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6/10/2011

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Angels Flight Shut Down By Inspector Over Damaged Wheels
Los Angeles Times

Are The Millennials Driving Downtown Corporate Relocations?
New Republic

Basics: "Dead Running"
Human Transit

Behind The Politics Of Yesterday's Split Decision On Bus Only Lanes
StreetsBlog LA

Best Home Page: LA Metro (LA Weekly Best Of The Web 2011 Awards : "Metro’s website is a ridiculously user-friendly portal into the world of public transportation. Use it to plan trips, keep updated on traffic and even check out the Metro Art program.")
LA Weekly

Can High-Speed Rail Reduce Air Travel And Highway Expansion?
StreetsBlog DC

Century City Leaders Call For Subway Station At Constellation Boulevard (video)
KCBS2 / KCAL9 via Yahoo

Century City Subway Station: Where Should It Be?
Southern California Public Radio

Commuter Toolkit: The 405 Project
NBC Los Angeles

Consumers Can "Dump The Pump" As Omnitrans Offers Free Rides June 16
Fontana Herald News

Despite Overheated Rhetoric, Some Are Cool About 405 Closure: The Weekend Shutdown Is Being Called Carmageddon. But What's One Horrific Weekend Next To The Endless Suffering Of Depending On The 405 Day In And Day Out?
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Rejecting Red-Light Cameras In L.A.: The Traffic Cameras Cost The City Of Los Angeles Money While Having Dubious Safety Benefits. A Civilian Board Has Voted To Eliminate Them, And That Makes Sense
Los Angeles Times

Hearings Scheduled To Look Into Bin Laden Rail Threats
The Hill

Identification Of Local Matching Fund Requirements For State-Administered Federal And Non-Federal Public Transportation Programs (117p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program Research Results Digest

Is L.A.'s Public Transit A Joke? This Comedian Sure Hopes So ("Her one-woman show "Going Green the Wong Way" chronicles her attempts to live responsibly in a city that isn't known for its environmental values — including the story about how her biodiesel car burst into flames on a Los Angeles freeway.")
GOOD

Is Monrovia's Gold Line Deal Really In Danger?: The City Painted A Dire Picture Of Its Dealings With The Gold Line Tuesday, But The Whole Affair May Have Just Been A Part Of The Negotiations Playing Out In Public
Monrovia Patch

July Shutdown Of 405 Freeway Will Affect Drivers Across The Region ("Tthe CHP would have preferred to shut down the freeway in October, when traffic is 13 percent lighter. I don’t think anyone at MTA has even turned on a computer and Googled events for that weekend. They number in 2,000 in the area...Law enforcement agencies anticipate that the closure will affect areas within a 30- to 50-mile radius of the work site.")
Thousand Oaks Acorn

LA County Average Gas Price Falls Under $4 For First Time Since March 24
Los Angeles Daily News

L.A.'s Parking Meter Collections Process Flawed, Audit Finds: City Controller's Audit Suggests The City Could Potentially Save Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars By Increasing The Frequency Of Collections On Some Routes And Improving Maintenance And Repairs Of Meters
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Planners To Take A Closer Look At Football Stadium Proposal
Daily Breeze

Opinion: Public Pays Price For Privatization (infrastructure)
Politico

Pawlenty OK With Plan To Privatize Amtrak
The Hill

Residents And Business Leaders Show Up To Support Constellation Subway Station: Councilman Paul Koretz, Backed By About 60 People, Says At A News Conference Thursday That The Century City Stop Should Be In The Center Of The Community Rather Than At Santa Monica Boulevard
Westwood-Century City Patch

The Secret History Of America's Interstate Highway System
Infrastructurist

A Third Greuel Parking Audit Shows DOT In Disarray
StreetsBlog LA


Transportation Bill Gridlock: Is Doctrine Driving Our Country Into A Ditch?
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

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