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Transportation Headlines for Saturday June 14, 2008

Algae Diesel Meets US Standards

Ask Transportation Commission
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bad traffic, 1938
Los Angeles Times

Congestion pricing get together on Saturday
Bottleneck Blog

Doran Barnes oversees Foothill Transit's extensive operations in Valley
Pasadena Star News

Drive here, fly there? To alleviate passenger overload, county officials consider taking travelers from a packed JWA to other regional airports
Daily Pilot

Free Inland bus passes available
Press Enterprise

Garbage train rail yard gets green light
Daily Bulletin

Gas prices bring ‘sticker shock and awe’
Inland News Today

High gas prices give Metro 400,000 more riders
Daily Breeze

Hollywood stars hyping hydrogen cars,1,3540097.story
Los Angele Times

Infrastructure Deficit Called a 'Quiet Collapse of Prosperity'

Managing the roads
Pasadena Star New

Marina del Rey Urges Visitors To Enjoy a Car-Free Getaway While Staying At Their Hotels Near Los Angeles Airport
Free Press

Metro Makes the Case for Half-Cent Sales Tax Increase

Metrolink sets one-day ridership record
Bottleneck Blog

Movement To Build High-Speed Train Network Continues
Ma Says Network 'Will Ease Congestion, Improve Air Quality, Create Jobs'

MTA Sales Tax Proposal Met With Lukewarm Response - Yaroslavsky Says Getting Tax Passed Will Be 'Exceedingly Difficult'

OCTA Offers Free Ride for Dump the Pump - Residents may avoid the high price of gas and try public transit June 16 to 20

Remembering the best bike and walking event ever
Bottleneck Blog

Sales Tax Increase for Public Transit to Cost $25 Annually

Third Annual Event Pushes Cost - Benefits of Public Transportation
School Transportation News

Tribal bloc about-faces on proposed O.C. toll road - One faction of Juaneño band OKs deal with transportation agency for $350,000,0,4070065.story
Los Angeles Times

Try Omnitrans and dump the pump
Daily Bulletin

Using The Los Angeles MTA Trip Planner

Washington Post Should Know Better
USDOT Fastlane

wrong-way in the industrial district

Your View - Ask Transportation Commission (Gold Line Foothill Extension)
Pasadena Star News


Transportation Headlines for Friday June 13, 2008

Bicycle Activists Take to the Freeways in L.A.

Bus fleet gives commuters, planet Earth a breather
Desert Sun

Candidates Must No Longer Ignore America's Metro Areas
Huffington Post

Canoga Avenue busway advances
Bottleneck Blog

Chicago To Privatize Airport Express Project

Congress Funds Amtrak - While Arnold Proposes Transit Cuts

Dan Walters: Angst rises as sales tax fades
Sacramento Bee

DOE Announces $30 Million for PHEV Projects
Green Car Congress

Envisioning a Multi-Modal Sunset Junction

Free bus passes (OCTA) offered to beat gas prices - Pass available on-line for next week as part of nationwide program
Orange County Register

Gold Line Foothill Extension
Bottleneck Blog

Governor Schwarzenegger Proposes Transit Cuts and Says Nothing About Gasoline Prices
California Progress Report

How to Ride Your Bike to Work in L.A.

Important Lincoln Heights Crosswalk Threatened

Metro maestro
LA Now

Metro Considering “Transit Oriented Development” for Sepulveda Orange Line Station

Metro Picks Locally Preferred Alternative for Orange Line Extension

Monorail madness
Bottleneck Blog

MTA sees Canoga Avenue busway as likely San Fernando Valley connector
Officials decide that a busway, built atop an old rail right-of-way, was the best and most affordable option. The project would include an adjacent bike lane,0,1590099.column
Los Angeles Times

MTA ridership surges in May
Bottleneck Blog

More MTA ridership numbers
Bottleneck Blog

North American Bus Industries (NABI) is to re-launch bus making in Kaposvár, Hungary to meet an order that has been recently put in by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
Portfolio HU

Omnitrans to offer free rides
San Bernardino Sun

Orange Line bus route announced
Daily News

Q&A with Amtrak President Alex Kummant

Rosewood Community Smart Shuttle Launched
LA Watts Times

Sales Tax Needed for Transit
Santa Monica Mirror

Saturn All-Electric Conversions Available Next Year

Schwarzenegger Allocates $9 Million for New San Diego Buses
San Diego Business Journal

