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Transportation Headlines for Saturday October 25, 2008

Caltrans is looking at Twitter!
Bottleneck Blog

Capistrano Trolley Plan Moves Ahead
Capistrano Dispatch

The Case for Active Transportation, by the Numbers

Developer Rick Caruso could make Los Angeles mayoral race a real contest - The creator of the Grove mall has been considering a challenge to Antonio Villaraigosa. He has ample funds but is a Republican in a largely Democratic city. He must decide by Nov. 8.
Los Angeles Times

Financial Crisis Hits Public Transit
US News and World Report

Group Doesn't Trust Villaraigosa, Says No to Measure R

Huizar Pushes for Use of Broadway Space
LA Downtown News

Judge Denies MTA’s plans at Dorsey and Foshay
Citizen’s Campaign to Fix Expo

Let's not be taken for a ride with Measure R
Daily News

Local government agencies spend taxpayer money on pre-election outreach campaigns - The practice is legal as long as the information avoids 'express advocacy,' but critics say some of this year's efforts go too far
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink Approves Safety Improvements, Files Suit

Metrolink crash has local connections
Temecula Valley News

Metrolink files suit over crash liability
Daily News

Metrolink suit targets contractor - Train company seeks to have the engineer’s employer held liable for crash
Glendale News Press

New California rules target big-rig pollution - The draft measures from the state Air Resources Board would affect more than 1 million heavy-duty diesel trucks. They are scheduled to take effect in 2010
Los Angeles Times

No such thing as a free parking place?
LA Now

on bike maps

Ruling Regarding MTA Expo Line Crossings

Signs of $3 gas fuel drivers' delight
Pasadena Star News

Southern California Edison Donates $25,000 to Metrolink Victim's Benefit Fund
Ventura County Star

Union goes to airwaves with ads against Measure R
Bottleneck Blog

Using the mobile phone as a credit card

Young train fans can pose dangerous distraction
Huffington Post

With Red Line Extension Set, DASH Effort Moves Forward


Transportation Headlines for Friday October 24, 2008

2 L.A. County supervisors in public spat over ballot measure, rail safety
Los Angeles Times

Be a Green Commuter
Official UCLA Transportation Commuter Blog

Bike Day Saturday: C.I.C.L.E.’s Intro to City Riding

Bike-Share Hero: Montreal’s Solar-Powered “Bixi” System

Credit Crisis May Force Metro to Pay Millions
Washington Post

Daily Breeze says “‘YES’ on MEASURE R: A lifeline for commuters”

Dereliction of Duty (Measure R)

Editorial: Improve public transportation (Measure R)
La Opinion

Expo Delay? CPUC Judge’s Ruling Could Push Opening to 2013

For California, high-speed rail is right on track
Capitol Weekly

Good Vibrations? A California Road Plays 'The William Tell Overture' - Drivers Heard the Music and Approved; Neighbors Grumbled About the Rumble
Wall Street Journal

Hemet making headway in clean-fuel drive
Press Enterprise

How Well Do you Know LAX? 23 Facts to Impress your Friends

Judge Rules Expo Line Must Be Grade Separated in Two Spots

LADOT Watch: Transportation Talks One Game, Plays Another
City Watch

Metro Customer Relations
Transit LA

Metrolink safety measures under consideration
Bottleneck Blog

Metrolink sues engineer's employer - The commuter rail line takes legal action against the company that provides the crews that work on its trains in the wake of the deadly Chatsworth crash
Los Angeles Times

MTA approves safety cash - Metrolink’s largest stakeholder agrees to expedite move to more advanced braking system
Burbank Leader

MTA board asks agency to review ways to prevent thefts by drivers
Daily News

Proposition 1A: The real cost of high-speed rail
Capitol Weekly

A rail commuter concern - Shortage of parking for Metrolink users
Santa Clarita Signal

That's Not Fare - Some mass-transit agencies hit hard by financial crisis

Weary of listening to Molina, Yaroslavsky walks out of MTA meeting
Bottleneck Blog

When "Lexus Lanes" Aren't
Cascadia Prospectus

Who is funding the Measure R campaign?
Bottleneck Blog


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday October 22, 2008

Attn. Los Angeles: Yes on Measure R
Force Change

Baldwin Hills oil drilling plan draws packed public hearing - Residents criticize the proposal, now before the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, to drill scores of new wells. The company that operates the field notes that its oil serves local customers
Los Angeles Times

Bay Area gets funds for congestion pricing
San Francisco Chronicle

Bike Day Saturday: LACBC’s Paleta Bicicleta

Bus ridership surges even as gas prices fall
Inland News Today

CALPIRG Rallies Students for Prop. 1A, High Speed Rail

Gasoline prices continue slide - The nationwide average falls to $2.914 a gallon, the Energy Department reports. California's average is down to $3.355
Los Angele Times

LAFD's One-Man Geek Squad Brings Web 2.0 to Firefighting

Measure R flawed, but needed
Daily News

Measure R is iffy
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Measure R Proponents Release 3 New Commercials

New editorials for and against Prop 1A high-speed rail bonds
Bottleneck Blog

No Breathing in the Harbor
NRDC Switchboard

Norway fast-tracks hydrogen highway

OC toll roads: Why not have a sale?
Bottleneck Blog

Qantas brings Airbus A380 to LAX
Los Angeles Times

Rail Transit Safety: Fall 2008
Transportation Research Board

Schwarzenegger to call special legislative session - The governor plans to call lawmakers to Sacramento in November to deal with budget issues and may request emergency cuts and tax increases to deal with the state's fiscal woes
Los Angeles Times

Students take to the streets for public transit - With the election looming, Bruins fight for Measure R to bring Metro to Wilshire
Daily Bruin

Taking a `DIP' into L.B.'s traffic issues
Press Telegram

Transportation Officials Propose $545 Billion in Highway Spending
Congressional Quarterly

Truth-squadding the new Measure R ads
Bottleneck Blog


Transportation Headlines for Monday Tuesday October 21, 2008

A few ideas to deconstipate Westside traffic
Bottleneck Blog

As Fuel Prices Fall, Will Push For Alternatives Lose Steam?
Washington Post

Bruins for Traffic Relief Raise Measure R’s Profile

Bus driver in San Bernardino sees economy go down, customers go up
Press Enterprise

Caltrans Announces $4 Million in SRTS Grants on International Walk to School Day
Smart Growth News

Don't let Metro get it's Golden Ticket. Yes on R
The Bus Bench

Gasoline Falls Below $3 a Gallon as Demand Weakens, AAA Says

Get Public Transit Emergency Txt Alerts

If Measure R fails, little gets built for 30 years, Villaraigosa says
Bottleneck Blog

Late night hours coming for subway

Long Beach opens clean-trucks sales and lease center
Journal of Commerce

Orange Line is Being Repaved…Again
Here in Van Nuys

Problems Persist on Ballona Creek Bike Path

Qantas brings Airbus A380 to LAX
Los Angeles Times

RailPAC Meeting in Los Angeles November 1st
Rail Passengers Association

Start Planning Now for Transit-Based Town Centers, Says Brooking Scholar
Smart Growth News

Study Confirms: Safer Bike Routes Get More People Riding

Transportation for America Coalition Seeking More Funds for Mass Transit, Infrastructure Repair
Smart Growth Online

Why should all Californians pay for high-speed rail? Dan Tempelis says Prop. 1A will create thousands of jobs, buttress our ailing infrastructure and fight pollution. Adrian Moore says it’s the wrong time for Californians to spend billions on such a poorly planned project
Los Angeles Times