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Transportation Headlines for Friday August 28, 2009

AASHTO Website Offers Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Center for Transportation Research UT Austin

Altered boulevard remains work in progress
Santa Monica Daily Press

Burlington Northern Wants Automatic-Brakes Rule Eased

Can California use Twitter to solve its budget crisis?
The Transit Wire

CityWatchLA - Great Cities Make Room for People

CurbedWire: New Subway Canopies
Curbed LA

Don't Text and Drive!! Take public transit instead
Editor’s Note: WARNING – violent, graphic content
The Bus Bench

Man dies after being stunned with Taser at North Hollywood subway station
Los Angeles Times

Man dies after being Tasered at LA subway station
Huffington Post

More on density and rail
New York Times

New Direction and Goals Unveiled at National Transportation Forum
Cascadia Prospectus

New York MTA tests “revolutionary” bus
The Transit Wire

Oil companies should pay severance taxes
Ventura County Reporter

Passenger decline at LAX eases
Daily Breeze

Planning is Out of Sync with Reality

Recession prompts MARTA to spend on image
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Reduced service on bus routes proposed - Drop in state funding could force cutbacks
San Diego Union Tribune

US Department of Energy Allocates $300M for Alternative Fuel Projects
NGV Global News

What Should Be Done with the Crenshaw Corridor
LA Streetsblog

Whiney Santa Clarita Drivers Can't Handle New Bike Lanes


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 26, 2009

Bus riders can speak out on line changes
Press Telegram

California applies for $1.1 billion in HSR stimulus funds
California High Speed Rail Blog

Cell phone alerts: A digital divide?
The Transit Wire

Firms Racing to End Texting and Driving
Wall Street Journal

Going On in Government
Riding in Riverside

Gold Line authorities to host seminar on potential opportunities for local businesses
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Gold Line bridge designer hopes to link San Gabriel Valley traditions with modern design
Pasadena Star News

Google maps makes inroads into live traffic data market; Adds live traffic conditions data for arterial roads
Transport Gooru

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

Guest blogger: Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez introduces readers to the FHWA
USDOT Fastlane

Highway stimulus: Just a 'down payment' - The Recovery Act's funding for highway projects won't make enough of an impact on jobs and necessary infrastructure projects. Much more is still needed

LA County untangles traffic snarls with M2M
Telephony Online

L.A., SoCal street traffic now visible on Google Maps
Los Angeles Times

LA to Vegas high-seepd rail is good for travel -- and the economy
Daily News

Momentum Builds for CA High Speed Rail
LA Streetsblog

Mount Wilson Toll Road Officially Reopens

Santa Ana planning $600 million in transportation projects - The city envisions streetcars zipping from a new train station toward an entirely new road -- all of it up and running within 10 years
Orange County Register

Sao Paulo Tries New Station Seats… for the Obese
Transport Politic

SCV moves toward high-tech transit - City officials aim to make system simple and easy to use for local residents, commuters
Santa Clarita Signal

Siemens and Deutsche Plan US High-Speed Rail Offensive - German engineering giant Siemens and national railway operator Deutsche Bahn are making plans to penetrate the US rail market. They hope to benefit from President Obama's promised $8 billion in investments in the country's high-speed railway infrastructure


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 25, 2009

California seeks $1.1B rail stimulus
Business Journal

Case For Ending the Freeway

Drivers Of All Incomes Using Washington State’s Toll Lanes
Liberty Republican Forum

Ernesto Chavez, Mineta Transportation Institute Graduate Student, Wins American Public Transportation Foundation Award - The Anaheim resident is a planning manager with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Mineta Transportation Institute

Final Applications Submitted for Phase I of High-Speed Rail Stimulus Dollars
Transport Politic

Graffiti is Bad but Vulgar Words Makes Us MONEY
The Bus Bench

Los Angeles International Airport Among Nation's Best for On-Time Flight Arrival and Departure Performance

New TCRP report on transit call centers and 511
The Transit Wire

No Federal Bailout: States, Regions Confront Transpo Funding Woes
Cascadia Prospectus

PCH Closed After Tree Falls on Bus in Pacific Palisades

Second Life: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Library Headquarters Open To The Public
Designing Digitally

Setbacks bedevil Compass card
San Diego Union Tribune

Social Costs of Car-free Living in Small Cities
LA Streetsblog

Thumbs Up for Transit's Text-Messaging Ban
Journal of Commerce

Transit Wire posts links to transit social networking sites
Transit Wire

Ventura County Transportation Buses to take Labor Day off
Ventura County Star

Who owns transit data?


Transportation Headlines for Monday August 24, 2009

Bicycle Film Festival Rolls Into Town Next Week
LA Metblogs

Bike Lanes Appear on Myra Avenue
LA Streetsblog

Cityride card coming to seniors, disabled
Daily News

Cleaning up at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach - The friendly rivals are attracting, testing and funding cutting-edge technology to reduce emissions and fuel consumption
Los Angeles Times

Dan Walters: Freeway gap symbolizes California's political inertia (710)
Sacramento Bee

Design in Motion - Reducing Stockholm’s Traffic with Congestion Pricing
Neil Peterson

Enviro Benefits of High Speed Rail
Curbed LA

Food trucks just keep rolling
Los Angeles Times

Gold Line Extension Targets Mid-October Opening
LA Downtown News

How to Go, Part 2: Public Transit Apps
CBS news

Hydrogen-powered vehicles on horizon - Carmakers, Obama clash over fuel cells vs. batteries
Washington Times

Inland officials say now is the time to fix up roads
Press Enterprise

L.A. authority collects soil samples for proposed subway extension
Progressive Railroading

LAX makes birds unwelcome
Los Angeles Times

More public workers retiring early
Sacramento Bee

Orange County Transit Meltdown: Did people really not see this coming?
Sustainable Cities and Transport

Plans For Historic East LA Golden Gate Complex Growing
Eastside Sun

Rail Documents for Comment
American Public Transportation Association- Standards Development Program

Rail Safety Event Aug. 27 Serves Up Free Fun
Mile by Mile

Santa Monica and Caltrans Form A Partnership
Santa Monica Mirror

Time for America to Get on Fast Track? Europe and Asia Have Advanced High Speed Rail Systems. Can America Catch Up?
CBS News

Toronto proposes 10-minute bus service
Metro Magazine

Transit Oriented Development: A Vehicle for Great Streets and Great Sidewalks
New Urban City

Villaraigosa Not Even Treating South L.A. Like We're 3/5ths a "Man"
Citizens’ Campaign To Fix Expo

What Are The Best Strategies For Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Transportation?
National Journal

What’s driving our planners - The SCV’s habits and modes of transportation take the wheel for urban planners
Santa Clarita Signal