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3/29/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 29, 2008

Antonio v. Zev: The Battle Over Growth -- and the L.A. Mayor's Seat -- Has Begun
http://www.cp-dr.com/node/1968
California Planning & Development Report

Blind pedestrians may not hear hybrid cars - Cars that are quiet while in electric mode may provide no warning to pedestrians
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-garage29mar29,1,3939014.story
Los Angeles Times

Bringing Back the NoHo Streetcar Idea
http://laist.com/2008/03/28/bringing_back_t_1.php
LAist

County Continues Signal Synchronization
http://www.coremg.net/newspapers.php?paper=arcadiaweekly&i=0&storyid=1749
Arcadia Weekly

Downtown Renaissance Is Just Getting Started - A Litany of Projects, Along With Thousands of Residents, Is Changing the Face of the Community
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/03/31/news/opinion/edit02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Expo Line at Crossroads
http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2008/March-2008/03_28_08_Expo_Line_at_Crossroads.htm
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Hollywood Way Closed for Six Months
http://laist.com/2008/03/28/hollywood_way_construction_freeway.php
LAist

March Madness: Bruins, O’Connor Both Win During TV Showdown
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/28/march-madness-bruins-o%e2%80%99connor-both-win-during-tv-showdown/
StreetsBlogLA

Mayor Villaraigosa Points Out Metro Hypocrisy
http://laist.com/2008/03/28/mayor_villaraig.php
LAist

Metrolink likely to raise fares
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/mar/28/metrolink-likely-to-raise-fares-rising-costs/
Ventura County Star

Metro Live Television Chat Far More Informative Than Metro Live Online Chat
http://metroriderla.com/2008/03/28/metro-live-television-chat-far-more-informative-than-metro-live-online-chat/
MetroRiderLA

More rate increases in store for Metrolink
http://www.simivalleyacorn.com/news/2008/0328/Community/016.html
Simi Valley Acorn

Mystery of the Green Line
http://preview.dailybreeze.com/ci_8706145
Daily Breeze

Street repairs bypass bumps in roads - TRAFFIC: Three cities prepare projects to relieve congestion on the region's roads
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_8710791?source=rss
Press Telegram

Thank You for Imagining...
http://imagine-metro.blogspot.com/2008/03/thank-you-for-imagining.html
Metro

Villaraigosa Frets That Service Cuts Will Cause More Crime
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/27/villaraigosa-frets-that-service-cuts-will-cause-more-crime/
StreetsBlogLA

Weak economy slows cargo, idles railcars
http://www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2008/03/28/afx4827605.html
Forbes

3/28/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday March 28, 2008

All Signs Point East for the Gold Line, but Which East?
http://laist.com/2008/03/27/all_signs_point.php
LAist

CalPIRG promotes high-speed rail - The group plans to travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles starting today
http://snipurl.com/22u4i
USC Daily Trojan

EPA chief bides time on court's emissions order - Shelving his agency's findings that greenhouse gases are a danger, he says he'll open a long public comment period
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-na-greenhouse28mar28,1,4863847.story
Los Angeles Times

Gas prices hit national high - Cost of fuel locally continues to exceed the average, and residents are feeling the monetary effects
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2008/03/26/business/blr-gas26.txt
Burbank Leader

Fans hope parking fears are off base - Many of the Dodger faithful remember the gridlock at the stadium on Opening Day last year. The club says it has added 1,000 new spaces
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-dodgers28mar28,1,3019309.story
Los Angeles Times

Going Green (Line) to LAX
http://laist.com/2008/03/27/going_green_lin.php
LAist

High-Speed Train Builders: System “Open for Business” Outline Funding Strategy to Seek Private Investment - The 220 mph system will traverse 800 miles across the state and will be built with a combination of state, local, federal and private financing
http://snipurl.com/22u42
Business Wire

LA to Las Vegas – the other high speed rail project
http://cahsr.blogspot.com/2008/03/la-to-vegas-other-high-speed-rail.html
High Speed Rail Blog

Long Range Transportation Plan Meetings Have Begun
http://metroriderla.com/2008/03/27/the-long-range-transportation-plan-meetings-have-begun/
MetroRiderLA

MTA reviewing plans to cut bus service in marginal areas
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8722414
Daily News

