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January 30: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Metro's Red Line between Union Station and Westlake/MacArthur Park opens, bringing long-awaited subway service to Los Angeles)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

The 5 Most And Least Walkable Stations On Metro Rail
Curbed LA
How Walkable Is Your Metro Rail Station?
Metro Rail Station Walk Scores
More Than Red Cars

2012 Pocket Guide To Transportation (63p. PDF : A compact resource that provides snapshots of the U.S. transportation system and highlights major trends. It is divided into five sections: safety, state of good repair, system use and livable communities, economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability)
Bureau Of Transportation Statistics

After Redevelopment, What? How About Creating Real Investment In Our Cities?

AG Joins Lawsuit Against Highway-Friendly "Transit Plan" In San Diego
StreetsBlog LA

Anti-Sprawl Doctor To Host PBS Series On Urban Design And Public Health ("Dr. Richard Jackson, chair of environmental health at UCLA, is a leading voice for transportation reform whose work has linked America’s sprawl to the nation’s high rates of obesity." Includes video)
StreetsBlog DC

Board Of Ed To Oppose Mike Feuer Transit Bill: The Legislation Would Weaken The Beverly Hills Unified School District's Ability To Fight The Westside Subway Extension
Beverly Hills Patch

Boehner: Keystone XL To Ride On GOP's Highway Bill
Transportation Nation

Book Discussion For "Henry Gaylord Wilshire: Millionaire Socialist" ("Henry Gaylord Wilshire came to Los Angeles in 1885 and purchased a 35-acre barley field that became the beginning of Wilshire Boulevard. He helped to plan the cities of Long Beach and Fullerton, ran for Congress twice, and was the publisher of the socialist journal Wilshire Magazine.")
Santa Monica Public Library via LA as Subject

Buena Vista Crossing In Burbank To Get Long-Awaited Upgrades
La Canada Valley Sun

California Fuels Rule Sparks Controversy
Washington Post

Caltrans Wants To Abandon Cliff-Hanging Highway 39: To Avoid Closure Of The Popular San Gabriel Mountains Route, Caltrans Has Asked The U.S. Forest Service Or L.A. County To Take It Over, But Neither Wants It
Los Angeles Times

City Of Fontana Will Support Ontario's Bid To Regain Control Of Its Airport
Fontana Herald News

City Officials Push For More Bicycle Friendly Streets
Baldwin Park Patch

Commerce Raises Concerns Over Proposed Railyard
EGP News

End Of The Road For 1920s Concrete In Santa Monica ("While Burket agrees it’s time for a new road surface, he said his interest in the resurfacing project stemmed from abiding interest in the former streetcars of Los Angeles, which in Santa Monica were represented by the Pacific Electric Red Cars.")
Santa Monica Mirror

Gov. Brown: High-Speed Rail System Will Be "A Lot Cheaper" Than $100 Billion
Los Angeles Daily News

Gov. Jerry Brown: Bullet Train Will Keep U.S. Out Of Third World
Los Angeles Times

Highway 60 Revisited: Why Does It Take An Emergency To Get Roads Built Quickly In California?
City Journal

House Transportation Bill "A March Of Horribles" ("The American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act looks like a return to 1950s-style transportation policy. It is particularly unkind to transit and bike/ped programs, and to cities in general.")
StreetsBlog DC

How Will Measure R Shape A Healthier Los Angeles? (The top 5 takeaways from a transit-oriented development "think tank" will be expanded upon at an urban marketplace, March 7, 2012)
Urban Land Institute

It's Official: Main Street In Venice Is On A Diet
StreetsBlog LA

Jerry Brown Says Cap-And-Trade Fees Will Fund High-Speed Rail
Sacramento Bee

Lawsuit Seeks 11th-Hour Reprieve For Redevelopment
California Planning & Development Report

Metrolink's 2011 Accomplishments Position Agency For Success In 2012
Breaking Travel News

Mica Set To Unveil New Tolling Plan For Interstates Tuesday
Transportation Nation

Ninth Circuit Remains Resolute In Its Support Of Cleaner Air In Los Angeles
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Santa Clarita Transit: How To Use Your TAP Card (video)
Santa Clarita City Briefs

Semi-Autonomous Road Train Trial Is A Success

SEPTA Launches Online Snapshot Of System Status
The Transit Wire
System Status Webpage

Social Media Trumps Driving Among Today's Teens

Streetcars To Return To The District (Washington D.C.'s last streetcars disappeared 50 years ago this weekend, but they are slated to return in 2013)
Washington Post

Toll Lanes Are Under Consideration For Inland Empire Freeways
San Bernardino Sun

Traffic Jam Economics ("Urban congestion exemplifies the larger problem of effectively coordinating individual decisions to use largely unpriced goods like roads.")
New York Times

Train In Vain: The Idiotic Department Of Transportation Rule That's Hobbled America's Mass Transit -- And The Wonderful Regulation That May Soon Replace It

Why Conservatives Should Support Smart Growth
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Why More People Should Ride Mass Transit

Will SF's Leaders Turn Transport Policy Innovations Into Lasting Change?
StreetsBlog SF

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