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Expo Line Construction, Crenshaw/LAX, "Street Fleet" Beach Buses, Angeles Crest Highway, CAHSR, Value Capture, Debt Ceiling & More

Angeles Crest Highway To Reopen Friday: Closed For Nearly Two Years Since The Devastating Station Fire, The Portion Of Highway 2 Is Finally Re-Opening
Montrose Patch

"Come Ride With Us" On The Rolling Submarines Of Los Angeles: SCRTD's 1974 "Street Fleet" Beach Bus Service

Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Did Villaraigosa Kill Ridley-Thomas' Crenshaw-LAX Motion?: MTA Board Rejects Call That Portion Of Crenshaw/LAX Line Be Built Underground In Park Mesa Heights, But Leaves Open The Possibility For A Leimert Park Rail Station
Los Angeles Wave

Equal Access To Transportation: A Right For All Americans
("In the twenty years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, there’s no doubt we’ve made significant strides forward. But we won’t rest until everyone has equal access to all forms of transportation.")
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Existing Roads Slide Into Decrepitude As States Splurge on Highway Expansion
StreetsBlog DC

Hollywood Landmark At A Crossroads ("
New York developers are reviving plans to surround the Capitol Records building with a mixed-use project covering 1 million square feet...Aarons has pushed his architects to think carefully about how the new development will work at sidewalk level — and in particular how to link it to a Metro subway stop at Hollywood and Vine.")
Los Angeles Times

Is Sen. Boxer's Highway Plan Realistic?
("Boxer revealed a broad set of parameters that will be included in the legislation, which allocates $339.2 billion over six years for surface transportation. That's the value of SAFETEA-LU, the previous six-year bill, adjusted for inflation.")

Let's Leave Our Roads To The States

Real Clear Markets

MacArthur Park Subway-Adjacent Mixed-Use Project Rising Fast

Curbed LA

Monrovia City Council Pushing Forward With $39 Million Land Sale To Gold Line

Arcadia Patch

Passenger Service Ends In Tehachapi

Tehachapi News

Paying For Infrastructure: Value Capture And The Use Of Private Land

State Senate OKs Bill To Overhaul High-Speed Rail Project's Authority

Silicon Valley Mercury News

Survey Accents Economy, Jobs, Transportation
("“Very few people are saying they’d get out of their cars to ride the Metrolink or the bus. Only 38 percent said they’d carpool more often. People definitely do like their cars.")
Inland News Today

Then & Now: The Landmarks Of L.A. Noire
("The video game's Sydney, Australia-based developers recounted how they studied over 180,000 historical photos, including Robert Spence's aerial photos, to bring '40s Los Angeles back to life.")

Town Council Waiting On County For Proposed Parking Ordinance
Altadena Patch

What The Debt Ceiling Vote Means For Transportation
StreetsBlog DC

The Wheels Start Moving On Expo Line Construction

Santa Monica Lookout

Where Will 500,000 Cars Go? I-405 Closure In L.A. In July

Orange County Register

Where's Your Bus? MTA Gives Riders Up-To-The-Minute Updates


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