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72 Years Ago Today, Union Station Is Born: The Story And Photos From The Citywide Fight Over A Central Rail Terminal
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

As Gas Prices Rise, So Does Bus Ridership
Transportation Nation

California Bridge Toll Contest Launches Online

Silicon Valley Mercury News

Chart: Even More Proof We Can't Drill Our Way To Lower Gas Prices

Circuits Beneath The Freeway (Spectacular series of photos chronicles the story of adapted urban space beneath Seattle's I-5 freeway)
Free Association Design

City Prefers Its Own Transportation Census, Thank You
New York Times

Cyclists, City At Odds Over Bike Plan Implementation
StreetsBlog LA

Do We Need More Highways? ("Are the mayors right that the United States doesn't need anymore new highways? If they are wrong, where should new highway construction take place? If they are right, how should infrastructure spending be allotted among public transit projects and road and bridge maintenance? Does it make sense to devote any gas tax funds to public transportation?")
National Journal Transportation Blog

Editorial: Southern California's Great Migration: Amid Shifting Demographics, Southern California Has Another Chance To Master The Art Of Planning For Sustainable Growth

Los Angeles Times

End Of The Road: With Studies Showing A Decline In Car Use, Are We Seeing The Beginning Of The End For The Car?

Long Bus, Short Wait ("At least 83 cities worldwide have copied Curitiba's BRT system.")

Metrolink Hosts Media Events For May 9 Express Train And Service Expansion Launch
PR Newswire

More Roaming Billboards: Culver City Bus Gets In On Ad Action
Curbed LA

MTA: BH Courier Story On Subway Expansion Misleading: The Agency Says A Decision On The Route For The Westside Subway Has Not Been Made
Beverly Hills Patch

On Amtrak's 40th, Celebrating A Historic Past And Anticipating A Bright Future
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Osama Bin Laden Death: Sheriff Warns Residents To Be Watchful For Terrorist Reprisals
Los Angeles Times

Proposal Could Get CA Bullet Trains Running Sooner
Monterey County Herald

Real Time Traffic: "The Big Revolution Is Two-Way Traffic Data"

GPS Business News

San Francisco To Los Angeles On Public Transit: 30 Hours, 14 Transfers, & Only $45,25
California Streets

Security Beefed Up In Los Angeles Following Bin Laden's Death: Sheriff Baca Says Los Angeles County's Transit System Is His Biggest Concern

Special Report: Higher Gas Prices Create Boon For Gold Line Ridership
Pasadena Star-News

Strategies To Attract And Retain A Capable Transportation Workforce (148p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

The Subway's Elevator Operators, A Reassuring Amenity Of Another Era
New York Times

"Ten Best" Rankings: The #1 Way To Confuse And Disempower
Human Transit

The Top Schools For Urban Planners (Two of the top 10 in the U.S. are in Los Angeles)

TRB Webinar: Expedited Planning And Environmental Review Of Highway Projects (May 4)
Transportation Research Board

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