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Transportation Headlines for Friday August 21, 2009

Census profiles for Purple Line MOS-1 stations

Chicago Sued Over Privatized Parking Meters

CityWatchLA - Cars vs. Cyclists: System Upside Down

CTA to dump fare cards, move to credit cards, other fare modes
Chicago Now

Crackdown on workers' comp billing fraud is dealt a setback
Los Angeles Times

Drivers Beware Along Gold Line Extension - More than a dozen new traffic enforcement cameras will be monitoring motorists
Eastside Sun

Finished Holes Are First Step In Subway To The Sea
CBS News

LADOT: A Mile of New Reseda Boulevard Bike Lanes in September
LA Streetsblog

L.A. mayor wants to speed up work on Subway to the Sea - Villaraigosa and other elected officials urge local governments to put aside differences and work to get stimulus funds to expedite the project. Completion is scheduled for 2036
Los Angeles Times

LA Metro rail turnstile additions mean more revenue collection but will they work?

LA officials tout first step in subway to the sea
SF Examiner

Los Angeles Regional Connector Stirs Controversy in Little Tokyo
Transport Politic

Memorial to Metrolink victims will be dedicated Sept. 12
Moorpark Acord

Metrolink Offers $5K Reward For Machine Burglars
CBS News

Minn. transit agency unveils new marketing campaign
Metro Magazine

Natural Gas Prices Plummet to a Seven-Year Low
New York Times

One step closer to subway: Electeds and high-level officials gather to celebrate soil sample collection in Westwood parking lot
LA Subway Blog

Progress, setbacks for planned bus system
Press Enterprise

Reward offered in Metrolink ticket machine thefts
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Separate but Equal Treatment via Rail Lines in L.A.
LA Eastside

Stimulus funds in California mostly go to routine projects, study says
Los Angeles Times

Subway to the Sea Finally Moves Forward
NBC News

Subway to sea gains footing - Exploratory drilling for multibillion-dollar tunnel completed in 70 Westside locations
Daily News

Subway to the sea progress
UCLA Newsroom

Subway to Westwood in 10 Years, Mayor Demands
Curbed LA

Top cities across America lists - Portland ranks high

Torrance to conduct environmental study of transit center property
Daily Breeze

Villaraigosa Campaigns for Westside Subway’s Completion in Ten Years
Transport Politic

Villaraigosa says local governments should unite in effort to finish Westside subway
Los Angeles Times

Villaraigosa says local governments should unite in effort to finish Westside subway
KABC 790

Villaraigosa: Subway to Westwood in 10 Years

VISTA bus schedule has changed
Moorpark Acorn

World's Largest Zeppelin to Become Ship of Dreams for Dream Recipient
PR Newswire


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 19, 2009

Addendum to “The Case for a Wilshire/Crenshaw Station”

Benefit/Cost Analysis of Converting a Lane for Bus Rapid Transit
Transportation Research Board

Cameras aren’t going to make fewer people die
The Bus Bench

Crossing Consolidation Guidelines
Transportation Research Board

Designing and Managing Cross-Sector Collaboration: A Case Study in Reducing Traffic Congestion
IBM Business of Government

Google is Playing with Automated Tourism Maps

Interoperable Communications-Based Signaling as a Basis for Positive Train Control
Transportation Research Board

L.A. cabbies demand new rules in City Hall protest - Taxi drivers say that under the current system, most of them barely earn minimum wage, even after working up to 16 hours a day
Los Angeles Times

Latest in de-car-ing: From Little Tokyo to Reseda to Wilshire / Crenshaw

LAX signs first supply deal for synthetic diesel from Rentech

LAX will get new elevators, escalators, baggage systems with new bonds
Los Angeles Times

Next Push for Federal Transit Operation Funding! Take Action Now
Labor/Community Strategy Center/BRU

Public transportation stalled by US recession-study

Recovery Act creating transportation jobs; June data indicates progress
USDOT Fastlane

