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Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 31, 2007

Alternative to L.A. Metro's Fare Hikes
L.A. Voice

Employers offer green-car incentives,0,4024121.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Environmental Modernization Planned for Los Angeles Rail Facility - Union Pacific Will Invest up to $300 Million in Intermodal Facility
Business Wire

High-Speed Train May Pass SCV But Won't Stop Here
Santa Clarita Signal

L.A. makes a case for the Olympics: Revenue of $7 billion, plus jobs and tourism: The economic forecast is touted as Angelenos are asked to back the city's bid for the 2016 Games.,1,7310245.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Local Officials Lobby For High Desert Freeway Funding
San Fernando Business Journal

Los Angeles 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Would Have $7 Billion-Plus Impact,82986.shtml
Earth Times

Mayor Takes a ‘Smooth Ride’
Westside Chronicle

MTA Votes More Funds for Tunnel
Pasadena Independent

Olympics: $7 billion windfall? Study predicts hefty revenue, visitor count
Daily News

On traffic, think small: Solutions such as making Pico and Olympic one-way streets are the kind of cheap thinking we need,0,2294967.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Parking with a ‘Green’ Twist - The completion of the city’s first LEED qualified parking structure is just the beginning for what’s in store for Santa Monica
Westside Chronicle

SF plans GPS tracking of all transit vehicles
Fog City Journal

SM LEED’s With Green Garage
Santa Monica Mirror

Sustainable Parking Structure Will Have Santa Monica Motorists Seeing Green
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Work to close lanes on 101 at 405 on Sunday
Ventura County Star


Transportation Headlines for Friday March 30, 2007

California Transit Cuts Would Increase Congestion and Climate Change Problems for the State
California Progress Report

Commuter Benefits Equity Act of 2007 - Currently commuters can receive up to $110 per month in transit benefits, but the monthly parking benefit is $215. Federal legislation would increase the transit commute benefit to equalize it with the parking benefit.

Dodger Stadium Debuts New Parking Plan

Funds Voted for Big Dig West (710)
La Canada Online

Gasoline prices ready to hit new high in S.F.: San Francisco's average gasoline price reached $3.34 Thursday while the national average for a gallon of regular stands at $2.62
San Francisco Chronicle

Gone Parkin’
New York Times

Has downtown L.A. finally arrived? The district's revival appears to be picking up steam as national chains seek store sites to serve the growing residential population,1,5863866.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

High Desert Corridor plan gets push
Antelope Valley Press

'Inland port' road planned: Antonovich, others seek highway funds to link Highway 14 to I-15
Daily News

Lawmakers to CHP chief: Resign
Sacramento Bee

Metro Green Line extension to airport clears a hurdle
The Argonaut

My kingdom for a parking spot
International Herald Tribune

New coastal trail is more popular than planners expected: But they warn that trespassing on railroad, or other misbehavior, could lead to unwanted changes
Orange County Register

One-Way Only on Pico and Olympic?

Port 'burdens' truckers - Labor, environmental groups say plan for cleaner vehicles should be linked to hiring of drivers
Daily Breeze

Project Alleviates Traffic Through Ports
Long Beach Gazette

Riding the bus in T.O. presents a challenge
Thousand Oaks Acorn

Road rage prompts Route 138 closure
Antelope Valley Press

SANBAG Commuter Rail Committee derails Grand Terrace (Metrolink)
Highland Community News

Santa Monica City Council considering 'red light cameras' to decrease number of red light runners
The Argonaut

Speeding up car pool lane (I-10 between 57 and 605)
Whittier Daily News

Sprinter canopies are taking shape at 15 stations
North County Times/Californian

Transit Initiatives Conference: understanding the keys to successful transit ballot measure campaigns
Center For Transportation Excellence

Transit officials argue against governor's budget cuts
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Which way LA?* (One Way Plan for Pico and Olympic)
L.A. Observed

'World's largest' bus debuts in Shanghai
Shanghai Daily

Your Parking Meter Is Priced Too Low
Curbed L.A.


Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 29, 2007

Another clean-diesel plan: Shipping group's ideas have glitches, but they could help with solutions to pollution.
Press Telegram

Best In New Urbanism For 2007: Congress For New Urbanism announces the 2007 winners of its annual Charter Awards

Bill to ban smoking in cars advances
San Francisco Chronicle

Board Sends Request To Fund Palmdale-Victorville Expressway

Burbank may soon curb outdoor smoking: Council members are expected to pass next week a revised ordinance that would put limits on lighting up in public areas (including bus stops and bikeways),1,4985388.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Californians' outlook not rosy, statewide poll finds
Ventura County Star

Dubai Metro tunnels to be world’s safest
Emirates Evening Post

Dubai Metro - Where It's At

Electronic tracking system for Muni trolley lines (Next Muni ETA system)
San Francisco Chronicle

Gas prices keep on climbing: Problems at refineries, season change to blame
San Bernardino Sun

Hearing on Public Transit Budget to Highlight Need for Full State Funding: Governor’s $1.1 Billion in Proposed Transit Cuts Contradict State Goals to Improve Transit Infrastructure, Cut Global Warming Pollution

L.A. SUBCULTURE - Save gas. Avoid traffic. See art. And you're not riding the Metro because ... ?,0,7609358.story?coll=cl-home-top-blurb-right
L.A. Times/Calendar Live

Leaders, rider advocates work for transit funds
Daily News

National Industrial Transportation League's (NITL) Spring Policy Forum notebook: Are longer, heavier trucks the solution to freight capacity crisis?
Logistics Management

New Sprinter train's outlay known; income isn't: Transit panel told costs, but fare is still up in air
San Diego Union Tribune

NTSB Holds Hearings On Close Calls At Airport Runways

One-way streets may get Westside on the fast track,1,470280.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Ontario airport still recruiting more flights
Press Enterprise

Ports study confirms need for roads help
Daily Bulletin

Report: L.A. still has the goods - City tops nation in manufacturing
Daily News

Shared Bicycles May Be Next on Streets of New York
New York Sun

Unfair bus fares Re "MTA fare hike plan is opposed by riders," March 24,0,5098350.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Public Meeting on Integrated Vehicle Based Safety Systems Initiative

Your Bumpy Road: As riders face steep rate hikes, the MTA, Schwarzenegger, and local cities wrestle over threatened public transportation funds
L.A. City Beat


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 28, 2007

Airport adds WiFi to satisfy travelers
Daily Breeze

Airport hoped to be Gold Line terminus (Foothill Extension)
Daily Bulletin

Booming year is forecast for ports: Experts expect record but smooth cargo flow through the docks in Long Beach and San Pedro
Daily Breeze

Congested priorities: Pothole politics and subway fantasies won't solve today's traffic problems
Daily News

Cubic, Los Angeles County Metro demonstrate TAP
Contactless News

Derailing Light Rail? (Metro Exposition Line)
KCET Life and Times

Firms See ‘Smart’ Closed-Circuit TVs as Good Way to Tap Into Rail, Mass Transit Security
Congressional Quarterly

Inland areas called key to state's future: The vast, fast-growing regions need a strong economy and solutions to environmental problems, study says,1,5844238.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Listen Up Federal People. Invest America's Tax Dollars in SoCal

MasterCard Looks To Develop Paper PayPass Card
Card Technology

Monrovia rolls out changes to General Plan (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
Pasadena Star News

MTA Seeks Approval for Bus Rate Hike

Orange Line extension studied
Daily News

Pace of Cargo Growth Could Slow in 2007

Palms Boulevard To Close For 405 Freeway Project

Space-age bus ride to old-time lunch spot (Foothill Transit Silver Streak)
Daily Bulletin

Tire Falls On Gold Line Train, Causes Delays

United mayors plead for more funding,1,3508194.story?coll=la-headlines-nation&track=crosspromo
Los Angeles Times

United Oil's High-Octane Design: Company president Jeff Appel spares no expense ensuring Southern California fueling stops' artful architecture stands out from the humdrum pack
Business Week

