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Disney Recreates L.A., Metro & Field Trips, House & Senate Transpo Bills, HUD & Sustainability, "Regenerative" & More

Administration Defends Transportation Spending Plan
Los Angeles Times

AIA Sponsors Weekly Forums With Leading Candidates For Mayor ("The events promise to be one of the first chances each candidate has to outline a vision for how they want Los Angeles’ communities, developments and buildings [to] look in their Los Angeles.")
StreetsBlog LA

Boxer Sees "No Path Forward" On $109B Senate Transportation Bill ("It has been bogged down amendments.")
The Hill

A Brave And Better World: The iPad And The Future Of Planning ("John D. Landis gazes into the future and sees a bold new world in which Planners are replaced by a system of Internet-based applications that conduct analysis and interpretation more easily, quickly, cheaply, and reliably than humans.")

California Congressional Democrats Call For Funding HSR
California High Speed Rail Blog

Competition Requirements Of The Design/Build, Construction Manager At Risk, And Public-Private Partnership Contracts -- Seven Case Studies (56p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program Legal Research Digest

Congress Under Pressure To Produce A Transportation Bill
Washington Post

Destined To Fail: Rust Belt Cities Without Rail
Rust Wire

Economists, Experts Hopeful For L.A. County's Future
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Editorial: Driving A Debate On Mass Transit -- President's Budget Puts A Spotlight On Transportation
Los Angeles Daily News

Green Preservation And Transit Stations (free webinar : February 22 : "Explore how green building and historic preservation can work together in a transit station redevelopment project in your community. Three case studies will illustrate a blend of green building and historic preservation transit station projects")
Federal Transit Administration / Environmental Protection Agency

House Speaker John Boehner Will Delay Vote On House Transpo Bill
StreetsBlog DC

How Disney Imagineers Recreated '20s And '30s L.A. In 21st-Century Anaheim ("The last Pacific Electric red car rolled down the streets of Los Angeles in 1961, but vintage photos -- like those preserved at the Metro Transportation Library and Archive -- helped the Imagineers faithfully match the cars' paint scheme and design flourishes.")
LA as Subject via KCET

How Green Was My Bike Lane: A Model Of Unintended Consequences

H.R. 7: Is John Boehner Serious? ("Did he seriously think this proposal would pass? That he could pillage all the funding for transit, walking and biking, get approvals for oil and gas drilling on some of the nation’s most sensitive lands, and strike a blow to public pensions all in one fell swoop?")
StreetsBlog Network

HUD's New Sustainability Tool (" A sustainable community is an urban, rural, or suburban community that has a vibrant local economy, more housing and transportation choices, is closer to jobs, schools and shops, is more energy independent, and helps protect clean air and water.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Insourcing Infrastructure: A Local Transit Director's Plan To Bring Back Jobs
Huffington Post

John Boehner Punts Highway Bill Until After Recess

Joint Development Webinar Resource Materials Added To Resource Center
Reconnecting America

L.A. Air Pollution May Increase Risk Of Stroke
Los Angeles Times

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa To Chair Democratic Convention
Los Angeles Times

LaHood Defends Spending War Savings On $476B Transportation Plan
StreetsBlog DC
GOP Questions Obama Proposal To Fund Transportation Projects With War Savings
The Hill

La Puente Approves $1.3 Million Wall Extension Along Valley Boulevard
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metro Offers Free Buses, Trains So School Kids Can Keep Up Field Trips
Los Angeles Times

Metro Unveils Free Field Trip Program
Annenberg TV News

Not Every City Can Be The "Most Bicycle Friendly" (While numerous cities are clamoring for this title, here are some other desirable monikers worth fighting for)
The Atlantic: Cities

Port Of LA Container Traffic Rises 5 Percent
Journal Of Commerce

Q & A With The California High-Speed Rail Authority
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Ride A Monorail Over The (Disney) Glendale-Hyperion Bridge (includes animated fly-through video of Disney's new California Adventure)
Curbed LA

Senate Debate Beginning; Amendment Tracker
Transportation For America

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Key Federal Support For Central Subway
California Newswire

Should We Shift From "Sustainable" To "Regenerative?" ("This is why I love term Regenerative. It forces us to think about the greater systems at play and how to actually make them better - not just less bad.")
Sustainable Cities Collective

Sometimes, Less Is More For Trip Planning Tools
Next American City

Speaker Refashions Transit Bill ("Despite their spin, it appears Republican leaders are starting to get nervous that they do not have the votes to pass this highly controversial bill, which should not surprise anyone, given no other surface transportation bill has generated near the controversy, rancor or partisanship in the 56-year history of the Interstate Highway System.")
Roll Call

Thirty-Two California Congressional Representatives Slam House Transportation Bill
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

UCLA School Of Public Health Gets $50-Million Gift ("It will also endow a chair in population health to look at the roles housing, education and transportation play in people's health.")
Los Angeles Times

Unreal Underground: The World's 10 Coolest Subway Systems (photo essay)
The Coolist

Vulcan Donates Archive Collection to Huntington Library (Vulcan...has provided rock, aggregates, asphalt and other materials to build California roads, bridges and other structures...some of the material date back as far as 1910.")
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Were Taxpayers Screwed By Gold Line's $24 Million Settlement?
Curbed LA

Which Is Easier: Driving In L.A. Or Passing A Highway Bill?
Los Angeles Times

Why Do Transit Planners Love Park-And-Rides?
Cap'n Transit Rides Again

With Gas Tax Money Vanishing, Transportation Bills Mum On What Comes Next
Huffington Post

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