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Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 2, 2009

Are Buses The New Way To Go?
USA Today

Bike Path To Blight Path – And No One To Blame (Orange Line Bike Path)

Bringing Efficiency To The Infrastructure
New York Times

City Reps Criticize High Speed Train Project
Desert Dispatch

Citywatch LA: Fast Times In The San Fernando Valley
SoapBox LA

Cloud computing Could Help Agencies Track Stimulus Funds
NextGov: Technology And The Business Of Government

Fake Subway Maps By Transit Authority Figures

Frequently Asked Questions For BRT On Wilshire Blvd
Pedestrian View Of Los Angeles

Googling The Future: Google Transit Changes The Way Riders Find Their Routes And Alters The Ways They Think About Public Transportation
Trillium Solutions Blog

Haefele On Light Rail (sound file)

High-Speed Trains: Overview From The Report on May 1, 2009
CQ Researcher

Judge Blocks Part Of Ports’ Clean Truck Program
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Bicyclists Threatened By Unsafe Motorists
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Meet The Tower: Latest Gold Line Extension Construction Shots
LA Curbed

New Direction For Transit System: Compass Cards Replacing Paper Passes With Plastic
San Diego Union Tribune

Pandemic Flu Could Clog U.S. Rail Lines
IEEE Spectrum Online

Public Transit Investment Would Create ‘Green’ Jobs, APTA Report States
Progressive Railroading

Researchers Partner With California To Create Freight Transportation ‘Footprint’
University of Delaware Daily

Resident Have Questions, Get Few Answers On Proposed 710 Freeway Tunnel
Pasadena Star-News

San Francisco’s Hybrid Taxis Prove Their Worth
Contra Costa Times

San Gabriel Bike Trail Work Resumes
Long Beach Gazettes

Study: $50 Billion Need To Fix Aging Rail Transit Systems
San Jose Mercury News

Transit Systems On Alert With Swine Flu Outbreak
Passenger Transport Express

Transportation Secretary LaHood Says Administration Eyeing NextGen Financial Aid For Airlines
Los Angeles Times

West Coast Ports Face Rough Seas
Bond Buyer


Transportation Headlines for Friday May 1, 2009

AC Transit Wants To Cut Service By 15 Percent
Contra Costa Times

Another Appeal Filed Against Long Beach’s ‘Green’ Terminal Plans
Port World

Ansaldo Breda At This Weekend’s So. Ca Ta Meeting
LA Streetsblog

California Population Growth Flattens Out
Los Angeles Times

Clock Ticking On U.S. Transportation Bill

Congressional Conference Report Secures $1 Billion Annually For HSR
Transport Politic

Convergence of Mobility and Mobility (ConMaM)

Damning Report On State Of Good Repair Needs Released
Transport Politic

High-Speed Rail Opposition Picks Up Speed
San Francisco Examiner

High-Speed Train Proposal Passes ‘Milestone’
Las Vegas Review Journal

HiSpeed Services And Branding
California High Speed Rail Blog

How Does Transportation Policy Influence Development?
Smart Growth America

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Touts City’s Cleaner Air
Los Angeles Daily News

Long Beach Transit Adds 25 New Hybrid Buses To Fleet

Los Angeles MTA Contracts Consulting Firm To Identify PPP Opportunities
Progressive Railroading

May Day Marches Expected To Draw Thousands To Downtown L.A.
Los Angeles Daily News

Muni Plans To Raise Fares 50 Cents In July
San Francisco Chronicle

Neighbors Balking At Sunset Boulevard Widening Project
Curbed LA

Report: Fuel Costs, New Infrastructure Reshaping US Industrial Supply Chain: Inland Ports In The US, Canada And Mexico Likely Stand To Benefit From $6 Billion Panama Canal Expansion And Corporate Efforts To Trim Distribution Costs

Save The Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009: Gold Line Foothill Extension Rally At Citrus College
I Will Ride Blog

Senator Seeks ‘Opt Out’ For Highway Trust Fund
Journal Of Commerce

S.F. Bike-Sharing Program Part Of Growing Trend
Contra Costa Times

Swine Flu Impacting Los Angeles Travel Industry
Daily Breeze

Tiger Tracker: Real-Time Bus Locations
TransLoc: Princeton University Transit Visualization

Transit Agency To Raise Bus Rates In June
Valley Chronicle

Transportation Chief Cites Stimulus Money Success
Associated Press

What About Freight Service?
San Mateo County Times

What Happened To The Office Of Urban Policy?
The Root


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 29, 2009

405 widening in Sepulveda Pass faces another obstacle
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Angling for a piece of L.A.'s future clean-tech center
Los Angeles Times

Better Dialogue Between Cyclists & LAPD Starting Today?

