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4/11/2011

CicLAvia Recap, Expo Gets Rollin', High Desert Freeway, El Pasajero, Government Budget Shutdown/Compromise, National Library Week & More


All Aboard For A Trip Back In Time (Next weekend's Railroad Days, April 16-17, in San Bernardino)
San Bernardino Sun

Appeals Court Rules Against South Pasadena On 710 Freeway Funding, Further Legal Action Unlikely
Pasadena Star-News

Back To The Future: Metro To Drop Day Pass Prices Back To $5 In July
Southern California Public Radio

Buses Replace Red Cars To Long Beach, April 8, 1961
Los Angeles Times

CicLAvia: Thousands In L.A. Ditch Cars For Bicycles For The Day
Los Angeles Times

CicLAvia II: Bigger And Cooler Than Last Time
StreetsBlog LA

"Creating Our Own Story": How Metro Transportation Library & Archive Has Shared Collections And Information Since 1937

Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Expo Line Construction Will Disrupt Blue Line Service ("Service will be cut intermittently between the Washington and Seventh Street/Metro Center stations in downtown
Los Angeles from 8:30p.m. Friday through all Saturday until as late as mid-June.")
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Expo Line Trains Now Moving All By Themselves
Curbed LA

A Federal Funding Primer From Transportation For America
StreetsBlog LA

Gold Line Extension To Montclair And Beyond: Planning Workshops For Stations
Examiner

Government Shutdown Averted In Last-Minute Budget Deal, With Some Cuts To Transportation
Transportation For America

Government Shutdown Would Be A Punch In The Gut To Transit Agencies

StreetsBlog DC

High Desert Freeway May Finally Get Built Between Palmdale And Victorville

Beverly Hills Courier

How A Government Shutdown Would Affect Los Angeles (Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti explains)

KCET

How Smartphones Can Improve Public Transit

Wired

L.A. County Garbage Will Be Riding The Rails, But How Many Haulers Will Buy A Ticket?
Whittier Daily News

L.A.'s Transit Funding Remains Imperiled
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Life After The CRA: City Tries To Save $930 Million In Targeted Funds, And Prepares For A Future Without The Agency
Los Angeles Downtown News

Metro Launches Spanish Language Blog, El Pasajero

KCET

Midwest Competing With California For High-Speed Rail Funds
Los Angeles Times

MTA Tries To Reach Latino Riders With Spanish-Language Blog
Los Angeles Times

The New Congress Makes Its Claim On The Budget

Transport Politic

Opinion: HOT Lanes Are Not A Solution To Traffic Woes
USC Daily Trojan

Pico Rivera Backs Bills Seeking Changes To High Speed Rail Authority
Whittier Daily News

Proposed Downtown Stadium Could Require County As Well As City Approval: In A Political Twist Few Officials Appear To Have Anticipated, The Proposed Downtown National Football League Stadium Could Require An Approval From The Los Angeles County Board Of Supervisors, Not Just Officials At City Hall
Los Angeles Times

Recent Study Finds Alarming Asthma Rates Near Southern California Ports
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Shutdown Plans: Department Of Transportation Operations During A Lapse In Annual Appropriations Plans By Operating Administration

(How would the DOT function during a government shutdown? This 33p. document explains)

Washington Post

Silence Pleases As Quiet Cars Prove A Success On T Trains
Boston Globe

Sustainable Transport Symposium: European Cities Take The Spotlight

The City Fix

Tell Us your 4.10.2011 CicLAvia Stories!
CicLAvia

Topanga Man Charged In $7M Ponzi Scheme Targeting Retired Transit Employees ("which targeted retirees, many of whom had been employed as transit operators by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Transit And Rail Likely To Take A Hit In Budget Compromise
StreetsBlog Network

Using Ciclovia To Plan Your Streets

Project For Public Spaces


Video: Expo Line Is Powered On!
LAist

Whittier Reaffirms Support For Gold Line Extension
Los Angeles Wave

Wilshire Blvd. Near I-405 To Be Reduced By One Lane In Each Direction For One Year

UCLA Be A Green Commuter!