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5/31/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 30, 2008

3 Long Beach parking lots to go solar
http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9434994
Press Telegram

$8-a-gallon gas - Commentary: Eight reasons higher prices will do us a world of good
http://tinyurl.com/5vl65w
WSJ MarketWatch

All Subways Should be Like Taipei's Marvel of Mass Transit
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/05/taipei-metro-re.html
Wired

Assemblymember Mike Feuer's Bill To Transform Los Angeles' Transportation Infrastructure Passes
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/63519
California Chronicle

California State Assembly Approves California High-Speed Rail Legislation
http://tinyurl.com/6en47e
Business Wire

Coughing? The air is still polluted
http://www.moorparkacorn.com/news/2008/0530/community/016.html
Moorpark Acorn

Dial-a-Ride transit service enlarging route with added stops
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/30/dial-a-ride-transit-service-enlarging-route-with/
Ventura County Star

Express train proposed for coast - Officials aim to deliver two-hour trip between San Diego, Los Angeles
http://tinyurl.com/3fhojm
North County Times

Growing Concern over AB3034
http://cahsr.blogspot.com/2008/05/growing-concern-over-ab-3034.html
California High Speed Rail Blog

Help Us List the Best Livable Streets Blogs
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/30/help-us-list-the-best-livable-streets-blogs/
StreetsBlogLA

Jeffries´ Bill to Relieve Congestion on I-15 Unanimously Passes out of Assembly
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/63502
California Chronicle

Mary Nichols, the chair of California's Air Resources Board, has responded to the letter from 13 House Republicans this week asking California to back down from its pursuit of the right to regulate tailpipe emissions
http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/capitolalertlatest/012892.html
Sacramento Bee

Police use Metrolink for hostage training
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_9433367
Daily Bulletin

Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles honored in EPA's Eighth Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards
http://tinyurl.com/56t42m
US EPA

RailPAC Meets with Senator Boxer in DC
http://www.railpac.org/2008/05/29/railpac-meets-with-senator-boxer-in-dc/
RailPAC

Rough Ridership - U.S. public transit overwhelmed by increased ridership, higher fuel cost. Over half of transit agencies in the U.S. are raising fares.
http://www.grist.org/news/2008/05/30/pubtrans/
Grist

Streetfilm: Bike vs Car vs Bus
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/30/streetfilm-bike-vs-car-vs-bus/
StreetsBlogLA

Time is an enemy at gas pump
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_9434895
Daily Bulletin

Video leads to arrest of Valley bus tagger
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tagger31-2008may31,0,4734608.story
Los Angeles Times

Velib: Great Video of Bike Sharing in Paris
http://www.carectomy.com/index.php/Bikes/Velib-Great-Video-of-Bike-Sharing-in-Paris
Carectomy

5/30/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday May 30, 2008

$382 Million in Proposition 1B Funding Approved for Transportation Projects
http://snipurl.com/2bhe1
Business Wire

As Auto VMT Drops, Push to Build Highways Remains Strong
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/29/as-auto-vmt-drops-push-to-build-highways-remains-strong/
StreetsBlogLA

Bus Riders Blocking Expo Line
http://railriders.la/2008/05/29/bus-riders-blocking-expo-line/
Rail Riders Union

California to Give $1,000 Electric Car Rebates for ZAP Xebra Sedan and Truck
http://snipurl.com/2bhy9
FOX Business

Climate Concerns Shape the Cities of Tomorrow - The Future of Urban Life Looks 'Green,' Say Experts
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/GadgetGuide/story?id=4954102&page=1
ABC News

Commuters out of gas? As pain at the pump grows, area drivers may be reaching their limit
http://www2.pasadenastarnews.com/business/ci_9419236
Pasadena Star News

Domestic passenger volume expected to decrease this summer, offset by an increase in international passengers
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/05/29/news_-_features/lax/l2.txt
The Argonaut

Editorial: Laird's DMV fee to support parks is very tempting
http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_9412494?nclick_check=1
Mercury News

Flight Path Museum opens aviation library in honor of author and historian Schoneberger
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/05/29/news_-_features/westchester/w3.txt
The Argonaut

