Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

6/07/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday June 7, 2008

As Pump Prices Soar, Passengers Rush to Amtrak’s Surfliner - $400 Million Available To Improve Rail Service
http://snipurl.com/2efo9
San Diego Business Journal

Bob Lutz Drives the Volt, Calls It 'Electrifying'
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/06/bob-lutz-drives.html
Wired

Breakthrough Hydrogen Car Gets 650 Miles Per Tank
http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1717/
EcoGeek

Building Roads to Reduce Traffic Congestion in America's Cities: How Much and at What Cost?
http://www.reason.org/ps346/index.shtml
Reason

Congresswoman to Congestion Pricing: Slow Down!
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/congresswoman-t.html
Los Angeles Times

Crude oil price rises more than $10 to another record - Hopes of a market turnaround are dashed amid predictions of $150-a-barrel oil. The price of gasoline reaches an all-time high in California
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-oil7-2008jun07,0,2670741.story
Los Angeles Times

Drillers probe mountain to find route for tunnel to ease Riverside Freeway traffic - Tests are to find the water table and determine soil types. The decision on whether to build also depends on financing
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tunnel7-2008jun07,0,2551264.story
Los Angeles Times

Foothill Dump the Pump – free rides
http://snipurl.com/2edjt
Foothill Transit

Getting the Transportation Infrastructure We Need
http://www.planetizen.com/node/33369
Planetizen

Gold Line may get funding
http://www2.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_9508970
Whittier Daily News

Latest Traffic Updates (LADOT Traffic Officers)
http://www.garmentandcitizen.com/category/news/photo-story/2008-06-06-1.php
Garment & Citizen

MagLev train to Las Vegas gets study money
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9509344
Daily Breeze

Missing Links - Public transit ridership is up, but no one's talking about a better system
http://www.grist.org/feature/2008/06/06/avent/
Grist

National Transit Union Proposes a Smart Fuel Subsidy
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/06/national-transit-union-proposes-a-smart-fuel-subsidy/#more-755
StreetsBlogLA

Oil prices soar, stocks tumble as jobs vanish
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_9508081
Whittier Daily News

Planning for a bright future
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_9498258
Pasadena Star News

Rail Riders Coming Out for Pride
http://boifromtroy.com/?p=7288
BoiFromTroy

Republicans Stop Feuer’s Efforts to Lower Sales Tax Threshold
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/06/republicans-stop-feuer%E2%80%99s-efforts-to-lower-sales-tax-threshold/
StreetsBlogLA

San Diego - Prepare for transit fare hikes
http://snipurl.com/2efqc
San Diego Union Tribune

Southern California commuting times map -- click on 'view larger map'
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/southland-commu.html
Explaining the map and preview of traffic series
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/explaining-the.html
Bottleneck Blog

Streetsblog Wrap Up
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2008/06/streetsblog-wrap-up.html
StreetHeatLA

Transportation bill includes funding for studies of Disneyland-to-Vegas MagLev train
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9504688?source=rss
Daily Breeze

What hath our initiative process wrought?
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-broverman6-2008jun06,0,1055719.story
Los Angeles Times

6/06/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday June 6, 2008

Assemblyman Eng named Assembly Transportation Cmte. Chairman
http://www.redcounty.com/la/2008/06/assemblyman-eng-named-assembly/
Red County

Caltrans Official Elected Chair of Intelligent Transportation Society of America Board
http://snipurl.com/2e9r2
Business Wire

At $4, Everybody Gets Rational
http://tinyurl.com/6xr3s4
Washington Post

Congressman Earl Blumenauer Energizes Federal Effort to ‘Rebuild and Renew America’
http://snipurl.com/2e9yd
The Planning Report

Daily Fuel Gauge Report
http://www.fuelgaugereport.com/sbsavg.asp
AAA

Dan Walters: Parties far apart on fixing California's budget deficit
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/993323.html
Sacramento Bee

DASH drivers to stay on the job after strike threat
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9491827?source=rss
Daily News

Expo to Alhambra: The Lay of the Land
http://takethemetro.blogspot.com/2008/06/expo-to-alhambra-lay-of-land.html
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

Gas prices too high? Your employer might help - More and more companies are taking steps to ease the burden of record-high gas prices. The most popular option: A compressed workweek of four ten-hour days
http://snipurl.com/2e9pi
CNN

Google Adds Bus/Train Directions To Maps For Mobile
http://tinyurl.com/5wx6ru
Information Week

