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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday June 24, 2009

Canoga Park-Chatsworth busway construction kickoff Wednesday
Daily News

Can your grandma's bus do this?

City Leased The Streets Along With Its Parking Meters: Study
Huffington Post

Computer failure may have caused D.C. subway crash
USA Today

Dana Gabbard: Why My Community Is the Best for Transit
LA StreetsBlog

GAO Questions DOT’s HSR Strategy - Director of Infrastructure points to lack of true strategic plan
Transport Politic

High-speed rail proposal picking up steam
Whittier Daily News

High-speed train plan gets notice in D.C. - Projects like DesertXpress should be part of federal strategy, Nevadan tells panel
Las Vegas Sun

House Transportation Bill Lays Groundwork for Reform, But Key Details are Missing, Significant Work Still Needed
Transportation for America

Los Angeles County passes $22.7 billion budget without layoffs steep cuts in service
Daily Bulletin

Metrolink ridership takes hit; economy, cheap gas blamed - High unemployment, lower gas prices lead to lower ridership, county transit official says
OC Register

Metro Was Warned Over Aging Fleet

M.T.A. Sells Naming Rights to Subway Station
New York Times

New Federal Transportation Bill Connects Needed Reforms to Fighting Climate Change - EDF says reforms in reauthorization legislation critical to cutting greenhouse gas emissions

NTSB Says It Warned Of Train Safety In 2006

Old Business Highlights Transportation Committee and Metro Board
LA StreetsBlog

Once Again, City Transit Panal to Talk Bicycle Issues

Orange Line extension is vital for Valley transit
Daily News

Pasadena bus, car collision injuries 7
Pasadena Star News

Rail Car in D.C. Crash Was Type U.S. Wanted Replaced

Rough Days for Transit Riders
LA Curbed

Senators Push for Rail Safety Tech Grants
Journal of Commerce

Senators Seek Rail Safety Funding in Aftermath of Metro Crash
LA StreetsBlog

Train chefs keep quality on track
Los Angeles Times

Train in fatal crash had emergency brake on - Investigators also find evidence that the train was in automatic mode, meaning the onboard computer should have slowed it down. Monday's wreck killed nine people
Los Angeles Times

Why the Economic Downturn Has Been Good News for Amtrak and the Future of Rail Travel