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America's Biggest (And Least) Gas-Guzzling Cities ("Incredibly, the City of Angels is among the top gas misers...the L.A.-Long Beach area ranks second among the cities that use the least gasoline, just 630 gallons a year per household.")

Big Blue Bus To Change Routes In August
Westside Today

Cost/Benefit Analysis Of Converting A Lane For Bus Rapid Transit: Phase II Evaluation And Methodology (29p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program Research Results Digest

Study: $2 Trillion Needed For U.S. Infrastructure
Washington Post

"Downscaling Ambitions And Finding Creative Solutions": Infrastructure 2011: A Strategic Priority Warns Of Strain On U.S. Cities To Maintain Assets & Build Infrastructure Projects As Federal Funding Declines
Urban Land Institute Press Release
Infrastructure 2011: A Strategic Priority (90p. PDF)
Urban Land Institute

Effective Delivery Of Small-Scale Federal-Aid Projects
(228p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

The FlyAway To LAX $4.6M Deficit ("
A partnership is under development with the Big Blue Bus to possibly open a stop by next year at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, while Culver City could have its own route by 2013.")
Los Angeles Daily News

The Freeway That Ate Summer

Governor's Budget 2011-12: Business, Transportation & Housing Revised Budget Detail (May Revision released)
State Of California Department Of Finance

Graffiti: NY Subways Brought "Art To The People," LA Trains Bring "People To The Art"

High-Speed Rail For California: Just Another Earmark?
ABC News-10 Sacramento

How To Set And Measure Transportation Goals ("Is the public entitled to more detail about how transportation dollars are spent? Is it a worthwhile exercise to identify transportation goals and then measure the progress toward them? What benchmarks, if any, should transportation officials identify? Are certain transportation goals (like livability) too difficult to quantify?")
National Journal Transportation Blog

Masters Of Information: In Today's Ever-Expanding Universe Of Knowledge, Transportation Libraries Can Help Researchers Find What They Need To Make Sound Decisions
Public Roads

Metro Ready To Begin Next Phase In Controversial 710 Freeway Project: Doug Failing Of Metro Said The Transportation Authority Is Ready To Begin Accepting Bids From Contractors To Complete Environmental Review Process
South Pasadena Patch

Omni Seeks Riders' Input
San Bernardino Sun

Opinion: California's Bullet Train: A Fast Track To Nowhere
Los Angeles Times

Plan Now For Huge Summer 405 Closing
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Raise Some Red Flags Bike Advocates, Expo Line Bike Path/Route Not Looking So Good
Gary Rides Bikes

Rides And Challenges: Biking In Beverly Hills
StreetsBlog LA

Riverside Hopes New Policies Will Help Curb Sprawl, Obesity ("The county, the fourth most populous in the state, is ranked near the bottom of the 58 California counties for having physical environments that are conducive to good health.")
California Healthline

Santa Monica Would Be Spared From Metro Bus Project: A Proposal To Create Bus-Only Lanes On Wilshire Blvd. Would Avoid The City
Santa Monica Patch

Seven Transportation Improvements Everyone Can Agree On
StreetsBlog DC

SF Parking App Gets Passing -- Not Perfect -- Grade
San Francisco Chronicle

South L.A. Bike News: MLK And Expo Lanes
LA Eco-Village Blog

Stay Or Go: Baldwin Park Officials Debate Whether To Stick With COG Following Caltrans Audit
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Streetcar Study Starts With Tuesday Scoping Meeting

Blog Downtown
Early Scoping Briefing Package (11p. PDF)

T4 Teams Up With Fiscally Conservative Groups To Promote Innovative Transportation Solutions
Transportation For America
The Most For Our Money: Taxpayer Friendly Solutions For The Nation's Transportation Challenges (44p. PDF)
Transportation For America

Trying To Respect Work Toward A Halfway Decent North Spring Street Bridge Project
LA Creek Freak

Value Added: TrafficLand's Love-Hate Relationship With Our Clogged Roads (How TrafficLand "connects with 10,100 traffic cameras across the United States and allows viewers to check conditions on major roads through television and the Internet.")
Washington Post

What Questions Would You Ask Daily Transit User Reps. On Advisory Panel To Metro's Measure R Oversight Committee?
StreetsBlog LA

Yellow Hybrid Stickers For Carpool Lanes Set To Expire: The California Sticker Program That Has Allowed Solo Drivers Access To Diamond Lanes As A Way To Spur Sales Is Ending July 1 -- This Time For Good
Los Angeles Times

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