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Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 9, 2008

Airport sputters, but will grow again
Daily Bulletin

Angry judge delays MTA tax hearing
Daily News

Angular approach - L.A. adopts Pasadena's diagonal crosswalks
Pasadena Star News

Bikes, Copenhagen and Disneyland: what we have in common
Bottleneck Blog

Building Up Beverly Hills
Curbed LA

Bullet train bill backed by governor could derail his veto vow
Sacramento Bee

Cargo traffic expected to hit slump
Press Telegram

City Looks at Extending Downtown DASH Hours
LA Downtown News

Diagonal Crosswalks Coming Downtown
LA Downtown News

Economy weighs on California sales tax debates

Environmental Defense Fund: Transportation by the Numbers

Google Transit coming to Twin Cities
Twin Cities Daily Planet

Knabe: Let Voters Decide
Rail Riders Union

Lawsuit challenges high-speed rail project
San Francisco Bay Guardian

More Politicians Weighing on the Toll Road
San Clemente Times

No Reading Streetsblog on the Bus: LADOT Rejects Wi-Fi for Buses

Oropeza says she's prepared to try to kill sales tax bill if not amended
Bottleneck Blog

Panel OKs San Pedro roadway revamp
Daily Breeze

Paying our Way out of Traffic? MTA's Transit Plan Has Trouble Staying on Track
KPCC/Pat Morrison

State Senator vows to kill tax bill if it doesn't include LAX extension - L.A. County has waited decades for a Green Line that reaches the airport terminals. Now Sen. Jenny Oropeza says she'll wait no longer, even if it means killing the half-cent transportation tax bill,0,7893060.column
Los Angeles Times

Telepathic Trip Planners Don't Exist
The Bus Bench

This Just In: The Media Business Is Auto-Dependent Too

Traffic lights getting in sync - Five cities are already on board; more on the way
Redlands Daily Facts

Transportation issues will be critical to the health of 21st century U.S. economy
Blogging Stocks

WE DID IT! PUC Evidentiary Hearing Moved to Los Angeles - An Important Battle Victory in a Our Struggle

What the Hail? New Taxi Program May Be in Effect, But Grabbing a Cab Is Not so Easy
LA Downtown News


Transportation Headlines for Friday August 8, 2008

Adopting a State Budget Without Using Local Revenues
Pasadena Independent

broadway streetcar workshop open for another round of input

B.R.U on the T.R.A.I.N Caption Contest

City ups the ante in bicycle safety with sharrows
Thousand Oaks Acorn

come on ride the train! supervisor knabe switches transit tax vote

Council resolves for sales tax
Bottleneck Blog

Deal reached on bill that would give state a voice over local land-use plans
Capitol Weekly

Bell Gardens Sun

Golden ticket - The Gold Line’s for winners, not whiners
Pasadena Weekly

Knabe reverses ballot stance - Supervisors will meet again about sales-tax proposal
Whittier Daily News

Lawmakers Make Changes That Could Help High-Speed Rail

Major Breakthrough for SB 375

MORE BREAKING NEWS: Knabe to change vote on sales tax
Bottleneck Blog

New Flyer Industries reamping up bus production - Responding to rise in transit ridership
Winnipeg Free Press

No on Transit Fees: It’s about Politics, Stupid
City Watch LA

Prosecutorial overkill - Better to fix system than punish critic (Metrolink)
Daily News

RCC students might get to ride RTA buses free
Press Enterprise

Rosendahl pushes for LAX upgrade despite cuts
Daily News

SANDAG approves Regional Transportation Improvement Program
Fallbrook Village News

State Senate approves bill connected to high-speed rail measure
Press Enterprise

Steve Hymon has some moving news
LA Now

Subway Dreams Back On: Supervisor Changes Vote
Curbed LA

Supervisor Changes Vote to 'Yes' on Transit Sales Tax

Too many billions
Press Telegram

Transit and Equity
Foothill Cities Blog

Transportation Issues for the Next President
USC Election 2008


Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 7, 2008

Assembly Committee Won’t Stop High Speed Rail from Going to Ballot

Battle of Press Releases: Antonovich Strikes Back
Curbed LA

Battle over proposed MTA tax heats up
Daily News

Board Votes Against MTA’s ½ cent Sales Tax Increase
West Ranch Beacon

Bus Riders Union - what a radical idea !
LA Indy Media

Congressional subcommittee visits Port of Long Beach
Land Line

Feinstein could rock California's political landscape - Poll numbers show she could dominate the field if she sets her sights on Sacramento in 2010.,0,6301597.column
Los Angeles Times

