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Transportation Headlines for Saturday September 13, 2008

Alt Car Expo - The Alternative Car and Transportation Expo
Victor Caballero

Artifacts Uncovered at Park - Pieces of Onetime Train Yard Will Be Part of Final Park Design
LA Downtown News

Bike Accidents Decline As Ridership Rises

Deadly Metrolink train crash forces Amtrak cancellations today
Los Angeles Times

Evening News – Metro Westside Extension (story is approximately 3 minutes long and comes up about 5 minutes into the broadcast)
KPFK 90.7 FM

Get out of my bike lane - Pedaling to work is such a joyful thing -- if only all those recent new cyclists (with an aversion to high gas prices) would go back to their cars
Los Angeles Times

Gritty Streets - WeHo V Los Angeles
West Hollywood News

High Gas Prices: The Tipping Point - A Regional Response to a Global Crisis
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

Latest on Late-Night Subway Riding

Metrolink: A system forged from freight lines
Bottleneck Blog

Metrolink Crash

Metrolink train crash: 18th victim found in rubble in Chatsworth
Metrolink Crash and Recovery
More coverage of the Chatsworth Metrolink crash
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink train slams into freight train
Los Angeles Independent

Mystery of Ground Transportation

New Runway Status Lights Installation at LAX to Begin Monday, September 15 - Nighttime Work Activity Is Expected Over the Next Two Months

Palin asks Schwarzenegger to veto fees aimed at cutting pollution at California ports
Los Angeles Times

Palin attacks port fees proposal
Daily Breeze

Plans for Palm Avenue railroad crossing in San Bernardino to be studied
Press Enterprise

Port trains are going green
Daily Breeze

Proposals: Tax Credits for Hybrids Through 2012, Specifically Addresses School Districts
School Transportation News

Public Invited For Sneak Peak Of New Express Lanes
NBC San Diego

Rehabilitating the Los Angeles River

Ride, baby, ride - Expanded transit can lead to energy independence

Sixth in a Series of Essays by Sheila Kuehl on the 2008 California State Budget: The Governor's August Budget Revision
California Progress Report

Third Santa Monica stop on Exposition Line light rail project under consideration by Metro
The Argonaut

Transit-oriented development: Puerta del Sol
Bottleneck Blog

We Gridlocked Angelenos Suck, but at Least We Shop in Style


Transportation Headlines for Friday September 12, 2008

18 U.S., 3 International Systems Added to Google Transit
Search Engine Watch

Antonovich To Host High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority Meeting
Mayor Sam

BART to look at fare surcharges during rush hour
Mercury News

Bonds Worth $9.95 Billion To Fund High-Speed Rail System Waiting For Approval Of California Residents
All Headline News

DA Asked to Probe ‘Signs of Political Wrongdoing’ by Supervisor Candidate Parks

Denver RTD Seeks Public Input On Proposed Fare Hike - Local Fares Could Climb to $2, Regional Fares to $4.50
ABC 7 News

Changes suggested in 101 improvements
Ventura County Star

Federal Judge Clears Path For Clean Truck Program
Grunion Gazette

Gasoline Has Changed LA, But Will It Change Back?

Is LADOT Violating the City’s General Plan?

little tokyo gold line station cover-up

Mayor Offers Blueprint for LA’s Future

Metrolink ridership way up - Officials are hopeful that commuters will continue trend as gas prices drop
Orange County Register

New Double Decker NY MTA Bus Wows Riders

New Poll – Orange County Voters Remain Strongly Opposed to Toll Road through State Park
California Progress Report

Palin asks Schwarzenegger to veto fees aimed at cutting pollution at California ports
Los Angeles Times

Public Transit 2.0

Self-Serving Prop. 10 Sounds Good, Should Lose
Santa Monica Mirror

Senate OKs Highway Bill Fund
The Bond Buyer

Should L.A. get onboard with San Francisco's commuter benefits ordinance?
Bottleneck Blog

Study: Air quality worst near freeways
Santa Clarita Signal

TriMet and transit data publishing - Open source and open data make for transit innovation

Where is Transpo Sales Tax Going? Depends on Where You’re Coming From


Transportation Headlines for Thursday September 11, 2008

Analysis: Riverside County cancer risk from smog rose between 1998-2005
Press Enterprise

Are Californians overtaxed? It's not an open-and-shut case
Los Angeles Times

ARTS Bus Survey Only Takes a Minute - The city wants to hear from you! Take this quick, one-minute survey and let Pasadena know what you think of the ARTS buses
Pasadena Now

Bus of future rolled out for first test drive
Contra Costa Times

Experts gather to discuss future transportation needs
Daily Bulletin

Fun with transit-oriented development
Under the Dome

Going Green To L-A...To ITEXPO West

Go Metro to the USC-Ohio State game
All Things Trojan

High-speed rail plan a key ballot measure
San Francisco Chronicle

Inland cities court Amtrak: Loma Linda and Indio want to become stops on a route across the Southwest
Press Enterprise

