Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

10/15/2010

New carpool lanes, subway, high speed rail, Americans say transit is often the better choice, port traffic, smart parking meters, and more

11 miles of carpool lanes on the 60 Freeway formally open Thursday
Los Angeles Times

AB 2098 Approved: Construction to Proceed on 91, 15 Freeways
Total Traffic

Behind the scenes: The fight over freeway advertising
Capitol Weekly

Behind the Scenes at the MTA: With the Metro Board’s subway route decision coming soon, who are the 13 people who will decide Beverly Hills fate? (.pdf) (that and more, see pages 5 through 9)
BHweekly

Beverly Hills Mayor Makes Feelings on Subway Clear
CurbedLA

Big Blue Bus Now on Google Transit
LAist

Big Blue Bus on Google Transit!
NRDC Swithboard

City of Lights Success: New LADOT Bike Parking at Day Labor Center in Pico-Union
StreetsblogLA

Congressman Garamendi to Transportation Agencies: "You Need to Make it in America to Save the America We Love"
Congressman Garamendi

Demolition of Skirball Center Drive overpass to finish two days early
Los Angeles Times

Gas-Tax Revamp Pushed to Fund Transportation Projects
Wall Street Journal

High-speed rail backers urged ‘to get everybody on board’
Las Vegas Sun

It’s Official, Beverly Hills Takes Position Against Subway Alignment Under Their City
StreetsblogLA

Kern begins building public support for rail facility
Bakersfield.com

Map: Bike Racks to Bloom in Pico-Union and Westlake Neighborhoods
LAist

Mayor Supports Subway in Letter to County Supervisor - Beverly Hills reiterates its support for the Westside extension and the route along Wilshire Boulevard to Century City
Beverly Hills Patch

Most Americans say transit often the better choice
HNTB

New Carpool Lanes on the 60 Now Open
TotalTraffic

NO WeHo subway, recommends Metro staff
WeHo News

Obama Concedes Problems With "Shovel-Ready" Requirement
Planetizen

OCTA unveils new railroad crossings
Metro Magazine

Port Traffic Gains Continue
LA Business Journal

Smart Parking Meters Bring in Big Bucks - New meters earn LA almost quarter of a million dollars in one month
NBC News

Summit looks to future of I-215 corridor
Press Enterprise

Sunstroke? Politicians Want $4 Billion for High Speed DesertXpress Train Between Las Vegas and Nowhere, CA
AltTransport

Urban Gondola Set to Open in Rio
Planetizen

What does TOD Stand for: transit-oriented development — or just the same Tired Old Development?
Planetizen

Why now is a good time for government to borrow and invest
Washington Post

10/14/2010

Future of LA, Subway, High Speed Rail, Smart Cards, changes at Long Beach Transit, and more

20-20 Vision: What the Future L.A. Will Look Like
Globe St.

Beverly Hills Releases Comment Letter To Metro
Beverly Hills Courier

Bus driver vindicated, embezzlement charges dropped
Culver City News

California High Speed Rail Authority (CHRSA) will make its First Presentation to the San Gabriel City Council
Crown City News

Credo E-Bone concept bus utilizes fuel cell technology, li-ion batteries and lightweight composites
AutoblogGreen

Don't Let America Be Late for the Economic Engine of High Speed Rail
NRDC Switchboard

Five Reasons Reformers Are Rallying Behind Obama’s Transpo Push
Streetsblog

Harry Reid hopeful DesertXpress gets support from next governor - Officials outline federal loan guarantees company will pursue
Las Vegas Sun

Heston’s Retirement From Transit Marks End Of Era (Long Beach Transit)
Grunion Gazette

Long Beach Transit Sees New Leadership
Everything Long Beach

Metro Delays Route Recommendations For Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills Courier

Metro Deletes West Hollywood from Westside Subway
WeHo Daily

Defense seeks to expand ID cards for use at transit systems, ATMs
NextGov

On the fast track: The time is right for Los Angeles to get transportation projects rolling
Daily News

Options weighed for old PE right of way
Garden Grove Journal

Rediscovering Our City and Ourselves: Why CicLAvia Matters
StreetsblogLA

Select Smart Cards from around the world
metrobabel

Sign the Bruins for Transit Petition to Support the Subway to UCLA
LA Subway Blog

