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14th International HOV/HOT And Managed Lanes Conference (Oakland, Calif. : May 22-24, 2012)
U.S. Transportation Research Board

Big Blue Bus Breakthrough ("A discussion of the history of the Pico/Rimpau transit center, the Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines (“Big Blue Bus”) and of transit in West Los Angeles in general" from 1924 to the present)
More Than Red Cars

Boxer Files Highway Trust Fund Extension
Journal Of Commerce

Los Angeles Times

StreetsBlog DC
Federal Transit Administration

Monrovia Patch

Demographics As Destiny (""If the transportation component of your local economic development planning is uninspiring, if it puts vague hope in some new roads, if it ignores transit, and if less than one percent of your combined transportation investments are in the growth modes of biking and walking, you do not have a transportation component to your economic development strategy.")

Curbed LA

A Drive Around Late 1940's Bunker Hill (photos, video, and narrative)
Blog Downtown

Dynamic Pricing: Fluctuating Parking Meter Prices ("The L.A. City Council last week approved a pilot program that hopes to turn the city’s current parking meter system on its head.")
Smart Planet

Victoria Transport Policy Institute

StreetsBlog LA

Altadena Patch

The Hill

IBM Commuter "Pain Index" Shows Worst Cities For Driving (Discover where Los Angeles ranks relative to other U.S. and international cities)
Wall Street Journal

CNN Money

Los Angeles Times

Fast Company

Officials Push For Funding ("Thousands of Southern Californians could return to work, and millions more would spend less time in traffic, if federal lawmakers can break their logjam over a long-term transportation bill, local officials said Tuesday at a regional transportation summit.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Passenger Information Systems On The Gold Line ("Even the smallest mistakes in a train station's design can lead to serious safety issues, and we've seen Metro's Gold Line stations, specifically its Eastside Extension stops prove just that. Last time, I went into detail about the confusing entrance and exit pathways of the Little Tokyo / Arts District Station. This time, I note a safety concern and design error from the newly installed passenger information display systems that showcase train departure times.")
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