Transportation Headlines for Thursday October 1, 2009

Bikers try to avoid being 5th wheel on streets - City officials strive to make Long Beach ‘the most bike-friendly city in the country
Daily 49er

California gasoline use rises for first time since 2006
Sacramento Bee

Golden Pylon Awards put a positive spin on traffic - At a luncheon in L.A. sponsored by regional transit agencies, TV and radio traffic reporters are acknowledged for their work
LA Times

L.A. mayor praises planned light-rail car plant - Villaraigosa says the AnsaldoBreda facility, which begins construction next summer at the earliest, will attract 'decent middle-class jobs' and clean-technology firms to the city
LA Times

Latest L.A. subway and light rail news — with a little NYC envy
Green LA Girl

Living Streets Tenets
Green LA Transportation Working Group

Mayor Villaraigosa, union workers celebrate AnsaldoBreda deal with MTA
KPCC 89.3

Metrolink ‘cab cars’ set for November delivery
Inland Valley News

Metro Looking to Improve 2nd Busiest Station, AKA Pedestrian Hell

More Light Rail?
South Central Bungalow

More than 5,000 trucks meet Clean Trucks Program standards at ports
Daily Breeze

New Timetables Released for Gold Line, Includes Eastside Extension

Rail car manufacturing plant will create more than 2,200 jobs, mayor says
Daily News

Supporters of High Speed Rail to Rally at Union Station Friday

Testing of light rail trains on Metro Gold Line starts Sunday
Daily News