Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 15, 2009

Bay Area members of Congress post 'earmark' wish lists online
Mercury News

California Eliminates Transit, Expands Freeways

California Recovery Task Force Announces Rapid Progress On Transportation Projects
Imperial Valley News

Claremont council mulls future of trolley service - Closure, route changes among options amid dips in ridership
Daily Bulletin

Downtown streets to be repaved
Santa Monica Daily Press

Economic Stimulus Funds 2000 Transportation Projects
Infrastructure Watch

Environmental groups to seek congressional help on clean-truck program - Clean-air advocates will ask lawmakers for help in revising laws after a federal court ruled many of the provisions of the port cleanup plan unconstitutional
Los Angeles Times

Expansion of CTA Bus Tracker Nears Completion with the Activation of 19 Routes
Chicago Transit Authority

Expansion on 10 Freeway set to start soon
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Get Up, Lumbering Tower: Mayor's Coming to Ride New Gold Line

Homeland Security Secretary Visits Los Angeles

Industry's approval of stadium complex challenged
Daily News

L.A. Metro Reminds Transit Customers to “Tap” Their New Smart Cards Every Time They Use the Metro System

LA Port Traffic Decline Slows
Journal of Commerce

LAX's drop in passenger and cargo traffic has a ripple effect
Los Angeles Times

LB port passes 1st test of ID card
Press Telegram

Metro Spends Squat on "No More TAP Cards" PR Campaign
The Bus Bench

Obama pegs Porcari as deputy USDOT secretary
Progressive Railroading

Prepared text of Villaraigosa's State of the City speech
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Private Ownership of Public Street Parking Meters in LA?

Report Assesses Regional Possibilities in Recovery Act
National League of Cities

Ridley-Thomas To Lead New MTA Chief On Tour Along Crenshaw Transit Corridor
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

SANDAG Will Be First MPO to Update Regional Plans Under Historic Anti-Sprawl Bill
Smart Growth Online

SEPTA charts new route on Google
Metro International

Smart Growth Act of 2009 Introduced on Capitol Hill
Smart Growth Online

Stimulus Repaves Roads – For $25 Million Per Mile

Toronto transit CIO takes IT to the streets
The Industry Standard

Train wouldn’t send passengers straight from Disneyland to brothels
Orange County Register

TWIC rule trips port workers
Daily Breeze

U.S. Cities Where It's Hardest To Get By - Los Angeles is a somewhat surprising chart topper

U.S. readies plans for high-speed rail development

U.S. transportation secretary calls Portland's streetcar, light rail a "model" for nation
The Oregonian

WRAPUP-NY's MTA, California join Build America bond wagon