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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday June 25, 2008

Amtrak Ridership Swells in Rural and Urban Areas

CALTRANS Considering New Bike Signs

city responds to resident pleas for lighting

CNN: Billions of barrels of oil underneath L.A.

Consumer Confidential - Speculating on why oil, gasoline prices are soaring,0,2383398.column
Los Angeles Times

Construction To Widen Highway 101
UCSB Daily Nexus

CurbedWire: Figueroa Street Dreaming
Curbed LA

Freight Trains Thrive Despite High Fuel Prices

Gold Line fate may be decided on Thursday (Foothill Extension)
Daily Bulletin

GSA to offer new hybrid, electric vehicles for purchase
Federal Times

Hackers Crack London Tube's Ticketing System

Jury gets Metrolink case
Daily News

Keep the Expo rail line on the rails,0,2229360.story
Los Angeles Times

Metro: Sales Tax Proposal Has Overwhelming Support

New traffic median decorates downtown Los Angeles - The installation, at the intersection of Main, Spring and 9th streets, is made of low-maintenance plants and recycled materials,0,3982788.story
Los Angeles Times

NLV contemplates a safer boulevard - Taking a hint from Europe, city could turn hazardous road into multiway thoroughfare
Las Vegas Sun

Officials urge approval of cargo fee bill (SB 974) Air quality, congestion could improve in area if measure approved
Pasadena Star News

Options for Offsetting the Economic Impact on Low- and Moderate-Income Households of a Cap-and-Trade Program for Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Transportation Research Board

Port of Los Angeles prepares for Oct. 1 ‘Clean Truck’ launch
Land Line

Remarks for the Honorable Mary Peters Secretary of Transportation at the NGA Summit on Innovative Transportation Funding and Financing “turning up the volume on the quiet revolution”

Six new Rapid bus lines set, 2 in Valley
Daily News

Stuck in traffic? Watch video of worse traffic.
Los Angeles Times

Surveys Say Sales Tax Increase for Public Transit is a 'Yes'

Tax Credits for Hybrid Vehicles
Transportation Research Board

Think City: In Norway, they're building your first electric car,0,5962782.story
Los Angeles Times

Train, bus commuters face end of cheap ride
Daily News

Working Together Can Solve Growth Issues - UCR Study Finds Collaborative Regional Planning Produces Promising Results
UC Riverside

Which way on light rail? Rather than choose between two worthwhile projects, the MTA board should pursue both,0,5231447.story
Los Angeles Times

Why Building Roads Doesn't Ease Congestion
Lambchop Rides

You can fill 'er up with hydrogen,0,589918.story
Los Angeles Times