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8/16/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 16, 2008

Book Review – Cities of our Dreams: Concrete Revery
Wall Street Journal

Broadway Trustees Approve Streetcar Non-Profit
BlogDowntown

California toll lane bill dies; other tolling efforts advance
Land Line

Car Sharing Service Returns
LA Downtown News

Court Dismisses 22-Year Sentence For Accused LAX Terrorist
KNBC 4 TV

Editorial - Taxi Effort Needs Refinement
LA Downtown News

Greenway Trail Five Points bridges open
Whittier Daily News

High Gas Prices Fuel California Quality of Life Improvement. Come Again?
California Progress Report

Lawmakers pass changes to high-speed rail measure
San Diego Union Tribune

Major Victory at PUC Hearing – Expo Light Rail
CityWatchLA

New Carpool Lane Connector for 5/14 Freeways
LAist

North County, MTS to operate express buses for Chargers' games
Del Mar Times

Peak Oil Reader: Where To Start Learning About Peak Oil
Huffington Post

Rail Ridership in LA Up Again
The Overhead Wire

Red light cameras give $381 tickets for rolling right turns in Los Angeles
L.A. more than doubles the fine for failing to stop at intersections with cameras
Los Angeles Times

Return of the Streetcar
Undernews

Schwarzenegger hopes to speed border crossings - Governors at an annual conference explore public-private toll lanes to cut wait times between the U.S. and Mexico
Los Angeles Times

Stage Set for Santa Monica Battle - DEVELOPMENT: Opposition mounts to growth-control measure
Los Angeles Business Journal

State orders talks on South L.A. rail
Los Angeles Wave

Steep gas prices boost bus system - OCTA saw a record-breaking 6.2 million boardings last month
Orange County Register

Streetcar Talk Grows Louder: Pasadena Now Wants In
CurbedLA

Supervisor: Tax hike for MTA a dumb idea now
West Ranch Beacon

Train Stops Here - Former Rail Site Reborn as $78 Million Belmont Station Apartments
LA Downtown News

Transit Stimulus Bill Needs Co-Sponsors in Senate
StreetsBlog

From the Library Archive:
1991 Interview with Neil Peterson
YouTube/MetroLibrarian

8/15/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday August 15, 2008

BART directors OK Segways on off-peak trains
San Francisco Chronicle

Being Nerdy About Los Angeles: Now Much Easier
LAist

Bike FRIENDLY Place of the Week: Democratic National Convention
StreetsblogLA

Bike-Share Debuts in Washington D.C.
StreetsblogLA

Builders' lobby urges candidates, policymakers to make infrastructure top-tier issue
E&ETV

California Bullet Train Needs Bucks
Curbed LA

Environmental groups sue federal agencies over San Onofre toll road - The lawsuit alleges that the Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service bowed to political influences in evaluating whether the project would harm endangered species
Los Angeles Times

Every New Car Will Be A Hybrid By 2020
Wired

Funding for Green Line light rail to LAX approved by Senate committee
California Chronicle

LA Metro Rail Map (takes a while to load, but worth the wait…)
Google Maps

Highest Inflation Since 1980 – Transportation and Energy Costs Soared In July 2008
Best Syndication

Knabe votes for transit sales tax measure but still reiterates that he is opposed to it
The Argonaut

KTLA: Should SoCal Spend Money on Bike Lanes
StreetsBlogLA

Metro Pushing HOT Lanes at Public Meetings
StreetsBlogLA

My biodiesel Bug - Some bumps in the road to saving the planet
Los Angeles Times

New L.A. 'diagonal crossing intersection' plan to debut at Pacific and Windward Avenues
The Argonaut

OUR VIEW - Streetcars? Again?
Pasadena Star News

Poor sidewalks, bikeways and transit service a barrier for older Americans seeking relief from high gas prices
Smart Growth America

Rail lines a lousy deal for L.A. County
Daily News

rough week for fare payment technologies
Second Avenue Sagas

Sales tax hike vote divided
La Canada Valley Sun

SANBAG: SCAG plan flawed
Highland Community News

Senator Oropeza discusses her support of funding Green Line extension to LAX
The Argonaut

