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148 Bike Paths, Trails, Lanes & Shared Routes: The 1975 Los Angeles County Bikeways Plan
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

405 Freeway Closures Begin: Bridge Work And The Replacement Of Overhead Freeway Signs Will Close A Six-Mile Stretch Of The 405 Freeway During Overnight Hours
NBC Los Angeles

The 405 Sepulveda Pass Widening: Is This Really Worth It?
StreetsBlog LA

Assessment Of The Type Of Cycling Infrastructure Required To Attract New Cyclists (154p. PDF)
New Zealand Transport Agency

Atwater Village To Get "Iconic" Bridge Across The LA River
Curbed LA

Blogs And Social Media Change The Conversation On Transit
("Social media played a gradually growing role in Rail~Volution over the past few years.")
Greater Greater Washington

BNSF Lands Labor Agreement For L.A. Terminal
Progressive Railroading

Boxer Challenges Mica On Highway Funding
The Hill

A Chosen Rail Line? ("Being in the place that is home to three of the world’s great religions, I got to thinking about how conflict and different world views can stand in the way of public transit improvements like Jerusalem’s Red Line and L.A.’s Westside subway extension. Though I am no expert on Jerusalem, the sight of the train crawling down Jaffa Road left me wondering what parallels there might be between Jerusalem’s and Los Angeles’ struggles to bring rail to these cities.")
Jewish Journal

City Lifts Apron Parking Ban: The Los Angeles Department Of Transportation Will Not Cite Cars Parked In Front Of A Driveway
Hollywood Patch

Commuting: One More Thing Europe Is Better At
The Atlantic: Cities
European Platform On Mobility Management Website

Continuity Of Operations / Continuity Of Government For State-Level Transportation Organizations (684p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

County Backs Newhall Ranch Tract
Los Angeles Daily News

Dems Introduce Bill Creating Obama's Infrastructure Bank
The Hill

Editorial: Growing Smarter -- Wise Decisions Needed On Transit As The Valley Gets More Crowded
Los Angeles Daily News

Glendale Renames Transportation Center In Honor Of Larry Zarian ("Zarian played a large part in bringing the Beeline bus system to Glendale and was involved in several transportation agencies, including the National Highway Safety Commission and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors.")
La Canada Valley Sun

Healthy Travel Modes: Correlations, Causality And Caution ("Driving makes people fatter and less healthy, right? Fanis Grammenos warns planners and urban designers that the answer is not so simple, and misusing the statistics will weaken effective debate.")

Integrating Road Safety Into NEPA Analysis: A Practioner's Primer (86p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration

It's Time To Raise California's Gas Tax: California Urgently Needs More Money To Rebuild Its Public Facilities. Increasing The Gas Tax, Last Boosted 21 Years Ago, Would Let The State Pay For Much-Needed Transportation Projects Without Costly Borrowing
Los Angeles Times

L.A. County Transportation Projects To Get $448 Million From California
Everything Long Beach

L.A. Seeks Federal TIGER Funds For 50-Mile River Bikeway
StreetsBlog LA

Lawsuit Alleges Metro Violated Law In OKing Crenshaw Light Rail
Los Angeles Times

Locking Turnstile Tests Headed To 7th/Metro Subway Station
Blog Downtown

The Mediating Role Of Motorists' Evaluation Of Current Roadway Conditions In Determining Their Willingness To Pay For Future Improvements (54p. PDF)
Morgan State University

NJ Transit Commuters Use Smartphones To Make Purchases
Government Technology

OCTA Receives $9.3 Million In Federal Grants: The Funds Will Be Used For A Transportation Hub In Anaheim, As Well As Solar-Lighting, Bike-Sharing And Methane-Detection Projects
OC Metro

OCTA Will Reduce Holiday Fares And Continue Plans To Eliminate Routes
Voice Of OC

Port Of L.A. Joins New Bipartisan Caucus
Daily Breeze

The Power Of Blogs And Social Media In Transportation Policy
StreetsBlog Network

A Primer On Work Zone Safety And Mobility Performance Measurement (68p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration

Ride Along With Metro Chief Art Leahy
(audio : "Join Arthur Leahy and KPCC’s Patt Morrison for the latest installment in a transportation series, with updates on the Metro’s plans for new high speed rail, highways, railways, and extensions of the existing Orange and Gold Lines.")
Southern California Public Radio

Should You Treat A Subway Platform Like Yosemite (audio)
Transportation Nation

Technology's Role In Moving People & Goods Quicker, Safer, Cleaner
Transportation Issues Daily

Top Downtown Streetcar Route: Fig, Seventh, Hill, Broadway
Curbed LA

Transit Agencies Urged To Coordinate Service ("Over the past decade, the Bay Area's seven biggest transit operators - BART, Muni, AC Transit, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, SamTrans, Caltrain, and Golden Gate Transit and Ferry - have increased spending on transit operations by 34 percent, which resulted in just a 15 percent increase in service - and only a 7 percent rise in ridership.")
San Francisco Chronicle

Transportation Completes iPad Test, Eyes Widespread Use (The tables could be used systemwide at US DOT, although they have not yet received federal certification for encryption standards)

TRB Webinar: Simple Low-Cost Soil Testing: How To Do It And How To Use The Results (November 9)
U.S. Transportation Research Board

Two Riverside County Bridges Receive State Funding
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Westside Subway Extension Seismic Reports Discussion, Part 1 (video : Report to Planning Committee)
Westside Subway Extension Seismic Reports Discussion, Part 2
(video : Questions for Committee members and public comment)
Westside Subway Extension Seismic Reports Discussion, Part 3 (video : Media briefing)
via YouTube

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