Port To Build Environmentally Friendly Offices
http://www.gazettes.com/portheadquarters03272008.html
Grunion Gazette

Portion of South Bay Bike Trail upgraded
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/03/27/news_-_features/playa_del_rey/pd2.txt
Argonaut Newspaper

State deals blow to zero-emission vehicle supporters - The Air Resources Board substantially reduces the number of clean-air cars that big automakers will be required to sell in the next few years
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-zev28mar28,0,5008191.story
Los Angeles Times

Making the Connections in Chinatown
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/28/making-the-connections-in-chinatown/
StreetsBlogLA

Traffic relief project causing concerns
http://snipurl.com/22uh7
La Canada Valley Sun

Transportation officials hang on to tollway plan - Orange County authorities refuse to remove the proposal vetoed by a state commission from long-range plans, frustrating environmentalists and other toll road opponents
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollroad28mar28,1,2067362.story
Los Angeles Times

3/27/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 27, 2008

Antonovich To Ride Inaugural Flyer Run To Palmdale
http://www.hometownstation.com/antonovich-flyer-clarita-2008-03-26-12-21.html
KHTS 1220 AM

Ask the Bottleneck Blog: Dodgers shuttle
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/03/ask_the_bottlen_4.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Baja port proposed to rival Los Angeles, Long Beach - Public-private partnerships bidding on Punta Colonet Chinese container biz
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=59973
WorldNetDaily

Carpool "snitch line": Is it needed?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/03/carpool_snitch_.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Coliseum parking an age-old problem - Dodgers' return rekindles memories of 1958 traffic jams and calls for fans to take buses
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-thedailymirror27mar27,1,405035.story
Los Angeles Times

CurbedWire: Metro Map 2030
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/03/curbedwire_metr.php
L.A. Curbed

Green Line-LAX connector weighed - TRANSIT: Oropeza proposes sidestepping MTA, but critics say funding issue remains
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_8710689?source=rss
Press Telegram

High Speed Rail Advocates Call for Major Transportation Bond
http://www.kcbs.com/pages/1883910.php?
KCBS Radio

Huizar fights to retain bus line
http://snipurl.com/22qzg
Los Angeles Wave

Journey To A Transit Oriented Life
http://metroriderla.com/2008/03/26/the-journey-to-a-transit-oriented-life/
MetroRiderLA

Lawmakers urge Metro to OK extension
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_8710891
Pasadena Star News

Lead Metropolis: the Five Densest Cities in America
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/offbeat-news/new-york-is-like-lead-or-the-five-densest-cities-in-america/968
Environmental Graffiti

Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum have designed numerous parking options for the March 29 game
http://cbs2.com/sports/Los.Angeles.Dodgers.2.685798.html
CBS 2 TV

NoHo's Lifeline - Taxpayer money will help build massive project near Red Line station
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/noho_s_lifeline/6862/
L.A. City Beat

Over $400 Billion Available Today for Road, Bridge and Transit Projects U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters Announces
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/dot4308.htm
U.S. DOT

State air board may slash zero-emission mandate - Proposal would cut by nearly two-thirds the number of clean-air vehicles that big carmakers must sell over the next decade
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-zev27mar27,1,7041029.story
Los Angeles Times

Street repairs bypass bumps in roads - TRAFFIC: Three cities prepare projects to relieve congestion on the region's roads
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_8710791?source=rss
Press Telegram

Testimony on Metro's Long Range Plan
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-testimony-on-metros-long-range-plan.html
StreetHeatLA

Tracking the Gold Line - Lawmakers urge Metro to OK (foothill) extension
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_8710893?source=rss
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Why L.A. Is Park Poor - A "broke" City Council and befuddled downtown bureaucrats sit on $130 million
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/why-la-is-park-poor/18608/
L.A. Weekly

3/26/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 26, 2008

Advanced Network Planning for Bus Rapid Transit: The "Quickway" Model as a Modal Alternative to "Light Rail Lite"
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8874
Transportation Research Board

A.M. Greenlist: Metro Board Chair in a TV call-in show
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/03/am-greenlist-me.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Assessing and Mitigating Future Impacts to the Federal Highway Trust Fund Such as Alternative Fuel Consumption
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8833
Transportation Research Board

Congestion Pricing Facts
http://www.edf.org/documents/7748_CP_Leg_Gaz_EDF.pdf (.pdf file)
Environmental Defense Fund

