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Transportation Headlines for Friday November 6, 2009

72% Of Transportation Measures Approved On November 3: Voters Choose Pro-Rail Candidates; Vote Down Anti-Tax Measures
Center For Transportation Excellence
2009 Transit Ballot Measures Election Results

Bike-Share: Not Just For French Commies
LA StreetsBlog

Buffett’s Bet On Rail: What Does It Mean For Transport And Energy?

City Dedicates Park In Honor Of The Late “Mr. Boyle Heights”
EGP News

CNU Transportation Project Raises Bar On Planning For Livable Cities
LA StreetsBlog

Decomposed School Buses Resurrected For Bus Shelter
The Design Blog

Find Out What The Subway To The Sea Stations Near You Will Look Like
Green LA Girl

Healthy, Wealthy And Wise Transportation Policy

LA Changing Its Glow For More Efficiency (LED street lights and bus stop lighting)

L.A. Redevelopment Chief To Leave Villaraigosa Administration
Los Angeles Times

Map: How To Connect To The New Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension

Mixing It Up At RailVolution

New Late Night [Free] Shuttle Service Will Connect USC And L.A. Live

Newest Way To Procrastinate On The Internet: Walk Score Adds Transit
LA StreetsBlog

SANBAG Officials Worry Less Cash For Road Improvements Could Curtail Construction
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Should Home Prices Come With Warnings About Transit Costs, Too?
Contra Costa Times

Shudder Speed: Rise Of The Stealthy Traffic Camera Fuels Drivers’ Disgust
Washington Post

Texting While Driving: The New Drunk Driving
Christian Science Monitor

Tokyo Train Stations Use Lights To Stem Suicides
San Francisco Chronicle

Top 10 Metro Stop Eats: Eating On The Blue Line
LA Weekly

Will Dianne Feinstein Vote For High Speed Rail?
California High Speed Rail Blog


Transportation Headlines for Thursday November 5, 2009

America’s Most Toxic Cities (Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metropolitan Area is 7th worst)

Corona Transit Center Groundbreaking Ceremony: You’re Invited (November 20, 2009)
Riverside Transit

From Place To Place: Reinventing Transportation Planning Through Placemaking
Project For Public Spaces

How To Make Route 2’s End Less Stubby And Crowded
Curbed LA

Imagine -- L.A. Bicyclists In the Driver’s Seat, One Day A Week: A Group Called cicLAvia Wants To Close Major L.A. Thoroughfares To Cars And Open Them To Bicyclists On Sundays
Los Angeles Times

In Defense Of Jaywalking: Banning The Practice Won’t Make Pedestrians Safer

LA Airports’ Dream Come True? (LAWA initiative to steer Disneyland visitors to Ontario International Airport)
Daily Breeze

L.A. Light Rail? Or Keep Your Car?: Villaraigosa’s Rush Aside, The Sales-Tax Increase Won’t Pay Off For Decades
L.A. Weekly

Miami Takes “Giant Step” Toward Being Pedestrian-Oriented City: Historic Adoption Makes Miami Largest City To Replace Auto-Oriented Conventional Zoning With New Urbanist Code
Congress For The New Urbanism

Numbers Don’t Support Migration Exodus To “Cool Cities”
New Geography

Opinion: High Speed Rail Needs Feinstein’s Help
San Jose Mercury News

Transportation’s Value-Added Funding Option
New Republic

Value Capture And Tax-Increment Financing Options For Streetcar Construction: Study Finds Current Land Uses Have Overriding Role In Gauging How Much Value Will Be Generated
Reconnecting America
Full-Text Of Report

What Free Burritos And Traffic Congestion Have In Common
Extraordinary Observations


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday November 4, 2009

Amtrak Plans Wi-Fi Internet Access On Acela Trains

Center For Transportation And The Environment National Broadcast Series: USDOT-HUD-EPA Partnership For Sustainable Communities (November 9, 2009)

Ciao, AnsaldoBreda Contract! (audio)
Southern California Public Radio

CityWatch LA: LA’s DIY Bike Plan

Could Long Beach Sail Ahead?
Fox & Hounds Daily

(Federal Interagency) Coordinating Council On Access And Mobility Announces The United We Ride National Dialogue, November 2-13, 2009
United We Ride

Gold Line Right-Of-Way Becoming New Pedestrian Alleyway
Brigham Yen

How To Create A 21st Century Eastside Rail Network

L.A. MTA To Seek New Car Procurement Bids After AnsaldoBreda Declines Option
Progressive Railroading

Many In U.S. Want Texting At The Wheel To Be Illegal
New York Times

Metro’s Rail Car Deal Is Dead, What About That Manufacturing Land Downtown?
Curbed LA

New York City Subway Dynamic LED Signage
Information Aesthetics

Pico Rivera Kicks Off Grade Separation Project
Whittier Daily News

Rail Deal Is Bet On Obama’s Infrastructure, Climate Policies
Wall Street Journal

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas: The Future Of Transportation In Los Angeles (audio)
Voices From The Frontlines

Toll Roads Agree To $42 Million Settlement For Penalties
Orange County Register

Unemployment Expected To Rise As Economy Recovers
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

(San Antonio, TX) Via Testing Free Internet On Some Buses
My San Antonio

With AnsaldoBreda’s Exclusive Contract Expired, What Is Next?
LA StreetsBlog


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday November 3, 2009

APTA And UIC To Host Regional Seminars On High-Speed Rail

Bikes And Cars: Can We Share The Road?
Los Angeles Times

California’s Fiscal Health Continues To Deteriorate, Despite Many Deep Cuts
New York Times

Community Meetings For Regional Connector, November 5-12
LA Streetsblog

Congress Gives SAFETEA-LU Six Weeks
Journal Of Commerce Online

Editorial: The Golden State Isn’t Worth It: Our High-Benefit/High-Tax Model No Longer Works, Especially Compared With Low-Tax States Like Texas
Los Angeles Times

Gold Line Will Be Golden Opportunity
Jose Huizar

How Can We Promote Greater Awareness Of Transportation Safety?
National Journal

How To Minimize Accidents Between Autos And Bicycles
Los Angeles Times

Is America Subsidizing Sprawl?
LA Streetsblog

It’s The End Of The Line For Taylor Yard
Eastsider LA

On The Spot: Putting Parking In Its Proper Place (National Building Museum current exhibit examines the social history and architecture of parking)
Washington Post
Museum webpage: House Of Cars: Innovation And The Parking Garage

One Of California's Toughest Commutes Getting Relief With 91 Freeway Widening
Los Angeles Times

Sen. Bob Huff: Victory For Gold Line Extension
Pasadena Star News

Transportation Infrastructure: Surface Transportation Funding Gets Another Extension
Logistics Management

Villaraigosa Rail Car Deal A “Fail”
LA Weekly

When The Gold Line Extension Opens, Will Downtown Ride?
Blog Downtown