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2/17/2012

AIA LA, Gas Prices, Amtrak, Bike Lanes, Subway Rats & More

Amtrak Rolls Into The Information Age (Wifi, apps, saying goodbye to ticket punchers, eliminated paperwork, and many more developments on the way as "Amtrak has reason to celebrate: In its 40th year, it’s enjoying the eighth new ridership record in nine years (30.2 million passengers for the 2011 fiscal year, ending in September).")
Smart Planet

Are Bicycle Lanes Really Green? Some City Residents See Read
Smart Planet

Bill Forces Decision On Pipeline, Expands Drilling To Pay For Transportation Projects
Washington Post

Boehner: "Fundamental Change" Means This Bill Stays In GOP Territory
Transportation Nation

Boxer Pessimistic On Senate Bill As Parliamentary Sabotage Rears Its Head
StreetsBlog DC

Brucker Calls For Metro's Response To Exponent Study (p.2)
Beverly Hills Weekly

Can Subways Ever Really Be Rat-Free?
The Atlantic: Cities

City Irks Residents By Removing Sidewalk Trees
Glendale News Press

Clearing It Up On Federal Transportation Expenditures ("The federal government has already devolved most of its transportation powers to local and state governments. And there is little evidence that further reducing the power of Washington will produce better transportation investments.")
The Transport Politic

DB Schenker Rail To Introduce "Carbon Free" Trains
Rail.co

Dianne Feinstein Decries Effort To Delay Train Safety Measure
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Get A Voice ("As AIA, Hosts Mayoral Forums, Will Wright Proposes A Deputy Mayor For Architecture And Urban Design" for Los Angeles)
Architect's Newspaper

Flashback: Ronald Reagan Touts Gas Tax Hike, Transit Funding As Job Creators
StreetsBlog DC

Future Federal Transportation Bills Locked In Partisan Gridlock
Public Radio International

Gas Prices Continue To Rise, Threatening Economic Recovery
California High Speed Rail Blog

House Republicans Mull Ways To Fund Public Transit
NPR

Mayor, Huizar Greet Eagle Rock Elementary Students In Chinatown ("The second-graders are the first students in L.A. to officially travel free on Metro buses and rail on a field trip.")
Eagle Rock Patch

OCTA Not On Board Yet With Agreement For High-Speed Rail
Voice Of OC

Opinion: Re-Imagining U.S. Infrastructure
Politico

Opinion: What's To Like About High-Speed Rail Reality?
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Red Car Remnants In Ballona Wetlands
Southern California Public Radio

SoCal Gas Prices Soar 5 Cents Overnight To $4 A Gallon
Los Angeles Daily News

Spending Won't Fix What Ails U.S. Infrastructure
Bloomberg

Streetfilms Q&A: Karyn Williams -- Enlightening Youth About Transportation
Streetfilms

Swift Transportation To Pay Port $4M In "Clean Trucks" Settlement
Daily Breeze

TIFIA Loan Demand "Overwhelming," LaHood Says
Progressive Railroading

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2/16/2012

Disney Recreates L.A., Metro & Field Trips, House & Senate Transpo Bills, HUD & Sustainability, "Regenerative" & More

Administration Defends Transportation Spending Plan
Los Angeles Times

AIA Sponsors Weekly Forums With Leading Candidates For Mayor ("The events promise to be one of the first chances each candidate has to outline a vision for how they want Los Angeles’ communities, developments and buildings [to] look in their Los Angeles.")
StreetsBlog LA

Boxer Sees "No Path Forward" On $109B Senate Transportation Bill ("It has been bogged down amendments.")
The Hill

A Brave And Better World: The iPad And The Future Of Planning ("John D. Landis gazes into the future and sees a bold new world in which Planners are replaced by a system of Internet-based applications that conduct analysis and interpretation more easily, quickly, cheaply, and reliably than humans.")
Planetizen

California Congressional Democrats Call For Funding HSR
California High Speed Rail Blog

Competition Requirements Of The Design/Build, Construction Manager At Risk, And Public-Private Partnership Contracts -- Seven Case Studies (56p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program Legal Research Digest

