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5 Freeway Getting Wider Before The Orange Curtain
Curbed LA

AIA/LA Working on Plans for A Center For Architecture And Urban Design Los Angeles
Curbed LA
AIA/LA Has Architecture Center Envy
Architect's Newspaper

Air Commuters Growing In Number
Transportation Nation

Broad Museum Cleared For Takeoff: Construction Permits Issued For $100 Million Arts Complex
Los Angeles Downtown News

Dems Plan To Introduce $109B Senate Highway Bill In The House
The Hill

Editorial: Stop Dithering, Pass Transportation Bill
Sacramento Bee

Fasten Seat Belts For Next Year's "Planegeddon" At Van Nuys Airport
Los Angeles Daily News

Feds Launch Mobile App Focused On Commercial Bus Safety
The Transit Wire

Fourteen Firms Pre-Qualified To Bid On $498 Million ACE Project
Pasadena Star-News

Gas Price Spike Behind Metro Ridership Increase: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Reported That Rail Ridership Jumped 5.9% In February Over The Same Month In 2011
Glendora Patch

Highway Bill Could Be Headed For A Standoff
Transportation Nation

Hollywooder Lobbies For Sunset Blvd. Guitar Center Crosswalk
Curbed LA

House GOP Opts For Short-Term Transpo Extension
Transportation Nation

House Working On Transpo Extension, Buying time For Backwards Bill
StreetsBlog DC

Infographic: When Reagan, The GOP, And Democrats Doubled The Gas Tax
StreetsBlog DC

Interstate 5 Freeway Widening Project Begins In Santa Fe Springs
KABC Los Angeles

LACMTA Expands Additional Train Testing On New Expo Line
Railway Track & Structures

Los Angeles' System Shows How Tech Can Beat Traffic (registration required)
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Madness: The NCAA Sweet Sixteen Decided By Walk Score!
The Atlantic: Cities

Metro Study Backs Century City Stop For Westside Subway
Jewish Journal

Metrolink Holds Safety Workshop For Regional Transit Agencies
Los Angeles Times

Mica: Talks Under Way On Short-Term Transportation Funding
Washington Post

No Data? No Problem ("Smarter transportation decisions require comprehensive, accurate and timely data about infrastructure condition, travel time reliability, crashes and their causes. These data can inform decision makers about what really works – how best to relieve congestion and improve supply-chain connectivity to make freight transportation – and hence the U.S. economy – more competitive. Good data can enable people and businesses to use the transportation system more efficiently and ensure universal mobility.")
StreetsBlog DC

Plan Aims To Boost Exports At Port, LAX
Los Angeles Daily News

Residents Call For Council To Act Against MTA
Beverly Hills Courier

Take A Peek At Renderings For 3 Future Purple Line Stations
Curbed LA

Transforming Transit-Oriented Spaces Into Theatrical Happenings: A Conversation With The Artistic Director Of The Watts Village Theater Company
StreetsBlog LA

Transit Workers Union Targets Riders In New Campaign
Huffington Post

Transportation Impact Fee Heads To Santa Monica City Council
Santa Monica Mirror

U.S. Poised For Passenger Rail Boom

"We Grow Fastest When We Grow Greenest"--LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa ("In the case of LA, this meant that transit expansion that would have taken 30 years to build on a "pay as you go" basis can be completed in 10 years, at much lower cost and providing jobs and transportation alternatives when they are needed -- now. Fast Forward would allow cities to compete for $2 billion in low-interest loans. According to Villaraigosa, "In Los Angeles, this will allow us to create 166,000 jobs now by accelerating bus and rail projects.")
Huffington Post

Westside Subway Extension Final EIS/EIR Released
Mid-City West Community Council

What U.S. Population Trends From The 2000s Tell Us About The Future
The Atlantic: Cities

Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance Hears 710 Freeway Expansion Plans
Contra Costa Times

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