Transportation Headlines for Tuesday April 20, 2010

As Cellular Service Expands In Subways, Thefts Rise
New York Times

California Traffic Deaths Head Toward All-Time Low
San Francisco Chronicle

Could L.A.'s Transit Plan Become A Winning Campaign Issue For Boxer?
StreetsBlog LA

Does Transportation Need A Sustainability Measurement System?
National Journal Transportation Blog

Fixing L.A.'s Sidewalks Is A $1.2 Billion Problem

Former U.S. DOT Chief On The Worst-Case Scenario: 4 Years Of Extensions
StreetsBlog DC

Foothill Rate Hike Could Prevent Cuts
San Bernardino Sun

GPS A Go-Go For Community Shuttle Bus

Is The U.S. Ready For A Sustained High-Speed Rail Funding Source?
Transport Politic

LACMTA Considers Light-Rail Extension
(Green Light extension from Redondo Beach Station to Torrance Regional Transit Station)
Progressive Railroading

Next Up: A Smarter Streetlight
New York Times

Op-Ed: Putting L.A. Transit In The Fast Lane: Villaraigosa-Backed 30/10 Initiative Would Lift Local Economy While Speeding Transportation Projects (Mark Ridley-Thomas)
Los Angeles Business Journal

Opinion: Let's Make 30/10 Work For All Of L.A. County
(Michael D. Antonovich)
Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Trains Connect Many Parts Of S.B. History
(" The first railroad arrived in San Bernardino in 1883, putting San Bernardino on the map...The 1918 Moorish-style San Bernardino Depot was once one of the busiest train depots west of the Mississippi River because Santa Fe Railways used it as a transportation hub.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

TTC May Opt For "Open" Electronic Fare Payment System: The Toronto Transit Commission May Implement An "Open Payment" System That Allows Riders To Use Credit Or Debit Cards, And Even Cell Phones To Pay Their Fares At Turnstiles Or Fare Boxes
IT Business (Canada)

White House: Congestion Pricing On The Table (The Obama Administration's efforts to stop sprawl and make cities livable might include new rail lines, water commuting and - possibly - using tolls to fight traffic and pollution)
City Limits

Writing Women Back Into Cycling (call for survey participants)
Association Of Pedestrian And Bicycle Professionals