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Amtrak Rolls Into The Information Age (Wifi, apps, saying goodbye to ticket punchers, eliminated paperwork, and many more developments on the way as "Amtrak has reason to celebrate: In its 40th year, it’s enjoying the eighth new ridership record in nine years (30.2 million passengers for the 2011 fiscal year, ending in September).")
Smart Planet

Are Bicycle Lanes Really Green? Some City Residents See Read
Smart Planet

Bill Forces Decision On Pipeline, Expands Drilling To Pay For Transportation Projects
Washington Post

Boehner: "Fundamental Change" Means This Bill Stays In GOP Territory
Transportation Nation

Boxer Pessimistic On Senate Bill As Parliamentary Sabotage Rears Its Head
StreetsBlog DC

Brucker Calls For Metro's Response To Exponent Study (p.2)
Beverly Hills Weekly

Can Subways Ever Really Be Rat-Free?
The Atlantic: Cities

City Irks Residents By Removing Sidewalk Trees
Glendale News Press

Clearing It Up On Federal Transportation Expenditures ("The federal government has already devolved most of its transportation powers to local and state governments. And there is little evidence that further reducing the power of Washington will produce better transportation investments.")
The Transport Politic

DB Schenker Rail To Introduce "Carbon Free" Trains

Dianne Feinstein Decries Effort To Delay Train Safety Measure
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Get A Voice ("As AIA, Hosts Mayoral Forums, Will Wright Proposes A Deputy Mayor For Architecture And Urban Design" for Los Angeles)
Architect's Newspaper

Flashback: Ronald Reagan Touts Gas Tax Hike, Transit Funding As Job Creators
StreetsBlog DC

Future Federal Transportation Bills Locked In Partisan Gridlock
Public Radio International

Gas Prices Continue To Rise, Threatening Economic Recovery
California High Speed Rail Blog

House Republicans Mull Ways To Fund Public Transit

Mayor, Huizar Greet Eagle Rock Elementary Students In Chinatown ("The second-graders are the first students in L.A. to officially travel free on Metro buses and rail on a field trip.")
Eagle Rock Patch

OCTA Not On Board Yet With Agreement For High-Speed Rail
Voice Of OC

Opinion: Re-Imagining U.S. Infrastructure

Opinion: What's To Like About High-Speed Rail Reality?
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Red Car Remnants In Ballona Wetlands
Southern California Public Radio

SoCal Gas Prices Soar 5 Cents Overnight To $4 A Gallon
Los Angeles Daily News

Spending Won't Fix What Ails U.S. Infrastructure

Streetfilms Q&A: Karyn Williams -- Enlightening Youth About Transportation

Swift Transportation To Pay Port $4M In "Clean Trucks" Settlement
Daily Breeze

TIFIA Loan Demand "Overwhelming," LaHood Says
Progressive Railroading

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