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Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 12, 2008

6 Questions for Port of Los Angeles Chief Geraldine Knatz
Popular Mechanics

BART Considers Allowing Coffee On Trains
CBS News

Beverly Hills approves condo project - A $500-million condo-hotel plan may also win City Council passage. Many residents are concerned about traffic congestion,1,5499643.story
Los Angeles Times

Charles Phoenix Disneyland Tour of Los Angeles

More cities offer Wi-Fi on buses
USA Today

Relief on way for area drivers - Busy San Gabriel crossing to get rail underpass
Pasadena Star News

Remember When Gas Was Below $2? It Wasn't That Long Ago
Franklin Avenue

Security Check (Metro Red Line)
LATransit Blog

Villaraigosa plans to cut 767 L.A. jobs,1,3629774.story
Los Angeles Times

We love the bus. Really
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Friday April 11, 2008

23 Freeway officially opens
Moorpark Acorn

$239M steered to roads - State panel OKs funds for 3 county projects
San Bernardino Sun

$500 million approved for Inland road relief
Press Enterprise

Advocates of light rail extension to LAX push to get Green Line back on track
The Argonaut

A look at South L.A.'s Wetlands (Former MTA South Park Shops)

Big Blue Bus celebrates 80 years of service
The Argonaut

High Desert Corridor Highway Fact Sheet

Key air board member linked to car, oil firms - Daniel Sperling is an arbiter of auto emissions, and his institute got millions from such companies,1,7909197.story
Los Angeles Times

LA’s First Street Film: Looking at BRT

L.A.'s historic bridges gaining new appreciation as they face possible upgrades
Daily News

L.A.’s Main Jewish Thoroughfare Threatened by Looming Traffic Plan

Light-rail plans scaled back - Three routes would come to Whittier
Whittier Daily News

Metro Gold Line workshop scheduled
Pasadena Star News

New funds to relieve congestion for commuters
Victorville Daily Press

New tracks easing rail congestion - Some worry new tracks in Indio will bring more pollution, accidents
Desert Sun

Nunez calls for MTA's Snoble to resign,1,2025045.story
Los Angeles Times

Oil firm, foes strike major deal - Texas-based company would halt production off Santa Barbara decades early so it can drill this year while prices are high. Pristine land would be protected,1,7198481.story
Los Angeles Times

Reaching Long Beach Airport via private & public transport
Los Angeles Times

Reasons I love the Eastside- #1 The Montebello 40 Bus Line
LA Eastside

REGION: County gets $400 million for roads, tracks
North County Times/Californian

Rosendahl discusses LAX, traffic, LNG at neighborhood meeting
The Argonaut

San Clemente railroad tracks to be shut down over weekend
There'll be no train service this weekend as crews take out the tracks to install a pedestrian underpass at Mariposa Beach
Orange County Register

this is how we roll? wired on la’s transit problem

Trade corridors get $1.65B - State funds will pay for projects to reduce traffic, improve air quality
Daily Breeze

Transit officials vow to close tollway license plate loophole - Secret plates have allowed almost 4,000 91 Express Toll Lanes users a free ride, the Register found
Orange County Register


Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 10, 2008

$19M to help port clear up the air
Officials say new program will help ships meet cleaner fuel costs
Press Telegram

Army Tackles Toll Road – (241 Toll Road)
Orange County Weekly

Buy Gas Masks, Antonio - The mayor prefers the governor’s mansion over saving your lungs
L.A. City Beat

California High-Speed Rail Authority to Study Zero Greenhouse Gas Emission
California High Speed Rail Authority

California Legislators to Consider Global Warming Tax - Global warming fees to be used to tax motorists to pay for buses

Committee seeks topic abstracts for next year's light-rail conference
Progressive Railroading

Commuting could be killing you

CTA to provide transit information on Google site
Progressive Railroading

Cyclists Pedal Forward City’s Bicycle Master Plan Effort
Grunion Gazette

Diary: Glorious transit
Press Telegram

Inland Empire's growth to continue - Relative affordability will draw 1 million new residents by 2015, but education will be a problem, a study says,1,1584383.story
Los Angeles Times

Municipal Wireless Success Demands Public Involvement, Experts Say
Government Technology

Omnitrans names TV commercial winner
San Bernardino Sun

Over $600,000 in Free Gas and Bus Passes to be Awarded by WSS Retail Chain, as Part of Consumer and Green Awareness Effort
Yahoo! Finance

Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency: Riding for 30 years
Palo Verde Valley & Quartzite Times

Record gas prices force change in driving habits across Southland - Costs are expected to continue climbing through the summer driving season
Press Telegram

Shifting the Costs of Public Transit

Southern Californians feeling the gas crunch
Daily News

South L.A. deal creates park, billboards

Support for Electric Rail Should Be "Strong Focus" of US Federal Policy, Says Commission Report ... Oops, Snipped by Bush Administration Censors
Light Rail Now

Take a class at SMC, ride the Big Blue Bus for free
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City Blog

Three Candidates. Three Positions on Amtrak
Take a Train

What are the Greenest Cities When it Comes to Cars? West Coast Markets Dominate the Green Index
Yahoo! Finance

Zev Yaroslavsky, Supervisor Sprawl
Boi from Troy


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 9, 2008

Americans for Transportation Mobility Study Finds the Lack of a National Transportation Strategy and Investment Harms U.S. Economy
FOX Business

Assessing Federal Employment Accessibility Policy: An Analysis of the JARC Program
Transportation Research Board

Bill aims to protect blind people from dangers posed by hybrids - The proposal would establish safety standards for quiet vehicles,1,5178808.story
Los Angeles Times

Bullet train coming to California ballots - Governor Schwarzenegger is supportive, but a $16 billion state deficit may inspire voters to say 'no' in November
Christian Science Monitor

