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Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 29, 2008

Antonio v. Zev: The Battle Over Growth -- and the L.A. Mayor's Seat -- Has Begun
California Planning & Development Report

Blind pedestrians may not hear hybrid cars - Cars that are quiet while in electric mode may provide no warning to pedestrians,1,3939014.story
Los Angeles Times

Bringing Back the NoHo Streetcar Idea

County Continues Signal Synchronization
Arcadia Weekly

Downtown Renaissance Is Just Getting Started - A Litany of Projects, Along With Thousands of Residents, Is Changing the Face of the Community
L.A. Downtown News

Expo Line at Crossroads
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Hollywood Way Closed for Six Months

March Madness: Bruins, O’Connor Both Win During TV Showdown

Mayor Villaraigosa Points Out Metro Hypocrisy

Metrolink likely to raise fares
Ventura County Star

Metro Live Television Chat Far More Informative Than Metro Live Online Chat

More rate increases in store for Metrolink
Simi Valley Acorn

Mystery of the Green Line
Daily Breeze

Street repairs bypass bumps in roads - TRAFFIC: Three cities prepare projects to relieve congestion on the region's roads
Press Telegram

Thank You for Imagining...

Villaraigosa Frets That Service Cuts Will Cause More Crime

Weak economy slows cargo, idles railcars


Transportation Headlines for Friday March 28, 2008

All Signs Point East for the Gold Line, but Which East?

CalPIRG promotes high-speed rail - The group plans to travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles starting today
USC Daily Trojan

EPA chief bides time on court's emissions order - Shelving his agency's findings that greenhouse gases are a danger, he says he'll open a long public comment period,1,4863847.story
Los Angeles Times

Gas prices hit national high - Cost of fuel locally continues to exceed the average, and residents are feeling the monetary effects
Burbank Leader

Fans hope parking fears are off base - Many of the Dodger faithful remember the gridlock at the stadium on Opening Day last year. The club says it has added 1,000 new spaces,1,3019309.story
Los Angeles Times

Going Green (Line) to LAX

High-Speed Train Builders: System “Open for Business” Outline Funding Strategy to Seek Private Investment - The 220 mph system will traverse 800 miles across the state and will be built with a combination of state, local, federal and private financing
Business Wire

LA to Las Vegas – the other high speed rail project
High Speed Rail Blog

Long Range Transportation Plan Meetings Have Begun

MTA reviewing plans to cut bus service in marginal areas
Daily News

Port To Build Environmentally Friendly Offices
Grunion Gazette

Portion of South Bay Bike Trail upgraded
Argonaut Newspaper

State deals blow to zero-emission vehicle supporters - The Air Resources Board substantially reduces the number of clean-air cars that big automakers will be required to sell in the next few years,0,5008191.story
Los Angeles Times

Making the Connections in Chinatown

Traffic relief project causing concerns
La Canada Valley Sun

Transportation officials hang on to tollway plan - Orange County authorities refuse to remove the proposal vetoed by a state commission from long-range plans, frustrating environmentalists and other toll road opponents,1,2067362.story
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 27, 2008

Antonovich To Ride Inaugural Flyer Run To Palmdale
KHTS 1220 AM

Ask the Bottleneck Blog: Dodgers shuttle
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Baja port proposed to rival Los Angeles, Long Beach - Public-private partnerships bidding on Punta Colonet Chinese container biz

Carpool "snitch line": Is it needed?
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Coliseum parking an age-old problem - Dodgers' return rekindles memories of 1958 traffic jams and calls for fans to take buses,1,405035.story
Los Angeles Times

CurbedWire: Metro Map 2030
L.A. Curbed

Green Line-LAX connector weighed - TRANSIT: Oropeza proposes sidestepping MTA, but critics say funding issue remains
Press Telegram

High Speed Rail Advocates Call for Major Transportation Bond
KCBS Radio

Huizar fights to retain bus line
Los Angeles Wave

Journey To A Transit Oriented Life

Lawmakers urge Metro to OK extension
Pasadena Star News

Lead Metropolis: the Five Densest Cities in America
Environmental Graffiti

Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum have designed numerous parking options for the March 29 game

NoHo's Lifeline - Taxpayer money will help build massive project near Red Line station
L.A. City Beat

Over $400 Billion Available Today for Road, Bridge and Transit Projects U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters Announces

State air board may slash zero-emission mandate - Proposal would cut by nearly two-thirds the number of clean-air vehicles that big carmakers must sell over the next decade,1,7041029.story
Los Angeles Times

Street repairs bypass bumps in roads - TRAFFIC: Three cities prepare projects to relieve congestion on the region's roads
Press Telegram

Testimony on Metro's Long Range Plan

Tracking the Gold Line - Lawmakers urge Metro to OK (foothill) extension
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Why L.A. Is Park Poor - A "broke" City Council and befuddled downtown bureaucrats sit on $130 million
L.A. Weekly


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 26, 2008

Advanced Network Planning for Bus Rapid Transit: The "Quickway" Model as a Modal Alternative to "Light Rail Lite"
Transportation Research Board

A.M. Greenlist: Metro Board Chair in a TV call-in show
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Assessing and Mitigating Future Impacts to the Federal Highway Trust Fund Such as Alternative Fuel Consumption
Transportation Research Board

Congestion Pricing Facts (.pdf file)
Environmental Defense Fund

Editorial: Time for state to get tough with Union Pacific
Sacramento Bee

Expo Line phase 2 workshops

Five leaders of cultural L.A. weigh the city's past, progress and its potential - The Times brings together Deborah Borda, Plácido Domingo, Michael Govan, Michael Ritchie and James N. Wood for a look at the future (discussion includes support for subway and transportation issues),0,479444.story
Los Angeles Times

