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9th National Conference On Transportation Asset Management (April 16-18 : San Diego)
Transportation Research Board

10 Minutes With The Mayor: Still Upbeat On America Fast Forward, Loves CicLAvia
StreetsBlog LA

Advocates For Safe Walking, Cycling Push Police For Safer Streets
StreetsBlog LA

As Yet Another House Proposal Dies In Utero, Boehner Looks To Senate Bill
StreetsBlog DC

California's Bullet Train: A Fresh Start And A Change In Direction
Infrastructure USA

A Collision Of Visions On Bullet Train: The High-Speed Rail Line Would Transform California Lifestyles For The Better, Backers Say. Opponents See A Costly Social Engineering Folly
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: In Rail Debate, Both Sides Apply High-Speed Spin
Modesto Bee

El Monte Has Spent $1.3 Million On Legal Issues With Former Transit Village Developers
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Everything You Need To Know About The High Desert Freeway
Curbed LA

Experts See No New Transportation Bill Before Election
StreetsBlog DC

Explaining Transit's Secret Language
The Atlantic: Cities

Gen Y Most Likely To Find Alternate Transportation Methods As Pump Prices Rise, According To Latest American Pulse Survey

Guidebook For Measuring Performance Of Automated People Mover Systems At Airports (136p. PDF)
Airport Cooperative Research Program

House To Drop Controversial Transit Provision

How El Paso Ended Up With America's Best Smart Growth Plan (The nation’s 19th-largest city has adopted a detailed comprehensive transit-centric plan)
The Atlantic: Cities
Plan El Paso

Industry Signs Metrolink Parking Services Agreement
Diamond Bar Patch

Money For Nothing: Study Confirms Taking Public Transit Saves, Big Time
Next American City

New Head Of California High-Speed Rail Optimistic ("California's High-Speed Rail Authority has a new chairman. Dan Richard, a Brown appointee, is now the public point person for the agency, and no doubt, he's bracing to take a lot of the political heat over questions ranging from high speed rail's cost and its estimated ridership to whether we should go ahead with this project at all." Audio and text interview)
California Report

No Torrance, No MAX ("Since 1990, the Municipal Area Express (MAX) buses have been carrying commuters from various South Bay cities to employment sites in El Segundo. MAX service is jointly provided by the cities of El Segundo, Lawndale, Lomita, Torrance as well as the City and County of Los Angeles; Torrance,as the largest city in the South Bay, serves as the lead agency...Torrance’s share of MAX operating funds is the largest; a Torrance pull out might mean severely curtailed service, or the end of MAX altogether.")
More Than Red Cars

Occupant Volume Integrity Evaluation In Passenger Rail Cars (4p. PDF)
Federal Railroad Administration Research Results

Palm Rustlers Don't Pay A Dime For Damages To Public Land ("A local nonprofit slapped with a $450,000 lawsuit for removing palm trees from an LA freeway won’t have to pay a cent in damages, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for damages caused by the removal.")
NBC Los Angeles

Republican Sen. Mike Enzi Warns Gas Tax Must Be Raised
Huffington Post

Policy Tools For A More Sustainable Town
The Atlantic: Cities

Senate Leaders Reach Deal On Transpo Bill, Setting Up Slew Of Votes Today
StreetsBlog DC

SF Supes: Buildings Must Offer Bike Parking
Bay Citizen

Six Notable And Unusual Maps Of Southern California (Unusual and important maps, including Metro Transportation Library's 1957 "Master Plan Of Freeways," are highlighted and placed in context)
LA as Subject via KCET

Trolley Bus In Wrong Place vs. Motor Buses In Right One
Human Transit

Union Targets GOP Leaders Over Transportation Funding
Washington Post

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Report: Nation's Transportation Infrastructure Needs To Keep Pace With Growing Exports
Progressive Railroading

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