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Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 19, 2008

California High-Speed Rail may be open to private investment
The Standard

Cities monitor Beverly Hills effort to get photo-radar - Bill Would Legalize It To Curb Speeding
Mercury News

Comment of the Week: This is Why There's No LAX Train

Foothill South toll road's toll - The people who would be affected by it deserve to be heard before a decision is made,0,1069417.story
Los Angeles Times

Hurdles remain for Prop 1B transit projects
Press Enterprise

PELOSI - 'I Join You in Issuing a Challenge to Rebuild and Renew America'
Trading Markets

Sales-tax legislation progresses in Senate - Environmental projects targeted
San Diego Union Tribune

Security cams may be installed on city buses
Simi Valley Acorn

Severe transit cutbacks expected - NCTD board warns of higher fares, too
San Diego Union Tribune

Some pols skip transit meeting
Pasadena Star News

Stadium `a certainty' - Developer shows off NFL plan
Daily Bulletin

Streetcar Named Los Angeles

Past Transit Videos from the Library’s Archive:

Electric Trolley Bus Project – 1992

Electric Trolley Bus Project – 1991


Transportation Headlines for Friday April 18, 2008

Alameda Corridor's train count reaches 100,000
Progressive Railroading

Battle Of the Buses: Oh, It’s So On!
LA MetBlogs

Blast From the Past: LA's Red Line Construction in 1991
Curbed L.A.

Building the Metro Red Line

California State Budget Crunch, Worsening Economy and Rising Fuel Prices Threaten North County Public Transportation
FOX Business

Dan Walters: California Assembly speaker provides fuel for cynics
Sacramento Bee

Have unpaid toll fines? It may be docked from your tax return - Driver on 91 Express Lanes saw his fines balloon and money deducted from his tax refund
Orange County Register

Highway 23 widening to be finished next month
Project is 14 months ahead of schedule
Ventura County Star

LACBC: If You Want More Bike Facilities, Tell Metro

Legislators Pushing for Green Line Extension to LAX

Metrolink could come to Redlands in 2015
Redlands Daily Facts

Naturally, green dream is realized in South L.A (Metro South Park Shops)
Los Angeles Wave

NY MTA Sustainability Initiatives
Report: The Interim Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Sustainability and the MTA

Officials mark the expansion of California 23 - The section of highway between Thousand Oaks and Moorpark gets a third lane in each direction. Project is completed more than a year ahead of time,1,983102.story
Los Angeles Times

Omnitrans Rules The School With D.I.Y Student Video Contest

Orange County toll road foes apply pressure - A California congressional delegation urges Commerce secretary to uphold a state panel's veto of the proposal for Orange County,1,5221393.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Pacific Surfliner Route: Your Southern California Seaside Seat
AMTRAK/Metrolink/Coaster Rail to Rail Program:

Pedicabs on mark for Prix - TRANSIT: Pilot program, to run through summer, offers an alternative for getting around in downtown Long Beach
Press Telegram

Satellite tracking to keep bus riders in western Riverside County updated on arrivals
Press Enterprise

Senate approves funding for levitating train

Senate vote preserves 'maglev' earmark
Review Journal

State funding is allocated for local I-10 interchanges
Fontana Herald News

Train to LAX Getting Closer, Metro Doesn't Want It

Transportation plan needs more than a simple fix
Capitol Weekly

Trench to reduce traffic, pollution
La Canada Valley Sun

Westside Extension Meetings in May
Ginny Here and There

Past Transit Videos from the Library’s Archive:

Building the Metro Red Line - 1991
Rail News Update – 1988
Metro Rail: The Future is Now – 1985
Meeting the Challenges – 1983


Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 17, 2008

All Aboard for Blue Bus 80th Anniversary
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

California putting up $7.7M for hydrogen fueling stations

Going Ga-Ga for Google Transit

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

High-speed trains will power California forward
Capitol Weekly

Legislature eyes 11th-hour changes to High-Speed Rail bond
Capitol Weekly

Make Earth Day Your Public Transportation Day
American Public Transportation Association

Metro Store Goes Green

Metro’s Citizen Advisory Council Opens Blog

Monorail Red set to debut at Disneyland as Blue arrives
Los Angeles Times/Travel Blog

MTA-LAX link gets first OK - TRANSIT: Oropeza's plan to connect Green Line with airport wins approval from state Senate committee
Daily Breeze

Not Much Space for Bike or Ped. Projects in LA-OC Study

Orange County toll road foes apply pressure - A California congressional delegation urges Commerce secretary to uphold a state panel's veto of the proposal for Orange County,1,1018785.story
Los Angeles Times

Pedal to the metal: fuel prices spiral upward - Surging gasoline prices, now at $3.73 a gallon for unleaded regular, mean billions of sales tax dollars for the government treasuries
Capitol Weekly

Senator McCain’s Gas Tax Holiday Would Hurt The Economy -- Don’t Cut Transportation Funds
America Public Transportation Association

Ten Reasons Why Suspending the Federal Gas Tax Would be Bad for the Economy and Poor Public Policy,353422.shtml

Top Southern California Business and Civic Leaders Urge Federal Legislators to Invest in the Region and 'Build America Together',354906.shtml

Top Three CO2 Emitting US Counties Are Houston, Los Angeles And Chicago
Medical News Today


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 16, 2008

April Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) Meeting
Metro CAC

Best Economic Stimulus
Free Public Transit

Crude-oil futures, motor gasoline set new records - Oil hits $113.99 a barrel

Developing Effective Mass Transit Systems: Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Public Transportation
Transportation Research Board


Eliminating the gas tax?
Smart Growth America

Federalism Meets Transportation Authorization Reform
Pioneer Institute

Here’s a thought: Build Expo Phase II First
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

Higher crude pushes gas prices to new records,1,5149658.story
Los Angeles Times

Map a new plan for transportation - Take a big turn to transit's potential

Mayor's Speech: Getting Serious About Rail

Mayor’s State of LA Not Just About Gangbangers

Metro Meetings to Focus on SGV Routes - Montebello might have the most at stake, but Commerce and Monterey Park could also be impacted, says Metro
Eastside Sun

New life for high-speed train from California
Las Vegas Sun

Private Funding? How About The Ikea Train?

