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4/04/2009

Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 4, 2009

AASHTO launches transit awareness campaign
Metro Magazine

Architects Dreaming: Bergamot Station Sandwich Proposed
CurbedLA

Beaumont explores bus options for vets, students
Record Gazette

Big rigs banned from Angeles Crest Highway; driver charged
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Both CD5 Council Candidates Oppose Pico-Olympic Plan
StreetsBlogLA

Californians slam brakes on gas use
Sacramento Bee

Caltrans Bans Trucks on Angeles Crest Highway for 90 Days
LAist

Cities' paratransit services face cutbacks, fare increases
USA Today

Cyclists and Other Road Hazards
SoapBoxLA

Experts Converge in Los Angeles to Discuss Light Rail Growth
American Public Transportation Association

Expo Backs Colorado, Lawsuit Threatened
CurbedLA

Expo Line board votes for Exposition Boulevard route - Light-rail line construction authority prefers the existing railroad right-of-way through Cheviot Hills for the tracks between Culver City and Santa Monica
Los Angeles Times

Half of Muni routes face cuts
San Francisco Chronicle

Guide to Google Maps for Mobile
GPS Daily

LA Port okays day-pass system
Today’s Trucking

Light Rail Route from Culver City to Santa Monica Chosen by Board
LAist

Long Beach to Up Capacity, Cut Pollution
Journal Of Commerce

Lost Airfields of Greater Los Angeles
ReBlog

Major lines putting new and bigger ships on West Coast
San Francisco Chronicle

Metro Chief Operating Officer Carolyn Flowers - Live chat transcript from Friday April 3, 2009
Metro Interactive

Our Campaign for Stimulus/Measure R Funding to Grade Separate the South LA Portion of Expo
Citizen’s Campaign to Fix Expo

Pair of Events Will Make Saturday Morning Traffic an Adventure
BlogDowntown

Port of Los Angeles to test electric cranes
Daily Breeze

PSA`s -- `Go Green Go Public`
American Public Transportation Association

Rail Customer Service Challenge
American Public Transportation Association

Road More Traveled - Why the Congestion Crisis Matters More Than You Think And What We Can Do About
Reason

Route chosen for Santa Monica portion of Expo Line
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Seeking the Last of the Pullman Porters
New York Times

sound of music + train station dancing = heaven
los anjalis

South Bay Environmentalism - Try pedaling to work
Daily Breeze

Victory: Expo advances to Final EIR, going with Expo Right Of Way
SirinyaExploresLA

4/03/2009

Transportation Headlines for Friday April 3, 2009

Agency approves stimulus funds for 215 Freeway project
Inland Empire News

Angry Residents Pack Olympic-Pico Meetings
LAist

“Are We There Yet?” - AASHTO launches national campaign to build awareness and provide information on the critical needs of our nation’s transportation system
Transport Gooru

California high-speed rail project timeline
Mercury News

City Hall looks for different rail yard locations
Santa Monica Daily Press

Clean Energy Backs Natural Gas Vehicle Legislation
Environmental Leader

Coast Guard Gets It: Goes Web 2.0 to Serve the Public
LAist

Congresswoman Harman honored as Port Person of the Year by AAPA
The Argonaut

Crossroad Blues
Freakonomics/New York Times

Even the Girl Scouts Warned Caltrans About the Dangers
LAist

Expo Board Backs Route Down Right of Way and Colorado
StreetsBlogLA

Fairfax Residents Still Don’t Like LADOT’s Plans for Pico-Olympic
StreetsBlogLA

Girl Scout warned of road safety issues in La Canada
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Google Maps now has transit directions for Charlotte
CLT

Growth plans for LB Port go to public
Press Telegram

LA/LB to Begin Disbursing Clean-Trucks Fees
Journal of Commerce

LA MTA Ratings Raised
AFP

LAPD Pedestrian Sting Ends with Hundreds of Ticketed Drivers in Northridge
LAist

Long Beach port expansion moves closer to passage - The final environmental impact report for the $750-million project is set for release today. Port officials expect it to be approved despite opposition from environmentalists
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Named in Top 5 of Least Wasteful Cities
LAist

