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Transportation Headlines for Saturday May 23, 2009

Activist Calls For Congressional Safety Hearings on Blue Line Safety

As social media becomes a hit with agencies, GSA plans more offerings

Bus Stops of the Future: Are They Realistic?
Fast Company

California could run out of cash in two months
Mercury News

California Leads States In Job Losses

CityWatchLA - Street Safety: Disconnect Between ‘Walk’ and ‘Talk’

DART shelters, stops equipped with solar lighting
Metro Magazine

DCTA signs $73M contract for 11 Stadler DMUs
Metro Magazine

Dear Metro: Fund the Gold Line Foothill Extension
I Will Ride

Dept. of Demographics: Who Rides Transit?
The Infrastructurist

DOT chief LaHood says Recovery Act making dent in recession

DSB reaches IC4 settlement with AnsaldoBreda
Railway Gazette

Economy expected to dampen region's holiday travel
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

House passes FAA reauthorization, Senate confirms new agency administrator
Government Executive

Improved Transit Stops Draw More Passengers, as ‘Elite’ Shows
Passenger Transport

Improving the Customer Experience: An Overview
Passenger Transport

Pedestrian Is Killed, So Let’s Ticket — Pedestrians?

Public Transportation is Providing the Ultimate Customer Experience
Passenger Transport

Rail Conference to Convene in Chicago; Szabo, Welbes to Keynote
Passenger Transport

Riders, many disabled, protest bus service cuts - Bus riders concerned about 'loss of independence' if lines are cut
Orange County Register

Rural Transit Bill Keeps Systems Running
American Chronicle

Using Google Transit on Google Maps for Mobile
LA Subway Blog

U.S. needs national freight transportation program and trust fund, freight coalition says
Progressive Railroading

Watching PBS’s ‘Road To The Future’
The Infrastructurist


Transportation Headlines for Friday May 22, 2009

2009 Los Angeles Marathon Traffic Advisory Issued
PR Newswire

AquaLink, AquaBus begin expanded summer hours Saturday
Press Telegram

Battle Over for Sunset Boulevard Widening Project?

Bikeway & Pretty Renderings: Expo Line Progress

Broken Parking Meters Along Marina Channel: Sign of Budgetary Badness to Come?

California's budget balancing act gets tougher
Sacramento Bee

California Cities Irked by Borrowing Plan
Wall Street Journal

City drops controversial plans to widen Sunset Boulevard in Brentwood
Los Angeles Times

Committee recommends $10 million for Gold Line extension project
Pasadena Star News

Federal officials unsure about California bailout - Geithner said the primary burden rests with Governor Schwarzenegger and California's mayors to bring their deficits down, says he doesn't have the authority to provide federal aid to the state. Advisor David Axelrod fears helping California could prompt aid requests from other states
Los Angeles Times

Future of Wilshire Area Hinges on Subway and Going Green
Beverly Press (Pages 1 and 21)

Government Accountability Office warns of service disruptions to the GPS satellites; Points finger at U.S. Air Force for delays in modernization process
Transport Gooru
Link to full GAO report:

Guidebook for the Evaluation of Project Delivery Methods
Transportation Research Board

Italian rail company moves ahead in L.A.
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Key Features of the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill - A synopsis of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

LaHood defends mass transit push
Boston Globe

LAX expects 10% fewer flyers this Memorial Day, still airlines offer new summertime options

Light Rail Extension in L.A. Moves Ahead, But Controversy Remains

Long Beach Weighs Bike Options

Metro Bus Rapid Transit Project Could Drastically Affect Wilshire Traffic
Joy in the Journey

MTA fined $162K for diesel emissions
Daily Breeze

New FTA report on urban maglev
Transit Wire

Riding the Rails on a Quicker, Cleaner Locomotive

SANBAG approves contract with new consultant
Press Enterprise

Schwarzenegger proposes deeper budget cuts
San Francisco Chronicle

Sheriff's officers arrest tagger 'Buket' after finding fresh tags
Los Angeles Times

Streetsblog Interview: Michael Woo
LA StreetsBlog

Two struck by Blue Line trains in separate incidents
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday May 21, 2009

4 MBTA unions agree to wage freeze
Metro Magazine

Beach Cities Transit revamps Line 109 route
Daily Breeze

Bicycling is only healthy when you ride safely
USDOT Fast Lane

BNSF Tests GE Locomotives
Journal of Commerce

California braces for brutal budget cuts
Los Angeles Times

California, a Broke State, Reels as Voters Rebuff Leaders
New York Times

California elected officials' pay will be cut 18% - The California Citizens Compensation Commission slashes pay for the governor, legislators and statewide officeholders who are elected next year. State law protects current elected officials
Los Angeles Times

California legislative leaders: 'We are going to cut'
Los Angeles Times

Campus rallies in support of transit extension
Citrus College Clarion

City Has a Plan for Expo Bike Path, But What About Complete Streets?
LA StreetsBlog