Governor Threatens To Veto Bills Until Lawmakers Pass Budget

Hearing Addresses Need For Port Funding Oversight
Grunion Gazette

Highland Park Transit Village
Real Estate Blog

Judgment day for sales tax bill
Bottleneck Blog

Brayj Against the Machine

LA to SF High Speed Rail Prop Still Full Speed Ahead

Los Angeles International Airport projects on track, officials say - Despite the airline industry's slump, LAX improvements will proceed, at least for the next five years, a council panel is told,0,3348113.story
Los Angeles Times

Man Hit by Metro Red Line Train, Dies

Moving goods with Maglev makes sense
San Bernardino Sun

MTA accused of environmental racism over plans for new rail line
Los Angeles Wave

MTA tax is having a hard time - and it's not even on ballot yet
Daily News

NextBus: Making Public Transit Less Miserable

Pedestrian Safety Prediction Methodology
Transportation Research Board

Ports are cleaning up, but need funds to finish task
Daily Breeze

Private investment in U.S. passenger rail eyed

Quality Assurance in Design-Build Projects
Transportation Research Board

Red lining on transit - The Times' editorial board hasn't been kind local politicians who have tried to thwart MTA rail projects,0,1148734.htmlstory
Los Angeles Times

Resources for Legal Issues Associated with Bus Maintenance
Transportation Research Board

Review of Predicted Impacts of Transit New Starts Projects
Transportation Research Board

Rider won't sign monthly Metrolink pass
Daily News

San Bernardino Associated Governments to take part in planning high-speed train route
Press Enterprise

Schwarzenegger Refuses to Sign Any More Bills; Welcome to Political Gridlock

South Pasadena says yes (sort of) to 710 Freeway extension
LA Now

Supervisor Explains His 'No' Vote on Transit Sales Tax

Supervisors Molina, Antonovich, and Knabe Use Taxpayer Dollars to Make a Political Statement
Foothill Cities Blog

Support builds for sweeping growth bill - State would reward use of 'smart' projects
San Diego Union Tribune

Tracks: Paying L.A. to Do It Yourself
LA City Beat

Villaraigosa Responds to Supervisors 'No' Vote on Transit Tax

Villaraigosa To Unveil LA's First Diagonal Crosswalk - Crossing Implemented To reduce Gridlock, Officials Say


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 6, 2008

Ambitious State Proposals to Improve Intercity Passenger Rail Service Compete for Federal Funding Under New DOT Grant Program

Are NorCal Car Pools Lanes Better than SoCal's?

Board of Supervisors votes against putting transit sales tax on ballot
Bottleneck Blog

California bill could result in more toll roads

California Senate approves container fee

Coming Soon: More Traffic Trauma
Santa Monica Dispatch

Cycling is a way to break oil addiction
Daily News

Downtown Regional Connector: Why the FC & SGV Needs To Care
Foothill Cities Blog

Former Metro Board Chair Takes Your Questions This Weekend

Google Transit coming to Twin Cities
Minnesota Independent

Hillary Clinton Introduces Senate Version of Transit Relief Bill

LADOT's Faster Traffic/Safer Streets Initiative

L.A. County board rails at proposed MTA tax
Daily News

L.A. County sales tax hike for transit hits roadblock - Board of Supervisors fails to support the proposed half-cent increase, complicating the funding effort,0,737179.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

LA County Board of Supervisors Passes Their Confusion on to Voters

Mayor responds to sales tax vote
Bottleneck Blog

Mass Transit Mess - The Bush administration shouldn't borrow money from public transportation to pay for highways
Washington Post

MTA's Toxic Towers in Van Nuys - Metro wants to cram 2,000 renters onto land that faces a Chevron oil plant
LA Weekly

North Hollywood Luxury Lofts Sell for $93M
NoHo Commons

Public transit ego trips - Political infighting is snarling efforts to get a proposed county tax hike before voters, where it belongs,0,5489154.story
Los Angeles Times

Sales-tax increase proposal stirs flap - County takes plan off ballot; MTA to sue
Whittier Daily News

Scramble Crossings Coming to L.A., but Not for the First Time

Selling a sales tax hike
Daily Breeze

South Pasadena votes to back 710 tunnel project
Daily Bulletin

subway dreams down the tubes: sales tax motion denied

Subway to Sea: A Timeline Of Events To Date
Curbed LA

Supes vote down county sales tax hike, but measure will go to voters
Daily News

Tour LaBonge - Bike ride 3 on Wednesday

Update: Subway to Sea Still Could Go Up For November Vote
Curbed LA

Yes, LA, Please Tax Us


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 5, 2008

$4B port upgrades sought
Press Telegram

10 Hours Later, Senate Committee Tables Sales Tax Proposal

Angels Flight: When will it reopen?
Bottleneck Blog

Communities Take a ‘Wait and See’ Approach to the New 710 Tunnel Debate
Eastside Sun

