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Americans For Transit, Orange Line Opening, Union Station, Expo Line, UCLA, MacArthur Park TOD & More

June 15: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A slew of dignitaries are on hand to inaugurate one of Los Angeles' earliest freeways)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Analysis: Cities With More Walkers, Bike Commuters Are Less Obese
Governing Healthy Commuting Habits Study

Antonovich And Ridley-Thomas Discuss Regional Transportation With Secretary LaHood
Michael D. Antonovich, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Fifth District

Boxer Changes Her Tone, Adopts A Fighting Stance
StreetsBlog DC

California Employers Add 33,900 Jobs; Jobless Rate Falls To 10.8%
Los Angeles Times

Eavesdrop: Grimshaw And Gruen Take Union Station
Architect's Newspaper

Exploring The Expo Line And Its Surroundings: Phase 1 (Minus 2)

Final Hearing On I-405 Expansion Plan Tonight
Orange County Register

GOP Conferees: Highway Bill Ads Galvanized Supporters
The Hill

Homeowner's Complaints Lead To Transit Service Changes At UCLA ("Though this decision is being implemented next week, it is largely the result of persistent complaints of a single resident over the past decade.")
StreetsBlog LA

Infighting Could Derail Fed Transport Bucks For LA

Just Back: Los Angeles (Travel writer has high praise for Los Angeles transit)
New York Post

LA County Metro Reroutes More Than A Dozen Buses Due To Expo Light Rail Line ("Los Angeles County Metro is rolling out service changes this Sunday June 17 on bus lines throughout its system.")
Southern California Public Radio

McCormack Baron Salazar And Metro Announce The Grand Opening Of MacArthur Park Apartments Phase A ("Grand opening ceremony for the new Transit-Oriented Development be held on June 18th, 2012.")
PR Web

The Misunderstood Science Behind Fears That A Subway Tunnel Could Blow Up Beverly Hills High School
The Atlantic: Cities

Nearly 650 Miles Added To The U.S. Bicycle Route System!
League Of American Cyclists

New Bike Lanes On Burbank Blvd In NoHo ("New Burbank Blvd bike lanes intersect the Metro Orange Line bikeway-busway at Valley College Station.")

The Next Big Start-Up Wave: Civic Technology
The Atlantic: Cities

No More Mr. Nice Guy: Transit Advocates Get Organized ("What do you do if there’s no transit rider organization in your area? You can just live with service cuts and fare increases – or you can organize. That’s the idea behind Americans for Transit, a brand-new nonprofit dedicated to building grassroots support for quality, affordable transit service around the country. “There’s no national organization doing this,” said Andrew Austin, the organization’s new executive director. “[The American Public Transportation Association] is a trade association that represents transit agencies...But right now there’s no prominent voice for transit riders.”)
StreetsBlog DC
Americans For Transit via Facebook

Orange Line Extension From Canoga Park To Chatsworth Opens On June 30
Los Angeles Daily News

Organizing Transit Riders: A How-To Manual (64p. PDF)
Good Jobs First

Planning In America: Perceptions And Priorities -- A Research Summary (22p. PDF)
American Planning Association
Press Release

Port Of Los Angeles Has Busiest May On Record
Daily Breeze

Rail Vehicle Bearing Defects Detection (36p. PDF)
TRB Safety Idea Project

Report Cites Benefits Of Bullet Train
The Business Journal
Moving Ahead With High Speed Rail: Why The Common Sense Approach Of The Revised Business Plan Deserves Support (44p. PDF : "A white paper that analyzes the current high speed rail proposal and provides recommendations for the California Legislature and the High Speed Rail Authority.")
Executive Summary (4p. PDF)

Road To Nowhere: Federal Transportation Infrastructure Policy (Infographic)
Council On Foreign Relations

South LA Bicycle Clubs Welcome The City To Watts Towers
USC Annenberg Intersections South LA

A Tale Of Two Rails: Xpress Sails, CAHSR Stuck
StreetsBlog LA

TOD Advocacy Keeps Chugging Along
California Planning & Development Report

Weekend Events Could Jam Traffic In Anaheim Area ("With opening of Disneyland's Cars Land, an Angels series at home and concerts in Anaheim, Orange County transit officials are preparing for severe congestion.")
Los Angeles Times

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