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4/19/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 19, 2008

California High-Speed Rail may be open to private investment
http://www.thestandard.com/news/2008/04/17/california-high-speed-rail-may-be-open-private-investment
The Standard

Cities monitor Beverly Hills effort to get photo-radar - Bill Would Legalize It To Curb Speeding
http://www.mercurynews.com/traffic/ci_8982725
Mercury News

Comment of the Week: This is Why There's No LAX Train
http://laist.com/2008/04/18/comment_of_the.php
LAist

Foothill South toll road's toll - The people who would be affected by it deserve to be heard before a decision is made
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-tollroad19apr19,0,1069417.story
Los Angeles Times

Hurdles remain for Prop 1B transit projects
http://snipurl.com/24ztw
Press Enterprise

PELOSI - 'I Join You in Issuing a Challenge to Rebuild and Renew America'
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/1396841/
Trading Markets

Sales-tax legislation progresses in Senate - Environmental projects targeted
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080418-9999-1m18tax.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Security cams may be installed on city buses
http://www.simivalleyacorn.com/news/2008/0418/Front_Page/004.html
Simi Valley Acorn

Severe transit cutbacks expected - NCTD board warns of higher fares, too
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20080418-9999-1mc18nctd.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Some pols skip transit meeting
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_8980032?source=rss
Pasadena Star News

Stadium `a certainty' - Developer shows off NFL plan
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_8966713
Daily Bulletin

Streetcar Named Los Angeles
http://laist.com/2008/04/18/a_streetcar_nam.php
LAist


Past Transit Videos from the Library’s Archive:

Electric Trolley Bus Project – 1992
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZxAfJIv-P0

Electric Trolley Bus Project – 1991
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G8epBFeRh8

4/18/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday April 18, 2008

Alameda Corridor's train count reaches 100,000
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=16261
Progressive Railroading

Battle Of the Buses: Oh, It’s So On!
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/04/17/battle-of-the-buses-oh-its-so-on/
LA MetBlogs

Blast From the Past: LA's Red Line Construction in 1991
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/04/blast_from_the.php
Curbed L.A.

Building the Metro Red Line
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/17/building-the-metro-red-line/
MetroRiderLA

California State Budget Crunch, Worsening Economy and Rising Fuel Prices Threaten North County Public Transportation
http://www.foxbusiness.com/article/california-state-budget-crunch-worsening-economy-rising-fuel-prices-threaten_568439_1.html
FOX Business

Dan Walters: California Assembly speaker provides fuel for cynics
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/871848.html
Sacramento Bee

Have unpaid toll fines? It may be docked from your tax return - Driver on 91 Express Lanes saw his fines balloon and money deducted from his tax refund
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/diehl-lanes-express-2019534-octa-toll
Orange County Register

Highway 23 widening to be finished next month
Project is 14 months ahead of schedule
http://snipurl.com/24vjw
Ventura County Star

LACBC: If You Want More Bike Facilities, Tell Metro
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/17/lacbc-if-you-want-more-bike-facilities-tell-metro/
StreetsBlogLA

Legislators Pushing for Green Line Extension to LAX
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/17/legislators-pushing-for-green-line-extension-to-lax/
StreetsBlogLA

Metrolink could come to Redlands in 2015
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_8945670
Redlands Daily Facts

Naturally, green dream is realized in South L.A (Metro South Park Shops)
http://snipurl.com/24ult
Los Angeles Wave

NY MTA Sustainability Initiatives
http://www.mta.info/environment/
Report: The Interim Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Sustainability and the MTA http://www.mta.info/environment/pdf/Interimforweb.pdf

Officials mark the expansion of California 23 - The section of highway between Thousand Oaks and Moorpark gets a third lane in each direction. Project is completed more than a year ahead of time
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-highway18apr18,1,983102.story
Los Angeles Times

Omnitrans Rules The School With D.I.Y Student Video Contest
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/17/omnitrans-rules-the-school-with-diy-student-video-contest/
MetroRiderLA

Orange County toll road foes apply pressure - A California congressional delegation urges Commerce secretary to uphold a state panel's veto of the proposal for Orange County
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-me-tollroad17apr17,1,5221393.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Pacific Surfliner Route: Your Southern California Seaside Seat
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474977325294
Gather.com
AMTRAK/Metrolink/Coaster Rail to Rail Program: http://snipurl.com/24vo5

