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Transportation Headlines for Saturday, December 6, 2008

Bikes at Gold Line Metro stations targeted
Pasadena Star-News

City Plan Steps into Limelight: Planners Tout Sustainability as Organizing Force
Santa Barbara Independent

Complete Streets, Completing the Vision
Cool Connections: Climate, Energy & Life of Mind

Decongest me: Congestion pricing could raise millions for the city and reduce traffic
San Francisco Bay Guardian

Disability Transportation Research Granted $4.7 Million
Justice For All Blog

El Monte Transit Center Gets Boost From Federal Grant
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Expansion in Chicago and DC; BART service for Baseball?
The Transport Politic

Jobs, clean energy are key to Obama energy plan: recovery agenda is said to emphasize green infrastructure and health technology
Los Angeles Times

Makers of electric cars want federal money, too
San Francisco Chronicle

Muralist Sues Caltrans For Painting Over Freeway Art
Contra Costa Times

Opinion: Taxes For Rail, Not Deficits
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Public Transit Users Save More Than $8,400 Per Household Even With Dramatic Dip In Gas Prices
American Public Transportation Association

PUC punts Expo Line issues to Dec. 18
Los Angeles Times

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Urge Congress Not To Let Auto Industry Bailout Stop Funding For Transportation Innovation

SLO bus routes on Google finder
San Luis Obispo New Times

Virgin America Partners With to Launch Carbon Offsets:
California-Based Airline and Leading Carbon Offset Provider Launch Option for Travelers to Support Innovative Emissions Reduction Projects
Market Watch


Transportation Headlines for Friday, December 5, 2008

Allure of fast lanes leads to easy money
Miami Herald

BART Customers Set SFO Ridership Record

CIRT Meets with Obama Transportation Transition Team
Market Watch

Congestion pricing coming to Atlanta
Traffic Management Centers Blog

Editorial: Funding in L.A. - Officials need to get cracking on transit, a project in Beverly Hills and better ideas for gang programs
Los Angeles Times

Is the Bloom Off California’s Rose? Some Say Yes: US Gulf, East Coast ports vie to attract container cargo and business from the once-Golden State
CalTrade Report

Leaders review plan for roads
Coast News

Makers of electric cars want federal money, too
San Francisco Chronicle

Measure R declared a winner; construction may start on Gold Line in 2010
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

New rail line to Ontario airport proposed
Inland News Today

Obama's Transportation Secretary Must Be a Visionary
Wired Blog Network

Opinion: Obama needs Transportation secretary who embraces regionalism
San Jose Mercury News

More problems for major post-9/11 security program (Transportation Worker Identification Credential)
Associated Press

Surviving Metrolink crewman says track-side warning light was green
Los Angeles Times

This year's 'Holiday Bus' has jazz musician theme

“Traffic!” the New Panic Word in LA
City Watch

Uncertainty About Federal and State Funds Tempers Measure R Enthusiasm
Streetsblog Los Angeles

Will State’s New Sprawl Law Actually Contain Development?
Streetsblog Los Angeles


Transportation Headlines for Thursday, December 4, 2008

DC Metro gets fed OK for Dulles extension
Washington Business Journal

Federal officials may sign off on new Metrolink safety system
Press Enterprise

Gold Line extension back on track with the passage of a half-cent sales-tax measure
Whittier Daily News

Google Transit is here!
Share the Ride – SLO Regional Rideshare

Hahn rebukes Port disaster plan
Daily Breeze

High hopes for federal high speed rail funds
San Francisco Chronicle

How low will gas prices go?
Mercury News

Last Remaining Ballots Counted for 3 Local Measures
FOX News

L.A. County's sales tax measure passes — officially
Progressive Railroading

Local Congressman, Xavier Becerra, to the Obama Administration, Sources Say

MTA Harbor Subdivision
The Transit Coalition

New study shows support for Gold Line extension to Ontario
KPCC News In Brief

Opinion: Obama needs Transportation secretary who embraces regionalism
Mercury News

Review urged on Palmdale airport land
Daily News

The Seven Silent Crises of Metropolitan America
ULI – The Ground Floor

S.F. subway project receives final clearance
Metro Magazine

Study Concludes Extending Light Rail to LA/Ontario International Airport is Feasible; Two Routes are Recommended for Further Analysis - Results of Recent Survey Show Vast Majority of San Gabriel Valley Residents Support Light Rail Extension to the Airport

