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7/12/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 12, 2008

57 freeway to widen, but not everyone happy - Commuters would love more road; nearby residents say they fear health risks
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/residents-freeway-project-2090775-octa-brea
Orange County Register

Antonovich Announces Metro Gold Line sets all-time Ridership record
http://tinyurl.com/6m8bmd
West Ranch Beacon

Bicycle Skills Workshop
http://www.bikerowave.org/2008/07/11/bicycle-skills-workshop/
Bikerowave

Bloomberg Set To Unveil 'Congestion Parking'
http://wcbstv.com/seenon/nyc.parking.congestion.2.768386.html
CBS News New York

Build a Livable Streets Knowledge Base. Contribute to StreetsWiki
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/11/build-a-livable-streets-knowledge-base-contribute-to-streetswiki/
StreetsBlogLA

Can’t Find a Parking Spot? Check Smartphone
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/12/business/12newpark.html?ref=technology
New York Times

DOT proposes contest to 'green' jet fuel industry
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-9987675-54.html?hhTest=1
CNet

Frustrated with gas prices? Ditch the ride! Chris Balish's new book provides a guide to life without a car
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25609661/
MSNBC

Inland, other counties draw line at highway funds, ready plea to lawmakers
http://tinyurl.com/5z2yz6
Press Enterprise

Metro rail ridership surges in June
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/metro-rail-ride.html
Bottleneck Blog

Metro system only as strong as its links, locations
http://tinyurl.com/5r3jee
Sherman Oaks Sun

Montebello Transit Rolls Into the Red
http://tinyurl.com/6dvloj
Eastside Sun

New venue sought for toll road hearing - UC Irvine's Bren Center backs out after the estimated attendance grows to 10,000, double its capacity
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-toll12-2008jul12,0,2496287.story
Los Angeles Times

November ballot may be full of tax, bond measures - It's unclear how voters stressed by economic woes might react to such items as the $30-million anti-gang tax that the Los Angeles City Council decided Friday to put before the electorate
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tax12-2008jul12,0,5185207.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Rules of the rail - Editorial writer Eryn Brown says now that we're using more mass transit, we've got to learn riders' etiquette
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-etiquette12-2008jul12,0,3853041.story
Los Angeles Times

Sales tax spending plan
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/sales-tax-spend.html
Bottleneck Blog

Sprinter weekend service to increase Saturday
http://tinyurl.com/6q4pe7
North County Times

Stop harassing cyclists - As more Angelenos get on bikes, motorists must learn to share the road
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-bikes12-2008jul12,0,3850676.story
Los Angeles Times

White House puts warming threats on back burner - It rejects the EPA staff's findings on greenhouse gases and passes the issue on to the next president
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-na-greenhouse12-2008jul12,0,4358924.story
Los Angeles Times

7/11/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday June 11, 2008

Americans use less gas, hurt highway trust fund: CBO
http://tinyurl.com/5baday
Reuters

Amtrak expands random security sweeps
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2008-07-10-amtrak_N.htm
USA Today

Black cloud over estimates of tugboat, cargo ship soot
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2008/07/deadly-plumes-t.html
GreenSpace

Building a Long Beach bond plan - Mayor Bob Foster makes a case for $571 million to fund Long Beach infrastructure
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_9846462
Press Telegram

California Must Change the Way Land Use and Transportation Decisions are Made to Reduce Greenhouse Gases that Cause Global Warming and Implement AB 32
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/07/california_must_7.html
California Progress Report

City Will Explore Broad Bike-Sharing Plan
http://tinyurl.com/6a3mbu
New York Times

Do We Want Less Parking?
http://parkingla.blogspot.com/2008/07/do-we-want-less-parking.html
Parking LA

EPA's Greenhouse Gas Plan-Or Is It?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2008/07/epas-greenhou-1.html
GreenSpace

EPA raises stink by lowering value of a life
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9846325
Daily News

Expo Line, Phase 2: the looming battle
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/expo-line-phase.html
Bottleneck Blog

Freeway information available via cellphone
http://www.moorparkacorn.com/news/2008/0711/community/015.html
Moorpark Acorn

Getting a green light on a bike
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/getting-a-gre-1.html
Bottleneck Blog

Gov. Schwarzenegger Throws Support Behind High-Speed Rail
http://www.nbc11.com/news/16837498/detail.html
NBC

LA Fire Department all 'aTwitter' over Web 2.0
http://www.pcworld.com/article/135518/la_fire_department_all_atwitter_over_web_20.html
PC World

L.A./ONT takes big hit - ExpressJet loss means 20% less airport traffic
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_9846376
Daily Bulletin

