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Transportation Headlines for Saturday June 6, 2009

2010: A Sharrows Odyssey
LA StreetsBlog

Biden: California is a Contender for Rail Funds

California high-speed rail in line to snare federal billions, veep says

California's High Speed Rail Gets a Nod from Vice Prez Joe Biden

Celebrating the centennial of Alice Huyler Ramsey's road trip - Alice Huyler Ramsey set out 100 years ago on the first U.S. cross-country trek with a woman driving. The country's been on a two-way street ever since
Los Angeles Times

Councilwoman, commuters launch Car-Free Fridays
Press Telegram

Federal Transit Administrator Rogoff Announces Key Administration Post

Former FRA Chief Urges High-Speed Push for Rail Plan
Journal of Commerce

Gold Line Not Open Yet, but Sheriff's Ready to Ticket Drivers

Grant fuels SunLine upgrades
Desert Sun

LaHood: Administration opposed to increasing fuel taxes
Land Line

LAUSD Wants Bus Service Cuts - Proposal would affect thousands of
FOX News

New agencies in Google Transit: 3 in India, many in China, and 1 in California (Foothill)

New Law Puts Positive Train Control High on Railroad’s Agenda (Page 6)
Passenger Transport

Orange County Transit Advocates rally brings awareness to OCTA bus cuts

Port of LA to Spend $1.1B
Journal of Commerce

Proposed Fare Increase and Line 7 Service Change
Culver CityBus

San Francisco launches Twitter 311 service
The Transit Wire

SB 375 Targets Still Evolving - Cities and Counties Stay Tuned
Public Law News

SunLine Transit Agency Offers Discounted Summer “Go Pass” For Youth
La Prensa Hispana

Transportation center funding on tap - Building will continue if developer falls through
Desert Sun

Transportation infrastructure: Oberstar is opposed to extending SAFETEA-LU past September 30, says report
Logistics Management


Transportation Headlines for Thursday June 4, 2009

36 Reasons Streetcars Are Better Than Buses
The Infrastructurist

Biden says state's high-speed rail project is primed for recovery funding - California may get a significant share of the $8 billion set aside for rail projects, the vice president says. A planned high-speed corridor would link L.A. to San Francisco in under 3 hours
Los Angeles Times

Bicyclists can review proposed new bike lanes for L.A
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

California has a golden opportunity to return to local control - A 'realignment' of state and local government is needed to reconstruct their tangled, unhealthy relationship since the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978
Los Angeles Times

California's high-speed rail could see federal stimulus money
Daily News

Gold Line Extension Opening Stalled on Its Tracks Until 'This Summer'

Government of Canada mandates transit work-rest rules
ATU News

Group ‘We ARE Marina del Rey’ wants moratorium on building until Master Plan with EIR is in place
The Argonaut

Iteris Awarded $1.5 Million Inland Empire 511 Traveler Information System Contract
PR Inside

It’s On: Special Metro Board Meeting to be Held to Discuss Long Range Transportation Plan
I Will Ride

L.A. city government plans Friday shutdowns
Daily Breeze

LADOT Claims to Be Out of the Loop on Bike Master Plan
LA StreetsBlog

LaHood, Biden Meet With Governors on High-Speed Rail

Long road home (Caltrans, I-710)
Pasadena Weekly

Los Angeles Budget Finalized... Kinda

Los Angeles Rail Extension’s Safety Record Looks Golden

Metro Crenshaw Transit Corridor - Taste Of Transit Tour
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

Moment for Public-Private Partnerships Is Now
Huffington Post

Naming rights considered for light rail
Arizona Republic

OCTA Director Peter Buffa: How Orange County Transportation Stacks Up
Public CEO

Oxnard to spend up to $4.32 million on transit
Ventura County Star

Paul Koretz to be New 5th District Councilman

S.B. County Omnitrans Board to consider bus fare increase
Press Enterprise

Senate Banking Panel to Discuss New Starts Program
Mass Transit

Tokyo Metro Courtesy Posters
As I See Japan From LA

Transit Planners to Congress: Please Figure Out How to Fund Us

US officials very interested in VMT/road use charges - ITSA people
Toll Road News

Weekend Work Shuts Down Heavily-Trafficked Freeway
Downtown Gazette


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday June 3, 2009

Aviation may be included in infrastructure bank

Bill aims to keep emission-reduction efforts local - Assembly members hope to use California's global warming law to force industries to improve air quality in areas worst affected by pollution, which tend to be low-income and minority neighborhoods
Los Angeles Times

Bush Transpo Secretary’s Biggest Disappointment: Bush
LA StreetsBlog

Caltrans on the 710 Tunnel Project: Trust Us, We Know What We’re Doing

Congestion Pricing Is Most Effective When Fairness Concerns Addressed Early, New Study Finds
Yahoo! News

Cyclists and Pedestrians Looking for a Champion
LA StreetsBlog

First-of-Its-Kind Map Shows LA County a Likely Epicenter of California's Green Economy

