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Metro Buys Union Station, I-710, Transporation 101 Primer, Complete Streets Conference, HSR, Road Sharing & More

Activate The Future (Four films about the future of mobility : "From the minds of some of the most influential scientists, academics, pioneers, and entrepreneurs of our time, this four-part documentary paints a unique picture of technology, culture, cities, our past, present and how it all relates to the future of mobility.")
The New City ("How the way we live will impact the way we move.")
The Future Just Isn't What It Used To Be ("An evaluation of where we are now and where we thought we would be.")
Reinventing Mobility ("How technology will change mobility in the future.")
How We'll Learn To Stop Worrying And Love The Future ("A Look At Things To Come And A Future Of Possibilities.")

Curbed LA

The Argonaut

Los Angeles Wave

American Enterprise Institute For Public Policy Research


UCLA Daily Bruin

Los Angeles Times


Fox News

Voice Of OC


California High Speed Rail Blog
Mother Board

Business Insider

Los Angeles Times

TV Spy

StreetsBlog LA

Blog Downtown

A New Approach To Passenger Rail ("Six strategies that may aid rail efforts both on a national scale and, specifically, in states with reluctant governors.")
Americans For Energy Leadership

Mass Transit

Pew Center On Global Climate Change

Royal Automobile Club Foundation For Motoring (U.K.)

StreetsBlog DC

Pew Center On Global Climate Change

USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Transporation For America


U.S. Bureau Of Transportation Statistics


LA Streetcar Vote, Expo Ruling Appeal, 110 At 70, "Jewish Mass Transit," Railyard Pollution, SoCal Biking & More

$1 Million For Streetcar Project Up For Council Vote On Friday ("The L.A. Streetcar could take a small step forward on Friday as the City Council votes on $1 million in funding that would be applied to preliminary engineering and the project's final environmental documents.")
Blog Downtown

New Ecologist

All Aboard The Case For An All-Pervasive Metro ("With all of the recent focus on Los Angeles Metro’s expansion plans and the 30/10 Initiative, it seems timely to consider what Metro’s ambitious plans mean for L.A.’s Jewish community.")
Jewish Journal



Buses To Receive Engine Work
Santa Monica Daily Press

Smart Planet

Sacramento Bee

Orange County Register

Editorial: Ease 91 Gridlock
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Los Angeles Times

Infrastructure USA

StreetsBlog LA
"America Fast Forward, Creating Jobs The Right Way" (mission, vision statement, statistics and more)

High-Speed Rail Battle Plans In Full Swing
Voice Of OC

Historic California Highway Turns 70-Years-Old ("The 110 Pasadena Freeway is getting a $17 million makeover that includes replacing existing barriers with a concrete median and barriers and lighting that recalls an earlier era.")
Southern California Public Radio

Digital Transactions

Just What Is Jewish Mass Transit? ("When it comes to the proposed location of the Westside extension’s subway station in Century City, we have a number of “transit advocates” who are trying to ram a subway alignment down an entire community’s throat, despite the existence of a perfectly viable alternative which, in fact, will save the taxpayers upward of $55 million.")
Jewish Journal

LA Weekly

USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

California Planning & Development Report


Opinion: Two Shades Of Green For Neighboring Regions ("The new Foothill Extension of the Metro Gold Line trains from Pasadena to the Ontario airport will be a powerful harbinger of change. We need to think more in terms of planning for "transit-ready communities.")
Pasadena Star-News

USA Today

Long Beach Press-Telegram

Regional Transit Group Has New Leader At The Helm ("San Mateo County Supervisor Adrienne Tissier has been named head of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the regional group in charge of shaping the Bay Area’s long-term transportation policies.")
San Francisco Examiner

Bike Radar

Brookings-Rockefeller Project On State And Metropolitan Innovation
Press Release (2p. PDF)

Well Home

LA Observed


Expo Line & Gold Line Foothill Lawsuits, Union Station Purchase, April CicLAvia, Van Nuys Turns 100 & More

Alps Railway Tunnel ("Two kilometers under the Alps, workers are finishing the longest, deepest railway tunnel in the world.")
National Geographic

Announcing The April 10, 2011 Route -- Same As The Wonderful October Route!

San Diego Tribune

StreetsBlog LA

The South Los Angeles Report

Santa Monica Daily Press

California High Speed Rail Blog
Transportation For America

StreetsBlog DC

A Hundred Years Ago, Van Nuys Was Founded In A Strategic Land Rush (The San Fernando Valley suburb turns 100 this week, its birth fueled by rail access. Beautiful photograph of Pacific Electric railcars included)
Los Angeles Daily News
Happy Birthday Van Nuys, You're 100! (Includes historic photos. "A Van Nuys centennial celebration will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Orange Line station (Van Nuys Boulevard and Aetna Street).")