Pedicabs on mark for Prix - TRANSIT: Pilot program, to run through summer, offers an alternative for getting around in downtown Long Beach
http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8953087
Press Telegram

Satellite tracking to keep bus riders in western Riverside County updated on arrivals
http://snipurl.com/24vr2
Press Enterprise

Senate approves funding for levitating train
http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8184916
KNTV

Senate vote preserves 'maglev' earmark
http://www.lvrj.com/news/17842369.html
Review Journal

State funding is allocated for local I-10 interchanges
http://snipurl.com/24ul1
Fontana Herald News

Train to LAX Getting Closer, Metro Doesn't Want It
http://laist.com/2008/04/17/train_to_lax_ge.php
LAist

Transportation plan needs more than a simple fix
http://snipurl.com/24vpt
Capitol Weekly

Trench to reduce traffic, pollution
http://www.lacanadaonline.com/articles/2008/04/17/news/lnws-metro0417.txt
La Canada Valley Sun

Westside Extension Meetings in May
http://ginnycase.blogspot.com/2008/04/westside-extension-meetings-in-may.html
Ginny Here and There


Past Transit Videos from the Library’s Archive:

Building the Metro Red Line - 1991
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rWF2TWFGGQ
Rail News Update – 1988
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JdzptUiRUQ
Metro Rail: The Future is Now – 1985
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkFoW5lr-tU
Meeting the Challenges – 1983
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKtixeeJrJk

4/17/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 17, 2008

All Aboard for Blue Bus 80th Anniversary
http://snipurl.com/24qif
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

California putting up $7.7M for hydrogen fueling stations
http://media.cleantech.com/2705/california-putting-up-7-7m-for-hydrogen-fueling-stations
CleanTech

Going Ga-Ga for Google Transit
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/16/going-ga-ga-for-google-transit/#comment-302302
MetroRiderLA

Google Transit coming to L.A.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/04/google-transit.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

High-speed trains will power California forward
http://snipurl.com/24qiy
Capitol Weekly

Legislature eyes 11th-hour changes to High-Speed Rail bond
http://snipurl.com/24qha
Capitol Weekly

Make Earth Day Your Public Transportation Day
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/080416_earth_day.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Metro Store Goes Green
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/16/the-metro-store-goes-green/
MetroRiderLA

Metro’s Citizen Advisory Council Opens Blog
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/16/metros-citizen-advisory-council-opens-blog/
StreetsBlogLA

Monorail Red set to debut at Disneyland as Blue arrives
http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/?p=1712
Los Angeles Times/Travel Blog

MTA-LAX link gets first OK - TRANSIT: Oropeza's plan to connect Green Line with airport wins approval from state Senate committee
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8953479?source=rss
Daily Breeze

Not Much Space for Bike or Ped. Projects in LA-OC Study
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/16/not-much-space-for-bike-or-ped-projects-in-la-oc-study/
StreetsBlogLA

Orange County toll road foes apply pressure - A California congressional delegation urges Commerce secretary to uphold a state panel's veto of the proposal for Orange County
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollroad17apr17,1,1018785.story
Los Angeles Times

Pedal to the metal: fuel prices spiral upward - Surging gasoline prices, now at $3.73 a gallon for unleaded regular, mean billions of sales tax dollars for the government treasuries
http://snipurl.com/24qhu
Capitol Weekly

Senator McCain’s Gas Tax Holiday Would Hurt The Economy -- Don’t Cut Transportation Funds
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/080416_gas_tax.cfm
America Public Transportation Association

Ten Reasons Why Suspending the Federal Gas Tax Would be Bad for the Economy and Poor Public Policy
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/ten-reasons-why-suspending-the,353422.shtml
EarthTimes

Top Southern California Business and Civic Leaders Urge Federal Legislators to Invest in the Region and 'Build America Together'
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/top-southern-california-business-and,354906.shtml
Earthtimes

Top Three CO2 Emitting US Counties Are Houston, Los Angeles And Chicago
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/104313.php
Medical News Today

4/16/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 16, 2008

April Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) Meeting
http://metrocac.blogspot.com/
Metro CAC

Best Economic Stimulus
http://frepubtra.blogspot.com/2008/04/best-economic-stimulus.html
Free Public Transit

Crude-oil futures, motor gasoline set new records - Oil hits $113.99 a barrel
http://snipurl.com/24klf
Marketwatch

