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4/13/2012

CicLAvia, Expo Opening, OC Back In CAHSR, History of Wilshire's Miracle Mile, Metrolink, L.A. Walks, Westside Subway & More


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Above, an aerial photograph of downtown Los Angeles in our collection, taken November 4, 1929, five years after the peak of the world's largest interurban and urban electrified rail system. City Hall, built one year prior, is in the distance and is the tallest building in the city, a distinction it held until 1964.

Activists The Key In The 25 Year Journey Leading To Expo Opening
StreetsBlog LA

Anaheim Back On High-Speed Rail Route ("Pressure from O.C. political and business leaders persuades state rail authority board to make Anaheim southern anchor.")
Orange County Register

At Long Last, A BART Groundbreaking
Silicon Valley Mercury News
BART Rail Extension To Silicon Valley Will Create Jobs, Provide More Transit Options
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Bullet Train Planners Reverse Course, Revive Anaheim Service
Los Angeles Times

California Bullet Train Plan Approved By State Rail Agency
Los Angeles Times

City Of Industry Holds Grand Opening Ceremony For Metrolink Public Transportation Station Solar PV Carports, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Power Engineering

Data Summaries Show Walkable Communities Are Good For Our Health, And For Business, Too
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Do You Ever Walk? If So, You Should Help Los Angeles Walks Help You
StreetsBlog LA

Echo Park Traffic Signs Don't Have Much To Say ("It has been more than two years since a pair of large electronic message signs were installed on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park and Victor Heights to flash messages about traffic conditions and warnings. But, on Tuesday, as traffic on Sunset Boulevard was jammed during the season opener at Dodger Stadium, the signs remained dark. With the exception of the words “Echo Park” that glow in blue neon, the signs have been dark almost the entire time since they were installed by the city’s Department of Transportation at a cost of $240,000 a piece.")
The Eastsider LA

Federal Transit Administration Extends Public Comment Period For Westside Subway
LA Weekly

High-Speed Rail Board Approves Final Plan For California Bullet Train
Silicon Valley Mercury News

House GOP Hopes To Revive Keystone Fight With Tie To Highway Bill Extension
The Hill

The House Proposes Painful Cuts To Transportation, But The Senate Still Has A Chance To Repair Them Now
Transportation For America

House Tries To Horse-Trade Senate Bill For Keystone Pipeline
StreetsBlog LA

How The Miracle Mile Got Its Name: A Brief History Of L.A.'s Unlikely Retail District
LA as Subject via KCET

It's A Good Thing That Motionloft's Sensors Are Spying On You (Introduces an innovation in site specific traffic counting: sensors that collect information about vehicle and pedestrian movement in real time)
Fast Company Exist

LA Staffing Up Pedestrian Master Planning Efforts
Curbed LA

Learning To Walk: How America Can Start Walking Again (Part 4 of 4)
Slate

Local Leaders Call For Regional Air Strategy
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Lots Going On At CicLAvia 4.15.2012
CicLAvia
CicLAvia Guide To Architecture And Design (download here or pick up on the route)

Metro Bus Lines Will Be Detoured And Delayed During CicLAvia Sunday
Blog Downtown

Metro To Beverly Hills: Drop Dead, We're Coming and
Southwest Homeowners Demand Answers From The City and
Mirisch, Bosse To Council: Withdraw Support For Subway and
Fed Govt. Delays Subway EIR; MTA Blocks; Waxman Asks MTA Delay
Beverly Hills Courier

Metro To Hold Job Fair For Military Vets Friday
EGP News

Metrolink To Offer Train Status Messages Via Texts ("The texts will be part of Metrolink's $1.6 million communications upgrade.")
Moorpark Patch

More On Airports' Proximity To Downtowns (Here's a complete listing of the distance between airports and 66 U.S. and Canadian cities, and the status of their rail transit connections)
The Atlantic: Cities

A Multicultural Moment: Downtown L.A.'s Population Evenly Split
Los Angeles Times

