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210 Million Vehicles Cross Deficient Bridges Daily: Report
Transportation Nation

Anaheim Gets Federal Dollars For Planned Transportation Center
Voice Of OC

The Beverly Hills Unified School District Responds To Metro Report On The Santa Monica Fault
PR Newswire

City Seeks Federal Money To Expand L.A. River Bike Path (Nate Baird, Bicycle Coordinator for Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT): "We'll be asking City Council for the authority to match the federal funding with $5,000,000 of Measure R returns.")

Clock Again Ticking For Historic 6th Street Viaduct As Environmental Review Resumes
Blog Downtown

Community Meetings To Discuss Start Of Van Nuys Corridor Rapidway Environmental Clearance
Van Nuys News Press

The Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan: Livable Streets Dream Or Affordable Housing Nightmare?
StreetsBlog LA
Draft Environmental Impact Report Chapter Links

County Of Los Angeles Bicycle Master Plan (214p. PDF)
Los Angeles County Department Of Public Works
Appendices (195p. PDF)

Cue The Fury: Scientists Recommend Century City Subway Stop That Would Require Tunnel Under Bev Hills High
Curbed LA

Even The Godfather Of Rail~Volution Wouldn't Raise The Gas Tax Right Now
StreetsBlog DC

Experts On Board With Westside Subway
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Experts Report On Seismic And Safety Issues Concerning The Westside Subway Extension ("Scientists recommend a Constellation station, say tunneling can be done safely under Beverly Hills High School campus. No decisions about the subway's route were made.")
Biographies (6p. PDF : "Some of the world’s leading seismologists as well as tunneling engineers and other experts were involved in preparing or independently reviewing two geotechnical studies that examined engineering issues and earthquake risks associated with building a subway station in Century City or tunneling through Beverly Hills, Westwood and Century City as part of the planned Metro Purple Line.")

Five Ways Market Research Paints Bright Future For Public Transit
StreetsBlog DC

Great Los Angeles Walk 2011 Is November 19, Will Explore Hollywood

Groups Sue California Rail Yards Over Diesel Pollution
Media Newswire

Highway Trust Fund: All States Received More Funding Than They Contributed In Highway Taxes From 2005 To 2009 (38p. PDF)
U.S. Government Accountability Office

How Cities Should Work: The Director Of "Urbanized" Talks About The Universal Issues Cities Face And How Twitter Is Changing Filmmaking

How Congress Shapes Your Commute ("At the end of this year, the mass-transit benefit, authored by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is scheduled to expire (the benefit cap will drop back to $120 per month). Not surprisingly, many transit advocates are already cranking the siren.")
Washington Post

How To Fund U.S. Infrastructure? Reduce Defense Spending

Improving Safety-Related Rules Compliance In The Public Transportation Industry
(127p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

ITS America Announces 2011 Awards
Transit Wire

It's Time To Get Serious About Bicycle Education
StreetsBlog LA

L.A. Area Home To Dozens Of Deficient Bridges, Report Finds: Of The 99 Most Heavily Trafficked Structurally Deficient Bridges In The United States, L.A. County Is Home To 91, According To An Analysis By A Group Advocating National Transportation Improvements
Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s Bike Lanes, Not Just For Bikes!
StreetsBlog LA

The Last Mile: How Bike-Ped Improvements Can Connect People To Transit
StreetsBlog DC

Los Angeles Prefers Local Businesses ("The port, airport and redevelopment agency, along with the city's Department of Public Works, already have adopted local hire agreements that require at least 30 percent of the workers to come from the city, and Villaraigosa is negotiating with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to implement a targeted hire strategy.")
American City & County

MTA Will Tunnel Under Beverly High
Beverly Hills Courier

New Report Ranks Deficient Bridges By Metro Areas
Transportation For America
The Fix We're In For: The State Of Our Nation's Busiest Bridges (16p. PDF)
Transportation For America
McDonald's vs. Deficient Bridges In 102 Largest US Metropolitan Areas (comparative infographic)
Transportation For America via Yfrog

NJ Transit Jumps Onboard Google Wallet: Contactless Pay Service Lets Passengers Buy Train And Bus Tickets Using Smartphones
Information Week
Google Wallet Partners With NJ Transit For Easy Ticketing
The City Fix

OCTA Breaks Ground On $600 Million Project: The O.C. Bridges Program Is Expected To Create More Than 1,000 Jobs Over The Next Year
OC Metro

OCTA Receives $9.3M In DOT Grants
Metro Magazine

The Only Hope For Reducing Traffic (According to new research, "no matter how many lanes of road you build in and around American cities, you can't stop cars from jamming them up. Despite the claims of highway advocates like the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, urban congestion can't be addressed by increasing road capacity.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Operational And Safety Impacts Of Restriping Inside Lanes Of Urban Multilane Curbed Roadways To 11 Feet Or Less To Create Wider Outside Curb Lanes For Bicyclists
(97p. PDF)
Florida Department Of Transportation

Panel Backs MTA Subway Extension Under Beverly Hills High: The Team Of Engineering And Seismic Experts Says That Option Is Safer Compared To A Route Through The Fault-Riddled Ground Beneath Santa Monica Boulevard. Foes Disagree
Los Angeles Times

Parking Solutions Don't Have To Be Taxing: San Francisco's "Smart Parking" Experiment Could Offer Model For Chicago
Chicago Tribune

Patrick Foye Named New Executive Director Of NY-NJ Port Authority
Transportation Nation

Phone Tracking Tech To Reward Walking, Biking ("Londoners who walk or bike around town with a smartphone that records their whereabouts will soon earn points redeemable at shops and restaurants.")

Rest In Peace: Santa Monica Blvd. Subway Station
StreetsBlog LA

The Role Of FHWA Programs In Livability: State Of The Practice Summary
(40p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration
Livability In Transportation Guidebook: Planning Approaches That Promote Livability (120p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration / Federal Transit Administration

Sixth Street Viaduct Hurtling (Again) Toward Destruction
Curbed LA

Slides From Today's Metro Century City Station Meeting
Angelenos Against Gridlock
Metro Century City Station Seismic Presentation 10-19-11 (video)
Ending Gridlock via YouTube

TfL Spreads Digital Information On Bus Travel: Transport For London Makes Digital Information For Every Bus Stop In The Capital Available Online And On Mobile Phones
Guardian (U.K.)

Tony Curtis Leaves The Hollywood Freeway ("After 16-years of re-touching the Tony Curtis mural after numerous vandal attacks and few hundred thousand road miles on his truck, muralist George Sportelli of Whittier has begun the delicate process to remove the mural from the Sunset Blvd. bridge on the southbound side of the Hollywood Freeway .")
Caltrans District 7

Tools For Assessing Exposure To Land Transport Emissions (110p. PDF)
New Zealand Transport Agency Research Report

Transportation Enhancements Program Beats Back Another Assault
StreetsBlog DC

Transportation Planning: Off The Grid In Los Angeles
APA Reimagine Los Angeles

U.S. Depts. Of Transportation, Commerce, Partner To Boost Domestic Manufacturing
Metro Magazine

Why Congestion Pricing Will Always Be Unpopular

Zipcar Launches Facebook App
The City Fix

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