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About Those Bicycles ("Should the federal government include bike paths and walkways in its national transportation scheme? Are states or cities more appropriate places to create and maintain alternatives to driving? How should government at any level regard cyclists and pedestrians? Are cycling/walking enthusiasts equipped to advocate to policymakers in Washington? How do such alternative forms of transport impact in the larger transportation debate?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Blissfully Boring Orange Line Extension Should Fulfill Promise To Open In Summer 2012
Curbed LA

California Transit Association's 46th Annual Fall Conference & Expo (November 2-4 : San Jose)
California Transit Association

Car-Sharing Gets Personal
The Atlantic: Cities

City Gains Ground In 710 Freeway Fight: Cedillo Bill Restores City Authority On Surface Highway
La Canada Valley Sun

Congress: Partisanship Hogties Federal Transportation Funding
Planning Report

DesertXpress Hopes For Federal Loan, Aims For 2012 Start On Work
Las Vegas Sun

Drivers Paying More Tolls To Use Roads, Bridges (includes state-by-state interactive infographic)
USA Today

El Monte Transit Village Developers Attracted Few Foreign Investments
Pasadena Star-News

Freeze Sought For California High-Speed Rail Funding
Modesto Bee

How Intersections Now Sense What Will Zoom By ("In Pleasanton, Calif., radar-like sensors can more easily detect bicycle traffic, providing safer crossings for cyclists and motorists.")

How Open Data Could Make San Francisco Public Transportation Better ("Instead of relying on almost-never-correct schedules, Kicker Studio has come up with an innovative system to use the city's data streams to give up-to-date transit information...Kicker discovered that NextBus--the system that updates riders on when the next bus is coming--runs off schedule data and only allows for four updates per year. That means in the case of any delays--and there are many--predicted arrival times are way off, and MUNI has no central communications system (drivers just write down incident reports and turn them in at the end of the day).")
Fast Company

L.A.'s Citywide Block Party
The Atlantic: Cities

Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator Officially Launches
MarketWatch Press Release

Mica, LaHood To Talk Rebuilding Infrastructure
The Hill

Muni To Put Cameras In Cabs To Enforce Phone Ban ("Muni will be installing video cameras aimed at operators on the Metro rail lines to comply with a new order by the California Public Utilities Commission.")
San Francisco Chronicle

New Carpool Rule Slows Traffic For All
UC Berkeley ITS Transportation Letter

Obama Speeds Southland Light Rail, Wind Energy Projects
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Former Mayor Calls For Santa Monica Boulevard Subway Alignment ("Former Beverly Hills Mayor Nancy Krasne speaks out against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's proposal to dig a subway tunnel under Beverly Hills High School to reach Constellation Boulevard in Century City.")
Beverly Hills Patch
Westwood-Century City Patch edition (comments differ)

Opinion: L.A. Needs This Jobs Generator: A Railway Port Facility, The Southern California International Gateway, Has Been In Limbo For Far Too Long
Los Angeles Times

Should California Put Hybrids Back In The Carpool Lane?

Should Metro End Its Red-Light Camera Program?
Plus Metro

TRIS Turns 40: Results Of A 2007 User Satisfaction Survey On The Transportation Research Information Service (60p. PDF)
U.S. Transportation Research Board Circular

UCLA cityLAB Tries To Lift Westwood's Curse
California Planning & Development Report

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