Google Maps Adds Transit Directions For The Phone
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/05/AR2008060503031.html
Washington Post

Google Maps mobile gets updated in celebration of $5 gas
http://www.webware.com/8300-1_109-2-0.html?keyword=Google+Mobile
Webware

How Long Is Too Long? (Rapid Buses)
http://metroriderla.com/2008/06/05/how-long-is-too-long/
MetroRiderLA

India's Future Rides on 76-Year-Old `Metro Man': Andy Mukherjee - India's Institute of Economic Growth estimates that investment in the project has a rate of return -- including the benefits from reduced air pollution -- of 24 percent, an extremely gratifying utilization of taxpayers' money.
http://tinyurl.com/64vbxg
Bloomberg

L.A. Councilmember Wendy Greuel Addresses Mobility 21’s Valley Transportation Leaders
http://snipurl.com/2e9ym
The Planning Report

LA port lowers revenue forecast as imports slump
http://www.cargonewsasia.com/secured/article.aspx?id=3&article=16281
Cargo News Asia

Last Day to Register Online for LACBC’s River Ride
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/05/last-day-to-register-online-for-lacbcs-river-ride/
StreetsBlogLA

Los Angeles Avenue may add two lanes
http://www.moorparkacorn.com/news/2008/0606/front_page/003.html
Moorpark Acorn

MTA Decisions Influenced by Race & Affluence?
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1301/
CityWatchLA

MTA still wants a subway to the sea - Four possible routes remain. Lack of money may make the plans hypothetical
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage6-2008jun06,0,1859157.column
Los Angeles Times

Rail Riders Come Out for Pride
http://railriders.la/2008/06/05/rail-riders-come-out-for-pride/
Rail Riders Union

Red light camera roulette: L.A. is money loser, Culver City rakes it in
A Times review of photo fine-collection systems in Los Angeles County shows sharply mixed results. Some cities make a profit while others run in the red. None say the program is meant to be an ATM
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-redlightmoney6-2008jun06,0,1041866.story
Los Angeles Times

Ride Your Bike to the Beach Along Restored River Paths
http://www.egpnews.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=browse&id=&pageid=287
Eastside Sun

Ruling on oil, gas prices may sap U.S. royalties
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9495368
Daily News

Schwarzenegger “Peppered” with Questions about Vehicle Licenses
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/05/schwarzenegger-peppered-with-questions-about-vehicle-licenses/
StreetsBlogLA

Senate: State Must Prove Rail Won't Generate Unexpected Expenses To Voters
Officials Streamlining Finances Of $40 Billion Project (High Speed Rail)
http://www.nbc11.com/news/16518873/detail.html?rss=bay&psp=news
NBC 11 TV

Soaring prices will boost conservation
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_9495615
Pasadena Star News

Subway to the sea Q&A
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/subway-to-the-s.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

The Militant TAPs Into The Future!
http://militantangeleno.blogspot.com/2008/06/whats-on-tap.html
Militant Angeleno

Top Schools For Urban Planners
http://www.planetizen.com/education/planning
Planetizen

Trucking group readies L.B. port suit
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9496736
Daily Breeze

Union Pacific raises questions about CA bullet train safety
http://forcechange.com/2008/06/05/union-pacific-raises-questions-about-ca-bullet-train-safety/
Force Change

Why Is Union Pacific Messing With California High Speed Rail?
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/06/why_is_union_pa.html
California Progress Report

6/05/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday June 5, 2008

$32M OK'd for LAX runway safety
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_9460932
Daily Breeze

Airport revenue is strong - First economic study conducted at Bob Hope in 12 years shows some robust growth
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/articles/2008/06/04/business/gnp-airport04.txt
Glendale News Press

Barack Obama: Strengthening America’s Transportation
Infrastructure
http://www.barackobama.com/issues/pdf/FactSheetTransportation.pdf
Obama ‘08
(Transit and Transportation issues are not directly addressed on the McCain ‘08 site http://www.johnmccain.com/)

Changed Your Commute to Save Gas? You May Save on Insurance, Too
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/changed-your-commute-to-save,418515.shtml
Earthtimes

Court Throws Out Part of Metrolink Derailment Suit (push-pull)
http://www.metnews.com/articles/2008/scra060408.htm
Metropolitan News Enterprise

Curbed Poll: Neighborhood Train Stop Worth The $$$?
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/06/sales_tax_for_t.php
Curbed LA

End of the road for SUVs? High gas prices are finally steering motorists away from the gas guzzlers. Corporate America, take note
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-cars4-2008jun04,0,1357802.story
Los Angeles Times