Editorial: Time for state to get tough with Union Pacific
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/803840.html
Sacramento Bee

Expo Line phase 2 workshops
http://metroriderla.com/2008/03/25/expo-line-phase-2-workshops/
MetroRiderLA

Five leaders of cultural L.A. weigh the city's past, progress and its potential - The Times brings together Deborah Borda, Plácido Domingo, Michael Govan, Michael Ritchie and James N. Wood for a look at the future (discussion includes support for subway and transportation issues)
http://www.calendarlive.com/tv/radio/cl-ca-roundtable23mar23,0,479444.story
Los Angeles Times

Greening of Our Cars is Oversold
http://grushhour.blogspot.com/2008/03/greening-of-our-cars-is-oversold.html
GrushHour Blog

Guidebook for Mitigating Fixed-Route Bus-and-Pedestrian Collisions
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8860
Transportation Research Board

LA and Long Beach to subsidize ships to switch to low sulfur fuels
http://www.marinelog.com/DOCS/NEWSMMVII/2008mar00242.html
Marine Log

L.A. unveils plan to speed approvals for building projects - Mayor's '12 to 2' approach will slash the number of city departments involved in approval process
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-permit26mar26,1,5783289.story
Los Angeles Times

Metro Imagine – Long Range Transportation Plan Comments
http://imagine-metro.blogspot.com/2008/03/tell-us-what-you-imagine_12.html
Metro Imagine Blog

Mexico plans big splash with new Baja port - Some doubt the $4-billion project will be built, but backers dream of dominating West Coast cargo traffic
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fi-mexport25mar25,1,7495581.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

“Miss Traffic” Contest Finalists
http://www.carectomy.com/index.php/Mass-Transit/Miss-Traffic-Contest-Finalists
Carectomy

No Car Needed: on Foot, Bicycle or Boat Once in Marina del Rey, Your Getaway Is Car-Free
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080325/aqtu118.html?.v=41
Yahoo! Finance

Ports to target diesel trucks in $400M push for cleaner air
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8698849
Daily Breeze

Rail-Trespasser Fatalities: Developing Demographic Profiles
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8873
Transportation Research Board

Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8877
Transportation Research Board

San Francisco Planner Creates Beautiful Transit Map for LA of the Future
http://metroriderla.com/2008/03/25/san-francisco-planner-creates-beautiful-transit-map-for-la-of-the-future/
MetroRiderLA

Sky high gas prices bring new life to mature, urban oil fields
http://www.oilweek.com/news.asp?ID=15024
Oilweek

Spotlight on UCLA (Transportation Services)
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/03/25/spotlight-on-ucla/
StreetsBlogLA

There She Is, Miss Traffic
http://metroriderla.com/2008/03/24/there-she-is-miss-traffic/
MetroRiderLA

Westside developers aim for face-lifts without scars - Builders and retailers address concerns that expanded malls will increase traffic and density
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-malls26mar26,1,201134.story
Los Angeles Times

3/25/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 25, 2008

Aptera Typ 1: To Hit California Roads This Year
http://laist.com/2008/03/24/aptera_typ_1_on.php
LAist

Built not to last -- yet still standing: In a city known for the fleeting, downtown's 'Erector set' parking lot is one of the civic pieces that've lasted for years. But its time is near.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-structure25mar25,0,3926533.story
Los Angeles Times

Cellphone law may not make roads safer - Drivers' chatting, even on hands-free devices, is risky, experts say
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-distract25mar25,1,105874.story
Los Angeles Times

Convergence of Transit and Financial Payment Systems Key Theme as Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council Kicks Off Fourth Year
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=835380
Marketwire

Disneyland’s Monorail Red puts rumors to rest
http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/?p=1547
Los Angeles Time

Final push for NoHo project - Construction of the third phase of the $375-million mixed-use development is slated to begin within weeks
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-noho25mar25,1,5601572.story
Los Angeles Times

Gas prices drive up sales tax revenue in state
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2008/03/25/MNEUVPO10.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Man for Deadly Metrolink Crash
http://snipurl.com/22jcq
FOX 11 TV

Last stage set to start on NoHo Commons
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8686358
Daily News

LA's Westside Light Rail System
http://carfreeusa.blogspot.com/2008/03/las-westside-light-rail-system.html
CarFreeUSA

