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4/27/2012

Westside Subway Approved To La Cienega, Expo Line Opens Tomorrow, Downtown Regional Connector & More

April 29: This Sunday in Los Angeles Transportation History (A proposal for suspended monorails in freeway medians and a look back at the local transit response to Los Angeles' 1992 civil unrest)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

America's Best Cities For Public Transportation
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Architecture Teams Present Visions Of Union Station In 2050
Blog Downtown

Beverly Hills Forces Metro Subway To Wait
Beverly Hills Courier

Bicycles Run Through It: L.A. 20 Years On
Huffington Post

Claim: L.A. Bus Cuts Are A Civil Rights Violation
Transportation Nation

Coalition Of California Advocates Headed To Sacramento To Save Transit
StreetsBlog SF
Transportation Choices Summit And Advocacy Day (May 1-2 : Sacramento)

Contracting For Railcars And Jobs In Los Angeles
Brookings

The Crenshaw Line: It's Still To Come Amidst Several Bumps Along The Way
Los Angeles Sentinel

Decoding The Mysteries Of Bay Area Traffic
KALW

Downtown's Regional Connector Line Greenlit With Little Drama
Curbed LA

An Examination Of Women's Representation And Participation In Bicycle Advisory Committees In California (134p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Exhibition On Expo: 176 Pieces Of New Public Art to Debut This Weekend
Southern California Public Radio

Expo Line Design (Station design, trains, bike-friendliness, public art, cultural diversions, food and nightlife)
LA Weekly

Expo Line's Opening Launches Rail Service To Westside
Los Angeles Times

Express Trains Popular, But Expensive ("Metrolink service is gaining Inland success, but costing more along the way.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

A Faceoff Between Experts Is On The Horizon As "Subway To The Sea" Drama Continues
Southern California Public Radio

First Phase Of Subway Extension Plans Approved
West Hollywood Patch

Free Ride: Possible End Of The Line For LA Subway Honor System
Southern California Public Radio

Freeway Lids Hold Hope Of Reconnecting Neighborhoods
KPBS

"Gold Standard" Trenching At Beverly High Proves No Faults
Beverly Hills Courier

House Transpo Conferees Set, First Committee Meeting Scheduled For May 8
StreetsBlog DC

Just The Ten Extensions: How Not To Fund Infrastructure
The Economist

Left Behind: How And Why LA's Mass Transit System Remains Separate And Unequal
Pasadena Weekly

Let The Debate Begin: NYC, SF Snag Top Spots In First Transit Score Rankings
StreetsBlog DC
Public Transit System Rankings (Among the 25 largest U.S. cities, Los Angeles comes in at #11)
Walk Score

Metro Approves Environmental Documents For Subway To La Cienega ("As debate continues at Metro headquarters over the Westside Subway, the Parent-Teacher Association of the Beverly Hills High School released the above video on YouTube.")
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Board Approves Subway's Environmental Report, Station At LACMA
LA Observed

Metro Board Approves Westside Subway (Well, Not ALL Of It)
LAist

Metro Board Delays Decision On Subway Under Beverly Hills HS
NBC Southern California

Metro Board Postpones Vote On Century City Station
Westwood-Century City Patch

Metro Board Postpones Vote On Ending Honor System For Riders On LA Light-Rail System
Washington Post

Metro Holds On Vote For Beverly Hills Subway Station Location
Beverly Hills Courier

Metro Officials Approve First 3.9 Miles Of Westside Subway Route
Los Angeles Times

Metro OKs Subway To La Cienega, Work Could Begin Next Year
Curbed LA

MTA Votes Advance Subway To The Sea, Regional Rail Connector Downtown
Los Angeles Daily News

New Video: Metro Will Blow up Beverly Hills High School
StreetsBlog

Not Waiting For Washington: Continue Measure R Until The Voters Themselves Decide To End It (Los Angeles Mayor and LACMTA Board Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa)
Huffington Post

Only 70 Speakers? Regional Connector Enviro. Docs Approved By Metro
StreetsBlog LA

Poll: Was Metro Right To Delay Subway Decision?
Beverly Hills Patch

Ridley-Thomas Says No Measure R Extension
Beverly Hills Courier

Safe Transit In Shared Use (140p. PDF : "During the last 30 years, due to the flexibility of light rail transit (LRT), new systems have been implemented, some of which include line segments that share tracks with freight operations regulated by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). To operate on the general railroad system, these LRT systems have obtained waivers from FRA safety regulations by operating with temporal separation. The aim of this research study was to further develop concepts for temporal separation to enable shared use operations in additional locations with more frequent and more flexible operations of FRA-compliant and non-compliant services.")
Federal Transit Administration

