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8/23/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 23, 2008

I-710 corridor plan will be transport agency topic
Press Telegram

Amtrak's California trains busy in July
Progressive Railroading

Bicycles Oversaturate Metro Rail & Busway
LAist

California Legislature OKs resolution discouraging longer, heavier trucks
Land Line

Detroit pushes for a $50-billion bailout
Los Angeles Times

Downtown DASH Alters Routes
LA Downtown News

LAistory: Union Station
LAist

L.A. looks to San Diego in effort to fix up Broadway
Press Telegram

Lexus Lanes and the Fairness of Toll Roads
Out of Control/Reason

Metro Board Member David Fleming Advocates L.A. County’s Half-Cent Sales Tax Plan
Metro Investment Report

More Labor Day travelers expected to use rail, bus
Los Angeles Times

Move L.A.’s Denny Zane Enlists Broad Support for Local Half-Cent Sales Tax for Congestion Relief
Metro Investment Report

New Metro Citizen’s Advisory Council Poll
Metro CAC

On the Fast Track - Huizar, Broadway Proponents Speed Up Streetcar Effort
LA Downtown News

Sales Tax and Early Lessons
The Bus Bench

Subway Extension Would Make More than a Token Difference for L.A.
InTransition

Sunset Junction by Public Transit & Bike
LAist

Sunset Junction Parking Guide - Don't wander the hills looking for parking. Consult our printable map!
Los Angeles Times

Transit authorities look to make room for bicycles
Daily Bulletin

Truckers protest Port of Long Beach lease-to-own plan
Los Angeles Times

Underground Movement Forms in L.A. - Supporters See a Window of Opportunity for Subway Extension
InTransition

8/22/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday August 22, 2008

115 new parking spaces to serve Abbot Kinney Blvd. area
The Argonaut

2 big haulers sign on to L.A. port's clean-truck plan
Los Angeles Times

Big Blue Bus Rolls Out New “Rapid” Line
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Breeze Bus service from Lompoc to valley extended six more years
San Ynez Valley Journal

California's ballot billions - No matter what budget Sacramento comes up with, California voters will probably increase the deficit in 10 weeks
Los Angeles Times

Cyber commuting is growing in popularity
KABC 7 TV

Downtown L.A. Needs A Historic Streetcar
MetBlogsLA

Dust-Up: Goodbye to the open road?
Los Angeles Times

Gas Prices Send People To Public Transit
Topanga Messenger

Governor may seek special election for budget
San Francisco Chronicle

Hydrogen-powered vehicles stop in L.A.
Daily Bulletin

It's time to get out and ride -- your bike
Los Angeles Times

L.A. transit agency tries to cope with additional bike-riding commuters
Daily News

Let sales tax ease way for commuters
Daily News

Metro's Congestion Pricing Plan 'Watered Down'
LAist

Oil prices soar amid rising tensions with Russia, weaker dollar
Los Angeles Times

Q&A: Governor says sales tax increase is right for state
Sacramento Bee

Take the DASH (line F) to the California African American Museum
The Bus Bench

Texting while driving? California Senate says 'GTG'
Los Angeles Times

Text Messaging to be IIlegal While Driving...
LAist

Tiny Crowd in South LA for Unveiling of Metro’s “Congestion Pricing” Pilot Program
StreetsBlogLA

Transit exhibit gets $900,000 in Wilmington
Daily Breeze

Want Traffic Relief? Gotta Pay for It
CityWatchLA

8/21/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 21, 2008

Alvarez Sentenced To 11 Life Prison Terms For Metrolink Crash
KNBC 4 TV

Belmont Station: Dogs Will Roam Where Trains Once Did
CurbedLA

Big Blue Bus Adds Pico Blvd. Rapid Service
LAist

Commuters cast wary eye on drive into Santa Barbara - 4 projects along 101 could hurt before they help
Ventura County Star

Dodgers Trolley, Seat Taken
Los Angeles Nomad

Explanation of Rising Speed Limits: “The Public Votes with the Gas Pedal”
StreetsBlogLA

Fullerton approves $90 million downtown project - 6-story, mixed-use development planned
Orange County Register

Hey, Rick Caruso -- what about the bus?
Los Angeles Times

LAX service workers to hold strike authorization vote
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles bicycle master plan is being updated
LA Eastside

Metro announces subway meetings
Bottleneck Blog

Metro to Present Something to the Sea
LAist

Metrolink killer is sentenced to 11 life terms in prison
Los Angeles Times

Oil Supply Crunch May Hit In Five Years
Planetizen

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Streetcars making a comeback in American cities but they shouldn’t have left in the first place
Conservation Report

Smart bill for smart growth in California is on the verge of passage in Legislature
Los Angeles Times

Southern California’s Ontario Leads Inland Empire in Industrial Activity
Inland Empire News

Study Concludes That Tolls More Equitable Than Taxes for Road Improvements
Green Car Congress

Tracks: Easy Rider (Metro TAP)
LA City Beat

Tunnel Machine Surfaces In San Bernardino
KNBC 4 TV

Wiki Wednesday: Beijing
StreetsBlogLA

8/20/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 20, 2008

2008 Bus Rapid Transit Vehicle Demand and Systems Analysis Update
Transportation Research Board

Around the transpo-sphere: congestion pricing, hybrids and speed cameras
Bottleneck Blog

