4/14/2009

Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 14, 2009

15 Large Ships May Pollute Just as Much as 760 Million Cars
Opposing Views

AnsaldoBreda representative to address May So.CA.TA meeting
SoCATA

Assemblyman Paul Krekorian: Let’s Make Our Speeding Streets “Safe Streets”
StreetsBlogLA

California Cities Need A Predictable Fund For Transit Operations
StreetsBlogSF

California road projects - Caltrans adopts a list of 57 transportation projects totaling $625 million to be the first in line to receive federal infrastructure money
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans Retentions Waived; More Design-Build Approved; Green Building, Renewables Get a Boost in New California Laws
Construction Weblinks

CNG station up for review - Council likely to approve new site that is expected to drastically reduce city fueling costs
Glendale News Press

Dual-Hub BRT presentation at April CAC meeting
Metro Citizens' Advisory Council

Gasoline prices climb in California, U.S.
Los Angeles Times

Giving new meaning to “green” transit
NRDC Switchboard

Highway projects 'ahead of schedule and under budget,' Obama says - Is it efficiency, or just the economic crisis? States went into overdrive to get stimulus funds for projects and contractors, hoping to stay afloat, submit aggressively low bids for the work
Los Angeles Times

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano visits Southland
KPCC 89.3 FM

How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Accident Plan
Transportation Research Board

Inland counties consider breaking with LA-based commuter information network (511)
Press Enterprise

Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approves port expansion - The $750-million project will merge two aging terminals and create an estimated 14,000 jobs
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Port's Rivals Make Gains
Wall Street Journal

Metro seeks public input on Westside subway extension
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

MTA to hold public meetings on Purple Line subway
Daily News

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center Case Study Compendium
Transportation Research Board

President Obama at DOT: "Ahead of schedule and under budget"
USDOT Fastlane

Protesters mourn 'death' of public transit - Protesters continue opposition to bus cuts, officials look to fare evasion as a problem
Orange County Register

Putting Twitter’s World to Use
New York Times

Research Report of Chinese Urban Rail Transport Industry, 2009
PRLog

Sensitive Security Information (SSI): Designation, Markings and Control, Resource Document for Transit Agencies
Transportation Research Board

State Implementation of ARRA Transportation Provisions: Web Resources
Transportation Research Board

TAP Puts Senior Citizens Out To Pasture
The Bus Bench

Ticket to US bullet trains - The Recovery Act provides $8 billion for high-speed rail – a strong start, but a vision is needed
CS Monitor

Weak Economy Helps Stimulus Dollars Go Longer Way
Congressional Quarterly

WeHo Taxi Fee Hike Granted
WeHo News