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Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 24, 2008

90 cars stopped for lane violations in mostly smooth debut for HOT lane
Seattle Times

BBC reporter tries out the subway
LA Observed

Bicyclist killed by bus in El Monte (Foothill),0,7411154.story
Los Angeles Times

Bikes, politics, and Blumenauer as Transportation Secretary?
Bike Portland

Future of the Car is Carsharing

Gold Going
Curbed LA

Indonesia monorail scheme `implausible`: World Bank
Antara News

L.A. needs their spaces - With parking at a premium, an idea to give some residential permits to businesses has angered many,0,4500167.story
Los Angeles Times

Metro Gold Line Almost Completed

Ontario airport expects drop in domestic travel
Daily Bulletin

Projects to ease Pomona traffic
Daily Bulletin

Public Transportation Knocked About By State Cutbacks, Fuel Hikes - Fare Increases Along With Staff and Route Reductions Proposed
San Diego Business Journal

Regional Conector: 1st & Alameda
LA Visions

Streetcar for Los Angeles 3-4 Years Away?

SUVs plunge toward 'endangered' list

Synchronize traffic signals may make driving smoother
Press Enteprise

Transit Project Inches Forward - Downtown Regional Connector Down to Two Options
LA Downtown News


Transportation Headlines for Friday May 23, 2008

Addressing growth in the Valley
Pasadena Star News

All must join to fix Los Angeles' road woes - Homeowners, businesses should help city in tackling traffic problems, says councilwoman
Daily News

Best solution for traffic woes? Eliminating the drivers
North County Times

County seeks bridge work bids
La Cañada Valley Sun

Expo Friends say Goodmon Got It Wrong

Forum Set to Discuss Expo Line Safety
LA Watts Times

Gas prices make for skittish holiday travelers - Informal kickoff to summer most likely to take place closer to home
Orange County Register

Go Metro to Rock: Monday's at the Viper Room is Free for Transit Users

Hate Traffic? Build Streetcar, Elect Obama
LA MetBlogs

Hybrid sales are zooming,0,5437081.story
Los Angeles Times

'Hot fuel' study fires up anger - A survey shows that California drivers could be overpaying as much as $3.4 million a day as temperatures cause gasoline to expand,0,7111171.story
Los Angeles Times

Is The FTA Killing Game-Day Transit?

L.A., Orange County gas prices set records again
Daily News

LAX prepares for busy Memorial Day weekend

Long Beach Museum Express Bus
Los Angeles Travel
Long Beach Transit:

Metrolink Sues for Domain Name and Loses

Metro OKs $3.4 billion budget, hoping not to lose funds - State could siphon off gas-tax revenue from Los Angeles County
Daily News

Metro Quarterly Winter/Spring 2008

Now That You're Riding, Where To Park Your Bike?

Portions of bicycle trail to be renovated next year
The Argonaut

Railway Legislation Advances in House
Wall Street Journal

San Francisco To Host 2008 APTA Rail Conference And International Rail Rodeo
Government Innovators Network

Senate committee approves bill to allow California emissions standards
Detroit News

Spring Issue of "LAXpectations" E-Newsletter Available
Los Angeles World Airports

State's average gas price tops off at $4
Pasadena Star News

Streetcar Possibility Has Downtowners Fired Up
Curbed LA

Streetcar Workshop Intros Highlight Downtown Transformation
Streetcar Panel #1
Streetcar Panels #2 & #3

Washington State DOT finding success with "HOT Lanes"

Yvonne Burke's Crumbling Kingdom - She was hailed as a black pioneer and hero. Did she sell out?
LA Weekly


Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 22, 2008

APTA: One-third of summer travelers will use public transit
Progressive Railroading
APTA Press Release:

Bicycle project receives Rideshare Diamond Award
CD13 – Eric Garcetti

Big Metro Board Agenda Item: Expanding Congestion Pricing

Big Oil defends profits before irate senators
Yahoo! News

Budget Deficit and High Speed Rail in California Are Totally Separate
California Progress Report

Confusion at the New Park & Pay Machines on Sunset

Draft Environmental Report On $750 Million Port Terminal Plan Public
Grunion Gazette

Gas prices accelerating scooter sales
Christian Science Monitor

Gas prices alter behavior - Drivers shun SUV's and travel closer to home for the holiday
Ventura County Star

Happy about high gasoline prices?

Honda to Deliver 200 Fuel-Cell Autos Through 2011

LA Deputies Say Prolific Graffiti Tagger Agrees To Surrender

los angeles parking lot info online (using Google maps)

LA workers swap cars for subway
BBC News

Metrolink (Not Metro) Tries to Censor Bloggers - A paranoid transit agency spends public money threatening critical Web sites
LA Weekly

O’Conner on Ending the Free Ride for Hybrids

Oil: Now, $134; Someday Soon, $150

Oil Rises Above $134 on U.S. Supply Drop, Bank Price Forecasts

Public transit advocates make case in state Capitol
Contra Costa Times

Rough Road Ahead For Highway Bill

Safety courses for scooter riders,0,2572116.story
Los Angeles Times

SMART GROWTH - Pasadena's Central District Plan lauded
Pasadena Star News

Transit officials decry proposed state budget
Sacramento Bee

Updating the traffic report - Commuting times fall, but how long will it last?
The Daily Breeze

Up to 24,000 deaths a year in California are linked to air pollution - Californians exposed to high levels of fine particulates had their lives cut short on average by 10 years, board staff found. New research finds rates of heart attacks, strokes and other serious disease increase exponentially after exposure to even slightly higher amounts of particulate matter,0,278159.story
Los Angeles Times

Volunteer for a bike organization (Bike Activism, Part 2)
Los Angeles Times/Emerald City

