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4/26/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 26, 2008

5th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles
http://www.goodsam.org/news/blessing_bicycles.php
Good Samaritan Hospital

Best And Worst Cities For Commuters
http://www.forbes.com/realestate/2008/04/24/cities-commute-fuel-forbeslife-cx_mw_0424realestate.html
Forbes

Carpool Lanes on the 10 and 210 Becoming Toll Lanes
http://snipurl.com/25v9f
FOX

Charter Service Regulations: FTA Questions & Answers
http://www.apta.com/government_affairs/safetea_lu/fta_q_and_a.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) has eyes; Latest card can help officials see if students are skipping school
http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/news/93261.html
Government Innovators Network - Harvard

Debating clean diesels - Court ruling and LNG issues complicate, but won't stop, ports' clean up
http://origin.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_9045500
Press Telegram

Feds Give L.A. $213 Million to Cut Traffic Congestion
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/apr2008/2008-04-25-093.asp
Environmental News Service

Greening the Workplace with Telework
http://aeala.blogspot.com/2008/04/greening-workplace-with-telework.html
AeALACouncil_Blog

L.A. commission awards $80.9 million to plan expansion, modernization of LAX
Architectural and engineering firms will join the effort to plan improvements to the airport's runways, taxiways and terminals
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airport26apr26,1,2813523.story
Los Angeles Times

LA MTA board mulls additional transportation sales tax
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=16338
Progressive Railroading

Los Angeles to Charge Tolls in Carpool Lanes
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/04/los-angeles-to.html
Wired

Metro Board Takes Step Toward Putting New Transportation Sales Tax on November Ballot
http://imagine-metro.blogspot.com/2008/04/metro-board-takes-step-toward-putting.html
Metro Imagine

Metro will set funding priorities
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9060128
Daily News

MTA to seek half-cent tax - TRANSIT: Board is asking for suggested uses of the expected $700 million
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9060797
Press Telegram

MTA board will get long-range mobility plan in June
http://snipurl.com/25x76
Wave Newspapers

Redlands gets look at Metrolink plans
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_9054235
Redlands Daily Facts

Remarks For The Honorable Mary Peters Secretary Of Transportation
Los Angeles Congestion Reduction Grant Announcement
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/peters042508.htm
U.S. DOT

Subcommittee says funding will help freight movement
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2008/Apr08/042108/042508-01.htm
Land Line

Tim Rutten: Diamond lanes for the rich
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-rutten26apr26,0,4968177.column
Los Angeles Times

UCR to Host Conference on Stricter Air Quality Standards for Southern California - Academic, government and economic leaders will explore challenges the region faces in improving its air quality
http://www.newsroom.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/display.cgi?id=1827
U.C. Riverside

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Announces $213 Million Grant to Cut Traffic, Improve Transit and Clean the Air in Los Angeles - Congestion Reduction Funding to Finance Creation of New HOT Lanes, Better Bus Services
http://www.dot.gov/affairs/dot5708.htm
U.S. DOT

West LA Chamber: Weiss’ Pico-Olympic Traffic Report Full of Half-Truths & Lies
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1185/
CityWatchLA

4/25/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday April 25, 2008

$4 for a gallon of gas? Ouch! We're cutting down on shopping, eating out and entertainment, survey shows
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/percent-new-kelley-2025586-sales-vehicle
Orange County Register

Another hand reaches for your wallet
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/04/another-hand-re.html
Los Angeles Times/L.A. Now

'Bring it east!' - Extension of Gold Line gets support
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_9048622?source=rss
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Burbank City looks for ways to ease parking congestion
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2008/04/23/news/blr-parking26.txt
Burbank Leader

Carpool lanes face conversion - 'Congestion pricing' agreement approved
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_9047977?source=rss
Pasadena Star News

Comments on the Metro 2008 Draft Long Range Transportation Plan
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/24/comments-on-the-metro-2008-draft-long-range-transportation-plan/#more-1588
MetroRiderLA

