Transportation Headlines for Monday March 29, 2010

Around The Muni In 80 Days: Man Plans S.F. Transit Odyssey (Quest to ride all 80 Muni lines in 80 days because “real life happens on Muni”)
San Francisco Weekly
His “Man Vs. Muni” Flickr photostream

California Led States In Increasing Taxes Last Year
Sacramento Bee

Caltrain Set To Approve Plans To Electrify Railroad
San Jose Mercury News

City Wants To Lower Red Light Camera Fines & Reap Higher Revenues At The Same Time

Corona Man Envisions New Commuting Option (He proposes stops along Highways 91, 55, 57 and 22 in Riverside and Orange counties, linked by vehicles that give riders their own space, provide a chair and table, and take them to the station of their choice for around 70 cents a mile in eight-person vehicles)
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Economy Roughs-Up Transit; Thousands Of Jobs In The Balance
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Gold Line To Azusa To Be Funded For 2014
Pasadena Star-News

How To Cut Freight Pollution, Part I: Port And Rail Corridor Examples
Environmental Defense Fund Way2Go Blog

L.A., Long Beach Ports Need A Rising Tide Of Exports: The Seaport Complex's Reliance On Imports Subjected The Region To More Economic Pain
Los Angeles Times

Let’s All Welcome The New Kid! (LADOT launches Bike Blog)
LADOT Bike Blog
LADOT Bicycle Services

Los Angeles’ Gold Line Foothill Extension Approved For Funding, Will Begin Construction Later This Year
Tranpsort Politic

New Life For L.A. Central: Moinian Extends Financing, Parking Returns
Blog Downtown

New Stimulus Data: Road Funds 77% Under Contract, Transit At 74%
StreetsBlog DC

New York Has The Edge In Learning To Share The Road
Los Angeles Times

Oberstar Stays Optimistic About New Transport Bill In 2010
StreetsBlog DC

Rumor: Metro Rescinds TAP Corner Notch Policy
StreetsBlog LA

Second TSA Nominee Withdraws His Name
Washington Post

Service Cuts Approved
Riding In Riverside

Should Next Surface Transportation Bill Add Provision To Keep Programs Going?
National Journal Transportation Blog

Slaughterhouse ’10: The Gutting Of State And Local Government
Huffington Post

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood: “We’ve Made Some Progress, But We Need To Do More”
Huffington Post

Underpass Park A Key Step In Don Lands Transformation (land underneath a Toronto highway overpass will be converted into a community park, with officials hoping it will spark a revival of an underused neighborhood)
Daily Commercial News And Construction Record

U.S. Officials Eager To Climb Aboard Villaraigosa's L.A. Transit Plan: Even Some Lawmakers From Other States See Merit In The Los Angeles Mayor's Idea For Massive Federal Loans To Ease Congestion And Create Jobs
Los Angeles Times

What's So Scary About Bicycle Infrastructure?