Transportation Headlines for Thursday November 19, 2009


Bipartisan Support Builds For Six-Month Extension Of Current Transpo Law
LA StreetsBlog

California Faces A Projected Deficit Of $21 Billion: The Legislative Budget Analyst’s Projection...Threatens To Send Sacramento Back Into Gridlock And Force More Broad Cuts To State Programs
Los Angeles Times

C.I.C.L.E. Announces Campaign To Make N.E.L.A. More Bike Friendly
LA StreetsBlog

Dialogue, Education Key In Getting Public To Accept Road Tolls, U.S. Transit Officials Say
Daily Commercial News And Construction Record

Echo Park Community Warns Metro: Hybrid Plan For Route 2 Terminus Untested, Illegal
LA StreetsBlog

Editorial: Fantasy Tops Reality – Schwarzenegger’s Foolish Request To Help High-Speed Rail
Oakland Tribune

Google Bike Directions Could Be Useful Tool For Cities
Mobilizing The Region

June Groundbreaking For Downtown’s New Civic Park
LA Curbed

No Late-Night Subway Service For The Holidays This Year

Opinion: What The Future May Hold
New York Times

Our View: Don’t Let Commuter Rail Hit the Skids – Pushing For High-Speed Rail Is Fine, But It Shouldn’t Mean Less Money For Amtrak
Merced Sun-Star

Portlander Wins “Dump The Pump” Film Contest
Oregon Live

San Francisco Starts Building Green Streets For Stormwater Management
SF StreetsBlog

“This Needs Attention:” Senators Seek Shot In The Arm On Transportation
DC StreetsBlog

Transport Official Laments “If It Scares, It Airs” Mentality
CBS News

U.S. Department Of Transportation Releases New Action Plan To Address Motorcoach Safety Issues
U.S. Department Of Transportation
Full-text document (56p. PDF)

U.S. Proposes Bus Seat Belts, Driver Cell-Phone Ban

World-Class Avenues For The East Side: What Great BRT Looks Like
NY StreetsBlog