Nonprofit CicLAvia Marches Toward April Event With Kickstarter Campaign (map of road closures and car crossing-points for Sunday's event)
Southern California Public Radio

Perris Valley Line Dispute Headed For Trial: An Extension Of Metrolink To Perris Is Delayed As The Battle Over An Environmental Report Goes To Trial
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Rep. Waxman Writes Letter On Westside Subway Extension ("The 30th District of California representative for the U.S. Congress is requesting careful consideration of the Century City location.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Seeking Pedestrian Advocates In L.A., Where People Actually Do Walk
The Atlantic: Cities

Take A Steam Train To LA Or Back
Riverside Press-Enterprise

This Square Is Woody Guthrie's: Downtown L.A. Intersection Dedicated To The Folk Musician Today
LAist

Westside Neighborhood Council To Discuss Subway Extension, Sidewalk Repair
Westwood-Century City Patch

What Are The Two Scariest Numbers For Transportation Stakeholders?
Transportation Issues Daily

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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.

4/12/2012

CicLAvia, LA Subway Dream Map, Gas Prices, Bicycle Commuting, CAHSR Biz Plan, BH Subway Safety, Metrolink & More



This is National Library Week. In just the past year, the Metro Transportation Library has rolled out several new tools and services, including:

April 12: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (landmark date for 1978's Sunset Ltd. rail line and the opening of the Alameda Corridor Project)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

5 Apps And Websites To Beat Traffic
Huffington Post

5 Videos That Could Change The Way You See Cities
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog
NRDC Sustainable Communities YouTube Channel

Analysts: Gas Prices May Have Peaked
The Hill

Bicycle Commuting Gains Traction In Cities ("The most recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates show about 730,000 Americans bike to work as their primary means of transportation, a 50 percent increase from 2000.")
Governing

British Transit Enthusiast Aims At A Speed Record For Visiting Subway Stations (First New York, then Toronto...could he be headed our way?)
Toronto Star (Canada)

CicLAvia Offers Miles Of Opportunity For Angelenos: 10 Miles Of Los Angeles Streets Will Be Opened To Pedestrians And Cyclists On Sunday
Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch

Fake L.A. Subway Map: What Los Angeles Would Look Like With A Comprehensive Rail System ("Numan Parada, an L.A.-area mapmaker, created a "fantasy public transit map" for Los Angeles in 2007 -- and it appears the map has gone viral again this spring.")
LA Weekly

Guide To Architecture And Events Of This Weekend's CicLAvia
Curbed LA

Hate Freeways? You Aren't Doing Your City Any Favors
Bloomberg

High-Speed Rail Officials To OK New Business Plan
Hispanic Business

L.A. Aims To Speed Development With Streamlined Permit Process
Daily Breeze

Long Beach Transit Provides Special Service For Grand Prix
Everything Long Beach

Metro Has A Message For Bev Hills Mayor
Curbed LA

Metro Rebuffs Beverly Hills Report On Controversial Westside Subway Route
LA Weekly

Metro Responds To Beverly Hills' Subway Safety Report ("The transportation authority is standing by its findings that a route under BHHS is the best option for the Century City stop of the Westside Subway Extension.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Metrolink Upgrading Communication System
Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Proposed Venice Observation Wheel Spurs Parking, Traffic Concerns ("The 200-foot-tall attraction would be just west of the boardwalk and offer a 15-minute ride. City parks officials say the goal is to create a reason for people already visiting the beach to stay longer.")
Los Angeles Times

Push Made For "Made In America" Transit Vehicles
Silicon Valley Mercury News

SoCal's New Sustainability Strategy Is Impressive Step Forward ("The new plan is impressive, relying on increased investment in public transit and more walkable, transit-accessible land use patterns to reduce pollution while conserving farmland and natural areas.")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

State Senators Say They Won't Rush Bullet Train Plans ("As California's high-speed rail leaders get set to approve a plan for the $68-billion system, some state legislators are putting on the brakes, saying the June budget deadline may be missed.")
Los Angeles Times

Two Views Of Downtown LA Revitalization: LA vs. New York
Curbed LA

Wendell Cox Lauches Attack On Regional Planning, Common Sense
California Planning & Development Report

What's Wrong With A Car-Centric System? New Video Explains It All
StreetsBlog Network

What's Your Walk Score? The Company That Puts A Number On Walkability (Part 3 of 4)
Slate

Yes, People DO Walk In L.A.: And Now Walkers Have Their Own Advocacy Group
LAist
Los Angeles Walks

Young People Drive 23% Less Than They Did In 2001
GOOD

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.

