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AIA Mayoral Candidate Conversations: Kevin James
StreetsBlog LA

America's Counties Do The Heavy Lifting ("In 49 of our nation's 50 states, counties maintain the roads and bridges that connect us to each other, to our jobs and schools, and to the businesses and services we use each day. Many U.S. counties operate public transit systems. And when Americans need better transportation services--whether that involves roads that are safe and smooth or improved bus frequency--the counties hear about it first.")
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Angels Flight Fare To Double To 50 Cents Next Week ("The new fare will go into effect on Monday. Riders with Metro passes can still ride for 25 cents and regular users can still receive five rides at a 20% discount.")
Los Angeles Times

Angels Flight Increases Fare To 50 Cents Starting Next Week ("But will the extra quarter per ride really make a difference in profits?...The money Angels Flight makes from riders has never completely covered annual operations and maintenance costs, and most of the shortfall is covered by fundraising efforts.")
Blog Downtown

Boehner Rebuffs Report He's Lost Confidence In Mica Over Highway Bill
The Hill

Boehner Warns House GOP He Will Take A Detour On Highway Bill
The Hill

Borrowing Costs For Bullet Train Revised Upward ("California now will have to allot more than $700 million a year to repay billions of dollars to build the high-speed rail system's first phase, the nonpartisan legislative analyst's office finds.")
Los Angeles Times

City Adopts New Parking Credits Program
West Hollywood Patch

Cloture Vote On Transportation Bill Fails Setting Up Longer Fight In Senate
StreetsBlog DC

Driverless Cars Will Be A Boon To Pedestrians
Mother Jones

The Expo Line: Not If But When Will It Open

Flash Mob Shows How To Reduce Traffic Congestion
Transportation Issues Daily

From The Netherlands To America: Translating The World's Best Bikeway Designs (video)

High-Speed Rail Board Chair: Lower Cost, More Bond Funds Up Front
Capital Public Radio

In The Bay Area, Transit Signs Are Surprisingly Poor
Transportation Nation

Ideas For Downtown LA: Relocate County Buildings To Enable Grand Ave Park Expansion By 2016
Brigham Yenc

LaHood: Time's Run Out To Pass Long-Term Highway [Bill] By Deadline

Metro's Regional Connector To Displace Weiland Brewery And Others In Little Tokyo
Blog Downtown

More Bike Lanes, Paths Planned For County; Three Key Projects Planned For San Gabriel Valley
Whittier Daily News

Nearly 200 U.S. Mayors Press For Passage Of Federal Transportation Bill
Sacramento Bee

Opinion: The Right Way To Fund Transportation

Pedestrians Count! 2012 -- Successes, Challenges And Data (May 3-4 : Los Angeles MTA Headquarters : "The seminar promotes pedestrian safety, transit access, healhty environments and sustainable communities coordinating with cutting edge research. The seminar explores latest best practices in pedestrian data collection and analysis with strategic community advocacy. Professionals, academics and community leaders will share their current and most promising work. Session topics will include walkability to transit and TOD, Sustainable Communities Strategies, health equity, and pedestrian data collection.")
California Walks

Research Finding: California High-Speed Rail Can Bring Positive Urban Transformations If Cities Consider Complementarities With Other Station Cities And How To Integrate Their Station In The Region
Market Watch
Planning For Complementarity: An Examination Of The Role And Opportunities Of First-Tier And Second-Tier Cities Along The High-Speed Rail Network In California (243p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Santa Monica Debuts Two New Bikeway Designs
StreetsBlog LA

Senate Blocks Highway Bill, But Procedural Deal Could Be Forthcoming
The Hill

What's Behind These High Gas Prices (extensive infographic)

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