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Transportation Headlines for Saturday October 13, 2007

2 face trial in traffic `sabotage'
Daily Breeze

2 L.A. traffic engineers must face trial - They are accused of trying to sabotage traffic flow at four busy intersections just before a job action by the city's Engineers and Architects Assn,1,5780169.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Dual routes suggested for high-speed rail system
San Francisco Chronicle

Four-lane Route 76 gets nod in long-awaited impact report
San Diego Union Tribune

Gold Line extension possible - L.A. mayor endorses preliminary study
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metro Crenshaw-Prairie corridor meetings

Metro Gold Line Resumes Service In Pasadena

Online chat with Metro board chair

Santa Ana getting serious about streetcars - City officials are considering line that would link its train station, downtown and civic center
Orange County Register

Southern California National Freight Gateway Collaboration
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Hipster Bus
Santa Monica Mirror/Lookout News

Will Los Angeles settle with ex-DOT chief? - Two weeks after mayor abruptly fired his Department of Transportation chief, some city leaders are trying to negotiate a settlement to persuade her to drop her appeal and avoid a high-profile, racially charged hearing over her termination
Daily Breeze


Transportation Headlines for Friday October 12, 2007

Airport board OKs purchase of 40 ethanol-fueled sedans for police and operations
The Argonaut

City considers payout to fired transportation chief,1,4771384.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

City updating housing plan, while lawsuit is pending - Irvine is still at odds with SCAG over how much affordable housing must be built
Orange County Register

Comment period extended for proposed deepwater LNG port southwest of LAX
The Argonaut

Developer offers UCR Metrolink station as part of land swap
Press Enterprise

LA MTA tabs PB to develop transit solution for Crenshaw-Prairie corridor
Progressive Railroading

Left-Turn Signals Being Installed At Most Congested LA Intersections

Metro seeks input at Oct. 18th meeting on Westside Transit Corridor Study
The Argonaut

NBC Goes Green With Consolidation of L.A. Operations at Red Line Station
TV Week

Pico Artists at Work event seeks to paint new picture of Pico Boulevard
The Argonaut

Port Touts Changes At Green Port Fest
Grunion Gazette

Pros and Cons of Underground Cellphone Technology
New York Times

Rail traffic message readied - UNDERPASSES: Business leaders say the Inland area needs a big share of $2 billion in bond funds.
Press Enterprise

Testimony puts focus on Inland pollution
Press Enterprise

Transportation manager Jeff urged to settle L.A.
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday October 11, 2007

10,000 Metrolink passengers delayed - Rush hour breakdown halts trains in Union Station,1,3243424.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Air Wars - Victories and defeats in L.A.’s battle against pollution
L.A. City Beat

Bike trail to link Pio Pico State Park with river
Wave Newspapers

Error Causes Delays For Metrolink, Amtrak Trains

Examples of Best Practices for Communicating the Economic Benefits of Transportation
Transportation Research Board

Focusing on freight - Sen. Boxer convenes hearing on pollution in the Inland Empire
Daily Bulletin

Freight Management in Manhattan: Tax Incentives and High-Tech Tools for Night Owls - Researchers win $1.2M DOT grant to develop methods for shifting truck deliveries to off-hours

Land Value Impacts of Rail Transit Services
National Association of Realtors

Locals give city leaders tips on keeping traffic moving smoothly
Santa Monica Daily Press

Metro In Possession Of Angels Flight
Angelic Blog

MTA's $1 Billion Development Scheme - Eleven transit honchos were barred from voting due to money conflicts. So they drew straws
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L.A. Weekly

Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Web Site Redesign Coming Soon

Restoring Regional Equity to the Federal Highway Trust Fund
Heritage Foundation

Shippers and carriers alike oppose port’s pending clean truck program
Logistics Management

Top Public Transportation Leaders Are Honored By The American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
American Public Transportation Association

Traffic funds may pay for intersection work
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday October 10, 2007

California truckers call for different plan to improve ports’ air quality

Changes urged in proposal for ports - Some business and trade groups want to scrap a clean-truck plan,1,3534291.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Dip felt on trucks, not roads
Press Telegram

Dodger Stadium eyed for '09 World Baseball Classic
Daily News

Gas use keeps falling in state - Higher Prices Driving Lower Fuel Consumption
Mercury News

Metro Announces PDA-Compatible Website

Metro Goes Mobile

Metro goes mobile: Trip Planner on your celly
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Next commuter lane at the 405 may be for wildlife,1,6824983.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Not biking can kill you, plus a bike social 10/11
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

October transit meetings
L.A. Visions

Pump prices rise in state, fall in U.S. - Average gasoline cost in California is up 2 cents a gallon from last week amid tight supplies,1,4428755.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

SANBAG fills financial post
Press Enterprise

Sound walls the final phase in Interstate 10 improvement
Redlands Daily Facts

Toll Roads Struggle To Gain Political Consensus

Web site of transit history keeps the record
Daily News/Along for the Ride Blog


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday October 9, 2007

Big cities try to ease way for bicyclists
USA Today

Cargo decline is another sign of slowing economy - The falloff of goods from toys to kitchen tiles flowing into the L.A., Long Beach and other ports stuns observers,1,527788.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

County and city officials filming video in fight to get transportation dollars
Daily Bulletin

Decision on south O.C. tollway is postponed - The Transportation Corridor Agencies request the delay to allow more time to respond to a report that the route would violate the state's coastal act,1,6192524.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

HNTB's Transportation Point Focuses on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Transportation Point

Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting Award Winners

Long Beach Airport getting more flights - ExpressJet to launch service to Monterey, Reno/Tahoe, Fresno
Daily News

Looks Like 'Taps' For The NY MTA Metrocard - End Of Line Looms With MTA Credit-Pay Expansion
New York Post

Metrolink 706 Riders Like To Ride The Crazy Train

Metrolink study moves forward
Orange County Register

MTA Site Designed For Commuters On The Go

Quarter Miles - Pay-as-You-Drive (PAYD) Pilot Project
Government Technology

REBUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE - Chamber Launches Major Initiative
U.S. Chamber

San Bernardino depot to be film set - Eastwood directing movie starring Jolie
San Bernardino Sun

State's environmental fate rests in governor's hands
Whittier Daily News

Talkin’ Traffic - Residents identify 'hot spots' and offer suggestions to city's new Traffic Task Force
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Monday October 8, 2007

A planning guru's pep talk for L.A,1,5804193.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

An invitation to the EPA
Take some action against foul oceangoing polluters, or we'll see you in court
Press Telegram

Contract for Metro transit patrols up for grabs - Sheriff may get competition from other police agencies
Daily News

Crenshaw rail plans back on track? Officials are discussing line's possible route and whether it should be light rail or a busway. Idea is to link Wilshire Boulevard to the Green Line
Daily Breeze

Make project a reality - Without question, developer John Leung has grabbed the attention of El Monte, which approved his $1 billion El Monte Transit Village project last month
Whittier Daily News

Subway meetings,1,3340315.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday October 7, 2007

Cutting through China's smoke - Beijing will order cutbacks in industry and auto emissions for the Olympic Games, and the effects may be measurable worldwide,0,5846910.story?coll=la-news-comment
Los Angeles Times

Did the press not act fast enough on traffic issues?

Forum: No magic bullet for transportation funding

Metrolink train 706 commuters chirp up over Magnolia Bird Farm landmark
Press Enterprise

San Francisco Bay Area Ponders Gas Tax Hike

Toll road not worth it
North County Times/Californian

U.S. officials vow help on third Tijuana crossing
San Diego Union Tribune