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Transportation Headlines for Friday September 4, 2009

Big Blue Bus uses more buses to accommodate back-to-school passengers
The Argonaut

Bus Riders Union gives failing grades to MTA
Los Angeles Independent

California bill advances to take 710 extension underground

California Edges Ahead In High-Speed-Train 'Race'

California rail PR deal delayed; firm with political ties in line
Sacramento Bee

Feds Still Forcing Transit Agencies to Bow to Private Charter Buses
LA Streetsblog

Gridlock and Growth: The Effect of Traffic Congestion on Regional Economic Performance
Reason Foundation

High-Speed Rail board delays P.R. contract decision
Capitol Alert

High-Speed Rail Skeptic Outlines Position

Higher Gas Tax, Road Mileage Charges Remain An Option -DOT Secretary

Inland Valley cities anticipate extension of Gold Line light rail to area
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

L.A. has worst traffic congestion in U.S.

LaHood: Mileage Charge, P3s, Expanded Tolling All Possible
Cascadia Prospectus

LA residents feel commuter pain the most

LAX ranked among nation’s best for on-time arrivals
The Argonaut

London Seeks to Reduce Congestion by Eliminating Traffic Lights
New York Times

Massive widening of I-215 gets green light
Press Enterprise

More People, Less Driving: The Imperative of Curbing Sprawl
LA Streetsblog

Neighbors complain of traffic near SMC
Santa Monica Daily Press

New Study on the Benefits of Density

Santa Monica City Council to consider new configuration for Exposition Light Rail facility
The Argonaut

Sepulveda Blvd. project to continue through September
The Argonaut

We’re Metro
Metro Interactive

Wilshire Bus-Only Lane Needs Full Environmental Review After All
LA Streetsblog