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4/12/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 12, 2008

6 Questions for Port of Los Angeles Chief Geraldine Knatz
http://www.popularmechanics.com/blogs/science_news/4258288.html
Popular Mechanics

BART Considers Allowing Coffee On Trains
http://cbs5.com/local/BART.coffee.trains.2.697775.html
CBS News

Beverly Hills approves condo project - A $500-million condo-hotel plan may also win City Council passage. Many residents are concerned about traffic congestion
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-bevhills11apr11,1,5499643.story
Los Angeles Times

Charles Phoenix Disneyland Tour of Los Angeles
http://laist.com/2008/04/10/charles_phoenix_1.php?gallery1046Pic=2
LAist

More cities offer Wi-Fi on buses
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/2008-04-10-wifi_N.htm
USA Today

Relief on way for area drivers - Busy San Gabriel crossing to get rail underpass
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_8885951
Pasadena Star News

Remember When Gas Was Below $2? It Wasn't That Long Ago
http://franklinavenue.blogspot.com/2008/04/remember-when-gas-was-below-2-it-wasnt.html
Franklin Avenue

Security Check (Metro Red Line)
http://latransitblog.blogspot.com/2008/04/security-check.html
LATransit Blog

Villaraigosa plans to cut 767 L.A. jobs
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget12apr12,1,3629774.story
Los Angeles Times

We love the bus. Really
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/04/we-love-the-bus.html
Los Angeles Times

4/11/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday April 11, 2008

23 Freeway officially opens
http://www.moorparkacorn.com/news/2008/0411/Community/019.html
Moorpark Acorn

$239M steered to roads - State panel OKs funds for 3 county projects
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_8885415
San Bernardino Sun

$500 million approved for Inland road relief
http://snipurl.com/244hm
Press Enterprise

Advocates of light rail extension to LAX push to get Green Line back on track
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/04/10/news_-_features/lax/l1.txt
The Argonaut

A look at South L.A.'s Wetlands (Former MTA South Park Shops)
http://viewfromaloft.typepad.com/viewfromaloft/2008/04/a-look-at-wetla.html
ViewFromALoft

Big Blue Bus celebrates 80 years of service
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/04/10/news_-_features/area/a2.txt
The Argonaut

High Desert Corridor Highway Fact Sheet
http://www.ci.victorville.ca.us/services/street-projects/HighDesertCorridorFact%20Sheet.pdf
Victorville

Key air board member linked to car, oil firms - Daniel Sperling is an arbiter of auto emissions, and his institute got millions from such companies
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-airboard11apr11,1,7909197.story
Los Angeles Times

LA’s First Street Film: Looking at BRT
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/10/las-first-street-film-looking-at-brt/
StreetsBlogLA

L.A.'s historic bridges gaining new appreciation as they face possible upgrades
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8883518
Daily News

L.A.’s Main Jewish Thoroughfare Threatened by Looming Traffic Plan
http://www.forward.com/articles/13140/
Forward

Light-rail plans scaled back - Three routes would come to Whittier
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_8885478?source=rss
Whittier Daily News

Metro Gold Line workshop scheduled
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_8878103
Pasadena Star News

New funds to relieve congestion for commuters
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/commuters_5818___article.html/congestion_funds.html
Victorville Daily Press

New tracks easing rail congestion - Some worry new tracks in Indio will bring more pollution, accidents
http://snipurl.com/244h0
Desert Sun

Nunez calls for MTA's Snoble to resign
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-transportation11apr11,1,2025045.story
Los Angeles Times

Oil firm, foes strike major deal - Texas-based company would halt production off Santa Barbara decades early so it can drill this year while prices are high. Pristine land would be protected
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-oil11apr11,1,7198481.story
Los Angeles Times

Reaching Long Beach Airport via private & public transport
http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/?p=1666
Los Angeles Times

Reasons I love the Eastside- #1 The Montebello 40 Bus Line
http://laeastside.com/2008/04/reasons-i-like-the-eastside-1-the-montebello-40-bus-line/
LA Eastside

REGION: County gets $400 million for roads, tracks
http://snipurl.com/244hs
North County Times/Californian

Rosendahl discusses LAX, traffic, LNG at neighborhood meeting
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/04/10/news_-_features/playa_del_rey/p1.txt
The Argonaut

