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Transportation Headlines for Saturday April 25, 2009

405 Widening Goes Forward

Broad Approach for Broadway - Effort to Revitalize Historic Street Sees Progress, Challenges After One Year
LA Downtown News

Bus ridership way down in Monterey Park
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Congress, interest groups gear up for highway bill

Disneyland via the East Los Angeles Station
The Eastsider

Fresno Area Express joins Google Transit

Gav For Guv Short On Transportation Essentials
LA StreetsBlog

Growth, cost control hot topics at light rail event
Metro Magazine

I’m Calling It The Gold Line

iPhone app showdown: battle of the CTA bus trackers
ARS Technica

Is the Obama Administration Poised to Push Transit?
LA StreetsBlog

Is the US on track for another rail revolution?

LA's First Subway Turnstiles To Debut in June

LaHood: reinvest cost savings on transit
Metro Magazine

Long Beach Transit unveils new hybrid fleet
Metro Magazine

Metrolink backs down from fee increase
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metrolink Board Opts Not To Raise Fares
KNX 1070 AM

Metrolink fare hike delayed
ABC News

New chairman named to Gold Line board
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Our View: Welcome ally for Gold Line
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Painful to see (bus advertising)
Pushing Buses

Rethinking The Greening of Transit
Metro Magazine

SANDAG backs plan to boost monthly transit fares
San Diego Union Tribune

Securing Rail Systems From The Ground Up
Metro Magazine

State-by-State Transit Formula Program Table for the ARRA
Federal Transit Administration


Transportation Headlines for Friday April 24, 2009

405 carpool lane gets green light
Daily News

Antonovich Takes Up Local "Road Warrior" Cause
KHTS 1220 AM

Antonovich testifies before Assembly Committee on need for North County MTA Board Representative
West Ranch Beacon

Bay Area Begins Building “HOT” Lanes
KCBS 740Am

Biden announces Clean Cities grants for green fleets
The Transit Wire

Bill offers no light at end of tunnel (710 gap closure)
Pasadena Star News

Boyle Heights 4th Street Bridge Construction Leads to Six-Month Detour - The detour will begin on the first Monday in May
Eastside Sun

California Energy Commission to Put $176M Into Green Transportation Projects

California to limit greenhouse gas emissions of vehicle fuels
Los Angeles Times

CalPIRG Sponsors Smart Transportation Conference Next Friday
LA StreetsBlog

CARB adopts low-carbon fuel standard
Capitol Weekly

Chairman James Oberstar Gets Bottom Line From Transportation Officials -- Price Tag to Relieve Congestion, `Go Green` and Improve Highway Safety
American Public Transportation Association

Commuter bus catches fire on Highway 101
Ventura County Star

Congressional Leaders Welcome Report Highlighting Model Transit Projects for Transportation Bill
PR Newswire

DOT's LaHood says gov't secrecy is for the birds
Associated Press

DOT Secy Wants “Sustained Engagement” from Bike Advocates
LA StreetsBlog

Editorial: Clean trucks for L.A.'s ports - Reducing pollution at the L.A. and Long Beach ports should be the goal, not unionizing drivers
Los Angeles Times

Expo Line will be Safe: It’s a Fact

Foothill Transit joins The Climate Registry
Pasadena Star News

Friday: Labor March Could Bring Afternoon Disruptions

LADOT Hopes to Widen Sunset Blvd
Palisadian Post

LA People 2009: No More Mr. Nice Guy — Damien Goodmon
LA Weekly

Long Beach Transit hybrid buses have a new look
Press Telegram

Metro Board Approves Purchase of 150 New Buses to Be Funded With Stimulus Monies From the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Metro Says Si to Linea de Oro

Metrolink commuter fares could go up - Action by SoCal MTA system helps drive the request for higher fares, according to Metrolink
Santa Clarita Signal

MTA approves Spanish translation of Gold Line
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

MTA approves Spanish name for Gold Line light rail Eastside extension
Los Angeles Times

MTA builds 405 carpool lane this summer; they'll get the money later
Metro officials must raise $614 million toward $1 billion venture
Daily News

Oberstar stuck in traffic, misses transportation meeting
Star Tribune

Passenger flow drops at Ontario airport
Press Enterprise

Polemic in the Pages

Public Transit Investment In Climate Change Legislation Will Reduce Emissions -- Statement from APTA President William W. Millar
American Public Transportation Assocation

Three Big Blue Bus employees arrested for theft after city audit of Rideshare program
The Argonaut

Transportation Secretary Is the Stimulus Package's Biggest Republican Fan
Washington Post

Upcoming Public Rail Meetings
California High Speed Rail Blog


Transportation Headlines for Thursday April 23, 2009

405 Freeway project detoured - What voters approved, the state wants to take away
Press Telegram

AAA Chief Calls for Transportation Investment
Journal of Commerce

Antonovich pushes for SCV, AV rep on MTA Board
Santa Clarita Signal

APTA, transit agencies commemorate Earth Day
Progressive Railroading

Bay Area Looks To Future With Regional HOT Lane System
Cascadia Prospectus

Bicycling is an important factor in less carbon-intensive commuting
LADOT Fastlane

Bill Would Allow Video Advertising on Freeway Signs
LA Weekly

California sells bonds to resume public projects
Sacramento Bee

California takes steps to assuage ethanol industry

Congressional Leaders Welcome Report Highlighting Model Transit Projects for Transportation Bill

Conservative or Liberal, Transit Matters

Could a "12 Minute" DC bus map increase bus ridership?
Greater Greater Washington

Council Holds Limit Increases for Two of Four Valley Roads
LA StreetsBlog

Highway Projects Highlight Another Packed Metro Board Agenda
LA StreetsBlog

Glendale's Najarian is also poised to become chairman of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in June
Pedestrian View of Los Angeles