Web site gives Chicago edge over L.A. for Olympics
Chicago Business

'We want our fair share': Villaraigosa, leaders push for more federal funding
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 27, 2007

Area gains more clout within COG
Pasadena Star News

Caltrans director urges new answers to traffic problems
San Bernardino Sun

Caltrans official maps S.B. County roads future
Press Enterprise

Caltrans using lawsuits to fund roads: The agency, long foiled by environmental litigation, is now filing its own legal challenges to obtain money for traffic improvements,1,949667.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans to work on 710
Press Telegram

Carpool lane snitch line is proposed: Bill would result in warning notices, not tickets, to illegal solo drivers in HOV lanes,1,499099.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Cubic, Los Angeles Metro to Demonstrate New Smart Card System to Transportation Officials

End of the line (Foothill Line 283)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Gold Rush on for $43 billion in public works projects: Legislators craft flurry of bills to control how bond funds are spent
Orange County Register

LAX FlyAway bus service a big success
Cheap Flights

OCTA scolds contractor, gives 60 days to improve: The provider of bus rides for the disabled apologizes and blames high driver attrition rates. The county has imposed $800,000 in fines,1,6011985.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

'Operation Smooth Ride' Targets Potholes In L.A.

Placentia Metrolink station plans progress: Officials agree to fund $81,000 for the environmental portion of the project
Orange County Register

Rail System (and Patience) Are Stretched Thin in Chicago
New York Times

Report: Fine diesel trucks that don't meet emission rules, then buy cleaner ones
Daily Breeze

Santa Barbara without a car: Amtrak 20% off
Los Angeles Times

Tehachapi Council addresses the need for public transit
Tehachapi News

Transit agency keeps disabled bus contractor: OCTA officials express frustration with Veolia Transportation Services but say service has improved
Orange County Register

Villaraigosa Kicks Off 'Operation Smooth Ride'


Transportation Headlines for Monday March 26, 2007

Another Chance for Seventh Street
L.A. Downtown News

Beverly Hills Leaders Endorse ‘Subway to the Sea;’ Recommend Alignment & Station Locations
Metro Investment Report

Bullet train promises fast relief
Daily News

City officials synchronize signals, add signs to alleviate USC traffic - Transportation officials say the new system will allow for smarter traffic flow.
USC Daily Trojan

Green way to keep on trucking: With rising oil prices, shipping companies are embracing fuel efficiency and are using information technology to plot shorter delivery routes,1,6898606.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

L.A. on the Metro
USC Daily Trojan

LA Public Transportation Might Get a Little More Expensive

Legislators target bonds-package billions: Bills seek to have public works funds spent on favored projects, issues
Sacramento Bee

New Assemblymember Feuer Provides Insight into Nexus of Land Use Planning & Transportation
The Planning Report

O.C. tollway faces many stops before green light - Eight state and federal agencies must weigh in before work can be planned. The project could even be scrapped,1,7593058.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Redlands Bicycle Classic lets good times roll
Press Enterprise

Small tolls, huge fines: Road agencies are overdoing it when drivers fail to pay
Press Telegram

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters Offers D.C.’s Plan to Address Goods Movement Congestion - The Bush administration expresses concern for the demands of goods movement and offers suggestions for how the region can address them
Metro Investment Report


Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 25, 2007

Agency to gauge feasibility of Metrolink station in Highgrove
Press Enterprise

Bus Riders Union Destroys Transit: Here’s Mathematical Proof
Metro Rider L.A.

LAEDC Elects Raymond Holdsworth as 2007 Chairman of Region's Premier Business Organization

Museum-Quality Car for a Subway Yet Unbuilt
New York Times

Rosendahl Pushes For Green Line Construction Authority: Councilman Clears Another Hurdle to Extend Green Line to LAX
Living in Venice

San Diego Airport panel hopes to amend bill
San Diego Union Tribune

Traffic planning changes direction - INLAND: A new focus is on unclogging north-south freeways and widening paths between counties
Press Enterprise

Valuable port study
Press Telegram