Gas Temperature Map
http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperaturemap.aspx
Gas Buddy

Gold Line Gets More Riders, But Is It Solvent?
http://thefcblog.com/2008/05/29/gold-line-gets-more-riders-but-is-it-solvent/
Foothill Cities Blog

Hail-A-Cab Coming to Downtown and Hollywood?
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/29/hail-a-cab-coming-to-downtown-and-hollywood/
StreetsblogLA

IBM "Commuter Pain" Survey Focuses on Fuel Spending Limit, Frustration and Sleep Deprivation
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/marketwire/0402127.htm
CNN Money

Lawsuit Seeks to Strengthen Weak Clean Air Plan for Southern California
Millions Living Near Freeways Currently Face Illegal Pollution Levels
http://www.commondreams.org/news2008/0529-15.htm
Natural Resources Defense Council

Legislators Miss Chance to Deliver Transportation Projects Faster and More Cost-Effectively
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/63516
California Chronicle

Mid-Week Round-Up: It’s a Gas
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/05/28/mid-week-round-up-its-a-gas/
MetBlogsLA

MTA sales tax measure advances
http://www.insidesocal.com/politics/2008/05/mta-sales-tax-measure-advances.html
Daily News/Sausage Factory Blog

New design guidelines aim to make Sepulveda and Lincoln Boulevards more pedestrian-friendly
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/05/29/news_-_features/westchester/w1.txt
The Argonaut

Ridership is up, but fuel costs strain transit agencies
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/2008-05-29-transit_N.htm
USA Today
Link to APTA Survey: http://www.apta.com/research/info/online/fuel_survey.cfm

The World is Passing Us By
http://cahsr.blogspot.com/2008/05/world-is-passing-us-by.html
California High Speed Rail Blog

U.S. regulators unveil probe of oil market - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission says large investors may have skewed the market and contributed to rising prices at the pump
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-oilprice30-2008may30,0,4595533.story
Los Angeles Times

US rail network facing congestion 'calamity'
http://snipurl.com/2bhxk
Associated Press

Whose Street is This Anyway? (Permit Parking)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1289/
CityWatchLA

Why gas is so expensive - It's not runaway greed or overregulation. It's the world we live in. It's a price that can be seen in a single gallon of California gas
http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2008/05/29/price_of_gasoline/index.html
Salon.com

WiFi startup proposes free network to San Fran's BART
http://snipurl.com/2bhyw
Fierce Broadband

5/29/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 29, 2008

ABC7 On Your Side: Mass transit
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/consumer&id=6171266
KABC 7 TV

Airports fast-track rail projects
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/2008-05-28-airport-transit_N.htm
USA Today

Agoura Hills council to discuss Dial-a-Ride
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/28/agoura-hills-dial-aride-service-might-expand-to/?partner=yahoo_headlines
Ventura County Star

Average gasoline price surges past $4-per-gallon mark
http://snipurl.com/2b9l2
Los Angeles Wave

Best of Public Safety and Emergency Transportation Operations CD
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9080
Transportation Research Board

Cato Study Calls for End to Long-Range Transportation Planning
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/cato-study-calls-for-end-to-long-range-transportation-planning,409073.shtml
Earth Times
Link to Cato Institute Study: http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=9420

CITY HALL - Locating the next Big Blue Bus arrival will soon only require the touch of a send button
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/052808.pdf
Santa Monica Daily Press (Page 1 & 11 See “Putting in Work”)

Derailment Dreams - Foes of Expo Line drive up the costs of a crucial project
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/derailment_dreams/7082/
LA City Beat

Dividing up port money
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_9386189
Press Telegram

East Hollywood Marks its Turf
http://laist.com/2008/05/28/east_hollywood_2.php
LAist

Editorial: Lindbergh's 'Flyaway' idea worth study - Our View: Proposed shuttle from area sounds affordable
http://snipurl.com/2b6ag
North County Times

Environmental Racism: The Law
http://fixexpo.blogspot.com/2008/05/environmental-racism-law.html
Citizen’s Campaign to Fix the Expo Rail Line

Fix Expo Campaign Demands an Investigation
http://fixexpo.blogspot.com/2008/05/fix-expo-campaign-demands-investigation_23.html
Citizen’s Campaign to Fix the Expo Rail Line

