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Transportation Headlines for Saturday November 1, 2008

Better Choice for Bike Path
Press Enterprise

Building Out of Economic Chaos
Washington Independent

California's High-Speed Rail Dream May Face Defeat

Freeway bottlenecks
Los Angeles Times

Gas prices dip below $3 a gallon, but drivers might still stay off road
Press Enterprise

Google Transit – Unofficial Transit Feeds Clearinghouse

Judge blocks Washington Metro from huge payout in AIG mess
Bottleneck Blog

Legislation Edges California Closer to True Urban Planning

Legislator will renew port fee bill
Press Telegram

Many drivers don't see east-west divide over Measure R - Commuters in both areas share concerns about worsening traffic and mixed feelings about the half-cent sales tax hike
Los Angeles Times

Measure R: An undecided voter e-mails
Los Angeles Times/Culture Monster

New Downtown DASH Contract Looks to Space Out Bunched Up Buses

Not all aboard `trolley'
Daily Bulletin

Palmdale Dropped From Regional Airports Plan
San Fernando Business Journal

Passenger trains gain favor with public, Congress
Associated Press

Prop 1A's bullet train would speed L.A.'s growth
Los Angeles Times

Richard Katz: Measure R Is County’s Only Option to Move Los Angeles And Clean the Region’s Air
The Planning Report

Riverside Greyhound station to stay open 3 more months
Press Enterprise

Senator Alan Lowenthal Laments Governor’s Veto of SB 974; Endorses L.A.’s Measure R
The Planning Repor

Simi Valley Bicycle Survey
SoCal Bike Forums

Transit Agencies in Bind Due to SILO Deals and AIG Collapse
Tax Foundation

Trolley System in Town?
San Clemente Times

We Ought To Debate Measure R More Often!
Flying Pigeon

What L.A.'s Transit Tax Proposal Would Mean

Why LACMA loves Measure R to the tune of $900K
Bottleneck Blog


Transportation Headlines for Friday October 31, 2008

30-year ride - Measure R transit tax draws as much criticism as support
Pasadena Weekly

Antonovich Opposes Measure R
KHTS 1220 AM

Bad recession seen
San Diego Union Tribune

Clean Truck Program at California Ports Headed Back to Court
Environmental News Service

Elusive Angels Flight Set to Get Its Rail Cars

Green Port Fest Brings Crowds to Long Beach
The Log

How Long will You Wait for the Traffic to Move? The Last Word on Prop R

How R You Voting?

Inland gas prices drop below $3 a gallon
Press Enterprise

Judge Grants Metro Temporary Relief on Bank Loan
FOX News

Judy Chu Says California's Gas Consumption Down 5.6 Percent - Trend of Plummeting Diesel Use Continues, Declines 7.9 Percent

LA Cyclist Wants Your Help to Make New Bike Map for LA

Long Beach Transit Considers Rate Hike

Los Angeles World Airports drops Palmdale
Daily Breeze

Many culprits in $10 billion budget mess
Sacramento Bee

Mayor asks for Feinstein's help with MTA's leaseback deals
Bottleneck Blog

Measure R: An undecided voter e-mails
Los Angeles Times/Culture Monster

Measure R Goes to the Voters
Claremont Insider

Palms to Santa Monica in only 30 minutes! -- and more on Measure R
Bottleneck Blog

Rail associations call on Congress to include transportation funds in economic stimulus package
Progressive Railroading

Rails revived: Historic train depot reopens in Perris
Press Enterprise

Recession under way in economic horror show
Daily News

Upgrading American Transportation System Will Boost Manufacturing and the Economy
Manufacturing and Technology eJournal

Washington transit agency at risk in AIG fallout

Yucaipa council increases development impact fees
San Bernardino Sun


Transportation Headlines for Thursday October 30, 2008

AASHTO outlines federal transit reform plan
Metro Magazine

AIG Collapse Leaves Transit Agencies in the Lurch

Antelope Valley Press: Measure R is a naive scheme backed by naive newspapers!
Bottleneck Blog

APTA urges Congress: pass transit funding stimulus
Metro Magazine

Boxer urges more fed funds for infrastructure
San Francisco Chronicle

Federal Maritime Commission challenges ports' clean truck program
Los Angeles Times

Gas prices in tailspin
Bottleneck Blog

Infrastructure, Transportation Improvements Proposed As Economic Stimulus
RTT News

LADOT: Halloween a Good Time to Teach Kids to Walk Safe

Measure R is more than roads and rails - The vote on transportation funding has implications for how we build, perceive and experience L.A
Los Angeles Times

Measure R campaign responds to union's radio ads
Bottleneck Blog

Measure R Debate: Pro & Con
FOX News

Measure R: A Roadmap to Relief?
Temple City Voice

Oberstar looks to job-creating infrastructure projects - Congress is considering giving the economy some get up-and-go with increased transportation spending next year
Star Tribune

Officials hopeful federal transportation dollars flow in
Press Enterprise

Pony Up, America: New Stimulus Package Puts Billions Towards Transportation

Proposition R: The Most Expensive - Suburbanites hold the cards in approving a countywide sales-tax increase for mass transit
LA Weekly

Public Transportation Projects Will Create Thousands of Jobs -- Federal Funding of $8 Billion will Start 559 Public Transit Projects and Create Economic Benefits
American Public Transportation Association

Road Sage: A closer look at Measure R, the half-cent sales tax hike for transportation in L.A. County
Los Angeles Times

SANDAG seeks input on development guidelines
San Diego Union Tribune

Support for 2nd stimulus strengthening
The Hill

Transit funding on wrong track
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

When the Roads Talk, Your Car Can Listen
New York Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday October 28, 2008

1,000,000th pothole succumbs to rake-wielding pols!
Bottleneck Blog

Americans Ready to Shift Public Funds to Support Transit
Smart Growth

California voters to decide on transit questions
Land Line

Does closing roads cut delays?
CS Monitor

DWP to refund $160 million in overcharges to other agencies
Los Angeles Times

Experts Outline Changing Landscape, Emerging Trends for U.S. Housing
Smart Growth

Expo E Newsletter, Volume 2 Issue 1

Financial Times does Los Angeles
LA Observed

Gasoline prices continue to plunge - The national average falls to $2.65 a gallon. Rumors of a further OPEC production cut fail to halt the slide in oil futures, now edging toward $60 a barrel
Los Angeles Times

Hey Westsiders: Is traffic really that bad?
Bottleneck Blog

Los Angeles 2008: Transport - City faces fork in road on tackling congestion
Financial Times

(National) AASHTO approves $544.5 billion Transportation Reauthorization Proposal
Transportation Funding

Obama backs funding for transportation infrastructure
Journal of Commerce

OCTA listens to public about plan to increase bus fares - The Santa Ana Terminal will close; riders will use nearby bus stops
Orange County Register

O.C. transit officials consider fare hike

Orange County Dealing with Its Own Transit Funding Crisis

Plan for 210/215 freeway connectors could face more delays
Press Enterprise

San Gabriel Valley Tribune opposes Measure R
Bottleneck Blog

Save transit, save the world - Public spending on transit is an easy call

State Transportation Officials Set Course for Federal Program Reform

Stop Development, Stop Traffic?

Tired of Airplanes? How About a Zeppelin?

Transit Advocates weigh in on Measure R - Why we need Measure R, the transportation sales tax. By Kymberleigh Richards and Dana Gabbard
Daily News

Yes on Measure R!
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