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500 Million People Worldwide To Use Their Mobiles As Metro And Bus Tickets By 2015
Juniper Research Press Release

Amtrak Offers Free Train Rides For Children Through Early June

Los Angeles Times

Antonovich Wants Faster Safer SCV Metrolink

BBB Wants To Diversify Its Advertising Portfolio
Santa Monica Daily Press

Beverly Hills Subway Line Could End Up Under Famous "90210" High School
LA Weekly

Despite A Rough Road For Public Transit, There Are Positive Signs (interview with William Millar, APTA president)
Boston Globe

Destination Sustainability: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Freight Transportation In North America (76p. PDF)
Commission For Environmental Cooperation

Digging A Hole: What's Behind America's Aversion To Fixing It First?
StreetsBlog Network

Festival Of Books: A New World Order Of Maps (Google And Mapquest) Changes How We Engage With Cities
Los Angeles Times

Hop Aboard, Celebrate National Train Day
Ventura County Star

Hollywood Way Ramp Opens: New Entryway Onto The 134 Freeway Is One Bright Spot Amid Ongoing Roadwork
Burbank Leader

Hopping Aboard The Fiber Optic Train (The story of LA Metro's digital subway signs produced in Chino)
San Bernardino Sun

How SM Could Become The Cycling Envy Of The Nation
Santa Monica Patch

How To Get People To Adopt More Climate-Friendly Behaviors
StreetsBlog DC

Law Defines A Bicycle As A "Slow-Moving Vehicle": Many People Are Not Familiar With Bicycle Traffic Laws

Sherman Oaks Patch

Life In The Slow Lane: Americans Are Gloomy About Their Economy's Ability To Produce. Are They Right To Be? We Look At Two Areas Of Concern, Transport Infrastructure And Innovation
The Economist
Economist Takes Scathing Look At US Transportation Infrastructure

Local Transportation Projects Threatened Without State Budget Solutions, Transit Leaders Say
("Officials representing various transit organizations, the Gold Line and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority warned about the impact on transportation in the San Gabriel Valley if the state doesn't have a budget in place by July.")
Whittier Daily News

Long Beach Transit Copes With Increasing Fuel Prices
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Los Angeles Tries To Accelerate Transit: Will It Work Here? ("If approved by Congress, the Los Angeles plan would constitute a new kind of federal-local partnership in transportation investment. "We think it's a pretty intriguing idea.")

Mayors Focus On City Designs Amid Budget Shortfalls (Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter are interviewed)

Monrovia Prepares For Gold Line By Eliminating Old Town Trolley
Pasadena Star-News

MTA Says Courier Story On Subway Expansion Was Misleading: The Agency Says A Decision On The Purple Line Has Not Been Made, Contrary To A Beverly Hills Courier Post That Seems To Imply A MTA Report Favors Tunneling Under Beverly Hills High School
Westwood-Century City Patch

Napolitano Tour To Highlight Anti-Terrorism Efforts At Port Of Los Angeles ("Already launched at other potential terrorist targets, such as Los Angeles International Airport, Union Station and NBA games, the campaign asks public and private interests to remain vigilant in keeping the nation safe.")
Los Angeles Times

National Transportation Statistics 2011 -- First Quarter Update
U.S. DOT Bureau Of Transportation Statistics

New Group Opposes High-Speed Bus Line In San Bernardino
Redlands Daily Facts

A Note On The Future Of American Transportation ("Objections to the Obama Administration's high-speed rail initiative are indicative of a broader distaste for any public transportation spending.")
Transport Politic

The Oil War At Home
Huffington Post

Our View: Don't Hold Transit Projects Hostage ("Here are just a few examples of local projects that could be delayed or halted because of the failure to sell bonds for transportation needs in our state.")
Pasadena Star-News

Pico Residents Weigh In On Expo Buffer Zone: Some Want Mixed-Use, Others Community Gardens
Santa Monica Daily Press

President Obama Expected To Release Proposed Transportation Bill
StreetsBlog DC

Razed L.A. Landmarks Rise Again On Vintage Los Angeles

Vintage Los Angeles
via Facebook
Hidden Los Angeles
via Facebook
Martino's "Lost" Angeles Time Table

Rep. Baca Summit Focuses On New Transit Funding Sources

Redlands Daily Facts

A Silver Bullet For Urban Traffic Problems

Solar Transit Stops On Central Avenue: Final Report (15p. PDF)
New York State Energy Research And Development Authority; New York State DOT

A Spanish Train May Have Created The Perfect Solution To Long-Distance Travel: In Less Than 20 Years, Spain Turned Its Joke Of A Rail Network Into The Best High-Speed System On The Planet. And The Real Revolution Happened Once People Stepped Off The Rails
Mother Nature Network

Streetcars Are All The Rage, Except For Where They're Not

Transit Wants To Hear Voices Of SCV

Santa Clarita Valley Signal

What Determines The Price Of Gas: A Visual Guide
The Atlantic

Will Kids In Strollers Get The Heave-Ho On Boston Buses?
StreetsBlog Network

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