4/11/2012

Carmageddon Baby Boom?, California Transportation Funding, CAHSR, Westside Subway, Beverly Hills, CicLAvia, Planning LA & More



It's National Library Week. The Metro Transportation Library's YouTube Channel features topical playlists of more than 200 films and videos related to the past, present and future of transit and transportation in Los Angeles -- everything from a 1914 Pacific Electric training film to a 1991 promotional video for building the Metro Red Line.

Part 3 of the 1947 film, "It's A Big Job," is a fascinating look at what it's like to be a Los Angeles Transit Lines operator.

AEG Holds Farmers Field Workshop
Blog Downtown

California High-Speed Rail Spending Probed By U.S. House
Business Week

California Transportation Commission: $538 Billion Needed To Maintain System
StreetsBlog LA
2011 Annual Report To The California Legislature (92p. PDF)
California Transportation Commission

Can Downtown LA Handle Farmers Field?
Southern California Public Radio

CicLAvia: Getting Down, Changing Perspective, Seeing LA From A Different Angle
StreetsBlog LA

Congestion Pricing: Not Coming Soon To A U.S. City Near You
This Big City

Dianne Feinstein Praises Jerry Brown's High-Speed Rail Plan
Sacramento Bee
Link
Did Carmageddon Make Way For A Baby Boom? ("Couples who conceived after staying home in July 2011 -- when the 405 Freeway was shutdown -- are speculating about a Carmageddon-induced baby boom in the Los Angeles area.')
NBC Los Angeles

Encouraging U.S. Infrastructure Investment ("First, Congress should give states flexibility to pursue alternative financing sources—public-private partnerships (PPPs), tolling and user fees, and low-cost borrowing through innovative credit and bond programs. Second, Congress and President Barack Obama should improve federal financing programs and streamline regulatory approvals to move billions of dollars for planned investments into construction. Both recommendations can be accomplished.")
Council On Foreign Relations Policy Innovation Memorandum

Extent Of Highway Capacity Manual Use In Planning (61p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Feature > Reuse Renaissance: Downtown LA's Retro-Chic Makeovers Show How Retail And Restaurants Can Transform A Neighborhood
Architect's Newspaper

Freeway Removal Creates Opportunity For Improved Health, Quality Of Life
The City Fix

Gas Prices, Now Averaging $3.92 A Gallon, May Have Peaked
USA Today

Issa Looking Into California High-Speed Rail
Politico

Jerry Brown's Waterloo Station? California High-Speed Rail Takes A New Hit ("A congressional committee says it will investigate federal funding for California's embattled high-speed rail project. California Gov. Jerry Brown's continued support is making him an increasingly lonely voice.")
Christian Science Monitor

Letter To The Editor: What Will Happen To The Westside If The Subway Never Comes?
Westwood-Century City Patch

Metro Still Advocates Tunneling Beneath BHHS
Beverly Hills Courier

Metro To Consider A Valley Light Rail Or Busway On Sepulveda
Curbed LA
New York Subways Booming As Bus Ridership Continues Decline
Transportation Nation

Pinterest As A Transportation Tool: Useful Or Just Interesting?
Talking Transportation

Ride Metrolink To CicLAvia Sunday, April 15
Metrolink

Santa Monica Pier Parking Changes Ahead
Santa Monica Mirror

Sidewalk Science: The Peculiar Habits Of The Pedestrian, Explained (Part 2 of 4)
Slate

