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Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 15, 2008

Bringing Google Transit to L.A.
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

City Watch Columnist Slams Congestion Pricing

EDITORIAL: Curfew is necessary (Burbank Airport)
Burbank Leader

EPA tightens smog rules for rail, sea
Daily News

Get on board -Big Blue Bus reports growth in ridership (page 10)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Green Patrol - Electric Vehicles Report for Duty In the South Park BID
LA Downtown News

Letter from Senator Feinstein re Amtrak and the Coast Starlight

New EPA rules target diesel train and ship emissions - The regulations, which call for up to a 90% soot reduction by 2030, are praised by environmental groups and industry. But a Southland official laments that large marine vessels were not included,1,7503275.story
Los Angeles Times

Observer Sees Google’s Future In Transportation Routing

one santa fe gets stamp of approval from city council (Metro Rail Division 20)

Trail Plan Debuts
Press Enterprise


Transportation Headlines for Friday March 14, 2008

20 new CNG replacement buses at LAX will have easier wheelchair access
The Argonaut

Bridges unfunded - Many crossings deficient or obsolete
Ventura County Reporter

Coastal Bus route popular with commuters
Ventura County Star

Commute eases as new Highway 23 lanes open - Widening between T.O. and Moorpark nearly complete
Ventura County Star

East Hollywood On The Move: A Transportation/Planning Vision
YouTube/East Hollywood Neighborhood Council

High Speed Rail and Public Private Partnerships in California: A Shotgun Wedding?
California Progress Report

LAX Travelers Should be Worried-Here’s Why

London’s Very Cool “Look Out for Cyclists” Ad

Los Angeles is #1: Worst Urban Roads

Los Angeles: America's Last Stand (congestion pricing)

Port Cargo Drops Again
L.A. Business Journal

Report Calls for More Transit Investment

Union seeks LAX flight reductions
Daily Breeze

Westside Rejects Some Service Cuts


Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 13, 2008

California Transportation Commission Moves Forward on State’s Mobility Despite Budget Woes - Executive Director John Barna details the CTC's ongoing Prop 1B implementation as well as the consequences of the debate over the state budget
Metro Investment Report

Did Subway Cheaters Put Egg On L.A.'s Face? MTA is dismantling the honor system, jacking up construction costs and lying about why
L.A. Weekly

First Look at Metro’s Long Term Transportation Plan

Dukakis: Put Rail on Election Track

Five Steps for Faster Buses (Without Taking Away an Auto Lane)

Los Angeles Mariachis Play Blues After Forced Move

Mass transit pays dividends
Daily Breeze

Metro's Big Plans: Subway To The Sea Just Tip Of The Iceberg
Curbed LA

Metro's Plan: It's Realistic, But Not Visionary

New monorail arrives at Disneyland
Los Angeles Times

New oil taxes are blocked in Assembly
Levies on drilling and windfall profits would yield $1.2 billion for California schools. Republicans say no to new taxes,1,5668261.story
Los Angeles Times

Rise, fall of a local monorail labeled a folly 101 years ago
Daily News

Study: LA's Rough Roads Take Toll On Vehicles

Survey: Los Angeles Has Worst Roads in the Country
FOX News

Three Hub Plan for Initial Metro Extension
Take the Metro

To save your neighborhood, sue L.A. City Hall
Daily News

Trade funds fall short of goal
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Under the Leadership of Gina Marie Lindsey, LAWA Prioritizes Green Airports, Transport
Metro Investment Report


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 12, 2008

Decline in border crossings crimps economy
San Diego Union Tribune

Deteriorating Urban Pavement Conditions Cost the Average Driver More Than $400 Annually
Yahoo! News

Emission Impossible - Burbank couple is selected by General Motors to test an emission-free SUV before it goes into full production by 2011
Burbank Leader

Gas prices jump to new high - Average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in L.A. area has risen about 50 cents to $3.56
Burbank Leader

Gas prices keep going up
Santa Clarita Signal

Is Solair Really Transit Oriented Development?

