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Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 4, 2007

Broken Bridges, Lost Levees and a Brutal Culture of Neglect
Yahoo! News

California Ports Rate ''Low'' on Congestion - Retail container traffic to break last year's record three months in a row, says industry group
CalTrade Report

Departures to test SANBAG, and more may follow
Press Enterprise

El Monte considering new trolley transit line
Whittier Daily News

Green port truck fleet rolled out - Target, local companies fronted money for project
Press Telegram

L.A. bus routes may be changed - Metro seeks to create a `more efficient' system
Press Telegram

Palmdale to sue over housing plan - SCAG's low-income ruling unfair, it says
Daily News

Port coalition unveils new `green' fleet of trucks - The effort is part of a program to reduce pollution and emissions from vehicles
Daily Breeze

Ports Welcome 'Green Trucks' To Shipping Companies' Fleets

SANBAG leader resigns, day after evaluation meeting
Press Enteprise

Soundwall Funds Included in Bill
La Canada Valley Sun


Transportation Headlines for Friday August 3, 2007

Blue Bus Expands Route
Santa Monica Mirror

California's Best And Worst Big City Downtowns
California Planning & Development Report

California has many of busiest 'structurally deficient' bridges - 32 are in Los Angeles County
San Diego Union Tribune

Caltrans to inspect bridges - Many of those bridges are among thousands in the state that need to be repaired or replaced, the federal government found,1,44943.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Collapse of bridges unlikely in L.A. - Officials say they'll still undertake review of retrofitted spans
Daily News

Colorado Railcar optimistic despite RTD shift from diesel power (DMU technology)
Metro West Newspaper

Does Metrolink make the grade on ‘8 habits …’?

Gold Line Takes Funding Hit
Pasadena Independent

Groundbreaking Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo Featuring AltCar to Target Present, Future of Transportation - World's Largest Alternative Car Show--Now in Its Second Year--to Feature Energy and Transportation Options
Yahoo! Finance

House bill would send millions to Southland - Nation: $3 million for CSULB among items in bill headed for Senate; some pet projects fail
Press Telegram

Hushing up train horns - City, railroad set up safety lights, gates for a Quiet Zone
Daily Bulletin

Mexican port plan could be sunk
San Diego Union Tribune

New York MTA Makes Subway Shuttle Splash with Hotel's Ad Campaign - Station and subway train will be wrapped in ads. Riders will be able to download music from billboard,0,5269407.story
NY Newsday

'Quiet zone' sought for train traffic - Nighttime horns bother residents
San Diego Union Tribune

SanBAG loses top executive
Daily Bulletin

Study forecasts record retail cargo volumes at major U.S. ports
S.F. Examiner

UC Experts Detail New Standard for Cleaner Transportation Fuels
U.C. Davis News

U.S. highway system badly in need of repair

Westside Traffic: What Will It Take?
Santa Monica Mirror


Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 2, 2007

A Zillion New Neighbors - Scared by a weakening downtown, City Hall is set to obliterate zoning protections
L.A. Weekly

Burbank Airport has record passenger totals - Strong performance and new airline factor into a boost to local travel hub while LAX figures decline
Burbank Leader

Californians consuming less gas - FILLING UP? NOT QUITE AS OFTEN
Mercury News

Caltrans Submits Plan to FHWA to Protect $3 Billion in Federal Funds, Releases Disparity Study for Federal Transportation Contracts
Yahoo! Business

Congestion Pricing for Los Angeles: An Open Letter to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
The Planning Report

Expansion plan a first step toward green Port - Environmental groups, businesses hope TraPac terminal will be successful model for future growth
Press Telegram

Fast Track to Nowhere
Government Technology

Glenoaks Canyon bus routes trimmed again - Persistently low ridership has made the current service financially unsound, Metro officials say.
Glendale News Press

GPS system to predict Caltrain arrivals
Mercury News

Hybrid hydrogen fuel cell bus to see service in Antwerp
Fuel Cell Today

Metro Monthly Passes Must Be Hot

Mini-Blue Bus Is Calling Us
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Name of Metrolink fatality released
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

New York MTA Puts Elevator and Escalator Outages Online,0,1287447.story?coll=am-local-headlines
amNew York
Link to site:

NY Mayor Takes the Subway — by Way of S.U.V.
New York Times

Price of clean air - A new state `tax' will be costly for the construction business, but well worth paying
Press Telegram

SM: Caltrans Has No Say Over Incline Work Hours
Palisadian Post

State Senate fails to pass budget,1,4097682.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Trouble on Line 120 - A homeless man goes in pursuit of a ride – and a little respect
L.A. City Beat

Wash. City Using Classical Music To Chase Gangs From Bus Stop

While Biting Villaraigosa, Villines Shows How To Work In A Coalition Government
Bill Bradely: New West Notes


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 1, 2007

Conquering Fear One Bus Trip at a Time

Curtains for Dirty Diesels?
New York Times

Experts Tackle Traffic Congestion at RAND Forum
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Fare-Evading Suspect Shoots MTA Bus Driver

Historic Depot in North Hollywood could get $1.1 million rehab
Daily News

House snub won't derail Gold Line - Funds for extension will be requested later, officials say
Pasadena Star News

New bill targets sulfur pollution
Press Telegram

New Megabus service debuts in Los Angeles - The nonstop service will link L.A. to six other cities starting next week and promises life in the fast lane
Los Angeles Times

Pasadena's 'green fleet' is growing
Pasadena Star News

S.D. to L.A. by bus - for $1? - No-frills service set for August debut
San Diego Union Tribune


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 31, 2007

2000 study predicted woes for Las Vegas Monorail
Las Vegas Sun

Bus service promises life in the fast lane - Nonstop trips between L.A. and six other cities are to begin next week,0,2152394.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Developing Sustainable Planned Communities
Smart Growth Resource Library

Getting to the (Ventura County) Fair (see By Train)
Ventura County Star

LA River Plan held up because of Steven Spielberg?

Local traffic count method sought - Two on the council want L.A. planners to find more accurate ways to predict the effect of a raft of new building projects on roadways,0,5559054.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Meter system may offer solution
UCLA Daily Bruin

Metrolink train kills person lying on tracks,1,7430872.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials find hole-fixing fulfilling
Daily News

On the Cusp Of Something Big - SPECIAL REPORT: An incorporation drive and development in East L.A. are signs of change
Los Angeles Business Journal

Private Enterprise Participation in Planning and Service Delivery – Dear Colleague Letter
Federal Transit Administration

Public Transportation: Future Demand Is Likely for New Starts and Small Starts Programs, but Improvements Needed to the Small Starts Application Process
Government Accountability Office

San Juan seeks more data on Highway 74 widening - The city has hired a law firm to examine Caltrans' plans and perhaps sue to require an environmental impact report,1,1588973.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Sepulveda reversible lane through Mulholland Tunnel backed
Daily News

Steve Westly: Time to clean up port pollution
Sacramento Bee

Students urged to `Go Rio' - Transit agencies to offer free bus passes
Whittier Daily News

SunLine Offering Free Bus Rides Monday

Transportation Point – Winter 2007 Issue (Open Road Tolling, Transportation Projects, Transportation Projects)

Truck dangers need regulation
Whittier Daily News

U.S. Congress blocks key transport initiative - Warns trilateral plan would open borders to 'alien invaders'
Ottawa Citizen/


Transportation Headlines for Monday July 30, 2007

A dense downtown
In removing some building restrictions, the City Council is finally treating downtown Los Angeles as an urban center,0,7980557.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

More federal aid OK'd for Southern California - House approves bill; some pet projects fail
Daily News

Railing About Rules

Residents support container fees
Press Telegram

Roadway update – 210, 10, & 138
San Bernardino Sun

Sepulveda expansion could slow the ride to LAX,1,3327557.story?coll=la-headlines-californiaLos Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 29, 2007

5 hurt when car hits Orange Line bus - Officials say the motorist sped through a red light and slammed into the MTA vehicle,1,541863.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Car lands on train tracks near San Onofre - Man suffers minor injuries when car crashes through fence in San Clemente. Metrolink trains see minor delays
Orange County Register

Citizen Announces the Dodger Blue Line Subway

Electric Bus Boondoggle?
EV World

Daily News

Officials Ask For $1.9 Billion In Road Bond Money
San Diego 10 News

Poll: Californians Glad to Pay for Cleaner Air
New America Media

Region seeks $511M from state bond
North County Times/Californian