Congress Under Pressure To Produce A Transportation Bill
Washington Post

Destined To Fail: Rust Belt Cities Without Rail
Rust Wire

Economists, Experts Hopeful For L.A. County's Future
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Editorial: Driving A Debate On Mass Transit -- President's Budget Puts A Spotlight On Transportation
Los Angeles Daily News

Green Preservation And Transit Stations (free webinar : February 22 : "Explore how green building and historic preservation can work together in a transit station redevelopment project in your community. Three case studies will illustrate a blend of green building and historic preservation transit station projects")
Federal Transit Administration / Environmental Protection Agency

House Speaker John Boehner Will Delay Vote On House Transpo Bill
StreetsBlog DC

How Disney Imagineers Recreated '20s And '30s L.A. In 21st-Century Anaheim ("The last Pacific Electric red car rolled down the streets of Los Angeles in 1961, but vintage photos -- like those preserved at the Metro Transportation Library and Archive -- helped the Imagineers faithfully match the cars' paint scheme and design flourishes.")
LA as Subject via KCET

How Green Was My Bike Lane: A Model Of Unintended Consequences
KCET

H.R. 7: Is John Boehner Serious? ("Did he seriously think this proposal would pass? That he could pillage all the funding for transit, walking and biking, get approvals for oil and gas drilling on some of the nation’s most sensitive lands, and strike a blow to public pensions all in one fell swoop?")
StreetsBlog Network

HUD's New Sustainability Tool (" A sustainable community is an urban, rural, or suburban community that has a vibrant local economy, more housing and transportation choices, is closer to jobs, schools and shops, is more energy independent, and helps protect clean air and water.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Insourcing Infrastructure: A Local Transit Director's Plan To Bring Back Jobs
Huffington Post

John Boehner Punts Highway Bill Until After Recess
Politico

Joint Development Webinar Resource Materials Added To Resource Center
Reconnecting America

L.A. Air Pollution May Increase Risk Of Stroke
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa To Chair Democratic Convention
Los Angeles Times

LaHood Defends Spending War Savings On $476B Transportation Plan
StreetsBlog DC
GOP Questions Obama Proposal To Fund Transportation Projects With War Savings
The Hill

La Puente Approves $1.3 Million Wall Extension Along Valley Boulevard
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metro Offers Free Buses, Trains So School Kids Can Keep Up Field Trips
Los Angeles Times

Metro Unveils Free Field Trip Program
Annenberg TV News

Not Every City Can Be The "Most Bicycle Friendly" (While numerous cities are clamoring for this title, here are some other desirable monikers worth fighting for)
The Atlantic: Cities

Port Of LA Container Traffic Rises 5 Percent
Journal Of Commerce

Q & A With The California High-Speed Rail Authority
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Ride A Monorail Over The (Disney) Glendale-Hyperion Bridge (includes animated fly-through video of Disney's new California Adventure)
Curbed LA

Senate Debate Beginning; Amendment Tracker
Transportation For America

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Key Federal Support For Central Subway
California Newswire

Should We Shift From "Sustainable" To "Regenerative?" ("This is why I love term Regenerative. It forces us to think about the greater systems at play and how to actually make them better - not just less bad.")
Sustainable Cities Collective

Sometimes, Less Is More For Trip Planning Tools
Next American City

Speaker Refashions Transit Bill ("Despite their spin, it appears Republican leaders are starting to get nervous that they do not have the votes to pass this highly controversial bill, which should not surprise anyone, given no other surface transportation bill has generated near the controversy, rancor or partisanship in the 56-year history of the Interstate Highway System.")
Roll Call

Thirty-Two California Congressional Representatives Slam House Transportation Bill
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

UCLA School Of Public Health Gets $50-Million Gift ("It will also endow a chair in population health to look at the roles housing, education and transportation play in people's health.")
Los Angeles Times

Unreal Underground: The World's 10 Coolest Subway Systems (photo essay)
The Coolist

Vulcan Donates Archive Collection to Huntington Library (Vulcan...has provided rock, aggregates, asphalt and other materials to build California roads, bridges and other structures...some of the material date back as far as 1910.")
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Were Taxpayers Screwed By Gold Line's $24 Million Settlement?
Curbed LA