San Clemente railroad tracks to be shut down over weekend
There'll be no train service this weekend as crews take out the tracks to install a pedestrian underpass at Mariposa Beach
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_2013463.php
Orange County Register

this is how we roll? wired on la’s transit problem
http://www.angelenic.com/this-is-how-we-roll-wired-on-las-transportation-problem/
angelenic

Trade corridors get $1.65B - State funds will pay for projects to reduce traffic, improve air quality
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8885509?source=rss
Daily Breeze

Transit officials vow to close tollway license plate loophole - Secret plates have allowed almost 4,000 91 Express Toll Lanes users a free ride, the Register found
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/register-orange-dmv-2015247-addresses-octa
Orange County Register

4/10/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 10, 2008

$19M to help port clear up the air
Officials say new program will help ships meet cleaner fuel costs
http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8871423
Press Telegram

Army Tackles Toll Road – (241 Toll Road)
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/241-toll-road/army-tackles-toll-road/
Orange County Weekly

Buy Gas Masks, Antonio - The mayor prefers the governor’s mansion over saving your lungs
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/buy_gas_masks_antonio/6909/
L.A. City Beat

California High-Speed Rail Authority to Study Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission
http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/news/pdf/2008/02-07-08.pdf
California High Speed Rail Authority

California Legislators to Consider Global Warming Tax - Global warming fees to be used to tax motorists to pay for buses
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/23/2315.asp
Newspaper.com

Committee seeks topic abstracts for next year's light-rail conference
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=16161
Progressive Railroading

Commuting could be killing you
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/health&id=6071674
KABC 7 TV

CTA to provide transit information on Google site
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=16160
Progressive Railroading

Cyclists Pedal Forward City’s Bicycle Master Plan Effort
http://www.gazettes.com/bikemasterplan04102008.html
Grunion Gazette

Diary: Glorious transit
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_8824463
Press Telegram

Inland Empire's growth to continue - Relative affordability will draw 1 million new residents by 2015, but education will be a problem, a study says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-growth10apr10,1,1584383.story
Los Angeles Times

Municipal Wireless Success Demands Public Involvement, Experts Say
http://www.govtech.com/dc/articles/271842
Government Technology

Omnitrans names TV commercial winner
http://www.sbsun.com/living/ci_8869578
San Bernardino Sun

Over $600,000 in Free Gas and Bus Passes to be Awarded by WSS Retail Chain, as Part of Consumer and Green Awareness Effort
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080409/20080409006151.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Finance

Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency: Riding for 30 years
http://www.blythecanews.com/main.asp?SectionID=24&SubSectionID=36&ArticleID=9313&TM=60094.63
Palo Verde Valley & Quartzite Times

Record gas prices force change in driving habits across Southland - Costs are expected to continue climbing through the summer driving season
http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8871956
Press Telegram

Shifting the Costs of Public Transit
http://www.planetizen.com/node/30712
Planetizen

Southern Californians feeling the gas crunch
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8870794
Daily News

South L.A. deal creates park, billboards
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local&id=6071011
KABC 7 TV

Support for Electric Rail Should Be "Strong Focus" of US Federal Policy, Says Commission Report ... Oops, Snipped by Bush Administration Censors
http://www.lightrailnow.org/features/f_lrt_2008-04b.htm
Light Rail Now

Take a class at SMC, ride the Big Blue Bus for free
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/04/take-a-class-at.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Three Candidates. Three Positions on Amtrak
http://takeatrainride.blogspot.com/2008/04/astute-fellow-blogger-went-to-campaign.html
Take a Train

What are the Greenest Cities When it Comes to Cars? West Coast Markets Dominate the Cars.com Green Index
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080409/20080409005817.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Finance

Zev Yaroslavsky, Supervisor Sprawl
http://boifromtroy.com/?p=7161
Boi from Troy

4/09/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 9, 2008

Americans for Transportation Mobility Study Finds the Lack of a National Transportation Strategy and Investment Harms U.S. Economy
http://www.foxbusiness.com/article/americans-transportation-mobility-study-finds-lack-national-transportation_554106_1.html
FOX Business

Assessing Federal Employment Accessibility Policy: An Analysis of the JARC Program
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8914
Transportation Research Board

Bill aims to protect blind people from dangers posed by hybrids - The proposal would establish safety standards for quiet vehicles
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-fi-blind9apr09,1,5178808.story
Los Angeles Times

Bullet train coming to California ballots - Governor Schwarzenegger is supportive, but a $16 billion state deficit may inspire voters to say 'no' in November
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0409/p02s03-usgn.html
Christian Science Monitor

