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Olympics Update

Chicago is U.S. candidate for '16 Olympics,1,7736769.story?track=rss
Chicago Tribune

Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 14, 2007

2 L.A.-area ports aim to slash diesel exhaust: The plan seeks to cut such pollution from short-haul trucks by 80% and boost security. Industry says business might drop,1,1204941.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Amtrak launches community website
Travel News

Blue Line collides with SUV
Press Telegram

Blue Line train crunches SUV making illegal turn,0,2428382.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

Commuter train hits SUV in Long Beach,1,1583351.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Connector from I-5 to 91 be shut for 2 months - Closure begins in Buena Park for freeway widening project as early as 5 a.m. Saturday
Orange County Register

Does L.A. have ace in hole for games bid?
Daily News

Editorial: Freeway walls must be completed more quickly
Record Gazette

Foss to build first-ever hybrid tugboat (for the Port of Los Angeles)
Longview Daily News

L.A. deserves the Olympics: It's who we are that makes L.A. the better choice over Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Games,0,6639982.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

L.A. to Join Planned Lawsuit Against FBI Project
Westside Chronicle

Parents: School Buses Too Full (Article 8 local unmet public transportation needs)
Santa Clarita Signal

Ports of L.A., Long Beach outline clean-trucks plan - Vehicles that don't meet air standards would be charged to enter and eventually banned by facilities
Daily Breeze

Sales of hybrids pick up speed - With gasoline prices rising, the fuel-efficient vehicles are looking more attractive to buyers,1,5043942.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

SANDAG accepts I-15 IRP Phase II
Fallbrook Village News

She has a city to build on - L.A.'s chief planner blends a can-do attitude with a vision of 'great streets' and social justice,1,6083428.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

State sues to nullify blueprint for growth: The San Bernardino County plan fails to assess properly the effects of various pollutants, the attorney general says,1,3367634.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

State targets county in suit: Claims climate change ignored. The state attorney general sued San Bernardino County this week, alleging the county should have looked at global warming before adopting its new growth plan
San Bernardino Sun


Transportation Headlines for Friday April 13, 2007

Breaking records: Orange Line busway reaches new height of popularity
Daily News

City of Santa Monica Exposition Light Rail Project Page
Santa Monica

City to join foes of new FBI building,1,4516091.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

City To Join Pending Lawsuit Against Proposed FBI Project

Dodger parking blues - Stadium about to face first big weekend
Daily News

Interchange EIR exemption urged
Victorville Daily Press

International flights departing LAX: Report casts doubt on the airport's ability to maintain its West Coast dominance as others make room for new superjumbo jets
Daily Breeze

Letters to the Editor: Proposed MTA rate hikes are discriminatory.
Santa Monica Mirror

Neighborhood Council Watch - Angry Pico Union Votes No On Olympic-Pico One Way Streets
City Watch L.A.

New York MTA Breaks Ground on Second Avenue Subway

Santa Monica: Council votes some bus fare increases for July 1st; basic fare is unchanged
The Argonaut

Santa Monica Council Hikes Bus Fares; Poor, Young Hardest Hit
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

State's drivers are pumping less gas: Californians slowed their fuel guzzling last year as prices hovered above $3 a gallon,0,4334502.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

State's highest court says Caltrans can use private contractors
San Francisco Chronicle

TGV in our future - $40 billion, Californians would be better off riding the high-speed train in France
Press Telegram


Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 12, 2007

Battle of the Billboards - L.A.’s plan to spiff up sidewalks leads to more street-level ads than it bargained for
L.A. City Beat

Beijing invests heavily for a spectacular Olympics 2008
Financial Express

Bringing light rail to Santa Monica
Green L.A. Girl

Commuter Cars Uses SolidWorks to Create Green Car 'Tango'

Driving the Future: Biogas rises but hydrogen sinks as big automakers muscle into alternative car technologies in Anaheim
L.A. City Beat

