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Transportation Headlines for Friday December 11, 2009

Arcadia Locks In Plans For Gold Line Arrival
Arcadia Weekly

Cell-Phone Ban For CTA Workers Leads To 11 Firings, Union Complaints Of Overreaching
Chicago Tribune

Coalition Fights To Allow Cellphone Use On Planes
USA Today

Federal Policy Is A Local Job
New Republic

Freeway Sign Update: Artist Richard Ankrom Gets Some Bad News on His “Guerrilla Public Service”
Franklin Avenue

Last Night’s Bike Meeting Highlights: Late Start, Unanswered Questions But Anti-Harassment Ordinance Moves On
LA StreetsBlog

Let There Be Light Rail...And It Was Good
NBC Los Angeles

Light Rail For Crenshaw Line, Reprieve For El Segundo
LA Curbed

Los Angeles Integrates Service On Two Busways, With Plans To Implement Congestion Pricing
Transport Politic

Metro Announces 24-Hour Train Service On New Year’s Eve

Metro Moves Forward On Harbor Subdivision, Crenshaw Corridor, Hybrid Alternative For Route 2 Terminus And Gating For The Eastside Extension
LA StreetsBlog

Metro To Study Extending Green Line As Far As Torrance

Metrolink Chief, Under Pressure Since Chatsworth Crash, Could Be Moved Aside
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink Emergency Drill Canceled
Ventura County Star

Metrolink May Cut Some Trains Amid Budget Shortfall
Los Angeles Times

MTA Approves $1.7-Billion Rail Line Along Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles Times

No Transportation Superprojects? No Problem

Obama Plans $50 Billion For Transport
Journal Of Commerce

Port Trucks With Cleaner Big Rigs On Order Can Keep Operating
Daily Breeze

Putting A Car-Driven Culture In Reverse
UCLA Today

Putting The Cart Before The Horse: Could A Transportation-Based Jobs Stimulus Stymie Infrastructure Reform?

So Long, Solari
(retiring the train station’s nostalgic “clackety-clack” schedule board)
New Haven (CT) Independent

Transportation: One Man's Train, Another Man's Pain

Transportation Worker Identification Credential: Progress Made In Enrolling Workers And Activating Credentials But Evaluation Plan Needed To Help Inform The Implementation Of Card Readers (81p. PDF)
Government Accountability Office

US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood At Brookings on Infrastructure
The City Fix

Walkscore Innovators Turn To Improving Public Transportation
Transportation For America
All US Transit Agencies Without Open Data (comprehensive list of 663 of 748 total without open data, including online petitions for each requesting access using standard format and license)
Transit App Gallery (currently 66 total apps using open data from 90 transit agencies)

WeHo Changes Crosswalk Policy
WeHo News

The Western High Speed Rail Alliance Announces Formation
PR Newswire

Who’s In Charge At The Transportation Security Administration? Nobody
ABC News