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Transportation Headlines for Saturday February 2, 2008

Air quality at 10 major U.S. ports is harmful
Daily Breeze

BART debuts “e-lockers”
Metro Magazine

Crenshaw/Prairie Transit Study Public Meetings
Mid City Crenshaw Vision

Dinner to feature transit plan presentation (SCAG’s Maglev)
Ventura County Star

Exposing Expo - Series Introduction

Firm tests Wi-Fi on moving San Francisco trains

FRA announces new passenger-car safety requirements
Progressive Railroading

Gas prices to soar in the spring - Motorists cut back on travel, curb spending to counter rising costs at pump
Sacramento Bee

L.A. River Bridges Get Historic Designation
L.A. Downtown News

Latest Broadway Revival Gets Underway - City, Property Owners Tout Joint Effort for Bringing Back Historic Theater District
L.A. Downtown News

Missing the transit mark
Pasadena Star News

New City Transportation Plan Could Cut Traffic, Gruel Says

Our Choices: Subway to the Sea in 30 Years or a Monorail in Merely 8
Culver City Front Page

Passenger train stuck in Calif. mountains resumes journey,1,1471637.story
Los Angeles Times

Regional airport network couldn't get off the ground - Group dissolves after failing to draw members and interest from Orange and Riverside counties,1,395567.story
Los Angeles Times

SF-area subway gets fast Wi-Fi in test - Startup Wi-Fi Rail has been testing a wireless network for the Bay Area's BART subway system

Still Searching for Perfect Parks - Downtown Stakeholders Weigh in on the Area's Lack of Green
L.A. Downtown News

Study: Uptown traffic to jam - Planners will review EIR for revamp plan
Whittier Daily News

Subways: Going Cellular to Boost Service
Metro Magazine

Success on Broadway Requires Money and Muscle
L.A. Downtown News

Westside businesses fear traffic plan will put brakes on sales,1,3514695.story
Los Angeles Times

Why Congestion Is Good


Transportation Headlines for Friday February 1, 2008

10 Ways to Relieve Traffic, The Mayor's Way

14 Minutes from NoHo to Century City via Subway

Accessible Sidewalk Videos Now Available Online
Access Board

AC Transit History: From Streetcars to BRT

Amtrak extends Coast Starlight shutdown
Los Angeles Times

Another Packed House at Metro Westside Transit Meeting

Coaster parking goes high-tech
North County Times/Californian

Healthy alternative: Take mass transit
USA Today

LA Approves $26B High-Speed Train System Plan

L.A. River Dedging Underway
Grunion Gazette

Los Angeles Mayor Unveils Latest Plan to Move Traffic
Mass Transit Magazine

Maglev vs. subway
Daily Breeze

Makes Everyone Mad! Few Know What it Is! Las Lomas

Metro Westside meetings: Yes, the Westside wants the subway
Los Angeles Times

Moody's downgrades Vegas monorail
CNN Money

Moorpark may add paratransit bus stops - City officials looking for additional improvements to increase ridership
Ventura County Star

Neighborhood Council Weighs Crenshaw Rail Plan
Larchmont Chronicle

NEW METERS on Larchmont allow drivers to pay with their cell phones
Larchmont Chronicle

Presentations from Policy Forum: Greenhouse Gas Reduction And Energy Conservation: Public Transportation’s Strategic Role
American Public Transportation Association

Prop. 91 still needed to shield transit funds
Daily News

Regional airport panel disbands
Daily Breeze

Senate Hearing On National Surface Transportation Report

State transit fund shift illegal, judge rules
Sacramento Bee

Steinke Says Port Going Green
Grunion Gazette

'Subway To The Sea' Meetings Open To Public - Metro Invites Public To Attend Meetings

Transport idea developing - Ontario, L.A. reach joint agreement on magnetic train
Daily Bulletin

Transportation Solutions: Boxer Looks to Munis, Private Money
Bond Buyer


Transportation Headlines for Thursday January 31, 2008

Back to Basics in Transportation Planning: Rediscovering our roots can solve 21st Century traffic woes

Bank of America: Now Serving Pedestrians in Los Feliz! (pedestrians, walkability)

Bart Reed - The Transit Coalition founder on his fight to save 25 bus routes
L.A. City Beat

Bond rating lowered for Las Vegas Monorail
Las Vegas Review Journal

Construction on new bridge moves forward
San Bernardino Sun

Five Major CALSTART Fuel Cell Bus Projects Now Underway, Part of Focused Technology Development Effort - Program with Federal Transit Administration Pushes Fuel Cell Technology Toward Faster Commercialization in Transit Applications
Business Wire

Instead of rebates, let’s fix our infrastructure and put people to work
uncapitalist journal

it’s a miracle! angels flight sees the light

It's time to stop dodging questions about paying for roads
Daily Bulletin

Maglev rail plan for L.A. gets initial OK
Daily News

Metro's Hold-up - Commonsense forces L.A.'s transit gods to rethink boneheaded gating plan
L.A. City Beat

