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Transportation Headlines for Tuesday August 11, 2009

30 Congressmen Propose Oil Futures Tax to Pay for Transportation
LA Streetsblog

511 Transit Named One of 10 Great Government Web Sites
PR Newswire

Bus ridership drops 20 percent after fare increase, service cuts - OCTA board member John Moorlach questions whether bus service is even necessary
Orange County Register

California's average pump price jumps above $3 a gallon - The cost climbs 14.4 cents over the last week to a new high for the year of $3.040. Analysts expect some relief from rising prices after Labor Day
Los Angeles Times

City pursues ownership of Lincoln Boulevard
Santa Monica Daily Press

Gas prices jump 15 cents in 2 weeks
CNN Money

Green Scheme: Paris's Electric Car Sharing Plan - New Scheme May See Thousands of Electric Cars Made Available to Rent in Paris
ABC News

Left Hand Knows Not What the Right Hand is Doing! Metro Planning Part 1

Light Rail could cause complications for circulation
Santa Monica Daily Press

Magnetic Slot Cars Could Solve Our Transportation Woes

New Contactless Light Rail Power System

New FTA Project Rating Method Could Boost Federal Funding for Multi-Modal Projects

Peculiar Federalism of Transit Safety: No National Standards Exist
LA Streetsblog

Santa Clara Co.: Vta Accelerates Fare Increase To October From January 2010

Senator Boxer Gets $13.2 Million for California Transportation and Infrastructure
Pacific Progressive

Stimulus, Bond Funds Send High-Speed Rail On Its Way - TRANSPORTATION: Sacramento to San Diego Line to Ease Load Off Urban Transit Arteries
San Diego Business Journal

Survey puts Glendale, Los Angeles at bottom of 'best driver' rankings
Los Angeles Times