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10/05/2012

DASH, Metrolink, Clean Transit, LA's Livable Communities, CicLAvia, Van Nuys Blvd & More

5 Reasons Germans Ride 5 Times More Mass Transit Than Americans
The Atlantic: Cities
Demand For Public Transport In Germany And The USA: An Analysis Of Rider Characteristics (27p. PDF)
Transport Reviews

12th National Light Rail Conference: Sustaining The Metropolis -- LRT & Streetcars For Super Cities (November 11-13 : Salt Lake City)
APTA

The Average LA Worker Still Can't Actually Afford To Live In LA
Curbed LA
Building Livable Communities: Enhancing Economic Competitiveness In Los Angeles (24p. PDF : Policy recommendation #1: Invest in the Development of Livable Corridors Along Transit.  "Los Angeles County is at a crossroads in its regional development. In the wake of an extended recession and foreclosure crisis, an economic recovery is starting to take shape. Economic and construction activity is picking up, although slowly, and business investment is gaining traction. Concurrently, the public transportation sector -- backed by Measure R -- is making an unprecedented push to reshape transit infrastructure across the region. Over the next 30 years and potentially beyond, an estimated $40 billion or more of tax revenues will be committed to expanding and enhancing Los Angeles’ transit system.")
Los Angeles Business Council Institute

California Assemblyman Mike Davis Presented Rail Transportation Hearing
Eurweb

CicLAvia Not Just for Cyclists; Walkers Group Forms WalkLAvia
Blog Downtown

CicLAvia Road Closures Hit Downtown, Chinatown On Sunday, Oct. 7
LA Weekly

Councilman Tony Cardenas Proposes Free Evening Street Parking On Van Nuys Boulevard
Los Angeles Daily News

Extend Your Hours Of Cyclo-Topia: Start CicLAvia In South L.A.
StreetsBlog LA

Governor Signs Bill To Extend Sales Tax For L.A. Transportation Projects
Marina Del Rey Patch

Governor Vetoes Cell Service Shutdown Bill ("The new legislation was a response to the Bay Area Rapid Transit Agency (BART) taking its mobile service offline during public protests in August 2011.")
Mass Transit

Hollywood Stops Added To DASH Bus Real-Time Info ("The service allows riders to check the location of their bus and expected arrival times.")
Hollywood Patch

In Debate On Domestic Policy, No Talk Of Cities
New York Times

Mayors Voices: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ("Los Angeles: home of the freeway and land of the Range Rover. But look a little closer, and you’ll quickly see that LA is undergoing a transit revolution that’s fundamentally changing how we connect our communities. We’re laying the foundation to get Angelenos out of their cars, into public transportation and onto green space.")
National Geographic News Watch

Metrolink Unveils New Safety System
Camarillo Acorn

OCTA To Present Bus Information
Orange County Register

Opponents Request Building Freeze On High-Speed Rail: Injunction Would Stop Work On Merced-Fresno Route
Merced Sun-Star

Orange County Transpo Authority Vies To Be Regional Rail Manager
StreetsBlog LA

Secretary LaHood Announces $59.3 Million For Clean, Energy-Efficient Transit Projects Across The U.S.
Mass Transit

Targeting Our Efforts To Reduce National Oil Consumption, Part Two
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Transportation Sector Adds 17,000 Jobs In September
The Hill

Turning Around The Transportation Culture At A School
StreetsBlog Network

U.S. DOT's Website Gets A Big Tune-Up
Government Technology
U.S. DOT Website

Yes, This Ad Is Offensive. But Free Speech Rides Public Transit, Too ("Government entities in particular can’t censor someone just because his opinions are offensive to other people. And transit agencies are a form of government, too. For decades, they have landed in court again and again parsing variations on this question.")
The Atlantic: Cities


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