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10/23/2009

Transportation Headlines for Friday October 23, 2009

After the Screams: Metro's Long Range Transpo Plan Passes
LA Curbed

Antonovich rips lawsuit against video cameras on trains
Santa Clarita Signal

Battle Brews Over Subway to the Sea
Calitics

California -- and 23 other states -- battle for high-speed rail funds
McClatchy

Congressional conflict over transit funding
KPCC 89.3

Could MTA barriers have prevented death?
ABC News

Demolition to start at Fullerton rail station - Metrolink begins project to expand rail service from Fullerton to Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo
OC Register

Find the Companies Near You Receiving Highway Stimulus Money
ProPublica

Frequent fliers rank LAX as third-worst airport in the world
Daily Breeze

Gold Line gets a little respect at MTA which finally puts it on its long-term plans
Daily Bulletin

Gold Line gets a little respect at MTA, but some lawmakers still skeptical
Whittier Daily News

Governor Schwarzenegger Views Hydrogen-Powered Semi Truck
NewsBlaze

L.A. Metro launches online news/feature service
Metro Magazine

Legislators attack MTA plans
Glendale News Press

Mayor Villaraigosa says “a lot at stake” in the Los Angeles economic crisis
Examiner

Metro Board Passes Long Range Transportation Plan
LA Streetsblog

More Americans Living Car-Free
Planetizen

MTA authorizes study of light-rail to South El Monte or Whittier
Whittier Daily News

MTA greenlights $298 billion plan - Board's move targets congestion, public transportation
Daily News

NIMBY Can’t Stop California High-Speed Rail
Wired

Ontario airport lost more passenger traffic last month
Press Enterprise

Planner Urges Infrastructure Development
Journal of Commerce

Subway to The Sea, Anyone??
Mayor Sam

Subway to Sea or Gold Line? MTA decides
ABC News

Subways we'll never see
LA Observed

Two for Los Angeles
Transit Wire

Union churlishly rails on Metrolink cameras
Daily Trojan

Westside Railyard Expansion Draws Criticism From Residents
LBPost

Westside subway project is reaffirmed - MTA also lists a downtown Los Angeles rail connector as a top funding priority
LA Times

Westside subway prevails in MTA's long-range plan
LA Times

Wilmington hauls off and hits truck expressway plan with lawsuit - Residents worry that the project will bring more cargo traffic and with it more pollution and illnesses
LA Times

Without a Car in the World
CityWatch

10/22/2009

Transportation Headlines for Thursday October 22, 2009

Advocates for high-speed rail lobby for more after $8 billion in stimulus
The Hill

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: California Doing the Most
LA Streetsblog

An Open Letter to the Metro Board
LA Subway Blog

City opposes proposed rail tax increase
Beach Reporter

Downtown DASH Testing Website that Offers Live Status, Arrival Times
Blogdowntown

Get federal funding for transit on track - There are several projects that could be left behind because the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is only focusing on two longer-range transit proposals
LA Times

Governor Acts of Assemblyman Eng’s Legislative Package
Mid Valley News

Green Cities California Unveils Best Practices Website
Reuters

Green weekender: Bike plans, subway plans, and Blogger Beach Cleanup!
GreenLAGirl

Guest View: Members agree: Fund local transit projects
Pasadena Star News

Hello, NFL Stadium: Schwarzenegger Expected to Sign Stadium Bill
LAist

It Looks Like A Blog, Reads Like A Blog, Quacks Like A Blog…
MetroRiderLA

Keeping transit on track in L.A. County - Parochialism by members of the area's congressional delegation could derail the Wilshire Boulevard subway
LA Times

L.A. Metro Launches Blog, Local Transit Reporters Contribute
Media Bistro

LAX hikes parking fees at economy lots
LA Times

LAX passenger traffic rises for first time in 18 months
Daily Breeze

Los Angeles Has Big Transit Ambitions, But Which Project Comes First?
Transport Politic

Metro Board Preview: Long Range Transportation Plan, Federal Funding, Measure R and One More Time with AnsaldoBreda
LA Streetsblog

Metropolitan Transportation Authority board asked to narrow alternatives for light-rail line to Whittier
Whittier Daily News

Metro to Update on Eastside Transit Corridor
Mid Valley News

Michael Maltzan's One Santa Fe Is Almost There
CurbedLA

Monterey Park gets bullet train briefing
ABC News

More Journos Hire Out as Bloggers
LA Observed

Now Online: Transit Maps and Plans Dating Back to 1906
LAist

Now's the Time for Our Long Range Transportation Plan
Huffington Post

One Santa Fe Finally Moving
Architects Newspaper

Our View: Metro should heed advice
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Really? It's Happening? Gov to Sign NFL Stadium Bill Tomorrow
CurbedLA

Regional Connector Caught in the Middle of Political Fight Over Metro's Long-Range Plan
Blogdowntown

Rolling toward a resurgence in train travel - Do new services offer a hint of what’s to come?
MSNBC

Spain's High-Speed Trains Outmuscle Airlines
Business Week

State, county officials back regional MTA funding strategy
Santa Clarita Signal

Supervisors urge MTA to address funding concerns raised by members of l.a. county's congressional delegation
Mayor Sam

Temporary PCH lane closure for bluff project
The Argonaut

Time to (finally) de-guzzle our cars?
LA Times

Transportation in 2: Impact of Bus Reductions
Mile By Mile

Updates from Habib Balian CEO, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
Duarte Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the Blogroll: Steve Hymon, Fred “Camino” and The Source
LA Streetsblog

