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May 8: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A watershed traffic plan nearly 90 years ago defined the street system that determined the future of Los Angeles)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Additional Improvements At Expo/Grammercy Crossing
LADOT Bike Blog

"Awesome Driver!": The Power Of Positive Feedback (DC's WMATA regional transit agency gets a twitter feed to promote positive feedback for bus operators : "Positive feedback can guide an agency at least as well as the negative can. Probably better.")
Human Transit

Beverly Hills Says: "Not Under My Back Yard!"

Buy America's Shocking Pricetag
StreetsBlog Network

Charles Dickens And The Rail Of Two Cities
Los Angeles Times

Citigroup To Sponsor NYC Bike-Share At $41 Million Over Five Years

Commentary: Plowed Under By Subway: Metro Continues To Ignore Data With Its Tunnel Vision For A Line Under Beverly Hills High School (p.49)
Los Angeles Business Journal 

The Economic Crisis Rolls On In Cities Like Pittsburgh ("The U.S. economy may be improving in some ways, but transit services across the country continue to reel, thanks to lower-than-expected tax revenues.")
The Transport Politic

Explosive Video Added To Subway Dispute (video broadcast segment)
NBC Los Angeles

Expo Line To A Changing L.A. (Extensive article on the art, architecture and design of Los Angeles' Expo Line amidst a changing Los Angeles)

The Expo Line: Three Things It Is, Three Things It Is Not

Expo Rail Phase 1 Operational, Santa Monica Phase Next Stop
Santa Monica Mirror

Fare Hike Proposed For Metrolink
Walnut Patch

Fearmongering Beverly Hills HS NIMBYs Release "Explosive" Anti-Subway Tunneling Video

Fireball FX At Beverly Hills High: Subway Dramatization Released By Parent-Teacher Council
Southern California Public Radio

Getting Started With Open Data: A Guide For Transportation Agencies
(13p. PDF)
NYU Rudin Center For Transportation Policy And Management

How The CBO Got It Wrong On Fuel Consumption And The Highway Trust Fund
Energy Collective

Impressive Denver Study On Equity & Transit Should Become National Model
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog
Denver Regional Equity Atlas (105p. PDF)
Mile High Connects via Reconnecting America
Executive Summary (37p. PDF)

Insiders Pessimistic About Highway Bill Talks
The Hill

Keystone Plus Two-Year Highway Bill Equals Deal ("Does Keystone plus Senate bill equal reauthorization?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Kids Who Get Driven Everywhere Don't Know Where They're Going
The Atlantic: Cities

L.A. Times Calls Beverly Hills PTA Subway Video "Dramatic"
Westwood-Century City Patch

Local Group Calls On Warren Buffett To Halt BNSF Rail Yard Plans
Long Beach Business Journal

Longer Commute, Bigger Waistline
The Atlantic: Cities

Metro: Anti-Subway Tunneling Video With Fireballs, Explosions "Unfortunate"
CBS Los Angeles

Metrolink CEO John Fenton Of Past 2 Years Announces Resignation
Southern California Public Radio

Metrolink Chief Executive Will Leave To Take Florida Job
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: In The 90210, The Newest Horror Flick Is "Subway"
Los Angeles Times

Parents Produce Dramatic Video Protesting Subway Route Plans (video broadcast segment)

Resignation Of Metrolink Chief A Major Loss, Antonovich Says
Santa Clarita Valley News

Simi Council To Consider Completing East/West Bike Route
Ventura County Star

Transportation Conferees Begin Talks

Walking Downtown Los Angeles With L.A. Walks And California's Top Pedestrian Advocates
StreetsBlog LA

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