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7/19/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 19, 2008

Another Reason we have Traffic
http://laist.com/2008/07/18/another_reason_we_have_traffic.php
LAist

Are you looking for a free ride? With gas prices on the rise, Chaffey is exploring ways to help students get to class on a budget - including year-round bus service, free of charge
http://tinyurl.com/6688nv
Chaffey Breeze

Bill would ban texting while driving
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_9928426
Pasadena Star News

Board Chair Villaraigosa Responds to Bike/Ped. Funding Requests
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/17/board-chair-villaraigosa-responds-to-bikeped-funding-requests/
StreetsBlogLA

Can plug-in hybrids ride to America’s rescue? The engineer behind many electric-car advances says oil’s days may be numbered
http://tinyurl.com/5cp77q
CS Monitor

City Council Endorses Sales Tax Plan
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/18/city-council-endorses-sales-tax-plan/
StreetsBlogLA

Commute of the Future? The Bus
http://www.nysun.com/opinion/commute-of-the-future-the-bus/82185/
New York Sun

Commuters shift gears - Foothill Transit sees ridership rates rising
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/business/ci_9916733
Pasadena Star News

Council Approves Taxi Plan
http://tinyurl.com/56qrvj
LA Downtown News

Dutch court allows publication of Mifare security hole research (smart card)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-9994120-83.html
Cnet News

Freeway could become toll-way
http://www.examiner.com/a-1494728~Freeway_could_become_toll_way.html
Examiner

Gold Line tax is facing hurdles
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_9916940?source=most_emailed
Daily Bulletin

Greuel and Perry Want Late Night DASH on Fridays
http://blogdowntown.com/2008/07/3472-greuel-and-perry-want-late-night-dash-on
BlogDowntown

Let's go to the beach! Bus takes AV residents to Santa Monica
http://www.avpress.com/n/13/0713_s10.hts
Antelope Valley Press

Michael D. Antonovich: Subregions getting short end of the stick
http://www2.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_9926621
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metrolink - 20% discount for residents of Diamond Bar
http://www.ci.diamond-bar.ca.us/Index.aspx?page=496
City of Diamond Bar

Oil Prices Aren't the Only Reason Sprawl is Dying
http://www.planetizen.com/node/34061&rf=rss
Planetizen

REGION: Lawmakers try to spread high-speed rail cash around
Measure on November ballot would target Los Angeles-San Francisco corridor
http://tinyurl.com/5mfcuu
North County Times

REGION: Summer brings lift for the Sprinter, officials say
http://tinyurl.com/57477k
North County Times

Repairs, the hard way (Long Beach infrastructure)
http://www2.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_9915082
Press Telegram

Senate Panel Clears Transportation Spending Bill, Includes Highway Trust Fund Fix
http://www.asce.org/pressroom/news/grwk/event_release.cfm?uid=5351
American Society of Civil Engineers

Streetfilms: What’s an LPI
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/18/streetfilms-whats-an-lpi/
StreetsBlogLA

Students get welcome aid for railroad careers
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_9927871
Daily Bulletin

Time to Take Rail Plans National
http://www.planetizen.com/node/34069&rf=rss
Planetizen

UC Davis to Study How New Fuels Will Affect Air Quality
http://www.govtech.com/gt/articles/379264
Government Technology

7/18/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday July 18, 2008

Antonovich’s “Fair Share” initiative provides Equity in Transportation Funding
http://tinyurl.com/5598z5
West Ranch Beacon

'Architectural visioning' workshop for airport draws suggestions
http://tinyurl.com/69cjt7
The Argonaut

Assembly resolution supports Santa Monica Airport large jet ban
http://tinyurl.com/65gv9f
The Argonaut

Building Transportation One Fish at a Time (LA Light Rail)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1434/75/
CityWatchLA

City Council committee recommends trial closing of one entrance to Ballona Creek Bicycle Path
http://tinyurl.com/65p536
The Argonaut

Commuters can get Caltrans updates on their cellphones
http://www.toacorn.com/news/2008/0717/community/022.html
Thousand Oaks Acorn

Cost of getting there imperils schooling
http://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_9902690
Daily News

