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Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 9, 2009

1/3rd of U.S. Freeways in 'Poor or Mediocre' Condition

Administration Releases More Detailed FY 2010 Budget Submission - Proposes Baseline Funding for Transit Pending Action on Authorization Bill
American Public Transportation Association Legislative Alert

BART Directors Consider Design Concepts for New Rail Cars
SF StreetsBlog

Bikes are back: Bike Week in Pasadena gets rolling
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bike to Work Week
LA StreetsBlog

Boxer applauds Gold Line money
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Budget Cuts Mean Delays for Downtown Community Plans

Carpool lane coming to Sepulveda Pass
Daily News

Chicago transit: House panel OKs bill to require updated fare system - Regional Transportation Authority says it's already working on 'seamless' fare system
Chicago Tribune

City Council Celebrates Bike to Work with Bike-Themed Meeting
LA StreetsBlog

Garage Gamble: Proposed $50 Million Parking Structure Raises Eyebrows, Highlights Challenges of Broadway
LA Downtown News

Marina Del Rey - Beach shuttle revs up for summer service
The Argonaut

New LEED-ND standards: what’s new, what’s good, and what’s not
NRDC Switchboard

Oberstar Cheers Plan for Rail Spending
Journal of Commerce

Oberstar’s Handwritten Outline Of New Transportation Bill Leaks
The Infrasructurist

Officials Break Ground On 405 Widening Project
CBS News

Our View: Clamp down on motorcycles
Whittier Daily News

Port of Los Angeles to sell $300 million in bonds
Daily Breeze

Ray LaHood: California and Florida most likely to receive high speed rail funds
California High Speed Rail Blog

Report on the Foothill Extension Rally
I Will Ride

Rough Roads Costing Motorists Hundreds More Each Year

Rough roads report outlines economic solution to an expensive problem
USDOT Fastlane

Saturday’s Measure R Forum to Focus on the San Gabriel Valley
I Will Ride

SoCal associations look at how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - State law ties transport and land use planning to reduction targets
Desert Sun

Students for Foothill Extension

TransLink(R) Passes All BART Tests, Ready for Summertime Launch

Understanding How Individuals Make Travel and Location Decisions: Implications for Public Transportation (TCRP Report 123)
National Transit Institute

Whittier Boulevard construction draws complaints
Whittier Daily News

Work begins on final leg of 405 Freeway's northbound carpool lane - The $1-billion project is designed to ease congestion between the 10 and the 101, one of the busiest traffic corridors in the nation
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Friday May 8, 2009

$67 Million for Metro Gold Line

BART dials in to phone-pay system
San Francisco Examiner

California could be broke by July, state official warns - Despite the budget fix enacted in February, the state is on track to come up $23 billion short of what it needs to get through the year, the Legislature's chief budget analyst says
Los Angeles Times

Carpool freeway project could snarl East Long Beach traffic for 3 years
Press Telegram

DC Metro: Food Sales At Trains? Metro Just Might Bite. Revenue-Hungry Board to Discuss Retail Kiosks
Washington Post

Electric City Bus: Will It Be Your First Electric Ride?
Huffington Post

Federal transportation secretary delivers $67 million to LA County
KPCC 89.3 FM

Five of six propositions losing
San Diego Union Tribune

Former Pullman porters are all aboard for Train Day tribute
USA Today

Gold Line Gets A Boost
LA Metblogs

Help with Setting up Google Transit:
Trillium Transit Internet Solutions
Google Transit Partner Program FAQs
Google Transit Feed Specification

High-Speed Train Board Approves Federal Stimulus Proposal

Hydrogen car R.I.P. Secretary Chu agrees with Climate Progress and slashes hydrogen budget
Climate Progress

Is train wreck ahead in high-speed transportation battle?
Las Vegas Sun

More mass transit users, less funding

More Megas and High-Speed Rail
The Atlantic

More Than $8,600 Saved Annually by Individuals Who Seek to “Ride Out” the Rough Economy by Riding Public Transportation
American Public Transportation Association

Orange Line Bike Path Gets Overdue Cleaning

Report: Reinvesting Transit
Environmental Defense Fund

'Safe Streets Bill' Heads to Committee Hearing

Santa Monica Resident on the Coming Pedestrian Tsunami

Sharrows are coming to Los Angeles! or are they?
LA StreetsBlog

Speed Trap Showdown

U.S. Halts Pilot Program in New York to Detect Biological Attacks
Washington Post

U.S. may short-change transit again: MTA head

Why Won’t the Feds Encourage People to Go Car-Free?
LA StreetsBlog


Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 7, 2009

15 Unusual and Creative Bus Stops

California Population Growth Continues To Slow

City “Solution” Far Worse Than Problem (Expo Phase II, Santa Monica)
Santa Monica Dispatch

College officials, students urge funding for transit extension
Citrus College Clarion

Congestion, Pollution and Freeways

Council Transportation Committee Moves to Remove Traffic Calming
LA StreetsBlog

Developing Green: The Future is Now, Are You Ready?
Urban Land Institute

L.A. County gas prices climbing
Daily Breeze

L.A. Marathon may be heading back to a Sunday in March
Los Angeles Times

Metro Super Pizza Party!
The Bus Bench

National Train Day - 5/9/09
West Coast Rail Forum

Our View: Rebuilding the 10/605 interchange
Pasadena Star News

Port of LA Slammed by City Councilmembers

Quentin Kopp: High Speed Rail is Unquestionable - California’s Transportation Future

Richard Florida on HSR, Mega Regions and Our Economic Future
California High Speed Rail Blog

Save the Buses - Why Are We Cutting Transportation Funding?
Santa Barbara Independent

Tallying the toll of transportation privatization - What are our roads and runways really worth?

