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"Alight?" How About Just "Exit?"
Washington Post

Availability Of $826.5M In Fed Grants Announced
Metro Magazine
FTA Fiscal Year 2012 Apportionments, Allocations, And Program Information (71p. PDF)
Federal Register

Average U.S. Gas Prices Hover At Record-Level Highs ("An improving economy boosts demand for oil, driving up pump prices and crimping consumers' budgets.")
Los Angeles Times

Baucus Adds Transit Tax Benefit To Senate Transpo Bill
StreetsBlog DC

A Bridge Built To Sway When The Earth Shakes (includes interactive animated video demonstration)
New York Times

Butterscotch Line: Eastside High School Students Re-Design Gold Line Stations
StreetsBlog LA

California High-Speed Rail Authority's 2012 Draft Business Plan: Assessment - Still Not Investment Grade (71p. PDF)
Community Coalition On High Speed Rail

California Lawmakers To Consider Gold Line Extension ("A proposal to extend the Gold Line light-rail system from Azusa to Montclair in San Bernardino County faces a hiccup: the state law authorizing the project limited it to Los Angeles County.")
Los Angeles Times

City Taking "Think Labs" On The Road To Crowd Source Ideas For Improving Mobility In L.A. ("These upcoming meetings, which are free and open to the public, are part of what's known as LA/2B, described by the City as "a campaign to update the City’s Mobility Plan and positively shape the future of transportation in LA via crowd-sourced ideas from Angelenos.")

Committee Finds $9.6 Billion For $109B Senate Transportation Bill
The Hill

The Death Row Of Urban Highways, Part 2
The Atlantic: Cities

Express Bus Service Linking Torrance And Long Beach To Start In May
Daily Breeze

Feedback Sought For Lost Hills Overpass Improvement Project
Calabasas Patch

The History Of Carpooling, From Jitneys To Ridesharing ("Ridesharing began shortly after the introduction of the Model-T, America’s first automobile priced with for the middle-class.")

House Republicans' Transportation Bill Survives A Beating In Committees
Washington Post

Is Highland Park The Next Echo Park? Two 'Hoods Debate
Curbed LA

John Boehner Bets Big On Road Bill Vote

Listen: Subway Platform As Musical Instrument ("Reach New York: An Urban Musical Instrument is an audio installation by artist/architect/composer Christopher Janney.")
Transportation Nation

Metro Comments On Beverly Hills' Report On Tunneling Safety For Westside Subway Extension
The Source
Metro On Bev Hills Tunnel Study: We Won't Build Unsafe Subway
Curbed LA
MTA Responds To City's Westside Subway Extension Evaluation
Beverly Hills Patch

Most Americans Want A Walkable Neighborhood, Not A Big House

Parking Meter Rates, Fines Among Highest In The Nation
San Francisco Chronicle

Pugh Designing Inglewood's Crenshaw Line Stations
Curbed LA

Safe Bicycling Streets: What Will It Take?

Secretary LaHood, Metro Officials Tout state's High-Speed Rail Plans
The Source

Senate Highway Bill Set To Kick Off Thursday
Transportation Nation
Senate Likely To Begin Debate On Transportation Bill On February 14
Transportation Issues Daily
The Highway Investment, Job Creation And Economic Growth Act Of 2012
U.S. Senate Committee On Finance

Sisterhood Of The Traveling Bikes
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Torrance's Planned Withdrawal From MAX Transit May Kill Entire Service
Daily Breeze

Transportation Bill Lurches Forward Despite Revenue Doubts

Transportation Project Impact Case Studies (video : "Transportation Project Impact Case Studies (T-PICS) is a web tool that provides access to a nationwide database of 100 case studies that describe the pre- and post-construction economic development effects of 11 kinds of transportation projects.")
The National Academies via Vimeo
T-PICS Website

Upland To Receive $1 Million For Foothill Widening Project
Contra Costa Times

What's Behind HSR's Recent Political Struggles?
California High Speed Rail Blog

Why Women-Only Transit Options Have Caught On
The Atlantic: Cities

Wireless Power Could Revolutionize Highway Transportation, Stanford Researchers Say ("Stanford researchers have designed a new technology that could lead to wireless charging of electric vehicles while they cruise down the highway.")
Stanford University News

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