Stakeholders Talk All Things Streetcar at Broadway Workshop
BlogDowntown

Transit Development Meets Old Guard
Bell Gardens Sun

What can Portland teach Los Angeles about transportation?
Bottleneck Blog

8/14/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 14, 2008

Amended sales tax bill clears Senate committee
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/08/metro-rail-sets.html
Bottleneck Blog

Antonovich Responds To Mayor Villaraigosa’s Letter On MTA’s ½ Cent Sales Tax
http://beaconmedianews.com/?p=1411
Foothill Weeklies

Budget standoff sidetracks update of rail bond
http://tinyurl.com/5amd22
San Francisco Chronicle

Compromise gets a proposed L.A. County sales tax hike to pay for transit projects one step closer to November ballot
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-roadsage14-2008aug14,0,6313468.story
Los Angeles Times

Compromise gets a proposed L.A. County sales tax hike to pay for transit projects one step closer to November ballot.
http://westranchbeacon.com/blog/?p=5945
West Ranch Beacon

Downtowns Across the U.S. See Streetcars in Their Future
http://tinyurl.com/6bbo3v
New York Times

Fewer Americans hit the road in June
http://tinyurl.com/5o4984
AP

Final meeting on proposed bus route changes a public no-show
http://tinyurl.com/6jyelp
Press Enterprise

Freight and commuter railroads are adding video cameras to their engines this year to help solve mysteries of accidents
http://tinyurl.com/6frm79
Press Enterprise

Full Steam Ahead
http://www.pushback.org/2008/08/13/full-steam-ahead-la/
Push Back

Green Line to get some green
http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2008/08/green-line-sale.html
Los Angeles Times

L.A. measures aimed at aiding bicycle-riding commuters
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_10183179
Daily News

L.A. plans 113,000 more homes by 2014
http://westranchbeacon.com/blog/?p=5944
West Ranch Beacon

LA Port Says Legal Action Won't Stop Clean Truck Program
http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=61160
Trucking

Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning Draft General Plan Available for Public Review
http://westranchbeacon.com/blog/?p=5942
West Ranch Beacon

Metro rail sets more ridership records
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/08/metro-rail-sets.html
Bottleneck Blog

Metro Sales-Tax Shell Game - A $40 billion promise fuels suspicion of an agency that has lied large before
http://www.laweekly.com/news/news/metro-sales-tax-shell-game/19418/
LA Weekly

Metro's Ridership Numbers Break Records Again
http://laist.com/2008/08/13/another_ridership_breaking_month_fo.php
LAist

Port funds could be diverted - Cargo container fees intended to clean up local pollution could be shared with the Central Valley and other areas under a proposal by the Schwarzenegger administration
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-port14-2008aug14,0,4045843.story
Los Angeles Times

SALES TAX-City, County Officials Urge Approval of State Bill on Transit Tax
http://tinyurl.com/65anwa
San Fernando Sun

Sales tax and its planned projects
http://lavisions.blogspot.com/2008/08/sales-tax-and-its-planned-projects.html
LA Visions

Sales tax measure back on ballot
http://tinyurl.com/5t7oc9
Los Angeles Wave

Senate Committee Passes Amended Sales Tax Measure
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/08/13/senate-committee-passes-ammended-sales-tax-measure/
StreetsblogLA

San Francisco Leads Effort Among Cities To Get Commuters Onto Mass Transit
http://www.greenrightnow.com/2008/08/13/city-employer-commuter-programs-cut-the-carbon/
Green Right Now

Scissors dispute on Metro Red Line leaves man cut
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-scissors15-2008aug15,0,7137693.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

U.S. Driving Continues to Decrease
http://tinyurl.com/679jq3
Wall Street Journal

Wrong way on transit - Backroom dealing is no way to set L.A. County's long-term transportation priorities
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/suncommentary/la-oew-molina14-2008aug14,0,382994.story
Los Angeles Times

