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4/11/2013

110 Toll Lanes, Amtrak, Infrastructure, LAX, CRA, CicLAvia and more...

110's New Toll Lanes Speedier But Regular Lanes Are Slower
Curbed LA

Amtrak Ridership Continues to Rise
California High Speed Rail Blog

Buy American? Not For Transit Boardmembers
Long Beach Business Journal

City Tries To Fill Void Left By Demise Of CRA
Los Angeles Downtown News

City West Residents Need A Ped-Friendly Route To Downtown
Curbed LA

The Commute: 110's Lanes Are Speedier but Regular Lanes Are Slower
CurbedLA

Draft National Climate Assessment Predicts More Global Warming Woes For California
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Exploring A Section Of The Old Glendale And Edendale Red Car Lines ("Construction began on a local train line in 1903 by L.C. Brand's Los Angeles & Glendale Electric Railway. However, in 1904 Brand sold his company to Henry E. Huntington's Los Angeles Inter-Urban Railway (LAIU), also known as the Green Cars for their color scheme. LAIU was later leased to Pacific Electric Railway, also owned by Huntington, but known as the Red Cars. In 1908 the local line, heretofore known as "The Glendale Line," was extended to Burbank and thus became "The Glendale-Burbank Line." Its other terminus was located in Downtown Los Angeles.")
KCET

Expo Line EIR Reviews For Stops Between Culver City And Santa Monica
Culver City Patch

Federal Money For The Trains ("The president's new budget contains $130 million in New Starts funding for the Purple Line subway extensionand the Regional Connector tunnel in DTLA.")
Curbed LA

Figueroa Corridor Project Pushes Forward With 2014 Deadline Looming
Blog Downtown

Filling The Financial Gap For Equitable Transit-Oriented Development: Lessons From Atlanta, Denver, The San Francisco Bay Area And The Twin Cities (62p. PDF)
Enterprise Community Partners

Fixing Obama's "Fix It First" Infrastructure Plan
Salon

How Google (Or You) Could Change The Game
Human Transit

Huge LAX Modernization Plan Moves Ahead But Will Take Time
Curbed LA

Los Angeles City Council To Address Los Angeles International Airport Runway Plan In Spring
Daily Breeze

The Myth Of The Falling Bridge ("Are American bridges actually falling, though? Is the U.S. underinvested in infrastructure?")
Bloomberg

New Economic Development Department Created By L.A. City Council
Los Angeles Daily News

New Study Calls On O.C. Tollway Agency To Shelve Project
Los Angeles Times
Orange County Toll Roads: Serious Concerns Should Lead To Significant Review By State And Local Officials (29p. PDF : "Based on our review, the operations of these toll roads presently appear to be unsustainable and likely have been unworkable from their inception. The original financial plans for the 241 and 73 toll roads were based on overly optimistic growth assumptions and did not leave a financial cushion for TCA to operate under reduced utilization or economic downturns. Subsequent decisions by TCA board members and managers have made matters worse.")
Pacific Research Institute

NY MTA wraps Grand Central Terminal Blasting
Metro Magazine

Obama's Infrastructure Budget Is Ambitious But Vague On Funding
Governing

Obama unveils $3.78-trillion budget proposal - The plan includes social safety net changes aimed at drawing Republicans back to the table. It would also provide $130 million sought by Los Angeles to help extend the subway to the Westside.
Los Angeles Times
Opinion: All Aboard California's High-Speed Train To Nowhere
Daily Caller

Opinion: Metro's Free Ride May Soon Be Over ("A sign of things to come: The entrance turnstiles to the Red and Purple Metro lines at Union Station were locked ("latched," in Metro-speak) Tuesday morning, forcing would-be riders to actually buy a ticket to get on the train.")
Los Angeles Times

Packed Auditorium Cheers and Questions MyFigueroa! Project
StreetsblogLA

Plan for Successor to LA's Shuttered Redevelopment Agency Takes Shape
Planetizen

Santa Monica OKs Regulations On Pedicabs
Santa Monica Patch

SEPTA copes with rise in rail deaths
Mass Transit Magazine

USC In "West Los Angeles" During The Roaring Twenties
Los Angeles Magazine

Where to find food trucks, rent bicycles for CicLAvia
LAist

World's Most Scenic Train Trips
Huffington Post

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