Metro Deploys ‘Safety Ambassadors’ to Eastside
Eastside Sun

Metrolink considering fare hikes up to 5.5%
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Metrolink Fares Could Be on the Rise
NBC

More Federal Economic Stimulus Funding Allocated For Transportation Projects
CalTrans

MTA approves Ridley-Thomas local hiring program proposal
The Argonaut

Ontario International Airport considering furloughs
Press Enterprise

On the Road Again - Pump Prices Revive Appeal of Natural Gas on Capitol Hill and in Detroit
Washington Post

Pain on LA’s Deathwalks Turns Epidemic
CityWatch

Palmdale City Council moves to develop shuttered airport - The panel OKs creation of an agency to restore passenger service at Palmdale Regional. United canceled flights to San Francisco in December. Los Angeles World Airports shut the facility in February
Los Angeles Times

Public weighs in on MTA's alternatives for regional connector line
NPR

Ready to try public-private partnerships yet? With state transportation agencies too strapped to fix bridges and roads, and union pension funds looking for investments, the P3 idea is spreading. Maybe even to a wary West Coast?
CrossCut

Reductions in Transportation Funding
City of Ventura Transportation Engineering

SANBAG agrees to create local transportation stimulus fund
Desert Dispatch

Santa Monica Freeway Cap Parks Confusion Cleared
CurbedLA

Santa Monica’s Stewart Park residents, gallery owners hope to derail MTA’s proposed facility
The Argonaut

Smarter planning needed to upgrade the nation's aging infrastructure
Redlands Daily Facts

We Drive Nissan's Electric Car, and It's Sweet
Wired

WE'RE HITTING THE STREETS
Citizen’s Campaign to Fix Expo

WESTSIDE SUBWAY
Larchmont Chronicle

What Can We Learn from Oregon’s Mileage Tax Experiment?
StreetsBlogLA

4/02/2009

Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 2, 2009

91 Expressway toll drops due to lack of demand
Press Telegram

All Thai-ed Up: Celebrate Songkran in Thai Town This Sunday
LAist

Amazing (Subway) Race
New York Times/Freakonomics

ARB’s fuel-nozzle regulation gets under way as scheduled
Capitol Weekly

As Pedestrian Crashes and Fatalities Mount, What is L.A.’s Plan?
StreetsBlogLA

Askmen.com Ranks Los Angeles 19th Best City out of 29
MetBlogsLA

Buses Of The Future
The Infrastructurist

CATS launches Google Transit
Metro

Chicago Has Its Eye On The Summer Olympic Prize
NPR

City Council votes to support Anaheim to Las Vegas train
Desert Dispatch

Critical Mass Riverside
Riding in Riverside

Could JetBlue depart LB? AIRLINE: Officials say the carrier is weary of airport improvements' slow pace
Press Telegram

DOT Working Quickly to Distribute Economic Recovery Funds
National League of Cities

Expo Construction Authority Expected to Pick Final Route
StreetsBlogLA

Google Introduces New Bike-sharing Service
CommuterPageBlog

Government may reward car buyers - Measures offer motorists as much as $5,000 to scrap gas-guzzlers and buy new vehicles
Los Angeles Times

JetBlue says it may stop Long Beach operations
Los Angeles Times

Kurt Andersen On Loving LA, Transportation
CurbedLA

LAX Warns of Worker Furloughs, BUR Adds Premium Valet, JetBlue Considering Leaving Long Beach
LAist

Let Every One Be Counted: Mayor Launches 2010 Census Initiative
LAist

Long Beach port expansion moves closer to passage - The final environmental impact report for the $750-million project is set for release today. Port officials expect it to be approved despite opposition from environmentalists
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Air Freight Dives
Journal of Commerce

Natural gas legislation announced by Boren and Sullivan
Tulsa World

New Wireless System Reduces Paperwork, Maintains High Levels of Service for Freeway Service Patrol
FSP Bay Area

