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Transportation Headlines for Saturday August 16, 2008

Book Review – Cities of our Dreams: Concrete Revery
Wall Street Journal

Broadway Trustees Approve Streetcar Non-Profit

California toll lane bill dies; other tolling efforts advance
Land Line

Car Sharing Service Returns
LA Downtown News

Court Dismisses 22-Year Sentence For Accused LAX Terrorist

Editorial - Taxi Effort Needs Refinement
LA Downtown News

Greenway Trail Five Points bridges open
Whittier Daily News

High Gas Prices Fuel California Quality of Life Improvement. Come Again?
California Progress Report

Lawmakers pass changes to high-speed rail measure
San Diego Union Tribune

Major Victory at PUC Hearing – Expo Light Rail

New Carpool Lane Connector for 5/14 Freeways

North County, MTS to operate express buses for Chargers' games
Del Mar Times

Peak Oil Reader: Where To Start Learning About Peak Oil
Huffington Post

Rail Ridership in LA Up Again
The Overhead Wire

Red light cameras give $381 tickets for rolling right turns in Los Angeles
L.A. more than doubles the fine for failing to stop at intersections with cameras
Los Angeles Times

Return of the Streetcar

Schwarzenegger hopes to speed border crossings - Governors at an annual conference explore public-private toll lanes to cut wait times between the U.S. and Mexico
Los Angeles Times

Stage Set for Santa Monica Battle - DEVELOPMENT: Opposition mounts to growth-control measure
Los Angeles Business Journal

State orders talks on South L.A. rail
Los Angeles Wave

Steep gas prices boost bus system - OCTA saw a record-breaking 6.2 million boardings last month
Orange County Register

Streetcar Talk Grows Louder: Pasadena Now Wants In

Supervisor: Tax hike for MTA a dumb idea now
West Ranch Beacon

Train Stops Here - Former Rail Site Reborn as $78 Million Belmont Station Apartments
LA Downtown News

Transit Stimulus Bill Needs Co-Sponsors in Senate

From the Library Archive:
1991 Interview with Neil Peterson


Transportation Headlines for Friday August 15, 2008

BART directors OK Segways on off-peak trains
San Francisco Chronicle

Being Nerdy About Los Angeles: Now Much Easier

Bike FRIENDLY Place of the Week: Democratic National Convention

Bike-Share Debuts in Washington D.C.

Builders' lobby urges candidates, policymakers to make infrastructure top-tier issue

California Bullet Train Needs Bucks
Curbed LA

Environmental groups sue federal agencies over San Onofre toll road - The lawsuit alleges that the Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service bowed to political influences in evaluating whether the project would harm endangered species
Los Angeles Times

Every New Car Will Be A Hybrid By 2020

Funding for Green Line light rail to LAX approved by Senate committee
California Chronicle

LA Metro Rail Map (takes a while to load, but worth the wait…)
Google Maps

Highest Inflation Since 1980 – Transportation and Energy Costs Soared In July 2008
Best Syndication

Knabe votes for transit sales tax measure but still reiterates that he is opposed to it
The Argonaut

KTLA: Should SoCal Spend Money on Bike Lanes

Metro Pushing HOT Lanes at Public Meetings

My biodiesel Bug - Some bumps in the road to saving the planet
Los Angeles Times

New L.A. 'diagonal crossing intersection' plan to debut at Pacific and Windward Avenues
The Argonaut

OUR VIEW - Streetcars? Again?
Pasadena Star News

Poor sidewalks, bikeways and transit service a barrier for older Americans seeking relief from high gas prices
Smart Growth America

Rail lines a lousy deal for L.A. County
Daily News

rough week for fare payment technologies
Second Avenue Sagas

Sales tax hike vote divided
La Canada Valley Sun

SANBAG: SCAG plan flawed
Highland Community News

Senator Oropeza discusses her support of funding Green Line extension to LAX
The Argonaut

Stakeholders Talk All Things Streetcar at Broadway Workshop

Transit Development Meets Old Guard
Bell Gardens Sun

What can Portland teach Los Angeles about transportation?
Bottleneck Blog


Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 14, 2008

Amended sales tax bill clears Senate committee
Bottleneck Blog

Antonovich Responds To Mayor Villaraigosa’s Letter On MTA’s ½ Cent Sales Tax
Foothill Weeklies

Budget standoff sidetracks update of rail bond
San Francisco Chronicle

Compromise gets a proposed L.A. County sales tax hike to pay for transit projects one step closer to November ballot,0,6313468.story
Los Angeles Times

