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May 10: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Metro completes a solar installation project for sustainability and long-term savings)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Advocacy Group Says Public Supports Federal Funding For Bikes, Pedestrians
Washington Post

Boxer, Mica Call On Conference Committee To Forge Agreement On Transportation Bill
Progressive Railroading

Council Rejects Metro's 710 Freeway Board Proposal
La Cañada Valley Sun

Engineering Economic Analysis Practices For Highway Investment (127p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Five Things That The House/Senate Transportation Bill Should Do
Transportation For America

For Public Transit, The Recession's Still Not Over
Washington Post

Google, MBTA Debut Innovative Station Indoor Maps ("MBTA is excited to announce that the T is the first U.S transit agency to have indoor maps of its stations in Google Maps for Android.")
Commonwealth Conversations

How High-Tech Carpooling Saves Gas, Money And Time ("Not surprising, the service is most popular in Los Angeles, a city known for its traffic congestion and eagerness to use the carpool lane.")

LA/2B Challenge: Create An Itinerary For Your Ideal Car-Free Day In LA ("Submit a fun and creative itinerary for a day in Los Angeles without a car. The top-voted submission will receive $500 from LA/2B and GOOD to implement their idea.")

Learning And Growing: What Are You Doing To Stay Fresh And Current?
Talking Transportation

Metrolink Has Heavy Burden This Summer: Metrolink Officials Considering Fare Hikes As They Also Replace CEO John Fenton
Riverside Press-Enterprise

More Reasons Not To Expect A New Transportation Bill Until 2013
California High Speed Rail Blog

National Train Day Brings Dora The Explorer To L.A. Union Station
Los Angeles Times

National Train Day: Los Angeles (May 12 : Union Station)
National Train Day
Program Guide (8p. PDF : "The fifth annual National Train Day is here! It’s time to celebrate the experiences only a train can offer. Enjoy live entertainment from The All-American Boys Chorus, high-energy children’s musician Aaron Nigel Smith and the Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Clowns. Tour Amtrak equipment and notable private railroad cars or marvel at model train displays.")

New Survey Shows Overwhelming Support For Federal Investment In Bike-Ped
StreetsBlog DC

No Re-Feeding At Samo's New Pay-By-Phone Parking Meters
Curbed LA

Peer-To-Peer Information Exchange On Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) And Bus Priority Best Practices (109p. PDF)
Federal Transit Administration

President Returns Thursday, Westside Traffic Expected
Beverly Hills Patch

Rocky Start To Congressional Meeting On Transportation Bill
Southern California Public Radio

SR-710 Study Open House (information regarding six upcoming meetings)
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"That Boy Can Drive": Behind The Wheel At The 2012 International Bus Roadeo ("The bus olympics are, in many ways, similar to the real Olympics. For a causal observer, the two events share competitors and competitions that are both relatively obscure, and passions that can be hard to understand. But to those involved – the bus drivers who rack up millions of miles of safe driving to qualify for the event, or the bus mechanic who can read a stalled Cummins/Voith power train like a bedtime story – the Bus Roadeo is the ultimate test of skills and chance for honor.")
The Atlantic: Cities

What Is The World's Most Economically Powerful City?
The Atlantic

With Or Without Tougher CAFE Rules, Today's Gas Tax Is Unsustainable
StreetsBlog DC

You're Not The Public, Says WMATA
 Greater Greater Washington

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