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Amtrak: Biodiesel Trial Results Encouraging
Railway Age

Are Americans Afraid Of Innovative Urban Design?
The Atlantic: Cities

Bicycle Wayfinding Signs Coming To Los Angeles
LADOT Bike Blog

Bike/Ped Funding Safe As Senate Rejects Rand Paul's Amendment
StreetsBlog DC

Bullet Train's $98-Billion Cost Could Be Its Biggest Obstacle: Specific Route Plans Have Long Triggered Local Resistance To The High-Speed Rail Project. Although The New Proposal Addresses Some Of Them, The Price Tag Could Be Prohibitive
Los Angeles Times

California High-speed Rail Program: Draft 2012 Business Plan (230p. PDF)
California High Speed Rail Authority
Press Release ("Voter-Approved System Will Create 100,000 Jobs in Next 5 Years,
More Than 1 Million Jobs Over Life of Project.")
Statement from California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Statements from California Senate Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (2p. PDF)

California Plans For New Jobs And A Bright Future (U.S. DOT reaction to CAHSR business plan)
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Feds Put Off Issuing New Trucking Safety Rules
StreetsBlog DC

Further Free Smart Growth Technical Assistance Available To Communities
Smart Growth America

GOP Senator Wants To Put High-Speed Rail Back On The Ballot
Sacramento Bee

Here's What Midtown Crossing Would Look Like With The New, Bigger Signs It's Asking For
Curbed LA

Highway Safety Manual: Implementation Guide For Managers
(34p. PDF)

How Much Is Your Future Worth? ("Let’s take a look at what we know about the new business plan from the California High Speed Rail Authority. The projected cost is a lot higher than before. But the benefits are stronger too. The headline is that the system can be built in sections that can operate independently – and at a profit. Under all ridership scenarios, the system turns a profit. And most importantly, by providing a sustainable way for Californians to get around the state, it begins to liberate the economy from dependence on oil, spurring significant job creation, economic growth, and new tax revenues.")
California High Speed Rail Blog

How The 2010 Business Plan Is A Game Changer For High Speed Rail
California High Speed Rail Blog

Is America's Infrastructure Really So Bad?
Washington Post

Michael P. Melaniphy Takes Helm At APTA
APTA Press Release

New Routing Near Silver Lake Reservoir Could Close Off Part Of Park For Bikes
StreetsBlog LA

Next Stop For iPad, Kindle Users In Transit: The Cop Shop ("Proliferation of handheld electronic devices is causing a new problem: theft in transit systems around the U.S.")
International Business Times

Officials Won't Expand Civil Rights Probe As Sought By Bus Riders ("The Federal Transit Administration last week denied an appeal from the Bus Riders Union for a full investigation into civil rights and other complaints against Los Angeles County's transportation agency, deciding instead to continue with a compliance review that started last summer.")
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Crenshaw Subway Coalition Heads To Court Over LA Mayor's Betrayal
USC Annenberg Intersections South LA

Political Footballs: L.A.'s Misguided Plans For A Downtown Stadium

See Who Is Lobbying And Donating To Key Transpo Congressmen ("Using a new tool from Congressional Quarterly and the campaign finance database from the Center for Responsive Politics, here’s a peek at who is funding the campaigns of the top congressmen when it comes to transportation policy.")
Transportation Nation

Senate Approves Austere Transpo Spending Bill; High Speed Rail Funding Plummets
Transportation Nation

Software Keeping LA Streets At Just 64 Percent Crappy
Curbed LA

Three Years Ago: Angels Flight Got Back On Track
Blog Downtown

The Trick That Landed UCLA In Westwood In The 1920s
Curbed LA

USC Gets A Village, Jefferson Boulevard Gets A Bike Lane
StreetsBlog LA

USC's Flexible Approach To Bikes Progressive
USC Daily Trojan

U.S. Senate Preserves Critical Funding For Transportation In Key Budget Vote
Transportation For America

Webinar On Employment, Transit, And TOD (free : Tuesday, November 15)
Center For Transit-Oriented Development

When A Model Train Is Not Enough, Try A Personal Rail Car

Your Credit May Take A Hit From Unpaid Traffic And Parking Tickets
Washington Post

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