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Transportation Headlines for Friday July 31, 2009

710 Freeway tunnel takes another hit as Glendale opposes plan
Los Angeles Times

Bike Storage Added to Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Pasadena Real Estate

Cities approve 'Stadium to the Sea' route for L.A. Marathon - Santa Monica joins L.A., Beverly Hills and West Hollywood in signing off on the new route, which will begin at Dodger Stadium and end at the ocean
Los Angeles Times

Community Begins Blueprint for Life in East Los Angeles - Residents have been meetings to shape new East Los Angeles Community Plan. More meetings coming in August
Eastside Sun

Government report slams transportation security

House approves $7 billion to shore up highway fund
Washington Post

L.A. freeways set to get futuristic 'smart studs' to help guide traffic - They are expected to be installed by November at the single-lane connector from the 110 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway to help reduce the long lines
Los Angeles Times

MTS Receives Prestigious Award
10 News

Nevada can build fastest train in the world
Review Journal

New Bus Line will Take Passengers from SCV to NoHo

On track: LA Metro supports high-speed trains
Santa Clarita Signal

Paradise on Pavement - Plans for Park[ing] Day L.A. Underway
LA Downtown News

Poll: Californians Don’t Like Gas Prices, Want Better Transit
LA Streetsblog

Progressive Railroading to boot up on Sept. 8
Progressive Railroading

Ride NoHo bus free for first two weeks - Riders who fill out online survey ride free till Aug. 31
Santa Clarita Signal

Streetcar Project Holds Open House, Still Accepting Comments Online

Talking Trains With IBM’s Head Of Rail Innovation

ULI Study Says U.S. Can Cut Vehicle Carbon Emissions in Half by 2050; Raising Price of Driving Is Key To Reducing GHG Emissions
Transport Gooru

UPDATED: California High-Speed Trains: Anaheim, CA ARTIC
Trains for America

U.S. DOT Releases Primer on Congestion Pricing
Reason Foundation

West Hollywood puts teeth in bike law
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 30, 2009

American Transport Policy, Stuck in Highway Mode
Transport Politic

Archeologists uncover two-century old artifacts near San Gabriel mission (ACE)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bay Area website among 10 best (511)
The Transit Wire

Bill Seeks to Ban Texting By Drivers
Washington Post

Bus Riders Union pressures Congress for Transit Funds
San Fernando Sun

Caltrans withholds contact data from city
La Cañada Valley Sun

Concern about air pollution declines in California, poll finds - The percentage who think smog is a 'big problem' in their region drops sharply. Support for the state's greenhouse gas law also falls
Los Angeles Times

Cutting Transportation Emissions is "Critical" to Achieving Goals of House-passed Climate Bill, New Study Shows - Study is first-ever comprehensive analysis of transportation efficiency and its relationship to greenhouse gas reductions and consumer savings
Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental study reveals mission artifacts - Survey near San Gabriel Mission conducted for the Alameda Corridor project unearths pottery, brick and remains of livestock
Los Angeles Times

Envisioning the Inland Empire
Daily Transcript

Motorists prefer continuous-access carpool lanes
Inland News Today

Now That’s a Done Deal: Burbank Removes Street Parking for Road Expansion
LA Streetsblog

Scenes from the Los Angeles Streetcar meeting

Senate Panel Backs $1.2B for High Speed Rail, $1.4B Extra For Highways
DC Streetsblog

Transit Coalition Backs Cyclists Right to Rail Cars
LA Streetblog

Trip planning for travel by bicycle

US House could act on $5 bln highway extension


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday July 29, 2009

AASHTO launches new website on reducing greenhouse gas emissions
The Transit Wire

California's Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission Members Announced
Public Infrastructure

“Can’t Get There From Here” - Dueling Over Density Continues; No End in Sight
Santa Barbara Independent

City Gas Tax Revenue Saved in State Budget Deal: What Does That Mean?
LA Streetsblog

Compliant Trucks on the Rise at Port of Long Beach

Dan Walters: California state budget deficit still looms for next year
Sacramento Bee

Design announced for Anaheim’s new transportation hub
Trains for America

Downtown streetcar meeting today

Federal Role in Rail Transit Safety
Transportation Research Board

FHWA May Slow Funding Flow to States
Journal of Commerce

Google Transit!
Mikhail Silin

Major expansion of north Pomona Metrolink station planned
Daily Bulletin

MBTA struggles to deal with massive debt
Daily News Tribune

New York City Transit Cutting 360 Jobs
Employment Spectator

New commuter bus routes win praise from riders
Press Enterprise

Oberstar to White House: On Emissions, Back Up Your Words With Action
NY Streetsblog

Practical Measures to Increase Transit Advertising Revenues
Transportation Research Board

Public Transit Combined with other Strategies Can Reduce Greenhouse Gases by 24 Percent and Save Consumers $112 Billion Annually, According to New Environmental Study
American Public Transportation Association

San Diego to reduce number of pedicabs - The City Council votes 8 to 0 to limit the number of annual permits. Officials fear an overabundance of pedicabs is creating safety problems
Los Angeles Times

See LA on the MTA

Should Thursday Be the New Friday? The Environmental and Economic Pluses of the 4-Day Workweek
Scientific American

Surface Transportation: The Need is Now

Traffic Control on Olympic Games in Los Angeles
City of Angeles

Troubled Times for Transit Agencies
Columbia Journalism Review


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday July 28, 2009

Anaheim considering monorail to get people to Disney Resort - Meetings planned on ARTIC and guideway system connecting to resort
Press Enterprise

Balancing the budget by generating more riders through word-of-mouth
Trillium Solutions

DOT kicks-off CARS, a win-win-win opportunity
USDOT Fastlane

Federal Transportation Funding Dilemma Raises State Equity Questions
Transport Politic

Frank Gruber: What I say – Complexity is Reality (Expo maintenance yard)
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Greyhound Trumps Advanced Technology

Human Transit: Should L.A. Develop Like Paris or N.Y.?
LA Streetsblog

Inland experts joining transit panel
Press Enterprise

It actually happened - LA (Metro) is now on Google Transit!
LA Subway Blog

LAX less busy these days
Press Telegram

Make-or-Break Week for Transportation Begins on the Hill
NY Streetsblog

Pasadena Thinking of Taking a Car-Lane for Bikes and Peds. at Rose Bowl
LA Streetsblog

Shanghai subway to be world's longest by 2010
China Daily

Should California bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics?
California High Speed Rail Blog

Subway To Sea Drilling/Meetings In WeHo
Pedestrian View of Los Angeles

Trains of Thought - Rail Fanatics From Across the Country Try Out Los Angeles’ System
LA Downtown News

Transformative Potential of Bike Sharing
LA Streetsblog

Watch for Subway Crews
LA Observed

Welcome to the Metro Gold Line Car Wash
Travelin’ Local