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Transportation Headlines for Saturday October 18, 2008

All aboard for munchkins on the Gold Line
Bottleneck Blog

Caltrans strips school of parking zone
Daily News

extended red line hours take effect next month

Increased Ridership Due to Gas Prices and the Economy

It's Official: Late-Night Red Line Service to 3 a.m.

LA public transit faces dilemma due to AIG demise
Associated Press

Metro now loves bikes!
Bottleneck Blog

METRO: Orange Line
Chatsworth Chamber

MTA may have to cut commuter service - It may not be able to keep trains and buses running if it has to quickly pay investors in AIG-related lease-back deals
Los Angeles Times

New York Subways To Get Ad Wrapped

Red Line Nights Set to Launch November 21

Riders weigh options as Greyhound announces Oct. 31 closure of Riverside stop
Press Telegram

Riding on the Metro...with your bicycle will get a whole lot easier in the next month or two
Long Beach Cyclists

RTA unveils bus with upgraded engine
Inland Today

Superjumbo jet to begin regular flights from LAX
Daily Breeze

Transit services across U.S. threatened by deals with AIG
Bottleneck Blog

UCLA Bruins Want Their Wilshire Subway

UCLA Graduate Students Association passed a resolution in support of Measure R at meeting. The Graduate Students Association is the student government for the 11,548-member UCLA Graduate Student body.

Vegetation along San Bernardino freeway still poses fire hazard - Caltrans let vegetation dry out along 215 Freeway in SB leading to fire losses
San Bernardino Sun

West Covina to implement parking restrictions - New ordinance will require residents to get overnight parking permit
San Gabriel Valley Tribune


Transportation Headlines for Friday October 17, 2008

Arcadia Council Opposes Measure R

Commerce Transit Shifts to Green
Bell Gardens Sun

Cost of Oxnard traffic plan put at $206 million
Ventura County Star

Deal struck today: Train horns could silence in Orange - $24 million likely to be spent on safety equipment at 16 intersections so engineers don't need to hit the horn except in emergencies
Orange County Register

Fewer Miles Driven Means Less Fuel Taxes Collected

Give it up for Bruins for Traffic Relief
The Valley Girl Urban Planner (in training)

Green transit services center officially opens
Ventura County Star

LA’s Transpo Department Leaves $1 Million Unspent Bucks on the Table--Now Lost

Metro Making Room for Bikes on Their Trains

Public Wants Below Ground Light Rail for Downtown Connector

OC Toll road agency's $1B loan request under fire
Mercury News

O.C. toll road agency seeks federal bailout
Los Angeles Times

Orange Line Ridership Breaks Records Again

President Bush signs Rail Safety Improvement Act - It requires high-tech braking systems for certain trains by 2015. The bill was toughened in the wake of the deadly Sept. 12 Metrolink crash in Chatsworth
Los Angeles Times

Regional Connector: Make a Subway!

REGION: SANDAG to peddle a 500-mile bike network - Plan aims to make cycling a regional experience
North County Times

San Gabriel Valley versus Measure R
Bottleneck Blog

Signal Hill City Council urges residents to vote “No” on sales tax increase
Signal Tribune

Smart Card Alliance Paper Addresses Why Smart Cards Are Secure

South County Transportation Improvements
San Clemente Times

Taking Bikes on Metro Requires Courtesy—So Please Learn Some!
The Bus Bench

Taking Two-Wheelers Seriously as Part of LA’s Transportation Mix
City Watch

Transit Seeks Half-Cent Sales Tax Hike
Grunion Gazettes

UCLA students take to street to support Measure R
The Bus Bench

Voter’s Guide: Santa Monica’s Prop. T

Whittier seeks proposals for maintaining Greenway Trail
Los Angeles Wave


Transportation Headlines for Thursday October 16, 2008

Brookings director encourages big role for federal government in supporting TOD
Gulf Coast Institute

Bus, rail ridership still growing in L.A.
Daily News

Can Transportation Investments Get Our Economy Moving?
Transit for Livable Communities

Chicago and rest of Midwest watching California high speed rail proposal closely
Force Change

Curing Congestion: Variable Toll Pricing Gets Cars Off the Road
Mass Transit Magazine

