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Transportation Headlines for Tuesday June 26, 2007

Bikes on the Rails: Making Room for Bikes on Trains (and Everywhere Else)

Bridging the gap - At the heart of the $314 million widening of the 5 Freeway is the refurbishing of five bridges that span the 2-mile construction area
Orange County Register

Crackdown on Mulholland Highway - Many motorists speed on road
Daily News

Downtown That Doubles As A Movie Set

Hefty gas tax would be better than mandates
Pasadena Star News

Hey America, Make With the !@~$ High-Speed Rail Already
Wired Magazine

Light Rail vs. Trolley Bus - Electric Rail or Electric Bus?$3561
Mass Transit Magazine

National Association of Railroad Passengers Unveils Proposal for More Extensive Passenger and Freight Rail Network,128031.shtml

No Traffic Vs. No Homes: Caltrans' Dilemma
Canyon News

Share costs for clean ports - Voters already passed a bond measure, and it's only fair that retailers and shippers chip in, too,1,598226.story?coll=la-news-a_section
Los Angeles Times

Six States To Study Replacing Fuel Excise Taxes With Mileage Fees

Toll-roads could be coming for car-pool lanes on freeway ramps
North County Times/Californian

Train tracks to be moved above Jeffrey Road: Crews begin routing Jeffrey Road under railroad tracks to increase safety, silence train whistles and improve traffic flow
Orange County Register

Troubled transit firm retains its O.C. contract
Illinois company that provides bus service to disabled riders has improved its on-time performance and scheduling,1,1026659.story?coll=la-headlines-california
Los Angeles Times

Where picket fences make good neighborhoods - Civic improvements begun 25 years ago are turning Paramount, a former eyesore, into a success story,0,2301923.story?coll=la-home-local
Los Angeles Times

While We Wait for State Budget: Lots of Action in Sacramento on Politics and Policy-- and a Big Court Hearing This Week
California Progress Report