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$184 Million Anaheim Transit Hub To Break Ground In 2012: Orange County's ARTIC In Anaheim Will Create Several Thousand Jobs
Los Angeles / Orange Counties Building Trades Council

Activists Protest Cuts To Metro Bus Lines [Which Started] Sunday
Southern California Public Radio

America's Top Cities For Bike Commuting: Happier, Too
The Atlantic

Analysts Question Cost, Ridership For High-Speed Rail Project
Orange County Register

Apps Contests For Non-Programmers
Transit Wire

Bridge Comes To San Francisco With A Made-In-China Label
New York Times

Bus And Rail Services To Be Increased During "Carmageddon": The MTA Will Boost The Number Of Rapid Buses Going In And Out Of Santa Monica During The July Weekend Shutdown Of The 405
Santa Monica Patch

Bus Service Cuts Begin This [Past] Weekend; Riders Union Livid
Los Angeles Daily News

Carmageddon Los Angeles, Brought To You By Erik Estrada
Car Connection

Congestion Pricing: Not Coming Soon To A US City Near You
Next American City

Constellation Blvd: The Subway Stops Here!

Europe Stifles Drivers In Favor Of Alternatives ("While American cities are synchronizing green lights to improve traffic flow and offering apps to help drivers find parking, many European cities are doing the opposite: creating environments openly hostile to cars.")
New York Times

Expect Two (Radically Different) Reauthorization Proposals Soon
StreetsBlog DC

Funding For Infrastructure Maintenance: Achieving And Sustaining A State Of Good Repair
(21p. PDF)
U.S. Transit Cooperative Research Program

Golden State (5) Freeway In Pacoima To Be Closed [This] Week ("Up to two lanes in each direction of the 5 Freeway may be closed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day.")
Los Angeles Daily News

The Great Highway Program (A look back at how Fortune Magazine explained the birth of the nation's interstate highway system in their September, 1958 issue : "The article calls out a number of issues that were then being minimized but that would plague communities for decades, such as the fact that the highway engineers were building roads for speed, cost and convenience, as opposed to thinking about neighborhoods being paved over. Or that building the system was just the start of the costs to come. Fortune was also rightly skeptical of claims that improvements in flying (especially "vertical takeoff aircraft") would make the highway obsolete; or that a magnetic cable "would guide the car while the driver relaxes." As Americans take to the road for the summer, it's good to remember that the creation of the system wasn't always a sure thing.")

High Speed Rail Authority Holding Final Inland Empire Forums
Southern California Public Radio

High-Speed Rail Critics Crank Up The Pressure: Bay Area Group Brings Sign Campaign To Valley
Merced Sun-Star

In Case You're Just Joining Us: Pros And Cons In The Amtrak Privatization Debate

L.A. Prepares For I-405 "Carmageddon" Shutdown
Orange County Register

LAX Advice For 405 Freeway Shutdown: Avoid Driving To Or From The Airport
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Bus Cuts: MTA Axes 305,000 More Hours Of Service, Stranding Low-Income Workers In L.A. Outskirts
LA Weekly

The Mayor, The City And The Future
Los Angeles Downtown News

Meet The New Metro Board Chair, Same As The Old Metro Board Chair ("The Mayor of Los Angeles chairs the Metro Board once every three years, and Villaraigosa will hold the seat from July 1 until June 30, 2012.")
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Developer Challenge Winners

Metro Line Changes, Countdown To Sepulveda Pass Closure
Studio City Patch

Metrolink '11-12 Budget: More Trains, More Safety, More Customer Service, No Fare Increase

Mirsich, Bosse Continue Push For Tougher Council Stance Against MTA: The Council Members' Motions Calling For A More Hard-Line Approach To Fighting Proposed Subway Tunneling Under BHHS Are Rejected By Their Colleagues This Week
Beverly Hills Patch

A Modest Proposal: Privatising Amtrak
The Economist

Public Safety Will Be The Priority During 405 Closure, Officials Say: Police, Fire And Transportation Officials Assured Public Safety Would Be A Priority
Pacific Palisades Patch

Rail Grants Expected To Create Jobs, Increase Safety, Reduce Congestion
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Job

Railway Dangers Should Have Been Caught Sooner, Say Officials: No Timeline For Reopening Of Shuttered Angels Flight
Los Angeles Downtown News

Role Reversal: Calif. High Speed Rail Plan May Use Chinese Tech And U.S. Labor
Transportation Nation
150 Years On, China's Rail Role Would Use U.S. Labor (audio : "Nearly 150 years ago America built the first transcontinental railroad, and 10,000 Chinese laborers used pickaxes to cut tunnels and rail-lines for just $30 per month. Now, President Obama is promoting high-speed rail, and the Chinese are again involved. This time, though, they don't just want to swing an axe. They want to design and part-fund it and have Americans provide the labor.")
The Takeaway

Train To LAX Could See Streetscape Improvements Even If It Might Not Stop In The Heart Of L.A.'s Black Community
LA Weekly

West Side Commuters Brace For "Carmageddon"

Why The World Faces A Massive Traffic Jam

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