Cost of repairs for Hollywood's buckling Walk of Fame trips up officials - They've figured out what to do but not how to come up with the $4.1 million needed to do it
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/los_angeles_metro/la-me-walk17-2008jul17,0,7475879.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Electeds Keeping LA a Second Class City (Transportation Politics)
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1424/
CityWatchLA

Environmental Defense Fund: Gas Prices Too High? Take the Bus!
http://sustainablog.org/2008/07/17/environmental-defense-fund-gas-prices-too-high-take-the-bus/
Sustainablog

Field Poll finds high gas prices changing Californians' habits, views
http://tinyurl.com/6558wq
Press Enterprise

Fuel costs strain U.S. mass transit, too - With ridership up, L.A.'s Metro raises fares and pushes for new tax revenue
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0718/p01s02-usgn.html
CS Monitor

Gas Prices Affect More than You Think
http://tinyurl.com/6yfjkl
San Fernando Valley Sun

Gas prices fail to push most U.S. drivers to protest
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9916561
Daily News

L.A. board moves to limit public subsidy for Chinatown project
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bond18-2008jul18,0,3142130.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Legislature considers raiding voter-approved funds - Money earmarked for transportation and government services would help close massive budget shortfall. Schwarzenegger says it isn't a good idea but doesn't rule out signing off on it
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-arnold18-2008jul18,0,334514.story
Los Angeles Times

London Congestion charge could be limited to busiest hours
http://tinyurl.com/65nkza
London Times

Metro's Snoble is feeling optimistic about sales tax plan
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/snoble-im-feeli.html
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink offers commuters answers to gas prices -- but not parking
http://tinyurl.com/62jlyy
Press Enterprise

MTA funds for Gold Line could double - Sales-tax hike proposal earmarks $735 million
http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_9919760?source=rss
SGV Tribune

MTA spending proposal sets $735M for Gold Line extension
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_9913294
Pasadena Star News

Revised transit spending plan takes in regional concerns - The MTA chief executive believes that addressing transit needs across L.A. County could help in placing a sales tax measure on the November ballot
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage18-2008jul18,0,5129051.column
Los Angeles Times

Seattle to Remove Automated Toilets
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/us/17toilets.html?_r=1&ref=us&oref=slogin
NY Times

Sinkhole is one more sign of the Pasadena Freeway's age - After a section collapses, the northbound lanes are closed 20 hours for repair. Plans to upgrade the route are met with concern among preservationists who want the 110's basic look to remain
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-sinkhole18-2008jul18,0,5180997.story
Los Angeles Times

Sink Hole forces closure of northbound 110 Freeway
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_9916328
Pasadena Star News

Six Amtrak stops a week in Palm Springs is inadequate
http://tinyurl.com/6yreq8
Desert Sun

Tunnel proponents dig for support
http://tinyurl.com/6c38ba
La Canada Valley Sun

VTA mulls ballot measure to raise sales tax for BART extension
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2008/07/14/daily66.html
Business Journal

Workshop on LAX Northside land use issues set for Tues., July 22
http://tinyurl.com/6zfjg8
The Argonaut

7/17/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 17, 2008

All aboard for a rational national rail plan
http://tinyurl.com/6hoj3d
San Francisco Chronicle

Bicycles are Banned on Hollywood Blvd. Sidewalks & Other Locations
http://laist.com/2008/07/16/bicycles_banned_on_hollywood_blvd_s.php
LAist

BikeBlogs.org: The Bicycle Blog Network
http://googlemapsbikethere.org/2008/07/16/bikeblogsorg-the-bicycle-blog-network/
GoogleMapsBikeThere

COTA riders get help from Google in planning trips
http://tinyurl.com/6agrup
Columbus Dispatch

Council Unanimously Approves Hail-a-Taxi
http://www.blogdowntown.com/2008/07/3468-council-unanimously-approves-hailataxi
Blogdowntown

downtowners rejoice, hail-a-taxi pilot wins approval!
http://www.angelenic.com/1007/downtowners-rejoice-hail-a-taxi-pilot-wins-approval/
angelenic

Google Maps Public Transit in College Town of Davis
http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=8656
UC Davis News

