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11/14/2012

Gold Line Bridge, ExpressLanes, CAHSR, Parking & Solo Driving, LA Bikes & More

November 14: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A 1933 report proposes a  comprehensive rail rapid transit system for Los Angeles and even predicts the need for a San Fernando Valley rail transit line along the current Orange Line right-of-way)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

10 Strategies For Attracting Development Near Transit In A Slow Growth Market (20p. PDF : adapted from last year's report on TOD in San Francisco)
Citizens For Modern Transit (St. Louis)
10 Strategies For Attracting Investment Near Transit: Lessons Learned From The San Francisco Bay Area (20p. PDF)
ULI San Francisco

Arcadia Gold Line Bridge Construction Nears Completion
Pasadena Star-News
Basket Bridge Construction Video
Metro Gold Line Foothill Construction Authority

The Architectural Spectacle That Is Munich's Metro (photoessay)
The Atlantic: Cities

California Kicks Off Cap And Trade For Carbon Emissions ("After 2015, the law also will include transportation fuels, meaning that oil refineries will need permits to account for the emissions from all the vehicles in the state.")
Whittier Daily News

Can The Asian Example Save California High Speed Rail?
Asia Society

ExpressLanes Quietly Open On I-110, Media Finds "Grumbling"..But Not Hysteria
StreetsBlog LA

For Pedestrians, Cities Have Become The Wilderness
The Atlantic: Cities

How L.A.'s First Toll Road Could Help Reduce Traffic (video : interview with Metro's Executive Officer for Congestion Reduction Initiative Stephanie Wiggins)
KCET

L.A. To Consider Free Parking At Meters For Some Veterans
KCET

Metro Breaks Ground For Westside Subway Extension (video)
Culver City Patch

Mica Waiting For Leadership Election To Address Transportation Committee Chairmanship
The Hill

New Balance To Build Train Station As Part Of Its Boston Headquarters ("Another corporate sponsor is making a major investment in rail transit.")
StreetsBlog Network
New Balance To Build Commuter Rail Station As Part Of Boston Headquarters Expansion
Architect's Newspaper

Obama's New Cabinet Can Make The Trains Run On Time ("He can set the tone for his new term with changes in a less-likely place: the Department of Transportation. The current secretary, Ray LaHood, is probably stepping down in 2013, and Obama’s signature transportation policy, a national high-speed-rail network, is in disarray.")
Bloomberg

Opinion: From The Valley To Downtown -- By Bike
Los Angeles Times

Pondering The Transponder: Sell Your Soul, Pay The Toll
Blogging Los Angeles

Shoup: Free Parking To Blame For California's Solo Car Commuting Habit
StreetsBlog DC

SoCal Bullet Train Route: Skyscraper-Tall Viaducts, 500-Foot Deep Tunnels, One Of The Steepest Grades In The World
Curbed LA

South L.A. Neighborhood Bike Ambassadors Confer With Planners On Bike And Mobility Plans
StreetsBlog LA

Trains, Pains And Fallout From The Election
Los Angeles Downtown News

Transit As A City's Bloodstream: The Video
Human Transit

We Shouldn't Be Surprised That Most Transit Referendums Won
The Atlantic: Cities


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