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Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 9, 2009

100% Natural Gas Buses for Seoul By 2010
NGV Global News

Americans Waste 175 Million Years In Traffic Jams (But That’s Good News!)
The Infrastrurist

California bill would ban trucks from Angeles Crest Highway
Land Line

Caltrans reopens 10-mile section of Angeles Crest
La Cañada Valley Sun

Caltrans to resurface I-215 between Perris and Moreno Valley between 9 p.m and 5 a.m. every night this week
Valley News

Cities Lose Out on Road Funds From Federal Stimulus
New York Times

Daily Dig - ‘Hybrid Double Decker Bus’ Edition
The Infrastrurist

How Much LA Traffic Costs You
Curbed LA

Governor's borrowing plan risks stimulus funds
San Francisco Chronicle

Green Line To LAX At Last? F'reals Now?
Militant Angeleno

LACMTA installs Najarian as chairman, nears light-rail extension opening
Progressive Railroading

LA council orders LAX to study Green Line extension
Daily Breeze

Metro unveils new mascot (and video display news)

Motorists get break in traffic congestion
USA Today

Natural Gas Cars Finally Getting Federal Attention, T. Boone Stoked

New bus route links Beaumont, Calimesa
Press Enterprise

Ports benefit from EPA Recovery Act grants
Daily Breeze

Report on Montebello's transit operations on Saturday
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Roads in Los Angeles, Orange counties most congested in the United States - However, drivers faced slightly less delay because of rising gas prices, according to an annual report for 2007 by the Texas Transportation Institute
Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica Curbs Cabs
Santa Monica Lookout News

Study: Traffic congestion eases in L.A.
Daily News

Surprise: Los Angeles does not rank as safest in driving report
Los Angeles Times

Third Unanimous Vote for Cedillo's 710 Bill, South Pasadena Reaffirms Support

TTI: Traffic costs $87B in fuel, lost productivity
Metro Magazine

Transit agency extends ban on big rigs on SR-2
Pasadena Star News

Transportation Apps: Are We There Yet?
Read, Write, Web

USA is way behind on high speed rail, and it’s not all bad
Trains for America

U.S. EPA Awards More Than $25 million in Recovery Act Funding to California Communities to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 8, 2009

2009 Annual Urban Mobility Report
Texas Transportation Insitute

710 Freeway bill progressing in state legislature
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Cash Incentives for Carpooling to Get a Trial Run in D.C. Area
Washington Post

Claremont planners to consider giving go-ahead to affordable housing
Daily Bulletin

Court Rejects State Raids on Transit Funding
California Transit Assocation

Expo Line Transit Service Interface Proposal — Part 2: Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus

Hankla: Many Goals Met, More Still To Do, Port in Good Hands
Cunningham Report

Integrating the Priorities of Transportation Agencies and Utility Companies
Transportation Research Board

Is the State Legislature going to screw up HSR?
California High Speed Rail Blog

LA Metro (quietly) tests Google Transit
The Transit Wire

L.A. traffic improving, but still bad
Press Telegram

Long Beach Preparing To Integrate With Google Transit
Long Beach Post

Pedestrian Forum - Summer 2009
Transportation Research Board

Report: Infrastructure Spending to Fall in 2009
Journal of Commerce

Riverside Transit Agency offers two new bus routes
Press Enterprise

Roundabouts 20% More Effective At Moving Traffic

South Pas Tunnel Clears Another Hurdle
LA Curbed

Stuck in traffic less? Study says thank economy

The Imminent Irrelevance of Randal O’Toole

Track Measure R Projects Online
County Supervisor Mark Ridely-Thomas

Traffic congestion dipping as economy falters

Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 28
Transportation Research Board

Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2008
Transportation Research Board

