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Crenshaw/LAX Line, Metrolink, California Gets $100M For Railcars, Wilshire BRT, I-5 Carpool Lanes, Clean Trucks, Bikes On Rail & More

Appeals Court To Hear Arguments On Clean Trucks Program
Daily Breeze

BART Board To Study Late-Night Service And How It Affects Early Morning Riders

Transportation Nation

Bike On Rail Restrictions Lifted! Effective Immediately!
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Building Coalitions Around Health, Equity And Transportation

StreetsBlog LA

Chasing The Elusive New Transit Rider, Missing The Bus?
("New ridership is the holy grail of many a transit planner. It’s a demographic with strong allure — catch a newbie and you potentially remove a car from congested streets, give the environment a boost and, of course, increase revenue.")
StreetsBlog Network

Crenshaw Subway Decision Punted, Times Says No To Undergrounding

Curbed LA

Freeway Bridge Demolition Set

Inland Valley Daily News

High Gas Prices Are Fueling Demand For Broader Transportation Options

Transportation For America

Highlights From The Metro Board: Crenshaw Grade Separation, Bikes On Trains, Bus Cuts

StreetsBlog LA

Leading Thinkers In Urban Planning & Technology
(The 25 leading thinkers and innovators "at the intersection of urban planning and technology. The opening of government data has been a major catalyst, as well as the crowdsourcing, mapping and social networking opportunities afforded by the expanding capabilities of the Internet.")

Legislation To Kill Air Resources Board Rejected In Assembly

Sacramento Bee

Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society's Photostream
(new collection of visually arresting aerial photos of downtown from the 1991 Convention Center expansion)
LAFDHS via Flickr

Los Angeles Is 88 Cities, Many Of Them Corrupt
("If you're intending to visit, I'd suggest driving or biking, because every time someone has tried to explain the various bus systems that connect them, and the rules for transferring among them, I've experienced that same feeling I had in the class that convinced me to stop taking math.")
The Atlantic

Making The Green Line Green...For Jobs, Environment And Community


Mayor Villaraigosa In Chicago For City Design Summit
("Villaraigosa will speak on the "new Los Angeles" and its enhanced urban design at the summit, where mayors will "discuss ways to make cities smart and sustainable, even in the midst of unprecedented budget difficulties.")
Los Angeles Daily News

MTA Board To Study Speeding Up Rail Service To Downtown L.A.
("The MTA Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve studying the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line Infrastructure Improvement Strategic Plan introduced by Los Angeles County Mayor and MTA 2nd Vice Chairman Michael D. Antonovich.")
Santa Clarita Valley Signal

New Tech Helps You Avoid Traffic And Find Parking


No Help For Workers On High Gas Prices

Orange County Register

Transit Mall Turned Gallery

Long Beach Gazettes

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces $100 Million For California To Purchase American-Made Rail Cars And Locomotives

U.S. DOT Press Release

USC AGC Holds Sustainabiilty In Transportation Symposium
("LA Metro’s Art Leahy received the 2011 USC Visionary Award...[and] stole the show by playing his cell phone ring tone of the USC fight song and telling all the students to “hang in there” because all the “boomers will retire soon and will leave plenty of opportunities.")
Green Growth Cascadia

Will Wilshire Bus-Only Lanes Get More Angelenos Riding Metro?

Southern California Public Radio

Work Begins On I-5 Carpool Lane

Los Angeles Daily News

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