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Transportation Headlines for Friday January 22, 2010

The 710 On Trial: Find Out How Freeway Expansion Could Affect You
Green LA Girl

710 Tunnel Outreach Starts
Glendale News Press

2010 Will Be A Busy Year for Transit Advocates In Los Angeles
LA StreetsBlog

Building America’s Future Brings Bipartisanship To Rebuilding The Country
(the push for a National Infrastructure Bank)
Transportation For America

Community Briefed On 710 Extension, Community Not Pleased
LA Curbed

Culver City Draft Bicycle And Pedestrian Network Plan Available For Review
Be A Green Commuter

Eastside Gold Line To Get Added Security Measures
EGP News

High-Speed Rail Line Worth $42.6 Billion?
Orange County Register

How Often Is The Gas Tax Raised? Most Americans Have No Clue

Media On The I-405 Widening: It’s Going To Take Awhile, But It’s Totally Worth It!
LA StreetsBlog

More On The New U.S. Federal Transit "New Starts" Guidelines
Human Transit

More Proof That L.A. Isn’t Getting Its Fair Share Of Stimulus And Federal Funds
LA StreetsBlog

NTSB Blames Engineer For 2008 Metrolink Crash, Urges Railroads To Install Cameras To Monitor Train Crews
Los Angeles Times

RFID Research To Make Transit Workers More Safe
Metro Magazine

Stimulus Plan? Taking Transit Can Save You $10,000
EDF Way2Go Blog

To Create Jobs, Build Public Transit, Not Highways

U.S. DOT Previews How New Transit Rules Could Define “Livability”
DC StreetsBlog


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday January 20, 2010

America’s 75 Worst Commutes (#1: Hollywood Freeway, Los Angeles)
Daily Beast

Are New Transit Guidelines An Improvement?
National Journal Transportation Blog

BBB Proposes Big Fare Increases
(Big Blue Bus)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Before And “AVTA:” New Direct Commuter Bus Service From Antelope Valley
(to UCLA)
Be A Green Commuter!

Blogging From TRB: More Prep For A Performance-Based Reauthorization
The City Fix

Californians For High Speed Rail Launches Grassroots Organizing Effort
California High Speed Rail Blog

Cities For Cycling Embrace European Street Designs
(National Association of City Transportation Officials launch initiative to help members better plan for and implement cycling infrastructure)

Communities Put A Halt To Red-Light Cameras
USA Today

"Emergency Brake" Confuses Many On Subway
New York Times

Every Streets Is A Bike Route
LA StreetsBlog

Final Report On Deadly Metrolink Crash Comes Down To Signal Color: As The National Transportation Safety Board Meets This Week To Draft Its Conclusion On The Chatsworth Collision, Members Must Resolve Eyewitness Reports Of A Green Light And Technical Evidence Showing It Was Red
Los Angeles Times

George Takai: Transit Geek
(interview with former SCRTD Board member)
Track Twenty-Nine

How News Happens: Listening Devices On Buses?
Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism

Inland Cities Urged To Blend Development With Transit Hubs
Riverside Press-Enterprise

L.A. Airport Official Named By Obama To Run TSA Withdraws
Los Angeles Times

LA Area’s Fourth Proposed Freeway Park Gets A Push
LA Curbed

LADOT Officials Want To Tow You After 3 Unpaid Parking Tickets

LA Traffic And Mother Nature

Lake Avenue Gold Line Station Upgrades Are Nearly Working Like Clockwork
Pasadena Star-News

New Energy Hubs: Transit-Oriented Development Meets District Energy

Obama Quietly Gets Federal Agencies Involved In Transport Planning
LA StreetsBlog

A Public Transit Option To The New Football Stadium?
LA Curbed

Retro-Future Neon BART Excitement (various vibrant maps of abandoned plans for subway linking San Francisco to Marin County)
Burrito Justice

Southern California Transit Forum (Orange, Calif. : February 15, 2010)
Orange County Transportation Authority

The Status Report: Obama's Plan To Rebuild American Prosperity (rating the President's first year on infrastructure spending, policy reforms, and innovation)
Brookings Institution

Transportation Quandary: “Anyone Listening Out There?”

Union Pacific Monster Train (10:31 video: 18,061 foot long train passing through Southern California Jan. 10, 2010)
Chasing Steel You Tube channel


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