Which Is Easier: Driving In L.A. Or Passing A Highway Bill?
Los Angeles Times

Why Do Transit Planners Love Park-And-Rides?
Cap'n Transit Rides Again

With Gas Tax Money Vanishing, Transportation Bills Mum On What Comes Next
Huffington Post

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2/15/2012

Gold Line Deal, Purple Line, High Desert Corridor, Restored Streetcars, House Transpo Bill, HSR & More

February 15: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The Metro Blue Line reaches downtown and Cross Town Lines are taken over)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Analysis: Is The Gold Line Settlement A Good Deal For Taxpayers? ("The Gold Line Construction Authority settled a lawsuit to acquire land last week, paying four times what it is worth. Was that the only course of action left?")
Monrovia Patch

Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles Mayor, To Chair 2012 Democratic National Convention
Huffington Post

California's High-Speed Train May Be Blended ("California’s high-speed train system, if it’s built, might share tracks with slower conventional trains on the San Francisco Peninsula and in the Los Angeles area.")
Central Valley Business Times

Cardin-Cochran Amendment Would Boost Local Control Of Bike-Ped Funding
StreetsBlog DC

Community Policing Coming To BART: Officers Will Be More Visible On Trains, At Stations And In Parking Lots
Bay Citizen

Cracking Down On Parking Meter Cheaters ("They use disabled-driver placards that they don't deserve. But thanks to the LAPD and DOT, some of them get the hefty fines they really do deserve.")
Los Angeles Times

Distracted Driving Countermeasures For Commercial Vehicles (81p. PDF)
Commercial Bus And Truck Safety Synthesis Program

Does Government GIS Data Belong To The People? A California Court Case Showcases The Importance Of Public Access To Tax-Funded Databases
Cadalyst

DOT Head Ray LaHood Takes Another Whack At House Transportation Bill: It "Takes Us Back To The Horse And Buggy Era"
Transportation Nation

Downtown Streetcar Head Now Based In Portland
Los Angeles Downtown News

Facing Objections From Left And Right, Boehner Splits Up Transportation Bill
The Hill

Gold Line Backers Reach Accord With Monrovia Landowner ("The construction authority overseeing the rail project's extension from Pasadena to Azusa will pay the property owner $24 million to settle six suits over the price of 4.8 acres needed for a maintenance yard.")
Los Angeles Times

Gold Line Bridge Taking Shape
Curbed LA

Greencore: L.A. Hardcore Band It's Casual Rock Out For The MTA's Red Line
Southern California Public Radio

House Committee Set To Vote Tonight On Slew Of Transpo Bill Amendments
StreetsBlog DC

House GOP Needs To Stop Pushing "Message" Bill And Pass A Transportation Jobs Bill
Huffington Post

House Transpo Bill Doesn't Have The Votes, So Republicans Split It In Three
StreetsBlog DC

House Transpo Bill Turns Into Collateral Damage
StreetsBlog Network

House Transportation Bill Promotes A New Roadside Attraction: Lottery Machines ("A little-noticed provision of the House transportation bill would allow states to privatize interstate rest areas, open them up to advertisers, and let them sell a variety of goods "serving the traveling public" -- which under the bill's definition, includes lottery machines.")
Huffington Post

Innovative Wetlands Park Opens In South Los Angeles ("The South Los Angeles Wetlands Park, re-purposed from a former bus and rail yard, expands ways to re-green a region through public space while cleaning up the waters.")
KCET

Main St. In Downtown L.A. Has New Bike Lanes
LADOT Bike Blog

Metro: Phase One Of Westside Subway Extension May End At La Cienega / Wilshire Station
Westwood-Century City Patch

Nearly 70 Transportation Associations Sign Letter Opposing Tolls
Trucking Info

Obama Visits LA Wednesday, Traffic Expected
Culver City Patch

Online Tug Of War Is Over Ownership Of Ontario Airport
Daily Breeze

Opinion: Protecting Our Cities' Transportation Funding (The mayors of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose outline the threat to California transportation and infrastructure projects)
San Francisco Examiner

