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"A" Is For Arts District: Hand-Designed Signs Installed To Identify DTLA Neighborhood
Blog Downtown

As The House Transportation Bill Languishes, There's Still Time To "Fix It First"
Huffington Post

Big Names In Financial District Making Lawsuit Noises Over Regional Connector Construction Plan
Curbed LA

Breaking News: House Leadership Scraps 5 Year Transportation Bill
Transportation For America

Did The Gold Line Extension Just Clear Its Last Hurdle?
Curbed LA

Do Bike Paths Promote Bike Riding?
The Atlantic: Cities

Editorial: Is Lunacy Jerry Brown's Legacy? ("Governor seems committed to high-speed rail, a boondoggle, by all appearances.")
Orange County Register

Editorial: What To Do About $4 Gas
Los Angeles Times

For The Tech Sector, Bikes Are The New Cars
Transportation Nation

Gas Tax Falling Short In Paying For Transportation Needs
USA Today

Gold Line And Monrovia Reach Landmark $40.6 Million Deal ("The city and Gold Line Construction Authority signed an agreement that will expedite the Gold Line Foothill Extension.")
Monrovia Patch

GOP Will "Revamp" H.R.7 And Reportedly Restore Dedicated Transit Funding
StreetsBlog DC

House Dems Applaud Boehner Retreat On $260B Highway Bill
The Hill

House GOP Leaders Weigh Scaling Back Highway Bill, Dropping Transit Plan
Washington Post

Identification And Evaluation Of Freight Demand Factors (159p. PDF)
National Cooperative Freight Research Program

If People Got Rid Of Their Cars, They Could Afford An Extra House ("Present value cost of avoidable car ownership/operation over 30 years: $186,425.03.")

LA/2B Stops At City Hall On Way To Public Workshops This Weekend
StreetsBlog LA

LA Metro Board Moves Forward With Plans To Lock Fare Gates
Southern California Public Radio

L.A. State Historic Park: A Deserted Railroad Yard Is Transformed Yet Unfinished

Light Rail Gets A Name, New Logo (Minneapolis light rail and rapid transit lines are the latest system to be officially known as "Metro," but their new logo will be a "T," not "M.")
Minnesota Public Radio

Metro Offers Late Notes For Commuters Affected By Blue Line Outage ("Metro is offering "delay verifications" for commuters who were late to work or school this morning because of the power Blue Line power outage.")
Blog Downtown

Metro Pushes Again For Lockdown On Fare Evaders ("The subway and light-rail system has largely operated without locked gates, trusting that 97% of passengers would buy tickets. But that hasn't been so, with a loss of millions of dollars in revenue.")
Los Angeles Times

MTA To Lock Fare Gates At Dozens Of Subway Stops
Los Angeles Daily News

Northridge Residents Can't Get City To Fix Buckled Sidewalk ("Some 43 percent of the city's 11,000 miles of sidewalks are either cracked, broken or impassible, according to the city. They're also the subject of a barrage of civil-rights complaints.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Pass Transit Offers Bus From Beaumont Walmart To MetroLink In San Bernardino
Banning-Beaumont Patch

Report: Pollution From U.S. Parking Spaces Costs Up To $20 Billion Per Year
StreetsBlog DC
Parking Infrastructure And The Environment
University Of California Transportation Center ACCESS

Republicans Said To Consider Dropping Transit Funding-Cut Plan

SR-710 Review Process Moves Forward
EGP News

Start The Countdown To A Court Date: Trenching At Beverly Hills High School Reaches The End
StreetsBlog LA

Super Commuters Surge As Stuck Homeowners Fly "Greyhound" Routes
Business Week

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