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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday February 24, 2010

45 Years Ago: Council Committees Back Plan To Put Convention Center In Elysian Park
Blog Downtown

Aviation Data Suggests A Mixed-Bag Of Rail Riders
(To what extent will high-speed rail demand impact corridor air travel?)
New Republic
Related Report: Expect Delays - An Analysis Of Air Travel Trends In The United States (Brookings Institution)

Bill Would Raise Hands-Free, Texting Fines, Extend Bans To Bicyclists
Sacramento Bee

California's High Speed Rail Dream

Cities Shortening Yellow Traffic Lights For Deadly Profit: Some Cities Have Been Shortening Yellow Lights To Nab Drivers With A Ticket, But Studies Show That they’re Raking In the Bucks At The Expense Of Public Safety

Clock’s Ticking On Expo Phase II Lawsuit: Opponents Vow To Get It Filed By Next Week
LA StreetsBlog

Fate Of 6,000 Orange County Transit And Construction Jobs In Gov’s Hands
Pacific Progressive

GM Autoworker Commutes 1,000 Miles To Keep Job
(An eight-minute commute turns into 8 hours after the job he can’t afford to leave moves away)
Huffington Post

Google Transit Launches In Europe

House Lawmakers Hail Transportation Stimulus – But Add Three Caveats
DC StreetsBlog

It Takes A Bike: An Ex-Peace Corps Volunteer’s Bike Donation Program For Developing Countries Aims To Boost Local Economies
NYU LiveWire

James Corner And Santa Monica Are Made For Each Other
(New project brings together transit, contemporary architecture and design, open space, housing and pedestrian amenities)
Los Angeles Times

LA Mayor Villaraigosa Asks Congress For Bridge Loan To Build "Subway To The Sea"
Southern California Public Radio

New Searchable Tool: Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Performance Measurement Knowledgebase
U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration Emergency Transportation Operations

One Year Later, The Verdict Is In: Stimulus Is Working
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Passenger Rail Initiative Could Give Boost To Freight: In Addition To Saving Fuel And Cutting Emissions, Proposed High-speed Rail Network Would Free Up More Track For Freight
DC Velocity

Preparing For 2014-15 “Oil Crunch” Forecast By UK Industry Group

Transit Officials Talk Plans For San Bernardino Hub
San Bernardino Sun

U.S. Chamber Launches First-Ever Project To Measure Transport Performance: Study By Nation’s Biggest Business Trade Group To Quantify Performance Of Nation’s Infrastructure And Analyze Impact On U.S. Economy
DC Velocity

Vroom! It's Time To Talk Speed Limit Increases At City Council
LA StreetsBlog

Want To Foster Walking, Biking And Transit? You Need Good Parking Policy
LA StreetsBlog
Full-Text Report: U.S. Parking Policies: An Overview Of Management Strategies
(86p. PDF)