Governor makes night surprise ride on light rail
Sacramento Bee

Hybrid tech goes commercial (heavy duty transportation uses)
USA Today

Key facts: Chicago and L.A. (Olympic Bids)
Chicago Sun Times

Light-Rail Service In Palms - Where will the trains run? (Exposition Line)
Palms Village Sun

MTA Bus Crashes Into 2 Cars On Pico Boulevard

O.C. to L.A. in 20 minutes: Backers hope voters will agree to finance 700-mile high-speed train system estimated to cost $40 billion
Orange County Register

Palms Assembly Seeks Study Of Light-Rail Station In Northeast Palms - placing a train station "behind the Price Self Storage facility on National Blvd. between Palms and Motor" (Exposition Line) (scroll down to second story)
Palms Village Sun

Riding on the Metro…(Metro ART)
Tuesday Creative

Riverside County approves additional funding for rail crossings
Press Enterprise

Rough Ride for Council (Santa Monica Big Blue Bus Fare Increase) (.pdf file, see page 1 and page 14)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Shuttle service for Dodger Stadium Re "Let me out of the ballgame, let me be free of crowds," April 11,0,1035107.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 11, 2007

Billboard blight: Someone ought to fight back against scofflaw industry
Daily News

Head of BART plans to resign
San Francisco Chronicle

LANCC Transportation Group to Hear Transit Coalition Head Bart Reed

Leaving early may leave you with time on your hands
Daily News

Let me out of the ballgame, let me be free of crowds: Traffic experts say the Dodgers' zoned parking, a bust on opening day, may get better. Fans say it can't get worse,1,6165028.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

No relief in sight at California gas pumps
Daily News

Riding Sprinter may cost more than riding Breeze
North County Times/Californian

Summer fuel costs expected to inch up: Prices at the pump will climb but they will be lower than last year, a U.S. forecast indicates, and imports will help meet growing demand,1,3314642.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 10, 2007

Arnold 'Pimp' daddy of bio-fuel
Daily News

California gasoline average hits $3.25 - A refining pinch is blamed for rise on the West Coast. But falling state wholesale fuel costs are expected to bring motorists some relief,1,2855888.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

European High-Speed Rail Experts -- Press Conference Thursday, April 19, in Washington, DC

Frank Gruber: What I say - The High Cost of Cheap Bus Fares
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Make Your Voices Heard on Light Rail, Officials Tell Stakeholders (Exposition Line)
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Metrolink Proposed Fare Increase

More people, more traffic, more problems
Daily Bulletin

New Legislation Could Put Limitations on Billboards

O.C. asks Caltrans to ease carpool lane rules - County transportation officials want solo drivers to be able to use the lanes during off-peak hours,1,2210884.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

OCTA: Expand car-pool idea - Transit panel recommends concept of easy-access lanes, now on 22 Freeway, be extended to all county freeways
Orange County Register

O.C. To Take Steps For Easier Carpool Lane Access

Public Hearings Scheduled For Proposed California High Speed Rail Service
Government Technology


Transportation Headlines for Monday April 9, 2007

Cars, development and doubt,0,1006328.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

City-sanctioned traffic jam adding to global warming,1,4690080.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Dodgers Offer Incentive, Advice For Parking Challenges

Metro Transit to Hold SCV Public Hearing
Santa Clarita Signal

More people, more problems: As region grows, so do its freeway troubles
San Bernardino Sun

SAN FRANCISCO Muni ready to send hybrids into service
San Francisco Chronicle

Tunnel study is wise (scroll down page) by Gil Cedillo
Pasadena Star News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 8, 2007

Businesses Anticipate Opening Valley Connector
Santa Clarita Signal

Call it a greyhound bus - 'Doggie Bus' gives free rides to beach for people and furry friends
Orange County Register

Destination 2030 – 2007 Update: Gap Analysis
Southern California Association of Governments

High-speed rail plan back on track for 700-mile route
Daily News

In the path of progress: 20 homes face demolition to clear road for expansion (I-5)
Whittier Daily News

Market fuels hybrids, other `green' cars
Daily Bulletin

Steve Lopez: Points West - Will we shell out to ease traffic nightmare?,1,4678344.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
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