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A.B. 710 Sails Through Committee, No Date Yet For Full Assembly Hearing (Infill Development And Sustainable Community Act Of 2011)
StreetsBlog LA

America's Mayors Call For Metropolitan-Focused Transportation Investments

PR Newswire

Amtrak Seeking Florida's Rail Funds ("Amtrak, previously blocked from receiving federal money for high-speed rail, is now in the running for a big chunk of the $2 billion in funds freed up by Florida's decision to cancel a fast-train project earlier this year.")

Wall Street Journal

Bike Plan Projects Heading Off To Environmental Review
StreetsBlog LA

Can Freight Railroads Be Brought On Board In The Development Of High Speed Rail
Rail Planning

City Property Tax Collection Is Falling ("At our next board meeting [scheduled for May 5] we will vote to move between $230,00 and $300,000 from the general fund to Measure E for spending on the MTA fight.")

Beverly Hills Patch

Civic Affairs And The Culture Of City Planning
(May 3 : "An open roundtable to discuss methods of building civic outreach and strengthening the culture of city planning in Los Angeles" featuring Alan Bell, Deputy Directory, Department of City Planning, City of Los Angeles; Honorable Ed P. Reyes, Councilmember, District #1, City of Los Angeles; Bill Roschen, President, Los Angeles City Planning Commission)
AIA Los Angeles

Complete Streets Policies Growing Strong
National Complete Streets Coalition
Complete Streets Policy Analysis 2010: A Story Of Growing Strength
(52p. PDF)
National Complete Streets Coalition

Editorial: Keep MTA's Crenshaw/LAX Project On Track: Mark Ridley-Thomas' Proposal For The Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Means Well But Is Ill-Conceived

Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Rail Line Must Go Underground To Preserve, Protect Key Black L.A. Business Corridor

Los Angeles Wave

Evaluation Of Pedestrian And Bicycle Engineering Countermeasures: Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons, HAWKs, Sharrows, Crosswalk Markings, And The Development Of an Evaluation Methods Report (70p. PDF)

Federal Highway Administration

Fast Train Hits Snags In Silicon Valley: Atherton, Menlo Park And Palo Alto Say High-Speed Rail Will Hurt Property Values; "We Just Hope The Project Dies"
Wall Street Journal

Jumpstarting The Transit Space Race, Transit Climate Action Strategy & The Next 50 Years
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Just How Bad Is L.A. Air? The Worst

Los Angeles Daily News

Metro Library Becomes Part Of Transportation History In Contribution To The Henry Ford Museum Exhibit

Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

New Life For Fred Harvey Space At Union Station
LA Observed

New Report: Higher Gas Prices Mean Less Sprawl
Gas Prices Variations And Urban Sprawl: An Empirical Analysis Of The 12 Largest Canadian Metropolitan Areas (29p. PDF)

Parking Garage Proposed For La Verne Station ("A five- or six-story proposed parking garage capable of holding 600 cars would be built if the Metro Gold Line train line is extended to La Verne.")
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Research Bolsters Case For Cycle Tracks While AASHTO Updates Guide

StreetsBlog DC

SFMTA's Climate Action Strategy Will Require Broad Political Support

StreetsBlog SF
2011 Climate Action Strategy For San Francisco's Transportation System: Draft (48p. PDF)

Shifting Our Taxpayer $$$ From Oil To Efficient Transportation And Technology

Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

To Get Safer Streets, Traffic Lights And Stop Signs Aren't The Answer


Union Station's Fred Harvey To Finally Get A Permanent Restaurant Tenant?

Franklin Avenue

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