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Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 28, 2007

$8 NYC 'congestion fee' plan riles some
USA Today

Another traffic nightmare Re "One-way's the way," editorial, April 21,0,4578656.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Billions more in Chevron profit
San Francisco Chronicle

Car-Free and Still Loving It - Giving Up the Jeep Earns a Warm Welcome From Downtown's Life-Without-Wheels Club
Los Angeles Downtown News

Council Approves Ocean Avenue Hotel Project (Exposition Line Phase II)
Santa Monica Mirror

Fare increases will punish riders Re "Unfair fares," editorial, April 21,0,4971873.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

FBI Drops Massive Westwood Headquarters Construction Plans

FBI drops plan for new complex in Westwood - The agency acts in the face of strong opposition from residents, city officials, Sen. Feinstein,1,7104577.story?coll=la-news-politics-california
Los Angeles Times

Gridlock, gangs top Angelenos' concerns: Warming, terrorism trail in survey of L.A.
Daily News

Guide to downtown road closures,0,1097072.story?coll=la-home-local
Los Angeles Times

High-speed train line plan may be derailed: Schwarzenegger moves to slash funding for the state's $40-billion system, citing other transportation needs,1,4045910.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA fare hike may not be the ticket - Experts warn an increase could hurt ridership and low-income riders,0,1725681.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

MTA Sets Public Hearing on Fare Hikes for May 24
Los Angeles Garment & Citizen

NYC MTA Fare hike on track

Planning Board Endorses Expo Light Rail Working Group
Santa Monica Mirror

Pushing Out Pisano: After an interminable 31 years, a controversial czar of planning is leaving (Southern California Association of Governments)
L.A. Weekly


Transportation Headlines for Friday April 27, 2007

Bike advocacy evolves from Critical Mass to political know-how
San Francisco Chronicle

City officials celebrate completion of widening Centinela Avenue from Culver to Washington Boulevard
The Argonaut

Laying the Tracks: Commuter Rail Service Between
Santa Barbara Independent

Metrolink (not Metro or MTA) fare hike vote delayed
Daily News

Metro Schedules May 24 Public Hearing to Consider Fare Changes
City of West Hollywood

Metro fare hikes are the only way - Deep deficits and chronic under funding mean business as usual can't continue without large fare increases,0,783046.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

No weekend OmniLink
Yucaipa News Mirror

OmniTrans Fare and Service Changes coming May and June 2007

Plan for 710 Freeway connector back on agenda in Los Angeles
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Rediscovering the value of rail
Railway Gazette International

South L.A.'s growing pain: Plans to revive the area after the 1992 riots have been largely unfulfilled,1,338127.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Study suggests making Pico and Olympic Blvds. one-way thoroughfares to ease traffic congestion
The Argonaut

VTA may cut fares for bus riders: Plan To Boost Ridership Part Of Overhaul At Transit Agency
San Jose Mercury News

Why some experts want higher gas tax
San Francisco Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 26, 2007

710 connector road back on L.A.'s agenda
Pasadena Star News

Bus drivers may strike: Union leaders seek more money for workers. Strike could begin Tuesday if demands aren't met.
Orange County Register

City Planning Department’s Urban Design Studio Is All About Making L.A. More Liveable - The city of Los Angeles gets serious about streets and public spaces with the establishment of the Urban Design Studio, headed by Emily Gabel Luddy
The Planning Report

Jet Fuel Follies: Jets flying out of tiny Santa Monica Airport create more and more toxic fumes
L.A. City Beat

Jimmy Kimmel to Broadcast from Big Blue Bus, Picking Up Guests as Show Rolls On

Metrolink fares may increase 10% - Board sets Friday vote
Daily News

Mitigation, collaboration keys to successful goods movement
Capitol Weekly

NARP urges Congress to support growth
Metro Magazine

New regulations target construction equipment emissions
Capitol Weekly

Orange County Coach Operators Overwhelmingly Vote to Strike
PR Newswire

Peak-hour bus lanes on Wilshire urged - A City Council panel hopes the proposal can ease the traffic crunch on Wilshire,1,4908641.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
Asking the L.A.Time Bottleneck Blog about the Wilshire bus Lanes:

Residents target rail plans - Protest: L.A. port facility neighbors fear further rise in high asthma rates
Press Telegram

Security Exercise Expected to Cause Delays

State may sue EPA over clean air law - The governor says he wants action on 2005 bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles,1,1890063.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Technology to help cities manage booming USA
USA Today

The Sure Cure For Hollywood “Park-O-Phobia”: The Holly Trolley, The L.A. Department Of Transportation's Safe, Hip And Easy All-Night $1 Alternative To Paying Multiple And Expensive Lot Fees
Luck Media

Urban Land Institute Uses L.A.’s First Street as Laboratory for Planning and Urban Design
The Planning Report

Western Riverside COG Funds Construction of Local Roads Through Transportation Mitigation Fee
Metro Investment Report

Who'll stop the train? Chris Guenzler embarks today on a historic journey that started 27 years ago – 1 million miles on trains
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 25, 2007

