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Are TODs Really PODs? (Looks at transit-oriented developments in terms of property value increase, causing the author to consider "pedestrian-oriented developments")

StreetsBlog LA

California Bullet Train Funding Slashed By House Panel ("The Obama administration had asked for $8 billion for fiscal 2012 for high-speed rail projects, including the one in California, as well as other passenger rail programs around the country. But the House Appropriations subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development on Thursday cut the request by nearly $7 billion, leaving money only to operate Amtrak and some smaller programs.")
Los Angeles Times

California Joins Suit Against Inland Empire Warehouse Project ("The Mira Loma project, in Riverside County, calls for 24 warehouse and industrial buildings totaling 1.4-million square feet near the 60 Freeway and Etiwanda Avenue in the city of Jurupa Valley. It would result in an estimated 1,500 additional daily diesel truck trips in the vicinity of 101 modest stucco homes where particulate pollutant levels are among the worst in the nation.")
Los Angeles Times

EGP News


USA Today

GOP Chairman Opposes Obama's Call For National Infrastructure Bank ("The Republican chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said Thursday evening that he was opposed to President Obama call for a national infrastructure bank in his speech to a joint session of Congress on job creation.")
The Hill

Transportation Issues Daily

Los Angeles Times

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Back In Nation's Capital ("to continue his lobbying efforts on behalf of increased transportation funding.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Monrovia Seeks Redevelopment Exemption ("Monrovia officials said Wednesday they need a Sacramento lawmaker to carry a bill that would allow the city's redevelopment agency to continue to negotiate with transportation agencies on the Gold Line extension project.")
Pasadena Star-News

StreetsBlog Network

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Southern California Public Radio

Los Angeles Times

Transportation Nation

Progress Made And Work Remaining In Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years After 9/11 (226p. PDF)
Department of Homeland Security / Government Accountability Office

California Progress Report

Seventh Street Open For Cycling
StreetsBlog LA


Transport Politic

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