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3/25/2013

ExpressLanes, 710 Extension, SCIG, Gold Line Foothill Bridge, Coldwater Canyon, GPS Bike Lanes, CTC, Wilshire Blvd & More

5 Free Things To See And Do In L.A. ("Commuters walk into a tunnel at Los Angeles' Amtrak-Metrolink Union Station under the mural "City of Dreams/River of History" by artist Richard Wyatt, showing the diversity of California's population.")
Chicago Daily Herald

8th Street Bike Lane: Hilly, Zebra Crosswalks, Smooth Ride; Watch Out For Trucks And Traffic
StreetsBlog LA

At 40 Years, San Francisco's Transit-First Policy Still Struggles For Traction
StreetsBlog SF

At L.A.'s Streetcar Inauguration, Who Told 8-Year Old Shirley Temple, "Buy Yourself A New Automobile"?
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Bike Riders Spar With L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge Over Proposed Bike Lane Route
Los Angeles Daily News

California Transportation Commission Appoints Andre Boutros As Executive Director
Noozhawk

Can Private Intercity Passenger Rail Make A Comeback?
The Atlantic: Cities

Commuter Cycling Stays Flat In '12 ("Amid the Bloomberg administration’s aggressive expansion of bike lanes, the question of how many cyclists use the infrastructure has remained at the center of the mayor’s transportation legacy.")
New York Times

Commuters Brace For Closing Of Coldwater Canyon Avenue
Los Angeles Times

Details Of Senate's $100 Billion Infrastructure Plan
Transportation Issues Daily

Feasibility Of Using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) To Track Bicycle Lane Positioning (link to 22p. PDF)
University Of Minnesota Center For Transportation Studies

Harbor Freeway's Toll Lanes Faster, Others Slightly Slower
Los Angeles Times

How About A Mass-Transit Lobby? ("Mass transit users don’t have lobbyists in Washington, said former New York City Councilman and mayoral candidate Sal Albanese, who said Sunday that, as mayor, he would establish a national “Mayors for Mass Transit” initiative.")
MSNBC

A "Little Carmageddon" On Coldwater Canyon Avenue? ("A portion of the vital link between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley will be completely closed during daytime hours, six days a week, through April 25 for work on a water main.")
Los Angeles Times

LB City Leaders Look To Rally Residents To Continue "Fight" Against Controversial Railyard Project
Signal Tribune

Local Soil Testing Begins For 710 Freeway Extension Study
Alhambra Source

Long Beach Transit Officials May Vote On Bus Contract
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Los Angeles Mayor Is Leaving Without Car, Job Or Regrets
New York Times

Nearly Half Of Toll Lane Users On 10, 110 Are Solo Drivers
Los Angeles Daily News

New Transportation Bill, Same Old Funding Questions
Politico

Obama Considering Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx For Cabinet Job ("President Barack Obama is considering Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for secretary of transportation.")

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/03/21/186512/obama-considering-charlotte-mayor.html#storylink=cpy
McClatchy

Open For Business: The Business Case For Investment In Public Transportation (11P. PDF : "Public transportation is a $57 billion industry in the United States...This report focuses on the issues critical to private investors as they consider the public transportation industry as an investment destination.")
APTA

Pay Car-Pool Lanes On 10 Freeway [Began] Saturday
Pasadena Star-News

Pomona Could Sue Over Plan For Bridge ("Although they support extending the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension from Azusa to Montclair, Pomona officials have concerns about some aspects of the project within the city and they intend to have their voices heard - even if it requires litigation.")
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Quentin Kopp Slams Blended Plan, Calls It Violation Of Prop 1A
California High Speed Rail Blog

Ride Sharing On The Rise, With Bumps In The Road
GOOD

Santa Monica: Public Process Begins For Michigan Avenue Neighborhood Greenway
StreetsBlog LA

Study: Homes Near Transit Were Insulated From The Housing Crash
StreetsBlog DC
The New Real Estate Mantra: Location Near Public Transportation (39p. PDF)
APTA / National Association Of Realtors

Will Congress Enact Senate's Proposed $100 Billion For Infrastructure In 2014
Transportation Issues Daily

Wilshire Boulevard: A Main Street That Stands Apart ("Los Angeles has long tested out its grandest ambitions on Wilshire Boulevard, where innovation has arisen even as dreams have been dashed." The latest in Christopher Hawthorne's "On The Boulevard" series)
Los Angeles Times


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