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Transportation Headlines for Friday February 5, 2010

330 Citations Handed Out To Drivers & Pedestrians In Blue Line Sting

Active Design Guidelines: A New Definition For Sustainable Cities
Urban Omnibus

An Analysis Of Transportation For America's Jobs Proposals
Economic Policy Institute

The Backbone Bikeway Network – Valley Edition
Jeremy Grant

Camera Plan To Catch Speeders Stalls In California
Sacramento Bee

Car-Sharing Membership Grew By 117% In North America Between 2007-2009
Full-Text Report

DOT Pushes Stimulus Payouts To $8.8 Billion
Journal of Commerce

Golden State Kicks In $20 Million For Hybrid Trucks And Buses
Fleet Owner

Highway Stimulus Inequities Shocking
(The USDOT has disclosed that of the $48 billion in federal stimulus funds committed for highway construction thus far, only 2% were committed to disadvantaged and minority contractors)
Transportation Equity Network

Journey To The Center Of Manhattan (photo slideshow from construction 100 feet below Grand Central Station in preparation for central hub in 2016)
WNYC Radio

L.A. County Red-Light Violation Fines Have Jumped 65% To $446, Times Review Finds
Los Angeles Times

More On The Ins And Outs Of New Starts Funding
LA Curbed

Next American Vanguard
(annual conference for the next generation of urban leaders)
Next American City
Next American Vanguard’s Next Acts (updates on previous vanguards)

Officials Approve Plans For Expo Line Route On Westside: Some Neighborhoods Disagree With Proposal And Want Parts Of The Route Underground
Los Angeles Times

Pasadena Comes Up With Plan To Keep Walkers, Bikers Safe
Pasadena Star-News

Portland Promotes Urban Cycling, But Costs Will Be High: The Eco-Conscious City Plans To Build More Than 680 Miles Of New Bikeways In The Coming Two Decades At A Cost Of $613 Million
Christian Science Monitor

Senate Dems To Call Up Jobs Bill Monday – With Transport Details TBA
DC StreetsBlog

States, Cities Target Handicap Parking Fraud
USA Today

Tour Of Restaurants Along Extended Gold Line

Transit Advertising And Transit Self-Esteem
Human Transit

Transport-Related Apps For Your Smartphone
The City Fix

Two Bike Stations To Open In California (Claremont and Covina Metrolink stations)
Bicycle Retailer And Industry News

Two Troubling Transportation Numbers For The Obama Administration
DC StreetsBlog

Updated STB Study: Railroads’ Rate Hikes Not A Market Power Play
Progressive Railroading

Wrap Up: Big Blue Bus Explains Proposed Fare Hikes, Presents Bus Stop Redevelopment At Annual Community Meeting; Bus riders Ask Amusing Questions
Be A Green Commuter