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Transportation Headlines for Friday, October 30, 2009

A 5th Option? (Little Tokyo Community Council Asks Metro To Consider Underground Station At Nikkei Center Property)
Little Tokyo Unplugged

Amazing German Bike-Carrying Train

Amtrak To Assume All Commuter-Train Operations For Metrolink
Progressive Railroading

Announcing The 2010 Bike [and Pedestrian] Summit!
Urban & Environmental Policy Institute

At Senate Climate Hearings, Lots Of Transport Talk And All Eyes On Baucus
LA Streetsblog

Bad News For the Mayor: Money To Privatize Infrastructure Drying Up In Recession
LA Streetsblog

LA 2.0: Refresh, Reinvent, Re-Imagine – Join Fellow Urban Thinkers for LA 2.0, A Call For Fresh Ideas For The 21st Century City

How Much Per Driver Did US Freeways Lose?
California High Speed Rail Blog

If Only The Mayor Rode A Bike…

LA’s Draft Bike Plan Is A Step Backward On Bike Lanes

Metro Talks About Regional Connector: Downtown Meetings To Update Residents On Rail Plans
Los Angeles Downtown News

MORE Confessions Of Spatial Navigators (Part II)
Human Transit

(New York) MTA To Publish Board Materials On Internet

OCTA Contemplates Route Reductions During Deficit

OCTA Grants $1.5M For Long Beach Street Improvements
Long Beach Post

Privately Run Infrastructure Deals Dry Up
USA Today

SANDAG To Try Social Media

Smart Traffic: How We Get From Point A Today To Point B Tomorrow

Take Transit Seriously, LA Observed
LA Observed

Villaraigosa Wants Transit Projects On The Fast Track: The Mayor Envisions Completion In 10 Years Instead Of 30 And Makes Rail His Top Priority – His Plan Would Need At Least $10 Billion In Additional Funds
Los Angeles Times


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday October 27, 2008

About One Quarter of Stimulus Money Paid Out

All about the California High-Speed Rail Authority and high-speed train project in California

Bus riders to OCTA: Save our routes - OCTA board plans to slash service to make up for severe budget shortfalls
OC Register

California, Midwest Would Gain Jobs from Greater Government Investment in Green Transit Buses - Timely Study Coincides with Congressional Debate over Transportation Bill Extension

CA Poised to Reform Auto-Centric Level of Service Environmental Rules
LA Streetsblog

City aims to increase bicycle use
Daily Trojan

Electronic Fare Collection Options for Commuter Railroads
Federal Transit Administration

Gold Line Eastside Extension to Open on November 15th!

Help decide High Desert Corridor's A.V. route
Victorville Daily Press

How Bus Transit Can Help the Auto Industry
LA Streetsblog

How Do Angelenos Travel?
LA Streetsblog

How to Ease Women´s Fear of Transportation Environments: Case Studies and Best Practices
Transportation Research Board

Important Traffic Advisory for Downtown LA on Tuesday, October 27th

It's Official: New Leg of Gold Line Opens Nov. 15

L.A. Metro, Pierce Transit honored by NTI

LA transport system, Westside subway, long overdue
Daily Bruin

Little Tokyo Hops on the Bus
LA Downtown News

Metro Approves Subway To The Sea Application For Federal Funding
WeHo News

Metro Gold Line Eastside extension to open Nov. 15
LA Times

Metrolink installs first 'automatic train stop' in county
Ventura County Star

Molina is critical of MTA Eastside extension's rollout - The L.A. County supervisor, a key backer of the line from Union Station to East L.A., says the above-ground sections could pose a risk to schoolchildren. Agency officials say testing has minimized risk
LA Times

New Gold Line extension raising safety concerns
Pasadena Star News

Ontario Loses While LAX Gains
Press Enterprise

Riverside bus system hopes to streamline with new collection boxes
Press Enterprise

Save Leimert Crenshaw Line Comments

Senate Climate Bill Triples the House’s Investments in Clean Transportation
LA Streetsblog

