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2 New Parks In Santa Monica Calling For Community Input

105-Year-Old Fondly Recalls His Days As A Pullman Porter: Ben Isaacs Came Forward After The Times Wrote That Lee Wesley Gibson, 100, Was The Oldest Surviving Such Porter
Los Angeles Times

Biking To Work: Sounds Good in Theory
Wall Street Journal

Bus Yard Housing Plan Revived
San Francisco Examiner

City And County Leaders Break Ground On Civic Park At Grand Avenue Project
Los Angeles Times

City Buying Chinatown's Blossom Plaza Development Site
Curbed LA

Concept For U.K. Bullet Train Revealed
("The interior of the design is meant to be akin to an open-plan interior, like you'd find in a cutting-edge office...It's not about being shoe-horned into a hot and sweaty commuter train. The first-class cabins will feature a bar, cabins suited to business meetings or family trips...a children's play area.")
Fast Company Co Design

Create Our Contest Contest ("we want you to create our next big contest. Pitch us your idea - in video or essay format - for the chance to make your idea come to life.")

Data Crunchers Ready To Predict Traffic Tie-Ups
("With huge increases in the use of traffic cameras, roadway sensors and GPS-linked devices like cell phones, transportation agencies are now grappling with a flood of data available to tell them how well vehicles are (or are not) moving.")
Detroit News

Discovery: Some Westside Unity Amidst The Infighting

Downtown's Civic Park Breaks Ground, Look At Latest Renderings
Curbed LA

Is Infrastructure Our Economy's Only Hope For Recovery?

Mixed-Use Downtown Development Puts Standard Malls' Tax Yield To Shame
(Downtown mixed-use generates more than 30 times the tax revenue of malls)

The Nimblest City: Slate Readers' Best Ideas For Making Transportation More Efficient

OCTA And Teamsters OK New Bus Contract
Voice Of OC

OCTA To Charge For Bus-Schedule Book
Orange County Register

Oil Runs Deep In L.A. History: The Southland Is Replete With Examples Of The Petroleum Industry's Handiwork, And Heres A Guide To Some Of The More Notable Oil-Related Sites
Los Angeles Times

Putting Some "Mute" In Your "Commute"
(Pilot program will test feasibility of "Quiet Commute" cars)
New Jersey Transit

Research Roundup: High-Speed Rail, Transportation Statistics, Transportation Taxes
(A closer look at recent research and publications on topics of interest)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Ridership Down In America? Look Deeper
Human Transit

Riverside Argues Effects Of Long Beach Port Expansion
Riverside Press-Enterprise

A Streetcar For Oakland? A Student Shares His Plan
San Francisco Chronicle

Tech Advances Improving Transportation Efficiency
ThomasNet News

Tech Talk Podcast: Wi-Fi On Trains And U.S.B. 3.0
New York Times

Westside Extension Would Tunnel Under Beverly Hills Main Disaster Shelter
(PDF : p.3)
Beverly Hills Weekly