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Transportation Headlines for Tuesday January 19, 2010

Agencies Work Out Kinks In Compass: Transit Card To Get Full Rollout In Spring
San Diego Union-Tribune

Alameda Corridor East Hoping For Federal, State And County Money
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Big Blue Bus City's Biggest Liability
Santa Monica Daily Press

A Big Train Fan Tracks A Really Big Train: Railroad Enthusiast Joe Perry Got Wind Of An 18,000-Foot-Long "Monster" Freight Train Heading to Los Angeles. He Shot Videos - As Well As What Might Be The Only Still Photo Of The Entire Behemoth
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans Revives Plan For A New 405 Interchange
(at Arbor Vitae near LAX)
Daily Breeze
Environmental documents

Caltrans Takes The Road Less Costly To Ease Gridlock: The Agency Hopes That Lights, Signs And New Lane Flexibility Can Help The Interchange Of The 110 And 5 Freeways
Los Angeles Times

Cities Develop Alternative Bus Networks To Combat Perceived Disadvantages Of Mainline Routes
Transport Politic

City Hall To Take First Step On Freeway Capping Plan
Santa Monica Daily Press

Cleaner Buses Can Create Jobs, Improve The Environment
Transportation For America
Full-text report (34p. PDF)

The Coolest Park & Ride Ever (Portland takes cues from L.A. as an interdisciplinary team of urban designers, architects, and analysts have proposed a neo-retro-futurist scenario for making downtown nearly car-free by 2050)

Cutting Transit Means Cutting Independence
DC StreetsBlog

The Downtown Park Push: Community Largely Devoid Of Green Space Sees Four New Proposed Projects
Los Angeles Downtown News

The High Cost Of Free Parking: The Movie
Human Transit

High-Speed Rail: Toward Least Worst Projections
New Geography

HSR Doesn’t Have To Be Strange And Unfamiliar
California High Speed Rail Blog

Integrating Bus Rapid Transit Into The Streetscape
Transport Politic

Last Year’s Bike Summit Morphs Into This Year’s StreetSummit
LA StreetsBlog

Metrolink Cuts Up To 60% Of Service On Some OC Train Lines; Is OCTA To Blame?
TransitRider OC

Our View: Back The Regional Park-And-Ride
Pasadena Star-News

Our View: Two Tracks For Gold Line East
Pasadena Star-News

Port Chief: Long Beach Needs A New Bridge
Southern California Public Radio

Rosa Parks Gets A Facelift (Community workshops outline improvements for the second most-used station in L.A. Metro's system where Blue Line and Green Line meet)
Plus Metro

SO.CA.TA Wants Your Help Gathering Signatures To Get Transit Protections On The Ballot
LA StreetsBlog

Speed Sensors On Red-Light Cameras Could Raise Money Fast
Los Angeles Times

The Stigma, Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bus
Riding In Riverside

Updates On SoCal To Vegas HSR
California High Speed Rail Blog

Vaporizing The Gas Tax Myth