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5/24/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 24, 2008

90 cars stopped for lane violations in mostly smooth debut for HOT lane
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004395510_webhotlanes06m.html
Seattle Times

BBC reporter tries out the subway
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2008/05/bbc_reporter_tries_out_th.php
LA Observed

Bicyclist killed by bus in El Monte (Foothill)
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bike24-2008may24,0,7411154.story
Los Angeles Times

Bikes, politics, and Blumenauer as Transportation Secretary?
http://bikeportland.org/2008/05/23/bikes-politics-and-blumenauer-as-transportation-secretary/
Bike Portland

Future of the Car is Carsharing
http://carsharingus.blogspot.com/2008/05/future-of-car-is-carsharing.html
CarsharingUS

Gold Going
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/05/gold_going.php
Curbed LA

Indonesia monorail scheme `implausible`: World Bank
http://www.antara.co.id/en/arc/2008/5/23/indonesia-monorail-scheme-implausable-world-bank/
Antara News

L.A. needs their spaces - With parking at a premium, an idea to give some residential permits to businesses has angered many
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-laparking24-2008may24,0,4500167.story
Los Angeles Times

Metro Gold Line Almost Completed
http://laist.com/2008/05/23/metro_gold_line_1.php#comments
LAist

Ontario airport expects drop in domestic travel
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_9365826
Daily Bulletin

Projects to ease Pomona traffic
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_9353037
Daily Bulletin

Public Transportation Knocked About By State Cutbacks, Fuel Hikes - Fare Increases Along With Staff and Route Reductions Proposed
http://snipurl.com/2acli
San Diego Business Journal

Regional Conector: 1st & Alameda
http://lavisions.blogspot.com/2008/05/regional-conector-1st-alameda.html
LA Visions

Streetcar for Los Angeles 3-4 Years Away?
http://laist.com/2008/05/23/streetcar_for_l.php
LAist

SUVs plunge toward 'endangered' list
http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/05/23/dumping.suvs/
CNN

Synchronize traffic signals may make driving smoother
http://snipurl.com/2ackw
Press Enteprise

Transit Project Inches Forward - Downtown Regional Connector Down to Two Options
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/05/26/news/news05.txt
LA Downtown News

5/23/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday May 23, 2008

Addressing growth in the Valley
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_9353207
Pasadena Star News

All must join to fix Los Angeles' road woes - Homeowners, businesses should help city in tackling traffic problems, says councilwoman
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9340610
Daily News

Best solution for traffic woes? Eliminating the drivers
http://snipurl.com/2a9eo
North County Times

County seeks bridge work bids
http://www.lacanadaonline.com/articles/2008/05/22/news/lnws-bridge522.txt
La CaƱada Valley Sun

Expo Friends say Goodmon Got It Wrong
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1264/
CityWatchLA

Forum Set to Discuss Expo Line Safety
http://www.lawattstimes.com/articles/2008/05/22/community/community1.txt
LA Watts Times

Gas prices make for skittish holiday travelers - Informal kickoff to summer most likely to take place closer to home
http://www.ocregister.com/news/soaring-gas-prices-2047659-make-for
Orange County Register

Go Metro to Rock: Monday's at the Viper Room is Free for Transit Users
http://laist.com/2008/05/22/viper_room_is_f.php
LAist

Hate Traffic? Build Streetcar, Elect Obama
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/05/22/hate-traffic-build-streetcar-elect-obama/
LA MetBlogs

Hybrid sales are zooming
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hybrid23-2008may23,0,5437081.story
Los Angeles Times

'Hot fuel' study fires up anger - A survey shows that California drivers could be overpaying as much as $3.4 million a day as temperatures cause gasoline to expand
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hotfuel23-2008may23,0,7111171.story
Los Angeles Times

Is The FTA Killing Game-Day Transit?
http://www.planetizen.com/node/31328
Planetizen

L.A., Orange County gas prices set records again
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_9357670
Daily News

LAX prepares for busy Memorial Day weekend
http://news.cheapflights.com/airlines/2008/05/lax-prepares-fo.html
CheapFlights

Long Beach Museum Express Bus
http://golosangeles.about.com/b/2008/05/21/long-beach-museum-express-bus.htm
Los Angeles Travel
Long Beach Transit: http://www.lbtransit.com/museum%5Cdefault.aspx

Metrolink Sues Metrolinkrider.com for Domain Name and Loses
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/22/international-court-halts-metrolinks-war-on-bloggers/
StreetsBlogLA

Metro OKs $3.4 billion budget, hoping not to lose funds - State could siphon off gas-tax revenue from Los Angeles County
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9353458
Daily News

Metro Quarterly Winter/Spring 2008
http://www.metro.net/news_info/publications/images/MQ_2008_21_Winter-Spring.pdf
Metro.net

