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"Vision Los Angeles," Union Station, Wilshire Bus Lanes, New Transportation Bill, Gas Tax, LEED, Obesity And Driving & More

53 Ways To Survive Without The 405
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Bad Traffic In LA: Can Vision LA Help End It?
Southern California Public Radio

A Better Transportation Vision For Los Angeles
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Bipartisan Policy Center's National Transportation Policy Project Issues Innovative Reform Proposal For Near-Term Federal Transportation Reauthorization
PR Newswire
Performance Driven: Achieving Wiser Investment In Transportation (32p. PDF)
National Transportation Policy Project
Executive Summary (8p. PDF)
Key Recommendations (2p. PDF)

Captive Audience: Video Art Installation Now Airing On All 2,200 L.A. Metro Buses

City Council Green-Lights Wilshire Bus Lanes: The Portion Of The Street Running Through Beverly Hills, Santa Monica And Westwood Will Not Be Included
Pacific Palisades Patch

Environmental Defense, Economic Development Corp. Releases Their "Vision Los Angeles"
StreetsBlog LA
Vision Los Angeles: Clearer Roads, Clearer Skies, And A Brighter Future For Los Angeles (46p. PDF)
Environmental Defense Fund ; Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
Executive Summary (6p. PDF)

Federal Transportation Bill Uncertain; Cities Try New Ways To Finance Streetcars (looks at the mix of traditional and innovative financing methods being used for streetcar projects in Seattle, Tempe and Salt Lake City)
Urban Land Institute

From London To D.C., Bike-Sharing Is Safer Than Riding Your Own Bike

Gov Vetoes Budget, Fight Breaks Out Over Redevelopment Money
Curbed LA

Highway Industry Official Expects Transport Bills In July: AASHTO Chief Says First Look At House Committee's Proposal Could Come In Days
Journal Of Commerce

How To Fix Crumbling U.S. Roads, Rails And Airways: Falling Tax Revenue Is Hurting U.S. Shipping And Prosperity ("Last year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, typically hostile toward taxation, called for a 10-cent boost to the 18.4-cents to 24.4 cents federal gas tax range, which hasn’t changed since it was enacted in 1993. After adjusting for inflation, the static tax has declined more than 33%.")

Is LEED The Gold Standard In Green?: A Lawsuit Challenges The Claims Of The Nation's Foremost Green Building Effort -- The Leadership in Energy And Environmental Design (LEED Certification) Program

L.A. Gridlock, Air Pollution Can Be Cut Significantly With Proven Solutions In Visionary Plan
News Channel 5

Metro Staff Lays Out Timeline For Union Station Planning ("Metro is in the process of creating a master plan that will guide plans for development of the station and its surrounding 38 acres...staff presented a timeline that aims for completion of the ambitious plan by August of 2013.")
Blog Downtown
Union Station Master Plan Implementation (4p. PDF)
Metro Planning And Programming Committee

Muni Chief Nathaniel Ford To Leave June 30
San Francisco Chronicle
Muni Sends Chief Nat Ford Packing From The SF Transit Agency
San Francisco Examiner
With Nat Ford's Departure, What's Next For SFMTA?
Transportation Nation

Opinion: Lost Value From Wide Streets
Long Beach Post

Partnership For Sustainable Communities Marks Two Trailblazing Years
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Pasadena At 125: Early History Of The Crown City ("Set ten miles northeast of central Los Angeles at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Crown City has been an important cultural center of Southern California since its incorporation on June 19, 1886.")
LA As Subject via KCET

Poll: Republicans Support Transpo Policies To Avert Climate Change, Too
StreetsBlog DC

Railroads Fined When Cartels Hide Drugs On Trains
Associated Press

Road Hogs: A Striking Relationship Between Obesity And Driving
The Economist

South Bay Bicycle Coalition Releases Plan To Expand Bike Path Network
Daily Breeze

Transit Safety Management And Performance Management: Volume 1 -- Guidebook
(143p. PDF)
Federal Transit Administration Office Of Safety And Security

Westwood Segment Of Wilshire To Be Exempt From Bus Lanes: The Portion From Comstock To Selby Avenues Will Not Be Included, The City Council Decides In Approving The Lanes Tuesday
Westwood-Century City Patch

Will New "Vision LA" Traffic Plan Change Anything On The 405?
Southern California Public Radio

Yellow Left-Turn Signals Get Their Chance To Shine
USA Today

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