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The 10 Best Cities For Public Transportation?: How The Press Misrepresented A Recent Report From The Brookings Institution -- And Why Most City Rankings Are Problematic In General
The Atlantic

As America Ages, A Push To Make Streets Safer
(Road diets and complete streets)

Could Beverly Hills Become The Next Bike-Friendly City?
Southern California Public Radio

CicLAvia Expands In October, Forgoes July ("Due to overwhelming success, and the need to expand, CicLAvia and the city of Los Angele
s have decided to focus our energies on expanding the CicLAvia route on October 9, 2011 and to forgo the announced July 10, 2011 date.")
Draft CicLAvia October 2011 Expansion Routes South And East

DOT Stimulus Payments Reach $28.2 Billion: Department Still Has $20 Billion Left To Disperse
Journal Of Commerce

Dangerous By Design: How The U.S. Builds Roads That Kill Pedestrians
StreetsBlog DC

Editorial: "Drill, Baby, Drill" Won't Do It: Conservation And A Switch To Renewable Energy Sources Are The Best Hedges Against Rising Oil Prices
Los Angeles Times

Gail Goldberg Lands At The ULI
Curbed LA

Inland Empire Said To Be Among Most Dangerous Places For Pedestrians In U.S.
Los Angeles Times

Metro Board Has Three Huge Decisions On Thursday (Crenshaw/LAX, Wilshire BRT, Budget)
StreetsBlog LA

Mr. Mayor, The Black Community Needs You Now
(PDF : "He holds the key to the economic revival and survival of the Crenshaw community along the proposed light rail line from Exposition Blvd. to Florence Blvd.")
Los Angeles Sentinel

No One Likes New Taxes (But How Else Will We Pay For Roads?)

NRDC Urges LA To Adopt The Wilshire Blvd. Bus-Only Lane Without Any Exemptions

Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Numbered Subways Found To Be Pokier Than Lettered Ones
New York Times

"Operation Pothole" Is Back, Make Sure Our Bike/Bus Streets Get Fixed
StreetsBlog LA

Performance Measures For Freight Transportation
(169p. PDF)
National Cooperative Freight Research Program

Residents Asked To Send A Message -- And Petition -- To Metro Board
Our Weekly

The Roads Not Taken: People Have Imagined The Future Of Transportation At Least Since Leonardo da Vinci Sketched A Flying Machine. Here Are Some Past Ideas Of Future Travel That Never Quite Came To Pass (infographic of incredible proposals dating back to 1919)
Wall Street Journal

Senate Transportation Bill, MAP-21, Freezes Spending At Current Levels (Includes "a new section called America Fast Forward, which strengthens the TIFIA program to stretch federal dollars further than they have been stretched before.")
StreetsBlog DC

The Silly Argument Over BRT And Rail: Reserving Respect For Each Mode
Transport Politic

The Top 5 Ways To Save On Gas This Memorial Day

Transportation 4 America Report: Federal And Local Governments Need To Address Pedestrian Safety
StreetsBlog LA
Solving The Epidemic Of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths: Overview
Transportation For America
Dangerous By Design 2011: Solving The Epidemic Of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths (36p. PDF)
Transportation For America

USC Commuter Services Require Re-Evaluation

USC Daily Trojan

Westwood Hollywood Video Gets Boot, Stern Tower Coming Soon? ("The planned tower at the corner of Wilshire and Gayley would be located over the Westside Subway Westwood/UCLA (Off Street Station) Alternative. Metro is now focusing its efforts on the Westwood/UCLA On-Street Station. A Subway entrnace is planned to be located immediately adjacent to this tower on UCLA's Lot 32/36.")
Curbed LA

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