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10 Cities Where Workers Most Use Public Transit: Census
Huffington Post

Air Pollution Rising At National Parks
California Watch

Better Bus Lines Follow Worker Bees ("After decades of buses tracing the same routes from the outskirts to downtown and back, planners took the old map, threw it in the garbage, and replaced it with something they thought would more efficiently connect workers with their jobs.")

Breaking Oil's Monopoly On Transportation
Energy Collective

Brentwood-Area Residents Rally For Upkeep Of Cherished Coral Trees ("The city of Los Angeles planted the trees along San Vicente Boulevard after World War II to replace the discontinued Red Line trolley tracks.")
Los Angeles Times

Broad Pushes For New Connector Alignment
Los Angeles Downtown News

Dealbreaker: Senate Rejects House Budget Due To Lack Of Car Subsidies
StreetsBlog DC

Designing A Program To Predict People's Irrational Pedestrian Restrictions
Fast Company

East Los Angeles Bike Lane About To Go Green -- With Paint
Los Angeles Times

Eastbound 210 Freeway Lanes To Close At Midnight Monday And Tuesday
Pasadena Star-News

Eyes On The Street: More Sharrows Coming To The Westside
StreetsBlog LA

Fearless Prediction: Lawsuits Coming On Crenshaw Line
StreetsBlog LA

Gov. Jerry Brown Plans Bill-Signing Ceremony With Stadium Developers
Los Angeles Times

Heavy Traffic Expected Monday For Obama's Westside Visit (Road closure information. "The president is scheduled to arrive at LAX at 4:40 p.m.")
Beverly Hills Patch

How Using Mass-Transit In Los Angeles Can Save You $12,000 A Year
Southern California Public Radio

LA Board OKs Construction Of New Light Rail Line
Sacramento Bee

LA Commuters Brace For Obama's Visit Monday

LA County Approves Sweeping Employment Program
Asian Journal

Latinos Increasingly At-Risk From Air Pollution, Study Finds
California Report

MetroRail: The Potential And The Heartbreak Of Our Recession

Mica, GOP Leadership Looking To Raise Transportation Spending Levels In Bill
StreetsBlog DC

Navigating L.A.'s Freeways At 15 Miles Per Hour
Christian Science Monitor

O.C. And L.A. Commute Not The Worst
Orange County Register

The Other Front In The Gold Line's Eastern Advance ("The first option would be cheaper, at about $1.5 billion, while the southern route is a bit more, at $1.65 billion. Studies are showing that both options will bring in more riders than expected, with the 60 route attracting between 12,270 and 18,300 on an average weekday, and the other route getting between 15,660 and 20,800.")
Curbed LA

Parking Experiment Takes National Stage ("The feds have hired an independent evaluation team to track the program's successes and failures.")
San Francisco Chronicle

Powerful Letter Calls Downtown Rail Project Into Question
Southern California Public Radio

Protestors To Demand Their "Apron" Parking Spots Back
LA Weekly

Rail Operation Catches Violators In Oxnard
Ventura County Star

Say Goodbye To The Riverside-Figueroa Bridge
LA Creek Freak

Solyndra Loan Controversy Casts Pall On National Transportation Bank Proposal
The Hill

Tiger, Passenger Rail, Sustainable Communities Funding Preserved By Senate Committee
Transportation Issues Daily

Transit Officials Launch Energy Policy, Red-Light Camera Review
Los Angeles Times

"Urbanized" Examines The Growth Of City Life: Gary Hustwit's Documentary Is A Love Letter To Urban Life And A Cautionary Tale About Crowded Cities, But Los Angeles Is Left Out
Los Angeles Times

Villaraigosa And MTA Board Adopt Local Hire Policy For Construction Projects
USC Annenberg Intersections South LA

WUF Westside Mayors Panel: Just Leave Redevelopment Alone! ("The following excerpts—focused on redevelopment, parking, and relations with Sacramento—are from a September 16th panel hosted by the Westside Urban Forum...with Mayor John Duran, City of West Hollywood (WH), Mayor Richard Bloom, City of Santa Monica (SM), Mayor Miche├íl O’Leary, Culver City (CC), Vice Mayor William Warren Brien, City of Beverly Hills (BH).")
Planning Report

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