Now That You're Riding, Where To Park Your Bike?
http://laist.com/2008/05/22/bicycle_city_fa_1.php
LAist

Portions of bicycle trail to be renovated next year
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/05/22/news_-_features/playa_del_rey/p2.txt
The Argonaut

Railway Legislation Advances in House
http://snipurl.com/2a7lx
Wall Street Journal

San Francisco To Host 2008 APTA Rail Conference And International Rail Rodeo
http://www.innovations.harvard.edu/news/99731.html
Government Innovators Network

Senate committee approves bill to allow California emissions standards
http://snipurl.com/2a7m1
Detroit News

Spring Issue of "LAXpectations" E-Newsletter Available
http://www.lawa.org/lax/laxexpect.cfm
Los Angeles World Airports

State's average gas price tops off at $4
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_9352924
Pasadena Star News

Streetcar Possibility Has Downtowners Fired Up
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/05/a_streetcar_nam.php
Curbed LA

Streetcar Workshop Intros Highlight Downtown Transformation
http://blogdowntown.com/story/3328
Streetcar Panel #1
http://blogdowntown.com/2008/05/3329-streetcar-panel-1
Streetcar Panels #2 & #3
http://blogdowntown.com/2008/05/3330-streetcar-panels-2--3
BlogDowntown

Washington State DOT finding success with "HOT Lanes"
http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=57018
MyNorthwest

Yvonne Burke's Crumbling Kingdom - She was hailed as a black pioneer and hero. Did she sell out?
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/yvonne-burkes-crumbling-kingdom/18952/
LA Weekly

5/22/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 22, 2008

APTA: One-third of summer travelers will use public transit
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=16666
Progressive Railroading
APTA Press Release: http://www.apta.com/media/releases/080519_green_travel.cfm

Bicycle project receives Rideshare Diamond Award
http://lacityorgcd13.blogspot.com/2008/05/diamond-rideshare-award.html
CD13 – Eric Garcetti

Big Metro Board Agenda Item: Expanding Congestion Pricing
http://snipurl.com/2a11e
StreetsBlogLA

Big Oil defends profits before irate senators
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080521/ap_on_go_co/oil_congress
Yahoo! News

Budget Deficit and High Speed Rail in California Are Totally Separate
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/05/the_budget_defi.html
California Progress Report

Confusion at the New Park & Pay Machines on Sunset
http://laist.com/2008/05/21/park_and_pay_sunset.php
LAist

Draft Environmental Report On $750 Million Port Terminal Plan Public
http://www.gazettes.com/terminal05222008.html
Grunion Gazette

Gas prices accelerating scooter sales
http://features.csmonitor.com/environment/2008/05/21/gas-prices-accelerating-scooter-sales/
Christian Science Monitor

Gas prices alter behavior - Drivers shun SUV's and travel closer to home for the holiday
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/21/consumers-getting-smart-about-fuel-efficiency-to/
Ventura County Star

Happy about high gasoline prices?
http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/05/21/happy-about-high-gasoline-prices/
Reuters

Honda to Deliver 200 Fuel-Cell Autos Through 2011
http://snipurl.com/2a0y5
Bloomberg

LA Deputies Say Prolific Graffiti Tagger Agrees To Surrender
http://www.knbc.com/news/16356846/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

los angeles parking lot info online (using Google maps)
http://community.livejournal.com/los_angeles/3930767.html
LiveJournal

LA workers swap cars for subway
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7413056.stm
BBC News

Metrolink (Not Metro) Tries to Censor Bloggers - A paranoid transit agency spends public money threatening critical Web sites
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/metrolink-tries-to-censor-bloggers/18960/
LA Weekly

O’Conner on Ending the Free Ride for Hybrids
http://snipurl.com/2a116
StreetsBlogLA

Oil: Now, $134; Someday Soon, $150
http://laist.com/2008/05/21/oil_now_134_som.php
LAist

Oil Rises Above $134 on U.S. Supply Drop, Bank Price Forecasts
http://snipurl.com/2a0tn
Bloomberg

Public transit advocates make case in state Capitol
http://www.contracostatimes.com/science/ci_9327040
Contra Costa Times

Rough Road Ahead For Highway Bill
http://www.forbes.com/business/2008/05/21/washington-lobbying-transportation-biz-wash-cz_atg_0521beltway.html
Forbes

Safety courses for scooter riders
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/highway1/la-hyw-scooterweb21-2008may21,0,2572116.story
Los Angeles Times

SMART GROWTH - Pasadena's Central District Plan lauded
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_9338315
Pasadena Star News

Transit officials decry proposed state budget
http://www.sacbee.com/749/story/957544.html
Sacramento Bee