Guidelines for a graceful garage
http://tinyurl.com/6ax38n
San Francisco Chronicle

Highway fund is latest victim of high gas prices
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/highway-fund-is-latest-victim-of-high-gas-prices-2008-07-16.html
The Hill

Miami-Dade Transit unveils new transit tool (Google Transit)
http://tinyurl.com/58a69c
NBC

Metro Rail Sets New Ridership Records As Commuters Balk At High Gas Prices
http://beaconmedianews.com/?p=898
Foothill Weeklies

Molina e-mail details her sales tax concerns
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/molina-email-de.html
Bottleneck Blog

Parks and Wreck: L.A.'s Fight for Public Green Space - In search of the Emerald City
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/parks-and-wreck-las-fight-for-public-green-space/19271/
Los Angeles Weekly

Petition: Add ‘Bike There’ to Google Maps
http://tinyurl.com/6kvqeh
CS Monitor

Poll finds gas prices alter habits
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/1089019.html
Sacramento Bee

Pricey gas is good for earth and waistlines
http://tinyurl.com/6dlkpt
Ventura County Star

PUBLIC TRANSIT $17.5 million to improve security
http://www.presstelegram.com/business/ci_9892717
Press Telegram

Rider boom strains U.S. mass transit
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/07/16/Rider_boom_strains_US_mass_transit/UPI-34131216230824/
UPI

Streetcar Added to Council's Transportation Sales Tax Motion
http://blogdowntown.com/2008/07/3467-streetcar-added-to-councils-transportation
Blogdowntown

Trial program will let L.A.'s taxis operate more like N.Y.'s - Six-month trial will allow cabbies to pick up and drop off fares in certain areas that have been off limits to them
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage17-2008jul17,0,4342617.column
Los Angeles Times

Tunnel funds on tax proposal
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_9903649
Whittier Daily News

Where does all that state money go? - California is spending 40% more than four years ago, but on what, exactly?
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-matsusaka17-2008jul17,0,7285053.story
Los Angeles Times

Youth Take Surf Bus From Streets To Sand
http://www.gazettes.com/surfbus07172008.html
Grunion Gazette

7/16/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 16, 2008

710 tunnel to receive $780 million from sales tax proposal
http://www.insidesocal.com/pasadenapolitics/2008/07/710-tunnel-to-receive-780-mill.html
Under the Dome

A380 to be tested at LAX
http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/ci_9882640
Daily Breeze

British Airways, Rolls Royce to Test Alternative Airline Fuels
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/14/british-airways-rolls-roy_n_112767.html
Huffington Post

California port fee would fight pollution, congestion
Legislators vote for a $60 charge on shipping containers going through Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland. The measure would raise at least $400 million annually
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/politics/cal/la-me-ports16-2008jul16,0,6879096.story
Los Angeles Times

Electric Cars Take Over: 17 Electric Cars You Must Know About
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/14/electric-cars-take-over-1_n_112771.html
Huffington Post

Gas prices fuel talk of expanded rail service
http://tinyurl.com/6ghbgg
Desert Sun

Ground Access to Major Airports by Public Transportation
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9212
Transportation Research Board

Highways of the Future--A Strategic Plan for Highway Infrastructure Research and Development
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9277
Transportation Research Board

High Occupancy Toll lanes in some, but not all, states actively discourage carpooling
http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/24/2469.asp
The Newspaper: A Journal of the Politics of Driving

Innovative Practices in Transit Workforce Development
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9215
Transportation Research Board

Jury spares the life of killer in Metrolink crash - Juan Manuel Alvarez, 29, will face life in prison without the possibility of parole. He was convicted of 11 counts of murder in the 2005 derailment near Glendale
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-metrolink16-2008jul16,0,7627525.story
Los Angeles Times

Lawmakers fail to update high-speed rail bond measure for November ballot
http://tinyurl.com/6ogzku
Press Enterprise

Light at the end of the tunnel
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/your_scene_blog/2008/07/light-at-the-en.html
Your Scene

Metro gets $16.1 million for gates
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9892367
Daily News

New California fee will hurt Hawaii, business leader says (port container fee)
http://tinyurl.com/5lx996
Honolulu Advertiser

