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Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 5, 2008

Community and Cyclists Clash on Ballona Creek Trail Gate

Cost of 22 Freeway work jumps by $40 million - The OCTA agrees to the additional payment to avoid a lawsuit by its main contractor on the widening project
Orange County Register

Freeway shootings leave SoCal drivers uneasy on roads
Whittier Daily News

In London, a levy for sins of emission - The mayor has pushed a carbon emissions charge that could cost drivers of gas guzzlers in the central city $50 a day,0,7940613.story
Los Angeles Times

Judge upholds murder charges in 2005 Glendale Metrolink derailment
Daily News

Liquid natural-gas facility to fuel Temecula's two-year trolley program
Press Enteprise

Miles of traffic lights synchronized
Santa Clarita Signal

New Interstate 5 carpool lanes open
Santa Clarita Signal

Port of Los Angeles is all drama and 'man stuff',1,252132.story
Los Angeles Times

Road for electric car makers full of potholes,1,1310672.story
Los Angeles Times

Toll road agency wants no boos at San Onofre appeal - Letter to Department of Commerce says no public hearing is necessary as it seeks to reverse the decision on the Foothill South route,1,6207634.story
Los Angeles Times

Transportation task force efforts yield results
Camarillo Acorn

Transportation Worker ID card process slammed by critics
Daily Breeze

Update on the Battle Over the Expo Light Rail


Transportation Headlines for Friday April 4, 2008

Busy crossing reopens to traffic - Intersection had been closed due to work on Greenway Trail
Whittier Daily News

CALPIRG Reports California Public Transit Removes 800,000 Cars Off State Roads
Metro Imagine

Climate-transit tax
Press Telegram

Chicago To Provide GPS Tracking Data For All Bus Lines

Congestion Pricing Faces Albany Gridlock
New York Village Voice

Congestion Pricing Critics See A $1 Billion Accounting Trick
New York Sun

Customer concerns cause MTA to cancel plans to eliminate the only bus line serving Marina del Rey
The Argonaut

Dan Walters Needs Our Help on High Speed Rail in California
California Progress Report

DASH to Offer Monthly Passes for Commuters
FOX 11 News

Dodger Stadium's Bike Facility Gets a "C"
Curbed L.A.

Exposing Socialist Libertarians

Freight-rail delays cost Amtrak $137 million in FY06, Inspector General report says
Progressive Railroading

Idled freight cars reflect derailed U.S. economy
Press Telegram

LAX 80th anniversary celebration starts at the Flight Path museum
The Argonaut

Metrolink Train-wreck charges to remain
Burbank Leader

Metro Releases Draft Long-Range Transportation Plan: $125 Billion Not Enough To Reduce Congestion
The Planning Report

Michael Dukakis: Toll road bad news is high-speed rail good news
Sacramento Bee

Policy change could put brakes on I-215 improvements
Press Enterprise

Private Sector Critique of Recently Adopted Port Clean Truck Plans: IWLA’s Patty Senecal
The Planning Report

Redlands Bicycle Classic - Wheels in motion: Competition has races for recreational riders
San Bernardino Sun

SCV to Palmdale airport link up and running - Public transit stops at Canyon Country station
Santa Clarita Signal

Ventura not quite all aboard - Public transportation on the table
Ventura County Reporter

Walkable towns curb obesity, pollution, expert says
Yahoo! News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 3, 2008

Another Bus Bites The Dust

California, 17 other states sue EPA over greenhouse gases
Sacramento Bee

California's average gas price hits record $3.65 a gallon
Sacramento Bee

Catching Long Beach’s latest late-night bus
District Weekly

Clear Channel Messed with LA Weekly and Lost (City of L.A. Billboards)
L.A. Weekly

Gas-Tax Boom Times
Yahoo! News

Gold Line Backers Lobby for Support
Arcadia Weekly

Hybrids no longer need free city parking as incentive
Daily News

L.A. makes U-turn on hybrid car perks
Press Telegram

L.A. mayor lobbies state to head off 'rip-off',1,811708.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Lawmakers urge approval of Metro extension
Citrus College Clarion

New Van Nuys Airport Terminal
Curbed L.A.

Off the tracks - Freight train jumps rails in Industry
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Outlook for hydrogen fuel-cell cars in California
Sacramento Bee

Palmdale Airport Becomes More Accessible
KHTS 1220 AM

Perini Corporation and Tutor-Saliba Corporation to Combine to Create One of the Leading Building and Civil Contractors,337555.shtml

Poll: Make gas guzzlers pay higher fees
San Francisco Chronicle

Port of L.A. reaches pollution accord,1,3100883.story
Los Angeles Times

Should Drivers Pay for Global Warming?

