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5/10/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 11, 2008

Airport Parking Garage Approved
http://www.gazettes.com/airport05082008.html
Grunion Gazette

County mulls adding commuter trains - Some say extra activity on rails used by Amtrak would worsen commute
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/10/county-mulls-adding-commuter-trains/
Ventura County Star

Eli Broad to Fund the Subway to Sea? Curbed Asks
http://laist.com/2008/05/09/broad_answers_c.php
LAist

Every transportation dollar counts
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2008/May08/050508/050908-02.htm
Land Line

Game Of the Name - How a Few Well-Placed Deals Could Save the City's Financial Neck
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/05/12/news/news02.txt
LA Downtown News

New speaker takes over just in time for Calif. budget crunch
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/05/11/state/n105215D37.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Next phase of 118 project funded - More lanes and ramps to be added
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/10/next-phase-of-118-project-funded/
Ventura County Star

Next Week is Bike Week in LA County
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/09/652/
StreetsBlogLA

Pelosi supports Port of L.A. truck program
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9209545
Press Telegram

Q&A: De-car-ing in the Valley
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/05/qa-de-car-ing-i.html
Los Angeles Time/Emerald City

Readers and the Dodgers - Plan for a Half-Billion Dollar Stadium Renovation Draws a Strong Reaction From the Fans
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/05/12/news/opinion/edit03.txt
LA Downtown News

Report says SoCal needs $531 billion for transit
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/05/10/state/n110239D55.DTL&type=health
San Francisco Chronicle

Transit panel planning tolls - Pact with feds for SGV freeways wins approval
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_9220290
Daily Bulletin

Video Contest Seeks Winning Pitch for Transit
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/09/video-contest-seeks-winning-pitch-for-transit/
StreetsBlogLA

Walking and Driving to Dodger Stadium
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/09/walking-and-driving-to-dodger-stadium/
StreetsBlogLA

Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 10, 2008

Activist turns L.A.'s traffic islands into national parks
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-ca-islands11-2008may11,0,840613.story
Los Angeles Times

Economy's ills zap toll-road use - Columnist Jon Lansner ponders why many drivers are avoiding O.C.'s 3 toll roads
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/toll-traffic-lanes-2038801-year-local
Orange County Register

Evade Train Fare & the Police Might Shoot
http://laist.com/2008/05/09/evade_train_far.php
LAist

Found in LA: The Future of Parking
http://laist.com/2008/05/08/found_in_la_the_5.php
LAist

Free Train Ride on Metrolink from Riverside to San Juan Capistrano/Oceanside
http://www.metrolinktrains.com/documents/Special_Events/Riverside_flyer_final.pdf
Metrolink

Gas Prices Send Surge of Riders to Mass Transit
http://snipurl.com/288af
New York Times

Man Shot At When He Doesn't Pay For Train Ride
http://cbs2.com/local/Norwalk.Metrolink.Train.2.720195.html
CBS 2 TV

Metro Goes Facebook with 'Subway to the Sea'
http://laist.com/2008/05/09/metro_goes_face.php
LAist

Metro’s Narrowed Options (Westside Corridor Study)
http://boifromtroy.com/?p=7226
BoiFromTroy

Nevada law would raise state gas tax if federal tax is cut
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20080506-1232-nv-gastaxholiday-nevada.html
San Diego Union Tribune

North County Light Rail System Drawing Rave Reviews - Transit System Praised For Cleanliness, Safety
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/16208332/detail.html
NBC TV

O.C. Metrolink ridership up with gas prices
http://ocbiz.freedomblogging.com/2008/05/08/oc-metrolink-ridership-up-with-gas-prices/
Orange County Register

Oil prices breach $125 a barrel to new record high
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-markets10-2008may10,0,557563.story
Los Angeles Times

Orange County toll road agency hails wildlife deal - Backers say it gives new life to the proposed Foothill South extension. But fish and game officials say further permits are needed, and environmentalists call the accord insignificant
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollroad10-2008may10,0,4001143.story
Los Angeles Times