Oscars: Street Closures Announced ("MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Feb. 25, until 6 a.m. Feb. 27. Service at the station will resume with the first scheduled train after 6 a.m.")
Variety

Private Sector Key For $6.9 Billion High Desert Corridor: Toll Road, Green Energy Corridor, Rail Connections Could Pay For Project
Victorville Daily Press

Rail Yards: Clean-Up Plan Prompts Contempt Allegation
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Restored Streetcars Now Desirable: To The Delight Of Many, Old Streetcars Are Being Restored To Their Former Glory And Put Back Into Transit Service In New Orleans, Philadelphia And Portland (extensive article includes 24 photos related to restoration)
Governing

Ridership: For Transit Agencies, The "Operate And They Will Come" Mantra Is Giving Way To A Marketing-Based Approach
Progressive Railroading

Transportation Boosted To Top Of Political Agenda
Business Week

Transportation: Good News LA! ("To begin with, the mammoth freeway projects of the I-405 (both south of the 101/405 interchange and south of the 605/405 interchange) are moving forward in earnest. Freeway commuters driving the 60, 210 and I-5 freeways are also feeling the heat with ongoing construction hassles, but these Measure R projects will ultimately increase corridor capacity, and enjoy ongoing voter and political support.")
CityWatch

US House Transportation Bill Stumbles; Obama Threatens Veto
Reuters

W.H. Threatens To Veto House Transportation Bill
Politico

What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Daily, our online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

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2/14/2012

Obama Budget, House & Senate Transpo Bills, Purple Line, SaMo Expo, Bullet Train, 71 Freeway & More

$81 Million In Obama Budget For Subway Extension, Downtown Connector
CBS Los Angeles

2013 Budget Reflects Central Role Of Transportation In The Lives Of Americans, In The Vitality Of Our Nation's Economy
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Agency Names Final Eight Railroad Crossing Projects For Valley
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bullet Train Gets White House Backing On Funds ("The Obama administration asks Congress for $35 billion in passenger rail funding over five years as Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood urges California to overcome opposition to project.")
Los Angeles Times

Bus Spat Puts Met Council, 'Burbs At Odds Again (Minneapolis' transit system is bogged down by a feud over bus rapid transit color scheme)
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Cab Company Alleviates LA Driving Blues
PR Newswire

Cities Side With Ontario In Battle With LA
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Denny's To Join SaMo's Expo Line Terminus Mixed-Use Party
Curbed LA
Santa Monica Coffee Shop Is Sold To Housing Developer
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: L.A.'s Bike Lane Blooper ("The shade of green paint used to mark the mile-and-a-half bike lane that runs along Spring Street downtown is not film-friendly, it turns out.")
Los Angeles Times

Free Muni Rides For Kids Plan Gains Speed ("Muni riders under the age of 18 may be allowed to board for free by summertime.The idea could land at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency governing board as early as March 6.")
San Francisco Chronicle

House Bill Would Delay Rail Safety Features Required After Deadly Metrolink Patch
Moorpark Patch

House Plan Would Bankrupt Highway Fund, Report Says
Journal Of Commerce

House Transportation Bill: Traffic Is Heavy -- Against It
Los Angeles Times

How Los Angeles Began To Put Its Smoggy Days Behind (A look back at the 1970 Clean Air Act)
KCET

In New York, Former Subway Rider Eric Cantor Says A Transit-Cutting Bill Is Just "Honest Budgeting"
Capital New York

Institutional Architectures To Improve Systems Operations And Management (98p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

Jerry Brown Signs Bill Preserving School Bus Funds
Sacramento Bee

LaHood Heaps More Criticism On "Lousy" House Transpo Bill
Transportation Nation

LA Parking Lot Becomes Urban Oasis ("What’s the best place to build a wetland? How about at the site of an old MTA bus lot in South Los Angeles?")
Architect's Newspaper

Metro Wants Phase One Of Purple Extension To Hit La Cienega
Curbed LA
Westside Subway Initial Construction Segment Report (7p. PDF)
Metro

Monrovia Property Wins $24 Million Gold Line Settlement
Los Angeles Business Journal