Slow, steady FasTrak gains on I-15 - Growth corresponds with Express Lane openings
North County Times

South Pasadena, La Canada Flintridge lose 710 tunnel lawsuit
Pasadena Star News

Study: Amtrak loss comes to $32 per passenger

Subway Adventure
LA Downtowner

Transit Coalition hosts Metro Rail GM at meeting tonight

Ultracapacitors Could Offer The Greenest Way Of Powering City Buses
Impact Lab

U.S. Newspaper Circulation Drops 10 Percent

View from the Cab
California High Speed Rail Blog

Whine and Cheese Party at Metro

Why Non-Cyclists Should Care About the LA Bike Plan
Illuminate LA


Transportation Headlines for Monday October 26, 2009

10 Freeway widening project commences
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

100 car-free Angelenos - A new photo exhibit features 100 Angelenos living car-free -- and the clashing viewpoints they have on their auto-independent lifestyles
Mother Nature Network

Amtrak agrees to take controls of Metrolink trains - The tentative deal would replace a company whose employee was operating a train involved in a deadly crash last year
OC Register

Amtrak Raises Objections to Measure Allowing Guns on Trains
FOX News

APTA Primer On Transit Funding - The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, and Other Related Laws, FY 2004 Through FY 2009
American Public Transportation Association

Bike Lanes Create Jobs

California Employees Can Take Parking Space or Cash
Opposing Views

Ceiling Mounted Subway Maps

Congress reacts to Metro vote on priorities
KPCC 89.3

Editorial: Stadium gets a pass; why not others? State waives environmental mandates – but only for new digs for hoped-for NFL team
OC Register

Eyes on the Street: As City Changes Parking Meters, What Are You Seeing?
LA Streetsblog

FRA Releases Preliminary National Rail Plan
Passenger Transport

Honolulu awards light-rail system design-build contract to Kiewit Pacific
Progressive Railroading

Los Angeles Fights for Transportation Dollars
New American Media

Making tracks to L.A. for rail decision
Daily Bulletin

Meetings to discuss LA Westside subway stations
KPCC 89.3

Metro Finally Gets It Right (sort of)
Architects Newspaper

Methane Gas at Nearby Landfill Concerns Locals
Santa Monica Daily Press

Mexican megaport still going forward - Plans scaled back as trade diminished
San Diego Union Tribune

Mobility as a Basic Human Right

MTA green-lights app for subway funding
The 818 Now

Poll finds appetite for public transit downtown
LA Downtown News

Ports Drifting Further Apart - TRADE: Long Beach settles trucker suit as L.A. digs in
LA Business Journal

Price of gas up slightly to $3.02 a gallon
Daily News

Public Transit Return on Investment: Both Immediate and Long-Lasting
Passenger Transport

Railyard Expansion Could Drastically Reduce Pollution

REGION: NCTD leaders slam federal requirement
North County Times

Renewed Focus on Eastside Traffic

Safety Costs Chafe Railroads
Wall Street Journal

San Mateo County bus riders to get real-time arrival updates
Oakland Tribune

SCI-Arc to Leave Downtown... for the Beach?

Senate to Consider Six-Month Extension of SAFETEA-LU
Passenger Transport

Study Backs GPS Use for Harbor Trucks
Journal of Commerce

Transit board to hear public on bus cuts - Bus riders and others are invited to give input on Monday at OCTA's board meeting
OC Register

Transit Creates As Many Jobs As Roads — But it Could Do Even Better

Trolley Took Us There 10.23.09
Highland Park

Two for Los Angeles
The Transit Wire

UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy launches new website, publishes climate policy issue
Legal Planet

What Can Private Infrastructure Owners Teach The Public Sector?
National Journal/Transportation

What Was the Point of Yesterday’s Half Hour Filibuster from Gloria Molina?
LA Streetsblog

Working to Make the New Starts Process Easier to Navigate
Passenger Transport