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May 31: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (End of the line for West Hollywood)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (392p. PDF : "The ERG is intended to be used by firefighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving hazardous material. It is primarily a guide to aid first responders in (1) quickly identifying the specific or generic classification of the material(s) involved in an incident, and (2) protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident. The ERG is updated every four years to accommodate new products and technology.")
U.S. DOT / Transport Canada / SCT Mexico

Beverly Hills School District Sues Purple Line Subway Project
Curbed LA

Beverly Hills Unified School District Files CEQA Lawsuit Against Metro For Westside Subway
Beverly Hills Courier

Beverly Hills Unified School District Files CEQA Lawsuit Challenging Westside Subway Extension Route Under Beverly Hills High School
Beverly Hills Unified School District Press Release via PR Newswire

Beverly Hills Unified School District Files CEQA Suit Against Westside Subway
StreetsBlog LA

BHUSD Files Suit To Block Westside Subway Route
Beverly Hills Patch

California High-Speed Rail To Nowhere? (video)

City, BHUSD File CEQA Lawsuits Challenging Metro Tunnel Under Beverly High (p.3)
Beverly Hills Weekly

Considering Security And Emergency Management In The Planning Of Transportation Projects: A Guide For Planners Of New Transportation Projects (35p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration

A Day In The Life Of A Safety Ambassador On The Expo Line
StreetsBlog LA

Editorial: Undermining L.A.'s Subway Plans: Opponents Of The Planned Route Under Beverly Hills High Are Wasting Time And Money ("And even if the school board prevails in a lawsuit, it has little chance of forcing a change in the subway route; a more probable result would be to mandate more engineering studies. Meanwhile, the school board would waste money on litigation that would be far better spent on education.")
Los Angeles Times

Fate Of Bike-Ped Compromise Still Unknown As House Reconvenes
StreetsBlog DC

Finding That Pay-For Sweet Spot ("The Highway Trust Fund is clearly unsustainable, but is this the new normal? Is this simply the future of infrastructure investment? Or is there a politically viable alternative to what amounts to Congress searching the couch cushions for funding whenever transportation authority comes up for renewal? Is a dedicated fund still necessary? If so, what could it look like?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Huge South LA Plans Would Block Liquor Stores, Encourage Transit-Oriented Development
Curbed LA

LA Metro Ticket Honor System Coming To End
KABC Los Angeles

Metro Asks Riders To Look Out For Child Sex Trafficking In LA
Southern California Public Radio

Metrolink Board Recommends 7% Fare Hike
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Metrolink Riders Will Pay $20 More For A Monthly Pass, Part Of Largest Fare Increase In History
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Music Center To Operate Civic Park: Twelve-Acre Site Renamed "Grand Park" To Open This Summer ("The Performing Arts Center will handle maintenance, operations and, perhaps most importantly, the programing at the park, which includes a new event lawn on a former parking lot across from City Hall.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Obama Administration Officials To Speak At High-Speed Rail Conference
The Hill

Performance-Based Track Geometry Phase 1 (100p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Public Art: Build It Or Leave It? ("With the installation of two 70-foot, painted murals at Wilshire Vermont Station in Los Angeles, the developers created significant publicity for their project: the Mayor of Los Angeles uses the site for press conferences and pictures of the murals have appeared in countless photo shoots.")
Southern California Public Radio

Rise Of The Sierra Madre: A Brief History Of The San Gabriel Mountains
LA as Subject via KCET

School District Sues To Stop Subway Under Beverly Hills High
Los Angeles Business Journal

The Simple, Inexpensive Breakthrough That Is Transforming American Cities (The last five years have seen an explosion of bicycle safety improvements across America. A new project launching this week in six cities seeks to connect officials and planners to the best practices transforming our transportation networks)
Bikes Belong

Walkable Neighborhoods Can't Just Be For Rich People

Wi-Fi And Amtrak: Missed Connections
New York Times

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