Today's Headlines - more at Metro


Transportation Headlines for Saturday February 9, 2008

2 shipping lines shove off from Port of L.A.'s TraPac
Daily Breeze

Building a City the River Can Be Proud Of
L.A. Downtown News

Bush Would Cut Amtrak Funding 40 Percent

Business Owners Oppose Olympic-Pico Traffic Initiative
Canyon News

California High-Speed Rail Authority to Study Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission
Business Wire

Census Bureau to retain Valley's special designation - Local leaders called the status crucial for planning future of the region
Daily News

Congressman subpoenas EPA files on California ruling - Rep. Waxman wants the EPA to hand over documents related to its rejection of California's request to impose stricter emission standards,1,7365649.story
Los Angeles Times

Critics assail Bush's last DOT budget

Go easily to Riverside for $2.25
Record Gazette

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Trends for 2008

LAEDC Launches Kyser Research Center
L.A. Downtown News

Planes, Trains and Podcars -- Huh?
Yahoo! Finance

Report: Koreatown PoPo Cracking Down on Pedestrians
Curbed L.A.

Resurrecting the Red Car - Renewed Plans for Broadway Ignite Interest in Bringing Back Fabled Trolley Line
L.A. Downtown News

Taxi Plan Inches Forward - City Commission Supports Hail-A-Cab Idea, but Wants Further Study
L.A. Downtown News

Two airport expansion plans not mutually exclusive
San Diego Union Tribune

Using cellphones to beat traffic?,1,4993480.story
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Friday February 8, 2008

23 Freeway widening project ahead of schedule
Thousand Oaks Acorn

Amtrak Blues: No Way to Run a Railroad
New York Times

An open letter to San Fernando Valley transit users

Are we hurting carpoolers?
Los Angeles Times

Environment, 1; Toll Road, 0

Expo's Bumpy Ride Continues

Fix Expo Statement on Today's Expo Line Farmdale Vote

FOUL-MOUTHED - City officials say they’re ready to change the course of the dirty, dirty LA River
District Weekly

Bridging the gap - Greenway Trail bridge put in place
Whittier Daily News

Is San Onofre toll road at dead end or detour? Transit officials, environmental groups assess the Coastal Commission's decision, and plot their next moves,1,3192962.story
Los Angeles Times

Lungren touts high mileage - offer of a multimillion-dollar prize to the developer of the first production-model 100 mpg car
Sacramento Bee

Measure M public hearing set Feb. 12 - Annual meeting to be held at OCTA headquarters
Orange County Register

Mercedes-Benz Hybrid Bus is Awarded the 2008 DEKRA Environmental Prize

New Rule Could Halt Many U.S. Cruise Ship Stops - Avalon Harbor, ports of Los Angeles and San Diego would be affected by proposed Passenger Vessel Services Act changes
The Log

O.C. tollway officials will appeal decision to scrap road - They will also consider moving the route after the state Coastal Commission said it can't go through San Onofre State Beach,1,3192962.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Parts of Highway 91 to close Friday, Saturday in Corona
Press Enterprise

Southern California Regional Airport Authority to disband
The Argonaut

Synchronized signals in Westchester are part of Villaraigosa traffic plan
The Argonaut

Tale of Two Cities: Bicycling in Chicago and Los Angeles

Teamsters' ads call for firing of U.S. transportation chief
San Diego Union Tribune

Toll road project's backers to appeal - Agency will fight commission ruling
San Diego Union Tribune

Valley Transit Insider Offers Alternative To Service Cuts


Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 7, 2008

Activists don't like MTA plan
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Bus riders vent anger over proposed changes in San Fernando Valley service
Daily News

Coastal Commission rejects Foothill South toll road - Late-night vote goes 8-2 against project as commissioners challenge road agency's science and finances
Orange County Register

Environmental groups threaten to sue Port of Long Beach over air pollution - They want the facility to reduce its diesel soot and smog within 90 days,1,3505529.story
Los Angeles Times

Events, drive keep DOT chief in the spotlight
USA Today

Expo Board Talking Dorsey High

Groups demand port take air action - L.B. harbor faces 90-day deadline to curb emissions or face suit
Press Telegram

Hillary Clinton on LA Public Transportation

HNTB Team Wins SANDAG On-Call Contract

Initial Speakers Announced for Green West, May 20-22, 2008, Los Angeles Convention Center
Yahoo! Business

London launches low emission zone

Magnetic levitation trains create a buzz
Ventura County Star

Panel rejects toll road through San Onofre State Beach - California Coastal Commission votes against the six-lane Foothill South route,1,2734208.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

