Today's Headlines - more at Metro


Better Air, Beach Buses, Bike funding, Highways, High Speed Rail and More

7th Street Bridge Construction To Begin Around October
Long Beach Post

Air Quality Less Sooty at Port of Long Beach
Curbed LA

Agencies look at railroad options
Downey Patriot

Azusa examining Gold Line parking structure options
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

CHP launches traffic app
Monterey Herald
Go to on your smart phone

Chronicling California's Early Traffic Signs
Franklin Avenue

Context Sensitive design can reflect community interests
WSDOT/Federal Transportation Issues

Councilman Tom LaBonge proposes lunch truck parking rules

Dump BP, Dump the Pump (But Enable The Alternatives)

Economic Consequences of Positive Train Control
Rail Planning

Evidence of witness tampering found in Red Line subway court battle - An L.A. judge writes that witness statements taken during a contempt hearing raised the possibility that officials reasssigned a subcontractor's employee to prevent him from testifying
Los Angeles Times

Federal Bike-Ped Funding Sets New High, With Much More Room to Grow
Streetsblog LA

Foothill Transit fare increase implemented June 27
Claremont Now

Highway Funds On The Horizon?
American Iron and Steel Institute

L.A.-San Francisco Bullet-Train Bidding May Begin Next Year

Los Angeles Is Taking Over America
LA Weekly

Los Angeles Film Festival parking, shuttles and public transportation
Los Angeles Times

Metro fare increase effective July 1
WeHo News

Moorpark offers beach bus service
Ventura County Star

New draft of 2010 LA Bike Plan to be released tomorrow, June 18
LADOT Bike Blog

Obama stimulus to pay for 15,000 home electric-car charging units
USA Today

OCTA teaches jobs creation 101

Other Side of Measure R, Highway Projects Getting Ready to Roll
Streetsblog LA

Riding Public Transit Saves Individuals $9,330 Annually
American Public Transportation Association

Sacramento Regional Transit announces deep service cuts
ABC News10

San Francisco Transit to Scrap Paper Passes, Replace With Smart Cards
Government Technology

Taxi cab overhaul plan heads to council
Santa Monica Daily Press

Transit Saturday: Plan with the BRU or Explore Torrance Transit with SO.CA.TA
Streetsblog LA

U-Pass is also cut for winter session
Daily 49er


Westside Subway, Wilshire Bus Lanes, Road Diets, Downtown Streetcar and more

159 Drivers Ticketed in Pedestrian Crosswalk Sting

All About a Roundabout
Missouri DOT/YouTube

Auckland's Privatized Transit a Warning for Toronto

California's Costly Electric-Car Push
Wall Street Journal

Clogged Rail Lines Slow India’s Development
New York Times

Downtown L.A. Streetcar Makes Another Move Forward
America’s News Online

Equal Footing Summit
Where the Sidewalk Starts

Federal Study Shows Growth in Walking and Biking

Free bus rides with 'Dump the Pump' day
Press Enterprise

In the Public Interest: The Root Cause of Our Oil Addiction
Huffington Post

Los Angeles and Cities for Cycling
Travelin’ Local

Major Public Projects Slated for Downtown Santa Monica (Expo)
Lookout News

New Bike Lanes Hope To Eliminate 'Dooring' Factor

New Group Pushing High-Speed Rail - Design Workshop Coming Next Week
LA Downtown News

New parking structure in works for Santa Fe Depot
San Bernardino Sun

Obama administration doubles transportation funding for bicycling, walking projects

Orange County Transportation Authority’s CEO named as a top public works leader
Better Roads

Passage of the State Parks Prop Could Mean Free Parking at Santa Monica Beaches

Rep. Blumenauer’s Agenda: Climate, Transportation, Livable Neighborhoods
The Planning Report

Road Diets: Making Streets Slim Down Is Good For Pedestrians, Businesses And Even Traffic

Round 2: Sharrows Appear on the “4th Street Bike Boulevard”
Streetsblog LA

Seattle: Don't take our electric trolley buses
Post Intelligencer

Stimulus Bond Program Has Unforeseen Costs
New York Times

Stimulus working, now we need a new authorization bill
Metro Magazine

Tagging Crew Suspected Of Vandalizing Metro Bus After Last Year's Lakers Championship Targeted One Year Later
LA Weekly