County continues the Transit Pass Subsidy Program
West Ranch Beacon

Danish railways settles with Italy's AnsaldoBreda

DSB: AnsaldoBreda offers $412 mln for late delivery

D.C. Metro 'flight attendant' provides safety tips in video
Metro Magazine

Downtown's Colorful Crosswalk Graphics

Expo E Newsletter
Exposition Light Rail Construction Authority

Fare-gate hits home
Riding in Riverside

FRA to host high-speed rail workshops
Progressive Railroading

Go Metro Rail to LA Marathon This Memorial Day
San Fernando Sun

Highway 2 opens after five years
Victorville Daily Press

Illinois Congressman Pushes For Pro-Bike Transportation Bill
LA Streetsblog

In 2010, MTA'll keep building thee Gold Line and Orange Line Extensions
Pedestrian View of Los Angeles

Keeping Perspective on High Speed Rail and State Budget
California High Speed Rail Blog

L.A. officials weigh exclusive deal with Italian rail firm - A redevelopment agency vote today could set the stage for AnsaldoBreda to build a manufacturing plant in downtown L.A.'s future green corridor
Los Angeles Times

Metro in 2010: More Rail, BRT and Highways. Less Bus Service
LA StreetsBlog

Metrolink awards inward-facing camera contract
Metro Magazine

More Study, Changes in Store for Metrolink Project
Mass Transit Magazine

New Tool For Exploring Pasadena
Crown City News

Orange Line Mowing Down Billboards?

Specialized Training Boosts Technicians' Hybrid Bus Knowledge
Metro Magazine

Transit Travels to Cyberspace to Reach Riders
Metro Magazine


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday May 20, 2009

2 Freeway Terminus Project: Environmental Review Available
Corralitas Red Car Property

After a Deadly Crash, Work to Improve Hwy 2 Safety Begins

After long fight, California's emission rules are now national policy
Sacramento Bee

ANALYSIS - California voters exercise their power -- and that's the problem - Residents relish their role in the lawmaking process, but they share the blame for the state's severe dysfunction
Los Angeles Times

BART unveils new website to track labor negotiations
Transit Wire

Bicycle Funding Saved in City Budget Process

Busway extension driving out longtime tenants
Los Angeles Times

City Council Approves $7.01 Billion Budget

City to reopen newly adopted $7 billion budget
Daily News

Cyclists Saved LADOT Bikeways, or Did They?
LA StreetsBlog

Enviros, Automakers Praise New Fuel Economy Rule

Gas prices climb for 13th straight day
Press Telegram

GE Transportation Introduces Connection Family of Positive Train Control Products at Rail Exhibition
Yahoo! Finance

Hard-hit counties could miss out on highway grants
Daily Bulletin

Hijacking the Streets - Valets in Los Angeles are hijacking public spaces, wrecking cars, using fake signs and hiding tickets from customers

LAWA projects $661.8 million budget for airports
Daily Breeze

Lawmakers flood House with pet highway projects
Associated Press

LAX operator said to be negotiating to buy parking lot
Los Angeles Times

Long, Ugly Road to a Federal Transportation Plan
LA StreetsBlog

Memorial Day weekend travel forecast to fall
Los Angeles Times

More Than Half of Vacationers Traveling to Cities This Summer Will Use Local Public Transit System -- Travelers Cite Use of Public Transit to Help Stretch Their Travel Budget
American Public Transportation Association

New Carbon Emissions And Mileage Standards

P3 legislation, proposed projects and Long Beach courthouse. California
Public Private Partnerships Around the World

The path to California's fiscal crisis

Rejection at polls deepens the deficit to $21.3 billion
Sacramento Bee

SKoreans designing 'online' electric vehicles (buses)
San Francisco Chronicle

Where state budget cuts will have to come from
San Francisco Chronicle


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday May 19, 2009

Budget Conference Committee to Convene
California’s Capitol

Commuter Abuse By MTA Guards Investigated By Sheriff's Department

Congress Reluctant to Shine Light on Transportation Earmarks

Gas prices creeping up as summer approaches
Pasadena Star News

GE to build cleaner train locomotive

Hard Data Sought to Support More Funding for ''Active Transportation''
Smart Growth

High hopes for high speed
CS Monitor

How Can We Help Freight Move?
National Journal

L.A. City Council OKs job cuts and unpaid leave
Los Angeles Times

LADOT Proposes to Cut Full Funding from Bikeways Office

LADOT Proposes Eliminating Its Bikeways Department
LA StreetsBlog

LA Speed Limits: Business as Usual

Legislation Calls for National Plan
America 2050

More About the Worst Airport In America

Obama wants tougher tailpipe emissions law
San Francisco Chronicle

Parking ease: a CSULBer's dream
Daily 49’r

Parking Madness Continues
LA Metblogs

Parking Signs Still Contradicting Meter Inserts

Railway Keeps Its Furloughed at Hand
Wall Street Journal

The skinny on freeway diamond lanes
Whittier Daily News

Sprawl stall
Press Enterprise

Stop This Train! Are trains slower now than they were in the 1920s?

Supervisors expected to oppose restrictive transportation bill
Desert Sun

Villaraigosa Tries to Corner Council on Privatized Parking
LA StreetsBlog

World's Largest and Only Zeppelin Coming to LA for Flightseeing Tours Memorial Day Weekend!
Westside Today