Santa Ana's Iteris, L.A. County Dept. of Public Works ink transportation deal - El Segundo Advanced Traveler Information Project will benefit all of Southern California, says Iteris
OC Metro

Santa Monica reduces speed limits on many streets
Los Angeles Times

Transit Cuts Report Underscores Cities’ Congressional Influence
Link to Report:

Volpe Center program fulfills mission: "Track every piece of metal and share it with the world"
USDOT Fastlane

When Santa Monica Takes Traffic Surveys, They Slow Streets Down
LA Streetsblog


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 18, 2009

Are Turnstiles Worth Their Cost?
Transport Politic

Are water taxis on their way?
Daily Pilot

Dump-the-Pump video contest continues

Forecast for Ports Is Low, What Does That Mean for Widenings?
LA Streetsblog

Interoperable Communications-Based Signaling as a Basis for Positive Train Control
Federal Railroad Administration:

L.A. finally gets around to that whole turnstile thing
2nd. Ave Sagas

Metrolink operations center controls massive network
Daily News

More on Double-Tracking - Sure seems like the ultimate plan is to double track all along the route ... which would be through town
Capistrano Insider

MTA Adding Turnstiles to Subway Stations

MTA will install turnstiles and barriers at its stations
Daily Breeze

National Industrial Transportation League adds spice to next annual meeting
Logistics Management

Pomona's Metrolink operations center due for significant expansion
Daily Bulletin

Proposal to add toll lanes to 405 runs into trouble - Board members of county transportation agency voice objections
Orange County Register

Research and rehab in gear for California's rough highways
Sacramento Bee

Sandag Approves $70M for Transportation Projects
San Diego Business Journal

SFV Sierra Club meeting 8/18: L.A. transit-project progress

Transportation Project that Pays for Itself - Converting car pool lanes to toll lanes will reduce congestion and create jobs

US Department of Homeland Security Plans Wiki for Agencies, Cybersecurity Center to Coordinate Efforts
Government Security News


Transportation Headlines for Monday August 17, 2009

Bay Area rail, union reach tentative agreement to avoid strike
Los Angeles Times

Big Trouble in Little Tokyo? Transportation Connector Fight Looms
LA Weekly

Case for a Wilshire/Crenshaw station

City Council changes speed limits
Santa Monica Daily Press

Clean Air to Help LA, Long Beach Build Infrastructure
Journal of Commerce

Could Electric-Car Tax Credits Become the Next “Cash for Clunkers”?
LA Streetsblog

Does LADOT Headquarters Know What’s Happening in District Offices?
LA Streetsblog

Don't Run that Light! 14 Red Light Enforcement Cameras to be Installed along the Eastside Gold Line

Federal Funding for the Long Beach Airport will create up to 120 local jobs

FRA's proposed PTC rule would 'impose a financial burden beyond what Congress intended,' AAR says
Progressive Railroading

Getting on the Train of Environmental Justice – Light Rail, Another Take

Grim forecast for L.A. and Long Beach ports - The busiest U.S. seaport complex won't fully recover from the economic downturn until 2013, a report says. Imports at both facilities fell in July from a year earlier
Los Angeles Times

Investment Guru Says Oil Will Soon Be Cheap, Cheap, Cheap–Should We Ignore Him?

Is the Gateway Coach Express our ticket to SB375?
Sierra Madre Tattler

Letter to LADOT GM Rita Robinson regarding Reseda Bike Lane issues
Green LA Transportation Working Group

Metrolink gets $21.3M for rail safety system
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

MTA adding turnstiles to thwart subway fare cheaters - The L.A. County transit agency has used a gate-free honor system for decades. Cheaters cost the system at least $5 million a year in lost revenue
Los Angeles Times

Putting Urban Planning In the Hands of the People

Regional Connector Debate Hits Little Tokyo

Send Us Your Photos!
Passenger Transport – America Public Transportation Association

Should Existing Interstate Highways Be Tolled?
National Journal

The Train Took Us
Highland Park

Things we do to live near transit
LA Subway Blog

TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program Releases Publications
Passenger Transport