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Transportation Headlines for Saturday February 21, 2009

226 'accordion' buses pulled from CTA fleet
ABC News

Advocates Launch Effort to Restore State Transit Funding

Expo Line construction OKd near Foshay Learning Center and Dorsey High School - Regulators approve street-level tracks, require safety upgrades. Opening date is probably delayed until 2011 for the light-rail line between Culver City and downtown L.A
Los Angeles Times

First lady delivers pep talk at Transportation
Associated Press

FLOTUS pool report and remarks from Dept. of Transportation Event
U.S. White House Briefing Room

Google this: Carbon emissions for your city or town

Riding in Riverside Blog

Mexican Ports Eyed As Fees Pile On At L.A./Long Beach
Cunningham Report

'Mileage tax' idea shot down by White House - After Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood suggests motorists might someday face a levy based on miles driven, Obama's press secretary says it 'will not be the policy' of the administration
Los Angeles Times

Officials celebrate grade separation completion (Alameda Corridor East)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Sixth Street Bridge Plans Moving Forward
LA Downtown News

State commission announces decision on Expo Line
Wave Newspaper

State panel approves final Expo Line street crossings
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Train Traffic Down, But Alameda Corridor Still In The Black
Cunningham Report

West L.A. Cities Banking on Measure R - Area mayors discuss bond money's effects on local transit
California Real Estate Journal


Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 19, 2009

5th District City Council Candidates Talk Bikes at BikingInLA

Assembly joins Senate in approving budget plan
Los Angeles Times

Boxer: Budget stalemate could hurt Calif. Stimulus
San Francisco Chronicle

California budget plan would weaken air pollution rules
Los Angeles Times

Calif. OKs GO Private Placements
Bond Buyer

California High Speed Rail Authority outlines how it could use stimulus funds
Progressive Railroading

City to get Measure R funds
La Cañada Valley Sun

Cost to California Could Grow - Senator Says State May Lose Billions in Stimulus If Budget Impasse Continues
Wall Street Journal

Don’t Drive in Pasadena

Hanks as the new Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Chairman?
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

L.A. neighborhoods, you're on the map - In a city where one block is considered Hancock Park and the next Hollywood, The Times unveils an online map of the boundaries of 87 communities. If you don't like what you see, submit changes
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Recovery? Forecast Says Not Until 2010
LA Business Journal

MTA Taps Out On The Paper Pass
Grow Green

New port fee causes gridlock
Press Telegram

NYC Transit adds choices to online subway map

Obama, Pelosi Can Talk the Talk on TEA Reauthorization

Panel to explore future of local transportation
The Acorn

President Obama: “I would like to see some long-term reforms in how transportation dollars flow…”
Transportation for America

SANBAG plans public meetings on Colton Crossing rail project
Press Enterprise

Transit Agencies Facing Huge Deficits
Transport Politic

Volume drops at Long Beach
Journal of Commerce

Waiting for the train -- the subway, that is
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

When it comes to transit, the feds give and the state takes away
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

White House weighs high-speed rail investment


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 18, 2009

Bridge design sparks clash in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times

California budget negotiations hit a new snag
Los Angeles Times

Jobs terminated as California goes bankrupt
Independent UK

Driving Up the Cost For Public Works - Party Tabs, Car Leases, Golf Shirts Piled On To Bills for Highway Projects, Audit Shows
Washington Post

Expo Line: Santa Monicans Like Colorado, Worry About Apartments

Hearings on Expo Phase II DEIR Begin

L.A. 5th District City Council candidates tackle traffic congestion
Los Angeles Times

LB Transit to increase fares - State budget reductions motivate higher bus fees
LBCC Viking

Los Angeles Transportation Facts and Fiction: Smog
Freakanomics/New York Times

Major rail expansion on track with stimulus plan
USA Today

Measure R Latest: Bus Improvements, But Terrible News, Too

MTA: Get Ready for TAP Cards

Oscars are on Sunday & the Street Closures are Now

Ports end container fee delay
Daily Breeze

Public Transit Replaces Passes With New TAP Cards
CBS 2 News

Seattle Metro may cut bus service 20 percent

Southland economy may bottom out by summer, forecast says - But economic news this year will be mostly bad, and when growth resumes it will be moderate at best, the Kyser Center for Economic Research predicts
Los Angeles Times

TAP Cards will Replace Metro Day Passes in March

Turning the Tide on Shuttle Proposal
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

U.S. Transportation Department now in

What Metro and Its Riders Will Lose in State Budget “Deal”


Transportation Headlines for Sunday February 15, 2009

All-night session fails to produce state budget
Los Angeles Times

Area transit agencies seek help from stimulus
Daily Bulletin

Bill Boyarsky: A mayor, a train car and jobs
LA Observed

Bloom Is Off Blossom Plaza - Large Chinatown Mixed-Use Development Delayed Due to Financial Crisis
LA Downtown News

Broadway Planners Want Community's Input Into Design and Street Life

Budget package stalls one vote shy
Sacramento Bee

Eight-car derailment raises a racket
San Bernardino Sun

February Is The Month Of Bikes For Santa Clarita
KHTS 1220 AM

Greening Of Asphalt - The asphalt pavement industry is addressing issues and planning on meeting today's challenges head on
Associated Construction

Keep Up With the CA State Budget Drama with Twitter

LB Transit rides cost more starting today
Press Telegram

Most port workers still don't have credentials
Press Telegram

Olympic transit plan could go the distance
Chicago Tribune

Our View: Stimulus and budget collide
Pasadena Star News

Public Transportation Industry Stands Ready to Create Hundreds of Thousands of American Jobs -- New Day for Transportation with Significant Investment in Rail
American Public Transportation Association

Schwarzenegger Terminates Transit

Stimulus Roadblock? One alarming example: Mass transit. Cities and states, strapped for money, are cutting back on mass transit even as it becomes more popular with Americans

Webinar Recording: Preparing to Receive Economic Stimulus Funds
American Public Transportation Association

What's the future of 'The Infrastructural City' of L.A.
Los Angeles Times