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Back To Basics In Transportation Planning
Project For Public Spaces

Bring Transit To Senior Citizens, Or Bring Seniors To Transit?
StreetsBlog DC

Calculating The Environmental Impact Of Driving In The United States
The City Fix

California Cities Start Recycling Roads

Decorated Cable Cars Of 1892 & Other Notable 4th Of July Anniversaries From Early Los Angeles Transit History
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Democrats Chase The Transpo Spending Unicorn
Transportation Nation

Do-It-Yourself: Use The Gas Slider To Analyze Transportation Costs In Your City
Abogo: Transportation Costs Made Apparent

Dozens Of US Cities Line Up To Contest 2010 Census: With State Budgets Tight, Cities Hope To Push 2010 Census Counts Upward To Get Federal Dollars ("Cities considering challenges based on the costs and potential financial rewards include...Santa Ana, San Jose and Long Beach.")
Associated Press

Editorial: Bullet Train's Folly Factor Rises
Orange County Register

Flat Rate Established For Taxis Traveling To And From LAX (to and from Santa Monica)
Santa Monica Patch

High-Speed Rail Authority, PR Firm Go Separate Ways
Los Angeles Times

How To Get People To Pay Higher Taxes

In Heat Of The Moment, Twitter Is Fast T Fix (Boston's MBTA is asking customers to tweet about broken air-conditioning in rail cars)
Boston Herald

Increasing Public Transport Use With Smart Campaigns ("Marketing efforts by public transportation systems are vastly outspent by those of the major automobile companies, which spend billions each year to attract new customers...public transportation systems must not forget about branding, marketing, and advertising and using smart, creative, cost-efficient campaigns targeted at increasing and maintaining ridership.")
American Society Of Landscape Architects' The Dirt Blog

LADOT Touts Spike In Rider Satisfaction
Los Angeles Daily News

Live Chat: I-405 Countdown To Closure, July 16-17 (transcript of Wednesday's Metro Live Chat with Metro's Executive Director of Highway Projects and Executive Director of Transit Project Delivery)

Reading L.A.: Mike Davis, "City Of Quartz" And Southern California's "Spatial Apartheid"
Los Angeles Times

Riders Rave About DASH Service, Survey Says
Blog Downtown

Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Proposes Compensation For Rail Line
Los Angeles Wave

Tips For Air Travel During 405 Closure: Los Angeles International Airport Officials Say They Expect Impacts On Departing And Arriving Passengers, But There Are Ways To Avoid Frenzy
Hermosa Beach Patch

U.S. Opens New Round Of Transportation Grants

Washington Metro Could Benefit From Clarified Board Roles And Responsibilities, Improved Strategic Planning (69p. PDF)
U.S. Government Accountability Office

West L.A. Residents Give Their Input On Area Transportation Problems: Parking Concerns Dominate The Discussion At A Meeting Wednesday Organized By City Offiicals To Get Residents' Feedback On The Westside Mobility Plan
Brentwood Patch

Westside Subway Extension Work Could Begin In 2012
Los Angeles Business

William Shatner's "Carmageddon" Tweet: Watch My Documentary
Los Angeles Times

What are transportation community leaders around the nation tweeting about today? Check out the Metro Library Twitter Daily, our online digest in newspaper format updated every day.