Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 10, 2010

AAA Looking For The Really, Really Bad Drivers To Watch “Worst Driver”
Daily Record

Best Google Street View Shots: What’s The Most Picturesque Street In The US?
Huffington Post

Buena Park's HSR Concerns
California High Speed Rail Blog

Cities Not On Track With Calif High-Speed Rail
Associated Press

Downtown Streetcar Non-Profit Readying To Rally The Public

Fight Brewing Between Council And Mayor Over Street Furniture Funds
StreetsBlog LA

The Human Body As A Subway Map
Information Aesthetics

Job Outlook For Los Angeles Expected To Improve, Survey Says
Los Angeles Times

"Let's Move" Toward A National Model Of Active Community Design
The City Fix

Making Tracks To East L.A.: Community’s Tourism Campaign Leverages New Metro Line Stop
Los Angeles Business Journal

Metrolink Weighs Cutting Train Service To Ventura County
Ventura County Star

Miami-Dade Makes Launching A Contactless Fare Collection System Easy: Miami’s New Smart Card-Based Transit System Rolls Out In Record Time
Contactless News

Next Week’s L.A. StreetSummit: Workshops And Pre-Registration
StreetsBlog LA

Opinion: Slug On The Tracks (the best application for high-speed rail funds would be to upgrade the D.C. to Boston, 150 mph Acela line to true, high-speed rail status and used as a showcase for American rail technology)
New York Times

Opinion: Why The Anti-Urban Bias? (Harvard economics professor argues that the United States has a long, pervasive pattern of anti-urban behavior that needs to change)
Boston Globe

The Road to America's Economic Recovery Starts In L.A. (due to Measure R)
Washington Post

Santa Monicans Spend $8,000 Each Year On Transportation
Santa Monica Daily Press

Seeking A Future For A Symbol Of A Grander Past (Detroit’s Michigan Central Station hasn’t seen a train in more than 20 years, and the once-stunning building is becoming a symbol of a dying American city - includes photo slideshow)
New York Times

Transit Funding Disaster: A Hard Look At What Happens When Money Is Tight
Environmental Defense Fund Way2Go Blog

U.S. Transit Trips Hit 10.2 Billion In 2009, With Light Rail Up In Nine Cities
StreetsBlog DC

Using Social Media To Fix Transit That Fails
StreetsBlog LA