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January 18: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Metro shines the day after the Northridge Earthquake)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

$77 Million In Transpo Grants To Universities
Transportation Nation
2012 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) Grant Recipients
Research And Innovative Technology Administration

Air Pollution Monitors Could Come To L.A. Freeways
LA Weekly

Being Prepared For Downtown Construction
Santa Monica Lookout

Cleaner Air In L.A. Ports Comes At A Cost To Truckers

Congress Reconvenes With Transportation Deadlines Fast Approaching
StreetsBlog DC

East L.A. Freeway Exit Getting Greened Up
Eastsider LA

Final Regional Connector Rail Line Report Released Early
Curbed LA

Getting Around Near And Far: The Supercharged Bike-Sharing Card
StreetsBlog Network

Gov. Jerry Brown's Tricky Balancing Act: Making A Case For Costly Projects While Also Calling For Deeper Cuts In Other Areas, As Expected In His State Of The State Address, Will Be A Challenge ("We built the Golden Gate Bridge and Central Valley Water Project during the Great Depression," his spokesman, Gil Duran, said Tuesday. "We're not trying to build the pyramids here. We're trying to build the water and transportation infrastructure we need to guide us through the 21st century.")
Los Angeles Times

High Desert Corridor Project Gains Traction, But Funding Is Low
KABC Los Angeles

How Mount Lee Got A Road To The Hollywood Sign
Curbed LA

How Our Brains Navigate The City
The Atlantic: Cities

How To Entice Car Owners To Switch To Public Transit
The Atlantic: Cities
Understanding Transit Ridership Demand For A Multi-Destination, Multi-Modal Transit Network In An American Metropolitan Area: Lessons For Increasing Choice Ridership While Maintaining Transit Dependent Ridership (110p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Listen Up, Walkers: Watch Out For Traffic When Wearing Headphones

Long Beach School Board Opposes Rail Project Report
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Maps Show Striking Link Between Car Commuting And Obesity
StreetsBlog DC
Mapping Transportation And Health In The United States

New Forms Of Car Sharing Improve Personal Mobility
The City Fix

News Releases Still Matter And Three Reasons You Should Care
Talking Transportation

Opinion: Soul Train: Promoting The MTA, One Punk At A Time
Los Angeles Times

Plans For High-Speed Rail Are Slowing Down
Washington Post

Poll Says L.A. voters Favor Giving Up Slumping Ontario Airport
Los Angeles Times

Port Of L.A. Sets U.S. Record For Shipping Export Containers
Los Angeles Times

Retrofitting The Suburbs To Increase Walking ("The opportunities for retrofitting suburbs to increase transit use and walking are especially golden in the Golden State.")
ACCESS: The Magazine of UCTC

Some Easy Bike Lane Projects L.A. Can Do Right Away
L.A. Eco-Village Blog

Space Technology May Be Used To Reduce Congestion On Roads
The Engineer (U.K.)

The State Of Play On State Gas Taxes
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Walking Works For LA

What Features Do Your Transit Apps Offer?
Metro Magazine

What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density
The Atlantic: Cities

Will The LA Times Ever Report Honestly On HSR?
California High Speed Rail Blog

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