Dana Gabbard: Yes on High Speed Rail

Despite Doubled Costs, City Says Dodger Trolley Service a Success

Downtown connector meetings begin Thursday
Bottleneck Blog

Four Railroads Agree on Positive Train Control Standards
Occupational Health and Safety

FRA issues final rule on advanced braking technology
Metro Magazine

Government wants kids to buckle up on school buses

LA assemblyman explains his support for Measure R
KPCC 89.3 FM

HNTB: 11% of U.S. adults using public transportation
Metro Magazine

Metro ridership remains strong as gas prices fall
Bottleneck Blog

mark your calendar: regional connector update meetings scheduled

Multitasking In The Car: Just Like Drunken Driving

National Transportation Coalition Releases Five Point Plan for Strengthening Our Economy
Market Watch

Opponent of Measure R says it wouldn't distribute money fairly across LA County
KPCC Public Radio

Port of L.A. director will share stories on its history
Daily Breeze

ROAD SAGE - Downtown connector for light-rail lines to be discussed
Los Angeles Times

Rosemead general development plan OK'd
Pasadena Star News

Traffic drops at ports for imported goods
Daily Breeze

Transportation for America Launches Legislative Campaign

Who paid for that first Measure R ad?
Bottleneck Blog

Vote! Yes on Measure R
Green LA Girl

“Yes on Measure R” Breaks Its Silence


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday October 15, 2008

Ask the Candidates to Talk Transportation

Backers push bullet-train measure as a dramatic change in California transportation
Los Angeles Times

BNSF Ready to Implement Positive Train Control

City Awarded State Grant For Bicycle Transportation Program
KHTS 1220 AM

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Bikeway needs a speed limit
Burbank Leader

Conceptual Map Regional Connector

Exploring Light Rail Options
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

First Measure R ad hits the airwaves
Bottleneck Blog

Funds for traffic flow system on the agenda - Council to consider spending $1.5 million
Ventura County Star

Get Traffic Moving
Yes on Measure R

Glendora City Council opposes Measure R
Pasadena Star News

Lawsuits against MTA over deaths of ex-USC football players settled
Los Angeles Wave

Long Beach Looking for Bike Counting Volunteers

Metro to Hold Another Round of Connector Meetings

Metro to Hold Meetings to Connect Transit Downtown

Opinion on trains goes off track Re "Weakest Metrolink," Opinion, Oct. 10
On board for transit sales tax? Re "Get us back on the road," editorial, Oct. 9
Los Angeles Times

PBS Exposes the Joy of Transit

Planning and Environment Linkages Implementation Resources
Transportation Research Board

Record retreat in gasoline prices provides scant relief
Demand is down and supplies are up but drivers won't be clogging the highways
Los Angeles Times

Torrance transit fees may double in 2009
Daily Breeze

ZEV - This veteran of the Westside political scene argues that we face a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to do something significant about traffic
Westside Today/Brentwood News


Transportation Headlines for Sunday October 12, 2008

Amtrak Ridership Through the Roof: Time for Some New Ideas in U.S. Train Travel

ANOTHER VIEW - Keeping an eye on MTA bus drivers
Whittier Daily News

Bailout has a boost for bike commuters
Sacramento Bee

Driven to Despair

Economy to affect city, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa warns
Daily News

Editorial: Senator leads a vital charge - Metrolink rightly in the spotlight
Ventura County Star

Flight Path Gala Benefit Salutes LAX 80th Anniversary
Travel News Gazette

Inside Contactless and Cubic Demo Payment-Transit Multi-Application Card
Trading Markets

LA/Ontario International Airport Closes Parking Lot F

Measure R would fund area transit projects
Whittier Daily News

Metrolink: Safety Panel Appointed To Examine Procedures - Improvements Expected To Be Forwarded To Metrolink In 7 To 10 Days

The Munich Way - If the German City Can Turn Around a River, Why Can't L.A.?
Los Angeles Downtown News

OCTA approves strategy to unclog south Orange County - The proposal is met with opposition from environmentalists
Orange County Register

Outlook is dismal for L.A.'s future budgets - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says the city's shortfall could surpass $400 million next year, forcing slashes to services
Los Angeles Times

The Sales Tax and My Vote
The Bus Bench

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