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Transportation Headlines for Thursday June 25, 2009

10 Great Reasons to Work in Public Transit
Bus, Trains and the Media

Accident Raises Issues Over Metro Funding
Washington Post

BART workers vote to sanction a strike
San Francisco Chronicle

Car Sharing Goes Electric

Citing student safety, school board opposes Expo Line rail route
Los Angeles Times

Communicating the Value of Transportation Research
Full Report:
Transportation Research Board

Crash Puts Focus on Aging Rail Fleets
New York Times

Data for All: Why Obama's Geeky New CIO Wants to Put All Gov't Info Online

Demolished! 11 Beautiful Train Stations That Fell To The Wrecking Ball (And The Crappy Stuff Built In Their Place)
The Infrastructurist

Denver RTD adopting ‘thin client’ technology
Metro Magazine

Find Your Way Around LA - A Guide For Public Transit Newbies in Los Angeles
Irwin’s Random Thoughts

High-Speed Rail Numbers Game: Is $13 Billion and 110 MPH Enough?
LA Streetsblog

House Dems Agree: Climate Bill Can Help Pay for Greener Transportation
LA Streetsblog

How does the new transportation bill draft measure up?
Transportation for America

If You Want Transit-Friendliness, Try the Downtown
LA Streetsblog

LADOT Converts Former Meters Into Bike Racks in Hollywood
LA Streetsblog

L.A. Metro breaks ground on BRT extension
Metro Magazine

Lawmakers reject budget fix; state could begin issuing IOUs next week
Los Angeles Times

Local transit officials monitoring D.C. train crash probe - MTA officials say major parts of the L.A. subway system rely on an automated train control system similar to the one targeted for scrutiny. Nine people were killed in the Washington crash
Los Angeles Times

Metro Orange Line extension breaks ground
Daily News

Not Exactly a Blue Ribbon Moment: LA's Air Most Toxic in Nation

New York Post

Oberstar's highway bill would mandate EOBRs for all carriers within 4 years; ATA has concerns
The Trucker

Officials Break Ground on Orange Line Extension

Officials Break Ground On Orange Line Extension
KNX 1070 AM

Old Parking Meters Reborn As Bike Hitches in Hollywood
Curbed LA

Peril at the Pump - How a new oil-price spike could force a double-dip in the Great Recession
Foreign Policy

President Obama short of money on highway fund

Reauthorization: a missed opportunity for transportation funding reform
Toll Road News

Riverside bus station security guards would stay if proposal is adopted
Press Enterprise

Senate Debates Need for High-Speed Trains
PC Magazine

SEPTA Delays ‘Smart-Card’ System Again
Philadelphia Inquirer

Successful retirement - Which of three careers was the most significant? For Hankla, it's hard to say
Press Telegram

Sunline puts two routes on hold
Desert Sun

Train-on-train collisions still occurring: Why?

Transportation Bill Hits The Street

U.S. and Canada’s Top Rail Projects for 2009 (New Jersey #1, Los Angeles #13)
Metro Magazine

Webinar Alert: ITS America Announces Webinar Series on Climate Change and Transportation
Transport Gooru

Why Google Transit Rocks
Riding in Riverside

Yellow Timing and the Grand Jury Report
City of Ventura Transportation Engineering