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July 26: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The Metro Gold Line opens between Los Angeles and Pasadena)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

80 Years Ago This Week: Los Angeles Welcomes (And Transports) The World To The 1932 Summer Olympics (Historic images highlight the transportation challenge during the Games)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Amtrak Plans For Upgrades In Bid To Push Faster System
New York Times

Bicycle Studies Pick Up Steam In Academia ("The world has changed -- Britain's queen has just congratulated Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins, Los Angeles has wrapped up its third CicLAvia, New York City is launching its massive bike-share system this summer, and Portland is aiming at having 25 percent of trips by bicycle in 2030 -- and universities and think tanks have finally caught up with it...More than 100 academic studies related to cycling have been published this year alone.")
Pacific Standard

Bus Riders Union Calls On Obama To Restore Service Hours In L.A. ("In a protest outside Los Angeles City Hall, the group alleges that about a million hours in bus service cuts amount to civil rights violations by Metro.")
Los Angeles Times

Business, Labor Alliance To Support Separating Northern LAX Runways
Daily Breeze

From Mines Field To LAX: The Early History Of L.A. International Airport (includes numerous historic photos)
LA as Subject via KCET

Get In The ExpressLane ("Today Metro opened an ExpressLanes Customer Walk-in Center in Gardena where drivers can open FasTrak accounts and pick up transponders that will let them drive in (and be charged for driving in) the forthcoming toll lanes on the 10 and 110 Freeways.")
Curbed LA

Hundreds Gather For Civil Rights Protest At City Hall Led By Bus Riders Union
Blog Downtown

Long Wait For The Arrival Of Transit Upgrades ("The $4.7 billion approved by the California legislature for construction of the state's high-speed rail system included more than $900 million for Bay Area transit investments. But it will likely be years before the region's commuters and economy get much of a lift.")
Wall Street Journal

Los Angeles River Communities Engage Metrolink To Address Pollution Concerns

MAP-21 Puts The Squeeze On Bridge Repair And Bikes
StreetsBlog DC

New Metro Plan Could Put Gold Line To Claremont Back In Play
Curbed LA

Public Bikesharing In North America: Early Operator And User Understanding (156p. PDF)
Mineta Transportation Institute

Ride Along With Metro CEO Art Leahy (Interviewer Patt Morrison inquires about Measure R, Carmageddon II, late night rail service, Expo ridership, transit service to USC football games, ExpressLanes and more)
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

A Subway Train Ceiling Straight Out Of "Harry Potter" (A group of London designers have created a concept called "Canopy" which shows riders real-time reflections of what is passing by overhead above ground -- the skyline, trees, even weather conditions)
The Atlantic: Cities

Transportation Summit 2012: Project For Transportation Reform (September 9-10 : Long Beach)
Congress For New Urbanism

The Villaraigosa Interview II: The Subway Mayor Triumphant
StreetsBlog LA

Value Pricing And Traffic Reduction Incentives (29p. PDF)
New Jersey Institute Of Technology

Visualizing The New York Subway System's "Data Exhaust"
The Atlantic: Cities

When Livability Projects Meet Eisenhower-Era Design Standards
StreetsBlog DC

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