6/19/2008

Transportation Headlines for Thursday June 19, 2008

Americans drive 1.4 billion fewer highway miles
http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/06/18/driving.cutbacks/
CNN

ARB takes to the waves - First the cars and trucks, then the factories, trains and earth movers. Now, the ships at sea
http://tinyurl.com/4kbcja
Capitol Weekly

California Shuttle Bus today - announced that they are going to begin offering new shuttle bus services between Los Angeles and San Francisco starting at $5
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/new-5-bus-service-offered,438981.shtml
Earthtimes

Cargo Bikes? Yeah, they’ve got cargo bikes…
http://www.bikecommuters.com/2008/06/19/cargo-bikes-yeah-theyve-got-cargo-bikes/
Bike Commuters

Caution signs go up on 210 Freeway in Highland
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_9618263
San Bernardino Sun

Congestion capital - Traffic study offers some insights for L.A.-area commuters
http://www.dailybreeze.com/opinions/ci_9629749
Daily Breeze

Eric Garcetti for Mayor, Explained
http://laist.com/2008/06/18/my_personal_facebook_page_is.php
LAist

Experts Warn Housing Slump Not Done, Plus Credit Card Debt Rising - Many Commuters Are Ditching Cars and Moving Closer to Mass Transit
http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/PainAtThePump/story?id=5192736&page=1
ABC News

Feds: Americans Driving Less
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91658095&ft=1&f=1003
NPR

Foothill Extension: bad for the San Gabriel Valley and bad for Los Angeles
http://takethemetro.blogspot.com/2008/06/foothill-extension-bad-for-san-gabriel.html
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

Governor, you should read this one
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/governor-you-sh.html
Bottleneck Blog

Incentives to 'dump the pump'
http://www.inlandnewstoday.com/story.php?s=1947
Inland News

In L.A., valet is everywhere – and not just for cars. In the city where parking your own car is so yesterday, residents rely on valet service for their bikes as well as BMWs
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0619/p20s01-ussc.html
CS Monitor

LACBC: Call Your Mayor To Support Bike Resolution
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/18/lacbc-call-your-mayor-to-support-bike-resolution/
StreetsBlogLA

LA’s ‘most prolific’ tagger in jail after posting incriminating YouTube video
http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/38003/117/
TG Daily

LA officials to public - Dump the pump!
http://www.dailynews.com/breakingnews/ci_9633622
Daily News

Los Angeles City Council Approves Resolution Calling for Alcohol Ignition Interlocks
http://www.govtech.com/gt/372606?topic=117691
Government Technology

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority--Abandonment Exemption--in Los Angeles County, CA
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/1698400/
Trading Markets

Malibu ranks No.1 in traffic fatalities, injuries
http://www.malibutimes.com/articles/2008/06/18/news/news1.txt
Malibu Times

Metro Has Communication Issues With L.A.; Breakup Imminent
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/06/18/metro-has-communication-issues-with-la-breakup-imminent/
MetBlogsLA

No Mocha For Me, Thanks. I've Gotta Buy Gas
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/06/no-mocha-for-me.html
Wired

O’Connor: We Need to Count People Movement Not Car Movement
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/18/oconnor-we-need-to-count-people-movement-not-car-movement/
StreetsBlogLA

One-third of state-maintained Inland roads are in disrepair, Caltrans says
http://tinyurl.com/4olz36
Press Enterprise

Perris Valley Line - Commuter Rail
http://www.menifee247.com/2008/06/perris-valley-line-commuter-rail.htm
Menifee 24/7

Port fee to help raise $3 billion - INFRASTRUCTURE: Container charge will be matched by proposition funds for overhaul of roads, bridges.
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_9618916
Daily Breeze

Prosecutors Say 2005 Metrolink Crash 'Wasn't An Accident'
11 People Killed In Train Crash
http://www.knbc.com/news/16645073/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

REGION: 'Quality of life' tax advances - Bill would authorize sales tax ballot measure
http://tinyurl.com/3zzf5h
North County Times

Ride the Rails: History, Architecture, and Hollywood Lore in Downtown L.A.
http://la.indymedia.org/calendar/event_display_detail.php?event_id=6766
IndyMedia

Schwarzenegger says drilling ban not to blame for high gas prices
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-drill19-2008jun19,0,97631.story
Los Angeles Times

Schwarzenegger: Coast Must Be Protected From New Drilling - McCain, Bush Call For Lifting Of Ban
http://www.knbc.com/politics/16645230/detail.html?rss=la&psp=news
KNBC 4 TV

Support green growth - Los Angeles can benefit from a state bill that doles out money based on smart-growth ideas
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-vmt17-2008jun17,0,7270049.story
Los Angeles Times

Thursday is 'Dump the Pump Day'
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_9625041
Daily Breeze

Train in Vain - Europe and Asia have figured it out, so why is the American rail system still so unspeakably awful? GOOD hops aboard a transcontinental train to find out.
http://www.goodmagazine.com/section/Features/train_in_vain
Good Magazine

United to shrink planes, expand number of flights
http://www.avpress.com/n/18/0618_s4.hts
Antelope Valley Press