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Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 7, 2007

Air Talk with Larry Mantle: Friday April 6 - Expo Line Light Rail Phase II
KPCC 89.3 FM

Construction begins this month on 118
Simi Valley Acorn

Construction to begin on rail crossing project
San Bernardino Sun

County's share of bond money is discussed: State officials provide tips on selling local project proposals
Ventura County Star

Chicago Transit Authority, Pace Planners Consider Fare Hikes, Service Cuts
WBBM 780am

Editorial: Transit backtrack: Budget would hit transit agencies hard
Sacramento Bee

Feast for the eyes at subway stations: McDonald's newest ad campaign brings in needed revenue, the transit agency says.,1,795671.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times – Bottleneck Blog

Hydrogen Fueling Stations To Be Installed In Several States
H2 Daily

Make a New Kind of One-way Street: A proposal by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky to turn Olympic and Pico boulevards into one-way streets from Downtown LA to Santa Monica as a means to alleviate congestion is a good idea
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Markers to an old mystery: The MTA has launched an effort to find descendants of long-dead Chinese whose burial bricks and other artifacts were found during Gold Line work,1,3295222.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Natural gas: It's the alternative alternative,1,2228180.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

No car in L.A.? Must be Lent - Lifestyle changes and lessons learned from going without wheels for 40 days,0,2234013.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

SANDAG expected to approve options for improving traffic flow along I-15
Temecula Valley News

Study Sees a One-Way Solution to Traffic Woes: A proposal would transform Olympic and Pico into one-way boulevards; traffic study to be released next week
Westside Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Friday April 6, 2007

91 Freeway's top toll hits nearly $1 a mile
The peak fare for the 10-mile drive from Orange County to Riverside County is going up to $9.50,1,3243395.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Back To The Future: The 1970 Los Angeles 'Centers' Concept Plan

California ought to put high-speed rail on fast track
Record Searchlight

Delivering Wilshire Blvd. from bad traffic: U.S. Postal Service moves final mailbox pickups to 3:30 p.m. to get vehicles off the road at rush hour,1,1252132.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Freeway widening project kicks off
Whittier Daily News

Funding Accumulated for Widening I-5 Freeway: Freeway Construction Is Expected to Begin by 2009

High-speed train inches ahead: Segment of a $40 billion, 700-mile route through the county will undergo an extensive study, although construction funds are lacking
Orange County Register

I-5 project begins in L.A. - Stretch from O.C. border north to Santa Fe Springs to be widened
Orange County Register

Mass Rapid Transit Plan Concept Maps: Past visions of Transportation's Future in Los Angeles
Metro Library

Monrovia Focuses on Major Upcoming Projects
Arcadia Weekly

OCTA Adds More Solar LED Bus Stops
Environmental Leader

Railroads: The key to highway congestion relief
Delaware Online

Raising MTA fares a dead end
Pasadena Star News

San Bernardino Associated Governments Actions -- 4-5-07
Riverside Press Enterprise

The subway tunnel as video billboard

Train wreck cleanup could take 2 weeks
Desert Sun

Transportation officials back plan to extend passenger rail service to Redlands Enterprise


Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 5, 2007

California lawmaker aboard as French train sets speed record: Two O.C. Assembly members were meeting with transportation minister while colleague took ride
Orange County Register

Census: More moving out than moving in
North County Times/Californian

Derailment spills blue cheese near Salton Sea,1,6225999.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Fare folly: MTA wants to price the working poor out of public transit
Daily News

FEEDBACK: Riding the rails in Los Angeles,1,7965747.story
Los Angeles Times

Focus on the fundamentals
Metro Rider L.A.

Getting transportation on track Re "Let's get small," editorial, March 31,0,6741391.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Officials ponder reinventing route: Burbank group wants a new bus link between cities, Los Angeles transport officials already have one up and running
Burbank Leader

Rather than carpool, drivers adapt to gridlock
Mass Transit

Santa Monica Council Could Boost Bus Fares
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Top ports, Alameda corridor economic powerhouses for US
Cargo News Asia

Vacationers mean business, port says: Officials highlight cruise ships' economic role and urge investment in a new terminal and other waterfront projects,1,7396354.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

White House posts earmarks on website: Pet spending projects that lawmakers put in the 2005 budget are listed. The administration's requests aren't,1,2841409.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
Los Angeles Times
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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 4, 2007

Caltrans seeks to speed up crash cleanups: State officials, who want to cut in half the 3-hour average time it takes to clear roads after accidents, sponsor a brainstorming meeting,1,5484456.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Cheviot Hills: MTA "dividing" us
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Editorial: MetroRiderLA’s position on Expo Line Phase 2
MetroRider L.A.