Star Architects Unveil Wild Plans For Union Station Circa 2050
Los Angeles Times

States Aim To Launch More Mobile Apps
Government Technology

Subway Extension Runs Into Roadblock In Beverly Hills
Los Angeles Times

Subway To The Sea Moves Forward, But Beverly Hills High Tunneling Unresolved
Southern California Public Radio

Survey Of State Funding For Public Transportation -- Ways To Improve It (37p. PDF : "a unique source of information on state-level public transportation funding, the source of funds, the potential use of funds and method of funds distribution for each transit program. There is no other existing resource available that provides the level of detail contained in this report.")
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Take A Quick Trip Down The New Expo Line, Which Opens Saturday
Los Angeles Times

Take A Stunning Look At Every Transportation Route On Earth (video)
Memeburn

TAP Cards On The DASH
Curbed LA

Union Station Is Wonderful, But One Of The World's Most Beautiful?
LA Observed

Value Capture: Special Issue (6 articles on the topic of value capture related to transportation)
Journal Of Transport And Land Use

Vote On Subway Tunnel Under Beverly Hills Put Off
Sacramento Bee

Well, Duh: L.A. Has Some Of The Dirtiest Air In America 
LAist
What's The State Of Your Air?
American Lung Association

Yes, There's An "Urban Planning For Dummies" Book
The Atlantic: Cities

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4/26/2012

Expo In 2 Days, Union Station Plans, BH Subway, Planning LA, Measure R+, House & Senate Bills, LACMA Subway, Placentia Metrolink & More


6 Visions For A Dream Union Station Neighborhood Of 2050
Curbed LA

Are Recent Cuts To MTA Bus Service A Violation Of Civil Rights Laws?
Southern California Public Radio

BHPD Reports Vandalism And Theft Of Subway Signs
Beverly Hills Patch

BRU Sets Sights On President Obama, Urges Overruling Of FTA Decision On Metro Civil Rights Complaints
StreetsBlog LA

California's Population Growth To Slow In Coming Decades ("The state will benefit from the slower but still-healthy growth rate of about 1% annually, a USC report says. The decline will mainly stem from a sharp drop in immigration to California.")
Los Angeles Times
Generational Projections Of The California Population By Nativity And Year Of Immigrant Arrival (62p. PDF)
USC Price Sol School Of Public Policy
Executive Summary (3p. PDF)

Century City Rally: Constellation Station Needed "Right Here, Right Now"
Westwood-Century City Patch

Closing Argument: Damien Goodmon Talks Expo Safety At Farmdale Station
StreetsBlog LA

Contracting For Railcars And Jobs In Los Angeles ("An interesting and complicated discussion is taking place in metropolitan Los Angeles over the best way to spend public dollars, create jobs, build needed infrastructure, while simultaneously boosting U.S. manufacturing.")
The New Republic

County Supervisor Has "Serious Reservations" About Extending Measure R
Southern California Public Radio

Doctors Say "Carmageddon" Sparked A Baby Boom In Los Angeles
New York Daily News

Expo Line Critic Damien Goodmon Sounds Off
USC Annenberg Intersections South LA

Follow Our Live Updates From Today's MTA Meeting
Beverly Hills Patch

Getting To Know The Senate Conferees
StreetsBlog DC

House Names 33 Conferees To Highway Funding Bill
The Hill

House Votes To Negotiate Highway Bill With Senate
The Hill

LACMA Lobbies For Extra Purple Line Entrance: The Museum Has Offered To Pay For An Additional Entrance/Exit At The Proposed Wilshire And Fairfax Stop
Brentwood Patch

Los Angeles Isn't Planned, It Just Happens, Right? Not So Fast! (A look into the American Planning Association's inaugural city study: "Planning Los Angeles") 
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Metro Board Meets Thursday Morning For Subway Vote
Beverly Hills Patch

The Metro vs. Beverly Hills (Air Talk program, article and audio. Guests: Barry Brucker, Councilman for the city of Beverly Hills where he has also served two terms as Mayor and as Vice Mayor; President and CEO of Independent Ink, Inc., an international manufacturer of digital and security printing inks, and Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor representing the Third District; Member of the MTA Board)
Southern California Public Radio

