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Ads Change Stations: In A Cluttered Media Landscape, Companies Go Big To Stand Out, Blanketing Transit Centers With Larger-Than-Life Campaigns
Boston Globe

Amtrak California Ridership Hits Record Numbers
Transportation Nation

A Call For A temporary Cease Fire In The Westside Subway Wars
StreetsBlog LA

Bike Lanes Coming Soon To CicLAvia's 7th Street

CEO: Privatization Plan Takes Amtrak Apart
The Hill

Chalk On The Ground, Bike Lanes In The Gutter, Faster Cars: A Wilbur Ave. Update
StreetsBlog LA

The Cost And Savings Of Bicycle Commuting

Electric Buses Get A Jump Start: A GM-Funded Bus Could Reduce Transit Agencies' Fuel Bills By 80 Percent
MIT Technology Review

Expo Line Fly Over (video : YouTube user "ExpoLineFan" used Google Earth to produce this fascinating aerial fly over of the new Expo Line route, from 7th Street downtown to 4th Street in Santa Monica)
via YouTube

GOP Seeks Bidders On Amtrak's Rail Lines
Wall Street Journal

House Plan To Privatize Northeast Corridor Retains Public Ownership
StreetsBlog DC

LA City Council Approves Wilshire Bus Only Lanes: The Lanes Will Begin Near MacArthur Park And End At The Santa Monica Border
NBC Los Angeles

L.A. Council Opposes Bill That Would Take Away City Control Of Ontario Airport
Los Angeles Times

LaHood Defends Amtrak Against GOP Privatization Plan
StreetsBlog DC

Long Beach Transportation Manager Retires
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Los Angeles City Council Approves Bus-Only Lanes For 7.7 Mile Stretch, But Urges Metro To Consider More
Southern California Public Radio

Measuring Transportation Investments: The Road To Results (108p. PDF)
Pew Center On The State

New Lease, New Groundbreaking Date For Maltzan's One Santa Fe ("The four-acre lot across from SCI-Arc that One Santa Fe will occupy across is owned by the MTA, which has given developers a 65-year lease...Renderings also show a pedestrian bridge that will connect the complex to a new Metro Red Line station to be built in the adjoining rail yard.")
Curbed LA

No Quick Rebound In Inland Forecast: The Downturn In Building And Jobs In The Government Sector Will Mean Slower Growth, A Report Says
Riverside Press-Enterprise

One Santa Fe To Get Reworked Lease, Metro As Retail Tenant
Blog Downtown

Opinion: We Are Leaving Our Children A Toxic Transportation Legacy
Los Angeles Daily News

Reason And Not Vitriol Is Needed To Win The Subway Fight (p. 6 of 20p. PDF)
Beverly Hills Courier

Redevelopment Bill Protecting Los Angeles?
Sacramento Bee

A Simple Idea To Transform The Life Of Our Cities (pedestrian districts around the world)

Smart Growth To Blame For The Housing Crash? Not By A Long Shot
StreetsBlog DC

Transportation Satellite Accounts: A Look At Transportation's Role In The Economy (60p. PDF)
U.S. Bureau Of Transportation Statistics

Wilshire Bus-Only Lane Construction Likely To Start In A Year
Curbed LA

Would Airport-Style Train Security Make Us Less Safe?

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