Portrait of an oil-addicted former superpower - How rising oil prices are obliterating America's superpower status
http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/5/8/153211/0730
Grist

Rand Answer: ‘Toll Booths on All LA Freeways’
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1225/75/
CityWatchLA

Regional transit projects could cost $531 billion
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9213952
Press Telegram

Riding a bike to work is more than a healthy commute: It's a sign of adulthood
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-myturnbike12-2008may12,0,6959657.story
Los Angeles Times

SCAG OKs regional transportation plan
http://www.pe.com/localnews/sbcounty/stories/PE_News_Local_B_rtp10.447068b.html
Press Enterprise

Thousands of rail passengers are delayed by ruptured gas main in Orange County
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-metrolink10-2008may10,0,1204981.story
Los Angeles Times

Toll lanes roadblock - Rep. Gary Miller authors bill to stop conversion
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_9215527
Pasadena Star News

Traffic crunch takes a toll - Fees, taxes may be needed to move transportation projects
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9212207
Daily News

Train that would connect SLO and San Francisco on the forward track
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/breakingnews/story/355832.html
SanLuisOpispo.com

US Senators Step up for High Speed Rail
http://cahsr.blogspot.com/2008/05/us-senators-step-up-for-high-speed-rail.html
California High Speed Rail Blog

5/09/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday May 8, 2008

101, 405 Plan Draws Environmental Criticism
http://www.knbc.com/news/16206608/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

Better transit service sought - La Mirada to put contract bid out for Dial-A-Ride program
http://www2.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_9200455
Whittier Daily News

Bicycling Magazine Gets It WRONG
http://www.westsidebikeside.com/bicycling-magazine-gets-it-wrong/
Westside Bikeside

Bike to Work Day 2008 - Pit stop locations (via Google Maps) will have refreshments and giveaways on Thursday, May 15, 2008 from 6 am to 9 am.
http://snipurl.com/27zb2
Los Angeles County Bike to Work Day 2008

Commerce, CA - Has free public transit
http://frepubtra.blogspot.com/2008/05/commerce-ca-has-free-public-transit.html
Free Public Transit

Commuting costs hit Inland residents hardest, Forbes.com determines
http://snipurl.com/281s0
Press Enterprise

Council opposes June 3rd ballot Prop 98, endorses 99
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/05/08/news_-_features/santa_monica/sm5.txt
The Argonaut

County Supervisor drops opposition to Green Line
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/05/08/news_-_features/lax/l1.txt
The Argonaut

Daylong activities highlight dedication of Civic Center (Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension)
http://snipurl.com/281y8
Wave Newspapers

Delaware Senator Dares to Utter the Word “Transit”
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/08/delaware-senator-dares-to-utter-the-word-transit/#more-640
StreetsBlogLA

East L.A. Civic Center Grand Opening this Weekend (Metro Gold Line)
http://laeastside.com/2008/05/east-la-civic-center-grand-opening-this-weekend/
LA Eastside

Forget selling land to balance L.A.'s budget, city is giving it away - The council is set to vote on a proposal to give a three-acre site in North Hollywood to a developer building offices and a movie theater near the Red Line station
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-noho9-2008may09,0,2929440.story
Los Angeles Times

Fuel plan spells trouble
http://www.dailybreeze.com/editorial/ci_9198630
Daily Breeze

Getting Closer to the Westside: Subway, Bus, Aerial, Nothing?
http://laist.com/2008/05/08/elevated_not_th.php
LAist

Governor meets with automakers on gas emissions
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080509/news_1n9govcars.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Great FEEway Debate
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1231/75/
CityWatchLA

Greuel talks transportation strategy at First Friday Club
http://snipurl.com/281yy
Sherman Oaks Sun

Hearing on airport's ordinance restricting jets set for May 15
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/05/08/news_-_features/santa_monica/sm2.txt
The Argonaut