Oil gone wild - Transportation sector lies at the root of U.S. energy problem
http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/7/14/161713/578/
Grist

Parking Meter Fees to Increase, Hours to Extend
http://laist.com/2008/07/15/parking_meter_fees_to_increase_hour.php
LAist

Public-Private Partnerships in Highway and Transit Infrastructure Provision
http://opencrs.cdt.org/document/RL34567
Congressional Research Reports

Rosendahl: 'A New Attitude & New Culture of Road-Sharing'
http://laist.com/2008/07/15/rosendahl_a_new_attitude_new_cultur.php
LAist

Snoble releases letter on sales tax proposal
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/sales-tax-negot.html
Bottleneck Blog

Status Report on the Use of Wheelchair and Other Mobility Devices on Public and Private Transportation
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9273
Transportation Research Board

Transportation Infrastructure: Issues and Options
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9274
Transportation Research Board

Uses of Higher Capacity Buses in Transit Service
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9213
Transportation Research Board

Use of 91 tollroad declines, but fares hold steady - But not enough to trigger a policy that would lower fees
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/toll-hour-volume-2093328-lanes-year
Orange County Register

West Coast Corridor Coalition Trade and Transportation Study
http://www.trb.org/news/blurb_detail.asp?id=9279
Transportation Research Board

Will turnstiles stop terrorists on Metro rail?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/i-posted-yester.html
Bottleneck Blog

7/15/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 15, 2008

Afternoon reads: New York City goes on road diet - Bloomberg does it; will Villaraigosa?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/bloomberg-does.html
Bottleneck Blog

Benefits cross borders - 3 cities looking forward to Upland development
http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_9872965
Daily Bulletin

Bike/Ped. Advocates Want Your Help To Get More Funds From Metro
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/14/bikeped-advocates-want-your-help-to-get-more-funds-from-metro/
StreetsBlogLA

California's Climate Solution Act Will Set New Development Standard, Says Ventura City Manager
http://tinyurl.com/6kschv
Smart Growth Online

CHP cites more than 2,500 drivers so far for cell-phone violations
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9882313
Daily News

Cleveland’s Health Line Setting a National Example for Bus Rapid Transit
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/14/clevelands-health-line-setting-a-national-example-for-bus-rapid-transit/
StreetsBlogLA

Compilation of Public Opinion Data on Tolls and Road Pricing
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_syn_377.pdf
Transportation Research Board

Density maps help explain traffic
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/where-should-tr.html
Bottleneck Blog

Development at Metro Stations to be discussed at July CAC meeting
http://metrocac.blogspot.com/2008/07/development-at-metro-stations-to-be.html
Citizens Advisory Council

Foothill Transit gets bump in ridership
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/a-few-words-on.html
Bottleneck Blog

FRA lays out eligibility, selection requirements for capital grant program
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=17299
Progressive Railroading

Gas prices squeezing commuters from cars
http://www.insidesocal.com/politics/2008/07/gas-prices-squeezing-commuters.html
The Sausage Factory

Increase pushes Chicago's sales tax to highest in the US
http://tinyurl.com/69s78o
Chicago Flame

L.A. not ready for disaster
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9881982
Daily News

Let the public speak - A hearing on the Foothill South toll road, expected to draw as many as 10,000, must go forward
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-ed-tollroad15-2008jul15,0,1915570.story
Los Angeles Times

More Taxis for Los Angeles?
http://laist.com/2008/07/14/more_taxis_for_los_angeles.php
LAist

OC Fair is in Town - Go Green & Save On Gas and Parking with the OC FLYER!
http://activerain.com/blogsview/593685/The-OC-Fair-is
Real Estate Blog

Port of Los Angeles history chronicled in pictures, words
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_8834788
Daily Breeze

Riverside Transit Agency proposes eliminating Beaumont-area bus route
http://tinyurl.com/5bwa6z
Press Enterprise

Sen. Lowenthal Preparing To Add Over A Dozen Amendments To Proposed "Port Investment/container fee" Bill (SB 974)
http://www.lbreport.com/news/jul08/974amen.htm
Long Beach Report

