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Anaheim Lawmaker: High-Speed Rail Should Include Disneyland
Southern California Public Radio

APA Seeks To Rejuvenate Planning Profession At National Conference In Los Angeles
California Planning & Development Report

Calif. Bullet Train Consultant Ties Questioned ("A $400-an-hour consultant who was hired to judge the accuracy of ridership estimates for California's proposed bullet train once worked for the company that prepares them.")
Silicon Valley Mercury News

California High-Speed Rail Plan Still Has Shaky Finances
Sacramento Bee

Census Breaks The News We Already Knew: The Exurbs Are History
StreetsBlog DC

Congressional Panel Launches Probe Of California's High-Speed Rail Project
("The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wants to look into possible conflicts of interest and how backers plan to spend billions in federal funds.")
Los Angeles Times

The Crisis In American Walking: How We Got Off The Pedestrian Path (Part 1 of 4)

Desire For Streetcars To Return To LA (""Virtually every bit of this alignment is on streets that have historically had Red or Yellow car lines," said Robin Blair, director of planning for the Metropolitan Transit Authority.")
New Zealand Herald

Dodger Stadium Shuttle Set To Roll For Tuesday's Home Opener ("Instead of paying the usual $15 to park at Dodger Stadium, fans can take a shuttle from Union Station to the ballpark for Tuesday’s home opener and the rest of the season.")
Los Angeles Times
Dodger Stadium Turns 50 Today!
Los Angeles Times

Equal Swipes: Subway Reform Lefties Would Love ("Two Saturdays ago, as an April-fool’s joke, the blog Transportation ­Nation reported that the MTA was launching a pilot program to test left-handed card readers at subway entrances. As a right-hander who’s been stuck behind many an awkward cross-reaching lefty at the turnstile (always as the train is just getting ready to close its doors) and someone whose own lefty mother cannot properly cut paper without a pair of special scissors, I am here to ask: Is it really such a crazy idea after all?")
New York Magazine
Pipe Dreams: Subway Metrocard Swiping For Lefties

Expo Line Crossing Improvements
LADOT Bike Blog

High-Speed Rail -- The First Three Years: Taking The Pulse Of China's Emerging Program (8p. PDF)
World Bank

Innovative Ways Airlines Are Using The New Facebook Timeline

L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Invites Angelenos To Get Out Of Their Cars And Onto The Streets For Fourth CicLAvia
California Newswire

LAX's Bradley Terminal Project Cost Heads Skyward: Officials Say The Modernization Budget Has Grown From $1.4 Billion To Nearly $2 Billion, Mostly Because Of Changes To The Original Plans
Los Angeles Times

Legal Subway Art: The Coolest Arts For Transit Projects
Complex Art & Design

Long Beach Transit Greening Its Fleet With CNG Buses: Public Transportation Agency To Phase Out 64 Diesel Buses By End Of Year
Long Beach Business Journal

Loretta Sanchez Peeved That CA's High Speed Rail Project Skips Anaheim In First Phase
OC Weekly

Multimodal And Corridor Applications Of Travel Time Reliability (75p. PDF)
Florida Department Of Transportation

New Financing May Help Cities Adopt Smart Parking

OC Scratched From First Phase Of High-Speed Rail Construction
Voice Of OC

Poll: Nearly Half Of Angelenos Back Idea Of Downtown NFL Stadium ("The survey, conducted by the Center for the Study of Los Angeles, also found that many don't think the project should be granted special breaks.")
Los Angeles Times

Proposed North-South San Fernando Valley Metro Line Could Run On Sepulveda Boulevard Instead Of Van Nuys Boulevard
Los Angeles Daily News

Spur To Action: Philly Brings Elevated Park Plans Into Focus
Architect's Newspaper

Study: Americans Driving Less, Especially The Young
Next American City

Taking It To The Streets With CicLAvia
Los Angeles Downtown News

Updated: You Know About The Football Field, But What About The Traffic Plan? (includes audio broadcast)
KCRW Which Way L.A.?

U.S. DOT: Transit Ridership Up Again In February, Increase Highest Since 2005
Transportation Nation

Westside Urban Forum Examines Life Without The CRA
The Planning Report

Widening I-5 More Expensive Than HSR To Anaheim
California High Speed Rail Blog

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