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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday November 25, 2009

Boxer Seeks White House Help On Highway Bill
Journal Of Commerce

Checklists To Rethink The Streetspace

"Cities For Cycling" Could Have Huge Impact On Bikeway Innovation
(new coalition of America's largest cities look to break the shackles of rigid federal roadway design guidelines)
Bike Portland

Congress For The New Urbanism Transportation Summit 2009 (slideshow presentations now online)
Congress For The New Urbanism

DeFazio, Perlmutter Drafting New Version Of Wall Street Transport Tax
DC StreetsBlog

DHS Launches Critical Infrastructure Web Site
Link to website
Link to plan (188p. PDF)

Downtown's Angels Flight Clears Latest Hurdle
Curbed LA

Environmental Defense Fund Starts Transportation Blog
The City Fix
Link to EDF Way2Go website

Great Los Angeles Walk 2009: Eight Hours And 17.4 Miles Later, We Did It!
Franklin Avenue

Hip-Hip-Hooray! San Gabriel Valley Comes Together To Celebrate Future
I Will Ride

Interview: Joseph Boardman, AMTRAK, President & CEO
(video: speaking on federal appropriation funding, light-rail, modernization capacities, security)

LA Animated: Sic Regional Transit
LA Observed

Little Change To Southland Gasoline Prices
Los Angeles Daily News

OCTA Board Finalizes Bus Cuts: Decreased Frequency, More Transfers, And No 24-Hour Service
TransitRider OC

Proponents Say Transit Should Be A Free Ride

Proposed Locally Preferred Alternative For 2 Freeway Terminus Not Preferred By Locals
LA Curbed

Travel Demand In The Context Of Growing Diversity: Considerations For Policy, Planning, And Forecasting (6p. PDF)
Transportation Research Board

Underground Psychology: Researchers Have Been Spying On Us On The Subway – Here’s What They’ve Learned

U.S. Highway Travel Rises As Economy Recovers

The War On Trucking Continues
Logistics Management

What Will It Take For Caltrans To Decide To “Fix-It-First?”
LA StreetsBlog
Sierra Club Fix It First Webpage


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday November 24, 2009

Are Minorities Being Shortchanged By The Stimulus?

Bike Thefts Becoming A Growing Problem In Los Angeles – What Can Be Done?
LA StreetsBlog

CA Senators, Governor Ask Obama To Fund High Speed Rail
Press Release from the Office of Senator Barbara Boxer with text of letter

Capitol Corridor Runs Cleaner-Burning Diesel Train (audio)
National Public Radio

Chicago’s Private Parking Meter Bungle

Cities Use Cash To Encourage Carpooling
National Public Radio

Commuter Rail Collisions Spur Takeover Talk (audio interview with Deborah Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board)
National Public Radio

Congress’ Safety Agenda Faces Obstacles
National Public Radio

Critics Say Roads Safer, But Danger Still Lurks
National Public Radio

The Days May Be Grim, But Here’s A Good Word To Put In Your Pocket
New York Times

Desire For Streetcars Gets A Look In Long Beach
Long Beach Press-Telegram

"Diverging Diamond" Traffic Flow: Way Of The Future?
National Public Radio

Everyday Solutions, Inc. Selected As Transportation Technology Provider For Los Angeles Unified School District

Explore Metrolink With So.CA.TA (Day After Thanksgiving Study Tour)
LA StreetsBlog
Tour The Entire Metrolink System In One Day! (p.5)

Federal Stimulus Funds For Transportation Projects Not Making Much Of An Economic Impact - Yet
Contra Costa Times

From East To West, Steel Rail Pulls L.A. Together
Los Angeles Times

Golden State Highways Are A California Nightmare
(Recent study ranks California 49th for quality of pavement)
National Public Radio

Life Without Measure R: Massive Transit Cuts In Orange County
LA StreetsBlog

North American Cities That Have (Or Had) A Pedestrian Mall
Urban Review STL

O.C. Transit Agency Finalizes Another Round Of Deep Cuts In Service
Los Angeles Times

On The Road To Safety (Weeklong series of stories and conversations about highway safety: Monday, November 23 – Sunday, November 29)
National Public Radio

Our View: Metrolink Should Hold A Fare Sale
Pasadena Star-News

Plan Approved To Cut Bus Service
Orange County Register

Road Work Aims To Unclog Congestion
Riverside Press-Enterprise

SF Port’s Parking System Pays Dividends
San Francisco Examiner

Study Sees Transit Saving Californians’ Energy, Cutting Greenhouse Gas
Sacramento Bee

Study: “Walkable Neighborhoods” Could Save State $31M
Sacramento Business Journal

When It Comes To Making [Government] Data Sexy, You Can’t Be Too Graphic

Will Federal Stimulus Money Spark A High-Speed Rail Renaissance In The U.S.?
Scientific American


Transportation Headlines for Monday November 23, 2009

Blue Line Commuter Passengers Face Delays Because Of Construction Work [Today]
Los Angeles Times

Bus-Rail Debates In A Beautiful Abstract City, And In Los Angeles
Human Transit

California Budget's Going To Be Dreadful
Los Angeles Times

Canada-USA High Speed Possibilities
Trains For America

Commentary: Redirect New Infrastructure Stimulus Toward Mass Transit
Detroit News

Compromise In The Air For Downtown Connector, Expo Phase II
LA StreetsBlog

Kick Off Set For Gold Line Extension To Azusa
Sierra Madre Weekly

L.A. Central Faces Foreclosure: $1 Billion Project Was Envisioned As Retail Counterpart To L.A. Live
Los Angeles Downtown News

LA Transpo: How About Some Good News?

Little Tokyo Wary Of Proposed Light-Rail Connector Line: The Community Fears That Construction, Noise And Hundreds Of Daily Trains Could Ruin Business And Property Values, But Metro Has Offered Up An Underground Plan That Seems To Be Easing Concerns
Los Angeles Times

MacArthur Park Gentrification Watch?: Westlake Theatre Plan Moves Forward
LA Curbed

Metro Unveils New Regional Connector Plan: Little Tokyo Working Group Endorses New Concept For Metro Regional Connector
Rafu Shimpo

Metrolink Delays Vex Riders And Officials
Riverside Press-Enterprise

San Gabriel Valley Cities Eye Measure R Funds To Replace Dwindling Transit Revenue
Pasadena Star-News

Senate Health Bill Holds Onto Grants For Healthier Transportation
DC StreetsBlog

Senators Push To Restore Federal Highway Funds
Wall Street Journal

Some On Metrolink Board Question Leadership Of David Solow
Los Angeles Times

Tracking The DASH Online
LA Metblogs

Traffic Solutions: Councilman Studying Elevated Podcar System
LA Curbed