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Expo Line, 405 Ramps, Measure R+, TIGER, Green Buildings, HSR & More

June 26: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A major thoroughfare is dedicated 75 years ago today)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Bicyclists And Other Cyclists (5p. PDF : A traffic safety facts sheet that compiles 2010 statistics on pedalcyclist fatalities and injuries in traffic crashes)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Call To Local Artists For Expoline Metro Station Art
Boulevard Sentinel Daily

City Looking Towards New Lynwood Breeze Trolley And Accompanying Contractor
Lynwood Patch

Community Open House: Gold Line Foothill Extension
Arcadia Patch

Drivers Test 405 Freeway Commute Without Wilshire Boulevard Ramps
NBC Los Angeles

Expo Line Gets Mixed Reviews So Far; Metro Says Issues With The New Train Are Normal
Blog Downtown

Families And Transit-Oriented Development: Creating Complete Communities For All (28p. PDF : Santa Monica is one of the featured case-studies)
Reconnecting America

Google Brings Free Wi-Fi To Some New York Subway Stations
New York Times

Green Building's Growing Pains ("A fresh generation of green building evaluation mechanisms is gaining popularity in the United States, signaling a new phase in the industry’s engagement with environmental and sustainability issues, one in which simple building certification is no longer enough and the commercial real estate marketplace is increasingly having to negotiate a variety of new building codes, additional ratings systems, and even performance measures.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Guide For Optimizing The Effectiveness And Efficiency Of Roadway Lighting (38p. PDF)
New York State Energy Research And Development Authority

Has South America's Most Sustainable City Lost Its Edge? (Transit usage and automobile usage is up is down in Curitiba, Brazil, the birthplace of bus rapid transit)
The Atlantic: Cities

Measuring The Odds For Measure R+
StreetsBlog LA

MTA Pitches A Permanent Measure R Sales Tax
Los Angeles Daily News

Port Accepts $17 Million Grant To Further "Green Port Gateway"
Long Beach Post

Slippery Road Detection And Evaluation (64p. PDF)
Michigan Department Of Transportation

Temporary Extension May Be Necessary Even If Lawmakers Reach Highway Bill Deal
The Hill

TIGER A Good Start For Nation's Transit Agencies
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Transit Funding Cuts Are Putting Bus Drivers In Danger
StreetsBlog DC

Transit Riders Get New Option To Pay Fares: LADOT Will Now Accept The TAP Card With The Elimination Of Paper Passes And Trip Tickets
Northridge-Chatsworth Patch

What Do Americans Think About Federal Tax Options To Support Public Transit, Highways, And Local Streets And Roads? Results From Year 3 Of A National survey
(104p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Wheel, Rail Or Sail, Transit Prices Are Going Up
San Francisco Examiner

Why Bother? ("This is an awful lot of hoopla for a milk-toast two-year highway bill as the best possible outcome. Is it worth it? What's the difference between six months and 15 months? Won't state transportation departments be reeling under the severe pressures of budget uncertainty no matter what happens? Why should the transportation community kill themselves to lobby for a bill that will be obsolete almost as soon as the ink is dry?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Will California Be Left Behind As Globe Embraces HSR? ("If you get off the bullet train at LA Union Station in 2030, around the time the system is fully built out, you can actually board a train to get to most places you’ll want to go. Already LA’s rail system is better than most people realize and it gets heavy usage.")
California High Speed Rail Blog

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