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60 Freeway Closure Sends Commuters To Metrolink: Ridership Was Up Thursday On Metrolink Trains, As Commuters Scrambled For New Ways To Get Around
NBC Los Angeles

60 Freeway Shutdown Makes The Case For Dedicated Truck Lanes
Whittier Daily News

100 Years Ago Today: Pacific Electric Railway Reaches Van Nuys, Launching "Wonderful Growth" In The San Fernando Valley
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Advocates For California's High-Speed Rail Line Speak Of State's Growing Transporation Needs
National Association Of Railroad Passengers Press Release

AEG Officials React To New NFL Timeline
Los Angeles Daily News

All Aboard The Transit Hackathon Express: One Day Event Uses Data To Find Creative Solutions To City's Transportation Woes
Montreal Gazette

Antonovich Calls On MTA To Review Gold Line Expenditures
Glendale News-Press

Blocked 60 Freeway Doubles And Triples Drivers' Commute Times: Motorists Taking Alternate Routes Find Other Freeways And Surface Streets Clogged ("Engineers continue assessing damage to the bridge burned by the truck fire and vow to reopen the 60 by 5p.m. Friday.")
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans Will Tear Down Portion Of Overpass Where Truck Ignited
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

City To Start Yanking Out Tracks From Southern Pacific Railroad's Old Alameda Rathole Section
Curbed LA

Congress Puts Off Key Decisions On Transpo Bill And Transit Tax Benefit
StreetsBlog DC

DOT Takes "We Can't Wait" To Heart; TIGER III Projects Announced Ahead Of Schedule
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Early Data From SFPark: Drivers Still Flock To Blocks With Pricey Parking
StreetsBlog Network

Editorial: High Hopes For New Port Of Long Beach Executive Director Christopher Lytle
Los Angeles Daily News

Environmental Drilling Begins At BHHS
Beverly Hills Courier

Free Rides On New Years Eve
Riverside Transit Agency

GOOD Attacks! L.A.'s Traffic: Will You Be There?
GOOD via Facebook

Have Yourself A Merry TRANSIT Christmas (Beautiful transit holiday photos from around the country)
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

High-Speed Rail In California Is Worrying Itself To Death
StreetsBlog DC

In Chicago, Some Find Public Transit Fares Linked To School Attendance

Infographic Of The Day: How Bikes Can Solve Our Biggest Problems
Fast Company Design

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A...Flying Car? ("A $30 million hotel planned for the northwest corner of Fifth Street and Colorado Avenue could be shot out of the air by, of all things, a flying car.")
Santa Monica Daily Press

L.A. Airport Board Discusses Closing One Ontario Terminal ("Ontario International, which has two terminals, has seen a sharp dropoff in passenger traffic. Inland Empire leaders want L.A. to surrender the airport to them.")
Los Angeles Times

LA Streetcar Not Among Winners Announced For 2011 TIGER Grants
Blog Downtown

LA's Christmas Story: No (Bus) Shelter For Mother And Child (Rainy weather prompts the author to share his story that, four years later, bus shelters have not been replaced along Santa Monica Boulevard in West L.A.)

LADOT, Planning, Update Council On Bike Plan: Everything Is Peachy
StreetsBlog LA

L.A. Moving On Up In Milken Study
LA Observed
Best Performing Cities 2011: Where America's Jobs Are Created And Sustained (40p. PDF)
Milken Institute

Metro Board Members Lecture Agency Over Civil Rights Violations: A Federal Audit Finds Civil Rights Violations In The Way Metro Eliminated Bus Lines, Among Other Issues, Prompting Criticism From Elected Officials. The Agency Has Released A Corrective Plan
Los Angeles Times

Metro Suspends Bus Cuts, Additions
EGP News

More Congressional Outrage On High-Speed Rail ("The entire high-speed rail program has been a bait and switch operation,” said T&I Chair John Mica")
Transportation Nation

Nearly Half Of TIGER Award Money Goes To Roads, 29 Percent For Transit
StreetsBlog DC

Ontario Airport Could Close One Of Its Two Terminals
Los Angeles Times

Raising The Gas Tax Makes (Dollars And) Sense
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Santa Monica Approves $9.5 Million To Upgrade Expo Line Stops
Curbed LA

Santa Monica Authorizes Funding For Metro Station Improvements
Santa Monica Lookout

States Foreit $10 Billion Annually Thanks To Outdated Gas Taxes
StreetsBlog DC

Streetcar Misses Out On Federal Funds Again
Los Angeles Downtown News

Transit Users Await Congressional Action On Pretax Benefits
Washington Post

Two-Month Drilling Study To Begin On BHHS Campus: In An Effort To Stop Metro From Approving A Subway Route That Goes Under The High School, BHUSD Has Hired A Firm To Determine If Faults Under The Campus Are Active
Beverly Hills Patch

U.S. Stands By California Bullet Train Project Despite Critics ("We are not going to flinch" on support, an official says at a House committee meeting. The opposition alleges political corruption in the granting of federal funds for the Central Valley segment.")
Los Angeles Times

U.S. To Fund 46 Transportation Projects In 33 States, Puerto Rico

Westside Subway Extension Feud: Did Metro Rig A Century City Fault Study To Move The Purple Line?
LA Weekly

Why The Feds Continue To Back California's High-Speed Rail Project

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