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Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 11, 2007

Caltrans head pushes senators for more ferries in case of quake
San Francisco Chronicle

'Complete Streets' Concept Gathers Steam

Council may support high-speed magnetic train
Antelope Valley Press

Expo Line: A milestone
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Eyes on the roads: Cal State SB awarded grant for transportation research
San Bernardino Sun

Sloping Sidewalks Pester Pedestrians

Taxi surcharge gets thumbs-up
Burbank Leader

Taxi tax not a fare deal (editorial)
Glendale News Press

Ventura Boulevard subway. Yes, subway.
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Work begins on light-rail line from downtown to Westside,1,4627851.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Friday August 10, 2007

Airport Commission unanimously adopts 'Sustainability Vision and Principles'
The Argonaut

Bay Area roads are new casualties in stalemate over state budget
San Francisco Chronicle

Big Blue Bus and Santa Monica College revamp routes and launch service to new parking lot
The Argonaut

Boxer says EPA stalling ports' air cleanup - At a hearing in L.A., the senator says the agency is delaying cleaner-fuel mandates for the benefit of the international shipping industry,1,7302070.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Bridge too far gone - The spotlight turns to deficiencies everyone would rather ignore
The Economist

BRT Improving the Environment - How 1-percent changes make a big difference$3959
Mass Transit Magazine

Drivers need to pay attention - OUR VIEW: Beware of freeway hazards
San Bernardino Sun

EPA gets blame for stalled port rules - Long Beach mayor tells panel at San Pedro hearing on bill that people are getting ill because of delay
Daily Breeze

Funding roadways without new taxes
Sacramento Bee

Gold Line Receives Funding Support
Arcadia Weekly

How to pay for US road and bridge repair? Some lawmakers put a hike in the gas tax on the table, but Bush dismissed the idea on Thursday
Christian Science Monitor

Infrastructure on Congress' to-do list - The collapse in Minneapolis spurs lawmakers to vow to push for billions more to upgrade the nation's transportation infrastructure,1,1351375.story?coll=la-news-politics-national
Los Angeles Times

Lawmakers raise issues on rail safety
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metro forgets how the ADA works

New Study Could Help Change Carpool Lane PoliciesRestricting Carpool Lane Access Doesn't Improve Safety

New photo enforcement traffic signal at Manchester Avenue and Airport Blvd
The Argonaut

Other U.S. Subway Systems Rarely Close Due to Rain
New York Sun

Pay-as-you-use highways - Rather than build more bridges to nowhere, switch to public-private financing
Press Telegram


Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 9, 2007

Back in the driver’s seat - Event chooses new date to ensure focus won’t be elsewhere (Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo)
Santa Monica Daily Press

`Bandit' taxi driver arrests are way up in L.A.
Daily Breeze

Bike path runs into trouble
San Bernardino Sun

Boxer to Chair Two EPW Hearings in California – Field Hearings Will Spotlight Ports Pollution and Green Jobs
Yuba Net

Budget impasse must end
Capitol Weekly

Buses getting green retrofit - The airport authority approved funding for new technology that will greatly reduce emissions from its 14-bus fleet
Burbank Leader

Bridge Politics - Unless we change the way we fund our highways, infrastructure will continue to crumble
Reason Foundation

CBS Outdoor Lands Two LA Contracts
Media Week

Churchill's funeral train being returned by club
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Clinton: Bad Roads, Bridges Harm Economy
New York Times

Editorial: Cut transit funds? First, get out and take a ride
Sacramento Bee

Experts, residents unsure of new downtown rules' effect - Some say larger, denser projects will help ease L.A.'s housing crunch. Others say they will burden an already taxed infrastructure and displace the poor,1,6835395.story?coll=la-mininav-business
Los Angeles Times

Federal Grant Might Provide Avenue To Fund Wilshire Bus Lane

Moving to keep federal funds - Redondo Beach Council will have designs drawn up for a transit hub near the Galleria
Daily Breeze

ONT’s manager has plans
Claremont Courier

River walk takes a step closer - Work on final design set for October; city's parks officials need $200,000 to cover funding gap
Glendale News Press

Simpler bridge safety labeling sought - Senate transportation panel chairman will hold hearing on state's system
Sacramento Bee


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 8, 2007

2 bright new articulated buses run on CNG (Santa Clarita Transit)
Daily News/Santa Clarita

Assessment of Local Models and Tools for Analyzing Smart-Growth Strategies
Transportation Research Board/CALTRANS

Bike plan to shape Oceanside future
North County Times/Californian

Caltrans completes study, says state's 69 bridges are OK
Daily Breeze

Death of a neighborhood - The dark side of “good” eminent domain,0,4647375.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Decade of Growth in Domestic Freight Rail and Truck Ton-Miles Continue to Rise
Transportation Research Board/U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics

FTA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Environmental Impact and Related Procedures
Federal Transit Administration

Flexible access to carpool lanes safer, study finds - A finding that easing access results in fewer and less severe collisions fuels OCTA's plans,1,4856627.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Google Maps Street View hits LA; No Love for Valley, South LA

Heavier traffic a concern of mall neighbors
Daily News

It's not just bridges - Speak out on problems you've had with things government is supposed to be taking care of
Press Telegram

L.A. moves toward more N.Y-style downtown - New ordinance will allow denser, larger residential buildings. Some worry that affordable-housing incentives won't work,1,3577023.story?coll=la-headlines-california

Los Angeles Metro Launches New Vanpool ProgramCan Save Commuters Time and Money

Metro wants more drivers to hurry up and get in the van
Daily News

Rail car firm spurns L.A. for Philadelphia job site
Daily News

Road rage blog points finger at Angelenos
Pasadena Star News

SAFETEA-LU Planning: Illustrative Examples
Transportation Research Board/Federal Highway Administration

SF Transit Hub Would Be West Coast's Tallest Building

Soaring Designs Proposed For SF Transbay Terminal

A taller downtown L.A.? - Council passes affordable-housing strategy
Daily News

Transit-Oriented Development -- Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes
Transportation Research Board

U.S. agency steps into fray over transfersFederal authorities say SEPTA must analyze the effect that fare hikes would have on low-income riders
Philadelphia Inquirer

Ventura Boulevard Subway


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 7, 2007

Bike path runs into trouble
San Bernardino Sun

Bridge Collapse Revives Issue of Road Spending
New York Times

Bridge fix-it list grows for state
Sacramento Bee

Cleaner air worth the cost
Whittier Daily News

Disagreement over signal funds stalls state budget talks - A proposal to ease traffic congestion in Los Angeles by providing $150 million in state bond money to synchronize hundreds of traffic signals has become a point of contention in the state budget dispute, with key Republicans saying that other cities should be allowed to vie for the money,1,2251228.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Funds an issue for California bridge repairs,1,3678489.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Frank Gruber: What I Say – Aerial View (infrastructure & population)
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

FRA and California Public Safety Partners Announce Initiative to Educate Farm Workers about Dangers near Railroad Lines
Federal Railroad Administration

Inland carpool-lane study stalls - HIGHWAY 60: A plan to allow lone drivers during off-peak hours has been facing federal opposition
Press Enterprise

No ‘mini’ feat - Running a major bus service isn’t always (Santa Monica Big Blue Bus)‘mini’-feat
Santa Monica Daily Press

Ocean shipping: Port Tracker report expects record-breaking volumes over the next three months
Logistics Management

OCTA looking for traffic feedback - Study focuses on South County
Orange County Register

Orangethorpe Corridor study has a ways to go - City is hoping OCTA will adopt grade separation projects
Orange County Register

Port clerks vote on contract
Press Telegram

San Fernando Valley Critical Mass
Bike Boom

Smart Growth Principles Adapted for Coastal Communities
Smart Growth Online

Traffic congestion causing dangerous, reckless drivers
Santa Monica Daily Press


Transportation Headlines for Monday August 6, 2007

FTA Creates Web site Dedicated to Transit-Oriented and Joint Development
Mass Transit Magazine

Funds an issue for California bridge repairs,1,1836333.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. could look to Denver for its transit template,1,2461844.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Metro weighs changes to some bus routes
Along for the Ride/Daily News

Plug-in Prius turns heads - Ferrari of hybrids
San Francisco Chronicle

Redondo Beach council faces transit center deadline - City leaders must rule soon on the use of federal money for a bus and train hub near the South Bay Galleria. A decision is expected Tuesday
Daily Breeze

SoCal Becoming More Urban, Less Suburban As Buyers Flock to Condos
Daily Green

Southern California is becoming a tight fit - As more apartments and condos are built, traffic won't be the region's only kind of jam,1,4065606.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Study Reveals Very High Recall Rates for Transit TV Advertising


Transportation Headlines for Sunday August 5, 2007

Budget wrangle at standstill as lawmakers exit - Senate Democrats gone; Republicans vowing to press on
San Diego Union Tribune

Commuter’s Story: Greening of the Orange and Red
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Editorial - Pass the 'Downtown Ordinance'
L.A. Downtown News

'Expect Delays' (Metro Gold Line)
Blog Downtown

LA Surf Bus drives city kids to ride waves - Local: Participants in the free program are taught to surf at H.B.
Press Telegram

More ethanol to be added to gasoline
San Francisco Chronicle

No such thing as a free ride
Sustainable Industries

Road across tracks key to Newhall area's plans
Daily News/Santa Clarita Edition

Road kill - Why are we so worried about terrorism when so many more people are dying on our highways?,0,1379980.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Talking trash on freeways
Pasadena Star News