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12/13/2012

"tExpo Line Corridor," MAP-21, BH Tunneling, iPhone & Google Maps, Vine Street, LGB & More

Analysis Of Managed Lanes On Freeway Facilities (159p. PDF web-only document)
Transportation Research Board National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Board Of Education Approves Two-Month Extension Of Agreement With $15K Per Month D.C. Lobbyist Firm (p.4 of PDF : "The Board of Education unanimously approved extending its agreement with Venable, the Washington, D.C. based lobbying firm contracted to fight tunneling under Beverly High, by two months Tuesday night.")
Beverly Hills Courier

Bridging The Fiscal Cliff ("Declining federal expenditures will hit transportation spending hard. How should states and cities keep up their investments?")
The Transport Politic

Bus Company Leader Named Minn. Transportation Head
Minnesota Public Radio News

California Bullet Train Heading For Political Collision On Funding ("Republicans retained control of the House in last month's elections, and the No. 3 figure in the GOP hierarchy -- Bakersfield Rep. Kevin McCarthy -- last week reiterated a House resolution declaring that no more federal money be allocated for the bullet train.")
Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/12/11/5045315/dan-walters-california-bullet.html#storylink=cpy
Sacramento Bee

Finally Getting Serious About Determining How Many People Bike And Walk
StreetsBlog DC

Gold Line Bridge Shows Off Its "Sensuous" Finished Form
Curbed LA

Google Maps Is Back ("Google just sent word that Google's hotly anticipated maps app for iOS is now available in the iTunes store. Oh, and it's got voice-guided turn-by-turn directions, among other features.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Here They Are: The Best And Worst American Transportation Projects
StreetsBlog DC
Smart Choices, Less Traffic: 50 Best And Worst Transportation Projects in The United States (38p. PDF)
Sierra Club

Hollywood's Southern Vine Street Could Become Peru Village
Curbed LA

LA Announces (t)Expo Line Corridor Along Expo Line ("Today Mayor Villaraigosa revealed to the world what the Los Angeles Mayor's Council on Innovation and Industry has been up to and it is: the (t)expo Line, a "technology corridor" along the Expo light rail line.")
Curbed LA

London Buses To Offer NFC Contactless Payments ("Passengers on the city's 8,500 vehicles will be able to buy tickets by swiping a credit, debit or charge card by an NFC (near field communication) reader" beginning today)
BBC (U.K.)

Long Beach Airport's New Concourse Opens
Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times Really Doesn't Think Drivers Should Be Fined For Parking At Broken meters
StreetsBlog LA

Making The Most Of MAP-21: A Guide To The 2012 Federal Transportation Law -- And How To Use It For Positive Change In Your Community (110p. PDF)
Transportation For America
Handbook Summary Page

Muni Offers Free Passes To Low-Income Youth (audio)
KALW

Panic As SaMo Considers Halting Development Agreements
Curbed LA

Photographing The Dawn Of Amtrak ("In the summer of 1974, a young photographer named Charles O'Rear spent a month or so riding the young intercity train system named Amtrak. "I probably rode it 5,000 miles," says O'Rear, now 71. The project was one of many O'Rear did for Documerica, a program initiated in 1971 by the newly formed Environmental Protection Agency to document American life at the time, from people to wildlife to landscapes.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Shuster Names New GOP Members Of House Transportation Committee
The Hill

Sit In Public Art While Awaiting Muni
San Francisco Chronicle

Smartphone App Helps Drivers Find Available Parking Spaces In DTLA
Blog Downtown

Transit Agency Intergovernmental Agreements: Common Issues And Solutions (56p. PDF : "Explores transit-related issues that have the potential to require intensive and time-consuming negotiations related to the development of intergovernmental agreements (IOMs) and memoranda of understandings (MOUs).")
Transit Cooperative Research Program Legal Research Digest

What's The Public Looking For In The Union Station Master Plan?
Curbed LA

Whites Ride Transit Less Often Than Everyone Else (infographics for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Boston)
Transportation Nation


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