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Westside Subway Approved To La Cienega, Expo Line Opens Tomorrow, Downtown Regional Connector & More

April 29: This Sunday in Los Angeles Transportation History (A proposal for suspended monorails in freeway medians and a look back at the local transit response to Los Angeles' 1992 civil unrest)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

America's Best Cities For Public Transportation
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Architecture Teams Present Visions Of Union Station In 2050
Blog Downtown

Beverly Hills Forces Metro Subway To Wait
Beverly Hills Courier

Bicycles Run Through It: L.A. 20 Years On
Huffington Post

Claim: L.A. Bus Cuts Are A Civil Rights Violation
Transportation Nation

Coalition Of California Advocates Headed To Sacramento To Save Transit
StreetsBlog SF
Transportation Choices Summit And Advocacy Day (May 1-2 : Sacramento)

Contracting For Railcars And Jobs In Los Angeles

The Crenshaw Line: It's Still To Come Amidst Several Bumps Along The Way
Los Angeles Sentinel

Decoding The Mysteries Of Bay Area Traffic

Downtown's Regional Connector Line Greenlit With Little Drama
Curbed LA

An Examination Of Women's Representation And Participation In Bicycle Advisory Committees In California (134p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Exhibition On Expo: 176 Pieces Of New Public Art to Debut This Weekend
Southern California Public Radio

Expo Line Design (Station design, trains, bike-friendliness, public art, cultural diversions, food and nightlife)
LA Weekly

Expo Line's Opening Launches Rail Service To Westside
Los Angeles Times

Express Trains Popular, But Expensive ("Metrolink service is gaining Inland success, but costing more along the way.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

A Faceoff Between Experts Is On The Horizon As "Subway To The Sea" Drama Continues
Southern California Public Radio

First Phase Of Subway Extension Plans Approved
West Hollywood Patch

Free Ride: Possible End Of The Line For LA Subway Honor System
Southern California Public Radio

Freeway Lids Hold Hope Of Reconnecting Neighborhoods

"Gold Standard" Trenching At Beverly High Proves No Faults
Beverly Hills Courier

House Transpo Conferees Set, First Committee Meeting Scheduled For May 8
StreetsBlog DC

Just The Ten Extensions: How Not To Fund Infrastructure
The Economist

Left Behind: How And Why LA's Mass Transit System Remains Separate And Unequal
Pasadena Weekly

Let The Debate Begin: NYC, SF Snag Top Spots In First Transit Score Rankings
StreetsBlog DC
Public Transit System Rankings (Among the 25 largest U.S. cities, Los Angeles comes in at #11)
Walk Score

Metro Approves Environmental Documents For Subway To La Cienega ("As debate continues at Metro headquarters over the Westside Subway, the Parent-Teacher Association of the Beverly Hills High School released the above video on YouTube.")
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Board Approves Subway's Environmental Report, Station At LACMA
LA Observed

Metro Board Approves Westside Subway (Well, Not ALL Of It)

Metro Board Delays Decision On Subway Under Beverly Hills HS
NBC Southern California

Metro Board Postpones Vote On Century City Station
Westwood-Century City Patch

Metro Board Postpones Vote On Ending Honor System For Riders On LA Light-Rail System
Washington Post

Metro Holds On Vote For Beverly Hills Subway Station Location
Beverly Hills Courier

Metro Officials Approve First 3.9 Miles Of Westside Subway Route
Los Angeles Times

Metro OKs Subway To La Cienega, Work Could Begin Next Year
Curbed LA

MTA Votes Advance Subway To The Sea, Regional Rail Connector Downtown
Los Angeles Daily News

New Video: Metro Will Blow up Beverly Hills High School

Not Waiting For Washington: Continue Measure R Until The Voters Themselves Decide To End It (Los Angeles Mayor and LACMTA Board Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa)
Huffington Post

Only 70 Speakers? Regional Connector Enviro. Docs Approved By Metro
StreetsBlog LA

Poll: Was Metro Right To Delay Subway Decision?
Beverly Hills Patch

Ridley-Thomas Says No Measure R Extension
Beverly Hills Courier

Safe Transit In Shared Use (140p. PDF : "During the last 30 years, due to the flexibility of light rail transit (LRT), new systems have been implemented, some of which include line segments that share tracks with freight operations regulated by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). To operate on the general railroad system, these LRT systems have obtained waivers from FRA safety regulations by operating with temporal separation. The aim of this research study was to further develop concepts for temporal separation to enable shared use operations in additional locations with more frequent and more flexible operations of FRA-compliant and non-compliant services.")
Federal Transit Administration

Star Architects Unveil Wild Plans For Union Station Circa 2050
Los Angeles Times

States Aim To Launch More Mobile Apps
Government Technology

Subway Extension Runs Into Roadblock In Beverly Hills
Los Angeles Times

Subway To The Sea Moves Forward, But Beverly Hills High Tunneling Unresolved
Southern California Public Radio

Survey Of State Funding For Public Transportation -- Ways To Improve It (37p. PDF : "a unique source of information on state-level public transportation funding, the source of funds, the potential use of funds and method of funds distribution for each transit program. There is no other existing resource available that provides the level of detail contained in this report.")
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Take A Quick Trip Down The New Expo Line, Which Opens Saturday
Los Angeles Times

Take A Stunning Look At Every Transportation Route On Earth (video)

TAP Cards On The DASH
Curbed LA

Union Station Is Wonderful, But One Of The World's Most Beautiful?
LA Observed

Value Capture: Special Issue (6 articles on the topic of value capture related to transportation)
Journal Of Transport And Land Use

Vote On Subway Tunnel Under Beverly Hills Put Off
Sacramento Bee

Well, Duh: L.A. Has Some Of The Dirtiest Air In America 
What's The State Of Your Air?
American Lung Association

Yes, There's An "Urban Planning For Dummies" Book
The Atlantic: Cities

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