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Transportation Headlines for Friday June 1, 2007

AQMD to vote on smog plan - Wide-ranging proposal for the South Coast Air Basin is to be weighed today. Critics remain skeptical
Daily Breeze

Cars and bicycles shouldn't compete
Orange County Register

Committed to public transit - Editor's note: This column was written in response to last week's Insight page column by Assemblyman Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, which examined Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's budget proposals
Daily Breeze

Exporters making waves over ports' clean-air plan - A growers' trade group says a proposed fee would hurt the state's global competitiveness,1,6758300.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

LA Residents Spend More on Transportation than Others
Daily News Along for the Ride Blog

Local Transit Operator Also Feels Pain at Pump
Santa Clarita Signal

Los Angeles World Airports received its 11th Rideshare Diamond Award
The Argonaut

LAX: MTA official says Green Line extension to LAX is 'not even on the radar screen right now'
The Argonaut

MTA Approves Fare Increases For July
Grunion Gazette

MTS banning smoking at trolley and bus stops
San Diego Union Tribune

PPIC Poll: Voters Want Term Limits Reform, More Bonds, Like Arnold
California Majority Report
Public Policy Institute Website:

Rolling Whisper (Riverside Trolley Buses)
Press Enterprise

Rosendahl holding town hall meeting on north runway safety and modernization
The Argonaut

SunLine aims to reduce taxi glut, improve service
Desert Sun

THAT'S DEBATABLE: Railways in land of freeways
Daily Pilot

Transit expert: Cast out autos - Cutting traffic brings happiness, former Bogota mayor tells gathering
The Argus

Truck lanes coming?
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog


Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 31, 2007

A Denser L.A. - Understanding the map
L.A. Weekly

Art Walk DASH Officially a Go

Bill aims for clean air at ports
Press Telegram

'Blood Alley' fix up for vote - Highway 138 work proposed
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Do gas giants charge too much? Are gasoline prices too high? At what price will we start to see consumer behavior changing? Tom Tanton of the Institute for Energy Research and Judy Dugan of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights debate the politics, economics and secrets of rising energy costs,0,4832512.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Downtown Art Walk Now An Art Ride

Fare wars: Bus and train fares will go up in July and activists threaten legal action
Pasadena Weekly
L.A. City Beat

First of S.B. County railroad-crossing projects set to start
Press Enterprise

Green Transportation Alternatives in Los Angeles
Green Options

Investigation Underway on NGV Fuel Tank Failure
The Auto Channel

Model Inevitable: Americans and our cars.
National Review

MTA board compromises, approves gradual fare hikes
Wave Newspaper

New battery for electric cars tested: Faster pack charging makes technology consumer-friendly
Whittier Daily News

Raise Gas Tax for Sake of Roads?
Daily News/Along for the Ride Blog

Stick a card in the meter - City eyeing new parking devices
Daily News

Summer Beach Shuttle serving Playa Vista, Marina and Venice expands its service
The Argonaut

Transit agencies brace for change under revised budget: $1.3 billion in cuts to be made from state public transit
California Aggie

Truck group attacks `green' plan - Association says a ban on older vehicles is illegal
Press Telegram

What's Smart About Smart Growth? City Hall's plan for the future expects you to give up the yard, the car - and learn to love density
L.A. Weekly

Why Your Car Has Lousy Gas Mileage - Despite Big Technological Advances in Auto Design, Fuel Efficiency Has Stagnated Since the 1970s
Wall Street Journal


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 30, 2007

Funds for bullets but not transit Re "MTA rail projects may not get there despite fare hike," May 26,0,1224731.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

In High-tech Blue Bus People Count
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Living close to job would clear traffic
Daily News

Metro fares on the rise: One-way trips to jump 25 cents, day passes to double, student passes to go for $43 by 2009
UCLA Daily Bruin

OCTA driver recognized for 33 years of safe service
Daily Pilot

OCTA's next five years: Officials approve a draft of a plan that outlines projects under renewed Measure M
Orange County Register

'Spare the Air' trims will limit free rides: BART, Caltrain and ferries to charge full fare after 1 p.m.
San Francisco Chronicle

Taking It to the Streets: UCLA Scientists Seek to Turn Cars Into a Mobile Communications Network

