L.A.'s Bike Plan, Shifting National HSR Picture, Predictive Traffic Info, Clean-Tech Industry & More

Average Fuel Spending Drops, But We Still Use A Lot Of It
Transportation Nation
Fighting Oil Addiction: Ranking States' Gasoline Price Vulnerability And Solutions For Change (24p.PDF)
Natural Resources Defense Council Issue Paper

Basics: The Spacing Of Stops And Stations
Human Transit

Bus Project Offers Optimism To Some, Relocation To Others (New 60-foot BRT buses in San Bernardino County can carry one-and-a-half times the number of passengers as a conventional bus)
Riverside Press-Enterprise

City Council Prods Stimulus Spending: L.A.'s Lagging Rate Called "Embarrassing" Fodder For Opponents
Los Angeles Daily News

Clean-Tech Industry Loses Several Advocates In Congress: Election Results In California Bode Well For Alternative Energy Projects In The State, But There Might Be Less Federal Funding
Los Angeles Times

Construction Authority, Montebello Discuss Compromise For Railroad Crossing Project
Pasadena Star-News

A Dear John Letter About The Wilshire Subway To The Westside
Huffington Post

California Statewide General Election: Maps (county-by-county maps show who voted for what)
California Secretary Of State

The Cities We Want: Part I: Do We Want Urban Spaces That Are Big Or Small? Spread Out Or Compact? New Or Old?

For Traffic, Real-Time Information Is Too Late ("The future in transportation engineering is to move from today’s reactive model – in which we discover a traffic problem in real time and then scramble to fix or avoid it – to a predictive model, which uses advanced analytics to model what traffic patterns are likely to be in the near future.")

GOP-Controlled House Might Hinder Villaraigosa's Transit Funding Request: Republicans Are Vowing To Cut Government Spending, But The L.A. Mayor And Others Argue That His 30/10 Plan -- Seeking Federal Loans To Expedite Key Transit Projects -- Is A Wise Use Of Federal Money
Los Angeles Times

A High-Speed Derailment ("Several newly elected Republican governors from states that received rail funds have indicated that they don’t want the money.")
New York Times

Human Transit Has Come (Back) To L.A.
MetroRider LA

Identifying And Using Low-Cost And Quickly Implementable Ways To Address Freight System Mobility Constraints (137p. PDF)
National Cooperative Freight Research Program

Is The Digital Age Changing Our Desire To Drive?

L.A. Planning Commission Aligns With Cycling Community, Rejects City's Bicycle Plan

Opinion: Will Gridlock Trap 30/10?: It's Clear That 30/10's Road To Realization Has Become A Lot Rougher In The New Congress
Los Angeles Times

The Perplexing Question: Hire Local Or Shop For An Import?
("City Hall is faced with three options as it prepares to deal with LADOT; hire from within and avoid the time and expense of a national search while pursuing familiarity, hire from the outside and go after a transportation "Rock Star" with a demonstrated track record for innovation, or seize the opportunity to pursue efficiency and fold the LADOT into other city departments.")

Plan For $3-Million Universal City Development Comes Into Focus
Los Angeles Times

Project: What's The Best Bus Route In America?
("What is it about your bus route that you love? Is your bus driver brilliant? Is the view from your window breathtaking? Do your fellow riders characters belong in a Hemingway novel? Show and tell us why your bus route is the best in America.")

San Bernardino Celebrates Rich Railroad History
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The Shifting Federal HSR Picture
California High Speed Rail Blog

Top Architects To Talk Los Angeles Development
Los Angeles Downtown News

Train In Vain?
("What is bad news for train supporters in Wisconsin, Ohio, and New Jersey could be good news for commuters in California and the Northeast.")
The Economist

A Tribute To James Oberstar (panel of transportation experts pay tribute to the outgoing Chair of the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee)
National Journal Transportation Blog

Tunnel Vision: Beverly Hills Officials, Business Split On Location For Subway Stop
Los Angeles Business Journal

Who's Scared Of a Transit Bridge?
Next American City

With Cellphone Service On [D.C.] Metro, Riders Brace For Noise
Washington Post