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Big U.S. Cities Boom As Young Adults Shun Suburbs
Detroit News

Blazing A Path By The New Orange Line ("The rapid transit busway features a dedicated bicycle/pedestrian path that’s being billed as the longest “transit-adjacent” bikeway of its kind in Los Angeles County. The path runs next to the new 4-mile northward extension of the Orange Line, which opens to the public this weekend with free bus rides on Saturday and Sqaunday, and connects with the original line’s 14-mile bikeway for a total of 18 miles.")
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Conference Bill Preserves Transit Funding, Wastes Opportunities For Progress
StreetsBlog DC

Congress Set To OK Bill That Would Help Fund L.A. Transit Projects
Los Angeles Times

Fate Of California High-Speed Rail Is Iffy In State Senate
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Gold Line Official Calls Metro's Ballot Measure Illegal
Monrovia Patch

Grimshaw And Gruen Score Contract For Union Station Master Plan In Los Angeles
Architectural Record

A High-Speed Rail Dream Unrealized: America's Vision Of Replicating Europe's Flashy, High Speed Trains Is Quickly Fading As Many Obstacles Stand In The Way

Jerry Brown Signs Budget That Relies On Voter-Backed Tax Hikes ("The governor signs a budget that makes deep cuts to social services and assumes that voters will pass $8 billion in tax hikes in November.")
Los Angeles Times

Little Tokyo's Third Street Getting Ped-Friendly Street Updates
Curbed LAG

Measure R Sales Tax Could Be Extended Another 30 Years

Metro Approves Measure R Extension As Way To Possibly Fund Gold Line Extension Through To Claremont
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Metro Board Approves Grimshaw/Gruen Team To Create Master Plan For L.A. Union Station And 40-Acre Site

Metro Board Backs Sales Tax Extension For November Ballot
Los Angeles Daily News

Metro Board: Let The People Vote On Extending Sales Tax
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Endorses Measure R Sales Tax Extension ("Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said the extension had a high risk of failing, because of state tax increases that will be before voters in November.")
Lynwood Patch

Metro Officials Endorse Measure To Extend Half Cent Sales Tax
Los Angeles Times

[D.C.] Metro, Other Transit Agencies To Gain Safety Oversight From Federal Agency In New Law
Washington Post

Metro Votes To Extend Measure R
Beverly Hills Courier

Metrolink Expanding Weekend Service In San Clemente
Orange County Register

Possible Speedier Finish Times For 7 Rail Lines As Transpo Tax Extension Moves Ahead
Curbed LA

SunLine Approves Riverside Bus Plan ("Early-morning commuters will have another form of transportation between Riverside and the Coachella Valley beginning in September.")
Desert Sun

Team Picked To Reimagine Union Station And Surroundings
Curbed LA

Transpo Bill Cuts Bike/Ped Funding, Lets Strates Spend It On Left-Turn Lanes
StreetsBlog DC

Transportation Bill Inching Forward To Passage

Trulia's New Maps Show Your Commute Time From Your New House (Want to know how long it will take to pick up the kids at school, drive to your favorite restaurant or the baseball game, take the bus to the park? And all at once? Trulia's new innovative map does just that)
Fast Company Design

US Congress To Vote On Transportation, Student Loan Bill (Today)

Which States Do The Most (And Least) To Support Biking And Walking?
StreetsBlog Network

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