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Transportation Headlines for Saturday September 6, 2008

Bush Ends Opposition to Highway-Fund Boost
Wall Street Journal

California governor's veto threat creates logjam of nearly 1,000 bills
Los Angeles Times

Federal Highway Trust Fund's ills bad news for region
Press Enterprise

Flexible real-time data to enhance London's public transport
Public Service

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Highway Trust Fund Is Nearly Broke - Fund to Fix Roads and Bridges Could Be Empty by Month's End
ABC News

Honorable Mary Peters, Secretary Of Transportation - Trust Fund Solvency Media Briefing

I-15 Express Lanes Set To Open

Masking the Smells of Public Transit

Mayor Villaraigosa urges business leaders to support half-cent sales tax - Addressing the Los Angeles Business Council, the mayor says transit funding on the Nov. 4 ballot is essential to making the city more livable and affordable for middle-class workers
Los Angeles Times

Metro Leaders Talk Freight, Funding at Boxer Hearing on Federal Policy

MTA could re-write toll lane deal with Fed government
Under the Dome

MTA mulls Subway to the Sea routes (see pages 3 and 7)
Santa Monica Daily Press

MTA to Consider Proposed Subway Routes
Los Angeles Independent

Researchers showcase automated bus that uses magnets to steer through city streets
U.C. Berkeley

San Francisco Debuts Car-Free “Sunday Streets”

Service patrol to roam Oahu freeways, offer aid to motorists
Honolulu Advertiser

Support for Sales Tax Increase
Brentwood News

Take Metrolink to the LA County Fair

Trucking firms line up for ports' clean-air programs
Los Angeles Times

U.S. seeks $8 billion from Congress for highway funding

Useful Map for the Weekend: LA Triathlon Route & Street Closures

What’s this about tolls on the 110 freeway?
San Pedro News

Why LA Won’t Get 80% Funding on the Gold Line
The Overhead Wire

Winning Designs for "Bus of the Future" to be Unveiled at Special Event on September 26 in Santa Monica -- Event to be Held Opening Day of AltCar Expo -- Big Blue Bus and Art Center College of Design Will Also Co-Host "Transforming Transit" Symposium Featuring Internationally Acclaimed Design and Transit Experts

With highway money running out, President Bush pulls a U-turn
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Friday September 5, 2008


Bills, bills bills: That’s a wrap – sort of
Capitol Weekly

Boxer Sets Highway Bill Priorities
Traffic World

Dan Walters: Lots of reasons to be nervous as Legislature keeps churning
Sacramento Bee

DASH Comes to Central City East

Even With Declining Gas Prices, Public Transit Users Save $9,596 Per Household Annually, Up $411 From Last Year
American Public Transportation Association

Feuer’s Office Confident that Governor Will Sign A.B. 2321

High Growth Forecasted for the World Electric Vehicles Market

Highway funding back on the map in Senate committee

Journey Down the Los Angeles River
Palisadian Post

LaBonge Rallies the Troops Against “Metro Universal”

LA County Bicycle Coalition’s 10th Year Anniversary Celebration 9/12
Green LA Girl

Lawsuits filed to stop tunnel - Two local cities oppose extension that would link 210, 710 freeways
Pasadena Star News

Live blogging Metro’s Subway to the Sea meeting
Green LA Girl

Long Beach, Los Angeles officials lobby for federal cash - HEARING: Officials say region's crumbling infrastructure is local and national problem
Press Telegram

Metro Westside Community Meetings
Gary Rides Bikes

Middle Harbor Redevelopment Moves Forward
The Log

New Downtown DASH Starts Today

Pay-as-you-drive plan good for wallets - and environment
Daily News

Proposed Cruise Ship Law Struck Down by OMB
The Log

REGION: I-15 work triggers search for new rail route - Officials say county has good shot at money from November bond measure
North County Times/Californian

San Bernardino County OKs funds for railroad bridge retrofit over Highway 210
Press Enterprise

San Bernardino County transportation officials OK pacts to proceed with projects tied to state bond funds
Press Enterprise