Hub City Celebrates 120 Years This Weekend - Big street party expected to draw thousands
http://www.thecomptonbulletin.com/news02_050708/
Compton Bulletin

HR 1650 - Re-regulation and Increased Burdens for Freight Rail
A Fix for Something that isn't Broken
http://adronbhall.com/blogs/my_transportation_obsession/archive/2008/05/07/6989.aspx
Transit Sleuth

LA has potential to be bike friendly
http://lacbc.wordpress.com/2008/05/08/la-has-potential-to-be-bike-friendly/
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

LA MTA, MARTA propose FY09 spending plans
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=16470
Progressive Railroading

Metro’s Plans for 2009: No Fare Hike, Completed Gold Line
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/08/metros-plans-for-2009-no-fare-hike-completed-gold-line/
StreetsBlogLA

Regional Connector Down to Two Alternatives
http://blogdowntown.com/2008/05/3297-regional-connector-down-to-two-alternatives
Blogdowntown

Rising fuel prices are a driving force for change - away from autos
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-pennywise9-2008may09,0,5598202.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

SANBAG OK's regional transportation plan
http://snipurl.com/281rm
Press Enterprise

Sens. Boxer and Inhofe reject suggested automated mileage reporting
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2008/May08/050508/050808-01.htm
LandLine Magazine

Sneak Peak at Subway to the Sea Alternatives (Updated)
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/05/sneak-peak-at-subway-to-the-sea-alternatives/
StreetsBlogLA

Speed Racer Alongside the Subway
http://hullabatalla.blogspot.com/2008/05/speed-racer-alongside-subway.html
Battle On
Also see video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTkrk__MdPs
And also video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy3QIyU4QYY

Taking a Bike to Dodger Stadium
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/08/taking-a-bike-to-dodger-stadium/
StreetsBlogLA

Veggie oil burners get burned by state's regulatory red tape
Fryer grease users frustrated by legal hurdles blocking way
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/05/09/BAB210J7BF.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Viable public transit is L.A.’s ticket to decongestion
http://www.dailybruin.com/news/2008/may/08/iviable-public-transit-ls-ticket-decongestioni/
UCLA Daily Bruin
(editors note: highlight the text with your cursor or copy and paste the text into a word file to read it without the annoying background graphic)

Westside Extension Transit Corridor Update Meeting Set for Monday, May 12
http://www.weho.org/news/index.cfm/fuseaction/story/ID/1680/
WeHo News

5/08/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 8, 2008

101-405 improvement project may slice into wildlife refuge
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9188193
Daily News

A freeway decongestant - L.A.-area commuters should give toll lane proposal a chance
http://www.dailybreeze.com/editorial/ci_9187155
Daily Breeze

All aboard! A SLO-SF train is on the way
http://www.newtimesslo.com/news/137/all-aboarda-slo-sf-train-is-on-the-way/
NewTimes SLO

APTA Transit Vision 2050 Blog
http://blog.apta.com/
American Public Transportation Association

Bike to work next week and win a folding bike
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/05/bike-to-work-ne.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

Bring California a Gas-Free Option: High Speed Rail
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/05/bring_californi.html
California Progress Report

Commissioners face deadline on regional transportation plan
http://snipurl.com/27vws
Press Enterprise

Daily News Repeats Others’ Arguments Against HOT Lanes
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/07/daily-news-repeats-others-arguments-against-hot-lanes/
StreetsBlogLA

Gas Prices Skyrocket, Students Ditch Cars
http://snipurl.com/27vxu
LA Valley Star

`GotARide'? Web links commuters
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9188454
Press Telegram

In Contempt of Traffic (scroll down page)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/steve_cooley_is_not_a_taco_truck/7001/
L.A. City Beat

Innovative Flipbook Style Ads on L.A. Subway System
http://www.vuthy.com/2008/05/07/innovative-flipbook-style-ads-on-la-subway-system/
Vuthy Blog

Introducing the Rail Riders Union
http://metroriderla.com/2008/05/07/introducing-the-rail-riders-union/
MetroRiderLA

