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Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 11, 2009

A better way to memorialize the victims of train collision
Simi Valley Acorn

AC Transit To Discontinue Magnetic Transbay Ticke- a step toward AC Transit's goal of making TransLink, a smart card fare collection system, as the primary form of payment for all passengers

After April 11 TAP Cards won't be sold on busses!!! And it will cost two additional dollars
The Bus Bench

APTA Releases Database Information
Passenger Transport

California's high-speed rail forces seek big slice of stimulus pie
Sacramento Bee

DHS Announces $389 Million in Transit Preparedness Grants
Passenger Transport

Fill 'er up - awarded $2.1 million in grant funding to build a state-of-the-art hydrogen fueling station on the UCLA campus

Light Rail Maintenance Yard Site Proposal Draws Fire
Santa Monica Mirror

Long Beach officials slam blogger for exposing JetBlue rift
USA Today

Los Angeles Metro Expanding Light Rail to Both East and West
Passenger Transport

Los Angeles Journal: Giving Lessons in Traffic Safety at Middle Schools
New York Times

Metro Westside Subway Extension Meetings

Nation's first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station unveiled in....Chicago?

Protester arrested after attack on BART chief
San Francisco Chronicle

SANDAG eyes help for transit agencies - Board votes to consider range of funding options
San Diego Union Tribune

Streetcars: Bringing an Old Technology Up to Date
Passenger Transport

Two years after: Google Transit for Humboldt County

Visa Introduces a Credit Card on a Phone
New York Times

Will Los Angeles Get Behind Livable Street Model Published in GOOD?


Transportation Headilnes for Friday April 10, 2009

ARTBA Analysis of Stimulus Bill Investment / Outlays

Automating HOT Lane Enforcement

BART GM Pelted with Paint

Cal Hydrogen Refueling Stations Get $6.8 Mil Boost

Coming Soon to a Street Near You: Speed Limit Increases!

Electric Commercial Vehicles
The Oil Drum

Facing deadline, L.A. TWIC processing accepts walk-ins Saturday
Land Line Magazine

Family of Slain USC Student: Fix L.A. Intersections!

Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor project

Honolulu to test innovative new bus
Honolulu Advertiser

Inside the Crosswalk Sting at Deadly Intersection

La Mirada derailment affects Metrolink commuters
Whittier Daily News

McKeon Submits Local Priorities to House Appropriations Committee; full list here (See 25. I-5 Santa Clarita-Los Angeles Gateway Improvement Project, 26. High Desert Corridor, Phase I - SANBAG, LA County, City of Victorville, 28. Palmdale Transportation Center - Train Platform Extension - City of Palmdale and 29. McBean Regional Transit Center Park & Ride Facility - City of Santa Clarita)
West Ranch Beacon

Monrovia Wants Abandoned Railroad Cars Removed
Monrovia Weekly

Narrowing In On Paths To Extend Gold Line Rails - San Gabriel Valley communities have another opportunity to weigh in on phase two of the Gold Line Extension project
Eastside Sun

New Design Presented as 6th Street Discussion Moves Forward

Obama won't raise gas tax

OCTA Bus Route Reduction and Tri-City Trolley Plan
San Clemente Times

Portion of 210 Freeway in Montrose remains closed after fatal big-rig crash
Los Angeles Times

Project: Design a Livable Street
Good Magazine

Public Transit Saves an Individual Over $8,600 Annually – As Cost of Car Ownership Increases
American Public Transportation Administration

Protecting the Public Interest in Long-Term Toll Concessions

Rail Customer Service Challenge
American Public Transportation Association

Remedies underway
La Cañada Valley Sun

Senate leader cool to infrastructure bank

Spill shuts down Metrolink trains for 3 hours - About 3,000 customers affected by hazardous material spill in La Mirada, including Orange County commuters
Orange County Register

Statement on Nomination of Peter Rogoff as FTA Administrator by William W. Millar, President of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
American Public Transportation Association

TransLink to install fare gates at SkyTrain stations

USC Accident: Call for Street Improvements


Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 9, 2009

3 council members want to move L.A. Marathon to a new date - They are urging that the race be returned to a Sunday in March starting next year. It is currently set for a holiday Monday, such as Memorial Day, when it will be held this year
Los Angeles Times

BART budget calls for fare hike
San Francisco Examiner

Bikes and Mass Transit are changing Los Angeles
Travelin’ Local

Celebrate National Train Day and Discover the Rail Way
PR Newswire

City Considering Congestion Parking for the Downtown

Cities Rely On High-Tech Method To Stop Graffiti

Don’t let buses disappear or fares increase - attend SANDAG public workshop
Ocean Beach Rag

Exposition Construction Authority Votes on Preferred Alignment for Phase 2 of the Expo Line Project

Garcetti Asks For Stimulus Input

Greyhound debuts new logo, upgraded fleet
Metro Magazine

High-Speed Rail Unlocks Intermodal Potential

Inland officials list their federal funding priorities
Press Enterprise

Laguna Niguel wants to cover up Amtrak mooning event
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Long Beach Transit launches new fare tech
Metro Magazine

Los Angeles Infrastructure or Bust - Metro gives second chance to a snafu-riddled Italian railcar builder (AnsaldoBreda)
LA Weekly

Metro Crenshaw Transit Corridor Meeting Held in Inglewood
Inglewood Today

Metro Transportation Planning Objectives
Transport Politic

Metro Westside Subway Extension

More Transit Expansion?: Metro Holding Meetings in South Bay

New High Speed Rail Projects Around The World
The Infrastructurist

Nova Bus completes N.Y. facility
Metro Magazine

Peter Rogoff to be nominated as FTA Administrator
Transit Talent

Propane-fueled Disneyland shuttle bus explodes
Daily News

Public transit getting millions in stimulus funds
San Bernardino Sun

Should buses really compete against automobiles?
Buses, Trains and the Media

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary LaHood to Speak at ITS America's 2009 Annual Meeting & Exposition on June 1
PR Web

Where Trojans are in bloom (scroll down for info on Expo station)
Los Angeles Times



Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 7, 2009

2nd Annual Transportation Awards Competition to Recognize Outstanding Transportation Projects
PR NewsWire

37 Mile Trans-Catalina Trail Opens to Public

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Oversight Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation
Transportation Research Board

Bill Would Encourage States to Link Transportation, Land-Use Decisions
Smart Growth Onlne

Budget Preview: Furloughs, Private Partnerships

Calif. bullet train project gets $29 million
Ventura County Star

Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Price Report
Transportation Research Board

Design approved for Simi Metrolink crash memorial
Ventura County Star

First a Better Zoo, Now Better Transit

Gasoline prices rise in California, fall in U.S.
Los Angeles Times

Help Spend Stimulus Cash for Los Angeles

H.R. 1835: Legislation for Natural Gas Transportation
Seeking Alpha

Infrastructure projects stall despite bond sale
San Francisco Chronicle

Los Angeles begins survey of historic buildings
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Wants Google Transit!

Metro's Gold Line Plans to Head Further Eastward to More Cities

Metrolink Proposing Fare Increase and Change in Transfer Policy

More Metro Meetings Coming Up: Gold Line Eastside Extension Phase II

MTA schedules meetings on South Bay transit corridor
Daily Breeze

NBC in Transit launches in N.Y., N.J. - News and entertainment will air on trains, at stations
Hollywood Reporter

Next Train Arrives: Maybe Year 2020

OCTA Cuts Leave Riders Stranded
New University

On the Waterfront: Port officials may delay container fee once again
Press Telegram

Port of LA to Start Solar Power Project

Recommended Best Practices for States Conducting Three-Year Safety Reviews
Transportation Research Board

Review of the City’s First Transit Race, from a Last-Place Finisher

Review of High-Speed Passenger Rail
Transportation Research Board

Rising Fear of a Future Oil Shock
New York Times

Streetcars that Time Forgot

Students Organize Protest
New American Media

Traffic Disruptions Leave Buses in the Cold

Transit Agencies in Bind Due to SILO Deals and AIG Collapse

Transit-oriented adventure to Thai Town

Two routes for subway to be studied
Daily News

U.S. traffic deaths lowest since 1961

Valley on Speed

Villaraigosa tells unions concessions needed to avoid layoffs - L.A.'s mayor says every city department must participate in 'sacrifice' to solve the budget crisis or 2,800 workers will have to be laid off
Los Angeles Times

Waxman-Markey: Putting America on the Road to a Clean Energy Transportation Future

What does “immediate” mean to you? Maybe it means something different to our new man Art. We’ll be looking for those barriers in May of 2009.
The Bus Bench

What Role Should Public-Private Partnerships Play?
National Journal

Wireless Passenger Communication System
Transportation Research Board


Transportation Headlines for Monday April 6, 2009

Americans Support Wide Array of Proposed Energy Policies, but Not Yet Ready to Make Tradeoffs
RIS Media

Bike ride captures Emerald Necklace
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Coaster, buses ready to take fans out to the ballgame - Schedules announced for express routes, trains
San Diego Union Tribune

Experts Converge in Los Angeles to Discuss Light Rail Growth
American Public Transportation Association

Expo Line, Not Yet Completed, Prepares for Extension to Santa Monica
Transport Politic

Free Parking Isn't Free
Talking Transportation

Job migration to suburbs: an unstoppable flow? Stimulus funds should be used to link city residents with distant jobs, says a new study on job-siting trends
Christian Science Monitor

Job Sprawl Revisited: The Changing Geography of Metropolitan Employment

L.A. – Long Beach $100 Day Pass Truck Fee To Be Trimmed To $30
Cunningham Report

My Write - The dark side of Expo Light Rail
Santa Monica Daily Press

On-Site and Off-Site Amenities Overflow at NoHo 14

Plan would link Pasadena to Long Beach
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Ports' clean-rig program puts truckers in more comfortable driver's seat - Dumping exhaust-spewing rides for new trucks that offer comparative luxury is one advantage of complying with the L.A. and Long Beach harbor complex's lower-emissions effort
Los Angeles Times

Ports Move To Make It Right For Gateway Cities Truckers
Cunningham Report

Protecting Kids Riding Buses
California Progress Report

Unused rail cars creating blight, cities charge
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

What Should We Expect For Rail In The Near Future?
Rail Passenger Association of California & Nevada