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Transportation Headlines for Saturday June 13, 2009

Assembly Passes Law Cracking Down On Disability Parking Permit Abuse
SF StreetsBlog

Bay Area Universal Transit Card Stalls
Contra Costa Times

Board Passes BART Fare Increase, Service Cuts (six months ahead of schedule)
San Francisco Chronicle

CalTrain, SamTrans Awarded Stimulus Funds
San Jose Mercury News

City Of Pasadena Wins Three Awards From Planning Association (including actions to incorporate sustainable planning and transportation in the city’s major planning documents)
Pasadena Now

Congress Agrees To Keep Transit Operating Aid In War Bill
LA StreetsBlog

DOT Reverses Course On Helmet Rule For Pedicab Passengers
Blog Downtown

Good Gold Line News: Lake Station Makeover
LA Curbed

Harry Reid Euthanizes Pet Project: The Senate Majority Leader’s About-Face On High Speed Rail
National Review

The Hydrogen Highway Builds Momentum

It’s Official: The Era Of Cheap Oil Is Over

LAX Flyaway Fares To Increase Again, New Location Considered

LAX To Unveil New Warning System On Taxiways, Runway
Los Angeles Times

Leaders To Seek Funding For High-Speed Rail
San Francisco Chronicle

MTA: Take Me To Your Leader

MTA To Hold Public Meetings On 10 And 110 Freeway Tolls
NBC Los Angeles

New Urbanism: Very Misunderstood
Huffington Post

Q&A: Eric Gordon On Community Planning With Second Life (recent winner of Macarthur Foundation grant)
Metropolis Magazine

Revisiting The San Francisco Freeway Revolt
SF StreetsBlog

A Second Act For Second Life, As An Urban Planning Tool
Fast Company

UCLA Faculty Experts Advisory: MTA To Introduce Toll Lanes, Set Prices
UCLA Newsroom


Transportation Headlines for Friday June 12, 2009

Better Bike Lane Signage Is Low-Cost, High-Impact Solution For Urban Cyclists
Fast Company

Boxer Lauds Transit Funds For California: White House Announces Significant Funding For Transit Capital Improvements
Press Release Of Senator Boxer

Breaking Down The Blueprint: Economic Competitiveness, Efficiency, And Opportunity
Transportation For America

Caltrans, MTA To Try 2010 HOV Toll Lanes

Caltrans Sued Over Race, Gender Quotas In Contracts
Contra Costa Times

Desert Xpress Set To Debut 2014
California Excursions

Dude, Where’s My Maglev?
My Direct Democracy

Everyone Agrees: City Should Use Measure R For Cyclists And Pedestrians
L.A. StreetsBlog

The Founder Of Zipcar Moves Into Ride Sharing

Gold Coast [Transit] Changes, Eliminates Some Bus Routes
Ventura County Star

Harry Reid Abruptly Pulls Support For Levitating Train To Disneyland
Huffington Post

Head of Alameda Corridor – East Project Gets Award
Pasadena Star News

High Hopes For Vegas To Victorville High-Speed Rail
Los Angeles Examiner

LADOT Set To Legalize Pedicab Service, But With An Absurd Abundance Of Bureaucratic Strings Attached
Gary Rides Bikes

LAX FlyAway Bus Fares From Van Nuys And Union Station To Increase Effective August 1, 2009
SOA Magazine

Metro Developer Beta
Trillium Solutions

MTA Puts Off Discussion Of Transportation, Measure R Projects
Los Angeles Times

Muni Floats Plan To Pull Hundreds Of S.F. Stops
San Francisco Chronicle

Parking Policies Can Reduce Car Use

Pedicabs To Make A Comeback In L.A.?

Pollution Lingers Near I-10 Freeway
Santa Monica Daily Press

Portland’s Streetcar Architecture: Past Becomes Future

Shipyard Plan Doesn’t Jibe With Port Of Los Angeles’ Vision
Los Angeles Times

Should Higher Gas Mileage Come With Higher Gas Taxes Too?
Green Car Reports

Torrance Will Use Stimulus Money To Buy 10 Hybrid Buses
Daily Breeze

Transportation Policy: Industry Groups Offer Up Their Take On Rockefeller-Lautenberg Legislation
Logistics Management

The True Cost Of Driving
San Francisco Examiner

When Will Oberstar’s Transportation Bill Drop? Place Your Bets Now
DC StreetsBlog

With Highway Bill On The Distant Horizon, Reformers Eye Climate Measure To Make A Splash
New York Times


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday June 10, 2009

Bipartisan Policy Center's National Transportation Policy Project Issues Groundbreaking Plan to Reform Transportation Policy

BRT in L.A.: “The Valley’s New Shortcut”

Bus Transit Safety Quarterly Newsletter
Transportation Research Board

California Clean-Trucks Program Ahead of Plan
Journal of Commerce

Caltrans, MTA to try 2010 HOV toll lanes
ABC News

China Promises New Generation of Bullet Train in 2011
Trains for America

Companies push to allow heavier trucks on roads
Post Gazette

Congestion pricing -- a slippery slope to toll roads - It's going to lead to a two-tiered highway system in Southern California that's good for the rich and discriminates against the working poor
Los Angeles Times

Council Tips Its Hand on Transit Priorities
LA StreetsBlog

Dump the Pump Day on June 18

E Street transit center chosen for Metrolink plan
Press Enterprise

Fashioning faster freeways - Toll lanes offer benefits for South Bay freeway users
Daily Breeze

