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Transportation Headlines for Monday September 28, 2009

Big plans under way for interstate
Santa Clarita Signal

Blue Bus Adds Service To Handle Student Ridership
Santa Monica Mirror

Blue-collar environmentalists rise up in Calif. - They fight heavy pollution from freight trains
Boston Globe

Bus-Only Lane will Turn Wilshire into Traffic Mess

Bus Stops Here - Sightseeing in Los Angeles by public transportation takes a little money and a lot of time
Wall Street Journal

Caltrans renters see hope in proposal to kill surface route for 710 extension
Pasadena Star News

City to Host Public Meetings for Draft Bicycle Plan

Coming Back With Crenshaw and Clean Tech

Controversial company wins new MTA rail car contract
Pasadena Star News

Dire forecast at Ontario airport
Press Enterprise

DOT Stimulus Spending Tops $3 Billion
Journal of Commerce

Draft of City's Master Plan Bike is Released, Awaiting Critique

Drivers Buffeted by Recession, ‘Commuter Pain’ Survey Shows
RIS Media

Dropping Usage At Ontario Threatens Service Level There: Report

Expanding the Google Transit Data Feed Specification to Support Operations and Planning
Research in Progress Database, Transportation Research Board

Federal Highway Administration Releases Congestion Pricing Primer
Northwest Hub

Foothill Transit wants out of TAP system
KPCC 89.3

HOK Los Angeles Designs Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus Facility

How IBM Plans to Use Technology to Cut Your Morning Commute

Industry official: US needs upgrade to intermodal 2.0
Today’s Trucking

In the driver's seat: Reporters get behind the wheel of an MTA bus
Pasadena Star News

LA Lagging in Federal Funds for New Transit

LAX Sees Busiest Month of 2009
Journal of Commerce

Metrolink system's toll: 244 - The regional rail agency is criticized for paying too little attention to safety -- including dangerous crossings -- on tracks it owns and uses
Los Angeles Times

Metro to Seek Federal Funding for Westside Subway & Regional Connector

Mixed Messages from HOK's Big Blue Bus Facility

MTA awards rail car contract
Daily News

MTS To Purchase 57 New Light Rail Vehicles - Transaction To Cost $205M; Vehicles To Be Delivered In 2011
10 News

New bus terminal in Corona will serve North Main Street station
Press Telegram

On roads, stimulus, USA Today misses a story worth telling
USDOT Fastlane

Public Transit: Why Can't L.A. Catch Up?
LA Weekly

Rail Car Approval Means Manufacturing Plant at Washington and Santa Fe

Rail groups push HSR, opposes gun provision
Metro Magazine

Rail runaround?
Press Enterprise

Rethinking Cities: Introduction

Safety Advocates file petition to curb cell use
Metro Magazine

Siemens Fills Russia’s Need for High-Speed Train
New York Times

Times' computer-assisted report traces danger across L.A.'s Metrolink system
Los Angeles Times

Transpo Committee Scolds GM, Terminates LADOT Taxi Study Contract

Utah Tackles Texting And Driving Problem Head-On

Wall Street Journal Visits L.A., Suffers
LA Weekly

Wilshire Bus Rapid Transit Project Proposal: Dedicated Curbside Bus Lanes
Brentwood Blogged

Would a rush-hour tax alleviate our worst traffic bottlenecks?
Smart Planet