Mayor Villaraigosa, Councilmember LaBonge, CRA/LA, J.H. Snyder Break Ground on $79.4M Third Phase of Noho Commons One Block of North Hollywood MTA Station
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080324/20080324005411.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Finance

OCTA invites public to talk about 55 Freeway project
http://www.dailypilot.com/articles/2008/03/24/politics/dpt-octa032408.txt
Daily Pilot

O.C. trying to synchronize signals - Ten congested corridors could be improved if state approves $4 million from Prop. 1B pot
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/county-million-octa-2004595-orange-money
Orange County Register

Orangeline High Speed Maglev First Investor and Developer Conference
http://www.pr-inside.com/orangeline-high-speed-maglev-first-investor-r500391.htm
PR-Inside

Pregnant women won't get placards - 'Disabled' Parking Proposal Fails
http://www.mercurynews.com/localnewsheadlines/ci_8688883
Mercury News

SBIA may soon be boarding - Air passenger service in San Bernardino could start by year's end
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_8673554
Daily Bulletin

States say road funds would rev economy - Governors press to repair national infrastructure
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/20080324-9999-1n24roads.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Students Give Colorful Lesson in Sustainability (at the SM BBB transit store)
http://snipurl.com/22ka5
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Students Take Spring Break Road Trip That Follows High-Speed Rail
http://www.nbc11.com/news/15693871/detail.html
NBC TV

3/24/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday March 24, 2008

710 Freeway to close for paving
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8656723
Press Telegram

Air board may trim electric car mandate - Regulators could focus more on hybrid vehicles
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080324/news_1n24carrules.html
San Diego Union Tribune

California sprawl slows down - A calm in our region's growth offers an opportunity to cope with water, traffic and other issues
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-census24mar24,0,6297266.story
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans deletes 60/215 project but leaves bottleneck it created
http://snipurl.com/22ha9
Press Enterprise

Caltrans makes empty excuses
http://www2.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_8673060
Whittier Daily News

Freeway recording idea stalls in SoCal - Funding plan fails to develop
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_8666359
San Bernardino Sun

Metro Board Chair Takes to Air Waves to Engage Public in Discussing Long-Range Traffic Solutions
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/metro-board-chair-takes-to-air-waves-to-engage-public,323280.shtml
Earthtimes

Singing praises over filled potholes - The mayor of Los Angeles patches up the city's 800,000th since he took office, cause enough for a news conference. But proper road repairs would cost $2.5 billion
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage24mar24,1,2212202.column
Los Angeles Times

Site problems at the port - Judge may have delivered a final blow to LNG plan
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_8672328
Press Telegram

States say road funds would rev economy - Governors press to repair national infrastructure
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080324/news_1n24roads.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Think regionally
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/mar/23/think-regionally/
Ventura County Star

Unclogging the Costa Mesa Freeway proves to be a puzzle - Orange County's central corridor defies solutions to chronic traffic. And state and county planners have few plans in the works
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-freeway24mar24,1,1835063.story
Los Angeles Times

Women-only bus plan rolling along smoothly in Mexico
http://snipurl.com/22has
China Post

3/23/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 23, 2008

74,000 Bridges at Risk, Rarely Inspected
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,340488,00.html
FOX News

California voters will have opportunity to Force Change in November. (High Speed Rail)
http://forcechange.com/2008/03/23/california-voters-will-have-opportunity-to-force-change-in-november/
Force Change

Court Supports City On End Of LNG EIR
http://www.gazettes.com/ses03202008.html
Grunion Gazette

Federal Policy Sea Change? Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Blumenauer Call for Green Infrastructure
http://snipurl.com/22f1q
Metro Investment Report

Gold Line Extension Campaign Goes World Wide...Web
http://laist.com/2008/03/22/gold_line_exten.php
LAist

Privatize LAX - By allowing a corporation to operate L.A.'s international airport, the city could reap billions
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-nelson23mar23,0,5377803.story
Los Angeles Times

Reauthorization Update: On the Road to Funding Transportation's Future
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90511356
Metro Magazine

Sprinting to class: College students, workers take to new rails
http://snipurl.com/22f24
North County Times/Californian

Tiny cars may force cities to rethink parking
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/22/BA2CVNEHD.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle