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Transportation Headlines for Tuesday March 16, 2010

After A Year, How Are [Department Of Homeland Security] And [Transportation Security Administration] Doing?
National Journal Transportation Blog

Angels Flight, The “Shortest Railroad In The World,” Reopens In Downtown L.A.
Los Angeles Times

Bay Area Officials Want Transit Funds Restored
San Francisco Chronicle

Bicycling And Walking In The United States: 2010 Benchmarking Report Quick Fact Sheet (2p. PDF)
Alliance For Biking & Walking

Blocking Bike Lanes With Cars Or Trash Cans Is Illegal

China To Bid On US High-Speed Rail Projects
Associated Press

The City As Platform

Cyclists Take On One Of L.A.’s Steepest Hills: At A Whopping 33% Incline, Fargo Street Is One Of The Sharpest Grades In L.A.
Los Angeles Times

From New York To Guangzhou: Lessons Learned From Congestion Pricing
The City Fix

The Good Haul: Freight Innovations For The 21st Century
Environmental Defense Fund Way2Go Blog
Full-Text Report (68p. PDF)

Housing + Transportation Affordability Index Methodology
Center For Neighborhood Technology & Center For Transit-Oriented Development

Ho-Hum Statistics Come Alive With Google Public Data Explorer (Google has launched a new experimental effort to visualize much of the public data it now searches and displays)
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Has Scored $591 Million In Stimulus Funds So Far

LaHood Reaches Out To Transit Industry, Lamenting “Lousy Economy”
StreetsBlog DC

Parsons Brinkerhoff Awarded US High-Speed Rail Contracts
International Construction

Planes, Trains, And Automobiles (Of The Future) (wearable motorcycles, NASA personal air vehicles, tubular rail, and space elevators)

Samples Will Mark Start Of Work On Metro Crenshaw Rail Line
Daily Breeze

State Transit Projects May Be U.S. Models (Measure R and 30/10 getting more attention outside of Los Angeles)
San Francisco Chronicle

A Time To Consider Local Fuel Fees (Could San Francisco become a model for transit financing?) New York Times

[Today] Is “L.A. Transportation Freedom” Day
CalPirg: How Long Must You Work To Cover Your Transportation Costs?

What’s A “Train Cycle” And How Does It Affect Me?