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12 Freeways To Watch ('Cause They Might Be Gone Soon)
StreetsBlog DC

12th National Light Rail Conference: Sustaining The Metropolis -- LRT & Streetcars For Super Cities (November 11-13, 2012 : Salt Lake City)
APTA and Transportation Research Board

Beverly Hills Experts Cast Doubt On Metro Report
StreetsBlog LA

Bill Would Prohibit Highway Money For CA Rail Plan
San Francisco Chronicle

California's High Speed Rail Mistake
Huffington Post

A Closer Look At Congestion Pricing On The Bay Bridge
Berkeley Transportation Letter

Company To Help Implement Rental Program For New Electric Bicycles
A Bay Area Program In Electric Bike Sharing
New York Times

Congress About To Clear 5 Of 10 Hurdles To Enacting A Transportation Bill
Transportation Issues Daily

Congress Is Toying With The Future Of Mass Transit
The Atlantic: Cities

Culver City Council Signs Off On Projects Ahead Of RDA Shutdown
Culver City Patch

Culver City Creates New Expo-Adjacent Development In 5 Days
Curbed LA

Fare Hack: Exploiting A Clipper Card Flaw Is Easy ("Not that we think you would, but with a visit to Radio Shack you could hack into that Clipper card in your wallet, allowing you to load it with free rides or create and sell copies for profit — and funnel money away from the Bay Area's crash-strapped public-transit agencies.")
SF Weekly

GOP-Backed Transporation Bill Slashes Funding For Cycling, Pedestrian Facilities
Public Radio International

Jerry's Fast Train: A Big Idea That Could Crash

Laws That Shaped L.A.: How The California Environmental Quality Act Allows Anyone To Thwart Development

Levels Of Service And Travel Projections: The Wrong Tools For Planning Our Streets?
Project For Public Spaces

Local And State Partnerships With Taxicab Companies (56p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Los Angeles Subway Station Portals Getting New Modern Canopies
Brigham Yen

Metro Red Line Subway Stations Getting Fancy New Hats
Curbed LA

Mind The Green Paint! City Crews To Test New Materials For Downtown Bike Lanes
Blog Downtown

Norwalk Will Enforce Parking Regulations At Metrolink Lot
Los Angeles Wave

Now We're Getting Political ("Does the forthcoming political brawl offer enough attention to a long-neglected infrastructure bill to make up for the twists of logic that surely will accompany the fight? When the finger-pointing dies down, will the surface transportation measure have made any progress?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Push For Metrolink Station Nearing End Of Line
Redlands Daily Facts

Rangel: House GOP Has No Idea Where Transit Funding Would Come From
StreetsBlog DC

Regional Governing Board Criticized For Failing To Release Early Version Of Audit
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Republican Energy Bill Would Allow Oil Drilling Off Ventura County Coast
Ventura County Star

San Gabriel Dig Site Offers New Insight Into California History
Pasadena Star-News

Schumer Amendment: Make Transit Tax Benefit Equal To Parking Benefit
StreetsBlog DC

Should It Take Decades To Build A Subway?
("It's too easy to slow down urban mass transit improvements. Here's how to fix the system...while it’s not fair to compare American projects to China’s — where protections for workers and the environment are flimsy, and tight construction schedules can sacrifice workmanship — there are nonetheless several factors that conspire to keep American mass-transit projects in a state of perpetual limbo. Here are seven culprits, listed roughly in order of guilt.")

Socrates Visits The U.S. Federal Transit Administration
Human Transit

State Of Good Repair Needed To Keep Transit Systems Moving
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

T4 Coalition Announces Opposition To House Energy And Transportation Bill
Transportation For America

Times Victory: Trio Of Bills Take Aim At "Buy Here Pay Here" Car Dealerships
StreetsBlog LA

Watching Transportation: What's On The Other Social Media?
Talking Transportation

What If South Park Had A Big Park Across From Staples Center?
Curbed LA

What Is Car Culture Doing To Our Children?
New York Times

Why Planners Need To Take Agenda 21 Criticism More Seriously
The Atlantic: Cities

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