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Transportation Headlines for Saturday July 26, 2008

Add the Smart Car to the List of Electric Cars for 2010

American Trucking Assn. intends to file suit against ports of L.A. and Long Beach - The organization is trying to halt a plan to replace 16,000 diesel-spewing trucks,0,1174107.story
Los Angeles Times

Bikers, pedestrians seeking better Web maps

California high-speed rail builders should learn French
San Francisco Chronicle

County Sales Tax Rises To Fund Transit Projects

Cubic Gets $68 Million in Contracts From L.A. Metro to Deliver Gating & Services
Trading Markets

Dodgin' The Trolleys: Dodger Stadium Shuttle Bus Begins Tonight!
Militant Angeleno

Downtown to Feel More Parking Pain - As City Prepares to Double the Cost of Some Meters, Business Owners Fear They Will Lose Customers
LA Downtown News

Expo Line Hearings to LA

Four Congress members say sales tax, toll lanes are an insult
Bottleneck Blog

Gas prices take a toll on car lease business - Chrysler will stop offering the plans through its finance arm because truck and SUV resale values have plummeted,0,5840940.story
Los Angeles Times

'Guide Ferret' Banned From Bus

House approves Rep. Oberstar’s bridge funding bill
Land Line Magazine

It's a Tough Life for a Cyclist, On or Off the Bike

LAX FlyAway Bus Service at Union Station to Increase Early Morning Frequency of Buses to Meet Growing Demand

MTA votes to seek sales tax hike to fund L.A. County transit, roads - The board takes a major step toward a series of projects over the next three decades, including the long-awaited subway to the sea. The state Legislature must approve the ballot measure first, though,0,6291556.story
Los Angeles Times

Now, the battle begins over sales tax proposal
Los Angeles Times

Pickens pitches plans to shift U.S. away from oil
San Diego Union Tribune

Planners prepare interchange improvements
Inland News Today

Recent train deaths a spike in Inland numbers

Take Back L.A
Jewish Journal

Top 10 reasons to travel by train – Riding the rails allows travelers to forget air-travel headaches

Tunnel May Light Way for 710 Freeway
Eastside Sun

With $$$$ gas, public transit soars
San Diego Union Tribune


Transportation Headlines for Friday July 25, 2008

America's Most Expensive Cities

Boxer: Public needs to see EPA findings on threat of greenhouse gases
Sacramento Bee

Boxer rails about EPA findings
Daily News

California adopts stiff pollution rules for ships - California mandates that oceangoing vessels use cleaner fuels or face costly fines. The shipping industry is displeased,0,2501931.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

California drivers pay more at the gas pumps due to hot fuel, says local consumer group
The Argonaut

Dodger Trolley Service to Open Friday

DOT lauds public-private partnerships

Free Dodgers Trolley From Union Station to Dodger Stadium Kicks off Tomorrow - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Council leaders to ride first shuttle, followed by media availability at Dodger Stadium

Highway Congestion Pricing Advances On West Coast
Cascadia Proscpectus

Hop on the free bus to see Dodgers
Daily News

How to Ease Pain at the Pump Without Deepening Oil Dependence

Metro Board Passes Sales Tax Proposal

metro sales tax measure approved; ball in legislature’s court

MTA Board Approves Sales Tax Measure For Nov. Ballot

Metro board backs sales tax hike
Daily News

MTA tax measure goes to ballot - Valley leaders oppose hike
Pasadena Star News

MTA votes to seek sales tax hike to fund L.A. County transit, roads - The board takes a major step toward a series of projects over the next three decades, including the long-awaited subway to the sea. The state Legislature must approve the ballot measure first, though,0,7290791.story
Los Angeles Times

Parsons Brinkerhoff: HOT Lanes “benefit everyone” -- Nation's capital gets HOT lanes
Hawaii Reporter

Police probe video of city bus arrest
Press Telegram

Southwest Airlines will soon be No. 1 at four of five area airports,0,4943027.story
Los Angeles Times

Tom LaBonge’s Summer Of Bike Love Kicks Off

Transportation Public-Private Partnerships Soar to Record Levels

Villaraigosa: Make The Dream Come True


Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 24, 2008

AASHTO Journal News Alert: House Approves $8 Billion Transfer to Highway Trust Fund
American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials

Ad tells lawmakers: Don't use transportation money for budget fix

A lot riding on proposal for L.A. County road and transit sales tax
Bottleneck Blog

Amtrak Is Feeling the Love

Bay Area officials approve toll-lane network
San Francisco Chronicle

California ports' pollution plan a big haul

Commission approves financing plan for toll lanes on Highway 101, other Bay Area freeways
Mercury News

County's First Ethanol Plant Approved For Lancaster

Fairfax High student, 17, arrested for alleged tagging - Authorities say the boy sprayed graffiti on MTA buses and trains across the Los Angeles region, causing at least $38,000 in damage,0,7880344.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Google Maps Adds Walking Directions
U.S. News & World Report

Google Walks the Walk
Washington Post

House backs $8 billion for highway trust fund
Huffington Post

'IMBY'-ism could sink MTA's L.A. County sales tax vote - The MTA votes today on putting a transit levy on the fall ballot. Parochial concerns could doom the effort,0,3163155.column
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Dodgers going green and getting organized (transit service)
Steps to Organization

L.A. fears fund raid by state
Daily News

Mike Antonovich's Funny Definition of "Equity"
Ditch the Car, Take the Metro

MTA weighs tax measure
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Questions for the MTA
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

SANBAG Quarterly Report shares local economic trends
News Mirror

Study urges greater mass transit role in evacuation plans
Government Executive

Signal Sync System to Be Installed near LAX
FOX News

Synchronized Traffic Light System Completed in West LA
FOX News

Transit tax details
Daily Breeze

Vertical Mapping Resources Maps I-710/Long Beach Freeway for Transportation Study
American Surveyor

War Over MTA's "Eternity" Tax - The "temporary" sales tax would last 30 years. It's already set Eastside against Westside
L.A. Weekly

Why you want this tax hike - A sales tax increase, says the mayor, puts us on the road to a better L.A.,0,4998090.storyLos Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 23, 2008

101-405 bridge planned
Daily News

800 miles of toll lanes on Highway 101, other Bay Area freeways proposed
Mercury News

Absolut Vodka Provides Tonic For Walk Of Fame

Antonovich to Los Angeles: Give Us Our Fair Share
Foothill Cities Blog

Beverly Hills Getting Two Stops on "Subway to the Sea"

Bush rejected EPA advice on California air-quality waiver, whistle-blower says
Sacramento Bee

California: Freeway Toll Proposal Advances Despite Opposition
Proposal to convert HOV lanes to HOT lanes in Southern California will result in charging carpoolers to drive
The Newspaper – a journal of the politics of driving

City has no objections to the Subway to the Sea
Beverly Hills Courier

Congressional Reps Oppose Toll Lane Conversions
Foothill Cities Blog

Councilman Tom LaBonge Talks Bikes and His Recent Trip to Europe

Cyclists and motorists -- maybe we can get along
Los Angeles Times

East Hollywood Council Helps Fund Bicycle Sharrows

Google Maps Incorporates MARTA
Decatur Metro

Last Of The Famous Los Angeles Streetcars
Curbed LA

Month of tragedy on Inland railroad tracks represents sharp rise in deaths
Press Enterprise

New bike racks at NoHo subway station!
Bottleneck Blog

New bus lines, longer hours, among transportation proposals submitted to Riverside County agency
Press Enterprise

New Plan Just a New Part of L.A.'s Interesting Taxi History

O.C. transit officials to open carpool lanes on 55 Freeway - Drivers on a six-mile stretch from the 91 Freeway to 17th Street in Santa Ana will be able to go in and out of the lanes at any time,0,763407.story
Orange County Register

ONT faces new blow - JetBlue decides to exit airport
Daily Bulletin

Plug-In 2008: Electric Cars Are Inevitable ... and Essential

Plug In, Drive On: The Promise of Next-Gen Hybrids

Real-Time Text Alerts Highlight of NY M.T.A. Plan
New York Times

Sales-tax hike to get vote tonight - Council will decide without lone foe
Whittier Daily News

Should City Provide Dedicated Parking for Car Sharing?

Study praises L.A. Port traffic program - Proponents say it has diverted 9 million trucks from the area's freeways
Daily Breeze

Traffic deaths dip as gas tab rises
Daily News

What's Wrong With Amtrak?

Without money it's only Caltrans dreaming - The agency offers its ideas to improve the troublesome 405-101 interchange, but admits it has no money allocated for the project,0,2114387.column
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 22, 2008

$100 million for housing - POVERTY: Former presidential hopeful joins L.A. mayor's call for affordable homes
Daily Breeze

Beijing restricts cars to help clear city air for Olympics
USA Today

Beverly Hills Getting Two Stops on "Subway to the Sea"
Curbed LA

Bridging the gap - 2 spans to unite Greenway Trail
Whittier Daily News

Chubby tourists take their toll on Walk of Fame

Clean Diesel Emerging Technology Grant Funding Now Available

Congestion pricing faces two hurdles
Bottleneck Blog

Editorial: High gas prices are bad news for two reasons - As fuel prices rise, gas tax receipts drop, and money for roads and bridges dries up
Sacramento Bee

