Transportation Headlines for Monday April 19, 2010

110 N To 5 N Second Transition Lane Now Open

710 Freeway Project Redoes Chunks Of New Concrete Divider: Caltrans Says The $26-Million Barrier, Which It Finished In 2008, Was Necessary Then, And That Replacing Chunks Of It Is Necessary Now - Assemblyman Hector De La Torre Isn't So Sure
Los Angeles Times

APTA 2010 Rail Conference Preliminary Program (June 6-9 : Vancouver, 38p. PDF)

Bunker Hill: The Magazine For Downtown Los Angeles (new magazine launch)
Bunker Hill

Don't Let Bag Fees Make You Feel Nostalgic: Airlines' Golden Age Wasn't So Golden
Washington Post

DOT Official Says No To Fuel Tax hike
Journal Of Commerce

Earth Day Event: Go Car-Free To Wilshire Center Earth Day
Green LA Girl

Free Web 2.0 Apps For Cities
Next American City

Going Underground: Plan For A Below-Surface Regional Connector Draws Support, Though No Work Is Imminent
Los Angeles Downtown News

LA Metro: Promoting Mass Transit
("Los Angeles' Metro is doing something that no transit agency in the country has ever done: it's marketing its products and services as if it were a private company bent on turning a profit. But for Metro marketing isn't about increasing the bottom line. It's about reducing traffic, cleaning the air and making people's commutes in this auto-clogged city a bit less stressful.")
EMBARQ Network and Vimeo

Legislation Seeks To Create Weapons-Free Zones At Public Transit Stations

Local Officials Say They're In The Dark On Dangerous Freight Rail Traffic
Center For Public Integrity

Metrolink Won't Cut All Local Routes
Camarillo Acorn

Metro's Marketing: Making Buses Brighter, Drawing More Riders
Curbed LA

More Aboard! Amtrak Weighs Long Route Improvements
Associated Press

Obama's Visit Will Bring Street Closures During Monday Rush Hour (this evening's event in Exposition Park)

So This Is Hollywood: Video As A Tool For Environmental Change - EMBARQ Produces Visual "Best Practice" Case Studies Of Sustainable Transport And Urban Planning
EMBARQ: The WRI Center For Sustainable Transport

The Stimulus In Downtown: Federal Recovery Act Has Already Sent More Than $500 Million To The Community
Los Angeles Downtown News

StreetFilms Organizes Its L.A. Page
StreetsBlog LA
StreetFilms LA

Transportation Bicycle Policy Hits Potholes
Associated Press

VMT Fee Should Replace Gas Tax, ULI Report Suggests
AASHTO Journal