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Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 14, 2009

12 file claims against Metrolink over crash
Ventura County Star

Ansaldo STS receives Taipei Metro order
Metro Magazine

Area officials push transportation projects in Washington
Ventura County Star

Failure of Palmdale Airport Frustrates Regional Planning In SoCal

Google Map of the Most Dangerous Roads

Highway 76 could get $105 million - SANDAG recommends road for lion's share of stimulus money
North County Times

Hwy. 101 widening project wins panel's approval
Ventura County Star

LA Container Traffic Slide Highlights Cargo Blight
CNN Money

Last Day to Weigh in on Mapping LA

Metrolink Releases Google Transit Data to the Public

New Infrastructure: Innovative Transit Solutions for Los Angeles - Awards, Jury Discussion and Exhibition Schedule
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI ARC)

N.J. Transit Cutting Down on Paper Timetables - The agency said it is eliminating a toll-free customer information telephone number

Pedestrian Rights Protest in Boyle Heights

Pier Pass Off Peak Shifts Eliminated In LA Long Beach Marine Terminals As Cargo Volume Falls
US Customs House Guide

Public Transit 'Trolley' to Dodger Stadium May Not Happen

Runaway Gold Line Test Train Safely Stops

San Bernardino students shoot cable commercials for Omnitrans
San Bernardino Sun

U.S. commuter trains need repairs, money


Transportation Headlines for Friday March 13, 2009

AASHTO: Budget Change Could Cripple Multi-Year Transportation Contracting Leaders Warn
Transport Gooru

Community groups campaign for stimulus package funds
Daily Trojan

'Complete Streets' Bill Introduced to Help Americans Save on Transportation Costs, Cut Congestion

DC Metro Tops Google

Denver passes LAX for fourth place among U.S. Airport
Aviation Blog

Expo Rail Project Moves Forward
L.A. Watts Times

Gradual rise in California gasoline prices expected
Sacramento Bee

High-speed rail lays out ambitious scenario
San Francisco Chronicle

Hopes For Airport Regionalization Grounded In Palmdale (subscription)
California Planning & Development Report

Houston METRO contracts Parsons to construct four light-rail lines
Progressive Railroading

LA County agency nixes stimulus-money swaps
Mercury News

Los Angeles is Still Not on Google Transit... Well, at Least to the Public

Is the TAP card ready for prime time? MTA says 'yes'
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

LADOT and NCs Set to Negotiate MOU

LA Weighs Public Bike Share Program

Metro Names Orange County CEO As New Agency Head
Eastside Sun

Metro’s “Street Life” in Koreatown

MTS proposes to reduce cuts, lift pass prices
San Diego Union Tribune

Runaway Gold Line train in Boyle Heights
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Santa Fe Depot parking project to temporarily cut 70 spaces in San Bernardino
Press Enterprise

Shippers reduce work shifts - PORTS: Citing fall-off in volume, terminals will cut some off-peak hours added in 2005 to ease congestion
Press Telegram

Shoup Shows Cities How to “Just Say No” to Parking

So-Cal Port Charges Send Cargo Elsewhere
Journal of Commerce

Smoggy Skies May Cause Respiratory Death

State in line for $50.7 billion in federal money
Capitol Weekly

Still No Google Transit

Study links smog exposure to premature death
New York Times

Support Groups Offered on 6 Month Anniversary of Metrolink Crash
KNX 1070 AM


Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 12, 2009

AC Transit board votes to boost fares July 1
San Francisco Chronicle

Amtrak’s New Photography and Video Recording Policy

Anger grows over San Pedro parking meters
Daily Breeze

Car sharing: Officials should try it themselves
Daily News

Catoe: Metro Will Release Scheduling Data (Google Transit)

Cities’ Plans to Swap Cash for Stimulus Are Stopped
New York Times

CityWatchLA - Students Win 4-Way Stop for Hollywood School

Contactless payment cards next step for transit agencies
Contactless News

GAO says higher taxes would keep Highway Fund afloat

Growing Ridership Strains Overburdened Transit Agencies

Have a beef with the Expo Line's second phase?
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

LaHood to Bike Advocates: U.S. DOT Will Be Your “Full Partner”

LA Has No History? Pshaw! We've Got Over 200 Historical Groups!

L.A. is Number One in Traffic Delays, Says Study

Lower Gas Prices Are Not Increasing Driving
New York Times

Metro Backtracks on Frivolous Stimulus Money Giveaway

Metro Features Koreatown on New Poster by Local Artist

Metro "punts": Will release transit schedule data for Google and others

Metro's "Silver Line" Buses Would Consolidate Operations through Downtown

More Time Allotted For Expo Line Complaints

No benefit to motorists in a 'hot fuel' fix, state panel says - When fuel is warm, buyers get less for their dollar, but upgrading pumps to compensate can be costly, a state panel says. California Energy Commission says the costs of compensating for gasoline temperature would outweigh the gains in fuel volume
Los Angeles Times

Some Public Transit Agencies Made Risky Financial Deals

State officials line up road projects for stimulus money
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Stimulus Shell Game in Los Angeles

Swapping of stimulus money banned
Daily Breeze

The Night Bus
Riding in Riverside Blog

Will We See the New Bike Master Plan in April?