New App, IE511, Reports Traffic, Solutions
Riverside Press-Enterprise
www.ie511.org

Obama Budget Contains Nearly $35 Billion For Passenger Rail
Los Angeles Times

Obama Budget Proposes $476 Billion For Transportation Over Six Years
StreetsBlog DC

Pomona Moving Forward Toward Improving The 71 Into A Full Freeway ("The 71 plays a part in linking Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties and because so many counties would benefit from improving the 71 through Pomona, it's the type of project that is well suited for intergovernmental agency collaboration.")
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

President's Budget: $50 Million For Westside Subway, $31 Million For Regional Connector ("Each of these projects shined bright enough to capture the attention of the budget makers in the Obama White House.")
StreetsBlog LA

The President's Budget: Full Of Ambition, Short On Congressional Support
The Transport Politic

President's Budget: Solid Priorities For Investment, Wrong Turn On Revenue ("The President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 is now out, and the transportation policy and investment looks pretty familiar.")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Railroad Historian Says California Is On Wrong Track
("Stanford professor Richard White, author of "Railroaded," voices his staunch opposition to California's high-speed train")
Christian Science Monitor

Rand Paul Delays Transportation Bill ("Sen. Rand Paul is delaying a Senate debate over a two-year transportation bill to make a statement on aid to Egypt.")
Politico

Rats Or Not, Transit Chief Opposes Ban On Eating On Subways
New York Times

Ride The City Opens Bike Mapping Page For Los Angeles
StreetsBlog LA

SaMo Wants To Charge Developers For Creating New Car Trips
Curbed LA
Transportation Impact Fee Adopted By Santa Monica Planning Commission
Santa Monica Mirror
Transportation Impact Fee Zoning Ordinance Amendment (6p. PDF)
City Of Santa Monica Planning Commission

Sustainable Transportation Planning: Tools For Creating Vibrant, Healthy, And Resilient Communities
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

The Tea Party's War On Mass Transit ("House Republicans try to gut federal funds for subways as they extend the culture wars to urban policy issues.")
Salon

Transit Walkers, Bikers Up In Arms ("How important are mass transit and other non-car traveling modes in the debate over the highway bill? Is it appropriate to ask states and cities to take care of their own subways, trains, bike paths, and pedestrian safety programs? How should policymakers treat transit? How should they treat alternate transportation modes like bicycles? Where does safety factor in to this conversation?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Trees To Be Saved From Oncoming Train ("The City Council will likely approve an almost $300,000 contract to move 39 trees out of the way of the incoming Exposition Light Rail line, which will be built along Olympic Boulevard by 2015.
Santa Monica Daily Press

Will Car-Sharing Networks Change The Way We Travel? ("Why would the world's largest car company partner with a tiny, little-known startup that could cannibalize its business by promoting car sharing instead of new-car buying?")
TIME

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2/13/2012

Gold Line Foothill Extension, Positive Train Control, L.A. TOD, 710 Gap, House Transportation Bill, DesertXpress, SCAG & More

February 13: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Bunker Hill's redevelopment gets a comprehensive transportation plan)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

America's Subterranean Malaise ("There's no doubt that America pays too much for its subway projects.")
The Economist

Ansel Adams Urban Landscape Exhibit Opens Feb. 18
Los Angeles Downtown News

Cities Say 710 Gap Plan Closes Door On Options
Pasadena Star-News

Closing The Bridge? There's An App For That: Caltrans Tries To Reach Drivers Online, Before They Hit The Road
Bay Citizen

A Commissioner's Take On LA ("LA has 74 newly completed rail stations with 70 more anticipated in the next 10 to 20 years. The process of crafting transit neighborhoods and transit corridors creates a new paradigm for our Car City.")
APA Reimagine Los Angeles

Congress About To Clear 9 Of 10 Hurdles To Enacting A Transportation Bill
Transportation Issues Daily

Congress Debates Federal Oversight Of Subways
Washington Post

Connecting The Lines A Key To Nevada Railroad Plan ("As it stands, the DesertXpress stops in Victorville, and building that crucial connection to Palmdale is not a priority for California. So, if it's not likely that a passenger will walk across the street to a bus station, how likely is it that a passenger would pay $50 to ride to Victorville, then drive a rental car along the most congested portion of the commute to Southern California?")
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Efforts To Raise Speed Limits Rebuffed By Council Transportation Committee
StreetsBlog LA

