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2/28/2009

Transportation Headlines for Saturday February 28, 2009

Aircraft landings at LAX are quieter, cleaner
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Antonovich Secures Measure R Funds for Metrolink System Safety Improvements
Santa Clarita Valley News Center

Cheaper gasoline, riders' job losses empty train seats
Daily News

Despite lower prices, less gas is being used
Sacramento Bee

DOT Adviser Applauds Rep. Blumenauer’s Plan to Link Transportation Finance, Investment and Climate Change Initiatives - New revenue sources to fix transportation could come from carbon cap and vehicle miles traveled fees
Environmental Defense Fund

Engineer in fatal Metrolink crash let teens ride in cab, sources say - Text messages show Robert M. Sanchez took rail fans for ride-alongs in violation of safety regulations
Los Angeles Times

Environmental Defense Fund Welcomes EPA Clean Air Standards to Reduce Hazardous Diesel Pollution
PRNewswire

FTA Updates Recovery Act Apportionment Guidance
Passenger Transport

Highway Users Bewildered by Administration's Transportation Budget Proposal
PRNewswire

HOT toll lanes commute to Bay Area
Daily Journal

Implementing Highway and Rail Related Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Nossaman

LaHood won't challenge Congressional efforts to end Mexico truck project
The Trucker

Metro Backs Federal Stimulus Funding for Foothill Extension, but not without a debate: A Letter From Habib Balian
I Will Rider

Obama Releases $3.6 Trillion Budget Plan for FY 2010; Includes $72.5 Billion for U.S. DOT
Passenger Transport

Oberstar, Mica, Blumenauer Headline APTA Legislative Conference; LaHood to Speak Monday Afternoon
Passenger Transport

Q-Line answers - Making Tracks (Exposition Light Rail)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Ports' leaders see slow recovery - Recession and competition from rivals dampen expected volume in Long Beach and L.A.
Daily Breeze

Rebuilding a Bridge - Complex Plan to Replace Ailing Viaduct Involves Historic, Logistical Challenges
LA Downtown News

Report: U.S. should employ mileage-based usage fee
Metro Magazine

South Koreans May Lose Subway Mobile TV As Broadcasters Face Cash Crisis
Washington Post

Statement by William W. Millar President, American Public Transportation Association On U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s Leadership in Transportation Infrastructure Funding
American Public Transportation Association

Supporting Mass Transit
Living on Earth

Tough times spur novel transportation bond deal
San Francisco Chronicle

Transit Agencies Face Financial Crunch
Passenger Transport

Transportation for America Launches Its Campaign Platform
StreetsBlog

Union Pacific Conductor in L.A. Crash Said to Fail Drug Test
Bloomberg

Washington Metro expands wireless service
Metro Magazine

2/27/2009

Transportation Headlines for Friday February 27, 2009

10 Of The Greatest Metro Stations
FreshBump

BAY AREA - Stimulus funds set for roads, transit
San Francisco Chronicle

Caltrans by the Numbers: Report Cards Shows District 7 is the Worst
LAist

Commission recommends federal gas tax increase
Los Angeles Times

County transit chips in for Metrolink train safety upgrades - All member agencies are asked to contribute
Orange County Register

C-SPAN Civics Bus visits Cal State San Bernardino
San Bernardino Sun

Honk If You've Heard This One Before
MSNBC

House approves $10.2 billion for transit in omnibus appropriations bill
Progressive Railroading

House Passes Omnibus Appropriations Bill For FY 2009-- $10.2 Billion For Transit!
American Public Transportation Association

In New York, Broadway as the great walkway
New York Times

Metro plans nearly $1 billion in transportation spending
Daily News

Metro (Sort Of) Decides on Its Stimulus List
StreetsBlogLA

MTA OKs $1 billion project spending
Daily News

Obituary: Former state lawmaker Nell Soto, 82
Sacramento Bee/Capitol Alert

O.C. transportation exec said to be leading candidate for L.A.'s top job
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Rail Subsidy Would Rise Under Obama Budget Proposal
Bloomberg

Rep. Blumenauer to Call for Kick-Start of Transportation Finance Reform to Sustain America's Infrastructure Future
PRNewswire

Retiming LA’s Deathwalks
CityWatch

SoCal city approves proposal for NFL stadium
Associated Press

Statement by William W. Millar, President of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on the Release of the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission Report: `Paying Our Way: A New Framework for Transportation Finance`
American Public Transportation Association

