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BHUSD Urges Residents To Lobby Metro Board Members About Subway Route ("The following is an annoucement released Tuesday from the Beverly Hills Unified School District concerning Metro's recent decision to route the Westside Subway Extension under Beverly Hills High School.")
Beverly Hills Patch

City Council To Discuss Subway Route Review Today ("The city hired geotechnical consultants Shannon & Wilson, Inc. to review Metro's studies of the route.")
Beverly Hills Patch

City Expands Newhall Metrolink Parking
Santa Clarita Valley News

Editorial: Rail Boondoggle
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Encouraging Biking, Walking In Large U.S. Metro Areas: When Home, Work, School And Shopping Are In Closer Proximity, Travel Is Easier. What Can Cities Do To Help Get People Out Of Their Cars And Onto Their Feet?

Expect Delays As Expo Crews Dig Up Sewer Line ("Excavation is slated to start mid-April between 14th and 17th courts along Colorado.")
Santa Monica Patch

Final Program Environmental Impact Report For The 2012-2035 RTP/SCS (157p. PDF : Regional Transportation Plan / Sustainable Communities Strategy)

Get Typical Traffic For Roads, Not Just Highways
Google Lat Long Blog

Hopes Dim For Surface Bill This Year (registration required)
Journal Of Commerce

[D.C.] Metro Goes Digital To Crack Down On Sexual Harassment ("Metro is hoping to crack down on sexual harassment among its riders with a new public awareness campaign that was unveiled Monday.")

NY State Comptroller: MTA Electronic Security Program Delayed 2 More Years
Transportation Nation
Progress Report: The MTA Capital Security Program (4p. PDF)
NY Office Of The State Comptroller

Opinion: L.A.'s Purple Line Subway Is Bad News For The Arts ("An environmental impact statement issued by the MTA for the Purple Line subway contains an ominous report on the status of the arts in L.A.")
Los Angeles Times

Organizing Riders, Workers & Students (Webinar : April 10 : "This webinar will identify some of the rarely organized groups of transit supporters in your community and offer strategies to get them engaged and active in your campaign.")
Center For Transportation Excellence / NAPTA

Practices For Wayside Rail Transit Worker Protection (90p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Parsing California's Density Bombshell In 2010 Census Data
California Planning & Development Report

The Red Line Construction Litigation That Won't Die
Curbed LA

San Francisco: Winning Speed And Reliability Battles
Human Transit

Smart Phones Can Make Smart Planners ("For planners who haven’t yet spent much time in the App Store, here are a few of the most useful apps, many of which are smartphone versions of software and websites with which many planners are already familiar.")
California Planning & Development Report

SoCal Group Votes On Foot-Friendly Transit Plan
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Stunning Shift On High Speed Rail
Santa Monica Daily Press

Talking Freight: Freight And The Environment, Part 2 (web conference : April 18)
National Highway Institute

Temporary Traffic Signal Shut Down At Washington And National Boulevards Wednesday
Marina Del Rey Patch

TRB Annual Meeting Online Portal ("In addition to the current 4,500+ papers, TRB Annual Meeting Online will include both the 2012 and 2011 Annual Meeting slides and posters of the more than 7,000 program presentations, and videos of more than 80 high-profile sessions.")
Transportation Research Board

What Is So Bad About A 25 Percent Reduction In Emissions?
Transportation Issues Daily

Which Cities Have The Most Global Clout? ("The ranking is based on five key factors: business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience, and political engagement. It covers the 66 largest cities around the world." Los Angeles is #6)
The Atlantic: Cities

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