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Announcing The April 15th 2012 CicLAvia Route

As The City Grew: Historical Maps Of Los Angeles (ongoing exhibit of 34 historical maps)
Los Angeles Public Library

Average State's Gas Tax Is 6.8 Cents Lower Today
Transportation Issues Daily

Bike-Friendly Business Districts: Where Going Green And Making Green Meet
Long Beach Business Journal

California's High-Speed Rail: Going Nowhere, Very Fast
Investor's Business Daily

Construction Agency To Begin $100 Million Nogales Project In Spring
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Disability Rights Groups Sue L.A.'s Community Redevelopment Agency
Los Angeles Daily News

Drilling For Highway Revenues Could Face Controversy From Both Sides
Transportation For America

Duarte To Get Grant To Plan "Transit Village" Near Future Gold Line Station
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Editorial: Sensible CEQA Reform: The Legislature Needs To Make The Approval Process Fairer For All, Not Just Big-Ticket Projects
Los Angeles Times

Evaluation And Performance Measurement Of Congestion Pricing Projects (166p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program
Performance Measurement And Evaluation Of Tolling And Congestion Pricing Projects (226p. PDF web-only document : contractor's final report)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Five Industry Railroad Grade Separations On ACE Priority List ("The Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority Board of Directors recently approved the list of eight proposed grade separation projects for phase two.")
Walnut Patch

Freight Rail Industry Planning Record Investment In 2012
StreetsBlog DC
American Association Of Railroads Press Release

Good Spending And Bad Spending ("Is there such a thing as good spending and bad spending? If so, where does infrastructure fit in on that scale? Did Obama make it clear that he sees infrastructure as "good" spending in his State of the Union speech? Or did he miss an opportunity? Is there any way in the current political atmosphere to actually increase spending for infrastructure?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

House Republicans To Unveil Transportation Bill
Washington Post

House Republicans Want $260 Billion For Infrastructure

Infrastructure Investment And Job Creation (audio)

L.A. Transportation PLA Offers Lifeline For Long-Term Jobless, Homeless
AFL-CIO Now Blog

The Mayor's Office, Measure R And Multiple "Plan B's"
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Shows Off Overachieving Orange Line Extension
Curbed LA

More Bike Parking Coming To L.A. Live
LADOT Bike Blog

New BART Cars Spark Outrage Over Cost And Outsourcing
Huffington Post

Opposition Builds Over Port Of L.A.'s Rail Yard Analysis ("Long Beach City Officials, School District, Others Say EIR On BNSF Project ‘Flawed.’")
Long Beach Business Journal

Orange Line Busway Extension Leaves Metro With $180 Million Left Over
Los Angeles Daily News

Railroads Would Get Until 2020 To Add Crash Systems In Plan
Business Week

Review Process Begins For Regional Connector; Light Rail Expansion Will Provide "One Seat" Ride
Blog Downtown

The Stunning Cost Of America's Dependence On Oil (numerous infographics tell the story)
Business Insider

Suits Could Force L.A. To Spend Huge Sums On Sidewalk Repair ("The civil rights actions claim that broken sidewalks and missing curb ramps violate the Americans With Disabilities Act. The city could be on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars.")
Los Angeles Times

This Is Not A Drill: Highway Lobby Trying To Push Transpo Bill Thru Congress
StreetsBlog DC

Transportation Bills: House And Senate Versions Have Major Differences

Uncertainty For California Developers, Construction Workers As CRAs Disappear
Southern California Public Radio

With Earmarks Banned, California Must Finagle Transportation Bill
Miami Herald

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