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Transportation Headlines for Saturday October 20, 2007

101-405 Freeway Interchange Finally Complete: More Than 300,000 Vehicles Pass Through Interchange Every Day

101-405 Interchange Project Completed

Caltrans installing on-ramp meters
La Cañada Valley Sun

Editorial: Ride the rails into the future - Crash provides transit lesson
Ventura County Star

Gas price breaks $3 a gallon as major hikes seen in 2008
Daily News

GM to lend SUVs to prove hydrogen fuel holds water,0,2608759.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

House passes rail-safety act inked by local
Whittier Daily News

Improved 101-405 crossing marks end of decade-long battle to ease gridlock
Daily News

Metro Westside meetings: Yes, the Westside wants the subway
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink Will Keep Extra Cars Running Next Week
Santa Clarita Signal

Pedicab Problem - A Second Effort to Run Rickshaw-Like Devices Downtown Is Snuffed
L.A. Downtown News

Plan Ventura County's future
Moorpark Acorn

Roto-routing the Valley's clogged artery - Officials celebrate long- anticipated completion of the 405-101 interchange, but realize more work and controversy are ahead,1,1572917.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

State to sue U.S. to allow tailpipe rules
Los Angeles Times

Surprise, the Red Line Subway runs after 1 a.m.


Transportation Headlines for Friday October 19, 2007

Alternative Car Expo brings future of transportation to Santa Monica

California ready to sue EPA to enact greenhouse-gas rules
Mercury News

City Has Yet To Give Funds for Expo Line
Culver City News

Clean Air Truck Plan In Battle
Grunion Gazette

Crenshaw alignment that’s just peachy

Downtown Connector alternatives analysis meetings
Metro Rider LA

Drivers Finally Going to Get Relief Through Sepulveda Pass Will Create Reversible Lane Through Mulholland Tunnel on Sepulveda Blvd

Expo Line Phase 2 initial screening meetings
Metro Rider LA

Gas prices jump 9 cents
Daily News

Governor removes term limits from SoCal air-board chairman
Capitol Weekly

Historic bill in Senate to fight warming - California law a model for new measure
San Francisco Chronicle

House Passes Rail Safety Bill by Wide Margin - Measure would foster the implementation of positive train control by 2014
Progressive Railroading

MTS Approves Broad Transit-Fare Hikes
NBC San Diego

New regs for Ports of L.A., Long Beach may come from CARB
Land Line Magazine

Not Just Thingamabobs: Present, Future of "Movement" Actualized at Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo
The Auto Channel

Rock Hurled Thru Bus Window In South L.A.

Trains, cars, Arnold and the growth of I-5
North County Times/Californian

Weiner calls for hearings, IG probe on traffic program
The Hill


Transportation Headlines for Thursday October 18, 2007

Anaheim wants help in building transit center - Anaheim and OCTA to host conference that could help make plans for a transportation hub a reality
Orange County Register

Analysis shows East L.A. could support itself - Supporters of cityhood for unincorporated East Los Angeles say financial report gives their chances a boost
Wave Newspapers

Beijing to start building 6 new subway lines by year end
China People’s Daily

Caltrans reconsiders speed limit near I-5 crash - Caltrans calls for a review of the 55-mph limit in the tunnel near Santa Clarita where Friday's 31-vehicle wreck occurred,1,4653123.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=5&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

Cell phones, Internet could be used to pay parking meters - New system to speed process, charge more for peak usage times
Daily Review

Downtown Connector alternatives analysis

Fair fare? Want better, cheaper public transit? Think about your ride
San Diego City Beat

L.A. Sniper: Return of the Bandits - The mayor and two of his closest friends try to revise history on the great bond robbery. Partners in crime: Don’t trust these guys with your bus-fare money - or a $20 billion bond
L.A. City Beat

Letters to the Editor: Driven to Change (scroll down page) re: “MTA’s $1 Billion Development Scheme” [Oct. 12–18]
L.A. Weekly

