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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 25, 2009

All-electric trucks ready to roll - SHIPPING: Balqon locally builds rigs that haul containers 30 to 70 miles on a charge
Press Telegram

America's Most Congested Cities - Commuters in these 20 cities understand the meaning of ''traffic jam'' all too well

America's Worst Intersections - Although still bad in these spots, traffic congestion in the U.S. has lessened as the economy has slowed

Boy, 17, Shot on MTA Bus in Hyde Park

Bus Transit Safety and Security Quarterly Newsletter - Winter 2009
Transportation Research Board

Economic Crisis Complicates California’s Goals on Climate
New York Times

Economic Stimulus Includes $1,000 for Mass Transit Riders
Red, Green and Blue

Expo Line Meeting: Rapper's Delight in Cheviot Hills

Fleet of electric trucks is bound for Port of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times

Harbor City assembly line rolls
Daily Breeze

How to charge your phone on public transit?
The Bus Bench

LA/Ontario International Airport sees 31% fewer passengers - The recession is blamed for the plunge in January compared with the same month a year ago. At LAX, domestic traffic is off 10% and there are 14% fewer international passengers
Los Angeles Times

L.A. port gets its first electric truck
Los Angeles Times

Light Rail to the Ocean: Even the Sea Gulls Are Happy

Light Rail Vehicle Collisions with Vehicles at Signalized Intersections
Transportation Research Board

Local Street Traffic? Google Maps Now Has That Too

Los Angeles exploring deal to lease parking structures and meters to a private firm - Mayor Villaraigosa finds the idea attractive after Chicago received a $1.15-billion infusion from Morgan Stanley for running its parking facilities and meters
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles light rail advances
Railway Gazette International

Los Angeles Transportation Facts and Fiction: Freeways
New York Times/Freakonomics

Luring Government IT to the Cloud

MTA board set to grill CEO candidates
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

New Air Pollution Study Reports Clean Alternative Fuels Gains at Top U.S. and International Container Shipping Ports

Port offers incentives for rail use - Fighting to stem a record decline in cargo volumes, port authorities approved per-container discounts for shippers using rail to move cargo off docks in Long Beach and Los Angeles
Press Telegram

Railroad bridge plan hits snag
Whittier Daily News

Rail Transit Safety Quarterly Newsletter - Winter 2009
Transportation Research Board

Under New Management, Marathon Returning to Old Route

Utah Transit Authority showcases electronic fare collection system
Government Technology

Your Measure R Dollars at Work: Safer Metrolink

Who should run L.A.'s parking meters?
Los Angeles Times/LA Now