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10/02/2009

Transportation Headlines for Friday October 2, 2009

Addendum to Crenshaw Corridor scoping meeting
MetroRiderLA

Diesel emissions down drastically at ports of L.A., Long Beach - The year-old program to replace old cargo trucks has made tremendous progress, with an 80% decline in emissions expected by the end of 2010 -- a year ahead of schedule
LA Times

Doug Failing leaving Caltrans for executive position at the MTA - He has been District 7 director since 2002, serving Los Angeles and Ventura counties. In a letter to staff, he said he is resigning because of financial reasons
LA Times

Doug Failing Resigns from Caltrans and Moves to Metro
SoapBoxLA

Feds want $1 million back from Indio - Agency: City broke laws by not allowing for public input on interchange project
Desert Sun

Gold Line Testing Begins Sunday
Eastside Sun

Good Problem With Housing Near Transit: It’s Almost Too Popular
Streetsblog

Has Metro Lost Its Train of Thought?
CityWatch

Heads Up! L.A. Triathlon to Bring Street Closures on Sunday (Plus Best Spots to Watch the Race)
LAist

LA’s Bike Plan: Lacks Vision, Teeth
SoapBoxLA

L.A. County MTA Board support H.R. 2746 (Carnahan Bill)
Labor Community Strategy Center

LA, Long Beach Win EPA Grants
Journal of Commerce

L.A.'s Mass Transition - How the city will fix its traffic jam
The Big Money/Slate

Mayor Villaraigosa, labor unions celebrate arrival of Ansaldobreda
KPCC 89.3

NBC Universal releases retooled plan to add housing development to back lot - The studio tries to address concerns of neighbors and critics that emerged after the proposal was announced three years ago
LA Times

Port Festival To Showcase Green Initiatives, Technologies
Grunion Gazette

Public hearing on MTA’s Crenshaw Transit Corridor set for Tuesday, Oct. 6th
The Argonaut

So many rail agencies, so little service - Metrolink safety is a problem, but the deeper issue is Southern California's hodgepodge of agencies that do not coordinate with each other
LA Times

State court ruling could mean billions going back to transit
Mercury News
California Transit Association: Press Release

Stimulus Recipients Begin Sending Spending Data to OMB
Government Technology

This Weekend: The AltCar Expo in Santa Monica
LA Streetsblog

TOD Poised to Push Past the Recession
Metro Magazine

Transit Board Hears Route Debate
Grunion Gazette

Transportation secretary promises federal action against distracted driving - At a summit focusing on texting, cellphone use and other distractions while driving, Ray LaHood says strong laws and personal responsibility are needed to combat this 'menace to society
LA Times

Universal Studios to get $3 billion NBC makeover - PROJECT: Media giant to spend $100 million on transit as part of redevelopment
Daily News

Urban rail is a new engine for development - Richmond, B.C., makes the most of new Canada Line with 'mini-villages.' Will other cities follow the same track?
Globe and Mail

10/01/2009

Transportation Headlines for Thursday October 1, 2009

Bikers try to avoid being 5th wheel on streets - City officials strive to make Long Beach ‘the most bike-friendly city in the country
Daily 49er

California gasoline use rises for first time since 2006
Sacramento Bee

Golden Pylon Awards put a positive spin on traffic - At a luncheon in L.A. sponsored by regional transit agencies, TV and radio traffic reporters are acknowledged for their work
LA Times

L.A. mayor praises planned light-rail car plant - Villaraigosa says the AnsaldoBreda facility, which begins construction next summer at the earliest, will attract 'decent middle-class jobs' and clean-technology firms to the city
LA Times

Latest L.A. subway and light rail news — with a little NYC envy
Green LA Girl

Living Streets Tenets
Green LA Transportation Working Group

Mayor Villaraigosa, union workers celebrate AnsaldoBreda deal with MTA
KPCC 89.3

Metrolink ‘cab cars’ set for November delivery
Inland Valley News

Metro Looking to Improve 2nd Busiest Station, AKA Pedestrian Hell
LAist

More Light Rail?
South Central Bungalow

More than 5,000 trucks meet Clean Trucks Program standards at ports
Daily Breeze

New Timetables Released for Gold Line, Includes Eastside Extension
LAist

Rail car manufacturing plant will create more than 2,200 jobs, mayor says
Daily News