No More Free Transfers on Downtown DASH Routes
NBC

Officials need transportation data to cut CO2
UPI

Oregon’s Successful Mileage Tax Experiment
WorldChanging

Oregon’s successful mileage tax experiment worked smoothly—and helped curb congestion
Grist

Pershing Parking Rate Change Passes Committee
BlogDowntown

Powerful group comes out against Expo Line yard plan
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

'Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2009' Reduces Congestion, Emissions and Increases Efficiency
PRNewswire

Sharrows and Bike Lanes: Long Beach Bicyclists Want More
CurbedLA

This Ride Makes Bullet Trains Look Slow
Wired

Toll Discounts for In-State Residents Draw Constitutional Challenge
New York Times

Turning a new wheel on the streets of LB - TRANSIT: Bike lanes, new plans, festival could encourage more to ride
Press Telegram

UITP: Integrate urban mobility into recovery plans
Metro

Vietnamese Cable Car Climbs to the Record Book
Wired

Yes, That's Billion With a B
CurbedLA

Westside Subway Extension
Westside Today

4/01/2009

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 1, 2009

6th Street Study Expands List of Considered Design Options
BlogDowntown

AC Transit riders' claim of funding bias tossed
San Francisco Chronicle

Air Board Fines Big Blue Bus
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Artists Asked to Make "Gateway" to San Gabriel Valley
CurbedLA

Best Practices in Transit Service Planning
Transportation Research Board

Big Blue Bus hit with hefty fine
Santa Monica Daily Press

Bob Hope Airport to kick off new valet service today
Daily News

California Bond Sale Could Revive Public Works
New York Times

California steps up its hydrogen plans
GasWorld

Capturing the Value of Transit - New report by Center for Transit-Oriented Development released
Reconnecting America

Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program: A Status Report 2009
Transportation Research Board

Connecting California: Key Public Transportation Projects and Their Benefits for the Golden State
Transportation Research Board

Curitiba’s BRT: Inspired Bus Rapid Transit Around the World
StreetFilms

Curitiba’s Bus Rapid Transit: 2.3 Million Passengers a Day
Alternative Energy Newswire

EPA Needs to Improve Its Efforts to Reduce Air Emissions at U.S. Ports
Transportation Research Board

Financing Transportation Infrastructure in California
Transportation Research Board

From Long Beach to Pasadena, It Would be One Train Ride
LAist

Gas station owners rebel against pollution rules
Los Angeles Times

Get Ready for Another Set of 'Subway to the Sea' Public Meetings
LAist

Logistics may be first to recover from recession
Whittier Daily News

Metro Brings Back Online Chats: Chat This Friday with Carolyn Flowers
StreetsBlogLA

New 37-Mile Hiking Trail to Open on Catalina Island
LAist

Poticha Tells Senate US Needs Transformative Transportation Bill - RA CEO says bill should link transportation to housing, climate change, energy security, green jobs, affordability, equity, health
Reconnecting America

Public Transportation's Role in Addressing Global Climate Change
Transportation Research Board

Review of Liability and Indemnity Provisions Associated with Commuter Rail Agreements
Transportation Research Board

SANBAG transit plan likely to be delayed again
Press Enterprise

SF MTA Board Will Be Asked to Declare Fiscal Emergency
StreetsBlogSF

Streetcar Economics - Michael Powell explains why he’s become “evangelical” about streetcars
Reconnecting America

Students, Professors Activists Call for Grade-Separated Connector
StreetsBlogLA

Transportation's Role in Emergency Evacuation and Reentry
Transportation Research Board

Westside transit forum scheduled at MAK Center
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Editor's Note: Happy 16th birthday Metro!