Congestion pricing and American driving habits
Bottleneck Blog

Congestion Pricing
Popular Science

Darkened path - Greenway Trail won't be lighted
Whittier Daily News

Dan Walters: Local officials also weigh new tax hikes
Sacramento Bee

Dodging the Police and Hanging at the Pier: Santa Monica Critical Mass

Finally, a Pam Chat that doesn’t suck

Getting To and From LAX: A Former New Yorker’s Take on the Gold Line and More
Foothill Cities Blog

Highway Funding Stalled By Partisan Politics

I'm from L.A. -- Tax Me
Fox and Hounds

Improved Land Use Planning, Public Transit Essential to Curbing U.S. Fossil Fuel Consumption
Smart Growth

Indio planning valley transit center
Desert Sun

It's a two-way street - If Santa Monica really wants to ease traffic congestion, it's going to have to work with L.A.,0,7349463.story
Los Angeles Times

It’s not easy being green -- or Dodger Blue
Bottleneck Blog

Many California bridges still need earthquake upgrades - Also: Angels Flight construction moves forward,0,4747324.column
Los Angeles Times

New Metro Map
The Bus Bench

New scramble crosswalk aims to protect pedestrians
UCLA Today Online

New toll lanes make drivers pay to avoid congestion
USA Today

New Transit Contractor Takes Over In Santa Clarita
KHTS 1220 AM

OC’s Public Transport: Not There Yet

On our way to get MTA bus passes, I got the strong feeling my civil liberties were slipping away (TAP Cards)
The Bus Bench

Pay-cut protests planned at Southern California DMV offices today - State workers have scheduled lunchtime demonstrations at two dozen DMV offices in Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego,0,4618556.story
Los Angeles Times

SAN FRANCISCO - Streetcars collide on Embarcadero, 14 hurt
San Francisco Chronicle

Schwarzenegger proposes temporary California sales-tax hike to close budget gap - The one-cent-on-the-dollar increase hinges on lawmakers agreeing to automatic spending restraints and new powers for governors to cut programs whenever the state falls into the red,0,7199932.story
Los Angeles Times

Time is Ripe for Change, by Secretary Peters
USDOT Fastlane

What Life Is Like Behind the Wheel (book review)
Wall Street Journal

World's largest plan to return to LAX
Daily News

You Think Oil’s Going Down? Think Again


Transportation Headlines for Monday August 4, 2008

Bicyclists to raise cycling awareness
Daily News

Bikers, Pedestrians Seeking Better Web Maps
Mass Transit Magazine

Cargo freight rates to the US rise 25-30%

Columnist Neal Peirce Discusses the Past and Future of the Metropolis

Committee studying Lindbergh expansion - Transit center has become key topic
San Diego Union Tribune

Consultants Sound Off on Transit Funding Challenges, Trends
Metro Magazine

Dreier fuels gasoline debate
Burbank Leader

Environmental groups undecided on high-speed rail plan
Sacramento Bee

Found in LA: Scary 1948 Train Derailment

`Highways to Hell' Should Go on Auction Block: Kevin Hassett

Important steps to clean up air
Daily Bulletin

In US, gas prices mean more riders, fewer buses
Washington Post

Measure aims to fight traffic by curbing growth in Santa Monica - The ballot measure would halve the rate of commercial construction for 15 years. Meanwhile, the city's proposed general plan suggests capping heights based on buildings' use,0,5424390.story
Los Angeles Times

More Versions of Google Maps Mobile Get Public Transportation Directions

Pedal put to the mettle - Councilman bikes 20 miles to work in San Bernardino
Daily Bulletin

Prof. Donald Shoup Interview: Part 2

Public Transit Users Avoid High Gas Prices: Save Over $8,000 Per Household Annually
American Public Transportation Association

Sierra Club Loses Focus
California High Speed Rail Blog

State legislators meet but make no progress on budget - Lawmakers convene for less than two hours in the Capitol office of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in hopes of closing the state's $15.2-billion budget gap. They remain divided on how to do so,0,4294219.story
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Sunday August 3, 2008

At $4 a Gallon, the Price Is Right
Washington Post

DesertXpress to Vegas moves forward
Desert Dispatch

Got mail? Public Transit Experiences Wanted
The Bus Bench

Man shot, another beaten after Metro Orange Line altercation
Daily News

Metros Move to Forge Their Own Transit Futures

Most of transportation sales tax would go elsewhere
Daily News

Toyota developing a Segway-like transportation device