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Expo Turned Over To Metro, Headway Change, Pasadena Streetcar, HSR Funding, Regional Transportation Plan & More

At Zev's Urging, Supes Demand Progressive Bike Plan
StreetsBlog LA

Bullet Train Funding Plan Faulted: The Legislative Analyst's Office Says the Financing Plan Does Not Fulfill Key Requirements Of The Ballot Measure Voters Approved To Authorize The Project
Los Angeles Times

California Officially Receives Florida's Rejected High Speed Rail Money
Sunshine State

Expo Turned Over To Metro, Now In Final Pre-Opening Stage
Curbed LA

Feed Your Expiring Meters By Cell Phone ("The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency plans to launch a new service that sends drivers text alerts if their parking meters are about to expire. People also will be allowed to plug the meters remotely using their cell phones. Existing time restrictions won't change.")
San Francisco Chronicle

FMCSA Finalizes Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban For Commercial Drivers
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program: A Status Report (5p. PDF)
Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program

Headway Change? Metro Proposes Increasing Maximum Time Between Some Buses
StreetsBlog LA

High-Speed Rail In A Low-Budget Era

I-405 To Close Between Getty Center Dr., Ventura Blvd. For Construction
KABC Los Angeles

National Walking Survey (46p. PDF)
America Walks

New Version Of Google Maps Brings Indoor Floor Plans To Your Phone ("Google has partnered with more than 25 major businesses that handle large crowds on a regular basis — major travel sites like San Francisco International and Chicago’s O’Hare airports.")

Pasadena Has Big Streetcar Plans But No Money For Them
Curbed LA
Crown City Connection: A Business-Friendly Streetcar System Has Pasadena's Name On It
Pasadena Weekly

Port Of Los Angeles Debuts Tool To Assess Global Warming At Cargo Facilities
Renewable Energy Magazine

Second Expo Facility Workshop To Be Held Tuesday
Santa Monica Lookout

SoCal Now Ready To Fix Climate Change, Traffic, Sprawl
Curbed LA
2012 Draft Regional Transportation Plan (223p. PDF : The Draft 2012 Regional Transportation Plan/ Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) Appendices will be available by mid-December 2011 and the Draft 2012 RTP/SCS Program Environmental Impact Report will be available by the end of December 2011)
Southern California Association Of Governments

Speaker Boehner Says House Could Move To Stop Strike By Railway Workers
The Hill

Spring Street Green Bike Lane Will Get Re-Painted This Sunday
Brigham Yen

Top Analyst Warns State Could Waste $6 Billion Over High-Speed Rail
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Transportation Security Information Sharing: Stakeholders Generally Satisfied But TSA Could Improve Analysis, Awareness, And Accountability (58p. PDF)
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Trouble Brewing For Google Wallet
Mobile Payments Today

What Will Senate's MAP-21 Transit Section Look Like?
Transportation Issues Daily

What's Lost When Transportation Enhancements Becomes "CMAQ-AA"?
StreetsBlog DC

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