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5/17/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 17, 2009

After 18 months, ports say air plan is working
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9292109
Daily Breeze

Bike to Work Day Photo Diary
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/16/bike-to-work-day-photo-diary/
StreetsBlogLA

Cities with the worst pain at the pump
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-forbes-pumppain14-2008may14,0,3460917.story
Los Angeles Times

City of San Diego to negotiate with private firm to run airport - Council OKs talks after hearing from 2 bidders
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20080516-9999-1mc16airport.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Forbes Lists Worst Cities For Commuters
http://www.nbc5.com/automotive/16291746/detail.html?rss=chi&psp=news
NBC News

Gas may be expensive, but riding the bus remains a hard sell
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/05/gas-maybe-expen.html
Los Angeles Times

Gas prices drive man to boycott
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_9290177
Daily Bulletin

Los Angeles Turns To Mass Transit During Gas Crunch
http://www.la.cityzine.com/2008/05/16/los-angeles-turns-to-mass-transit-during-gas-crunch/
Citizine

Nevada Toll Road Plan Endorsed
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/global/story.asp?s=8333641
Las Vegas Now

New National Poll Shows Americans Dislike Larger, Heavier Trucks on U.S. Highways
http://www.commondreams.org/news2008/0514-11.htm
Common Dreams

New segments of Santa Ana River Trail finished - 19-mile swath crosses county lines
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_9289261
Daily Bulletin

Oil sets record near $128; pump price at high, too
http://www.latimes.com/business/nationworld/wire/ats-ap_business10may17,1,6312590.story
Los Angeles Times

Port of Los Angeles and South Coast Air Quality Management District Roll Out World's Most Powerful Heavy Duty Electric Truck
http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080516/20080516005907.html?.v=1
Yahoo! Business

Region's most clogged traffic areas targeted - Orange-Los Angeles border under study for transportation improvements
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/county-angeles-bus-2044312-line-way
Orange County Register

Riverside, Calif., tops gas prices list
http://snipurl.com/29bnb
UPI

Siemens announces biggest US light rail order
http://snipurl.com/299yc
Railway Gazette

Several injured as trolley crashes at The Grove shopping center - The vehicle was nearing the end of its quarter-mile track when it struck a set of planter pots. Two people were taken to the hospital
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-mew-trolley17-2008may17,0,7254985.story
Los Angeles Times

Streetcar Workshop Comes Downtown
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/05/19/news/news_briefs/at03.txt
LA Downtown News

Suicide attempt disrupts morning train commute in Placentia - Authorities tried to negotiate with a despondent 18-year-old man for two hours before he jumped from the top of a train and injured himself
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-train17-2008may17,0,5340508.story
Los Angeles Times

Transit target of state budget axe - $4 billion siphoned from public transportation this decade
http://snipurl.com/299xk
North County Times/Californian

Trucks Gone Green?
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/16/trucks-gone-green/
StreetsBlogLA

5/16/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday May 16, 2008

Aerospace industry workers answer 2-wheel challenge
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_9251720
Daily Breeze

APTA Business Plan 2008-2009
http://www.apta.com/about/business_plan/documents/business_plan_09.pdf
American Public Transportation Association

As America's Aging Adult Population Continues to Grow, Transportation Becomes Key Issue for Senior Drivers and Their Families
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080515/neth059.html?.v=51
Yahoo! Business

Best Photo to be Featured on 2009 Amtrak Calendar http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=65461
Webwire

California Public Transit Advocates Urge No Funding Cuts
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/may2008/2008-05-13-092.asp
Environmental News Service

Donald Shoup: Planners Are Versed in Parking Politics, Not Policy
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/16/donald-shoup-planners-are-versed-in-parking-politics-not-policy/
StreetsBlogLA

hail-a-taxi gets a go, downtown to be test subject
http://www.angelenic.com/hail-a-taxi-gets-a-go-downtown-to-be-test-subject/
angelenic

Industry Fuels Up for Environmental, Economic Benefits of Natural Gas
http://www.metro-magazine.com/t_featpick.cfm?id=90511548
Metro Magazine

L.A. agency plans low-income homes, new offices for HollywoodCommunity Redevelopment Agency - REVAMP: Vine Street Tower, an eight-story office building, is planned for Vine Street and Selma Avenue. CRA commissioners approve a five-year revitalization plan for the area
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-hollywood16-2008may16,0,2637595.story
Los Angeles Times

L.A. streetcar workshop May 22 at the Orpheum
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/05/la-streetcar-wo.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

