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L.A.'s Smoggy Past, L.A. Marathon, BRU, Sprawl, Redevelopment Funds, Low-Fare Buses & More

Associated Press
New York Times

Transport Politic


Los Angeles Times

Contra Costa Times

Christian Science Monitor

Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Land Line

L.A.'s Smoggy Past, In Photos (visual history of smog in Los Angeles features several rarely-seen images and documents from the Metro Transportation Library and Archive, along with other cultural repositories around Southern California)
L.A. As Subject via KCET SoCal Focus

L.A. Marathon
LA Marathon Street Closures In Hollywood And Beyond (complete list of streets and times from Downtown to the Westside)
Hollywood Patch

EGP News

Los Angeles Times

New And Notable: Aerotropolis & Triumph Of The City
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Transit Cooperative Research Program

Natural Resources Defense Blog Switchboard Blog

Why A Republican Congress Is Good For Bike Advocates
StreetsBlog DC


Expo Board Meeting, Gold Line & Jobs, 1950's Clean Diesel, BBB Changes, Safe Railroads, Transit Mobile Apps & More

Association Of American Railroads
Railroads: Moving America Safely (2p. PDF : statistics highlighted include the rate of rail accident and injuries plunging since 1980, grade crossing collision rates falling every year since 1978)
Association Of American Railroads

ABC News

UCLA Be A Green Commuter!

Los Angeles Times

Denver Bike-Share Program Rolls Into Its Second Season ("More than 20 percent of members combined their trips with light rail or bus commutes.")
Denver Post

The Downtown Renaissance Extends Its Reach ("Los Angeles added 2.6% to its citywide population since 2000, reaching a historic peak.")
Transport Politic

Huffington Post

Los Angeles Times

Orange County Register

Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Pasadena Star-News

StreetsBlog LA

California Progress Report


MTA Investigation, MTA HQ Energy Star Award, Ontario Nixes DesertXpress, Congestion Pricing, CAHSR, Art Of Travel Behavior & More

LA Weekly

Environmental Defense Fund Way2Go Blog

Next American City

Los Angeles Times

Congestion Pricing (video)
StreetFilms: Moving Beyond The Automobile


End Of The Dirt Highway: Route 173 Considered Too Dangerous ("The last unpaved road in the state highway system closed on Monday" in Lake Arrowhead)
San Bernardino Sun

Property Magazine

Miami Herald

"On The Go With Ray LaHood" (The U.S. Secretary of Transportation uses YouTube to respond to questions and comments submitted via Twitter, Facebook and his blog)
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Curbed LA

Barstow Desert Dispatch

Ventura County Star


Wall Street Journal

Los Angeles Times

The City Fix


Mapping Census Data, Japan's Impact On California, Monrovia Trolleys, Gas Prices, Transit-First Policies, TIGER Money & More


Voice Of OC

Consumer Affairs

North Carolina State University Center For Transportation And The Environment

Journal Of Commerce


Mineta Transportation Institute
Research Brief (2p. PDF)

Riverside Press-Enterprise

The Impact Of High Gas Prices ("What impact does a gas-price hike have on current highway funding? How long would gas prices need to remain elevated to change the estimate that the highway trust fund can sustain road maintenance for at least another year and a half? Will a sustained increase in gas prices change the public policy conversation about a highway bill? Will it cause policymakers focus more on mass transit than they have in the past? Can high fuel prices kick-start a conversation about a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) fee?")
National Journal Transportation Blog

Independent Voter Network

The Hill

Progressive Railroading

Monrovia's Trolleys May Be A Thing Of The Past: The City Council Will Decide Whether To Scrap The Service During Its Meeting On Tuesday ("City staff is recommending that the old-fashioned people movers be discontinued to save money for future transit projects in anticipation of the Gold Line Foothill Extension.")
Monrovia Patch

Pasadena Star-News

The Hill


StreetsBlog SF


CBS Los Angeles

When Rail Becomes Ridiculous ("If we insist on building trains to nowhere because they're so darn easy to build, we're not going to inspire anything but contempt.")
The Atlantic

Mother Nature Network


10/110 Solo Tolls Opposed, Metrolink Express, West Valley River Bike Path, Bike To Work, Gas Prices & More

APTA Press Release

IBM Smarter Cities Challenge

UCLA Be A Green Commuter!

Transportation Nation

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Bike To Work Website (The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has launched a new website that includes resources and guidance on commuting by bike throughout the year. The new site focuses on providing resources to beginner and advanced bicycle commuters and to others who want to promote bike commuting)
Bike To Work

Los Angeles Times

StreetsBlog LA

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Downtown News


The Hill

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Voice Of San Diego

Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Orlando Sentinel

Wall Street Journal

U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Human Transit

Is High-Speed Rail The Future Of Cities? (Or will telecommuting make it irrelevant?)
This Big City

LA Birthplace Becomes Battleground Over History ("With downtown Los Angeles' ongoing revitalization, including a possible high-speed rail hub nearby, the area has become a battleground for the descendants and advocates of the city's ethnic communities with a stake in the site.")
Seattle Times

American Prospect

The Planning Report

Southern California Public Radio

Metro Budget Planning Document Contains Some Revelations
StreetsBlog LA

Washington Post

Metrolink Plans Rush-Hour Express Trains To Downtown (from San Bernardino, Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley)
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Daily News

LA Weekly

National Experts To Create Master Blueprint For Building A Healthier Los Angeles (A panel will convene today at Kyoto Grand Hotel, while a public forum will be held tomorrow at Metro Headquarters)

Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

New Flea Is 75% Food Truck Jamboree, 25% Swap Meet ("On Sunday, Union Station was packed with crowds flocking to treats from a flotilla of food trucks, including Komodo, Border Grill, Gourmet Genie, The Munchie Machine, and Crepes Bonaparte…and a few people who came along for the shopping at the inaugural Truckit Fest, the first of what's supposed to be a monthly thing.")
Racked LA

Chaffey Breeze

Arizona Republic

Los Angeles Times

Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Transport Politic

Progressive Railroading

Put It On My Card: Open Fare Payment On Public Transit (audio : ACS, Xerox's open-fare payment model)
Xerox Real Business Radio

Subterranean Building Blues: The Saga Of San Francisco's Central Subway (When it’s all done, San Francisco’s Central Subway will add four stops to the light rail line that runs up the city’s southeast side. By the time it opens it will have been in the works for 15 years; the price tag is $1.6 billion. At a time when MUNI is already facing more than a $1 billion deficit over the next 20 years, is building the subway worth it?)

Oregon Metro News

TransportationCamp East On Film (video : film highlights of the transportation "unconference" March 5-6 in New York City)

Transportation Nation

StreetsBlog DC