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Transportation Headlines for Saturday January 26, 2008

BART graduates to 'smart' bike lockers
East Bay Business Journal

Container volume down or even at three West Coast ports in '07
Progressive Railroading

Federal Highway Administrator Capka resigns
Land Line Magazine

High Speed Trains in America

LADOT Announces Public Hearings on Bike Master Plan!

LAXpectations Web page newsletter gives update on latest airport projects
The Argonaut

Metrolink commuters delayed for hours after train hits small rock slide
Ventura County Star

Metrolink makes it EZ
Simi Valley Acorn

MTA opens its first 'green' building
San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star News, Whittier Daily News

Official considers traffic solutions - A proactive approach is undertaken as more cars are expected on local streets
Culver City Wave

Parks, Billboards & LA’s Self-defeating Ways

Pasadena's Going To Walk More, Here's How

Presidential Forum on Transportation & Infrastructure

State funds more agricultural ride share programs - Vanpool program puts farmworkers in charge of their own transportation
Capitol Press

Three years later, Metrolink crash victims families still grieve - Man who left SUV on tracks three years ago faces 11 counts of murder
Daily News

Transit information available on mobile phones thanks to commuter's idea
San Diego Union Tribune

Transit Oriented Weekend: What’s Hot and How to Get There

Want Traffic Solutions? Think Outside the Box


Transportation Headlines for Friday January 25, 2008

Boxer challenges EPA over emissions
Daily News

Censored: Pro-Transit Section From Commission Study

Cheaper to fly or drive? What about the bus?

EPA chief grilled over California rejection - Stephen L. Johnson tells an angry congressional panel that he wasn't pressured into denying the state's bid to curb emissions,1,3511705.story
Los Angeles Times

It's Time to Move LA! PowerPoint presentations and press are now available.
Subway to the Sea

LaBonge: Raise Parking Fees to Pay for Dash

Lazy Option is Best When Waiting for the Bus - People frustrated by the delayed arrival of a bus should wait for it to show up rather than walk to their destination, mathematicians say
New Scientist
Link to paper:

Metro Board Changes Course on Senior Fares

Metro Chief Talks HOT Lanes and Alternative Transportation

Mexico City rolls out women-only buses

Montclair makeover - City leaders aim high with big plans for a downtown
Daily Bulletin

Mudslides disrupt Amtrak service
Daily News

No on Proposition 91
Press Telegram

Politics & the O.C. tollway
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Resurrecting L.A.'s Subway to the Sea
Metro Magazine

Setback for Gold Line extension - MTA board leaves project off funding list
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

This Post Brought to You By the Number 33 (Long Range Plan, Fare Recovery)

Toll lanes a HOT idea whose time has come
Daily News

Turnstile Plan Delayed

Zero, Zilch, Zip: Number of Zipcars in Los Angeles.


Transportation Headlines for Thursday January 24, 2008

Coalition rises to protect San Onofre State Beach (SR-241 Toll Road)
Capitol Weekly

Emotional custody dispute over history - Advisory panel wants to rebury bones found in L.A. Chinese Americans want to study them,1,2761742.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

EPA staff finds emissions threat - The White House is reviewing the 'endangerment' conclusion, which would require regulations. The agency, contradicting its chief, has also concluded that a California tailpipe was justified,1,3009040.story
Los Angeles Times

first look: belmont station apartments

Flexcar is curbing a majority of its fleet
San Diego Union Tribune

In California, is it cheaper to fly or drive?
Los Angeles Times/Travel Blog

Lawmakers push light-rail project - Metro Gold Line plan gets strong backing
Pasadena Star News

Monorail woes continue
Las Vegas Review Journal

Oregon's Mileage Fee Concept and Road User Fee Pilot Program: Final Report
Transportation Research Board/Oregon DOT

Ports hope to sink rule change - Long foreign stops proposed by Customs would harm jobs and revenue, officials say,1,2616784.story
Los Angeles Times

Prop. 91 fuel tax ballot measure runs out of gas
Ventura County Star

Report on South American Bus Rapid Transit Field Visits: Tracking the Evolution of the TransMilenio Model
Transportation Research Board/Federal Transit Administration

Report: Work at LAX, ports vital to area
Daily Breeze

Review of National Policy and Strategies to Improve Freight Mobility
Government Accountability Office

Transportation for Tomorrow: Report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission
National Surface Transportation Policy Commission

Trapped in the Valley, Where's the Train?

