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8/30/2008

Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 30, 2008

Bush Administration Unveils Highway Program
Associated Construction

Calif. lawmakers OK freeway toll lanes in LA
Press Enterprise

Caltrans director not a happy camper over state budget
Bottleneck Blog

City Hall Shuttle Takes Last Laps; DASH A Reroute Tuesday
BlogDowntown

Congestion pricing details begin to emerge
Bottleneck Blog

Could Para-Transit Work in Los Angeles?
StreetsBlogLA

CTA Adds Verizon To Subway Wireless Service - Verizon Joins U.S. Cellular On Red, Blue Lines
MSNBC

Dodgers trolley from Union Station to Dodger Stadium completes first successful month of operation
Los Angeles Dodgers

Editorial: Villaraigosa fails SoCal on transportation measure
Pasadena Star News

Environmental report on proposed NFL stadium to be released -local residents concerned about air quality, traffic
Pasadena Star News

FYI: Metrolink on Google Transit?
ExperienceLA

Gold Line Foothill Extension: Antonovich takes on Snoble
Bottleneck Blog

Karnette's Long Beach oil-drilling bill decried
Press Telegram

Metro's New Map
LAist

Metrolink Now on Google Transit
LAist

One Month In, Dodger Trolley a Success
BlogDowntown

Roger Snoble is Right
Overhead Wire

Sales tax bill approved by state Senate
Bottleneck Blog

San Gabriel Members of Congress Still Clamoring for Gold Line Extension
StreetsBlogLA

Transit Sales Tax Bill Passes Senate
LAist

Will High Speed Trains Come To More U.S. Cities?
ABC News

8/29/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday August 29, 2008

$190 Million in Proposition 1B Funding Approved for Transportation Projects
Yahoo! Business

Before Next Week’s CPUC Hearings, a New Player Enters Expo Debate
StreetsBlogLA

Air Quality at California's Ports
Reason/Out of Control

Big Blue Bus starts 'Rapid 7' service on Pico Blvd. corridor
The Argonaut

California Moves on Bill to Curb Sprawl and Emissions
New York Times

Corporate America Starts Taking Care of its Bike Commuters
Wired

Formula for higher density is a volatile one
Simi Valley Acorn

Free bus rides (no kidding)
Press Telegram

Gold Line fight brewing up again
Under the Dome

Hard Habit to Break, Even With Gas at $10 a Gallon
New York Times

Karnette proposes bill to promote Long Beach oil exploration; city, port could get millions
Press Telegram

L.A. public works sitting on funds, audit finds
Daily Breeze

LAX workers go on strike, threatening Labor Day weekend travel
Los Angeles Times

McCain, Obama Agree to Overlook Transportation
Wired

Metro to Cyclists: How Can We Make the Bus-Bike Relationship Better?
StreetsBlogLA

More Frustrated Fliers Taking to the Rails - Amtrak Gains Riders Weary of Price Hits, Delays
Washington Post

Natural gas cars: Clean, green, going nowhere
MSNBC

Panel finds TWIC riddled with problems
Federal Computer Week

Pay as you drive insurance: will it really result in less driving?
Bottleneck Blog

Ride the Metrolink to SoCal beaches; 25% off on weekends
Los Angeles Times

Several California toll bills advance
Land Line

Service workers strike at Los Angeles airport
Reuters

Snoble fires back at Dreier and Gold Line Foothill Extension
Bottleneck Blog

Solar Sound Barriers to Energize our Highways
InHabitat

Some Great Mobile Websites For Train Schedules
BerryReview

Sound wall serves 2nd duty: protection from flying cars - Caltrans is expected to construct the sound wall in San Clemente by July 2010
Orange County Register

Strike! 2,500 LAX workers walk off jobs
Press Telegram

8/28/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 28, 2008

$12.5 billion to make your south county commute smooth - How does a new metrolink station and more toll road and freeway lanes sound?
Orange County Register

25 Minutes of Hell
The Foothill Cities Blog

Busy Airport Summer Travel Season Ends With Labor Day Weekend
Market Watch

California bill attacks sprawl - The groundbreaking legislation would help meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions through smarter regional planning
Los Angeles Times

California insurance commissioner backs pay-as-you-drive policies
Commissioner Steve Poizner releases proposed regulations. The plan is considered to be more accurate, and it would give a financial incentive to California motorists to drive less
Los Angeles Times

Cut Into Downtown Streets and Find History
BlogDowntown

Don’t diss the sys - 6 ways public transportation can rock your world
MetroMix

Expo line hires public relations team
Bottleneck Blog

Expo Line tug-of-war continues
Los Angeles Wave

Foothill Transit Executive Director to speak at September So.CA.TA meeting
Southern California Transit Advocates

Free Bus Rides For CSULB Students
Grunion Gazette

Getting California's Mobility Back
NRDC

Gold Line Still in Limbo
Claremont Insider

Good News on California's Smart Growth Bill
NRDC

Good News for Metro? Most Americans Want More Transit Investment
StreetsBlogLA

Local Toll Lane Deadline Nears - Metro needs a bill to pass the legislature by midnight Sunday or it will lose more than $210 million in Federal funding
KFI 640 AM

