Transportation Headlines for Tuesday November 17, 2009


15 Cities For People Who Hate Driving And Long Commutes: Where To Go If You Don’t Want To Spend A Lot Of Time Behind The Wheel
U.S. News & World Report

CATS Names New Transit Director From L.A. County: Carolyn Flowers Is Chief Operating Officer Of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Charlotte Observer

Counties Diverge On Plan To Widen The 405 Freeway: Officials In L.A. County Prefer To Have Focus Transit Dollars On Rail Projects. In Orange County, Freeway And Surface Street Improvements Get Top Priority
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Metrolink Should Consider Lowering Fares To Bring In New Business
Los Angeles Daily News

El Monte Taking Transit Village Into Its Own Hands
LA Curbed

Expo And Crenshaw Lines: Under Whose Authority?

Fare’s Fair? (When Does Transit Fare Policy Treat People Equally? When It Treats Them Exactly The Same)
New York Times

Feds Propose To Expand Opportunities For Biking And Walking To Transit
LA StreetsBlog

The Future Of American High Speed Rail: Regional And Slow

Gold Line Extension Artwork
Los Angeles Times

The Gold Line Is Rolling, Now What About A Bike Network To Support It?
LA StreetsBlog

Los Angeles: Reader Feedback On The Gold Line
Human Transit

Low Ridership Tarnishes Gold Line Luster: Only 13,000 Riders Daily Are Expected To Use The New Extension, Which Began Its Normal Operations Monday, By The End Of Its First Year
Los Angeles Times

Obama Administration’s Transit Safety Rules To Eventually Apply To Buses
DC StreetsBlog

Remember The Red Cars?: Join Pacific Electric Railroad Expert, Brian Marcroft To Find Out More (Altadena Historical Society & Altadena Library Talk, November 23)

Software Upgrade Should Speed Gold Line's Freeway Crossing
Blog Downtown

Shuttle From Irvine To LAX Begins Today
Orange County Register

Stricter Transit Standards To Be Sought
New York Times

Tide May Be Changing At Port Of L.A.: Exports In October Rise, And Glimmers Of Hope Are Seen Up And Down The West Coast
Los Angeles Times

A Tour Of L.A.'s Rich Rail History: A New Exhibit, "Hollywood -- Trains, Streetcars And The Movies," Provides A Starting Point For Presentations And A Bus Tour
Los Angeles Times

Truth Getting Lost In The Measure R Feeding Frenzy

Urban Freeway Farming For LA?
Urban Insights

Why Portland’s Mass Transit Rocks

Workday Commuters Ride Gold Line Extension For First Time
Los Angeles Times