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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 19, 2009

Addendum to “The Case for a Wilshire/Crenshaw Station”

Benefit/Cost Analysis of Converting a Lane for Bus Rapid Transit
Transportation Research Board

Cameras aren’t going to make fewer people die
The Bus Bench

Crossing Consolidation Guidelines
Transportation Research Board

Designing and Managing Cross-Sector Collaboration: A Case Study in Reducing Traffic Congestion
IBM Business of Government

Google is Playing with Automated Tourism Maps

Interoperable Communications-Based Signaling as a Basis for Positive Train Control
Transportation Research Board

L.A. cabbies demand new rules in City Hall protest - Taxi drivers say that under the current system, most of them barely earn minimum wage, even after working up to 16 hours a day
Los Angeles Times

Latest in de-car-ing: From Little Tokyo to Reseda to Wilshire / Crenshaw

LAX signs first supply deal for synthetic diesel from Rentech

LAX will get new elevators, escalators, baggage systems with new bonds
Los Angeles Times

Next Push for Federal Transit Operation Funding! Take Action Now
Labor/Community Strategy Center/BRU

Public transportation stalled by US recession-study

Recovery Act creating transportation jobs; June data indicates progress
USDOT Fastlane

Santa Ana's Iteris, L.A. County Dept. of Public Works ink transportation deal - El Segundo Advanced Traveler Information Project will benefit all of Southern California, says Iteris
OC Metro

Santa Monica reduces speed limits on many streets
Los Angeles Times

Transit Cuts Report Underscores Cities’ Congressional Influence
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Volpe Center program fulfills mission: "Track every piece of metal and share it with the world"
USDOT Fastlane

When Santa Monica Takes Traffic Surveys, They Slow Streets Down
LA Streetsblog