Feuer’s Greenhouse Gas Tax Bill Passes Assembly
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/28/feuer%e2%80%99s-greenhouse-gas-tax-bill-passes-assembly/
StreetsBlogLA

gas prices drive commuters to metro rail
http://www.angelenic.com/gas-prices-drive-commuters-to-metro-rail/
angelenic

Gas Prices Good for the Gold
http://laist.com/2008/05/28/gas_prices_good.php
LAist

Grand jury report chides SANDAG over slowness of highway infrastructure
http://snipurl.com/2b69m
Yahoo! News

Heavy lifting begins in California fight against greenhouse gas emissions
http://snipurl.com/2b9rn
Capitol Weekly

Highway 118 widening project advances - Environmental report and property acquisitions needed before work starts
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/29/highway-118-widening-project-advances/
Ventura County Star

Hit by soaring fuel prices, Americans turn to bus, metro
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jelbXpVEigoZEx57ymTUH24vDpzA
AFP

Los Angeles' carbon footprint is a light one -- sort of
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-footprint29-2008may29,0,5165990.story
Los Angeles Times
Link to Full Report “The Residential Energy and Carbon Footprints of the 100 Largest U.S. Metropolitan Areas” http://www.spp.gatech.edu/faculty/workingpapers/wp39.pdf

Metro, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition to Conduct Community Meetings on Bike and Pedestrian Access to Transit Hubs
http://www.metro.net/news_info/press/Metro_090.htm
Metro.net

More going for Gold - Ridership on rail line rises nearly 19%
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_9398885?source=rss
Pasadena Star News

MTA Board -- Without Opposition From Boardmember Bonnie Lowenthal -- Moving Toward Vote After June Primary On Asking Bd. of Supes For Nov. Ballot Measure To Boost L.A. County Sales Tax
http://www.lbreport.com/news/may08/halftax1.htm
Long Beach Report

MTA says Eastside Extension may open ahead of schedule
http://snipurl.com/2b9nu
Los Angeles Wave

National Academies' Summit on America's Energy Future: Podcast Now Available
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9089
Transportation Research Board

Ontario buys land to alleviate parking problem
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_9400352?source=rss
San Bernardino Sun

Record gas prices: 21 straight days - Average at the pump tops $3.94 a gallon, with 11 states and D.C. above $4.
http://money.cnn.com/2008/05/28/news/economy/gas_prices/
CNN Money

Report ranks metro areas on pollution (Los Angeles, second lowest carbon footprint)
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/environment/2008-05-28-carbon_N.htm
USA Today

Ridership up almost 20 percent on the Gold Line
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/05/ridership-up-al.html
Los Angeles Times

Rising fuel thefts coming with high gas prices
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9409171
Daily News

Suit targets air quality along freeways - Environmental groups want to force the EPA to do more comprehensive monitoring
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-air29-2008may29,0,2660686.story
Los Angeles Times

Sundance Talks Sustainable Transit
http://laist.com/2008/05/27/sundance_talks.php
LAist

Traffic Volume Trends: February 2008
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9079
Transportation Research Board

Urban Areas on West Coast Produce Least Emissions Per Capita, Researchers Find
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/29/us/29pollute.html?_r=1&ref=us&oref=slogin
New York Times

5/28/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 28, 2008

Absence of riders hounds Megabus - Low-cost service leaving West Coast
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/business/20080527-9999-1b27mega.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Americans save energy, but no relief at pump seen
http://uk.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idUKN2733475920080527
Reuters

Commentary: Diesel risks mostly hot air?
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2008/may/27/diesel-risks-mostly-hot-air/
Washington Times

Congress Eyes a Rocket Train to Washington - New York Run Would Take Two Hours
http://www.nysun.com/national/congress-eyes-a-rocket-train-to-dc/78763/
NY Sun

Could $10 DMV fee pay for state parks? Proposal: Annual Surcharge, Free Admission
http://www.mercurynews.com/localnewsheadlines/ci_9400735
Mercury News