YouTube Exposing Cities' Traffic Problems


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 21, 2008

AASHTO supports closing gap in highway funding
The Trucker

American auto love affair sours as fuel prices soar – Feature,american-auto-love-affair-sours-as-fuel-prices-soar--feature.html

Amtrak shares on-time performance data on the web. Every agency should do the same
Permanent Campaigns

AVL Systems for Bus Transit: Update
Transportation Research Board

Bike Instead of Work Day Recap

California High-Speed Trains: Visual Tour
YouTube/ NC3D Channel

Despite low ridership, Westwood FlyAway to go on
Daily Breeze

Discuss Toll Roads and Taxes with Metro Board Chair Pam O'Connor

Expo Line Community Forums

Gas prices driving commuters to transit - Riders flock to Coaster, Metrolink, Escondido-to-San Diego express bus
North County Times/California

Get Involved with Half Cent Sales Tax Project List

Informational Report on Lighting Design for Midblock Crosswalks
Transportation Research Board

Letters to the Editor - Metro thinking of stopping at UCLA
UCLA Daily Bruin

Los Angeles Streetcar Workshop Arrives May 22nd

Metro Tweets Again!

Pam Is Back. And So Is The Anti-Pam Chat

Paris' Metro Gets Bigger, Faster and Better

Passenger volume at LAX, Ontario and Palmdale expected to be level with last year - An increase in foreign flights is expected to counterbalance a decrease in domestic air travel,0,3252852.story
Los Angeles Times

State legislators in overdrive on motor vehicle laws,0,586216.story
Los Angeles Times

Stranded in Suburbia
New York Times

There's something about a bus that's tragic
Los Angeles Times

'Tiger Team' Tows Cars in Hollywood,0,6757883.story

Traffic Fighting Initiative Qualifies for Fall Ballot (Pages 1 and 7)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Travelers give LAX its best rating ever: merely `average'
Daily News

TRIS Database Growth Continues
Transportation Research Board


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 20, 2008

Biking to Work Around the Country

Bus stop is a strain on seniors
Press Telegram

Federal Transit Administration Welcomes Entries for 2009 “Success in Enhancing Transit Ridership” Awards
Federal Transit Administration

LACBC on KPCC’s Patt Morrison!
Link to Audio File:
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Lawmaker alleges White House role in stopping California emissions law- Rep. Henry Waxman says the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator had favored giving the state a waiver but later changed his mind,0,1909834.story
Los Angeles Times

Legislative analyst says Schwarzenegger's budget plan is overly optimistic,0,2637453.story
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County 2030 Regional Transit Map
San Francisco CityScape

Los Angeles and Ontario International Airports Anticipate Another Busy Memorial Day and Summer Travel Season
Yahoo! Business

Mixed reviews for sound walls - Residents say they are an eyesore and target for taggers
Pasadena Star News

More U.S. spots see $4-a-gallon gasoline,0,3856030.story
Los Angeles Times

Moorpark City Council to consider $85 million bypass plan - 4-mile road seen as relief from growth
Ventura County Star

New Dial-A-Ride fleet is unveiled
Ventura County Star

NY MTA: $1 Billion Later, Subway Elevators Still Fail
New York Times

Port of Los Angeles & South Coast Air Quality Management introduce, emission free, 30 ton container hauler
BYM Marine Environment News

Renders Show Reimagined 1st & Alameda (downtown connector)

San Diego to Upgrade with new Articulated BRTs from NABI
Mass Transit Magazine

So.CA.TA participates in KPFK program on regional mobility
Link to Audio File:
Southern California Transit Advocates

Thirty-Five Percent of Summer Travelers More Likely to Use Public Transit to Save on Driving Costs
Mass Transit Magazine

Transit project moves forward - Duarte works out deal with developer
Pasadena Star News

Why We Should Quit Starving Amtrak


Transportation Headlines for Monday May 19, 2008

2008 Regional Transportation Plan (2008 RTP): Making the Connections
Southern California Association of Governments

Campaign for High Speed Rail in California Begins Now—One Voter at a Time
California Progress Report

Deflating fuel costs (Goodyear Blimp)
Daily Breeze

Gas prices hit 12th straight record
CNN Money

It's time for straight talk on budget from the voters,0,1458842.column
Los Angeles Times

L.A. red light cameras clicking for safety or revenue? The enforcement system promises fewer collisions caused by drivers running through intersections. But in L.A., 80% of photo tickets are for right-turn violations, considered a less pressing safety concern,0,5321069.story
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach Due To Release Middle Harbor Draft EIR
Cunningham Report

Santa Monica's flight fight is being closely watched,0,3489430.story
Los Angeles Times

Toll for carpool lanes classic bait and switch
Ventura County Star

Updating the traffic report
Whittier Daily News

Workshop Looks to Sell L.A. on Streetcar

YouTube videos give commuters a taste of other cities' traffic,0,4211545.column
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 18, 2008

Boyle Heights goes upscale - A new wine bar, train station, high school -- can gentrification be far behind?,0,7150443.story
Los Angeles Times

Congressman Says U.S. Needs To Get Onboard High Speed Rail

Coming Boom in Boomer-Friendly Transport - The baby boomers are aging. To ensure their safety and everyone else's, cars, highways, and public transportation need to adapt fast
Business Week

Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recover in the Transit Industry
Transportation Research Board

Getting There from Here: And How! (Westside Corridor Extension)

Keep on truckin'? Long haulers yield to diesel prices,0,2829423.story
Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s Subway Planners Thinking Bigger Is Better

Orange Line Sees Rider Increase In April
San Fernando Business Journal

Taken for a ride - Using L.A.'s transit system can be a jostling, humiliating and dangerous experience,0,939544.story
Los Angeles Times