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Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 22, 2008

Big Blue Bus ridership is up 2.3 percent from 2004 to 2007
Argonaut Newspaper

Expo Update - Panel Addresses Additional Station, Street Closures for Light Rail Line to Culver City
L.A. Downtown News

High-speed rail backers hope adding private investors to bond measure will avoid delays
Sacramento Bee

How To Pay For This and Other Transit Projects

Metro Board Chair Takes to Air Waves to Engage Public in Discussing Long-Range Traffic Solutions
Yahoo! Finance

More Livable Boulevards for West L.A.?

Most Railway Friendly Country In The World Is…

One-stop Web guide to parking - L.B.: Downtown group's site will eventually include real-time mass transit and space-availability updates
Press Telegram

Ports' economic power could dip - FORECAST: Fuel costs, the Olympic games and higher container fees may mean fewer imports
Press Telegram

Revolutionizing Urban Transport - British startup Ultra Motor is bringing its two-wheel light electric vehicle to the U.S. With cities crowded and oil prices high, the time is right
Business Week

Sneak Peek at DASH G

Sprinter ridership nudges toward 8,000 passengers
North County Times/Californian

Steve Lopez:
Touring L.A.'s growth in a fury,1,2649021.column
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Friday March 21, 2008

Big-Rig Hybrids

Blogs start a dialog between travelers, those serving them
USA Today

Bob Hope Airport a mover and shaker in region
Daily News

Boyle Heights Street Closures Start For Metro Gold Line Work

Break Up the LADOT
Brayj Against the Machine

Building A Better Bike Rack

City bus line may expand (Beach Cities Transit)
South Bay Easy Reader

City Hall doesn't suddenly care about planning
Daily News

County transportation head says sales tax may help relieve traffic
Camarillo Acorn

Drivers stay in, gas prices drop _ when?

East Hollywood NC Adopts Cyclists’ Bill of Rights

Going for the Gold Line - Ontario airport is in line for a rail link with downtown Los Angeles but lacks $800 million
Business Press

Goldenvoice, Amtrak Link For Coachella Train Stop

How Biodiesel Fuel-Cells Could Power The Future (And Your Car)
Gas 2.0

Montclair might buy lot for parking (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
Daily Bulletin

New Flyer Receives 1,253 Bus Orders Valued at Over US $603 Million

Port of Los Angeles plan weighs on shippers - The Harbor Commission will require trucking companies to shoulder costs of the clean air program, a move rejected by Long Beach,1,4626545.story
Los Angeles Times

Preserving Wildlife Routes - Protecting corridors is key to species' survival, group says
Press Enterprise

Public hearings set on Orange Line busway extension
Daily News

Residents Blame Crime on Bike Path

Rising Gas Prices Place Students Under the Pump
Valley Star

Students give Gold Line a boost (Foothill Extension)
Pasadena Star News

Support dips for half-cent sales tax to improve transit
Daily News

Titan Grabs BART Contract

Victorville to Vegas in a flash - HIGH-SPEED TRAINS: Two proposals, one for rails and the other magnetic levitation, are undergoing study
Press Enterprise

When parking gets personal - Garages are used for clutter or conversion, sending cars out on the street -- and tempers to the limit,1,2457176.story
Los Angeles Times

Wilshire bus lane update. Plus Metro gets a blog
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 20, 2008

Amtrak offers free ride to Coachella festival campers

Art meets the color green at Big Blue Bus
Santa Monica Daily Press

Beach Pass, Surf Bus For City Youth In Works
Grunion Gazette

Catalina Freight Line's daily supply runs keep island afloat,1,2731843.story
Los Angeles Times

Driving is down, but gas prices remain up
Daily Breeze

Hope in sight for 170,000 I-5 drivers - Construction on 2-mile stretch in Buena Park nearly 40% complete; detours and closures continue
Orange County Register

L.A. City Council rejects massive Las Lomas development,1,4042623.story
Los Angeles Times

LADOT Questions Metro’s Bus Cuts

Port clean-up bound for courts? L.A.'s plan to address truck pollution will attract lawsuits. The port should work with Long Beach to come up with a compromise proposal,1,4853452.story
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Lawyers Say that Daylight Savings Time Leads To More Accidents
Los Angeles Chronicle

Washington, D.C.: Bush Transportation Budget Moves in Wrong Direction, Hides Problems


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 18, 2008

Blame the dollar for high gas prices
San Francisco Chronicle

City seeks public input on vision plan
Ventura County Star

Curfew moves ahead for Bob Hope Airport
Daily News

Electric-car start-up gets rolling with Roadster - vehicles for firm in San Carlos begin production
Mercury News

Expo: Key to the Westside System
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

L.A. Planning Commission President Criticizes New Residential Bonus Ordinance
Smart Growth Online

Mayor Fills Milestone Pothole,0,6254501.story

Metro Looks to the Future and Says, “Si Se Puede”

Metro Buses Harass Two Bike Advocates

Metro Launches Campaign to Help Public Focus on Ways of Achieving Free-Flowing Traffic Future

Metrolink Next Up for Fare Hikes

Union Pacific Right-0f-Way - SLO may fund extension of trail along railroad - An addition from Hwy. 101 to Foothill would be pricey — $740,000 — because it would need a freeway overpass
San Luis

Victorville vs. SANBAG: Round two
Victorville Daily Press

Wednesday Live Chat Will Focus on Strategies for Funding Traffic Relief - Share your thoughts on the 2008 Draft Long Range Transportation Plan

When Alternative Transportation Competes: the Tension Between Buses vs Bikes

Workers to put pedals to metal (bike program)
Press Telegram


Transportation Headlines for Monday March 17, 2008

Airship project attempted in 1926
Whittier Daily News

Gold Line keeps creeping east
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Letting the Market Drive Transportation - Bush Officials Criticized for Privatization
Washington Post

Oil dependency fuels crisis - Things are likely to get worse before they get better

Rail industry constituents push freight-rail agenda at annual 'Day on the Hill'
Progressive Railroading

Santa Ana streetcar plan moves forward - The city has teamed up with Garden Grove to propose a $300 million line from Santa Ana's train station to the 22 freeway
Orange County Register

WMATA pursues underground wireless communication system for subway
Progressive Railroading


Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 16, 2008

16-year-olds set world flight records
Press Telegram

Burbank Boulevard beautification is nearly done
Burbank Leader

Homes project is at a crossroads - L.A. City Council set to take up the 6-year-old Las Lomas plan, to be built at two busy freeway,0,1081965.story
Los Angeles Times

Introducing the MetroRiderLA Forum

Metrolink Board Considers Fare Increase
California Newswire

Port trucking system needs overhaul
Daily Breeze

Separation of Inland rails, roads gains ground

Sprinter gets good reviews, for most part
San Diego Union Tribune

Stretch of Highway 91 to get carpool lane in project that won't start before 2011
Press Enterprise

Target: Rail yard - Air board, railroad tackling emissions
San Bernardino Sun

Want the Big Blue Bus to meet the subway?
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

War's price tag - The Iraq conflict will raid our wallets for years to come, with California taking a huge hit,0,3162208.story
Los Angeles Times