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Transportation Headlines for Friday February 19, 2010

America's High-Speed Rail Options Remain Strong
(88% of Americans are open to high-speed rail travel for long-distance travel)
PR Newswire

Bay Area's Oakland Airport Connector Project Loses More Federal Funding
(After losing $70 million in stimulus funds last week because it failed to satisfy the Federal Transit Administration's minority and equity standards for federal funding, BART lost another $25 million it was expecting from TIGER to secure further federal loans to build the nearly $500 million OAC)
DC StreetsBlog

Blog's Ambitious Goal Of Yelping LA's 17,000 Transit Stops
Curbed LA

Cell Phones In Public Transportation
Mass Transit

A Day After Their TIGER Win, Freight Railroads Carve Out More Turf
DC StreetsBlog

Editorial: Unsafe At Any Speed: Governor’s Freeway Advertising Plan Rightly Deserves To Crash And Burn
Los Angeles Daily News

Eyeing High-Speed Rail, Siemens Buys 20 Acres Next To Its California Rail Plant
San Francisco Examiner

How do Americans Get To Work? Transit Patterns In Major Cities
(infographic for eight major U.S. cities)

Lag In Intelligent Transportation Could Hurt Economy

Large Landslide Shuts Down Transitions Between 3 Freeways

Lower Speeds Means Safer Streets
Next American City

North America’s Newest And Largest Year-Round Service Opens In Mexico City
Bike-Sharing Blog

O.C. Seeking Solutions To 55 Freeway Gridlock
Los Angeles Times

Parking Bombs
(the urban destruction caused by parking)
The Overhead Wire

Positive Train Control: Strategies For A Smooth Deployment
(upcoming webinar)
Progressive Railroading

Railroads Have Until April 16 To Submit [Positive Train Control] Roll-Out Plans
Progressive Railroading

Ruins Of Electric Train Turned Into Terribly Cool Amusement Park
(Lima, Peru)

U.S. Needs Stronger Transit-Rail Cars After Crashes, Board Says
Business Week

Washington’s Investment In Faster Bus Service Should Be A National Model
Transport Politic