Ethanol plant may aid Lancaster
Daily News

Faded stars to shine again on Hollywood Walk of Fame - Officials are set to unveil details of what is expected to be a two-year project to fix plaques that have become damaged,0,7944967.story
Los Angeles Times

Gas prices not seen impacting arts attendance so far,0,2454944.story
Los Angeles Times

Gas Price Relief Act Would Offer More Choices for Commuters, Preserve Affordable Housing Near Transit
Smart Growth Online

Have High Gas Prices Brought U.S. to Turning Point for Public Transit?
Smart Growth Online

Investors gush over Big Oil's black ink
Daily News

LAX sees drastic cuts in schedule of flights
Daily News

Life in the bike lane - As gas prices rise, Bikestation is becoming more popular in Long Beach and elsewhere
Press Telegram

Metro Takes the Lead on Fixing Walk of Fame

Now’s Time for Valley to Show It’s Serious About Easing Traffic
San Fernando Business Journal

On the waterfront: Port may move on maglev
Press Telegram

Prof. Donald Shoup Interview: Part 1

SANBAG project targets rail-vehicle snag in San Bernardino
Press Enterprise

Two death-defying transit stunts: biking on freeways and walking across the street
Road Sage looks at pedestrian death rates and talks to cyclists from the group Crimanimalz,0,1590287.column
Los Angeles Times

Why the oil crunch may grow worse - The fear is that all the easy-to-reach crude has been found. These may be 'the good old days,' one expert says,0,4040165.story
Los Angeles Times

Will Your Bank Card and Bus Pass Become One?


Tranportation Headlines for Monday July 21, 2008

California must wake up to looming fuel crisis
San Francisco Chronicle

China's Olympic-Sized Clean Air Plan - Can Beijing's Anti-Pollution Efforts Help in Time?
Daily Green

CTA Bus Tracker online program adding more routes - Agency is adding 15 more routes, map to Bus Tracker system,0,2541174.column
Chicago Tribune

Councilman Opposes Smart Planning in Van Nuys

Discounts Help Bus Travel Thrive In Some Cities

L.A. council member, MTA ready to mix it up
Daily News

Long Beach taxi driver sees gas prices burn up his profits,0,6668664.story
Los Angeles Times

Measure A would secure services - With the price of gasoline reaching record highs, Santa Barbara County commuters are looking for alternatives to driving to work alone
Lompoc Record

Seeking a road to peace - Cyclist-vs.-motorist rage seems to be increasing, but some are trying to devise ways to defuse conflicts,0,172344.story
Los Angeles Times

shipshape ports bill - A much-revised measure to remedy pollution and traffic problems should get the governor's OK,0,6514689.story
Los Angeles Times

State budget games get played out in Sacramento -- and on the 110
Daily News

Switchover to Fuel Cell Vehicles Will Cut Emissions, Cost Billions
Green Biz

Train service from Palm Springs would beat frustration of flying: Beat the frustration of flying
Desert Sun

Two Proposals in US Congress to Increase Use of Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel
Green Car Congress

U.S. highway trust fund veers toward crisis - Count it among the victims of rising gas prices. Billions of dollars in road projects are at risk,0,6255961.story
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday July 20, 2008

$40 million in grants available for drivers operating in CA trade corridors
Land Line

10 Reasons to Celebrate Expensive Fuel

Big airlines to cut LAX flights - FUEL: Move means 163,600 fewer seats per week, industry data indicates
Daily Breeze

Bigger picture - More housing and less parking mean less livability
Daily Breeze

Bike sales, repairs up as gas prices soar - Alternative mode of transportation more appealing than ever
Delaware Online

Electronic Road Pricing in Singapore Reduces Traffic Congestion
Chasing Clean Air

Get LA Moving
Get LA Moving

Growing Western cities at crossroads, report says,0,6835418.story
Los Angeles Times

Hope helps Surf Bus grow,0,5542865.column
Los Angeles Times

Jerry Brown's War on California Suburbs
Wall Street Journal

Nassau County Plans to End Homelessness in 10 Years

New train is city’s business - Glendale can now vote on issues regarding project for high-speed Orangeline
Glendale News Press

San Diego station is in the fast lane with alternative fuels,0,6567268.story
Los Angeles Times

Signage solves traffic jams
AV Interactive UK

State is first to OK green building standards
San Francisco Chronicle

Supporting cast sought in fixing Walk of Fame
As boulevard buckles, transit agency takes lead in finding funding
San Francisco Chronicle

Verizon, Chicago Transit ink subway deal

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