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Transportation Headlines for Saturday November 3, 2007

Bike way will offer recreational commute
Redlands Daily Facts

Bloomberg to Urge U.S. Carbon Tax
Carbon Tax Center

Ginger Gherardi: VCTC executive director, transportation ‘icon’ retires
Santa Paula Times

Here's the Things About Shortcuts

Joint-powers agency to focus on I-5 corridor
Daily News

L.A. subway plans take a radical shift,0,2826046.story?coll=la-home-local
Los Angeles Times

Mexico City Metrobus Is Clearing Air, Traffic (BRT, Bus Rapid Transit)

More Than 200 Attend Conference Exploring Landmark Southern California Joint Development Complex (Anaheim ARTIC)
AdHoc News

Pass-to-Riverside bus route under consideration
Press Enterprise

Remarks by President & CEO, AAA on Transportation Public Private Partnerships
All American Patriot

There They Go Again! (Transportation funding)
CityWatchLA/AAA Westways Magazine

U.S. Transportation Workers May Get Smart ID Cards - Texas port workers are the first to test new digital credentials, granted after background check,139207-c,privacysecurity/article.html
PC World

With high gas prices and airport delays, could we make our trains…A Better Way To Travel?
Parade Magazine


Transportation Headlines for Friday November 2, 2007

As oil price passes $93 a barrel, pain goes well past the pump - Price squeezes profits, crimps family budgets and raises inflation fears
Sacramento Bee

Big rig ban passes - Measure to combat emissions now goes to mayor, council. L.B. is expected to follow
Press Telegram

Cost of L.A.-to-Culver City rail line rises by $145 million - Officials say their original budget greatly underestimated how much the expense of labor and materials would increase,1,5143948.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

L.A. panel OKs cleanup plan for port trucks - The phased-in ban of old, more heavily polluting models used in short hauls aims to slash diesel soot. But the plan is expected to spark disputes,1,2386844.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Metro Expo Line: The Telenovela

Ports Try To Block Polluters
Grunion Gazette

Rails reach the Inland Empire
Daily Bulletin

Return of Railroad Avenue? (Metro Exposition Line)
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

So.CA.TA. Calls for Lobbying for 'Subway to the Sea'
Street Heat

WeHo Demands Subway Along SMB
West Hollywood News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday November 1, 2007

Amtrak trains making new stops - Train service increasing in Orange, Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo stops
Orange County Register

Budget faces sales-tax hit
Capitol Weekly

Commuter rail line worries prompt emergency meeting - As a state commission prepares to hear concerns about the Expo Line’s impact on Dorsey High School, residents and transit officials make dueling pleas to the public
Los Angeles Wave

DOT’s administrator cautions L.A., Long Beach ports on changes
Land Line Magazine

Driving Dangers: Road Rage, Accidents... Bad Air?

Fire-Damaged Road On I-5 Closed For Repairs

L.A. port truck switch miffs Long Beach
Panel is set to OK a 2012 deadline for emission cuts. Long Beach thought deal was for 2014
Daily Breeze

License-plate scanners OK'd
Daily News

Los Angeles County: Manufacturing, International Trade & Logistics – a diverse economy plays critical role in L.A. County’s continued growth (.pdf)
United Hemispheres Magazine

New Traffic Management Facility Opens In Glendale

Regional Traffic Center monitors Southland highways
Ventura County Star

Smart development along stretch of I-5
Daily News

State panel OKs push to meet energy goals - California would fund research on and development of 10 fuel alternatives,1,7368865.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Transit Ridership Jumps but so do Fares
Mass Transit Magazine

Transportation Summit Monday in Ontario Bulletin


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday October 31, 2007

710 tunnel could lead to more pollution
Whittier Daily News

Caltrans' misguided U-turn on contracts - Its attempt to skirt a ban on race or gender preferences is an illegal bow to political correctness,0,1720187.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

City of Angels, then and now
Daily Trojan

City Searching For Land To Build New Parks

Comment Deadline for Input on the Westside Extension Nov. 1

Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Meetings

Fed. Agency Opposes Truck Plan
L.A. Business Journal

First look: Solair Wilshire (Wilshire/Western)

GM fuel-cell prototype faces big test - 100 drivers will put vehicle through paces
Sacramento Bee

Locals want red light on Expo - Community activists cite safety concerns, but city officials say plans are set
Daily Trojan

London loves it, but will S.F.? (congestion pricing)
SF Examiner

Missing Red Line Station
Metro Blogging LA

Plug-ins going for a spin - 100 Northern California households to put modified Priuses through their paces
San Francisco Chronicle

Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach continue to struggle with ‘green trucks’solution
Logistics Managment

Reopening of Newhall Pass tunnel in sight
Daily News

Senate Passes Amtrak Funding for 6 Years
Associated Press

Time spent in car drives up air pollution exposure
Science Codex

UC Davis to give plug-in hybrids a spin - 100 families to help it test consumers' reaction to the cars
Sacramento Bee

WeHo Rocks the Metro Meetings
Boi from Troy


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday October 30, 2007

2007 Growth and Transportation Survey
Smart Growth Online

De-car-ing week: roundup
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Feds oppose new truck plan
Press Telegram

Gasoline prices follow oil upward - Crude futures hit new highs. The weak dollar, stormy weather in the Gulf of Mexico and other factors are cited,1,5608407.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

L.B., economist Kyser honored
Press Telegram

LB port's plan for clean trucks stalls - Commissioners hold off on approval of the proposal as reports arise about disagreements between Long Beach and L.A. officials
Daily Breeze

Metro Silently Introduces NexTrip Beta
Link to beta test site:

Nike, Converse Green Truck Fleet at LA, Long Beach Ports
Environmental News Network

Orange County Transportation Authority Enhances Efficiency of Complex Highway Network
Business Wire

Re-imagining the Automobile Industry by Selling the Electricity
New York Times

Video Update on the Westside Extension


Transportation Headlines for Monday October 29, 2007

2nd pass at LAX for A380 - Airbus will return to ensure the airport can handle the super-jumbo jet
Daily Breeze

Chevron CEO To California: It’s Time To Get Real
Cunningham Report

Incentives will grow LA/ONT
Daily Bulletin

Not so fast - City officials want to review Expo Line plans again (page 10) (.pdf)
Santa Monica Daily Press

PMA pushes to change port's 3-shift workday - Management thinks two 10-hour shifts would better serve needs of the ships and land carriers
Daily Breeze

Relic may be rolling again - Streetcar plan gains speed as cities see practical charm
Sacramento Bee

Road to the Future? - Report Says I-5 May Hold Development Key
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Senate set to consider 6-year, $19.2B Amtrak legislation
Clarion Ledger

To reduce crime, crack down on Orange Line free-riders
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday October 28, 2007

City forms plan to expand airport (Banning)
Daily Bulletin

De-car-ing week: Flexcar and the joys of semi-ownership
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Forward Thinking Transportation Solution – High Desert Corridor
Santa Clarita Signal

How Ballparks Are Easing Traffic Tie-Ups
The Street

Lawmakers debate Transit Village - Some say funding rules biased against `bus-based' projects
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Railroad track trespassers feel sting of fines
Whittier Daily News

Rancho Cucamonga dedicates its section of trail - A ribbon cutting along Pacific Electric Trail was the culmination of seven years of planning
Daily Bulletin

Simon Henley in "The Architecture of Parking," finds beauty in dark garages
International Herald Tribune

Survey Reveals Americans Preference For Transit Development
Link to report: