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$22 Million Approved For Pedestrian Tunnel Under Lankershim Boulevard In NoHo To Take Commuters Between Metro Orange Line And Red Line Stations
Los Angeles Daily News

Anaheim To Launch Bike-Sharing Program This Weekend

Los Angeles Times

BHUSD Approves $418,000 Payment For Legal Fees In Subway Fight ("The school board unanimously supported the expenditure at its regular meeting Tuesday without comment.")
Beverly Hills Patch

Can Chicagoans Design The Perfect Transit App? ("A new Kickstarter-funded project invites thousands of citizens to step into the role of designer.")
Fast Company Design

"Carmageddon II" 405 Freeway Closure On September 29, 30 Won't Be As Carefree As Last Year, Warns Metro
LA Weekly

Carmageddon II: 405 Freeway To Shut Down Sept. 29-30
Los Angeles Daily News

Carmageddon II: Can L.A. Survive Another 10-Mile 405 Freeway Closure?

Carmageddon Part 2: Don't Be Complacent, L.A. Mayor Warns
Los Angeles Times

Chicago Urban Scouts Reimagine Transportation For The "Mother Of All Transit Apps"

City Slugfest: L.A.'s "Subway To The Sea" Runs Aground In Beverly Hills ("Citing safety concerns but eliciting charges of hysteria, wealthy Beverly Hills reportedly has spent $2 million to block plans for a subway that would pass underneath its high school.")
Christian Science Monitor

Congress Has Unfinished Business On The Transportation Front
The Hill

Forum Forecasts A Bright Future For The Miracle Mile ("Westside Subway Extension and other factors are driving economic prosperity.")
Park La Brea News Beverly Press

Hearings Scheduled To Discuss Torrance Transit Route Changes
Daily Breeze

Opportunity Cost Of Inaction: High-Speed Rail And High Performance Passenger Rail In The United States (30p. PDF : "This paper addresses the initial investment and on-going cost of operation and maintenance of high performance passenger rail (HPPR) in four of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sanctioned HPPR regional networks – Northeast, Chicago Hub, California, and Northwest – over a 40 year period. The system can generate a net benefit of at least $660 million annually.  If the nation should forgo this opportunity, it stands to sustain a cost of at least $26.4 billion in foregone economic benefits over the next four decades.")

Ports Of Los Angeles And Long Beach Building At Furious Pace
Los Angeles Times

The Secret Lives Of Zipcar Drivers
The Atlantic: Cities

Shakeup At Metrolink Board: Najarian Out. Ridley-Thomas In?
StreetsBlog LA

State Orders Metro To Replace Section Of Expo Line Track
EGP News

Tea Party Deficit Hawks Don't Mind Charging The Taxpayer For Personal Cars
StreetsBlog DC

Transponders Hold Key To New Harbor (110) Freeway ExpressLanes (includes video)
Daily Breeze

US DOT Head Ray LaHood: Transpo Bill Is "Highway Centric"
Transportation Nation

U.S. Mayors Want More Investment In Infrastructure
USA Today

Why Congress Can't Kill The Partnership For Sustainable Communities
StreetsBlog DC

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