Compromise gets a proposed L.A. County sales tax hike to pay for transit projects one step closer to November ballot.
West Ranch Beacon

Downtowns Across the U.S. See Streetcars in Their Future
New York Times

Fewer Americans hit the road in June

Final meeting on proposed bus route changes a public no-show
Press Enterprise

Freight and commuter railroads are adding video cameras to their engines this year to help solve mysteries of accidents
Press Enterprise

Full Steam Ahead
Push Back

Green Line to get some green
Los Angeles Times

L.A. measures aimed at aiding bicycle-riding commuters
Daily News

L.A. plans 113,000 more homes by 2014
West Ranch Beacon

LA Port Says Legal Action Won't Stop Clean Truck Program

Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning Draft General Plan Available for Public Review
West Ranch Beacon

Metro rail sets more ridership records
Bottleneck Blog

Metro Sales-Tax Shell Game - A $40 billion promise fuels suspicion of an agency that has lied large before
LA Weekly

Metro's Ridership Numbers Break Records Again

Port funds could be diverted - Cargo container fees intended to clean up local pollution could be shared with the Central Valley and other areas under a proposal by the Schwarzenegger administration,0,4045843.story
Los Angeles Times

SALES TAX-City, County Officials Urge Approval of State Bill on Transit Tax
San Fernando Sun

Sales tax and its planned projects
LA Visions

Sales tax measure back on ballot
Los Angeles Wave

Senate Committee Passes Amended Sales Tax Measure

San Francisco Leads Effort Among Cities To Get Commuters Onto Mass Transit
Green Right Now

Scissors dispute on Metro Red Line leaves man cut,0,7137693.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

U.S. Driving Continues to Decrease
Wall Street Journal

Wrong way on transit - Backroom dealing is no way to set L.A. County's long-term transportation priorities,0,382994.story
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 13, 2008

Antonovich Measure To Oppose 1/2 Cent Tax Approved
KHTS 1220 AM

A way for local governments to finance transportation projects (AB3021 Nava)
Desert Sun

Build the Green Line to LAX or Else...

Congress Adjourns For August Recess - Consideration Of Energy, Stimulus, Appropriations, Amtrak, And Highway Trust Fund Fix Bills Postponed Until September - Senate Passes Rail Safety Enhancement Act
American Public Transportation Association

Expo Line crossing issue goes to mediation, for now
Bottleneck Blog

Gentlemen, Start Your Fuel Cells! The Hydrogen Road Tour Takes Off
New York Times

High gas prices make motorists click on carpool sites
USA Today

Incidents prompt BART to consider Segway rules
San Francisco Chronicle

Judge orders train crossings out of LA County Metro Expo Line plans

Knabe gives MTA tax measure new chance - TRANSIT: The supervisor is still against the tax, but has voted to put it on the ballot
Daily Breeze

LADOT Dragging Their Feet on LA’s Crosswalk Death Traps

L.A. measures aimed at aiding bicycle-riding commuters
Daily News

L.B. pumped about biodiesel - ENVIRONMENT: City expects fuel blend to reduce pollution
Press Telegram

Los Angeles County opposes sales tax increase but puts it on the ballot - Supervisors say the measure to raise money for transportation spreads funds unevenly, but abandon plan for a separate ballot to due to extra cost,0,5264700.story
Los Angeles Times

Metropolitan Transit District Debates Fare Increases - Opponents Say Higher Costs Will Make Buses Unusable for Working Class
Santa Barbara Independent

NY M.T.A. Vending Glitch Let Hundreds Get Free Rail Tickets Since 2001
New York Times

Ontario International prepares to lose carriers, flights, available seats
Press Enterprise

Researcher warns: electronic tolling vulnerable to hackers

Stay bullish on biofuels - EPA is right to stand by its renewable fuel standard
Press Telegram

Supes put sales tax on regular ballot but ...
Bottleneck Blog

Thursday: Streetcar Planning Workshop at LATC

Transit tax drive picks up speed
West Ranch Beacon

Transit tax tussle - Petty geographic animosities between local politicians may stop the half-cent sales tax increase from ever going to voters,0,7862209.column
Los Angeles Times

Will Local Sales Tax Go Up To Help Transit?
The Newsroom


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 12, 2008

2 supervisors want to nix MTA tax increase
Daily News

Altadena man hurt in train collision
Pasadena Star News

As gas prices rise, 10% taxi fare hike OK'd
Daily News

Azusa shelves renewal project
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

BART has commuters all a-Twitter Examiner

Bicycle Racing Comes To San Vicente Blvd. In Brentwood On August 17 Including a $10,000 Cash Purse Announces Velo Club La Grange
Business Wire

BREAKING: Expo Line Must Go Over or Under, But Not Through

California High-Speed Rail map
Bottleneck Blog

Caltrain Bicycle Parking and Access Plan
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board

Could Downtown L.A. Transform From Parking Lot to Park?

