Transportation Headlines for Friday February 5, 2010


330 Citations Handed Out To Drivers & Pedestrians In Blue Line Sting

Active Design Guidelines: A New Definition For Sustainable Cities
Urban Omnibus

An Analysis Of Transportation For America's Jobs Proposals
Economic Policy Institute

The Backbone Bikeway Network – Valley Edition
Jeremy Grant

Camera Plan To Catch Speeders Stalls In California
Sacramento Bee

Car-Sharing Membership Grew By 117% In North America Between 2007-2009
Full-Text Report

DOT Pushes Stimulus Payouts To $8.8 Billion
Journal of Commerce

Golden State Kicks In $20 Million For Hybrid Trucks And Buses
Fleet Owner

Highway Stimulus Inequities Shocking
(The USDOT has disclosed that of the $48 billion in federal stimulus funds committed for highway construction thus far, only 2% were committed to disadvantaged and minority contractors)
Transportation Equity Network

Journey To The Center Of Manhattan (photo slideshow from construction 100 feet below Grand Central Station in preparation for central hub in 2016)
WNYC Radio

L.A. County Red-Light Violation Fines Have Jumped 65% To $446, Times Review Finds
Los Angeles Times

More On The Ins And Outs Of New Starts Funding
LA Curbed

Next American Vanguard
(annual conference for the next generation of urban leaders)
Next American City
Next American Vanguard’s Next Acts (updates on previous vanguards)

Officials Approve Plans For Expo Line Route On Westside: Some Neighborhoods Disagree With Proposal And Want Parts Of The Route Underground
Los Angeles Times

Pasadena Comes Up With Plan To Keep Walkers, Bikers Safe
Pasadena Star-News

Portland Promotes Urban Cycling, But Costs Will Be High: The Eco-Conscious City Plans To Build More Than 680 Miles Of New Bikeways In The Coming Two Decades At A Cost Of $613 Million
Christian Science Monitor

Senate Dems To Call Up Jobs Bill Monday – With Transport Details TBA
DC StreetsBlog

States, Cities Target Handicap Parking Fraud
USA Today

Tour Of Restaurants Along Extended Gold Line

Transit Advertising And Transit Self-Esteem
Human Transit

Transport-Related Apps For Your Smartphone
The City Fix

Two Bike Stations To Open In California (Claremont and Covina Metrolink stations)
Bicycle Retailer And Industry News

Two Troubling Transportation Numbers For The Obama Administration
DC StreetsBlog

Updated STB Study: Railroads’ Rate Hikes Not A Market Power Play
Progressive Railroading

Wrap Up: Big Blue Bus Explains Proposed Fare Hikes, Presents Bus Stop Redevelopment At Annual Community Meeting; Bus riders Ask Amusing Questions
Be A Green Commuter


Transportation Headlines for Thursday February 4, 2010


Alameda Corridor Debt Is Downgraded
Los Angeles Times

All Aboard Expo To The Westside
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 3rd District

Angeles Crest Highway To Remain Closed Through Late March
Los Angeles Times

Are You Following News And Announcements On Twitter?
Metro Transportation Library Twitter

Backers Of Maglev Train Say Chinese Bank Prepared To Fund Project
Las Vegas Sun

Cities Take A Spin With Bike Sharing
American Public Media Marketplace

A Conservative Makes The Case For Mass Transit (But Not High Speed Rail)

Editorial: Westside Residents Need, And Yet Oppose, Traffic Relief: An Extension Of The Expo Light-Rail Line Should Be Approved
Los Angeles Times

El Monte Transit Village Project Loses Another Federal Grant
Pasadena Star-News

Expect Plenty Of Debate Before [Today’s] Vote On The Expo Line FEIR
LA StreetsBlog

Expo Construction Authority To Vote On Westside Light Rail EIR For Phase Two

Groups Prepare To Fight Over Train To Santa Monica

Haste Makes Waste: Cutting Speed Boosts Drivers' Life Expectancy - Study

Los Angeles Might Expand Red-Light Camera Program
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Might Expand Use Of Zipcars: The Pilot Car-Sharing Program, Primarily In Use At UCLA And USC, Is Deemed Enough Of A Success That The City Wants To Take It Further
Los Angeles Times

New Public Transit Options Open Up For Campus
UCLA Today

The Obama Urban Vision: Can It Come To Pass?


Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 3, 2010


Bay Area's TransLink Sees Its 16-Year One Card Goal Within Reach
Contactless News

Big Blue Bus Cash Fare Could Go Up To $1.25
Green LA Girl

Businesses Take Responsibility For Advancing Sustainable Transportation
The City Fix

City Panel Recommends Moving Forward With Privatization Of City Parking Garages

Comparing The Country's Largest Public Transit Systems (interactive infographic)

Federal Transit Administration Unveils Capital Projects Recommended For Major Financing
Transport Politic

For 2011, FTA Shifts Focus Away From Project Cost-Effectiveness Index And Towards Local Financing Commitment
Transport Politic

How Much Security Do We Need On U.S. High Speed Rail?

