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Are Americans Driving Less Because They're Working Less?
StreetsBlog DC

Bike Passing Safety Bill Likely To Pass ("A bill by state Sen. Al Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, passed unanimously in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee in April and looks likely to coast to approval.")
Berkeley Patch

Bill Shuster Appears Ready In Possible Chairman Shuffle

Century City Subway Station $38.7 Million Payoff To JMB
Beverly Hills Courier

A Decision-Support Framework For Using Value Capture To Fund Public Transit: Lessons From Project-Specific Analyses (216p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

From Plaza Abaja To Pershing Square: L.A.'s Oldest Park Through The Decades
LA as Subject via KCET

Huntington Park Backs Light Rail Plan With Two Local Stations
Los Angeles Wave

L.A. City Council Requests High Speed Rail
Brentwood Patch

LACMTA Proposes 8% Budget Increase For FY2013
Progressive Railroading

Metrolink May Raise Fares Up To 9%
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metrolink Plans To Raise Fares Up To 9% ("The commuter rail service faces a $13-million deficit that it attributes to a 78% increase in fuel prices, a labor agreement that increased costs for the railroad's contractors and other factors.")
Los Angeles Times

Mica: Highway Bill Negotiations "Moving Along"; Will Meet With Boxer Next Week
The Hill

New Vermont Avenue Bike Lane In South L.A.

Norwalk Hikes Parking Fees For Metrolink Lot
Los Angeles Wave

Obama Administration Tells California It's Time To Vote On High-Speed Rail ("U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned the California Legislature today that the Obama administration will not wait until fall for a vote on high-speed rail, urging its approval in a budget vote next month.")
Sacramento Bee

Pricing For Traffic Safety: How Efficient Transport Pricing Can Reduce Roadway Crash Risks (23p. PDF)
Victoria Transport Policy Institute

True Oil Independence Is An Unrealistic Dream
Washington Post

What To Know About The New Plan Proposed For Hollywood
Curbed LA

Why Do We Tax Car-Sharing Like It's Liquor Or Cigarettes?
The Atlantic: Cities

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