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Transportation Headlines for Monday September 14, 2009

1 Year After Devastating Crash, Is Metrolink Safe? Metrolink Dedicates Plaque To 25 Killed In Nation's 2nd Deadliest Train Accident - Rail Officials Say They Haven't Reached Their Safety Goals
CBS News

APTA Unveils Advertising Campaign at Capitol Hill Metro Stations
Passenger Transport

Ceremonies commemorate Metrolink crash victims - A memorial service at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth, near where 25 people were killed and 135 were injured, is among several marking the one-year anniversary of the tragedy
Los Angeles Times

Cities, state team up for 57/60 freeway fix
Whittier Daily News

Crenshaw Corridor LRT Alternative Operating Plan

Department of Energy Gets Basic Math Wrong in its Rail Analysis
LA Streetsblog

Did a California rail PR deal go too far? Though now derailed, the $9-million PR contract involving two former Schwarzenegger officials raises questions about cronyism
Los Angeles Times

DOT Expands Funding For Studies on U.S. Maglev Corridors
Transport Politic

Driver’s Seat - Art Leahy, the son of streetcar operators, has gone from working a bus route to running the MTA
Los Angeles Business Journal

Editorial: Is public transit poised for a comeback?
Sacramento Bee

Fall brings gridlock on area freeways
Whittier Daily News

Finances and Transit: Report
Passenger Transport

Gasoline prices in L.A. County reach yearly high
Daily News

GIS is the big winner in push for open government
The Transit Wire

Glitches and finishing touches on Gold Line extension to East L.A. Paint on concrete at certain spots contained a compound that conducted electricity, causing false signals and forcing removal. But with 99% of construction done, the line could open in November
Los Angeles Times

Irvine Station set to get direct-route buses to LAX - Los Angeles World Airports, Irvine City Council expect to begin program by mid-November
OC Metro

Is Enough Being Done to Stop the Assault on Bus Operators?
Metro Magazine

L.A. Then & Now - Parking lot pioneer lured drivers with 5-cent spots. It was a slow start for Andrew Pansini -- taking in just $15 in the first six months. But 'automania' put his services in demand and pushed him to perfect the car-parking business
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink is still far from completing 3 major safety recommendations - The rail agency has made progress since the fatal Chatsworth crash a year ago, experts say, but it still needs to undertake management and performance assessments, as well as finish a strategic plan
Los Angeles Times

Memorial marks Metrolink crash anniversary
ABC News

NABI marks delivery, production milestones
Metro Magazine

New Transportation Group Coming to L.A. Help Us Pick a Name and Win Membership for Life
LA Streetsblog

N.Y. MTA unveils colorful subway station artwork
Metro Magazine

OCTA Meetings About More Transit Cuts
Pacific Progressive

Port Considers New Intermodal Facility
Grunion Gazette

Privatized Rail Transportation for Denver Now Leaving the Station - All On Board!?

Progress seen in train safety efforts, but there's more left to be done
Press Enterprise

Rancho council wants to move on 241 extension - Local officials say it's necessary; one public speaker says it's 'illegal.'
Orange County Register

Recovery Act Funds Benefit Transit Construction
Passenger Transport

Road to Bus Lanes on Wilshire Is Long, Winding, Rutted
Curbed LA

Scoping out a wider 405: Transportation agencies seek public comments
Seal Beach Daily

SF Bay ferry services live on Google Transit

The BRU Model
Riding in Riverside

TRB Report: Increased Density Could Lead to Better Livability
Passenger Transport

Truckers' unionization battle is loaded with controversy
Daily Breeze

UCLA Speaker Series to discuss how local transportation policy can affect climate change
LA Subway Blog

U.S. Should Reward Governments for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Passenger Transport

White House Tells Senate: Grants No Substitute For Infrastructure Bank

Whittier-area cities concerned about impact of high-speed rail
Whittier Daily News