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Transportation Headlines for Saturday February 23, 2008

91 Freeway to close for nearly 12 hours - All lanes will be shut down in Corona for demolition of a bridge that is being replaced at Green River Road,1,278531.story
Los Angeles Times

Amgen Tour Bike Race Set to Conclude in Pasadena
Pasadena Now

Bummer of a Route Selected for Crenshaw Line

Charging motorists for using roads considered
Ventura County Star

Congestion meters set for 210 Freeway
Whittier Daily News

Downtown development in Azusa hits new snag
Pasadena Star News

Ed Reyes - Bicycle Advocate
Brayj Against the Machine

Extended Gold Line discussed at conference
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Fact Sheet for Sepulveda Boulevard Reversible Lane Project
Bel Air Association Blog

Hydrogen-fuel bus makes 5-week test run in Marin
Marin Independent Journal

LA's cab quandry: Go Brown
LA Observed

Making Pasadena a Pedestrian Haven

Metro Busy with Expanion Plans

Miss Traffic vs. i-Ride: Clash of the Transit Contests

New rail line will tie into where?
Critics question route through Southwest L.A. to the South Bay,1,3785349.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Z-Train: Toy MagLev Set


Transportation Headlines for Friday February 22, 2008

Clean and Easy HTML Schedules, A Must For Transit

Crenshaw light-rail route picked
Daily Breeze

High Speed Rail Advances Everywhere Except in the United States

How To Beat Traffic...Ride Your Bike To Amgen
KHTS 1220 AM

I-10 carpool lanes proposed
Highland Community News

June ballot initiative may be more about land use than traffic
Thousand Oaks Acorn

LA County Traffic Management Center completes interface with the City of Los Angeles’ Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control Center
West Ranch Beacon

L.A. gears up for smaller, smarter road option
Daily News

Long Beach port’s truck restriction perplexes Los Angeles
Land Line

Mad as Hell and not Going to Take It Anymore – Pico/Olympic War

MTA is on the wrong track - The agency's plan to install turnstiles at subway and light-rail stations is a betrayal of their design,0,6940232.story
Los Angeles Times

New credit card payment option may speed lines exiting parking structures
The Argonaut

New International Routes to LAX Generate Billions for Southern California Economy
Yahoo! Finance

No West Hollywood Subway
WeHo News

Panel looks for ways to improve L.A. taxi system - Commissioners discuss ways to make catching cabs easier and ask for a detailed report on improving the system,1,6030771.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Port of Long Beach Approves Plan to Replace No Less Than 50 Percent of Aging Diesel Trucks with Alternative-Fueled Models
Business Wire

Public Transportation Meets Public Library

Regional Connector Debate Ready for Round 2

Regional Connector Meetings: Come View Potential Alternatives

So I Went to a Bike Master Plan Meeting...and a Pico/Olympic meeting broke out

Some answers about the state's spending plan and fiscal mess - Budget deficit Q&A
Sacramento Bee

Subway to the Sea Is Discussed at Forum
Santa Monica Mirror


Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 21, 2008

City to pass the bucks on sidewalks? To address a repair backlog, the L.A. council studies charging homeowners when property sells,1,4243807.story
Los Angeles Times

City Unveils New "Park and Pay" Meter System
Palisadian Post

Claremont Colleges may need more parking spaces
New regulations would require hundreds of new spaces, reduce cars on residential side streets
Daily Bulletin

Cleaner air, and sooner - The Port of Long Beach's new diesel policy ignores politicking to get results
Press Telegram

Cyclists Unhappy with LADOT's Public Process

Express bus line links Pass area to Riverside
Press Enterprise

Freeway Congestion Might Be Relieved - Coalition makes its best case for expansion of truck routes on I-5
KHTS 1220 AM

Gasoline tax would rebuild aging highways
Post Bulletin

If you plan to drive, plan to dig deep, local transportation expert says
Las Vegas Sun

LA’s Future: Gotta have Heart (and Mass Transit)

Las Lomas housing project - Confusion surrounds it, but one thing is clear. L.A. doesn't need it,0,7243563.story
Los Angeles Times

MagLev Hybrid Bus Put Into Service In Japan

Metrolink makes it EZ
Simi Valley Acorn

Oil gushes past $100 – The price of crude rises $4.51 to a closing record of $100.01 as commodities rally,1,5346245.story
Los Angeles Times