Metrolink Station Will Be Built; Some Question Parking-Structure Addition ("The Orange County Transportation Authority is chugging along with plans to build a Metrolink station in downtown Placentia.")
Orange County Register

New Harbor Area Enterprise Zone To Go Into Effect
Daily Breeze

Patch, Metro Help Culver City Senior Take Expo Line Tour
Culver City Patch

Plan To Build Subway Under Beverly Hills H.S. Prompts Rally
KTLA

Plans For Passenger Rail From San Bernardino To Redlands Outlined
Redlands Daily Facts

Rallypalooza: Unions, Politicians Urge Purple Line Approval
Curbed LA

Ridley-Thomas Questions Timing Of Tax Measure Sought By Villaraigosa ("Saying the November presidential ballot is already "full to overflowing," Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on Wednesday expressed "serious reservations" about whether voters should also be asked to endorse a permanent extension of a half-cent sales tax for transportation, as proposed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.")
Los Angeles Times

San Francisco: Reclaiming Streets With Innovative Solutions
StreetFilms

Showdown Nearing On Century City Subway Stop
LA Observed

Union Station Design Finalists Display Their Proposals To Revamp The Historic L.A. Site
Los Angeles Daily News

Westside Subway Extension Makes Key Stop At Metro Meeting Thursday
NBC Southern California

What Could Union Station Look Like In 2050?
LAist

Workers Rally In Support Of Westside Subway Extension: Event Held At Proposed Site Of Century City Station
NBC Southern California

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4/25/2012

CAHSR, BH Subway, BUR Transit Center, MTA Service Changes, Gold Line Foothill, LACMA's Station, Measure R+ & More


April 25: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A state-of-the-art maintenance facility opens, changing the way L.A. does transit)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

20 Years Later: The Ambiguous Legacies Of The Los Angeles Riots
Design Observer Group Places

Are Recent Cuts To MTA Bus Service A Violation Of Civil Rights Laws?
Southern California Public Radio

BH Councilman: Metro Subway Vote Is Still Happening ("Beverly Hills city officials expect the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors to proceed with its Thursday vote on the Westside Subway Extension before granting Beverly Hills' request for a public hearing on the project’s final environmental impact report.")
Westwood-Century City Patch

Bike Nation To Bring Bicycle Rental Kiosks To Westwood In The Fall
UCLA Daily Bruin

Bob Hope Airport Officials Authorize $82.7M In Bonds For Transit Center: Money Would Pay For Parking Structure And Rental Car Facilities At Proposed Facility
Burbank Leader

Debunking NIMBY Math On California HSR
StreetsBlog Network
High Speed Rail Operating Costs
Systematic Failure Blog

Did LACMA Bully Metro Into Changing Where The Entrance To The Westside Subway's Fairfax Stop Will Be?
LAist

Environmental Group Challenges Calif Stadium Bill
Associated Press

An Experiment In Free Public Transportation Worth Watching ("Is it an idea worth considering for Los Angeles County's Metro mass-transit system?")
Los Angeles Daily News

Feds Order MTA Review Of Service Changes
KABC Los Angeles

Feuer Aims To Accelerate County Transportation Projects: AB 1446 Would Seek To Provide Funding For L.A. County Transportation Projects, In Hopes Of Creating Jobs
Sherman Oaks Patch

Five Ex-Secretaries Map Out A Communications Strategy For Transportation
StreetsBlog DC
Are We There Yet? Selling America On Transportation (62p. PDF)
David R. Goode National Transportation Policy Conference
The 2011 David R. Goode National Transportation Policy Summit (video and multimedia downloads)
University Of Virginia

From The Publisher: The L.A. Times Should Read...The L.A. Times -- Attack On Beverly Hills Gets Its Facts Wrong
Beverly Hills Courier

Georgia Tech Researchers Address Bus Bunching
The Transit Wire

High-Speed Rail Avoids Derailing In Legislature -- For Now
Central Valley Business Times

House Republican Divide Keeps Lid On Highway Projects
Reuters

How To Make Friends With A Bridge: The Gold Line Construction Authority Has Created A Facebook Page For The Foothill Extension Bridge Over The 210 Freeway
Monrovia Patch

