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July 25: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A work stoppage leads to an unprecedented move -- office employees are placed in service as bus operators)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

405 Freeway Closure Begins Tuesday In The Sepulveda Pass
CBS Los Angeles

The ABCs Of Climate Change And Transportation 
Transportation Issues Daily
Pie Chart: Transportation and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Transportation Issues Daily

Balancing Past And Present On The 6th Street Bridge
StreetsBlog LA

City Added To Union Pacific Anniversary Rolls ("And [Colton] is seeing a rebirth, of sorts, with its rail ties, in the form of the Colton Crossing, a $202 million project to separate the UP’s tracks from the north-south line of the BNSF Railway.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

A City Faces Its "Berlin Wall": An Interstate Highway ("Like many road projects built in the middle of the last century, I-81 is bumping up against the end of its life span...If the viaduct is torn down, Syracuse would join San Francisco and Milwaukee, where the removal of urban highways over the past two decades has spurred development.")

Congressman Blumenauer And Supervisor Yaroslavsky Assess Recently Signed Federal Transportation Bill MAP-21
The Planning Report

DTLA's Grand Park To Open With Two-Day Celebration
Blog Downtown

Dynamic Ridesharing
Access: The Magazine Of University Of California Transportation Center

Here's The Late Night Weekend Metro Schedule, Starting Friday
Curbed LA

How High Speed Rail Can Bring Cities Back To Life
California High Speed Rail Blog

How State DOTs Got Congress To Grant Their Wish List
StreetsBlog DC

LaHood Touts $787 Million In Public Transit Grants
The Hill

Metro Releases Late-Night Train Service Schedules

New Park In Downtown Los Angeles Inspires Grand Hopes ("Officials envision the renovated space stretching from the Music Center to City Hall as a draw for both nearby residents and the region. Experts says it's an open question whether Grand Park will be widely embraced.")
Los Angeles Times

Rail Yard Reopens As City's Freight Trains Rumble Into Wider Use
New York Times

San Gabriel Valley Officials Vote To Support Measure R Extension
Whittier Daily News

SANDAG Leads Southern CA In Active Transportation Implementation
Safe Routes To School California

Southern California Is Getting Millions For New Buses And Public Transportation Facilities
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Thinking Outside The Bus ("Why are increasing transit subsidies “buying” so few new riders? This simple question has a complicated answer. One important part of the answer has been the focus on investing in new high-capacity, trunk-line services in relatively few corridors, which often feature elaborate stops and stations intended to serve as magnets for development. Sleek new rail and rapid bus lines with attractive stops and stations are typically faster than local buses, and are thought to have a far better shot at luring drivers out of their cars.")
Access: The Magazine Of University Of California Transportation Center

Transportation Planner Creates Offline Bike Lane Map For iPhone

The Villaraigosa Interview I: Building A New Transportation System (Mayor Villaraigosa discusses the Westside Subway, bike lanes, CicLAvia, CEQA, HOT lanes, congestion pricing and more. "Tomorrow, Streetsblog will post “The Subway Mayor Triumphant,” part two of the mayor’s interview, with topics including transit, transit expansion, Measure R and Measure R+.")
StreetsBlog LA

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