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Transportation Headlines for Friday May 2, 2008

$80.9 million contracts approved for LAX runway project and Bradley renovations
The Argonaut

City planning and easing traffic - Citing mainly additional freeway congestion, the L.A. City Council recently blocked the construction of the massive Las Lomas housing development near Interstate 5. Does this signal a change in the way city planners and leaders evaluate sprawl and its impact on traffic? Bart Reed and Peter Gordon debate,0,5927407.story
Los Angeles Times

Critics denounce gas tax 'holiday' backed by Clinton and McCain - They say the proposal is 'pandering' and would benefit the oil industry more than consumers,0,135723.story
Los Angeles Times

Gold line funding bill passes House, moves on to Bush
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Higher gas prices mean more sales tax for state
Sacramento Bee

If travel is driving you crazy, tell DOT's new blog
Associated Press

Is Congestion Pricing Worth The Price?

Jeff Kentworthy Talk On Urban Rail Was Totally Worth It

L.A. population passes 4 million
Daily News

MTA expansion plans spark debate at public hearing
Sherman Oaks Sun

New Web site has information on PCH construction projects
The Argonaut

Public meetings for the Subway to the Sea (and other anti-gridlock ideas for the Westside)
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

Riding the poor
Pasadena Weekly

Santa Monica Airport: Federal court puts council's ban of faster jets on hold
The Argonaut

Schwarzenegger aides exploring possible tax hikes - As the state's budget picture worsens, business groups are being asked what levies might be acceptable. The governor publicly continues to oppose new taxes,0,4797854.story
Los Angeles Times

Taking toll
Daily Bulletin

Yaroslavsky guests at Sherman Oaks Chamber
Sherman Oaks Sun