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Transportation Headlines for Friday August 7, 2009

9 Ideas for Fighting Congestion

Amtrak services in Google Transit

Audit Finds U.S. DOT’s Transit Record-Keeping ‘Unreliable,’ ‘Inaccurate’
LA Streetsblog

BYO Bike Lanes Coming Soon
LA Streetsblog

CNN: “China’s Amazing New Bullet Train”
Trains for America

Denny Zane to Speak at this Weekend’s So.CA.TA. Meeting
LA Streetsblog

EPA pushes new emission rules for container ships
Daily Breeze

Frontline workers bringing Web 2.0 into workplace
The Transit Wire

James Oberstar threatens to 'roll over' White House

L.A. County sheriff to supervise MTA security guards - As part of its security reorganization, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority loses two executives. The move follows complaints that some guards improperly detained, pushed or struck commuters
Los Angeles Times

LA Times Columnist: America’s Trains And Transit Will Always Suck

Maritime Firms Recognized For Clean-Air Programs
Grunion Gazette

Metro Gives Updates on Subway to the Sea (page 1 and 22)
Beverly Press

No Clunker in this Idea
Eric Garcetti

Perris to get 'gateway' to its downtown (Metrolink)
Press Enterprise

Schwarzenegger signs bill permanently banning big rigs on Angeles Crest Highway, other legislation
Los Angeles Times

Subway to the Sea Moving Right Along: Station Debates, Construction Plans
Curbed LA

View from Montebello’s Bus Line - City official who spent her life riding the bus, now steers transportation agency’s future
Eastside Sun

WaterBus headed for record-breaking season
The Argonaut

What is Amtrak's bicycle policy?


Transportation Headlines for Thursday August 6, 2009

Distracted Driving the Top Reason That 35 Percent of Drivers Feel Less Safe than Five Years Ago
Transportation Research Board

EPA proposes rule to help control smog - The regulation, to be the focus of a hearing in L.A., would increase monitoring of nitrogen dioxide
Los Angeles Times

Good news about TAP cards, but …

High-speed rail in the United States: Back on track after 50 years of neglect
Guardian UK

LA-LB to Keep PierPass Rates
Journal of Commerce

L.A. County Sheriff’s Checking Bags at Union Station
LA Streetsblog

L.A. Metro installing turnstile fare gates
Metro Magazine

Metro, Neighborhoods, and Maintenance Yards
Travelin’ Local

Mineta Transportation Institute Publishes Study on Public vs. Private Mobility for Poor People as It Relates to Employment
Business Wire

Obama administration official says there is a gap in safety oversight of rail transit agencies
Star Tribune

On Numbers and High-Speed Rail
Transport Politic

Review of Mass Transit and Passenger Rail Security
Transportation Research Board

San Diego Selected as Target Market for Largest Transportation Electrification Project in U.S. History U.S. Department of Energy Chooses ECOtality's eTec to Implement Project
Live PR

Scenes from the Purple Line scoping meeting

Texting, other driving distractions to be topic of summit - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the September meeting will lead to 'concrete steps' to prevent accidents -- possibly education and awareness campaigns to reinforce legislative efforts
Los Angeles Times

Time for OCTA to Put the Brakes on Go Local
OC Progressive


Transportation Headlines for Monday August 3, 2009

91 freeway widening could reduce travel time by 15 minutes - A Corona company has said it can do the work for millions less than OCTA officials expected
Orange County Register

Carpools, buses, solo drivers saving time in HOT lane - First annual report shows HOT lane option still growing in popularity
Washington State DOT

Case Study: Los Angeles: Creating Sustainability in Paradise
Passenger Transport

Does Greener Transportation Mean Less Green For The Highway Trust Fund?
National Journal

Drive for faster trains - President Obama has pledged $13 billion to ‘jump-start’ a high-speed rail system. Is it too little, too late?
The Week

Eric Owen Moss wants to piece together L.A.'s fragments - The architect hopes his latest projects will help bring the city closer to a new vision
Los Angeles Times

Eyes on the Street: Meters in Union Station? What the…
LA Streetsblog

Foothill Transit Reports Success with Sustainability
Passenger Transport

Fourth Urbanism, Part 6: Limitations on Urbanism
Huffington Post

Important “How” of Transportation Funding
International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association

MPOs Have Scope, But No Power

Omnitrans rolls out new buses
San Bernardino Sun

Pay Close Attention to the Following Message About Distraction
LA Streetsblog

Ports may put end to cargo fee
Daily Breeze

Riverside, CA: A Champion of Green Technology
Passenger Transport

Senate committee OKs rapid transit money for San Bernardino
Press Enterprise

State's long spending spree halted abruptly
San Francisco Chronicle

Streetcar project heads to vote - Well-connected but low-ranked company would handle the $6 million planning phase
Orange County Register

Street trolley gaining steam in downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times

Thomas Elias: Fast lanes for the rich coming soon
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

T.O., Caltrans launch Hwy. 101/Hwy. 23 widening project
Ventura County Star

Transit 511 combines public transportation systems in the Bay Area
Government Computer News

Vegas Maglev Supporters Strike Back
California High Speed Rail Blog

Want to Add 30,000 Cars to the I-210? Then Dig the 710 Tunnel
LA Streetsblog

What's a "Street Trolley?"