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2/06/2013

LA's First Rail Transit, Pershing Square, TOD, CEQA, Miles Traveled Tax, Urban Mobility Report, Metrolink, National HSR & More

February 6: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The city's first rail transit, a horse-drawn system, is incorporated 139 years ago today -- have a look at the 1874 photo)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

4 Reasons The U.S. Trails The World In Road Safety
The Atlantic: Cities

2012 Urban Mobility Report (70p. PDF)
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
TTI Urban Mobility Report Bungles Congestion Analysis Yet Again
StreetsBlog DC
Mobility Report Press Release
Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Businesses Show Support For Millennium Hollywood Project
USC Annenberg TV News

Can A Miles-Traveled Tax Finance Infrastructure?
Politico

Contractor Chosen To Build Embattled Metrolink Line
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Documenting The Never-Built Dreams Of The City Of Angels (Have you ever seen Metro Library's 1963 rendering of proposed Goodell monorail coachs for Los Angeles?)
Wired

Elysian Valley Residents Speak Out About A Silent Threat ("Residents of Elysian Valley live along the L.A. River's natural habitat -- while being exposed to the heavy pollution emanating from Metrolink's maintenance facility.")
KCET

FTA Makes Available $2 Billion In Emergency Relief Funds For Transit Systems Damaged By Sandy
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Future Travelers ("What are the best new ideas in transit and mobility? What new ideas in transportation are on hold because of outdated or crumbling infrastructure? How would the big ideas in transportation change if innovators were confident that they had government support for their ideas? Are investments in high-tech transit too steep to be worth it? What is a realistic forecast for the future of transit?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

The High Cost Of Traffic: Time, Money, And Climate Change
Transportation Nation

Infrastructure Financing Options for Transit-Oriented Development (251p. PDF : "This report provides information about funding mechanisms and strategies that communities can use to provide innovative financing options for TOD. It explains dozens of tools that provide traditional financing as well as new tools.")
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mass Transit Takers Physically Active ("People who take mass transit in large urban areas may more than meet their weekly recommended aerobic exercise requirement, U.S. researchers say.")
UPI

Meet The Most Traffic-Jammed Cities In America
Slate

A National High Speed Rail Map
California High Speed Rail Blog
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NBC Universal's $1.6B Park, Studio Plan Approved By L.A. City Council ("NBC Universal also will build a small riverfront park and create a bicycle and pedestrian path. Verdery said the company also will provide $100 million in transportation improvements, $3.5 million in support of the Los Angeles River and $1 million for community organizations.")
Los Angeles Daily News

New Bike Parking Ordinance Poised To Shape Future Of LA Developments
Blog Downtown

OCTA To Increase Fares Starting Sunday
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Obama, Build A Lasting Urban Legacy ("An ambitious proposal for the President’s second term: Create a new federal Department of Cities" from noted urban studies professor and author Richard Florida)
New York Daily News

Q&A: 10 Minutes With DOT's Ray LaHood
Engineering News-Record

Study: Traffic Costs O.C.-Area Commuters 61 Hours A Year
Orange County Register

Three Former Governors Call For CEQA Reform
California High Speed Rail Blog

Traffic Congestion Report Ranks LA Second Behind DC
NBC Southern California

The Votes Are In: Omaha Abomination Voted Worst Intersection In The U.S. (photos of the top 3 offenders)
StreetsBlog DC

Washington Tops Los Angeles As U.S. Leader In Traffic Gridlock
Bloomberg

When L.A.'s Central Park Was Green ("Set aside in 1866 as Los Angeles’ first public park, Pershing Square has been the beneficiary -- and victim -- of many redesigns in its 147-year history.")
LA as Subject via Los Angeles Magazine


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