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Transportation Headlines for Wednesday April 28, 2010

Amtrak Runs Its First Biodiesel Train

BTS To Track Freight-Rail Yields As Transportation Indicator
Progressive Railroading

Community Transportation Expo
(Long Beach, CA : May 23-28, 2010)
Community Transportation Association Of America
Conference Brochure (12p. PDF)

Developers Ride Culver City Line: Projects Now On Track Near Future Train Station
Los Angeles Business Journal

Do-It-Yourself Maps Of Real-Time Information
Human Transit

Expo Update: Farmdale Station, Color Code Issue
Curbed LA

Go Play On The Freeway!: Cap Park Proposals And A Look Back At The Highway Relationship To Park Planning In Los Angeles
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Los Angeles Is Still The Nation's Smoggiest City: The Metropolitan Area Averages More Than 140 Days A Year With Dangerous Ozone
Los Angeles Times

Railroad Study Assails Positive Train Control
Journal Of Commerce

Truth About The "Trip Down Market Street" Video On YouTube
(the story behind the viral streetcar video that has been viewed 1.1 million times, filmed just days before much of San Francisco was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire)
Market Street Railway

Unlocking Gridlock (First in a three-part series titled Transportation Reboot: Restarting America's Most Essential Operating System, report explores what is changing in America and the impact of those changes on the demand for new transportation capacity)
Key Findings
Full-Text Report (48p. PDF)

U.S. PIRG Slams American Transportation Priorities As Roads Fall Apart
Transport Politic

US Railroads, Customers In Dispute Over Economic Benefits Of Safety Upgrades
Dow Jones Newswire

Villaraigosa's Parking Garage Revenue Plan Called Unrealistic By Budget Committee Members
Los Angeles Times