Today’s transportation headlines

Today’s transportation headlines, compiled by Metro library chief Matthew Barrrett, feature a fair number of stories involving the politics of the Metro Board of Directors. That’s not too surprising, especially after the news on Tuesday when 14 members of Congress wrote that the Board should ask the federal government for more money for more transit projects — and not just for the subway and downtown regional connector.

As a result, the Los Angeles Times editorializes that the Board got it right the first time in choosing the subway and connector while a trio of Congress members — Judy Chu, David Dreier and Adam Schiff — write in an opinion piece that other projects are worthy of federal funding, too. Over at Huffington Post, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa — who is also on the Metro Board — argues that now is the time to adopt the agency’s long-range plan and stand behind the original federal request for the subway and connector.

There are also several clips that mention the launching of The Source. We’re flattered!

Keeping transit on track in L.A. County – Parochialism by members of the area’s congressional delegation could derail the Wilshire Boulevard subway, LA Times

Get federal funding for transit on track, LA Times

Now’s the Time for Our Long Range Transportation Plan, Huffington Post

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: California Doing the Most, LA Streetsblog

An Open Letter to the Metro Board, LA Subway Blog

Downtown DASH Testing Website that Offers Live Status, Arrival Times, Blogdowntown

Governor Acts of Assemblyman Eng’s Legislative Package, Mid Valley News

Green Cities California Unveils Best Practices Website, Reuters

Green weekender: Bike plans, subway plans, and Blogger Beach Cleanup!, GreenLAGirl

Guest View: Members agree: Fund local transit projects, Pasadena Star News

Hello, NFL Stadium: Schwarzenegger Expected to Sign Stadium Bill, LAist

It Looks Like A Blog, Reads Like A Blog, Quacks Like A Blog…, MetroRiderLA

L.A. Metro Launches Blog, Local Transit Reporters Contribute, Media Bistro

LAX hikes parking fees at economy lots, LA Times

LAX passenger traffic rises for first time in 18 months, Daily Breeze

Metro Board Preview: Long Range Transportation Plan, Federal Funding, Measure R and One More Time with AnsaldoBreda, LA Streetsblog

Metropolitan Transportation Authority board asked to narrow alternatives for light-rail line to Whittier, Whittier Daily News

Metro to Update on Eastside Transit Corridor, Mid Valley News

Michael Maltzan’s One Santa Fe Is Almost There, CurbedLA

Monterey Park gets bullet train briefing, ABC News

More Journos Hire Out as Bloggers, LA Observed

Now Online: Transit Maps and Plans Dating Back to 1906, LAist

One Santa Fe Finally Moving, Architects Newspaper

Our View: Metro should heed advice, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Really? It’s Happening? Gov to Sign NFL Stadium Bill Tomorrow, CurbedLA

Regional Connector Caught in the Middle of Political Fight Over Metro’s Long-Range Plan, Blogdowntown

Rolling toward a resurgence in train travel – Do new services offer a hint of what’s to come?, MSNBC

Spain’s High-Speed Trains Outmuscle Airlines, Business Week

State, county officials back regional MTA funding strategy, Santa Clarita Signal

Supervisors urge MTA to address funding concerns raised by members of l.a. county’s congressional delegation, Mayor Sam

Time to (finally) de-guzzle our cars?, LA Times

Transportation in 2: Impact of Bus Reductions, Mile By Mile

Updates from Habib Balian CEO, Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority, Duarte Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to the Blogroll: Steve Hymon, Fred “Camino” and The Source, LA Streetsblog

Workshop offers track to port’s freight-rail knowledge, Daily Breeze

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