Developing Effective Mass Transit Systems: Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Public Transportation
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8946
Transportation Research Board

DOWNSIDE TO SUSPENDING THE GAS TAX?
http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/04/15/892751.aspx
MSNBC

Eliminating the gas tax?
http://blog.smartgrowthamerica.org/?p=172
Smart Growth America

Federalism Meets Transportation Authorization Reform
http://www.pioneerinstitute.org/blog/better_government/federalism-meets-transportation-authorization-reform
Pioneer Institute

Here’s a thought: Build Expo Phase II First
http://takethemetro.blogspot.com/2008/04/heres-thought-build-expo-phase-ii-first.html
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

Higher crude pushes gas prices to new records
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas15apr15,1,5149658.story
Los Angeles Times

Map a new plan for transportation - Take a big turn to transit's potential
http://snipurl.com/24kho
Freep.com

Mayor's Speech: Getting Serious About Rail
http://laist.com/2008/04/15/mayors_speech.php
LAist

Mayor’s State of LA Not Just About Gangbangers
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/15/mayors-state-of-la-not-just-about-gangbangers/
StreetsBlogLA

Metro Meetings to Focus on SGV Routes - Montebello might have the most at stake, but Commerce and Monterey Park could also be impacted, says Metro
http://www.egpnews.com/index.cfm?id=497878&fuseaction=browse&pageid=7223
Eastside Sun

New life for high-speed train from California
http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/news/2008/apr/15/new-life-high-speed-train-california/
Las Vegas Sun

Private Funding? How About The Ikea Train?
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/15/private-funding-how-about-the-ikea-train/
MetroRiderLA

Some Vincent Thomas Bridge lanes to close at night
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8933157
Daily Breeze

Subway in Your Future?
http://imagine-metro.blogspot.com/2008/04/many-of-you-have-imagined-subway.html
Metro Imagine

Subway subway subway
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/04/14/subway-subway-subway/
MetBlogs Los Angeles

Train-wreck trial nears start - Jury selection wears on, but opening statements could begin this week in Metrolink case
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2008/04/14/public_safety/blr-alvarez16.txt
Burbank Leader

Transit Bus Stops: Ownership, Liability, and Access
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=8902
Transportation Research Board

Transportation Experts Say Funding Remains the Biggest Roadblock to Solving America's Congestion Crisis
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080415/aqtu023.html?.v=52
Yahoo! Finance

4/15/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 15, 2008

Army engineers criticize toll agency - Part of toll road agency's Foothill South appeal is inaccurate, Army Corps of Engineers says. TCA officials may seek a retraction
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollroad15apr15,1,101277.story
Los Angeles Times

Big Blue Bus' 80th anniversary celebration
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/04/big-blue-bus-80.html
Los Angeles Times

Columnist Questions Logic Behind Think Tank Support of Highway Projects
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/newsmail.asp?art=6570&state=52&res=1024
Smart Growth Online

Congestion Pricing Considered Again
http://boifromtroy.com/?p=7178
Boi From Troy

Containers Down at Port of L.A.
http://snipurl.com/24hqn
Los Angeles Business Journal

Creating A New Vision For The Nation's Transportation System
http://www.planetizen.com/node/30759
Planetizen

Feuer’s Sales Tax and Climate Change Bills Pass Committee
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/14/feuer’s-global-warming-and-sales-tax-bills-pass-committee/
StreetsBlogLA

Happy 80th Birthday Big Blue Bus
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/14/happy-80th-birthday-big-blue-bus-2/
StreetsBlogLA

High Desert Corridor Garners International Interest
http://mavcoland.com/readarticle.asp?ID=981
Mavcoland

Mayor Gives 'State Of The City' Address – “I'll ask the MTA board to seek proposals to privately fund, build and operate an expanded transit system in Los Angeles."
http://cbs2.com/local/mayor.villaraigosa.state.2.699723.html
CBS 2 TV

Metro Meetings to Focus on SGV Routes - Montebello might have the most at stake, but Commerce and Monterey Park could also be impacted, says Metro
http://www.egpnews.com/index.cfm?id=497878&fuseaction=browse&pageid=7223
Eastside Sun

Nuñez takes a shot at Snoble - The Assembly speaker unjustly made the MTA head the fall guy when the region came up short on bond money
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-snoble15apr15,0,3806887.story
Los Angeles Times