Jackson Browne to perform at Lummis Day festival
http://snipurl.com/27twj
Wave Newspapers

L.A. Port's record $1.06B budget under review
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9176327
Press Telegram

Laura Richardson - The new member of Congress wants to be a champion for L.A. transit projects and the Subway to the Sea
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/laura_richardson/7010/
LA City Beat

Mid-City Crenshaw Vision & Implementation Study
http://www.urbanstudio-la.com/crenshawvision/
Crenshaw Vision

No on 98 and on 99
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_9174694
Whittier Daily News

Oil Hits Record $120.93 on Fear of Tight Supply
http://snipurl.com/27tyu
Mass Transit Magazine

Pelosi is supporting L.A. port truck plan
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9188927
Daily Breeze

ReaderPoll: It's the Free Lunch Express - What should Eli Broad fund next?
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/05/readerpoll_its.php#poll_=UzM2ITM
LA Curbed

Some Thoughts on Your Gas Tax Comments
http://fastlane.dot.gov/secretarysblog/2008/05/some-thoughts-o.html#more
USDOT FastLane Blog

The right price to pollute - Should governments be taking any action to encourage or discourage use of sensitive commodities? Is a federal gas-tax holiday like the one proposed by John McCain and Hillary Rodham Clinton the right way to handle a finite resource? Gary Gardner and Gregory Clark debate
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-gardner-clark7may07,0,3374813.story
Los Angeles Times

Think Southern California's freeways are jammed? You should see the calendars of upcoming road work
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-freeways8-2008may08,0,1714312.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Think Pink, Says Metro
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/05/think_pink_says.php#reader_comments
LA Curbed

Transit Talk: Think Pink! - Santa Monica Blvd. Line
http://metroriderla.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=48&page=1#Item_0
MetroRiderLA Forum

Transportation and the Economy – The Brookings Institution’s Opportunity 08 project examined the issue of transportation in America in a forum featuring U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and a panel of Brookings experts
http://www.brookings.edu/multimedia/video/2008/0428_transportation.aspx
Brookings Institute

Urban Motorboarder's backup: Bus + fare card
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/05/the-urban-motor.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

Westside Extension Meetings
http://snipurl.com/27txt
and
http://snipurl.com/27txz
The Transit Coalition/Discussion Board

Westsiders Slam Villaraigosa's Push for Apartments Citywide - Is slow growth back, or is this the eve of construction?
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/westsiders-slam-villaraigosas-push-for-apartments-citywide/18845/
LA Weekly

5/07/2008

Transportation for Wednesday May 7, 2008

5 Lessons Every Transportation Engineer Should Learn
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/06/5-lessons-every-transportation-engineer-should-learn/#more-630
StreetsBlogLA

and now: Lexus lane transit offsets
http://www.ibabuzz.com/transportation/2008/05/05/and-now-lexus-lane-transit-offsets/
Capricious Commuter

Amtrak touts specials for National Train Day
http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/?p=1828
Los Angeles Times

Aviation bill amendment proposes to replenish Highway Trust Fund, finance high-speed rail projects
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=16425
Progressive Railroading

Concert at Union Station on National Train Day, Saturday
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/05/concert-at-unio.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

HOV lane conversion plan is a taxpayer rip-off
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_9175155
Daily News

Judge: Pico-Olympic Plan Requires More Analysis
http://www.knbc.com/news/16168235/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

L.A. bus shelters often last resort for homeless
http://origin.dailynews.com/news/ci_9175914
Daily News

Los Angeles Congestion Capital of the US
http://www.tollroadsnews.com/node/2995
Toll Road News

Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop
http://www.experiencela.com/calendar/eventmore.asp?key=17559
ExperienceLA

Man who caused L.A. Metrolink crash had long had mental problems, his wife says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-metrolink7-2008may07,0,3248120.story
Los Angeles Times