Mainstream Media Covers Gas Crisis, Mass Transit Spike, and Changing World
http://www.carectomy.com/index.php/Mass-Transit/Mainstream-Media-Covers-Gas-Crisis-Mass-Transit-Spike-and-Changing-World
Carectomy

Maya Emsden - Public artisan
http://www.laweekly.com/special/la-people-2008/maya-emsden/18882/
LA Weekly

May Or May Not- A Month Of Militancy, Part 2: Buck The Stereotypes - 1. "Nobody takes transit in L.A./This is L.A., everybody drives a car."
http://militantangeleno.blogspot.com/2008/05/may-or-may-not-month-of-militancy-part_07.html
Militant Angeleno

More "Great Big Freeway" L.A. commuters bike, ride
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080515/us_nm/usa_gasoline_losangeles_dc_1
Yahoo! News

Planning Board Reviews Transportation Strategies
http://www.smmirror.com/MainPages/DisplayArticleDetails.asp?eid=7809
Santa Monica Mirror

Ports Move Ahead On Nuts and Bolts Of Clean Truck Plans
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=292
Cunningham Report

Regional Connector Down to Two Alternatives
http://blogdowntown.com/story/3297
Blogdowntown

Six LAX modernization options presented for public comment
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/05/15/news_-_features/westchester/w1.txt
The Argonaut

Soaring gas prices are putting many Southland residents on bicycles
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9275966
Daily News

Taxi Cab Commisson Approves Hail-A-Taxi
Initiative
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/05/city_approves_h.php
Curbed LA

USDOT: Train accident decline can be traced to national rail safety plan
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=16581
Progressive Railroading

UPS Adds 500 Alternative Fuel Vehicles to "Green Fleet"
http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=60515
Trucking Info

Yes, You Can Take Photos on the Metro Red Line
http://laist.com/2008/05/14/yes_you_can_tak.php
LAist

WeHo’s Subway Inches Toward Reality
http://wehonews.com/z/wehonews/archive/page.php?articleID=2298
WeHo News

Will funds find the way? (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
http://www.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_9275587
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

5/15/2008

Transportation Healdlines for Thursday May 15, 2008

710 tunnel issues
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_9262558
Pasadena Star News

A Rough Ride - Bicyclists complain that City Hall shoves them off the road
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/a_rough_ride/7029/
LA City Beat

Effort to cut diesel pollution
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/05/15/MNOD10MDCV.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Getting Buses to Crawl a Little Faster; A Los Angeles Program May Have Something to Teach New York
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A07E5DF133FF933A05750C0A9639C8B63 New York Times

Gold for highways, pennies for public transportation
http://artvoice.com/issues/v7n20/the_oil_crossroads
ArtVoice

Governor's Transportation budget will hit public transit
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/05/15/MN7H10MF1I.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Flashing lights pay off for transit agency
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/2008/05/14/flashing_lights_pay_off_for_transit_agency/9994/ UPI

Import dip is disappointing, economist says - PORTS: Despite the setbacks in 2007, improvement is expected in 2009, with exports seen as a `huge opportunity
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9263981
Press Telegram

John Walsh, Chris Shabel and Miki Jackson - Hollywood gadflies
http://www.laweekly.com/special/la-people-2008/john-walsh-chris-shabel-and-miki-jackson/18885/
LA Weekly

Live internet chat May 21: Join Metro Board Chair O'Connor in Imagining a More Mobile Region http://www.metro.net/news_info/press/Metro_070.htm
and
http://www.metro.net/news_info/livechat.htmLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

LRT News: April 2008 Edition
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/lrtnews/LRTv20n1.pdf
Transportation Research Board

Metro Unveils Alternatives for Future Subway Routes
http://www.parklabreanewsbeverlypress.com/Issues/5.8%20issue.pdf
Beverly Press/Park La Brea News (See Page 1 and 22)

MTA displays ads in tunnels
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/me-tunnelads15-2008-may15,0,6367311.story
Los Angeles Times

MTA narrows transit options
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/051208.pdf
Santa Monica Daily Press (See Page 1 and 10)

New Schwarzenegger budget for California would divert gas taxes
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget15-2008may15,0,5652117.story
Los Angeles Times

Oh the Places You'll Go! (Train travel series)
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/oh_the_places_you_ll_go/7032/-1/
LA City Beat

Ports Expected to Keep Growing
http://snipurl.com/28z6d
LA Business Journal

Sempra completes LNG terminal in Baja http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080515/news_1n15lng.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Streetcar Workshops Come to Los Angeles Next Week
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/15/streetcar-workshops-come-to-los-angeles-next-week/
StreetsBlogLA