PPIC: Inland Empire in 2015
http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/capitolalertlatest/011843.html
Sacramento Bee
Link to Full Report: http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/report/R_408HJR.pdf

Sales tax increases again in the works - Three measures being considered to fund cities' services, county's roads
http://snipurl.com/24hvx
Ventura County Star

Support for MTA chief Re "Nuñez wants MTA chief ousted," April 11
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-tuesday15apr15,0,3635904,full.story
Los Angeles Times

Thai New Years’ Festival Exposes the Success and Failure of Metro
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/14/thai-new-years-festival-exposes-the-success-and-failure-of-metro/
MetroRiderLA

We Want Our Google Transit!
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/14/we-want-our-google-transit/
MetroRiderLA

4/14/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday April 14, 2008

Big Blue Bus Celebrating 80 Years of Service and Innovation
http://www.bigbluebus.com/home/index.asp?newsid=18
Big Blue Bus

Bridges link to Los Angeles history - Conservancy is pushing for preservation of the viaducts, iconic settings for the city and its film industry
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bridges14apr14,1,4727831.story
Los Angeles Times

Congestion pricing is a tough sell - Some drivers who could benefit from a shorter commute aren't convinced that turning carpool lanes into toll lanes on parts of the 10, 210 and 110 freeways would do the trick
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage14apr14,1,1622379.column
Los Angeles Times

Getting around BH just got harder
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/04/getting-around.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Growth Won't Stop
http://snipurl.com/24drm
Press Enterprise

Hub of car culture takes a turn to public transport
http://stephenrees.wordpress.com/2008/04/13/the-hub-of-car-culture-takes-a-turn-to-public-transport/
Stephen Rees Blog

Landmark bridge to be replaced
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/04/landmark-bridge.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Legislature stalls, governor dithers as budget gap widens
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/857671.html
Sacramento Bee

NorCal and SoCal battle for transportation funds
http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_8918283?source=rss
Inside Bay Area

Passenger Rail Travel in California on the Wane? Ha! Time is Ripe for New Routes, More Trains
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/04/passenger_rail.html
California Progress Report

Prop 1B Funds Going To Interstate 215 and 15 Freeways
http://snipurl.com/24dr7
Best Syndication

Ready for your (driving) close-up? Beverly Hills police want the Legislature to allow cameras aimed at speeders, as some other states do
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-speedcam14apr14,1,6869856.story
Los Angeles Times

Southern California Wants Bigger Slice Of State Bond Pie
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=256
Cunningham Report

Tour of bridges that spans Los Angeles history
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/04/a-tour-of-bridg.html
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Villaraigosa's state of the city
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-mayor14apr14,0,2442097.story
Los Angeles Times

4/13/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 13, 2008

Amtrak resumes Seattle-to-L.A. passenger train - The Oregon slide that shut the Coast Starlight in January still requires a bus detour
http://snipurl.com/24adv
Oregonian

Could Google Transit Become The Universal Trip Planner? As the site adds more transit systems to its database, some hope that Google's transit route planner could become as useful as its car route mapping software
http://www.planetizen.com/node/30735
Planetizen

Don't be dense - The growth policies favored by some city officials threaten L.A.'s livability
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-yaroslavsky13apr13,0,544304.story
Los Angeles Times

Earth Day Comes to Wilshire Center
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/04/14/news/news_briefs/at05.txt
L.A. Downtown News

I-15/215 Bottleneck - ‘Relief’ is on the Way
http://joinbrad.com/blog/?p=177
Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt

Keeping the Lock Box Shut Tight: Preserving Funding for Transportation
http://www.redcounty.com/sandiego/2008/04/keeping-the-lock-box-shut-tigh/
Red County

Merchants welcome Ramona reopening (Alameda Corridor East)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_8908207
Pasadena Star News

My way or the highway? Try the bikeway
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_8905883
Daily Breeze

Rails going below - State OKs funds for San Gabriel crossing (Alameda Corridor East)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_8882819
Pasadena Star News

Sprinter ridership counts end month down, but officials optimistic
http://snipurl.com/24ael
North County Times/Californian

Why the California High-Speed Rail plan is fundamentally flawed
http://www.thestandard.com/news/2008/04/11/why-california-high-speed-rail-plan-fundamentally-flawed
The Standard