Some Vincent Thomas Bridge lanes to close at night
Daily Breeze

Subway in Your Future?
Metro Imagine

Subway subway subway
MetBlogs Los Angeles

Train-wreck trial nears start - Jury selection wears on, but opening statements could begin this week in Metrolink case
Burbank Leader

Transit Bus Stops: Ownership, Liability, and Access
Transportation Research Board

Transportation Experts Say Funding Remains the Biggest Roadblock to Solving America's Congestion Crisis
Yahoo! Finance


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 15, 2008

Army engineers criticize toll agency - Part of toll road agency's Foothill South appeal is inaccurate, Army Corps of Engineers says. TCA officials may seek a retraction,1,101277.story
Los Angeles Times

Big Blue Bus' 80th anniversary celebration
Los Angeles Times

Columnist Questions Logic Behind Think Tank Support of Highway Projects
Smart Growth Online

Congestion Pricing Considered Again
Boi From Troy

Containers Down at Port of L.A.
Los Angeles Business Journal

Creating A New Vision For The Nation's Transportation System

Feuer’s Sales Tax and Climate Change Bills Pass Committee’s-global-warming-and-sales-tax-bills-pass-committee/

Happy 80th Birthday Big Blue Bus

High Desert Corridor Garners International Interest

Mayor Gives 'State Of The City' Address – “I'll ask the MTA board to seek proposals to privately fund, build and operate an expanded transit system in Los Angeles."

Metro Meetings to Focus on SGV Routes - Montebello might have the most at stake, but Commerce and Monterey Park could also be impacted, says Metro
Eastside Sun

Nuñez takes a shot at Snoble - The Assembly speaker unjustly made the MTA head the fall guy when the region came up short on bond money,0,3806887.story
Los Angeles Times

PPIC: Inland Empire in 2015
Sacramento Bee
Link to Full Report:

Sales tax increases again in the works - Three measures being considered to fund cities' services, county's roads
Ventura County Star

Support for MTA chief Re "Nuñez wants MTA chief ousted," April 11,0,3635904,full.story
Los Angeles Times

Thai New Years’ Festival Exposes the Success and Failure of Metro

We Want Our Google Transit!


Transportation Headlines for Monday April 14, 2008

Big Blue Bus Celebrating 80 Years of Service and Innovation
Big Blue Bus

Bridges link to Los Angeles history - Conservancy is pushing for preservation of the viaducts, iconic settings for the city and its film industry,1,4727831.story
Los Angeles Times

Congestion pricing is a tough sell - Some drivers who could benefit from a shorter commute aren't convinced that turning carpool lanes into toll lanes on parts of the 10, 210 and 110 freeways would do the trick,1,1622379.column
Los Angeles Times

Getting around BH just got harder
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Growth Won't Stop
Press Enterprise

Hub of car culture takes a turn to public transport
Stephen Rees Blog

Landmark bridge to be replaced
Los Angeles Times/Bottleneck Blog

Legislature stalls, governor dithers as budget gap widens
Sacramento Bee

NorCal and SoCal battle for transportation funds
Inside Bay Area

Passenger Rail Travel in California on the Wane? Ha! Time is Ripe for New Routes, More Trains
California Progress Report

Prop 1B Funds Going To Interstate 215 and 15 Freeways
Best Syndication

Ready for your (driving) close-up? Beverly Hills police want the Legislature to allow cameras aimed at speeders, as some other states do,1,6869856.story
Los Angeles Times

Southern California Wants Bigger Slice Of State Bond Pie
Cunningham Report

Tour of bridges that spans Los Angeles history
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Villaraigosa's state of the city,0,2442097.story
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday April 13, 2008

Amtrak resumes Seattle-to-L.A. passenger train - The Oregon slide that shut the Coast Starlight in January still requires a bus detour

Could Google Transit Become The Universal Trip Planner? As the site adds more transit systems to its database, some hope that Google's transit route planner could become as useful as its car route mapping software

Don't be dense - The growth policies favored by some city officials threaten L.A.'s livability,0,544304.story
Los Angeles Times

Earth Day Comes to Wilshire Center
L.A. Downtown News

I-15/215 Bottleneck - ‘Relief’ is on the Way
Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt

Keeping the Lock Box Shut Tight: Preserving Funding for Transportation
Red County

Merchants welcome Ramona reopening (Alameda Corridor East)
Pasadena Star News

My way or the highway? Try the bikeway
Daily Breeze

Rails going below - State OKs funds for San Gabriel crossing (Alameda Corridor East)
Pasadena Star News

Sprinter ridership counts end month down, but officials optimistic
North County Times/Californian

Why the California High-Speed Rail plan is fundamentally flawed
The Standard