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Transportation Headlines for Saturday March 21, 2009

2 West Coast Amtrak routes get $137.2 million
Seattle Post Intelligencer

Amtrak: Enjoy the Journey

Are buses running on compressed natural gas the answer?
Environmental Research

ATA Finds Bright Freight Outlook
Journal of Commerce

Biden touts stimulus package in St. Cloud visit - Biden appeared at a warehouse at the New Flyer Bus company
Minnesota Public Radio

Bloomberg Says Bikes Don’t Belong on the Subway

Budget Woes Hit Mass Transit as Tax Revenue Falls
Wall Street Journal

Bus production revs up at NABI in Hungary

Court Rules Against Clean Trucks Program
Los Angeles Business Journal

Faster Freight - Cleaner Air California

Federal court orders judge to reconsider stance on clean-truck program - The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that District Judge Christina Snyder should grant all or part of a request for an injunction halting the implementation of new port rules that affect truckers
Los Angeles Times

Former Metrolink spokeswoman hired by PUC
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Get Your Local History On! Los Angeles Heritage Day At Heritage Square
Militant Angeleno

High-Speed Rail Projects Get Big Boost - Is there a cross-country bullet train in our near future? No, but President Obama wants to make a down payment

HUD and DOT Partnership: Sustainable Communities

HUD and DOT Announce Partnership to Promote Sustainable Communities
US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Industrial Policy Gets Creative - Planning Officials Consider How to Modernize Ailing Commercial Zone
LA Downtown News

Local governments' stimulus money may not stay local
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach Boxes Drop 40 Percent - Economic weakness in Asia, U.S. pull volume to lowest level since 2004
Journal of Commerce

Mass Transit Advocates Action: 100 foot banner drop over 405 Freeway

Metro to Put Schedules, Routes on Its Web Site - 3rd Parties, Such as Google Transit, Can Use Data to Aid Riders
Washington Post

Metrolink users cope with temporary loss of parking spaces
Press Enterprise

Post covers upcoming Google Transit data release
GreaterGreater Washington

Riding the L.A. subway, pondering MAX mishmash
The Oregonian

SEPTA delays 'smart card' fare system

Siemens onboard for high-speed trains in China

Transit union: Up to 400 bus drivers could be laid off - The county's bus agency may need to drastically slash service
Orange County Register

Washington Metro to provide downloadable data
Metro Magazine


Transportation Headlines for Friday March 20, 2009

Betting on Bedrooms Near Subways

BRU: How About a Stimulus for Bus Riders?

Caltrans resources stretched to keep up with trash cleanup
North County Times/Californian

Did you know? (AMTRAK)
Riding in Riverside

Difficult road likely for transit district - Agency to be in red for next few years
San Diego Union Tribune

DOT and HUD Team Up for TOD

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters working with Zachry American Infrastructure, member of Zachry Hastings Alliance
Business Wire

Frank McCourt touches many bases at luncheon - One of the owner's main points was that the team will not cover the cost of last season's successful shuttle service from Union Station to Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles Times

How Far Can $1.3 Billion Take Amtrak?

Industry OKs additional tracks near intermodal facility
Whittier Daily News

Legislation Aimed At Boosting Representation On MTA Board
KHTS AM 1220

Los Angeles Maps - Download Metro, Rail, Bike Maps and Tourist Guides (iPhone/iPodTouch)

Obama visit juices up SoCal electric vehicle plant

Obama Meets with Schwarzenegger, Others on Stimulus Bill
VOA News

Obama Presses Alternative-Energy Agenda
CNN Money

Palmdale Pol Wants to Take One of L.A.’s Metro Board Slots

Plans begin for new carpool lanes on 10 Freeway
Inland Empire Breaking News

Public’s Input Sought in Metro Meetings
Eastside Sun

Redesigning City Design

Scoping For Wilshire/WeHo Subway To Sea Begins
WeHo News

Supplier admits using sub-strength steel in Sound Transit light-rail columns
Seattle Times

Taking look at regional aviation
Press Enterprise

USDOT Takes Community Focus with Them on the Road

US ports fear security deadline could hit trade

U.S. transportation, housing departments team up to promote transit-oriented development efforts
Progressive Railroading


