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Transportation Headlines for Friday February 26, 2010

70 Years Ago: Digging Completed For Figueroa’s First Street Cut
Blog Downtown

Approval Of Light Rail Concerns Neighbors
Santa Monica College Corsair

Decongesting Rail Traffic Is A Major Step To Raise Fuel Efficiency
New York Times

Driving Green: L.A. Flush With Freeway Cap Park Proposals (Putting roofs over sections of freeway and building a park on top? There are currently four cap parks in the works in Los Angeles)
Architects Newspaper

Eng Proposes Selling Caltrans Homes Along 710 Route
Pasadena Star-News

Fights On Public Transit: Oakland Bus Fracas Is Latest Flash Point (A fight aboard a city bus is latest incident to be captured on video and disseminated on YouTube, heightening concern about the safety of public transportation)
Christian Science Monitor

Flying Into The Future: New Zealand Company To Make Personal Jet Packs (reaching heights of up to 1.5 miles and 60 MPH)
Telegraph (U.K.)

HSR And Economic Expansion
California High Speed Rail Blog

HUD’s Shelley Poticha Discusses Sustainable Development (Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities director on land use, transit patterns, economic recovery, and a healthier built environment)

Mexico City Launches Ecobici Bike-Sharing Program
The City Fix

MTA Votes For Audit Of Agency's Legal Costs
Los Angeles Daily News

Obama’s Partnership For Sustainable Communities Will Put The Feds’ Weight Behind Smart Growth

OCTA Backs Off Same-Time Railroad Work, Mayor Says
Orange County Register

Op-Ed: Heavy Impact Of Light Rail – Metro’s Expo Line Plan Will Hurt Businesses And Neighborhoods In L.A.’s South-Central And Westside
Los Angeles Business Journal

Raise My Taxes, Please! Financing High Quality Public Transit Service Saves Me Money Overall

Ridley-Thomas: Expo Line Dooms South L.A. To Second Class Status
LA StreetsBlog

Senate Passes Jobs Bill With Transport Funds
Journal Of Commerce

Shadow Elite: If You Believe That, I’ve Got A Bridge To Sell You… (Facing enormous budget shortfalls, mayors and governors are increasingly turning to the sale of public assets, including in Los Angeles)
Huffington Post

State Departments Of Transportation Lead The Way Using New Media
(round up of state DOTs use of social media tools to reach the public)
State Department Of Transportation Twitter And Facebook Sites (list by state)

Transportation Chief Says Bikes, Buses Are Way To Go in D.C. (Talking in-depth with Gabe Klein, D.C.'s innovative, entrepreneurial, pro-bike and pro-transit director of transportation)
Washington Post

Transportation Panel Okays Increased Speed Limit On Riverside Drive

What The County Bike Plan Is And Is Not

Will Facebook Replace Traditional Government Web Sites? (“For a certain demographic, Facebook is the only way for entering into a conversation with the rest of the world.”)
Government Technology