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$20 Per Gallon: How The Inevitable Rise In The Price Of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives For The Better
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Aboard The L Train, Luncheon Is Served
("In the era of pop-up restaurants and speakeasies, flash mobs and social stunts, it was perhaps inevitable that a formal luncheon for a dozen people would be staged aboard the Brooklyn-bound L train.")
New York Times

Analysis: Americans Go From Rage To Resignation Over $4 Gasoline

Apps Contest Winners Need Better Government Data To Sustain Innovative Services
Government Technology

Are Metrolink Stations In The Middle Of Nowhere?
("Using data from the Metrolink website, I made an Excel spreadsheet containing the name of each station, which of the six Metrolink lines it serves, which county it is in, the number of parking spaces, and its “Walk Score” number.")
More Than Red Cars

California Has $2 Billion In Unexpected Tax Revenue: Tax Income Has Been Outpacing Forecasts -- Good News As Sacramento Struggles With A $15-Billion Budget Deficit
Los Angeles Times

California High-Speed Rail Authority Meeting Tomorrow -- More Changes?

Caltrans Audit Questions Management Practices Of San Gabriel Council Of Governments
Whittier Daily News

City Hires Consulting Firm Against MTA
Beverly Hills Patch

Does The Blended Plan Work?
California High Speed Rail Blog

Foothill Boulevard Bike Lane Before The Foothill Trails NC
LADOT Bike Blog

Gensler Going To Make Downtown Carless But Gondolafied
Curbed LA

High Speed Rail To LAX
Blogging LA

High-Speed Rail's Weak Link Is Security: Keeping Trains Safe And Keeping Trains Moving Has Been A Balancing Act In Germany, And So Far All The Weights Are On The Side Of No Waiting

Highway Bill Draft High On Tolls, User Fees
Fleet Owner

Highway Call Boxes Becoming Obsolete
San Francisco Chronicle

I-5 Grapevine Back As High-Speed Rail Route Option
Fresno Bee

International Energy Agency's Top Economist Says Oil Peaked In 2006

L.A. Conservancy: "Juices Churning" On Spring Street Bridge Project
StreetsBlog LA

LaHood To Announce Bus Safety Measures
Transportation Nation

The Lonely Podcar: Who Will Take A Chance On Personal Rapid Transit?

Major State Transportation Legislation, 2010
(20p. PDF : Survey of state transportation legislation across the country)
National Conference Of State Legislatures

Measure Envisions Ontario Airport Split From LAX: Benoit Would Like Riverside County To Have Role; Overall Idea Still In Its Infancy
Desert Sun

Metro's Constellation Blvd Station, Donald Trump And The Truth
Huffington Post

Metro's Proposed Budget: Fares And Wages The Same, Spending On Rail Construction Upped

Metro's Record-Setting $4.2-Billion Budget Heavy On L.A. Rail Projects (“Metro will be advancing one of the largest public works programs in the nation’s history in [fiscal year] 2012, with a dozen major transit and 15 highway projects in various stages of development,” Metro Chief Executive Art Leahy said in a
Los Angeles Times

NYC Transit Coating Cars In More Ads, "Dominating" Stations, Too
Transportation Nation

Obama Administration Floats Draft Plan To Tax Cars By The Mile
The Hill

Opinion: Project Delays Mean Lost Jobs And Increased Costs
Pasadena Star-News

Paying For Gas Forces Painful Sacrifices

Pedestrian Perfection: The 11 Most Walk-Friendly U.S. Cities
The Atlantic

Republicans Still Swear Drill, Baby Drill Is The Best Way To Lower Gas Prices
StreetsBlog DC

Reduced Car Traffic For Subway Construction Praised By Businesses
StreetsBlog SF

Return Of Proposed Grapevine High-Speed Rail Route Could Threaten Connection To Las Vegas

Ridesharing Gets Official "Stamp" Of Approval
("The United States Postal Service recently issued a Go Green commemorative stamp series, and among its 16 designs are four ‘Forever’ stamps featuring rideshare options.")
UCLA Be A Green Commuter!

Talk Of 241 Toll Road Extension Gets Rolling Again
Orange County Register

Topanga Man Pleads Guilty To $7 Million Ponzi Scheme Targeting Retired Transit Employees
Beverly Hills Courier

U.S. Lawmakers Examine Terrorist Threat To Mass Transit Systems
Voice Of America

Weather And Climate Impacts On Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety (88p. PDF)
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Work On Expo Phase II Starting, Despite Lawsuit Appeal
Curbed LA

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