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February 23: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Tunneling begins on the Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension -- rarely seen photos tell the story)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

9th National Conference On Transportation Asset Management (San Diego : April 16-18)
Transportation Research Board

Agoura Citizens Voice Concerns About Proposed 101 Interchange Project
Agoura Hills Patch

APTA: Public Transportation Users Save $9,914 Annually
Metro Magazine

BART's New Car Fleet: Made In The USA, But Maybe Not In California
Transportation Nation

Buried Car, Other Debris Delay New El Monte Bus Station
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Bus Operator Restroom Use: Case Study And Practitioner Resources From Minneapolis (4p. PDF)
Transportation Learning Center

Compromise Is Necessary For Transportation Reauthorization
The Hill

End Of The Roads: When Highway Removal Works
Next American City

Expanding Peer-To-Peer Car Sharing To College Campuses
The City Fix

Film Crews Get Green Light To Park On Bike Lanes

The Grocery Store Of The Future? (How transit users waiting for buses or trains may soon be shopping for groceries)
The Atlantic: Cities

Heard Underground, In Your Dreams (Follow up to yesterday's "What would you like subway announcers to say?")
New York Times

House Bill Delayed, But Transit, Biking, And Walking Aren't Safe Yet
StreetsBlog DC

Houston Opens First HOT Lane For Solo Drivers Who Want To Beat The Traffic
Transportation Nation

How Climate Change Could Be The Ruin Of Los Angeles ("Few cities are facing the serious environmental double whammy that’s most likely in store for Los Angeles.")
The Atlantic: Cities

How Mobile Payments Are Revolutionizing Public Transit (Several specific systems are discussed)

The Human Cost Of Car-Centrism: Carwashes Are The New Sweatshops
StreetsBlog LA

Is The U.S. Out Of Love With Cutting-Edge Transit? (Are monorail, high-speed rail, personal rapid transit, car-sharing, electric buses, giant escalators and driverless cars just fads?)

LA Port Urges Supreme Court To Uphold Clean-Trucks Ruling
Journal Of Commerce

Lawmaker Wants To Put Brakes On Naming Freeways, Bridges ("Assemblyman Chris Norby (R-Fullerton) has introduced a bill that would strip the Legislature of the power to name roads and bridges, giving it instead to the California Transportation Commission, which he hopes will show more moderation.")

Malibu Looking To Make PCH Safer For Drivers, Walkers, Bikers
Curbed LA

Metro Board: Fare Gates, TAP But Regional Connector Postponed
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Set To Vote On Environmental Impact Of Downtown Rail Connector
NBC Los Angeles

Move L.A. Hosts "L.A. On The Verge" This Frdiay: What Would You Do With Measure R+
StreetsBlog LA

On The Money: Derailing The Bullet Train? -- Will Voters Get A Re-Do On High Speed Rail?
CBS Sacramento

One-Way Splits As Symbolic Transit
Human Transit

Operation Of Light-Rail Transit Through Ungated Crossings At Speeds over 35 MPH (124p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Orange County Transportation Authority Opposes Elimination Of Federal Transit Funding
Southern California Public Radio

Pocket $300 To Share Your Car

Promoting Bicycle Commuter Safety (176p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Prospering In Place: Linking Jobs, Development, And Transit To Spur Chicago's Economy (48p. PDF)
Center For Neighborhood Technology

Public Still Wary Of Gas Tax Hikes

Putting TRB In The Palm Of Your Hand: The Transportation Research Board's Annual Meeting Online Portal & Research E-Newsletter
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

The Real Reason Cities Can Be so Much Greener Than Other Places
The Atlantic: Cities

Santa Monica Complete Green Street Breaks Ground

Share Your Ideas For Los Angeles Transportation At The LA/2B Think Labs (four upcoming events)

Stroll Around LA County's Only Freeway Cap Park
Curbed LA

Taxes And Transport: Taxes Pay For Things
The Economist

Transit Agencies Jointly Tackle Leadership Succession Planning ("During the past year, three agencies — LACMTA, Regional Transit District of Denver (RTD) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) — have been working together on a new employee exchange program that helps prepare current middle-level managers for higher level management and leadership positions at their respective agencies.")
Progressive Railroading

Transit Officials Offer New Reason To Oppose HR7: Bond Ratings ("The most vocal opposition to the bill has been in defense of transit funding. As written HR7 would stop funding mass transit through a federal gasoline tax for the first time in about three decades. Instead it would provide mass transit with a one time grant that would need to be approved by Congress each year to be extended.")
Transportation Nation

Villaraigosa Looks To Position Himself For National Stage
Daily Breeze

Villaraigosa Named National Co-Chair Of Obama's Campaign
Los Angeles Wave

Vote on Regional Connector Final EIR/EIS Delayed To March
Rafu Shimpo

Zipcar Invests In Wheelz Peer-To-Peer Carsharing Network
Autoblog Green

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