Los Angeles taco trucks can stay put again - A judge overturns a recent county supervisors' rule limiting how long the mobile food vendors can remain parked in one spot
Los Angeles Times

Metro Expo Line Fights a Land War in Asia
MetroRiderLA

Mexico plans huge Baja port for U.S. trade
Los Angeles Times

Plug In and Drive - Shai Agassi says his electric cars can save the world. People are listening
World Changing

Political, Legal Challenges Surface With Truck Plan
Grunion Gazette

Rail Advocates See The Right Ticket With Biden
National Journal

Road projects stacking up as state Transportation Commission meets to set priorities
Press Enterprise

This year's Labor Day exodus is expected to be less crowded
Daily News

Transit LA: There’s Life Underground
LA Cityzine

Universal City Project Could Bring Traffic Hell
LAist

Universal City project traffic impacts
Bottleneck Blog

What does Prop 1a Mean for High Speed Rail?
LAist

When It Comes to Safety on Bike Trails, Cyclists Are “Not on the Map”
StreetsBlogLA

Whittier council takes first step toward drilling for oil
Whittier Daily News

Why do we fight for grade separation?
Citizen’s Campaign to Fix Expo

8/27/2008

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 27, 2008

1,500 parking spaces in new train station garage
Orange County Register

$800 Million Universal City Development Proposal Scrutinized
KNBC 4 TV

As Americans fill trains, frustration grows
Reuters

Assembly panel OKs toll lane plan
Whittier Daily News

Breaking News: Governor Agrees to Sign High-Speed Rail Bill
StreetsBlogLA

California bills would add transit questions to ballots
Land Line

Could lower train fares bring more aboard? O.C., regional transit bodies want to test cutting Metrolink rates for shorter trips
Orange County Register

CSULB connection spells free bus ride
Press Telegram

Deadline nears on proposed L.A. County toll lanes
Los Angeles Times

Economic Effects of High-Speed Rail Investment
Transportation Research Board

Foothill-South Toll Road Appeal Set Sept. 22
Capistrano Dispatch

Gold Line Foothill Extension video
Bottleneck Blog

Governor Schwarzenegger Adds Taxpayer Protections to High-Speed Train Bond Act
Business Wire

Governor signs rail bill to get it on ballot
San Francisco Chronicle

Is traffic really this good?
Bottleneck Blog

Judge Rules Against BRU and NRDC. Fare Hikes Don’t Require EIS
StreetsBlogLA

Los Angeles County poverty rate fell in 2007, census data show
Los Angeles Times

Metro Westside Extension on Facebook - reaches over 1,000 members
Facebook

More Mobile Transit Sites
WAP Review

OCTA gets federal grant to put cameras on buses - By next year, the agency hopes to have devices installed in 40% of its fleet to monitor for threats and crime
Los Angeles Times

Proposed toll-lane plan has driving opposition
Daily Bulletin

Rail advocates urge closer look at train travel
USA Today

State of U.S. Railroads: A Review of Capacity and Performance Data
Transportation Research Board

Train to SF: Would You Rather Have 13 Hours or 3 Hours?
LAist

8/26/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 26, 2008

Amtrak California Corridor Ridership Continues to Soar in July
Webwire

Californians Facing Tough Choices: Learning to Better Weather the Fuel Shortage Storm
California Progress Report

Congestion pricing may not hurt the poor, study finds
Los Angeles Times

CSULB connection spells free bus ride - TRIAL: University I.D. lets students, staff and faculty travel anywhere in city without charge
Press Telegram

Del Mar is again chosen for hearing on 241 tollway
Los Angeles Times

Different Kind of Bike Tour - Agents Show Houses by Bike, Pointing Out Paths, Racks, 'Tuck-Under' Garage
Wall Street Journal

Downtown's Streetcars Could Arrive Sooner Than Expected
CurbedLA

Downtown Streetcar Project to go Nonprofit
LAist

Free Parking Fills Up Fast - Popular, jammed Gold Line lots have Metro weighing its expansion options
Foothill Weeklies

Freeway toll lane plan in legislative hearing today
Under the Dome

Gold Line plans in air - Dreier vows to support Inland Valley expansion
Daily Bulletin

High-speed rail statement
Bottleneck Blog

Judge rules against Bus Riders Union suit
Bottleneck Blog

LA’s Bicycle Plan – Read Between the Lies
CityWatchLA

L.A. streetcar update
Bottleneck Blog

Mass transit sales tax faces more hurdles
Bottleneck Blog

New transit partnership in Long Beach, Calif.
Metro Magazine

Old and Outdated, a Street Sign Survives... Until Now
BlogDowntown

Rio Hondo faces traffic, parking woes
Whittier Daily News

RTA commuter buses won't take Omnitrans (scroll down to second entry)
Press Enterprise

Sacramento Regional Transit board backs fare hikes
Sacramento Bee

State senate to vote on MTA sales tax
Daily Breeze

Trip to San Diego Shows the Value of Planning
BlogDowntown

TWIC plan's impact less than clear
Press Telegram

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

Universal gridlock disaster?
Daily News