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Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 12, 2008

57 freeway to widen, but not everyone happy - Commuters would love more road; nearby residents say they fear health risks
Orange County Register

Antonovich Announces Metro Gold Line sets all-time Ridership record
West Ranch Beacon

Bicycle Skills Workshop

Bloomberg Set To Unveil 'Congestion Parking'
CBS News New York

Build a Livable Streets Knowledge Base. Contribute to StreetsWiki

Can’t Find a Parking Spot? Check Smartphone
New York Times

DOT proposes contest to 'green' jet fuel industry

Frustrated with gas prices? Ditch the ride! Chris Balish's new book provides a guide to life without a car

Inland, other counties draw line at highway funds, ready plea to lawmakers
Press Enterprise

Metro rail ridership surges in June
Bottleneck Blog

Metro system only as strong as its links, locations
Sherman Oaks Sun

Montebello Transit Rolls Into the Red
Eastside Sun

New venue sought for toll road hearing - UC Irvine's Bren Center backs out after the estimated attendance grows to 10,000, double its capacity,0,2496287.story
Los Angeles Times

November ballot may be full of tax, bond measures - It's unclear how voters stressed by economic woes might react to such items as the $30-million anti-gang tax that the Los Angeles City Council decided Friday to put before the electorate,0,5185207.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Rules of the rail - Editorial writer Eryn Brown says now that we're using more mass transit, we've got to learn riders' etiquette,0,3853041.story
Los Angeles Times

Sales tax spending plan
Bottleneck Blog

Sprinter weekend service to increase Saturday
North County Times

Stop harassing cyclists - As more Angelenos get on bikes, motorists must learn to share the road,0,3850676.story
Los Angeles Times

White House puts warming threats on back burner - It rejects the EPA staff's findings on greenhouse gases and passes the issue on to the next president,0,4358924.story
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Friday June 11, 2008

Americans use less gas, hurt highway trust fund: CBO

Amtrak expands random security sweeps
USA Today

Black cloud over estimates of tugboat, cargo ship soot

Building a Long Beach bond plan - Mayor Bob Foster makes a case for $571 million to fund Long Beach infrastructure
Press Telegram

California Must Change the Way Land Use and Transportation Decisions are Made to Reduce Greenhouse Gases that Cause Global Warming and Implement AB 32
California Progress Report

City Will Explore Broad Bike-Sharing Plan
New York Times

Do We Want Less Parking?
Parking LA

EPA's Greenhouse Gas Plan-Or Is It?

EPA raises stink by lowering value of a life
Daily News

Expo Line, Phase 2: the looming battle
Bottleneck Blog

Freeway information available via cellphone
Moorpark Acorn

Getting a green light on a bike
Bottleneck Blog

Gov. Schwarzenegger Throws Support Behind High-Speed Rail

LA Fire Department all 'aTwitter' over Web 2.0
PC World

L.A./ONT takes big hit - ExpressJet loss means 20% less airport traffic
Daily Bulletin

Long ride home - Public transit needs to become more efficient in the age of dwindling travel choices
Pasadena Weekly

Move L.A.’s Denny Zane Enlists Broad Support for Local Half-Cent Sales Tax for Congestion Relief
The Planning Report

Museum to open in old Santa Fe train depot
Daily Bulletin

Orange Line Breaks Record Ridership

Parked in the red zone - Time may be up for Inter-Con Security’s lucrative city parking enforcement contract as criticisms pile up
Pasadena Weekly

Public Utilities Commission Hears Residents Concerns Regarding Expo Rail Safety
L.A. Watts Times

Rail food daily: Dining gems along L.A.'s subway and light rail stops,0,841168.story
Los Angeles Times

Redesigning Urban Transport
The Globalist

Sales tax sought for transit
La Cañada Valley Sun

Show Amtrak What You’re Made Of
MetBlogs OC

Speier seeks national speed limit to save gas
San Francisco Chronicle

The joy of $8 gas - Why life would be better if the cost of fuel here were as high here as in Europe,0,258677.column
Los Angeles Times

