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10/02/2012

Crenshaw Line, Measure J, MAP-21, AEG, HSR, 710 & More

210 Bridge Falsework To Come Down, Up To 20 More Closures Planned ("After more than one year of intense activity, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority announced today that all structural work has been completed on the I-210 Gold Line Bridge.")
Sierra Madre News

As MAP-21 Takes Effect, Road Builders Vie For TIFIA Funds
StreetsBlog DC

Bang! Los Angeles Hits The AEG Iceberg
Los Angeles Downtown News

Brown Signs Measure J Bill To Extend Sales Tax For Transportation Projects
Beverly Hills Courier

CA High-Speed Rail Funding Gets Little Love At Candidate Forum
Sacramento Bee

Carmageddon II, Fun Times & Flawed Infrastructure Priorities
StreetsBlog LA

A Decade Of Progress At Southern California Ports
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Editorial: All On Board -- Port's Railyard Project Must Move Ahead For Better Air Quality And Less Traffic Congestion
Long Beach Press-Telegram

The End Of Car Ownership (In The Developed World, At Least)
The Atlantic: Cities

Equity Arguments Against Congestion Pricing Aren't Used Elsewhere
Road Pricing

First Look At This Weekend's CicLAvia Architecture Guide
Curbed LA

Governor Shocks Cyclists With "Give Me 3" Rejection, Appoves Bills Making Infrastructure Improvements Easier
StreetsBlog LA

Governor Signs Bill To Extend Sales Tax For L.A. Transportation Projects ("Los Angeles County voters will officially decide in November whether to extend from 30 to 60 years a half-cent sales tax that would accelerate public transportation projects across the region.")
Cerritos-Artesia Patch

Happy Anniversary, Weird Metro Building At Wilshire & La Brea
Curbed LA

Interview: Mitchell Silver, President, American Planning Association ("Our profession is uniquely tailored to deal with place and people where we can connect the systems and we can connect the environment. We help promote orderly change and growth over time. We can certainly collaborate with other professions but no one is really that involved in how all those different systems – infrastructure, water, buildings and facilities relate to one another and fit together. Planners maintain a community’s quality of life and manage growth and change.")
Urban Times

LA County To Get $546 Million Loan For Train Line ("Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood approved a $545.9 million loan for construction of the Crenshaw Corridor light-rail line.")
Orange County Register

L.A. Drivers Have High Rate Of Fatal Pedestrian, Cyclist Crashes
Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s "Carmageddon" Produced Dramatic, Instantaneous Air Quality Improvements
The Atlantic: Cities

LAX Sepulveda Tunnel Lanes To Close For Lighting Project
Daily Breeze

Once Again, Carmageddon II Was Practically A Non-Issue
The Atlantic: Cities

Remaking L.A. With A Groundbreaking New Idea For Public Transportation ("The initial concept, which we call NETWORK_LA Transit, remains a legitimate (although still speculative) response to the original challenge put forth by SCI-Arc, etc., for two important reasons. It does not require major infrastructure investment, which disrupts city life and runs the risk of being obsolete by the time it’s built. And it does not require that LA Metro purchase more public transit vehicles.")
Fast Company Exist
Los Angeles: A Nightmarish Fantasy That Refuses To Die
Human Transit

Ride-Sharing Services Grow Popular In Europe
New York Times

San Gabriel Valley COG Presents Transportation Forum ("The SGV Council of Governments meets Wednesday morning to discuss transportation issues and funding, including SR710. There will be time for public comments.")
Eagle Rock Patch

Sunday Stabbing On The Blue Line Spotlights Questions Of Safety On The Trains
StreetsBlog LA

There Is A Bicycle Economy, Two Cities Find
TreeHugger

Toll Lanes Coming Soon To 110 Freeway; First In LA County
Blog Downtown

TriMet To Pilot Mobile Ticketing System
The Transit Wire

Voters Must Say No To Measure J...And Here's Why
CityWatch


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