Bill banning big rigs on Angeles Crest Highway proceeds
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

CA in DC: Meet your Golden State Warriors in Obama's Inner Circle, Solis, Tauscher, Chu and Many More
California Majority Report

Center for Disease Control’s Emergency Twitter Account for Swine Flu Info
CDC’s Swine Flu information page:
Governor Schwarzenegger’s Proclamation:
Metrolink’s Information on Swine Flu:
Metro’s Public Health Notice:

Considering the role of density in smart growth
NRDC SwitchBoard

Debt Finance Practices for Surface Transportation
Transportation Research Board

DesertXpress EIR and Public Meetings
California High Speed Rail Blog

East Hollywood Neighborhood Council Declares Itself Pedestrian Neighborhood
LA StreetsBlog

Evaluation of Transit Applications of Advanced Parking Management Systems: Final Evaluation Report
Transportation Research Board

First phase of 405 Freeway widening to move forward - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board votes to provide funding to get the work started until the state is able to sell bonds for the $1-billion project in the Sepulveda Pass
Los Angeles Times

FHWA Pedestrian Forum - Spring 2009
Transportation Research Board

FRA approves draft environmental work for southern California-to-Vegas high-speed line
Progressive Railroading

Getty Raises Parking Fee to $15

Google Unveils New Tool To Dig for Public Data
Washington Post

I-5 upgrades proposed to help reduce traffic jams - Congressman McKeon introduces proposal that calls for more high-occupancy vehicle and truck lanes
Santa Clarita Signal

If You Like Parking, Have We Got a Deal for You

Largest Solar Panel in LA Debuts on Metro Bus Facility

Long Beach among top polluted U.S. cities - Long Beach, Los Angeles and Riverside remained the metropolitan areas with the highest levels of ozone pollution
Press Telegram

Los Angeles air quality still among the worst
Daily News

Meetings set on fast Las Vegas-California train
San Diego Union Tribune

Microsoft Launches Social Media Tool
Government Technology

Multimodal Travel Time Variability
Transportation Research Board

New Report Shows Congress How Transit Is Done

Public Broadcasting Service Examines Freight Rail Bottlenecks
Transportation Research Board

Public Health Alert Notice: Swine Flu

Sen. Hutchison introduces bill allowing states to opt out of highway program
Orange Leader

Solar-powered airports? It could happen
USA Today

TransLink fare cards pass BART tests
San Francisco Chronicle

Trolley service comes and goes
Press Enterprise


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 28, 2009

All aboard high-speed rail expansion

Building Community through Transportation
Smart Growth

CityWatchLA - Bike Path to Blight Path … and No One to Blame

CityWatchLA - Break for Taxi Parkers Stirs a Hornet’s Nest

Commutes Speed Up as Fewer Drive - In a Mixed Blessing, Rising Unemployment Helps to Ease Congestion
Wall Street Journal

Contactless fare collection systems moving forward

EHNC Declares East Hollywood a "Pedestrian Oriented Community"

Expansion of 118 freeway leads to many more speeders
Daily News

Feds, Mayors Group Announce Plans for Clean Cities

First commercial NFC service launched in Malaysia - The new Maxis FastTap service lets customers use Nokia NFC phones to make Visa PayWave contactless transactions and pay for tolls, transit, parking and theme park charges

Fitch Places Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority (California) on Watch Negative

Gas Company to Award Metropolitan Transportation Authority More Than $600,000 for Adoption of Solar Power, Energy Efficiency

Google Transit and L.A. Metro

Government Study Puts DesertXpress, California-Nevada High Speed Train, on the Fast Track - Public Hearings Scheduled for First-Ever Privately Funded Environmental Impact Statement for High Speed Rail in the United States

Judge kills parts of ports' clean-truck program
Press Telegram

Long Beach Airport expansion debated in appeals court
Press Telegram

Metrolink Board Holds Fare Increases
LA StreetsBlog

Metro Unveils 1.2 Megawatt Solar Installation

Palmdale Facility Rides Super Fast Air Transit Wave - Work Reinforces Cutting-Edge Focus of Region
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Port of LA solar power project finally gets moving
Press Telegram

Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council Update: Contactless Fare Collection Systems Moving Ahead, New Council Officers Elected

Stimulus Funding for Biking and Walking
Smart Growth

Students May Pay for Campus Shuttles
UC San Diego Guardian

Subway Meetings Offer WeHo Line Hope
WeHo News

What’s Wrong With SAFETEA-LU — and Why the Next Bill Must Be Better