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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 7, 2010

America's Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities
(Ratings are based on support of a vibrant and diverse bike culture. Los Angeles is not in the Top 50)

Boosting Property Values Near BRT
The City Fix

The Consequences Of HSR Misinformation
California High Speed Rail Blog

Crosswalks, Parking, And Other Suggestions For Blue Line Slauson Station
Curbed LA

Funds In Danger For $202 Million Rail Project
(Railroad and local transportation officials have less than two days to save Colton Crossing train overpass, but have not announced any breakthroughs and remain guarded regarding if an acceptable deal can be reached)
Riverside Press-Enterprise

L.A. Mayor Calls For Temporary Shutdowns Of Some Agencies: Villaraigosa, Battling With The City Council Over A Growing Fiscal Crisis, Seeks To Slash City Services Starting Monday
Los Angeles Times

Long Beach Signs On To Some Good Ideas
StreetsBlog LA

More Road Zombies Than Ever: 3.4 Million Americans Are Extreme Commuters

Now Hear This: Subway Service Announcements Are A Train Wreck, Survey Finds
New York Daily News

Our Transit Advocate's Take: Is Metro Ready For "30 In 10?"
(roundup of responses to the question of whether Metro is up to the task of completing projects on a compressed timeline)
StreetsBlog LA

Parking And Neighborhoods Should Be Focus Of TOD Revamps
Urban Land Institute Ground Floor Blog

Pedestrian Deaths By Train Remain Steady
USA Today

Streetcar Ad Hits The Streets
Blog Downtown

Traffic Reduced in Santa Clarita, Thanks To Cross Valley Connector

Urban Biking's Next Generation: 5 Snazzy Innovations

Vancouver Becomes A Transit City For 17 Days

Way-To-Go Vancouver Olympics: Lessons For Transport Planners

Which Cities Save Commuters The Most With Public Transport?
Wall Street Journal
Public Transportation Takes Us There Savings Calculator