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Westside Subway Extension, Expo Line, Burbank Airport, America Fast Forward, Parking & More

March 22: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Construction begins on L.A.'s first freeway, Metro Rail receives critical funding and electric trolley buses are promoted)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Brien, Mirisch Sworn In During Mayoral Inspiration ("Highlighted throughout the evening was the City Council’s new resolve to fight the Westside Subway Extension tunnel under Beverly Hills High School.")
Beverly Hills Courier

The Convoluted Path To Ending Los Angeles' Mural Ban
The Atlantic: Cities

Could A New Terminal Turn Around Sad Old Burbank Airport?
Curbed LA

Gold Line Gains Control Of Monrovia Land Needed For Maintenance Yard
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Fighting The Critics: Transit Myths & Facts (March 27 : "This [free] webinar will discuss some of the most recent attacks against transit investment, specific modal decisions and future operating costs. It will provide the counterarguments and facts necessary to combat the critics.")
Center For Transportation Excellence / NAPTA

High-Speed Rail, Bay Area Plan To Split $1.5 Billion Cost To Supercharge Rail Line
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Is Growth A Prerequisite For Long-Term Community Health And Prosperity?
APA Sustaining Places

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Urges Congress To Pass Transportation Bill
Los Angeles Daily News

Make Way For The Expo Line
Blogging Los Angeles

Mayor Villaraigosa Urges House To Pass America Fast Forward Program
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Mica To Propose Three-Month Extension Of Federal Transport Funding: Move Would Provide Financing For Highway And Transit Programs Through End Of June
DC Velocity

More Evidence Of Progress On The Expo Line To Culver City (rail car spotted west of La Cienega)
Culver City Times

New Beverly Hills Mayor, Vice Mayor Vow To Fight Constellation Station
Westwood-Century City Patch

Officials Celebrate Opening Of Montebello Bus Lines' New Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station
Pasadena Star-News

One Slow Step Closer To The Westside Subway
Franklin Avenue

Parking Minimums Create Too Many Parking Spots
The Atlantic: Cities

Part 2, Insiders Answer "What I Learned From The Senate Transportation Bill Debate And Passage"
Transportation Issues Daily

Progress Makes Way For Removal Of Terminal Island Freeway; Could Alter Entire West Long Beach Landscape
Long Beach Post

Republicans Want More Time On US Transportation Bill

Research Pays Off: Can Travel Training Services Save Public Transportation Agencies Money? (3p. PDF : The data indicate that for every $1.00 used to purchase travel training services, the three agencies participating in study saved or diverted from $1.45 to $3.98, which equates to net benefits of $200,000 to $440,000 annually. The savings in large part result from the travel trainers’ abilities to teach customers how to use fixed-route transit successfully—instead of relying on paratransit—for some or all of their trips.)
Transportation Research Board

Restoring Retro Hollywood, One Apartment At A Time
The Atlantic: Cities

The Road Forward On Transportation Policy ("Since Latinos in America represent both the fastest-growing segment of the labor force and those most dependent upon public transit and safe pedestrian options, it is essential that Congress send a comprehensive transportation reauthorization to President Obama before time runs out.")
Huffington Post

SCAG Transportation Committee Meets To Discuss Regional Plan One Last Time
StreetsBlog LA

Scientists Question Plan To Build Gondola On Catalina Island
Curbed LA

See Downtown's Expo Line/Blue Line Junction In Action
Curbed LA

Senate Bill Introduced In House, Mica Plans To Unveil Extension [Today]
StreetsBlog DC

Senate Democrats Blast House GOP Transport Extension
Journal Of Commerce

Senate Democrats Stop Short Of Saying They'd Reject Short-Term Highway Bill
The Hill

Standoff In Congress Threatens Highway Construction Funding

Trade In Your Car For A Bike At Woodland Hills Shop
Los Angeles Daily News

Villaraigosa, Officials Push Transit Spending Bill At Chatsworth Depot: America Fast Forward Plan Would Provide Federal Loans To Transportation Agencies To Build Projects
Chatsworth Patch

What's Making Americans Less Thirsty For Gasoline?

Why Can't We Just Leave Infrastructure Spending To The States?
Washington Post

Why People In Cities Walk Fast
The Atlantic: Cities

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