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Transportation Headlines for Thursday October 15, 2009

710 Freeway saga continues
Glendale News Press

Bruin Walk chalked after initiation of Dismount Zone Policy
Daily Bruin

Calling all Victor Valley commuters
VV Daily Press

Conservatives and Mass Transit: All Aboard?
Politics Daily

Google Bike Routes — Almost Here?

Honolulu rail gets federal OK
Honolulu Advertiser

How Not To Get Hit By a Gold Line Extension Train

Huffington Post Passes Los Angeles Times and Washington Post in Web Traffic,

In Kafka’s Castle: TDM in Action
LA Streetsblog

Ire, anxiety over tunnel extension - Opponents of proposal decry governor’s veto of law that would have given them one less option to worry about
Glendale News Press

Los Angeles budget crisis' main event: gridlock? With funds for traffic officers for big events at major venues way down, fans may find themselves stuck in their cars far longer than in the past
LA Times

Marketing Bike Boulevards to Non-Bikers
LA Streetsblog

Metrolink agrees to pay $30 Million settlement - PAYMENT: Money will go to victims, families of 2005 Glendale crash
Daily News

Metrolink pays out $30 million in 2005 crash settlements - Plaintiffs' attorneys say the agency showed little interest in settling the larger cases in the crash that killed 11 and injured 180 until after last year's even deadlier Chatsworth disaster
LA Times

Officials sidetrack county's rail plans - State bullet-train project favored for federal funds
San Diego Union Tribune

President Obama celebrates 8,000+ ARRA highway projects
USDOT Fastlane

Pricey plans, high-speed train derail California’s economy - Misinformed voters are passing propositions that will push the state to the brink of hopeless debt
Daily Bruin

Proposed maintenance yard is an issue for Duarte council candidates
Pasadena Star News

Santa Monica to experiment with parking psychology - Consultants find the city doesn't need more spaces, it needs to change how they are used. New pricing model aims to promote walking, biking or busing, freeing up prime spaces for short-term shoppers
Los Angeles Times

Schneider Exec Sees Growth Coming
Journal of Commerce

Senate OKs Environmental Exemption for NFL Stadium

Streetsblog Responds to City Watch Columnists Attack on Bus-Only Lanes
LA Streetsblog


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday October 14, 2009

710 Fwy extension opposition still rages

Another Ballot Initiative Required for Wilshire Subway?*

Bike Working Group Gives Cyclists a Chance to Talk Bike Plan This Weekend
LA Streetsblog

Gasoline prices expected to rise - With oil futures edging toward $75 a barrel, experts expect gas to go up in California
LA Times

Obama Ally Breaks With White House on Timing of New Transport Bill
LA Streetsblog

OCTA March 2010 Bus Service Cuts Being Decided Now - Make Your Voice Heard
Pacific Progressive

Over 60 Swine Flu (H1N1) Free Clinics to be Set Up Next Week

Paradox, Schmaradox. Congestion Pricing Works

Parking drives transit movement
USA Today

Peek Inside the U.S. Government's Transportation Security Lab
Security Management

Privatization and the Public Interest: The Need for Transparency and Accountability in Chicago’s Public Asset Lease Deals
Transportation Research Board

SAFETEA-LU 1808: Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Evaluation and Assessment Phase II Final Report
Transportation Research Board

Senior House GOPer: We Shouldn’t Force Amtrak to Allow Guns on Board

Streetcar Project Looking for Consultants

They’re proliferating

Three responses to congestion
Discovering Urbanism

Toronto Transit Commission Imposes Fine On Impolite Passengers

Transit Advocates: Join our campaign to stop the bus cuts!
Transit Rider OC

Transit Methodology Using Six Sigma for Heavy Rail Vehicle Maintenance Programs
Transportation Research Board

U.S. Freight on the Move: Highlights from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey Preliminary Data
Transportation Research Board

Will SR-91 stimulus project create 493 jobs — or 60?
OC Register


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday October 13, 2009

Calif. lawmakers seek bullet train money
San Francisco Business Journal

Can Ontario Airport be Saved by Trains and Housing?
Curbed LA

Chicago CTA plan: $3 for train, 25-cent bus fare hike, job losses
Chicago Breaking News

DOT steps up digital vigilance for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
USDOT Fastlane

DOT Stimulus Payout Tops $3.65 Billion
Journal of Commerce

Frank Gruber: What I say – Just who is unsafe? (Exposition Light Rail)

L.A.'s Subway Hits New Roadblocks
California Real Estate Journal

Metrolink fare hike: A picture with three frames

One Step Closer: Metro Releases Final(?) Draft 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan
I Will Ride

Public hearings to discuss high-speed rail in Riverside County
Desert Sun

Public hearings start for high-speed train network
Daily News

San Diego to L.A. bullet train hearings will be held this week
San Diego News Network

Should Scope Of Surface Transportation Policy Grow Or Shrink?
National Journal

Schwarzenegger vetoes bill banning 710 above-ground freeway option
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Some lawmakers frown on museum spending - Many see federal funding for museums as pork-barrel excess in a time of record deficits. Supporters say the money is needed now more than ever
LA Times

Tale of Two Cities: LA's Metro vs. NYC's MTA

U.S. West Coast Ports and Railroads Promote Trade Gateway
Journal of Commerce


Transportation Headlines for Monday October 12, 2009

23 Members of Congress Put Support Behind High Speed Rail Project

Another bikeway on tap for city - Three-mile stretch along San Fernando Boulevard in Burbank would intersect with the Chandler path
Burbank Leader

APTA supports provisions in climate change proposal
Metro Magazine

California Supreme Court: "Spillover" Transportation Funds Can't Be Diverted!"
Labor Community Strategy Center

Census profiles for Purple Line MOS-5 stations

Country’s Busiest Air Routes and a Call for High-Speed Rail
Wall Street Journal

Delegation Part 3: Lucille Roybal-Allard
Labor Community Strategy Center

Expo Light Rail project coming down to the wire
Santa Monica Daily Press

Five Fair Things Politicians Can Do for Transportation

Fun With Data: How Workers Commute

Governor vetoes freeway tunneling bill
LA Times

Have You Noticed LA Traffic Lights Are Synced? $150 Million spent yet we're still stuck in traffic
NBC News

Hearings Held For LA-To-Pomona High-Speed Trains
CBS News

How Traffic Jams Help the Environment - Efforts to lighten a city's car load can reduce subway ridership; the eco-upside of stalled traffic
Wall Street Journal

Just Give Us a Place to Park Our Bikes
LA Streetsblog

L.A.’s Draft Bikeway Plan: Non-Committal, Sloppy and Perhaps Illegal
LA Streetsblog

L.A. MTA to present transit corridor study findings to the public
Progressive Railroading

Long Beach Bridge Project Named Top Priority for County
Custom House Guide

Metrolink mulling fare hike because of falling ridership
Press Enterprise

Metrolink saves Santa but may raise fares
Ventura County Star

Ontario Airport in Death Spiral
Press Enterprise

Planners see a revitalized Ontario plaza for 250-acre parcel
Daily Bulletin

Schwarzenegger could end part of 710 Freeway debate - A bill on his desk would bar aboveground construction to extend the route through South Pasadena, but that would still leave a massive tunnel as an option
LA Times

Sec. LaHood Tells APTA Annual Meeting: Transit Has a ‘Partner at DOT’
Passenger Transport

Transfer Policies
Riding in Riverside

Whittier-area cities reach tentative agreement with California High-Speed Rail Authority
Whittier Daily News