Gold Line Extension Opening In June? Looking Dicey

LA Bikeways stimulates Seattle and Portland economies

Los Angeles City Council repeals bicycle license fee
Daily News

Man Dragged Under Metro Bus for a Block in Venice

Mapping L.A. project is revised in nearly 100 ways - The Times updates its online compilation of the city's communities after more than 1,500 reader comments on the first draft and a closer examination of its nearly 30,000 city blocks
Los Angeles Times

Metro CEO, Art Leahy, to Discuss Expanded Gold Line With TOWN HALL LA

Michael Moore Cheers GM Bankruptcy, Calls for Mass Transit
Epoch Times

OCEANSIDE: Transit district to freeze some workers' wages - Mechanics, maintenance workers refuse concessions amid outsourcing fears
North County Times

Port of Long Beach to Hear from Neighbors on Pollution
Journal of Commerce

Proterra Demos Nation's First In-Route Charging Battery-Electric Buses With Los Angeles County's Foothill Transit

Rough road for 710
Crescenta Valley Sun

Schwarzenegger pushes lawmakers for quick action on budget cuts - 'We have run out of time,' the governor tells a joint session of the Legislature. He is proposing sweeping cuts in all areas, including education, healthcare, social services, parks and prisons
Los Angeles Times

States' Budget Woes Are Poised to Worsen
Wall Street Journal

VP Biden hosts High-Speed Rail round-table with state leaders today
USDOT FastLane


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday June 2, 2009

67 House Members Urge Operating Assistance in Transit Authorizations
ATU News

Barriers Being Installed on Blue Line
The Bus Bench

Breaking News: Bike License Repeal on City Council Agenda
LA StreetsBlog

City launches new transit Web site
Santa Clarita Signal

City needs funding to get memorial back on track
Simi Valley Acorn

City's Prideshare program receives kudos from MTA
Pasadena Star News

Council to debate 710 Tunnel
Crescenta Valley Sun

Drop in ad revenue hurting CTA
Chicago Sun Times

Equity Concerns Raised by Transportation Congestion Pricing Can Be Addressed To Make Approach Viable
Link to Report:

Foothill Transit Dump the Pump – Fill out survey and get a free ride
Foothill Transit

Gas prices and oil futures rise sharply - California leads the U.S. as regular climbs to an average of $2.756 a gallon, according to the Energy Department
Los Angeles Times

HRS Stimulus and Timetables
California High Speed Rail Blog

Introducing: America’s 10 Biggest Highway Builders
The Infrastructurist

LA Bike Plan's "Proposed Bicycle Network" Aims Low and Still Falls Short

LA's Mean Streets - Unsafe for cyclists, pedestrians and mass transit passengers!

LA Metro upgrades to NXP's MIFARE Plus for ticketing
Contactless News

LAX Freight Decline Levels Off
Journal of Commerce

Metro joins other agencies seeking legislation to escape leaseback deals
Washington Examiner

Moorpark considering higher-density home development
Ventura County Star

Omnitrans proposes increasing bus fares - Rate hikes part of budget; no cuts planned by agency
San Bernardino Sun

Proposed nexus to be reviewed - Airport officials OK review on hub that would connect transportation services
Glendale News Press

Public transportation delivers public benefits
USDOT Fast Lane

Residents want safety fixes along the Blue Line
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Santa Clarita Transit’s new website
Santa Clarita Transit

Solve the Congestion Crisis And Win $50,000
LA StreetsBlog

Subway To Sea Stirs Up WeHo Trolley Memories
WeHo News

Train memorial on tap to get more funds - $100,000 of $195,000 grant should go to construction, Simi staff says
Ventura County Star

Transit Stops Increase Property Value- But Why?

Transportation Adventure

US Senators Seek Delay On Rail Bill, Vow Broad Reform Package
Wall Street Journal


Transportation Headlines for Sunday May 31, 2009

Burbank Bus’s Innovative Fuel Cell Bus
Mass Transit

California Cities Object To Greenhouse Gas Law

California now faces budget cuts “beyond draconian” - One of the first targets is 200 state parks, already causing a public outcry as summer approaches
CS Monitor

Canada Launches $1-Billion Green Infrastructure Fund

Congested 91 Freeway will get some relief
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

Cutting cabs to improve valley service - Applications due for long discussed franchise system promising better oversight
Desert Sun

Dan Walters: California still faces months of recession
Sacramento Bee

Developer shares vision for the I-10 Corridor Conference
San Bernardino Sun

Foothill Transit gets three electric buses
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

How to Move the Transportation Industry from Oil to Electric
Green Workplace

Is Smart Growth Successful?

Late, Great State Of California
Yahoo! News

Security team keeps peace throughout trolley system - Although crime rate rose, it's below levels reported by L.A., Sacramento
San Diego Union Tribune

Spain’s High-Speed Rail Offers Guideposts for U.S.
New York Times

Students unveil plan for light rail in the valley
Desert Sun

Transit for the Ages — All of Them
Mass Transit

US transport boss, Spanish premier discuss trains

Wetlands restoration could find dry hole - Bridge reinforcement up in the air over who covers cost
San Diego Union Tribune