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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 17, 2010

$70M Transit Breakthrough In Restoring Civil Rights Title VI
Labor/Community Strategy Center

Airport Transit Center Advances: Commissioners Move Measure Centralizing Transportation To Burbank Council
Glendale News Press

Among Large Cities, San Jose And D.C. Lead In Well-Being (8 out of 10 metro regions ranked "happiest" by new Gallup well-being index have transit networks)

Can Living Near A Train Station Save You From Disclosure? Mortgage Defaults Higher In Neighborhoods Dependent On Driving, Research Shows
Chicago Sun-Times

Catching A Bus? There’s An App For that
(Chicago’s CTA launches “Transit Genie” iPhone application)
Chicago Flame
Transit Genie

The Economic Potential Of Portland’s New Bike Plan
DC StreetsBlog

FTA Kills Plan To Use Stimulus Funds For Oakland Airport Connector: $70 Million Will Be Redistributed For Operating Funds At Cash-Strapped Local Agencies; Fate Of $422 Million More Also Committed To The Project Is Unclear
Transport Politic

Gas For $8.87 A Gallon? You've Got To Be Kidding
Pasadena Star-News

Is Bigger Better? "Monster" Trains Vs. Freight Trains: In January, Union Pacific Tested A 3.5-Mile Long "Monster" Train, Using Extra Locomotives To Distribute Power Efficiently - Just What Are Monster Trains, And How Are They Different From Conventional Long-Haul Freight Trains?
Popular Mechanics

L.A. City Council Approves Support For A $30 Million 2-Mile Beach Bike Path

Mass Transit Announces Top Tech Innovations
Mass Transit

Meters Made Better: Poles As Bike Racks
New York Post

The OC Register Trots Out An Oil Company Executive To Attack HSR
California High Speed Rail Blog

Pasadena To Unveil Master Bike Plan
Pasadena Star-News

Pico & Sepulveda Hot Again

Reader Response: Finding Extra Benefits To High-Speed Rail
Public CEO

Supervisors OK Grand Avenue Park Development
Los Angeles Daily News

This Electric Car Rides The Train (It is designed to be easily loaded on special rail transport cars for long trips)

Top Five Rude Behaviors Aboard Metro
Plus Metro

Transit, The Stimulus And Jobs In California: Three Times The Jobs At Half The Price
National Resources Defense Council Switchboard

What Do You Think Of Obama’s Transportation Budget Request? (panel of insiders discusses key issues)
National Journal Transportation Blog

What’s Wrong With America’s Ambivalence About Crumbling Infrastructure?
DC StreetsBlog