The Cruel Desert Wind Hoax - Rescuing Amtrak from a journey to oblivion
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/oh_the_places_you_ll_go/7032/5/
LA City Beat

The Free Way (Miller Free Way Act)
http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/the_free_way/5960/
Pasadena Weekly

Travel through port's history with new book
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_9263984
Press Telegram

Video: Residents Give Ideas about MTA "Subway to the Sea" possibility
http://ktla.trb.com/news/local/video/ktla-video-metro-santamonica,0,296026.htmlstory
KTLA 5 TV

What should be done to ease traffic between O.C. and L.A.?
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/homepage/abox/article_2042337.php
Orange County Register

5/14/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 14, 2008

$4 gas seen throughout California
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/05/14/BUV310LPR0.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Bipartisan Pandering on Congestion Pricing
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/13/bipartisan-pandering-on-congestion-pricing/
StreetsblogLA

Bus drivers and MTS reach labor agreement
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080513-0722-1bo13mtslabor.html
San Diego Union Tribune

California High-Speed Rail Authority Announces New Website with Virtual Trips Throughout the State
http://snipurl.com/28t37
PR Newswire

Cautionary tale from nation's traffic signals
http://www.ajc.com/wireless/content/news/stories/2008/05/14/trafficlights_0514.html
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Clearing the Air in California’s Central Valley (Amtrak)
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/05/clearing_the_ai.html
California Progress Report

Council Celebrates Bike Week by Reforming Advisory Committee
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/13/city-council-celebrates-bike-week-by-reforming-advisory-committee/
StreetsblogLA

Council supports transit-survey bill (AB 2018)
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9249929
Daily News

County: Let there be (synchronized) lights
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_9250779
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Ditch Cars for Bikes Thursday, Officials Urge Motorists
http://snipurl.com/28sxs
Santa Monica Surf/LookoutNews

Ditch that car, hop a train - As the price of gas soars, more and more commuters are leaving their cars in the garage and boarding the train
http://snipurl.com/28sye
CNN Money

For ports' sake let the spending spree begin
http://www.cargonewsasia.com/secured/article.aspx?article=16162
Cargo News Asia

Gas Prices and the Transit Surge on the TODAY Show
http://metroriderla.com/2008/05/13/gas-prices-and-the-transit-surge-on-the-today-show/
MetroRiderLA

Is the Bay Area Ready for Congestion Pricing?
http://translib.blogspot.com/2008/05/is-bay-area-ready-for-congestion.html
TransLibBlog

LONG BEACH - Free bus rides for bicyclists
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9239515
Press Telegram

Metro Adds High Tech Advertising
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local&id=6140107
KABC 7 TV

MTA budget would add 6 Rapid lines - Agency also wants to extend Gold Line to East L.A.
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9250244
Daily News

Northeastern Lines: A Viable Alternative to the Foothill "Sprawl Line"
http://takethemetro.blogspot.com/2008/05/northeastern-lines-viable-alternative.html
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

Port trade forecast is gloomy
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9251647
Daily Breeze

Privacy Issues with the Use of Smart Cards
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9008
Transportation Research Board

Review of the Challenges and Investment Options for the Nation's Infrastructure
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9032
Transportation Research Board/Government Accountability Office

Schwarzenegger's new budget proposal to give voters option of borrowing against state lotteryIf that plan is rejected, a 1-cent sales tax increase would be implemented
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget14-2008may14,0,4865683.story
Los Angeles Times

Standardized Procedures for Personal Travel Surveys
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9029
Transportation Research Board

Streetfilms Looking for Freelancers
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/13/streetfilms-looking-for-freelancers/
StreetsblogLA

Tejon Ranch sprawl?
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-tejon14-2008may14,0,2929704.story
Los Angeles Times

This Morning at the Bicycle Blessing
http://laist.com/2008/05/13/this_morning_at.php
LAist

Toyota Prius Supply Shrinks as Waiting Lists Grow
http://snipurl.com/28r2q
Bloomberg

Truckers: No independent drivers by 2013?
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_9240163
Daily Breeze

US Rep.: High speed rail will ease transport woes - US Rep. Mica: High speed rail network is first step to easing transportation problems in US
http://snipurl.com/28t4m
CNN Money

Video of the Day: Speed Racer in the Red Line Tunnel
http://laist.com/2008/05/13/video_of_the_da_10.php
LAist

