Transportation Headlines, Oct. 23

In today’s transportation headlines, compiled by Metro library chief Matthew Barrrett, we find many stories covering the aftermath of the Metro Board’s approval of the Long Range Transportation Plan on Thursday afternoon and what it means for the future of transportation in the Los Angeles region.  There’s also a link from Planetizen to a great story from the New York Times about how, for a growing number of Americans, car ownership is beginning to lose its once magnetic draw.

After the Screams: Metro’s Long Range Transpo Plan Passes
LA Curbed

Antonovich rips lawsuit against video cameras on trains
Santa Clarita Signal

Battle Brews Over Subway to the Sea
Calitics

California — and 23 other states — battle for high-speed rail funds
McClatchy

Congressional conflict over transit funding
KPCC 89.3

Could MTA barriers have prevented death?
ABC News

Demolition to start at Fullerton rail station – Metrolink begins project to expand rail service from Fullerton to Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo
OC Register

Find the Companies Near You Receiving Highway Stimulus Money
ProPublica

Frequent fliers rank LAX as third-worst airport in the world
Daily Breeze

Gold Line gets a little respect at MTA which finally puts it on its long-term plans
Daily Bulletin

Gold Line gets a little respect at MTA, but some lawmakers still skeptical
Whittier Daily News

Governor Schwarzenegger Views Hydrogen-Powered Semi Truck
NewsBlaze

L.A. Metro launches online news/feature service
Metro Magazine

Legislators attack MTA plans
Glendale News Press

Mayor Villaraigosa says “a lot at stake” in the Los Angeles economic crisis
Examiner

Metro Board Passes Long Range Transportation Plan
LA Streetsblog

More Americans Living Car-Free
Planetizen

MTA authorizes study of light-rail to South El Monte or Whittier
Whittier Daily News

MTA greenlights $298 billion plan – Board’s move targets congestion, public transportation
Daily News

NIMBY Can’t Stop California High-Speed Rail
Wired

Ontario airport lost more passenger traffic last month
Press Enterprise

Planner Urges Infrastructure Development
Journal of Commerce

Subway to The Sea, Anyone??
Mayor Sam

Subway to Sea or Gold Line? MTA decides
ABC News

Subways we’ll never see
LA Observed

Two for Los Angeles
Transit Wire

Union churlishly rails on Metrolink cameras
Daily Trojan

Westside Railyard Expansion Draws Criticism From Residents
LBPost

Westside subway project is reaffirmed – MTA also lists a downtown Los Angeles rail connector as a top funding priority
LA Times

Westside subway prevails in MTA’s long-range plan
LA Times

Wilmington hauls off and hits truck expressway plan with lawsuit – Residents worry that the project will bring more cargo traffic and with it more pollution and illnesses
LA Times

Without a Car in the World
CityWatch