8/13/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 13, 2008

Antonovich Measure To Oppose 1/2 Cent Tax Approved
http://www.hometownstation.com/local-news/antonovich-tax-clarita-2008-08-12-15-35-2.html
KHTS 1220 AM

A way for local governments to finance transportation projects (AB3021 Nava)
http://tinyurl.com/6bwfgm
Desert Sun

Build the Green Line to LAX or Else...
http://laist.com/2008/08/12/green_line_to_lax_or_no_public_tran.php
LAist

Congress Adjourns For August Recess - Consideration Of Energy, Stimulus, Appropriations, Amtrak, And Highway Trust Fund Fix Bills Postponed Until September - Senate Passes Rail Safety Enhancement Act
http://www.apta.com/government_affairs/washrep/2008august12.cfm
American Public Transportation Association

Expo Line crossing issue goes to mediation, for now
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/08/expo-line-cross.html
Bottleneck Blog

Gentlemen, Start Your Fuel Cells! The Hydrogen Road Tour Takes Off
http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/12/gentlemen-start-your-fuel-cells-the-hydrogen-road-tour-takes-off/
New York Times

High gas prices make motorists click on carpool sites
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/webguide/2008-08-12-carpool-websites_N.htm?csp=34
USA Today

Incidents prompt BART to consider Segway rules
http://tinyurl.com/69l88z
San Francisco Chronicle

Judge orders train crossings out of LA County Metro Expo Line plans
http://www.publicradio.org/columns/kpcc/kpccnewsinbrief/2008/08/judge-orders-train-crossings-o.html
KPCC

Knabe gives MTA tax measure new chance - TRANSIT: The supervisor is still against the tax, but has voted to put it on the ballot
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_10184700
Daily Breeze

LADOT Dragging Their Feet on LA’s Crosswalk Death Traps
http://www.citywatchla.com/content/view/1504/
CityWatchLA

L.A. measures aimed at aiding bicycle-riding commuters
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_10183179
Daily News

L.B. pumped about biodiesel - ENVIRONMENT: City expects fuel blend to reduce pollution
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_10183048
Press Telegram

Los Angeles County opposes sales tax increase but puts it on the ballot - Supervisors say the measure to raise money for transportation spreads funds unevenly, but abandon plan for a separate ballot to due to extra cost
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-roadsage13-2008aug13,0,5264700.story
Los Angeles Times

Metropolitan Transit District Debates Fare Increases - Opponents Say Higher Costs Will Make Buses Unusable for Working Class
http://www.independent.com/news/2008/aug/12/metropolitan-transit-district-debates-fare-increas/
Santa Barbara Independent

NY M.T.A. Vending Glitch Let Hundreds Get Free Rail Tickets Since 2001
http://tinyurl.com/64e2tf
New York Times

Ontario International prepares to lose carriers, flights, available seats
http://tinyurl.com/5uqnb7
Press Enterprise

Researcher warns: electronic tolling vulnerable to hackers
http://tinyurl.com/6rn9ne
LandLine

Stay bullish on biofuels - EPA is right to stand by its renewable fuel standard
http://www.presstelegram.com/opinions/ci_10185675
Press Telegram

Supes put sales tax on regular ballot but ...
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/08/supes-put-sales.html
Bottleneck Blog

Thursday: Streetcar Planning Workshop at LATC
http://blogdowntown.com/2008/08/3530-thursday-streetcar-planning-workshop-at-latc
BlogDowntown

Transit tax drive picks up speed
http://westranchbeacon.com/blog/index.php/2008/08/12/transit-tax-drive-picks-up-speed/
West Ranch Beacon

Transit tax tussle - Petty geographic animosities between local politicians may stop the half-cent sales tax increase from ever going to voters
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-rutten13-2008aug13,0,7862209.column
Los Angeles Times

Will Local Sales Tax Go Up To Help Transit?
http://www.thenewsroom.com/details/2817044
The Newsroom

8/12/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 12, 2008

2 supervisors want to nix MTA tax increase
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_10171258
Daily News