Supporters of High Speed Rail to Rally at Union Station Friday
LAist

Testing of light rail trains on Metro Gold Line starts Sunday
Daily News

9/30/2009

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday September 30, 2009

Agency seeks deep-pockets contractor willing to fast-track Gold Line extension project
Pasadena Star News

APTA first-half report: Light-rail trips up, heavy- and commuter-rail trips down
Progressive Railroading

Are Two-Way Streets the Way of the Future?
LA Streetsblog

Big money to be spent on San Bernardino construction projects
Redlands Daily Facts

Bus CCTV could predict assaults
BBC News

Bus Lanes on Wilshire? Chime in at Upcoming Community Meetings
LAist

Bus Transit Safety Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2009
Transportation Research Board

Californians are paying a record 60 cents more for gas than rest of nation
Mercury News

Clean Cities Annual Metrics Report 2008
Transportation Research Board

Enviro Orgs Sue CALTRANS Over SR 47 Expressway Project
Cunningham Report

Essential Smart Growth Fixes for Urban and Suburban Zoning Codes
Transportation Research Board

Feds Stimulate Sunset Strip Beautification Project
WeHo News

Gold Line Eastside Extension to Begin Regular Testing on Sunday
LAist

Gold Line officials seeking over $100 million in private financing
Pasadena Star News

Guide to Planning Resources on Transportation and Hazards
Transportation Research Board

Incidence of Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crashes by Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Transportation Research Board

L.A. Considers Anti-Graffiti Coating for Every Building, Paint-Matching Program Begins in Santa Clarita
LAist

LADOT Looks to Riders for Ideas on How to Solve Budget Woes
BlogDowntown

L.A.’s Draft Bike Plan Enters “Civic Enragement” Phase
LA Streetsblog

Maglev commercial
Trains for America

More parking coming to Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Metrolink station
Whittier Daily News

More Public Transit Community Meetings: Light Rail from Wilshire to LAX
LAist

New Lights on Main
Blogdowntown

New Report: Feds Subsidizing Parking Six Times as Much as Transit
LA Streetsblog

Pew unveils aggregated data on subsidies in the transportation sector
ATU News

Planning experts review largest remaining property in Ontario
Daily Bulletin

Port Extends Deadline To Submit Opinion On Railyard Expansion
LBPost

Rail Transit Safety Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2009
Transportation Research Board

San Jose Plots a Renewal of Its Struggling Light Rail Network
Transport Politic

Smooth idea for the 710 Freeway - Caltrans is thickly layering different mixes of asphalt atop the damaged old concrete to resurface the bone- (and coffee-) jangling roadway
Los Angeles Times

Stockholm Congestion Charge Reduces Traffic, Funds Roads
Reason

Taking a train to the Angels' game - Afternoon Angels take Metrolink from Irvine to Anaheim
Orange County Register

Upcoming Crenshaw Corridor open houses
MetroRiderLA

We can stop the Distracted Driving epidemic; Join us online to find out how
USDOT Fastlane

9/29/2009

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday September 29, 2009

2009 Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit
SoCal Association of Non-Profit Housing

2010 may be the year of the long-awaited road projects
Victorville Daily Press

Adventures in SoCal Transit: First Edition - OCTA Express Route 721
Simon’s Den

AltCarExpo: The latest in green transportation showcased this weekend
Green LA Girl

Debating Hybrids’ Fast-Lane Privileges
New York Times

Direct Stimulus Spending Hits $100 Billion Milestone
ProPublica

Kunstler: LA Almost Completely Hopeless
CurbedLA

Lack of safety features may contribute to pedestrian deaths - A young man killed in Pacoima might not have seen or heard the train. A girl hit and killed in Santa Ana was standing in a dangerous spot
Los Angeles Times

LADOT Stripes Half-Mile of Reseda Bike Lanes
LA Streetsblog

LTCC Struggles with Regional Connector - Metro announces it is seeking federal money for Regional Connector project
Rafu Shimpo

Maglev developers forging ahead regardless of rival project
Las Vegas Sun

MTA seeking public input on Crenshaw transit plan
Daily Breeze

NY M.T.A. Is Easing Its Strict, Sometimes Combative, Approach to Outside Web Developers
New York Times

Proposed Long Beach bus route changes draw mixed reaction
Press Telegram

Riverside County making move to add toll roads
Press Enterprise

Road Project Tests Power of Stimulus - California's Inland Empire -- Hard-Hit by Recession -- Counts on Interstate-Widening Work to Pave Region's Path to Recovery
Wall Street Journal

