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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday December 30, 2009

The 2009 Capitol Hill Streetsies: And The Nominees Are…
DC StreetsBlog

2009: The Year in California HSR
California High Speed Rail Blog

Bart (Hearts) The Shenanigan Shuttle
Sierra Madre Tattler

Bike Talk Moves To Pacifica Radio, 90.7 F.M.
LA StreetsBlog

City Fails To Produce Public Copies Of Bicycle Plan At Libraries

Commentary: Obama's Next Trillion Spending Might Be Worth It
(highway construction)
Business Week

The Economics Of Bike Boulevards: Debunking The Myth That Bike Infrastructure Will Hurt Business
Austin On Two Wheels

Here For Roses? Enjoy The Gold (Red And Purple)
Experience LA

Long Beach Tests Out Bicycle Boxes At Intersections

Long Beach Transit Offers Free New Year’s Eve Buses
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Los Angeles Freeway FUBAR: I-405 Closures Hitting Westside And Valley; Expect An Ugly Three Years
LA Weekly

Love A Parade? Here’s Some Tips Before Heading To The Rose Parade And Rose Bowl Game
Pasadena Star-News

Major Work On 405 Widening Project To Start Jan. 12: The $1-Billion Effort, Scheduled To Be Completed in 2013, Will Create Continuous Carpool Lanes Between Orange County And The San Fernando Valley
Los Angeles Times

Making The Golden Gate An Even Bigger Attention Span
Los Angeles Times

Mixed Results For Operation Safe Driver Campaign
Metro Magazine

More New Driving Laws For 2010: Moving Over & Towing

MTA Offers New Year’s Eve Revelers Free Bus And Train Rides
Los Angeles Times

Oceans Of Asphalt No More! LA’s Streets Shrink
LA Curbed

OCTA Reduces Tolls On 91 Freeway Lanes
New OCTA toll schedules

The Revolution Will Be Mapped: GIS Mapping Technology Is Helping Underprivileged Communities Get Better Services – From Education And Transportation To Health Care And Law Enforcement – By Showing Exactly What Discrimination Looks Like

Schwarzenegger To Seek Federal Help For California Budget
Los Angeles Times

A Simple Plan To Make Bikes More Visible And Increase Awareness

Transforming Transportation 2010 Conference
(Washington, D.C. : January 14-15, 2010)

What I Want From LA In The Next Decade
Huffington Post

With Competition In High-Speed Operation, Who Wins? (consumer choice in France’s high-speed rail market and how it compares to California’s planned system)
Transport Politic


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday December 29, 2009

The 2009 Sammies: Good, Bad And Downright Pathetic (see: “Bad”)
Santa Monica Daily Press

2010 Sustainable Transport Awards: Nominees Announced
The City Fix

405 Freeway: Major Nighttime Closures Scheduled In January For Widening

Adding A Dose Of Honesty To The Congressional Job-Creation Debate
DC StreetsBlog

Air Quality Guidelines Face Unexpected Critics
New York Times

Are London Heathrow’s ULTra Pods The Future Of Transit?
Transport Politic

Cities Embrace Mobile Apps, “Gov 2.0” (examples include cellphone photos of overcrowded railcars with GPS coordinates sent to City Hall yielding results)

Effect Of Suburban Transit Oriented Developments On Residential Property Values
(102p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Fast Trains Lead Amtrak's List Of Needs
New York Times

FHWA Approves 10,000 Recovery Act Projects; 2010 To Bring More Projects, More Jobs
Department of Transportation Fast Lane Blog

For Airline Passengers, Pat-Downs, Searches, And Restroom Monitors
New York Times

Fullerton To Anaheim ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center)
California High Speed Rail Blog

The Future Started in Copenhagen…And Now World Streets Gears Up For 2010
World Streets

Hollywood Freeway Park Update
LA Curbed

Judge Allows Public Access To Transit-Related Hearings
New York Times

Metro In 2009
(A look back at the past year for LA Metro)
Plus Metro

A Stated Preference Analysis Of Real-Time Public Transit Stop Information
(20p. PDF)
University of South Florida National Center For Transit Research

The Thin Red Line: A Review Of Taylor, Kim, & Gahbauer (examines the decision-making process behind the decades of planning of the “Wilshire Red Line subway”)
LA Subway Blog
Article abstract

Tolltrans 2010: A Traffic Technology International Supplement
(76p. annual online publication featuring numerous articles on toll pricing, HOT lanes, electronic collection, etc.)
2009 ed.

The Top 10 Infrastructure Stories Of The Decade (Part 1)

Transportation Officials Use Rose Bowl To Promote Metro Gold Line
Southern California Public Radio

Transportation Workforce Development Regional Summit (Long Beach : February 1-2, 2010)
Metrans Transportation Center, Mineta Transportation Institute, Long Beach City College

Urban Planner: As One Of The 50 Best Careers Of 2010, This Should Have Strong Growth In The Next Decade
US News & World Report

Virgin Atlantic Helps Passengers Pay Their Fare Share: New Initiative Connects Passengers To Share Airport Taxi Journeys
PR Newswire

Vote For The 2009 Livable Streets Person Of The Year!
LA StreetsBlog


Transportation Headlines for Monday December 28, 2009

2009 In Review: Have You Read These Posts?
Human Transit

Americans Outraged At Sudden Realization Interstate Highways Are Government Run
The Beast

Best And Worst Of 2009: The Year In Bikes, Planes, Trains, And Boats

The Car Park As A Way Of Life
(Miami's shocking new parking structure)
Financial Times

Is China's Economy Speeding Off The Rails?
(Is a $300 billion investment in high-speed rail too much train, too fast?)
New York Times

Consolidated Appropriations Act Should Do Wonders For Metro Numbers
(legislation would enhance census with annual American Community Survey and Local Employment Dynamics Program to better understand underlying data of metropolitan area residents)
New Republic

A Decade Of Predictions For Green Transit By 2010
Business Week

Despite Expansion, It Has Been Turbulent Ride For Airport
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Economic Reality Drives Agenda (higher gas taxes coming?)
Wall Street Journal

Los Angeles Sees Sharp Rise In Red-Light Camera Revenue
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink Looks To Track Down Federal Money For New Rail Safety System
Southern California Public Radio

Official: Las Vegas Can Be Transport Hub Of The West
Las Vegas Sun

Opinion: Bullet Train To Fantasyland
Orange County Register

Predictions For 2010: Round One
Next American City

Predictions For 2010: Round Two
Next American City

Region Poised To Be Crossroads For Bullet Trains
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Santa Monica: Residents Get First Look At Multi-Story Transit Project

Siemens Prepped For More US Light Rail, High Speed

Simi Valley To Replace Bus Shelters Using Federal Stimulus Funds
Ventura County Star

Sunset Strip's Facelift Just Around The Corner
Curbed LA

Taking Away When Needs Are Greatest: California Governor Proposes Cutting State Support For Transit To Balance The Budget
Transport Politic

Transit Archeology: Tour Of Abandoned Subway Network Offers A Glimpse Of How The T Was Built
Boston Globe

The Transportation Decade: Gas Prices Drive Changes
Los Angeles Daily News

Villaraigosa Adviser's New Job: Help Bring Light Rail To LAX
Daily Breeze