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8/02/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 2, 2008

Congress to address L.B., L.A. port needs
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_10074404
Press Telegram

Councilman Asks City Attorney About Bikes at Holiday Festival
http://laist.com/2008/07/31/councilman_asks_city_attorney_about.php
LAist

Dodger Stadium Trolley Works
http://tinyurl.com/5hpqb6
LA Downtown News

Feds Concede Transportation System Needs A Lot of Help
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/08/department-of-t.html
Wired

Reasons Why You Should Vote for Metro’s Sales Tax
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/08/01/reasons-why-you-should-vote-for-metros-sales-tax/
Streetsblog LA

Risking Life and Limb, Riding a Bike to Work in L.A. - Cyclists, Banned on Freeways and Reviled By Drivers, Save a Buck and Make a Point
http://tinyurl.com/6xc5s7
Wall Street Journal

Sales tax bill stumbling to the finish line
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/08/sales-tax-bill.html
Los Angeles Times

Traffic at ports decreases in June
CARGO: L.A. container traffic drops 11.7 percent; Long Beach falls 12.5 percent
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_10060053
Daily Breeze

Urgency has buckled since Minneapolis bridge collapse - The sagging economy has weakened national resolve for repairs -- and has depleted the gas-tax fund that would pay for them
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-bridge1-2008aug01,0,5656968.story
Los Angeles Times

You May Now Hail a Cab
http://tinyurl.com/5kmwrg
LA Downtown News

8/01/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday August 1, 2008

Boyle Heights Residents Come out to oppose move
http://la.indymedia.org/news/2008/07/219173.php
LA Indy Media

Brand to get new meters - Officials estimate that the parking project will bring $500,000 in annual revenue to the city
http://www.glendalenewspress.com/articles/2008/08/01/news/gnp-meters25.txt
Glendale News Press

BRU ‘Blowsback’ at Metro’s Sales Tax Proposal
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/31/bru-blowsback-at-metros-sales-tax-proposal/
StreetsBlogLA

California moves ahead with plan to sue EPA - L.B.: Attorney general, speaking on ship and plane pollution, says pleas for controls were ignored
http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_10060042
Press Telegram

Can a Southern California City Retain “That Small Town Feel?”
http://www.kcrw.com/news/programs/ww/ww080730can_a_southern_calif
KCRW

CEERT’s John White Offers Expert Analysis of State’s AB 32 Draft Scoping Plan - According to John White, efficiency and renewables will trump cap and trade in meeting California’s carbon emission reductions goals
http://tinyurl.com/66ppp3
The Planning Report

City's Singing Bus Driver Favors Dean Martin
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/07/a_bus_ride_and_a_serenade.php
CurbedLA

Congestion Pricing: Robert Poole’s Open Letter to Elected Officials - The director of transportation at the Reason Foundation, Robert Poole, makes the case for congestion pricing on Southern California freeways
http://tinyurl.com/55q82c
The Planning Report

CPUC Commits to Move Expo Line Hearing to LA
http://www.lawattstimes.com/articles/2008/07/31/community/community1.txt
LA Watts Times

Cyclists ask Google for directions
http://tinyurl.com/5c3fsr
Examiner

Former airport commissioner Leland Wong convicted of bribery and embezzlement
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/07/31/news_-_features/lax/l2.txt
The Argonaut

google maps: transit stops and times!
http://everydaysustainable.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/google-maps-transit-stops-and-times/
Everyday Sustainable

Hailing A Downtown Taxi Just For The Hell Of It
http://tinyurl.com/5hdtec
CurbedLA

Highways Paved With Gold - You think the government is wasting a few billion a year on mass-transit subsidies. But what about the huge subsidies for cars and trucks?
http://www.slate.com/id/2196340
Slate