Experts: State must plan for demographic shift
San Francisco Chronicle

Golden Gate Bridge congestion toll plan dies
San Francisco Chronicle

Interstate 215 bridge's opening day could come early
Press Enterprise

Lawmakers apparently miss deadline to change rail bond measure
Sacramento Bee

L.A. asks state for MTA tax
Daily Breeze

Leaders won't give up on sales tax hike

Long Beach Airport Thriving Despite Airline Troubles
KNX 1070 AM

Mayor Urges State To Put Metro Sales Tax On Ballot

MTA tax-only ballot would be a waste of money
Daily News

MTA sales tax is on. Off. On. Whatever.
Los Angeles Times

ONT's humble beginning
San Bernardino Sun

Oropeza responds to sales tax press conference
Bottleneck Blog

Sales tax proponents ask Legislature for their support
Bottleneck Blog

sales tax vote up for consideration

Sales tax: 10.75%?
Los Angeles Times

Taxi Cab Rates Increase About 10% in LA

Transit tax drive picks up speed
Daily News

UCLA’s green efforts include transportation
Daily Bruin


Transportation Headlines for Monday August 11, 2008

ANOTHER VIEW - Transportation - the planning void
Whittier Daily News

Blogging Cyclist Calls for Truce in Car v Bike Culture Wars

Electron economy, part 3 - A three-pronged approach to getting off oil for transportation

Evidence to be aired on safety of Expo Line
Daily News

Local Officials Urge State Officials on Transit Bill

MIT hacker: I tried to help MBTA
Boston Herald

Red Car ties to San Pedro
Daily Breeze

State budget impasse looks poised to worsen
San Francisco Chronicle

Tax Measure for BART OK'd for Ballot
Mass Transit

Transit agencies kick their environmental efforts up a notch as they strive to become green leaders
Progressive Railroading

Use Google Maps to get transit instructions
Things that Make You Go Green

Want safer 'Traffic'? Take roundabout way
Delaware Online

On this Day: ‘Watts Riots’ Erupt in Los Angeles
Finding Dulcinea
Link to the Transportation section of the 1965 McCone Commission Report, USC Library (scroll half way down page):


Transportation Headlines for Sunday August 10, 2008

Beijing Capital on fast track to become the world's biggest subway
China Daily

CCH Says High Gas Prices May Cause Employers to Rethink Telecommuting, Compressed Work Weeks

Council Moves To Expand Red Line Hours During Winter Holidays

EarthTalk: Do city ‘congestion taxes’ really help the environment? Singapore, Stockholm, and London tinker with variable toll pricing. New York wants to join the club. But does it work?
CS Monitor

EFF to appeal court order halting subway hacker talk (Fare System)

Group aims to make Pasadena more pedestrian-friendly - Suggestions include adding more trees, signs and street lamps, expanding sidewalks and slowing down vehicular traffic to make the city safer for walkers and bicyclists,0,223204.story
Pasadena Star News

How Arnie's California dreaming turned sour - As the repo men come calling in the Golden State, and whole streets of homes lie empty, the property crisis gripping the US's economic powerhouse may spell disaster for the nation
Guardian UK

Hydrogen Road Tour: Schedule for Los Angeles tour stop on Saturday, August 23rd
Hydrogen Discoveries

L.A. and Biking: Not Quite the Un-Motor City Just Yet
Wall Street Journal

More twists for transit tax - Knabe's change of heart eases fears of ballot confusion
Daily Breeze

Nation's metro regions prepare for post-petroleum transportation
Seattle Times

New Development Project In Studio City Raising Traffic Concerns
Canyon News

NYC tries traffic-free urban playground
USA Today

Parents, Students Protest Light-Rail Line,0,6775242.story

Reforming the Nation's Transportation Agenda

S.B. County officials say I-10 lanes project set to begin in December 2009
Press Enterprise

Sen. Oropeza fights to include funding for Metro´s Green Line extension to LAX
California Chronicle

S.F. planners approve Central Subway project
San Francisco Chronicle

Transit authority sues to silence undergrads (Fare System)
Security Focus

Urban and Regional Planning Among Best in Nation
Cal Poly Pomona