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June 11: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Los Angeles gets its first federal funding grant for preliminary subway engineering)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

$365,000 Salary For New High-Speed Rail Chief
Fresno Bee

Analysis Of Existing Data: Prospective Views On Methodological Pardigms (84p. PDF)
Strategic Highway Research Program

Arcadia's Colorado Boulevard To Be Fully Closed For Next Week
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Can Our Smart Phones Convince Us To Walk More?
The Atlantic: Cities

The Bottom Line Of All Our (Rail) Lines

Conservative Motion To Cut Transportation Spending Fails (And Fails Hard)
StreetsBlog DC

Council Declines To Amend Subway Resolution: The Panel Instead Chose To Focus On A Legal Challenge To The MTA's Decision To Tunnel Under Beverly Hills High School
Beverly Hills Patch

Digital Ads For Big Blue Bus Put On Hold & Thoughts On Budget Predicament
StreetsBlog LA

Environmental Objections In Path Of Bullet Train ("Rail construction could create more emissions in an area that already has dirty air and high asthma rates. Resolving the issues could delay the project and boost costs.")
Los Angeles Times

Even Most Republicans Don't Want To Slash Spending On Transpo

The Expo Line: Making South LA More Accessible
USC Annenberg Intersections South LA

High-Speed Rail: By The Numbers
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Highway Talks Veer Toward Stalemate
The Hill

High-Speed Rail From SoCal To Las Vegas Could Be In The Works
Cerritos-Artesia Patch 

Idea For L.A. To Vegas Train Gaining Support ("A private company has signed an agreement with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority to tie the Vegas train to the California High Speed rail system.")
Walnut Patch

In Which The Rhetoric Of Fiscal Conservatism Ceases To Convince ("A large majority of the lower chamber endorsed the idea that the government should be using funds sourced outside of user fees – generally that means deficit-increasing debt — to pay for transportation investments.")
The Transport Politic

L.A. To Vegas High-Speed Rail Project Gains Momentum
Los Angeles Wave

Los Angeles Cuts Bus Line That Was Useful Parable
Human Transit

LV-To-LA Train Extension In Works
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Metrolink To Raise Fares, Add Service
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink To Resume Weekend Beach Trains
KABC Los Angeles

Ontario Develops Regional Compatibility Plan For ONT
San Bernardino Sun

OpEd: The Governor's High-Risk, High-Speed Rail Gambit
Los Angeles Daily News

Paper Or Digital? How Do You Want Your Map?
American Public Media Marketplace

S.F. Muni Cameras To Look For Abnormal Behavior
San Francisco Chronicle

Southland Gas Prices Decrease For 26th Day
Los Angeles Daily News

Toxic Pre-Recession Bank Deals Haunt Struggling Transit Agencies
StreetsBlog DC

Transportation Systems For Livable Communities: Summary Of A Conference (170p. PDF)
Transportation Research Board Conference Proceedings

Vegas Train's LA Link Advances: DesertXpress Still Waiting On $6.5B Federal Loan
Victorville Daily Press

What It Means: House Votes On Three Transportation Proposals
Transportation Issues Daily

With High-Speed Rail, Is California Buying A House While Slashing Its Bills?
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Zimride Social Rideshare Launches In Los Angeles

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