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5/03/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 3, 2008

Boxer Statement: Highway Corrections Bill Will Unleash $1 Billion, Create Tens of Thousands of Jobs
http://media-newswire.com/release_1065511.html
Media Newswire

Federal Complete Streets Legislation Gains Momentum
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/02/federal-complete-streets-legislation-gains-momentum/
StreetsBlogLA

Gas prices level off in California -- for now
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/909802.html
Sacramento Bee

Heated anti-HOT lane arguments don't add up
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/05/heated-anti-hot.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

Highway toll lanes: the way to go - They're proven congestion busters, not an experiment
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-snoble3-2008may03,0,4303551.story
Los Angeles Times

How Much Would You Actually Save With a Gas Tax “Holiday”?
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/02/how-much-would-you-actually-save-with-a-gas-tax-holiday/
StreetsBlogLA

L.A.'s long-term commute - Where does the future of L.A. transportation lie -- light rail, subway, more freeways, smart growth, toll roads or something else? Peter Gordon and Bart Reed debate
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-gordon-reed2may02,0,4291099.story
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink receives $9 million California security grant
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=16396
Progressive Railroading

Metro Westside Extension
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10040701921
Facebook

Pittsburgh surpasses Los Angeles as nation's sootiest city
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i_kg13fW1-xgE9lHOFMWqJJ23gAQD90CJG608
Associated Press

Proposed gas tax hiatus not good news to Inland transportation officials
http://www.pe.com/business/local/stories/PE_News_Local_D_gastax03.3cf09b2.html
Press Enteprise

Public meetings for the Subway to the Sea (and other anti-gridlock ideas for the Westside)
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/05/public-meetings.html
Los Angeles Times

Reversal on federal policy ensures transportation projects stay on track
http://snipurl.com/26y10
Press Enterprise

Schwarzenegger's Jet Commute May End as Santa Monica Seeks Ban
http://snipurl.com/26vhc
Bloomberg

Schwarzenegger's quest for revenues taxes consumers and their patience
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-taxes3-2008may03,0,418412.story
Los Angeles Times

Tale of two congested mega-cities
http://www.smh.com.au/news/opinion/tale-of-two-congested-megacities/2008/05/02/1209235149849.html
Sydney Morning Herald

Tesla opens first dealership in Los Angeles
http://snipurl.com/26y3j
Autoweek

Transportation workers' security card signups extended
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9138609
Daily Breeze

UC Riverside to host conference on stricter air quality standards for Southern California
http://www.genengnews.com/news/bnitem.aspx?name=34850601
GenEngNews

Warren Olney/Which Way L.A? Do California’s Freeways have a Future? With Director Richard Katz and Professor Brian Taylor
http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/ww/ww080429do_californias_freew
KCRW 89.9

5/02/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday May 2, 2008

$80.9 million contracts approved for LAX runway project and Bradley renovations
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/05/01/news_-_features/lax/l1.txt
The Argonaut

City planning and easing traffic - Citing mainly additional freeway congestion, the L.A. City Council recently blocked the construction of the massive Las Lomas housing development near Interstate 5. Does this signal a change in the way city planners and leaders evaluate sprawl and its impact on traffic? Bart Reed and Peter Gordon debate
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-gordon-reed1may01,0,5927407.story
Los Angeles Times

Critics denounce gas tax 'holiday' backed by Clinton and McCain - They say the proposal is 'pandering' and would benefit the oil industry more than consumers
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-gastax2-2008may02,0,135723.story
Los Angeles Times

Gold line funding bill passes House, moves on to Bush
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_9124424
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Higher gas prices mean more sales tax for state
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/906618.html
Sacramento Bee

If travel is driving you crazy, tell DOT's new blog
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ipatQLSGSE_tpoBXj3ht-NytJAmgD90BONKO0
Associated Press

Is Congestion Pricing Worth The Price?
http://www.planetizen.com/node/31003
Planetizen

Jeff Kentworthy Talk On Urban Rail Was Totally Worth It
http://metroriderla.com/2008/05/02/jeff-kentworthy-talk-on-urban-rail-was-totally-worth-it/
MetroRiderLA

L.A. population passes 4 million
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9125880
Daily News

MTA expansion plans spark debate at public hearing
http://snipurl.com/26sol
Sherman Oaks Sun

New Web site has information on PCH construction projects
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/05/01/news_-_features/area/a5.txt
The Argonaut

Public meetings for the Subway to the Sea (and other anti-gridlock ideas for the Westside)
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/05/public-meetings.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

Riding the poor
http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/riding_the_poor/5918/
Pasadena Weekly