There's no reason to go hungry near Metrolink's stops,0,2520410.story
Los Angeles Times

Transit dead-end - Political squabbling over funds from a proposed sales tax hike is getting us nowhere,0,774987.story
Los Angeles Times

Transportation news: Trucking and rail concerns differ on raising truck weights from 80,000 to 97,000 pounds
Logistics Management

Victorville is the second fastest growing large city in the U.S.
Victorville Daily Press

What environmentalism could learn from LA
What PC

Why is the Orange Line BRT called a success?
The Overhead Wire


Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 10, 2008

110 freeway in Los Angeles may not be totally free for much longer
KFI 640 AM

$500k earmarked to study Westside traffic
LA Now

Bike Sales Skyrocket With Gas Prices

BMW's Building an Electric Mini. You Can't Have One

Budget standoff: That's it for cuts, Dems say
Sacramento Bee

California Finalizes High-Speed Train Route - Approval of Environmental Impact Report on Bay Area Route Clears Way for Voters to Determine Fate of Train in California
Market Watch

Cityhood backers launch signature drive (East Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Wave

City of South Pasadena to Present Second Annual Clean-Air Car Show & Film Festival
Pasadena Cosmopolitan

City Hopes One-Way Is The Way To Reduce Traffic

CTA to attack bus-bunching with GPS, mobile supervisors,0,5851371.story
Chicago Tribune

Do You Trust MTA With $40 billion? - Vast sums spent on West Coast mass transit haven't paid off. Now they want a tax
L.A. Weekly

First route for California bullet trains approved

Freeway connector to close for repairs in Riverside
Desert Sun

Google Transit for Metro?
Bottleneck Blog

Guerrilla gardeners dig in to beautify Los Angeles streets
Ventura County Star

Jury Views Rail Cars Involved In Deadly Metrolink Derailment

Long Beach port buys 300 new trucks for $35 million
Land Line

Mercedes to cut petroleum out of lineup by 2015

Metro’s VanPool Program Might Be L.A.’s Saving Grace
LA Cityzine

New Mayor Could Weaken London Congestion Charge

On the subway with Zev
Bottleneck Blog

Santa Monica: The Gridlock Wars Are Here - The city is an inaccessible moat
L.A. Weekly

Senate Appropriators Take on Highway Trust Fund Shortfall
Congressional Quarterly

Study: Highways Don’t Pay for Themselves
Streetsblog LA

Take back L.A.
The Jewish Journal

Valley's Orange Line has appeal
Daily News

Valuing Transit Service Quality Improvements
Journal of Public Transportation

Why trust MTA with more cash?
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 9, 2008

Assembly panel advances plan to extend 91 Express toll lanes to Riverside
Press Enterprise

Bridge over railroad on track - Project hoped to help traffic
Daily Bulletin

Conflict between bicyclists, motorists boils over in Brentwood - Two experienced riders are hurt on Mandeville Canyon Road in what police describe as a 'road-rage incident.' L.A. councilman calls for a meeting on the issue,0,7229849.story
Los Angeles Times

Congestion pricing plan may switch routes - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa met with San Gabriel Valley leaders last month to discuss changing toll lanes from the 210 Freeway to the 110 Freeway south of downtown,0,3825241.column?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Culver Commons Project Coming to Ghost Car Dealerships
Curbed LA

Five stops planned at start - METROLINK: The Perris Valley Line could have stations ready for 2011 opening day
Press Enterprise

Guest blogger visits Curitiba, home of the busway
Bottleneck Blog

LA Co. sues Metrolink to get out of crash lawsuits
Mercury News

More on bikes on trains
Los Angeles Times

New route for toll lanes? 110 Freeway plan opposed
Pasadena Star News

Q & A: 241 tollway hearing - Event will hear public testimony on the rejected O.C. turnpike route,0,4786645.story
Los Angeles Times

Rail Ridership Grows Fastest
Boi From Troy

San Gabriel Valley Pols Seek Compromise on I-210 Congestion Plan

Should L.A. impose a moratorium on growth?
Daily News

Traffic, smog must be curbed
Daily Bulletin

Villaraigosa Claims LA is on Track to Become the Cleanest and Greenest; LADOT's Lack of Oversight Might DASH those Lofty Goals

