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Are Lawsuits The Final Nail In The Coffin For California High-Speed Rail?

Azusa Assumes Responsibility For Pricey Report If Council Rejects Proposed Parking Structure ("If the City Council decides to turn down a controversial parking facility near its Gold Line train stop, it will cost the city $460,000.")
Whittier Daily News

Beverly Hills School District Wants Metro To Prove Why Westside Subway Needs To Go Under B.H. High School: So Far Metro Is Mum
LA Weekly

Beverly Hills Unified School District Demands Metro Come Clean With Facts On Westside Subway Extension: School Board Says Transit Agency Refuses To Disclose Seismic Studies At The Same Time It Uses Data To Make Decisions About Century City Station Without Public Input
PR Newswire
Metro Responds To Latest Allegation By Beverly Hills Unified School District
Metro The Source

Blogs Put Bikes On A Path To World Domination

Bob Hope Airport Flat $15.50 Taxi Fare Put On Hold: The Action Of The Burbank Traffic Commission Is Been Determined [sic] To Be Beyond Its Authority At This Time
North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch

Bus vs. Train: Is It A Fare Transit Fight?
The Street

Communities Urge Congress: "Don't X Out Transit"
StreetsBlog DC

Crime On LA's Metro: Worse Than Boston, Much Better Than DC
Curbed LA

Five Minutes: Johnson Favaro's Steve Johnson (Steve Johnson from Johnson Favaro, a Culver City based architectural firm, discusses the importance of libraries and their profound effect on his architectural style and proximit to transit)
Culver City Patch

Gold Line East Extension Alternatives Would Cost Less, Be More Popular Than Expected
Whittier Daily News

Grid / Street / Place: Essential Elements Of Sustainable Urban Districts
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Hands-On With New York's On The Go Mobile Station, A 47-Inch Touchscreen Subway Map (includes video)
Popular Science

High-Speed Rail Advocates Win Small Funding Victory
The Hill

High-Speed Rail "Life Support" Wins Approval By Senate Panel

How Safe Is Our Transit System? Metro Releases Detailed Crime Statistics

Ideas For Downtown LA: What Can Urban Los Angeles Learn From New York City?
Brigham Yen

Like A Troubled Bridge Over Water: Making Connections In Pacoima
StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles Commutes Aren't That Bad: L.A.-Long Beach-Santa Ana Drivers Had Only The 17th-Worst Commute In The Country, A Survey Finds
Los Angeles Time
Commuting In The United States: 2009 (American Community Survey Report statistics released September 22, 2011 : 20p. PDF)

Metro Looking At All Options To Cloes 710 Freeway Gap
Curbed LA

Metrolink Offers Quiet Ride Starting Oct. 3
Riverside Press-Enterprise

New Digital Tools For Travelers Mean New Questions About Public Space ("The same way "public parks" in New York and elsewhere increasingly rely on deals with private entities to stay funded and maintained, ostensibly public objects like [interactive terminals in public transit stations] can also have private ties.")
Tech President

A Note On Transportation Subsidies ("Why do we subsidize transit? Is skewing the market acceptable?")
Transport Politic

One Year In, Capital Bikeshare Shatters Expectations
StreetsBlog Network

Ray LaHood Wants To Build Big In America (interview)

Senate Panel OKs $100 Million For High-Speed Rail, Far Below What Obama Requested
Washington Post

Senate Saves A Sliver For High-Speed Rail
StreetsBlog DC

Speaker Boehner Ignores L.A. Mayor In Capitol: Villaraigosa's Big Plans For Westside Subway Fade Further Into OblivionLinkLA Weekly

Support Grows For Making Muni Rides Free For Kids
San Francisco Chronicle

Tagger Wanted In Connection To MTA Vandalism
KABC Los Angeles

Thousand Oaks Hopes To Speed Up Highway Interchange Project
Ventura County Star

Tram Among Proposals For Hollywood Sign Congestion
Silicon Valley Mercury News

TRB Research On Fatigue In Transit Operations: A Conference (October 12-13)
U.S. Transportation Research Board

Venice Neighborhood Council Approves LADOT Plan For Main Street Road Diet, Bike Lanes
StreetsBlog LA

Will Retailers Follow The Gold Line To Boyle Heights' Mariachi Plaza?
Eastsider LA

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