Solar Carport At Industry Metrolink Station Capable Of Powering 1,300 Homes
Whittier Daily News

Study Finds Car-Centric Neighborhoods Strongly Tied To Childhood Obesity
StreetsBlog Network

Transportation Deductions: Bright Idea Or Waste Of Time? ("More people using different modes of transportation like bicycles or public transit means more voters exposed to the effects of tightened budgets, good or bad. Do these deductions help to raise awareness by encouraging Americans to seek out new ways of getting around? Do they have any other indirect effects? Are transportation-related deductions useful or useless? Should they be expanded, scrapped, reformed?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

A Transportation IQ Test For Your Representative And Senator During Legislative Recess
Transportation Issues Daily

Twit Wit: If Facebook Bought The Blue Line...
LAist

An Uncertain Fate For Urban Projects In California
New York Times

Unplanned L.A.? Think Again (Interview with David Sloane, author of the forthcoming Planning Los Angeles)
The Atlantic: Cities

Unusual Urban Pastime Of The Day: Subway Speed Riding
The Atlantic: Cities

What Cities Gain When Their Airports Are Close To Downtown ("Just two of the 10 most remote major U.S. airports are connected by rail of any kind.")
The Atlantic: Cities

What Makes A Successful Bike Share Station?
Next American City

Why Young Americans Are Driving So Much Less Than Their Parents
The Atlantic: Cities

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.

4/10/2012

No OC For CAHSR, CAHSR Probe, Dodger Shuttle, Expo Line, CicLAvia, Long Beach Buses, Farmers Field & More


It's National Library Week. The Metro Transportation Library has nearly 8,000 photos online -- dating back to the 1890s -- which have been viewed more than 1.8 million times in the past 3 years. This image shows opening day celebrations for Los Angeles Railway's 4th Street Viaduct in August, 1931.

Anaheim Lawmaker: High-Speed Rail Should Include Disneyland
Southern California Public Radio

APA Seeks To Rejuvenate Planning Profession At National Conference In Los Angeles
California Planning & Development Report

Calif. Bullet Train Consultant Ties Questioned ("A $400-an-hour consultant who was hired to judge the accuracy of ridership estimates for California's proposed bullet train once worked for the company that prepares them.")
Silicon Valley Mercury News

California High-Speed Rail Plan Still Has Shaky Finances
Sacramento Bee

Census Breaks The News We Already Knew: The Exurbs Are History
StreetsBlog DC

Congressional Panel Launches Probe Of California's High-Speed Rail Project
("The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wants to look into possible conflicts of interest and how backers plan to spend billions in federal funds.")
Los Angeles Times

The Crisis In American Walking: How We Got Off The Pedestrian Path (Part 1 of 4)
Slate

Desire For Streetcars To Return To LA (""Virtually every bit of this alignment is on streets that have historically had Red or Yellow car lines," said Robin Blair, director of planning for the Metropolitan Transit Authority.")
New Zealand Herald

Dodger Stadium Shuttle Set To Roll For Tuesday's Home Opener ("Instead of paying the usual $15 to park at Dodger Stadium, fans can take a shuttle from Union Station to the ballpark for Tuesday’s home opener and the rest of the season.")
Los Angeles Times
Dodger Stadium Turns 50 Today!
Los Angeles Times

Equal Swipes: Subway Reform Lefties Would Love ("Two Saturdays ago, as an April-fool’s joke, the blog Transportation ­Nation reported that the MTA was launching a pilot program to test left-handed card readers at subway entrances. As a right-hander who’s been stuck behind many an awkward cross-reaching lefty at the turnstile (always as the train is just getting ready to close its doors) and someone whose own lefty mother cannot properly cut paper without a pair of special scissors, I am here to ask: Is it really such a crazy idea after all?")
New York Magazine
Pipe Dreams: Subway Metrocard Swiping For Lefties
Gothamist

Expo Line Crossing Improvements
LADOT Bike Blog

High-Speed Rail -- The First Three Years: Taking The Pulse Of China's Emerging Program (8p. PDF)
World Bank

