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Transportation Headlines for Friday March 6, 2009

Art Leahy Began Career as Bus Driver - Top Transit Official Picked to Head Metro in Los Angeles County

California legislators transfer millions in transit funds to cover budget deficit
Progressive Railroading

County Transportation Chief Resigns
Dana Point Times

Development Continues On Wilshire Blvd
Larchmont Chronicle

Expo Line Coming To Santa Monica
Santa Monica Mirror

Federal board criticizes train safety gaps
Press Enterprise

Former bus driver new MTA chief in L.A. County "Bus driving is a tough way to make a living," says Leahy. Art Leahy rose through the ranks before holding top jobs in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Orange County
Los Angeles Times

How States are Divvying Up the Transportation Money

Is N.Y. Times' 'Freaknomics' Falling in Love With L.A.?
L.A. Weekly

LA's Metropolitan Transportation Authority hires Leahy as chief executive
KPCC 89.3 FM

Los Angeles beats New York -- in traffic congestion
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Business Journal Recognizes Archstone Del Mar Station - Community Wins Outstanding Project Award for Unique Approach to Urban Living

Lynchburg area’s mass transit maps now a click away (Google Transit)

Meet the New Head of Public Transit in LA: Art Leahy

Metrolink jettisons 2 managers
Los Angeles Times

MTA's new CEO was once an L.A. bus driver
Daily News

MTA trots out its new CEO
Los Angeles Times/LA Now

New CEO of Metropolitan Transportation Authority Named

Obama veers from Bush's environmental course
USA Today

OCTA CEO and OCBC Board Member Art Leahy to Take Over Reigns at Metro

O.C. transportation chief leaving to take L.A. post - Art Leahy will head the nation's 3rd-largest transit agency
Orange County Register

Orange County's Leahy named to head MTA
Pasadena Star News

Port complex moves to stop loss of trade - INCENTIVES: With the first cargo decline in years, improvements and rebates are being promised
Press Telegram

Railroad shipping: Senate Judiciary Committee signs off on railroad antitrust legislation
Logistics Management

Santa Monica considering franchise system for taxis
Los Angeles Times

SCAG Refuses to Oppose NFL Stadium

Sprinter One Year Anniversary

Stadium fight crosses county lines
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Women’s Transportation Seminar

Streetfilms Rides with East Hollywood Art Cycle

Violations in Metrolink crash stir safety debate
San Francisco Chronicle