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May 21: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Personal automobile ownership skyrockets, prompting the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to call for a comprehensive highway study in the early 1920s)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Bergamot Transit Village Taking A Pause, May Come Back With More Housing
Curbed LA

Bev Hills Threatens To Sue At Subway Showdown, Gains Ally
Curbed LA 

Beverly Hills Brings Its Best Face And Smartest Brains To Yesterday's Subway Hearing
StreetsBlog LA

Beverly Hills Offers Metro Alternative Routes To Constellation Boulevard: The Three Proposed Options Would Reach Constellation Boulevard In Centruy City Without Tunneling Under Beverly Hills High School
Westwood-Century City Patch

Beverly Hills Urges More Subway Study
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

BHUSD Reaction To Metro Public Hearing
Beverly Hills Patch

Cleveland's RTA Joins NASA To Test Bus Powered By Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Cut Commuting Costs By Biking To Work ("The number of Americans who bike as their primary means of transportation to work has increased almost 40 percent in the past decade -- and with good reason.")
Bicycle Commuting Savings Calculator

Downtown L.A.'s Many Communities Live, Work, Play Side By Side ("No longer the 9-to-5 area it once was, the city this week hosts NBA and NHL playoffs while small bars and eateries serve new residents who have poured into the community.")
Los Angeles Times

El Sereno Residents Review SR-710 Plans
EGP News

Expo Line Junction Design Flaw Prompts Inspection Order ("The junction has presented significant safety issues and requires a special inspection program because of subsequent 'non-standard' repairs, the state regulator says.")
Los Angeles Times

Four Weeks Of Closures Planned On Colorado Blvd. In Arcadia For Gold Line Construction
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

A Framework For Developing And Integrating Effective Routing Strategies Within The Emergency Management Decision-Support System (132p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

How Many Agencies Does It Take To Make A Better LA Street?
StreetsBlog LA

Jerry Brown On HSR: "Plant The Seeds Of Future Growth"
California High Speed Rail Blog

Land-Use Plan Calls For New Growth Near Transit
San Francisco Chronicle

Local Governments Review Use Of Old Pacific Electric Right-Of-Way
Free News Press

Los Angeles Lives By Car, But Learns To Embrace Bikes ("Mr. Villaraigosa said he wanted the city to establish 40 miles of bike lanes and paths a year, a policy inspired by his own “nasty spill” dodging a taxicab and a part of his effort to cut back on automobile use here. “No question about it: bike ridership is up dramatically in L.A.,” he said. “You see it all over the city.")
New York Times

Metro Bus Driver Fatally Shot In West Hollywood
NBC Los Angeles

Metro Bus Driver Fatally Shot By Passenger In LA
Associated Press

Metro Bus Driver Shot, Killed In West Hollywood ("The 51-year-old driver was leaving a layover area near Santa Monica Boulevard and West Knoll Drive when the lone passenger allegedly shot him. The passenger was taken into custody, but the motive is unknown.")
Los Angeles Times
Suspect In Metro Bus Driver's Slaying Identified
Los Angeles Times

Metro Considering Cell Service For Subways ("The agency received a status report Thursday on the feasibility of cell phone and wi-fi service on the Red and Purple Lines.")
Brentwood Patch

Metro Officials Meet With Skepticism On 710 Gap: Proposals Fail To Impress Residents, Who Question MTA Data's Validity
La Cañada Valley Sun

One Of The Best-Ever Videos Of A Transportation Project? (includes must-see video)
Transportation Issues Daily

Panama Extension May Help Competing Ports Topple L.A. From Its No. 1 Position
Bond Buyer

Parking: What If Meters Reset Based On Demand? ("In Downtown Los Angeles a pilot program will begin Monday as LADOT tests the wireless program. You'll also be able to put more money in the meter via cellphone.")
Hollywood Patch

Public Invited To Learn About And Comment On I-405 Improvement Project
Orange County Breeze

Public Transportation Is Habit-Forming -- And That's A Problem! ("Why does this matter? Because, APTA argues, public transportation systems are expected to add some 200 million new trips this year “even as gas prices fluctuate by as much as 50 cents per gallon.” On the bright side, that means fewer emissions and congestion on the road. But on the downside, most transit systems are poorly equipped to deal with this surge.")
Washington Post

Rancho Cucamonga Council OKs Improvement Contract
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

The Real Meaning Of Last Friday's House Vote On Transportation-Keystone XL
Transportation Issues Daily

The Right Way To Zone For Transit-Oriented Development
The Atlantic: Cities

School District Threatens To Sue Over Subway Route
Sacramento Bee

South Pasadena Seeks Input In Audit Of Caltrans Properties
Pasadena Star-News

State And Local Officials Celebrate Early Opening Of Montebello Freeway Bridge On Monday
Whittier Daily News

Study Predicts "Resilient Walkable" Places Will Lead The Housing Recovery
StreetsBlog DC
The Shifting Nature Of U.S. Housing Demand (50p. PDF)
Demand Institute

Transit-Oriented Bergamot Area Plan Taking Shape
StreetsBlog LA

We're Still Here, Still Golden: Don't Believe The Tales Of Gloom. Californians Aren't Fleeing
Zócalo Public Square

What Really Matters For Increasing Transit Ridership
The Atlantic: Cities

Wilshire Ramps By The Numbers
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

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