Operation Lifesaver **UPDATE** Final Statistics
LASD – Santa Clarita Valley Station Blog

Painfully Slow Growth for California and Southern California in 2008-2009, with "Spot" Recessions Says LAEDC Forecast

Proof That Grade-Separation Can’t Save Us From Stupid Drivers

Public to weigh in on plans for Crenshaw-Prairie Corridor - With an environmental report on transit priorities due in spring, MTA officials conduct a new round of dialogue with nearby residents
Wave Newspapers

PUC member's donation request raises questions,0,5269194.story
Los Angeles Times

Race weekend poses traffic problems around speedway (take Metrolink)
Press Enterprise

Regional Connector Meetings for Downtown Next Week

Riding the Rails (and Biking) Directly to LAX

Southern California ports, transportation authorities seek $2.2 billion in state funds
Progressive Railroading

State analyst offers own formula to target budget shortfall - Elizabeth Hill says the governor's plan to close the $16 billion gap is inadequate,1,7817191.story
Los Angeles Times

Street Closures Announced For Academy Awards Cars Parked Illegally Will Be Towed

Subways for breakfast (scroll down page to second article)
L.A. City Beat

Transportation secretary compliments mass-transit work - Mary Peters applauds public-private partnership for proposed Anaheim center
Orange County Register

Will Massive Railroad Infrastructure Fundamentally Change US Transportation Logistics? Growth of Imports, Fuel Costs, Green Movement, and Congestion all Favor Rail over Trucks; Return to “Working on the Railroad” in Big Numbers
Supply Chain Digest


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday February 19, 2008

43 Injuries & 1 Death on LA Public Transit in 2008

Beneath LA – few realize that L.A. has a subway system (video)

California ranked No. 4 on traffic laws
Praised For Regulations On Helmets, Seat Belts, Young Drivers
Mercury News

Gas prices edge back up
North County Times/Californian

In closing state budget gap, vast sums are off limits
Voters have passed initiatives that lock in billions to novel social and recreational programs. Meanwhile, basic services are threatened,1,5209505.story
Los Angeles Times

L.A., Long Beach port officials split over truck pollution,1,4074748.story
Los Angeles Times

LA Dreaming: Why the time has come for BH to introduce congestion fees
Blog Beverly Hills

Metrolink gets EMetrolink
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

MTA still off track on Gold Line extension
Political clout falls short; growth could prove costly
Daily Bulletin

Public asked for input
Car-pool lanes in the works
San Bernardino Sun

Sustainability and Big Cities
Smart Growth Online


Transportation Headlines for Monday February 18, 2008

Academy Awards' Annual Traffic Clog

Baja port may be future competitor
Press Telegram

Deputies Clamp Down on Railroad Crossing Violations
Santa Clarita Signal

Desert corridor hinges on funds
San Bernardino Sun

Fate of Gold Line extension clouded
Whittier Daily News

Fewer drivers over a barrel - In carpools, on bikes or at home, people are breaking gasoline's grip,1,7827589.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Lloyd Levine, who represents the western San Fernando Valley, says he intends to write a bill that would allow public agencies to team with the private sector to build transportation projects,1,7503266.column?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach, Tired Of Talk, Trucking Down Its Own Road
Cunningham Report

Northern and Southern CA Regions Battle over Traffic Funds
FOX 11 News

Pico-Olympic is a go
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Wednesday: Bike Masterplan meeting in West LA
Westside Bike

Westside Coalition Filing Suit to Stop Mayor’s Plan

Workshop aims to upgrade transit trip planning Francisco Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Sunday February 17, 2008

Costco traffic raises concerns
Press Telegram

Cycling event to end next week at Rose Bowl
Pasadena Star News

Developer Won't Give Up Transit Center Dream
Santa Barbara Independent

Judge sides with LB on airport expansion
Daily Breeze

Maglev above freeway unwarranted for L.A.
Daily News

Obama calls for a "National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank"
Logistics Management

Officials unified before transportation panel hearing
Press Enteprise

RB bicyclists gain new path
Daily Breeze

Trade funding divides state
It's Northern versus Southern California in fight for Prop. 1B money
Contra Costa Times