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AFL-CIO, Chamber Agree: Not Enough Spending In House Transportation Bill ("One of the nation's largest labor unions and one of the biggest groups in the business lobby reached rare consensus on the proposed surface transportation bill put forward Thursday by Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.), each saying it was large enough.")
The Hill

Alternative Mulholland Drive Bridge Plan Could Have Saved Money, Lessened Traffic Woes: A Rejected Proposal For Rebuilding The Bridge Could Have Saved Anywhere From $4 Million To $10 Million And Reduced The Likelihood Of Serious Traffic Jams
Los Angeles Times

App Designed To Make Travel By Public Transit Easier ("Part of what makes SMART-WAY different is the fact that it would use the phone's GPS to keep tabs on where the user was at all times. That way, if they stopped temporarily or decided to change destinations, it would automatically know from what point to start recalculating their route.")

Avoid Carmageddon? Try The Freeway ("If you have to travel, take the freeway.")
NBC Los Angeles
Opinion: 405 Freeway Shutdown: Two Words Of Advice -- Surface Streets ("Only surface streets will get motorists to their destinations on time")
Los Angeles Times

Beyond Safety In Numbers: Why Bike Friendly Cities Are Safer

Beyond "Watch The Road": Safety Messages Appearing On Buses
StreetsBlog LA

"Carmageddon" May Impact Culver City's Bus Line Service: City Transportation Officials Are Urging The Public To Prepare For Major Bus Service Delays During The Weekend Closure
Culver City Patch

Carmageddon, Out East, And America Fast Forward ("With Carmageddon upon us I took Metro's sage advice and got about as far away from LA as I could without a passport.")
Huffington Post

City Of Los Angeles Completes LED Traffic Light Conversion
Beverly Hills Courier

Closed PCH Lanes Near Malibu To Open During 405 Closure
Calabasas Patch

Council Designates $350K For Metro Subway Fight: The City Council Anticipates Work For Consultants In The Wake Of A Final Environmental Impact Report On The Westside Subway Extension
Beverly Hills Patch

Dems Tear Into Mica's Transportation Bill Proposal
StreetsBlog DC

Fiery Words Over GOP Proposal To Cut Transportation Funds
Washington Post

Gold Line Board Challenged For Conflict Of Interest
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Has America Passed Peak Car Use, Or Is It Just A Cyclical Decline?
StreetsBlog DC

Hearts And Minds: Comments Sections Show Confusion, Anger For I-10 And I-110 HOT Lanes
StreetsBlog LA

Highway Funds Caught In Partisan Disputes
San Francisco Chronicle

Hiking Where Locomotives Once Chugged: Twenty Thousand Miles Of Old U.S. Rail Lines Have Been Converted Into Recreational Trails For Hikers, Bicyclists And Horseback Riders. California Has More Than 100 Distinct Trails
Los Angeles Times

It's Not The Authority's Fault Nobody Funded It
California High Speed Rail Blog

LA, OC Gas Prices Fall For 61st Time In 62 Days
Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles Congestion Pricing (audio)
The California Report

The Man With The Plan: City Planning Director Michael LoGrande Talks About Development Reform, An NFL Stadium And Surviving Budget Chops
Los Angeles Downtown News

Mica: "The Focus Of The Bill Is On The National Highway System"
StreetsBlog DC

More Responses To Mica Transpo Bill: Lots Of People Think It's A Rotten Idea
StreetsBlog DC

More Roads May Pave The Way To More Traffic

On Transportation Spending, Expectations Spiral Downwards
Transportation Nation

Opinion: L.A.'s Way Is The Freeway: Badmouth The Freeways All You Want, But "Carmageddon" Weekend Is A Good Time To Get In Touch With Your Subliminal Love Of Freeway Freedom
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Plan To Tunnel Under High School Flunks "Common Sense"
Los Angeles Business Journal

Preparing For A 405 "Nightmare": County Official Offers Up Suggestion For Navigating Expected Logjam: "Stay The Heck Out Of Here"
Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Review Panel Has Concerns About High-Speed Rail Plan
Silicon Valley Mercury News

South Pasadena City Council Relaxes 710 Stance
Pasadena Star-News

Southern California Braces For 405 Madness
Ventura County Star

Subway To The Sea? Don't Stop At Rodeo Drive (site registration may be required)
Los Angeles Business Journal

Upcoming 405 Closure Could Trigger A Domino Effect Of Gridlock: Officials Encourage Drivers To Stay Home, Warning Of Possible Cascading Logjams On Alternate Routes (Possible trouble spots and large events throughout the region occurring next weekend are identified)
Los Angeles Times

Walking The "Secret Stairs" Of Los Angeles

Westside Subway Extension One Step Closer To Approval: The Project Is Chosen To Move Into The U.S. Department Of Transportation's Final Approval Phase
Beverly Hills Patch

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