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Transportation Headlines for Friday September 25, 2009

AASHTO officials concerned rescission repeal wasn't in highway extension
The Trucker

Agency applies for funding for high-speed train
Daily Bulletin

Agreement gives proposed NFL stadium in Industry a boost
Los Angeles Times

Big Blue Bus’ new maintenance facility: An eco-building missing bike racks
Green LA Girl

Black employees accuse LADOT of neglecting Black community needs
Los Angeles Wave

Bruins for Traffic Relief LA County Fair Transit-Oriented Adventure
LA Subway Blog

California getting five sites for charging electric cars
USA Today

Case for Open MTA Data: Transparency, Savings, and Easier Riding

Controversial rail contract approved by MTA board; Italian firm pledges to build plant in downtown L.A.
Los Angeles Times

El Monte acquires transit village property; fraud investigation continues
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Everyone gets a say in bus stop design - Create your own or vote on favorite in 'crowd sourcing' test
Deseret News

Feds Weigh Cell Phone Ban For Bus, Truck Drivers

Foothill Transit Redesigns Web Site Showcasing Powerful New Google Transit Tool
Mass Transit

Gas Tax Showdown Imperils Highway Bill Extension
Journal of Commerce

Go Metro and Save at the Feast of San Gennaro
Mid Valley News

If You Think Traffic's Bad Now … The Los Angeles Waterworks District 29, Malibu, has scheduled the Topanga Forks/Topanga Oaks Water Main Replacement to begin next month through October 2010
Topanga Messenger

Italian firm awarded MTA contract pledges to build new L.A. rail manufacturing plant with union labor
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach played a major role in aviation history
Press Telegram

Los Angeles World Airports Approves New Compressed Natural Gas Fuel Station at LA/Ontario International Airport

MTA awards rail contract to Italian firm - AnsaldoBreda agrees to build 100 additional light-rail cars. The company will construct a manufacturing plant in L.A. The mayor says the plant will attract clean-tech firms to the area
Los Angeles Times

NYTimes: Guns on Amtrak? No thanks.
Trains for America

Oberstar: let’s not drag SAFETEA-LU on forever
Land Line

Please Sir, May We Have Some More Subways?
Curbed LA

Public Agencies Getting Social Media
Mile by Mile

Record-breaking season for Marina del Rey WaterBus
The Argonaut

San Bernardino high-speed bus route plans approved
Press Telegram

Torrance Blvd. Paving Project Went Smoothly, and Under Budget
California Chronicle

Two rail projects to get federal funding consideration, Gold Line left out
Pasadena Star News

Transportation Departments Burn Rubber on Twitter
Government Technology