Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 18, 2009

Archiving Angeles (AA): Third & Spring

Big Blue Bus Fleet Is Becoming Greener
Santa Monica Mirror

Big Boston Cuts Underscore National Transit Crisis

Bogota: Home of the World's Most Advanced Bus System?
Fast Company

Bullet Train Reactions, SoCal to Vegas Train Off the Rails?

Bus operator types and driver factors in fatal bus crashes: Results from the buses involved in fatal accidents survey
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

Civilized Riding - The Dutch bicycle is increasingly imported to the United States and is starting to be seen on the streets of New York
New York Times

Editorial - Funds appear to sidetrack Obama's vision for rail - The president's goal of high-speed passenger trains is laudable, but where's the money going to come from?
Los Angeles Times

Elevating Cities: Obama and the Cities - The new president has a whole new notion of urban policy

End of the line coming for Claremont trolley
Daily Bulletin

Expresslanes Project on the 10 and 110 freeways in Los Angeles
Carollyn Nguyen

High speed rail possible? Yes, this is America
USDOT Fastlane

LA is the second hardest city to get by in

Michael Chiacos: Why Are We Cutting Public Transit Funding? Amid a recession and with ridership growing, now is not the time to discourage commuters

New Flyer honored for ‘green’ practices
Metro Magazine

New York City's First On-Street, Two-Way, Physically Separated Bike Lane
Tree Hugger

Obama Endorses CA High-Speed Rail, Among Others
Construct LA

ORCA smart card limited rollout gets underway
Sound Transit

Port's environmentalist leader is named a top Villaraigosa deputy - S. David Freeman will oversee DWP and green issues
Daily Breeze

Report: Fuel cell buses deemed global success
Metro Magazine

Safe Driver Who Keeps On Trucking - 2 million miles without an accident

Seattle Transit agencies unveil all-purpose pass
Seattle Post Intelligencer

SFMTA light-rail facility wins national public works award
Progressive Railroading

Simi gets $350,000 to plant Hwy. 118 trees
Ventura County Star

States to compete for high-speed rail funds
San Francisco Chronicle

Stimulus Package Driving Hybrid Bus Orders

Streetscast: An Interview with MTA Chief Nat Ford
SF StreetsBlog

Sunset Blvd. Gets a New Pedestrian Crosswalk in Echo Park

Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning Makes a City Fast
The City Fix

Using Pricing to Reduce Traffic Congestion. A CBO Study
Congressional Budget Office

Villaraigosa Appoints Councilman Huizar to L.A. County Metro Board
Hispanic Business

Why Frank McCourt Isn't Paying for the Dodger Trolley
Sons of Steve Garvey