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Transportation Headlines for Saturday October 6, 2007

A vision of new rapid bus line - Service could go from El Monte to Cal Poly
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Boxer to hold hearing in SB on air pollution - Testimony is sought on truck, train effects
San Bernardino Sun

Container traffic down at local ports - Experts say retailers are importing less, reflecting weak consumer spending, housing decline
Daily Breeze

Drivers to test new way to fund roads; Instead of paying a gas tax, you pay for miles traveled
Government Innovators Network

Major Arts District Project Faces City Test - The $140 Million One Santa Fe Goes to the Planning Commission This Week (Metro Red Line Yards)
L.A. Downtown News

Making a case for quiet - San Clemente joins other cities and OCTA in a coordinated rail safety effort that could result in a 'quiet zone.'
Orange County Register

Neighbors wary of Santa Monica construction - An already traffic-challenged area searches for solutions ahead of projects to shore up bluffs over PCH and rebuild the California Incline,1,989994.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Ports plan workshop on Clean Truck Program

Public Transportation Ridership Continues To Climb In 2007
American Public Transportation Association

Rail problem throws wrench in Sprinter testing
North County Times/Californian

SANDAG to write regional bike plan
North County Time/Californian

Traffic Solutions: One Idea for La Brea
Curbed L.A.

Why Did The Press TOTALLY Fail Us On The Gloria Jeff Disaster?
L.A. Cowboy

You're Fired! - With Villaraigosa in the Center, Job Loss Is All the Rage
L.A. Downtown News


Transportation Headlines for Friday October 5, 2007

Bus strike averted - Omnitrans management, leaders of drivers' union agree on contract
San Bernardino Sun

City Council decides to try red light cameras (Santa Monica)
The Argonaut

City holds community workshop to look at transportation in the future (Santa Monica)
The Argonaut

Clean Truck Program in survival struggle
Daily Breeze

Crowded freeways push drivers to find alternate routes - A lengthening rush hour and an influx of out-of-town drivers contribute to city’s traffic congestion
Daily Bruin

Devore I-15/215 interchange chosen as top SANBAG priority
Press Telegram

Fired transportation chief asks L.A. City Council to reinstate her - Gloria Jeff says the mayor provided no explanation for her termination,1,2007382.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Former DOT chief to fight termination - Jeff hires attorney Allred
Daily News

Former Transportation Manager Appeals Firing - Council Has Until Oct. 26 To Act

Gas prices on the rise
Daily News

Google Transit Graduates from Google Labs

Intermodal carriers urge feds to intervene in LA ports’ truck program
The Trucker

LA Mayor Supports Gold Line to Airport
Sierra Madre Weekly

Massachusetts Senate President Nixes Plan to Require GPS Device in Residents' Cars - System would have been used to charge five cents a mile to drive on interstates.
Boston Herald

Officials hope voters might favor gas tax boost to fight warming
San Francisco Chronicle

Omnitrans, union reach tentative deal
Press Enterprise

Prep for passengers - Commercial services coming to San Bernardino International Airport
San Bernardino Sun

Santa Monica Bay: LNG deepwater port proposed 27 miles southwest of LAX
The Argonaut

S.B. County to study rail line to Ontario airport
Press Enterprise

Toll road delay rejected - Coastal commission staff refuses to take project off Oct. 11 agenda
North County Times/Californian

Truck accidents rise, Moorpark police say
Ventura County Star

Upcoming community meetings for Westside extension News Along for the Ride Blog


Transportation Headlines for Thursday October 4, 2007

All Aboard, Supervisors - The love of the private car extends to the top floor of the county Hall of Administration
L.A. City Beat

Allison Yoh - The transit expert on fixing L.A’s traffic and ending free parking, free roads, and our costly love affair with the car
L.A. City Beat

Barstow: California’s Vegas to L.A. Hub - Barstow is a natural transportation hub: railways and freeways connect the town with Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Arizona
NuWire Investor

Bring the subway to the westside
Los Angeles Times Emerald City Blog

Brown to broaden fight over dirty air,1,5629583.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california
Los Angeles Times

Crenshaw Blvd: The not-so talked about transit corridor

Go Metro to the Latino Film Festival – features Antonio Banderas

Homelessness and Transportation Take Center Stage At City Council Meeting
Santa Monica Mirror

Increased Interest for Transit Oriented Retail Development in Southern California
Retail Economic Development Blog