House Bill Makes Connection Between Transit Funding and Gas Price Relief
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/31/house-bill-makes-connection-between-transit-funding-and-gas-price-relief/
StreetsBlogLA

increasing demand prompts expanded flyaway service from union station
http://www.angelenic.com/2079/increasing-demand-prompts-expanded-flyaway-service-from-union-station/
angelenic

Las Vegas Monorail route revision
http://www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=8760513&nav=menu107_2
NBC

MAK URBAN FUTURE INITIATIVE PUBLIC FORUM SERIES - Presents PanAmerican Urbanism: From Caracas to East Los Angeles. PanAmerican Urbanism will feature Efrén Santana, a MAK UFI fellow and architect with Urban Think Tank in Caracas, Venezuela; and James Rojas, an urban planner and co-founder of the Los Angeles-based Latino Urban Forum, an organization dedicated to understanding and improving the built environment of Latino communities
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Reception at 6:30 pm
Panel discussion at 7:30 pm
http://makcenterufi.org/?page_id=13
MAK Center

Metro Board Member David Fleming Advocates L.A. County’s Half-Cent Sales Tax Plan - Regional luminary David Fleming illustrates the need for a local half-cent sales tax to help fund transportation projects
http://tinyurl.com/6a8m39
The Planning Report

More signs of less gas use
http://ocbiz.freedomblogging.com/2008/07/30/more-signs-of-less-gas-use/
Orange County Register

MTA votes to put sales tax increase on Nov. ballot
http://www.argonautnewspaper.com/articles/2008/07/31/news_-_features/area/a3.txt
The Argonaut

New coalition formed to oppose Residents Initiative to Fight Traffic
http://tinyurl.com/6fln5k
The Argonaut

New Kind of Electroysis to Catalyze Hydrogen Economy
http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1953/
EcoGeek

New report calls for subsidized airlines to improve job standards
http://tinyurl.com/6ocrky
The Argonaut

New Traffic Signals Are Among the Proposals to Impact Traffic on PCH - California Incline Project Work Could Result in Backups
http://malibusurfsidenews.com/stories/200807/20080731002.html
Malibu Surfside News

OUR VIEW - Is MTA slighting us?
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_10061059
Whittier Daily News

Plan for LA’s Central Park Showing at 7th and Fig
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/31/plan-for-las-central-park-showing-at-7th-and-fig/
StreetsBlogLA

Sales tax comments
http://lavisions.blogspot.com/2008/07/sales-tax-comments.html
LA Visions

Study finds California urban congestion still tops the nation
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/study-finds-cal.html
Los Angeles Times

'Tolls Not Gas Tax', Says Bush
http://www.planetizen.com/node/34307&rf=rss
Planetizen

U.S. DOT Advances ‘New Era’ Transportation Agenda: Economic Criteria Pricing Tyler Duvall, DOT Under Secretary for Policy, describes the federal agenda to improve mobility by making the cost of transportation transparent to the public
http://tinyurl.com/633gq4
The Planning Report

7/31/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 31, 2008

Local political consultant and BoifromTroi blogger Scott Schmidt has a new mission. As the founder and president of the Southern California Rail Riders Union, he wants to see a subway line become a reality in West Hollywood as part of a regional plan to relieve traffic congestion and make real public rail a real transportation possibility
http://www.frontierspublishing.com/2707/nakedcity/nakedcity_aa.html
Frontiers

Bay Area Regional HOT Lane Plan Approved
http://www.planetizen.com/node/34256&rf=rss
Planetizen

Bicycle alerts painted on streets - Drivers need reminders to share the road, city says
http://tinyurl.com/5a3jot
Ventura County Star

BLOWBACK - The MTA's sales-tax boondoggle (by Eric Mann and Manual Criollo of the Bus Riders Union)
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oew-mann31-2008jul31,0,4715127.story
Los Angeles Times

Bus, train ridership soars with gas prices
http://www.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_10050201
Daily Bulletin

Californians fight cost by reducing their driving
http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/1122218.html
Sacramento Bee

China Failing to Clear Air for Olympics
http://www.planetizen.com/node/34258
Planetizen