AltCar Expo, One of Nation's Largest Displays of Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Frees Consumers from Gas Guzzlers
StreetInsider

Bay Area transit agencies start idea-swap forum
SF Business Times

Bus alerts join RTA's high-tech embrace
Valley Chronicle

Bus schedule texting so popular it will be extended countywide
Exeter Express & Echo

Cheaper gas offers limited relief to Inland drivers
Press Enterprise

CHP, Caltrans dedicate HOV lanes in Newhall Pass
Santa Clarita Signal

Driven to ride - Amtrak patronage hits a record in the Valley and the nation
Fresno Bee

Foothill Transit to Legislature: We need money
Bottleneck Blog

Gag order against MIT students dissolved by judge - Three MIT students freed to publicly discuss security flaws they found in MBTA's systems
ComputerWorld

Joint UCLA–USC study shows that toll roads are more fair than taxes
UCLA

Just What Makes a Widening?
BlogDowntown

Lawmaker Calls For Louder Hybrid Vehicles
KNBC 4 TV

Locals Fret About Proposed Stoplight on Silver Lake Boulevard
CurbedLA

Los Angeles bicycle master plan is being updated
LAEastside

Omnitrans offering free bus passes to S.B. County college students
Press Enterprise

Pasadena Walkabout Report: Better Streets Need Slower Traffic
StreetsBlogLA

Picking our poison
Pasadena Star News

Port of Long Beach's clean-trucks loan program is criticized - The plan to replace old, polluting rigs with cleaner ones will put low-income drivers deep in debt, a coalition of groups says
Los Angeles Times

Roads, Rails and Transit: Obama-McCain Contrasts
CitiWire

Santa Monica Traffic Initiative is Now Prop T
LAist

Schwarzenegger's push to hike sales tax riles GOP - The governor says a temporary increase could help close the budget gap. But his party's leaders want to borrow
Los Angeles Times

State Senate sends bills on guns, traffic and bandit taxis to Schwarzenegger
Los Angeles Times

Study finds congestion pricing doesn't hurt the poor
Bottleneck Blog

Tunneling nearly complete for Inland Empire water project
Los Angeles Times

What's on the Mayor's Mind (audio file)
KPCC 89.3 FM/Pat Morrison

Who says we can drive less?
GreenSpace

8/19/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 19, 2008

Amtrak's Seattle-L.A. overnight service jumps 27 percent in July
BizJournals

Answers From Tom Vanderbilt, Author of ‘Traffic’
New York Times

Dan Walters: Sales tax might harm economy
Press Telegram

Democrats vow to change two-thirds requirement
Contra Costa Times

Editorial: High Gas Prices Getting Americans to Focus on Smart Growth
Smart Growth

Everybody is Looking for Their Own Great Streets
StreetsBlogLA

Express Lanes Could Relieve Nightmare Commute
NBC TVSan Diego

Fullerton residents see downside of downtown
Los Angeles Times

Ground broken on 5/14 car-pool link
Daily News

Iteris Selected by LACMTA for Transit Signal Priority Systems
MarketWatch

Legislation ban by Gov. Schwarzenegger stalls port cargo fee
Press Telegram

Let's Invest in Clean Energy
Wall Street Journal

Maps of commuting patterns in Los Angeles County
Bottleneck Blog

Mayor Tries Selling Transit Tax with Pretty Maps
Curbed LA

Mobility best practices
Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

Mrs. Robinson– It’s Time to Start Talking (LADOT)
CityWatchLA

Not so smart cards easily hacked - MIT students hack into Boston's transit system, highlighting security flaws in mass-transit cards
CS Monitor

Open thread: Ostacles to Sales Tax measure
Ditch the car, Take the Metro

Opinion: It's Time to Link Energy, Development Policies
Smart Growth News

Report: NYC’s Off-Street Parking Policy Will Set Off a Traffic Explosion
StreetsBlog

Sales Tax and Libertarian Philosophy
The Bus Bench

(Sort of) Sustainable LA
The Bus Bench

Twin Cities Metro Transit partners with Google to offer trip planner
Progressive Railroading

Unlikely Partners Oppose L.A. Transit Funding Plan
Planetizen

Valley Speed Limit Increase is about Greed
CityWatchLA

8/18/2008

Transportation Headlines for Monday August 18, 2008

Census Bureau salutes the Model T
Los Angeles Times

Drive 55 campaign gaining speed
USA Today

Foreign airlines cutting flights to Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles Times

Future shock: Gas hits $10 in California?
Contra Costa Times

L.A. could learn a thing or two from Portland
The city is a veritable transit utopia where light rail goes to the airport, parking restrictions increase public transit use and free streetcar service benefits downtown businesses. It also has a 20-year head start on planning
Los Angeles Times

LAX fees in holding pattern
Daily Breeze

Metro Gold Line is too costly (Foothill Extension)
Daily Bulletin

Middle Harbor overhaul plan progresses
Press Telegram

MTA needs new ideas
Daily Breeze

Port-fee bill faces challenges from governor's office, author says
Press Enterprise

Unsnarling Torrance traffic
Daily Breeze