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
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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 […]
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Even When a Driver Intentionally Causes Mayhem, Media Call It an “Accident”

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The New York Police Department stopped using the term “accident” to refer to car collisions because it conveys the “connotation that there is no fault or liability.” In the press, however, “accident” remains standard practice, even when a driver rams another person on purpose. The Safe Roads Alliance, an organization that promotes safe driving, tracked down […]