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3/22/2013

Union Station, TAP, Long Beach Transit, Bruins Who Build LA, Bullet Train, CicLAvia, Pershing Square, MAP-21,

March 22: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Construction of the Arroyo Seco Parkway -- America's first "freeway" -- began 75 years ago today. Includes historic images)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

40% Of America's Workforce Will Be Freelancers By 2020 ("The forces behind this sea-change are many: the rapid adoption of mobile technology, ubiquitous internet access, and a general sense of malaise powered by the vague yet nagging notion that we’re just not meant to work all day sitting in a cubicle. Add to that the waste of time, energy and brainpower that commuting engenders, and it becomes apparent that our definition of “workplace” will never be the same.")
Quartz

Anatomy Of A Parking Sign That Actually Makes Sense
The Atlantic: Cities

Bruins Who Build Los Angeles (includes Making Transit Trendy, profiling Metro's Creative Director Michael Lejeune, as well as Donald Shoup, "the parking prophet")
UCLA Magazine

The Bullet Train As A Boost For Second-Tier Cities ("California's emerging system generally meets the requirements outlined by the report. The situation seems to set up particularly well for a place like Bakersfield — roughly 100 miles north of Los Angeles, right in that high-speed rail sweet spot. In this regard, the new research helps to validate the Obama administration's much-maligned (but very rational) decision to start the California project in the Central Valley and not the mega-cities.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Car Exhaust Hurts Children As Much As Second-Hand Smoke
The Atlantic: Cities

CicLAvia Updates Map For April 21...No Figueroa, But MacArthur Park Is Back
StreetsBlog LA

Congress Finalizes 2013 Transportation Funding At MAP-21 Level
Transportation Issues Daily

Despite Money Concerns, Huizar Pushes Forward On Pershing Square ("Although Anschutz Entertainment Group has pledged $700,000 in seed money to “re-envision” the park, Huizar acknowledged that the funds will only materialize if the Farmers Field football stadium moves forward. The departure of Tim Leiweke from AEG last week has thrown that project into question.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

The First Map Of Los Angeles May Be Older Than You Think
LA as Subject via KCET

Freeways Without Futures: CNU Is Taking Nominations!
StreetsBlog DC

In Many Markets, Rail Beats Or Competes With Air Travel
StreetsBlog Network

Is LA City Planning Becoming A Politburo? ("When the grassroots who fought like hell for the Expo Line and Measure R are beginning to freak out at what’s being done at the Exposition/Sepulveda and Bundy/Olympic stations for the Expo Line, you can be damn sure that there will be strong opposition to future measures such as Measure J to encourage more mass transit—we fought for mass transit, not a worsening of traffic and our environment and mobility.")
City Watch

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa On The Highs, Lows And Legacy Of His Mayorship
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Let There Be Light ("The improved lighting is part of a beautification project underneath the southern runways at Los Angeles International Airport that was years decades in the making.")
Bill Rosendahl, Los Angeles City Council, 11th District

Long Beach: After Successful Small Projects, City Fabrick Launches And Aims For The Grander Scale
StreetsBlog LA

Long Beach Transit Officials Take Heat Over Buses From China
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Long Beach Transit, Please Go (More) Electric
StreetsBlog LA

Metro To Drivers: Every Lane Is A Bike Lane
Los Angeles Downtown News

New Development Not Top Priority For Union Station Area Plan
Curbed LA

San Francisco Set To Push Transit Benefits For Commuters ("Under San Francisco’s Commuter Benefits Ordinance, all businesses with 20 or more workers nationwide must offer one of three transit benefits: The pretax deduction, up to $245 per month, for transit or van pool expenses; transit subsidies valued at $74, the cost of a monthly Muni pass; or a van pool from a worker’s home to place of business. Businesses with fewer than 20 employees are exempt.")
San Francisco Examiner

Shuttling Tourists, Now Local Employees
Orange County Register

Stretch Of LA River Will Be Open To The Public This Summer
Curbed LA

TAP Final Solution In Sight!
StreetsBlog LA

Union Station Master Plan To Prioritize Transit Over Development
Blog Downtown

Will Big Highway Projects Have To Consider Climate Change?
StreetsBlog DC


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