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3 Simple Ways Tech Can Grow Greener Cities (Offering wifi on public transit, encouraging checkins, installing parking sensors)

405 Carmageddon Machine Cranks Up
LA Observed

AEG Encourages Us All To Hop The Train To Stadium-Ville
Curbed LA

America's Interstate Highway System Celebrates 55 Years
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Arcadia Gold Line Station Clears City Hurdles: City Council Authorizes City Manager To Enter Agreement With Construction Authority
Arcadia Patch

California Department Of Transportation Selects Autodesk For Road And Highway Design Projects

California Redevelopment Agencies' Demise
LA Weekly

Carmageddon: Metro Addresses Questions During Live Chat

Contractor Faces Huge Financial Penalties If 405 Freeway Isn't Reopened On Time: Kiewit Pacific Co. Will Be Charged Approximately $6,000 For Every 10 Minutes It Exceeds The Deadline For Reopening The Freeway After The July 15-18 Closure
Encino Patch

Creation Of Inland Empire Authority To Control Ontario Airport Placed On Hold
Daily Breeze

Crenshaw Update: Ridley-Thomas Pushes Community Update Benefits, Community Weighs Options For Subway/Leimert Station
StreetsBlog LA

DOT Lends Amtrak $562.9 Million For Locomotives
Journal Of Commerce

Drivers Worry About Monday Morning Commute In Metro Chat On 405 Closure: Drivers' Biggest Concern Expressed During Wednesday's Live Chat With Metro Officials Is Whether Construction On The 405 Freeway Will Remain On Schedule, Or If It Will Affect Their Monday Commute
Marina Del Rey Patch

The Fiction Of The Persecuted European Motorist
StreetsBlog Network

How Will The 405 Closure Affect N.E. Los Angeles?
Echo Park Patch

Interstate Bike Highway Effort Reappears
Sustainable Business Oregon

Investing In Transit: Investing In America ("With regions around the nation searching for ways to combat sprawl and stabilize their economies, this begs the question: can America really afford to wait this long for transit?")
Reconnecting America

LAPD Asks Celebrities To Tweet Out Word On 405 Freeway Closure
Los Angeles Times

Like Carmageddon, Metro Preparing Us For Westside Subway Construction
Curbed LA

Major L.A. Study Shows Importance Of Bike-Transit Connection
Bike Portland

[Beverly Hills] Mayor Reaffirms Subway Tunneling Opposition
Canyon News

Metro Officials Answer Questions In Web Chat About 405 Closure Through Sepulveda Pass
Los Angeles Daily News

(video : "a conceptual design response by Gensler Los Angeles to an open invitation by Sci-Arc, The Architect’s Newspaper and LA Metro to shift people from their cars to public transit. Increasing the movement of people, not cars should be the goal of any public transit initiative. For this ambitious project, Gensler Los Angeles proposes an integrated set of ideas to adapt the current system to improve its performance at the various scales based on user needs. The belief is that a more responsive system and an improved user experience ultimately leads to the means to meet that challenge.")
Tam Thien Tran via Vimeo
Can Technology Transform Public Transit In LA?
Gensler On Cities

New Budget Passes, Nabs $1.7B From Redevelopment Agencies
Curbed LA

Ontario Airport Bill Is Staying Where It Is
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Opinion: State Should Lead Again On Emission Standards
Sacramento Bee

"Parklets" Create Public Space, 120 Square Feet At A Time
California Planning & Development Report

Railspeak Should Be Terminated: Train And Station Announcements Offer A Relentless Barrage Of Drivel In A Language All Of Their Own
Guardian (U.K.)

Safe Passing Bill For Bicyclists Wins Key Assembly Committee Vote
StreetsBlog SF

Santa Monica To Open Emergency Center For Freeway Closure
Santa Monica Lookout

Strollers, Carts, And Other Large Items On Buses And Trains
(174p. PDF)
U.S. Transit Cooperative Research Program

Wayfinding Maps For Urban Navigators
The City Fix

Westside Subway Construction: The Basics
LA Observed

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