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The Agony Of American Infrastructure Deployment ("The steady transformation of Los Angeles into a much more transit-oriented city has been an interesting story over the past ten years and in many ways I expect it to accelerate over the next ten years. But like so much related to American infrastructure, it's at times an agonizingly painful saga.")

Amtrak Enlists iPhones As A Service Tool ("Amtrak, the government-owned corporation that oversees the nation’s railroad train services, has been training conductors since November to use the Apple handset as an electronic ticket scanner on a few routes...By late summer, 1,700 conductors will be using the devices on Amtrak trains across the country.")
New York Times

A Better Idea For Branding Public Transit
Huffington Post

The Bottom Line: The Tube Goes Commercial ("For the first time since its creation by Harry Beck, an engineer, in 1931, the London Underground map shows a station that carries the name of a corporate sponsor. Two stations, in fact.")
The Economist

Bring Bike Or Helmet On Metro, Get Free Ride On May 17 ("Metro is sponsoring "Bike Week LA" activities May 14-18 to encourage Angelenos to ride bicycles to work, school and other destinations throughout L.A. County to reduce traffic and air pollution.")
Hollywood Patch

Calling For A Transit-Only Lane On Santa Monica Blvd.-Sunset Blvd. Between Santa Monica And Union Station
The Pink Line

Commentary: Transit-Focused Community Plan On Track To Failure
Hollywood Patch

Expo Line's Power Outage, Collisions Raise Concerns Among Critics
Southern California Public Radio

Farmers Field To Create The "Largest Urban Tailgate In America" In Downtown LA
Blog Downtown

A First Look At The Orange Line Extension From Canoga to Chatsworth
StreetsBlog LA

Fly Through The Planned Downtown NFL Stadium On Game Day
Curbed LA

Gold Line Parking Plans Evoke Concern By Arcadia Officials
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Grimy Centinela/Pico Corner Getting Expo-Adjacent Apartments
Curbed LA

Highway Conference Gets Off To Slow Start
The Hill

How Your Commute Is Killing You (extensive infographic)
Mother Nature Network

LA County Supervisors Lobby To Get Green Line To LAX
Southern California Public Radio

LA Sketchbook: Long-Term Transit Taxes
LA Observed

Leimert Stop Back On The Drawing Board For Crenshaw/LAX Line; Open House This Thursday
Leimert Park Beat

Long Commute? Your Heart And Waistline May Suffer For It

Los Angeles & The Straphanger: Surviving The End Of The Automobile Age
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Metrolink CEO John Fenton Resigns After Two Years Leading The Rail Agency
Blog Downtown

Metrolink's Fenton Resigns; He Led Agency In Wake Of Chatsworth Train Wreck
Northridge-Chatsworth Patch

Peapod Unveils Virtual Grocery Story Aisle At CTA State/Lake Tunnel
Chicago Tribune

Port Of LA Becomes First US Port To Reward "Greener" Ships
Port Technology International

San Pedro Red Car Line To Close For 6 Weeks Due To Construction
Daily Breeze

Simi Valley Council Rejects New Bike Lanes
Ventura County Star

Tight Timeline, Big Vision On NFL Dream
Los Angeles Downtown News

Transportation Bill, Not Yet Passed, Already Blasted By Critics ("House and Senate negotiators are considering how to mesh two very different transportation bills, but experts and lobbyists say neither bill addresses the fundamental problems.")
Christian Science Monitor

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