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All Aboard For NoHo Depot Restoration ("What the building will ultimately be used for remains unknown, but at least initial work on restoration of the decrepit 1896 structure is under way after a dozen years of frustrated attempts to rehabilitate the landmark.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Beverly Hills Steps Up -- And Stumbles Badly -- In Their Attempt To Accomodate Cyclists
Biking In LA

California Bullet Train Chief Seeks Environmental Exemptions ("The chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority says in a state Senate hearing that he hopes the initial phase of the construction project through the Central Valley can avoid legal delays.")
Los Angeles Times

Coldwater Canyon Construction Begins; End Date? Next March
Southern California Public Radio

Commentary On Metro Plan To Lock Subway Gates This Year
StreetsBlog LA

Counting Blue (And Silver And Red And White) Cars On The 210 ("The data -- collected from their perches on the Gould Avenue overpass -- will be used for a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority study of local traffic patterns, which will be included in an environmental impact report for closing the "710 gap.")
Los Angeles Times

Downtown Gridlock: "Never Been A Weekend Like This" In L.A. ("With the Lakers, Clippers and Kings all in postseason action this weekend and the final stage of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California, authorities are warning of street closures and heavier than normal traffic in the downtown area. "There’s never been a weekend like this in Los Angeles," said AEG’s Michael Roth. "Six playoff games in four days? In Los Angeles? Never. And the bike race will be a really big deal.")
Los Angeles Times

An Electrifying Freight Solution On The 710? Siemens Working On It
Los Angeles Times

Fact Check: There Is No $38.7 Million Payout To JMB Realty In Westside Subway Plans
StreetsBlog LA

Gas Prices In U.S. Are Among Lowest In World, Report Finds
Huffington Post

Getting Transportation Back On Track ("The federal 18.4 cents-per-gallon gas tax hasn’t budged since 1993. Cities and states suffering economically cannot keep up with aging transportation infrastructure or funding public transport, thus leading to layoffs and reduced services. It seems that no one wants to pay for transportation improvements. Problem is: we are all paying the cost each and every day that we don’t fund them.")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

How Southern California Freeways Will soon Become More Hybrid Truck-Friendly

LB's Gerald Desmond Replacement Set To Move Next Year
Curbed LA

Long Beach Rolls Up To Silver For Being Among Most Bike Friendly
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Metro Invites Public Participation In Open Houses Starting This Week ("To facilitate a public discussion about various “alternative concepts” to the proposed extension of the 710 freeway into the Los Angeles area.")
Montrose Patch

Metrolink Wants Public Input On Potential Fare Increases
Santa Clarita Valley News

Metrolink Wants to Know What You Think About Proposed Fare Increases

Nobody Walks In LA, But Could The Boulevard Change All That? (audio : Patt Morrison interviews Christopher Hawthorne about his new "On The Boulevards" series in the Los Angeles Times, as well as CicLAvia co-founder Aaron Paley and urban design firm principal Doug Suisman : "Biking culture is blossoming with festivals like CicLAvia and an ambitious bike-share program in the city of Los Angeles; urban planners are jumping on the opportunity to create new pedestrian spaces with food trucks and public art; museums and businesses are coordinating to put on “First Fridays” art walks; and Measure R funds are ensuring that new subway extensions, light-rail and bus networks are getting built.")
Southern California Public Radio

RAND: Car-Sharing Could Cut Carbon Emissions From Cars By 1.7%
StreetsBlog DC

Study Links Long Commutes To A Host Of Health Maladies
StreetsBlog DC

Subdivisions Go Urban As Housing Market Changes
USA Today

"Visions Of Empire" At The Huntington Library Looks At U.S. Railroad ("The exhibition puts the construction of railroad tracks and its connection of the coasts in context.")
Los Angeles Times

Volatile Gas Prices Point To Increased Use Of Public Transportation
APTA Press Release
Public Transportation Protects Americans From Gas Price Volatility (14p. PDF)

Transit Districts Revealed As Key To Growth And Jobs ("ULI Los Angeles’ 3rd Annual Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Summit Is June 7 at USC: Transformative Strategies Will Be Showcased by MTA, U.S. General Services Administration and State of California.")
ULI Los Angeles

UCLA Takes Steps To Cultivate A More Bicycle-Friendly Environment With Bike To Campus Week
UCLA Daily Bruin

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