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6/10/2013

Purple Line Subway, Westside Congestion, CAHSR Funding, Transit Tax Legislation, Bridge Infrastructure, SanBAG, BUR, LGB, SCIG & More

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Active Living For All Ages: Creating Neighborhoods Around Transit (accompanied by video report)
AARP Blog

All The Details On Purple Line Subway Work, Starting Next Year
Curbed LA

Analyzing The Effects Of Transit Network Change On Agency Performance And Riders In A Decentralized, Small-To-Mid-Sized US Metropolitan Area: A Case Study Of Tallahassee, Florida (232p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Angelenos Get Their Say About Wilshire Subway (video : "MTA is moving forward with plans to dig a tunnel for the Wilshire subway to the Westside next year. But first, officials have given the public a chance to learn more about the digging plans.")
NBC Los Angeles

Big Detour Urged For Rail Funds ("A California congressman thinks billions of dollars in federal funds should be spent on high-speed rail -- just not in his state.")

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/10/5484181/big-detour-urged-for-rail-funds.html#storylink=cpy"
Sacramento Bee

Bill To Protect Transit From Terrorists Passes House Of Representatives
San Francisco Examiner

Bi-Partisan Lawmakers Push Permanent Tax Equality For Transit Commuters
StreetsBlog DC
Reps. Grimm, McGovern, King, Bluemenauer Introduce Transit Parity Act To Protect Tax Benefits For Public Transportation Commuters
U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.)

Bytes And Bikes: Is A Smart Bicycle Revolution Afoot?
Smart Planet

California Tops List Of States With Water Infrastructure Needs ("California could use $44.5 billion to fix aging water systems over the next two decades, according to an EPA assessment. Texas and New York are next in line.")
Los Angeles Times

Chances Are 1 In 9 That The Bridge You're Crossing Has Been Deemed Structurally Or Otherwise Deficient By The Government
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Come Fly With Me: The Reinvention Of Waiting At Long Beach Airport
KCET

Despite A Lot More People And Cars, California's Air Is Cleaner ("The state's strict vehicle emissions standards have made a significant difference, a study finds. The amount of organic nitrates in Southern California's air chemistry has also changed for the better.")
Los Angeles Times

Don't Like The Color Of The Sky? Blame It On What's In Your Garage
Las Vegas Sun

Editorial: Battle To Stop California Bullet Train Shifts To The East
Los Angeles Daily News

Environmentalists, City Of Long Beach, Air Regulators All File CEQA Challenges To Proposed Rail Transfer Yard
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

For Regional Connector, Metro Wants Things To Go Bump In The Night ("Agency Seeks Permission for 24-Hour Construction Work, and not Everyone Is Happy.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Foxx Nears Vote For US Transportation Secretary
Associated Press via CBS Charlotte

Free Public Transit? A Thought Experiment
Sustainable Cities Collective

Google Close To Buying Waze For $1.3 Billion
Mashable

Gritty Wharf At Port Of L.A. Will Become Marine Research Center ("Plans call for City Dock 1, opened in 1913, to be converted into a nexus of laboratories and classrooms, fish hatcheries and berths for research vessels.")
Los Angeles Times

How L.A. Can Fix Its Iconic Eyesores (video)
KCET

How To Calm The Urban Parking Wars
Slate

Inspection Costs Rise Again For Bob Hope Airport ("The transportation center tally has mounted to $2.15 million.")
Burbank Leader

Letters: By Golly, Why Not An L.A. Trolley?
Los Angeles Times

Metro Recommends Contractor (And $160 Million More) For Crenshaw Line
Los Angeles Times

Mexico Meets Eastside: Ruminations On Buses, Metro, Bicycles And Swap Meets
StreetsBlog LA

MTA Bus Yard Development
Venice Paper

New Bradley Terminal At LAX To Open For Public Previews
Daily Breeze

Orange Line Expansion Wins Architectural Award
Northridge Patch

Perris Valley Line: Environmental Group Says It's Not Trying To Kill Project
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Petition Could Powerfully Promote "Complete Streets" ("US Department of Transportation (DOT) officials would consider a change in the way they classify thoroughfares — to the benefit of pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users — but they need political support.")
Better Cities & Towns

Renewable Energy Guide For Highway Maintenance Facilities (248p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

RTA Offers Free Bus Passes
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Riders Try Out [D.C.] Metro's New Stainless Steel Fare Gates
Washington Post

SanBAG Elects Bill Jahn As New President, L. Dennis Michael As VP
San Bernardino Sun

Santa Clarita Transit To Offer Shuttles To Santa Monica
KHTS

Santa Monica Considers Expanding TDM Policies With Stronger Policies & Including New Residential
StreetsBlog LA

Study: FRA Regulations Make Us Less Safe
StreetsBlog DC
Reducing Passenger Train Procurement Costs: The FRA's Outmoded Safety Regulations Should Be Repealed (7p. PDF)
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Three Groups File Suit Against Port Of Los Angeles Rail Yard Project
Daily Breeze

"Transit" Might Not Be Essential To Transit-Oriented Development
The Atlantic: Cities
Does TOD Need The T?: On The Importance Of Factors Other Than Rail Access (link to full-text PDF)
Journal Of The American Planning Association

Westside Development Fuels Debate Over Growth -- Smart Or Otherwise ("Opponents say the Casden West L.A. project would add to congestion near the 405 Freeway; proponents say the plan for 638 apartments, stores is socially responsible.")
Los Angeles Times

When Camels Came To Los Angeles ("Arriving in town January 8, 1858, the humped and hoofed animals represented an ambitious U.S. government experiment to introduce the so-called “ship of the desert” to the arid lands of the American Southwest. They arrived under the supervision of Edward Fitzgerald Beale, a surveyor under contract with the War Department to open a new road between Texas and Southern California.")
LA as Subject via Los Angeles Magazine


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