Transportation Headlines for Friday December 4, 2009


Anaheim Pushing Expensive, Slow Monorail Option As Part Of OCTA's Go Local Program
TransitRider OC

Cal Plaza Trains Offer Holiday Spirit And L.A. History
Blog Downtown

City Bike Committee Votes To Support Ciclovia

Do You See A Pattern? An Architectural Theorist Who Has Inspired Smart-Growth Advocates, Counterculture DIY-ers, And Computer Programmers

Freeway Project Comes In $8 Million Under Budget
Simi Valley Acorn

Go See This: 100 Car-Free Angelenos Tell Their Stories

L.A.'s New Take On "Car Culture:" Green Car LaunchPad

Letter To Speaker Pelosi With Principles For Transportation Spending
Transportation For America

Mayor's Electrical Vehicle Dream Blows A Fuse!

Meet The Silver Line
NBC Los Angeles

Message To President Obama & Congress: Create Long-Term Sustainable American Jobs By Taking Action Now On Six-Year Highway & Transit Bill
PR Newswire

Metro Revving up To Debut New Silver Line Next Week

Next Wednesday: Another Bike-Only City Council Transportation Committee Hearing
LA StreetsBlog

Oberstar Backs Six-Month Highway Plan, With Conditions
Journal Of Commerce

Santa Monica: Officials Share Plans To Shape City's Future

Sign Stopping Food Trucks On Wilshire From Parking On Wilshire Are Fakes

Station Design: Waiting For The Train

What Is So Precious As A...
WeHo News


Transportation Headlines for Thursday December 3, 2009


Building Lasting Economic Recovery Through High Speed Rail

Changes At Metro Beget The Silver Line, New Valley Service & More

Colton, Railroads To Negotiate Crossing Deal
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Congress Gets Project Lists For Jobs Bill: $15B For Transit, $48B For Roads
DC StreetsBlog

County Plans To Seismically Reinforce Planned Gold Line Bridge
Pasadena Star-News

DOT Authorizes Rail Transit Safety Advisory Committee
Transit Talent

Dubai’s Money Woes Won’t Stop Grand Avenue Project

East Hollywood Residents Steamed About Curb Removal

Eastside Extension Safety Concerns
Plus Metro

Grand Ave. Project Not In Jeopardy
Daily News

GPS Users Reveal Which US Cities Are Truly The Most Congested
Fox Business

Include Bus Rapid Transit on Rapid Transit Maps?
Human Transit

L.A. 2.0 Is In Beta: The Conference On Saturday Aims To Come Forward With A Plan For The City's Physical Future
Los Angeles Times

L.A. City Council Wants Bullet Train Officials To Weigh Two Options For Union Station
Los Angeles Times

L.A. MTA’s Art Leahy
Transit Talent

Metro In Transition
LA StreetsBlog

Metrolink To Consider Cutting 50 Trains From Schedule

New 902 Bus Line Expected To Relieve Orange Line Congestion

A Pair Of Applications
Transit Wire

Public Transit Jobs Will Support And Create Hundreds Of Thousands Of Jobs

States Offer Congress New List Of “Ready-To-Go” Projects Worth $69.5 Billion: Investment Will Put People To Work, Fix Roads, Bridges, And Transit


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday December 2, 2009


Airline Safety: The Next Generation Of Smart Planes
Christian Science Monitor

Another Red-Light Probe For Metrolink
Los Angeles Times

Bellflower Path For Cyclists, Walkers Opens
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Bringing LA Together: Little Tokyo

Broadway Improvement Plan Gets A Hearing: Plan To Transform Thoroughfare Would Take Four Years, Cost $30 Million
Los Angeles Downtown News

CalTrans Changes Signs On 110 North; Richard Ankrom’s Famed “5 North” Installation Feared Lost
Franklin Avenue

December Will Be A Big Month For HSR
California High Speed Rail Blog

Don’t Let The Reason Foundation Railroad California
California High Speed Rail Blog

Here’s Your Chance To Support Complete Streets In State Planning Guidelines
LA StreetsBlog

The Highway To Play A Vital Role in The Progress Of Civilization
(Disney’s animated 1958 film discussing “future” highway and automobile technology)
LA StreetsBlog

In New Orleans, LaHood Unveils $280M In Streetcar And Bus Grants
DC StreetsBlog

Intelligent Roads: Several Approaches To Keeping Streets Clearer
Financial Times

Job Cuts Loom As Stimulus Fades (Highway construction companies begin seeing business slow down)
Wall Street Journal

Laughter On The Go (Transit TV comedy)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Metrolink Engineer May Have Run Red Signal, Prompting New Concerns About Rail Safety
Los Angeles Times

Parking Cash-Outs: Better Than Free Parking
Way2Go Environmental Defense Fund

Ready, Steady, Go!: Countdown Stoplight Brings Fun To Traffic Control

Solar-Powered Sensor Controls Traffic
Electronics Design, Strategy, News

Stair Wars: Santa Monica Keeps Them Open, Echo Park Locks 'Em Out
LA Curbed

Surface Transportation: Efforts To Address Highway Congestion Through Real-Time Traffic Information Systems Are Expanding But Face Implementation Challenges
(new report: 43p. PDF)
Government Accounting Office

