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All Aboard California's Stagecoaches
Lake Forest Patch

Big Blue Bus Costs Major Moolah To Run
Santa Monica Daily Press

Bike Congestion Causing Problems for Montreal Cyclists: Velo Quebec Says Bike Path Traffic Five Times Higher Than Two Years Ago
CBC News

Caltrans To Close Pasadena Freeway At Night For Improvement Project
Pasadena Star News

Can Technology Propel Transportation Industry? ("It may be a difficult time for freight companies to justify investment in anything other than hard assets, but if the U.S. economy is indeed on the verge of recovery, there is no better time to invest in information technology.")
Industry Week

Caruso Explains Plan To Make L.A. "More Livable": The Developer And Possible L.A. Mayoral Candidate Calls For Better Public Transportation, The Breakdown Of L.A. Unified, And The Elimination Of The Gross Receipts Tax
Encino Patch

The Case For The Public Transit "Lockbox"

Committee Leaders To Roll Out Northeast Corridor High-Speed Rail & Intercity Rail Privatization Plan
U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Press Release

Commuters Urged To "Dump The Pump" This Week: OCTA To Host Event To Thank Customers For Dumping The Pump
Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Patch

Costs Of Alternative Revenue-Generation Systems (139p. PDF : "An analysis of the direct costs incurred in generating the revenues that support federal-aid and state highway construction, operations, and maintenance.")
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

DesertXpress: Is This Train Ever Going To Leave The Station?: Why Does It Seem That Every Logical Idea In This Town Never Sees The Light Of Day? Go Ahead And Add A High-Speed Train Connecting Southern California To Las Vegas To That Dubious List. Now What?
Vegas Inc.

Despite Dip In Gas Prices, Individuals Continue To Save Big By Taking Public Transportation (Los Angeles residents can save well over $10,000 per year)
APTA Press Release

Gold Line Receives Final Proposals To Design And Build Pasadena-Azusa Extension
Pasadena Star-News

If The Valley Became A City...Would It Be Camelot? ("Redistricting news sparks recollections of the San Fernando Valley secessionist movement in 2002. What if it had succeeded?")
Encino Patch

In Decades Past, Angels Flight Ran Like Clockwork
Blog Downtown

In Defense Of Red Light Cameras
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Details Upcoming Cuts, Changes To Several Bus Lines

Mind The Map: Research Finds 30% Of Passengers Take Longer Routes As London's Famous Tube Map Misrepresents Distances Between Stations
Daily Mail (U.K.)

Most Aging Baby Boomers Will Face Poor Mobility Options
Transportation For America
Aging In Place, Stuck Without Options: Fixing The Mobility Crisis Threatening The Baby Boom Generation (56p. PDF)
Transportation For America

New Report: High Gas Prices, More Than Low Fares, Encourage Transit Ridership

Obama Administration Pushes For Transit Maintenance
StreetsBlog DC

Opinion: Gold Line Authority Seeks Monrovia Partnership
Pasadena Star-News

Port Of L.A. Asks Haulers Who Didn't Meet "Clean Trucks" Terms For Refund
Daily Breeze

Saving Electricity On A Philadelphia Subway Line (Philadelphia's SEPTA "will install batteries to capture a lot of that electricity and hold it while the train is in the station. Then it can deliver the power when the train starts up again or store it for a time of day when it is needed more.")
New York Times

Security Measures For Buses And Trains? They Could Make Us Less Safe
StreetsBlog Network

Solo Carpool Drivers Are Losing Their Privilege
Orange County Register

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