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Transportation Headlines for Saturday December 15, 2007

Alameda Corridor: Train count falls to lowest monthly mark in more than two years
Progressive Railroading

America's Dumbest (stop signage)

Bottleneck about to end: Flyovers ready to open at 60-91-215 interchange
San Bernardino Sun

Editorial: Can't We All Just Get a Cab?
L.A. Downtown News

Events mark opening of 60/91/215 flyovers
Press Enterprise

Gold Line Schedule Changes Begin Sunday

How Green Can L.A. Grow? City Should Pass Ordinance Requiring Stricter Environmental Standards For Large Residential Projects
L.A. Downtown News

LaBonge blasts lack of foresight in Valley transit planning
Studio City Sun

LaBonge blasts lack of foresight in Valley transit planning

new metro station monitors to show train schedules

Planner and Painter - Artwork Shows Another Side of Metro Employee Diego Cardoso
Los Angeles Downtown News

Ticket to Ride - The Daily Press news team hits the streets, going undercover for a ride with Critical Mass, Page 12 (.pdf)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Zen and the '10' - Everything I Need to Know About Driving I Learned on the Bus
L.A. Downtown News


Transportation Headlines for Friday December 14, 2007

2 sought in train, car collision
Daily Bulletin

11th District: Intersections getting new left-turn signals
The Argonaut

Anaheim begins steps to end train whistles
Orange County Register

Budget woes make for long, cold winter
Capitol Weekly

Carpoolers' free ride may be over - County officials propose converting some carpool lanes to toll lanes, but the 405 is not included in the initial plan. An MTA proposal to convert the lanes to toll roads has some fuming.,1,7985201.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Connections Are Key to Valley’s Most Powerful Person in SFV: David Fleming
San Fernando Business Journal

Credit Cards, Cell Phones Work On New LA Parking Meters

Does Metro Board Chair Take Metro? Apparently yes.

Governor planning across-the-board budget cuts
Sacramento Bee

Judge says California can regulate greenhouse gases from cars,1,5378469.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Marina Fwy connectors to I-405 to be closed at set times through January 11th
The Argonaut

Núñez raises the prospect of hikes in taxes, car fees
Sacramento Bee

new shopping center targets koreatown’s diversity

No Need For a Quarter: Meters Take Plastic - Parking Meters In North Hollywood Take Change, Cards, Cell Phones

Officials fuming on road funding
San Bernardino Sun

Officials wary of new home fee - Study: Growth will require $13.8 billion in freeways
North County Times/Californian

Parking meters get smart
Daily News

Pico/Olympic Meeting Announced

Port workers give biometric data for access - First batch of employees signs up for high-tech entrance cards
Press Telegram

Protest Grows: Freeway Billboards Delayed

Riders give test of double-decker bus a high five
San Francisco Chronicle

Stuff a Bus drive coming to end, needs more toys
Antelope Valley Press

Traffic changes coming, including new left-turn Vista del Mar restrictions
The Argonaut

Waldorf Fundraiser Falls Short for Sunset Signal
Palisadian Post

Wheels for swingers - Americas Bike Co. is banking on its hinged design to catch on with riders,1,4270261.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Thursday December 13, 2007

Antonio’s to-do list (transportation, ports)
L.A. City Beat

Deconstructing Antonio (Olympic/Pico, ports)
L.A. City Beat

Does Metro Board Chair Take Metro? Apparently yes.

Fueling the Fire - Hybrids and diamond lanes may be soothing our conscience, but they're not easing the transportation crisis. Will long-term solutions like mass transit ever get a real chance in our car-addicted culture?

Hybrid Vehicles Losing Some Of Their Privileges - Hybrids Without State "Clean Air Vehicle" Decals Will Have To Pay To Park

L.A., Long Beach ports consider new container fee to generate $1.6 billion
Land Line

L.A. Sniper: Buying Our Way Out of a Jam - 2008 looks like the year we will pay dearly to reduce traffic
L.A. City Beat

Metrolink train hits car
Press Enterprise

Project to center around light rail (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
Whittier Daily News

Strategic Transportation Plan Unveiled
San Fernando Sun


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 11, 2007

Car Crashes Into Orange Line Bus In Valley Village

Cunningham the Optimist on How and Why Metro Board Got the Vote Right (Expo Light Rail)
FrontPage Online

Dan Walters: Governor trapped in own maze (vehicle license fee)
Sacramento Bee

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Agreement Allowing Development of Railroad Technology Museum in Sacramento
Government Technology

High Desert Corridor Request For Proposals Announced By County Supervisor

Is America Finally Getting Interested in Passenger Rail?

