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Bullet Train Officials Hold Forum For Potential Contractors And Subcontractors: About 1,000 Companies Looking To Take Part In The Massive High-Speed Rail Project Meet At The L.A. Convention Center. Officials Urge Them To Contract Legislators And Tout The Project's Economic Benefits
Los Angeles Times

CicLAvia Brings Safe, Enjoyable Streets To The Masses
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Elimination Of U.S. High-Speed Rail Funds Endangers California's Project ("
In another swift blow to California's $43 billion high-speed rail plan, federal officials Tuesday stripped all proposed funds for the mega-project this year -- casting more doubt on the bullet train line's extension into the Bay Area and Southern California.")
Silicon Valley Mercury News
StreetsBlog DC

House Transportation Committee Members Criticize Obama's Stimulus Grant Selection Process

Progressive Railroading

How To Create A Culture Of Public Transit: The "Marci Option"

The Atlantic

In California, Strategy As Tough As Traffic
("Even when gasoline is not near its peak, California almost always has the highest average gas prices in the continental United States, owing to a combination of high state and local taxes and stringent state fuel regulations. This forces Californians to be more calculating than drivers in other states about where to buy, how to track down cheaper options and whether to spread the word about a particularly cheap station.")

New York Times

IDEA: Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis Programs (24p. PDF : Program Announcement 2011)
U.S. Transportation Research Board

Infrastructure Improvements "Key To Recovery," Report Says
Huffington Post
Building Competitiveness: American Jobs, American Infrastructure, American Global Competitiveness (20p. PDF)
Dartmouth College Tuck School Of Business

Making The Most Of Transit: Density, Employment Growth, And Ridership Around New Stations (41p. PDF)
Public Policy Institute Of California

Santa Monica Daily Mirror
Los Angeles Daily News

Spending Deal Spreads Pain Across Transpo Projects, HSR Gutted ("Obama Administration officials point out that the Department of Transportation still has $2 billion on hand for high-speed rail projects. That means the program isn’t dead, just unfunded for th
is year.")
Transportation Nation

Traffic Efficiency To Be Tackled At City Council Meeting: Dialogue Will Center Around Compliance With The LUCE, And An Expected Increase In Pedestrian And Bicycle Traffic

Santa Monica Patch

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