Interactive Maps Debut on Tokyo Subway
PC World

In the Bowels of LA's Traffic Control Center

LA-LB Programs Drive Shippers to Other Ports
Journal of Commerce

Metrolink completes crossing upgrades in Glendale
Progressive Railroading

Molina urges Spanish name for Eastside rail extension - Supervisor seeks to recognize Spanish-speaking communities and Latino lawmaker by naming the route la Linea de Oro, Edward R. Roybal
Los Angeles Times

Oral Testimony Before Assembly Local Government Committee - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich on Assembly Bill 251 - Steve Knight (R- Palmdale)
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich

Public transportation can save the planet
The Mercury

Road-widening plan rolls along in Moorpark - Los Angeles Ave. project aiming for 2010 finish
Ventura County Star

Streetfilms: Making Streets Safer for Seniors

Transportation bill calls for more representation for in Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys
Daily News

Urban Impact of Bicyclists

Westside Subway Meeting Wrap-Up
Neighborhood Notes


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 22, 2009

ARTBA Sues EPA to Protect Transportation Construction Industry Firms from Morass of State-by-State Air Quality Rules

DC Metro expands advertising opportunities with new digital projection advertising

Cycling-Inclusive Policy Development: A Handbook
Transportation Research Board

Earth Day at Wilshire Center
Affordable Los Angeles

Evaluation of the Focused Approach to Pedestrian Safety Program
Transportation Research Board

Flying Buses Would Have Linked Downtown to LAX

Harbor Subdivision Transit Corridor Community Meetings
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Highway 118 widening work finishes early
Ventura County Star

In Praise of Obama's Intermodal Plan
Logistics Management

Metrolink installing high-tech equipment
San Fernando Business Journal

Metrolink installing high-tech equipment - Train safety focus of presentation by official at Simi Valley meeting
Ventura County Star

MTA to discuss South Bay transit corridor
Daily Breeze

New national infrastructure plan critical to turn around economy, report states
Progressive Railroading

New Video Series Tells the Story of Sprawl
LA StreetsBlog

Notes & Links from Metro ETC Meeting
LA Subway Blog

Pickens says gasoline prices will spike again, pitches natural gas (and drives a Honda Civic GX to enjoy the HOV lanes)
Open Road

Privatizing Parking On the Table

Push for safety with new rail crossing

Put the MBTA on Google Transit!
Pin Stack

SF Central Subway Arriving In: 9 Years

Stations, Construction, Parking: Westside Subway Meeting Dispatch

Technologies That Complement Congestion Pricing - A Primer
Transportation Research Board

Transit officials roll out new high-tech fare pass
San Diego Union Tribune

Transportation, Class and Housing: Making the Connections

Valuing the Health Benefits of Active Transport Modes
Transportation Research Board


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 21, 2009

405 car-pool plan may face fiscal dead end
Daily News

California needs 'stable, predictable' state funding source, transit association says
Progressive Railroading

Follow a historic train trip on Twitter
USA Today

Funky-Looking Bicycle Racks Planned for East Hollywood

Garcetti Announces Winner of Bike Rack Design Contest

Gasoline prices in slight climb
Daily Breeze

Hollywood Boulevard to close for Depeche Mode show - The band will tape a performance Thursday at 8 p.m. at Hollywood and Vine. The boulevard will be closed from 11 p.m. Wednesday until Friday at 6 a.m.
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles suffers as recession stings airport
Chicago Tribune

Long Beach touts new LNG fleet station as step to sustainability
Press Telegram

Metrolink Announces $5M In Upgrades For Glendale

Neighbors fume over LAX plan to redesign runways
USA Today

Newly Proposed East Hollywood Bicycle Racks Literally Show Neighborhood's Diversity

Plan for stimulus dollars makes no mention of California to Vegas train - Proponents still hope to get funding
Desert Dispatch

Rail Across America
LA StreetsBlog

SANDAG Postpones Decision on TransNet Funding Formula Change
Smart Growth

Seattle's new light rail line to open July 18
Seattle Post Intelligencer

Spain's Bullet Train Changes Nation -- and Fast
Wall Street Journal

Streetfilms: Behind the Scenes at LA Traffic Control

Subway meeting Thursday
Westside Bubble


Transportation Headlines for Monday April 20, 2009

Brief History of: High-Speed Rail

Freeway funding a bipartisan effort
San Bernardino Sun

Editorial: California's proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard - It isn't perfect, but it's an ambitious and worthy effort
Los Angeles Times

Google Maps Does It Again
Seattle Transit Blog

Ignore Twitter? Major brands learn they'd better respond -- and quick - Sears is among a growing number of companies that are joining social media sites such as Facebook to keep their customers informed. Separate incidents involving CNN, Amazon and Domino's Pizza reveal that fluency in the evolving language of digital public relations comes easier to some companies than others
Los Angeles Times

In California, Another Deficit Looms
Wall Street Journal

Inside Washington: Pricey bus test a bust
San Francisco Examiner

Lessons From Los Angeles Warn of the Perils of Freeways
Jakarta Globe

Mayor makes brief mention in his state of the city speech of subway to the sea and other mass-transit projects
Pedestrian View of Los Angeles

Middle Harbor EIR Gets OK After 8 Years And 6 Hours
Cunningham Report

National TRAIN DAY - May 9, 2009 in California!
Rail Passengers Association of California and Nevada

No favoritism in giving out stimulus funds, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says
Illinois gets funds quickly because plans are ready, he says
Chicago Tribune

Obama signals US rail revolution - States queue up for share of federal funds to build high-speed networks
The Independent

Stalled transit dollars spur action
San Francisco Examiner

TWIC Southern California Launch Comes Off Without A Hitch
Cunningham Report

Why social media matters for government
The Transit Wire