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7/09/2010

Blue Line At 20, HSR Shared Tracks, Broadway Streetcar, Making TOD A Reality & More

Blue Line At 20: Looking Back At Early Service Between Los Angeles And Long Beach (1902-1961)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Boyle Heights Farmers Market Debuts (Starts today and continues every Friday 3pm - 8pm, at Mariachi Plaza Metro Gold Line Station)
NBC Los Angeles
Boyle Heights Farmers Market On Facebook

Broadway Streetcar Loses Out On Federal Funding: Only Six Of 65 Applicants Get Money As Los Angeles Misses $25 Million Proposal
Los Angeles Downtown News

California High-Speed Rail Authority Okays Study Of Shared-Track Option On Los Angeles To Anaheim Run
PR Newswire

Car-Dependent States Hit Hardest By Obesity Epidemic
StreetsBlog DC

EPA Declares L.A. River "Traditional Navigable Waters"
Los Angeles Times

Feds Announce Winners Of $293 Million In Transit Grants
StreetsBlog DC
Complete Project List: Urban Circulator/Bus And Bus Livability Projects Descriptions
U.S. Federal Transit Administration

A Friendly Note From Me To Metro ("Three humble suggestions for things you can do with my extra 25 cents a ride.")
Blogging L.A.

Happy Endings: Judge Rules Traffic Calming Measures Put Back In Holmby-Westwood
StreetsBlog LA

High-Speed Rail Board Takes No Action On Ridership Issue
Voice Of OC

How Much New Vitality Would The Downtown Business Community Enjoy If Streetcars Started Running Again? (poll)
Los Angeles Business Journal

Mobile Apps Work To Make Walking Safer
The City Fix

Most Liveable City: Munich (video : "Munich is a place where wealth and prosperity are reinvested in transport, infrastructure and environmental initiatives.")
Monocle

New Clearinghouse Of Worldwide Transit Research
(Monash University, Victoria, Australia)
Transit Wire
World Transit Research Website

New Transit Solutions Promise Jobs Now, Livability Gains For Years To Come
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Now, System That Locates, Guides Drivers To Car Park Spaces
Sify News

Opinion: Keep Fighting To Stop 710 Tunnel
La Canada Valley Sun

Plan For Ads At Riverside County Train Stations On Track
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Santa Monica Likely To Vote On Increasing Sales Tax To 10.25%
LAist

Should Cities Be Run Like Software?
Infrastructurist

Sidestepping Voter Intent By Siphoning Off Gas Taxes?
Orange County Register

Streetcar Planned For Downtown Not Included In Latest Round Of Federal Funding
LAist

Transit-Oriented Development Doesn't Just Happen!
(A developer's perspective on what it takes to make TOD a reality at Urban Land Institute Los Angeles' recent TOD conference)
The Planning Report

Urban Circulator Grants Promise Better Rail And Bus Service To A Select Group Of Cities
Transport Politic

7/08/2010

Gold Line Funding, Westwood/UCLA Station, What CicLAvia Might Look Like, Fare Evaders, New SFV COG & More

Advice For Riding Transit At Night Alone
UCLA Be A Green Commuter!

Active Transportation, More Walking And Biking Can Help Us Confront Obesity
Transportation For America

Bikeability And The Twenty-Minute Neighborhood: How Infrastructure And Destinations Influence Bicycle Accessibility
(47p. PDF)
Portland State University Initiative For Bicycle & Pedestrian Innovation

Budget Plans Approved For Metro System With Westwood/UCLA Stop
UCLA Daily Bruin

Charlotte Does Light Rail Right
Grist

Facebook Page Allows Airing Of Grievances On Wilshire Bus Lane
Curbed LA
Brentwood Community Council Facebook Page

Freight Index Jumps 9.1 Percent In June
Journal Of Commerce

Gold Line Light Rail Extension Gets More Funding
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Lesson From Paris: Being Bicycle-Friendly Takes Much More Than Rentals
Blog Downtown

Light Rail For L.A.'s Westside
The City Fix

The National Bicycling And Walking Study: 15-Year Status Report
(24p. PDF)
U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration Pedestrian And Bicycle Information Center

A New Plan For High-Speed Rail: Require Freight Rail Carriers To Offer Passsenger Service Again
Baltimore Sun

New San Fernando Valley COG Enables Valley "Place"-Making
The Planning Report

Promising Practices And Solutions In Accessible Transportation: Online Conference On Accessible Transportation (August 2-5, 2010)
U.S. Transportation Research Board

Secret Stations And Boyhood Love On The Paris Metro
National Public Radio

Take That, Fare Evaders!
Plus Metro

U.S. Transit Capital Funding: A Big Picture?
Human Transit

Valley Council To Get Started
(San Fernando Valley Council of Governments to hold first meeting today)
Los Angeles Daily News

What CicLAvia Might Look Like: Scenes From "Oaklavia" And Other Car-Free Street Events
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Will HSR Become Just One Of Many Unfinished "Pilot Projects"?
California High Speed Rail Blog

7/07/2010

Revolutionizing The Bus, Expo Line TOD, Federal Transportation Tax, Retrofitting Suburbia, 1922 L.A. Traffic Relief & More

1922 Los Angeles: Unprecedented Growth, Congestion And A Plan For Relief
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

CalTrans Fail? (New signage announces 5-10-60 "Fyws")
Curbed LA

Council Set To Finalize LUCE (Santa Monica Land Use and Circulation Element)
Santa Monica Daily Press

