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28 Years Ago This Week: The World Returns For Los Angeles' Gold Medal Performance In Olympic Traffic Relief (A comprehensive look back at how Los Angeles successfully moved countless Olympics spectators through venues stretching 130 miles across one of the largest metropolitan regions in the world for 16 days with no rail system)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

$1 Gas Tax? One Auto Dealer Says, "Yes, Please"
National Journal

10 Transportation Apps To Keep You Moving

Building A Mega-Freeway In L.A.: What's The Cost?
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Calif. Bill Bars Agencies From Cellphone Jamming ("A year after San Francisco's transit agency touched off a global free speech debate by jamming cellphones to block a protest, lawmakers are taking steps to pre-empt a similar scandal.")

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Sacramento Bee

Caltrans Proposes Truckway Next To Widened 710 Freeway; Homes, Businesses To Be Destroyed
The Lead Type

City Can't Figure Out How Many Parking Lots It Has
LA Observed

Freeway Buckles Along 5 Freeway In Downey (video : "Caltrans engineers on Thursday worked to determine whether the excessive heat was behind a major traffic tie-up on the 5 Freeway.")
CBS Los Angeles

Front-Runner To Build SF Subway Station Has History Of Cost Overruns ("Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority lawyers and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera previously have sought to ban Tutor from bidding on new jobs.")
NBC Bay Area

Goodbye Pasadena Freeway: Hello Arroyo Seco "Streetway'
EGP News

Gridlock On Avenue 64: West Pasadena And Highland Park Residents Call For A Halt To Plans For 710 Freeway Extension
Pasadena Weekly

Highway Expansions Are Only A Short-Term Solution: Expert
Transportation Nation

How Amtrak's Government Affairs Officers Have Built -- And Need To Continue Building -- Better Congressional Relationships
Progressive Railroading

Issues Involving Surety For Public Transportation Projects (109p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program Legal Research Digest

L.A. Controller Wendy Gruel Renews Complaints About City's Failure To Monitor, Collect Parking-Lot Taxes
Los Angeles Daily News

Making City Biking Less Scary ("Much of the problem has to do with typical transportation planning in the U.S., where streets are designed primarily as pathways for cars to move across as quickly as possible.")
The Atlantic: Cities

More Time To Respond To 10,000 Page 710 Freeway Report
EGP News

Plan Your Next Bike Trip With
Greater Greater Washington -- A New Community-Based Trip Routing Tool
Mobility Lab

Proposed Highway Stirs Up Highland Park
EGP News

Public Transit Between Seal Beach And Long Beach To Change On August 26
OC Breeze

A Tug-Of-War Between Bus And Rail In A Brazilian World Cup City
The Atlantic: Cities

White House Honors Champions Of Change For Unwavering Commitment To Transportation Innovation
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

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