Will Nissan Revive The Electric Car? The automaker has announced plans for a fully-electric vehicle by 2010, and says it wants to lead the industry towards zero-emission vehicles
http://www.planetizen.com/node/31190
Planetizen

5/13/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 13, 2008

$531 billion...
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/05/531-billion.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Amtrak's Choice: Wi-Fi Or Die
http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/05/amtraks_choice_1.html
Information Week

BNSF asked to lower rail pollution
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_9220732
San Bernardino Sun

City Council Celebrates "Bike Week" by Reorganizing Bicycle Advisory Committee
http://laist.com/2008/05/13/city_council_ce.php#more
LAist

'In a city ruled by cars, why is it that you can get places faster on bikes?'
http://laist.com/2008/05/12/in_a_city_ruled.php
LAist

In Celebration of “Bike To Work” Week
http://www.losanjealous.com/2008/05/12/in-celebration-of-bike-to-work-week/
LosAnjealous

Investment in public transit can help save the world
http://snipurl.com/28lax
Vancouver Sun

Megabus.com may end service from Los Angeles - The bus company, which touted $1 fares, will stop taking bookings on several routes and expects to decide by Friday whether to pull out of the city
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-megabus13-2008may13,0,6862809.story
Los Angeles Times

Midnight Movie: Bike on a Bus Rack
http://laist.com/2008/05/13/midnight_movie_37.php
LAist

Mobility Management -- A New Role for Public Transportation
http://www.apta.com/research/info/online/mobility_management.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

More drivers forced to cope with $4 gas
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas13-2008may13,0,5297826.story
Los Angeles Times

O.C. agency approves $12 million to study transit ideas- A monorail in Anaheim and trolley system in Santa Ana are being considered to lighten traffic load
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-octa13-2008may13,0,2290152.story
Los Angeles Times

Quentin Kopp on High Speed Rail
http://cahsr.blogspot.com/2008/05/quentin-kopp-drinks-your-milkshake.html
California HighSpeedRail Blog

Rail Plan Introduced In House – Bill would provide $24B over ten years
http://www.bondbuyer.com/article.html?id=20080509879NJJ7K
Bond Buyer

Report on Los Angeles National Train Day
http://snipurl.com/28nly
NARP

Rising Fuel Prices Leads To Road Decongestion
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7010925553
AHN

Second Life for corporate America
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-fi-secondlife10-2008may10,0,2472150.story
Los Angeles Times

State air board takes aim at diesel pollution
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_diesel13.4369431.html
Press Enterprise

Surging Oil Is Hurting Public Transportation
http://fourreasonswhy.com/2008/05/12/surging-oil-is-hurting-public-transportation/
4 Reasons Why

That infrastructure thing
Congestion pricing might come in handy
http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/5/9/14417/68908
GristMill

Thomas J. Umberg Appointed By Speaker Fabian Nunez to the California High-Speed Rail Authority
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/080512/lam016.html?.v=101
Yahoo! Business

WeHo Subway Possible
http://wehonews.com/z/wehonews/archive/page.php?articleID=2289
WeHo News

Working in Wiki - How to assemble real ideas in a virtual world
http://www.governing.com/articles/0805wiki.htm
Governing

5/12/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday May 12, 2008

A cure for congestion
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_9219275
Press Telegram

Altadena commuter trades in bus pass for car keys
After five years opting for a 4-hour daily work commute, he now drives 25 minutes each way in a used BMW because his mass transit route grew even longer
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage12-2008may12,0,6706500.column
Los Angeles Times

Are L.A. freeways the roads less-traveled? A sampling of residents, traffic reporters and technical data indicates that as gas prices climbed and the economy faltered, there were notable traffic decreases on some freeways
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traffic12-2008may12,0,3131880.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

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/27zb2Los Angeles County Bike to Work Day 2008

California High Speed Rail Authority Director to Speak at May CAC Meeting
http://metrocac.blogspot.com/2008/05/california-high-speed-rail-director-to.html
Metro Citizens Advisory Council

Eye On The Environment: Make pit stops on Bike to Work Day
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/11/make-pit-stops-on-bike-to-work-day/
Ventura County Star

No on 98, Yes on 99 - The Times endorses state ballot measures
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-props12-2008may12,0,62073.story
Los Angeles Times

Regional Connector update
http://lavisions.blogspot.com/2008/05/regional-connector-update.html
LA Visions

U.S. exporters face cargo container shortage at ports
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-containers12-2008may12,0,3407915.story
Los Angeles Times