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Angels Flight Reopens, Arcadia's Metro Carmageddon Bus Service, L.A. HSR Presentation, Mulholland Bridge, Transpo Reauthoritzation & More

210 Freeway Gold Line Bridge Construction Begins In Arcadia
Pasadena Star-News

America's One And Only Personal Rapid Transit System: Morgantown, W.Va Is The Only Place In The World Where Riders Can Hop Into Cars And Travel From Point To Point Without Stopping At Other Stations Along The Way

Angels Flight Back On Track: Railway Resumes Operation After Wheels Replaced
Los Angeles Downtown News

Angels Flight Railway Reopens After Safety Shutdown
Los Angeles Times

Beverly Hills Rejection Of Century City Station: Embarrassing And Tiresome

The "Bridge To Nowhere" That's Behind Carmageddon ("After more than 50 years of service to Los Angeles County, the Mulholland Bridge — which most visibly links the Skirball Cultural Center and Milken Community High School, on one side, with American Jewish University and Stephen S. Wise Temple, on the other — will undergo a significant makeover to increase its lanes from four to six and ensure that it is up to date with seismic standards.")
Jewish Journal

Can An App Solve L.A. Traffic?
Jewish Journal

Carmageddon In L.A.!: 405 Freeway Shutdown Expected To Snarl Roadways And Business In The L.A. Metro Area
American Public Media Marketplace

The Case For Not-Quite-S0-High-Speed Rail: The Bad News - Republicans Have Torpedoed Plans for American Bullet Trains. The Good News - The Obama Administration Is Quietly Building A Slower, But Potentially Much Better, Rail System
Washington Monthly

City Eyeing $350,000 For Subway Fight ("The [Beverly Hills] City Council is scheduled on Thursday, July 7 to discuss devoting $350,000 from the 2011-12 budget to a possible fight against the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) if its Board decides in the late fall to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School and other portions of the city to extend subway service.")
Canyon News

Construction Begins On I-210 Gold Line Bridge
StreetsBlog LA

Editorial: Time To Address Job Growth, Rail Woes
San Diego Union-Tribune

The Environmental Case For Transportation Investment ("How can improvements in the nation's infrastructure also improve the environment? How helpful is the environmental argument to promote transportation investment? Should infrastructure advocates and environmentalists combine forces to push for more investment in roads, bridges, railways, and transit? Are there areas of conflict between environmentalists and transportation gurus that would harm such a partnership?")
National Journal Transportation Expert Blog

Finally, Rustlings Of A Reauthorization
StreetsBlog DC

Get On The Bus! Metro Offers A Few Free Rides During Carmageddon

Green Cities In The US And Canada, Kind Of, Part 1: Overall, Land Use, And Transportation Evaluations
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog
US And Canada Green City Index: Assessing The Environmental Performance Of 27 Major US And Canadian Cities (71p. PDF : Los Angeles receives its lowest score in transportation, ranking 24th of 27 but is rated favorably for "green initiatives" and future transportation plans)
Economist Intelligence Unit

House GOP Expected To Ax Transportation Funds
Washington Post

How Will High-Speed Rail Impact Los Angeles?
After Car Culture: Designing The New LA (presentation of winning entries from the Life At The Speed Of Rail competition : July 12 : "Will high-speed rail change life in LA? How is design influencing transportation development on the West Coast?")
Van Alen Institute

L.A. Bikeway Implementation Improved But Short Of Stated 40 Miles Annually
StreetsBlog LA

L.A. Metro Makes 26 Additional Bus Lines Free For I-405 Closure July 16-17

Los Angeles Prepares For Carmageddon: Memes To Watch
The Atlantic

Many Bus, Rail Lines Free For 405 Shutdown
Southern California Public Radio

Metro Announces Free Bus Rides During 405 Closure
Los Angeles Daily News

More Bad News For High-Speed Rail
Voice Of OC

Neighborhood Gags As Its Economic Engine Spews Pollution ("In San Bernardino, the railroad came first, but the residents also cannot afford to live anywhere else.")
New York Times

New Pass Offers All-Day Rail, Bus Rides
Orange County Register

New Report: The Role Of Driving In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Oil Consumption
The City Fix
The Role Of Driving In Reducing GHG Emissions And Oil Consumption: Recommendations For Federal Transportation Policy (45p. PDF)
World Resources Institute; EMBARQ

Revenge Of The Conventional Cars: Hybrids Kicked Out Of Carpool Lanes

Riverside County Official Wants California Split Into 2 States
Los Angeles Times

RTD Learns Transit Lessons From The City Of Angels: US36 Transportation Officials Draw Insights From Two BRT Lines In L.A. (Colorado BRT planners visit Los Angeles' Silver Line and Orange Line as examples of effective bus rapid transit)
Boulder (CO) Daily Camera

The Specious Threat Of Spillover Parking
StreetsBlog Network

Travelers Aid Society Ends 61-Year Run At LAX
Los Angeles Times

U.S. DOT Announces Third Round Of TIGER Grants

Waze Prepares For Its Closeup With Carmageddon

Why High Oil Prices Are Good For The Economy
San Francisco Chronicle

Workers Brace For 405 Closure As Emergency Preparations Are Being Made To Ease The Burden Of Commuting Throughout Los Angeles
UCLA Daily Bruin

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