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Advertising That's Squirted Into Your Nose On Your Morning Commute
The Atlantic: Cities

Antonovich Supports Private High-Speed Rail Line From Victorville To Vegas
Santa Clarita Valley News

An App That Sees And Prevents Future Traffic Jams

Bay Area To Sin City? Las Vegas Bullet Train Backers Gamble On Record Loan
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Bunker Hill Memorial Pennies At Angels Flight
Curbed LA

Bus Riders And Invasive Advertising
The Atlantic: Cities

Connector Between 605 And 405 Freeways To Close For Construction
Los Angeles Times

Denver Rethinks The Modern Commuter ("In rail expansion, authorities want to help riders live close enough to stations so they don't have to use their cars.")
Wall Street Journal

Did Poor Customer Service Kill LA Streetcars?
Carrens Notes

Downtown L.A.'s Grand Park And Its Offerings Draw Throngs ("The renovated space presents its first public events with a National Dance Day celebration. The park 'has a hip but also family-friendly feeling,' says one downtown resident.")
Los Angeles Times

Has DOT Retained A Bit Of Say-So On TIFIA?
StreetsBlog DC
Letter Of Interest For Credit Assistance Under The Transportation Infrastructure Finance And Innovation (TIFIA) Program (18p. PDF)

Holmby Hills Seeks Annexation By Beverly Hills Over Potholes
Los Angeles Times

How Your Smartphone Could Stop A Car From Running Over You

L.A. Metro Launches Late Night-Weekend Service
Santa Clarita Valley News

L.A.'s Getty Center To Shut Down During Carmageddon II In Late September
Art Info

Let L.A. Be L.A. ("Despite public outcry, Los Angeles’s political, labor, and real-estate elites almost unanimously support what Villaraigosa calls “elegant density,” pushing for the transformation of the city’s low-rise, multipolar, and moderate urban form into something more like vertical, transit-oriented New York.")
City Journal

Long Beach Transit Chief Larry Jackson Praised For 32-Year Tenure Focused On Innovation, Customer Service (The fifth longest-serving president of a transit agency in the nation has won the American Public Transportation Association's Outstanding Public Transportation Manager award in leadership and innovation excellence. He will be given the award at the annual APTA conference in October in Seattle)
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Metro Chief Asks Inspector General To Probe Expo Line Problem
Los Angeles Times

Metro Rail Lines Will Now Have Extended Service On Weekends
Culver City Patch

Metro Seeks Outside Help In Fixing Faulty Tracks Along The Expo Line
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Metro Works On Improving Distinction Between Expo Line, Blue Line
Blog Downtown

Metro's Night-Owl Hours [Began] Friday
NBC Los Angeles

Metrolink Crash Victims Want Congress To Raise Ceiling On Damages
Los Angeles Times

Money's There For A Start, Now Build Bullet Train The Right Way
Santa Monica Mirror

New Light Rail Line Opens Up World Of TOD Possibilities
California Planning & Development Report

On The Right Track: An Autocentric Culture Sets A High Bar For The Rest Of The Nation As Mass Transitted By Light Rail Chugs Ahead On The West Coast ("Before all is said and done, Los Angeles -- long stereotyped as a car-only city -- will have more than 100 miles of public transit lines, as the West Coast, home to the nation’s first light rail line in San Diego and to its most comprehensive light rail system in Portland, continues to add a slew of new rail. New lines, stations, infrastructure, and transit-oriented developments are popping up and in planning stages in and around Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego. And if you count West Coast–adjacent cities such as Phoenix and Denver, there are even more. Los Angeles and Seattle are set to double their offerings while Marin and Sonoma are just beginning to add rail to the mix.")
Architect's Newspaper

A "P3" Manifesto (Clearing up the myths and misperceptions about public-private partnerships)
Urban Land

Pedestrians Distracted By Electronic Devices Stumble Into Danger, Raising Safety Concerns
Washington Post

Public Utilities Commission Take Second Look At Expo Phase II Crossings
StreetsBlog LA

Ranking The Nation's Worst Friday Afternoon Commutes (Los Angeles leads in every category)

Remnants Of The Red Car (A look back at Pacific Electric Railway transfers along with historic images from Metro Transportation Library Archive)
Los Angeles Magazine

San Bernardino Transit Center: A Closer Look
News From Omnitrans

Santa Monica Traffic, Is It Really So Bad? (Part 3, Development & The Future Of Santa Monica)
StreetsBlog LA

Sound Walls Meeting To Be Held Monday
La Cañada Valley Sun

State Transportation Departments Begin MAP-21 Implementation Process
AASHTO Journal

Streetcar Route Reduced: Funding Concerns Wipe Out Streetcar's Proposed Bunker Hill Leg
Los Angeles Downtown News

Take A Tour Around The Civic Center's Huge New Grand Park
Curbed LA

TIFIA Program A Plus, But Not A Universal Plan
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Westside NIMBYs Force Crossing Re-Review For Expo To SaMo
Curbed LA

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