Is transit-oriented development affordable? (Part I)
Transit-oriented development: What it costs (Part II)
Bottleneck Blog

L.A. area faces changes because of high gasoline costs
Daily News

L.A. Metro Buses Hammered by Potholes on Aging Wilshire Boulevard - City department of vicious circles
LA Weekly

Long Beach Mayor Wants More Oil Drilling
KFI 640 AM

Money, health at center of fight over diesel rules
Capitol Weekly

More transit agencies get on board Google Transit
Google LatLon

MTA presents car-pool lane toll plan
Daily Breeze

NACTO pushes feds to fund bridges, roads, transit
Metro Magazine

Opposition Pundits on Parade
The Overhead Wire

Pedestrians get fast lane at busy border crossing
Business Week

Push is on for rail crossing safety - Police operation targets those who don't obey signals
Pasadena Star News

Red Line may extend hours for holiday season
Daily News

Requests delayed on transit funding
Press Enterprise

Senate OKs $8B for highway trust fund - Lawmakers attempt to avoid crippling delays in federal funding as gas tax revenues dry up

Subway to the Sea
Westside Today

Survey Says Los Angeles Not Nice, Unsafe

Tack to lay down tracks - Monorail operators say route extension would help move tourists, but system seems headed for default
Las Vegas Review Journal

Tourist survey ranks L.A. last in friendliness
Daily News

Tracks: Not Portland Yet, but We Could Be
LA CityBeat

Transit Bill Seal of Approval
Westside Today

Uncovered railroad ruins in L.A.

USB-enabled smart transit card to trial in France

USC Football Games by Transit... Waiting for Expo Line

WeHo Subway A Finalist
West Hollywood News

Winning Designs for "Bus of the Future" to be Unveiled at Special Event on September 26 in Santa Monica
Venice Arts Council


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday September 10, 2008

AASHTO sends letter to U.S. Senate urging action to fix highway fund
The Trucker

Ace Smith to run Measure R campaign
Bottleneck Blog

As push for public transit grows, running trains on time all the more essential
Press Enterprise

Barrier-Free Beijing Subway is Wheelchair-Friendly

Bay Area's 511 Phone Service Adds Freeway Assistance Option
Yahoo! Business

Beaumont Unified opens CNG station for its buses; public welcome too
Press Enterprise

CA Clinton Campaign Manager to run Transit Sales Tax Campaign

California Chamber Opposes High Speed Rail

California Cities Have Red Light Camera Ticket Quota
The Newspaper – Journal of Politics of Driving

Cameras Capture iPod Robbery Aboard OCTA Bus

City of Los Angeles' take on American Apparel situation
Bottleneck Blog

Civil Rights Implications of the Allocation of Funds between Bus and Rail
Transportation Research Board

Eighty Five Percent of Public Transit Systems Experience Capacity Problems as Ridership Surges
American Public Transportation Association

Expo Line announces hiring of PR firm
Bottleneck Blog

Inland cities court Amtrak

MASS TRANSIT: Loma Linda and Indio want to become stops on a route across the Southwest
Press Enterprise

Intelligent Transportation Systems Target Highway Congestion
Government Technology

Is personal rapid transit for real?
Bottleneck Blog

LACMTA to analyze transit options for Harbor Subdivision corridor
Progressive Railroading

Monorail Looks to Expand to McCarran Airport
Las Vegas Now

MTA Unveils Plans for New Subway To The Sea
Melrose Action

Nation needs more high-speed rail, report says
Bottleneck Blog

New weapon to fight graffiti unveiled - Automated reporting system has already reduced tagging in Stanton and on county buses, officials say
Orange County Register

Orange County Voters Remain Strongly Opposed to Toll Road Through State Park
Yahoo! Business

Public Transit Ridership Surges in 2nd Quarter
American Public Transportation Association

Random How To: Norwalk to Monterey Park by public transit
The Bus Bench

Red Line and DASH Efforts Show How Serious Businesses Are About Transit

Rita L Robinson we have some concerns. LADOT’s unreliability problem
The Bus Bench

Seasonal Variation in Traffic Congestion: A Study of Three U.S. Cities - August 2008 (Includes Los Angeles)
Transportation Research Board

Senator Blocks Highway Funding
Traffic World

Struggles of a Small California Airport - In San Luis Obispo, Fall Flight Cuts Make It Tricky for Travelers to Get Out of Town
ABC News

Subways and buses are packed

Train stop improvements, more destinations sought in Palm Springs
Press Enterprise

Transportation Commission may hire lobbying firm - Consultants would do research on sales tax proposal
Ventura County Star

Who Has the Worst Air Quality? West or East Valley?


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday September 9, 2008

$10 billion bond for high-speed rail sought
San Diego Union Tribune

710 extension: Battle lines drawn
Bottleneck Blog

American Apparel can't get a bus to match its needs - Two warehouses in downtown L.A. that sit 1.6 miles from Union Station don't have direct service to the depot
Los Angeles Times

An open letter to the next president on sustainable development

BizFed goes for Measure R
Bottleneck Blog

Blogger to Politician?

