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January 27: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Metro's Gold Line Eastside Extension testing brings rail back to the area for the first time in 46 years and completes 3.7 million construction working hours without a single lost-time injury)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

3 Of 10 Procedural Hurdles To Enacting Transportation Bill May Be Cleared In Coming Week
Transportation Issues Daily

Agreement Requires Metro Construction Jobs Go To Low-Income And Disadvantaged Workers

Airports Fight It Out In Los Angeles ("Since LAWA only benefits from rents, and not from sales taxes, it isn’t as motivated to strike a deal on rents as Ontario would be.")
Bond Buyer

Almost Open: Expo Line To Start Pre-Revenue Testing Monday

Big Metro Projects Will Offer Jobs To Disadvantaged Workers
Los Angeles Times

Bold Vision For The Future Of Sustainable Transport
The City Fix

Compton's Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center Reopens ("A joint project of the city and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.")
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Does California Need High-Speed Rail?: The Right Idea In The Wrong Place
New York Times

Fullerton Picked For Test Bike-Sharing Program
Orange County Register

Gold Line Authority Lobbies To Secure Funding For Project Shortfall ("With stalled progress on transportation funding at the federal level, the GLCA continues its quest to secure the remaining $600 million for the Gold Line extension.")
Monrovia Patch

Growing Commerce In The South L.A.'s Black Hub ("I’m not only hopeful, but confident that this is going to be a major destination for the City of L.A.,” he said. “We have the light rail traversing across the community with the Expo and the Crenshaw/LAX lines. That will bring a lot of transit-oriented development.")
Los Angeles Wave

House Bill Threatens To Eliminate Bicycle And Pedestrian Funding
League Of American Bicyclists

LAFCO Defers Action On East Los Angeles' Cityhood
EGP News

LaHood: Politics Means No Surface Transportation Bill This Year
Transportation Nation

Los Angeles Councilmen Offer Motion To Determine Way To Sell ONT To City Of Ontario
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Love In A Subway Car ("Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Philadelphia transit agency is asking couples who met on board to share their stories.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Mayor's New CicLAvia Video Pushes Business Benefits Of L.A.
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Art Tours
365 Los Angeles

Metro Begins Pre-Revenue Operations On Expo Line Next Week
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Board Unanimously Passes "Construction Careers Policy"
StreetsBlog LA

Metrolink Overhauls Website With More Information For Riders
Los Angeles Times
Creative Productions Develops New Robust Metrolink Website ("New user-friendly design, and enhanced functionality helps regular commuters, and those new to riding the train, plan trips and customize favorite routes within seconds.")

Metro's Expo Line To The Westside Enters Its Final Testing Phase
Southern California Public Radio

"No Train Please Act": Petition To Repeal California High-Speed Rail Approved
Huffington Post

NYPD Subway Police Now On The Same Channel As Precinct Police Upstairs
New York Daily News

Senator Boxer: 1000 Groups Urging Us To Pass Transportation Bill Now
Transportation Issues Daily

Should The Feds Fund City Transpo Projects? Blumenauer And Shuster Discuss ("If the Transportation Research Board annual meeting were a music festival, the headline act would have been yesterday’s panel of six secretaries of transportation, including Ray LaHood (the incumbent) and Alan Boyd (the first to ever hold the post).")
StreetsBlog DC

Transportation Bill Heats Up Again In Congress
StreetsBlog DC

Transportation Lobby Asks: How Do We Get Funded? ("Former House Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar and WaPo columnist George Will...discuss how the transportation industry can convince a spendthrift Congress to open the checkbook for infrastructure spending.")
National Journal

Wrapping Up TRB In Ten Tweets
The Transit Wire

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