Westside Subway Extension on Track
Green SoCal

Wilshire Bus-Only Lanes Move the Environmental Review Stage
Streetsblog LA


Gold Line Foothill Extension, High Speed Rail, Subway to the Sea and more

511 on Mass Transit
Public Transportation Options in Southern California

Art Along the Gold Line Tour, A Fundraiser

Auto Immune: Cities Convert Streets into Pedestrian, Cyclist and Mass Transit Thoroughfares - Automobiles are still part of the American way of life, but in many municipalities other modes of transportation are moving in on what had been car territory
Scientific American

Chinese, German and Spanish High-Speed Rail Systems to be Featured at U.S. High Speed Rail Association Conference in L.A. June 17-18
PR Newswire

Federal Transit Administration approves EIS for Oahu's $5B rail project
Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

Local Focus: Gold Line Extension
Foothill Retail Corridor

Gold Line, other Metro fares increase July 1
Pasadena Star News

Governor Schwarzenegger Hosts Summit on Advanced Transportation
Imperial Valley News

High-Speed Rivalry Picks Up Steam - As Foreign Operators and Equipment Makers Chase $8 Billion in U.S. Rail Projects, Amtrak's Role Remains Uncertain
Wall Street Journal

HSR’s Green Dividend For California
California High Speed Rail Blog

L.A. Gets Moving on Transit
Next American City

LA Harbor Commissioners to Vote to Create Thousands of Good Jobs at the Port!
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor

LAistory: Pilgrimage Bridge

Meeting set on use of abandoned railroad
OC Register

Need for Speed with High-Speed Rail
City Watch

OCTA to Encourage Private Industry Over Caltrans
Voice of OC

Real Faces, Real Voice of the Metro Gold Line
I Will Ride/Youtube Blog Link

Report: High-speed rail line would pump $4.3 billion into LA economy - The system would link San Diego to Los Angeles via Riverside, and Los Angeles to Sacramento and San Francisco by about 2020
Southwest Riverside News Network

Residents Express Concern at Subway Meeting - Metro's plan to dig train tunnels under private homes faces criticism at a Westside Extension forum
Beverly Hills Patch

Sepulveda boulevard good to go!
Total Traffic LA

Subway to the Sea or Not? Looking at the Realities of the Westside Subway

Transport for London frees first tranche of data for developers' use
Guardian UK

U.S. Conference of Mayors Follow Villaraigosa's Lead: Endorses Arizona Resolution and 30/10 Transit Plan

Will Trains or Lanes Connect Santa Ana to LA County?
OC Weekly


US Mayors support 30/10, High Speed Rail, Streetscape Design Workshops and more

Are Toll Road Companies Getting Guaranteed Profits?
Reason Foundation

Construction On Expo Line Said To Continue For Another Year
Neon Tommy USC

Dimming prospect for jobs bill w/transportation funds
Washington State DOT

Film students and transit lovers - You might win a free pass for a year!
Foothill Transit

High-Speed Rail Will Spur Growth in Hub Cities, Says Mayors Report
New York Times

Inside Dubai Metro's nerve centre - System works better without human interference but has safeguards in place to prevent emergencies
Gulf News

Last leg of Corona Transit Center bridge linked
Press Enterprise

OC County Transit Leaders Approve Budget That Avoids Cuts to Bus Service
Voice of OC

Officials break ground on big O.C. freeway project
OC Register

Quick Kiss of Plastic, and Ready to Ride
New York Times

Save Money and Help Our Country Reduce its Reliance on Oil
Mass Transit

Streetscape Design Workshops for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas

Transit Advocates: Tell OCTA and SCAG to build transit for central OC and light rail to Santa Ana
Transit Rider OC

Trucks Waiting Longer at Calif. Ports as Cargo Rise Hits Leaner Terminals
Transport Topics

Urban Institute Panel analyzes California law on denser city development - Panelists say the law has potential to help California accommodate population growth in ways that are economically and environmentally sustainable
Los Angeles Times

US mayors back Villaraigosa's 30/10 transportation initiative

Wilshire, Rodeo Metro Station Steams Ahead (pages 1 and 11) also on Video
Beverly Hills Courier


Freight Movement, El Monte Beach Bus, Sharrows, High Speed Rail, Angel's Flight Safety, and more

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society

San Francisco Chronicle

Westside Today

San Bernardino Sun


San Gabriel Valley Tribune

North County Times

NBC News

Daily Breeze


Cunningham Report

Tufts Roundtable

Los Angeles Times

Streetsblog Los Angeles

Los Angeles Wave

Los Angeles Times

Fontana Herald News

Daily Caller

Streetsblog Los Angeles

Los Angeles Times

AASHTO Journal

AOL News

Los Angeles Times

International Downtown Association