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405 Closure: Westside Businesses To Go About Their Business
NBC Los Angeles

Adapting Transportation To The Impacts Of Climate Change: State Of The Practice 2011 (64p. PDF)
U.S. Transportation Research Board Circular

America Stumbles Forward ("As for America Fast Forward, we have our work cut out for us. Sadly, thanks in part to partisan politics the reality remains an America stumbling, rather than speeding, forward on public infrastructure investment and economic recovery.")
Huffington Post

Caltrans Breaks Ground On I-5 Improvement Projects
NBC Los Angeles

City Again Puts Off Decision On Gold Line Deal: The City And Gold Line Officials Continue To Try To Hammer Out A Deal Before Eminent Domain Comes Into Play Next Month
Monrovia Patch

Congress Battling Over Infrastructure Privatization
Fleet Owner

Council Approves Bus Funding
Redlands Daily Facts

Council, School Officials Residents Criticize Subway Extension: Officials And Residents Share Impassioned Views Against Plans To Put An MTA Subway Tunnel Under Beverly Hills High School
Beverly Hills Patch

Dem: Amtrak Privatization Is Unconstitutional
The Hill

Fiscal Constraints Spark Debate On Transportation Funding
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

High-Speed Rail Poised To Alter China
(but like the U.S., has many domestic critics as well)
New York Times

HopStop Adds Biking, Carshare, Twitter To Transit Directions
Transportation Nation

In Transit: From S.F. To L.A. Via Public Transportation ("32-hour, 14-transfer trek from this city to Los Angeles seemed crazy, too, at first glance. Going over it again and again, however — nah, still crazy.")
SF Weekly
San Francisco To Los Angeles On Public Transportation: Maps, Pictures, Insanity
SF Weekly

It's A Splitting Headache: Chino Hills Upset Over Proposed New District ("Imagine getting those dollars out of the feds when we are competing against L.A. and the Metro...It will be very hard to lobby against MTA and Metro to get what we need.")
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Lawmakers: Only So Much Can Be Done To Secure Railways, But TSA Should Do More
The Hill

Long Beach Port To Celebrate 100 Years
California State University, Long Beach Daily 49er

The Mayors' Foreign Policy (“It’s time to bring our investments back home,” Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles said as he assumed the presidency of the mayors conference at its annual gathering, held in Baltimore. “We can’t be building roads and bridges in Baghdad and Kandahar, and not in Baltimore and Kansas City.”)
New York Times

Meeting On 405 Closure Scheduled For Thursday Night: Officials To Answer Questions At Skirball Center About July 16-17 Freeway Shutdown
Calabasas Patch

Moving Platforms By Priestmangoode (Industrial designers reveal some eye-catching designs for how high-speed rail can transfer passengers to local trains while still moving, instead of stopping at stations!)
De Zeen Design Magazine
Animated Video Demonstration
via Vimeo

New Car-Tab Fee To Fund Buses May Head To Ballot ("King County Metro Transit faces a $60 million deficit next year and a 17-percent reduction in service over the next two years, with the majority of the cuts expected in the Seattle-Shoreline area. There is an alternative — a new car tab fee that appears headed for the November ballot, where it would compete for taxpayer approval with other local measures.")
Seattle Times

Officials Break Seal On $380 Million Freeway Project In Santa Fe Springs
Whittier Daily News

Rail Industry Data And Trends From Progressive Railroading June 2011
Progressive Railroading

Regional Connector To Bring 3 Stations, Improvements For Flower St.
Curbed LA

SD Council Asked To Back "Transit First" In 40-Year Transportation Plan
San Diego Union-Tribune

Seniors And Transit Report Generates Widespread Coverage And Discussion
Transportation For America

Top 10 Climate-Ready Cities In The U.S.
Triple Pundit

Transit Center Plans Scaled Back: Officials Cut 130,000 Square Feet From The Design After Bids Came In Well Over Budget
Burbank Leader

Unveiled, Millennium Hollywood ("A bulk of the development will be located at the corner of Vine and Yucca, near the Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station, and will not obscure the landmark Capitol Records building, with its iconic form.")
Architect's Newspaper

With Red Light Cameras All But Gone, What's Next for Creating Safe Crossings
StreetsBlog LA

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