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Transportation Headlines for Monday July 20, 2009

E-220 High Desert Corridor
High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority
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15 most sustainable U.S. cities (LA is 13th!)

And Now A Tutorial On How To "Hack" Yourself To A Metro TAP Card Without Really Trying (Or Ending Up Getting One)
LA MetBlogs

Cargo shipments in LA, Long Beach continue to decline
Press Telegram

City to Host Informational Workshop about New 757 NoHo Express Transit Route
Santa Clarita Valley News Center

City Council Greenlights Alternate Plan for Rail Yard
Santa Monica Surf/Lookout News

Dozens injured in Muni Metro crash
San Francisco Chronicle

Find ways to keep the desert air clean
The Desert Sun

EXCLUSIVE: Siemens risks losses due to Iran ties
Washington Times

High-speed rail grants draw 278 pre-applications from 40 states
USDOT Fastlane

Hydrogen-fuelled bus launched in São Paulo
Business Mirror

L.A. roadblocks: Caltrans addresses N. 110 exit to N. 5 bottleneck with dynamic smart-stud systems

LAX parking lot is airline workers' home away from home Buffeted by their industry's turbulence, airline employees save money by living part time in a motor home colony at LAX
Los Angeles Times

Making Buses Cool Again
Climate Progress

Metro Goldline Foothill Extension
NorthEast Pasadena

MTA takes issue with potential contractor's ties with Iran - Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a vice chairman of the board, and another member are concerned that Siemens Corp. helped provide technology to monitor calls in Iran
Los Angeles Times

Now is the perfect time to build a railroad
California High Speed Rail Blog

Oberstar Says 'Second Stimulus' Should Be Highway Bill
Journal of Commerce

Press Release from Authority: Duarte Mayor John Fasana Joins Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority Board
I Will Ride

Randal O'Toole: The Man, The Contrarian

San Diego putting the brakes on pedicabs
Los Angeles Times

Schwarzenegger orders 15% cut in state's vehicle fleet - The governor's action follows a critical audit revealing that possibly thousands of workers are given government cars to take home at night without justification
Los Angeles Times

Security officer shot at San Diego light-rail platform
Los Angeles Times

Siemens MTA Contract / Urgent Action Required
Corruption on Earth

Train's horn has locals sounding off - Sprinter about to get 4th set since last year
San Diego Union Tribune

Tweet! Tweet! O.C. bus agency on Twitter
OC Register

Two light-rail trains crash in San Francisco, injuring 44 - Both trains were full when the crash occurred near the West Portal shopping district. Three people were seriously injured and no deaths have been reported
Los Angeles Times