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LaHood Leaving, Zarian Passes, Mini-Bus Anniversary, Car Sharing, CicLAvia, Walkable Cities & More

40 Years Ago Today: DASH Debuts as Mini-Bus In Downtown Los Angeles
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Car Sharing Goes Electric

Cargo Surge Takes A Holiday At L.A., Long Beach Ports
Los Angeles Times

Carnahan And LaTourette Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Bolster Transit Service
StreetsBlog DC

Computer Benefits Work For Us (new website launch : "The commuter benefit is an employer-provided federal tax benefit that allows working families to save money on their daily commute, saves businesses of all sizes critical dollars that can be reinvested to create new jobs, helps reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality, saves energy and enhances our national security. However, without immediate Congressional action the future of the transit portion of the commuter benefit, at its current level, is in jeopardy.")

Cost Of California's High-Speed Rail Could Triple According To New Report

Cuomo Seems To Be Zeroing In On "Surprising" Choice For Next NY MTA Chair
Transportation Nation

Dems Use Amtrak Ridership Numbers In Privatization Fight
The Hill

Ex-Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian Dies At 73 ("[Zarian] served as a member and chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He also was tapped by President Reagan to serve on the National Highway Safety Commission and was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Transportation Commission.")
Los Angeles Daily News

A Focused Approach To Safety: Guidebook (48p. PDF : "The Federal Highway Administration has developed the Focused Approach to Safety in order to better address the most critical safety challenges by devoting additional attention to high-priority States. The purpose of the Focused Approach is to further decrease the number of fatalities and serious injuries on the Nation's highways through a more targeted delivery of technical assistance and resources.")
Federal Highway Administration

Former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian Dies Of Cancer: The 73-Year-Old Once Known As "The People's Mayor" Was Active Throughout The Community
Glendale News-Press

For The Love Of Cities: The Love Affair Between People And Their Places
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

GM To Bicyclists: We're Sorry We Offended You
Transportation Nation

LaHood: Communities Should Embrace Next-Gen Bikeway Design Guide
StreetsBlog DC

LaHood To Lawmakers: Pass Transportation Portions Of The Jobs Act
The Hill

Lawmakers File Bill To Give Local Transit Systems Funding "Flexibility"
The Hill

Light Rail Builder Outlaws Sponsored Trips To Asia For Board Members
Downey Beat

The Lost Hills Of Downtown Los Angeles
LA as Subject via KCET

Metrolink CEO John Fenton Talks About Safety Culture (audio interview)
Progressive Railroading

New Roads Post-Storm Make New Orleans Cycling City
Associated Press

Open Letter To Gov. Jerry Brown -- And A Challenge To Meet With L.A. Cyclists
Biking In LA

Operations Transparency: Acting On Public Transportation Data ("Public transit operators need to start implementing operations transparency in order to maximise customer satisfaction and on-time performance."
Computer World (U.K.)

Ray LaHood Rules Out Running For Office After Cabinet Term
Los Angeles Times

Ray LaHood Won't Stay At USDOT Past 2012
StreetsBlog DC

RENEWing LA Through CicLAvia
Huffington Post

Science, Traffic Merge At Convention Center This Weekend
Orlando Sentinel

18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems: Keeping The Economy Moving
ITS World Congress

Streetcar Serenity ("In some places, streetcar and light rail opponents have now shifted their argument from complaining that the new transit vehicles will be too noisy to complaining that they will be too quiet.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Subway Or Rail Delays Make You Late Again? Wake Up Earlier If Delays Occur On Your Regular Rail, Subway Or Bus Routes!
Travalarm App

"Subway Surfer" Becomes A Mini-Celebrity, Worrying Transit Officials
New York Times

Transpo Committee Dems Submit Deficit-Reduction Ideas To Super Committee
StreetsBlog DC

A Transportation Bill That Freezes Funding Is A Bill That Reduces Funding ("The American Crisis In Transportation Coalition is opposing the latest proposal from Congressman John Mica to freeze transportation spending at current levels in the next surface transportation bill, calling the proposal irresponsible and unresponsibe to the transportation needs of America.")

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood To Leave Obama Cabinet At End Of President's Term
Washington Post

Transportation Secretary To Leave Post After 2012
Wall Street Journal

Travel Apps Come Top In Consumer Satisfaction League

Why Ranking Cities Can Be Such A Tricky Business
The Atlantic: Cities

Why Walkable Cities Aren't Always The Ones You'd Think
The Atlantic: Cities

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