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Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 18, 2007

Beware of Urbanphobia - NIMBYism Rears Its Head in the Arts District
L.A. Downtown News

L.A. council to study driver fee at airport
Daily Breeze

MTA's map of dreams
Los Angeles Times Bottleneck Blog

Pedal Power - Eric Green and His 'Green Machine' Are Giving Downtown a Lift
L.A. Downtown News

Remove SANDAG's planning blinders
North County Times/Californian

Runway study sought after another close call at LAX
Daily News

San Diego’s MTS Approves Bus Fare Hike

Safety Concerns for Sixth Street Bridge - Experts Warn of Deterioration, Question Structure's Ability to Withstand an Earthquake
L.A. Downtown News

Secretary Peters Says Bikes “Are Not Transportation”
Streets Blog

SEPTA ordered to keep transfers - The agency vowed to appeal the ruling in a suit brought by Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer

Transit money in doubt - California's budget stalemate could jeopardize future transportation projects in Los Angeles County, officials said
Daily Breeze


Transportation Headlines for Friday August 17, 2007

19 minutes to drive just one mile of Wilshire...

Bridge's opening marked by ceremony
Ventura County Star

Bridge projects difficult to fund
Ventura County Star

Easing Congestion on LA’s West Side: Too Little Too Late?
KCRW/Which Way L.A.

Federal Administration Out In SEPTA Dispute
Evening Bulletin

LAX `extremely challenged' - Airport exec: Facility unable to cope with shutdown
Whittier Daily News

Metro Goes Pepsi

Mexico plans to send trucks across border this month
Land Line

Mexico yanks a roadblock to developing port-rail plan
San Diego Union Tribune

Movie wraps 105 Fwy - Drivers bound for El Segundo, LAX this weekend should expect delays
Press Telegram

MTA's dream map gets darker
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

MTA long on projects, but short on funds - The agency's vision for roads and rail is ambitious, but funding will be scarce, director tells the board,1,3925595.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

OCTA celebrates 35 years with longtime customers
Daily Pilot

Plans for Highway 138 scaled back
Antelope Valley Press

Port of L.A. is making `green' its byword - Commission calls for all its buildings to be "environmentally responsible."
Daily Breeze

Roads at LAX get prettier, faster - Millions will go to beautify Century Boulevard and improve area traffic flow
Daily Breeze

Running On Empty - Drivers seek benefits and financial support for Cleans Trucks Program
L.A. City Beat

San Jacinto lays out Highway 79 improvement plan
Press Enterprise

Subsidizing Pollution: LB/L.A. Lawmakers Alan Lowenthal & Betty Karnette Pushed Industry-Backed Bill Exempting High-Polluting Ship "Bunker Fuel" From CA Sales/Use Tax
Long Beach Report

Tolls, Congestion Pricing Face Drivers in Five U.S. Cities
Environment News Service

Tolls, hikes in taxes, fares may lie ahead - Transit, highway projects designed for future L.A.
Daily News

Transportation Secretary Discusses Concerns About National Infrastructure

Turbulence at LAX - A summertime systems failure at the airport is part of a dangerous pattern of neglect,0,7797634.column?coll=la-opinion-leftrailLos Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 16, 2007

Board may hike bus fares, cut transfers - Transit agency faces $9.2 million shortfall
San Diego Union Tribune

Boxer says state needs tougher look at bridges - The senator urges transportation officials to produce a clear assessment of immediate repair needs,1,2756104.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

California's Boxer sees bridge problem - The senator criticizes a Caltrans official who suggests engineering language creates a false sense of urgency
Daily Breeze

Cargo fee stalled on budget impasse - Proposal for $30 container charge awaits resolution of legislative deadlock
Press Telegram

City Council Approves Bus-Only Lane On Wilshire

Council OKs 10 new gates at LAX - The $1.2-billion facilities would handle new jumbo jets and international traffic,1,1371723.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Federal Transit Security Funding Legislation Authorizes $3.4 Billion
Telematics Journal

Greuel, Weiss urge traffic plan
Daily News

L.A. officials seek relief from overly congested roads - With near-gridlock squeezing Los Angeles motorists, city officials called for development of a strategic plan to try to ease the problems
Daily Breeze

LAX called `challenged' at best
Daily News

Los Angeles City Council to hear plans for airport - Gates that can accommodate larger aircraft are among the new terminal proposals.
Daily Breeze

Railway aims to add track through Cajon Pass
Press Enterprise

SanBAG appoints new director
San Bernardino Sun

Signal fixes get the green light - City Council approves $6 million in upgrades to help bring relief to traffic-weary residents on the Westside. More action is planned,1,1774107.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Stability key trait in newly appointed SANBAG chief
Press Enterprise

Third rail will ease train bottleneck in the pass
Victorville Daily Press

Transit system would cost $280 million - Streetcar-bus line to serve Great Park, Irvine Spectrum
Orange County Register

Two hospitalized in Orange Line crash
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 15, 2007

Availability of Environmental Management Systems Training and Assistance for State and Local Transit Agencies
Federal Transit Administration

Changing face of the I-15 freeway - Segment near Escondido should be ready in 2008
San Diego Union Tribune

Decision due on Wilshire bus lanes
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Details of the US DOT’s $354.5 Million Grant to NYC
Streets Blog

Environmental Benefits of Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology in Transit (.pdf)
Federal Transit Administration

LA Council Backs Airport Bill
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

L.A. County General Plan Update Program
Los Angeles County

LAXpectations Web Site Updates Public on Construction Impacts to Los Angeles Airport Passenger Terminals, Roadways
Los Angeles World Airports
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Playing games with rail line
Santa Monica Daily Press

SF Bay area to get $158M in federal transit funds
Mercury News

State set to cover roundabout bill
Daily News/Antelope Valley Edition

Suspended Golden Empire Transit Chief Moland resigns
Bakersfield Californian

Traffic keeping us close to home - More Angelenos just staying in
Daily News

U.S. Money for Traffic Is Short of Bloomberg’s Plan
New York Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 14, 2007

Clean-air action needed at ports
Pasadena Star News

Contract approved for traffic systems
Pasadena Star News

Glitches, spiraling costs may delay TransLink expansion
San Francisco Chronicle

L.A. mayor signs downtown housing law - Developers have incentives for creating taller buildings
Daily News

Mayor Signs Ordinance Aimed At Downtown Development

Metrolink's success has a cost - Ridership is up on the commuter train, and the county is set to spent more than $1 billion in upcoming decades to further boost the service
Orange County Register

O.C. transit agency jump-starts freeway projects - OCTA will spend $20 million on design, engineering and environmental impact studies to get work going. Some improvements weren't expected until after 2011,1,3193926.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Officials investigate another computer glitch at LAX - About 1,700 international passengers were delayed by the same customs system that failed two days ago
Daily Breeze

Pasadena Pedaling Towards Bicycle Unfriendly Status

Rail logjam remedy - New track under construction in Cajon Pass
Daily Bulletin

Squandered resources for Ventura Boulevard - A good idea for traffic improvements goes bad
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Monday Aug. 13, 2007

228 bridges at top of state list for repairs,1,3417103.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=2&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans targets problem bridges
Los Angeles Daily News

Computer glitch fixed, LAX operations return to normal,1,6870800.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=3&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

LAX backlog clears, finally
Long Beach Press Telegram

Massive airport glitch called 'unprecedented'
Daily Breeze

Mayor demands probe of LAX computer glitch
Los Angeles Daily News

Proposal for under-mountain Metrolink station raises questions
Los Angeles Daily News