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America Fast Foward Moves Closer To Reality
StreetsBlog LA

America Fast Forward On The Fast Track (Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa : "Today's announcement to make changes to the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) puts us one step closer to realizing the vision of America Fast Forward, which means putting people back to work and building the 21st century infrastructure we need to drastically reduce traffic and commutes.")
Huffington Post

Bipartisan Group Of U.S. Senators Backs Hefty Boost In Money To Speed Rail Projects
Los Angeles Times

Boxer: Transpo Funding Will Rise In Senate Bill, Bike/Ped Will Be Preserved
StreetsBlog DC

County's Transit System May Be Overhauled
Ventura County Star

Crenshaw/LAX Line Could Determine Leimert Park's Fate

Crucial Vote On Crenshaw-LAX Light Rail Line
USC Annenberg Intersections South LA

Feds Won't Delay California High-Speed Rail Deadline
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Getting Ready For The 7th Street Bike Lane

How A Westside Bus Plan Could Change Veterans' Lives Downtown
Southern California Public Radio

Judge Hits Pause In Lawsuit Opposing Cameras On Metrolink Engineers
Los Angeles Daily News

Key Dem Says Higher Gas Tax Should Be On The Table For Highways
The Hill

L.A. Leaders Call On MTA To Put Rail Station In Leimert Park Village
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Transit Projects: Villaraigosa Persuades Senate Leaders To Help Speed Up Projects
Southern California Public Radio

MTA Must View Crenshaw Subway In A Regional Context
Our Weekly

No More Play ("In this excerpt from a new book on Los Angeles, L.A.-based architect Michael Maltzan reflects on the city, and how its clashes and evolving identity are part of why it represents the future of cities.")

Obama's Transportation Plan To Shrink In The Senate

Opinion: The Case Against Building The 710 Freeway Tunnel
La Canada Valley Sun

Opinion: The Train Should Stop At Leimert Park: The New Crenshaw-To-LAX Light-Rail Should Include A Station In South Los Angeles' Historic Leimert Park Village (Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas)
Los Angeles Times

Planning Tools: The Census, New Energy & Our Climate Future
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Redone Transit Center Reopens
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Road Builders: 80 Million Jobs At Stake In Transportation Bill
The Hill
80 Million Jobs Depend On The U.S. Transportation Network
Transportation Construction Coalition

Stakeholders Provide More Support Ahead Of Key Vote On Crenshaw Light Rail: Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Others Gather To Put Pressure On MTA Board To Approve A Station For Leimert Park And Move Portion Of Route Underground
Los Angeles Wave

U.S. Cities Reinventing Buses As Modern, Efficient, And Effective
Institute For Transportation & Development Policy
Recapturing Global Leadership In Bus Rapid Transit: A Survey Of Select U.S. Cities (80p. PDF)
Institute For Transportation & Development Policy

U.S. Rejects Proposed Changes To Bullet-Train Project: Federal Transportation Officials Say They Cannot Postpone The Deadline To Start Construction Of The $43-Billion Project Or Allow California To Move The First Rail Leg Out Of The Central Valley
Los Angeles Times

Vacation In The City Means A Ride On Local Public Transit: 54% Of Summer Travelers Anticipate Using Public Transportation
APTA Press Release

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