Transportation Headlines for Monday November 16, 2009

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50,000 Take A Free Ride On The Gold Line; No Major Problems Reported
Los Angeles Wave

After Decades Of Waiting, Their Train Have Arrived: A Sense Of Kinship And Progress In East Los Angeles As Riders And Residents Celebrate The Opening Of The Gold Line Extension - The Area Had Long Been Among The Most Transit-Dependent Yet Underserved
Los Angeles Times

Angels Flight Inches Forward: Safety Hearings Scheduled For November 20
Downtown News

Clear Track For Rail Car Bids
Los Angeles Business Journal

Don’t Let Arnold Schwarzenegger Divide And Conquer
California High Speed Rail Blog

East L.A. Hails Arrival Of The Gold Line; Activities Are To Be Held [Sunday] At Four Stations
Los Angeles Times

El Monte Takes Over $1 Billion Transit Village In Wake Of Fraud Investigation
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

El Segundo Ready To Fight Proposed MTA Rail Yard
Contra Costa Times

An Extension Of More Than The Gold Line: Sunday’s Opening Of Eight New Metro Stations On A Path From Downtown To East L.A. Lays Down Tracks Toward An Exciting Future (architectural review)
Los Angeles Times

Federal Oversight Of Subways Proposed: [D.C.] Red Line Crash Spurred Safety Plan, Obama Administration To Push Congress To Change Law
Washington Post

Gold Line Eastside Extension Dedication: Metro Gold Line Weekday Service Begins Monday

Gold Line Payoff
Los Angeles Downtown News

The Guide To Gold Line Foodiness (Plus Maps!)

Jobs Lost In Transportation: Economic Stimulus Can't Prevent Widespread Job Loss In Down Economy
Denver Daily News

L.A. County Sheriff's Deputies Arrest 73-Year-Old Tagging Suspect
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Gold Line Opens: "Planners" Blamed
Human Transit

Mayor V. Bows To The Westside As He Dedicates Eastside Rail
L.A. Weekly

Metrolink Postpones Decision About Rate Hike
Daily News

MTS Considers Cutting Sunday Bus Service
10 News San Diego

Netherlands To Tax Drivers By The Kilometer

New Technology Allows Enforcement Of Anti-Texting Legislation

Opinion: The Eastside's New Gold Line
Los Angeles Times

Over 40% Of Transportation Construction Firms Anticipate Additional Lay-Offs Of Non-Seasonal Employees In 2010
Transportation Construction Coalition

Riding L.A.'s Newest Rail Line
Fast Company

Slow And Steady Progress On Port Air Quality
Long Beach Post

A Street-Level View Of The Gold Line Eastside Extension
LA StreetsBlog

WeHo Subway To The Sea: All Aboard!…In 2047!
WeHo News

Which Is The Best Way West For L.A.'s Subway?: Wilshire Or West Hollywood? - As A Subway Extension Draws Closer To Reality, The Debate Over The Route Intensifies
Los Angeles Times

Year Later, Angels Flight Still Not Open (But Meeting Scheduled)
LA Curbed