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May 3: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Los Angeles gets its first subway -- 70 years before the Metro Red Line -- and half a million people are on hand for Union Station opening to the public)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

710: Crescenta Valley Residents Air Traffic, Health Concerns
Montrose Patch

Advancing The Science Of Highway Safety
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

BRT Systems Get An International Rating Standard
Transportation Nation
BRT Standard
Institute For Transportation & Development Poicy

California Bill Would Accelerate L.A. Transportation Projects
Land Line

Canceled Bus Runs Draw Attention To Absent Drivers: MUNI Cancellations Remain High, Leaving Passengers With Long Waits And Many Questions
Bay Citizen

Caltrans To Add Truck Lanes To I-5 For Santa Clarita Commute
Glendale News-Press

CicLAvia Heading Deeper Through The Eastside, But When?
StreetsBlog LA

Congress To Hash Out Transportation Compromise
Southern California Public Radio

Do Honor Systems On Mass Transit Work Better In Smaller Cities? ("Later this month, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board is expected to vote on whether to make sure people are paying to ride its growing network of light rail and subway lines...While it might seem odd for a transit system to take more than 20 years to try to patch up a steady leak in one of its only sources of revenue, L.A.'s not alone. According to the American Public Transportation Association, 13 other North American light rail systems – including Sacramento, Portland, and Charlotte – have similar proof-of-payment systems that essentially rely on the honesty of riders.
The Atlantic: Cities

Does York Boulevard Bridge Need A Road Diet?
Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch

Estimating The Economic Impact Of Transportation Investments (webinar : June 29)
State Smart Transportation Initiative

From Roosevelt Highway To The 1: A Brief History Of Pacific Coast Highway
LA as Subject via KCET

Good News For The Westside: New Bike Lanes Appear On Sepulveda Boulevard
StreetsBlog LA

Huizar, Living Streets, Unveil Parklet Designs For El Sereno Street, York Blvd.
StreetsBlog LA

LAX Named 2nd Worst Airport In America (Among 22 major U.S. airports, LAX ranks #20 for location, #20 for baggage handling, #21 for terminal cleanliness, #21 for check-in and security process, #21 for staff communication, and #22 for impression of safety standards)
CBS Los Angeles
America's Best And Worst Airports
Travel + Leisure

Metro Board Approves Contract With Kinkisharyo
Rafu Shimpo

Metro Fail: Taps For A TAP Card
Blogging Los Angeles

Mileage-Based Fees Or Bust: New Report Says No More Excuses
StreetsBlog DC

NCHRP Meets DOT Execs' Unique Needs (2p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

No Strangers On The Train ("A whole new world of L.A. culture has just opened up for me; I'll be first in line when Expo reaches Santa Monica in a few years.")
Santa Monica Daily Press

Ontario Airport Looks Awfully Lonely
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Opinion: Dodgers: Full Stadium, Empty Parking Lot
Los Angeles Times

What Are The Best Transportation Practices For Measuring Transportation Communication?
Talking Transportation

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