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Transportation Headlines for Saturday February 14, 2009

Airline trade group urges L.A. mayor to hold down costs of Bradley terminal project
Los Angeles Times

'Armageddon Scenario' Has Arrived (STA funds)
California Transit Association

Angels Flight: The Private Sector Is Finishing the Job - Too Much 'Government' Can Be a Problem, Not a Solution
LA Downtown News

Buses, Trains and Stimulus
New York Times

California Budget May Not Have Votes, Senator Says

California may get at least $78 billion from stimulus package
Mercury News

Cal Transit Association on State Budget: Armageddon Is Here

Challenges in Getting Transit Funded

Colorado a popular choice for Expo Light Rail route
Santa Monica Daily Press

CTA expanding Bus Tracker program
Chicago Tribune

FTA: Prepare Now for Federal Grant Funds
Passenger Transport

Gold Coast Transit Strike Averted

High speed rails in Southern California closer to reality with stimulus
Press Enterprise

Late-Night Subway Service was a 'Great Success,' Councilman Says

Latest Tentative State Budget Deal Gives Us a 9.75% Sales Tax

Metrolink-to-MTA transfer policy set to change
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

More Bad Times - As Economic Forecast Arrives, Experts Say There Is No Quick Fix
LA Downtown News

New Report Highlights Benefits of Increased Investment in Public Transit
Passenger Transport

NTSB to hold a public hearing on 2008 Chatsworth, California rail collision
National Transportation Safety Board

On the Metro: Why Can't We Sit Together?

PBS on Transit, States, and the Stimulus

Public Transit Sees Changes in the Age of Web 2.0
Passenger Transport

Republicans cry foul over $8 billion for high-speed rail - Alleging the money is for an Anaheim-Las Vegas rail project, they accuse Sen. Harry Reid of putting an earmark in the stimulus package. Democrats dismiss the charge, saying the DOT will make the call
Los Angeles Times

Sour Economy could Slow Prop R Transpo Projects

Statement from Harry Reid’s Office
California High Speed Rail Blog

Transportation infrastructure: "Freight 21" effort strives to make freight funding a cornerstone on next surface transportation re-authorization bill
Logistics Management

TriMet Embraces Open Source Technology
Passenger Transport

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Meets with State DOT Leadership to Discuss Economic Recovery
USDOT Fastlane

Will Stimulus Dilute Highway Bill?


Transportation Headlines for Friday February 13, 2009

$8 billion for HSR while public transit starves
California High Speed Rail Blog

Amtrak Forces LA Photographer to Delete Images

Anaheim's ARTIC seeking $150 million - City is seeking Measure M funds and looking for architect for first phase
Orange County Register

CityWatchLA - The Orange Line Bike Path Buck Stops…Where?

Debunking stereotypes about sprawl and Los Angeles: Be Precise!

DOT Secretary Meets with State Transportation Leaders
Trucking Info

Energy and efficiency intact in stimulus bill

EXPO E-Newsletter, Issue 2, Vol. 1

Fear of Federal Oversight Imperils Expo Bikeway

Final Stimulus Bill Slaps Transit Riders in the Face

Free Ride Commentary: Mass-transit transit fares should be eliminated, not increased

Get off my freeway
Pasadena Weekly

Houston METRO Adds Routes to Google Transit
Write on METRO

John Percival Jones would be happy (Exposition Light Rail)
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Northeast LA Tries to Save the "Go Everywhere Bus" (Again)

Proposed Perris Valley Line Metrolink extension faces opposition from UCR neighborhood
Press Enterprise

Residents and Council Reiterate Alignment of Expo Light Rail
Santa Monica Mirror

SANDAG votes to take risk on advancing highway projects
Falllbrook Village News

Shame management: That's no way to run a city (Orange Line)
Daily News

Shipments Drop at Long Beach Port
Los Angeles Business Journal

Stimulus deal could mean $26 billion for California
Los Angeles Times

Top Ten Deadliest Stretches of Road in America
FOX News

Transportation group's goal is to create national plan

Transportation policy: Congressional leaders resolve differences in economic stimulus bill
Logistics Management


Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 12, 2009

Expressway health fears - Stink raised over air quality - Locals say impact report for truck route is flawed
Daily Breeze

Final Regional Comprehensive Plan - Helping Communities Achieve a Sustainable Future
Southern California Association of Governments

Former Undersecretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency to Chair Newly Created California Green Collar Jobs Council - Concentrating on Smart Growth and Transit-Oriented Development

Forum focuses on traffic
Pasadena Star News

Freeway work to go on despite crunch
San Diego Union Tribune

Gateway Cities Service Sector Meeting and opinion on service changes

Hybrid Tug Plies Long Beach Waters
Long Beach Post

Imperial Highway south to close for 4 months near 91 - Bridge crossing over train tracks is expected to be completed during closure
Orange County Register

LADOT Opens Westwood Crosswalks to Pedestrians

Moreno Valley residents to have say on proposal to cut bus Route 17
Press Enterprise

Orange Line Bike Path Cleaned Up for Now

Pasadena posts traffic report card for residents
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Plan in works to open Highway 39 section
Pasadena Star News

Port Opens Command, Communications Center
Grunion Gazette

San Diego Airport Upgrade Plan Stresses Mass Transit

Southern California gas prices rise for 10th day
Daily News

Talks on leasing Long Beach Airport are shelved - Officials say the privatization proposals have been placed on the back burner, at least temporarily, because of lack of interest by the City Council
Los Angeles Times

Transportation policy: Congressional leaders resolve differences in economic stimulus bill
Logistics Management


Transportation Headlines for Sunday March 8, 2009

The colorful saga of Los Angeles’ first subway tunnel: after rail service ended, the mile-long route was used as a storage site for survival rations and impounded vehicles, as a movie set and then as a giant graffiti canvas
Los Angeles Times

Comparison of economic stimulus plans
Associated Press

Dash + Gold Line
Curbed LA

From the Past: Cities of the Future

A good sum-up: bikes vs. highways vs. public transit vs. the U.S. economy
Urban Places and Spaces

L.A. Mayor: Congress Can’t “Dillydally” With Stimulus
National Public Radio

Nobody walks or bikes because there are no paths, so paths are a waste of money
Greater Greater Washington

Opinion: Infrastructure needs a bill of its own
Boston Globe

REGION: Agency working to save Coaster's shuttle connection
North County Times

Reinventing Los Angeles: Easing Sprawl, Growth, and Gridlock (video now available from January 27, 2009 forum)
Hammer Museum

Safe & Healthy Streets Has Launched
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and the City of Glendale

San Gabriel Valley cities compete for stimulus funding
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Senator Jim DeMint Wants to Eliminate Bike Stim Funds: Take Action!
StreetsBlog Los Angeles

Setbacks don’t deter March base redevelopment advocates
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Stimulus plan sparks debate in Inland Empire
San Bernardino Sun

Taking traffic control lessons – from ants
Wired Science

“We regret due to a lack of funding, service to this stop is suspended”
Blueprint America: PBS reports on the infrastructure crisis