Innovative Ways Airlines Are Using The New Facebook Timeline
Tnooz

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Invites Angelenos To Get Out Of Their Cars And Onto The Streets For Fourth CicLAvia
California Newswire

LAX's Bradley Terminal Project Cost Heads Skyward: Officials Say The Modernization Budget Has Grown From $1.4 Billion To Nearly $2 Billion, Mostly Because Of Changes To The Original Plans
Los Angeles Times

Legal Subway Art: The Coolest Arts For Transit Projects
Complex Art & Design

Long Beach Transit Greening Its Fleet With CNG Buses: Public Transportation Agency To Phase Out 64 Diesel Buses By End Of Year
Long Beach Business Journal

Loretta Sanchez Peeved That CA's High Speed Rail Project Skips Anaheim In First Phase
OC Weekly

Multimodal And Corridor Applications Of Travel Time Reliability (75p. PDF)
Florida Department Of Transportation

New Financing May Help Cities Adopt Smart Parking
Wired

OC Scratched From First Phase Of High-Speed Rail Construction
Voice Of OC

Poll: Nearly Half Of Angelenos Back Idea Of Downtown NFL Stadium ("The survey, conducted by the Center for the Study of Los Angeles, also found that many don't think the project should be granted special breaks.")
Los Angeles Times

Proposed North-South San Fernando Valley Metro Line Could Run On Sepulveda Boulevard Instead Of Van Nuys Boulevard
Los Angeles Daily News

Spur To Action: Philly Brings Elevated Park Plans Into Focus
Architect's Newspaper

Study: Americans Driving Less, Especially The Young
Next American City

Taking It To The Streets With CicLAvia
Los Angeles Downtown News

Updated: You Know About The Football Field, But What About The Traffic Plan? (includes audio broadcast)
KCRW Which Way L.A.?

U.S. DOT: Transit Ridership Up Again In February, Increase Highest Since 2005
Transportation Nation

Westside Urban Forum Examines Life Without The CRA
The Planning Report

Widening I-5 More Expensive Than HSR To Anaheim
California High Speed Rail Blog

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.

4/09/2012

Gold Line Foothill, LA Streetcars, APA Comes To L.A., Anaheim Loses Bullet Train, Little Tokyo & More

This is National Library Week. There are more than 120,000 libraries in the United States connecting people to resources and helping them locate information, supporting literacy programs, developing childhood readership, helping people find a job, preserving our historical and cultural heritage, supporting lifelong learning and more -- every day. This poster advertised the Los Angeles Railway's employee library in 1937.

A 3-D Tool To Let Urban Planners Visualize Traffic, Noise And Pollution
Fast Company Exist

Anaheim Will Lose Link To Bullet Train ("Excessive cost is cited for ending route from Bay Area in L.A.")
Daily Breeze

APA Seeks To Rejuvenate Planning Profession At National Conference In Los Angeles (The American Planning Association national conference returns to Los Angeles for the first time since 1986. "Under the theme, “ReImagine,” conference organizers hope to introduce planners to the contemporary Los Angeles, with a host of tours and California-specific sessions, among 200 total sessions. CP&DR spoke with APA President Mitchell Silver, planning director for the city of Raleigh, NC, and local conference chair Marissa Aho, a planner with Rosenheim & Associates, about the upcoming conference, its relationship with California, and what it portends for the planning profession.")
California Planning & Development Report
APA National Conference Website (April 14-17 : Los Angeles : complete list of sessions, workshops, speakers, events and more)
APA

Are You Ready For Some Gridlock?: AEG's Stadium Relies Heavily On Public Transportation
Blog Downtown

As Debate Over Tuition Hikes Or Class Cuts Explodes At SMC, Millions Spent On Campus Auto Infrastructure
StreetsBlog LA

Best Practices In Advocating For Disabled & Senior Transportation
Transportation Issues Daily

