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$38 Million Railroad Project Breaks Ground In Pico Rivera
Whittier Daily News

710 Freeway Meeting Draws A Crowd At La Cañada High
La Cañada Valley Sun

A Bold Plan For Sustainable California Communities (SCAG's long-range transportation plan "will bring 12 new subways to Los Angeles that will connect residents to major regional employment and commercial centers. It will reduce congestion, even with four million more residents, and allow more people to live near transportation options, which studies show residents want more now than ever before. It will improve air quality and public health, saving the region $1.5 billion a year in health-care costs. None of this would be possible if we maintained the status quo.")
Wall Street Journal

California's Rough Roads: Road Conditions Are Another Thing That California Finds Itself Ranked Near The Bottom
NBC San Diego

Celebrating Transit And Remembering Riots: L.A. Moves Forward And Looks Back All In One Weekend
StreetsBlog LA

Clowns To The Left, Jokers To The Right: Media Portrayals Of The Car-Free
StreetsBlog Network

Condos And Hotel Planned For Spring Street
Los Angeles Downtown News

Controller Urges Total Overhaul Of L.A. Transportation Department
Los Angeles Daily News
City Of Los Angeles Department Of Transportation (LADOT) Comprehensive Management Review: Final Report
(220p. PDF)
Los Angeles City Controller

Editorial: Buckled Sidewalks Emblematic Of City Government's Failure
Los Angeles Daily News

Editorial: Of Bias And Buses ("It's disconcerting to see the MTA being scolded by the Federal Transit Administration for once again courting a violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Critics also say that Metro has prioritized rail service over bus service.")
Los Angeles Times

Expo Today, America Fast Forward Tomorrow
Los Angeles Area Chamber Of Commerce

FHWA: Small Investments In Bike/Ped Infrastructure Can Pay Off In A Big Way
StreetsBlog DC

L.A. Metro Is Buying Rail Cars From Japan, Is It Sending Jobs There Too?
Southern California Public Radio

Long Beach Transit Takes Innovative Path
Metro Magazine

Metro Starts Beverly Hills Subway Drill Testing
Beverly Hills Courier

National Bike Month: A Good Time To Put On Your Helmet And Saddle Up (Where bike lanes and pedestrian trails have been launched over the past four years, "communities saw an average increase of 49 percent in the number of bicyclists and a 22 percent increase in the number of pedestrians.")
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog
Report To The U.S. Congress On The Outcomes Of The Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program SAFETEA-LU Section 1807 (105p. PDF)
Federal Highway Administration

Opinion: MTA, In A Switch, Does Right On Rail Cars
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Westside Traffic Pushing Residents To Brink: Gridlock Traffic On The Westside Has Some Residents Ready To Move
Century City Patch

Review: Lackluster Expo Line Reflects Metro's Weak Grasp Of Design
Los Angeles Times

Suburban Swap: Trading A Backyard For A Train Station
Wall Street Journal
Transit Communities Pick Up Speed (video)
Wall Street Journal via YouTube

Two Reasons The Back-Up Plan For A Transportation Bill Probably Won't Work
Transportation Issues Daily

Under The Wire, Metro Enters Nearly $1B Deal For New Rail Cars
Curbed LA

Will Bike Share Get Smarter?
Next American City

Zipcar Aims To Make Car Sharing A Way Of Life
Los Angeles Times

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