Signal Sync Arrives on Wilshire
Franklin Avenue

Smart Card FAQ
Smart Car Alliance

Starting to Break Down California's Gas Tax

State approves funding for extra westbound lane - $32 million will help build another lane on 118 Freeway next year
Simi Valley Acorn

State budget constraints derail Green Line construction authority bill again in the Senate
The Argonaut

Subway to the Sea Inching Closer to Reality

Third Annual National Dump the Pump Day to be Held June 19 -- Take Public Transportation and Beat the High Cost of Gas
American Public Transportation Association

T.O. Transit has never looked so inviting
Thousand Oaks Acorn

U.S. cities for the 21st century- Experts call for a new federal role in metropolitan development, one with fewer strings attached
CS Monitor

Valley's Shortcut Slices Northward

Your View: Gold Line worth it (scroll down page past Scientology letter)
Pasadena Star News

We're Putting Money Into Mass Transit
Washington Post


Transportation Headlines for Thursday June 12, 2008

Are your websites ready for prime time?
Buses, Trains & the Media

$757 million port plan draws praise, flak
Press Telegram

AC Transit to pitch $48 property tax
Contra Costa Times

AC Transit urges tax hike to fund bus service
San Francisco Chronicle

Alarcon's daughter re-appointed to Transportation Commission
Daily News

Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train classes up its act
Los Angeles Times

Businesses Back Transit Tax
Rail Riders Union

City Council rejects Greyhound bus terminal
Press Enterprise

Delayed projects offer chance to plan for growth
Daily News

Editorial: High-speed rail bill is back, but answers are needed before November
Sacramento Bee

Federal funding coming to March Inland Port
Daily Bulletin

Fontana, transportation agency to design reconstruction of two bridges over I-10
Press Telegram

Freeway signs get smart
Bottleneck Blog

General Motors and Clean Energy Working to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure - Hydrogen Station to Open Near LAX
Business Wire

Green guru, who led London’s gridlock-fee plan, speaks at MIT
Boston Herald

Heritage Foundation gets it all wrong

House overwhelmingly passes Amtrak funding bill

How Bad Is the Oil Shock of 2008?

Jampacked transit systems running on fumes - Underfunded buses, subways, trains strand some passengers by the wayside

Los Angeles business leaders interested in tax hike for roads, transit - Members of the L.A. business and labor communities say they may back a sales tax to reduce gridlock,0,1065999.column
Los Angeles Times

Mass transit surge: Most riders since 1957 - As gasoline prices rise above $4 a gallon, more Americans are turning to mass transportation systems
CNN Money

Metro TweetWatch: Gas is Expensive!

Model Imagines a Sustainable Downtown

New Yorkers Can Now Find the Best Bike Routes Online

No gas price relief in sight - $4-plus seen as likely to be average through 2009
Daily News

OCTA looking for solutions to gas prices
Daily Pilot

Oil prices on the upswing again,0,7128245.story
Los Angeles Times

Omnitrans pushes bus use
Daily Bulletin

Rural U.S. Takes Worst Hit as Gas Tops $4 Average
New York Times

Sales Tax Increase Gains Support
San Fernando Business Journal

Senate Nixes Solar Tax Credits

The streetcars
LA Times/Daily Mirror

T.O. shuttle adds third day, moves pick-up site - Goebel Center more familiar to residents, city official says
Ventura County Star

Wanna save $2 a gallon?
Press Telegram

Welcome to the Livable Streets Network

We will have our bonds, and therefore speak no more
Los Angeles Times

Video from the Library & Archive
Metropolitan Coach Lines (1953-1958) Television Commercial 1
Metropolitan Coach Lines (1953-1958) Television Commercial 2


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday June 11, 2008

As gas prices increase, more Inland commuters use public transit
Press Enterprise

Business leaders to support sales tax for mass transit?
Bottleneck Blog

Calvert wants Orange County to get federal funds for carrying the nation's freight - The Corona Republican believes congestion on local roads is due to freight moving from Long Beach and Los Angeles ports
Orange County Register

