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Transportation Headlines for Monday October 26, 2009

10 Freeway widening project commences
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

100 car-free Angelenos - A new photo exhibit features 100 Angelenos living car-free -- and the clashing viewpoints they have on their auto-independent lifestyles
Mother Nature Network

Amtrak agrees to take controls of Metrolink trains - The tentative deal would replace a company whose employee was operating a train involved in a deadly crash last year
OC Register

Amtrak Raises Objections to Measure Allowing Guns on Trains
FOX News

APTA Primer On Transit Funding - The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, and Other Related Laws, FY 2004 Through FY 2009
American Public Transportation Association

Bike Lanes Create Jobs

California Employees Can Take Parking Space or Cash
Opposing Views

Ceiling Mounted Subway Maps

Congress reacts to Metro vote on priorities
KPCC 89.3

Editorial: Stadium gets a pass; why not others? State waives environmental mandates – but only for new digs for hoped-for NFL team
OC Register

Eyes on the Street: As City Changes Parking Meters, What Are You Seeing?
LA Streetsblog

FRA Releases Preliminary National Rail Plan
Passenger Transport

Honolulu awards light-rail system design-build contract to Kiewit Pacific
Progressive Railroading

Los Angeles Fights for Transportation Dollars
New American Media

Making tracks to L.A. for rail decision
Daily Bulletin

Meetings to discuss LA Westside subway stations
KPCC 89.3

Metro Finally Gets It Right (sort of)
Architects Newspaper

Methane Gas at Nearby Landfill Concerns Locals
Santa Monica Daily Press

Mexican megaport still going forward - Plans scaled back as trade diminished
San Diego Union Tribune

Mobility as a Basic Human Right

MTA green-lights app for subway funding
The 818 Now

Poll finds appetite for public transit downtown
LA Downtown News

Ports Drifting Further Apart - TRADE: Long Beach settles trucker suit as L.A. digs in
LA Business Journal

Price of gas up slightly to $3.02 a gallon
Daily News

Public Transit Return on Investment: Both Immediate and Long-Lasting
Passenger Transport

Railyard Expansion Could Drastically Reduce Pollution

REGION: NCTD leaders slam federal requirement
North County Times

Renewed Focus on Eastside Traffic

Safety Costs Chafe Railroads
Wall Street Journal

San Mateo County bus riders to get real-time arrival updates
Oakland Tribune

SCI-Arc to Leave Downtown... for the Beach?

Senate to Consider Six-Month Extension of SAFETEA-LU
Passenger Transport

Study Backs GPS Use for Harbor Trucks
Journal of Commerce

Transit board to hear public on bus cuts - Bus riders and others are invited to give input on Monday at OCTA's board meeting
OC Register

Transit Creates As Many Jobs As Roads — But it Could Do Even Better

Trolley Took Us There 10.23.09
Highland Park

Two for Los Angeles
The Transit Wire

UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy launches new website, publishes climate policy issue
Legal Planet

What Can Private Infrastructure Owners Teach The Public Sector?
National Journal/Transportation

What Was the Point of Yesterday’s Half Hour Filibuster from Gloria Molina?
LA Streetsblog

Working to Make the New Starts Process Easier to Navigate
Passenger Transport