Transportation Headlines for Thursday March 19, 2009

Back on the Hill, pressing for livable communities
USDOT Fastlane

Caltrans sets April kickoff for I-10 work in San Gorgonio Pass
Press Enterprise

Coalition: stimulus funds to expand U.S. intercity rail
Metro Magazine

Cubic to Expand Bank Card Acceptance in Public Transit Through Exclusive Licensing Agreement With ViVOtech - All-in-One Contactless Reader Will Give Transit Riders More Convenience, Choice

Discover the Rail Way(SM) on National Train Day - Amtrak Celebrates the past, present and future of rail travel with nationwide festivities in May
PR NewsWire

Is public transit working for you? VCTC wants to know
Ventura County Star

Is Your City's Public Transit Suffering?
U.S. News & World Report

LaHood: DOT moving quickly to use transportation funding
Metro Magazine

LaHood Talks Up Cities and Transit

Long Beach and Los Angeles port traffic slows in February - The Port of Los Angeles, where the number of containers carrying imported goods fell 35.3% in February compared with a year earlier
Los Angeles Times

NABI delivers to California
Metro Magazine

Redevelopment Agency CEO Calls for More Strategic Transit Investment

Ridley-Thomas Names Rosenfeld As Alternate On Exposition Metro Light Rail Construction Authority
Mayor Sam

State unfreezes $500 million in construction bonds - Infrastructure projects put on hold during the budget crisis should get moving as California starts disbursing funds. State is also slating $625 million of federal stimulus money for highway projects
Los Angeles Times

TOD Stalled, Not Forgotten
Globe St.

Vision, Planning, Leadership Needed to Build New U.S. Infrastructure - Experts Agree on Need for Cooperation, Priority-Setting and End to Politics as Usual

Wiki Wednesday: Funding Green Transportation With CLEAN TEA



Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 17, 2009

$8 billion could help revive travel by train
USA Today

AASHTO Sustainability Case Studies
Smart Growth Online

Accelerating Mass Transit - It's an exciting time for transit advocates, says Peter Gertler, vice president and high speed rail services chairman for HNTB Corporation. Here are five steps Gertler says will keep mass transit moving forward, and build a more balanced transportation policy

Amtrak Crash a Decade Ago Sparked Safety Progress
Daily Journal:

Another View: Driving the Zipcar
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Challenges Facing the U.S. Department of Transportation and Congress
Transportation Research Board

Cheaper gas can't last, analysts warn
Los Angeles Times

Clean school buses nothing to sniff at LAUSD: Alternative fuel to be dispensed at new fuel depot
Daily News

CLEAN-TEA: The next transportation bill
KC Light Rail

'Congestion pricing' unclogs roads, clears the air
San Francisco Chronicle

Crenshaw Transit Corridor Working Groups
Councilmember Bernard C. Parks

Dodgers Won’t Lift a Finger to Save Dodger Trolley

Flush hour: Oslo to run buses powered by biomethane from human sewage

Germany and UK Paying Citizens to Get Rid of Old Cars

Gussying Up the Streets of East Hollywood

High Desert road projects to receive stimulus funds
Desert Dispatch

How Does Maglev Work, Anyway?

LAUSD School Buses Going Green

Local and Regional Funding Mechanisms for Public Transportation
Transportation Research Board

London congestion charge may use flexible pricing

Metro Moving Ahead with Bus Expansion

National League of Cities Welcomes Top Administration Officials

New Director Named to EPA's Smart Growth Office

Norway or the Highway: Poo Powers Oslo Buses

Official wants sound walls - Councilman says if walls not feasible, then rubberized pavement should be installed on freeway
Glendale News Press

Over $700 Million in Train Security Funds Go Unspent by Homeland Security
Security Management

Port of L.A. traffic falls by a third
Daily Breeze

Public Meetings Announced for Downtown Train Tracks Connecting Metro Blue, Gold & Expo Lines

Sales of natural gas vehicles evaporate
Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Bay Transportation Panel Supports Forcing Motorists to Report Mileage, Privacy Fears Aroused
Contra Costa Times:
California Assembly Bill 1135

Traffic, Serious as a Heart Attack

Transit cutbacks rolling across U.S.