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3/06/2013

Mobility 21, UCLA Complete Streets, OCTA, Mega-Commuting Maps, LA Votes, Santa Monica Development, Free Transit & More

3 Ways Mobile Will Change The Way We Travel By 2015
CNN

AAR: "It's Simply Impossible" For Roads To Safely, Fully Install PTC By The Mandated Deadline (Positive train control)
Progressive Railroading

Anaheim Transit Center Project Center Humming With Construction Activity
Orange County Breeze

Angelenos Who Didn't Cast A Vote Still Hope For Changes In Transportation, Education
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Average Commute Times (Must-see map using data from the U.S. census : Zoom in on Southern California and roll over zip codes here)
WNYC

Average Commutes For L.A. County Residents 29.4 Minutes In 2011
Los Angeles Daily News

California Is Least Improved In Highway Conditions
Transportation Nation

Caltrans Awards $1.2 Mil. To City For Eastern Entry
Santa Clarita Valley News

Census: LA County Has Highest Number Of Cross-Country Commuters
CBS Los Angeles

Consultant Refuses To Remove "NIMBY" Comment (" A transportation and planning consultant who brought on the ire of residents by calling them NIMBYs in an online biography backed off of his two-year-old comments last week, saying that they accurately described a moment in Santa Monica’s history regarding development that is now past.")
Santa Monica Daily Press

D.C. Area's First Bus-Only Lanes Under Construction In Northern Virginia
Washington Post

Expo Culver Stop Gets Paved
Curbed LA

Glendora Council Approves AvalonBay Mixed-Use Development ("Glendora took a big step toward anticipating the city's future needs on Tuesday when the city council approved a mixed-use development near the future site of the Metro Gold Line.")
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Goosing The Gas Tax
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

How Free Transit Works In The United States ("Since going fare-free back in 2002, Chapel Hill Transit has seen ridership increase from around 3 million passengers a year to just about 7 million. The system is now the second-largest in North Carolina and helped Chapel Hill win a City Livability Award back in 2009.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Long Isolated Behind A Freeway, Santa Monica's Civic Center Rejoins Its City
New York Times

Mega-Commuting In The U.S.: Time And Distance In Defining Long Commutes Using The 2006-2010 American Community Survey (PDF : Extensive infographics)
U.S. Census

Metro Officials Looking At I-5 Toll-Road Carpool Lane Partnership
KHTS

Northrop Plant Closure Ends Aviation Era In Dominguez Hills ("In 1910, it was the site of the nation's first air show, what the LAT called "one of the greatest public events in the history of the West." Over 10 days, more than 226,000 people turned out (many had never seen an airplane before), and while no one could have realized it at the time, it signaled the beginning of L.A.'s aerospace industry. By the way, Southern Pacific steam trains were a popular way of getting to the air meet. Aviation Field was about 13 miles from what had been the center of Los Angeles. Trains left Fifth and Central six times a day (35 cents round trip). Folks also came by Pacific Electric trolley, automobile, and horse.")
LA Observed

Pomona Approves Posting Proposed Appointments To Regional Board
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Rancho Man Is New OCTA CEO
Orange County Register

RFP For Santa Monica: What Promise For Bike Lanes?
Better Bike

Social Media Solution Sought For Pacific Surfliner Ridership
KCOY

Southern California's Mobility 21 Urgest Congress To Invest In America's Trade Gateway
Business Wire

UCLA Advancing The Complete Streets Dialogue
StreetsBlog LA

Video: L.A. Traffic Lights Finally Synced For Better Flow
Gas2

Where Americans Go To Work (map depicts percentages of workers commuting in and out of each U.S. county, to/from where)
Washington Post


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