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Transportation Headlines for Monday April 20, 2009

Brief History of: High-Speed Rail

Freeway funding a bipartisan effort
San Bernardino Sun

Editorial: California's proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard - It isn't perfect, but it's an ambitious and worthy effort
Los Angeles Times

Google Maps Does It Again
Seattle Transit Blog

Ignore Twitter? Major brands learn they'd better respond -- and quick - Sears is among a growing number of companies that are joining social media sites such as Facebook to keep their customers informed. Separate incidents involving CNN, Amazon and Domino's Pizza reveal that fluency in the evolving language of digital public relations comes easier to some companies than others
Los Angeles Times

In California, Another Deficit Looms
Wall Street Journal

Inside Washington: Pricey bus test a bust
San Francisco Examiner

Lessons From Los Angeles Warn of the Perils of Freeways
Jakarta Globe

Mayor makes brief mention in his state of the city speech of subway to the sea and other mass-transit projects
Pedestrian View of Los Angeles

Middle Harbor EIR Gets OK After 8 Years And 6 Hours
Cunningham Report

National TRAIN DAY - May 9, 2009 in California!
Rail Passengers Association of California and Nevada

No favoritism in giving out stimulus funds, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says
Illinois gets funds quickly because plans are ready, he says
Chicago Tribune

Obama signals US rail revolution - States queue up for share of federal funds to build high-speed networks
The Independent

Stalled transit dollars spur action
San Francisco Examiner

TWIC Southern California Launch Comes Off Without A Hitch
Cunningham Report

Why social media matters for government
The Transit Wire