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America 2050 Praises USDOT's High-Speed, Intercity Rail Grants
Progressive Railroading

Amtrak Faces Congestion And Criticism As It Celebrates 40 Years Of Service
Washington Post

The Art Of Campaigning For High-Speed Rail

Big Blue Bus Routes To Change
Santa Monica Daily Press

Calif. Auditor Slams Management Of $43B High-Speed Rail Project, Urges Overhaul
New York Times

Can Nothing Stop The Idea Of Privatizing City-Owned Parking Garages?
StreetsBlog LA
Parking Vultures Want Closed Door Meetings

City Bus Routes To Change: New Routes Will Become Effective Sunday
Moorpark Patch

City To Consider More Bicycle Parking
NBC Los Angeles

Expo Line Meets Halfway

Expo Rail Builders Listen To Santa Monica At Design Kick Off
Santa Monica Lookout

Future Of Railway Should Include Loma Linda, Council Says: Loma Linda Council Members Encourage SANBAG To Find Ways To Connect Loma Linda To Proposed Passenger Rail Project
Loma Linda Patch

How Would Blumenauer's New Commuter Benefit Proposal Work?
StreetsBlog DC

Job Sprawl And The Importance Of Transit To Suburban Employment Centers
StreetsBlog Network
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) And Employment (28p. PDF)
Center For Transit-Oriented Development

Livable v Lovable (The problem with "Most Livable Cities" lists)
Financial Times (U.K.)

Many States Fail To Measure Performance Of Transportation Dollars ("States spent an estimated $131 billion on transportation in fiscal year 2010, but many cannot answer critical questions about what returns this investment is generating, according to a new report by the Pew Center on the States and the Rockefeller Foundation. The study comes at a time when some members of Congress are proposing that the next surface transportation authorization act, the law that governs the largest federal funding streams for states’ transportation systems, more closely tie dollars to performance.")
Pew Press Release
Measuring Transportation Investments: The Road To Results (108p. PDF)
Pew Center On The States

Missed Opportunity: Transit And Jobs In Metropolitan America
(64p. PDF : "An analysis of data from 371 transit providers in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas")
Brookings Institution
Press Release

New Reports: Higher Gas Prices Mean Safer Roads

Officials Testing Rail Crossing Gates Along Metro Gold Line For 2 Weeks, Traffic Delays Expected
Los Angeles Daily News

Peak Oil? Now It's Peak Cars (click "show transcript" or listen to audio)
The Science Show

Peer Report Urges Quick Action By High-Speed Rail Authority
Bakersfield Californian

Ray LaHood: Amtrak Already Has Passenger List To Screen Against Threats
Huffington Post

Washington, California, And The Curious Case Of The Railway To Somewhere
Transport Politic

With 160,000 Miles Of Track, How Safe Are America's Railroads From Terrorist Attack?

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