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 11, 2009

Automated toll system changes for I-15's car pool lanes
San Diego Union Tribune

Bursting the Car Bubble - Chinatown from the DASH-eye view
Santa Monica Daily Press

Busy airports need runway safety improvements
Daily News

California likely to get at least $31.5 billion
Daily News

California projects included in omnibus bill - Spending package allocates $81.6 million for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Gold Line extension from Union Station to East Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times

California rolls out welcome mat for road investors

CALPIRG: Don’t Waste the Stimulus on Highway Expansion

Cities plan to swap stimulus funds - U.S. aid can be exchanged for less restricted Measure R transit money, but projects must still meet guidelines
Los Angeles Times

Coming 405/22 Bridge Closure To Westward 7th St: OCTA Says It Met Last Year w/ LB City Mgm't
LB Report

Expo Line Transit Yard or Cultural Arts Center?

Freeway call boxes are going way of the cassette tape - Traffic officials want to rid freeways of free phone boxes
Orange County Register

From one destiny to another - Purchased more than a decade ago to become a rail yard, Bergamot Station has evolved into a premier arts destination, however, with fears of an Expo maintenance yard off Olympic Boulevard, some are wondering if Bergamot should go
Santa Monica Daily Press

Interstate 5 May Be First 'Green Freeway'

LaHood Hits Back Hard Against Charges Of "Socialism"
Huffington Post

LAX may not meet deadline for federal safety standards, report says - Congress set a 2015 deadline for all U.S. airports to build or improve runway safety zones, but a report from the Department of Transportation says LAX and 10 others won't meet that deadline
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Transportation Facts and Fiction: Driving and Delay
Freakonomics/New York Times

Mineta Transportation Institute Study Finds That People Use Transit Less Often Where Crime Rates Are High

MTA cancels federal stimulus funds swap
Whittier Daily News

New Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Buses being tested

North America's First Hybrid Double Deck Bus Unveiled

Officials: $400 million freeway project to create 12,000 jobs - County transit agency to hold meetings this month in Seal Beach, Rossmoor, Garden Grove and Westminster on project
Orange County Register

One Million Signed Up for TWIC - Milestone for high-tech identification card reached at West Coast center
Journal of Commerce

Our View: Memo to MTA Chief: Let's talk
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Runners encouraged to take Metro train to Pasadena marathon
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Southern California Business and Civic Leaders Urge Federal Legislators to Rev 'America's Recovery Engine'
PR Newswire

Stimulus money might not be enough for California - A state analysis of the federal stimulus indicates that California will get about $2 billion less than it needs to forestall the full tax hikes and budget cuts legislators approved last month
Los Angeles Times

Streetfilms: Take a Ride on the Seattle Streetcar

Test drive for car sharing - The City of L.A. is working on alternatives to residents owning their own wheels
Daily Breeze

Train buffs can take advantage of Amtrak discounts
Mercury News

Welcome to Metro, Mr. Leahy
I Will Ride

What?! Small Cities are Selling Their Federal Stimulus Dollars


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 10, 2009

AC Transit riders may face higher fares
San Francisco Chronicle

Airport Guide for Regional Emergency Planning for CBRNE Events
Transportation Research Board

America's highway infrastructure needs money, manpower — and a new vision
How We Can Save Our Roads

Bag Check at Hollywood Subway Station Ends in Arrest of 1 Man

Bags Now Being Searched at Random in Metro Subway Stations

CALPIRG Report Identifies 20 Ways to Create More Jobs Quickly & Responsibly
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Cal Poly opens new shuttle link to Metrolink station
Daily Bulletin

Cities selling stimulus money - Strapped for cash subhead on the shoulders
Pasadena Star News

City Makes Space for Zipcars on Public Streets

EXPO Notice of Extension of Comment Period on DEIR from March 13 to March 27, 2009
Build Expo

Ocean cargo/global logistics: Good news, bad news, for U.S. Seaports, according to Port Tracker report
Logistic Management

O.C.'s road test - Rejection of the Foothill South toll road is a chance for a new path
Los Angeles Times

Orange County to cut more bus services - About 7% of the county's annual bus-service hours will be cut. The eliminations are in addition to a January fare increase aimed at generating an additional $3 million annually
Los Angeles Times

Orange County transportation officials to discuss bus route cuts
KPCC 89.3 FM

Parking project about to begin at San Bernardino Metrolink station
Inland Empire Breaking News

Performance-Based Construction Contractor Prequalification
Transportation Research Board

Public-Sector Decision Making for Public-Private Partnerships
Transportation Research Board

Public transit stimulus money goes to states, cities

Rail~Volution 2009: Call for Proposals
Smart Growth Online

Railway Age Names Pacific Harbor Line '2009 Short Line Railroad of the Year'

Southern California Business and Civic Leaders Urge Federal Legislators to Rev 'America's Recovery Engine'

States Explore Counting Miles To Replace Gas Tax

Tool for Planning and Monitoring Railroad Traffic Supports Visualization of Railroad Operations
Transportation Research Board

Transportation Monday - The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension is getting in line for $150 million of those federal stimulus package dollars
Claremont Insider

TriMet will use $1 million of federal stimulus for bike parking