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Transportation Headlines for Saturday November 17, 2007

Alliance with ports won't forestall rail-crossings lawsuit
Press Enterprise

Despite apparent progress, completion of 23 Freeway widening is still years away - County needs transportation sales tax income to make road improvements
Simi Valley Acorn

Gas Prices Climb Closer to Records Set Earlier This Year - In L.A., Prices Are Less Than a Dime Away From Their All-Time Record

High-Speed Train Project Makes Progress on Financing Strategy and Introduces New Commuter Alternative for Altamont Pass
Business Wire

Holiday Transit Services
Southern California Transit Advocates

Indio Transportation Center moves on
My Desert News

Letters to the Editor: Off the Rails [Re: L.A. Sniper, Nov. 8]
L.A. City Beat

Looking for a Connection - Some See Proposed Transit Project as Downtown's Missing Link
L.A. Downtown News

New era tolls for county's commuters - South Bay Expressway opens to traffic Monday
San Diego Union Tribune

Purple Line subway route options
L.A. Visions

South Bay Expressway, San Diego’s First Toll Road, Opens - State-of-the-Art Expressway Completes Missing Link in San Diego Highway System and is Hailed as a Model for Public-Private Partnerships
Business Wire

Toll road to open in San Diego County amid expectations - The second private tollway in the state is the latest move to ease congestion by having motorists pay,1,5802929.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

World's Fastest Trains
USA Today


Transportation Headlines for Friday November 16, 2008

Beverly Boulevard bridge to reopen Dec. 5
Whittier Daily News

Big rigs roll again where fiery pileup killed 3
Daily News

Divvy up funds or divide the state? Re "We deserve more," editorial Nov. 7,0,7938304.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Drivers ask city to avert strike - Dial-a-Ride, ARTS buses may be affected
Pasadena Star News

Expected completion of Lincoln Blvd. Phase One construction 'in about six months' too long for local commuters
The Argonaut

Foothill Transit to increase fares Jan. 1st
Foothill Transit

Gasoline prices rise for 11th consecutive week
Daily News

Gov. Schwarzenegger says California won't back down from auto lawsuit
International Herald Tribune

Gov. Schwarzenegger Promotes Alternative Fuel Vehicles at the Annual L.A. Auto Show
Fuel Cell Car News

Grade Separation Program: An Unchanged Budget and Project Allocation Levels Established More Than 30 Years Ago May Discourage Local Agencies From Taking Advantage of the Program (.pdf)
California State Auditor

Kettle talks transit - New transportation official on traffic, commuter rail and the road ahead
Ventura County Reporter

Long Beach Port Traffic Declines
Los Angeles Business Journal

Marina Fwy connectors to San Diego Fwy will be closed some dates through December 7th
The Argonaut

New Big Blue Bus customer service center opened Nov. 12
The Argonaut

Outside eastbound lane on Interstate 10 opens
Redlands Daily Facts

Road, transit money pinched, as state revises STIP estimates for budget year
Capitol Weekly

Seeking input on Metro project (Eastside Phase II)
Whittier Daily News

S.F. to test double-decker bus
San Francisco Chronicle

Snack shop set to open at historic San Bernardino depot
Press Enterprise

State moves to cut port emissions - Los Angeles complex has already taken steps to impose changes being ordered by air regulators
Daily Breeze

State must use infrastructure bonds wisely
Whittier Daily News

Subway Formerly Known as the Purple Line

Supervisor Mike Antonovich gives ‘state of county’ speech
La Cañada Valley Sun

Transit Bus Incident Event Investigation Video - The National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) at the University of South Florida has posted a 44-minute streaming video on its website that is designed to help guide transit incident investigations
Transportation Research Board

Transit projects hitting speed bumps - Bond funding delays put some plans on hold
San Diego Union Tribune

USDOT: Construction Inflation Not Leveling Off Soon
Reed Construction Data


Transportation Headlines for Thurday November 15, 2007

California running deep in the red
Daily News

Council, Elected Reps Publicly Oppose Las Lomas
KHTS 1220 AM

Congress Members May Oppose Funding For California High Speed Rail

Councilwoman Schipske Says Multiple Agencies To Tackle San Gabriel River Bikeway Safety/Crime Concerns
Long Beach Report

County considers suing over traffic delays at rails
Press Enterprise

County want answers to road tax concerns
Ramona Sentinel

Dodger stadium shuttle may be coming to plate again
Daily News

Extra lane on 10 Freeway through Redlands to open Thursday
Daily Bulletin

Gardena bus fares to rise
Daily Breeze

Gas-free cars will soon hit streets,1,5868411.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

High fuel costs least of truckers worries
Mandatory ID cards, new environmental regs putting them in a bind
Victorville Daily Press

High Speed Rail Authority staff advises Pacheco Pass route to L.A.
San Francisco Chronicle

L.A. Sniper: Ports of Fantasy - Jerry Brown vs. Mayor Ambition is what the port cleanup plan is all about. Just ask Ace Smith – if you can find him
L.A. City Beat

