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Transportation Headlines for Friday July 24, 2009

10 & 110 Freeways to get Express Toll Lanes in 2010

ARTIC designs unveiled
California High Speed Rail Blog

ATA to Congress: Fuel Tax is Most Effective Way to Fund Infrastructure
PR Newswire

Big Blue busing it
Santa Monica Daily Press

Board Wrap: LRTP and AnsaldoBreda Votes and Fare Gate Installation Delayed
LA Streetsblog

City Council’s approval of feasibility study could give green light to Green Line station near LAX
The Argonaut

Cleaner Amtrak locomotives on track for California
Central Valley Business Times

County Supervisors Rip Light Rail Company a New One
NBC News

Cuts to Dial-A-Ride service for seniors, disabled proposed
Press Enterprise

Dems. in Senate Pushing Transit Into Climate Change
LA Streetsblog

DOT chief 'deeply concerned' about dangers of cell-phone use while driving - Statement comes in response to release of previously withheld documents on cell phone use and highway deaths
Computer World

Green Line - LAX extension: City Council pays Park N' Ride; puts down a parking lot

House Okays Additional $4 Billion for High-Speed Rail - Budget provision, if approved by Senate, will increase federal allocations for rail to $12 billion in this year alone
Transport Politic

Hundreds of California Cities Plan to Sue State Over Budget Solution

In Which The TAP Card Saga I Previously Ranted About Comes To A Successful (If Ultimately Doomed) Conclusion

Late night for lawmakers over state budget - Legislators approve several bills aimed at closing California's budget deficit but much work remains
Los Angeles Times

LAX passenger traffic drops for 15th straight month
Daily Breeze

Metro Approves High Speed Rail to Anaheim, Could Open in 2018

MTA Board approves toll rates for 10, 110 freeways
Pasadena Star News

MTA board delays decision on Gold Line extension
Pasadena Star News

MTA changes course, opening carpool lanes to solo drivers -- for a fee. Tolls will range from 25 cents to $1.40 a mile -- depending on traffic -- on the 10 and 110 freeways. The change is due in late 2010 or early 2011
Los Angeles Times

MTA Communication Off the Tracks
City Watch

MTA delays decision on Italian rail-car maker; 'despicable' lobbying alleged
Los Angeles Times

MTA's rail-car dilemma - Given the current contractor's past performance, the MTA should open bidding for its new light-rail cars
Los Angeles Times

Obama Admin Declines to Consider New Funding for Transportation
DC Streetsblog

On track: LA Metro Supports High-Speed Trains
Business Wire

Rep. Oberstar on the transportation bill and reform
PBS/Blueprint America

SB 375: Good Models or Good Planners?
Moving Slower

Submit Your Photo of Public Transit
Planet Save

TAP Up and Be Counted
The Bus Bench

Transportation: 10 Staffers to Know - Driving Transportation Policy Into the Future
Roll Call

Transportation Bill Not Likely to Pass Soon
Wall Street Journal