Democrats pass global warming tax on So Co Drivers While Gas Prices Soar, Democrats Vote to Make Driving More Expensive
http://www.sacunion.com/pages/california/articles/9792/
Sacramento Union

Gasoline, a bargain still
http://translib.blogspot.com/2008/05/gasoline-bargain-still.html
TransLib

HOT lanes on the fast track to success (Seattle)
http://snipurl.com/2b261
NBC 5 News

It's a Bus. It's a Train. It's Both!
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/05/half-bus-half-t.html
Wired

Light Rail and Its Alternatives (Tom Rubin presentation)
http://transportbox.blogspot.com/2008/05/may-27-2008-light-rail-and-its.html
Urban Transport Blog

Metro Gold Line ridership increases - Commuters seeking relief from gas prices
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_9396244
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metrolink crash defendant says he only meant to kill himself - Juan Manuel Alvarez, in testimony before a jury, apologizes for causing the wreck in Glendale in 2005 that killed 11 train passengers and injured 180
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-metrolink28-2008may28,0,413966.story
Los Angeles Times

More Expo Drama: "We'll Derail the Expo Line"
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/05/well_derail_the.php
Curbed LA

National Poll: Americans Expect Gas Prices to Rise More
http://www.streetsblog.org/2008/05/27/national-poll-americans-expect-gas-prices-to-rise-more/
StreetsBlog

Projects to improve traffic flow in Pomona
Train diversion, freeway interchange to ease congestion
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_9399079
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sacramento targets driving - Lawmaker says commuters must do part to combat global warming
http://snipurl.com/2azmc
North County Times

Tagger whose work allegedly appears on YouTube is arrested
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-buket28-2008may28,0,1408349.story
Los Angeles Times

Truckers pinched by diesel prices
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas28-2008may28,0,2147509.story
Los Angeles Times

Work-at-home programs may be shortest route to fuel relief
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus28-2008may28,0,2645542.column
Los Angeles Times

5/27/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 27, 2008

America's Oil Addiction Is Like A Drinking Problem
http://www.planetizen.com/node/31371
Planetizen

Americans Driving At Historic Lows
http://prwallstreet.com/article.cfm?articleID=19157
PR Wallstreet

As gas goes up, driving goes down
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/26/gas.driving/
CNN

Damien Goodmon In His Own Words (Expo Line)
http://ubrayj02.blogspot.com/2008/05/damien-goodmon-in-his-own-words.html
Ubraj Against the Machine

Found in LA: Street Hypocrisy
http://laist.com/2008/05/26/found_in_la_str.php
LAist

How to Make LA Bike Friendly
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/26/how-to-make-la-bike-friendly/
StreetsBlogLA

Inland freeway projects costing millions more than expected
http://snipurl.com/2av97
Press Enterprise

Long Beach port's Middle Harbor plan aimed at clearing region's air - The facility would be allowed to emit no more than half the pollution currently generated
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-terminal27-2008may27,1,5492395.story
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County Contributes to High Desert Corridor JPA
http://www.bestsyndication.com/?q=20080526_high_desert_corridor.htm
BestSyndication

Obama on Transit and Bikes
http://carfreeusa.blogspot.com/2008/05/obama-on-transit-and-bikes.html
CarefreeUSA

Oil prices will torpedo highway programs
http://snipurl.com/2arbf
Jamestown Sun
Link to Caltrans’ paving asphalt price index: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/oe/asphalt_index/astable.html

Powerful Electric Trucks to be Manufactured in Los Angeles
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/may2008/2008-05-21-092.asp
Environment News Service

Riverside Co. Cities Challenging SCAG, State Housing Requirements
http://californiacitynews.typepad.com/californiacitynewsorg/2008/05/riverside-co-ci.html
California City News

SF's BART in talks for full Wi-Fi rollout - Startup Wi-Fi Rail to build $20 million network, which would be paid for by rider subscriptions and advertising, at no cost to the rail system
http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/05/23/SF-BART-in-talks-for-full-Wi-Fi-rollout_1.html
InfoWorld

Smart California Port Policy for the Green-Growth Future, Spearheaded by Progressives
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/05/a_smart_califor.html
California Progress Report

Torrance bottlenecks get green light for improvements
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9374190
Daily Breeze