Tired Of Being Dumped On, El Segundo Threatens To Sue
LA Curbed

Villaraigosa Announces Electric Car Infrastructure Plan
Los Angeles Times

What GOOD Ideas Do You Have?
(L.A. 2.0 event to identify five key urban strategies to improve the physical environment of Los Angeles)
LA StreetsBlog

Who Wants To Buy A New Locomotive? General Electric Hopes Amtrak Does
DC StreetsBlog


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 1, 2009


Alameda Corridor Could Tap Ports For Cash As Early As 2011
Cunningham Report

Better Bikeways: Getting Rolling With Improved Signage

Build It Right Or Don't Build It

Calif.'s OCTA Launches Text Messaging
Metro Magazine

Driven With Distraction
(DOT Secretary LaHood on texting while driving)
Washington Post

Engineers Who Hacked Into L.A. Traffic Signal Computer, Jamming Streets, Sentenced
Los Angeles Times

Entering The Superproject Void
New York Times

The Fight To Make North Figueroa Bike Friendly
Flying Pigeon

Gold Line Lake Station In Pasadena Adds Watchtower, Remains Deafening
Curbed LA

If You Don't Have Safe Streets, All The Light Rail Lines In The World Aren't Going To Save Your City
National Resources Defense Council

LA City Bike Plan: Only 28 Miles Of New Bike Lane

LaHood To Congress: It's Time To Talk About A Gas Tax Increase
LA StreetsBlog

Lancet Study: We Must Reduce Auto Dependency
DC StreetsBlog

LAPD Tackle Cyclists At Friday's Critical Mass
LA StreetsBlog

Lobbyists Rush To High-Speed Rail

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

Maybe Metro Isn't So Bad After All?
LA StreetsBlog

Neighborhoods Win Input Extension On Bike Plan

New California Clean Air Guidelines Come With A Hefty Price Tag
Mother Nature Network

Opening High-Speed Rail To The Market - Before The Market's Even There
Transport Politic

Peds Or Cars? No Certain Plan For Chick Hearn Court Closures
Blog Downtown

Rush Is On For Stimulus' High-Speed Rail Dollars
USA Today

State Legislative Committees Hold Trio Of Hearings Downtown
LA StreetsBlog

Supporters Map Route For Bicycle Loop Around Downtown Riverside
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Washington's Newest Gravy Train: High-Speed Rail
Center For Public Integrity

WeHo General Plan Taking Shape (desire for more density and transit hubs without gridlock)
WeHo News


Transportation Headlines for Monday November 30, 2009


AC Transit's Extensive Service Reduction Planning Process Yields Great Results
A Better Oakland

Architect Calls For Design Contest For High-Speed Rail
Palo Alto Online News

Bike Lanes Slated For Foothill
Glendale News Press

Bus Rapid Transit: Some Questions To Ask
Human Transit

The Cable Car Took Us There
(historic Cape Horn Cable Car Viaduct, Lincoln Heights, 1890s)
Highland Park Blog

China Enters The Carpool Lane

County In Better Shape Than State, Zev Says
The Acorn

The Deadliest Roads Are Rural
National Public Radio

Doomsday Looming For Many Truckers At Los Angeles And Long Beach Ports: Clean-Air Guidelines Banning Older Rigs And Those Without Diesel Particulate Filters Take Effect Jan. 1 - Many Drivers Say The Changes Are Just Too Costly
Los Angeles Times

The Expo Line Should Connect, Not Conquer, Neighbors

Gasoline Fumes May Fuel Road Rage

Gold Line Lake Ave Station Construction Update
Brigham Yen

High-Speed Rail Authority Eyeing San Gabriel Valley Cities For A Station
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

How To Make Trucks Safer On Highways
National Public Radio

"Insecurity Cameras" To Track All Of Town's Traffic
(Tiburon, Calif.)
National Public Radio

L.A., Long Beach Ports' Feud Resurfaces
Los Angeles Times

Major Health Benefits Seen From Reduction Of Greenhouse Gases

New Chief, New Relationship With Cyclists?: LAPD Creates Bicycling Working Group
LA StreetsBlog

New Los Angeles Metro Line For Foodies
Times (London)

New Report: Road Funding From Non-Road Users Doubled In 25 Years
DC StreetsBlog

Nobody Walks In L.A.? Not If cicLAvia Has Its Way: The Coalition Wants To Make Sundays Virtually Car-Free, Transforming The City's Streets Into Giant Bike Lanes - A Neighborhood Test Run Is Planned For Next Spring
Los Angeles Times

On Two Wheels, The Road Looks Different
National Public Radio

Personal Rapid Transit: Future Or Elevated Fantasy?
National Public Radio

Problems With A Front-Loaded Infrastructure Package
Transport Politic

Rail Yard Looks Like A Possibility
Santa Monica Daily Press

Railroad Crossing Safety Call
Glendale News Press

Roads Closed Due To Station Fire To Reopen Monday Morning

Sex And The SUV: Men, Women, And Travel Behavior
New York Times

Signal Fading On Radio Traffic Reports
Southern California Public Radio

Supporters Celebrate Metro Gold Line
Citrus College Clarion Online

These Traffic Reporters Do Their Work On The Fly
(history of Los Angeles helicopter traffic reporting)
Los Angeles Times

Why You're Not The Great Driver You Think You Are
National Public Radio