Transit systems, not people, cause traffic jams
San Francisco Chronicle

W Hollywood Hotel & Residences Celebrates Topping out with Dramatic Public Ceremony

Will Gold Line Get Extended to Ontario Airport

Will the MTA get on board with Google Transit? Maybe, officials say
LA Now/Bottleneck Blog

Yes to cleaner air but at what cost?
Capitol Weekly


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday December 3, 2008

Bicycles with Belt Drives Excite Commuters

Bottleneck Blog being folded into L.A. Now blog
Bottleneck Blog/Los Angeles Times

Brightness of red light a focus on Metrolink crash probe
Los Angeles Times

California Transportation Leaders Join Governor Schwarzenegger in Calling for New Federal Economic Stimulus Package That Includes Billions for State Infrastructure Improvements

Final vote tally shows Measure R approved
Inside SoCal

First CNG Alternative-Fuel Trucks Arrive at Southern California Ports to Combat Air Pollution

First two Measure R rail projects
LA Visions

HAAS-TA LA VISTA: Dear MTA, Your Drivers Suck
WeHo News

His commute's a wild ride
UCLA Today

How To Write The Next Transportation Bill?
National Journal

Intelligent Transportation Society of America Announces "Best of ITS" Award Winners

Let’s go, public transport!
LA Eastside

Measure R Win: Done and Done

Metro Board Getting Ready to Spend Measure R Money

Orange Line to be repaved between Winnetka and Balboa
Daily News

Passage of Two Key Transportation Measures in California is Expected to Provide Significant Funds to Reduce Congestion

Red light Metrolink train ran before Chatsworth crash may not have been clearly visible
Los Angeles Times

SAN FRANCISCO - Central Subway given feds' green light
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco to Lead U.S. in Congestion Charging?
The City Fix

Tell the Highway Lobby About ‘09 Transpo Spending

Test of CNG trucks gets rolling at ports
Press Telegram

Two routes identified for rail line extension to Ontario airport
Daily Bulletin

Traffic gripe? New Web site is spot to air it
Daily News
Link to FAST (Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic):

Transit Sales Tax Goes in Effect July 1st

Update: Voters Approve Measures H and R
LA Business Journal

Web site allows commuters to sound off on L.A. traffic
Press Telegram

Will L.A. have the gumption to require businesses to provide transit passes?
LA Now

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Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 2, 2008

Air Pollution, Global Warming Costing California Billions Each Year
Smart Growth Online

Argentina unveils 21 billion USD in infrastructure megaplan

Board gives Palmdale airport last try
Daily Breeze

Fix Expo Increases Pressure In Advance of CPUC Ruling

Gasoline is cheap, but we're still saving it - Habits acquired when gas was more than $4 a gallon are still with us, held fast by job insecurity and the belief that prices will rise again
Los Angeles Times

Gentrification fears ride into the Boyle Heights on the Gold Line
The Eastsider

Governor to ask Obama for public-works money
San Diego Union Tribune

Governors, Pelosi Meet on Funding in Stimulus
Congressional Quarterly

Judy Chu Says California Gas Use Down 8.3%, Diesel Plummets 14.4%
Market Watch

L.A. Port Operations Chief Rips FMC Port Trucking Analysis
Cunningham Report

Latino side of LA will benefit from new subway - Will the Gold Line bring the gold card to Eastside?
Latino Journal

Measure R wins while anti-gang parcel tax loses
Daily News

Metra teams with Google TransitNew website offers commuters easier access to schedules, train station locations
Columbia Chronicle

Metrolink train slams into car in Riverside - The driver of the car got out safely before the crash. No one was hurt on the train, which was traveling from Union Station to Riverside. The accident is under investigation
Los Angeles Times

NY subway hands out late notes
ABC News

Oberstar pushes huge jobs plan
Duluth News Tribune

Rail Runner: On to Santa Fe by mid-December
New Mexico Independent

Responding to MTA Spin & Deception
Citizen’s Campaign to the Fix the Expo Rail Line

San Francisco researches congestion charge - Revenue would help improve public transit
California Aggie

Schwarzenegger declares fiscal emergency
Los Angeles Times

Schwarzenegger Declares Fiscal Emergency for California

Shipping Ports Feel Economic Downturn Firsthand

Today's gas prices not seen since 2005
Ventura County Star

Transit Tax Officially Wins, Time to Start Laying Track

Web site allows commuters to sound off on L.A. traffic
Press Telegram

With ballots all counted, Measure R's victory is complete
Bottleneck Blog