Downtown's Draft Design Guidelines: Sorry, Stucco Lovers
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/04/an_end_to_the_p.php
Curbed LA

Fighting federal fuel standards - Bush's Earth Day gift to California? A draft regulation that would limit the states' ability to set tailpipe emissions rules
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-autos25apr25,0,5718905.story
Los Angeles Times

Funding Biggest Roadblock to Curing U.S. Congestion
http://www.carectomy.com/index.php/Politics/Funding-Biggest-Roadblock-to-Curing-U.S.-Congestion
Carectomy

History of the Port of Los Angeles
http://congestioncombine.blogspot.com/2008/04/history-of-port-of-los-angeles.html
Congestion Combine

Imagine a Los Angeles Subway System
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/04/24/imagine-a-los-angeles-subway-system/
MetBlogsLA

Inland Valley the missing link - Funding for extending light rail to the Inland Valley must be made a priority
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_9030117
Daily Bulletin

LA County transit officials support freeway toll lanes
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9043442?source=rss
Daily News

L.A. without wheels
Living car-less in Los Angeles is living by your wits
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-see25apr25,0,4902851.story
Los Angeles Times

Massive home project pends in Barstow
http://snipurl.com/25q1v
Business Press

Metro Playing For Keeps
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/04/metro_playing_f.php
Curbed LA

Metro Rejects Service Cuts, Approves Congestion Pricing and Much, Much More
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/24/metro-rejects-service-cuts-approves-congestion-pricing-and-much-much-more/
StreetsBlogLA

Metro update meeting May 8th on Westside Transit Corridor study
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/04/24/news_-_features/santa_monica/sm9.txt
The Argonaut

MTA Votes Against Cutting SoCal Bus Service
http://ktla.trb.com/news/local/ktla-mta,0,6911890.story
KTLA 5 TV

MTA votes for tolls on some carpool lanes by 2010 - The plan to ease congestion in Los Angeles County would start by 2010 with the 10 and 210 freeways
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-congestion25apr25,1,5883475.story
Los Angeles Times

New Dodgers Stadium: Great, But How About Some Buses?
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/04/new_dodgers_sta.php
Curbed LA

Price at one pump - $5.26 a gallon
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_9047303
Daily Bulletin

Public scoping meetings on LAX draft EIR
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/04/24/news_-_features/lax/l1.txt
The Argonaut

Riders worry as MTA discusses line cuts
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local&id=6100702
KABC 7 TV

Rock fans roll on Coachella Express Train
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-et-coachella25apr25,1,7832236.story
Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica suspends ban on high-speed jets - The FAA says barring aircraft with fast approach speeds from operating at the city's airport is illegal. Local officials say it would be a major safety improvement over what the FAA has proposed
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jetban25apr25,1,2581199.story
Los Angeles Times

Schwarzenegger says deficit worsening
http://www.sacbee.com/749/story/887657.html
Sacramento Bee

Senate committee reiterates Transportation Trust Fund crisis
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2008/Apr08/042108/042308-01.htm
Land Line

Signatures In for “Anti-Traffic” Initiative
http://snipurl.com/25q5w
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Villaraigosa Seeks Public-Private Financing For Subway Extension
http://www.knbc.com/traffic/15983932/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Washington to Shrink US Cars?
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1734637,00.html
Time

Will Commuters Get Lucky in Las Vegas?
http://www.carectomy.com/index.php/Train/Will-Commuters-Get-Lucky-in-Las-Vegas
Carectomy

Wilshire Boulevard closure a harebrained idea
http://www.dailynews.com/letters/ci_9031040
Daily News

4/24/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 24, 2008

10,000 signatures vs. "out of control" traffic
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/04/10000-signature.html
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

California's patience running on empty over proposed U.S. fuel rules
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/885840.html
Sacramento Bee

Clinton Joins McCain on Gas-Tax Holiday; Obama Opposes
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/04/21/clinton-joins-mccain-on-gas-tax-obama-opposes/?mod=WSJBlog
Wall Street Journal

Even with L.A.'s budget crisis, drivers must still turn left
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/04/even-with-budge.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

FAA moves to block ban on fastest jets at Santa Monica Airport
City officials, citing safety concerns, say they will begin implementing the ban today in defiance of the FAA
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-faa24apr24,1,780534.story
Los Angeles Times

Feds Helping Metro Move to HOT Lanes
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/24/feds-helping-metro-move-to-hot-lanes/
StreetsBlogLA

Hearing to look at toll-lane projects
http://snipurl.com/25kbq
Press Enteprise

Home Prices Drop Most in Areas with Long Commute : NPR
http://fullyarticulated.typepad.com/sprawledout/2008/04/home-prices-dro.html
Sprawled Out

How Paris is Beating Traffic Without Congestion Pricing
http://www.streetsblog.org/2008/04/22/paris-is-the-new-london-will-new-york-be-the-new-paris/
StreetsBlogLA

Hundreds of EPA scientists report political interference - An official with the independent group that conducted the survey says it indicates the widespread nature of the problem
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/washingtondc/la-na-epa24apr24,1,3588709.story
Los Angeles Times

'Marge, I wanna be a monorail conductor. It's my lifelong dream!'
http://laist.com/2008/04/22/marge_i_wanna_b.php
LAist

Metrolink marks first of 15 'green' locomotives with fizzy wine
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/04/needs-a-hed-5.html
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Metrolink Reduces Emissions, Increases Passenger Load
http://laist.com/2008/04/23/metrolink_reduc.php
LAist

Nine candidates seek 2nd District seat of retiring Yvonne B. Burke
http://www.thecomptonbulletin.com/news02_042308/
Compton Bulletin

Planning for Mira Loma grade separations approved
http://www.sbsun.com/breakingnews/ci_9029833
San Bernardino Sun

River critics lobby at port - Group hopes to persuade commission to help fund diversion plan
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8997041
Press Telegram

Smog Panel urges EPA to keep weighing the value of human life in setting pollution rules
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-smog23apr23,1,4380907.story
Los Angeles Times

Stand up, be counted (Metro Gold Line)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_9031492
Pasadena Star News

There’s Just A Short Time Left To Chime In On The Long Range Plan
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/23/theres-just-a-short-time-left-to-chime-in-on-the-long-range-plane/
MetroRiderLA

Today, Metro Talks Cuts. Tomorrow, Metrolink Talks Hikes
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/24/today-metro-talks-service-cuts-tomorrow-metrolink-talks-fare-hikes/
StreetsBlogLA

Urban wetlands park to be developed in South L.A.
City Council approves project at former MTA yard
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/los_angeles_metro/la-me-wetland24apr24,1,397032.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

U.S. offers L.A. $213 million for toll lane plan
MTA will weigh project to convert carpool lanes to congestion pricing, beginning with parts of the 10 and 210 freeways, but many obstacles remain
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/los_angeles_metro/la-me-congestion24apr24,1,5483582.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

4/23/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 23, 2008

5th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles
http://www.goodsam.org/news/blessing_bicycles.php
Good Samaritan

AC Transit to consider fare increase
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/04/23/BASG10A0UA.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

All-electric car set for U.S. sales in 2009 - Silicon Valley investors team up with Norway's Think carmaker
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24256198/
MSNBC

Amazing Car-Free Party at Wilshire Center
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/22/the-amazing-car-free-party-at-wilshire-center/
StreetsBlogLA

Angelenos are learning to go Metro
http://snipurl.com/25frt
CSUN Daily Sundial

BART switches to plastic railroad ties
http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_9005144?nclick_check=1
Contra Costa Times

BART Uses Recycled Plastic For New Railroad Ties
http://cbs5.com/local/bart.recycled.track.2.705255.html
CBS 5 TV

Climate Change Briefing Will Focus on Need for Compact Development, Expanded Transportation Choices
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/newsmail.asp?art=6582&state=52&res=1024
Smart Growth News

Earth Day: have you cultivated environmentalists as transit advocates?
http://www.permanentcampaigns.com/?p=110
Permanent Campaigns

