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Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 1, 2008

Another Peek at the Plateau - bank says that supply constraints could push the price of oil to $150 a barrel by 2010
Wall Street Journal

Antonovich Unveils “Palmdale Flyer” Express Bus to La/Palmdale Airport
West Ranch Beacon

Area gasoline prices keep on climbing
San Bernardino Sun

Boxer Seeks to Bypass Courts on Emissions

Central City East Gets DASH
L.A. Downtown News

City Hall's "Density Hawks" Are Changing L.A.'s DNA
L.A. Weekly

Congestion Pricing in London Improves Public Health, Study Finds
The City Fix

Earth Day/Car Free Day – Wilshire Boulevard between Western & Harvard
Wilshire Center

GAO gives highway privatization mixed review

Green Weekend: Bikes and other eco-transportation fun
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Hybrid Buses are Gaining Ground Across the Globe
Open Press

L.A. Mayor’s Traffic Reduction Plan

Los Angeles port to ban older rigs while adding cargo fee
The Trucker

Need A Job? Learn To Drive A Big Rig... For Free

Larchmont Chronicle

Readers Have Their Say - Web Comments on the End of Flexcar, Industrial Land Use and More
L.A. Downtown News

Traffic alert: Marathon nightmare
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Upland in good shape for rail
San Bernardino Sun


Transportation Headlines for Friday February 29, 2008

$4 gasoline? It's news to Bush,1,5496121.story
Los Angeles Times

210 Freeway's 'Miracle Mile'
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

405 widening plan set (for now)
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Alarcon to Metro: I Don’t Trust You Guys

Antonio Villaraigosa: The Gridlock Kid,1,5512189.story
Los Angeles Times

Arrest made in L.A. bus stop shootings
Los Angeles Times/L.A. Now Blog

Assembly bill would require that passengers on delayed planes be adequately cared for by airlines
The Argonaut

Beware Of The Blogger: A Guide To Dealing With Unofficial Transit Blogs
Permanent Campaigns

Buses, Baseball and Parks: Discussing Transit for Dodger Stadium and Elysian Park

Cameras to catch red light runners in Glendale
Daily News

Diesel Forum Questions Port of Long Beach Decision, Focus on LNG Trucks
PR Newswire

Downtown transit center moving along - $3.9M project to include computer displays, bathrooms
Press Telegram

The gates are coming! The gates are coming!
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Long Beach unveils new transit center
Metro Magazine

Mass Transit Plans Expansion into Claremont on Gold Line from L.A. - MTA’s Gold Line from Pasadena to Los Angeles could be expanded through Claremont and eventually terminate at Montclair or Ontario Airport
Pomona College Student Life News

Metro Approves Gates, Integrates with TAP

Metro Approves Red Line Gates
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

MTA barrier gates: freedom!
Los Angeles Times/Opinion L.A.

New Bus To Shuttle SCV To Palmdale Airport
KHTS 1220 AM

Metro Interactive Video Wall Launches at

New gates will end free rides on L.A.'s Metro
Daily News

Pacific Electric station
Los Angeles Times/Daily Mirror Blog

Painfully Slow Growth for California and Southern Calif - Painfully Slow Growth for California and Southern California in 2008-2009, with “Spot” Recessions Says LAEDC Forecast
dBusiness News

Pico/Olympic: Lawsuits begin
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Regional transit projects detailed
Daily Bulletin

Rialto looks at two sites for proposed Metrolink parking lot
Press Enterprise

Senate committee lambastes Transportation chief
Government Executive

Senators, DOT differ on ways to close highway funding gap
Land Line Magazine

Ships keep polluting, for now - The EPA wouldn't grant a waiver for the state to demand cleaner fuel. But ports and lawmakers have other plans,0,1327974.story
Los Angeles Times

Subways: Going Cellular to Boost Service
Metro Magazine

Turnstiles Needed to Protect Us From Terrorists


Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 28, 2008

256 Traffic Signals Synchronized in Mid-Wilshire Area
FOX 11 News

$4 a Gallon Gasoline Will be Tipping Point for Most Consumers

$580M Project Coming to San Ysidro Border Crossing
San Diego Business Journal

Bus Riders to Antonio: Time to back up your talk - The mayor should jump-start the EIR for the Wilshire bus-lane project
L.A. City Beat

Caltrans to start new work on I-15
San Diego Union Tribun

Coca-Cola's Hybrid Electric Drivetrain Order Is Eaton's Largest To Date
The Auto Channel

County urges better intersection safety
Antelope Valley Press

Court rejects California limits on ship emissions - The ship engines targeted by California’s rule account for about 15% of the Los Angeles region’s total diesel emissions, according to a 2005 state air board report.,1,5078432.story
Los Angeles Times

downtown’s regional connector routes illustrated

Dump TransLink firm, BART official urges
San Francisco Chronicle

FAA to install runway safety warning system at LAX
Aviation Safety

Fee for Drivers Heading to LAX?
FOX News

Funds sought for bike lane installations
Ventura County Star

Idea to toll motorists headed to LAX is called costly
Daily Breeze

L.A. approves two-thirds of Clean Trucks Program
Daily Breeze

L.A. backs cargo fee as part of port clean-air effort - The Harbor Department will charge $35 for each loaded container carried by trucks, with the proceeds going to buy vehicles that use cleaner fuels,1,4205820.story
L.A. Times

