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7/13/2012

Subways, Bike/Ped, High-Speed Rail, Fuel Cells & More



July 13: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A major accident 99 years ago today garners a federal investigation and changes the nature of local streetcars)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

The 10 Best Songs About The Subway
The Atlantic: Cities

America And High-Speed Rail: The Progress So Far (Update on status of projects around the U.S.)
Next American City

The Awful Truth About The Transpo Bill's Bike/Ped Loophole

StreetsBlog DC

A Bicycle Mod That Lets You Ride The Streetcar Rails
The Atlantic Cities

California Bullet Train Gets Its Own Riding The Rails Folk Song
Curbed LA

California's High-Speed Rail System: What It Is And Why You Should Care
io9

Desperately Seeking Shade: How South L.A. Bus Riders Weather The Elements
StreetsBlog LA

Former California High-Speed Rail Authority Head Says Latest Plan "Not What I Fought For"
Sacramento Bee

FTA Fuel Cell Bus Program: Research Accomplishments Through 2011 (87p. PDF)
FTA Research Report

"Higher-Speed" Trains To Precede True High-Speed Rail In U.S.
Philly.com

Implementation And Outcomes Of Fare-Free Transit Systems (105p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Incident Management And Access For Managed Lanes (webinar : July 17 : Part of the "Overcoming The Challenges Of Congestion Pricing Webinar Series")
National Highway Institute

LA County Struggling To Fix Transit Line Flaw
Sacramento Bee

LADOT's FY11-12: A Banner Year For Bikeways
StreetsBlog LA

New York MTA Announces Smartphone-Based Ticketing Trails Aboard Metro-North Railroad ("While the grand experiment is currently closed to the public, it's said that railroad workers will use their Android, BlackBerry and iPhone handsets to purchase rail tickets, which may then be validated directly from their smartphone. During the trial, the new system will be compared to the current purchasing scheme that combines both ticket machines and on-board purchases.")
Endgadget

Once Again: Trains Should Go Where The People Are
California High Speed Rail Blog

Peeking Behind The Curtain Of Big Oil-Funded Agenda 21 Conspiracy Mongers
StreetsBlog DC

Report: Long Beach, Los Angeles Jobs Are Near Transit, But Connections Are Slow
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Robbed Of The Thrill Of The Road ("Once, driving was a pleasure. But spending a large portion of the day on the 405 Freeway is too much of a good thing.")
Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica Changes Parking Rates At Beach And Shopping Areas ("The aim is to ease the burden on congested downtown lots and structures by encouraging long-term parkers to use spaces in the Civic Center and main library garages.")
Los Angeles Times

UCLA Study Of Japan's Bullet Train Raises Questions About California Project ("A UCLA analysis of Japan's Shinkansen bullet train and its impact on the growth of cities along its route calls into question claims by state officials that California's high-speed rail project will create up to 400,000 jobs.")
Los Angeles Times

What Amtrak High-Speed Rail Trains Will Look Like In 2040
Transportation Nation

What Should Become Of Route 66?
The Atlantic: Cities


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