12/18/2007

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 18, 2007

Alameda Corridor's lower train counts have more to do with longer trains and less to do with traffic volumes, ACTA says
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/freightnews/article.asp?id=11903
Progressive Railroading

Busy malls get extra traffic control
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local&id=5840597
ABC 7 TV

Council is asked to repeal Port of L.A. terminal plan
http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_7747207
Daily Breeze

Critics Say Smart Growth Funds Stretched Too Thinly in SANDAG's Regional Transportation Plan
http://snipurl.com/1vg9r
Smart Growth Online

Government, Ports And Air Quality Leaders Open First Natural Gas Truck Fuel Station To Support Los Angeles And Long Beach Ports’ Historic Clean Air Action Plan
http://snipurl.com/1vhdh
PollutionOnline

High-speed rail showdown
http://www.examiner.com/a-1109087~High_speed_rail_showdown_under_way.html
Examiner

LAX officials to present safety report in January
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lax18dec18,1,5166857.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach OKs fee on cargo to fund green efforts - The Port of Los Angeles is expected to enact a similar measure. Drivers protest, saying they can't afford to operate newer, cleaner trucks
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-port18dec18,1,2398313.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach port approves $35-$70 cargo fee - LOCAL: Controversial container charge funds $1.6B truck cleanup to begin in June; L.A. passage expected Thursday
http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7747385
Press Telegram

Long road to mileage goals - The energy bill lets carmakers tweak, not overhaul, technology. Consumers may see low prices on small vehicles
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cafe18dec18,1,2010842.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Ride report: Metro Rapid Line 770
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/18/ride-report-metro-rapid-line-770/
MetroRiderLA

Second Life as a simulation tool - UCI computer scientist puts Second Life to use for real-world engineering
http://www.ocregister.com/money/life-second-skytran-1944191-computer-virtual
Orange County Register

StreetHeat Holiday Shopping Guide
http://streetheatla.blogspot.com/2007/12/streetheat-holiday-shopping-guide.html
StreetHeatLA

Surge in oil prices could sow seeds of their own destruction, by crimping economic growth
http://snipurl.com/1vhfg
International Herald Tribune

TAP Card Untapped
http://metrorider.elhay.net/2007/12/03/the-tap-card-untapped/
MetroRiderLA

Traffic Officers Aim to Ease Holiday Congestion
http://snipurl.com/1vhe5
KTLA 5 News