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January 23: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Beverly Hills' subway soil testing groundbreaking...50 years ago today)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Abandoning Redevelopment: California's Big Experiment
Urban Land Institute

Angels Flight Back On Track, Is Resuming PM Service (And It's Still Only 25 Cents A Ride!)

Battle Brewing Over BART Extension To Livermore: Clash Reflects Deep Disagreement About Whether Funds Should Be Used For Expansion Or Maintenance
Bay Citizen

Bicyclists Tour Watts On A CicLAvia Ride
Los Angeles Times

Bike-Ped Traffic, Funding, And Fatalities All Inch Upward
StreetsBlog DC
Bicyling And Walking In The United States: 2012 Benchmarking Report (248p. PDF)
Alliance For Biking And Walking
Media Fact Sheet (2p. PDF)

Business Group Imagines Downtown In 2020: Updates On Six Projects That Will Shape Downtown's Future
Los Angeles Downtown News

Construction Plans For Downtown L.A. Federal Courthouse Announced
Los Angeles Times

Despite Busy Construction Schedule, Caltrans Director Dougherty Sees California Transportation Funding Uncertainty
AASHTO Press Release

East L.A. Can't Afford Cityhood, Study Finds
Los Angeles Times

East LA Cityhood: Is The Journey Ending?
EGP News

Editorial: Don't Let Bullet Train Derail More Important Projects
San Bernardino Sun

Eight Principles That Must Be Addressed In Any Discussion On The Nation's Infrastructure
Booz Allen Press Release

Good News For Subway: No Active Faults Found Under BHHS Yet
Curbed LA

Googling The City's Edge
The Atlantic: Cities

How To Talk About Making Driving More Expensive: Council of Governments Broaches The Subject, Delicately
Washington City Paper

How The "Right" To Cheap Parking Makes Streets Less Equitable

Interactive Chart: From One State Of The Union To The Next; A Shift From Building The New To Fixing The Old
Transportation Nation

Keyboards Ready? Comment Period On Final Regional Connector Documents Begins...Now...
StreetsBlog LA

LaHood Urges Action On Job-Creating Transportation Bills
National League Of Cities

Minimal Impact On Cities, Farms Helped Spain Avoid High-Speed Rail Opposition
Bakersfield Californian

Models To Support State-Owned Park And Ride Lots And Intermodal Facilities (46p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

The Municipal Feud That Made Hollywood
The Atlantic: Cities

Officials To Commemorate SigAlert's 57th Birthday
Los Angeles Daily News

Pedestrian Deaths, Blaming The Victim: Headphones Edition
Transportation For America

Pico-Union Intersection To Become Msgr. Oscar A. Romero Square
Los Angeles Times

Portion Of Gardena Freeway Renamed For World War II Hero
Rafu Shimpo

President Obama Previews State Of The Union Speech To State, Local Officials ("The topic of "insourcing" American jobs came up, and the President highlighted infrastructure -- investing in the nation's roads, bridges and high-speed trains.")
Huffington Post

State Of The Union -- Will It Again Highlight Transportation?
Transportation Issues Daily

This App Was Made For Walking -- But Is It Racist?

Traffic Congestion: Road Pricing Can Help Reduce Congestion, But Equity Concerns May Grow (60p. PDF)
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Highlights Page

Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting (Washington D.C. : More than 4,000 presentations in nearly 650 sessions and workshops : January 22-26)
Transportation Research Board
Online Meeting Portal

Venice: Out Go The Car Lanes, In Go The Bike Lanes
Daily Breeze

What Would, Could Or Should An Extended Measure R Do?

Word On The Street: Mayoral Candidates On Progressive Transportation
StreetsBlog LA

World's Largest Bus Getting Ready To Roll Out In China
Digital Trends

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