710 Meetings, Westside Subway Stations, LAEDC Economic Report, CA Wants FL HSR Funds, Western Ave. Transit History, Energy Security & More

The 710 Game: Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $780 Million
StreetsBlog LA

AFL-CIO And Chamber Ask For A Gas Tax Increase, Senators Agree
StreetsBlog DC

Amtrak To Expand Free Wireless
Washington Post

Annual Meeting Online Portal Access Now Available To Employees Of TRB Sponsors And Annual Meeting Patrons
Transportation Research Board

Best Urban Infographics Ever

Better-Designed Streets For Walkers And Bikers Are Coming To L.A.
My Figueroa website

California Bullet Train Backers Want Funds That Florida Shunned: Florida Gov. Rick Scott Rejected $2.4 Billion In Federal Funds For A Proposed High-Speed Line Between Orlando And Tampa. Brown, Feinstein And Boxer Say California Would Welcome The Additional Money
Los Angeles Times

Call For Essays On Ways To Link Planning And "Climate-Proof" Sustainable Development
The City Fix

Court: No Racial Bias In Bay Area Transit Funding
San Francisco Chronicle

ExpressPark Hits Bump When Bids Come In Over Budget
Blog Downtown

Freight Facts And Figures, 2010 (78p. PDF : A snapshot of the volume and value of freight flows in the United States, the physical network over which freight moves, the economic conditions that generate freight movements, the industry that carries freight, and the safety, energy, and environmental implications of freight transportation.)
Federal Highway Administration Office Of Freight Management And Operations

Here Comes The Train -- And Bikes And Pedestrians
Santa Monica Lookout

High Speed Rail Investment Background Data (44p. PDF : Defines the different categories of high-speed rail, explores federal laws that support high-speed rail, offers projections on future growth in passenger rail trips, summarizes research detailing high-speed rail land use impacts, and more.)

High-Speed Rail: The Future We Can't Afford To Leave Behind (One comment calls this item "the single best post on the economic imperative to build a high speed rail network as the cheapest method to meet the mobility needs commensurate with our population growth.")
U.S. DOT Fastlane Blog

House Is Currently Debating 2011 Budget Containing Deep Cuts To Transportation
Transportation For America

L.A. City Council Kills Parking Garage Leasing Plan
Los Angeles Times

LAEDC Report Says Southern California, California, U.S. Economic Recovery Is Underway, Stronger Growth In '12 (2p. PDF)
LAEDC News Release

Making Connections: Intermodal Links Available At 70 Percent Of All Stations Served By Commuter Rail, 2010 (8p. PDF)
Bureau Of Transportation Statistics Special Report

Metro Adds Additional Potential Station Location To Westside Subway Extension
Beverly Hills Courier

Metro Turning To Social Media To Talk About The 710 Freeway

Metrolink, Law Enforcement Team Up To Educate Public On Safety
Ventura County Star

MTA Advisory Meeting To Be Held Next Week: A Metropolitan Transit Authority Advisory Group Will Hold A Local Meeting Feb. 22 To Discuss The Design Of The Two Planned Beverly Hills Metro Stations
Beverly Hills Patch

MTA Board Was Urged To Consider Censuring Parks Over Donations, Official Says: The Agency's Inspector General Says She Made The Recommendation Last Year About Improper Campaign Contributions To Bernard C. Parks In His 2008 Bid For County Supervisor. No Decision Has Been Made, A Memo Indicates
Los Angeles Times

Possible Solution For Century City Subway Station Fracas? Meet Century Park East
Curbed LA

Research Roundup: A Closer Look At Transportation Policies -- Energy Security Is National Security
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Rural Access To Intercity Transportation Declining

Sol Mates: Bike Path Makes Clean Energy From Flat Surfaces

Special Passenger Train Through Town In April
Tehachapi News

States Ramping Up Action On Passenger Rail: A Report On The First Year Of The Recovery Act's High-Speed And Intercity Passenger Rail Program
(8p. PDF)

Surprise: Big Old New York City Is The Cutting Edge For Urban Transportation And A Vision For A Sustainable Future

Synthesis Of Congestion Pricing-Related Environmental Impact Analyses: Final Report
(96p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration

Transit Service On Wild, Wild Western Ave.
("The history of bus service on Western Avenue (which never had streetcars, except for a short section near Hollywood) began in 1923 when Los Angeles Motor Coach (a bus company jointly owned by the Pacific Electric and the Los Angeles Railway) implemented a local bus line (#84)")
More Than Red Cars

Valencia's Parque Central (Spain's third largest city has chosen the winning design for a new urban park that is to sit atop nine rail lines)
American Society Of Landscape Architects' The Dirt Blog
Renderings And Detailed Information

Valley College Students Go Metro: Valley College's Negotiated Group Rate Offers Valuable I-TAP Cards At A Deep Discount
Valley Star Of Los Angeles Valley College

Wilshire Bus Lane: More Studies For Now
Brentwood News