San Fernando Valley Service Cuts Hearing Report

Secretary Peters defends her position on tolling, privatization
Land Line

Senate Second Hearing On Surface Transportation Commission Report

System lets LAX planes glide in
Daily Breeze

Traffic initiative would hurt revenue, city says
Thousand Oaks Acorn


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 6, 2008

Abandoned transportation measure fails
San Francisco Chronicle/Associated Press

AFL-CIO: Bush budget neglects nation's transportation needs

Bush Administration recommends FY09 funding for New Starts projects
Progressive Railroading

California Panel to Weigh New Road Across a Beach
New York Times

Coming Soon: Bike Bill of Rights

Effects of Gasoline Prices on Driving Behavior and Vehicle Markets
Transportation Research Board/U.S. Congressional Budget Office

Federal agency includes funding for Perris Valley Metrolink line
Press Enterprise

Freight Facts and Figures 2007
Transportation Research Board/Federal Highway Administration

Interim Report to the U.S. Congress on the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program SAFETEA-LU Section 1807
Transportation Research Board/Federal Highway Administration

L.A. Bicycle Master Plan meetings coming up
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

Metro discusses plans to expand in Westside Corridor
UCLA Daily Bruin
Meeting Schedule:

Metro Wastes $27m of Taxpayer Dollars

Next Car Debate: Total Miles Driven
Energy Literacy Newsroom/Wall Street Journal

OCTA Wants 1200 More Parking Spaces For Local Metrolink Station
Mission Viejo Dispatch

Plan at LAX has backing on NTSB
Daily Breeze

Streetcars are making a comeback in many U.S. cities
Albuquerque Tribune

Streetcar named Broadway
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Tiny Cars Make It Big
Wall Street Journal

UCLA Extension branches out
UCLA Daily Bruin

Ventura Transit Needs

Wilshire bus-lanes plan to get $23.3 million from FTA,1,4241540.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday February 5, 2008

Amtrak to restart Coast Starlight train service
Los Angeles Times/Travel Blog

Case for HOT lanes in L.A.
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

Friends 4 Expo statement on Farmdale crossing

FTA New Starts: Annual Report on Funding Recommendations - Proposed Allocations of Funds for Fiscal Year 2009
Federal Transit Administration

Nation's Long-Term Economic Health Depends on Success of America's Metro Regions, Say Brookings Experts
Smart Growth Online

Pedestrian killed by bus in downtown L.A.,1,6485714.story
Los Angeles Times

Planner Says California Should Consider Land Use Policy Changes to Help Meet Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals
Smart Growth Online

Riders' input is sought for Metro changes - About 20 routes could be eliminated under plan
Daily News

San Bernardino-Loma Linda express bus plans moving forward
Press Enterprise

San Diego Board of Supervisors Lowers Traffic Impact Fees
Smart Growth Online

San Fernando Valley Critical Mass

Showdown over O.C. tollway is set - The Coastal Commission is to decide Wednesday whether to approve a route through San Onofre State Beach,1,5830471.story
Los Angeles Times

Toll lanes next to freeways: Separate transportation for the rich?
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

Transit panel hears concerns by public - Commission evaluates funding for such needs as extra buses
Ventura County Star

U.S. Department of Transportation Fiscal Year 2009 Budget in Brief
Auto Spectator

'Vote No On Proposition 91' Is Not A Typo

Virgin jet to use biofuel blend in test flight
San Francisco Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Monday February 4, 2008

Anaheim seeks Disneyland monorail extension
Los Angeles Times/TravelBlog

Candidates overlook traffic issue - As the presidential hopefuls jet in and out of California, one of its top concerns lies beneath their radar,1,3943683.story
Los Angeles Times

Clean-air vehicle bill stalls at Capitol - Assemblyman, citing lack of support, quits efforts at passage
Whittier Daily News

Hawthorne Takes on DOT's Resistance to Change

Inland Ports Gear Up for Even More Business

It’s Give-Me, Give-Me Time As Agencies Vie For Funding (prop. 1B infrastructure bonds)
Cunningham Report

Lack of street smarts near LACMA,0,4174994.story
Los Angeles Times

Plans to decorate L.B. airport stall - LOCAL: After apparent initial support, FAA says airport can't use Portraits of Hope art
Press Telegram

Subway maps for iPhones

Transit district lays out plan for Oceanside center


Transportation Headlines for Sunday February 3, 2008

lapd motor transport facility to begin construction

Maglev to ONT may be the ticket
Daily Bulletin

Parking Garage and Its Impact on Urban Planning
Library of Congress Webcast

Parking Near Santa Monica High School
Canyon News

Santa Monica's Future Developments
Canyon News

Valley's public transit system topic at forum
Desert Sun