Fight on the Expo Line, Chapter 2
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/a-fight-on-the.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Free rides under 'Spare the Air' program to end
http://www.contracostatimes.com/bayandstate/ci_9475328?nclick_check=1
Contra Costa Times

Going Public: From Los Angeles To RailsConf 2008
http://deadprogrammersociety.blogspot.com/2008/06/going-public-from-los-angeles-to.html
Dead Programmer Society

How many work hours to pay for tank of gas? Use the online calculator
http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/04/23/gas.prices/index.html#cnnSTCOther1
CNN (thanks to http://www.transittalent.com/ )

LABAC Recognizes Change is Coming, Endorses Reyes’ Reforms
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/04/labac-recognizes-change-is-coming-and-endorses-reyes-reforms/
StreetsBlogLA

Largest Transit Union in North America Calls on Congress to Relieve Pain at the Pump by Funding Expanded Bus and Rail Service - Plan Calls for Subsidizing Fuel for U.S. Transit Agencies
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/largest-transit-union-in-north,420425.shtml
EarthTimes

Let's get serious about public transit
http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/06/04/reich_public_transit
Marketplace/NPR

Mike Feuer moves forward bill to increase sales tax in LA County to pay for subway
http://calitics.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=6114
Calitics

Mike Feuer - The war on congestion, his Schwinn Stingray and playing catch with his dad
http://www.lacitybeat.com/cms/story/detail/mike_feuer/7089/
LA City Beat

Man, Machine and Movement: Creating a New Transportation Paradigm
http://enr.ecnext.com/coms2/article_opviar080603
Engineering News Record

Orange County & Metrolink
http://takethemetro.blogspot.com/2008/06/orange-county-metrolink.html
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

Pothole of the week
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Pump Pundit U.C. energy expert Severin Borenstein says bring on the gas tax
http://www.themonthly.com/kilduff-06-08.html
The Monthly

Trouble for high-speed rail in California?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/trouble-for-hig.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Union Pacific blocks Los Angeles to San Francisco bullet train - Rail line officials won't yield its right of way, citing safety and operational concerns with a high-speed line close to freight trains
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bullet5-2008jun05,0,7414713.story
Los Angeles Times

Union Pacific’s HSR Games
http://cahsr.blogspot.com/2008/06/union-pacifics-hsr-games.html
California High Speed Rail Blog

6/04/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday June 4, 2008

$3.2 billion budget approved for airport
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9459968
Press Telegram

California Court of Appeal Finds in Metrolink’s Favor (push-pull)
http://californianewswire.com/2008/06/03/CNW1522_231014.php
California Wire

Connecting Transportation Decision Making with Responsible Land Use: State and Regional Policies, Programs, and Incentives
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9107
Transportation Research Board

Drivers now riding mass transit - Gas prices mean cars left home
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9469764
Daily News

Fight over the Expo line
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/a-fight-over-th.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Getting to Work in Goleta
http://www.independent.com/news/2008/jun/02/goleta-grapevine/
Santa Barbara Independent

Good morning -- and don't mess with unicyclists!
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/last-call.html
Los Angeles Times

Group gets 90 days to buy park - HAWTHORNE: Although sale is delayed, buyer says he won't give up parcel of land without a fight (CALTRANS)
http://toplistings.dailybreeze.com/ci_9450274
Daily Breeze

Highway Funding Bill May Go to the Voters
http://www.keyt.com/news/local/19512369.html
KEYT 3 TV

Hollywood Bowl Summer Season Service Begins (Foothill Transit)
http://www.foothilltransit.org/EAlert/NewsDisplay.aspx?ID=489&type=news
Foothill Transit

Hollywood Freeway Park Envisioned: Pigeon Lady Included
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/06/hollywood_freew_1.php
Curbed LA

How's your 'Metroquette'?
http://laist.com/2008/06/03/hows_your_metro.php
LAist

How to drive people from taking mass transit, Part 2
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/how-to-drive-pe.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

'I'm not a terrorist,' says Metrolink crash defendant - Juan Manuel Alvarez, on trial in 2005 Glendale train wreck that killed 11, testifies that he's being portrayed unfairly
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-metrolink4-2008jun04,0,2985976.story
Los Angeles Times

L.A. County supervisor race heads to runoff
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-supes4-2008jun04,0,6574214.story
Los Angeles Times

