Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 16, 2009

2nd Annual Wilshire Center Earth Day / Car Free Day
Wilshire Center

Arizona DOT: Public-Private Deals Can Deliver Infrastructure, Reduce Costs

Big Blue busted
Santa Monica Daily Press

CARB Awards $6.8 Million To Support The Construction of Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Dana Point approves rail-crossing safety upgrades
Orange County Register

Earmark requests by Californians in Congress get increased public scrutiny - The House now requires members to post their requests online. The special spending used to be quietly slipped into legislation
Los Angeles Times

First Visit of the new U.S. Secretary of Transportation to Europe - Joins Other Confirmed Ministers at the 2009 International Transport Forum

GIS Helps State Understand "Unintended Things," Says California's Geographic Information Officer
Government Technology

Greyhound to stay put in downtown Riverside as transportation center pondered
Press Enterprise

In praise of government: MARTA + iPhone = awesome (google transit)
Creative Loafing

Judge tosses out portions of L.A. housing density law - The ruling throws scores of proposed developments into doubt if the density is greater than authorized by state law, and might affect projects already approved or under construction
Los Angeles Times

L.A. could learn some lessons from Tokyo
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Port Activity Picks Up
LA Business Journal

L.A. to partner with 3 universities on clean technology - A goal of the joint effort with Caltech, UCLA and USC is to better compete for federal money for such programs and a proposed state climate change center
Los Angeles Times

Lessons from Chicago: What Could Happen to Parking in L.A.

Metro Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor – Community Outreach Meetings

Now boarding the bus: TV - City joins with WRAL to offer shows, weather, ads
Raleigh News Observer

Oil Industry Braces for Drop in U.S. Thirst for Gasoline
Wall Street Journal

Paris Using Ultracapacitors in Buses

Portland Streetcar Project Praised By Transportation Secretary
OBP News

Safe Streets Coalition: How About a Stimulus for Bike/Ped Projects?

San Diego Transit Officials Discuss Possible Fare Increase
10 News

Study: 12 percent of San Diego adults use transit
Metro Magazine

TSA Announces Appointment of New Head of Strategic Communications
PR Newswire

United States of Transit Cutbacks - Jobs and Pocketbooks Threatened as Transit Agencies Face Cutting Jobs and Service, Raising Fares
Transportation for America

U.S. to Signal Strategy for Rail Funds
Wall Street Journal

USC, city mull intersection modifications
Daily Trojan

Waxman’s Climate Change Bill Good for Green Transportation

Wetland Parks Bring Nature Back to South Los Angeles (formerly Metro’s South Park facilty)
LA Watts Times