Compilation of Public Opinion Data on Tolls and Road Pricing
Transportation Research Board

Deriding the mayor's aide and his Hummer,0,3959657.column
Los Angeles Times

Environmental Benefits of Congestion Reduction
USDOT FastLane

Experts Urge User Fees, P3’s over Gas Tax$nocookies$/article.html?id=20080610DVC0NW6J
The Bond Buyer

Fight on the Expo Line, part IV
Los Angeles Times

Gas taxes in Europe
Los Angeles Times

Governor hands S.D. $9 million for new buses
San Diego Union Tribune

Guest Blogger: Michael Replogle, Transportation Director, Environmental Defense Fund
USDOT FastLane

Gushing over oil - Rising oil prices increase profits from area wells
Whittier Daily News

Harbor budget reaches $1B
Press Telegram

Help on the way for congested 55 freeway? Newly signed bill kills requirement to maintain buffer between car-pool and other lanes, which could lead to extra lane for traffic
Orange County Register

High-speed train to victory?

House Speaker Pelosi Says Smart Growth Can Magnify Fuel Savings from Increased Transit Use

How you, a Southland driver, can make my commute better,0,7456335.story
Los Angeles Times

Katz Blasts Back at Congestion Pricing Foes in Valley

Legislators Seek Solution to Funding Gap for Highway Infrastructure Repairs

Maintaining Our Nation's Highway and Transit Infrastructure
Transportation Research Board

More L.A. Homebuyers Looking for Public Transportation Amenities

Neighborhood Council Dispatch: Cheviot Hills Fights The Expo Line
Curbed LA

OCTA encourages commuters to Dump the Pump
Huntington Beach Independent

Orange County wants to state the obvious
Los Angeles Times

Pedestrian Safety Guide for Transit Agencies
Transportation Research Board

Pricey parking could ease traffic,0,1888146.story
Los Angeles Times

Riverside County will receive more than $10 million in state transit funding,0,753357.story
Los Angeles Times

Top Rail Projects in the US
Metro Magazine

Traffic Congestion: is there Any Relief in Store?
Stuck in Traffic, Is There Any Way Out?
KCRW/Which Way LA?/Warren Olney – Tuesday June 10 Broadcast

UPS has found ways to work in traffic - A computer system cuts the time drivers spend on the road,1,3833430.story
Los Angeles Times

Washington And Oil: First Do No Harm

Westsiders Vent at Last Night’s Expo Meeting


Transportation Headlines for Sunday June 8, 2008

As gas goes up, so does SCV bus ridership - About 23,000 more bus trips logged compared to last year
Santa Clarita Signal

Biggest one-week gas hike in five years hits O.C.
Orange County Register

Cheap gas calculator
Daily News

Chicago's Olympic Hopes Ride on Better Transit
Mass Transit Magazine

Colton railroad crossing study back on track
Press Enterprise

Company making strides with clean running buses and growing ridership (Sun Transit)
Desert Sun

Happy Trails? New Rancho Palos Verdes policy for bikers, hikers and equestrians satisfies few
Daily Breeze

Jean Ross: Tax hikes must be part of budget fix
Sacramento Bee

L.A.'s commuters can't even go nowhere fast - A look at how your neighbors, in the next lane, juggle their lives and drives,0,4033585.story
Los Angeles Times

Mountain road loses 4 call boxes
San Bernardino Sun

Oil prices continue to climb - More commuters turn to public transportation as cost of gas keeps beating records
Glendale News Press

Plans for Long Beach liquid natural gas terminal shelved - Facing opposition, Mitsubishi subsidiary Sound Energy Solutions withdraws its LNG proposal,0,245906.story
Los Angeles Times

Proposition 13’s High-Mileage Effects - A 30th Anniversary Reflection

Pump prices make basics a struggle
Daily News

Rising gas costs blur retirement dream
Daily News

Screeching to a Halt - On mass transit, the nation is falling perilously behind
Washington Post

See Your Gas Savings Sooner With New Batteries

Small airports struggle with dwindling air service

The Road Ahead
Automobile Club of Southern California

Traffic taking a toll on psychic health, experts say,0,6960850.story
Los Angeles Times

Whittier offering new taxi vouchers - Program will take seniors, disabled on errands outside city
Whittier Daily News