Altadena man hurt in train collision
http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_10172423
Pasadena Star News

As gas prices rise, 10% taxi fare hike OK'd
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_10171541
Daily News

Azusa shelves renewal project
http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_10162039
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

BART has commuters all a-Twitter
http://www.examiner.com/a-1530884~BART_has_commuters_all_a_Twitter.html Examiner

Bicycle Racing Comes To San Vicente Blvd. In Brentwood On August 17 Including a $10,000 Cash Purse Announces Velo Club La Grange
http://tinyurl.com/6hnz7v
Business Wire

BREAKING: Expo Line Must Go Over or Under, But Not Through
http://tinyurl.com/64fb2w
LAist

California High-Speed Rail map
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/08/california-hi-1.html
Bottleneck Blog

Caltrain Bicycle Parking and Access Plan
http://www.caltrain.com/pdf/Caltrain_bike_plan_DRAFT_08-08-08_BODY.pdf
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board

Could Downtown L.A. Transform From Parking Lot to Park?
http://www.planetizen.com/node/34424
Planetizen

Experts: State must plan for demographic shift
http://tinyurl.com/6fwog9
San Francisco Chronicle

Golden Gate Bridge congestion toll plan dies
http://tinyurl.com/5ups68
San Francisco Chronicle

Interstate 215 bridge's opening day could come early
http://tinyurl.com/62vltd
Press Enterprise

Lawmakers apparently miss deadline to change rail bond measure
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/1149315.html
Sacramento Bee

L.A. asks state for MTA tax
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_10172311
Daily Breeze

Leaders won't give up on sales tax hike
http://tinyurl.com/5brx5m
ABC 7 TV

Long Beach Airport Thriving Despite Airline Troubles
http://www.knx1070.com/Long-Beach-Airport-Thriving-Despite-Airline-Troubl/2763138
KNX 1070 AM

Mayor Urges State To Put Metro Sales Tax On Ballot
http://cbs2.com/local/Metro.sales.tax.2.792806.html
CBS 2 TV

MTA tax-only ballot would be a waste of money
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_10170087
Daily News

MTA sales tax is on. Off. On. Whatever.
http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2008/08/mta-sales-tax-i.html
Los Angeles Times

ONT's humble beginning
http://www.sbsun.com/sanbernardino/ci_10169487
San Bernardino Sun

Oropeza responds to sales tax press conference
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/08/orepeza-respond.html
Bottleneck Blog

Sales tax proponents ask Legislature for their support
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/08/sales-tax-propo.html
Bottleneck Blog

sales tax vote up for consideration
http://www.angelenic.com/2604/sales-tax-vote-up-for-consideration-tomorrow/
angelenic

Sales tax: 10.75%?
http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2008/08/sales-tax-1075.html
Los Angeles Times

Taxi Cab Rates Increase About 10% in LA
http://laist.com/2008/08/11/taxi_cab_fares_increase.php
LAist

Transit tax drive picks up speed
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_10171371
Daily News

UCLA’s green efforts include transportation
http://tinyurl.com/6qa4uq
Daily Bruin

8/11/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday August 11, 2008

ANOTHER VIEW - Transportation - the planning void
http://www.whittierdailynews.com/opinions/ci_10160505
Whittier Daily News

Blogging Cyclist Calls for Truce in Car v Bike Culture Wars
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/08/11/blogging-cyclist-calls-for-truce-in-car-v-bike-culture-wars/
StreetsBlogLA

Electron economy, part 3 - A three-pronged approach to getting off oil for transportation
http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/8/8/153612/9676/
Grist

Evidence to be aired on safety of Expo Line
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10165235
Daily News

Local Officials Urge State Officials on Transit Bill
http://laist.com/2008/08/11/post_57.php
LAist

MIT hacker: I tried to help MBTA
http://tinyurl.com/5kujdf
Boston Herald

Red Car ties to San Pedro
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_10161957
Daily Breeze

State budget impasse looks poised to worsen
http://tinyurl.com/555grc
San Francisco Chronicle

