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6th Street Viaduct As Photo Op
LA Observed

10 Questions To Ask For A "Green Line To LAX"

$336.6 Million Allocated For San Gabriel Rail Project
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

ACLU Sues Sheriff's Department, Alleges Photographers Were Harassed ("The federal lawsuit alleges the Sheriff's Department and deputies "have repeatedly" subjected photographers "to detention, search and interrogation simply because they took pictures" from public streets of places such as Metro turnstiles, oil refineries or near a Long Beach courthouse.")
Los Angeles

ACS To Work With Los Angeles To Implement New Parking Program
Executive Biz

APA's Top 10 Great Streets 2011
(one is in the Los Angeles area)
Urban Land Institute

Arguing Over Crenshaw-LAX Rail Project: A Dispute Over Whether The Line Should Go Above Or Below Ground Threatens To Derail Progress
NBC Los Angeles

BART's New Leader Plans To Go Back To The Basics (audio with transcript)
KALW Crosscurrents

Civil Rights Groups Indict Metro For Discriminatory Practices
LA Weekly

Consultant Sought To Review Safety Culture Of L.A. Metro Agency
Los Angeles Times

Crenshaw Subway Files Suit Against "MTA" Over Crenshaw Enviro. Docs
StreetsBlog LA

Crenshaw/LAX Project Headed To Court
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Expo Phase II, Orange Line, And More Rake in Some Dough
Curbed LA

Funding Shift Keeps Gold Line Extension Project On Track
Pasadena Star-News

L.A.-Las Vegas Bullet Train Is Approved By Federal Board

L.A. Transit Fan Gets Thanks From Mayor, Custom Bus Stop Sign ("Al Vogel lives in Durham, Calif., about 20 miles south of Chico. But the organic farmer and former teacher loves Los Angeles so much that he often visits to explore the city by bus and train, relying solely on public transit to get around. Last summer, one of Vogel's visits -- with extended family in tow -- was chronicled in the Los Angeles Times in a piece in which he described how much he loved getting around the city carlessly. Art Leahy, chief executive of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, read the story and determined to meet Vogel in person.")
Los Angeles Times

Major New Players Line Up To Lead The Passenger Travel Revolution ("Mobile phone companies, payment card companies, and major IT system integrators are all seriously planning the part they could play in delivering a future web-based transport brokerage system that provides a new vision of mobility and customer relationship management. Ultimately, it could combine information and cost for all modes of transport, both public and private, to support hitherto unrecognisable product offers and buying decisions.")

Metro Amendment Allows Gold Line To Progress: Stalled By A Lawsuit Against The State, The Gold Line Foothill Extension Can Now Move Forward After The Metropolitan Transit Authority Passed An Amendment To Its Funding Agreement Thursday
Eagle Rock Patch

Metro Awards $37.3 Million For 710 Environmental Study: The Studies Are Expected To Be Completed In The Fall Of 2014
South Pasadena Patch

Metro Officials Chose Contractor For 710 Freeway Environmental Study
Glendale News-Press

Metro OKs $59M Security Contract With Sheriff's Dept. ("The 11-0 vote expands the existing contract, adding 105 personnel, 70 of whom will be sworn sheriff's deputies. The rest will mostly function as assistant fare checkers. The expansion of the contract is due in part to the anticipated opening of a section of the Exposition Light Rail line early next year. Thirty-three new LASD transit deputies will be devoted to policing the new limb of the county's transit system. The rest of the deputies will be deployed along the Blue and Green lines and Union Station downtown.")
Contra Costa Times

Metro Seismic Report May Doom Entire Subway Project
Beverly Hills Courier

Metro Study Tainted, Limited
Beverly Hills Courier

MTA's Report Admits Tunnel Noise Violates State Levels
Beverly Hills Courier

"My Metro, Right Or Wrong": #1 On Metro's Greatest Hetz List (response to previous article regarding Century City and Westwood subway stations)

Negligent Driver Tries To Take An Early Trip On Expo
StreetsBlog LA

New Data Confirm European Transportation Habits Are Much Greener Than Those In US Cities
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

No One Wants To "Live On Charity": How Downtown Streets Got Their Names
Los Angeles Downtown News

Opinion: High-Speed Rail An Engine For Economic Vitality
Capitol Weekly

Prisoners Of Transit: Why Public Transportation Deserves More Attention

Public Participation: More Than An "Orgy Of Public Process"
Next American City

Quake Could Topple L.A.'s Crack-Riddled Sixth Street Bridge Without Federal Millions To Fix It, Say Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa And Sen. Barbara Boxer
Contra Costa Times

Red-Light Traffic Camera Deals Under Scrutiny
USA Today

Reinventing Fire: How To Get America Off Oil And Coal By 2050

Republicans Look To Give Federal Transportation Funds To States
The Hill

Spring Street Getting Bike Lane By December
Curbed LA

Spring Street Going Green For Bicycles
Blog Downtown

Strike Three: Another Senator Takes A Swipe At Bike-Ped Funding
StreetsBlog DC

Striking A Balance In Transport For All Road Users
The City Fix

Sun Tran Riders Organize Union ("The union could be modeled on the Bus Riders Union in Los Angeles, which organized in 1992 and won a class-action lawsuit against the transit authority in that city.")
Arizona Daily Star

Surviving Public Transportation As A Senior (audio with transcript)
KALW Crosscurrents

Systems Operations & Management Guidance (new website provides "a set of strategies to anticipate and manage traffic congestion, and minimize the other unpredictable causes of service disruption, delay, and crashes.")

The Top 100 Public Spaces In The U.S. And Canada

The Transit, Freeways And Traffic Jams Plan: A Reader's Guide
("Here's a five-step reader's guide to help you better understand what's going on.")
Voice Of San Diego

Villaraigosa, Boxer Press For Federal Funds For 6th Street Bridge
Los Angeles Times

Weigh In On Proposed Streetcar
Los Angeles Downtown News

Westside Transportation Roundup: Local Projects Gain Speed As Traffic Worsens
Brentwood Flats Real Estate Voice

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