The Important Detail The LA Times Left Out Of Their HSR Story
California High Speed Rail Blog

In Years Since The Riots, A Changed Complexion In South Central
New York Times

The Invention Of Jaywalking ("The forgotten history of how the auto industry won the right of way for cars.")
The Atlantic: Cities

LA Moving Ahead With Huge Overhaul Of 1946 Zoning Code
Curbed LA

LACMA May Pay For Extra Entrance At Purple Line Fairfax Stop
Curbed LA

Ladies And Gentlemen: Your 2012 Transportation Bill Senate Conferees
StreetsBlog DC

L.A. Expo Line To Open Late, Over Budget
Engineering News-Record

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa: The Next U.S. Secretary Of Transportation?
KCET

LA's "Transpo Mayor" Still Has Some Work To Do To Make Label A Legacy
CityWatch

Metro Board To Discuss BH's Hearing Request Thursday ("Beverly Hills' request for a public hearing on the Westside Subway Extension will be discussed at Thursday's Metro Board of Directors meeting.")
Beverly Hills Patch

MTA Board Of Directors Meeting To Start At 9:30 A.M. ("The MTA Board will be discussing and potentially approving the Westside Subway Extension Final Environmental Impact Report as recommended by MTA staff and the majority of the Planning and Programming Committee to include a terminus station at Wilshire/La Cienega and a tunnel underneath Beverly Hills High School to Constellation Boulevard in Century City.")
Beverly Hills Courier

Music, Art, And Mimes, Oh My! The Expo Line Throws Itself A Party
StreetsBlog LA

Natural History Museum's New Front Yard Opens For Expo ("Need somewhere to go on the Expo Line when it opens this weekend? The Erika J. Glazer Home Garden has fruit trees, seasonal vegetables, and plants...the entire area has been been planted and is being left to grow for a June 2013 opening that will coincide with the museum's centennial.")
Curbed LA

Opinion: High-Speed Rail For A More Sustainable State
Sacramento Bee
Mayors Of LA, SF, San Jose, Sacramento And Fresno Urge Legislature To Fund HSR
California High Speed Rail Blog

Pasadena Star News / San Gabriel Valley Tribune: Wrong On Measure R In 2008, Wrong On Extending It Today
StreetsBlog LA

Port Of LA To Invest Billions In Infrastructure
Journal Of Commerce

Recycled BART Tickets Add Up For Charity
The Transit Wire
BART's Tiny Tickets Make Lasting Change
San Francisco Chronicle
Tiny Tickets ("Tiny tickets are those hoards of BART tickets, often discarded or left in pockets or drawers, that have tiny bits of value left on them, a nickel, a dime, and more in some cases, that could be turned into cash.")
East Bay Community Foundation

RIP, 2012 Federal Transportation Bill
Transportation Issues Daily

Smart Growth Is A Start. But It's Not Enough
Natural Resources Defense Council Staff Blog

Study: Low-Income Neighborhoods Much More Likely To Have Dangerous Roads
StreetsBlog DC

Ten-Mile Block Party: CicLAvia Brings Los Angeles Together
Santa Barbara Independent

Video: Expect More 210 Closures Going Forward ("The Gold Line Construction Authority released another video detailing the progress of the bridge along the Foothill Extension.")
Glendora Patch

Voters Deserve An Honest Discussion Of The HSR Project
California High Speed Rail Blog

What Exactly Does An Infrastructure Bank Do For Us Anyway? (" Let’s examine some potential sources of value and what infrastructure banks might deliver on them.")
Urbanophile

What Libertarians Talk About When They Talk About Transportation Reform
StreetsBlog DC

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4/24/2012

Transit & LA Riots, BH Subway Meeting, LA Bike Share, Imminent Expo, Bullet Train Costs, Orange Line Tests & More


20 Years Ago This Week: Southern California Rapid Transit District Employees' Heroic Response To The Civil Unrest Of 1992
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Bev. Hills Requests Hearing On Subway, Times Swats At Their Concerns
StreetsBlog LA

BH City Council Requests Public Forum For Subway Debate: The Move Delays A Metro Board Vote On A Route That Calls For Tunneling Under Beverly Hills High School
Santa Monica Patch

BHUSD President Questions Metro's Subway Studies ("Brian Goldberg calls on Metro to do trenching along Santa Monica Boulevard to prove that there are no active faults there.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Bike-Share Is Going To Be Huge At NYC Transit Hubs
StreetsBlog