Long ride home - Public transit needs to become more efficient in the age of dwindling travel choices
http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/the_long_ride_home/6160/
Pasadena Weekly

Move L.A.’s Denny Zane Enlists Broad Support for Local Half-Cent Sales Tax for Congestion Relief
http://tinyurl.com/6zbr5f
The Planning Report

Museum to open in old Santa Fe train depot
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_9846011
Daily Bulletin

Orange Line Breaks Record Ridership
http://laist.com/2008/07/10/orange_line_breaks_record_ridership.php
LAist

Parked in the red zone - Time may be up for Inter-Con Security’s lucrative city parking enforcement contract as criticisms pile up
http://tinyurl.com/6rwmfc
Pasadena Weekly

Public Utilities Commission Hears Residents Concerns Regarding Expo Rail Safety
http://www.lawattstimes.com/articles/2008/07/10/news/front%20page2.txt
L.A. Watts Times

Rail food daily: Dining gems along L.A.'s subway and light rail stops
http://www.latimes.com/la-gd-cover10-2008jul10,0,841168.story
Los Angeles Times

Redesigning Urban Transport
http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=7114
The Globalist

Sales tax sought for transit
http://tinyurl.com/6rymdd
La CaƱada Valley Sun

Show Amtrak What You’re Made Of
http://oc.metblogs.com/2008/07/10/show-amtrak-what-youre-made-of/
MetBlogs OC

Speier seeks national speed limit to save gas
http://tinyurl.com/5svb6y
San Francisco Chronicle

The joy of $8 gas - Why life would be better if the cost of fuel here were as high here as in Europe
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-stein11-2008jul11,0,258677.column
Los Angeles Times

There's no reason to go hungry near Metrolink's stops
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/wheel/la-gd-coverside10-2008jul10,0,2520410.story
Los Angeles Times

Transit dead-end - Political squabbling over funds from a proposed sales tax hike is getting us nowhere
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-transit11-2008jul11,0,774987.story
Los Angeles Times

Transportation news: Trucking and rail concerns differ on raising truck weights from 80,000 to 97,000 pounds
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA6577420.html
Logistics Management

Victorville is the second fastest growing large city in the U.S.
http://tinyurl.com/6lswut
Victorville Daily Press

What environmentalism could learn from LA
http://tinyurl.com/5uv88x
What PC

Why is the Orange Line BRT called a success?
http://theoverheadwire.blogspot.com/2008/07/why-is-orange-line-brt-called-success.html
The Overhead Wire

7/10/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 10, 2008

110 freeway in Los Angeles may not be totally free for much longer
http://tinyurl.com/56uwh8
KFI 640 AM

$500k earmarked to study Westside traffic
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2008/07/500k-earmarked.html
LA Now

Bike Sales Skyrocket With Gas Prices
http://www.carectomy.com/index.php/Bikes/Bike-Sales-Skyrocket-With-Gas-Prices
Carectomy

BMW's Building an Electric Mini. You Can't Have One
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/07/bmws-building-a.html
Wired

Budget standoff: That's it for cuts, Dems say
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/1072334.html
Sacramento Bee

California Finalizes High-Speed Train Route - Approval of Environmental Impact Report on Bay Area Route Clears Way for Voters to Determine Fate of Train in California
http://tinyurl.com/6cfl84
Market Watch

Cityhood backers launch signature drive (East Los Angeles)
http://tinyurl.com/68uw6x
Los Angeles Wave

City of South Pasadena to Present Second Annual Clean-Air Car Show & Film Festival
http://beaconmedianews.com/?p=578
Pasadena Cosmopolitan

City Hopes One-Way Is The Way To Reduce Traffic
http://cbs2.com/local/One.Way.Pico.2.767114.html
CBS 2 TV

CTA to attack bus-bunching with GPS, mobile supervisors
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-city-cta-daley-both-08jul09,0,5851371.story
Chicago Tribune

Do You Trust MTA With $40 billion? - Vast sums spent on West Coast mass transit haven't paid off. Now they want a tax
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/do-you-trust-mta-with-40-billion/19239/
L.A. Weekly

First route for California bullet trains approved
http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0935892220080710
Reuters

Freeway connector to close for repairs in Riverside
http://tinyurl.com/5bvuto
Desert Sun

Google Transit for Metro?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/google-transit.html
Bottleneck Blog

Guerrilla gardeners dig in to beautify Los Angeles streets
http://tinyurl.com/55mzbl
Ventura County Star

Jury Views Rail Cars Involved In Deadly Metrolink Derailment
http://www.knbc.com/news/16829276/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

Long Beach port buys 300 new trucks for $35 million
http://tinyurl.com/6qptza
Land Line