LA Streetsblog Chat with Author and Cyclist Erik Knutzen
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/03/la-streetsblog-chat-with-author-and-cyclist-erik-knutzen/
StreetsBlogLA

Los Angeles Adds To CNG Bus Fleet
http://www.aviationnews.net/?do=headline&news_ID=155497
Aviation News

Lowenthal bests Uranga
http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_9472315
Press Telegram

Mass transit demand rises, costs soar - Fuel prices and smaller government subsidies are squeezing transit budgets
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0604/p01s09-usgn.html
Christian Science Monitor

Most L.A. County tax, bond issues passing - Returns show voters approving five measures to generate revenue and rejecting two
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-local4-2008jun04,0,4495429.story
Los Angeles Times

Oil Dependence Is Transport Running Out of Affordable Fuel? http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9117
Transportation Research Board

Oyster is a 'must have' for young people
http://tinyurl.com/67wo4r
Newsshopper

Pygmy goat boards TriMet bus
http://videos.oregonlive.com/oregonlive/2008/06/pygmy_goat_boards_trimet_bus.html
Oregon Live

Research Pays Off - Estimating Maintenance Costs for Mixed High-Speed Passenger and Freight Rail Corridors: A New Tool for Rail Planners http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9103
Transportation Research Board

Residents to fuel up on biodiesel
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/060308.pdf
Santa Monica Daily Press

Sales tax bill advances
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/sales-tax-bill.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Save money on gas: Buy a $53,000 electric car!
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/save-money-on-g.html
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

This Train Departs Next
http://metroriderla.com/2008/06/03/this-train-departs-next/
MetroRiderLA

Towards a Global Approach to Automotive Fuel Economy
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9114
Transportation Research Board

Transit Ridership Setting Records Nationwide…So Why the Transit Cuts?
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/03/transit-ridership-setting-records-nationwideso-why-the-transit-cuts/
StreetsBlogLA

With Gas at $4 a Gallon, We Need Public Transportation, But Why We Can't Get It
http://robertreich.blogspot.com/2008/06/with-gas-at-4-gallon-we-need-public.html
RobertReich

6/03/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday June 3, 2008

6,500 warm up to toll lanes; SR 167 HOT lanes completes opening month
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2008/06/2-hotlanes.htm
Washington State DOT

Bus Stops to Get GPS Maps
http://laist.com/2008/06/02/bus_stops_to_ge.php
LAist

Center for Environmental Excellence
http://environment.transportation.org/
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Coaster Rider Increase Means Less Parking Spaces
http://www.10news.com/news/16440955/detail.html
10 News

Community Comes Out for a Better Van Nuys
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/02/community-comes-out-for-a-better-van-nuys/
StreetsBlogLA

Court Flight - The Other Funicular
http://onbunkerhill.org/node/130
On Bunker Hill

Cycling in Beijing
http://thecityfix.com/cycling-in-beijing/
The City Fix

Downtown LA Critical Mass
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/02/downtown-la-critical-mass/
StreetsBlogLA

Dump the Pump Day looms; RTA offers free rides
http://www.inlandnewstoday.com/story.php?s=1595
Inland News Today

Foothill Hollywood Bowl Service for June 14-15
http://www.foothilltransit.org/EAlert/NewsDisplay.aspx?ID=488&type=news
Foothill Transit

Gas Prices Lessen Commute Times
http://laist.com/2008/06/02/gas_prices_less.php
LAist

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Wins Top Honor at 2008 APTA International Rail Rodeo
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/080602_rail_rodeo.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Los Angeles County Expands Agreement with Pictometry for Aerial Imagery
http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/index.php?duty=Show&id=22983&trv=1
Directions Magazine

Man arrested in alleged bomb hoax (Metrolink)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_9447315?source=rss
Pasadena Star News

Mass transit braces for fed-up drivers
http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/06/02/transit_crunch
Marketplace/NPR

Nancy Pelosi Keynote Address at American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference in SF
http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/48748152_nancy-pelosi-keynote-address-american-public-trans
All American Patriots

Oil Prices Affecting Asphalt As Well, Creating Opening for Greener Roads
http://www.planetizen.com/node/33267&rf=rss
Planetizen

Public Transit Ridership Continues To Grow In The First Quarter Of 2008
http://www.apta.com/media/releases/080602_ridership_report.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Remarks For James S. Simpson, Administrator Federal Transit Administration - APTA Rail Conference - San Francisco, Ca June 2, 2008
http://www.fta.dot.gov/news/speeches/news_events_8247.html
Federal Transit Administration