California gas prices continue their record climb
Sacramento Bee

Caltrans Hosts National Memorial Ceremony and Work Zone Awareness Week Kick-off - Honors 170 Caltrans Employees and Others Who Have Died in the Line of Duty
Business Wire

City Council’s 25 Ways to Improve Transportation

Desert Dispatch and OC Register Add to Anti-Feuer Editorials

Gas prices hit record, are expected to climb
San Diego Union Tribune

Good Bus, Bad Bus

Growing Pains for a Deep-Sea Home Built of Subway Cars
New York Times

L.B. woman, 75, dies after her car struck by Blue Line train
Press Telegram

Los Angeles' Future in Mobility: Many Goals But Many Obstacles

Metro Hosts Poetry At Union Station

Metrolink plan shifts tracks, station in Riverside
Press Enterprise

Other cities vying for funds N.Y. lost (congestion pricing)
NY Daily News

Poetry to-go: downtown reading at union station

Railroad Accident Investigation Reports Website
Transportation Research Board

Responding to Increasing Port-related Freight Volumes: Lessons from Los Angeles / Long Beach and Other US Ports and Hinterland
Transportation Research Board

State's gas price rises to highest in U.S.
San Francisco Chronicle

Strong Transportation Infrastructure Equals a Strong Economy
American Society of Civil Engineers/Our Failing Infrastructure

There's a lot on the line - The eastern cities of Los Angeles County are not accustomed to receiving gifts from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Pasadena Star News

WiFi firm says it's near deal with BART
Sacramento Bee


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 8, 2008

$10 billion state bond for high-speed trains — good for Silicon Valley, good for California?
Venture Beat

710 tunnel worth studying
Pasadena Star News

California Company Develops Plug-In Hybrid

City transit buses not required to provide seat belts
Press Enterprise

Construction Ventura explores 101 cap
Pacific Coach Business Times

Daily Breeze Joins the Anti-Feuer Editorial Movement

Expo Phase II Meeting & the 5-phase Westside System Construction Strategy
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

L.A. billboard district proposal to go to a vote - City Council may decide the fate of a huge, digital sign near a freeway. Opponents say approval could lead to a blight of animated signs near roads,1,2006735.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Port Bails Out TraPac EIR, But Deal Raises Questions
Cunningham Report

L.A.'s personal pod dreams
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

LAX officials call for more cab proposals,1,818562.story
Los Angeles Times

NYC Congestion Pricing Plan Dies in Albany
New York Times

Papers Ganging Up on Feuer Legislation

Poetry in motion: Putting in a good word on the road,1,7683103.story
Los Angeles Times

Pump prices set records again - Supply and demand have no bearing, analysts say,1,1983238.story
Los Angeles Times

Red Cars quaint, but they got us there
Daily News

Two for the Metro Blue Line: Crashes in Downtown and Long Beach

U.S. Transportation Secretary wants to drop gas taxes in favor of tolls
Auto News


Transportation Headlines for Monday April 7, 2008

$10M Prize For Ultra Fuel Efficient Car
Canyon News

A climate-transit tax?
Daily Breeze

Cabbies tired of pickup lines - L.A. taxis spend more time idling at stands than they do serving riders. Less-restrictive rules could help get their meters clicking,1,4416197.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Carmakers put brakes on smog regulations
Daily Breeze

Cultivating Culver City,0,4197813.story
Los Angeles Times

Idle cars signal a downturn - They typically carry containers of goods shipped from Asia. But demand has slowed with the economy,1,3904631.story
Los Angeles Times

Not eminent domain, but rents and rail lines
Ventura County Star

Phone law isn't moving drivers - Hands-free devices not in huge demand as july 1 change nears
Mercury News

Port of Los Angeles history chronicled in pictures, words
Daily Breeze

Preserving wildlife corridors
North County Times

Redlands Bicycle Classic: End of the cycle - Turnout surpasses last year's
San Bernardino Sun

Rethinking port expansion - Officials see $750 million makeover of outdated piers as an opportunity for environmentally friendly growth
Press Telegram

Santa Monica Bans Jets from Local Airport
Canyon News

SCAG faces tough road - Politics mixes with planning
Daily Bulletin


Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 6, 2008

Another view: Long-planned toll road deserves OK (Foothill-South Tollroad Extension Orange County)
Sacramento Bee

California Needs Rail, Not Roads

Central City Community Plan Moves Forward - Planning Department Kicks Off Process Of Updating Downtown's Development Guide
L.A. Downtown News

Chinese Americans discuss fate of unearthed remains - At an annual festival to honor the dead, people offer opinions about whether to quickly rebury or to study materials dug up during Gold Line construction,1,248458.story
Los Angeles Times

EPA Ups Clean Diesel Budget Sevenfold$5753
Mass Transit Magazine

''High-speed rail could be a very important contribution to the state." Backers try again on bullet train plan - Updated ballot measure, possible private funding revive hopes
The Argus

L.A.'s anti-density warrior - Zev Yaroslavsky says density is not the answer in the drive to build more affordable housing,0,1630441.story
Los Angeles Times

MTA looks eastward - Officials studying light-rail extension
Whittier Daily News

O.C. officials aren't moved by recent transit ideas - Authorities are paying cities for ideas to link population centers to Metrolink stations. But much of what they've seen is short on innovation,1,4241559.story
Los Angeles Times

Private firms' offer renews interest in 710 expansion
Whittier Daily News

State's high-speed rail hopes revived by bill - Pending Assembly legislation would reword ballot bond measure; private financing grows
Palo Alto Daily News

Westside Ride – RideArc
Militant Angeleno

World leaders to share plans for clean airports
Daily Breeze