California Hydrogen Highway Spans 800 Miles
CleanTech Blog

Drivers Who Direct - L.A. motorists let off steam by making videos tied to area's legendary traffic snarls
Daily Breeze

Eric Mann Teaches USC About Transit Racism

Even if Not On Time, It'll be Online: GPS devices soon will allow Chicago Transit Authority customers to check where their bus is online and how long they have to wait.,1,7098311.story?coll=chi-news-hed
Chicago Tribune
News release from the CTA:

Is it time to raise gas taxes?
San Francisco Chronicle

Los Angeles Leaders See Progress, Challenges 15 Years After Riots
Voice of America

OCTA approves study of 55 Freeway gridlock, earmarks $87.9 million to upgrade rail line
Orange County Register

Plan uses GPS to tax drivers at the pump
Spokesman Review

Transportation concerns file lawsuit against DOT about proposed cross-border trucking pilot program
Logistics Management


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 24, 2007

Big-city airports near limits
Scripps News

City's 2nd 'Gridlock Tiger Team' Starts Operation

Feds abuse transit vouchers
Business Week

Los Angeles Metro Schedules Public Hearing in May to Consider Fare Changes
PR Newsweb

Nationwide gas price average drops by 0.007 cents - Californians continued to watch gas prices rise,0,1426900.story?coll=la-home-headlines
Los Angeles Times

New York Mayor Unveils Multi-Billion Dollar Green City Plan
Environment News Service

NYC mayor proposes controversial idea to charge Manhattan drivers

Planning panel rejects status quo: The L.A. panel puts together a wish list that includes fighting 'mansionization.',1,4173701.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times
CurbedLA Blog:

Senior transit's future weighed - Montebello City Council members this week will consider approving a pilot program that would allow a private company to take over Dial-A-Ride services for seniors and the disabled
Pasadena Star News

Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council Announces Successful Second Year, New Officers and Upcoming Projects
Sys Con

"Tiger Team" Unleashed In San Fernando Valley,0,6757883.story?coll=ktla-news-2

'Tiger Team' Unleashed on Ventura Blvd.Designed to Crackdown on Drivers Who Park Illegally, Snarling Traffic During Morning Rush Hour

Transit Coalition e-Newsletter, Mon., Apr. 23, 2007 Transit Coalition


Transportation Headlines for Monday April 23, 2007

Aging airport aims for traveler appeal - LAX risks losing its high profile if it can't get modernization off the ground
Daily News

Boost in bus use brings changes - New stops, new buses and new fuels are part of the city's solution as ridership continues to grow
Burbank Leader

California Rep. Millender-McDonald dies
Yahoo! News

Calif. Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, 68, dies,1,5453282.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Century-old graves unearthed - Los Angeles' MTA finds remains of Chinese potter's field in Boyle Heights
San Francisco Chronicle

Cities peddle parking for bicycles - Communities hope that valet and other services will encourage residents to use bikes for commuting and doing errands,1,1072842.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

City Council extends Beeline bus contract - City will pay MV Transportation $11 million to operate the system for 15 additional months
Glendale News Press

Editorial: Solve the Sixth Street Traffic Fiasco
L.A. Downtown News

Hikers, cyclists hit the trail Saturday morning
Redlands Daily Facts

L.A. sees rising fire risk on Caltrans' land - Despite their complaints, city fire inspectors say the state agency has failed to clear overgrown brush along at least six freeways,1,2538571.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.B. could OK plans for airport expansion - Local: Council will consider giving go-ahead to final design for contentious terminal project
Press Telegram

Q&A / LOCAL GOVERNMENT - L.A. leads the league in stadium transit errors,1,1130415.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Runner's Teen Driving Bill Moves Forward
KHTS AM 1220

Smoother Commute (signal synchronization)
Press Enterprise

Straight shot to I-5 is opening - Ceremony set for connector
Daily News

Weigh in on Metro Fare Hikes
L.A. Downtown News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 22, 2007

Activists Denounce Proposed Bus Fare Hikes

I-15 corridor destined for development, increased traffic
Valley News

LA MTA proposes two-phased fare hike
Progressive Railroading

Mariachi hotel holds key to preserving L.A. neighborhood
San Diego Union Tribune

Metrolink Tries to Push Through Fare Increase on Unwary Passengers

O.C. set to study new end to 55 Freeway: Panel ready to take a $275,000 look at helping relieve Costa Mesa traffic. A tunnel under Newport Blvd. is among the options,1,555446.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials rethink port filming: San Pedro plans to expand shipyard film deal delayed; crew complaints cited
Press Telegram

Rail Line Drives Development in Utah
New York Times

Rail line safety is not the only risk Re "Safety issues may delay rail project," April 17,0,3916337.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Right-sized airport - Sorting through the truths on both sides, one fact remains (Long Beach Airport)
Press Telegram

Study Shows One Way Could Increase Boulevard Capacity
Westside Chronicle

Traffic woes not just a mood killer
Whittier Daily News

UTA Plan Criticized by Advocates for Disabled