Updating the traffic report - Commuting times fall, but how long will it last?
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_9327046
The Daily Breeze

Up to 24,000 deaths a year in California are linked to air pollution - Californians exposed to high levels of fine particulates had their lives cut short on average by 10 years, board staff found. New research finds rates of heart attacks, strokes and other serious disease increase exponentially after exposure to even slightly higher amounts of particulate matter
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-deaths22-2008may22,0,278159.story
Los Angeles Times

Volunteer for a bike organization (Bike Activism, Part 2)
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/05/volunteering-fo.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

YouTube Exposing Cities' Traffic Problems
http://www.planetizen.com/node/31283
Planetizen

5/21/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 21, 2008

AASHTO supports closing gap in highway funding
http://snipurl.com/29vpe
The Trucker

American auto love affair sours as fuel prices soar – Feature
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/206794,american-auto-love-affair-sours-as-fuel-prices-soar--feature.html
Earthtimes

Amtrak shares on-time performance data on the web. Every agency should do the same
http://www.permanentcampaigns.com/?p=116
Permanent Campaigns

AVL Systems for Bus Transit: Update
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9051
Transportation Research Board

Bike Instead of Work Day Recap
http://soapboxla.blogspot.com/2008/05/bike-instead-of-work-day-recap.html
SoapBoxLA

California High-Speed Trains: Visual Tour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Nx8rNysZSI
YouTube/ NC3D Channel

Despite low ridership, Westwood FlyAway to go on
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_9320942
Daily Breeze

Discuss Toll Roads and Taxes with Metro Board Chair Pam O'Connor
http://www.metro.net/news_info/press/metro_083.htm
Metro

Expo Line Community Forums
http://fixexpo.blogspot.com/2008/05/expo-line-forums.html
FixExpo

Gas prices driving commuters to transit - Riders flock to Coaster, Metrolink, Escondido-to-San Diego express bus
http://snipurl.com/29vpy
North County Times/California

Get Involved with Half Cent Sales Tax Project List
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/20/get-involved-with-half-cent-sales-tax-project-list/
StreetsBlogLA

Informational Report on Lighting Design for Midblock Crosswalks
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9066
Transportation Research Board

Letters to the Editor - Metro thinking of stopping at UCLA
http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/2008/may/20/letters-editor/
UCLA Daily Bruin

Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop Arrives May 22nd
http://metroriderla.com/2008/05/20/the-los-angeles-streetcar-workshop-arrives-may-22nd/
MetroRiderLA

Metro Tweets Again!
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/05/20/metro-tweets-again/
MetBlogsLA

Pam Is Back. And So Is The Anti-Pam Chat
http://metroriderla.com/2008/05/20/pam-is-back-and-so-is-the-anti-pam-chat/
MetroRiderLA

Paris' Metro Gets Bigger, Faster and Better
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/05/paris-transit-s.html
Wired

Passenger volume at LAX, Ontario and Palmdale expected to be level with last year - An increase in foreign flights is expected to counterbalance a decrease in domestic air travel
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-airport21-2008may21,0,3252852.story
Los Angeles Times

State legislators in overdrive on motor vehicle laws
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cars21-2008may21,0,586216.story
Los Angeles Times

Stranded in Suburbia
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/19/opinion/19krugman.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
New York Times

There's something about a bus that's tragic
http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2008/01/theres-somethin.html
Los Angeles Times

'Tiger Team' Tows Cars in Hollywood
http://ktla.trb.com/news/ktla-tigerteam,0,6757883.story
KTLA 5 TV

Traffic Fighting Initiative Qualifies for Fall Ballot (Pages 1 and 7)
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/052008.pdf
Santa Monica Daily Press

Travelers give LAX its best rating ever: merely `average'
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9328133
Daily News

TRIS Database Growth Continues
http://trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9068
Transportation Research Board

5/20/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 20, 2008

Biking to Work Around the Country
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/19/biking-to-work-around-the-country/
StreetsBlogLA

Bus stop is a strain on seniors
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9306212
Press Telegram

Federal Transit Administration Welcomes Entries for 2009 “Success in Enhancing Transit Ridership” Awards
http://www.fta.dot.gov/regional_offices_8210.html
Federal Transit Administration

LACBC on KPCC’s Patt Morrison!
http://lacbc.wordpress.com/2008/05/20/lacbc-on-kpccs-patt-morrison/
Link to Audio File: http://snipurl.com/29pqx
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Lawmaker alleges White House role in stopping California emissions law- Rep. Henry Waxman says the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator had favored giving the state a waiver but later changed his mind
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-na-epa20-2008may20,0,1909834.story
Los Angeles Times