Mercedes to cut petroleum out of lineup by 2015
http://green.yahoo.com/blog/ecogeek/603/mercedes-to-cut-petroleum-out-of-lineup-by-2015.html
EcoGeek

Metro’s VanPool Program Might Be L.A.’s Saving Grace
http://tinyurl.com/6xexn7
LA Cityzine

New Mayor Could Weaken London Congestion Charge
http://www.streetsblog.org/2008/07/09/new-mayor-could-weaken-london-congestion-charge/
StreetsBlog

On the subway with Zev
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/on-the-subway-w.html
Bottleneck Blog

Santa Monica: The Gridlock Wars Are Here - The city is an inaccessible moat
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/santa-monica-the-gridlock-wars-are-here/19242/
L.A. Weekly

Senate Appropriators Take on Highway Trust Fund Shortfall
http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=cqmidday-000002913162
Congressional Quarterly

Study: Highways Don’t Pay for Themselves
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/09/study-highways-dont-pay-for-themselves/
Streetsblog LA

Take back L.A.
http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/take_back_la_20080709/
The Jewish Journal

Valley's Orange Line has appeal
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9833361
Daily News

Valuing Transit Service Quality Improvements
http://www.nctr.usf.edu/abstracts/jptv11n2Litman.htm
Journal of Public Transportation

Why trust MTA with more cash?
http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_9822096
Daily News

7/09/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 9, 2008

Assembly panel advances plan to extend 91 Express toll lanes to Riverside
http://tinyurl.com/6l6peq
Press Enterprise

Bridge over railroad on track - Project hoped to help traffic
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_9821922
Daily Bulletin

Conflict between bicyclists, motorists boils over in Brentwood - Two experienced riders are hurt on Mandeville Canyon Road in what police describe as a 'road-rage incident.' L.A. councilman calls for a meeting on the issue
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-bike9-2008jul09,0,7229849.story
Los Angeles Times

Congestion pricing plan may switch routes - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa met with San Gabriel Valley leaders last month to discuss changing toll lanes from the 210 Freeway to the 110 Freeway south of downtown
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage9-2008jul09,0,3825241.column?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Culver Commons Project Coming to Ghost Car Dealerships
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/07/culver_commons.php
Curbed LA

Five stops planned at start - METROLINK: The Perris Valley Line could have stations ready for 2011 opening day
http://tinyurl.com/5a86y4
Press Enterprise

Guest blogger visits Curitiba, home of the busway
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/guest-blogger-v.html
Bottleneck Blog

LA Co. sues Metrolink to get out of crash lawsuits
http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_9813646?nclick_check=1
Mercury News

More on bikes on trains
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/more-on-bikes-o.html
Los Angeles Times

New route for toll lanes? 110 Freeway plan opposed
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_9823558
Pasadena Star News

Q & A: 241 tollway hearing - Event will hear public testimony on the rejected O.C. turnpike route
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-toll9-2008jul09,0,4786645.story
Los Angeles Times

Rail Ridership Grows Fastest
http://boifromtroy.com/?p=7354
Boi From Troy

San Gabriel Valley Pols Seek Compromise on I-210 Congestion Plan
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/08/san-gabriel-valley-pols-seek-compromise-on-i-210-congestion-plan/
StreetsBlogLA

Should L.A. impose a moratorium on growth?
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_9812225
Daily News

Traffic, smog must be curbed
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_9811559
Daily Bulletin

Villaraigosa Claims LA is on Track to Become the Cleanest and Greenest; LADOT's Lack of Oversight Might DASH those Lofty Goals
http://tinyurl.com/5ssdwo
LAist

Would Wi-Fi Push You to Public Transport? If you could have a continuous Internet connection on your way to work, would it change whether you drove or used public transportation?
http://www.pcworld.com/article/148044/would_wifi_push_you_to_public_transport.html
PC World

7/08/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 8, 2008

Bikes help commuters get around gas prices
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-pennywise8-2008jul08,0,6515708.story
Los Angeles Times

Business Community Pushes For L.A. Port Tech Center
http://www.cunninghamreport.com/news_item.php?id=362
Cunningham Report

California Emissions Control Plan Would Link Land-Use With Transportation Planning
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/newsmail.asp?art=6701&state=5
SmartGrowth

Cellphone service advisories
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/maybe-metro-cou.html
Bottleneck Blog

Congestion pricing to 110 freeway?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/congestion-pric.html
Bottleneck Blog

Current status of passenger rail in Southern California: Commentary by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President - Overcrowded Trains? No New Cars Available? Time to Use our Brains!
http://www.railpac.org/2008/07/07/the-current-status-of-passenger-rail-in-southern-california/
RailPAC

Expansion and Gate Closures on Bike Themed City Council Agenda
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/07/expansion-and-gate-closures-on-bike-themed-city-council-agenda/
StreetsblogLA