Santa Monica Airport: Federal court puts council's ban of faster jets on hold
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/05/01/news_-_features/top_stories/2sm.txt
The Argonaut

Schwarzenegger aides exploring possible tax hikes - As the state's budget picture worsens, business groups are being asked what levies might be acceptable. The governor publicly continues to oppose new taxes
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-arnold2-2008may02,0,4797854.story
Los Angeles Times

Taking toll
http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinions/ci_9101151
Daily Bulletin

Yaroslavsky guests at Sherman Oaks Chamber
http://snipurl.com/26sob
Sherman Oaks Sun

5/01/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 1, 2008

5 Best Mass Transit Systems in the World
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/green-living/free-ride-the-five-best-mass-transit-systems-worldwide/1095
Environmental Graffiti

Amtrak to restore full Coast Starlight service
http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/?p=1804
Los Angeles Times

Australian Sustainable Cities Expert Speaks at Metro
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/30/601/
StreetsBlogLA

Calderon backs East L.A. cityhood
http://snipurl.com/26mwb
Los Angeles Wave

Clinton Gas-Tax Proposal Criticized
Economists Share Obama's View
http://snipurl.com/26n02
Washington Post

Exxon Mobil profit up 17 %, Wall Street expected more
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-exxon2-2008may02,0,3864196.story
Los Angeles Times

Facebook – Metro Westside Extension
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10040701921
Facebook

Fix Expo: We’re Going to Court
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/30/fix-expo-we%e2%80%99re-going-to-court/
StreetsBlogLA

Focus on contracts at Los Angeles International Airport intensifies - Janice Hahn asks the City Council to review and take jurisdiction of one. Controller Laura Chick's office will probe another
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airport1-2008may01,1,6910047.story
Los Angeles Times

Foothill Transit Shows Off Its Graphic Design Chops
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/30/foothill-transit-shows-off-its-graphic-design-chops/
MetroRiderLA

High traffic, high toll - Could congestion pricing take hold in Los Angeles similar to the way it has in London? What areas here could be targeted for congestion pricing? Peter Gordon and Bart Reed debate
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-gordon-reed30apr30,0,2429807.story
Los Angeles Times

Invest Now In Trade Corridors or Remain Stuck In Congested Traffic Says SCLC
http://losangeles.dbusinessnews.com/shownews.php?newsid=157214&type_news=latest
dBusiness News

Judge to decide L.A.'s Olympic-Pico traffic plan - Ruling on the city's need for an environmental review is expected this week. Merchant and homeowner groups have sought the restriction
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-oneway1-2008may01,1,6354677.story
Los Angeles Times

L.A. to cyclists: 'Do it yourself'
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/04/la-to-cyclists.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Lawmakers being forced to give up gas-guzzling cars - A little-noticed amendment to last year's energy bill requires House members who lease vehicles to select those that emit low levels of greenhouse gases
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-na-cars1-2008may01,1,6694016.story
Los Angeles Times

South LA Citizens Sue Metro
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/04/citizens_group.php
Curbed LA

State's drivers reduce gas use
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/903743.html
Sacramento Bee

Streetfilms: A Rush Hour Conversation with Deborah Murphy
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/30/streetfilms-a-rush-hour-conversation-with-deborah-murphy/
StreetsBlogLA

Tijuana terminal tango - Cross-border airport link a possibility
http://www.sdcitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/tijuana_terminal_tango/6893/
San Diego City Beat

Transportation In Trouble
http://www.bondbuyer.com/$nocookies$/article.html?id=200804291PPIT9QN
The Bond Buyer

Will Drivers Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Bus?
http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/29/will-drivers-learn-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bus/
Freakonomics/New York Times

4/30/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 30, 2008

Analysis: Governor's deficit estimate rises to $20 billion
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/900749.html
Sacramento Bee

Announcing LA’s Bike Wiki
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/29/announcing-las-bike-wiki/
StreetsBlogLA

Candidates' plans to cut gas prices - Clinton's and McCain's plans for a summer gas-tax suspension won't solve anything
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-gastax30apr30,0,399014.story
Los Angeles Times

Ending inequality in the car-pool lane
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_9089871
Daily Breeze

Groups decry lack of input on port plan - L.A.: TraPac terminal expansion report set to be released today
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9101106
Daily Breeze

Jeff Kenworthy To Talk About Urban Rail At Metro (Today)
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/29/jeff-kenworthy-to-talk-about-urban-rail-tomorrow-at-metro/
MetroRiderLA

Just another tax - Readers respond to MTA plan to turn car-pool lanes into toll lanes on 210 and 10 freeways
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_9098663
Pasadena Star News