Derided No More, Suburban Life Is Turning Serious
(Academia is slowly embracing suburban studies as a legitimate field of scholarly inquiry)
Associated Press

A Desire For More Streetcars: More Than Half A Century After The Streetcar's Heyday, This Transportation Mode Is Poised To Make A Comeback
Governing

Ellen Dunham-Jones: Retrofitting Suburbia (video : noted architect and Congress For New Urbanism Board Member discusses transforming "underperforming asphalt properties" into walkable, sustainable vital centers of community)
Ted: Ideas Worth Spreading

Flip Flop: Parts Of Orange County May Become L.A. County, And Vice Versa
LAist

Gas Taxes Give Us A Break At The Pump
USA Today

How Social Media Is Changing The Way Government Does Business
Mashable

In Westside Los Angeles, A Rail Line Stirs A Revival ("In addition to removing tens of thousands of cars from the road — 64,000 daily riders by 2030, according to transit authorities — the 15.6-mile Expo Line is expected to spawn a variety of mixed-use real estate projects, as some of the city’s previous rail lines have done.")
New York Times

Is This The Sustainable City Of The Future?
Guardian (London)

Keep The Traditional California Dream, Or Is It Time For A New Vision?
Fresno Bee

Potential Rail Car Cost-Saving Strategies Exist (41p. PDF)
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Public Works + Twitter = Cost-Cutting Info Sharing
LAist

Separation Of Vehicles: CMV-Only Lanes
(108p. PDF)
National Cooperative Freight Research Program

Slideshow: 12 Worst Government Websites (The list includes two federal transportation sites, as well as the City of Los Angeles)
Information Week

Subway On The Street: The [New York] MTA Has A Simple, Not Very Expensive Ticket For Improving How The City Gets Around - Revolutionize The Bus
New York Magazine

What Do Americans Think About Federal Transportation Tax Options? Results From A National Survey: Research Brief (2p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute
Full-Text Report (65p. PDF)

What's Alan Lowenthal's HSR Game?
California High Speed Rail Blog

Will New York's Bus Rapid Transit System Cause A Bus Revolution?
Infrastructurist

7/06/2010

Over The Grapevine, Shaping L.A., Dump The Pump Wrap-Up, Writing Congress About 30/10, Oldest Pullman Porter & More

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America's Veterans Need More And Better Transportation Options
Transportation For America

Are Blue Bikelanes Better Than Black?
Treehugger

Art Review: "Through The Grapevine" At The Center For Land Use Interpretation
("The stars of show are the three roadways: the Ridge Route from 1915, Highway 99 from 1933 and Interstate 5 from 1970.")
Los Angeles Times

BART Plan Exposes City's Challenges
Wall Street Journal

Bicycle Highways: Should Cities Build Specialized Roadways For Cyclists?
Slate

California Salivates As Obama Administration Offers $2.3 Billion For High-Speed Rail
San Mateo County Times

Car Ownership Or Ease Of Driving: Which Is the Real Challenge?
The City Fix

Dumping The Pump: U.S. Transit Agencies Respond (a representative round-up of creative activities during the 5th Annual Dump The Pump Day on June 17)
Passenger Transport

How The Media Gets High Speed Rail Wrong
California High Speed Rail Blog

Inland Empire Commuters Hit The Road: A Study Shows Riverside County Residents Are Trekking To LA And San Diego Because Jobs Close To Home Are Hard To Find
NBC Los Angeles

The Latest Employment Report: Construction Jobs Get Hammered
Infrastructurist

Live Tube Map Halted As TfL Hit By 50-Fold Growth In Web Calls: Temporary Halt Put On Newly Introduced API Feed As Implementations Catch The London Open Data Experiment Unprepared For Demand
Guardian (London)

Metro-FlickrLA: Pacific Electric Painted Metro Blue Line Train
MetroRider LA

Metro-FlickrLA: Wilshire-Western Station
MerroRider LA

NAVTEQ: A Growing Interest In Transit Data
GPS Business News

Oldest Living Pullman Porter Looks Back: Lee Wesley Gibson, 100, Began Working For Union Pacific In 1936
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Shaping The City Of L.A.-- With A New City Planning Director To Be Named Soon, It's Time To Streamline The Land Use Process And Make It Smarter And More Efficient -- For Los Angeles To Finally Take Charge Of Its Cityscape
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Time To Change The Map On High-Speed Rail?
San Jose Mercury News

Santa Monica Introduces "Sharrows" On 14th Street: "Sharrows," Or "Shared Lane Arrows," Are One Of The Elements Of A Larger Bike Plan That Santa Monica Is Developing
Los Angeles Times

Taiwan High-Speed Posts First Operating Profit
International Railway Journal

Technology Innovations Cut Costs, Boost Safety In Public Transportation; New Processes Add Visibility, Collision Warning, Antibacterial Support
Passenger Transport

Tube Line Sales Completed
Railway Gazette (U.K.)

US Bicycle Route System Begins Connecting America
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

USC Plans $900-Million Shopping And Residential Upgrade: Neighbors Are Divided On The Project, Which Would Replace University Village. Work Could Start In Two Years
Los Angeles Times

Washington Gets America's First Electric Highway
GOOD

What Does American Exceptionalism Mean For Livable Streets?
StreetsBlog DC

What Ever Happened To Public Transportation?
Huffington Post

Will High-Speed Rail Drive Business?
National Journal Transportation Blog

Working Families Brace For The Strain Of 20% Hike In Bus Fares
LA Beez

Writing Congress About LA's 30/10 Mass Transit And Jobs Initiative
Huffington Post