Thank You Mayor Villaraigosa and City of Los Angeles
CicLAvia

Transit Education Programs & Safety
Metro.net

Two-Hour Free Parking Makes March Ballot
Beverly Hills Patch

Was Public Comment Period for Subway to Sea a Sham? MTA Staff Suggests Route Before Citizens Fully Weigh In
LA Weekly

10/13/2010

High Speed Rail, Subway, Regional Connector, bikes, the price of oil, Federal funding, and more

APTA Adopts High-Speed Rail Legislative Principles
Passenger Transport

California High Speed Rail Doesn’t Need to Make a Dime to Make a Difference
AltTransport

Coolest Subway Stations Around The World (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post

Fixing transportation infrastructure: which road is the right one?
UCLA School of Public Affairs

Help Shape The Future Of The South Bay Metro Green Line Extension
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Innovative Retailer, Famima!! Opens Store in Historic Union Station
Business Wire

LADOT Bike Blog interviews the SCAG Bike/Ped Wiki Team: “This plan belongs to everyone”
LADOT Bike Blog

Metro Staff Recommends Westside Subway to Go West of 405 Fwy, West Hollywood Spur Left Out
LAist

Metro Staff Selects Preferred Routes for Regional Connector, Westside Subway
StreetsblogLA

Metro's Subway Recommendations Out: Hello VA, See Ya Crenshaw
CurbedLA

Mineta/Skinner Public Transportation Report Urges Substantial Federal Funding, Recommends 10 Key Reforms
Passenger Transport

Musical stunt shuts southbound lanes of 101 Freeway south of Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles Times

OCTA pushes for changes to Transportation Improvement Program
Metro Magazine

Oil rises above $82 amid weaker US dollar
Daily News

President’s New Gamble
Progressive Fix

Railroad crossings enhanced for safety
OC Register

Rail~Volution 2010 - Reconnecting America and Center for Transit-Oriented Development participating in annual gathering
Reconnecting America

Regional Connector May Lose Fifth and Flower Station
LA Downtown News

Rogoff Keynotes APTA Annual Meeting in San Antonio
Passenger Transport

Special Amtrak train to run from Los Angeles to Mojave National Preserve
Los Angeles Times

State Officials Cheer Obama Transport Funding Plan
Journal of Commerce

Talkin' About A Rail-Volution?
National Journal

Vancouver Creates Continuous Network of Protected Bike Lanes
GOOD

What next for Santa Monica Blvd. and West Hollywood after the LPA recommendations for the Westside Subway Extension?
RideThePinkLine

Wilbur Ave Bike Lane Brouhaha an LADOT Conspiracy?
SoapBoxLA

10/12/2010

Mayor Villaraigosa and President Obama and more Mayor Villaraigosa and President Obama, plus Amtrak, LA Port, High Speed Rail in Kern County, subway a

25 Years of ITDP - The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) was founded in 1985 to promote environmentally sustainable and socially equitable transportation worldwide
ITDP

405 Freeway construction will close Skirball Center Drive Bridge for five nights starting Tuesday
Los Angeles Times

Americans Are Spending a Lot Less on Transportation These Days
GOOD

Amtrak sets ridership mark in FY2010
Metro Magazine

Beverly Hills Residents Rally to Keep Fear Alive (subway)
SoCalGreen

Building a Head of Steam for Transportation Investment: Today's Meeting at the White House
NRDC Switchboard

Don't let state grab local money
San Bernardino Sun

Fare Fight? Taxi firms say labor sitting in drivers’ seat
LA Business Journal

Infrastructure: The right jobs for the right people doing the right things at the right time
Washington Post

L.A. Mayor Says He’d Spend New Jersey’s Tunnel Money
Bloomberg

L.A. Port Gives a Breather on Clean Air Program
LA Business Journal

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa meets with President Obama to discuss spending - The mayor has been seeking congressional support for a plan to accelerate the construction of 12 major transit projects in Los Angeles County
Southwest Riverside News Network

Mayor champions L.A. transit projects in D.C.
ABC News

National Infrastructure Bank: Can the U.S. Learn From Europe?
StreetsblogLA

Obama Again Calls for Infrastructure Spending
FDL

Obama Calls For “Fundamental Overhaul” to Infrastructure
TIME

Obama Highway Plan Fuels Talk of Gas Tax Hike
Fox News

Obama, with support from Villaraigosa, pushes for more transit funding
Los Angeles Times

