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Ara Najarian Removed From Metrolink Board Of Directors, Files Appeal
PanArmenian Net

Carmageddon II: Full 405 Closure Coming In September
Arcadia Patch

"Carmageddon" Set For September Sequel
Orange County Business Journal

Coming Soon: Carmageddon II
StreetsBlog LA

Connecting The Dots: Innovation In Transportation And Beyond
Huffington Post

Culver City Evolves From Sleepy Community To Urban Center ("The return of light-rail service is speeding Culver City's evolution. But some big real estate developments in the pipeline are threatened by the loss of redevelopment funds.")
Los Angeles Times

Culver City Opens Its First Bike Corral!
Culver City Bicycle Coalition

Doran Street Crossing Headed For Upgrade
Glendale News-Press

Fresno-Bakersfield Station Plans ("As part of the EIR process, station area plans have been published by the CA High-Speed Rail Authority...These designs are very underwhelming. They are so retrograde, it is as if Parsons Brinckerhoff had thawed out 1960′s BART engineers from cryogenic hibernation. The bike/ped access is especially bad.")
Systemic Failure

Fuentes Bill Would Keep Sidewalk Repair Responsibility With Cities
Los Angeles Daily News

Glendale Councilman Appeals His Removal From Metrolink Board
Los Angeles Times

Hearings Scheduled To Discuss Torrance Transit Route Changes
Daily Breeze

HOT Lanes Are Coming To L.A. To Burn Up Congestion
Los Angeles Daily News

The Inherent Shallowness Of The Rail vs. Bus Debate
StreetsBlog Network

LA City Hall Rally To Launch National Campaign -- Mr. President: Enforce, Restore, Expand Our Civil Rights! ("Mass rally backed by region-wide coalition July 25...The Bus Riders Union is launching a national campaign calling on President Obama to stand for the civil rights of Black and Latino transit riders in Los Angeles by restoring one million hours of bus service in LA, restoring the public's right to sue for civil rights.")
Bus Riders Union

L.A. Mayor: Transit Projects, City Hall Park (video : "Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa answers viewer questions on Eyewitness Newsmakers.") 
KABC Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Awkwardly Defends Push For Westside Subway In New York Times
LA Weekly

Metro Gold Line Lauds Congressional Delegation For Provisions In Transportation Bill To Expedite Project Delivery, Reduce Costs, And Create Jobs
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority

Motorists To Urban Planners: Stay In Your Lane ("Environmental concerns, growing traffic congestion and an urban design philosophy that favors foot traffic are driving many cities to try to reduce the number of cars on the road. In cities such as Seattle, Chicago, Toronto and Boston, some people go so far as to claim there is a "war on cars.")

[New York] MTA Unveils Digital Art At Bleecker Street Station

Officials Call New City Hall Park A "Bargain"
Blog Downtown

Opinion: Getting L.A. Growing Again ("Durazo, for instance, wants to see government agencies such as the MTA use their purchasing power to favor suppliers who make products here, reestablishing a manufacturing base that has been badly battered in recent years.")
Los Angeles Times

Opinion: Najarian Removed In Retaliation?
Glendale News-Press

Overview Of MAP-21 With Congressional Staff (Webinar : July 27 : "This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from the key congressional committee staff from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives who wrote the transit provisions of the recently enacted surface transportation authorization bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). These experts, along with APTA's Government Affairs staff, will explain the details of the new law and answer questions you may have. We look forward to helping you better understand this important legislation.")

Recycling Cars Is Actually Kind Of Bad-Ass (includes video)
The Atlantic: Cities

Redevelopment Cleanup Bill Sparks Relief, Outrage Among Cities
California Planning & Development Report

Run For Your Lives! Carmageddon II In Two Months
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Santa Monica Pushes Timeline Forward For Its Own Bike Share Plans
StreetsBlog LA

Seeing The Train As A "Mobile Office" ("Transport modes should be evaluated on their "productive time," not just travel time.")  
The Atlantic: Cities

Sunset And Crenshaw Boulevards, Compared And Contrasted

A Technophile Wants My Brain, And Yours ("It is absurd, too, to continue claiming that the Los Angeles rail program is "elite." Go ride the Red Line to North Hollywood or the Blue Line through Watts and tell me if those services seem packed with "elites" to you. When I ride them, I see the same wonderful diversity that I see on the more useful bus services.")
Human Transit

Transportation Investments And America's Quality Of Life Gap
StreetsBlog DC

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