Report calls for national transportation policy
http://www.finance-commerce.com/article.cfm/2008/06/03/Expert-urges-better-connections-in-35W-bridge-area
Finance and Commerce

Serving Unbanked Consumers in the Transit Industry
http://www.smartcardalliance.org/newsletter/may_2008/feature_0508.html
Smart Card Alliance/Smart Card Talk

Skyrocketing gasoline prices force changes
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas3-2008jun03,1,3738823.story
Los Angeles Times

Students learn to share the road (Page 1 and Page 8)
http://www.smdp.com/site/archives/060208.pdf
Santa Monica Daily Press

Taking Transit Because Gas is too Expensive? Get in Line
http://live.asce.org/blog/1/asce/transit/?permalink=Taking-Transit-Because-Gas-is-too-Expensive-Get-in-Line.html
American Society of Civil Engineers/Our Failing Infrastructure

Traffic Congestion Costing $12 billion a Year, by Wendy Gruel
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1297/
CityWatchLA

Transit use soars - budget heads the other way
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/03/MN2S111RJT.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Washington, D.C. Union Station Photo Flap
http://tinyurl.com/5twqdr
FOX News

6/02/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday June 2, 2008

As gas prices climb, L.A. changes - Paying $4 a gallon, drivers seek rideshares, public transportation and shorter commutes
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9450223
Press Telegram

Green growth mandate
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_9448290
Pasadena Star News

High gas prices are a global issue - Drivers, as well as fishermen and farmers, are being pummeled. Some are demanding government help
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-worldgas2-2008jun02,0,1770608.story
Los Angeles Times

LA's Slow Ride to Car-Free Freedom
http://www.carectomy.com/index.php/Bus/LA-s-Slow-Ride-to-Car-Free-Freedom
Carectomy

Preliminary Schematic for a centralized Orange County Transit System
http://takethemetro.blogspot.com/2008/06/preliminary-schematic-for-centralized.html
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

Ridership on mass transit breaks records
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-06-01-mass-transit_N.htm
USA Today

Senate to take up climate bill
http://tinyurl.com/64bhn7
Associated Press

Thomas Elias: High-speed rail can work here
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_9448257
Press Telegram

Trains gaining as sensible alternative to cars
http://tinyurl.com/5rt9wu
San Francisco Chronicle

Transportation Funding Legislation Database
http://www.ncsl.org/programs/transportation/fundingdb.cfm
National Conference of State Legislatures

Wonder where your bus is? Check GPS
http://www.the-signal.com/news/article/2153/
Santa Clarita Signal

6/01/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday June 1, 2008

$32 million OK'd for Hwy. 118 widening
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/may/31/in-brief/
Ventura County Star

Bicycle Commuter Benefit on House Tax Extender Bill
http://commutebybike.com/2008/05/30/commuter-tax-benefit/
Commute By Bike

Bill seeks new Gold Line funds (AB 2321)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_9442316
Pasadena Star News

Bus to Bowl is hot ticket for concerts
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_9442180
Whittier Daily News

Driven to a 'T' - Couple travel 3,000 miles in a 1926 'Flivver'
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_9442447
Whittier Daily News

Gridlock led 27 pct of drivers to abandon trips
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN2945997820080530
Reuters

House Committee Approves Transit Bill
http://railfanning.org/news/archives/746
Railfanning.org

Long Beach Parking Lots Get Their Day in the Sun
http://laist.com/2008/05/31/long_beach_park.php
LAist

Masdar City Will Be World's First Zero-Carbon, Zero-Waste, Car-free City
http://green-changemakers.blogspot.com/2008/05/masdar-city-will-be-worlds-first-zero.html
The Green Changemakers

Metro TweetWatch: Exercise!
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/05/30/metro-tweetwatch-exercise/
MetBlogsLA

Naseeb M. Saliba, 93; construction mogul oversaw Southern California projects
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/valley/la-me-saliba1-2008jun01,0,7440174.story
Los Angeles Times

Riverside County transportation planners show value of ambitious agendas
http://tinyurl.com/4jamlo
Press Enterprise

Second Life Utilized to Design a Personal Mass Transit System
http://www.designnews.com/blog/460000246/post/610027461.html
Design News

Soaring food, gas prices taking their toll
Climbing cost of living leaves many pinching their pennies, struggling to cover basics
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9441641
Daily News

Top Schools For Urban Planners
http://www.planetizen.com/topschools
Planetizen

World's First Renewable Gasoline
http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1687/
EcoGeek