San Pedro's parking pain
Daily Breeze

Sen. Boxer hears requests for transportation funding
Ventura County Star

Subway Line means a lot for future UCLA Students

Transit Sales Tax for Ballot on Schwarzenegger's Shoulders

Transportation links
Bottleneck Blog

Update: State budget impasse already threatens $12 billion in payments
Capitol Weekly

What Caused the Over-budget 405 Widening Mess?
City Watch

Without Transit Funding, State's Smart Growth Efforts Not Enough

Year's end start slated for 71 junction
Daily Bulletin


Transportation Headlines for Thursday September 4, 2008

Agency Rallies Support For Bullet Train - Voters To Decide Issue In November

Auto Club supports Measure R
Bottleneck Blog

Boxer to Hold Transportation Briefing in Los Angeles
U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

CA Cities Urge State to Not Take Away Funds

California lawmakers approve congestion pricing
Traffic Management Centers & ITS

China Takes Bus Rapid Transit Seriously

City of LCF sues MTA
La Cañada Valley Sun

Dare To Dream: Two Subways to the Sea
Franklin Avenue

Derail HSR

Editorial - L.A. turns 227
Los Angeles Times

Finding Parking (and Missing Stop Signs) is Now Easier at Century City Mall

Incredible Disappearing Bike Lanes
Biking in LA

Inside Track On Rail Consolidation/Double Tracking: What This Means for Rail-Borne Traffic Moving in California and Beyond
California Progress Report

“Life along the Metro Red Line” Presented by the ULI LA Young Leaders Group
Urban Living

Luxe Rail Line Shuts, Dealing Blow to Amtrak
Wall Street Journal

Mass. transit authority flaw disclosure: A student speaks up - Debate rekindled over when flaws should be publicly disclosed

Meeting To Update 710 Freeway Project
Grunion Gazette

Metro Opens Website to Explain Measure R

Metro Unveils Subway to the Sea: Plus Metro Pink Line, Special Edition!

Mobile phones to be used as Oyster and credit cards
Evening Standard UK

new central city east dash starts operation tomorrow

Public Transportation Facts
American Public Transportation Association

Report: L.A.’s Unaffordable Housing is Killing the City

Rude transit riders face crackdown - 230 tickets issued for foul language
Calgary Herald

Saving Energy Through Public Transportation Act
Write On Metro

Sen. Boxer holds transportation bill hearing
Bottleneck Blog

Subway news reaction from readers
Bottleneck Blog

'Subway to the Sea' closer to reality

These are bike routes?
Bottleneck Blog

Transportation Secretary Proposes Tolls On All Major Roadways
FOX News

Urban planning's future: people, not cars

US states slow road projects due to funding gap


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday September 3, 2008

2 L.A. `subway to sea' routes unveiled
Daily News

AEG Proposes Nighttime DASH Route

California bills finalize transit questions on ballots
Land Line

California's highway system ranks low nationally
Contra Costa Times

California Legislature Pushes Toll Roads - California legislature creates new bureaucracy to expand the use of tolling on state freeways
The Newspaper Journal of Politics of Driving

Creative Ways to Manage Paratransit Costs
Transportation Research Board

Dodgers Trolley proving popular - Former players jumping in on fun of new way to get to park
Los Angeles Dodgers

Editorial: High-speed rail snafu – Avoidable
Sacramento Bee

EPA criticizes Transportation Department on fuel economy standards
Los Angeles Times

First Street Bridge Prepares for Widening

Future of the Metro Gold Line and the San Gabriel Valley

Has the electric bike’s future finally arrived?

Hot Lane Concept and Rationale
Intelligent Transportation Systems – Federal Highway Administration

How America Fails Its Infrastructure and How Things Can Change

Locals get by with a little help from the San Diego MTS
Daily Aztec

Metro Chooses Subway (to Sea) Route Possibilities

Metro Launches Transit Sales Tax Website

MTA picks subway route(s!) for further study
Bottleneck Blog

Over Our Orange Crush

Should City Embrace Better Way of Car Sharing?

SO.CA.TA Meeting w/ Guest Speaker Doran Barnes

Subway to the Sea meetings start tomorrow!
Green LA Girl

Train-pass trial set to begin today
Daily News

Traveling by train gathering steam
Bakersfield Californian

Westside subway plans move forward - MTA officials say they will continue planning for two lines, along Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards
Los Angeles Times