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The 13 Best U.S. Cities For Public Transit

50 Years Ago This Week: The Story And Photos From The Last Day Of Red Car Service & First Day Of Bus Service To Long Beach
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

2011 Marks Pair Of Anniversaries For CA State Railroad Museum (Sacramento's "three-story, 100,000-square-foot, brick museum...receives more than 500,000 visitors per year.")

Valley Community Newspapers

Agreement Moves Metro Gold Line Project Forward
Pasadena Star-News

America Needs A Six-Year Transportation Blueprint

U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Approvals For L.A.'s Downtown Football Stadium Could Take A Year, Report Says

Los Angeles Times

Bone Bungling At Old Cemetery: Native Americans Get Short Shrift As LA Plaza Downtown Opens Under A Cloud

LA Weekly

California Aims To Improve Predictions For Traffic Jams

Government Technology

Car Sharing Start-Ups Bask In Zipcar's I.P.O. Glow
New York Times

Come Out And Play: Let's Help CicLAvia Become More Friendly To Kids And Walkers

StreetsBlog LA

Gas Prices Could Soon Break July 2008 Record
USA Today

Gov. Brown Signs Law Requiring 33% Of Energy Be Renewable By 2020: The California Law Increases A Previous Mandate Of 20% Renewable Energy. U.S. Energy Secretary Calls The Law A Model For Other States, and An Industry Group Says It Could Create 100,000 Jobs

Los Angeles Times

Highway Funding Is At Risk

Wall Street Journal

L.A. On Bicycles -- "Life Is Good!": Montebello And East Los Angeles Bicyclists Take part In Second CicLAvia

EGP News

Long-Term Strategies Emerge For Caltrain

San Mateo Daily Journal

[D.C.] Metro Hikes Not Keeping People From Riding During Peak Hours ("A new report from Metro shows that ridership hasn't really been affected by the fares implemented last year and that only 3 percent of trips have moved from the busiest times, in the morning and evening.")


Metro Takes Ownership Of Union Station ("Coming on board to head up the planning process will be Cal Hollis, who Metro is hiring away from the sinking ship of the Community Redevelopment Agency.")

Blog Downtown

Metrolink Proposes Additional Service In Southern California

Ventura County Star

Moving Beyond The Automobile: Road Diet (video)


NAACP Calls For Probe Of Highway Stimulus Inequities: Judge Upholds Caltrans Program To Help Minority And Women-Owned Businesses ("The Riverside Branch of the NAACP is asking for
an investigation into what it calls a “systemic pattern of excluding” minority and women-owned businesses from federal highway stimulus projects.")
Black Voice News

New Survey: Americans (Mostly) Prefer Smart Growth To Sprawl

Practices In The Development And Deployment Of Downtown Circulators
(123p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Should Inaccessible Employers Subsidize Transit?

Human Transit

University Transportation Centers: Solving Today's Problems, Developing Tomorrow's Transportation Professionals (
"Another terrific benefit of DOT's partnership with universities across America is that while we're helping academic experts deliver real-world solutions to market, we're also developing the next generation of transportation professionals among students. I can't tell you how important that is to the safety and economic competitiveness of future generations of Americans.")
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Westlake Village Marks Start Of $1.6 Million Interchange Project

Ventura County Star

Where Now For HSR Funding?

California High Speed Rail Blog