Software could predict crime on buses
The Transit Wire

Solo hybrid drivers may lose carpool lane privileges - Stickers allowing them in HOV lanes expire Jan. 1, 2011, but only the most economical may get extensions
Los Angeles Times

States Rush to Avoid Losing $9 Billion in Highway Funds
Wall Street Journal

Stimulus takes detour around ailing metropolitan areas
USA Today

Summary of Transportation Stimulus Oversight Findings
Infrastructure Watch

To Track Stimulus, A New Version of Recovery.gov
ProPublica

Transportation Funding at a Standstill, Rescission Looms and Then What?
Reason

What’s The Fastest Way To Get Around A Busy City?
The Infrastructurist

Will Anti-Tax Sentiment Stall Reform?
National Journal

9/28/2009

Transportation Headlines for Monday September 28, 2009

Big plans under way for interstate
Santa Clarita Signal

Blue Bus Adds Service To Handle Student Ridership
Santa Monica Mirror

Blue-collar environmentalists rise up in Calif. - They fight heavy pollution from freight trains
Boston Globe

Bus-Only Lane will Turn Wilshire into Traffic Mess
CityWatch

Bus Stops Here - Sightseeing in Los Angeles by public transportation takes a little money and a lot of time
Wall Street Journal

Caltrans renters see hope in proposal to kill surface route for 710 extension
Pasadena Star News

City to Host Public Meetings for Draft Bicycle Plan
LAist

Coming Back With Crenshaw and Clean Tech
CurbedLA

Controversial company wins new MTA rail car contract
Pasadena Star News

Dire forecast at Ontario airport
Press Enterprise

DOT Stimulus Spending Tops $3 Billion
Journal of Commerce

Draft of City's Master Plan Bike is Released, Awaiting Critique
CurbedLA

Drivers Buffeted by Recession, ‘Commuter Pain’ Survey Shows
RIS Media

Dropping Usage At Ontario Threatens Service Level There: Report
KESQ

Expanding the Google Transit Data Feed Specification to Support Operations and Planning
Research in Progress Database, Transportation Research Board

Federal Highway Administration Releases Congestion Pricing Primer
Northwest Hub

Foothill Transit wants out of TAP system
KPCC 89.3

HOK Los Angeles Designs Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus Facility
Contract

How IBM Plans to Use Technology to Cut Your Morning Commute
Zikkir

Industry official: US needs upgrade to intermodal 2.0
Today’s Trucking

In the driver's seat: Reporters get behind the wheel of an MTA bus
Pasadena Star News

LA Lagging in Federal Funds for New Transit
CurbedLA

LAX Sees Busiest Month of 2009
Journal of Commerce

Metrolink system's toll: 244 - The regional rail agency is criticized for paying too little attention to safety -- including dangerous crossings -- on tracks it owns and uses
Los Angeles Times

Metro to Seek Federal Funding for Westside Subway & Regional Connector
LAist

Mixed Messages from HOK's Big Blue Bus Facility
CurbedLA

MTA awards rail car contract
Daily News

MTS To Purchase 57 New Light Rail Vehicles - Transaction To Cost $205M; Vehicles To Be Delivered In 2011
10 News

New bus terminal in Corona will serve North Main Street station
Press Telegram

On roads, stimulus, USA Today misses a story worth telling
USDOT Fastlane

Public Transit: Why Can't L.A. Catch Up?
LA Weekly

Rail Car Approval Means Manufacturing Plant at Washington and Santa Fe
BlogDowntown

Rail groups push HSR, opposes gun provision
Metro Magazine

Rail runaround?
Press Enterprise

Rethinking Cities: Introduction
GOOD

Safety Advocates file petition to curb cell use
Metro Magazine

Siemens Fills Russia’s Need for High-Speed Train
New York Times

Times' computer-assisted report traces danger across L.A.'s Metrolink system
Los Angeles Times

Transpo Committee Scolds GM, Terminates LADOT Taxi Study Contract
CityWatch

Utah Tackles Texting And Driving Problem Head-On
NPR

Wall Street Journal Visits L.A., Suffers
LA Weekly

Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Project Proposal: Dedicated Curbside Bus Lanes
Brentwood Blogged

Would a rush-hour tax alleviate our worst traffic bottlenecks?
Smart Planet