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Transportation Headlines for Monday April 5, 2010

101 Freeway Park Proposal Ramping Up: Federal Lawmaker Plays Up Plan
Los Angeles Business Journal

Americans Rebuild For "The New Urban Century"
("What's on the way out: sprawling interstates, suburban living, long car commutes. What's now in: light rail, green space and vibrant downtown districts")

Bullet Train Plan Under Fire From Local Officials: The State's Massive High-Speed Rail Project Could Save Up To $2 Billion - And Hundreds Of Homes - By Expanding And Sharing Existing Tracks Through The L.A.-O.C. Region, Local Transit Leaders Argue
Los Angeles Times

Expo Station Site Begins Transformation
Santa Monica Daily Press

Fail Rail! High-Speed Train Connecting Vegas To L.A. Comes Up 100 Miles Short
Fast Company

Finding An Appropriate Role For PPPs In The Infrastructure-Creation Process
Transport Politic

High Speed Train To Nowhere
("California is on track to devote several billion dollars to a high-speed rail system that will never be finished - because the requisite money never existed")
San Francisco Chronicle

Mass Transportation Security Mess: Report Details Chilling Inefficiencies - The Obama Administration Announces New Security Measures For Air Travel, But Trouble Rises At Ground Level
ABC News
Surface Transportation Security Priority Assessment
(30p. PDF, includes 20 recommendations for security measures)

Metro, It's Time For A Spanish Lesson
Straight Outta Suburbia / Salienda De Las Afueras
The Foreign Placename Problem In Transit Announcements
Human Transit

Metrolink Appoints New Leader: John E. Fenton Will Take Over April 16, 2010
Los Angeles Times

A New Look For Google Transit Maps
Google Lat Long Blog

Obscure Transportation Spending Watchdog To Have Meeting Monday (Independent Citizens' Advisory and Oversight Committee)
StreetsBlog LA

Pedestrian Plaza Envy: How To Make Los Angeles A Walker's Paradise
Green LA Girl

Potential Metrolink Service Cuts Scaled Back
Whittier Daily News

Private Funding And High Speed Rail
California High Speed Rail Blog

Regional Connector Meetings Ahead: Metro Planning Four Sessions To Cover Underground Alternative Starting April 9
Los Angeles Downtown News

Specifically Speaking: California's General Plans Get More Prescriptive
Architect's Newspaper

Stimulus Funding Will Help Widen The Ronald Reagan Freeway

Update On 110 Pasadena Freeway Construction
Eastsider LA

WeHo Wants Jetsons-Style Automated Parking Structure
Curbed LA

Whittier Pushes For Gold Line Route
Los Angeles Wave

Why Antonio Villaraigosa's 30/10 Plan Matters