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Collision Maps Reveal L.A.'s Unsafe Routes To School
Biking In LA

Commuters Turn To Rail And Bus As Gas Prices Hit $4.00 A Gallon

Enemies Mark Ridley-Thomas, Bernard Parks Unite Over Metro Light-Rail Funding Along Crenshaw/LAX Route
LA Weekly

Experts Expect Gas Prices To Fall, But Volatility Possible
The Hill

Gardena-Little Tokyo Bus Proposal Modified
Rafu Shimpo

Golden Gate BART And Other Failed Rapid Transit Dreams (photo essay accompanied by 1962 press release : Los Angeles is not alone in its rich history of futuristic transit visions from the past)
San Francisco Chronicle

L.A. County Rolls Out Green Cars ("A portion of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works' aging fleet of shuttle buses has gone green. Since January, the county has gradually put into service 10 new fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles into routes in the Whittier area and parts of the San Gabriel Valley.")
Whittier Daily News

The Little Engine Really Could: At Last, Technology Is On The Verge Of Transforming Freight Rail. The Result: Faster And Cheaper
Wall Street Journal

Mind The Map! The Impact Of Transit Maps On Path Choice In Public Transit
The Transportationist

Move It: How The U.S. Can Improve Transportation Policy
("Before we start writing more checks, we need to stop and think long and hard about transportation. Not only are we spending too little right now, but we're also not spending it wisely. The nation lacks a clear-cut vision for transportation, and no way to target spending to make sure all those billions of dollars help achieve our economic and environmental goals.")

Officials Worried About Rail Safety: Drivers Reportedly Have A Habit Of Ignoring Warning Signs At Burbank Metrolink Station
Burbank Leader

Revisiting Of Rail Route Angers Cities ("The California High Speed Rail Authority's decision to revisit sending a bullet train over the Grapevine has communities throughout the Antelope and San Joaquin valleys confused and angry.")
Bakersfield Californian

Thieves Leave Elysian Valley Bikers And Walkers In The Dark
Eastsider LA

Transit And Regional Economic Development (41p. PDF)
Center For Transit-Oriented Development

U.S. DOT Wants Videos Of Intelligent Transportation ("To enter in U.S. DOT's ITS video challenge, participants must create an original video highlighting the deployment of ITS technology in their community. Videos should focus on one example of ITS deployment for any type of surface transportation, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit, auto and freight.")
American City & County

What If We Capped The Pacific Coast Highway In Santa Monica?
Curbed LA

The Wilshire BRT: LA Metro's Achilles Tendon
Huffington Post

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