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Transportation Headlines for Tuesday September 1, 2009

Air quality at hazardous levels in foothill cities
Los Angeles Times

Ask Curbed: Buying on the Purple Line
Curbed LA

Crenshaw Line Meeting: Sort of An Update
Curbed LA

DesertXpress train aiming for March construction start - Official says 10,500 construction jobs possible with $4 billion project
Las Vegas Sun

Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff: America’s Transit Systems Are On Track with Recovery Investments
USDOT Fastlane

Flying Pigeon LA peddles bike culture north of downtown - Brothers Adam and Josef Bray-Ali host monthly tours -- with dim sum or art the destination -- to introduce their shop's Chinese bicycles and also to cultivate a vision of a different Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times

Forget Pork. When It Comes to Transportation Spending, Think Sugar - What's wrong with U.S. transportation policy, and how to get it right.
Daily Green

Golden Moment on the Gold Line
Los Angeles Cycle Chic

Governors Highway Safety Assoc. backs texting ban

Gridlock in the U.S. Hits Bottom According to INRIX National Traffic Scorecard --Study shows increases in travel time in first half of 2009 due to stabilizing economy, stimulus-funded road construction and low fuel prices

LA & Sydney: Visions Lost & Found
Soapbox LA

LADOT Wins Emmy for Powerful “Watch the Road” P.S.A.
LA Streetsblog

LB Transit proposal draws fire - Service would be added in, around CSULB
Daily 49er

Long Beach Transit seeks comments on service changes
Everything Long Beach

Militant Takes On Metro's Turn To A New Style
Militant Angeleno

NPR’s All Things Considered considers HSR in a series this week
Trains for America

One bridge set to open, one to close - Link to Hollywood Way and Alameda Avenue will open Sept. 8, while Pass Avenue bridge will close the following day
Burbank Leader

Ride Report: Santa Clarita Transit Line 757

Sacramento Regional Transit fares increase
Business Journal

Santa Monicans React to Controversy Over Narrowed Ocean Park Blvd
LA Streetsblog

Smart Growth America Chief: High-Speed Rail Grants Are Down Payment for America's Future
Smart Growth Online

States Make Pitches For High-Speed-Rail Money

Subway To Sea (Through WeHo) Making Progress
WeHo News

Torrance transit center proposal ready to roll
Daily Breeze

Transit agency urged to keep bus service in county's core - Anaheim mayor wants to protect most-traveled routes and cut less-used service
Orange County Register

Transit TV Network Returns to L.A. Market

U.S. DOT creates new bond fee reimbursement program - DOT’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization to Create New Bond Fee Reimbursement Program
Hawaii 24/7

U.S. High Speed Rail Projects

Video Highlights Danger Of Texting While Driving

What Kennedy’s Loss Could Mean for Transport Policy
LA Streetsblog