6/17/2008

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday June 17, 2008

Are L.A. Gas Prices Reducing L.A.’s Traffic?
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/06/16/are-la-gas-prices-reducing-las-traffic/
MetBlogLA

Benefits of Street Parking: Three Studies
http://www.smartgrowth.org/library/articles.asp?art=3482
Smart Growth

Bloomberg Testifies Before Congress on Infrastructure Crisis
http://newpennstation.org/site/node/242
New Penn Station

City Set to Increase Parking Violation Fines
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/06/16/city-set-to-increase-parking-violation-fines/
StreetsBlogLA

Gas Prices Boost Ridership, Costs for Mass Transit
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91544391
NPR

Has it come to this?
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/bottleneck/2008/06/has-it-come-to.html
Bottleneck Blog

Is Wall-E Riding Metro?
http://metroriderla.com/2008/06/16/is-wall-e-riding-metro/
MetroRiderLA

Kiss My Gass and Dump the Pump
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/emeraldcity/2008/06/kiss-my-gass-an.html
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

L.A. is nation's most congested city
http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_9607952
Daily Breeze

L.A. County transportation sales tax would stimulate economy, local group says
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=16968
Progressive Railroading

Los Angeles Traffic
http://planningresearch.blogspot.com/2006/07/los-angeles-traffic.html
Urban Planning Research

Omnitrans seeking to improve sbX link - Loma Linda/SB bus will have own lanes
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_9596664
San Bernardino Sun

One Rack at a Time Too Slow for Creating a Bicycle Friendly City
http://blogdowntown.com/2008/06/3392-one-rack-at-a-time-too-slow-for-creating
BlogDowntown

Rapid transition - Ridership on Sprinter trains is down since its debut, but officials are optimistic
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20080616-9999-1mc15sprint1.html
Sand Diego Union Tribune

Saving Our Infrastructure From Kleptocrats: an Oklahoma Tale of Hope
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/6/16/63346/2965
Daily KOS

Subway Tax Would Boost Economy
http://railriders.la/2008/06/16/subway-tax-would-boost-economy/
Rail Riders Union

Support green growth - Los Angeles can benefit from a state bill that doles out money based on smart-growth ideas (AB 842)
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-ed-vmt17-2008jun17,0,7270049.story
Los Angeles Times

With friends like these ... Saudis agree with McCain: Cut gasoline taxes!
http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/6/16/02026/6691
Grist