County to allow first oil steps - Whittier hopes to reap benefits from drilling
http://www2.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_10050399
Whittier Daily News

County fair begins its annual run today - Patrons can take advantage of discounts, transportation to event
http://tinyurl.com/5gc44h
Ventura County Star

Gas prices prompt new lifestyles
http://www.vcreporter.com/cms/story/detail/gas_prices_prompt_new_lifestyles/6181/
Ventura County Reporter

Gasoline prices are rolling over teens' summer fun
http://www.latimes.com/business/printedition/la-fi-gaskids31-2008jul31,0,492250.story
Los Angeles Times

Google Maps Adds Mass Transit Support For S60 And Windows Mobile Phones
http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/07/google_maps_add.html
Information Week

Google Transit - best tool since wheel invented
http://instaaric.blogspot.com/2008/07/google-transit-best-tool-since-wheel.html
INSTAARIC

HOT Lanes: Getting the most out of our highways
http://www.dezend.org/index.php/article/notebook/2008-07-31/10288.html
PPC Tech

Light Rail Rises in the Southwest
http://www.planetizen.com/node/34284&rf=rss
Planetizen

Metrolink eases stress for Ladera commuters - Ridership has increased by 7.3 percent in Orange County
http://tinyurl.com/54qwh6
Orange County Register

Metro's sales tax would fund... Here's some detail of what would be funded by the proposed 1/2-cent 30-year Los Angeles County sales tax that Metro approved July 24
http://lavisions.blogspot.com/2008/07/metro-sales-tax.html
LA Visions

Metro's Twitter Proves Usefulness After Earthquake
http://laist.com/2008/07/30/metros_twitter_useful_after_eartqua.php
LAist

MTA seeks sales tax increase in November
http://tinyurl.com/6m2fev
Los Angeles Wave

PLAN AFOOT TO GET S.F. WORKERS OUT OF CARS - BUSINESS' OBLIGATION: Firms would have to provide transit passes or shuttle service or help employees set up pretax accounts
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/07/31/MN6U121MBQ.DTL
San Francisco Chronicle

Revenge of the MetroCard Machines, Part II
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/30/nyregion/30metro.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
New York Times

Ridership on Metrolink is on the rise
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_10050409
Pasadena Star News

Seismic retrofits of California bridges
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/seismic-retrofi.html
Bottleneck Blog

Study Ranks States on Road Conditions and Cost-Effectiveness (From the Reason Foundation’s point of view)
http://tinyurl.com/5pbj4q
Yahoo! News

Transit needs some creativity
http://allaboutcities.ca/transit-needs-some-creativity/
All About Cities

WeHo Will Text You (Emergency Notification System)
http://tinyurl.com/58r4mo
CurbedLA

Whittier interested in Gold Line extension
http://tinyurl.com/5wocf2
Los Angeles Wave

7/30/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 30, 2008

Assemblyman Calls Public to Action for Transit Projects
http://laist.com/2008/07/29/assembly_men_says_to_call.php
LAist

Biking LA – Rethinking the Parkway
http://tamerlane.blogspot.com/2008/07/biking-la-rethinking-parkway.html
TamerLane Blog

Buses to transport people to mental health hearing
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_10037265
Daily News

closer look at prop 1c funds’ impact on figueroa corridor
http://www.angelenic.com/1936/a-closer-look-at-prop-1c-funds-impact-on-figueroa-corridor/
angelenic

Falling Gas Prices: Good News or Bad?
http://tinyurl.com/6h6roa
FOX

Fisher says it can save gas in mass transit - Firm seeks funding for hybrids
http://tinyurl.com/5kr52v
Freep

Google Maps Mobile is my Hero
http://whwv.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/google-maps-mobile-is-my-hero/
WHYV

L.A. officials: Don't raid local funds
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_10027398
Daily News

Newhall Pass HOV lane planned
http://www.the-signal.com/news/article/3173/
Santa Clarita Signal