Rail clean-air plan - The best way to replace dirty diesels is to build these two projects (Furutani Bill)
http://www.dailybreeze.com/editorial/ci_9098989
Daily Breeze

Still waiting for that subway - Are we ever getting a 'subway to the sea'? Why does it seem insurmountably difficult to build a decent rail network for Los Angeles? Bart Reed and Peter Gordon debate.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-gordon-reed29apr29,0,5968767.story
Los Angeles Times

Taking the 'free' out of freeway - Congestion pricing more accurately reflects the cost of commuting
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-oew-eshleman30apr30,0,6611499.story
Los Angeles Times

Thefts of copper, brass and other metals hit Inland Empire freeways
Thieves disguise themselves as Caltrans workers. CHP asks the public for help
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-metal30apr30,1,2199437.story
Los Angeles Times

Traffic Money for N.Y. May Benefit Other Cities
http://snipurl.com/26h5a
New York Times

U.S. airlines flock to foreign repair shops
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-fixplanes30apr30,0,251843.story
Los Angeles Times

Valley sitting on prime resource for job creation - Economist: Land values put area in position to cash in on SoCal's growing cargo distribution network
http://snipurl.com/26h5o
Desert Sun

Welcome to the Fast Lane
http://translib.blogspot.com/2008/04/welcome-to-fast-lane.html
U.C. Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies Library

Welcome to the Fast Lane – The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation
http://fastlane.dot.gov/
U.S. DOT

4/29/2008

May Day Street Closures in Downtown

Immigration & Labor March and Rally
May 1, 2008 - Event Info & Traffic Plans
http://trafficinfo.lacity.org/MayDay/
Link to Area Closure Map: http://trafficinfo.lacity.org/images/MayDayAreaClosuresAndTimesLADOT.pdf

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 29, 2008

18% of Employees Leave Cars at Home and Take Mass Transit after Enrolling in Commuter Benefits Programs at Work, Finds New Study from TransitCenter
http://snipurl.com/269kl
Business Wire

Bouquet Junction is city's busiest crossroad - More than 100,000 vehicles pass through it daily
http://www.the-signal.com/news/article/1594/
Santa Clarita Signal

Expo light rail meeting 29 April 2008
http://tcmonpoint.typepad.com/ranchohiguera/2008/04/expo-light-rail.html
Rancho Higuera

Green light for toll roads - Converting carpool lanes into toll roads is a smart approach, but the MTA might have taken a better route
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-tolls29apr29,0,3158410.story
Los Angeles Times

Inland groups urge state senator to appropriate funds for road projects
http://snipurl.com/26bfz
Press Enterprise

Is a toll too much to ask? The MTA decided recently to charge motorists tolls to drive in some carpool lanes. Is it fair to charge drivers to use taxpayer-funded roads? How will this affect (if at all) freeway transportation in Los Angeles? USC professor Peter Gordon and the Transit Coalition’s Bart Reed debate
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-gordon-reed28apr28,0,5510013.story
Los Angeles Times

LAX bid to be further scrutinized
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9089875
Daily Breeze

Measuring the Air Quality and Transportation Impacts of Infill Development
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=3400
Smart Growth Online

Oil Crisis Looms As Car Population Jumps
http://www.planetizen.com/node/30954
Planetizen

Oil Price Rise Fails to Open Tap
http://snipurl.com/26bc3
New York Times

Planning for $7 a gallon gas
http://www.walletpop.com/2008/04/27/planning-for-7-a-gallon-gas/
WalletPop

Price per gallon driving Inland residents to change habits
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_gas28.3947651.html
Press Enteprise

Progress of 118 and 23 highway work is reported - Projects include widening, sound walls and fiber-optics
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/apr/29/progress-of-118-and-23-highway-work-is-reported/
Ventura County Star

Rail yard linked to cancer - BNSF Railway vows to work with the state for further studies
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_9090234
San Bernardino Sun

Shorter Commutes Helping Cities Look Better to Home Buyers
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/newsmail.asp?art=6593&state=52&res=1024
Smart Growth

Spring trail series starts (rails to trails)
http://www.sbsun.com/sanbernardino/ci_9071071
San Bernardino Sun

State budget '$20 billion out of whack' - Schwarzenegger's latest estimate covers two years
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080429/news_1n29budget.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Tied up in traffic Re "U.S. offers funds for toll lanes," April 24
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-monday28apr28,0,3203534.story
Los Angeles Times

