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Transportation Headlines for Saturday November 24, 2007

1.85 million LAX passengers expected within ten-day Thanksgiving travel period
The Argonaut

60 /91 /215 interchange project big for region, not its team
Press Enterprise

An uncertain billion - Extra money is needed for trade-related problems, but this just doesn't do the job
Press Telegram

Editorial: Don't fund roads and rails at expense of health - Governor should require air quality to be a factor in awarding Proposition 1B funds
Sacramento Bee

EIR Receiving Little Attention in Monrovia - The city of Monrovia has released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed updates to the land use and transportation portions of the city’s General Plan
Pasadena Independent

Gov. finds himself in a bigger budget bind - Many of the spending options Schwarzenegger used to have are no longer available,0,4774909.story?coll=la-home-center
Los Angeles Times

Higlights from Pam O'Conner's most recent Q and A and Some Questions from Us

In Search of a Great Street - Barcelona's Ramblas Provides Hints for Downtown's Broadway
L.A. Downtown News

Kid's Tour of Los Angeles Union Station

L.A.: The Gridlock Champion Should Inspire Better Planning
California Planning and Development Report

Retail Container Traffic Sluggish, Says Report
CalTrade Report

Southland's federal funds at risk - President George W. Bush has placed himself squarely between the Southland and millions of dollars for transportation and social services, blocking two appropriations bills in an attempt to rein in spending
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Friday November 23, 2007

Fuel-cell Clarity comes to U.S.

Fuel prices produce gasps, fumes,1,2827295.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

LA Opera Offers Solution to Westwide Traffic Hell

Metrolink Toy Train Pulls Into Santa Clarita
KHTS 1220 AM

Molina and Co. bridged the gap
Whittier Daily News

Sound wall construction full speed ahead on I-10
Yucaipa News Mirror

State tax revenue down across the board
Sacramento Bee

State transportation panel embroiled in air quality dispute
Mercury News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday November 22, 2007

Americans Take Off for Thanksgiving

AP Interview: Outgoing board chairman says Amtrak back on track

Hailing a Taxi in LA: Let's Make It Legal, Says Downtown Group
L.A. Curbed

Metro Green Line: The little engine that… almost could

Metros and light rail around the world
International Railway Gazette

Plans take off for new terminal - Groundbreaking ceremony marks $24 million project
San Diego Union Tribune

Riverside City Council approves plan to guide development
Press Enterprise

State transportation officials to consider adding to project-funding program
Press Enterprise

Traffic upgrade on tap - Plan would cost $52M
San Bernardino Sun

Widening of SR76 east of 15 reduced
Fallbrook Village News


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday November 21, 2007

60/91/215 cuts a rut in design strategy
Press Enterprise

$1 billion in funding added for port infrastructure and trade-route improvements
Daily News

A boatload of politics (Infrastructure Bonds)
San Francisco Chronicle

California needs Plan B
Ventura County Star

Concrete Proposals - "We have a very, very underfunded and seriously challenged transportation system in severe crisis."

Four Worst Airport to City Subway Connections

Holiday Transit Services
Southern California Transit Advocates

The Hydrogen Bottleneck

Incorporate design-build re: Prop 1B bond funds (Scroll down)
Pasadena Star News

Inland officials pitch for $2 billion in state road funds
Press Enterprise

Measure D Keeps on Truckin' - Will Splitting Wealth Between North and South County Entice Voters?
Santa Barbara Independent

New Flyer picks up US$2.5 billion in bus orders so far this year
Canadian Press

Official says mileage tax ‘viable’ option to replace fuel tax
Land Line

State to add $1B for routes - BUDGET: Plan hopes to ease rancor over Southland counties' 85% bond fund demands.
Press Telegram

Waxing a subway plan with 100 close friends (scroll down page)
L.A. City Beat


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday November 20, 2007

2nd Ave. Rail Gets A Fed Boo$T
New York Post

Be fair on bond split
Contra Costa Times

Bike Safe Case Studies
Smart Growth Online

California High Speed Rail Authority posts financing progress, recommends route alignment
Progressive Railroading

Drivers say tollway is on road to success - First pay highway opens in county
San Diego Union Tribune

Fast fix on freeway tunnel shows what can be accomplished
Daily News

Future Heavy-Rail Subway Extensions
L.A. Straphanger Blog

Gasoline prices continue climb in California - The Energy Department says the national average cost could rise 20 cents in the coming weeks as oil nears $100 a barrel,1,229865.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Glendora on the rise - Mixed-use projects putting community on map
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

LA Bicycle Advisory Committee

Metro Networks Presents 'The Top Ten Worst Holiday Traffic Tie-Ups In America'
CNN Money

My proposal for the Los Angeles subway (Revised 11/19/07)
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro Blog

Observatory Shuttle To Begin Weekend Service

Santa Anas may blow trouble into L.A. airports,1,5640749.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Monday November 19, 2007

Bring back the electric car - The state should reverse its mistake of putting its clean-air hopes in hydrogen instead of battery-powered autos,0,4608381.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

California to Rule On Fate of EVs
IEEE Spectrum

City executive jumps ship to ports post
Press Telegram

Electric-Car Maker Touts 10-Minute Fill-up
IEEE Spectrum

Go ahead and sue, Governor
Whittier Daily News

Infrastructure revamp in trouble
Mercury News

Jergins Tunnel renewal is urged
Press Telegram

Sig Alert gets its name from 1950s-era radio man
Daily Bulletin

SLO looks to extend bike path along train tracks
San Luis Obispo News

Wilshire Vermont project to become urban junction


Transportation Headlines for Sunday November 19, 2007

Alex Cherin On Verge Of Appointment As Port Of LB's Executive Officer
Long Beach Report

Bill would provide funding for railroad safety - Legislation that would help crossings in Glendale is passed by House and awaits Senate, president
Glendale News Press

Blue: The Transit Store -- now open!
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

City Should Encourage Critical Mass (bicycling)
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Clarett Group Brings Blvd6200—Multi-Use, Dense TOD— to Hollywood and Vine
The Planning Report

Daniel Weintraub: It's time for the governor to fix budget for good
Sacramento Bee

Give us mileage, muscle - Los Angeles Auto Show tries to marry green with envy
Daily Breeze

L.A. Council President Garcetti Would ‘Plan by Neighborhood’ - Eric Garcetti is proposing much-needed changes to the way L.A. facilitates neighborhood development
The Planning Report

Millions in SoCal funding blocked - President aims to limit cash in a pair of bills
Daily Bulletin

Motorists Will Face Major PCH Closures in 2008
Palisadian Post

Speeding up the Snails: Fixing Amtrak

Tracking Noise - How direct fixation rail fasteners has cut down the noise pollution of riding the rails$4445
Mass Transit Magazine

Traffic fears rise as work on Rosemead Blvd. looms
Whittier Daily News

Working to Get Non-Transit Riders ON BOARD
Metro Magazine