Every Day is Earth Day When You Take Transit
http://www.commuterpageblog.com/2008/04/every-day-is-ea.html
Commuter Page

“Getting California on Track: Seven Strategies to Reduce Global Warming Pollution from Transportation” is Our Site of the Day
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/04/getting_califor_1.html
California Progress Report
Link to Full Report: http://snipurl.com/25e8t

Metrolink debuts its first 'green' locomotive - The train is one of 15 that will be integrated into the fleet; OC system to see seven of those trains
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/metrolink-new-train-2023757-locomotive-locomotives
Orange County Register

Metrolink Turns a New Shade of Green on Earth Day with MotivePower MPXpress Commuter Locomotive
http://californianewswire.com/2008/04/22/CNW1326_183513.php
California NewsWire

Railyard expansion is debated at forum - A mostly hostile crowd hears plans to expand West Long Beach facility
http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9021209
Press Telegram

S.F. Bay-Area Carbon Dioxide Emissions Program Could Be in Place This Summer
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/newsmail.asp?art=6584&state=5
Smart Growth Online

Shutting Down The Streets (for earthday)
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/22/shutting-down-the-streets/#comment-303959
MetroRiderLA

Transportation Industry Steps Up Efforts to Go Green
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90511388
Metro Magazine

Will Congress Finally Raise The Gas Tax?
http://www.planetizen.com/node/30869
Planetizen

4/22/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 22, 2008

California sees $4 gasoline up ahead - GAS PAINS: Costs will probably keep rising as past oil price increases trickle down to the pump and the summer driving season revs up
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas22apr22,0,1871630.story
Los Angeles Times

City Transit Department Launches New Website
http://laist.com/2008/04/21/ladot_has_a_new.php
LAist

Congestion Pricing Is Coming
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/21/AR2008042102571.html
Washington Post

County CEO says spending 'in good shape'; no layoffs are predicted
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9007920
Daily News

Earth Day Arrives as Car Free Day Tomorrow
http://laist.com/2008/04/21/earth_day_event.php
LAist

Electric car for the masses to be made in Southern California - Norway's Think Global will begin selling its inexpensive, eco-friendly vehicles in the U.S. next year
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-think22apr22,1,3936686.story
Los Angeles Times

Go Metro to Celebrate Earth Day with Music by Latin Singer/Songwriter Carina Ricco at Union Station
http://metro.net/news_info/press/metro_063.htm
Metro

Group touts telecommuting's green benefits
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/04/22/BUEC1087U5.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Is L.A. Hurting For Parking, Or Is Parking Hurting L.A.?
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/21/is-la-hurting-for-parking-or-is-parking-hurting-la/
MetroRiderLA

L.A. county, city budgets call for austerity - Villaraigosa proposes raising fees and cutting 767 jobs, some through layoffs, to reduce a $406-million shortfall. The county plans to cut its staff too.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budgets22apr22,1,4723242.story
Los Angeles Times

L.A. and San Francisco vie for title of 'greenest city' - Both cities' mayors have proposed new building standards. Newsom's plan is much more stringent, but Villaraigosa's would cover twice as much space
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-me-green22apr22,0,3980808.story
Los Angeles Times

LAWA Agrees To Fund Widening Of 105 Freeway Ramp Near LAX
http://www.knbc.com/news/15950960/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Life could be so car-free
http://jokeisup.com/politics/life-could-be-so-car-free/
Joke is Up

Metrolink to present its first partially electric train
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/apr/22/metrolink-to-present-its-first-partially-train/
Ventura County Star

Metrolink Turns a New Shade of Green on Earth Day - Brand-new locomotives make rail commuting even cleaner. Passengers can’t beat public transit for greening their commutes
http://www.metrolinktrains.com/news/?id=2441
Metrolink

Panel may shift flights at Burbank - Airport authority proposes moving overnight operations to Van Nuys to answer concerns about noise
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airwars21apr21,1,3866682.story
Los Angeles Times

Plugging in his dream
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_9009249
Pasadena Star News

