Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

4/18/2008

Transportation Headlines for Friday April 18, 2008

Alameda Corridor's train count reaches 100,000
http://www.progressiverailroading.com/news/article.asp?id=16261
Progressive Railroading

Battle Of the Buses: Oh, It’s So On!
http://la.metblogs.com/2008/04/17/battle-of-the-buses-oh-its-so-on/
LA MetBlogs

Blast From the Past: LA's Red Line Construction in 1991
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/04/blast_from_the.php
Curbed L.A.

Building the Metro Red Line
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/17/building-the-metro-red-line/
MetroRiderLA

California State Budget Crunch, Worsening Economy and Rising Fuel Prices Threaten North County Public Transportation
http://www.foxbusiness.com/article/california-state-budget-crunch-worsening-economy-rising-fuel-prices-threaten_568439_1.html
FOX Business

Dan Walters: California Assembly speaker provides fuel for cynics
http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/871848.html
Sacramento Bee

Have unpaid toll fines? It may be docked from your tax return - Driver on 91 Express Lanes saw his fines balloon and money deducted from his tax refund
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/diehl-lanes-express-2019534-octa-toll
Orange County Register

Highway 23 widening to be finished next month
Project is 14 months ahead of schedule
http://snipurl.com/24vjw
Ventura County Star

LACBC: If You Want More Bike Facilities, Tell Metro
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/17/lacbc-if-you-want-more-bike-facilities-tell-metro/
StreetsBlogLA

Legislators Pushing for Green Line Extension to LAX
http://la.streetsblog.org/2008/04/17/legislators-pushing-for-green-line-extension-to-lax/
StreetsBlogLA

Metrolink could come to Redlands in 2015
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/news/ci_8945670
Redlands Daily Facts

Naturally, green dream is realized in South L.A (Metro South Park Shops)
http://snipurl.com/24ult
Los Angeles Wave

NY MTA Sustainability Initiatives
http://www.mta.info/environment/
Report: The Interim Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Sustainability and the MTA http://www.mta.info/environment/pdf/Interimforweb.pdf

Officials mark the expansion of California 23 - The section of highway between Thousand Oaks and Moorpark gets a third lane in each direction. Project is completed more than a year ahead of time
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-highway18apr18,1,983102.story
Los Angeles Times

Omnitrans Rules The School With D.I.Y Student Video Contest
http://metroriderla.com/2008/04/17/omnitrans-rules-the-school-with-diy-student-video-contest/
MetroRiderLA

Orange County toll road foes apply pressure - A California congressional delegation urges Commerce secretary to uphold a state panel's veto of the proposal for Orange County
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-me-tollroad17apr17,1,5221393.story?track=rss
Los Angeles Times

Pacific Surfliner Route: Your Southern California Seaside Seat
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474977325294
Gather.com
AMTRAK/Metrolink/Coaster Rail to Rail Program: http://snipurl.com/24vo5

Pedicabs on mark for Prix - TRANSIT: Pilot program, to run through summer, offers an alternative for getting around in downtown Long Beach
http://www2.presstelegram.com/news/ci_8953087
Press Telegram

Satellite tracking to keep bus riders in western Riverside County updated on arrivals
http://snipurl.com/24vr2
Press Enterprise

Senate approves funding for levitating train
http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8184916
KNTV

Senate vote preserves 'maglev' earmark
http://www.lvrj.com/news/17842369.html
Review Journal

State funding is allocated for local I-10 interchanges
http://snipurl.com/24ul1
Fontana Herald News

Train to LAX Getting Closer, Metro Doesn't Want It
http://laist.com/2008/04/17/train_to_lax_ge.php
LAist

Transportation plan needs more than a simple fix
http://snipurl.com/24vpt
Capitol Weekly

Trench to reduce traffic, pollution
http://www.lacanadaonline.com/articles/2008/04/17/news/lnws-metro0417.txt
La Canada Valley Sun

Westside Extension Meetings in May
http://ginnycase.blogspot.com/2008/04/westside-extension-meetings-in-may.html
Ginny Here and There


Past Transit Videos from the Library’s Archive:

Building the Metro Red Line - 1991
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rWF2TWFGGQ
Rail News Update – 1988
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JdzptUiRUQ
Metro Rail: The Future is Now – 1985
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkFoW5lr-tU
Meeting the Challenges – 1983
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKtixeeJrJk