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June 13: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Groundbreaking for the Metro Red Line Segment 2)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Better Use Of Public Dollars: Economic Impact Analysis in Transportation Decision Making (24p. PDF)
Eno Center For Transportation

Big Mystery: U.S Oil Production Hits 14-Year High, Gas Prices Not At 14-Year Low

Dems Tweet Pressure On GOP To Compromise On Highway Bill
The Hill

Downtown LA Tests Adjustable Parking Rate
KCRW Which Way LA

Environmental Groups Oppose Brown's Rail Lawsuit Preemption Plan
Los Angeles Times

Finding Your Station: Metro's "Call To Artists" For Public Pieces Along The Expo Line
Southern California Public Radio

High-Speed Rail: SCV Residents Just Say "No"
Santa Clarita Valley News

Los Angeles Looks At Ways To Avoid Displacement Near Transit ("To begin to avert displacement, Reconnecting America and the Housing Department have chosen four transit-oriented districts for housing preservation activities, which will be introduced over the next five years.")
Better Cities & Towns
Preservation In Transit-Oriented Districts: A Study On The Need, Priorities, And Tools In Protecting Assisted And Unassisted Housing In The City Of Los Angeles (51p. PDF)
Reconnecting America
Executive Summary

Metro Grants To Pave San Fernando Bikeway's Path: Burbank Works To Avoid Use Of General Fund Money To Complete Bike Master Plan
Burbank Leader

More Closures On I-405 This Summer
Canyon News

MTA Considering Expanding Gold Line Service
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

New Los Angeles Street Bike Lanes, First Street Lanes Begun

Outgoing Metrolink Chief John Fenton On Commuter Rail And An Ostrich Egg
Southern California Public Radio

Planned Free Wi-Fi At LAX Halted Over Lack Of Competitive Bidding
Daily Breeze

Rolling Back CEQA For High-Speed Rail Sets A Terrible Precedent
Huffington Post

Santa Monica Resets Its Parking Meter System ("I don’t see how this increases turnover -- it just makes sure they get everyone to pay and they know how much they are getting,” said Professor Shoup, who is widely considered the intelligent parking guru. "Anytime someone says something isn’t about money, it’s about money.")
New York Times

The Summer Guide To Finding Public Art All Over Los Angeles
Curbed LA

Take A Look At Your New Union Station Bike Lanes
Curbed LA

"Take Fountain" And LA Drivers' Other Favorite Shortcuts (Traffic and shortcuts infographic)
Curbed LA

Tapping "Big Data" To Fill Potholes: Start-Ups Help States And Municipalities Track Effects Of Car Speeds, Other Variables On Traffic
Wall Street Journal

Traffic Jams: An Inside Look At The Worst Routes
Wall Street Journal

Under Economic Impact Analysis, Highway Expansion Loses Appeal
StreetsBlog DC

Want To Increase Cycling? Sharrows Won't Cut It
StreetsBlog Network

Where Is John Mica as Congress Takes Transpo Programs To The Brink?
StreetsBlog DC

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