Sensible clear-air study
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_9880338
Press Telegram

Turnstiles active at LACMTA, TriMet in June - Add two more transit agencies to the list of passenger-rail providers posting monthly ridership gains
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=17301
Progressive Railroading

Why is there traffic in Los Angeles? People and jobs are concentrated in different areas - Also: Updates on Metro's proposed sales tax hike for mass transit
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-roadsage15-2008jul15,0,3032083.column
Los Angeles Times

7/14/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday July 14, 2008

California High Speed Rail Is an Attractive Investment
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/07/california_high_2.html
California Progress Report

Car rental companies caught short as demand for smaller vehicles soars
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-rentalcar14-2008jul14,0,6597295.story
Los Angeles Times

Fuel for thought: Gas prices changing commuters' attitudes
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080714-9999-lz1n14gas.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Gas prices drive beachgoers to the train - Metrolink has seen a 60 percent increase in its weekend ridership on two lines stopping at the beach
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/metrolink-train-gas-2092599-riders-last
Orange County Register

Group's Rally Hopes To Reverse L.A.'s 'Declining Quality Of Life'
Organizer Says Meeting In Spirit Of Bastille Day
http://www.knbc.com/news/16869456/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

Higher gas prices mean increased tax revenue for California - Fueling the tax coffers
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/jul/13/fueling-the-tax-coffers/
Ventura County Star

Horizon Airlines to offer a lift to Mammoth from LAX - The carrier will begin daily nonstops from Dec. 18 until April 12
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-mammoth14-2008jul14,0,2392579.story
Los Angeles Times

Lose the car, see a bona fide LA neighborhood
http://tinyurl.com/6bpqqk
Boston Globe

San Francisco Testing Smartphone Technology to Find Parking, Save Gas
http://cleantechnica.com/2008/07/13/san-francisco-testing-smartphone-technology-to-help-find-parking-spots/
CleanTechnica

Should the Rules of the Road Be Amended for Cyclists?
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/14/should-the-rules-of-the-road-be-amended-for-cyclists/
StreetsBlogLA

Strength in numbers - This is the second part of a series of editorials on transportation funding in the region. The first part ran Sunday
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinions/ci_9872102
Pasadena Star News

Timing, accord vital for MTA sales tax measure
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9872575
Daily News

7/13/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 13, 2008

City votes to continue funding MAX bus
http://www.tbrnews.com/articles/2008/07/11/el_segundo_news/news04.txt
Beach Reporter

Councilman Back Pedals on Bicycle Meeting
http://laist.com/2008/07/12/councilman_back_pedals_on_bicycle_m.php
LAist

LAistory: The 1925 "Hollywood Subway"
http://laist.com/2008/07/12/laistory_the_19.php
LAist

OUR VIEW - Curb traffic and smog
http://www2.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_9855936
Whittier Daily News

OUR VIEW - Getting our fair share: This is the first part in a series of editorials on transportation funding in the region. The second editorial will appear Monday.
http://www.sgvtribune.com/opinions/ci_9863945
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Police halt 'mooning' of trains in Laguna Niguel after a crowd of 8,000 gathers - Some bared more than their bottoms, the Orange County Sheriff's Department says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-moon13-2008jul13,0,4181516.story
Los Angeles Times

Rail Plans on Track
http://tinyurl.com/5djqlu
Press Enterprise

Receive traffic updates on cellphone
http://www.thecamarilloacorn.com/news/2008/0711/community/007.html
Camarillo Acorn

Riverside Transit's summer discount bus ride to Oceanside is a hit
http://tinyurl.com/57r7s8
Press Enterprise

So life in L.A. depends on a car? Hardy souls prove it just ain't so
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_9864893
Daily News

Subsidize My Road!
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/7/11/19383/5073
Daily KOS

Transportation: A New Vision for the 21st Century (video)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=2mSqBXCXDSg
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

Victor Valley, SANBAG show different Measure I priorities
http://soleragazette.blogspot.com/2008/07/victor-valley-sanbag-show-different.html
Solera Gazette

From the Library’s Archive:
Green Line construction on the I-105 (1993)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CadxT4NxbGs
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority