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Transportation Headlines for Friday November 13, 2009

Antonovich Provides Funding For Local Trail Improvements
Pasadena Star-News

Bicycle Production As Green Economy Indicator
Carfree USA Blog

Bus Routes Slashed In Budget Crunch
Orange County Register

DOT Bike Commuters Leading By Example
Welcome To The Fast Lane

Eastside Extension To Open With Free Rides: Rail Line Linking East Los Angeles With Downtown And Pasadena Makes Its Debut Sunday
Los Angeles Wave

Eating Along The Gold Line Eastside Extension: What Didn’t We Include?
Los Angeles Times

End Of The American Exurbs And The Death Of Sprawl?
The City Fix

Experts: Downtown L.A. Renaissance Not Over
Globe St.

Gold Line Extension Ready For Service In East Los Angeles
Transport Politic

The Gold Line Opens Sunday: The 6-Mile Light-Rail Extension, Which Costs $898 Million, Will Open Sunday With Free Rides And Entertainment
Los Angeles Times

Las Vegas And the 21st-Century Strip: Different By Design – From Desert Disneyland To Paris In The Mojave

Mass Transit’s Reversal Of Fortune: Even As Ridership Surges, Economic Crisis Ravages Agencies’ Budgets
Intransition: Transportation Planning, Practice & Progress

Metro Recommends Light Rail Station For Crenshaw Corridor

More Bikes On City Streets: Santa Barbarans Are Shifting Gears
Santa Barbara Independent

Pimp My Bus Ride

Riverside County Transportation Commission Studying Coachella Valley Rail
Palm Springs Desert Sun

Rough Road To Gold: Part 3 – A Window Into The Community
EGP News

Sales-Tax Hike To Pay For Long Beach Infrastructure
Whittier Daily News

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Proceeds With Bay Area’s First Bike Share Pilot Program
SF StreetsBlog

SCAG And City Of Los Angeles Thinking About Solutions To The Last Mile Problem
LA StreetsBlog

Schwarzenegger Quietly Quashed Effort To Improve Commuter Rail: The Governor Ordered Officials To Seek Federal Money Only For The Proposed Bullet Train Between San Francisco And San Diego -- Rail Advocates Say The Commute Line Upgrades Should Take Priority
Los Angeles Times

Senate To Take Up Mysterious ‘Jobs Bill’ – Is Infrastructure In The Mix?
DC StreetsBlog

Streetfilms: Bill Lind, A Conservative Voice For Transit
DC StreetsBlog

Transportation Advocates Present Their Vision At The 7th And Fig Art Center
LA StreetsBlog

Which Is The Fastest-Rising U.S. Emissions Source: Transport Or Electricity?
LA StreetsBlog


Transportation Headlines for Thursday November 12, 2009

Ain't No Party Like An Eastside Party
LA Eastside

Bullet Trains For America?: The Obama Administration Has Revived The Dream Of Building High-Speed Rail Lines To Rival Those Of Japan And Europe, But The Tracks Are Littered With Political And Financial Obstacles
Wilson Quarterly

DASH Restructuring - Part 1: East And Northeast L.A.
MetroRider LA

Do Cameras Make Intersections More Dangerous?

DOT Stimulus Spending Nears $5 Billion
Journal Of Commerce

Exclusive: California Transit Association Tackles Trasit Challenges
Metro Magazine

Gold Line Developments Still A Glimmer In Metro’s Eye
LA Curbed

Group Seeks Pedestrian-Friendly Roads

High-Speed Debate: Old-School And New-School Boosters Of High-Speed Rail Duke It Out Over Best Way To Use Stimulus Funds
Mother Nature Network

How To Be A Car-Free Family
Shareable: Life & Art

Is Car Sharing Good For Cities?
Transport Politic

LADOT Values Capacity Over Community On Route 2 Glendale Blvd., Drags Metro Along For The Ride
LA StreetsBlog

A One Of A Kind Line
(Gold Line Eastside Extension architectural preview)
Architect’s Newspaper
Accompanying photos from author’s blog

One-Seat Train Ride From Pasadena To East LA Debuts Sunday
Pasadena Star-News

Opinion: Revolutionary Road (interstate corridors for rail and energy transportation)
New York Times

Our View: MTA Finally Thinking About Valley, Future
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Parties And More Planned Around Metro Gold Line Extension’s Opening

Planned Interstate 10 Offramp Concerns San Bernardino Residents
Riverside Press-Enterprise

West Coast Ports Band Together To Fight Global Competition
Oregon Live


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday November 11, 2009

All Aboard For A Tour Of Little Tokyo And East L.A. -- Next Stop: Foodie Nirvana
Los Angeles Times

Are Wireless Road Trains The Cure For Traffic Congestion?
Fast Company

“Clever Commute” A Clever Idea For Easing Traffic Pains: A Crowdsourcing Success
Oh My Gov!

Connecting Cars To Avoid Speeding Tickets
New York Times

CSULB Gets Grant To Improve Ocean Transport
Long Beach Press-Telegram

DASH Restructuring: Prologue
MetroRider LA

Gold line To East Los Angeles To Open This Weekend
Pasadena Star-News

LA Hikes Taxes To Fund Jobs Program (Transcript of “Your World With Neil Cavuto” interview with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, including Measure R discussion)
Fox News

LA New Transportation Plan: Too Westside Oriented?

L.A. Underperforms In Stimulus Grant Awards, City Councilman Wants Answers
USC Annenberg Digital News

Metro’s Bus-Only Lane Project Will Increase Efficiency And Reduce High Traffic, Smog
Daily Bruin

Mixed Reviews On Crenshaw Corridor LRT Plan From Community Leaders
LA StreetsBlog

MTA Backs Light Rail For Crenshaw Corridor: Proposed Line Would Run From Exposition Boulevard To Near LAX -- Rail Would Offer A Faster, Cleaner Alternative To Buses, Supporters Say
Los Angeles Times

Omnitrans Envisions Inland Rapid Bus Lines
Contra Costa Times

Planes, Trains, And Automobiles: Transportation @ MIT Rethinks Everything
Architecture Boston

Port Of Los Angeles Environmental Team Earns Top Honors for San Pedro Waterfront Document
Journal Of Commerce

Project Would Shut Streets For Cyclists

Riding Public Transit Saves Individuals $9,190 Annually: Yearly Transit Savings Over $250 Higher Than This Time Last Year

Santa Monica Pier To Be Named Route 66’s Western Point

Will L.A. Have Its Ciclovia? Signs Are Pointing To Yes
LA StreetsBlog

With Road Trains, Highways Become Public Transportation

Without A Car In The World Public Program 3: Walking In LA With DJ Waldie Tonight
LA StreetsBlog

Work On 405 Carpool Lane To Begin In January
Daily News


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday November 10, 2009

A Cab-Eye View Of The Gold Line Eastside Extension
LA StreetsBlog

California’s Great Cycle-Way (historic wooden bicycling pathway between Pasadena and Los Angeles, circa 1901)
Cycleway Coffee

CHSRA Initiates Statewide Land Use Planning Effort
California High Speed Rail Blog

Cleantech Center Starts Over: City Officials Hope To Replace Rail Car Manufacturer After Development Deal Disintegrates
Downtown News

Community Meetings For Regional Connector
LA StreetsBlog

Dangerous By Design: L.A. Metro Lags Behind Nation On Funds To Fix Unsafe Streets
LA StreetsBlog
Link to full report (84p. PDF)

Deep Cuts To County's Bus Service Coming
Orange County Register

The Geography Of Road Danger
How We Drive

MTA Report Calls For Light Rail, Not Rapid Bus Line, On Crenshaw Corridor
Los Angeles Times

New Carpool Lanes Open On SB 405; $167 Million Project Almost Done

New Lanes Open On 405 Through Westside
Los Angeles Times

Omnitrans' Future Includes Sleek, Reliable Bus System
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Pay-By-The-Mile Auto Insurance Advances In California
Sacramento Bee

Port Of LA Releases Waterfront Redevelopment Timeline
Daily Breeze

Regional Connector: Know All The Possible Downtown Stops
Curbed LA

Stadium To The Sea: LA Marathon Releases 2010 Course Map

State Exploring Detailed Strategy For Growth
San Francisco Chronicle
Vision California website

Subway Extension Debated: Community Considers Pros, Cons Of Bringing Metro Purple Line To Westwood Boulevard
Daily Bruin

Sunset Strip’s Revitalization Will See More Stars, Street Improvements
LA Curbed


Transportation Headlines for Monday November 9, 2009

Despite Its Woes, California's Dream Still Lives

Does Traffic Get Worse After The End Of Daylight Savings Time?

Funding California’s Massive Transportation Needs In The Future
Commonwealth Club

Getting Bullet Train, Gold Line On Track
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

The Golden Age, Part II: Light Rail Connecting Downtown With East L.A. Opens This Week
Downtown News

Graceful Interchanges, Now Doubling As Civic Sculpture
New York Times

It Took A “Pueblo” To Build Eastside Gold Line
EGP News

It’s Called Planning

LA Kids Tell City Hall How To Improve Biking – Via YouTube
SF StreetsBlog

Little Tokyo Community Council Opposes Regional Connector Build Alternatives
Rafu Shimpo

Mega Project Prepares Mega Expansion
Downtown News

Metrolink Officials Consider Rate Hike To Counter Revenue Shortfall: The Five-County Rail Agency's Board Is Scheduled To Decide This Week Whether To Increase Fares By As Much As 6%
Los Angeles Times’s Redesign Has Inspired An Upcoming LASubwayBlog Redesign
LA Subway Blog

Moss: SCI-Arc Staying Put
Architects Newspaper

New L.A. Marathon Route Unveiled
Los Angeles Times

Photographer Detained For Taking Photos Of The LA Subway System
LA Metblogs

Port Of LA Reports Reduction In Diesel Pollutants
Daily Breeze

San Francisco: Sometimes Cuts Are An Improvement
Human Transit

The Ultimate Transportation Antiplanning Book (driverless cars)

Update On “Eastside Safety Ride” Next Friday
LA StreetsBlog

Walnut Moving Closer To Connecting Meadow Pass Road
Pasadena Star-News