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Transportation Headlines for Saturday October 11, 2008

11-person panel named to study Metrolink safety - The group was formed in response to the Chatsworth Metrolink crash that killed 25 people. A report on improving operations is due in 60 days
Los Angeles Times
Safety Panelists
Los Angeles Times

Afternoon Thinkage: Are LA's Parking Minimums Hindering The City?

Amtrak announces record annual ridership
Associated Press

Beyond The Gas Tax
Cascadia Prospectus

Call to End Metrolink Service

Caltrans Rideshare Fair 2008
Flying Pigeon

County Registrar Apologizes to Pomona Councilman for Ballot Argument Omission - Councilman Hunter Officially Submitted His Name to be Listed as an Opponent to County Measure R
Santa Clarita Valley Non Profit News Center

Dana Gabbarb: More Reasons to Vote for Measure R

Economic Analysis Finds High-Speed Trains Will Be a Boon for Los Angeles and Southern California Region

Feinstein opposes challenging ports' truck cleanup
Daily Breeze

James Oberstar on the Future of U.S. Transportation Funding

LAX Flyaway bus service fares to increase
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink's new cars are reported to be safest yet - Prototype commuter car to arrive in May
Ventura County Star

New Air Powered Car Looks Freakin' WEIRD

NOW on PBS - Driven to Despair - Overview
NOW ON PBS - Driven to Despair - Timeline of Los Angeles Transit

OCTA's ridership soars - For the third consecutive month, buses and Metrolink experience large amounts of passengers
OC Metro

Oil prices slip below $78 a barrel - After peaking at $147 a barrel in July, crude futures drop almost $9 to their lowest point in 13 months. That's good news for drivers filling up their gas tanks
Los Angeles Times

PBS Exposes the Joys of Transit

Private Role in Public Infrastructure By Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters
Urban Energy

Public Transportation: Who Needs It? (video)

Reduce Traffic Through Measure R

Reinventing American Transportation
Transportation For America

Right Time for Mass Transit
Press Enterprise

South African Electric Car the Crown Joule of Paris Auto Show

Taxation without road representation
La CaƱada Valley Sun

Will cheap gas mean return to gas-guzzling ways?
Daily News

Photos from the Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive Photo Collections on Flickr:
(Just started, we’re building a Web 2.0 resource for opening up public access to Metro’s extensive archive collection of transportation photographs, 20,000+ photos spanning 1873 to the present)
Flickr -

Film From the Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive on YouTube:
RTD Operation Teamwork featuring Phil Olsen and Ken Geddes of the Los Angeles Rams
Operation Teamwork – Part 1
Operation Teamwork – Part 2
RTD Park and Ride service TV commercial
RTD Park and Ride