Greening of Our Cars is Oversold
GrushHour Blog

Guidebook for Mitigating Fixed-Route Bus-and-Pedestrian Collisions
Transportation Research Board

LA and Long Beach to subsidize ships to switch to low sulfur fuels
Marine Log

L.A. unveils plan to speed approvals for building projects - Mayor's '12 to 2' approach will slash the number of city departments involved in approval process,1,5783289.story
Los Angeles Times

Metro Imagine – Long Range Transportation Plan Comments
Metro Imagine Blog

Mexico plans big splash with new Baja port - Some doubt the $4-billion project will be built, but backers dream of dominating West Coast cargo traffic,1,7495581.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

“Miss Traffic” Contest Finalists

No Car Needed: on Foot, Bicycle or Boat Once in Marina del Rey, Your Getaway Is Car-Free
Yahoo! Finance

Ports to target diesel trucks in $400M push for cleaner air
Daily Breeze

Rail-Trespasser Fatalities: Developing Demographic Profiles
Transportation Research Board

Resident's Guide for Creating Safe and Walkable Communities
Transportation Research Board

San Francisco Planner Creates Beautiful Transit Map for LA of the Future

Sky high gas prices bring new life to mature, urban oil fields

Spotlight on UCLA (Transportation Services)

There She Is, Miss Traffic

Westside developers aim for face-lifts without scars - Builders and retailers address concerns that expanded malls will increase traffic and density,1,201134.story
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 25, 2008

Aptera Typ 1: To Hit California Roads This Year

Built not to last -- yet still standing: In a city known for the fleeting, downtown's 'Erector set' parking lot is one of the civic pieces that've lasted for years. But its time is near.,0,3926533.story
Los Angeles Times

Cellphone law may not make roads safer - Drivers' chatting, even on hands-free devices, is risky, experts say,1,105874.story
Los Angeles Times

Convergence of Transit and Financial Payment Systems Key Theme as Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council Kicks Off Fourth Year

Disneyland’s Monorail Red puts rumors to rest
Los Angeles Time

Final push for NoHo project - Construction of the third phase of the $375-million mixed-use development is slated to begin within weeks,1,5601572.story
Los Angeles Times

Gas prices drive up sales tax revenue in state
San Francisco Chronicle

Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Man for Deadly Metrolink Crash

Last stage set to start on NoHo Commons
Daily News

LA's Westside Light Rail System

Mayor Villaraigosa, Councilmember LaBonge, CRA/LA, J.H. Snyder Break Ground on $79.4M Third Phase of Noho Commons One Block of North Hollywood MTA Station
Yahoo! Finance

OCTA invites public to talk about 55 Freeway project
Daily Pilot

O.C. trying to synchronize signals - Ten congested corridors could be improved if state approves $4 million from Prop. 1B pot
Orange County Register

Orangeline High Speed Maglev First Investor and Developer Conference

Pregnant women won't get placards - 'Disabled' Parking Proposal Fails
Mercury News

SBIA may soon be boarding - Air passenger service in San Bernardino could start by year's end
Daily Bulletin

States say road funds would rev economy - Governors press to repair national infrastructure
San Diego Union Tribune

Students Give Colorful Lesson in Sustainability (at the SM BBB transit store)
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Students Take Spring Break Road Trip That Follows High-Speed Rail


Transportation Headlines for Monday March 24, 2008

710 Freeway to close for paving
Press Telegram

Air board may trim electric car mandate - Regulators could focus more on hybrid vehicles
San Diego Union Tribune

California sprawl slows down - A calm in our region's growth offers an opportunity to cope with water, traffic and other issues,0,6297266.story
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans deletes 60/215 project but leaves bottleneck it created
Press Enterprise

Caltrans makes empty excuses
Whittier Daily News

Freeway recording idea stalls in SoCal - Funding plan fails to develop
San Bernardino Sun

Metro Board Chair Takes to Air Waves to Engage Public in Discussing Long-Range Traffic Solutions,323280.shtml

Singing praises over filled potholes - The mayor of Los Angeles patches up the city's 800,000th since he took office, cause enough for a news conference. But proper road repairs would cost $2.5 billion,1,2212202.column
Los Angeles Times

Site problems at the port - Judge may have delivered a final blow to LNG plan
Press Telegram

States say road funds would rev economy - Governors press to repair national infrastructure
San Diego Union Tribune

Think regionally
Ventura County Star

Unclogging the Costa Mesa Freeway proves to be a puzzle - Orange County's central corridor defies solutions to chronic traffic. And state and county planners have few plans in the works,1,1835063.story
Los Angeles Times

Women-only bus plan rolling along smoothly in Mexico
China Post


Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 23, 2008

74,000 Bridges at Risk, Rarely Inspected,2933,340488,00.html
FOX News

California voters will have opportunity to Force Change in November. (High Speed Rail)
Force Change

Court Supports City On End Of LNG EIR
Grunion Gazette

Federal Policy Sea Change? Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Blumenauer Call for Green Infrastructure
Metro Investment Report

Gold Line Extension Campaign Goes World Wide...Web

Privatize LAX - By allowing a corporation to operate L.A.'s international airport, the city could reap billions,0,5377803.story
Los Angeles Times

Reauthorization Update: On the Road to Funding Transportation's Future
Metro Magazine

Sprinting to class: College students, workers take to new rails
North County Times/Californian

Tiny cars may force cities to rethink parking
San Francisco Chronicle