Traffic-weary Westside residents make push for subway
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 29, 2007

Architect Johannes van Tilburg on Housing, Mixed Use, and Good Urban Planning -
With 20,000 units under development, VTBS Principal Johannes van Tilburg describes the evolution of L.A. housing types and their impact on the life of city
The Planning Report

Caltrans Begins Study of 710 Extension: Controversy Vs. Connectivity
District Director Doug Failing discusses plans to go underground to fill in the final gap in the region's freeway system. (subscription required)
Metro Investment Report

Cities say: Come on and take a free ride
USA Today

Coronado's electric cars enjoying life in the fast lane
San Diego Union Tribune

Cracks in 210 planning lead to shaky finish
Daily Bulletin

High Fuel Costs Changing Driving Habits for Some Americans
Smart Growth Online

How to pay for transit services - Re "MTA approves steep hikes for bus, rail fares," May 25,0,2871248.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Midday Bus Service to Union Station Planned
Santa Clarita Signal

MTA fears a bottleneck at O.C. line - More 405 lanes in south would cause a mess in L.A. County, officials warn. Experts say agencies need to be on the same page,1,462586.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

SANBAG looks forward to logistics funds - Victorville wants its Proposition 1B applications heard separately
Victorville Daily Press

Station? No, art depot – Recently refurbished, it was built in 1915 as the Pacific Electric freight-train
Daily Bulletin

Travelers resigned to record high gas price: Facing the Southland's highest holiday weekend fuel prices ever, travelers cut costs in other ways but still hit the road.,1,6543134.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

UITP Transport & Mobility Congress and Exhibition – in search for a better urban transport
Railway Market

U.S. comes in last in mpg race - THE United States is last in the industrialized world when it comes to auto fuel efficiency. In this country of innovation, we're behind Japan, Europe, China, Australia and Canada.
Whittier Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Monday May 28, 2007

Adaptive Reuse Revisited: Development Now Depends on Parking
L.A. Downtown News

Battle for Mass Transit in Los Angeles
L.A. Voice – Drive
(last 2 minutes of 10 minute video link features Eric Mann and his legal strategy)

Beijing starts installing digital TVs in subway cars
China Daily

Beijing Unveils State-Of-The-Art Subway Ahead Of 2008 Games

Bus buster: MTA undermines its own mission through bus fare hikes
Daily News

Electric cars a tough sell in Los Angeles: Autos: Rising cost of gas, global warming inspire car buyers
Press Telegram

Fare Hikes And Service Cuts For Bus Riders In Chicago

Getting ready for flying cars
Daily Bulletin

High-speed rail network can't be built piecemeal,1,1890069.column?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

High-tech parking meters could keep track of change,1,4800445.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Letters to the Editor: May 27 - Gold Line ridership survey 'bogus'
Daily Bulletin

OCTA plans timeframe for regional hub - County transportation officials next week are set to lay out a plan for developing the long-planned ARTIC
Orange County Register

Port complex aspires to be bustling, clean: Expansion is aimed at reinforcing Pacific Rim dominance, but the neighbors are more interested in cutting air pollution and blight.,1,5790169.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Seattle Asking Voters To Approve $23 Billion For Light Rail

State's access to oil now a federal issue - Officials are confronting the fact that the western U.S. lacks an emergency supply of crude,1,5809749.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 27, 2007

Blast kills shuttle driver during natural gas fill-up,1,5625626.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Broadway Transit Mall Hardly A New Idea

I-15 traffic partners move to third phase of project
Press Enterprise

I-5 Freeway Plan Gets British Touch
Santa Clarita Signal

L.B. Airport raises parking rates - Travel: Maximum parking cost $2 more per lot starting Friday
Press Telegram

Memorial Day is first run for beach transit
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Metro Fare Increases Leave Transit Projects Unsure
Along for the Ride

Metro Prices Go Up, A Photo Essay

SANDAG to study transit focus - A regional board agreed Friday to study the idea of pouring $10 billion in potential new tax dollars into public transit
North County Times/Californian

Security drill to halt bus and rail
Press Telegram

Speedy rail plan facing obstacles
Antelope Valley Press

Stagnant Federal Gas Tax Lies At Heart Of Transportation Funding Crisis