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Transportation Headlines for Monday May 10, 2010

Are Pedestrian Malls The Future Or The Relic Of Antiquated Thinking?
Next American City

Backroom Politics And The Expo Line
LA Observed

California Offiicials Debate Usng Traffic Cameras To Help Close The State Budget Deficit
Government Technology

CicLAvia Has 12 "Sadik-Khan" Type Projects For L.A.: What Are Yours?
StreetsBlog LA

City Planning's Opportunity To Re-Make Los Angeles' Streets
StreetsBlog LA

Coastal Shipping: A Potential Solution To The Challenges Of A Growing Freight Sector
Environmental Defense Fund Way2Go Blog

Congress Must Be Careful When Addressing Rail Policy
The Hill

Dreaming Of Downtown's Central Park: Another Go-Round In The Effort To Cap The 101 Freeway In The Civic Center
Los Angeles Downtown News

Dump The Pump Day Is June 17 (toolkit includes links to media advisory, suggested activities, fact sheets, proclamation for elected officials, proclamation for boards, logo)

Gas Prices Jump To Highest Level Since 2008

Getting To Disney On Taxpayer Dollars? L.A. Audit Says Transit Funding Should Be Re-Examined

Hey Westside, 20 Months Of Traffic Hell Begins Tonight

Historic Train Chugs Into San Bernardino
Riverside Press-Enterprise

How 30/10 Could Give Us A Reason To Give It Up For Goldman Sachs
Huffington Post

How Cul-De-Sacs Are Killing Your Community

James Rojas: The City As Play
Dr. Pop

L.A. May Stop Footing Bills For Sidewalk And Driveway Repairs
Los Angeles Times

Left-Turn Bus Accidents, Like Fatal One In Downtown Portland, Alarmingly Common Among Transit Agencies

Los Angeles Chinatown Then And Now
Los Angeles Times

New Numbers For Data-Hungry Straphangers
New York Times

Parking Enforcement: Still Violating Laws

Parking Rates Go Up, Cities Make Bucks
("Nobody likes paying for parking, but with city budgets tightening more municipalities are eying the parking meter as a source of new funds." Includes a look at successful peak-hour parking pricing programs in New York City)
American Public Media

Prime-Time Parking Rates Coming To Downtown L.A.
LA Observed

Reinventing The Public Meeting
(Videoconferencing could revolutionize the public meeting because the entire proceedings could be broken up and digitized, along with public comment submitted via video prior to decisions being made)
Next American City

Santa Barbara's First Annual Bicycle Fashion Show
Bike San Diego

To Serve Mobility Needs Of Older Americans, Public Transit To Need Additional $3.9 Billion Annually By 2030 According To New Study
Funding The Public Transportation Needs Of An Aging Population
(57p. PDF)

Train Buffs Celebrate National Train Day At LA's Union Station
Southern California Public Radio

Transit Cuts Announced: Among Them, Announcers
New York Times

U.S. DOT Proposes Giving Minority-Owned Firms Greater Shot At Contracts
StreetsBlog DC

Why We Pay To Use A Public Highway
Orange County Register

Will They Change Elections? Cyclists Form The League Of Bicycling Voters LA
League Of Bicycling Voters Los Angeles Website