Wilting Wi-Fi plans
http://www.dailybreeze.com/editorial/ci_9089407
Daily Breeze

4/28/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday April 28, 2008

Average gas price tops $4 a gallon in San Francisco
The city becomes the first in the mainland U.S. to cross that threshold.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gasprice28apr28,1,5213045.story
Los Angeles Times

Cities rallying for 60 Freeway route (Metro Gold Line)
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_9079339?source=rss
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Coast Rail Coordinating Council Meeting Report
http://www.railpac.org/2008/04/27/coast-rail-coordinating-council-meeting-report-4/
Rail Passenger Association of California & Nevada

Criminal trial to begin in deadly 2005 Metrolink train crash
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-metrolink28apr28,1,7350535.story
Los Angeles Times

Metro Westside Extension – Facebook Group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10040701921
Facebook

National Train Day May 10 - Join Amtrak, the CCJPA, NARP,and RailPAC in celebrating National Train
http://www.railpac.org/2008/04/23/national-train-day-may-10-2/
Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada

Providers not on board with Wi-Fi in L.A.
Metro, city face a dearth of willing partners for tech ventures
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9079041?source=rss
Daily Breeze

Purple Surfliner to Indio
http://www.railpac.org/2008/04/26/a-purple-surfliner-to-indio/
Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada

Recentralization Around the Northern LA Basin
http://takethemetro.blogspot.com/2008/04/recentralization-around-northern-la.html
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

Rediscovering East L.A.'s core: The new East LA Civic Center features pubic artwork, including Michael Amescua's towering steel sculpture - Latino artists help revamp a place where the community (and freeways) intersects (Metro Gold Line)
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-et-culture26apr26,1,4345256.story
Los Angeles Times

Revving Up for Electric: A Culver City-Based Company Converts Gas Cars to Electric
http://www.westsidetoday.com/article.php?articleid=572&edition=1&adsection=0
Westside Today

Road Sage - Widening U.S. 395 in the Eastern Sierra could be a lifesaver
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage28apr28,1,4047221.column
Los Angeles Times

Trial to start in deadly Glendale train wreck
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_9081216
Daily News

Van Nuys Airport Marks 80th Birthday With Aviation Community Day - Event Gives the Public an Insider's Look at the World of General Aviation
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=848794
Marketwire

Whose Line is it Anyway? Cramming Five Railroads Into Area Barely Big Enough for Two, a “Stretch!” in California
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/04/whose_line_is_i.html
California Progress Report

Transit Video/Film from the Library’s Archive:

In honor of Shirley Temple’s 80th Birthday:
Shirley Temple Inaugurates a New Los Angeles Railway Streetcar – filmed during Transit Week 1937 with Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2cwcnTyR2E

4/27/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 27, 2008

County Budget Avoids Deep Cuts, So Far
Finals revisions will be made once state budget in place
http://snipurl.com/261iq
Eastside Sun

Examining the Wheels of History - How Two Auto Club Employees Push the Past Into the Future
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/04/28/news/news05.txt
L.A. Downtown News

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

Freeways have failed us -- Part One: Valley Girls
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/04/freeways-have-f.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

Furutani sets up battle over railyards (AB 2332)
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9061566
Press Telegram

The High Desert Corridor - a new regional highway beginning at US 395 in Adelanto and ending at SR-18 one-half mile east of the Town of Apple Valley, a distance of about twenty miles.
- See Project Fact Sheet
- San Bernardino County HDC Page
- See Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report

L.A. drives away with N.Y.C. cash
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/04/26/2008-04-26_la_drives_away_with_nyc_cash.html
NY Daily News

Local gas prices set another record
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9052851
Daily Breeze

Metrolink riders seek upgrades at Santa Ana station - While increased service is being planned, a passengers coalition asks for more shade and water. It's unclear when such relief might arrive
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-depot27apr27,1,7573410.story
Los Angeles Times

Plan transit with careful eye to future- By Ruth Galanter
http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_9063710
Daily News

Politicians Seek Legal Opinion On Photo-Enforced Stop Signs
http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=3864
Palisadian Post

San Diego Transit agencies struggle financially - Gas prices, state woes main factors
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080427-9999-1m27transit.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Streetcar Mission
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/04/28/news/news_briefs/at02.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Transit Videos from the Library’s Archive:

The New Mobility – 1991
A look at the future of Los Angeles Transportation from some imaginary point further into the future. The original “Imagine” video?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RblwKfTRjxg
Metro Library & Archive

New Video – Freeway Ride on Bikes - 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NLmiuyLa98
IBikeUWiki
More: http://www.ibikeu.com/wiki/index.php/The_Freeway_Traffic_Jam_Ride