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July 31: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Which major road opening was christened juice...dropped from a blimp?)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

AB2245 Update: On To The Senate Floor ("Under the current guidelines, some bike lane projects in the City of L.A. need an EIR if their traffic impacts go over specified thresholds. If AB 2245 is passed, cities and counties would instead have to prepare traffic and safety impact assessments; and then hold public hearings to discuss such impacts. This exemption would allow decision makers to still consider the traffic impacts of bike lanes, but without wasting the time and resources that an EIR process requires, allowing more effort to be placed on planning and public outreach.")
LADOT Bike Blog

Amtrak To Accept E-Tickets ("The national passenger rail service, Amtrak, said Monday that it would begin accepting electronic tickets for trips on all of its trains.")
The Hill

California Governor Campaigns For Infrastructure -- And His Legacy
Transportation Nation

Caltrans: LA Freeway Expansion Project Could Improve Public Health ("Community advocates and residents who live along the I-710 corridor ­– 70 percent of whom are low-income and minorities, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ­– agree that the freeway needs improvements. But they were skeptical that they would see air quality improvements where they live.")
Bay Citizen

Carmageddon (OC-Style) Begins Tonight At 605/405 Freeways Connector
OC Weekly

City of Culver City Named The 3rd Best Government Fleet In North America For 2012
StreetsBlog LA

Expo Line Still Up The Junction
Culver City Crossroads

High-Speed Rail Honcho Gets White House Honors
Sacramento Bee

How Much Bang Are Cities Getting From Federal BRT Bucks?
StreetsBlog DC

How Technology Transforms Public Transit: Tablets And Mobile Apps Keep Vehicles On Schedule And Riders Informed ("Lan-Chi Lam, interactive design and strategy manager for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, says its new Go Metro Los Angeles 2.0 app makes sense for its customers, 85 percent of whom carry mobile devices. "Our goal is to leverage that audience and convince even more people to give public transit a try.")
State Tech

Hypnotist Schools, But Not Train Stations, Get LA Freeway Signs
Curbed LA

Industry And LA County Study Fullerton Road Gridlock Fixes
Walnut Patch

Late Night Trains? Late Night Bike Rides? A New Park? The Amazing Weekend That Was In Downtown Los Angeles
StreetsBlog LA

London's Travel Network Clears Its First Olympic Hurdle

Long Beach City Staff Says 405 Freeway Plan Would Cause "Bottleneck"
Long Beach Business Journal

Metro Introduces New Late Night Hours (Interview features Steve Hymon, editor of Metro's The Source. Direct audio link)
KCRW Which Way LA

Najarian Contemplates Move To Protect Metrolink Board Seat
Glendale News-Press

Op/Ed: Touchdown Pass Or Lost Yardage -- What Will It Be AEG?
StreetsBlog LA

SEPTA Named Best Large Transit Agency In North America
Philadelphia Inquirer

Southern California Edison Has "Rights-Of-Way" Issues With BNSF Project
Long Beach Business Journal

Transportation Is A Civil Right ("What are city residents entitled to when it comes to mass transit? Do the same rights apply to road access? Does it make sense to consider access to transit or roads a civil right? If so, how does that change the policy conversation? How can city officials stay cognizant of the needs of various populations? What rights do city and state governments have with regard to their transportation systems? How can transportation officials balance the needs of everyone while staying within their budgets?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Uphill Climb For Downtown Streetcar

Why Do Freeway Sweepers Sweep During The Day?
Orange County Register

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