Oil Prices Spur Postal Service to Replace 90% of Fleet With Alternative Fuel Vehicles
http://gas2.org/2008/07/28/postal-service-looks-to-replace-90-of-fleet-with-alternative-fuel-vehicles/
Gas 2.0

Transportation secretary proposes new funding plan
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080729/ap_on_re_us/funding_transportation_3
Yahoo! News

Transportation secretary proposes new funding plan
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20080729/funding-transportation/
Huffington Post

West Coast Port Pact - Arrives Ahead of Rush
http://tinyurl.com/55dyt5
Wall Street Journal

7/29/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 29, 2008

Airport board raises landing fees at LAX, Ontario - The hike was enacted as operating expenses rise and to offset a projected drop in the number of flights because of the economic downturn
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax29-2008jul29,0,3743423.story
Los Angeles Times

'America 2050' Sees Infrastructure as Key to Prosperity
http://live.asce.org/blog/1/president2008/Planning+for+Future+in+Civil+Engineering/?permalink=America-2050-Sees-Infrastructure-as-Key-to-Prosperity.html
American Society of Civil Engineers

Americans ditching the car - Commuters are driving less, the federal government says. Workers are leaving their cars at home and finding other ways to get to work. Highway funds at risk
http://money.cnn.com/2008/07/28/news/economy/driving/?postversion=2008072813
CNN Money

Bus fares to go up - New costs to take effect Aug. 24 in Montebello
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_10028339
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Developer's Blogs Promote Benefits of Mixed-Use, Mixed-Income Neighborhoods
http://www.smartgrowth.org/news/newsmail.asp?art=6738&state=5&res=1280
Smart Growth

Fisher Coachworks Launch Rekindles 100-Year History - New Vehicle Manufacturing Company Forms to Produce Advanced Hybrid buses Using Ultra-Lightweight Stainless Steel Unibody Construction
http://tinyurl.com/5zv9cv
MarketWatcg

Gas'onomics 2008: Drive less, pay less, ride more
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/07/gasonomics-2008.html
Bottleneck Blog

Gas prices drive push to reinvent America's suburbs
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-07-29-nosale_N.htm
USA Today

Gold Line's Future Tied to Sale-Tax Approval
http://claremontca.blogspot.com/2008/07/gold-lines-future-tied-to-sale-tax.html
Claremont Insider

High Gas Prices Push Homebuyers to Go Green -With the cost of fuel reaching record highs, buyers pay closer attention to location
http://tinyurl.com/5rp3o6
MarketWatch

How States Can Improve Their Transportation Systems and Relieve Traffic Congestion
http://www.heritage.org/Research/SmartGrowth/bg2165.cfm
Heritage Foundation

L.A. officials: Don't raid local funds
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10027398
Daily News

Motorists help gasoline prices slide
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-gas29-2008jul29,0,4637883.story
Los Angeles Times

NY M.T.A. Reports Problems in MetroCard Machines
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/28/mta-reports-glitches-in-metrocard-machines/
NY Times

Online Directions for Bikes, Peds and Transit Coming Soon?
http://www.commuterpageblog.com/2008/07/google-maps-for.html
Commuter Page Blog

Report says 1 in 4 US bridges needs upgrading
http://tinyurl.com/5c57p4
AP

Slumping Gas Consumption Cuts Into Highway Funds
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93018408&ft=1&f=1003
NPR

T. Boone Pickens' 'clean' secret - Proposition 10 would put California taxpayers on the hook for his natural gas plan
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-rubenstein29-2008jul29,0,7148260.story
Los Angeles Times

Toll roads take cashless route
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-07-27-cashless-toll-roads_N.htm
USA Today

'Traffic' writer reads the road signals to explain drivers' behavior
http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2008-07-28-traffic-vanderbilt_N.htm
USA Today

Train Time: Railroads and the Imminent Reshaping of the United States Landscape
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=3551
Smart Growth

