Transportation Headlines, Oct. 26

Welcome to the second week of The Source! As usual, we’re going to start the day off with transportation headlines compiled by Metro Library chief Matthew Barrett.  Stories that caught my eye?

A columnist from the Inland Valley Dailly Bulletin offers a candid recap of last weeks Metro Board meeting. The OC Register reports that Amtrak crews may be taking over operations of Metrolink trains next July if a proposed contract goes through.  And, if you’re interested in another reason to trade in the car for a Metro pass, consider this report on SB728, a bill that allows cities and counties to enforce the little-known “Parking Cash-Out” law that gives employees cash if they choose to forgo their employer subsidized parking space.

Here’s the full list of headlines:

100 car-free Angelenos – A new photo exhibit features 100 Angelenos living car-free — and the clashing viewpoints they have on their auto-independent lifestyles

Mother Nature Network

Amtrak agrees to take controls of Metrolink trains – The tentative deal would replace a company whose employee was operating a train involved in a deadly crash last year

OC Register

Amtrak Raises Objections to Measure Allowing Guns on Trains

FOX News

APTA Primer On Transit Funding – The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, and Other Related Laws, FY 2004 Through FY 2009

American Public Transportation Association

Bike Lanes Create Jobs


California Employees Can Take Parking Space or Cash

Opposing Views

Ceiling Mounted Subway Maps


Congress reacts to Metro vote on priorities

KPCC 89.3

Editorial: Stadium gets a pass; why not others? State waives environmental mandates – but only for new digs for hoped-for NFL team

OC Register

Eyes on the Street: As City Changes Parking Meters, What Are You Seeing?

LA Streetsblog

FRA Releases Preliminary National Rail Plan

Passenger Transport

Honolulu awards light-rail system design-build contract to Kiewit Pacific

Progressive Railroading

Los Angeles Fights for Transportation Dollars

New American Media

Making tracks to L.A. for rail decision

Daily Bulletin

Metro Finally Gets It Right (sort of)

Architects Newspaper

Methane Gas at Nearby Landfill Concerns Locals

Santa Monica Daily Press

Mexican megaport still going forward – Plans scaled back as trade diminished

San Diego Union Tribune

Mobility as a Basic Human Right


MTA green-lights app for subway funding

The 818 Now

Poll finds appetite for public transit downtown

LA Downtown News

Ports Drifting Further Apart – TRADE: Long Beach settles trucker suit as L.A. digs in

LA Business Journal

Public Transit Return on Investment: Both Immediate and Long-Lasting

Passenger Transport

Railyard Expansion Could Drastically Reduce Pollution


REGION: NCTD leaders slam federal requirement

North County Times

Renewed Focus on Eastside Traffic


Safety Costs Chafe Railroads

Wall Street Journal

San Mateo County bus riders to get real-time arrival updates

Oakland Tribune

SCI-Arc to Leave Downtown… for the Beach?


Senate to Consider Six-Month Extension of SAFETEA-LU

Passenger Transport

Study Backs GPS Use for Harbor Trucks

Journal of Commerce

Transit board to hear public on bus cuts – Bus riders and others are invited to give input on Monday at OCTA’s board meeting

OC Register

Transit Creates As Many Jobs As Roads — But it Could Do Even Better


Trolley Took Us There 10.23.09

Highland Park

Two for Los Angeles

The Transit Wire

UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy launches new website, publishes climate policy issue

Legal Planet

What Was the Point of Yesterday’s Half Hour Filibuster from Gloria Molina?

LA Streetsblog

Working to Make the New Starts Process Easier to Navigate

Passenger Transport

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