Money talks, this city listens - Who gets heard by local leaders? A traffic project stalled by wealthy westsiders and poor oversight of a South L.A. hospital gives us a clue
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-rutten7-2008may07,0,4219650.column
Los Angeles Times

National Train Day… in L.A.?
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/05/06/national-train-day-in-la/
MetBlogsLA

Ports plan shift to LNG trucks to reap savings
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9164767
Press Telegram

Private Capital Eyed For Transit, Roads
http://www.cascadiaprospectus.org/2008/05/private_capital_eyed_for_west.php
Cascadia Prospectus

Revisiting the Los Angeles Congestion Pricing Plan: Good Idea After All?
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/05/revisiting_congestion.php
TreeHugger

San Onofre tollway would not jeopardize animals, U.S. wildlife service says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollway7-2008may07,0,3897669.story
Los Angeles Times

Silver Lake's golden opportunity
The draining of the reservoir has revealed its potential as a new kind of urban park
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-oe-catania6-2008may06,0,4408377.story
Los Angeles Times

Status of Implementation of GAO Recommendations on Evacuation of Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations and Patients and Residents of Health Care Facilities
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9011
Transportation Research Board

Subway Is Public’s Top Priority
http://railriders.la/2008/05/06/subway-is-publics-top-priority/
Rail Riders Union LA

Suspend the federal gas tax? Pander politics redux
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/918203.html
Sacramento Bee

5/06/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 6, 2008

Amtrak plans multi-city celebration of 'National Train Day'
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hsShUQpwa-HkfvftCdJGpF3os8iAD90EKNR00
Associated Press

Building boom gives Hollywood pause
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hollyangst6-2008may06,0,6818117.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

California may run out of cash by August
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/915400.html
Sacramento Bee

Can the CRA Save the LA River? Can a Pig Fly?
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1218/
CityWatchLA

Chatsworth Station keeps historic feel
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9164034
Daily News

Is There Enough Clean Fuel For Clean-Air Ships? Not Yet
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=277
Cunningham Report

Judge puts hold on L.A.'s Olympic-Pico traffic plan
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-oneway6-2008may06,0,982990.story
Los Angeles Times

L.A. motorists downsizing to ease high cost of gas
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9164539
Daily News

McCain-Clinton Gas Tax Plan to Cost California 23,107 Jobs?
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/05/mccain-clinton.html
California Progress Report

Most Secure Bicycle Protection to Date Installed at California's Riverside County Transit Stations
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2008/5/prweb913574.htm
eMediaWire

National Train Day May 10 Complete California locations - Join Amtrak, the CCJPA, NARP,and RailPAC in celebrating National Train Day May 10th
http://www.railpac.org/2008/05/05/national-train-day-may-10-2/
Rail Passenger Association of California and Nevada

NRDC: No Unholy Alliance, No Suit Against Long Beach
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=279
Cunningham Report

NY’s Anti-Pricing Lawmakers Dismayed by Potential Backlash
http://www.streetsblog.org/2008/05/05/anti-pricing-lawmakers-dismayed-by-potential-backlash/
StreetsBlog

Oil Breaks Records... Again
http://laist.com/2008/05/05/oil_breaks_reco.php
LAist

Pico-Olympic Traffic Plan Hits Roadblock
http://ktla.trb.com/news/local/ktla-traffic-one-way,0,7147025.story
KTLA 5 TV

Ports plan shift to LNG trucks to reap savings
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_9164767
Press Telegram

Quick Path to Transit? Transit Building on Freeways
http://imagine-metro.blogspot.com/2008/05/quick-path-to-transit-transit-building.html
Metro Imagine

Race and Rail Infrastructure
http://takethemetro.blogspot.com/2008/05/last-week-fix-expo-filed-their-lawsuit.html
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

RIGONOMICS: Toll road to cost millions more for us
http://www.dailypilot.com/articles/2008/05/03/blogs_and_columns/rigonomics/dpt-rigonomics05032008.txt
Daily Pilot

Sky may be limit for gas prices
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_9164909
Whittier Daily News