Bike Share King: LA's Antonio 4,000...Chicago's Rahm 3,000
CityWatch

Bullet Train Autority Underestimates Operating Costs, Study Says
Los Angeles Times

Despite Concerns, BART Recommends Canadian Firm To Build New Fleet: Critics Say A Competitor Would Have Created More Jobs In The U.S.
Bay Citizen

Earlez Grille To Move For Metro Line Construction
USC Annenberg Intersections South LA

Expo Light Rail Line Slated To Open Saturday
USC News

Eyes On The Street: The Spring Street Bypass Lane
StreetsBlog LA

Feds Say Metro Cut Service Before Properly Studying Rider Impact
Los Angeles Times

Feurer's AB 1446 Measure R Extension Passes Assembly Transportation On 10-1 Vote
Move LA

Figueroa Comeback: Los Angeles Finds A Way To Make Corridor Plan Happen
Architect's Newspaper

Industry Metrolink Commuters To Get Access To App
Walnut Patch

Infrastructure Projects Need Public Support, Transportation Experts Say
Washington Post

Is South LA Seeing An Economic Revival Two Decades After The Riots? (audio)
Southern California Public Radio

Romney, Once An Anti-Sprawl Crusader, Created Model For Obama "Smart Growth" Program
Grist

The Subway To Dee Sea...Oops, Make That DC
CityWatch

Test Buses Begin Runs On The Orange Line Extension Today
Northridge-Chatsworth Patch

This Week: Conference Gladiators Could Be Named, Senate Budget Stalls
StreetsBlog DC

Vermont Green Line Station Mosaic
History, Los Angeles County Blog

Voters Deserve A Do-Over On Bullet Train Vote
Los Angeles Times

The Waterfront's New Model: Downtown
Los Angeles Downtown News

The Week Ahead: Wheels Begin To Turn On Highway Bill
The Hill

What Is The Real Deadline For A Transportation Bill?
Transportation Issues Daily

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4/23/2012

Metro App, Measure R+, Expo Line, Metro Blue Line, Beverly Hills, Metrolink, L.A. Walkability, 710, High Speed Rail Cars & More

$932 Million Expo Line Set To Open April 28
Los Angeles Wave

All Aboard For The Expo Line
Jewish Journal

America Hates Los Angeles, Poll Says
LAist
American Cities Favorability Poll
Public Policy Polling
(As if that weren't enough, California now ranks dead last among the states in favorability poll)

Bev Hills Could Vote To Delay Subway Certification, Engineering
Curbed LA

BH City Council Requests Public Forum For Subway Debate ("The move delays a Metro board vote on a route that calls for tunneling under Beverly Hills High School.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Bill Bars Cell Service Shutdown By Public Agencies ("BART and other government agencies in California would be barred from shutting down cellular phone networks unless they first obtain a court order under a bill that is sailing through the Legislature.")
San Francisco Chronicle
SB-1160 Communications: Service Interruptions
California Legislative Information

Breakdowns And Delays Plague Metro Blue Line: Metro Officials Point To A Backlog Of Maintenance Issues As The Cause Of A Surge In Problems On The Line Between Long Beach And L.A., Which Carries 26 Million Riders Per Year
Los Angeles Times

Capital Bikeshare Nearly Operationally Profitable
StreetsBlog DC

City Council Meets Tonight For Special Subway Session
Beverly Hills Patch

City Council Unanimous To MTA: You Must Listen To Us
Beverly Hills Courier

Coming Soon: Public Transit Website, App To Direct Passengers From Burbank To Pasadena
La Canada Online

Consultants Present Plans For Designated Bike Lanes On Campus
USC Daily Trojan

Covina Moves Toward Improving Pedestrian Safety At Metrolink Station
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Editorial: Clear The Tracks, Beverly Hills
Los Angeles Times

Electric Bikes Tap Into Southern California Market
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Expo Line Misses Book Festival By That Much (Train testing photos)
LA Observed

Federal Agency Ratchets Up Transit Push: Calculate Your Carbon Savings
Transportation Nation

Feds Open Bidding For High-Speed Rail Cars ("The $551 million request for proposals was announced by the Federal Railroad Administration, which is coordinating a California-led effort to purchase standardized bi-level rail fleets for use on Amtrakroutes in California, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana and potentially Iowa.California will get 42 of the 130 new rail cars.")
Chicago Tribune