Legislative analyst says Schwarzenegger's budget plan is overly optimistic
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget20-2008may20,0,2637453.story
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County 2030 Regional Transit Map
http://www.sfcityscape.com/maps/LA_2030.html
San Francisco CityScape

Los Angeles and Ontario International Airports Anticipate Another Busy Memorial Day and Summer Travel Season
http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/080519/0398859.html
Yahoo! Business

Mixed reviews for sound walls - Residents say they are an eyesore and target for taggers
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_9316315
Pasadena Star News

More U.S. spots see $4-a-gallon gasoline
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas20-2008may20,0,3856030.story
Los Angeles Times

Moorpark City Council to consider $85 million bypass plan - 4-mile road seen as relief from growth
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/20/city-council-to-consider-85-million-bypass-plan/
Ventura County Star

New Dial-A-Ride fleet is unveiled
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/20/new-dial-a-ride-fleet-is-unveiled/?partner=yahoo_headlines
Ventura County Star

NY MTA: $1 Billion Later, Subway Elevators Still Fail
http://snipurl.com/29ozw
New York Times

Port of Los Angeles & South Coast Air Quality Management introduce, emission free, 30 ton container hauler
http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=26836
BYM Marine Environment News

Renders Show Reimagined 1st & Alameda (downtown connector)
http://blogdowntown.com/2008/05/3323-renders-show-reimagined-1st--alameda
BlogDowntown

San Diego to Upgrade with new Articulated BRTs from NABI
http://snipurl.com/29psg
Mass Transit Magazine

So.CA.TA participates in KPFK program on regional mobility
http://www.socata.net/gm/archives/00000076.shtml
Link to Audio File: http://64.27.15.184/parchive/pls.php?mp3fil=12825
Southern California Transit Advocates

Thirty-Five Percent of Summer Travelers More Likely to Use Public Transit to Save on Driving Costs
http://snipurl.com/29psi
Mass Transit Magazine

Transit project moves forward - Duarte works out deal with developer
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_9317461
Pasadena Star News

Why We Should Quit Starving Amtrak
http://snipurl.com/29rm6
Boston.com/GreenBlog

5/19/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday May 19, 2008

2008 Regional Transportation Plan (2008 RTP): Making the Connections
http://www.scag.ca.gov/rtp2008/
Southern California Association of Governments

Campaign for High Speed Rail in California Begins Now—One Voter at a Time
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/05/the_campaign_fo.html
California Progress Report

Deflating fuel costs (Goodyear Blimp)
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_9306709
Daily Breeze

Gas prices hit 12th straight record
http://snipurl.com/29lr0
CNN Money

It's time for straight talk on budget from the voters
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap19-2008may19,0,1458842.column
Los Angeles Times

L.A. red light cameras clicking for safety or revenue? The enforcement system promises fewer collisions caused by drivers running through intersections. But in L.A., 80% of photo tickets are for right-turn violations, considered a less pressing safety concern
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-redlight19-2008may19,0,5321069.story
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach Due To Release Middle Harbor Draft EIR
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=297
Cunningham Report

Santa Monica's flight fight is being closely watched
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jetban19-2008may19,0,3489430.story
Los Angeles Times

Toll for carpool lanes classic bait and switch
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/19/toll-for-carpool-lanes-classic-bait-and-switch/
Ventura County Star

Updating the traffic report
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_9305027
Whittier Daily News

Workshop Looks to Sell L.A. on Streetcar
http://www.blogdowntown.com/2008/05/3312-workshop-looks-to-sell-la-on-streetcar
BlogDowntown

YouTube videos give commuters a taste of other cities' traffic
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage19-2008may19,0,4211545.column
Los Angeles Times

5/18/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 18, 2008

Boyle Heights goes upscale - A new wine bar, train station, high school -- can gentrification be far behind?
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-culture17-2008may17,0,7150443.story
Los Angeles Times

Congressman Says U.S. Needs To Get Onboard High Speed Rail
http://www.planetizen.com/node/31247
Planetizen

Coming Boom in Boomer-Friendly Transport - The baby boomers are aging. To ensure their safety and everyone else's, cars, highways, and public transportation need to adapt fast
http://snipurl.com/29gok
Business Week

Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recover in the Transit Industry
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9048
Transportation Research Board

Getting There from Here: And How! (Westside Corridor Extension)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1254/75/
CityWatchLA

Keep on truckin'? Long haulers yield to diesel prices
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-garage17-2008may17,0,2829423.story
Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s Subway Planners Thinking Bigger Is Better
http://www.planetizen.com/node/31245
Planetizen

Orange Line Sees Rider Increase In April
http://snipurl.com/29eiq
San Fernando Business Journal

Taken for a ride - Using L.A.'s transit system can be a jostling, humiliating and dangerous experience
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-waldie18-2008may18,0,939544.story
Los Angeles Times