Transportation Headlines for Monday March 8, 2010

Diamond Lil: A Busload Of Sustainable Dining (Restaurant owner and self-professed “public transportation junkie” retrofits a 1957 GMC bus as a fully featured eatery on wheels)

Enviros, Villaraigosa Slam Out Of State Oil Companies For Threatening CA Greenhouse Gas Laws
StreetsBlog LA

The Failed State Of California: The Changing Landscape Of America
New Geography

Feds Gives $89 Million In Public Transit Funds To California

First Two Metrolink CEM Cars Have Arrived!
(includes video and photos of unloading at port)
Metrolink Blog

Frequent Rider Miles?
Snob On A Bus

High-Speed Rail’s Airport Connection
Transport Politic

Initiative To Rewrite The Entire State Constitution Takes A Step Forward

LaBonge Calls For Arts District Rail Spur: Proposal Would Extend Red And Purple Lines To Sixth Street
Los Angeles Downtown News

Life's Last Journey On A Street Car Named Descanso
Eastsider LA
Pacific Railroad Society's Descanso Streetcar History Page

Obama To Nominate Ex-Army General To Head TSA, Sources Say

On A Bike, Reinventing L.A. (video : a day in the life of local biketivist Ramon Martinez)
Bicycle Kitchen

PCC, Metro Team Up To Provide Low-Cost Transit
Pasadena Star-News

Rebuilding America From Ore To Assembly
Huffington Post

A Review Of The Metro Sector Governance Council’s Meet And Confer
StreetsBlog LA

The Truth About HSR Bonds And The State Budget
California High Speed Rail Blog

U.N. General Assembly Declares “Decade Of Action For Road Safety”
The City Fix

Why Are Cyclists Included In Distracted Driving Bill?
StreetsBlog LA

With No News Of A Lawsuit, Expo Authority Shops For Contractors
Curbed LA