Measure R Extension, Expo Line, Century City Station, Bike-Sharing, Dodger Development & More

Active Living For All Ages: Creating Neighborhoods Around Transit

Bike Sharing Systems Aren't Trying To Peddle For Profit: Many Cities Find That Bike Sharing Isn't A Revenue-Generator. Does It Matter?
U.S. News & World Report

Carnage Interrupted: An Analysis Of Fifteen Terrorist Plots Against Public Surface Transportation (92p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

China: Face-Recognition Systems Bound For Train Stations
Mass Transit

Council Sidelines Resolution On Subway Opposition ("The mayor and vice mayor will instead synthesize the views of council members and residents into a reworked resolution or an official letter to the MTA.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Developing Chavez Ravine Is Likely In Play For New Dodgers Owner ("Real estate experts say the rich price Guggenheim Baseball Management paid for the team probably means it is looking to do more with the land surrounding Dodger Stadium than simply park cars.")
Los Angeles Times

Earth Day Latino 2012: Celebrating Los Angeles History, Culture, And Ecosystem
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Free Expo Line Rides During Opening Weekend, April 28 & 29 ("Operating on a limited schedule, the rail line will finally open its doors to commuters for free on both Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, from 5am to 7pm. All other Metro buses and trains, however, will require the usual fares.")

Free Rides On New Expo Line Opening Weekend, April 28/29 ("Several community events are planned for Sat. April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those community events will be held at the 7th Street Metro Center Station in downtown Los Angeles, Expo Park/USC Station, Expo/Crenshaw Station and the La Cienega/Jefferson Station.")
Culver City Patch

Halt California Funds For High-Speed Rail: Budget Watchdog

High-Speed Rail Could Free Up Valuable Space At SFO ("Small, inefficient flights between The City and the Los Angeles area account for 15 percent of all domestic travel at the San Francisco International Airport. With the option of traveling between the two cities in just two hours and 40 minutes on high-speed rail, travelers may start eschewing the short flights.")
San Francisco Chronicle

House Committee Ignores Highway Bill Veto Threat
The Hill

How CicLAvia Can Inform Implementation Of The Los Angeles City Bike Plan
StreetsBlog LA

Is It Finally Over? Court Denies Appeal Of Expo Phase II Environmental Documents
StreetsBlog LA

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa To Urge Measure R Tax Extension In Today's State Of The City Speech
Los Angeles Daily News

La Plaza Bones Reburied: Native American Remains Go Back Into Ground After Year-Long Dispute
Los Angeles Downtown News

LA Transit Commissioner Has Some Sharp Words For Toronto's Transit Debate
Open File

Legislative Analyst: High-Speed Rail Funding "Speculative"
Sacramento Bee

Linking Community Visioning And Highway Capacity Planning (90p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

"Might Rail" To "Light Rail": The Expo Line Example

No, Metro Is Not Really Considering An Aerial Station For Santa Monica/Century Park East
StreetsBlog LA

Obama Says He'll Veto Transpo Extender Tied To Keystone XL
Transportation Nation

Our Nation's Travel Infrastructure And How It Works
Huffington Post

Out Of Cash ("The whole arrangement is known as tax increment financing, or TIF. Redevelopment agencies do not directly develop property, but they do nearly everything else: They create redevelopment plans, fund local infrastructure improvements, assemble parcels, assist developers, broker deals and sell bonds to pay for all of the above.")
Next American City

Plans For "LA's French Quarter" Between South Park And FiDi
Curbed LA

Practices And Procedures For Site-Specific Evaluations Of Earthquake Ground Motions (90p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Real-Time Change And Damage Detection Of Landslides And Other Earth Movements Threatening Public Infrastructure (108p. PDF)
Oregon DOT / OTREC

Report Urges Delay In Bullet Train Funding Decisions
Los Angeles Times
The 2012-2013 Budget: Funding Requests For High-Speed Rail
California Legislative Analyst's Office

Residents Circulate Petition To Block Subway Tunnel Under BHHS
Beverly Hills Courier

S.F. Agency OKs Free Muni For Low-Income Kids
San Francisco Chronicle

The Spontaneous Activities On 4th Street During CicLAvia
StreetsBlog LA

This Bus Drives Us Wild: M15 Crowd Shares Love
New York Post

Transit Funding: GOP Plan Appears Squashed

TransitWire: Cheviot Hills Loses Expo Battle, Bev Hills Shows Off Purple Line Opposition
Curbed LA

Villaraigosa Wants Voters To Extend Sales Tax To Fund Transit
("LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will pitch his proposed November ballot measure to L.A. County voters in his State of the City speech Wednesday evening.")
Los Angeles Times

Visionary Transpo Bureaucrats, Part 2: Keith Parker And Mike McKeever
StreetsBlog DC

Want More Bikers? Build More Bike Lanes
Washington Post
Cycling To Work In 90 Large American Cities: New Evidence On The Role Of Bike Paths And Lanes
Rutgers University

What Will It Take To Change Commuters' Behavior In Los Angeles? ("Angeleno commuters lose about 70 hours per person per year sitting in traffic—that's the equivalent of nearly ten days! It averages to about 485 million wasted hours that cost the region more than $10 billion annually, estimates Vision Los Angeles. Plus, commutes in Los Angeles are a third longer than they should be, according to a study by Texas Transportation Institute. But it wouldn't even take that much change to see an improvement in those numbers, according to a study by RAND. Reducing the number of cars on the road by only 2 or 3 percent could cut congestion delays by 10 to 15 percent.")

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