Stimulus Package and its impact on transportation
PBS

Trenching could take some of the controversy out of high-speed rail
Mercury News

Wake Up and Smell the Train Coming
CurbedLA

2/26/2009

Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 26, 2009

Angels Flight takes a step toward reopening
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Burbank Airport Authority Proposes Transit Center
RailPAC

Capistrano Beach group rallies for improved rail-crossing safety
Orange County Register

City planning chief: We have to 'bite the bullet and do the subway'
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Commission Urges Taxing Drivers More
Wall Street Journal

DC transit, bank reach deal on AIG-tied funds
RozaBlog

GASP! OCTA ask for Public Input
Long Beach Cyclists

Imagine if LA's Meters Were Enforced 24/7 & Owned by Morgan Stanley
LAist

Interesting Expo Line Phase II Article
NachoLoversAnonymousBlog

John Wayne Airport posts 16 percent decline in January air traffic
Orange County Register

Just Like Our Traffic, L.A.'s Freeway Conditions are the State's Worst
BlogDowntown

LA, the Most Congested City in America, Holds the Key to Less Crowded Highways
StreetsBlogLA

LA's Worst Bottleneck: Southbound 101 at Vermont?
LAist

Mayoral candidates debate Westside subway plan
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Officials have yet to figure out California budget's impact on transportation funding
San Bernardino Sun

One Way To Save Transit
Planetizen

Ontario passenger decline biggest among SoCal airports
Press Enterprise

RTA to discuss service cutbacks
Press Enterprise

There's No Cleaner Ride Than a GM Bus
Fast Company

Tide service on Main Street to continue on
Santa Monica Daily Press

U.S. Should Shift From the Gas Tax to a Mileage-Based Usage Fee by 2020
PR Newswire

Where's that stimulus money going?
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Why Bus Rapid Transit Works
Planetizen

`Wish list' for federal funds gets panel nod
Daily News

Virgin Trains in race to realise Barack Obama's high-speed rail system
The Times

2/25/2009

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 25, 2009

All-electric trucks ready to roll - SHIPPING: Balqon locally builds rigs that haul containers 30 to 70 miles on a charge
Press Telegram

America's Most Congested Cities - Commuters in these 20 cities understand the meaning of ''traffic jam'' all too well
Forbes

America's Worst Intersections - Although still bad in these spots, traffic congestion in the U.S. has lessened as the economy has slowed
Forbes

Boy, 17, Shot on MTA Bus in Hyde Park
MSNBC

Bus Transit Safety and Security Quarterly Newsletter - Winter 2009
Transportation Research Board

Economic Crisis Complicates California’s Goals on Climate
New York Times

Economic Stimulus Includes $1,000 for Mass Transit Riders
Red, Green and Blue

Expo Line Meeting: Rapper's Delight in Cheviot Hills
CurbedLA

Fleet of electric trucks is bound for Port of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times

Harbor City assembly line rolls
Daily Breeze

How to charge your phone on public transit?
The Bus Bench

LA/Ontario International Airport sees 31% fewer passengers - The recession is blamed for the plunge in January compared with the same month a year ago. At LAX, domestic traffic is off 10% and there are 14% fewer international passengers
Los Angeles Times

L.A. port gets its first electric truck
Los Angeles Times

Light Rail to the Ocean: Even the Sea Gulls Are Happy
CurbedLA

Light Rail Vehicle Collisions with Vehicles at Signalized Intersections
Transportation Research Board

Local Street Traffic? Google Maps Now Has That Too
LAist

Los Angeles exploring deal to lease parking structures and meters to a private firm - Mayor Villaraigosa finds the idea attractive after Chicago received a $1.15-billion infusion from Morgan Stanley for running its parking facilities and meters
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles light rail advances
Railway Gazette International

Los Angeles Transportation Facts and Fiction: Freeways
New York Times/Freakonomics

Luring Government IT to the Cloud
eWeek

MTA board set to grill CEO candidates
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

New Air Pollution Study Reports Clean Alternative Fuels Gains at Top U.S. and International Container Shipping Ports
MarketWatch

Port offers incentives for rail use - Fighting to stem a record decline in cargo volumes, port authorities approved per-container discounts for shippers using rail to move cargo off docks in Long Beach and Los Angeles
Press Telegram

Railroad bridge plan hits snag
Whittier Daily News

Rail Transit Safety Quarterly Newsletter - Winter 2009
Transportation Research Board

Under New Management, Marathon Returning to Old Route
BlogDowntown

Utah Transit Authority showcases electronic fare collection system
Government Technology

Your Measure R Dollars at Work: Safer Metrolink
StreetsBlogLA

Who should run L.A.'s parking meters?
Los Angeles Times/LA Now