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50 Years Ago This Week: Planning The El Monte - Century City Backbone Route (Complete With Nuclear Fallout Shelters, Large-Capacity Helicopters And A Beverly Hills Subway)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Amtrak Chief: Trains More Vulnerable Than Planes

Amtrak Chugs Deeper Into The Red: Railroad Warns That Rising Ridership Can't Offset Drag Of Money-Losing, Long-Distance Routes
Wall Street Journal

BART Launches Improved Mobile Website With Location Features, Bike Directions

California's Next Train Wreck: The Feds vs. The Golden State's Fiscal Watchdogs
Wall Street Journal

Cutting Train Budgets Could De-Rail Transamerican Routes
StreetsBlog DC

Cyclists May Soon Find Themselves Having To Practice What They Demand From Drivers

Expo Line Signage Blues? ("But even more peculiar is the wedge color of the new supposedly "Expo" Line: They're blue.")
Militant Angeleno

Gold Line Planners Seek Site For Parking Lot
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

In Consumer Behavior, Signs Of Gas Price Pinch
New York Times
L.A., Long Beach Ports Bet On Bigger Cranes: The Seaports Gamble That giant $11-Million Cranes Will keep Ever-Expanding Cargo Vessels Docking At Their Terminals
Los Angeles Times

LA Noire Isn't Smoggy Enough, Inspires Real 1947 Crime Map
Curbed LA

Melting Pot Cities And Suburbs: Racial And Ethnic Change In Metro America In The 2000s
(16p. PDF)
Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

No Bus-Only Lane For Wilshire Boulevard After All ("
City Hall also studied traffic patterns and travel times and found that most buses make good time while traveling in Santa Monica, doing away with the need for dedicated bus lanes. It's not until they hit Los Angeles that traffic starts to create delays.")
Santa Monica Daily Press

The Only Train Wreck Is The Dodgers ("
This year Metrolink has begun running later trains to ferry us to Union Station, pairing nicely with a shuttle service between Union Station and the stadium.")
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Opinion: Blowback: Mend, Don't End, California's Bullet-Train Program
Los Angeles Times

Pair Of Alhambra Residents Hope To Add A Voice To Transportation Issues In The City
Pasadena Star-News

Proposal To Remove Amtrak From Direct Congressional Funding Gets Hearing
The Hill

Proposed Inland Empire Train Would Connect San Bernardino And Redlands

San Diego Freeway's July Shutdown Worries Commuters: Some Are Already Planning Alternate Routes And Early Start Times During The 53-Hour Closure Period
Sherman Oaks Patch

Sen. Kerry On Transportation Funding: "We're In A Crazy Place Right Now"
StreetsBlog DC

Some Glendale And Burbank Residents Want To Opt Out Of New Smart-Grid System
Los Angeles Times

A Train That's Part Plane, Flying Inches From The Ground: Instead Of Finding Ways For Our Track-Tethered Trains To Go Faster, We Could Just Eliminate The Tracks Altogether
Fast Company

U.S. To Host 8th World Congress On HSR
(July 11-13, 2012 : Philadelphia)
Railway Age

Will $795 Million Help Turn Around Amtrak's High-Speed Rail?

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