Workshop offers track to port's freight-rail knowledge
Daily Breeze

10/21/2009

Transportation Headlines for Wednesday October 21, 2009

As Hybrid Buses Get Cheaper, Cities Fill Their Fleets
New York Times

BUS RIDERS UNION v. LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
Leagle

Commuters make it to class without a car - UCLA faculty, students utilize bicycles, bus system to avoid costs of a car, hours of traffic
Daily Bruin

Dan Walters: Take bullet train claims with grain of salt
Sacramento Bee

Eye Opener: What to watch with the stimulus
Washington Post

FHWA’s Transportation and Climate Change Newsletter – September 2009
Transport Gooru

If a Port settles a lawsuit, does it make a sound?
KPCC 89.3

Legislators challenge Villaraigosa on Westside subway funding - House members urge the MTA to include three other transit projects in a bid for federal funding
LA Times

Long Beach Port Caves to Trucking Industry Polluters at Expense of Community, Environment
Reuters

Mayor's effort to fast-track Westside subway faces challenge
LA Times

Members of Congress to L.A.: Do You Really Want the Westside Subway?
LAist

Metrolink engineers sue over train cameras
ABC News

Metro Offering Late-Night Train Service... This Sunday Only
LAist

More Planes, No Trains, Definitely Automobiles
CurbedLA

New Study Shows $56 Billion in Hidden Health Damage from Autos
LA Streetsblog

Plan targets Disneyland visitors to increase LA/ONT air traffic
Redlands Daily Facts

Poverty is up, but how much? Census tells two stories - Almost 16 percent of Americans lived in poverty last year, according to new data released by the Census Bureau. The numbers were sharply higher than official rates, which reflect different measures
CS Monitor

REGION: Public hearing set for those who depend on transit
North County Times

REGION: Long road ahead for new rail technology - Automated braking system must be in place by 2015
North County Times

Report: LAX should share air traffic despite decline in volume
Daily Breeze

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus Gets More Articulate - Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus will purchase 11 new Articulated in 2011 making them even greener -- and better!
Westside Today

Senator Wants Distracted Driving Laws
WHOTV

SF Muni finds almost 10% of riders are fare cheats
San Francisco Chronicle

SGV congressional leader demand MTA seek federal funding for local transit projects
Pasadena Star News

Streets Notes for the Upcoming Bike Plan Meetings
LA Streetsblog

Train Fight Intensifies
CurbedLA

Tutor Perini Announces World Headquarters Move to Los Angeles
Reuters

Ultracapacitor Buses Work... As Long as You have Lots of Quick-Charge Stations
Treehugger

West Hollywood supports FABULOUS metro line
Examiner

What Could Have Been: The Metro Library's Collection of Proposed Rapid Transit Routes
Franklin Avenue

What is it like working for the MTA in Los Angeles?
Yahoo! Answers

Yet another meeting post: Expo Line, Harbor Subdivision, long-range plan
MetroRiderLA

10/19/2009

Transportation Headlines for Monday October 19, 2009

10 Freeway widening project commences
Daily Bulletin

Buses Get Their Own 'Clunkers' Program
American Planning Association

Calatrava's New Train Station and 8 More High-Speed Rail Hubs on the Horizon
FastCompany

California Advances Public Toll Financing Option for Transportation Projects
InfraSight

California job losses keep climbing - The Bay Area, whose tech industry is gearing up, is projected to lead the state's comeback. Southern California -- hobbled by the collapse in housing and construction -- will lag, economists say
LA Times

City Considering Free Parking for Zero Emission Vehicles
LA Streetsblog

City of Monrovia sets second meeting on proposed rail station
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Councilman Sam – Gold Line
Claremontian

County's jobless rate up to 12.7 percent
Daily News

D.C. expands subway station cell phone service
Metro Magazine

Editorial: Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) Battles IRS Over SILO Deals
American Banking News

Fight looms over Gold Line extension
Mercury News

Forum to highlight three futuristic rail projects to Calif. - DesertXpress, maglev aren’t the only ideas for high-speed trains
Las Vegas Sun

FRA Preliminary Rail Plan: No Plan at All
Transport Politic

High-speed trains may collide with L.A. River plans - Two environmental goals -- mass transit and reclaimed open space -- may be mutually exclusive
LA Times

Huge LAX terminal project moves ahead - Panel to award contracts on adding gates, square footage to Bradley
Daily News

L.A. area's history lives in these unique archives - Pamphlets, maps, photographs -- even a football helmet -- tell their collective story
LA Times

Imports dive at ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach - They report their worst combined import statistics in nine years for September, which is often the busiest month at the nation's biggest port complex
LA Times

LA City Council bails out ailing Transportation Department
KPCC 89.3

Light-rail discussions in Whittier on track for Tuesday, Thursday
Whittier Daily News

Metrolink settlement of $30 million is far too high and not at all fair
Examiner

Metro meetings to update public on possible Harbor Subdivision service
Signal Tribune

Riverside, San Bernardino counties to hear high-speed rail pitch
Press Enterprise

Street plan trades speed for safety - Proposal to reduce lanes on Verdugo ruffles feathers, but officials say it would calm traffic
Burbank Leader

Students to get LA Live tram service
Daily Trojan

That's One Hip Secretary
CurbedLA

T4 America touts health, transportation connection
Metro Magazine

Transportation Allowances in the Climate Bill: A Tale of Two Modes
Streetsblog

Transportation Transformation
American Institute of Architects

Unusual rail proposals not likely to challenge existing plans
Las Vegas Sun

Upcoming fall subway extension meetings
MetroRiderLA

Upside of Traffic
Wired

Wilshire bus lanes: the human factor
MetroRiderLA