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Transportation Headlines for Saturday October 27, 2007

7th/metro station’s new ad blitz

AC Transit Experiments With Alternative FuelsGoal To Cut Down Carbon Emissions

Airport Check-in: Smaller buses to serve LAX FlyAway routes
USA Today

Bay Area facing lifestyle changes to achieve greenhouse gas goals
San Francisco Chronicle

Bringing Back Broadway, Again - City Has Another Plan to Revive Key Corridor, Though Past Failures Indicate Nothing Will Be Easy
Los Angeles Downtown News

On Investing in California's Future - Leveraging all resources to build for the future
San Francisco Chronicle

State rules crash with Transit Village
Pasadena Star News

Transportation: A scarce resource in the future
The Ground Floor / Urban Land Institute

What's the holdup? Ongoing road improvement projects in the city nearly complete
Simi Valley Acorn


Transportation Headlines for Friday October 26, 2007

5 Percent Of Metro Riders Don't Pay Fare - MTA Looks Into Security Measures

Air Resources Board moves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
San Francisco Chronicle

Amtrak California ridership up
Central Valley Business Times

Battle of Boyle Heights - East L.A. Community Corp. on gentrification's next front,0,1401680.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Clean Truck Plan to Get Crucial Vote
Los Angeles Business Journal

Community Meeting: Westside Extension

Costco to bring parking in bulk? Local: Lakewood residents fear traffic trouble when retailer moves in; city anticipates issues
Press Telegram

Fontana to break ground on Cypress Avenue-I-10 overcrossing
Press Enterprise

Many Views Aired at Expo Line Meeting
Santa Monica Mirror

Metro fare evasion a problem
Daily News

Official pushes for L.A. toll lanes - Federal transit aide urges the MTA to consider congestion pricing to ease traffic,1,7915096.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Oil tops $90 a barrel, setting record,1,6062577.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Ports to weigh ban on older big rigs - Emissions rules would apply to all trucks at L.A.-Long Beach complex
Daily Breeze

State gets early start in cutting air pollution
Press Telegram

Unpaid fares may cost MTA millions - Percentage of non-payers using subway, light rail and Orange Line rises at night and on weekends, report shows,1,5102942.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Thursday October 25, 2007

$500K secured for rail study ending at ONT
Daily Bulletin

Bike Dislike - Laid-back Santa Monica clashes with Critical Mass
LA Weekly

Bus scheduling algorithm picks up the slack - A prizewinning paper by a USC Viterbi School engineer elegantly solves a basic transit scheduling problem, potentially meaning shorter waits and faster trips for riders

Dorsey High’s underground debate (scroll down page to last paragraphs)
LA City Beat

Funding keeps high-speed rail project alive - The state Transportation Commission allocates $15.5 million for engineering and design work on the proposed line between the Southland and San Francisco. A critic calls it 'pork for the engineering,1,6798420.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Gold Line benefits from LAX-expansion dread
Press Enterprise

Jody Feerst Litvak - The woman from Metro who hears all of our complaints about Westside traffic
L.A. City Beat

Residents tussle with MTA over Expo safety concerns
Los Angeles Wave

Survey indicates decline in peak season activity may be more than a trend
Logistics Management

Transit leaders back 2 Northern California high-speed rail routes
San Francisco Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday October 24, 2007

3rd Subway to the Sea community meeting
Southern California Transit Advocates

Are Toll Roads The Solution?

California DMV Puts Teen Driving Lessons on YouTube
Link to California DMV YouTube page:

City Considers Expo Line Alternatives
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Experts say don't let freeway jams jangle your nerves
Daily News

Foothill Transit fare increase meetings

Jeff’s Green Line Expre$$ Rolls On

Jerry Brown Advocates Early Support for AB 32 Implementation - California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions law, AB 32, will take years to take effect.
The Planning Report

Let California clean its air - The state shouldn't have to waste time suing the EPA over vehicle emissions standards,0,2095994.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Living in L.A. Without a Car

Long Beach appoints transportation director
Cargo News

Los Angeles' underground movement
Gulf News

Paying off Gloria Jeff - The fired transit chief is set to receive $95,000 from City Hall so she won't sue,0,955394.story?coll=la-opinion-leftrail
Los Angeles Times

Save The Date: The Great Los Angeles Walk Returns Nov. 17
Franklin Avenue

Schwarzenegger vetoes Treasure Island toll plan
San Francisco Chronicle

State can't afford infrastructure without some new ideas
Daily Bulletin

Tolls to Pay for Transit: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
World Changing


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday October 23, 2007

Californians hit hardest by gasoline price surge - Pain at the state's pumps is the worst since August, with a 9-cent jump in one week,1,6394843.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

California needs infrastructure `Plan B'
Daily Bulletin

California plans global warming suit against EPA
Daily News

Clean energy bets on natural gas - Seal Beach-based company lays the groundwork for an environmentally friendly harbor
Press Telegram

Los Angeles Times Emerald City Blog

Electrical Outage Interrupts Metrolink Service

For subway fans: World's transit maps
Mercury News

I Am Taking the Subway for the First Time

L.A. awards fired transit chief $95,000 - After contending that she was wrongfully fired by the mayor, Gloria Jeff receives an irrevocable settlement that has some in City Hall fuming,1,6880456.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

New airport overseer has high hopes - Gina Marie Lindsey was appointed executive director of Los Angeles World Airports in June
Daily Bulletin

Ousted city manager to get payout - Deal, just under $100,000 limit, doesn't need council or mayor OK
Daily News

Panel to consider new truck routes - Group hopes to ease congestion on freeways as trucking volume increases
Press Telegram

San Francisco to Test Demand-Based Parking Meter Program
Smart Growth Online

Smarter Evacuations
Government Technology

Traffic plan for freeway stretch - OCTA and Brea look ahead to 57 widening project
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Monday October 22, 2007

Addressing a structural deficiency - An architectural historian has a plan to save nation's aging infrastructure. Sarah Goldhagen says the American Society of Civil Engineers puts the cost to repair US schools, roads, and sewer and transit systems at $1.6 trillion
Boston Globe

Can we afford the financial future?
Pasadena Star News

DWP finds walking creates congestion,1,2244528.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Increase in bus fares looms - Foothill Transit considers hike
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metro Westside Transit Corridor Study
Canyon News

Plan for Gold Line to airport off track
Daily Bulletin

Seattle To Vote On Roads, Transit Package - A $47 billion proposal to add new lanes and build 50 miles of light-rail heads to the ballot box

Small fixes - Not all traffic solutions are of the major variety
Daily News

There Must Be Another Way South
Santa Clarita Signal

Transportation Needs Top Priority in Sacramento
Santa Clarita Signal


Transportation Headlines for Sunday October 21, 2007

7 Injured In Truck, MTA Bus Crash In Panorama City

Burbank wins clean air award - City’s ‘green garage’ full of vehicles that operate on natural gas contributes to its district recognition
Burbank Leader

Expo Line plan runs into resistance - A proposed train crossing near an L.A. high school will make an intersection safer, officials contend. Not so fast, critics say,1,366702.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Expo puts environment in the driver's seat - Alternative-fuel vehicles take center stage as visitors seek ways to save gas and the Earth.,1,3128397.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

LAX leader proposes charging OC to fly
Daily Breeze

Light-Rail Sprinter Still on Track for Dec. 16 Start, Officials Report
San Diego Business Journal

Significant hurdles --- endangered animals --- remain to toll road
North County Times/Californian