New Train Billboards For Your Consumption
90042 Highland Park

No Clear Transpo Agenda From GOP Presidential Candidates

Public to weigh in on Westside subway routes,0,1427956.story?track=mostviewed-storylevel
Los Angeles Times

Quotes That Matter from Folks That Matter

San Francisco NFC Pilot Tests Rewards As Well As Payments (transit smart cards)

Sticking point over the carpool lane - It's a curious situation when SUVs with a lone occupant can take priority over truly fuel-efficient vehicles.,1,1673197.story
Los Angeles Times

Toll road's damage estimate downsized
North County Times/Californian

Westside mass transit study public meetings,1,5904135.story
Los Angeles Times

Which route do you like? Tell us which of these Subway to the Sea route makes the best sense
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Which Way, LA? Metro Has Some Plans for the Westside

Wilshire subway gets most support
Daily News

Would Dems’ Pledge for “Change” Bring Transportation Reform?


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday January 30, 2008

Air travel is up at LAX
Daily Breeze

Anaheim mayor proposes monorail funding - Pringle envisions asking for private money to pay for a futuristic transportation system in his sixth State of the City address
Orange County Register

Burbank Council aims to curb traffic - Meeting brings members of several transportation departments together to discuss ways to ease congestion in the city
Burbank Leader

Hiding the 101 Freeway Beneath a Park (Part II)

Making over L.A.'s Broadway - Restoring the glitter to Broadway will take more than City Hall hocus-pocus.,0,5474100.story
Los Angeles Times

Mayor unveils his plan to get traffic moving - Steps include mass transit, parking crackdown
Daily News

Mayor Unveils Short-Term Plans To Reduce Traffic Congestion

Mayor Unveils Plan To Fight Traffic Congestion - 'Tiger Team' Ready To Reduce Gridlock

New Report Looks At SCRAA's Future
Aviation Week

new traffic plan could help unclog downtown streets

Proposition 91 - Transportation funds. Initiative constitutional amendment - Times recommendation: No,0,3338891.story
Los Angeles Times

Toll road meeting relocated due to expected high turnout
Orange County Register/Beach Blog

Traffic Congestion Relief Plan: You Gotta Ride Da Bus

Transportation Plan Update III: We'll Take A Maglev, Too

Tougher environmental rules will apply to O.C. tollway,1,5217670.story
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday January 29, 2008

ARC report cites the need for a new approach for sustainable supply chains
Logistics Management

BART tests selling tickets by cell phone
San Francisco Chronicle

“broadway is going to be all you dreamed it could be” – villaraigosa (downtown streetcar)

Bus Lines Back at Dodger Stadium for 2008?
Sons of Steve Garvey

Funding panel to push tolls over gas tax
The Bond Buyer

So Cal Industrial Real Estate Blog

Planetizen Top 10 Books List, 2008 Edition

Two Suggestions for City Hall's All Day Transportation Meeting

Will Trolley Bring a New Day for Broadway?
L.A. Garment & Citizen


Transportation Headlines for Monday January 28, 2008

Bike the Vote!

Bill offers rebates, exacts fees based on car emissions - Buyers would get money back on autos with lower emissions and be charged extra on higher polluters.,1,3091990.story
Los Angeles Times

Clean Truck Plan Not Going Away, Says Long Beach Port Boss
Cunningham Report

L.A. to announce Broadway makeover,1,1421189.story
Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s Great White Way? Broadway to get face-lift
Daily Breeze

Looking For Jobs? Grow The L.A. Port, Panel Tells Mayor
Cunningham Report

Looking out for L.A. River's bridges - An effort to bestow monument status on 11 historical spans comes as six are slated for upgrades,1,5383191.story
Los Angeles Times

Officials: Six Hospitalized After Bus Careens Into Donut Shop
MTA Says Automobile 'T-boned' Bus

Should airports board disband?
Daily Breeze

Skepticism Trumps Optimism for Grand Avenue Plan
L.A. Downtown News

Space pioneer - JPL will celebrate 50 years of exploration
San Gabriel Valley Tribune


Transportation Headlines for Sunday January 27, 2008

Bill offers rebates, exacts fees based on car emissions - Buyers would get money back on autos with lower emissions and be charged extra on higher polluters,1,6506483.story
Los Angeles Times

Councilmember LaBonge proposes greening LA's alleyways
Council District 4

'Feebates' for new cars - California should enact legislation that would cut emissions without hurting taxpayers,0,3149233.story
Los Angeles Times

Flood channel monorails?

Gold Line Work Upsets Merchants
Los Angeles Business Journal

LACMTA committee votes for subway barrier gates

Making skies friendlier - Congestion-pricing idea should reduce airport conges
Daily Breeze

Metro's Gold Line Expansion Will Shut Down First Street Bridge

No Stopping (Olympic Blvd)
Canyon News

Sprinter's start date postponed to March
San Diego Union Tribune

Three objectives for regional progress (Gold Line Foothill Extension, Alameda Corridor East)
Pasadena Star News

Wrong way for teen drivers - California's strict law on licenses may not be making the roads safer for young people,0,1585526.story
Los Angeles Times