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Building LA's Transit System With Green Construction Equipment
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Bus-Only Lane Will Run 7.7 Miles Down Wilshire Boulevard -- Conveniently Sparing Westwood's "Condo Canyon"
LA Weekly

By 2015, Nearly One In Five Angelenos Won't Have Access To Transportation
StreetsBlog LA

CicLAvia Is...En Espanol
StreetsBlog LA

City Council Approves 7.7 Mile Route For Wilshire Bus Only Lanes, Asks Metro To Consider 8.7 Mile Route
StreetsBlog LA

City Council To Take Up Cellphone Radiation, Bergamot Transit Village
Santa Monica Patch

Did Smart Growth Fuel The Property-Price Boom?
Wall Street Journal

Electric Buses In Detroit? Not Yet, But General Motors Invests Millions In "Bus Of Tomorrow"
M Live

Experience The Future Of History & Culture In Los Angeles: Our New Leadership Role In "LA As Subject"
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Fix Transit, Officials Say. Or Expand It. Or Both ("The tension between just fixing everything that’s broken — or about to break — and all the new transit that’s needed to really give Americans mobility options was fully on display at an APTA press conference at its annual rail conference Monday.")
Transportation Nation

Full Steam Ahead For China's Rail Links Abroad? ("China's first project is to link itself to its Southeast Asian neighbors, so that rail travelers may soon be able to traverse Asia from China to Singapore in a day.")

Gardena Council Approves Revised Bus Plan
Rafu Shimpo

High-Speed Rail, High-Speed Controversy

House Transportation Committee Will Unveil Reauthorization Bill Next Week
StreetsBlog DC

How Seniors Get Stuck At Home With No Transit Options
StreetsBlog DC

Inland Empire Seniors Have Nation's Second-Worst Access To Public Transit, Study Says
Los Angeles Times

LA Approves Express Bus Lane On Wilshire Blvd

The LA City Council Talks Too Much ("A city that forgets its transit past is doomed to repeat it. Here's hoping the city council stops talking and does the right thing when it next meets on the Wilshire bus project.")
Huffington Post

L.A. Council Approves Bus-Only Lanes Along 7.7 Miles Of Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles Times

Local Neoliberalism's Role In Defining Transit's Purpose ("Must transit capital projects be construed either as for capitalist development or social welfare? Can the two goals be reconciled?")
Transport Politic

Los Angeles Councilman Paul Koretz Attacks Beverly Hills On Tunnel
Beverly Hills Courier

Los Angeles Ports' Clean Trucks Program Leads To Costs, Complications
Southern California Public Radio

Opinion: Gold Line Authority Should Find Own Solution (Monrovia mayor Mary Ann Lutz)
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Opinion: Rick Caruso's Grand Plan: The Possible L.A. Mayoral Candidate Has Initiated A Fascinating Civic Conversation Regarding A City Based On Shopping Centers And Trolley Cars ("Street-level transit by trolley — as in the Grove — is one of Caruso's keys to livability.")
Los Angeles Times

Plans For 710 Improvements Leaves Homes Intact ("Plans to modernize the Long Beach (710) Freeway by widening the roadway and building optional truck-only toll lanes between the port and East Los Angeles are moving forward after years of delay.")
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Red Light Cameras
Where The Sidewalk Starts

Senator Cardin Introduces Bill To Prioritize Repair Of Bridges And Roads
Transportation For America

Study Looks At Air Quality Of West LB Rail Yard
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Study Ranks Inland Empire Poorly In Seniors' Access To Transit
Southern California Public Radio

Tomorrow Is The 6th Annual National "Dump The Pump Day"
Dump The Pump Transit Facts (Learn how public transportation saves money, provides economic opportunity, saves fuel, reduces congestion, reduces gasoline consumption, reduces the carbon footprint, and enhances personal opportunities)
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Transportation Boss Wants Screens With Computer Info In Bus Shelters (Chicago’s transportation commissioner wants to install video screens at bus shelters that “would include everything from Bus Tracker information now available on the internet and cell phones to the current inventory for car- and bike-sharing and how long it would take to walk to popular destinations.")
Chicago Sun-Times

Updated Quiz: What Are The Top Seven Transit Systems In The U.S.? -- Some Surprises
Transportation Nation

The Value Of Sustainability: Increasing Quality, Efficiency And Community Benefits In An Ever-Changing Environment (workshop : Los Angeles : July 31 - August 2)

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Wins Top Honors At The 2011 APTA International Rail Rodeo

When Urban Planning And Obesity Collide

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