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April 20: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A landmark report titled "Cities Are For People" released 70 years ago today reviews the rapid growth of the region since the 1920s and analyzes transportation planning in light of the imminent L.A. freeway system)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Antonio Villaraigosa, The Transportation Mayor
StreetsBlog LA

BH City Council Action Could Delay Subway Decision ("If the Beverly Hills City Council agrees to file for a hearing with the Metro board, it would delay the board's upcoming vote on the Westside Subway Extension.")
Westwood-Century City Patch

California High-Speed Rail In Trouble
Sacramento Bee

California High Speed Rail Slammed In New Government Report, Defunding Project Recommended
Huffington Post

Celebrate Earth Day The FTA Way, With A Map Of Sustainable Transpo Projects
StreetsBlog DC

City Seeks Design Ideas For New Sixth Street Bridge
Los Angeles Wave

City Will Drop Bombshell On MTA ("Informed sources in City Hall and the Beverly Hills Unified School District have confirmed to The Courier that the City Council intends to authorize its attorneys to call for a public hearing on locating stations in Century City and in Beverly Hills. The hearing procedure would delay implementation of any decision of Metropolitan Transportation Authority by 60 days or more. The seldom-if-ever used procedure under Public Utilities Code Section 30639, allows cities and counties affected by the “location of facilities” by MTA to demand a “reasonableness” hearing before the MTA board.")
Beverly Hills Courier

Editorial: Still L.A.'s Transportation Mayor
Los Angeles Times

Every Day Is Earth Day For Public Transit
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Experts: No Tunnels Under Public Schools In State
Beverly Hills Courier

High Speed Rail And Carbon Emission Reductions
California High Speed Rail Blog

High-Speed Rail Isn't The Most Efficient Way To Cut Carbon Emissions
Washington Post

How Local Transportation Decisions Can Put Public Health Front And Center
StreetsBlog DC

It Takes Many Steps To Get An Echo Park Crosswalk
The Eastsider LA

LA Mayor Wants More Taxpayer Dollars For Transit

Mayor Had Better Prepare For Pushback On His Fanciful Transportation Plan
LA Observed

Mayor Villaraigosa Storms Out Of Meeting As Measure R Debate Heats Up
Daily Breeze

Metro Testing Buses, Stations On Orange Line Extension
San Fernando Valley Business Journal

A National Authority On Roundabouts (1p. PDF : "Roundabouts have seen unprecedented growth across the United States, from just a handful a decade ago to more than 2,000 and counting.")
National Cooperative Highway Research Program Impacts On Practice

New Farmers Field, Convention Center And L.A. Live Renderings Released
Blog Downtown

Ports' Efforts Impress EPA Chief
Daily Breeze

Red Car Trolley Tests The Track At Disney California Adventure Park (includes photos : "The Red Car Trolley, inspired by the historic Pacific Electric Red Cars which once criss-crossed the Los Angeles area, will make its debut on June 15 when Buena Vista Street opens at Disney California Adventure park.")
Disney Parks Blog

Should California Use Climate Change Fund To Finance A High-Speed Railway?
Giga Om

State Of The City Remarks ("Here is the text of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s State of the City speech. The remarks are as prepared for delivery.")
City Maven

Striking New Photos Of Great 1906 Earthquake Emerge ("On the anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has released a stunning new set of photos from their archives." Rarely seen historic transit photos)

Thumbs Up From America's Planners: "Everything Is Happening In L.A. Right Now" (Review of the American Planning Association national conference held in Los Angeles last weekend, the first since 1986)
StreetsBlog LA

Update: Latest Transpo Action From Westside Grassroots Leaders

Uncertainty Is Part Of Transportation Funding, California High-Speed Rail Chief Says
Sacramento Bee

Vibrant Downtowns Linked To Greater Transit Use
Metro Magazine
The Impact Of Center City Economic And Cultural Vibrancy On Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Transportation (104p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Villaraigosa Walks Out After "Gang Rape" Remark On Transit Tax
Los Angeles Times

Visionary Transpo Bureaucrats, Part 4: Jay Primus And Rina Cutler
StreetsBlog DC

Vote On Rail Segment Delayed ("Members of the California High Speed Rail Authority board failed to vote as scheduled Thursday on a proposed Sand Canyon bullet train route because they ran out of time.")
Santa Clarita Valley Signal

What Developers Get Wrong About Smart Growth
The Atlantic: Cities

Would Obama Really Veto A Transportation Bill?
Transportation Issues Daily

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