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Bergamot Station, South Figueroa Corridor, Highway Bill Passed, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Plan, Subway Bracelets & More

March 30: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A milestone in regional freeway planning, plus archival film footage shows Los Angeles saying goodbye to the last of its streetcars which are replaced the following day with a new fleet of 300 buses -- highlighted by a "Bus Spectacular" at Dodger Stadium)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

2010 Status Of The Nation's Highways, Bridges, And Transit: Conditions & Performance: Report To Congress (502p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration / Federal Transit Administration

Bergamot Art Center Takes Big Step Forward ("The arrival of the Expo Line is expected to transform the City of Santa Monica in multiple ways. Some of that anticipated transformation is planned for the City’s eastside, where Expo riders will either be saying hello or goodbye to Santa Monica as they pass by Bergamot Station. Among the many planned projects at or near Bergamot Station include the proposed Bergamot Art Center.")
Santa Monica Mirror

Calif. Bullet Train Project Under Review ("Proponents of a bullet train in California say they are exploring ways to relax environmental review procedures on the high-speed rail project.")

Congress Extends Highway Funding With Stopgap Bill
New York Times

Congress Fails To Pass Long-Term Highway Bill
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Congressional Lawmakers Temporarily Extend Highway Spending Authority

Dems Trip up GOP On Highway Extension Again
Transportation Nation

Divided Congress Resorts To 3-Month Highway Bill

Doing "Big Things" In Government

Editorial: Don't Let The South Figueroa Corridor Project Get Lost In The CRA Shuffle
StreetsBlog LA

Editorial: Our Dense Population Requires Smart Planning
Los Angeles Daily News

Facelift Project For Hollywood Stirs Divisions
New York Times

Fashion Accessory Of The Day: Subway Map Cuff Bracelets
The Atlantic: Cities

Google Maps Now Includes Real-Time Traffic Data

Heavy Truck Corridor Proposed To Boost Exports
Los Angeles Times

How And Why We Should Green Parking Facilities
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

How Many People Are Moving To LA?
Curbed LA

L.A. Built The Metro, Now It Needs The Buildings

Malls, Parking Garages And...Mass Transit? Sometimes, They Work Together
Next American City

Metro Silences Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills Courier

Millhouse To Head So Cal Transportation Committee: The Moorpark City Council Member Has Been Involved With County Transportation For More Than 10 Years ("Moorpark City Council member and former Southern California Regional Rail Authority chairman, Keith Millhouse, has been elected chairman of the Transportation Committee of theSouthern California Association of Governments, or SCAG.")
Moorpark Patch

New Group Plans To Have Ballard-To-West Seattle Monorail Running By 2018

The New Language Of Mobility: Talking Transportation In A Post-Recession World (40p. PDF : "In this volume, the Maslansky-Luntz team begins with messages that were used in the three success stories and builds upon them in testing a variety of messages with focus groups of “opinion influencers” in three U.S. cities. These listening sessions were then followed by a session with a “Washington insiders” proxy group where a unique Instant Response Dial technology was used to measure responses to a range of messages.")

The New Plan For California's High Speed Rail Project: Faster, Smarter, Cheaper -- And Legal
California Majority Report

Omnitrans' College Student Fares Arrive At 1 Million Trips
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Op-Ed: Hate The Bus? It's Time To Reconsider

Paint Testing On Spring Street Bike Lane Rescheduled For This Weekend
Blog Downtown

Senate Clears Transportation Extension

SFMTA Budget Proposal Includes Metered Parking On Sunday Afternoons
StreetsBlog SF

Transportation Bill Replaced By Stopgap Measure In House
Huffington Post

What's Next For The Transportation Bill?
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Why Don't Young Americans Buy Cars? ("Auto makers are worried about the Millennials. They just don't seem to care about owning a car. Is this a generational shift, or just a lousy economy at work? ")
The Atlantic

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