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Transportation Headlines for Thursday July 30, 2009

American Transport Policy, Stuck in Highway Mode
Transport Politic

Archeologists uncover two-century old artifacts near San Gabriel mission (ACE)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bay Area website among 10 best (511)
The Transit Wire

Bill Seeks to Ban Texting By Drivers
Washington Post

Bus Riders Union pressures Congress for Transit Funds
San Fernando Sun

Caltrans withholds contact data from city
La CaƱada Valley Sun

Concern about air pollution declines in California, poll finds - The percentage who think smog is a 'big problem' in their region drops sharply. Support for the state's greenhouse gas law also falls
Los Angeles Times

Cutting Transportation Emissions is "Critical" to Achieving Goals of House-passed Climate Bill, New Study Shows - Study is first-ever comprehensive analysis of transportation efficiency and its relationship to greenhouse gas reductions and consumer savings
Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental study reveals mission artifacts - Survey near San Gabriel Mission conducted for the Alameda Corridor project unearths pottery, brick and remains of livestock
Los Angeles Times

Envisioning the Inland Empire
Daily Transcript

Motorists prefer continuous-access carpool lanes
Inland News Today

Now That’s a Done Deal: Burbank Removes Street Parking for Road Expansion
LA Streetsblog

Scenes from the Los Angeles Streetcar meeting

Senate Panel Backs $1.2B for High Speed Rail, $1.4B Extra For Highways
DC Streetsblog

Transit Coalition Backs Cyclists Right to Rail Cars
LA Streetblog

Trip planning for travel by bicycle

US House could act on $5 bln highway extension