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July 3 & 4: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The Mount Lowe Railway and Pacific Electric's line to Long Beach open)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

3 County Supes Become The Challenge To Extending Measure R
City Watch

Blazing A Bike And Pedestrian Path By The Orange Line: The Path Is Being Billed As The Longest "Transit-Adjacent" Bikeway Of Its Kind In Los Angeles County
Northridge-Chatsworth Patch

Caltrans Releases Draft EIR On 710 Expansion For Review
Long Beach Gazettes

Closure Coming To 210 Ahead Of Bridge Work
Glendora Patch

Congress OKs Transportation Bill Expected To Speed Up L.A. Projects
Century City Patch

Construction Authority Attempts To Separate From Troubled Regional Agency
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Editorial: Revamped Bullet Train Plan Deserves Green Light
San Francisco Chronicle

Federal Transportation Bill A Disappointment, Leaving States To Take Up Mantle Of Reform
Mobilizing The Region

Foster Teens Get Free Ride On LA Metro
Santa Clarita Valley News

Gold Line Foothill Extension Funding Still Up In The Air Following Metro's Measure R Vote
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

How Much Will New Federal Safety Mandates Cost Transit Agencies?
StreetsBlog Network

In Traffic? Next Time, Use An App
New York Times

LaHood Thanks Congress For Passing Highway Bill
The Hill

Metro To Pick Up Cost Of Bus, Train Rides For Thousands In Foster Program
Los Angeles Daily News

New Metro Orange Line Station In Chatsworth Adds Four Miles To The Bus Line
CSUN Daily Sundial

NFL Commish Says LA Stadium Should Be Able To Host 2 Teams
Curbed LA

Notice Of Preparation (NOP) Of An Environmental Impact Report (EIR): 40+ Miles Of Bike Lanes
LADOT Bike Blog

Opinion: While Washington Is Divided, America's Mayors Are Leading The Way ("Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the country. You can hear 224 languages spoken in our neighborhoods, on our streets, and at our plazas. Angelenos hail from over 140 countries, and we have the largest population of Mexicans, Armenians, and Koreans outside of their home country, just to name a few. Last week was an important first step with passage of a Surface Transportation Bill that included America Fast Forward. This innovative federal loan program will allow Los Angeles and cities across this country to speed the expansion of their transit systems while accelerating the creation of one million jobs. Let’s build on that momentum to take on the tough challenges.")
National Journal

Plan: Freeway Widening To 14 Lanes From Sea To L.A. ("An EIR for the charged 710 proposal is taking public input for 60 days. The 710 would add 2 lanes and have a 4-lane trucks-only freeway from Port of Long Beach to L.A. but claim 400 homes and businesses.")
Belmont Shores-Naples Patch

Scenes From Orange Line Extension's Opening Day In The Valley
Curbed LA

SF Has Turned 30 Car Parking Spots Into 336 Bike Parking Spots
San Francisco Chronicle

Subway Mosaic, Best Public Art In America?
Transportation Nation

Transpo Bill Compromise Isn't Progress
Next American City

Transportation Bill: An Early Christmas Present Or A Lump Of Coal?
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Transportation Bill Heading To President Obama's Desk
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Transportation Conflict Resurfaces For Gov. Jerry Brown ("Brown's plan, due to go into effect today, would consolidate a number of state agencies and hitherto independent commissions into a new array of superagencies.")

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Sacramento Bee

Under New Bill, America's Transpo Loan Program Ignores National Goals
StreetsBlog DC

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces $29 Million To Help Veterans And Military Families Connect To Jobs And More By Tapping Local Transportation
U.S. DOT Press Release

Welcome To The Bike Wars. City Announces Meetings For Bike Plan EIR
StreetsBlog LA

Why Environmental Reports Are Slowing Down Big Projects
The Atlantic: Cities

Winners And Losers In Highway Battle
The Hill
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