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Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 11, 2009

30 Congressmen Propose Oil Futures Tax to Pay for Transportation
LA Streetsblog

511 Transit Named One of 10 Great Government Web Sites
PR Newswire

Bus ridership drops 20 percent after fare increase, service cuts - OCTA board member John Moorlach questions whether bus service is even necessary
Orange County Register

California's average pump price jumps above $3 a gallon - The cost climbs 14.4 cents over the last week to a new high for the year of $3.040. Analysts expect some relief from rising prices after Labor Day
Los Angeles Times

City pursues ownership of Lincoln Boulevard
Santa Monica Daily Press

Gas prices jump 15 cents in 2 weeks
CNN Money

Green Scheme: Paris's Electric Car Sharing Plan - New Scheme May See Thousands of Electric Cars Made Available to Rent in Paris
ABC News

Left Hand Knows Not What the Right Hand is Doing! Metro Planning Part 1

Light Rail could cause complications for circulation
Santa Monica Daily Press

Magnetic Slot Cars Could Solve Our Transportation Woes

New Contactless Light Rail Power System

New FTA Project Rating Method Could Boost Federal Funding for Multi-Modal Projects

Peculiar Federalism of Transit Safety: No National Standards Exist
LA Streetsblog

Santa Clara Co.: Vta Accelerates Fare Increase To October From January 2010

Senator Boxer Gets $13.2 Million for California Transportation and Infrastructure
Pacific Progressive

Stimulus, Bond Funds Send High-Speed Rail On Its Way - TRANSPORTATION: Sacramento to San Diego Line to Ease Load Off Urban Transit Arteries
San Diego Business Journal

Survey puts Glendale, Los Angeles at bottom of 'best driver' rankings
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Monday August 10, 2009

Airport’s fares are 3rd-lowest - Bob Hope trails Long Beach and Oakland airports in study of most inexpensive fares
Burbank Leader

Alternative Pink Line through West Hollywood
Ride the Pink Line

California bullet train OKs European accords
Business Times

Clean buses help up breathe easy
San Bernardino Sun

Critiquing Transit and the Job Creation Claims of High-Speed Rail

Expo could hinder funding for subway
Santa Monica Daily Press

Expo Takes Santa Monica For a Bumpy Ride
Santa Monica Dispatch

Fare Gate Money Shot: Beta-testing Union Station
The Bus Bench

FlyAway shuttle to decrease frequency - To maintain low costs for students, departures from Westwood will be hourly four days a week
Daily Bruin

How Can Government More Effectively Deliver Infrastructure Projects?
National Journal

King County executive proposes service cuts for all Metro Transit bus routes
Seattle Times

L.A. River Bikeway Construction and Closure
L.A. Creek Freak

LETTERS: Public transit in Los Angeles and nationwide
Los Angeles Times

Mass Transit: A Terror Target?

Metro Regional Dis-Connect
Little Tokyo Unblogged

Metro Shuffles the Deck on Security
LA Streetsblog

My Westside Mass Transit Dream
Ride the Pink Line

OCTA's new chief wants to soften bus cuts - Will Kempton, who had been running Caltrans, vows to 'turn over every stone
Orange County Register

Proposed trail system from Eaton Canyon to the Rio Hondo gets a boost
Pasadena Star News

REGION: Changes proposed to Dial-A-Ride program - Four meetings planned in area next week to review proposal
The Californian

Review: What Will Life Be Like In the US When Gas Costs $20 Per Gallon?

Transit Execs' Take on the 'Authorization' Act
Progressive Railroading

Transportation and land use options for sustainable communities
Conejo Calendar

US Rails Will Deteriorate Without Federal Funds -Transit Executives

Westside Subway Extension Might Be Built In This Lifetime
Beverly Hills Courier

World’s Most Impressive Subway Maps