Obama Says `Crumbling' Infrastructure Hinders Growth
Bloomberg

Obama's $50 Billion Spending Plan to Boost Economy, Report Says
Bloomberg

Obituary: Donald Norman Duke
Los Angeles Times

Paramount Farms offers land for high-speed rail maintenance facility
Bakersfield.com

Santa Monica Planners Plotting Arrival of Expo Line
CurbedLA

Statement On Kern County High-Speed Train Issued
ABC News

Taking the Bus and Rail Lines in LA - Why Public Transportation in Los Angeles is faster, cheaper and easier than you expect
Hubpages

Transportation for America joins bipartisan meeting on President Obama’s infrastructure proposal
Transportation for America

Video/Audio Remarks on Infrastructure from Obama, LaHood, Minetta, Skinner, Rendell, Villaraigosa
Transportation Nation

Villaraigosa Meets With Obama To Discuss 30/10 Transportation Plan
Neon Tommy

Villaraigosa met with Obama today at White House
Daily News/Contra Costa Times

Villaraigosa pitches transit needs at White House meeting
KPCC

Where the L.A. jobs are (or should be) The private sector has failed to create jobs. So L.A. County's transit projects must be accelerated and include a commitment that the work be done by local residents
Los Angeles Times

Will President Barack Obama Be Duped Into Backing Subway To Sea? Antonio Villaraigosa's in D.C., Again, Seeking Money
LA Weekly

Winners of Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition
Dexigner

10/11/2010

Mayor to meet with Obama on 30/10 today, Ciclavia’s success, New Jersey tunnel project cancelation frees up new starts money, and more

Art for the Expo Line: Neighborhood Reconstructed by Jessica Polzin McCoy
TheSource.metro.net

Battling over bike lanes
Los Angeles Times

Bike Lanes and Paths on the Increase
HealthNewsDigest

DesertXpress: A key to bringing better jobs to the Victor Valley
High Desert Daily

Design-Build- Finance Teams Hard At Work On Foothill Extension Proposal
Mid Valley News

Estimated 100,000 turn out for L.A.'s inaugural CicLAvia event - A 7 1/2-mile stretch of streets from East Hollywood to Boyle Heights that's usually traffic-clogged becomes a peaceful thoroughfare for bikes, skateboards and pedestrians Sunday
Los Angeles Times

Hey LA, Let’s Sue for Transportation Malpractice!
CityWatch

House bill would replace excise tax with fuel tax
LandLine

How Los Angeles May Look in the Future
CNN

How New York City Became Walk, Bike and Transit Friendly (Video)
TreeHugger

Killing tunnel would free up $3B outside N.J.
NorthJersey

LAWA hit with suit
Mercury News

LAX adds moving north runway closer to terminals to list of options
Daily Breeze

Mayor Villaraigosa Pitches the President on Monday
NBC News

Metro Gets Federal Funds for Union Station-Adjacent Bus Yard
BlogDowntown

National Infrastructure Bank: Can the U.S. Learn From Europe?
Streetsblog

New Jersey's Gift to Metro Riders in LA
Huffington Post

N.J. governor kills Hudson River tunnel project
CNN

No-Build Favored by Japanese Business Owners
Rafu Shimpo

Not A Car In Sight For LA Bike Event
CBS News

Oberstar Seeks White House Support for 15-Cent Gas-Tax Hike
AASHTO Journal

OCTA seeks to speed up transit projects, create jobs - The agency has launched its Breaking Down Barriers program to accelerate the environmental process
OC Metro

Overestimate fueled state's landmark diesel law
San Francisco Chronicle

“Pay As You Go” Or The Gas Tax? We Need Both
Alt Transport

Planning Gets Detailed on LUCE (Exposition Light Rail)
Santa Monica Mirror

Post-Sprawl Los Angeles
Planetizen

Rail regulation: 'Balanced competition' bill back on the front burner
Progressive Railroading

Rep. Loretta Sanchez Leads Southern California Lawmakers Urging TSA to Not Ignore Transit Security Needs in California
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

SCAG Opens “Bike-Ped Wiki”
StreetsblogLA

Stimulus-funded transportation projects are leading to new hires
American City and County

Van Nuys Airport seeking more attention
Daily News

Villaraigosa-Obama meeting scheduled Monday
Daily News

Wilshire Subway: Keeping It Simple
CityWatch