Larry Mantle: Transit Update, Broadcast Wed. Feb. 27, 2008 with Carol Inge, Chief Planning officer for Metro (MTA), and Dennis Zane, founder of the non-profits "Subway to the Sea Coalition" and "Move LA," a group looking to find the money for a robust transit system
KPCC 89.3 FM

Maglev, diesel-electric trains vie for support in US desert

Metro Says Welcome to the New Second Street

Metro's $80 Million Boondoggle (turnstiles/gating)
L.A. City Beat

NBC Universal vs. Everyone Else (bike trail)

New light system could reduce drive time (signal synchronization)

NY Riders May Be Alerted Of Subway Delays By SMS (mobile text messaging)

Political levitation (maglev/high speed rail)
Victorville Daily Press

Riding the Subway to the Sea Via A Sales Tax
L.A. Curbed

Street Stories
KPCC 89.3 FM

UCI receives grant to study traffic, pollution remedies
Daily Pilot

Villaraigosa's Dead-End Pico and Olympic One-Way Plan hits the wall at Fairfax
L.A. Weekly

Yaroslavsky slams density bonus law at Valley VOTE


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 27, 2008

Caltrans Alerts Sherman Oaks Residents of 405 Widening Project

City must develop vision for Ventura Boulevard
Daily News

Cities try to improve crosswalk safety
USA Today

Comments Clear on Connector Route Alternatives: Go Underground

Compilation of Pedestrian Safety Devices in Use at Grade Crossings
Transportation Research Board

DASH Changes, Cancellations Announced For LA Marathon

Disneyland, Vegas rail idea picks up speed
Desert Sun

FAA sets safety upgrades for LAX
Daily Breeze

Local meetings set Wednesday, Thursday on proposed Gold Line (Foothill) extension
San Bernardino Sun

NY Congestion Pricing Supporters Launch Ad Campaign

Ocean cargo: Many issues cloud economic forecast for SoCal ports
Logistics Management

Public Transit Needed in California and Across Nation to Fight Global Warming, Provide Transportation Equity, and for Workforce Development
California Progress Report

Problems at the Boyle Hotel
View From a Loft

Quick Response Freight Manual Second Edition
Transportation Research Board

Re-defining a 180

Report: Congestion Pricing For LAX When Hell Freezes Over
L.A. Curbed

Six Steps to Speeding up Trains in the U.S.

Solo SUV & Hummer Drivers Could Get Car Pool Lane Access

Studio poses obstacle to riverfront bike path - NBC Universal says it wants the route through its property to loop uphill and back down,1,1183431.story
Los Angeles Times

TrafficGauge(R) Launches First Traffic Map Application for Facebook - An Easy and Free Traffic Application That Provides Commuters in Major U.S. Cities With Traffic Escape Routes
Yahoo! Finance

Use of Biodiesel in a Transit Fleet
Transportation Research Board

VTA: Zero-emissions bus runs super clean, but super pricey
Mercury News


Transportation Headlines for Monday February 25, 2008

The 'eroding' gas tax
North County Times/Californian

Governors want federal transportation funds
San Francisco Chronicle

L.A. rail connector plans to be viewed
Daily News

L.A. officials do a 180 in traffic planning - In the 1950s, planners proposed freeways as a solution to congested city roads. Today, they're looking at Olympic and Pico boulevards as an alternative to the clogged Santa Monica Freeway,1,6716830.story
Los Angeles Times

MTA offers plans to smooth rail ties through downtown - Transit agency studies creating a rail link of Blue, Gold and Expo lines in downtown L.A. to reduce transfers,1,7417268.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times


Runway system being tested could save lives - LAX officials would like to use technology under study to cut close calls,1,793351.story
Los Angeles Times

Teamsters To CTC: No Money For Long Beach
Cunningham Report


Transportation Headlines for Sunday Februrary 24, 2008

1930s streets meet 2008 traffic
Daily Breeze

Architects dream of large gathering spaces, monorail for Palm Springs
Desert Sun

Bike race's Arroyo finish
Pasadena Star News

Bill would require peace officers on cruise ships - Proposed measure would affect liners sailing from California ports,1,6900944.story
Los Angeles Times

Exploration of a Shift in Household Transportation Spending from Vehicles to Public Transportation
National Center for Transit Research/University of South Florida

Gas at highest cost since June, but supplies up
San Francisco Chronicle

Lake Elsinore to push for rail link to Corona
Press Enterprise

Monitoring LAX's impacts
Daily Breeze

Murrieta among Inland cities working toward synchronizing stoplights
Press Enterprise

My new favorite thing (past transportation plans)
Los Angeles Times/Daily Mirror Blog

Residents get a look at carpool lane plans
Redlands Daily Facts

Skybus Adds Another Route into LA (Well, Burbank)

Speak Out on the Regional Connector
L.A. Downtown News

Wi-Fi Bus Connecting the Streets of San Francisco