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6/06/2013

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25 Ideas For LA's New Mayor Eric Garcetti
Huffington Post

2013 Diamond Awards Recognize Outstanding Efforts Of Regional Traffic-Busting Commuter Programs ("The Diamond Awards, now in its fifteenth year, are co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) annually to recognize the significant achievements of corporate rideshare programs in the region and their contribution toward decreasing gasoline consumption, air pollution and commuter costs as well as improving mobility.")
Metro Press Release

AEG Will Probably Run Convention Center, Have Total South Park Domination
Curbed LA
City Official Recommends L.A. Convention Center Be Turned Over To AEG
Los Angeles Daily News

The Biggest Obstacle To Cycling's Egalitarian Aspirations? Distance
The Atlantic: Cities

Bill To Expand Los Angeles Airport Police Powers
KCET

Blue Line In Long Beach Getting Security Upgrades, Paint Job
Curbed LA

Builders Team With CSUN To Train Graduates Savvy In Construction
Los Angeles Daily News

Burbank Decides To Phase Out Youth Bus, Metro Subsidy For Seniors
Burbank Leader

Bus-Only Lanes Debut On Wilshire Boulevard ("The lanes between MacArthur Park and Western Avenue are aimed at bringing L.A. public transit up to par with Boston and New York, officials say.")
Los Angeles Times

California Attorney General Sues To Block Orange County Toll Road 
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

California High-Speed Rail's Choice: Price Or Quality In Building First Leg?
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Carbon Pricing Is Catching On Around The Globe, Just Not In Washington, D.C.
Grist

Editorial: SoCal's Own Bike-Share Program Is Coming...Soon?
Los Angeles Daily News

Editorial: Garcetti Should Restart Negotiations Over ONT Transfer
Los Angeles Daily News

Girls Go Hands-On With Public Transportation Planning
Salt Lake Tribune

Grade Separation Project Could Land Ontario In Litigation Dispute
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Grove Developer Wants To Extend Trolley Beyond Shopping Center ("Rick Caruso envisions expanding the mall's track in a loop to the Beverly Center, LACMA and Park La Brea. Councilman Tom LaBonge is already on board.")
Los Angeles Times

Judge Weighs Arguments Over California High-Speed Rail Plans
Sacramento Bee

Long Beach Files Suit, Seeks Injunctions Over Port Of Los Angeles Railyard Project
Long Beach Press-Telegram

A Los Angeles Primer: Spring Street
KCET

Major Makeover Planned For Dated Macy's Plaza In Downtown L.A. ("Ratkovich also plans a sunken, sunlit public plaza -- directly connected to a planned subway station -- and significant upgrades to the 23-story, 485-room Sheraton hotel.")
Los Angeles Times

Mayor, Transit Officials Open First Wilshire Blvd. Bus Rapid Transit Lanes
West Hollywood Patch

Metro Chief Art Leahy Expounds On Leimert Park Prospects In Wake Of Subway Celebration
Los Angeles Wave

Metro's Rail Safety Ambassador Program (video : Metro's Rail Safety Ambassador Program was honored with the Gold Safety Award for program innovation at the 2013 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) conference in Philadelphia)
Metro via YouTube

Montreal To Introduce Interactive Digital Bus Shelters
The Transit Wire

Moorpark Getting 2 New Buses, Courtesy Of Caltrans Funds
Ventura County Star

MTA Plans Mirror Infamous Monorail Mistake Of 1960s
Beverly Hills Unified School District via PR News Channel

Museums Block Coliseum Parking Plan ("A vote is delayed on giving control to USC, a move that institutions say would cut attendance and divert millions in parking revenue.")
Los Angeles Times

A New Court Ruling Could Have Big Implications In The Fight Against Sprawl ("In a suit brought by inner-city, minority plaintiffs, the U.S. District Court in Milwaukee has indicated that the Federal Highway Administration and Wisconsin Department of Transportation cannot enlarge a major urban freeway connection without further study of the project's impacts on transit-dependent populations and on regional suburban sprawl.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Opportunities And Challenges For TODs In Southern California
ACCESS: The Magazine Of UCTC

Rail Car Manufacturer Returns To Work After Four-Year Hiatus
RT&S

Ratkovich Acquires Downtown LA Macy's Plaza, Will Begin $160 Million Upgrade With New Access To Subway Station
DTLA Rising

SANBAG, Check Out Your Contractors' Hiring Practices
Black Voices News

Silver Line Stroll From Union Station To El Monte
KCET

Study: AASHTO Guidelines For Bikes Outdated, Not Based On Research
Mobilizing The Region

Westside Subway Extension: Beverly Hills Hires Two New Lawyers To Battle Metro's Purple Line
Beverly Hills Courier


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