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Transportation Headlines for Friday May 11, 2007

As Governor Prepares May Revise to the Budget, Transit Advocates Urge Full Funding

BNSF Enhances Planned So Cal Gateway
CalTrade Report

Does The BRU Have It Backwards?

Experts say county needs more money - Traffic in the Inland Empire and its effects on our lives was one of the topics of last Friday's Leonard Transportation Forum at Cal State San Bernardino
Highland Community News

Golden transit opportunity
Pasadena Star News

High-stakes bidding for transit shelter job
San Francisco Chronicle

Lengthy to-do list delivered to new L.A. airports director: The well-regarded and veteran airport executive got a long list of goals: Renovate terminals. Build new gates. Get the Green Line's tracks into LAX. Get more flights into Ontario and Palmdale.
Daily Breeze

Lincoln Blvd. project discussed at LAX Coastal Area Chamber meeting
The Argonaut

Metrolink perk getting more riders on RTA buses
Press Enterprise

Metro Offers Alternative Transportation
Cal State Fullerton Daily Titan

No Expo Line speed up
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Orangeline Development Authority Proposes $19 Billion Privately Funded High Speed Maglev System to Orange County Transportation Authority
Yahoo! Finance

Pick for airport chief calls LAX a priority: Gina Marie Lindsey says she will request input from community groups, carriers in remaking the aging facility,1,5177403.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Setback for San Onofre tollway extension: Amendment would make project planned through park abide by potentially more stringent state environmental rules,1,7642514.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

State decision looms on diesel rules
North County Times/Californian

War on traffic needs new strategy
La Verne Campus Times

Why California High Speed Rail Will Never Happen--But Should
California Progress Report


Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 10, 2007

Airport's future depends upon business fliers (LA/Palmdale)
Antelope Valley Press

Amidst Plenty of Consensus, Parking Divides Vision of City’s Future
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Amtrak train kills woman in Dana Point: Engineer sees woman lie down on tracks before train speeds through. Police trying to ID her body
Orange County Register

APTA unveils Bus Roadeo winners
Metro Magazine

Aviation leader to run L.A. airports: Villaraigosa picks Gina Marie Lindsey, who oversaw growth at the Seattle-Tacoma facility, to manage Los Angeles World Airports,1,1617796.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bill could imperil tollway extension: House committee member seeks amendment that could scuttle road that would go through San Onofre state park,1,5626971.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Council OKs master plan for L.A. River: Aim is to clean up water, help areas along its banks
Daily News

CTA cited in Urban Land Institute report on U.S. transportation infrastructure
Chicago Business

Exposing the Expo (website)
USC Annenberg School of Communications

Fight the MTA fare hike
Pasadena Weekly

Grade Crossing May Halt Mini-Village
Santa Clarita Signal

Ill effects of gas prices
Pasadena Star News

New director set for L.A. airports
Daily News

Plan for L.A. River OKd: The City Council approves a costly effort to remake the waterway. Much work remains,1,7344679.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Rail meets road: BNSF proposal to buy cleaner trucks should ease fears.
Press Telegram

SEPTA 'doomsday' vote set for May 24
Times Courier

Train station shut after explosive device taken,1,7401034.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 9, 2007

2007 Bus Safety Awards Announced by APTA: Recognizes top safety records and commitment to improving bus safety in North America
American Public Transportation Association

Bill could stop toll road proposed near state park
San Diego Union Tribune

Bill intended to quicken Perris Valley Line project delayed (Metrolink)
Press Enterprise
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BNSF Railway Enhances Proposed Southern California International Gateway

Commerical Jetliner Touches Down at LA/Palmdale Regional Airport at History-Making Community Open House

Gas costs are driving area commuters to change: High prices have South Bay residents parking their cars and curbing spending by taking the bus and bicycling
Daily Breeze

Industry's blunders may save California from LNG: Backers of liquefied natural gas erred by currying favor with the governor and now seem to be left without a shot of getting plants built here in foreseeable future
Daily Breeze

Is Downtown L.A. Headed For A Condo Glut?

Megaport proponent claims threats (Baja Port Project)
San Diego Union Tribune

Natural-gas powered cars: Who even knows they exist?
USA Today

Not just inflated prices but inflated fuel: Gasoline and diesel expand as temperatures rise. So California drivers are getting even less for their buck,1,499034.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

OCTA behind on Metrolink crossing work: After grand jury report, the agency defends itself, saying it expanded its programs for improvements after community requests,1,2854771.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Rail yard planners offer cleaner solutions: $75M proposal from rail operator includes fleet of 400 low-emission trucks
Press Telegram

Speak out on gas prices: Is it time to impose tight control on everyone?
Press Telegram

Toll road could die today: San Diego congresswoman seeks amendment in defense bill
Orange County Register

Using Toll Financing to Fund Highways - New technology allows us to manage traffic flow better than ever before, but we need to shift away from reliance on gas taxes, which are failing to deliver necessary revenue, a new Reason study argues

Valley leaders weigh forming lobby group - Some San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire leaders say their areas are being ignored when it comes to transportation funds
San Gabriel Valley Tribune


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 8, 2007

60-day injunction keeps O.C. buses moving: Governor had asked for the cooling-off period in hopes drivers and transit officials would return to negotiations. Drivers had voted to strike,1,5170423.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Amtrak Launches .mobi Site to Provide Even Greater Online Access For Passengers

Chronic congestion
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Governor wants high-speed rail option
Scripps News Service

New Warner Center: 'Downtown' dreamers divided on how dense, how walkable
Daily News

Rail wins over buses?
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog


Transportation Headlines for Monday May 7, 2007

Biting the bullet - High-speed train plans need proof of political support
Daily News

Chronic congestion
Whittier Daily News

Gov. intervenes again in OC bus drivers' dispute,1,198975.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

MTA's road to ruination - Huge fare increases and disproportionate rail subsidies are reminiscent of the MTA's mid-1990s racially discriminatory ways,0,3056111.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Omnitrans to launch service changes
Press Enterprise

PierPASS OffPeak Program Diverts 5 Million Trucks From Los Angeles Daytime Traffic
Yahoo! Finance

Q&A LOCAL GOVERNMENT - How many buses would it take to carry all the people who take MTA trains each day? (Scroll down page past Echo Park Turtles, story also continues on second page),1,5148832.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Road Warriors: The American Commute Has Never Been So Painful. Are There Any Solutions?
U.S. News & World Report

Sprinter's security detail will differ from Coaster's
North County Times/Californian

United set to start Palmdale service
Daily News

Vary MTA fares - The solution isn't across-the-board hikes but fares based on hours and distance traveled.
By Martin Wachs,0,7748222.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrailLos Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 6, 2007

Bus 2.0 - From Boston to Brazil, city planners and transportation gurus are reimagining the possibilities of the humble motorbus, using high-tech 'smart mobility' to challenge the preeminence of the car -- and revive the urban commons
Boston Globe

Calling Out the Planners - Commission's Tough-Talking Guidelines Are on Target
L.A. Downtown News

Fuel prices keep rising - No end in sight to costlier gas
Daily News

Gold Line extension moves ahead with ridership formula
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Inclusive Pedestrian Environments: Resources and Recommendations
Smart Growth Online
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Mexico, Los Angeles Sign Port Cooperation Agreement

MyGo Pasadena-MyGo provides cash incentives for commuters to use electric bikes, rather than cars, to get to Gold Line stations
World Changing

One-Way Could Be Wrong Way - TRAFFIC: Plan to revamp Pico, Olympic boulevards draws fire
L.A. Business Journal

Roads are full of trucks hauling hazardous loads
San Francisco Chronicle

Rush toward ethanol ignores better options
Sacramento Bee

Task Force Takes Olympic-Pico Proposal To Task
Westside Chronicle

Using the Bus to Burbank Airport Is Easy