Would Wi-Fi Push You to Public Transport? If you could have a continuous Internet connection on your way to work, would it change whether you drove or used public transportation?
PC World


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 8, 2008

Bikes help commuters get around gas prices,0,6515708.story
Los Angeles Times

Business Community Pushes For L.A. Port Tech Center
Cunningham Report

California Emissions Control Plan Would Link Land-Use With Transportation Planning

Cellphone service advisories
Bottleneck Blog

Congestion pricing to 110 freeway?
Bottleneck Blog

Current status of passenger rail in Southern California: Commentary by Paul Dyson, RailPAC President - Overcrowded Trains? No New Cars Available? Time to Use our Brains!

Expansion and Gate Closures on Bike Themed City Council Agenda

Gas Prices force change in travel, Commuting
Tehachapi News

Gas prices nudge Southern California drivers onto mass transit – slowly - The car habit dies hard, but observers notice train parking lots filling faster and more professionals packing seats for the ride to and from work,0,7375677.story
Los Angeles Times

Living Car free in the SCV : Adventure #1
Santa Clarita Valley Talk Blog

More on bike parking at Metro Rail stations
Bottleneck Blog

Prosecutor wants death for man in LA train wreck
Press Enterprise

Seizing a golden opportunity for Valley by Adam B. Schiff, D-Pasadena (HR 1195, Foothill Extension)
Pasadena Star News

Special Report: Energy Efficiency - Japan's Green Gold Mine

ULI Announces New Report of First Sustainable Development Advisory Panel
The Ground Floor

West Hollywood wants cyclists, pedestrians to share the sidewalk - Backpedaling on a ban, the walking-friendly city is preparing to legalize sidewalk bicycling riding along streets that lack marked bike lanes. A survey shows a split on the issue,0,1488026.story
Los Angeles Times

Will Voters Approve More Money For Rail In Los Angeles?
Blockbuster Democracy Blog


Transportation Headlines for Monday July 7, 2008

Airport projects may be grounded - Cash for upgrades will get scarce with carriers forced to cut flights,0,4125328.story
Los Angeles Times

California's fiscal woes largely of its own making - The state faces a crisis, but many others are doing well. Much of the fault lies with . . . well, us,0,4142503.story
Los Angeles Times

California Senate Opposition to High Speed Rail Improvements Grasping at Straws
California Progress Report

Electric car dream closer
San Bernardino Sun

Metro extension funding delay shouldn't derail plans for Ontario stretch (Foothill Extension)
Press Enterprise

Model T: 'Universal Car' Sparked Gasoline Demand

Own a gas guzzler, pay a surcharge
Pasadena Star News

'Saving' Los Angeles: Is Chicago Our Kind of Town?

Silver lining -- high gas prices cutting down in Inland traffic
Press Enterprise

Smart Growth Gets a New Look
The Oil Drum

With Gas Over $4, Cities Explore Whether It's Smart to Be Dense
Wall Street Journal


Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 6, 2008

A 'green' industrial belt should run through it - An idea to create jobs along the L.A. River deserves a public hearing,0,5059144.story
Los Angeles Times

Dodger Stadium to Get Union Station Shuttle
LA Downtown News

Disney's new monorail, its transportation of the future . . . still is,0,734936.story
Los Angeles Times

Employers look for ways to reduce commutes - Compressed workweeks, van pooling among ideas
San Diego Union Tribune

New commuter lifestyle: All aboard - Metrolink's passenger cars may be cramped, but the 130-mile daily round trip on the train beats paying for gas,0,5184397.story
Los Angeles Times

No one tracks state's fuel bill - As costs climb, there's no central data on agencies' gas, diesel purchases
Sacramento Bee

ROMANCE OF THE RAILS - As train popularity steams ahead, is it time to give Amtrak another look?
San Francisco Chronicle

Suburbia's not dead yet,0,1989331.story
Los Angeles Times