Extra Transit Parking
Santa Clarita Signal

French bullet train shatters rail speed record, hitting 357.2 mph
Daily News

Green port may cost drivers
Press Telegram

Heavy work along the highway I-40
San Bernardino Sun

If TV is too loud, ask bus driver to turn it down
Daily News

Is a Monorail the Answer to LA's Traffic Problems?
Fox 11 TV

New Hybrid-Electric Busses Roll in Santa Barbara

NJ Transit names new executive
Asbury Park Press

Planners say no to highway widening: Suit sways Somis-Moorpark route
Ventura County Star

Public comment solicited about high-speed rail
Daily News – Antelope Valley Edition

When Cars Don’t Work Part I – Commute via Blue and Gold Line Review
When Cars Don’t Work Part II


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 3, 2007

Amtrak may be rounding the bend
Capital Times

Cal Beats Harvard & Harvard for Redo of First Street
Curbed L.A.

China detains 10 over Beijing subway tunnel cave-in

Crying foul on fares: Planned MTA hikes could strand some
Daily News
Daily News Comment Blog:

Disputes Over Routing Of Light Rail
Palms Village Sun

Emissions law could still face hurdles: Despite a favorable Supreme Court ruling, another suit, the EPA or Congress could still stymie state legislation,0,340435.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

End of Line for Public Input Brings Light Rail Controversy
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

French train breaks rail speed record,0,667220.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Gas Company Named 'Industry Pioneer' for Leadership in Advancing Natural Gas as a Clean Transportation Fuel
Prime News Wire

It's full speed ahead for airport: $835,000 allocated to prepare for scheduled jet service in Palmdale
Daily News – Antelope Valley Edition

OCTA panel pushes for carpool rule shift: It wants the successful program -- allowing drivers to go in and out of the lanes at will -- extended countywide,0,5976358.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Public Officials Required To Bike To Work: Under new rules put in place by Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, public officials in Mexico City are required to ride their bikes to work at least once per month

Rail Systems Update: Reaching Critical Mass in Rail Transit
Mass Transit

Transit advocates blast Governor's cuts in funding: Critics warn of worse traffic jams, hardship for people who can't drive
San Mateo County Times

University of California Berkeley Team Wins 2007 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition (for L.A. First Street Corridor),84086.shtml
Earth Times


Transportation Headlines for Monday April 2, 2007

Airline quality drops for third consecutive year
Daily News

As one LAX project ends, another begins: The southernmost runway reopens as more-risky construction starts on a taxiway between two airstrips,1,5579800.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bump in MTA Fares Proposed - Increase, the First in 13 Years, Angers Bus Rider Advocates
L.A. Downtown News

Car-Free in L.A. - How I Joined Downtown's Elite 11.3% of Transit Users
Los Angeles Downtown News

Family leave may expand: State's current program excludes too many relatives, senator says
Sacramento Bee

Legislature flooded with bills about climate crisis: Poll-driven politicians see need to tackle global warming
San Francisco Chronicle

Mariel Garza: Bullet train's cost worth the relief
Whittier Daily News

Market fuels hybrids: Sales of gas-sipping cars continue to accelerate
Press Telegram

SANBAG to consider bring passenger rail to Redlands
Press Enterprise

Torrance roadwork carries high expectations: City officials say the nearly $50 million in spending will ease congestion and repair heavily damaged streets
Daily Breeze

UCLA forecast: Expect job growth - Housing cool-down not likely to spark recession
Daily News

Union Pacific proposes upgrade at Port of L.A. Ports: Diesel trucks would be replaced by electric equipment
Press Telegram


Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 1, 2007

For cleaner US ports, cut truck fumes first? - An L.A. ports coalition hopes its plan to allow only trucking firms that embrace new emissions standards will expand nationwide
Christian Science Monitor

Highway 118 project to add lane in Simi is due to start
Ventura County Star

Kiss 200 good jobs goodbye - L.A. councilman prefers park to rail-car assembly proposal
Daily News

Legislators will visit France to research fast trains
Daily News – Santa Clarita Edition

Linking Social Equity and Smart Growth
World Changing

Second Push To Complete San Diego Freeway System Might Run Out Of Money
10 News

Teamsters: California ports exploit truckers

Traffic survey: Are you a NIMFY?
Native Intelligence