7/28/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday July 28, 2008

Bus crashes into restaurant
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_10017892
Pasadena Star News

California school districts ending or reducing bus service for students - The high cost of fuel and budget shortfalls are being blamed. But some fear that forcing more students to walk or drive to school will cause safety problems
http://www.latimes.com/news/education/la-me-bus28-2008jul28,0,5126734.story
Los Angeles Times

Dan Walters: In California budget circles, what goes around, comes around
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/1113305.html
Sacramento Bee

Demand pushes LAX Flyaway Bus service
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/consumer&id=6290920
ABC 7 TV

Examining Google’s Walking Directions
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/07/25/examining-googles-walking-directions/
StreetsBlogLA

Funds for Highways Plummet - As Drivers Cut Gasoline Use
http://tinyurl.com/5tuj7g
Wall Street Journal

FlyAway Bus service from Union Station to LAX
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10020849
Daily News

High gas prices revive the 1-car family
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_10010229
Whittier Daily News

LAX's landing fee may take off
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_10010056
Daily Breeze

A maglev experience - Cargo-hauler could make life much better for ICTF neighbors and motorists
http://www2.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_10015697
Press Telegram

Parking plans for Long Beach Airport delayed
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_10010191
Press Telegram

Pedal power challenges car culture as cyclists seize Los Angeles freeways
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article4412809.ece
Times UK Online

7/27/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 27, 2008

Bus Driver's Serenade
http://militantangeleno.blogspot.com/2008/07/bus-drivers-serenade.html
Militant Angeleno

Busy bus route reveals a cross section of O.C.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-thebus27-2008jul27,0,2558148.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Cost of gas could aid Ventura County Fair - Options include trains, carpools, buses, experts say
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/jul/27/cost-of-gas-could-aid-fair/
Ventura County Star

Dodger Trolley Makes Its Game Day Debut
http://blogdowntown.com/2008/07/3496-dodger-trolley-makes-its-game-day-debut
Blogdowntown

Fans wait on deck for mayor, then enjoy Dodger Stadium shuttle's return
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-shuttle27-2008jul27,0,3244517.story
Los Angeles Times

For L.A., does size matter? Now that the city's population has nearly stopped growing, how do we define ourselves?
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-waldie27-2008jul27,0,2774556.story
Los Angeles Times

Happy 5th Birthday, (M) Gold Line!
http://militantangeleno.blogspot.com/2008/07/happy-5th-birthday-m-gold-line.html
Militant Angeleno

HOT lanes offer promise of less highway congestion
http://www.insidebayarea.com/opinion/ci_10010661
Inside Bay Area

Lofty living for less - Downtown move pays dividends
http://www.latimes.com/business/printedition/la-fi-covermak27-2008jul27,0,6698655.story
Los Angeles Times

MTS: June set records for bus, trolley ridership
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20080726-9999-1m26b2add.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Pasadena Gold Line opening (anniversary)
http://light-rail.blogspot.com/2008/07/pasadena-gold-line-opening.html
Light Rail

Pedal off the metal - Motorists ease off the gas to counter rising fuel costs
http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20080726/news_1n26goslow.html
San Diego Union Tribune

Pedal Power - With Gas Above $4 A Gallon, More And More People Are Trading In Four Wheels For Two
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/27/sunday/main4297624.shtml
CBS News

RTA wants to curtail two bus routes, link two others to San Jacinto Valley
http://www.thevalleychronicle.com/articles/2008/07/25/news/news13bus.txt
Valley Chronicle

Think you know the rules of the road? Most people, especially in L.A., think they know how to drive. But do they really know what drives traffic?
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/commentary/la-op-vanderbilt-sub27-2008jul27,0,5987980.story
Los Angeles Times

Walk to work on the wild side - Life in the city center exercises the body and the senses
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-covermcm27-2008jul27,0,4918633.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Would You Drive 55?
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1826694,00.html
Time