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Transportation Headlines for Thursday September 24, 2009

Assemblyman Eng Urges Governor To Sign 710 Freeway Bill
California Business

BNSF Says California's Application for Stimulus Funds Will Help Improve the State's Freight Mobility and Economy

California to Ask for $4.5 Billion in High Speed Rail Stimulus Funds

Caltrans Awards $8.7 Million for Statewide Planning Grants to Improve Transportation in Local Communities

Charging-station network built along 101
San Francisco Chronicle

City bailout loan OK'd for South Lake Union streetcar
Seattle Times

DOT has taken steps--commits to more--toward helping solve energy challenges
USDOT Fastlane

Finally, a good reason to take the bus: BMW street furniture

FLASHBACK – LA Doesn’t Need Rapid Transit, So Says Paul Lynde
Hidden Los Angeles

Homeland Security Advisory System Increased to Orange for Mass Transit and Passenger Rail
Public Intelligence

House Passes 3-month Transportation Funding Extension----Action Moves to the Senate

Interfacing with the State and Local levels on transportation funding

Law Makers Huddle To Encourage Governor To Sign A Bill to kill a surface-road extension for the 710 Freeway

Long Beach, L.A. ports get grants to fight terrorism
Press Telegram

MTA chief urges new bids to build, refurbish rail cars
Los Angeles Times

MTA fare system runs into roadblocks - Amid delays and rising costs, streamlined pass program lacks oversight and a clear deadline, audit finds
Los Angeles Times

NTSB urges transit systems to address 'safety glitches'
USA Today

OCTA reveals March 2010 doomsday scenarios

OCTA unveils redesigned Website
Metro Magazine

Pasadena, South Pasadena back bill to eliminate 710 surface route
Pasadena Star News

Review of Mobility 21 Conference
LA Streetsblog

SCAG Boss Hasan Ikhrata Confesses To Sierra Madre City Council That He Runs A Rubberstamp Operation
Sierra Madre Tattler

Sierra Madre Won’t Pay SCAG Membership Dues
Sierra Madre Weekly

State to seek half of all federal stimulus money for high-speed rail
Press Enterprise

Think Tank Offers Six (6) Compelling Reasons To Avoid The Car-Free Lifestyle!

Topanga Canyon Speedway

Transportation Committee Terminates LADOT Taxi Study Contract
LA Streetsblog

Transportation Planning and Funding Under California Sustainable Communities Bill SB 375
Sunroom Desk

Transportation summit: Mobility 21
KPCC 89.3

Tunnel Connecting the 710 to the 210 Awaits Gov’s Signature - The bill has the backing of all the cities through which the long-stalled route would pass
NBC News

USA Today article cites new data showing drop in auto commuting
Transportation For America

Value of Research – Telling the R & T Story
Federal Highway Administration

What’s Up With MagLev? 6 Current Proposals To Build Floating Trains
The Infrastructurist

Why Californians are paying even more for gas
San Francisco Chronicle

Will California crack down on rail-yard pollution?
Los Angeles Times

Wilshire Bus Only Lanes: The Above-Ground Subway to the Sea
LA Subway Blog

Wilshire Bus-Only Lanes Moves Forward with Environmental Impact Report
Labor Community Strategy Center

Wooing Women to Transportation Planning