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15 Of The World's Most Bike-Friendly Cities (Two of them are in California)

Americans Want More, Not Less, Action To Advance Laws, Regulation, And Enforcement To Improve Highway Safety
PR Newswire

America's Biggest (And Least) Gas Guzzling Cities

Beverly Hills Files Legal Complaint Against Metro Over "Public" Documents
StreetsBlog LA

Bin Laden Fallout: Do US Trains Need A "No-Ride-List"?
Christian Science Monitor

Blumenauer Bill Would Level The Field For Commuter Tax Benefits
StreetsBlog Network

Complete Streets: It's About More Than Bike Lanes (video)

Courier Allegedly Misreported Subway Extension
Canyon News

Downtown Did Automated Parking Garages In The 20s And 50s
Curbed LA

Expo Design Process Gets Going
Santa Monica Daily Press

ExpressLanes Transponders, Coming To A Store Near You...And To The AAA! ("A clearer picture is emerging on how drivers will be able to access the variable toll lanes on the I-10 and I-110 as part of Metro’s “Express Lanes” program. The plan to turn High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes into High Occupancy and Toll (HOT) Lanes on these two highways has drawn criticism from both conservatives who see it as double-taxation and liberals who see it as creating a two-tiered transportation system.")
StreetsBlog LA

Gardena Bus Route Changes To Emphasize Local Routes ("
Gardena's five bus routes - which connect the city with Torrance, Hawthorne, Los Angeles and Compton - will change dramatically this summer.")
Daily Breeze

High-Speed Rail Is At A Critical Juncture
(28p. PDF)
California Legislative Analyst's Office
Press Conference Webcast (video)

[D.C.] Metro Enhances Multi-Lingual Web Site: New Translations Improve Communications ("Metro has enhanced its Web site with translations of critical pages in five languages, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.")

Give Buses A Chance
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog
Federal Subsidies For Passenger Transportation, 1960-2009: Summary Of Results (3p. PDF)
American Bus Association

How Wilshire Blvd. And 7th St. Could Get Green Travel Friendly
Green LA Girl

Knowing Is Half The Battle: States Lack Data To Make Good Transpo Decisions
StreetsBlog DC

Movie Theater In North Hollywood To Start Construction: Laemmle Theatres Will Build A Seven-Screen Cineplex. It's The Capstone To The Final Phase Of The 10-Year North Hollywood Redevelopment Project to Improve The Blocks Around The Subway Terminus ("A $250-million development near the Metro Red Line station.")
Los Angeles Times

[N.Y.] MTA Cards May Soon Be Replaced By "Contactless" Credit Card As "E-ZPass" For Subway Riders
New York Daily News

Opinion: Getting In Gear On Bikes: Arguments Against Sharing The Road With Cyclists Should No Longer Be Driving The Discussion
Los Angeles Business Journal

Ray LaHood "Concerned" About Safety Of Urban Bikers, Unsure If He's A Hipster
Huffington Post

Regional Connector Testing Continues: Geotechnical Study Means Lane Closures, Noise
Los Angeles Downtown News

Regional Transportation Plan: A Call For Safer Streets For Everyone, And For Interested Stakeholders To Weigh In
Safe Routes To School In California

Report Questions California Bullet-Train Plan's Management And Governing Structure: The State Legislative Analyst's Office Also Says Funding Uncertainties Threatens The Project As It Moves Into The First Phase Of Construction In The Central Valley. The Report Urges The Project Be Turned Over To Caltrans
Los Angeles Times

Riverside County May Try To Join Proposed Ontario Airport Authority
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Southland Gas Prices Fall Slightly Again
Los Angeles Daily News

Study Evaluates Delegated Transit Management
Metro Magazine
Examination Of Regional Transit Service Under Contracting: A Case Study In The Greater New Orleans Region (2p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Times Re-Embraces City-County Bureau ("In the 1980s, I was one of the reporters in the L.A. Times' City-County bureau, which combined a whole lot of firepower under one roof to cover City Hall, the Hall of Administration, the MTA, issues like transportation and urban planning, and local politics.")
LA Observed

USDOT's High-Speed Rail Funding Decision Attracts Fans, Foes
Progressive Railroading

Watch Ellen Dunham-Jones On Retrofitting Suburbia: Updated Urban Design Solutions For Redesigning Suburbs
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Who Says America Isn't Ready For High-Speed Rail?
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

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