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Transportation Headlines for Friday August 3, 2007

Blue Bus Expands Route
Santa Monica Mirror

California's Best And Worst Big City Downtowns
California Planning & Development Report

California has many of busiest 'structurally deficient' bridges - 32 are in Los Angeles County
San Diego Union Tribune

Caltrans to inspect bridges - Many of those bridges are among thousands in the state that need to be repaired or replaced, the federal government found,1,44943.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Collapse of bridges unlikely in L.A. - Officials say they'll still undertake review of retrofitted spans
Daily News

Colorado Railcar optimistic despite RTD shift from diesel power (DMU technology)
Metro West Newspaper

Does Metrolink make the grade on ‘8 habits …’?

Gold Line Takes Funding Hit
Pasadena Independent

Groundbreaking Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo Featuring AltCar to Target Present, Future of Transportation - World's Largest Alternative Car Show--Now in Its Second Year--to Feature Energy and Transportation Options
Yahoo! Finance

House bill would send millions to Southland - Nation: $3 million for CSULB among items in bill headed for Senate; some pet projects fail
Press Telegram

Hushing up train horns - City, railroad set up safety lights, gates for a Quiet Zone
Daily Bulletin

Mexican port plan could be sunk
San Diego Union Tribune

New York MTA Makes Subway Shuttle Splash with Hotel's Ad Campaign - Station and subway train will be wrapped in ads. Riders will be able to download music from billboard,0,5269407.story
NY Newsday

'Quiet zone' sought for train traffic - Nighttime horns bother residents
San Diego Union Tribune

SanBAG loses top executive
Daily Bulletin

Study forecasts record retail cargo volumes at major U.S. ports
S.F. Examiner

UC Experts Detail New Standard for Cleaner Transportation Fuels
U.C. Davis News

U.S. highway system badly in need of repair

Westside Traffic: What Will It Take?
Santa Monica Mirror