L.A. Activists Float Idea Of "Freeway" System For Bikes
Los Angeles Times

Mall Says No More Free Parking For Foothill Transit Riders
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metro Gold Line
(budget cuts compel students on a field trip to learn about transportation options in their neighborhood)
Roosevelt High School Rough Rider Blog

Mobile Augmented Reality: Apps That Will Change The Way We See The World

A Modest Proposal: Ask Developers To Help Pay For Better Transport
DC StreetsBlog

MTA Legal Dealings Called "Shocking:" Ridley-Thomas Cites "Extraordinary" $30M In Fees Over Red Line Case
Los Angeles Daily News

Obama Introduces Proposed FY 2011 Budget; Transportation Appropriations Stay Largely Intact
Transport Politic

Parking Operators Owe The City Nearly $100 Million

Public Art Needed For MTA's Orange Line Extension
Southern California Public Radio

Pursuing The Next Big Thing: Many Agencies And Towns Are On Facebook And Twitter - BART Jumped Ahead By Integrating A Growing Social Game To Promote Transit

Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is: Helps Get Federal Bucks

Technology Obsessions In The U.S. National Transit Database
Human Transit

Underground Connector Up For Metro OK
Blog Downtown


Transportation Headlines for Tuesday February 2, 2010


At Long Last, Clear Messages For High-Speed Rail

Better Bikeways: Turning A City Street Into A Bike Corridor
(4th Street, Los Angeles)

Building High Speed Rail Isn't A Bolshevik Plot
Huffington Post

Carjacked: The Culture Of The Automobile And Its Effect On Our Lives (interview with author Tim Halbur)

Gerald Desmond Bridge May Be Replaced
Daily Breeze

Hollywood & Highland, ArcLight & Other Public Parking Lots Could Soon Be Run By Private Entities

How The New Apple iPad (And Other Mobile Tech) Changes The Commuting Equation
New Geography

LaHood Talks Budget: “Very Bright” Future For Infrastructure Fund
DC StreetsBlog

Mayor Seeks Subway To Sea Funding
Los Angeles Daily News

Obama's High-Speed Rail Plan: It Could Be Transformative, But Stations (And Architecture) Matter As Much As Speed
Chicago Tribune

Thoughts On The Guerrilla Sharrows In Northeast L.A.
LA StreetsBlog

U.S. DOT Names The Transit Projects Set For Federal Funding
DC StreetsBlog

Vote To Take Train From Culver City To Santa Monica Set For Thursday

The W Hotel & Residences - An Urban Complexity: The New Complex Is One Part Hollywood Vanity And One Part Subway Plaza
Los Angeles Times

Where Are My Bus Shelters?

White House Budget Includes $530M For Local Sustainability, $1B For HSR
DC StreetsBlog

White House Budget Seeks $4B For Transportation Infrastructure Bank
New York Times

White House Transportation Budget: What’s In Line For The Axe?
DC StreetsBlog

Who Will Build Our HSR Trains? The Pundits Discuss (video)
Fox Business via Infrastructurist

Zipcar-DOT College Collaboration Getting Crazy Use, Parking Tickets
LA Curbed


Transportation Headlines for Monday February 1, 2010


Airlines Must Team Up With Rail To Ease Congestion

All Aboard High-Speed Politics
Washington Post

Angels Flight Closure Hits Nine Years: As Railway Remains Grounded, City Official Calls Lack Of Progress "Pathetic"
Los Angeles Downtown News

Biden Says High-Speed Rail Money Ignored Politics: Was He Right?
LA StreetsBlog

The “Bike-Ped.” State Of The Union Has Some Interesting Information For L.A. County
L.A. StreetsBlog

Brainstorming A Better Commute
(developers meet with MassDOT officials to brainstorm apps that use real-time data, resulting in ideas ranging from smart-card frequent-commuter rewards to bus arrival times on a wristwatch)
Boston Globe

California Cellphone Rules Don’t Appear To Be Reducing Car Accidents, Study Finds
Los Angeles Times

Can High-Speed Rail Succeed In America?

Car Sharing In High Demand: Demand For ZipCar Service "Bursting At The Seams"

Clicklist: Living Car-Free
Green LA Girl

Corona Transit Goes Solar
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Gold Line Expansion Project Coming In Summer?
MyFox LA

Gold Line Extension Looks On Track for June Ground-Breaking, Officials say
Pasadena Star-News

If Your Bus Is Late, Should The Agency Pay?
Human Transit

In The Case Of MTA Vs. Tutor-Saliba
LA Observed

Investment, Not Spending
California High Speed Rail Blog

Is Obama Spending The High-Speed Rail Money Wisely?
National Journal Transportation Blog

Las Vegas Monorail Has Few Profitable Options: Despite Bleak Financial Picture, CEO Still hopes To Expand Line To Airport
Las Vegas Sun

Many High-Speed Rail Jobs Could Go To Foreign Companies With Fast-Train Experience
Canadian Business

More From The W Hollywood: All About The Metro Station
LA Curbed

No Bullet Train Money For SD, Riverside Counties
North County Times

Not All CA HSR Advocates Are Happy With Stimulus Decisions
California High Speed Rail Blog

Riverside County Launches 511 Service
Palm Springs Desert Sun

The Runaway Subsidy Train
Wall Street Journal

State Lawmaker Looks To End Free Parking Spots

Talking Transport Security Trends
(engineering and integration security systems across all transportation sectors)
Airport Technology

Tardy Transit? Tweet To The Top

To Encourage Bicycle Commuting, Cyclists Get Lunch Deals In Long Beach

Visualization’s Next Frontier: The Time Has Come For This Tool To Advance From Use As A Conceptual Exhibit To Full Integration Into the Project Development Process
Public Roads

When Doomsday No Longer Feels Dramatic
(Most major transit cuts being announced by stressed agencies are more than a warning, but after years of averted service cuts, there is little public outrage now over actual reductions in operations)
Transport Politic

Who's Biking?: Choice Or Necessity
Honking In Traffic