L.A. Sniper: A Little Respect, Please - What matters are their positions on public transit – not how politicians get to work
L.A. City Beat

NoHo’s billion-dollar TOD

Pricing Friends and Foes Find Common Ground in Shoup - New York City congestion pricing opponents sought to commission UCLA urban planning guru Donald Shoup to do a study of New York City's parking policies

Sepulveda Boulevard Makeover Gets Green Light

State to EPA: Regulate ship emissions
Daily News

Surprise! It’s Rideshare Week!
Green L.A. Girl


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday October 3, 2007

A load of concern over Mexican trucks - Foes of their presence on U.S. highways cite safety. Can these rigs meet our standards?,0,1370855.story?coll=la-news-highway_1
Los Angeles Times

Free Metrolink tickets from Buena Park station - Giveaway is part of OCTA's celebration of the recent station opening
Orange County Register

Google Teams Up With Local Transit Agencies - BART, VTA Part Of Online Service
ABC News

No to the Foothill South Toll Road - Building a new toll route through parkland and pristine wilderness is not the way to go in Orange County,0,2990572.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Once I took the railroad...Why nobody, but nobody will ever take mass transit as long as they have a choice,0,5237200.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Purple Line planning
L.A. Times Bottleneck Blog

Railroad shipping: Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern introduce westbound intermodal service
Logistics Management

Smog-riddled L.A. breathes a bit easier
Daily News

Task force enlists shuttles to fight downtown traffic
Daily News

Toll road into state beach not welcomed
San Diego Union Tribune

Up close, the romance is gone - The new Wilshire Vermont Station complex in Koreatown appears dramatic from a distance. But a walk in its courtyard exposes its flaws,0,611735.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Want a subway down Wilshire? Pencil this in.

Working to Get Non-Transit Riders ON BOARD
Metro Magazine

Work on I-10 in Redlands progressing ahead of schedule
Press Enterprise

World’s Largest ''AMP'' Ship Calls at Port of Los Angeles - New-generation container ship plugs-in to access ''eco-friendly'' on-dock electric power
Cal Trade Report


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday October 2, 2007

$16.5M Contract Approved To Resume FlyAway Service

AAA sets up watchdog site for transportation dollars
Daily News/Along for the Ride Blog

Dan Walters: Debt soars, and more on the way (infrastructure bonds)
Sacramento Bee

Frank Gruber: What I say: Showing Respect to Transit Heroes
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Green Is Going Mainstream
World Trade

MTA suffers a breakdown in trust
Whittier Daily News

Struggle for clean air - Port study shows that getting rid of junker diesel trucks will be neither cheap nor easy
Press Telegram

Traffic boss vows to work with neighborhood councils
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Monday October 1, 2007

Gold Line extension plays a cruel joke on commuters trying to get downtown,1,2592915.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. doesn't save data on traffic growth - City officials said they don't have traffic counts for some of the city's busiest intersections — and can't say how much congestion has increased over the years - Information gathered by the city's vast signal system is kept for only a few days, limiting the city in its long-term planning,1,531229.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Many Ideas On Improving L.A. Mobility But No Consensus

Red light, green light - L.A.'s intersection cameras let too many off the hook
Daily News

Study Finds That U.S. Motorists Do Not Pay Their Way
Link to full report: (.pdf)

Westside subway … umm, transit alternatives meetings


Transportation Headlines for Sunday September 30, 2007

Angelenos' New Refrain: 'I Love (Downtown) L.A.' - City's Once-Wasteland Is Hipster Heaven
Washington Post

Clean-air rule targets existing diesel-truck fleet - Big rigs in southern California will need to cut certain emissions, under a regulation approved last week
CS Monitor

Eye on the Environment: Car pooling helps drivers save cash, eases congestion
Ventura County Star

Figueroa Corridor Plan Gains Steam - Bond Money Could Fund $100 Million Vision Connecting Downtown to USC
L.A. Downtown News

LA Traffic Will Improve Drastically Starting Today

Here's what drivers want to know about the 22 Freeway - OCTA officials say by March the project will be complete and landscaping will be in
Orange County Register

Interstate 10 expansion project
Press Enterprise

Massive Retail, Housing Complex Planned for North Hollywood - Some Residents Fear the Billion-Dollar Project Will Cause Overcrowding

Port Officials See Emerging Threat From South - SHIPPING: L.A. eyes alliance with growing Mexican rivals
Los Angeles Business Journal

RTA wins honor as best big-transit system in nation
Cleveland Plain Dealer