Tax Measure for BART OK'd for Ballot
http://www.masstransitmag.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=3&id=6712
Mass Transit

Transit agencies kick their environmental efforts up a notch as they strive to become green leaders
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/pr/article.asp?id=17554
Progressive Railroading

Use Google Maps to get transit instructions
http://thingsthatmakeyougogreen.com/use-google-maps-to-get-transit-instructions/2008/08/09/
Things that Make You Go Green

Want safer 'Traffic'? Take roundabout way
http://tinyurl.com/6fkmkj
Delaware Online

On this Day: ‘Watts Riots’ Erupt in Los Angeles
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/July-August-08/On-this-Day---Watts-Riots--Erupt-in-Los-Angeles.html
Finding Dulcinea
Link to the Transportation section of the 1965 McCone Commission Report, USC Library (scroll half way down page):
http://www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/cityinstress/mccone/part8.html

8/10/2008

Transportation Headlines for Sunday August 10, 2008

Beijing Capital on fast track to become the world's biggest subway
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/olympics/2008-08/04/content_6900294.htm
China Daily

CCH Says High Gas Prices May Cause Employers to Rethink Telecommuting, Compressed Work Weeks
http://tinyurl.com/5g9lwj
MarketWatch

Council Moves To Expand Red Line Hours During Winter Holidays
http://www.knbc.com/news/17138614/detail.html
KNBC 4 TV

EarthTalk: Do city ‘congestion taxes’ really help the environment? Singapore, Stockholm, and London tinker with variable toll pricing. New York wants to join the club. But does it work?
http://tinyurl.com/6eaw8x
CS Monitor

EFF to appeal court order halting subway hacker talk (Fare System)
http://tinyurl.com/65l6vy
ComputerWorld

Group aims to make Pasadena more pedestrian-friendly - Suggestions include adding more trees, signs and street lamps, expanding sidewalks and slowing down vehicular traffic to make the city safer for walkers and bicyclists
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-pasadena10-2008aug10,0,223204.story
Pasadena Star News

How Arnie's California dreaming turned sour - As the repo men come calling in the Golden State, and whole streets of homes lie empty, the property crisis gripping the US's economic powerhouse may spell disaster for the nation
http://tinyurl.com/6x8h7w
Guardian UK

Hydrogen Road Tour: Schedule for Los Angeles tour stop on Saturday, August 23rd
http://tinyurl.com/59wlkf
Hydrogen Discoveries

L.A. and Biking: Not Quite the Un-Motor City Just Yet
http://tinyurl.com/5fybeo
Wall Street Journal

More twists for transit tax - Knabe's change of heart eases fears of ballot confusion
http://www.dailybreeze.com/opinions/ci_10152811
Daily Breeze

Nation's metro regions prepare for post-petroleum transportation
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2008100726_nealpeirce10.html
Seattle Times

New Development Project In Studio City Raising Traffic Concerns
http://www.canyon-news.com/artman2/publish/studiocity/New_Development_Project_in_Studio_City_Raising_Traffic_Concerns.php
Canyon News

NYC tries traffic-free urban playground
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-08-09-urban-playground_N.htm
USA Today

Parents, Students Protest Light-Rail Line
http://ktla.trb.com/news/ktla-mta-protest,0,6775242.story
KTLA 5 TV

Reforming the Nation's Transportation Agenda
http://www.planetizen.com/node/34357
Planetizen

S.B. County officials say I-10 lanes project set to begin in December 2009
http://tinyurl.com/5re48c
Press Enterprise

Sen. Oropeza fights to include funding for Metro´s Green Line extension to LAX
http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/70966
California Chronicle

S.F. planners approve Central Subway project
http://tinyurl.com/6zx4hp
San Francisco Chronicle

Transit authority sues to silence undergrads (Fare System)
http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/792
Security Focus

Urban and Regional Planning Among Best in Nation
http://polycentric.csupomona.edu/news.asp?r=t&id=2112&rss_a_id=
Cal Poly Pomona