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February 2: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (L.A. plans its freeways, a first for UCLA, and monorail is among regional rail systems considered)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

The 3 People Overseeing LA's Redevelopment Agency And Other Things To Know On Redevelopment Death Day
Curbed LA

AEG To Unveil Plans For New Convention Center
Los Angeles Daily News

Ansel Adams's 1940 LA Photos Getting First Ever Public Show (includes Court Flight funicular and other street scenes)
Curbed LA

A Brief History Of The Los Angeles Plaza, The City's Misplaced Heart (includes historic photos and maps)
LA As Subject via KCET

CRA Head Calls For State To Acknowledge Challenges Of Dissolution (Interview with Jim Kennedy, the interim executive director of the California Redevelopment Association)
California Planning & Development Report

Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Misses Airport By A Mile ("At LAX, the Metro Bus Center is promoted on two pieces of paper posted at information booths. Touch-screen kiosks don't even mention Metro Bus Center.")
LA Weekly

Digital vs. Analog Ways Of Transforming Cities ("Yes, it’s great to have an app that helps you route your commute on transit, but it’s also important to improve the transportation system itself — something an app just can’t do.")
Next American City

Disadvantaged Workers Win In New MTA Agreement ("The Bus Riders Union (BRU) also strongly supported the PLA but the organization is concerned that MTA is trying to build a rail system and make capital improvements it can not afford, even with the $30 billion in revenue projected to come from Measure revenue.")
Our Weekly

Editorial: Bullet Train Becoming "Moonbeam Express"
Orange County Register

Environmental Groups Claim Port's Description Of Rail Yard Project Inaccurate
Daily Breeze

Even More Reasons To Abhor The House Transportation Bill
StreetsBlog Network

Frito-Lay's Hollywood & Highland?: Mall Selling Naming Rights
Curbed LA

Gov. Brown Names Panel To Dismantle L.A. Redevelopment Agency ("The three people will unwind hundreds of millions of dollars in assets, complex land deals, employee obligations and loans overseen by the agency.")
Los Angeles Times

Governor Brown Forms Board To Dismantle L.A.'s CRA
Los Angeles Business Journal

Honolulu Avenue Will Have A Road Diet Test
Montrose Patch

House To Link Energy And Transportation Bills
Wall Street Journal

How A Bad Transportation Bill Is Really Bad For California
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Los Angeles Is Among Municipalities With CRA Projects Still Under Way
Los Angeles Daily News

A Lukewarm Report Card For High-Occupancy Toll Lanes
The Atlantic: Cities
Traffic Congestion: Road Pricing Can Help Reduce Congestion, But Equity Concerns May Grow (60p. PDF)
U.S. Government Accountability Office

New Transportation Bill Creates Safety Concerns Over Bigger Rigs

Now Open For Bids: The Fourth Round Of TIGER Grants
StreetsBlog DC

Now's The Time To Make The House Bill Better For Walking, Biking, And Transit
StreetsBlog DC

OCTA CEO: Maintaining Customer Service As Paratransit Grows
Metro Magazine

Opinion: Rebuilding Transportation Is Key

Retailers Applaud GOP Highway Bill
The Hill

Streetfilms: Viva CicLAvia!
StreetsBlog LA

Suits Could Force LA To Spend Huge Sums On Sidewalk Repair
Public CEO

Three Drilling Bills Clear House Committee
StreetsBlog DC

Traffic Solution: Make Drivers Less Lonely ("Rather than moaning about too many cars on the road, the Ridesharing Institute says the real key to battling traffic congestion and pollution is filling empty passenger seats.")
Ridsharing Institute Website (launches 2012)

Transportation Bill Would Streamline Environmental Review, Sponsors Say

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