Transportation Headlines for Friday July 17, 2009

$155,000 sign welcomes motorists to O.C. - Orange County Transportation Authority unveils new sign.
OC Register

BART's largest union rejects contract proposal
San Francisco Chronicle

Bicycle Coalition Looking into a Vulnerable User Law for CA

Bike sharing that creates energy – and pays you to ride?
CS Monitor

Budget impasse threatens public works projects, Lockyer warns
Sacramento Bee

Budget mess makes California vulnerable to crippling credit downgrade, official warns
Los Angeles Time

Bus stops in need of digital switch & info

California bill takes 710 extension underground
Land Line

California lawmakers target city, county funds to close budget gap
Sacramento Bee

Cancel That! Accelerated Rail Projects just a Hypothetical

Coalition for Clean Air Takes a Look at Your Commute
LA Streetsblog

Downtown L.A. Streetcar Public Open House

Extensive bus, light-rail cuts coming to VTA
Mercury News

Feds post proposed rules on positive train controls
The Transit Wire

How to increase your state’s chances of getting federal HSR money (Illinois knows)
Trains for America

Julius Shulman dies at 98; celebrated photographer of Modernist architecture
Los Angeles Times

Metro: Fast-tracked Rail Lines Chosen at Random
LA Curbed

MTA finds support still strong for Measure R in survey - Although the voters asked favored the sales-tax measure that took effect July 1, they say that the transportation authority's projects are moving too slowly
Los Angeles Times

Poll shows support still strong for Measure R sales tax hike
Los Angeles Times

Potholes would thrive under new budget plan
Capitol Weekly

Riders Can Use Google to Ride Metro
Eastside Sun

SMART to Use Heavier Rail Cars
SF Streetsblog

States clamor for high-speed rail stimulus funds as applications pour into DC
Transportation for America

Streetsblog Interview: The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
LA Streetsblog

Transit Man

TriMet's open source heaven: The 5 best transit-rider apps


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 14, 2009

City of Anaheim Selects HOK Los Angeles and Parsons Brinckerhoff to Design and Create the Iconic Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

CityWatchLA - Metro’s Identity Crisis

Councilman urges bonds for green projects including L.A. River and CleanTech zone
Los Angeles Times

Coverage of Request for Congressional Investigation of MTA
Citizen’s Campaign to Fix Expo

Editorial: A little relief on roadways - Gas prices, economy cited
Ventura County Star

Fare Gates for Metro Trains Are Coming, But Slowly
LA Streetsblog

FHWA Transportation and Climate Change Newsletter – June 2009
Transport Gooru

How Do We Modernize Transportation For An Unknown Future?
National Journal

Latest in de-car-ing: Bikes on trains, women on the move
Green LA Girl

New Big Blue Bus Stops
Mikhail Silin’s Blog

Obama Paints a New Vision for Nation's Urban Policy
Washington Post

Obama Talks Urban Policy as LaHood Seeks More Urban Transpo Money

Purple Line in puberty

Smart Growth Policies Book
Smart Growth Online

This Week’s Measure R Workshop; Accelerated Rail Projects; and Villaraigosa Wants Foothill Extension in 2013
I Will Ride

Three Rail Projects Could Have Timelines Moved Up, Mayor & Advocates Seeking More

Transit Outsourcing Booms — But Are There Safety Trade-offs?
LA Streetsblog

Transportation Bill Inches Forward
National League of Cities

Trutanich criticizes city planners for approving billboard plan
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Monday July 13, 2009

Appiphilia: Some Google Maps smartphone apps get L.A. transit info
Los Angeles Times

Call to shift car plants to bullet trains
Pedestrian View of Los Angeles

City Considering a Bicycle Rental Facility for Downtown

County raises bus fares to Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties - One-way fare will increase by 50 cents in fall, and by 50 cents again next year
Ventura County Star

CurbedWire: Subway Soil Testing on Wilshire, Shy Still Painting
LA Curbed

Dear Eastsider: What’s to keep my car from plunging into the Arroyo Seco?
The Eastsider

DHS Allocates Grants Based on Risk, but Its Risk Methodology, Management Controls, and Grant Oversight Can Be Strengthened

Duarte MTA open house, tours of light rail yards
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Downtown Streetcar Project Opens Website, Seeks Feedback
LA Streetsblog

Google this: SEPTA getting more searches since Google Transit go-live

Green Line to LAX Takes Another Step

It’s official: Los Angeles Metro is on Google Transit
The Transit Wire

LA Metro, Riverside Transit Agency, SEPTA and many more join Google Transit

Metro Proposes Canning Rush-Hour Bike-on-Rail Ban, Limiting Bikes Per Railcar

New LA Marathon Route Could End in Santa Monica

Highway Toll Lane Construction Bill Stalled in State Senate Committee
SF StreetsBlog

Metro rep tells WANA about possible new LB light-rail line
Signal Tribune

Poll touts 710 tunnel - Survey of 200 Glendale residents shows more than 50% supporting the freeway connector
Glendale News Press

Ports of LA and Long Beach can cruise into prosperity
Daily Breeze

Reduce the Costs of Traffic Congestion by using Metro
Travelin’ Local

Regional Council of the Southern California Association of Governments offers scholarship opportunity for students
Whittier Daily News

Streetcar Project Unveils New Website, Asks for Input on Route

TEMECULA: New express bus links Temecula, Escondido
The Californian

Texas Transportation Institute’s New Congestion Report Drives Home the Value of Public Transportation to Help Alleviate Congestion
American Public Transportation Association

The Fourth Urbanism

Traffic congestion eases in Riverside, San Diego counties
Valley News

White House to Push Forward on National Urban Policy Agenda
Washington Post

Who's Next on Google Transit? A Sampling