USC unveils plans for renovation, expansion - Administrators welcome comments and suggestions from community members
USC Daily Trojan

Using Highways For No-Notice Evacuations - Routes to Effective Evacuation Planning Primer Series
Federal Highway Administration


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday January 23, 2008

6 Hurt In Big Blue Bus Crash

Board acts to limit new schools near freeways - L.A. Unified officials will have to do more to reduce students' exposure to airborne pollution,1,3043712.story?coll=la-health-medicine
Los Angeles Times

Bridging the rails - Officials plan to have nearly 40 new bridges or underpasses built at San Bernardino County railroad crossings
San Bernardino Sun

Governors, Mayor Form Coalition to Rebuild Ailing U.S. Infrastructure
Environment News Service

Hiding the 101 Freeway Beneath a Park (Part I)

LADWP CEO & General Manager - David Nahai Keynote Speaker for Opening Reception of Green West Expo & Conference, May 20-22, 2008, Los Angeles Convention Center
Centre Daily
More info on Green West:

Light-rail excerpt cut from surface transportation commission’s report, National Corridors Initiative says
Progressive Railroading

Long Beach Council kills controversial proposals - plans would have taken more funds from port
Press Telegram

Pasadena to test 'walkability' for first time
Pasadena Star News

Proposition 91 giving voters déjà vu
Stockton Record

State to widen Seal Beach bridge in $4.2 million project
Widening at I-405 freeway and Seal Beach Boulevard could begin in 2010.
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday January 22, 2008

BLOWBACK: L.A. deserves rail - Why not give commuters the pleasure of an easier trip?,0,6889352.story?coll=la-opinion-center
Los Angeles Times

Fight looms on port payments
Press Telegram

Government officials ponder ways to fund roads in a down economy
Daily News

High fuel prices are puzzling,1,2593740.story?coll=la-headlines-business
Los Angeles Times

Huntington Beach to consider free parking for hybrid/alternate fuel vehicles
Orange County Register

Jurupa Road railroad crossing called county's most dangerous, least funded
Press Enterprise

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Enthusiastic About Plan for ''Subway to the Sea''
Smart Growth Online

Metro to conduct live chat on transit funding


Transportation Headlines for Monday January 21, 2008

Funding battle mounts after study suggests expanding nation's transit systems
National report stirs debate over cost of fixing roads, rails,1,3565737.column
Chicago Tribune

Keeping public needs in focus in P3 deals (public private partnership)
Sacramento Bee

Lowenthal Still Plans To Push California Container Fee Bill
Cunningham Report

Many Questions Still Outstanding On Clean Truck Fee
Cunningham Report

Nighttime I-215 closures pending in San Bernardino
Press Enterprise

Should the Gateway Cities & South Bay Cities COG's break away from MTA and form their own Transportation Districts?
Red County Blog

Unsafe trucks stream out of L.A.'s ports,1,3615994.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday January 20, 2008

Coalition launched for infrastructure improvements in U.S.
China View

Debating a gas tax hike – lawmakers squabble over transport funding
The Bond Buyer

Fee for peak-hour landings at LAX proposed
Daily Breeze

Freeway near planned school poses concern - Fears of pollution are raised by proximity to L.B. (710) Fwy., storage yard
Press Telegram

High Speed Rail Development Stalls in California

L.B. Fwy (710) lanes to close for repairs
Press Telegram

Metrolink extension project, graffiti control on Los Alamitos council agenda
Orange County Register