Campaign to Help Public Focus on Ways of Achieving Free-Flowing Traffic Future
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=833244
MarketWire

Metrolink Next Up for Fare Hikes
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/17/metrolink-next-up-for-fare-hikes/
StreetsBlogLA

Union Pacific Right-0f-Way - SLO may fund extension of trail along railroad - An addition from Hwy. 101 to Foothill would be pricey — $740,000 — because it would need a freeway overpass
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/story/307501.html
San Luis Obispo.com

Victorville vs. SANBAG: Round two
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/victorville_5464___article.html/round_sanbag.html
Victorville Daily Press

Wednesday Live Chat Will Focus on Strategies for Funding Traffic Relief - Share your thoughts on the 2008 Draft Long Range Transportation Plan
http://metro.net/news_info/livechat.htm
Metro

When Alternative Transportation Competes: the Tension Between Buses vs Bikes
http://blogdowntown.com/blog/3179
Blogdowntown

Workers to put pedals to metal (bike program)
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8608351
Press Telegram

3/17/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday March 17, 2008

Airship project attempted in 1926
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_8596510
Whittier Daily News

Gold Line keeps creeping east
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/03/gold-line-keeps.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Letting the Market Drive Transportation - Bush Officials Criticized for Privatization
http://snipurl.com/21xyo
Washington Post

Oil dependency fuels crisis - Things are likely to get worse before they get better
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/346541
TheStar

Rail industry constituents push freight-rail agenda at annual 'Day on the Hill'
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=15762
Progressive Railroading

Santa Ana streetcar plan moves forward - The city has teamed up with Garden Grove to propose a $300 million line from Santa Ana's train station to the 22 freeway
http://www.ocregister.com/news/streetcar-santa-garden-2000008-grove-city
Orange County Register

WMATA pursues underground wireless communication system for subway
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=15765
Progressive Railroading

3/16/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 16, 2008

16-year-olds set world flight records
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8589471
Press Telegram

Burbank Boulevard beautification is nearly done
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2008/03/15/news/blr-burbank15.txt
Burbank Leader

Homes project is at a crossroads - L.A. City Council set to take up the 6-year-old Las Lomas plan, to be built at two busy freeway
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-laslomas16mar16,0,1081965.story
Los Angeles Times

Introducing the MetroRiderLA Forum
http://metroriderla.com/2008/03/16/introducing-the-metroriderla-forum/
MetroRiderLA

Metrolink Board Considers Fare Increase
http://californianewswire.com/2008/03/15/CNW1159_154922.php
California Newswire

Port trucking system needs overhaul
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8587887
Daily Breeze

Separation of Inland rails, roads gains ground
http://snipurl.com/21wsi

Sprinter gets good reviews, for most part
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20080316-9999-1mc16sprint.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Stretch of Highway 91 to get carpool lane in project that won't start before 2011
http://snipurl.com/21wtq
Press Enterprise

Target: Rail yard - Air board, railroad tackling emissions
http://www2.sbsun.com/ci_8580556
San Bernardino Sun

Want the Big Blue Bus to meet the subway?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/03/want-the-big-bl.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

War's price tag - The Iraq conflict will raid our wallets for years to come, with California taking a huge hit
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-op-bilmes16mar16,0,3162208.story
Los Angeles Times