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9/18/2009

Transportation Headlines for Friday September 18, 2009

Cruising L.A.'s Burgeoning Bike Scene, Traffic Be Darned
Washington Post

Culver CityBus to launch Sepulveda Rapid bus
MetroRiderLA

Duarte Joins in CRA Lawsuit
Mid Valley News

Establishing Objective, Realistic Assessment Tools for Planning an Effective High-Speed Rail Network
Transport Politic

FHWA published new Primer on Congestion Pricing and Transit
Caltrans Library & History Center

Fifth National GIS in Transit Conference Program Unveiled
GIS Cafe

Final Briefs Filed in Clean-Truck Case
Journal of Commerce

Final EIR for Tom Bradley Terminal reconfiguration and enhancement project released
The Argonaut

Here’s How We Should Build Out A High Speed Rail Network
The Infrastructurist

Highway bill draws $45 million in lobbying
Land Line

Hollywood Makeover
SoapBoxLA

How the Railroads Took Control of Time
New York Times

Interstate 215 Widening Project Phases 3 & 4 Ceremonial Groundbreaking
BlackVoiceNews

Legislation for a 21st Century Transportation System Doesn't Come Easy
New York Times

Maglev Back In the Ring in Speedy Train Battle
Curbed LA

Map: Park[ing] Day is Tomorrow, What Parks will be near You?
LAist

Oberstar to Back 3-Month Delay in Transport Bill As Soon As Next Week
LA Streetsblog

Park[ing] Day Returns
BlogDowntown

Parsons Brinckerhoff acquired by UK firm for $626M - Balfour Beatty is buying transportation engineering group Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc., whose founder designed New York's first subway, the IRT, in 1904
CrainsNewYork

Pueblo del Sol HOPE VI Project in East Los Angeles Serves as Revitalization Model for Choice Neighborhoods Initiative
Open House

Recent Customer Survey Shows Overwhelming Majority of Riders Are Satisfied With Metro Bus and Rail Service
Metro

Rosendahl Streetscast Part II: Goals for the Council Transportation Committee
LA Streetsblog

Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus to dedicate new maintenance facility Wednesday, Sept. 23rd
The Argonaut

Senate passes big boost for housing, transport
Reuters

Turmoil, tempers at 11th hour as LA smog-credits bill neared victory
Capitol Weekly

Use Google Maps to plan trips on Long Beach Transit
EverythingLongBeach

Warner Scores a (Small) Win for White House’s Transportation Agenda
LA Streetsblog

West Covina glitch postpones hearing on Foothill Transit park-and-ride
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

9/17/2009

Transportation Headlines for Thursday September 17, 2009

Bill to kill a surface-road extension for the 710 is awaiting governor's signature
Pasadena Star News

Crenshaw Transit Corridor - Open Houses/Public Hearings
Metro

Delegation Visit Part 2: Xavier Becerra
Bus Riders Union

Disability activists sue Caltrans over access complaints - Suit alleges the agency has failed to bring sidewalks, intersections and roads into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act when upgrading or building transportation infrastructure
Los Angeles Times

Do Speed Cameras Make Roads Safer?
NPR

DOT Expands Funding For Studies on U.S. Maglev Corridors; How much longer can they keep doing these planning studies?
Transport Gooru

Effort to Stop Bullet Train Off the Rails—For Now
Curbed LA

High-speed rail competition heats up with new funding
Las Vegas Sun

House Panel Passes Bill Stripping Rail Antitrust Exemptions
NASDAQ

Indian Women Find New Peace in Rail Commute
New York Times

L.A.-Long Beach Face Alameda Corridor Bailout Payments
Cunningham Report

L.A.-Long Beach Ports Will Test TWIC Scanners – Finally
Cunningham Report

LA, Long Beach Volumes Grew In August
Journal of Commerce

Las Vegas-Anaheim maglev train proposal to finally receive federal funds - The project will get $45 million that was approved several years ago to pay for final planning and environmental analysis
Los Angeles Times