LA denser than NY, a story of how statistics can lie

LA traffic at risk over dirty trucks row

Mass-transit plan to be disclosed
Daily News

MTA's Plan Calls For Carpool Lanes, Metro Rapid Expansion
MTA To Unveil Long Range Plan Wednesday

O.C. freeways could get $218 million - A state recommendation would help pay to widen the 91 freeway and improve several rail crossings
Orange County Register

Port plan decried
Environmentalists, labor groups, drivers say harbor program unfair
Press Telegram

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation
Transportation Research Board

Region fails in bid for state funds (TCIF)
Daily Breeze

SpeedInfo Sensors Deployed Along Ventura County’s Highway 101 and Other Important Travel Corridors - Real-time Traffic Information Will Enhance Local Transportation Operations and Feed into the Los Angeles Area’s 511 Traveler Information System

Survey reconfirms value of LAX
Daily Breeze

What's Up With That: Downtown's One Way Streets
Curbed L.A.

With Oil Over $107 a Barrel California Should Lead the Charge for High-Speed Rail
California Progress Report


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 11, 2008

10.3 Billion Trips Taken On Public Transportation Ridership In 2007 -- The Highest Level in 50 Years
American Public Transportation Association

Access to Bus and Rail Lines Reduces Driving by 4,400 Miles per Household
American Public Transportation Association

CalTrans to Make PCH Safe for Cyclists

Guess Who Hopes to Help Power New Hybrid Cars
Wall Street Journal

How L.A. Was Almost Our Greenest City

Husing Report Details Pros and Cons Of Clean Truck Options
Cunningham Report

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle development still in the slow lane
Sacramento Bee

Inland transportation projects advance in Prop. 1B funding process
Press Enterprise

L.A. Bike Plan's Survey: Redundant or Ridiculous?

Linking city centers to Metrolink
All O.C. cities on board for Go Local program
Orange County Register

MTA must keep on top of Orange Line busway expansion
Daily News

Oil futures soar to new high,1,3314639.story
Los Angeles Times

Projects breathe life into Wilshire corridor,1,7456532.story
Los Angeles Times

Report: Nation Needs Modern Public Transit Plan
Smart Growth Online

Rice Avenue project closer to a reality
Interchange plan expected to get state bond funds
Ventura County Star

Santa Monica Workshop Shows Support for Bike/Ped and Transit

Tolls Proposed to Pay for Otay Mesa Border Crossing
Border-Crossing Delays Prompts Ducheny Bill
San Diego Business Journal

Waxman demands EPA documents
San Francisco Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Monday March 10, 2008

Carpool plan only a partial fix for the 405
A project to add a northbound lane doesn't address the southbound squeeze in the Sepulveda Pass,0,2663997.column
Los Angeles Times

Complete Streets Legislation is Introduced

Diesel prices keep on trucking
Mercury News

L.A. to seek feedback on its airports
Daily Breeze

NY Congestion pricing hit major roadblock

Oil demand is drying up - slightly
San Francisco Chronicle

Passenger train sprints into service - Crowds up before dawn for ride 30 years in the making
San Diego Union Tribune

Placing the Blame for Gridlock: Re "Unsnarling traffic can be a mess," Opinion, March 2,0,1197239.story?page=3
Los Angeles Times

Railroad's 'green' claim is way off track
A firm that wants to expand port service has proved a poor neighbor elsewhere,0,6509907.story
Los Angeles Times

Sprinter's long road to today
North County Times/Californian

Traffic Signals Activated On 210 Freeway


Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 9, 2008

Attorney outlines defense in 2005 Metrolink crash that killed 11
The man accused of murder in the Glendale derailment will testify that he tried but failed to move his SUV off the tracks,1,6471204.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Family drive for fun as rare as $1-a-gallon gas
Few parents now view piling kids into the car as a form of Sunday entertainment
Daily News

Footpaths beneath L.A. echo with city's history,1,5738355.story
Los Angeles Times

Little Saigon bus cements community ties
A regular schedule of round trips between Westminster and San Jose keeps Vietnamese Americans close to their families
Orange County Register

NY Congestion Pricing Plan in Trouble

`Sprinter' Commuter Train To Debut Sunday
10 News

Student video directors compete for bus advertising
Press Enterprise

What’s the Holdup on the Sprinter? The PUC gave approval to start service for the Sprinter two days before the March 9th start up

Wilshire Blvd. gets money for bus-only lanes
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog