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Transportation Headlines for Friday March 19, 2010

$45 Million For Maglev Shifted To Airport Road Project
Las Vegas Sun

Atlanta-Area Transit System 14 Days From Shutting Down, 2 Million Rides [Per Year] Disappearing (C-Tran, Clayton County Georgia’s bus system, is scheduled to shutdown entirely March 31)
Transportation For America

California Plans "Full Speed Ahead" On Build America Bond Sales
Business Week

A Complete Rethink: William Mitchell And The MIT Media Lab Take On One Of Urban America’s Hidden Foes: The Car

Editorial: 30/10 Does The Job - The Mayor's Innovative Plan To Complete Regional Transit Projects In Just 10 Years Is A Win-Win
Los Angeles Times

Exploring L.A.'s Railway Past In Perris (visit to and photo tour of Orange Empire Railway Museum)
Franklin Avenue

Feinstein Backs Villaraigosa Plan To Speed Transportation Projects
Los Angeles Times

Freeways Responsible For Emptying Out Cities (interview with author of recent study showing that for every significant freeway that gets built in a major city, population declines by about 18%)

Fun Times Ahead As Transportation Bill Takes Shape

Hayes Valley: A Former Freeway Turns Into A Farm

How To Find Out What Your City Will Get From Transportation Stimulus Funds
Los Angeles Times

Johannesburg Rolls Out New BRT Routes Against Odds
The City Fix

L.A. Streets Summit 2010: Biking, Walking And Beyond!
(Saturday, March 20 : L.A. Trade Tech College)
Occidental College Urban & Environmental Policy Institute

Mayor Talks Transit Projects, Future Of LA
(Villaraigosa speaking at the Urban Land Institute Los Angeles 10th Annual Urban Marketplace)
Globe St.

Metrolink May Cut Service To Camarillo
(as well as Oxnard and Ventura)
Camarillo Acorn

Once More: HSR Does Not Produce Sprawl
California High Speed Rail Blog

President Signs Jobs Bill, Extending Highway Trust Fund
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Public Surveying: The Quicksand Of Hypotheticals
Human Transit

RTA, Seeking Cash, Looks Into Ads On Its Web Site (its three service boards — Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace Suburban Bus — may follow suit)
Chicago Sun-Times

Sepulveda Boulevard Closures Expected To Worsen Westside Traffic Woes
Los Angeles Times

The Sprawling Effects Of High-Speed Rail
Transport Politic

The Still Beating Heart Of L.A. History (Downtown's El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historical Monument Is Much More Than A Cute Tourist Trap)
Los Angeles Times

Transportation Research Collaboration Pilot Website (to improve the collaborative capabilities offered to transportation researchers and other related stakeholders both inside and outside the DOT)
U.S. DOT Research And Innovative Technology Administration

Various Freeway On- And Off-Ramps To Be Closed For The L.A. Marathon