Sneak Peak at Subway to the Sea Alternatives
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/05/sneak-peak-at-subway-to-the-sea-alternatives/
StreetsBlogLA

State invests $1 billion to rebuild path over Sierra
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/915092.html
Sacramento Bee

Students Push for Bullet Train (California High Speed Rail)
http://www.newuniversity.org/main/article?slug=students_push_for_bullet152
New University

Using Twitter in Car Culture
http://laist.com/2008/05/05/twitter_for_a_c.php
LAist

Vegetable oil fuels cars -- and tax bills - Drivers who use cooking grease to run their diesel vehicles often don't realize they're supposed to obtain permits and pay a state tax on each gallon. Even the governor has to comply
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-vegoil6-2008may06,0,6562739.story
Los Angeles Times

5/05/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday May 5, 2008

Airport agency chief to face questions over LAX pacts
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-airport5-2008may05,0,2661672.story
Los Angeles Times

Bus deal gets OK from City Council - Two members vote against three-year, $5.26-million BurbankBus plan, citing higher price tag than the previous one
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2008/05/03/politics/blr-contract30.txt
Burbank Leader

Dan Walters: California faces huge upheaval
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/911400.html
Sacramento Bee

Exhibit tracks routes that created L.A. - Banning Museum will show how dirt trails evolved into hub that links modern city, port.
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_9154543?source=rss
Press Telegram

Gas-tax holiday risks causing a hangover - Treated by politicians like a party favor, plan doesn't even guarantee lower pump prices
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/05/04/BUD010F9JK.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Man completes 25,000-mile bike ride
http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_9147431
Daily Review

New London Mayor Talks Up Buses and Bikes
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/05/new-london-mayor-talks-up-buses-and-bikes/
StreetsBlogLA

Next speaker's agenda is short but ambitious
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap5-2008may05,0,6956963.column
Los Angeles Times

San Gabriel Valley needs to speed things up
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage5-2008may05,0,6975558.column
Los Angeles Times

Tollway is meeting officials' expectations - Weekday vehicles averaging 30,000
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080505/news_1m5tollway.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Transportation alliance eyed - Los Angeles County funds could flow to Burbank and two of its neighbors as the City Council examines Arroyo Verdugo Transit
http://www.burbankleader.com/articles/2008/05/03/politics/blr-alliance03.txt
Burbank Leader

Westside-Eastside subway could cost $6.5 billion - Agency building support for line linking Westside
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9153926
Daily News

Westside Transit Corridor Meetings
http://www.metro.net/projects_programs/westside/meetings.htm
Metro

Westside Transit Corridor on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10040701921
Facebook

5/04/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 4, 2008

Booming elsewhere, high-speed rail sees delays in US
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5ig-w6G5bFoiXZt3fRoUI7xuN_9Aw
AFP News

Death, taxes and traffic - All week, the Transit Coalition's Bart Reed and USC Professor Peter Gordon debate traffic, growth and transit in Los Angeles (complete series)
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-dustup-apr28-may02,0,5450022.storygallery
Los Angeles Times

Levy is needed on oil profit windfalls
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus4-2008may04,0,2254623.column
Los Angeles Times

More Than a Pretty Face - Miss Traffic, Star of Metro's Beauty Pageant Spoof, Speaks
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/05/05/news/news06.txt
L.A. Downtown News

Right Track: Light Rails Ahead of Autos
http://www.carectomy.com/index.php/Train/The-Right-Track-Light-Rails-Ahead-of-Autos
Carectomy

Turning the corner at Hollywood and Vine - One of the world's most famous intersections has had its shares of ups and downs, but not even a recent fire can stop a major face-lift underway in the area (Metro Red Line)
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-thenandnow4-2008may04,0,2431816.story
Los Angeles Times

Videos from the Transportation Library and Archive Collection on Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/user/metrolibrarian

Metrolink – 1992
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiewnq8xPMM

Metrolink-MetroThink – 1992 (Rail Safety)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbV7BPaZLNM