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1/03/2011

2010 Year In Review, Prospects For 30/10 In 2011, Century City Subway Stop, Alameda Corridor Debt, L.A.'s Stimulus Lag & More

2011: The Year In Transit
MetroRider LA

After Two Years Of Democratic Control In Washington, A Transportation Roundup
Transport Politic

Arroyo Seco Parkway Marks Its 70th Anniversary
(photo courtesy Metro Transportation Library & Archive)
Southern California Public Radio

Best Of 2010: New Transit Systems
The City Fix

Best Of 2010: Tech Innovations For Transit
The City Fix

The Beverly Hills Freeway (Part of a series titled "Unbuilt Highways")
Slate

Blue Line Keeps Grim Distinction
Los Angeles Daily News

Can Trains, Subways Be Protected From Terrorists?
USA Today

Cash-Strapped California Increasing Traffic Fines Again
Los Angeles Times

Central Valley Farmers Take Issue With Proposed High-Speed Rail Route
Los Angeles Times

CTA Train Tracker Arriving In Early January
Chicago Now

Expo Line Wish List For 2011: A Bridge Over Sepulveda
Curbed LA

Former Supervisor Burke Appointed To State Transportation Commission
Daily Breeze

Jerry Brown, Urban Hipster And Trend Setter?
(California's Governor-elect Jerry Brown will be living part-time in the first modern mixed use project in Sacramento. Jerry's new neighborhood has a WalkScore of 95 and is walkable to the Capitol building)
California Planning & Development Report

L.A. Lags Behind Other Big Cities On Spending Of Federal Stimulus Funds: Layoffs In City Hall, Worker Furloughs And The Slow Pace of Bureaucracy Have Meant That About 25% Of The $630 Million Received From the Obama Administration For Job Creation Has Been Spent
Los Angeles Times

Light Rail Transforming Cities, Guiding Development
("It's hard to find a city in America that isn't planning, proposing, studying or actually building a light rail system...there are 35 light rail systems operating in the U.S. today. At least 13 metro areas are currently building others. Many more are being planned.")
NPR

Livable Streets People Of The Year
StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles Fuel Cell Truck Test Starts Early 2011
Hydrogen Journal

Los Angeles Needs A Game Plan: AEG's Plan For A New Football Stadium In Downtown Los Angeles Point To Bigger Problems: The City Follows, Not Leads, And Allows Developers To Shape Los Angeles One Mega-Project At A Time
Los Angeles Times

Mica is Against "Paving Over America," For "Cars In Shoulder Lanes"
StreetsBlog DC

Moody's Cuts Alameda Corridor Debt Rating Despite Strong Year
Los Angeles Times

New Building Tools Detect Varied Shades Of Green: Computer Models Take Into Account More Than Building Materials, Adding In The Effects Of Transportation, Other Indirect Emissions
Chicago Tribune

The (New) Social Network: A Look At Trucking's Unexpected Flirtation With Social Media
Truck News

Opinion: No Bond Guarantee From Rep. Mica
Wall Street Journal

Opinion: Optimism On Villaraigosa's 30/10 Initiative: Despite The Democrat's Losses In November, The Mayor's Proposal To Compress A 30-Year Public Transportation Expansion Into 10 Years Has Wide Endorsement
Los Angeles Times

Park, Art, Bathrooms: Plans To Dress Up The Fashion District
("They're asking for some public transportation other than buses...the Regional Connector would come close, but not actually land in the District; the streetcar would graze it.")
Curbed LA

Ports Of L.A. And Long Beach Are Surging Back: The Twin Ports Together Handled 20.3% More Cargo Boxes This Year Than In 2009 As Trade Began Recovering From The Global Recession
Los Angeles Times

Railroad Close Call Reporting System Wins Praise (The Federal Railroad Administration's Confidential Close Calls Reporting System, modeled on NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System, is still in a multi-year pilot phase)
Occupational Health & Safety

Rain, Snow And the Prospects For 30/10 In 2011
Huffington Post

Recent Research: Urban Congestion Trends, High-Speed Rail Lessons & Travel Assistance Device Deployment
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Residents Question Impact Of Transit-Oriented Development
Argonaut

Rough Ride For Century City Subway Stop: A Conflict Over The Location of The Line's Century City Stop Is Pitting Businesses And Property Owners Against Riders
Westwood-Century City Patch
Century City Subway Stop Requires Further Review: Nobody Knows How Much It Would Cost To Build A Stop Parallel To An Earthquake Fault Line. Let's Find Out
Westwood-Century City Patch

Schwarzenegger Names Key Transportation Appointments
Los Angeles Times

Streetsies 2010: It Was The Best Of Times
StreetsBlog LA
Streetsie 2010: It Was The Worst Of Times
StreetsBlog LA

Strong Support In CA Legislature For HSR
California High Speed Rail Blog

What About A Fly Away Bus In West Hollywood?
Pink Line

Year-End Awards: Streetcars, Parks, And Everyone's An Armchair Planner
Curbed LA