OCTA March 2010 Service Cuts - Give OCTA Your Input
Pacific Progressive

Portions Of 710 Freeway To Be Closed For 10 Days
CBS News

Santa Monica Takes a Close Look at Parking
Travelin’ Local

Senate votes to allow guns on Amtrak
AP

Senate Votes to O.K. Checked Guns on Amtrak
New York Times

Steve Huff Appointed to Mobility 21 Advisory Board
Yahoo! Finance

Union Port of Call - Congress may abet a Teamsters takeover
Wall Street Journal

What news websites are missing: Mobile transit applications
The Transit Wire

9/16/2009

Transportation Headlines for Wedneday September 16, 2009

9 Fascinating and Futuristic Bus Stops
The Infrastructurist

60 Freeway closures planned for construction
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

2009 Transportation Policy and Finance Summit
Transportation Research Board

Anderson Forecast: Unemployment could hit 12.2 percent by Dec. 31
Daily News

Bill to ban 710 above-ground freeway option to go to governor
Pasadena Star News

California's jobs picture will be grim for years, two forecasts say
Sacramento Bee

Census profiles for Purple Line MOS-3 stations
MetroRiderLA

Construction lags on LA-Culver City Expo Line
Daily News

Cost Concerns Could Shorten L.A.’s Crenshaw Corridor… Or Turn Planners to Rapid Buses
Transport Politic

El Monte Transit Village could lose additional $2.5 million because of fraud investigation
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

El Monte Transit Village fraud investigation turned over to DA
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Firms get look at Gold Line possibilities
Pasadena Star News

I-215 road upgrade has $128 million booster shot of stimulus funds
Press Enteprise

Japan launches campaign against groping on trains - Japanese police are clamping down on web sites that offer tips on how to grope women on trains without getting caught
Telegraph UK

L.A. MTA seeks public feedback on Crenshaw Corridor plan
Progressive Railroading

L.A. waits for its opening(s)
MetroRiderLA

Methodologies to Estimate the Economic Impacts of Disruptions to the Goods Movement System
Transportation Research Board

More on McCain’s Anti-Transit and Coburn’s Anti-Bike Amendments
Streetsblog

New ‘Zipcar’ May Take Eight Cars Off the Road
LA Downtown News

Ports keep struggling
LA Observed

Procedures Guide for Right-of-Way Cost Estimation and Cost Management
Transportation Research Board

Take Action: Senators want to slash transit funding
Transportation For America

Top 100 Urban Thinkers
Planetizen

West Covina to consider park-and-ride project
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

West Hollywood residents complain of speeding cars on city streets
Los Angeles Times

9/15/2009

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday September 15, 2009

Another delay pushes Expo Line opening to late 2011 - A September report projects a 50-week delay in opening the 8.6-mile light-rail system from downtown L.A. to Culver City. The project is about half finished
Los Angeles Times

California Leads Nation with Over $2 Billion in Federal Obligations for Highway Transportation Recovery Act Funding
Office of the Governor

Car sharing is seen as way to ease city traffic
Daily News

City of Duarte creates committee for Gold Line extension
Pasadena Star News

Evaluating the Highway-Transit Compromise
Transport Politic

Federal Proposal Would Spend $154 Million on Vehicle Tracking Tax - Oregon congressman wants to spend taxpayer money to develop nationwide vehicle tracking and taxing technologies
TheNewspaper

Gasoline prices keep rising in California while falling nationwide
Los Angeles Times

Green transit advocates seek advantage
Politico

Hollywood & Western - "No-Man's Land"
SoapBoxLA

How Can We Improve Transportation Security?
National Journal

LAWA director seeks to reverse decades of LAX underinvestment
Jane’s

McCain Includes Wilshire Bus Lanes, Gold Line Extension in Amendments to Curb 'Wasteful Spending' by Fed
LAist

McCain’s List of Wasteful Transit Includes Wilshire Bus-Only Lanes and Gold Line Extension
LA Streetsblog

Mineta Transportation Institute Publishes Study on Recruiting Candidates into Transportation Careers
Reuters

Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Options Exist to Enhance Transportation Planning Capacity and Federal Oversight. GAO-09-868, September 9
US GAO
Survey Supplement

Muni checks security cameras in wake of attack
San Francisco Chronicle

NPR Looks At High Speed Rail
The Infrastructurist

NY City Council To MTA CEO: “(MTA) Operational Data Should Be Wholly In The Public Domain”
Station Stops

Oberstar Stands Firm on Transportation Bill, Gets Industry Backup
LA Streetsblog

Punching Holes
Riding in Riverside

REGION: North County riders sing early Compass Card blues - Software upgrades start to fix some problems
North County Times

South Coast Air Quality Management District Approves Funding for 483 Natural-Gas-Fueled Trucks To Replace Diesel Trucks for Drayage at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles
Reuters