California gas prices continue their record climb
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/847608.html
Sacramento Bee

Caltrans Hosts National Memorial Ceremony and Work Zone Awareness Week Kick-off - Honors 170 Caltrans Employees and Others Who Have Died in the Line of Duty
http://snipurl.com/23wxj
Business Wire

City Council’s 25 Ways to Improve Transportation
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/08/the-city-council%E2%80%99s-25-ways-to-improve-transportation/
StreetsBlogLA

Desert Dispatch and OC Register Add to Anti-Feuer Editorials
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/08/desert-dispatch-and-oc-register-add-to-anti-feuer-editorials/
StreetsBlogLA

Gas prices hit record, are expected to climb
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080409/news_1n9gas.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Good Bus, Bad Bus
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/08/good-bus-bad-bus/
MetroRiderLA

Growing Pains for a Deep-Sea Home Built of Subway Cars
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/08/us/08reef.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
New York Times

L.B. woman, 75, dies after her car struck by Blue Line train
http://origin.presstelegram.com/breakingnews/ci_8842711
Press Telegram

Los Angeles' Future in Mobility: Many Goals But Many Obstacles
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/04/los-angeles-fut.html
Wired

Metro Hosts Poetry At Union Station
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/08/metro-hosts-poetry-at-union-station/
MetroRiderLA

Metrolink plan shifts tracks, station in Riverside
http://snipurl.com/23ww5
Press Enterprise

Other cities vying for funds N.Y. lost (congestion pricing)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/04/09/2008-04-09_other_cities_vying_for_funds_ny_lost.html
NY Daily News

Poetry to-go: downtown reading at union station
http://www.angelenic.com/poetry-to-go-downtown-reading-at-union-station/
Angelenic

Railroad Accident Investigation Reports Website
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8910
Transportation Research Board

Responding to Increasing Port-related Freight Volumes: Lessons from Los Angeles / Long Beach and Other US Ports and Hinterland
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8917
Transportation Research Board

State's gas price rises to highest in U.S.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/04/09/BUQQ1025GR.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Strong Transportation Infrastructure Equals a Strong Economy
http://live.asce.org/blog/1/asce/transportation/?permalink=Strong-Transportation-Infrastructure-Equals-a-Strong-Economy.html
American Society of Civil Engineers/Our Failing Infrastructure

There's a lot on the line - The eastern cities of Los Angeles County are not accustomed to receiving gifts from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_8856032
Pasadena Star News

WiFi firm says it's near deal with BART
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/847254.html
Sacramento Bee

4/08/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 8, 2008

$10 billion state bond for high-speed trains — good for Silicon Valley, good for California?
http://venturebeat.com/2008/04/07/the-10-billion-state-bond-for-high-speed-trains-good-for-silicon-valley-good-for-california/
Venture Beat

710 tunnel worth studying
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_8844248
Pasadena Star News

California Company Develops Plug-In Hybrid
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89424919
NPR

City transit buses not required to provide seat belts
http://snipurl.com/23rn3
Press Enterprise

Construction Ventura explores 101 cap
http://www.pacbiztimes.com/index.cfm?go2=articles/wk_040708c
Pacific Coach Business Times

Daily Breeze Joins the Anti-Feuer Editorial Movement
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/07/505/
StreetsBlogLA

Expo Phase II Meeting & the 5-phase Westside System Construction Strategy
http://takethemetro.blogspot.com/2008/04/expo-phase-ii-meeting-5-phase-westside.html
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

L.A. billboard district proposal to go to a vote - City Council may decide the fate of a huge, digital sign near a freeway. Opponents say approval could lead to a blight of animated signs near roads
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/los_angeles_metro/la-me-billboard8apr08,1,2006735.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Port Bails Out TraPac EIR, But Deal Raises Questions
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=250
Cunningham Report

L.A.'s personal pod dreams
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2007/03/monorail.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

LAX officials call for more cab proposals
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-taxi8apr08,1,818562.story
Los Angeles Times

NYC Congestion Pricing Plan Dies in Albany
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/07/congestion-pricing-plan-is-dead-assembly-speaker-says/
New York Times

Papers Ganging Up on Feuer Legislation
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/07/papers-ganging-up-on-feuer-legislation/
StreetsBlogLA

Poetry in motion: Putting in a good word on the road
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-ca-publicpoetry6apr06,1,7683103.story
Los Angeles Times

Pump prices set records again - Supply and demand have no bearing, analysts say
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas8apr08,1,1983238.story
Los Angeles Times

Red Cars quaint, but they got us there
http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_8844370
Daily News

Two for the Metro Blue Line: Crashes in Downtown and Long Beach
http://laist.com/2008/04/07/two_for_the_blu.php
LAist

U.S. Transportation Secretary wants to drop gas taxes in favor of tolls
http://autonewsblend.com/2008/04/07/us-transportation-secretary-wants-to-drop-gas-taxes-in-favor-of-tolls/
Auto News

4/07/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday April 7, 2008

$10M Prize For Ultra Fuel Efficient Car
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman2/publish/beverlyhills/10M_Prize_For_Ultra_Fuel_Efficient_Car.php
Canyon News

A climate-transit tax?
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8834168
Daily Breeze

Cabbies tired of pickup lines - L.A. taxis spend more time idling at stands than they do serving riders. Less-restrictive rules could help get their meters clicking
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-taxis7apr07,1,4416197.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Carmakers put brakes on smog regulations
http://www.dailybreeze.com/editorial/ci_8834179
Daily Breeze

Cultivating Culver City
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-culver7apr07,0,4197813.story
Los Angeles Times

Idle cars signal a downturn - They typically carry containers of goods shipped from Asia. But demand has slowed with the economy
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-railcars7apr07,1,3904631.story
Los Angeles Times

Not eminent domain, but rents and rail lines
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/apr/07/not-eminent-domain-but-rents-and-rail-lines/
Ventura County Star

Phone law isn't moving drivers - Hands-free devices not in huge demand as july 1 change nears
http://www.mercurynews.com/localnewsheadlines/ci_8837179
Mercury News

Port of Los Angeles history chronicled in pictures, words
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8834788
Daily Breeze

Preserving wildlife corridors
http://snipurl.com/23ozt
North County Times

Redlands Bicycle Classic: End of the cycle - Turnout surpasses last year's
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_8835091
San Bernardino Sun

Rethinking port expansion - Officials see $750 million makeover of outdated piers as an opportunity for environmentally friendly growth
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_8827403
Press Telegram

Santa Monica Bans Jets from Local Airport
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman2/publish/santamonica/Santa_Monica_Bans_Jets_from_Local_Airport.php
Canyon News

SCAG faces tough road - Politics mixes with planning
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_8834869
Daily Bulletin

4/06/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 6, 2008

Another view: Long-planned toll road deserves OK (Foothill-South Tollroad Extension Orange County)
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/838462.html
Sacramento Bee

California Needs Rail, Not Roads
http://www.planetizen.com/node/30640
Planetizen

Central City Community Plan Moves Forward - Planning Department Kicks Off Process Of Updating Downtown's Development Guide
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/04/07/news/news07.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Chinese Americans discuss fate of unearthed remains - At an annual festival to honor the dead, people offer opinions about whether to quickly rebury or to study materials dug up during Gold Line construction
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cemetery6apr06,1,248458.story
Los Angeles Times

EPA Ups Clean Diesel Budget Sevenfold
http://www.masstransitmag.com/web/online/Top-Transit-News/EPA-Ups-Clean-Diesel-Budget-Sevenfold/3$5753
Mass Transit Magazine

''High-speed rail could be a very important contribution to the state." Backers try again on bullet train plan - Updated ballot measure, possible private funding revive hopes
http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_8830191
The Argus

L.A.'s anti-density warrior - Zev Yaroslavsky says density is not the answer in the drive to build more affordable housing
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-haefele6apr06,0,1630441.story
Los Angeles Times

MTA looks eastward - Officials studying light-rail extension
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_8824604
Whittier Daily News

O.C. officials aren't moved by recent transit ideas - Authorities are paying cities for ideas to link population centers to Metrolink stations. But much of what they've seen is short on innovation
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-innovate6apr06,1,4241559.story
Los Angeles Times

Private firms' offer renews interest in 710 expansion
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_8824594
Whittier Daily News

State's high-speed rail hopes revived by bill - Pending Assembly legislation would reword ballot bond measure; private financing grows
http://www.paloaltodailynews.com/article/2008-4-6-bullet-train
Palo Alto Daily News

Westside Ride – RideArc
http://militantangeleno.blogspot.com/2008/04/westside-ride.html
Militant Angeleno

World leaders to share plans for clean airports
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8827127
Daily Breeze