California High-Speed Rail Authority Determines Train System Is Capable of Pollution-Free Operation - Zero Emissions Called Well Within Capabilities

California State Budget -- By The Numbers
California City News

Congress Weighs Boosting Funds for Mass Transit
Wall Street Journal

Digitally Networked Mass Transit
World Changing

Does American Apparel deserve improved mass transit?
Bottleneck Blog

Judge doesn't halt ports' clean-truck program
Los Angeles Times

LA County puts taco truck battle on front burner
Associated Press

Los Angeles’ 19th Century Railroad
History, Los Angeles County

LOST & FOUND: Keys. Books. An oxygen tank. A surfboard. A blow-up doll. A stuffed puffer fish. A wedding dress. These are just some of the thousands of items that travelers in Los Angeles and London leave on subways and buses every year
Arts & Living

NYC Transit to test bilevel bus, would be fleet's first since '50s
NY Daily News

Pat Brown Institute Goes 2.0
LA Voice

Public hearing set on 101 widening
Ventura County Star

Race to use less gas in the long haul
Los Angeles Times

RailPAC-Public MEETING Scheduled in Palm Desert

Safety group calls for raising driving age to 18
Daily News

Smart Growth Principles Central to California's Groundbreaking Growth Bill
Smart Growth Online

Subway to the Sea Meeting Dispatch: Drama, Progress
Curbed LA

Top Ten New Urban Communities List Targets Women as Key Change Agents for a Green, Local Economy
Smart Growth Online

Transit LA: Gold Line Underground Eastside Extension
LA Cityzine

Valley Industry and Commerce Association – November Ballot Positions


Transportation Headlines for Monday September 8, 2008

Attorney general Brown sues 2 port trucking firms over labor practices
Los Angeles Times

Bikes *In* The Bus!
Militant Angeleno

Calif. Aims to Concentrate Growth to Cut Use of Cars - High-Density Development May Get Dibs on Funds
Washington Post

Capitol Journal: Allow a majority budget vote - The delay in passing a state fiscal plan is not the fault of Republicans or Democrats but of the state's supermajority rule
Los Angeles Times

Container that revolutionized shipping - Moving the same box from origin to ship to destination increases efficiency but drives jobs across the ocean
Press Enterprise

Hopes Dim For Lowenthal Container Fee Becoming Law
Cunningham Report

How to keep the flow of cargo from overwhelming streets and freeways
Press Enterprise

Is There a Future in Politics for Urban-Minded Bloggers?

L.A. must plan to keep region competitive and vital
Daily News

Los Angeles port, truckers group head for court
Los Angeles Times

Metro aims to improve public transit in West LA - Community meetings held in major areas, including Westwood, Culver City and Santa Monica
UCLA Daily Bruin

More green lights in San Bernardino County motorists' future
Press Enterprise

My View: Budget crisis burdens everyone in California - By Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sacramento Bee

Paying bus fares
Riding Transit In Los Angeles

Plan to cut projects funding upsets local politicians
Whittier Daily News

Report lauds Industry stadium site - But air quality, traffic are issues
San Bernardino Sun

Seeding the future with 'podcars' - Bringing convenience, efficiency and safety to mass transit
Los Angeles Times

SunLine rolls out changes to bus routes
Desert Sun


Transportation Headlines for Sunday September 7, 208

Beauty at Curb Level - Park(ing) Day L.A. Looks to Shed a Little Creativity on City Streets
LA Downtown News

Bus of future rolled out for first test drive
Mercury News

City of L.A. Prepares for Sunday's 9th Annual Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon - Olympic Distance Swim-Cycle-Run Course Stretches from Venice Beach to Downtown LA

Culver City's new valet parking service is a hit
Los Angeles Times

Dan Walters: Deukmejian traded away budget curbs
Sacramento Bee

Editorial - Streetcar Momentum
LA Downtown News

Game of legislative chicken: California budget 68 DAYS late
Los Angeles Times

Highway Trust Fund Is Nearly Out of Gas - Transportation Chief Calls for $8 Billion
Washington Post

Historic railyard beams located
Daily Breeze

Lofty concept - Firm has high hopes for new type of blimp
Whittier Daily News

Los Angeles Triathlon Is Sunday–That Means Road Closures

New artifacts unearthed at site of L.A.'s first train station - A full excavation is done at three spots where sonar found materials buried underneath a state park under development near Chinatown
Los Angeles Times

New DASH Route Free This Week
LA Downtown News

Officials tout bus' new route to San Jacinto High School students
Press Enterprise

Port goods flow through Inland area; port funds don't
Press Enterprise

Random How To: Riverside to Pasadena by public transit
The Bus Bench

Schwarzenegger could soon face recall
San Francisco Chronicle

Start-up Miwok Airways offers a way to beat traffic with short-hop air service
Los Angeles Times

State drivers exercising restraint
Daily Breeze