NEWS

Sunset Limited Line Survives Senate Vote
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2007/10/31/senate_votes_to_increase_funding_for_amtrak_service/

DOT’s administrator cautions L.A., Long Beach ports on changes
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2007/Oct07/102907/103007-01.htm

Diesel-fueled Trucks Drive Up Air Pollution Exposure For Commuters
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071030150952.htm

Big-rig crash kills 1, snarls the 405
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bigrig31oct31,1,1401548.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true

Morning Report: Two killed in crash on Highway 126
http://venturacountystar.com/news/2007/oct/31/morning-report-two-killed-crash-highway-126/

Funnies

Thanks to the SF Bay Guardian
http://www.sfbg.com/images_newsite/057-cover.web.jpg

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Today’s Clips

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NEWS Sunset Limited Line Survives Senate Votehttp://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2007/10/31/senate_votes_to_increase_funding_for_amtrak_service/ DOT’s administrator cautions L.A., Long Beach ports on changeshttp://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2007/Oct07/102907/103007-01.htm Diesel-fueled Trucks Drive Up Air Pollution Exposure For Commutershttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071030150952.htm Big-rig crash kills 1, snarls the 405http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bigrig31oct31,1,1401548.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true Morning Report: Two killed in crash on Highway 126http://venturacountystar.com/news/2007/oct/31/morning-report-two-killed-crash-highway-126/ Funnies Thanks to the SF Bay Guardianhttp://www.sfbg.com/images_newsite/057-cover.web.jpg

Reading the Newspapers So You Don’t Have To

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NewsPort group may cut out early shifthttp://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_7308263 Driver, 18, arrested in crash that kills 1 on 710 Freewayhttp://www.presstelegram.com/ci_7301669?source=most_viewed Bringing Back Broadway, Againhttp://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2007/10/29/news/news01.txtCalifornia on short end of federal spendinghttp://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_7308189 Man killed in crash at intersectionhttp://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2007/oct/29/man-killed-crash-intersection/ EditorialA Forward Thinking Transportation Solutionhttp://www.the-signal.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=51427&format=html

Today’s Clips

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News:Council OKs plan to ease Sepulveda tunnel traffichttp://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-reverse18oct18,1,6811219.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=7&cset=true Elevated extension of 57 Freeway is ‘feasible,’ report says (I missed this one yesterday)http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-me-octa16oct16,1,4270458.story?coll=la-news-environment&ctrack=8&cset=true Pulled over? Skip the line; cops have heard it all beforehttp://www.dailynews.com/transportation/ci_7208474 2 men plead not guilty in deadly road-rage crash in LAhttp://www.ocregister.com/news/barnes-ayon-arif-1896482-sister-three Jet vs. Vettehttp://www.grist.org/advice/ask/2007/10/17/index.html Editorials:Weiss helps reject free parking planhttp://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_7207760

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News:Council OKs plan to ease Sepulveda tunnel traffichttp://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-reverse18oct18,1,6811219.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=7&cset=true Elevated extension of 57 Freeway is ‘feasible,’ report says (I missed this one yesterday)http://www.latimes.com/news/science/environment/la-me-octa16oct16,1,4270458.story?coll=la-news-environment&ctrack=8&cset=true Pulled over? Skip the line; cops have heard it all beforehttp://www.dailynews.com/transportation/ci_7208474 2 men plead not guilty in deadly road-rage crash in LAhttp://www.ocregister.com/news/barnes-ayon-arif-1896482-sister-three Jet vs. Vettehttp://www.grist.org/advice/ask/2007/10/17/index.html Editorials:Weiss helps reject free parking planhttp://www.dailynews.com/editorial/ci_7207760

Declining Traffic: How Will It Affect U.S. Transportation?

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Several Streetsblog Network members, including the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia and Decatur Metro, have blogged about the latest numbers from traffic information firm INRIX, which show declining congestion in 2008 vs. 2007 in nearly every metro area surveyed (Baton Rouge, LA, bucks the trend; go figure). INRIX reports "peak hour congestion on the major roads […]