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March 19: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (100 years ago today, Pacific Electric Railway extends its reach further into Los Angeles' budding suburbs)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

ACE Accepts Bids For San Gabriel Trench Project
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

As Gasoline Prices Rise, So Does Push For Bicycle Trails
USA Today

Baldwin Park To Break Ground For New Transit Center
Whittier Daily News

Ballot Box Is Desired Destination Of New Effort To Derail High-Speed Rail
Central Valley Business Times

Bergamot Development Opponents Warn Of Citywide Traffic Gridlock
Santa Monica Mirror

Burbank Airport Survey Finds Support For New Terminal
Los Angeles Times

The Dawn Of The Municipal Chief Innovation Officer ("Americans think their governments are broken, inert, corrupt. But, at the same time, we’re witnessing the rise of the so-called civic hacker, a growing army of deeply committed, tech-savvy city-dwellers who don't necessarily want to work for government, but who wouldn’t mind spending a Saturday afternoon benevolently coding its data...Behold the innumerable hackathons and unconferences, put together to develop apps for no reason other than that it’s just really hard to catch a cab in San Francisco, or to find a bus in New York City")
The Atlantic: Cities

Editorial: Light At End Of High-Speed Rail Tunnel? ("No amount of bureaucratic revision can keep the CHRSA from being a high-speed boondoggle.")
Orange County Register

Extending SAFETEA-LU, Not Passing Multi-Year Bill, Is Now Focus Of Congress
Transportation Issues Daily

For House GOP, Safer Streets Are The New "Bridge To Nowhere"
StreetsBlog DC

Four Burning Unanswered Questions About The Soon-To-Expire Transportation Bill
Transportation Issues Daily

Garcetti Commits To Small Ideas, Big Festivals, And Regular CicLAvias
StreetsBlog LA

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
Walnut Patch

High Speed Rail Funds Aiding Local Transit In CA ("One way to bring down the cost of the train would be to speed up improvements to local transit systems along its path.")
Transportation Nation

High-Speed Rail Planners Focus On Running Trains To L.A. Before Bay Area
Bakersfield Californian

High-Speed Rail Proponents Make Changes To Win Over California Lawmakers
Sacramento Bee

House Won't Take Up Senate Transpo Bill As March 31 Deadline Looms
StreetsBlog DC

Improving Transportation For All And Not Just The Few: A Look Into U.S. Metropolitan Cities' Disproportionate Transportation Spending
Reason Foundation

Insiders Answer "What I Learned From The Senate Transportation Bill Debate And Passage"
Transportation Issues Daily

Mount Lowe Railway -- Then And Now: Illustrated Lecture And Book Signing (March 20)
Pasadena Museum Of History via LA As Subject

New York's Largest Art Museum, In Your Pocket ("Our new mobile app allows users to browse through more than 200 works of contemporary art found throughout the New York City Subway, Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, and MTA Bridges and Tunnels.")
New York MTA

Officials Hold Groundbreaking For San Pedro Downtown Harbor Project
Daily Breeze

On-Street Bike Corrals Land On Main Street (Santa Monica)
StreetsBlog LA

Overview Of State-Related Provisions In The Senate's Transportation Reauthorization Legislation, "Moving Ahead For Progress In The 21st Century Act" (MAP-21) (18p. PDF)
Georgetown Climate Center

Phase 1 Of Expo Light Rail To Open To Culver City In Mid-April
Santa Monica Mirror

Preserving And Protecting Freight Infrastructure And Routes (94p. PDF)
National Cooperative Freight Research Program

Restoring Parity Between Public-Transit Users And Drivers In Commuter Tax Breaks
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

The Streetcar As A City's Moving Symbol ("In many ways, the type of rail car a city employs can say a lot about the place. Some of the older ones can suggest a city's affinity for it's history (Milan) or perhaps its lower budget (Poznan). New ones can suggest a city's growing density levels (Seattle and San Diego) or just its attempts to modernize (Athens and Lisbon).")
The Atlantic: Cities

Tech Patent Trolls Target Transit Agencies ("Cash-strapped cities and transit agencies now face a new threat — so-called “patent trolling.”)
The Transit Wire

Technology And Tools That Will Shape The Future Of How We Travel

This Bus Shelter Will Give You Free Cake
The Atlantic: Cities

Time Running Out On Transportation Funding
Washington Post

Transit Ridership Up Sharply As Gas Prices Climb
Los Angeles Times

Transportation Lobby Sees Road To Short-Term Highway Spending Legislation
The Hill

A Web App Which Rates The Walkability Of Your City
This Big City

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