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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday March 24, 2010

Amtrak Seeks $446 Million To Replace Aging Rail Fleet
Business Week

Bids For Federal Streetcar Aid Top Available Money By Nearly Tenfold
StreetsBlog DC

Can Roads Control Your Driving? The Truth About Safety-Enhancing Road Design
Full-Text Report: Designing Roads That Guide Drivers To Choose Safer Speeds (115p. PDF)

Expo Station Coming To Farmdale And Exposition?
StreetsBlog LA

Gov Signs Transit Funding Bills, Money Coming For Local Operators
StreetsBlog SF

In Los Angeles, Freeway Cap Park Plans Move Forward
The Dirt, American Society Of Landscape Architects

Public Transportation In A Time Of Budget Cuts (audio : portion of a larger program)
KCRW Which Way L.A.?

Revisiting The Idea Of A Bicycle Tax
StreetsBlog Network

The Road To Hell (the poor condition of Los Angeles’ roads)

Routes To New Networks: A Guide To Social Media For The Public Transportation Industry (66p. PDF)
Florida Department Of Transportation

Say Goodbye To Traffic Gridlock, Ride A Bike (Bicycle Kitchen)

Smart Parking Policy Makes A Difference, Even In Livable Streets Utopias
StreetsBlog Network

Social Media Community Buzzing About Gautrain (South African train service inspires extraordinary Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and blog activity, including the nation’s largest tweetup to date)
Gautrain Kids’ Station (children’s webpages)
Gautrain My Train (youth webpages)

South Bay Cycling Group Wins County Grant To Map Bike Paths
Daily Breeze

Stimulus Funds Paying For Long Beach Street Repair
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Transit Operating Aid Bill Doesn’t Fly With Major D.C. Transit Group
StreetsBlog DC

U.N. Report: World’s Biggest Cities Merging Into “Mega-Regions” – Trend Toward “Endless Cities” Could Significantly Affect Population And Wealth In The Next 50 Years (“Cities like Los Angeles grew 45% in numbers between 1975-1990, but tripled their surface area in the same time”)
Guardian (London)

Utilizing Information Technology In Innovative Marketing Approaches For Public Transportation (40p. PDF)
Florida Department Of Transportation Research Center

While Feds Avoid Social Media, Their Agencies Log On