Transit plan excludes Gold Line
La Canada Valley Sun

Zev’s State of the City - Zev calls out City Hall and the mayor on growth and traffic (scroll down page)
L.A. City Beat


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 2, 2008

16 Freight Cars Derail In City Of Industry

Airport bus service to start Wednesday
Antelope Valley Press

Antelope Valley gets some help - Bus service connecting the Palmdale airport to Amtrak/Metrolink stations in the Santa Clarita Valley and Van Nuys will begin Wednesday
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Bus service linking Palmdale airport-trains to begin
Daily News

Carpool Lanes on I-5 Open Friday

DASH to Offer Monthly Passes on All Routes

Fee Our Way Out of Global Warming
Curbed LA

Forgotten solution - Transit investment should and will be a part of the peak oil solution

Gold Line Passes: If Monrovia and the other cities have their way with a letter writing campaign it may happen
Los Angeles MetBlog

Introducing Your New Miss Traffic!

Is Antonio Villaraigosa really the Anti-Rail Mayor?

Hybrid-car drivers may lose parking perks
Daily News

LA Metro Subway System
SansCarAdventures Blog

Legislation Would Increase LA Gas Prices, Vehicle Registration

Metro Gold Line: Should we extend it now?
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

NYC Congestion Pricing Plan Clears Another Hurdle

OCTA asks for 55 Freeway input
Daily Pilot

Oil firms aren't to blame for prices, execs tell House panel,1,4932355.story
Los Angeles Times

Poetry in Motion: Metro gets line breaks
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Public Transportation Funding at a Driving Expense

Sidetrack this supertrain
Press Telegram

States take detours to fund road repairs

Understanding How Individuals Make Travel and Location Decisions: Implications for Public Transportation
Transportation Research Board


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 1, 2008

Dodgers at the Coliseum: The Transit Aftermath

Driver fee would help fight warming - L.A. County motorists would pay at pump or on vehicle registration,1,5422622.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Feuer’s Funding Bills Head to Hearings Next Week

High-speed rail bond has strong Bay Area support
SF Examiner

LAPD Ticketing Pedestrians Near Metro Center

Mass Transit, Road Repair Vie for Federal Dollars
Congressional Quarterly

Now is The Best and Worst of Times
Rail Passenger Association of California & Nevada

Oil prices put business travelers over a barrel
USA Today

Reaching LAX via private & public transport
Los Angeles Times

Rialto to consider funding recreational trail (Pacific Electric Right-of-Way)
Press Enterprise

Seeking Full Funding for Transportation Programs
National League of Cities

Tackling the hydra - Its politicians are determined to turn Los Angeles into a normal city
The Economist

Tired Of Traffic? A New DOT Report Urges Drivers: 'Honk'
The Onion

Of Note:
Today the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority observes 15 years since the merger between the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission. The year 2008 marks the 50th anniversary of public governance and public ownership of the transit system in Los Angeles County, and also the 135th year since the first public transit franchise was granted by the City of Los Angeles. Happy anniversary.


Transportation Headlines for Monday March 31, 2008

Closer look at 15 Freeway - Riverside County supervisors study changes that may ease traffic
Daily Bulletin

Dan Walters: Does California really need a bullet train?
Sacramento Bee

Foreign airlines flock to LAX - International flights are being added as a weakening dollar fuels demand from travelers overseas,1,2392548.story
Los Angeles Times

High-speed rail plan off-track
Desert Sun

Message must be loud, clear (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
Pasadena Star News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 30, 2008

Dodger shuttle strikes out with fans
Los Angeles Times

Dodger Stadium shuttle service drives fans mad
Daily News

Fillmore to present new railroad turntable at Railfest
Ventura County Star

Hermosa Beach's main street to get a new look - Pier Avenue will have reconfigured parking and wider sidewalks, but not the bike lanes some had advocated,1,131117.story
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Entices City Employees to Bike Commute

MTA's Draft Long Range Plan Is Auto-Centric

Series focuses on Port of L.A.
Daily Breeze

Tensions rising on Ventura Blvd - San Fernando Valley residents fear that dense, high-rise housing projects will worsen traffic,1,4219596.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times