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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday August 26, 2009

Bus riders can speak out on line changes
Press Telegram

California applies for $1.1 billion in HSR stimulus funds
California High Speed Rail Blog

Cell phone alerts: A digital divide?
The Transit Wire

Firms Racing to End Texting and Driving
Wall Street Journal

Going On in Government
Riding in Riverside

Gold Line authorities to host seminar on potential opportunities for local businesses
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Gold Line bridge designer hopes to link San Gabriel Valley traditions with modern design
Pasadena Star News

Google maps makes inroads into live traffic data market; Adds live traffic conditions data for arterial roads
Transport Gooru

Grim forecast for L.A. and Long Beach ports - The busiest U.S. seaport complex won't fully recover from the economic downturn until 2013, a report says. Imports at both facilities fell in July from a year earlier
Los Angeles Times

Guest blogger: Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez introduces readers to the FHWA
USDOT Fastlane

Highway stimulus: Just a 'down payment' - The Recovery Act's funding for highway projects won't make enough of an impact on jobs and necessary infrastructure projects. Much more is still needed

LA County untangles traffic snarls with M2M
Telephony Online

L.A., SoCal street traffic now visible on Google Maps
Los Angeles Times

LA to Vegas high-seepd rail is good for travel -- and the economy
Daily News

Momentum Builds for CA High Speed Rail
LA Streetsblog

Mount Wilson Toll Road Officially Reopens

Santa Ana planning $600 million in transportation projects - The city envisions streetcars zipping from a new train station toward an entirely new road -- all of it up and running within 10 years
Orange County Register

Sao Paulo Tries New Station Seats… for the Obese
Transport Politic

SCV moves toward high-tech transit - City officials aim to make system simple and easy to use for local residents, commuters
Santa Clarita Signal

Siemens and Deutsche Plan US High-Speed Rail Offensive - German engineering giant Siemens and national railway operator Deutsche Bahn are making plans to penetrate the US rail market. They hope to benefit from President Obama's promised $8 billion in investments in the country's high-speed railway infrastructure