Monrovia Patch

StreetsBlog LA

EGP News

Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Transforming The Highway Trust Fund ("Does it make sense to think of the various components of transportation as a whole entity rather than parcel them into distinct areas? Are there dangers to what the administration is proposing? Would a streamlined government make it easier or harder for states and cities to navigate the funding process?")
National Journal Transportation

Blog Downtown


BHUSD Ramps Up Tunnel Fight, Bergamot Village, DesertXpress, LA-Indio Rail Plan, ONT Airport Control & More

Amtrak Made Significant Improvements In Its Long-Term Capital Planning Process (25p. PDF)
Federal Railroad Administration

APTA Business Member Survey: Economic Outlook For 2011
(4p. PDF : Survey results of private‐sector APTA business members on how public investments in transportation infrastructure through a long‐term federal surface transportation authorization bill, as well as funding from all levels of government, will affect business)

BHUSD Allocates More Funds To Fight MTA: Also, Metro Is Reportedly Considering A Third Location For Its Century City Station That Would Avoid Tunneling Under BHHS
Beverly Hills Patch

Bill To Create Light-Rail System In Las Vegas Valley Resurfaces
Mass Transit

Bill Would Transfer Control Of Ontario Airport To Regional Authority
Redlands Daily Facts

Bullet Train Backers Ask Supporters To Attend Fresno Hearing: Backers Of The High-Speed Rail System Have Asked Labor, Contractors And Builders To Counter Critics Of The Project At Hearings Headed By Rep. John Mica Of Florida. Mica, Who Controls Transportation Funds, Has Been Critical Of The Rail Plan
Los Angeles Times

Cities In Focus: Los Angeles (video : "For Los Angeles Metro, marketing isn't just about increasing the bottom line. It's about reducing traffic, cleaning the air and making people's commutes in this auto-clogged city a bit less stressful.")
EMBARQ via YouTube

City Prevails In Lawsuit Alleging Open Meeting Law Violations In Gold Line Dealings: The City Was Sued Last Year And Accused Of Violating The Brown Act When Approving Changes For Its Station Square Development Project
Monrovia Patch

Community Discusses Bergamot Village (Expo Line)
Santa Monica Mirror

DesertXpress Rail Project Going After Tax Dollars, After All: High-Speed Rail Company After Nearly $5 Billion Loan
Las Vegas Sun

Details Released Regarding Joint House And Senate Transportation Field Hearing In Los Angeles County
The Source

Governor's Budget Contains "Ugly And Painful" Cuts for Angelenos

Gutting America's Future: Proposed Transportation Cuts Will Destroy Jobs And Do Long-Term Harm To The Economy, Safety, And The Environment
Environmental Defense Fund Way2Go Blog

House Republicans Threaten Critical Transit Expansions Across The Nation
StreetsBlog Network

How Can We Increase Pedestrian Activity On South Lake Avenue In Pasadena?
StreetsBlog LA

How Republican Budget Cuts Would Affect California ("Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials were already working to enlist the help of Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in fighting a spending cut that would set back efforts to speed construction of a rail line from the Crenshaw district to a station near Los Angeles International Airport. At risk is a $20-million grant, but the money is being used to leverage a $546-million loan to advance the project. Boxer, saying the transportation project would generate thousands of jobs, called the cuts "ideology trumping common sense.")
Los Angeles Times

L.A.-Indio Rail Expansion Plan Gaining Steam
Palm Springs Desert Sun

Lid Blown Off Simmering Rift Between ACE And San Gabriel Valley Council Of Governments
(Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority)
Pasadena Star-News

Los Angeles Dedicates Its First Bike Corral
StreetsBlog LA
What A Corral Celebration In Highland Park Looks Like
Curbed LA

New BART Station Brings Infill Thinking To The Bay Area
Transport Politic

Opinion: L.A. Needs More Than Paving ("A reformed transportation bill will help lift L.A. out of the slump today, while laying the groundwork for the Southland's economic growth tomorrow.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Oscars Watch 2011: Street Closures Have Already Begun
(Complete day-by-day list of Hollywood street closures this week, including Metro bus and Metro Red Line impacts)

Paying For Obama Transport Plan A Roadblock For Now

Residents, Environmentalists Worried About 405 Freeway Bridge Plan
Los Angeles Daily News

Rosemead Candidates Vow To Increase Public Safety And Fight High Speed Rail
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

State Senator Proposes Restructuring Leadership Of California's High-Speed Rail System: State Sen. Alan Lowenthal's Legislation Would Place The California High Speed Rail Authority Under The Executive Branch Of State Government And Recast The Make-Up Of The Board
Los Angeles Times

Techniques For Effective Highway Construction Projects In Congested Urban Areas
(87p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Temecula: New Routes Changing City's Public Transit Map
The Californian

Time To Commit Or Quit On High-Speed Rail

Transit Coalition Monthly Meeting With Art Leahy
(Tonight, February 22)
StreetsBlog LA

Transit Group Has Some Issues With NBC Universal Evolution Project
Curbed LA

Using Algae To Clean Wastewater, Make Fuel

What Is LAMC 80.27 And Why Is It Called "The Anti-Cargo Bike Law"
StreetsBlog LA