The importance of a complete transportation system
Transportation for America

Sunset Widening's Latest

Will Barbara Boxer Stand Up for Sustainable Transportation?
LA StreetsBlog

Wish your iPod touch could help plan transit trips?


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 6, 2009

Appeals court upholds MTA's victory over Bus Riders' Union
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Bicing: Barcelona's Communal Bicycle Program Has Transformed The City
Huffington Post

Building on International Success Tapping Private Sector to Build New Roads

Could innovative transit help boost real-estate development?

Council Considers (Again) Removing Traffic Calming in Westwood
LA StreetsBlog

DOT Pandemic Flu Planning Guidelines
Transportation Research Board

Foothill Transit to introduce electric bus
The Transit Wire

GIRO celebrates 30 years of software development

House Hearing on the Progress of Transportation and Infrastructure Programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Transportation Research Board
Senate Hearing on the Department of Transportation's Implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Transportation Research Board

Literature Review for Providing Access to Public Transportation Stations
Transportation Research Board

Los Angeles area could lose $300 million to state budget balancing - A Schwarzenegger administration proposal would drain funds from cities and counties to help plug a huge budget hole. Skeptics say it's a ploy to scare voters into approving Propositions 1A-1F
Los Angeles Times

Mega-Regions and High-Speed Rail
Creative Class

Metrolink settles with Denise Tyrrell
LA Observed

Mobile commerce apps gaining ground in U.S.
Computer World

MTA sponsoring Bike to Work Day
Daily Breeze

NY Lawmakers Strike Deal to Rescue M.T.A.
New York Times

Opening of Union Station Almost Delayed By Kittens

Orange Line Extension Coming, Businesses Going
Curbed LA

Portland Bus Driver Says Let There Be Light…on Bikes
LA StreetsBlog

Predicting Performance with Traffic Analysis Tools
Transportation Research Board

Public-Private Partnerships for Highway Infrastructure: Capitalizing on International Experience
Transportation Research Board

Ray LaHood - G.O.P. Résumé, Cabinet Post, Knack for Odd Jobs
New York Times

Reinventing Transit

Save the Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009: Gold Line Foothill Extension Rally at Citrus College
I Will Ride

Seizing A Historic Moment In Urban Planning

Trains And The City - With U.S. high-speed rail coming down the line, expect urban property booms

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Will Discuss the Economic Stimulus Package at the National Press Club on May 21
PR Newswire

Travelin’ Local’s Metro Monday – “Fast. Frequent. Fabulous.”
Travelin’ Local

Treasure Trove of Articles on High-Speed Rail articles
Pedestrian View of Los Angeles

Union Station Opens, May 5, 1939
Los Angeles Times/The Daily Mirror

U.S. lawmaker aims to overhaul DOT

What LA Can Learn from Tokyo Bike Culture

White Paper: Job Impacts of Spending on Public Transportation: An Update
American Public Transportation Association


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 5, 2009

Asm. Krekorian's Response to the LADOT (AB766)

California considers requiring motorcycle smog checks - Proponents say every effort will help in the air pollution and climate change fight. Foes say it would be an infringement on bikers' rights
Los Angeles Times

Chart: America’s Streetcar Renaissance

Experimenting with the Elimination of Traffic Lights
LA StreetsBlog

Fewer workers, less traffic

Future of National Surface Transportation Policy

Happy 70th B-Day, Union Station!

How much do you support transit?
Riding in Riverside

King County Metro unveils first RapidRide bus
Seattle Times

King County Metro rolls out big red RapidRide bus design - New federal funding to help service start next year
Seattle Post Intelligencer

King County Metro Transit debuts new tools to keep riders in the loop
Transit Wire

L.A. union station celebrates 70th year
ABC News

Lawmaker Urges ‘Mileage Tax’ Legislation
Transport Topics

Leahy Outlines His Vision for Metro at Calpirg Conference
LA StreetsBlog

Metro Rapid 720 Adding Stop at Central

Morning in K-Town: Peds Ticketed, Red Light Runners Ignored
LA StreetsBlog

Officials consider cost cuts and new fees for Van Nuys Airport
Los Angeles Times

Orange Line extension to force Valley businesses to relocate
Daily News

Santa Monica Wins Bicycling Award
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Story of Sprawl — Now on DVD
Smart Growth America

Transportation chief gives status report on projects
San Bernardino Sun

Union Station Celebrates 70 Years

U.S. ports look to consumer for recovery

VMT Fees: The Answer to Traffic Congestion?