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Gold Line In Claremont, Crenshaw & Leimert, FlyAway, High Speed Rail, IE Cargo, Metrolink Upgrade, Transpo Careers & More

Awesome Little Video On The Case For Smart Growth
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Bullet Train Hires Chief Of Staff

San Francisco Business Times

Bus-Tracking Technology Comes To L.A. County: Is The Bus Late? Or Did I Miss It? How Much Longer Will I Be Standing Here? Now Metro Riders Can Call Or Go Online To See Exactly When Their Bus Will Arrive At A Particular Stop

Los Angeles Times

California High-Speed Rail Project To Begin On Time


Claremont OKs Track Layout For Gold Line

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Complete Streets Bill Introduced In Senate

StreetsBlog DC

Did L.A.'s African American Community Just Get Passed Over For A Metro Light Rail Stop?

LA Weekly

Editorial: Cargo Baggage
("A rebound in international trade offers a reminder of unfinished business: The Inland region still needs aid with the heavy burdens of goods movement. And that task will require federal help in cutting the traffic congestion and air pollution that result from the cargo trade.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Freedom Riders 50 Years Later: Volunteers Protested Segregated Transportation
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Grapevine Route Emerges As Cost Saver For High-Speed Rail

California Watch

Helium Hokum: Why Airships Will Never Be Part Of Our Transportation Infrastructure

Scientific American

High-Speed Rail Authority Adds Executive

Central Valley Business Times

It Was A Train Wreck Of An Event: In 1906, On A Mile-Long Stretch Of Track Where The L.A. Coliseum Now Stands, Promoters Hurtled Two Giant Locomotives Toward Each Other. As The Engineers Leaped To Safety, The Climactic Moment Came
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Airport Panel Recommends Discontinuation Of Westwood FlyAway Bus Service To LAX: Commissioners Say The $5-Per-Trip Service Is Operating At A Loss, But UCLA And Its Students Are Trying To Negotiate A Way To Save It

Los Angeles Times

LA's Next BRT Line
("Now that the bus riders have won before Metro it is time to redouble efforts to convince the City Council that the transit needs of tens of thousands of daily Wilshire bus riders come first. A Wilshire Blvd without dedicated bus lanes is no longer an acceptable way to treat Metro’s customers. The bus riding public deserves better.")
Urban Times

LADOT Orders 84 MCI Commuter Coaches Powered By CNG: First Deliveries Will Replace Older Diesel Buses On Commuter Express Routes

MCI Coach

Lawmakers Move To Address Pedestrian Safety In The Wake Of Dangerous By Design
Transportation For America

Leimert Park Stop At Crenshaw/LAX Line: Approved But Not Funded
Huffington Post

Los Angeles Metro Gold Line: Time Lapse Tour
(video : travel from East L.A. to Pasadena in three minutes)
via YouTube

Los Angeles Parking Chief Jimmy Price To Retire Wednesday
Beverly Hills Courier

Lowering Expectations On Mass Transit: High-Speed Rail Is Now Considered A Less-Appealing Option, According To Regional Transit Planner

Los Angeles Wave

Metro Approves $4.1 Billion Budget

Los Angeles Daily News

Metrolink Crossing To Get $6-Million Upgrade: The Doran Street Crossing In Glendale Has Been Identified As The Riskiest Intersection In The Commuter Line System
Los Angeles Times

More Evidence That California Compares Favorably To Other HSR Routes
California High Speed Rail Blog

MTA Approves Bus Lanes On Wilshire: The Plan Will Now Go To The City Council's Transportation Committee
Brentwood Patch

National Transportation Career Day Among APTA's Initiatives For Developing Public Transportation's Future Workforce (audio : "Within the next five to 10 years, more than 50 percent of transit industry workers are expected to retire. The American Public Transportation Association has made filling those shoes one of its top priorities. Pamela Boswell, APTA’s vice president of program management and educational services, recently talked with Progressive Railroading about the association’s first National Transportation Career Day for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as other ways APTA is trying to raise younger generations’ awareness of career opportunities in public transit.")
Progressive Railroading

A New Transit Problem: Excessively Wordy Train Station Names

Transportation Nation

Officials Hope To Avert Traffic Nightmare During 405 Freeway Closure: With A Widening Project Closing The Busy Stretch Of Freeway For An Entire Weekend In July, Officials Are Warning Locals And Visitors To Avoid Any Car Trips Around The Westside And San Fernando Valley

Los Angeles Times

Powering The Future: A Vision For Clean Energy, Clear Skies, And A Growing Economy In Southern California
(10p. PDF)
Southern California Association Of Governments

Pricey Gas Or No, Californians Get Out Of Town

Transportation Nation

Public Safety Officials Issue Ominous Warning About July Weekend Closure Of 405 Freeway

Los Angeles Times

Public Transit, Access To Jobs: Escaping Our "Exit Ramp" Economy


Reading L.A.: David Brodsly's "L.A. Freeway" (The 1981 book is the ninth title in the yearlong Reading L.A. series: "Most of us love to complain about our freeways -- about the bad air and gridlock they produce, mostly, and to a lesser extent about the way they cleave neighborhoods in two. Others -- a smaller group, admittedly -- have praised the freedom they enable and even the beauty of their form as monumental urban objects.")
Los Angeles Times

Senate Transportation Plan Could Cost $339 Billion
Land Line

Seniors Are Piling Onto Public Transportation

New Urban Network
How The Travel Patterns Of Older Adults Are Changing: Highlights From The 2009 National Household Travel Survey
(7p. PDF)
AARP Public Policy Institute

SGV Council Of Governments' Dues Surpass Those Of Others; Officials Plan To Review Costs

Pasadena Star-News

Senate Leaders Announce Vision For Transportation Legislation
National League Of Cities

Solar Roadways Could Power The Entire World
Government Technology

Trains To Angel Stadium Save Time, Money
Orange County Register

Transparency: Going The Distance
(infographic : "Take a look at the most common forms of transportation to see how much energy it really takes to get around.")

Transportation Leaders Propose New Direction For High Speed Rail ("
House Transportation Committee leaders today outlined a dramatic change in direction to develop true high-speed passenger rail service in the Northeast Corridor (NEC). Their proposal would transfer development of the nation’s most congested corridor from Amtrak to private sector competition.")
U.S. House Transportation And Infrastructure Committee
Will The Future Of The Northeast Corridor Include Amtrak?

U.S. Not Dense Enough For High-Speed Rail? Think Again ("Given the success of Spain’s rail system, it stands to reason that California would be fertile ground for high-speed rail.")
Per Square Mile

Westside Drivers Prevail Over Buses, Leimert Park (Sorta...) (audio)
KCRW Which Way L.A.

You'll Be Able To Drive Home And Leave The Parking To The Machine (automated parking garages around Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Daily News

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