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12/14/2011

Gold Line Bridge, Alameda Street, Westside Bike Projects, MAP-21, HSR Hearing, Gas Tax & More

Agenda 21 And Other Wacky Theories ("Anti-smart growth ideologues have never shied away from half-truths and dubious arguments, but recent references to Agenda 21, Portland, Detroit, and Denver are unusually strange.")
New Urban Network

Alameda Street Train Tracks Being Removed ("The effort is on to remove all remaining track on Alameda between First and Seventh streets.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Building A Better Gas Tax: How To Fix One Of State Government's Least Sustainable Revenue Sources (24p. PDF)
Institute On Taxation And Economic Policy
Executive Summary
Press Release

California DUI Deaths Drop To Record Low: California Also Marks The Biggest Single-Year Decline In DUI Deaths In 14 Years. Officials Credit Safety Campaigns
Los Angeles Times

Cellphone Use While Driving Can Kill, NTSB Says, Urging Full Ban
Los Angeles Times

A Closer Look At The Senate's MAP-21: State Of Good Repair
Transportation For America

Federal Transportation Bill Could Mean Big Changes For Freight -- Or Not
Mobilizing The Region

Fitch Affirms Alameda Corridor Transportation Auth, CA's Ratings At "A/BBB+"; Outlook Stable
MarketWatch

FTA: Metro Deficient In Five Of 12 Civil Rights Categories
StreetsBlog LA

Gold Line Basket Bridge Getting Its Weave On In Arcadia
Curbed LA

High Speed Rail Route, Business Plan, Deserve A Chance
StreetsBlog LA

House To Hold Hearing On "Skyrocketing" Cost Of California High-Speed Rail ("The California railway proposal has received more money from the Obama administration than any other project, making it a prime target for GOP critics.")
The Hill

How The Tea Party Is Upending Urban Planning
The Atlantic: Cities

L.A.'s Bike Lane Blues ("After a few blocks of riding, that bright green starts to dim, with sometimes huge splotches chipped off and eaten away, revealing the black pavement and gray concrete beneath. And that’s after a second coat of paint had been added. In a month.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Los Angeles Schools To Sue California Over Bus Cut
Sacramento Bee

McCaskill-Collins: Tax Cuts With A Side Of Infrastructure, But Hold The Transit
StreetsBlog DC

Metro Chastised For Poor Civil Rights Practices
LA Weekly

No Accountability For State DOTs On Highway Projects
StreetsBlog DC

Opinion: Gold Line Transports Gold To Region ("The current construction project is expected to generate nearly 7,000 new jobs (2,600 in construction) and $1 billion in economic output for the region during its four-year construction period.")
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Reclaiming The Interstates From Ike
California Planning & Development Report

Regional Planning Is The New City Planning
GOOD

Revenue For Road Repairs: Raise It Or Reform It -- Is It Time For States To Rethink The Gas Tax?
Governing

San Francisco Finds Performance Parking Less Responsive Than Expected
Greater Greater Washington

Senate Banking Committee To Vote On Transit Section Of Transpo Bill Friday
StreetsBlog DC

Senators To Committee: Protect Transit Benefits Before It's Too Late
StreetsBlog DC

Silver Lake "Road Diet" Would Trim Traffic Lanes Instead Of Carbs
Eastsider LA

Suspicious Package At Union Station Prompts Evacuation
Los Angeles Times

UCLA, Stan And Ollie: Hardy Advocacy Of A Transit Laurel For The Blue And Gold
CityWatch

US Congress Eyes Freight Mobility Fund: New Initiative Proposes To Fund Freight Projects By A New Tax On Users
IFW

USDOT TIGER III Grant Awards Announced ("A number of TIGER III grant announcements are leaking out in advance of the official USDOT announcement.")
Transportation Issues Daily

Ventura's Cool Video Calling For More Bicycle And Pedestrian Funding
StreetsBlog LA

Video Calls Out L.A. Light Rail Trains For High Costs, Energy Consumption & Slow Speeds
LAist

We Are The 25%: Looking At Street Area Percentages And Surface Parking
Old Urbanist

Westside COG Considers Biking Projects: Representatives From The Westside cities Council of Government Met Monday To Discuss Regional Transportation Planning ("Beverly Hills, Culver City, West Hollywood and Santa Monica as well as Westside portions of Los Angeles and unincorporated Los Angeles County.")
Beverly Hills Patch

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