Public Meetings for Proposed Fare Increase
Foothill Transit

Reversible lane OK'd for Mulholland Tunnel
Daily News

Ventura Boulevard fixes set
Daily News

Weiss helps reject free parking plan
Daily News

Westside Extension Transit Study Corridor picture report

Widening, after all these years - Our view: Bond money for I-5 improvements welcome but long, long overdue
North County Times/Californian


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday October 17, 2007

First Of Metro's Monthly Online Chats Set For Noon

Gasoline tops $3-per-gallon mark in state - Summer's vacation from pump price shock is all over
Sacramento Bee

Got a traffic grievance? Air it on Metro's first Live Chat Internet forum
Daily News

L.A. gets $150 million to synchronize traffic lights - The state bond money will fund an effort that could cut drive times by 16% when completed in June 2011, city officials say,0,5584557.story?coll=la-home-local
Los Angeles Times

New Multi-Million Dollar Plan to Get Los Angeles Traffic Moving
Link to news release from the California Governor's Office:

Record Price of Oil Raises New Fears
New York Times

State panel in town to discuss goods movement - $2 billion slated for projects to soften the impact on communities caused by activity at local ports and the resulting truck and train traffic
Orange County Register

Step Out of the NY Subway and Know Which Way is Which

Traffic woes demonstrate vulnerability
USC Daily Trojan

Transit agencies continue to push the fare collection technology envelope, smart-card association says
Progressive Railroading

Transportation secretary praises Bay Area congestion-relief plan
San Francisco Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday October 16, 2007

Are planners ready for the Drew Carey (not so free) freeway?

City Hall must move on gridlock
Daily News

Elevated extension of 57 Freeway is 'feasible,' report says - A proposed eight-mile route above the Santa Ana River connecting to the San Diego Freeway would cost about $2 billion, a study says,1,6536275.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Gold Line to airport - idea has wings
Daily Bulletin

In case of emergency, many Inland freeways offer no other way out
Press Enterprise

Interchanges a risk to system
Press Telegram

Logistics News: Are Plans for “Water Highways” to Relieve Truck Congestion Good for Supply Chains? As Calls for Use of Water Routes Increase, will Just-in-Time again become Just-in-Case?
Supply Chain Digest

Maglev's alive, but is it well?
Pittsburg Post Gazette

Put light rail on fast track - WE don't need a poll to tell us that a light rail train ending at Ontario Airport rather than Montclair makes way more sense.
Pasadena Star News

Red-light camera enforcement plan off to slow start
Daily News

Region's transit a hostage to terrain - The I-5 crash reveals vulnerability to closure of major mountain routes. Geography precludes easy answers,1,5983463.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Wary I-5 commuters try the train,1,1896013.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Monday October 15, 2007

As NASA prepares to send Americans back to the moon, engineers at Dryden Flight Research Center are working to help make the journey's start safer
Antelope Valley Press

City to be reimbursed for synching signals
Antelope Valley Press

Flaws found in O.C. tollway foes' study - The report had backed expanding the I-5 instead of building the turnpike. Toll road officials call the analysis superficial, inaccurate,1,117355.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=2&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

Interstate 5 is back in business,1,3276861.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=3&cset=true
Los Angeles Times

Motorist fee increases signed by governor - Registration costs will go up $3 per year for all vehicles and a smog abatement charge on new cars will jump from $12 to $20 a year.,1,4034457.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday October 14, 2007

Another View: California high-speed train would complement commuter-rail service
By Quentin L. Kopp
Sacramento Bee

Court might decide future of port trucking program - If shippers, activists can't agree, fate of plan would be decided in court
Press Enterprise

Daniel Weintraub: Ports' growth, environment collide in Los Angeles
Sacramento Bee

Inland transportation issues get chamber attention
Press Enterprise

Mayor Villaraigosa Endorses Extension of Light-Rail - Gold Line Is Under Construction

Metrolink To Beef Up Accommodations For Work Week - Train Surge Reminiscent Of 1994 Arrangements

New airline in town
Press Telegram

Tough Commute Anticipated After Pileup
Associated Press