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Transportation Headlines for Friday January 16, 2009

California High Speed Rail Authority to hold more public meetings
Progressive Railroading

CICLE Opening Bike Community Center in Northeast L.A.
StreetsBlog Los Angeles

Commentary: Obama must get infrastructure investment right

Commuters (KCET would like your photos and video of your commutes)
KCET’s SoCal Connected Web Team

Congress's Point Man on Infrastructure Spending (James Oberstar)

Could Mass Transit Become Private Transit?
Progress Illinois

DeFazio to Head Highways Subcommittee
Traffic World

Economic Downturn Affects California High Speed Rail Project

Editorial: S.F.'s half-baked congestion pricing plan
San Francisco Chronicle

'Green' energy plan in Obama stimulus may be losing steam
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Bicycle Community Center
Bike Commuters

Making LA’s Deadly Crosswalks Safe

Najarian reappointed to transportation board (page down)
Glendale News Press

A New Infrastructure: Innovative Transit Solutions for Los Angeles: an Open Ideas Competition sponsored by SCIFI at SCI-Arc and The Architect’s Newspaper
SCI-Arc News

Oregon envisions gas tax based on miles, not gallons

Overall port emissions fell in 2007
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Poor Angels Need Parking Too

Privatizing LB Airport `unlikely'
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Redondo Beach, Torrance seek transit center funding
Contra Costa Times

Sacramento airport seeks bird-kill law for air safety
Sacramento Bee

Stimulus plan would help US autos, airlines, Amtrak

TAP Card Update at January CAC Meeting
Metro Citizens’ Advisory Council

To Transit Schemers Add Skaters, Paddlers, Pedalers
Washington Post

Transportation Aid Levels Decried
Wall Street Journal

Yellow fever: downtowners still sweating out the cab-flagging experience


Transportation Headlines for Thursday January 15, 2009

20 Amazing Airport, Train & Bus Station Designs
Web Urbanist

Backseat to the Future: Take a ride along the Portland Transit Mall (video simulation)

A Bicycle Evangelist With the Wind Now at His Back
New York Times

California transportation projects delayed due to funding shortage
Sacramento Bee

Cash-strapped California may halt road projects
San Francisco Chronicle

China Shipping gets green light for summer LA expansion
Seatrade Asia Online

City to Help Fix Streets Surrounding the Grove
StreetsBlog Los Angeles

Dear President-Elect Obama, We Need Trains, Too!
California Literary Review

Department of Transportation: Ray LaHood

Does Earmark-Free Mean Pork-Free? Or Worthwhile?
National Journal

Gold line could be in line for federal funding
Pasadena Star-News

Google Maps Adds Transit Lines
The Transport Politic

LaHood Sponsored Millions in Earmarks: Transportation Pick Directed Money to Donors
Washington Post

LaHood’s Confirmation Hearing Postponed
New York Times

Los Angeles Bike Summit March 7, 2009 (Planning and Organizing Wiki)
Los Angeles Bike Summit

New Thinking on Transportation and Infrastructure
Riding My Train

New ways to get around with the Transit Layer
Google Lat Long Blog

Pricetag rises on Oberstar transportation proposal
Minnesota Public Radio

Ray LaHood and Changing our Thinking About Transportation

Riverside County transportation agency to look at lowering revenue expectations
Riverside Press Enterprise

SF's Parking Experiment to Test Shoup's Theories

Shovel-Ready Mass Transit
The Nation

Stimulus Forces Consideration of Transportation Priorities
StreetsBlog Los Angeles

Subway Extension Heading to Full Metro Board Next Week
Curbed LA

Tougher road laws backed
Los Angeles Daily News

[Long Beach] Transit directors approve fare hike
Contra Costa Times

Urban doubt-fitter: What Obama's picks signal for urban policy


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday January 14, 2009

Aging Controllers, Lax Rules Trouble FAA
National Public Radio

BART looks at cuts, higher fares and lot fees
San Francisco Chronicle

Cal Poly Pomona develops small transit system for mass use
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Can transit grow neighborhoods?
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

County contributes millions to separate roads from train tracks
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Despite relatively low gas prices, people still using public transit
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Editorial: More Pain at the Pump: Congress should not raise fuel tax during a recession
Daily Breeze

A five point plan to fix the nation's transportation problems
USA Today

The H-Bus Comes To...Burbank?
Car Connection

H-Bus Drops

LA Times: State Should Act to Save Transit Funding
StreetsBlog Los Angeles

MTA to consider light-rail plan
Whittier Daily News

New York City Wins the 2009 Sustainable Transport Award

Oberstar’s Call to “Rebuild America,” and Other Stimulus Notes
StreetsBlog Los Angeles

Partner News: Road pricing in The Netherlands
Ertico ITS Europe

Southern California officials draw up wish lists for federal stimulus money: Billions of dollars are sought for road and transportation projects, among others, to help jump-start the local economy
Los Angeles Times

Transit agencies raising fares in region
Sacramento Bee

What should MTA focus on first?
Daily News