Ports to add more sites to boost ID card signups (TWIC program)
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8997027
Press Telegram

Reviewing LADOT’s New Website
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/21/reviewing-ladots-new-website/
StreetsBlogLA

Solar carport key to green power
Energy plan should make colleges self-sufficient, say district off
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9008347
Daily News

Wilshire Blvd. to de-car on Earth Day
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/02/wilshire-blvd-t.html
Los Angeles Times

You can't eat ethanol
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_8996086
Whittier Daily News

4/21/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday April 21, 2008

Car Free Day on Wilshire: How to get around on Earth Day
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/04/car-free-day-on.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Dan Walters: Expanding budget deficit bugs Capitol
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/876784.html
Sacramento Bee

High-speed rail bonds heading for ballot
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/04/19/IN25105TJK.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Oil prices spike to record above $117
http://www.montereyherald.com/columnists/business/ci_9000216
Monterey Herald

Panel may shift flights at Burbank - Airport authority proposes moving overnight operations to Van Nuys to answer concerns about noise
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airwars21apr21,1,3866682.story
Los Angeles Times

Road Sage - A public transit system that's a slow-go
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/los_angeles_metro/la-me-roadsage21apr21,1,5493883.column?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

SANBAG to meet on plan for rail passenger service between Redlands and San Bernardino
http://snipurl.com/25439
Press Enterprise

Service cutbacks looming as budgets to be unveiled
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8996786
Daily News

Shuttle museum on track - Council approves application to acquire artifacts
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8988344
Daily News

Past Transit Videos from the Library’s Archive:

Delivery of the First Metro Blue Line Rail Car – 1989
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtD12_a_VkY

Metro Blue Line Grand Opening – 1990
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scqwa--KhJU

4/20/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 20, 2008

Congestion Pricing: Just Another Regressive Tax?
http://snipurl.com/252kv
New York Times

Congestion Pricing Not Dead, City Says
http://www.wnyc.org/news/articles/97133
wNYC

Editorial: Cruising along on Highway 23 - Added lanes ease commute
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/apr/19/cruising-along-on-highway-23/
Ventura County Star

Governor wins states' pledge on emissions
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_8982546
Mercury News

Had your fill of high gas prices? Don't expect relief - Unlike previous spikes linked to shortages, this time there's a surplus
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080419/news_1b19gas.html
San Diego Union Tribune

High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority
http://www.sbcounty.gov/dpw/transportation/high_desert_corridor.asp
San Bernardino County

L.A. Department of Transportation's new web site
http://lacityorgcd13.blogspot.com/2008/04/department-of-transportations-new-web.html
Councilmember/Council President Eric Garcetti, CD13

Mar Vista Community Council wants to limit 'street furniture' (bus benches, shelters)
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/04/18/news_-_features/mar_vista/mv2.txt
The Argonaut

Massive union crowd celebrates at port
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8967472
Daily Breeze

New gates should ease LAX crunch
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8988290
Daily News

Quentin Kopp and Jim Costa on High Speed Rail
http://cahsr.blogspot.com/2008/04/quentin-kopp-and-jim-costa-on-hsr.html
California High Speed Rail Blog

SMC Students to Get Free Ride
http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2008/April-2008/04_18_08_SMC_Students_to_Get_Free_Ride.htm
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

State's deficit looking worse - up to $14 billion. Cuts alone not enough, many lawmakers say taxes or fee hikes may be needed
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/04/20/BAJF1082L3.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Students and staff to ride free on Big Blue Bus 'Any Line, Any Time'
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/04/18/news_-_features/santa_monica/sm4.txt
The Argonaut

Throw out the tax code - There's plenty of revenue to be had if California fixes its outdated, unfair system
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-paul20apr20,0,4827033.story
Los Angeles Times


Past Transit Videos from the Library’s Archive:

Shirley Temple Inaugurates New Los Angeles Streetcar – 1937
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2cwcnTyR2E

Gold Medal Performance by Public Transit – 1984 (Olympics Service)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ddrOt6-L1Y