Feinstein: Senate Committee Approves Funding For Major California Transit Projects
Political News

Four Cities Begin Regional Bike Plan Effort; Bike Commuters To Benefit ("Baldwin Park, Monterey Park, El Monte and South El Monte are leading the historic planning effort in the hopes that their regional approach will land them an environmental justice grant from Caltrans worth $200,000.")
Pasadena Star-News

Group Will Address L.A. Walkability, Transit At Conference ("Pedestrians Count! 2012 promises to build on the social momentum gained from Sunday’s CicLAvia.")
Montrose Patch

High-Speed Rail Hearings Have Different Tone
Merced Sun-Star

House Passes HR 4348, Setting Up Chance For Senate Conference On Long-Term Bill
AASHTO Journal

Italy Launches Private High-Speed Train
AFP

Joel Kotkin: The Great California Exodus
("A leading U.S. demographer and 'Truman Democrat' talks about what is driving the middle class out of the Golden State.")
Wall Street Journal

La Canada High To Host Forum On 710 Freeway Expansion: Those Who Oppose Extension Hope Turnout Will Mean Something To Metro
La Canada Valley Sun

Los Angeles Rejects MTA Seismic Study; Approves 39-Story Tower On Top Of "MTA Faults"
Beverly Hills Courier

Maybe The System Really Is Working ("What are the chances that lawmakers succeed on negotiating a smaller bill? How far apart are Republicans and Democrats on the structure of the revamped highway program? Do the Keystone and gas price talking points add to or detract from that conversation, if they have an impact at all? Will the policy conversations that take place over the next few months benefit future highway bills?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Metro Expo Line To Open On April 28
Asian Journal: The Filipino-American Community Newspaper

Metro Launches New Smartphone App: Android Available Now, iPhone and iPad Next Week
The Source

Metro Unveils A New Smartphone App: Will You Use It?
LAist

Mike Antonovich's Tortured Point And How The Mayor Should Have Reacted
StreetsBlog LA

Opinion: High-Speed Rail For A More Sustainable State
Sacramento Bee

Opinion: Transportation Policy Needs Push To Get Moving (Two former DOT Secretaries argue that lawmakers need to hear a strong public mandate to resolve transportation funding deadlock)
Politico

Our View: Robbing Vote From 2039 ("There is such a thing as being too forward-thinking. And Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's suggestion Wednesday to make Measure R sales tax permanent is an example of that extreme vision.")
Pasadena Star-News

Poll Finds Toronto Drivers Would Pay For Relief ("Our politicians shouldn’t be fearful of implementing some of these choices. They’ve been done elsewhere, where the congestion and traffic issues weren’t as critical as they are in Toronto...citing the example of Los Angeles County. A 2008 referendum there supported a 30-year, 0.5 per cent regional sales tax to raise money for transit and road improvements.")
Metro News (Canada)

Port Of Los Angeles Proposes Developing The Cleanest Truck Program
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

San Francisco Puts Brakes On An App For Transit
New York Times

Santa Monica Opening Bike Campus On Earth Day Sunday
StreetsBlog LA

Santa Monica To Debut A "Bicycle Campus" On Earth Day
KCET

Senate Approves FY 2013 Transportation Appropriations
AASHTO Journal

State Lawmaker Wants To Make Sure Cities, Counties Pay For Sidewalk Repairs
The City Maven

Touring The New Expo Line With The "Ethnic Media"
StreetsBlog LA

Understanding The Trends From The APA Conference (A look at Twitter for a detailed analysis of the trends that emerged from this year's APA national conference, and for a comparison to last year's popular topics)
Planning Tech

Video: Metro Will Begin Testing The Orange Line Extension Next Week
Encino-Tarzana Patch

Villaraigosa's Transit Proposal Getting Cautious Reactions
LA Observed

Visionary Transportation Bureaucrats, Part 5: Shailen Bhatt And Kirk Steudle
StreetsBlog DC

What Does The Battle Over California's High Speed Rail Project Mean For America
Talking Points Memo

Why Is A Patent Troll In Luxembourg Suing U.S. Public Transit Agencies?
The Atlantic: Cities

Will Beverly Hills Delay Finalization Of Westside Subway Route?
LA Weekly

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