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California Senate Vote Keeps  Bullet Train Alive ("In a victory for Brown, the Legislature approves funds to begin the system in the Central Valley.")
Los Angeles Times

Changes At CicLAvia: New Routes, New Dates (New date: October 7. "But an even bigger change than the date is the route. The core of the CicLAvia route remains intact on 7th and Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles, but all of the route’s “arms” have changed. Gone are the “starting points” at Hollenbeck Park in East L.A. and the Heliotrope/Melrose “Bike District” in East Hollywood. Instead, the western most point of CicLAvia V is at MacArthur Park in Mid-Town and the eastern most point is Soto Station on the Gold Line.")
StreetsBlog LA

StreetsBlog LA

DIY Speed Bumps: Traffic Control For Neighborhoods (Profiles the efforts of several Southern Californians who have taken traffic-calming into their own hands with creative and innovative solutions: Signs, murals, screaming, lobbying, parklets, and trees)
Los Angeles Times

Editorial: Transportation Officials Must Do A Better Job Preparing For Metro ExpressLanes
Los Angeles Daily News

Expo Line: Tunnel Approved, Construction Starts, Hearings Planned ("Actual construction of the second phase of the Expo Line began this month, with the demolition of an old freight viaduct over Motor Avenue in Cheviot Hills, and the construction of parking lots along Colorado Boulevard in Santa Monica.")
Santa Monica Patch

Feds Give Important Green Light To Regional Connector
Los Angeles Downtown News

Future Of The Santa Fe Depot ("With the Metro Gold Line extension set to pass through Monrovia, people have been left to wonder just where the old depot will fit into the design.")
Monrovia Patch

StreetsBlog DC

Ground Officially Breaks On Massive Transit Center At Bob Hope Airport ("The complex is expected to be completed in 2014 and will bring bus, rail and car-rental services under one roof.")
Burbank Leader

High-Speed Rail Officials Rebuffed Proposal From French Railway ("The French railway recommended that the state build the rail line along the Interstate 5 corridor and partner with it or another foreign firm to hold down costs.")
Los Angeles Times

L.A., State Leaders Celebrate Passage Of Federal Transportation Bill
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Lawmakers Vote To Move Ahead With California Rail Link
New York Times

LBT Stops Service To Seal Beach: Maybe It Wasn't About Race, After All
Long Beach Post

A Look At The Omnibus New Flyer Xcelsior Model Buses
News From Omnibus

Los Angeles Transit Needs Taxpayers' Money To Rebuild

Metrolink Beefs Up Service In O.C.
Orange County Register

Mixed Bag For Region In Proposed Measure R Extension
San Gabriel Valley Business Journal

Nearly $14 Million To Fund Fontana Interchange Paves Way For Development
San Bernardino Sun

New Federal Bill Will Help City Build 12 Transportation Projects In 10 Years

Obama Signs Highway Bill
The Hill

Of Course People Will Ride California HSR
The Atlantic: Cities

Officials Rethink San Gabriel Valley Agency Operations ("In the wake of the arrest of its director on conflict-of-interest charges, the council of governments is reconsidering the way it does business.")
Los Angeles Times

Officials Still Planning Gold Line To Claremont, Despite MTA Stance ("Construction Authority researching ways to fund portion from Azusa to Claremont.")
Glendora Patch

Opinion: L.A. -- Transit's Promised Land? ("Which major U.S. city is at the cutting edge of forward-thinking transportation planning? Surprise: It's Los Angeles...Many Angelenos are surprised to learn that their city's reputation is at an all-time high among international transit scholars.")
Los Angeles Times

Our View: Monstrous Metro vs. Gold Line
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Proposed Metered Parking Zone Ordinance To Go Before Pomona Council
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

StreetsBlog LA

Say Goodbye To Street Parking
Santa Monica Daily Press

Target To Open Oct. 14 ("That will also be the day when Brookfield celebrates the opening of the renamed Figat7th shopping complex, which is in the midst of a $40 million renovation.")
Los Angeles Downtown News

Transportation Gives Lawmakers Bragging Rights

TRB Webinar: Transportation Asset Management: Highlights From Beyond Pavement And Bridges Track (July 18)
Transportation Research Board

Video, Text Of President Signing MAP-21
Transportation Issues Daily

Villaraigosa Goes To Washington (video : "President Barack Obama signed legislation that was hatched at LA City Hall. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined the president for the bill signing. America Fast Forward allows the federal government to loan funding for transit projects in LA County.")
NBC Los Angeles

What's Next For High Speed Rail: The Politics
California High Speed Rail Blog

Where I Am Reading: Union Station (The seating and station ambience makes it one of the best places to read in the city)

Why U.S. Transit Systems Are Still So Far Away From Converting To Driverless Trains
The Atlantic: Cities

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