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Transportation Headlines for Friday April 9, 2010

Advocacy And Endorsements, The Next Step For Bike Advocacy?
StreetsBlog LA

Amtrak On Pace To Break Annual Ridership Record
StreetsBlog DC

Backbone, 1977 Edition (Revisits the forgotten 1977 L.A. Bike Master Plan; includes map)
Bikeside LA

Bullet Train Authority To Look At Sharing Tracks
Orange County Register

Bullet Train Offiicals Agree To Take Second Look At Sharing L.A.-Anaheim Tracks
Los Angeles Times

Dream Commute: Private Solar Pods On Public Transport

Expo Station Site Begins Transformation (Santa Monica's 1947 Sears automotive building at 4th & Colorado undergoes demolition)
Santa Monica Daily Press

The Fare Evasion Fiasco: Why Spend $171 Million To Save $4.38 Million Annually? (Vancouver Translink)
Rail For The Valley

Future Of High-Speed Rail: Passenger Growth And Freight Challenges (video)
Trains For America

Local Transportation Projects Could Create 500,000 Jobs & $68.8 Billion, Study Finds

Making Streets For Walking: Dan Burden On Reforming Design Standards

Mass Transit Fantasyland
LA Observed

More Expo Line Canopies
Curbed LA

New Poll: 27% Of Public Would Cut Transit Aid, Versus 12% For Highways
StreetsBlog DC

No Way! Way. Portland Dethroned As America's Top Cycling City

San Francisco Moves Toward Demand-Based Parking Prices
Smart Growth Online

So You Say You Want A Revolution? Introducing The League Of Bicycling Voters LA ("Save the date - the politics of local cycling will change forever Saturday, May 15, on the UCLA campus.")
Biking In LA

Southeast-Area Cities Group Endorses Washington Boulevard Light-Rail Route
Whittier Daily News

State Seeks 1.5 Million Missing People In 2010 Census
(How many people live in California? The current count could be off by 1.5 million people, and a lot is riding on the results of the 2010 Census. Planners and state leaders discuss flaws in the Census and how they'll shape state policy)

Tomorrow's SO.CA.TA. Meeting: Ask Denny Zane Your 30 in 10 Questions
StreetsBlog LA