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511 Travel Information Service Development & Documentation (7p. PDF)
New York State DOT

AAR: More Traffic Gains For North American Railroads Last Week
Progressive Railroading

Big New Bike Plan To Make Santa Monica Into Biker's Republic
Curbed LA
Santa Monica Bike Action Plan Finally Adopted
Santa Monica Mirror

Bus Rides For Employees Getting Cheaper
Los Feliz Ledger

Calif. High Speed Rail Isn't Quick To Take Off (Comments from State Senator Quentin Kopp and Roelof van Ark, CAHSR Authority CEO)

California Governor Jerry Brown To Put High-Speed Rail On His Holiday Gift Wish

Caltrans Director Urges Possible Criminal Charges For Fired Worker
Los Angeles Times

Can Governor Railroad Through His $6 Billion Request?
Contra Costa Times

Capitol Corridor Train Introduces Wi-Fi Service
San Francisco Chronicle

Certain Santa Fe Springs Roads To Get Multi-Million Face-Lifts ("The City Council approved an agreement recently between itself, the I-5 Consortium Cities Joint Powers Authorities and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority regarding the use of $14.1 million of Measure R money for pre-construction I-5 improvement projects.")
Whittier Daily News

Choose Your Own Rail Adventure (Inexpensive PC-based virtual reality train simulators allow you to drive trains in and out of stations, add and subtract cars, change the weather, build your own environment, move freight, and more)
Transportation Nation

Clamoring For Crenshaw: Politicians Want 2 Westchester Stops
Curbed LA

Enviros Suing San Diego Planners Over Transportation Plan: Group Claims Plan Would Increase Pollution, Urban Sprawl

A Feasibility Study On Embedded Micro-Electromechanical Sensors And Systems (MEMS) For Monitoring Highway Structures (100p. PDF)
National Concrete Pavement Technology Center

Fed Grant Targets Transit-Oriented Development In The Bay Area
San Francisco Chronicle

Getting Young People Back Into Cars is Auto Industry Job #1
StreetsBlog DC

Gruel: CRA Played Fast And Loose
NBC Los Angeles

Is Congress Trying To Put The Kibosh On TIGER Funding For Bike/Ped?
StreetsBlog DC

Key Step For BART To San Jose (One of the costliest transit projects in the Bay Area is a the long-awaited BART extension from Fremont to the region's largest city -- contingent upon FTA funding expected in February. VTA is seeking $900 million in federal New Starts funding for the initial, 10-mile, two-station extension to Berrryessa. The full project goes another six miles to Santa Clara (Caltrain Station), including the subway through downtown San Jose that would include a stop at the Caltrain/Amtrak Station where it would meet with the planned high speed rail train from Los Angeles)
Silicon Valley Mercury News

LADOT: Of Course We're Going To Patch The Spring Street Green Lane ("One week later, cheers have turned to grumbling as the green paint has dissolved in areas, gotten blotchy in others and basially looks like Long Beach’s Green Sharrowed Lane after a year of wear and tear from cars and bikes.")
StreetsBlog LA

The Limits Of Congestion Pricing
The Atlantic: Cities

Making Energy Efficient Streetlights A Reality
The Atlantic: Cities

Making Inglewood Rail-Ready With Windmillls, Sidewalk Streams
Curbed LA

O2 Box: Operating Cost ("If you’re going to form coherent views about transit, you have to understand what transit service costs to operate." Review of time-based costs, distance-based costs, fleet-based costs and administrative costs)
Human Transit

Will Anyone Defend CEQA?

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