Engaged Workers Immune To Stress From Long Commutes
Gallup

Five Of The Fastest Trains In The World
KCET

Getting A Handel On Transit Crime (A growing number of cities are playing classical music in transit stations as a deterrent to crime, vagrants and "rowdiness.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Getting A Ticket For Jaywalking In Downtown LA: Drop It Or Keep It?
Brigham Yen

Gold Line Foothill Extension Settles 6 Lawsuits With $24 Million
Curbed LA
Gold Line Officials Reach Multimillion Dollar Settlement With Monrovia Property Owner
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

GOP Needs To Get On Track With High-Speed Rail
San Bernardino Sun

Governor Brown: Biting The Bullet On The Bullet Train
CityWatch

High Speed Boondoggle (High speed rail opponents launch website for ad campaign)
High Speed Boondoggle

House Republicans Facing Big Test As $260 Billion Highway Bill Heads For Cliff
The Hill

House Transportation Bill Would Harm California, Democrats Say
Los Angeles Times

House Transportation Bill "Technical Correction" Would Strip Workers Of Pay Protections ("A little-noted provision in the House Republicans' controversial energy and transportation bill would strip several thousand workers within the rail-industry of their federal minimum-wage and overtime protections, potentially making low-wage jobs pay even less.")
Huffington Post

In California, Momentum Building For High-Speed Rail
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

L.A. River Development Plan Approved
Los Angeles Daily News

LA Skyline Ranked Number 34 (Right Below Minneapolis)
Curbed LA
Top 15 Skylines Of The World
Diserio

March 4 Opening Of Sunset Triangle Plaza (Griffith Park and Sunset Boulevards in Silver Lake)
Living Streets LA

Metrolink Pushing Forward With System Designed To Prevent Crashes ("The system, which officials say would have prevented the '08 Chatsworth crash, is expected to be running next year. A bid in the House to delay a nationwide mandate could make the Southland a test lab.")
Los Angeles Times

Muni Expanding Camera Program To Nab Drivers In Transit-Only Lanes
San Francisco Examiner

New Competition: Encouraging Youth To Rethink Public Transportation
The City Fix

Non-Starter: Republican Transportation Bill Is Dead On Arrival ("It would kill a longstanding rule that sets aside a portion of the gas tax to fund trains and buses and other public transportation systems. And to add insult to injury, it is loaded up with a long list of provisions that would pave the way for oil drilling offshore and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.")
Grist

Obama Budget Goes Big On Highway Spending
Politico

Opinion: Derailing Rail Safety (Some House Republicans are trying to delay federally mandated technology that could prevent deadly train wrecks like the 2008 Metrolink crash in Chatsworth.")
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: High-Speed Rail: Threat Or Menace?
Sacramento Bee

Petition Drive For More Bicycle Safety In SCAG Plan Nears Deadline
Ventura County Star

Pico Rivera Transit Hub Open To Commuters, Park Visitors
Whittier Daily News

The Secret To A Successful Urban Stadium
The Atlantic: Cities

SoCal Edison To Correct ADA Violations Caused By New Temple City Poles ("Southern California Edison has agreed to widen Live Oak Avenue sidewalks in areas where new power poles are blocking access to those with disabilities.")
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Split Rail: Calif. Bullet Train Still Proves Divisive
KCET

Transportation Bills Move Through Congress
National League Of Cities

Undaunted By Redistricting, John Mica Declares He's Staying Put
Transportation Nation

U.S. House Wrongly Eliminated Safe Routes Funding
San Francisco Chronicle

What Transit Advocates Could Learn From SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act)
Next American City

Why The House Transportation Bill Hits Bus Riders Especially Hard
StreetsBlog DC

What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Daily, our online digest in newspaper format updated every day.

We invite you to visit Metro's The Source, your window to what's happening with agency news, funding and policy issues, and how to get the most out of transit and Los Angeles.