We've hit the limit on fuel prices
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_9388300?source=rss
Press Telegram

5/26/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday May 26, 2008

America's traffic system behind the times (Signal Sychronization)
http://www.macon.com/202/story/360532.html
Macon Telegraph

Commuting 101: Using Lower Gears
http://commutebybike.com/2008/05/26/commuting-101-using-lower-gears/
Commute By Bike

Daniel Weintraub: California Budget 101: What went wrong, when
http://www.sacbee.com/110/story/963152.html
Sacramento Bee

FORUM: Toll road won't be built with tax dollars (AB 1954)
http://snipurl.com/2apdn
North County Times

Funding debate rolls on (California High Speed Rail)
http://snipurl.com/2apbj
Railway Gazette International

Gas not only car-related cost driven up - Maintenance, repair, rental charges hit drivers in wallet
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9380389
Daily News

Hearing scheduled on Highway 118 widening
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/26/in-brief/
Ventura County Star

Let's exit our national traffic mess
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/outlook/5799981.html
Houston Chronicle

Long Beach Close To Agreements On 8 Infrastructure Projects
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=307
Cunningham Report

More flights may aid airport in Palmdale
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9380328
Daily News

New 101-405 freeway interchange could reduce traffic -- and wildlife -- in the area
Environmentalists are opposing proposals for a new connector that would be built within the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. Caltrans is expected to decide on the proposals by the end of June
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-wildlife26-2008may26,0,6697508.story
Los Angeles Times

Oil prices rise above $133 a barrel in electronic trade
http://www.latimes.com/business/nationworld/wire/ats-ap_business11may26,1,6771343.story Los Angeles Times

REGION: 'Flyaway' would provide direct passage to airport
http://snipurl.com/2ap5s
North County Times

5/25/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 25, 2008

All events are special to city traffic division
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9372801
Daily News

An easy way to deal with traffic (Measure B)
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/25/an-easy-way-to-deal-with-traffic/
Ventura County Star

Azusa honored for planning excellence
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_9366177
Pasadena Star News

Biking To Dodger Stadium (Updated)
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/05/23/biking-to-dodger-stadium/
MetBlogsLA

bumpy stretch for Orange County toll roads - Ridership is down as some drivers cut back because of the slow economy
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tollroad25-2008may25,0,850826.story
Los Angeles Times

Buses on shoulders
http://www.dailybulletin.com/letters/ci_9372031
Daily Bulletin

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

Fuel-Tax Cheating Multiplies in U.S. as Bootlegging Pays Off
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=avOHRPON99ng&refer=us
Blooberg

Handful of Inland areas recommended for Prop. 1B funds; more are turned down
http://snipurl.com/2aiaa
Press Enterprise

June 8: A popular day for touring the L.A. River
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/05/june-8-a-popula.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

LA Needs more Parking Space – I don’t think so…
http://parkingtoday.typepad.com/parking_blog/2008/05/la-needs-more-p.html
Parking Today

Larry Wilson: New-found undying desire for streetcars
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_9373977
Pasadena Star News

L.A. Subway Ridership Spikes in 2008
http://www.planetizen.com/node/31362
Planetizen

Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning
http://www.planetizen.com/debates
Planetizen

Riding the Rails - Pumped-Up Gas Prices Fuel Commuters’ Desire to Get Off the Roads
http://snipurl.com/2ajpe
San Diego Business Journal

SF's BART in Talks for Full Wi-Fi Rollout
http://snipurl.com/2aiah
PC World

Street Smart: Streetcars and Cities in the 21st Century Workshop
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/23/street-smart-streetcars-and-cities-in-the-21st-century-workshop/#more-702
StreetsBlogLA

Teeth Gritted, Drivers Adjust to $4 Gasoline
http://biz.yahoo.com/nytimes/080524/1194778113899.html?.v=8
Yahoo! Business

Telecommuters save money, cut pollution
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_9371499?source=rss
Press Telegram

Transportation Planners Take Look at Funding
http://snipurl.com/2ajsi
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Urge Congress to Support Amtrak and Passenger Rail
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/05/23/urge-congress-to-support-amtrak-and-passenger-rail/
StreetsBlogLA

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