USDOT Secretary LaHood: Gold Line Eastside a Model Project
LA Streetsblog

Value Capture for Transportation Finance
Transportation Research Board

Why California “Leaders” Can’t Make a Deal

World’s First Cargo Ship Propelled by Solar Panels


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 7, 2009

Adding More Transportation to the Climate Change Mix
LA StreetsBlog

Anaheim mayor will lead fight for high-speed rail line - Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle will help state vie for $8 billion in federal stimulus funds
OC Register

ARRA Surface Transportation Funds Missing the Smart Growth Mark
Smart Growth Online

BART and MUNI labor relations in a crushing economic climate

Big Boss Tours Gold Line Extension
Curbed LA

Cubic Purchase Will Expand and Strengthen Services Operations in U.S. Public Transport

Developer files claim against city for $10.5 million
Desert Sun

Finmeccanica's AnsaldoBreda In Deal For Chinese Subway System
Wall Street Journal

For Los Angeles, it's 'hard to plan' for memorial
USA Today

Free Park and Ride with the Los Angeles Metro
Travelin’ Local

Gold Line's Eastside Extension is a model for America
USDOT Fastlane

Google Transit Arrives in L.A.
LA StreetsBlog

Google Transit for Metro is Here (in Beta)
Curbed LA

Google Transit Finally Launches in Los Angeles (Metro Calls it a Data Test)*

Google Transit Live in Los Angeles

Los Angeles gets Google Transit
Green LA Girl

MBTA tests collision-avoidance system for trolleys
The Transit Wire

Metro Considers Ending Rush Hour Ban for Bikes on Trains
LA StreetsBlog

Metrolink to Add More Service for Michael Jackson Memorial

Michael Jackson Memorial Could Suspend Blue Line Service

More serious thinking about high speed rail
Trains for America

New land-use revisions call for increasing housing density
Pasadena Star News

Obituary - Dr. Zdenek Dan Eisenstein PhD, DSc, PEng 1936 - 2009
Tunnel Talk

Officials to roll out vision for downtown Long Beach - Preliminary plan will include zoning, design and development standards
Press Telegram

Transportation Reauthorization Depends On Funding Sources

USDOT, two states agree to extend California HSR corridor from L.A. to Las Vegas
Progressive Railroading

Utah Transit Riders Use Smart Cards to Pay Fares
Government Technology


Transportation Headlines for Monday July 6, 2009

California's ports: transportation leadership at work
USDOT Fastlane

Considerations for High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane To High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lane Conversions Guidebook Now Available
Federal Highway Administration

Expo Line Transit Service Interface Proposal — Part 1: Culver CityBus

Foothill Transit bus line spends $259,000 for wheel polisher from foreign country
Whittier Daily News

Four pillars of effective use of Web 2.0 in government
The Transit Wire

Google Transit Is Now Operational, Angelenos!
Militant Angeleno

Inland cities jockey for position for high-speed rail stops
Press Enterprise

Los Angeles Metro is now on Google Maps
Travelin’ Local

Metro to Detour Numerous Bus Lines due to Street Closures for Michael Jackson Memorial in Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

New rail corridor between L.A. and Las Vegas could doom maglev project - Corridor along I-15 draws support from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who says he will try to move funds from the maglev project to a new, European-style train system
Los Angeles Times

Orange County takes over the CHSRA Board
California High Speed Rail Blog

Portland Studies Streetcar Expansion Citywide
Transport Politic

Richardson Plans Bill That Would Force Distribution Of Port Levies
Long Beach Press-Telegram

State’s Gas Consumption Falls For A 12th Quarter
Sacramento Bee

Super Shuttle Is Last Shuttle Standing At Ontario Airport After New Rules Take Effect Today
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Subway Fares around the World
Tree Hugger

Tagger who L.A. mayor offered to mentor is arrested again
Los Angeles Times

Update On The Iconic Freeway Structure
I Will Ride

US Railcar to Resume Production of Former Colorado Railcar DMU
Trains for America

Valley gateway across the 210 Freeway moves closer to reality
Pasadena Star News