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Transportation Headlines for Saturday June 27, 2009

Abandoned Rail Line Gets New Life As NYC Park

California Leads Nation in Federal Obligations for Recovery Funds Designated for Transportation
Imperial Valley News

CityWatchLA - Park[ing] Day LA is On the Way

Council terminates Downtown Loop - Funds saved could be diverted to city’s other four bus lines, which cost less to run and draw more riders
Burbank Leader

D.C. Metro crash highlights underfunding of public transit systems - About $50 billion in backlog repairs is needed for rail transit systems, but just $5.6 billion was spent in 2006, according to one report
CS Monitor

Eastside and Long Beach Celebrate Biking
LA Streetsblog

Gardena receives federal funds for hybrid buses
Daily Breeze

House Passes Landmark Bill to Address Threat of Climate Change
Transport Gooru

House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee Approves Bi-partisan Surface Transportation Authorization Act – Full Committee Consideration Possible in July
American Public Transportation Association

HSR and Historic Stations
California High Speed Rail Blog

Latest in de-car-ing: Contest for L.A.’s most transit-friendly community — and the opposite of de-car-ing
Green LA Girl

Lawmakers distance themselves from El Monte transit center developers
SGV Tribune

Light Rail Doing Just Great in the Phoenix Desert
Curbed LA

Metro Crash and Tax: Leaseback Infrequently Asked Questions
Concurring Opinions

Montebello Bus Lines Running on Borrowed ‘Fuel’
Eastside Sun

New LA River Bicycle Path to Break Ground on Monday

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp on House Passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act

Statement By William Millar, President, American Public Transportation Association, Regarding New Transportation Agreement In Energy Bill
American Public Transportation Association

Transportation Reauthorization (STAA) Updates: Media-Roundup
Transport Gooru

Wall Street Tax Shelter That Crashed Your Local Transit Agency
LA Streetsblog