Lawmakers told to fix budget now - To combat a shortfall now at $10 billion and growing, Sacramento must cut spending or raise taxes, the legislative analyst says,1,5586692.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Letters to the Editor: Safety determines grade separation Re "Expo Line fears aired," Nov. 7 (scroll down page),0,1629646,full.story?coll=la-news-comment-letters
Los Angeles Times

Library patrons urged to do online survey - Washington County Free Library has partnered with the Maryland Department of Transportation to help establish a 20-year vision for the state's transportation system
Hagerstown Morning Herald

Mayor urges Mexico port tie - Los Angeles' Villaraigosa urges an alliance rather than rivalry for Asian business
Daily Breeze

New 'Subway to the Sea' route?
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Some MTA Advice for Saturday (Great Los Angeles Walk)
Franklin Avenue

Transportation Spending Bill Facing Veto
Associated Press


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday November 14, 2007

Bay Area route dispute threatens high-speed rail line
San Francisco Examiner

Bullet train route via San Jose picks up speed - Agency Staff Recommends Going Through Silicon Valley
Mercury News

Car-sharing revolution - Zipcar and Flexcar may have unleashed the innovation that finally chips away at individual auto ownership,0,1906349.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

City removing stop signs despite residents' outcry
Daily News

Cost of oil felt beyond pump - Gasoline could soon top $3.50 a gallon in California, but a large swath of the economy is affected as well,0,5274928.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Car-pool conversion at a crawl - Switch to 'continuous access' still a ways off
Orange County Register

Freeway work to continue - Final segment of 210 turns sweet 30 into traffic snarl
San Bernardino Sun

Higher diesel costs hurt all down the line
Press Enterprise

How to Live Without a Car in Los Angeles

Metrolink gets EMetrolink
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Rideshare Program helping CSULB make cleaner commutes
CSULB Daily 49er

State can lead way on greenhouse gases
Daily News

Tiny Smart cars aiming to make it big in USA
Yahoo! News

Transit projects hitting speed bumps - Bond funding delays put some plans on hold Diego Union Tribune


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday November 13, 2007

Economists say ports must prepare for the future… and soon
Logistics Management

Farmers Insurance Releases a Study on the Impact of Gasoline Prices on Consumers’ Driving Habits

The great Big Blue Bus way - Brand spanking new BBB customer service center opens (.pdf)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Hear some trains a-comin' - Public transit will be necessary for CO2 reductions

Put an end to gridlock - ONE year has passed since voters approved $42billion in infrastructure bonds, and of those, Proposition 1B promised to pump $20 billion into fixing freeways, adding light rail, trains and bike lanes
Pasadena Star News

So, what's up in downtown L.A.? - An Oregon partnership defies the real estate downturn by building new, environmentally friendly condominium towers in the area,1,6680033.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Transit-oriented development (TOD) proves effective
Sprawled Out

Two area liquefied natural gas plants in pipeline
Daily News

When there's a medical emergency on the Red Line

Which rival route for high-speed rail to the Bay Area? - Board Decision Due On Route For High-Speed Rail
Mercury News


Transportation Headlines for Monday November 12, 2007

Boxer delicately steers Senate's global warming bill
Sacramento Bee

Greyhound hits the road with new look - The company has spent $60 million to upgrade its fleet and terminals.,1,4916474.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

I-5 Corridor Economic Development Discussed - Implementation Between Jurisdictions Is Key
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Light Rail Pits Planning Against Parenthood (Metro Expo Line)

New Orleans Streetcars Welcomed Back With Party
Associated Press

One Week Until the Great Los Angeles Walk!
Franklin Avenue

Train engineer and conductor killed - The two died when one Union Pacific train crashed into another near Mecca, derailing locomotives and rail cars,1,6913455.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Transportation Focus of Conference
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Trucks, trains here to stay - Local distribution centers to grow
Daily Bulletin


Transportation Headlines for Sunday November 11, 2007

Antonovich tests hydrogen car
Antelope Valley Press

Black Community at Risk From Expo Line
L.A. Sentinel

Caltrans: Parts of 405, 90 Freeway To Be Closed This Week - Closures Part Of $167 Million Widening Project

Far Out: Studios Imagine Smart Cars for a World Transformed by Robots
New York Times

Foothill Board trims bus discounts
Whittier Daily News

Making High Speed Rail Work

Metro Gold Line:Which Way East?
Eastside Sun

Oil Price Rise Causes Global Shift in Wealth
Washington Post

Push to open up OC's car-pool lanes gains speed - A study backs OCTA officials' contention that continuous-access lanes make more sense
Orange County Register

Question Begs to Be Asked... How Accurate is Traffic Data? Where Are Companies Getting Their Data?

Southland gas prices soar - Many factors contributing to growing pain at pump
Whittier Daily News

USC Keston Institute Panelists Agree That 2008 Should Be the Year the $42 Billion 2006 State of California Infrastructure Bonds Will Start to Get Issued
Yahoo! Finance

Westside Transit Corridor Study Looks at Extending Subway Lines to Santa Monica
Canyon News