Metro Passes No Longer Valid On LADOT Services as of January 1, 2008
Los Angeles Department of Transportation

No place for pedestrians,1,3019284.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

O.C. marks a road-funding milestone - Officials assign the last funds from the original Measure M, which has allowed the county to keep pace with its growth,1,1148849.story?coll=la-news-politics-california
Los Angeles Times

Rail~Volution 2007 Presentations Online

Rocket (and Subway) Science - Metro Hopes Upgrade Will Make for a Smarter SmarTrip Card
Washington Post

Seeing the light on the subway - If L.A. is going to have a mature transit system, turnstiles are the way to go,0,6896242.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail
Los Angeles Times

Transit on a roll (Ventura-Santa Barbara Commuter Rail)
Pacific Coast Business Times

Tujunga Wash project opening floodgates to change
Daily News

Traffic Initiative Supporters Turn in Over 15,000 Signatures - Thousand Oaks Community Shows Strong Support as Signatures are Collected in Less Than 30 Days

With Aerial Terminal Set, Now Cunningham Can Exhale and Retire (Expo Light Rail)
FrontPage Online

Woman hospitalized after train hits minivan - The collision in Santa Ana briefly disrupted train service and sent the minivan driver to the hospital with minor injuries.
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Monday December 10, 2007

Are you happy with the 91 Express Lanes? A call for Measure M proposals, 91 survey and update on I-5 widening on today's agenda
Orange County Register

Bill allows state a say in toll road planning
San Diego Union Tribune

Breathing Distance - Air officials call housing near freeways a health risk
Press Enterprise

Caught in a jam after taking mass transit - Walking from Union Station to City Hall made one news conference unavoidable. This time, copper wiring thefts from L.A. streetlights were on the agenda,1,2314633.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Celebrating a Century - Fountains, fireworks and fanfare mark the Los Angeles port's anniversary
Daily Breeze

Communities along 710 push for a greener path - City officials move to finalize improvements under Community Livability Plan.
Press Telegram

Diesel price hikes driving change in several industries - Some firms will pass the costs on to customers. Others search for ways to reduce consumption,1,3021485.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

GreenXchange Global Marketplace Conference Debuts Today In Los Angeles
Business Wire

Legislative gridlock shapes up for 2008 - Budget deficit and internal rivalries limit expectations
Sacramento Bee

LUCE Workshop Focuses on Sustainable Transportation
Santa Monica Lookout News

O.C.'s transfer point for 'orphaned' bus items - Nonprofit group tries to reunite items with those who lost them, but sells them after 90 days,1,2002811.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Taking the initiative on traffic - Oxnard and Thousand Oaks activists seek to curtail congestion with what critics call no-growth measures,1,3023863.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday December 9, 2007

2 'green' technologies race for driver's seat,1,5837240.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Air rules adopted for Calif. Seaports - CARB OKs first truck, ship emission standards
Press Telegram

'Complete Streets' Movement Gaining Momentum

Desert Expressway Closer To Becoming A Reality
KHTS 1220 AM

DOT sees future with vehicle integration, hydrogen fuel
Fuel Cell Works

For Whom the Road Tolls

High Desert Corridor project seeks engineering bids
Victorville Daily Press

Mayor To Employees: Get On The Bus - Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels wants city employees to ride the bus to work, and he's proposing giving them free transit passes to make it easier for workers to make the switch

New Customer Service Center and Store for Big Blue Bus
Canyon News

Rialto readies traffic strategy for I-10 bridge project
Press Enteprise

Roads facing funding gridlock - Problems plague transit system
Whittier Daily News

SANBAG plans to open westbound I-10 lane through Redlands
Press Enterprise

Santa Monica's Transportation Plan Hopefully a Preview for LA

Trendy Transit - Subways are proliferating across the globe as metro status symbols and attracting new forms of urban investment