Gas Prices force change in travel, Commuting
http://www.tehachapinews.com/home/ViewPost/67261
Tehachapi News

Gas prices nudge Southern California drivers onto mass transit – slowly - The car habit dies hard, but observers notice train parking lots filling faster and more professionals packing seats for the ride to and from work
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-transit8-2008jul08,0,7375677.story
Los Angeles Times

Living Car free in the SCV : Adventure #1
http://scvtalk.com/2008/07/07/living-car-free-in-the-scv-adventure-1/
Santa Clarita Valley Talk Blog

More on bike parking at Metro Rail stations
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/more-on-bike-pa.html
Bottleneck Blog

Prosecutor wants death for man in LA train wreck
http://www.pe.com/ap_news/California/CA_Train_Derail_348794C.shtml
Press Enterprise

Seizing a golden opportunity for Valley by Adam B. Schiff, D-Pasadena (HR 1195, Foothill Extension)
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_9811668
Pasadena Star News

Special Report: Energy Efficiency - Japan's Green Gold Mine
http://www.forbes.com/business/energy/2008/07/03/energy-japan-fukuda-biz-energy_cz_crs_0707efficiency_japan.html
Forbes

ULI Announces New Report of First Sustainable Development Advisory Panel
http://thegroundfloor.typepad.com/the_ground_floor/2008/07/uli-announces-n.html
The Ground Floor

West Hollywood wants cyclists, pedestrians to share the sidewalk - Backpedaling on a ban, the walking-friendly city is preparing to legalize sidewalk bicycling riding along streets that lack marked bike lanes. A survey shows a split on the issue
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-wehobikes8-2008jul08,0,1488026.story
Los Angeles Times

Will Voters Approve More Money For Rail In Los Angeles?
http://www.newamerica.net/blog/blockbuster-democracy/2008/more-money-rail-boondoggles-los-angeles-4970
Blockbuster Democracy Blog

7/07/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday July 7, 2008

Airport projects may be grounded - Cash for upgrades will get scarce with carriers forced to cut flights
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-airports7-2008jul07,0,4125328.story
Los Angeles Times

California's fiscal woes largely of its own making - The state faces a crisis, but many others are doing well. Much of the fault lies with . . . well, us
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-budget7-2008jul07,0,4142503.story
Los Angeles Times

California Senate Opposition to High Speed Rail Improvements Grasping at Straws
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/07/california_sena_21.html
California Progress Report

Electric car dream closer
http://www2.sbsun.com/news/ci_9804762
San Bernardino Sun

Metro extension funding delay shouldn't derail plans for Ontario stretch (Foothill Extension)
http://tinyurl.com/6fxt3d
Press Enterprise

Model T: 'Universal Car' Sparked Gasoline Demand
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92216092&ft=1&f=1003
NPR

Own a gas guzzler, pay a surcharge
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_9803620
Pasadena Star News

'Saving' Los Angeles: Is Chicago Our Kind of Town?
http://laist.com/2008/07/06/saving_los_angeles_is_chicago_our_k.php
LAist

Silver lining -- high gas prices cutting down in Inland traffic
http://tinyurl.com/65db8n
Press Enterprise

Smart Growth Gets a New Look
http://local.theoildrum.com/node/4261
The Oil Drum

With Gas Over $4, Cities Explore Whether It's Smart to Be Dense
http://tinyurl.com/5ghjgp
Wall Street Journal

7/06/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 6, 2008

A 'green' industrial belt should run through it - An idea to create jobs along the L.A. River deserves a public hearing
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-haefele6-2008jul06,0,5059144.story
Los Angeles Times

Dodger Stadium to Get Union Station Shuttle
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2008/07/07/news/news_briefs/at02.txt
LA Downtown News

Disney's new monorail, its transportation of the future . . . still is
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-monorail6-2008jul06,0,734936.story
Los Angeles Times

Employers look for ways to reduce commutes - Compressed workweeks, van pooling among ideas
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080705/news_1n5commute.html
San Diego Union Tribune

New commuter lifestyle: All aboard - Metrolink's passenger cars may be cramped, but the 130-mile daily round trip on the train beats paying for gas
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-oe-frandsen5-2008jul05,0,5184397.story
Los Angeles Times

No one tracks state's fuel bill - As costs climb, there's no central data on agencies' gas, diesel purchases
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/1061908.html
Sacramento Bee

ROMANCE OF THE RAILS - As train popularity steams ahead, is it time to give Amtrak another look?
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/04/TR1C11GC4S.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Suburbia's not dead yet
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-kotkin6-2008jul06,0,1989331.story
Los Angeles Times