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Transportation Headlines for Friday July 17, 2009

$155,000 sign welcomes motorists to O.C. - Orange County Transportation Authority unveils new sign.
OC Register

BART's largest union rejects contract proposal
San Francisco Chronicle

Bicycle Coalition Looking into a Vulnerable User Law for CA

Bike sharing that creates energy – and pays you to ride?
CS Monitor

Budget impasse threatens public works projects, Lockyer warns
Sacramento Bee

Budget mess makes California vulnerable to crippling credit downgrade, official warns
Los Angeles Time

Bus stops in need of digital switch & info

California bill takes 710 extension underground
Land Line

California lawmakers target city, county funds to close budget gap
Sacramento Bee

Cancel That! Accelerated Rail Projects just a Hypothetical

Coalition for Clean Air Takes a Look at Your Commute
LA Streetsblog

Downtown L.A. Streetcar Public Open House

Extensive bus, light-rail cuts coming to VTA
Mercury News

Feds post proposed rules on positive train controls
The Transit Wire

How to increase your state’s chances of getting federal HSR money (Illinois knows)
Trains for America

Julius Shulman dies at 98; celebrated photographer of Modernist architecture
Los Angeles Times

Metro: Fast-tracked Rail Lines Chosen at Random
LA Curbed

MTA finds support still strong for Measure R in survey - Although the voters asked favored the sales-tax measure that took effect July 1, they say that the transportation authority's projects are moving too slowly
Los Angeles Times

Poll shows support still strong for Measure R sales tax hike
Los Angeles Times

Potholes would thrive under new budget plan
Capitol Weekly

Riders Can Use Google to Ride Metro
Eastside Sun

SMART to Use Heavier Rail Cars
SF Streetsblog

States clamor for high-speed rail stimulus funds as applications pour into DC
Transportation for America

Streetsblog Interview: The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition
LA Streetsblog

Transit Man

TriMet's open source heaven: The 5 best transit-rider apps