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Gold Line "Webisodes," LA PeopleMover History, Metro Developer Challenge, Big Blue Bus & Culver CityBus Fares, I.E. Commuters, Amtrak Growth & More

Big Blue Bus And Culver CityBus Fares To Increase In Fall: UCLA Transportation Raises BruinGo! Rates To 50 Cents In Response To Price Changes
UCLA Daily Bruin

StreetsBlog DC

Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Editorial: Why Are Some Trying To Derail High-Speed Rail? ("Three Central Valley members of Congress...have introduced legislation to divert federal stimulus funding ($2.5 billion) for high-speed rail funding to State Route 99. Their aim, they say, is to create a six-lane freeway.")
Sacramento Bee


Gas Prices Are About More Than Just Oil ("Gas prices rise when oil prices rise, and fall when oil prices fall -- except when they don't. What you pay at your gas station depends on an array of factors, from what happens on an exchange in New York to what the competition is charging.")
Associated Press

LaCanada-Flintridge Patch

Miami Herald

New York Times

American Public Media Marketplace

UC Riverside Newsroom
UC Riverside

Southern California Public Radio

Santa Monica Daily Press

Many Roads To The Historical Southland (a look at historic roads, rail lines and other transportation links to Southern California)
L.A. As Subject via KCET SoCal Focus

Metro's Developer Challenge ("Have a great idea for a mobile app or mash-up using our transit data? Put your skills to the test and enter the Metro Developer Challenge for a chance to win a cash prize of up to $2,000!")
L.A. Metro

Pasadena Star-News

StreetsBlog DC

A New "Cultural Tourist Agency" Teaches Angelenos How To Walk In The City

The New Frontier Of Urban Growth: High-Tech Partnership ("Creating smart infrastructure for cities around the world has become the new frontier of urban planning, a global business estimated to be worth as much as $122-billion over the next two years.")
Globe And Mail (U.K.)


StreetsBlog LA


L.A.'s First Women In Transit, Dissolve Caltrans?, CAHSR & Census, "TOD Certification?," DesertXpress, Traffic Jams Explained & More

CA-HSR Makes Bad Decision
Riding In Riverside

Blog Downtown

A CFO's Handbook On Performance Management (48p. PDF)
AASHTO Transportation Finance Briefing Papers

LA Weekly

Infographic: Traffic Jams (explanation of the "Butterfly Effect," "Invisible Waves," "Tragedy of Commons" theories and more)

Curbed LA

Latin America's Bus Rapid Transit Boom Offers Lessons For The U.S.
Sustainable Cities Collective

Lawmaker: No More Highway Bill Extensions After This One ("Speaking at the National Association of Counties annual legislative conference, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) said that his committee would vote out a long-term version of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU)")
The Hill

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
National Association Of City Transportation Officials


L.A. Local Return, Google Navigation, Railroad Revival Tour, Bus Rapid Transit, Gas Prices, Census 2010 & More

Weekly Standard
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Fogarty Steps Down As Planning Director
Santa Monica Daily Press

Freedom & Transportation: Defending Real Choice For Travelers (6p. PDF)
National Association Of Railroad Passengers

Gasoline And The Price Of Everything
The Takeaway

Google Maps Navigation (Beta) (Google now incorporates real-time traffic information and historical traffic conditions into its driving directions. Previously, the application based its routing suggestions on the shortest mileage)

Guidelines For The Preservation Of High-Traffic-Volume Roadways (62p. PDF)
U.S. Strategic Highway Research Program

Highways To Hell: New York May Soon Pass Los Angeles To Become Gridlock Capital Of The Country
New York Daily News

Local Return In L.A.: Bike Racks, Bike Lanes, And A Better Plan For Safe Routes To School
StreetsBlog LA
Measure R Local Return Funds: Additional Information On The Proposed Bicycle And Pedestrian Projects (9p. PDF)
City Of Los Angeles Department Of Transprotation

Metro Slates More Community Subway Meetings: A Beverly Hills Meeting Is Scheduled For March 29 At the Roxbury Park Auditorium
Beverly Hills Patch



San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Beverly Hills Courier

What To Make Of Last Night's Election Results
StreetsBlog LA


Expo Line "Drive-Thru," Metro Subway Meetings, CSUN Transit Center, Nextrip For Business, National Bike Summit, "Slugging" & More

