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Transportation Headlines for Monday September 21, 2009

Bay Area may soon lead nation in carpool lanes open to solo drivers for a fee
Oakland Tribune

Bill For $50 Million Train-Safety Program Clears US Senate

California Unemployment Goes Up; Records Broken, Again

Electric Love Affair: Downey, Long Beach Pursue Tesla

Green Metropolis - Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, And Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability
Washington Post

Hoping for piece of $735M Gold Line pie
San Bernardino Sun

Human error. The problem with platform barriers
The Bus Bench

In hundreds of cities, parking spaces become parks

Is the Expo Line Making the Grade? (Part II)

L.A. jobless: 12.3%
L.A. Observed

Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

L.A.-Las Vegas train a good thing
Denver Post

Loco Motives - Two train proposals race to provide fast and cheap trips to Vegas—but one involves planes, politics and peril for the Mojave
Inland Empire Weekly

Metro Is Drilling On Wilshire Boulevard For The Westside Subway Extension
Santa Monica Mirror

Metrolink performance on key reform stuns Boxer - The senator is shocked that 87% of trains still have just one crew member in the cab a year after the Chatsworth crash
Los Angeles Times

Metro planner recognized as leading urban thinker

Metro Planning New Busway Stop to Unify Connections at Union Station

New Bus Service From North County To Chargers Game
CBS News

Pasadena freeway tunnel option up for discussion
Pasadena Star News

Port Asks For Community Feedback On Expansion Plan

Randal O'Toole Wants to Abolish the DOT

Residents Oppose Bus Route Changes
Grunion Gazette

Riverside schoolchildren learn about railroad crossing safety
Press Enterprise

Seattle transit expands smart card system
Metro Magazine

Senate Brandishes a Gun at Amtrak
New York Times

Short-Staffed Local Governments Struggle with Stimulus Grants
Government Technology

States offer instant traffic updates via Twitter, sending mixed message on texting and driving
Los Angeles Times

Streetscast: Bill Rosendahl on Transportation Issues Within His District
LA Streetsblog

Teaching the Art of Guerrilla Art
Fast Company

Yucaipa Transit Center on track to start construction soon
Press Enterprise