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75 Years Ago This Week: 10,000 Turn Out As Shirley Temple Inaugurates New PCC Streetcar Service In Los Angeles
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Anti-HSR Initiative Cleared For Circulation
California High Speed Rail Blog

Beverly Hills Unified School District Blasts Newest Recommendations For Antonio Villaraigosa's Westside Subway
LA Weekly

Caltrans Officials Promise Congestion Relief
Whittier Daily News

Conservatives: Senate Bill Is "Crap Sandwich" ("Will it survive? Is it a spending boondoggle? Is it too much like the previous highway bill? Is this the appropriate legislation for conservatives to use in waging their battle on big government? How much impact do these arguments have?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

CTA Seeks To Sell Some Naming Rights: Bus And Train Trackers, Holiday Train, Penny Rides All Could Get Sponsors
Chicago Tribune

Downtown Los Angeles Streetcar Prepares For Environmental Review
Southern California Public Radio

Final Plans For Wilshire Subway: Tunneling Under Bev Hills High, Westwood/Wilshire Station
Curbed LA

Google And Mountain View May Pursue "Personal Rapid Transit" To Solve Commute Congestion ("Google is already one of the Bay Area’s larger transit providers, and Google buses from San Francisco and elsewhere have cut the company’s drive-alone rate to 62%.")
California Planning & Development Report

GOP Paves Way For States To Retake Road Funding

Ground Broken For Santa Ana Freeway Widening Project
Los Angeles Wave

Here's What Santa Monica May Charge Developers For Each New Traffic-Causing Apartment
Curbed LA

LACMTA Posts Strong Ridership Gains In Early 2012
Progressive Railroading

LA County Metro Releases "Subway To The Sea" Plan
Southern California Public Radio

LaHood: America Is "One Big Pothole"
Transportation Nation

Learn About Last Remaining Program To Fund Mega Projects ("TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act ) may end up as the primary (and perhaps only) federal program capable of funding mega-projects or complicated multi-modal projects. That will depend on the fate of the current Projects of National and Regional Significance program (in the Senate bill, not in the House bill) and the TIGER program.")
Transportation Issues Daily

[D.C.] Metro Debuts New Map And Service Changes
Washington Post
New WMATA Metro System Map

Metro Officials Support Constellation Avenue Stop For Century City ("The Beverly Hills community has adamantly opposed a station at Constellation Avenue because it would require tunneling under Beverly Hills High School.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Metro Recommends Constellation Station In Final EIS/EIR
Beverly Hills Courier

Metro Unveils Final Environmental Documents For Westside Subway
StreetsBlog LA

Mid-City West Disbands Land Use Committee
Park La Brea News Beverly Press

Next Phase Of Freeway Widening Project Begins: Work Expected To Relieve I-5 Bottleneck
NBC Los Angeles

The Odd Link Between Commute Direction And Marital Satisfaction
The Atlantic: Cities

Planning Commission Supports More Developers Fees
Santa Monica Lookout

Race To The Bottom: The Sad State Of Public Discourse On Gas Prices
StreetsBlog Network

The Roots Of Sprawl: Why We Don't Live Where We Work (How The Residence District Ordinance of 1908 codified zoning in Los Angeles and paved the way for too many cars and commuting)

Streetcar Chugs Toward Environmental Review: With Route Selected, Project To Move To Environmental Review Phase ("Early on, the Los Angeles Streetcar project had 65 route possibilities. Recently, that was whittled to one, and on Thursday, March 22, it will be presented to the Metro Board of Directors.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Subway Makes Tracks Toward Westwood
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Subway Report Seeks New Location Of Century City Station
Los Angeles Business Journal

This Week: Road Builders And Bike Advocates Convene In The Capital (The National Bike Summit Program and Rally For Roads)
StreetsBlog DC

To Clean Up Subway Station, An Unlikely Tool: Bird Calls
New York Times

Want A New Bike? Check One Out From The Library
Fast Company Exist

The Week Ahead: Transport Bill Comes To Crunch
The Hill

West Hollywood City Hall Automated Garage And Community Plaza Project ("The City of West Hollywood has awarded a $2.6 million contract to Unitronics to design, engineer, fabricate, install and maintain a 200-car automated vehicle storage and retrieval system.")
City Of West Hollywood

Westside Subway EIS/EIR Goes With 7 New Stations
LA Observed

Widening Of 5 Freeway In L.A. Continues
Orange County Register

Work To Start On 5 Freeway Widening In Santa Fe Springs Area
Los Angeles Times

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