3/31/2009

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 31, 2009

91 Express toll lane prices to drop
Press Enteprise

California DOT’s new monitoring systems to speed traffic flow
Traffic Technology Today

California is Setting the Stage for a Tax on Vehicle Miles Traveled
StreetsBlogLA

Calif. port eyes clean truck incentives
eTrucker

Councils Prep for DOT MOU Meetings
CityWatch

County's polluting buses fined $5,000
Ventura County Star

Creek Freak on the City’s Plan for Arroyo Seco Cornfields
StreetsBlogLA

EDF Joins EPA in Announcement of Historic U.S. Action to Protect Americans from Deadly Global Shipping Pollution - Fuel from Sea-Going Vessels Is Major Source of Air Pollution at 100+ U.S. Port Cities, New EDF Report Shows
Environmental Defense Fund

Enthusiasm Builds for Helping a Shift to Fuel-Efficient Cars
New York Times

EPA Unveils New Ports Emissions Plan
NPR

L.A. sets meetings on Olympic-Pico traffic plan - The proposal would restrict parking during peak traffic periods on Olympic and Pico boulevards, and signals would be timed in a way that would favor westbound traffic on Olympic and eastbound on Pico
Los Angeles Times

Mayor’s Pico-Olympic Traffic Plan Surfaces Again
CityWatch

National Train Day Means Amtrak is Still Chugging Along
Jaunted

Old West comes alive at Railfest - Heyday of trains saluted
Ventura County Star

Orange County Lowers Toll Rates
Reason

Public Meetings Set for Olympic-Pico Traffic Plan
LAist

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus not so 'green'?
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Short List of Top Logistics Locations - Which locations are ready to handle your next logistics facility?
Area Development

Tech Firms Seek to Get Agencies on Board With Cloud Computing
Washington Post

Toll Lanes On; Air-Friendly Buses Too
CurbedLA

TriMet Metro unveils an online planning tool - Build-a-system tool is designed to involve public in transit corridor development
Daily Journal Of Commerce

Urban Planning with Smart Growth Principles - Sustainable Growth Guidelines for Land Use and Transportation Design
Suite 101

Vehicle Manufacturers Are Leading Intelligent Transportation Systems Efforts with Obstacle Detection Systems Launching in 2009, According to ABI Research
MarketWatch

Welcome to the Valley: Proposed bridge would become region's landmark
Pasadena Star News

What You Need to Know Before This Week’s Pico-Olympic Meetings
StreetsBlogLA

Winners of A New Infrastructure: Innovative Transit Solutions for Los Angeles
The Architects Newspaper

Winners of A NEW INFRASTRUCTURE Competition Announced
Bustler

3/30/2009

Transportation Headlines for Monday March 30, 2009

Amtrak To Improve CRM, Passenger Information, Employee Information Management With Stimulus Money
TMCnet

Brookings to Congress: Integrate Housing and Transportation Planning
Planetizen

Chicago transit: Ideas to reach 1 billion rides a year - CTA rider wins $5,000 first-place prize with his proposal
Chicago Tribune

City plans meetings on Olympic-Pico traffic plan
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Economic Outlook: Distribution - Hard road ahead - Truckers slog through recession, face tough air rules
San Bernardino Sun

Envisioning a New Los Angeles
LA Observed

Goods movement key to SB County
Daily Bulletin

Hearings set for Blue and Gold light rail link plans
Daily News

High Desert logistics hub pushes on
San Bernardino Sun

Hodge-podge in a 'World Class City'
Santa Monica Daily Press

Homeless in Lancaster get free bus tickets to go away
Los Angeles Times

Hooray for Victorville
California High Speed Rail Blog

LA/ONT cargo preparing for takeoff
San Bernardino Sun

New Hybrid Rotary engine from Mazda
Alternative Transit

New Round of Regional Connector Meetings
LA Downtown News

On the FAST Track - With Downtown Skyscrapers on His Resume, Developer Jim Thomas Sets His Sights on Alleviating L.A.’s Gridlock
LA Downtown News

Police agencies ride the rails for safety
Press Enterprise

San Francisco's hybrid taxis prove their worth
Los Angeles Times

SEPTA budget proposal: No fare increases or service cuts
Philly.com

Stretches of 110 Freeway will be closed in coming week
Daily News

T’s budget pain felt in cities across U.S. - Riders could soon be paying more money for less service on the MBTA, but commuters across the country are not immune from the same plight
Metro

U.S. Infrastructure Report Card: D
AllGov