Daily Courier

CSUN Daily Sundial

Los Angeles Times

Eminent Domain But Not For Trains

Future Transport Fuels (81p. PDF)
European Expert Group On Future Transport Fuels


Curbed LA

How Businesses Can Use Nextrip ("With real time arrival information for Metro Los Angeles buses now available for the public via Nextrip (NextBus), there's now a great opportunity for local businesses located near bus stops to take advantage of.")
Plus Metro


Mineta Transportation Institute

Lane Closure Policies And Management Systems (2p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration

USA Today

Westwood-Century City Patch

Beverly Hills Courier
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Las Vegas Sun

Long Beach Post

Project Renew (Public meetings regarding transit-oriented development. "As part of the Community Plan update, City Planning is taking a careful look at the neighborhoods around Metro Blue and Green Line Stations.")
Community Health Councils

Public Comments Sought On Colton Crossing
Inland News Today

Women At Work (16p. PDF)
BLS Spotlight On Statistics



States Across The Country Implement Accelerated Bridge Construction (2p. PDF : "Forty percent of U.S. bridges were built over 40 years ago, with a design life of 50 years.")
Federal Highway Administration

Train Porn Without The Trains: Expo Line Drive-Thru Tour
Curbed LA

Transit Data Drives Economic Engine For Open Government
Huffington Post
Transportation Camp West (March 20-21 : San Francisco : "A weekend-long unconference bringing together transportation professionals, civic technologists, and others interested in the intersection of urban transportation and technology)

Transpo's Losses In First Round Of Spending Cuts Look Worse Than They Are
StreetsBlog DC

TV's "Mad Men" Are All About High-Speed Rail
Mad Fast Trains Are Coming Soon (video)
U.S. PIRG via YouTube

StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles Times

Will $5 Gas End The Anti-Rail Bubble?
California High Speed Rail Blog

Zipcar Deal Expected To Save City $400,000
Chicago Sun-Times


Post-Modern 710, Broadway 100, CRA Approves Streetcar, Dodger Transpo, Arroyo Seco 70th & More

Curbed LA

Broadway 100 To Launch With Tuesday Kickoff ("A Tuesday morning press conference will kick off Broadway 100, a celebration of the 100th anniversaries of three of Broadway's twelve historic theaters. The Cameo, Arcade and Palace theaters all opened between the fall of 1910 and the summer of 1911.")
Blog Downtown

Broke Town, U.S.A. (the coming crisis in municipal bonds)
New York Times

Build America Bonds For Transportation ("
Can such a bond program work if it's targeted just for transportation? How much headway could states and cities make on their biggest projects if they had easier access to investors? Would such bonds really make a difference in lowering the overall cost of a six-year highway bill? Politically, how can supporters like Wyden sell their idea to Republicans who see it as just another way to funnel money to the states?")
National Journal Transportation Blog

Cities Say Jerry Brown's Redevelopment Plan Is Unconstitutional
Sacramento Bee

The Collapse Of The Old Oil Order: How The Petroleum Age Will End

Editorial: If LA Can Embrace Bicycling, So Can We
Bakersfield Californian

Fact-Checking The High-Speed Rail Debate

Transport Politic

Hayabusa High-Speed Train Debuts In Japan ("On Saturday Japan launched the Hayabusa with a smoking fast 186 mile per hour." Includes photo-essay)
Huffington Post

How Los Angeles Advocates Are Rallying For Regional Funding Reform
StreetsBlog LA

Is There A Downside To "Intelligent Cities" Or "Smart Cities"?
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

LA Weekly

Dodgers Press Release

Michelangelo's David Could Collapse Due To High-Speed Train Building ("Michelangelo's statue of David is at risk of being toppled by the construction of a high-speed railway line beneath Florence because of his flimsy ankles.")
Telegraph (U.K.)

Street Films

NY's MTA Looking To Sell Ads In Subway Tunnels
Transportation Nation

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Downtown News

A Trip Down Memory Lane Via The Arroyo Seco Parkway (video shows the opening of our oldest freeway in 1940)
Eastsider LA
Caltrans Media Advisory
Inside Seven

StreetsBlog DC