Fifteen papers on personal rapid transit summarized
The Transit Wire

Fighing June Gloom With Sweet Gold Line Action
LA Curbed

Highway Bill Faces Tight Deadline
Journal of Commerce

L.A. Complete Streets: Examples, Points and Council Motions
Green LA Transportation Working Group

Lawmakers Push for Federal Help With Transit Operating: Read the Letter

Mayors warn Schwarzenegger of deeper cuts
Sacramento Bee

Metro Moves Forward with Confused “Congestion Pricing”
LA StreetsBlog

National Transportation Operations Coalition Newsletter
Transportation Research Board

New buses for Big Blue, sidewalks to be repaired
Santa Monica Daily Press

Next stop — A better bus stop
The Transit Wire

Notes From The Metro: More Bike Space Fail
Militant Angelino

Ocean shipping: Port Tracker report says import cargo volumes remain down
Logistics Management

Oil closes above $70 for the first time in 2009 - Some analysts question whether the economy is strong enough to justify oil at $70
Los Angeles Times

Ontario Airport seeks boost in landing fees
Press Enterprise

Pedicabs Coming Downtown? New Rules Headed to Transportation Commission

Pedicabs to Make a Comeback in LA?

President Obama: "More than ever, faster than ever, more responsibly than ever"
USDOT Fast Lane

Rail Transit Safety Quarterly Newsletter
Transportation Research Board

Research Pays Off--ShakeCast: Caltrans Deploys a Tool for Rapid Postearthquake Response
Transportation Research Board

Solo drivers would pay to use car-pool lanes under proposal - Toll lane concept is already being considered in Orange County
OC Register

Streetcars in Seattle, Or Why America Should Mind Its Transit Gaps

Transit Voice Planner? ‘Back Up.’ Back Way Up
New York Times

U.S. Freight System Modernization Necessary to Reduce Bottlenecks, Improve Security

Why Certain Cities Attract Gen Ys
Business Week


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday June 9, 2009

California's agony can't be ignored
Denver Post

California may take gas-tax funds away from local governments

City Council Talking Local Return on Wednesday
LA StreetsBlog

Dodgers Celebrate Heroes Week with Free Parking
LA StreetsBlog

End Of The Infrastructure Privatization Craze

Federal grants may help New Orleans streetcars expand to new lines

Free Dodgers Parking Vs. Public Transit to Dodger Stadium

Gas prices rise in California, U.S.
Los Angeles Times

Google Transit Update
Riding in Riverside

Green and easy airport travel in Los Angeles
Green LA Girl

Groundbreaking Set for New Jersey Transit Tunnel Under Hudson
New York Times

L.A. County considers toll charges on two freeways
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

L.A. County considers congestion pricing for 110 and 10 freeways
Los Angeles Times

Metro Board meeting on Long Range Transportation Plan this Thursday
LA Subway Blog

MTA details toll lane plans for 10 and 110 freeways
Pasadena Star News

Nice LA Custom Search
LA Observed

OCTA slashes bus service but keeps nighttime routes - The agency tries to balance poor revenues with the public's needs
OC Register

Orange County to eliminate predawn buses - Night Owl service is to stop at the end of the year in a cost-cutting move
Los Angeles Times

Port of Long Beach Seeks Stimulus
Journal of Commerce

Seattle bus drivers say new smart card isn’t so smart
Transit Wire

Senate majority leader no longer aboard plan for maglev train to Vegas
Los Angeles Times

STIMULUS WATCH: In jobs, what's stability worth? (Bus Manufacturing)
Kansas City Star

That New Study That Shows Planes Are Greener Than Trains? It Does No Such Thing
The Infrastructurist

This week in de-caring: Transit cuts everywhere - plus L.A. River Ride, Bike Plan and High Speed Rail
Green LA Girl

Using Metro on the Smartphone
LA Subway Blog

Would You Pay $1.40/Mile to Use the Carpool Lane Solo?


Transportation Headlines for Monday June 8, 2009

1,000 units, near car-free, planned in Hayward
San Francisco Chronicle

BART makes the web, social media, and developer community work for transit
Transit Wire

California Transportation Plan 2035

Comprehensive Evaluation of Transit Oriented Development Benefits

Free Omni pass now, fare hike later
Riding in Riverside

Free parking at Dodger Stadium
Daily News

How Should EPA And DOT Reduce Transportation's Carbon Consumption?
Nation Journal Transportation Blog

Inland lawmaker targets secrecy of Big Five budget talks with governor
Press Enterprise

LAPD - "Who Teaches the Teachers?"

Los Angeles Metro Subway
Travelin’ Local

OCTA might cut Night Owl bus service - Four Orange County bus routes that serve mainly Latino riders -- mostly graveyard-shift workers -- from midnight to 4 a.m. could be sacrificed to budget cuts. A vote could come Monday
OC Register

Oil: The rise and fall . . . and rise
Los Angeles Times

Parking Meter Debacle Stirring Complacent City Council
Chicago Sun Times

S.F. BART interview: Making the web, social media, and the developer community work for transit

START THE PRESSES: It was a short, strange trip
Glendale News Press

States Creating ‘Smart Road’ Projects with Stimulus Funds to Reduce Traffic
Transport Topics

SuperLoop to debut in San Diego
Transit Wire

Welcome, Deputy Secretary John Porcari
USDOT Fast Lane

Why Was Nobody Lobbying For ‘Fancy Gambling Train’ At White House Rail Summit?
The Infrastructurist