Three on maglev
Transit Wire

Transit TV Programming Returning to Metro Buses - Sun Valley Firm Buys Assets After Bankruptcy Filing
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Walking on glass: New eco-friendly pavement
Transit Wire

Who Controls Data About Public Transportation?
Electronic Frontiers Foundation

Zipcar Partners with City Officials, UCLA & USC to Expand Car Sharing in Los Angeles
Reuters

9/14/2009

Transportation Headlines for Monday September 14, 2009

1 Year After Devastating Crash, Is Metrolink Safe? Metrolink Dedicates Plaque To 25 Killed In Nation's 2nd Deadliest Train Accident - Rail Officials Say They Haven't Reached Their Safety Goals
CBS News

APTA Unveils Advertising Campaign at Capitol Hill Metro Stations
Passenger Transport

Ceremonies commemorate Metrolink crash victims - A memorial service at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth, near where 25 people were killed and 135 were injured, is among several marking the one-year anniversary of the tragedy
Los Angeles Times

Cities, state team up for 57/60 freeway fix
Whittier Daily News

Crenshaw Corridor LRT Alternative Operating Plan
Flickr

Department of Energy Gets Basic Math Wrong in its Rail Analysis
LA Streetsblog

Did a California rail PR deal go too far? Though now derailed, the $9-million PR contract involving two former Schwarzenegger officials raises questions about cronyism
Los Angeles Times

DOT Expands Funding For Studies on U.S. Maglev Corridors
Transport Politic

Driver’s Seat - Art Leahy, the son of streetcar operators, has gone from working a bus route to running the MTA
Los Angeles Business Journal

Editorial: Is public transit poised for a comeback?
Sacramento Bee

Fall brings gridlock on area freeways
Whittier Daily News

Finances and Transit: Report
Passenger Transport

Gasoline prices in L.A. County reach yearly high
Daily News

GIS is the big winner in push for open government
The Transit Wire

Glitches and finishing touches on Gold Line extension to East L.A. Paint on concrete at certain spots contained a compound that conducted electricity, causing false signals and forcing removal. But with 99% of construction done, the line could open in November
Los Angeles Times

Irvine Station set to get direct-route buses to LAX - Los Angeles World Airports, Irvine City Council expect to begin program by mid-November
OC Metro

Is Enough Being Done to Stop the Assault on Bus Operators?
Metro Magazine

L.A. Then & Now - Parking lot pioneer lured drivers with 5-cent spots. It was a slow start for Andrew Pansini -- taking in just $15 in the first six months. But 'automania' put his services in demand and pushed him to perfect the car-parking business
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink is still far from completing 3 major safety recommendations - The rail agency has made progress since the fatal Chatsworth crash a year ago, experts say, but it still needs to undertake management and performance assessments, as well as finish a strategic plan
Los Angeles Times

Memorial marks Metrolink crash anniversary
ABC News

NABI marks delivery, production milestones
Metro Magazine

New Transportation Group Coming to L.A. Help Us Pick a Name and Win Membership for Life
LA Streetsblog

N.Y. MTA unveils colorful subway station artwork
Metro Magazine

OCTA Meetings About More Transit Cuts
Pacific Progressive

Port Considers New Intermodal Facility
Grunion Gazette

Privatized Rail Transportation for Denver Now Leaving the Station - All On Board!?
Unbossed

Progress seen in train safety efforts, but there's more left to be done
Press Enterprise

Rancho council wants to move on 241 extension - Local officials say it's necessary; one public speaker says it's 'illegal.'
Orange County Register

Recovery Act Funds Benefit Transit Construction
Passenger Transport

Road to Bus Lanes on Wilshire Is Long, Winding, Rutted
Curbed LA

Scoping out a wider 405: Transportation agencies seek public comments
Seal Beach Daily

SF Bay ferry services live on Google Transit
Trillium

The BRU Model
Riding in Riverside

TRB Report: Increased Density Could Lead to Better Livability
Passenger Transport

Truckers' unionization battle is loaded with controversy
Daily Breeze

UCLA Speaker Series to discuss how local transportation policy can affect climate change
LA Subway Blog

U.S. Should Reward Governments for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Passenger Transport

White House Tells Senate: Grants No Substitute For Infrastructure Bank
Streetsblog

Whittier-area cities concerned about impact of high-speed rail
Whittier Daily News