Blue Line At 20: Looking Back At Early Service Between Los Angeles And Long Beach (1902-1961) (Yesterday, April 8, marks the anniversary of the last Pacific Electric streetcar in service, running between L.A. and Long Beach. Its history, including historic images, is recounted here)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Breaking: Portland's Not That Cool, L.A. Not That Superficial
Salon

Bullet Trains Stop Short Of O.C. In New Plan ("Anaheim not cut out of plans entirely, councilwoman says, but ‘electrified’ trains may be too expensive.")
Orange County Register

East Hollywood Farmers' Market Now Open Thursdays: The Market Aims To Draw Commuters From The Hollywood/Western Metro Station And Low-Income Residents
Hollywood Patch

The Fight To Save Los Angeles' Little Tokyo ("Little Tokyo is undergoing change, in part because of the proximity of the Civic Center and downtown, and in part because of a busy light rail station that opened in the neighborhood in 2009 and that is attracting development. Potentially, the station could become one of the city’s busiest, because of a project called the Regional Connecter, an extension of nearby transit lines that will transform the Little Tokyo station into a major transfer center.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Free Wheels: CicLAvia Partners With Bike Nation To Provide 100 Bicycles To Riders
LAist

Going The Distance Together: A Citizen's Guide To Context Sensitive Solutions For Better Transportation (83p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Gov. Brown Looks To Global Warming Fees To Pay For High-Speed Rail
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Green Light To Construction On Gold Line Foothill Extension (video)
Baldwin Park Patch

High Speed Rail Gets Another Look ("High speed rail no longer costs as much as it did a few months ago.")
NBC Los Angeles

Improvements Could Hit Harder On Drivers' Pockets ("Faced with a half-trillion dollars in Southern California transportation needs through 2035, officials Thursday called for higher gas taxes or a shift to a fee drivers would pay based on how far they drive.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

In New Census Data, An Improved Outlook For Core Counties
The Transport Politic

Jane Jacobs On Transportation: My Take
Human Transit

LA State Historic Park Brings Nature To The City
USC Daily Trojan

Latest Change In Bullet Train Plan A Blow To Orange County ("Agency's revised plan eliminates a link to Anaheim, making L.A. the southern terminus in the first phase.")
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Streetcars: A Push To Bring Back The Rich History Of Streetcars Begins In Downtown LA
Huffington Post

Metro Gold Line Extension To Move Full Speed Ahead To Azusa, And Then It's On To Claremont
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

NFL: Sports Development Has Drawbacks, Including Worse Traffic, Study Warns
Los Angeles Daily News

Opinion: Rail Finance Plan Has Hole As Big As A Train Tunnel
Sacramento Bee

Opinion: Why Does U.S. Build Roads If It Can't Pay To Fix Them?
Bloomberg

Planning Los Angeles: An Interview With David C. Sloane (An interview with the Director of Undergraduate Programs at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy, has gathered together some of the city’s best minds in an effort to catalogue “as many vital planning issues in Los Angeles as possible, while coming together around one major point: namely, that even the allegedly most sprawltastic city in America — the city that has become synonymous in the public imagination with smog, highways, disasters (both natural and man-made), and growth run wild — is planned, with the history, legislation, and culture to prove it.")
Planetizen

Subway Platforms From Around The World (photo essay)
The Atlantic: Cities

Struggling To Get To School: The Effect Of State Transportation Cuts On Public School Students, Families
UC Berkeley Institute Of Governmental Studies Building Resilient Regions
A Better Future For Bay Area Transit: Nine Ways To Deliver Better Transit Service, Control Costs And Attract More Riders (18p. PDF)
San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR)

Subway Project Hits Museums (letter to the editor from LACMTA CEO Art Leahy)
Los Angeles Times

Transit Getting More Americans Where They Need To Go
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Transportation Security: A Summary Of Transportation Research Board Activities (slideshow)
Transportation Research Board

USHSR Applauds California Governor For New HSR Business Plan
Mass Transit

Video Highlights From Shannon & Wilson Inc. Review Of MTA Seismic Study
Beverly Hills Courier

What Happened To John Mica, Pro-Transit Republican?
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.