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Amtrak sets ridership record in fiscal year 2011
Smart Planet

Building for a new America: RailVolution 2011 in Washington, DC
Smart Growth America

California Bullet Train Suffering, Vegas Chugging Along
LA Curbed

Can train technology re-invent the wheel?

Congressional Leaders Continue to Push for Long-Term Transportation Bill
National League of Cities

Green Signal Light For Colton Crossing
Inland News Today

Helsinki Public Transport Visualized

Investors may not back bullet train until after it's running, agency says - In a letter to key legislators, the California High-Speed Rail Authority's acknowledgment about private funding again raises serious questions about how the $43-billion construction cost will be paid over the next decade
Los Angeles Times

LACCD Inspector General Releases Report on the Sale of Counterfeit I-TAP Cards by District Employee - LACCD Staff Member Was Selling Counterfeit Cards on Craigslist
Business Wire

LaHood Warns Of Crisis For US Logistics and Transportation Infrastructure Blasts Bipartisanship Politics

LA Metro Gets $25 Million In Grants For Natural Gas Buses
CBS and Los Angeles Times

Lessons From the Former Chairman: Oberstar on Ending the Interstate Era
LA Streetsblog

Long Beach Spending $4B on Port Expansion Project
FOX Business News

One More Year With LaHood
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Proposed Fairway-60 Freeway Railroad Project in Design Phase - The Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority has engineers at work on preliminary designs for a proposed grade separation project at Fairway Drive and the 60 freeway
Walnut Patch

Rail~volution: Will New Americans Fuel Smart Growth or Suburbanism?

SGVCOG officials set to meet with Caltrans to seek further reductions in audit
Whittier Daily News

Thoughts While Riding the Expo Bike Lane
LA Streetsblog

Trade bills could help increase Long Beach, LA Port traffic
Press Telegram

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $928.5 Million To Put Americans Back to Work Repairing, Rebuilding, Modernizing the Nation’s Transit Infrastructure - Federal funds will create jobs nationwide by strengthening transit choices while improving safety and reliability