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August 8: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The California State Highway Commission is created to implement road construction that will link all 58 state County Seats. Includes 1896 map for the project)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

7 Mobile App Development Tips For Local Governments
Government Technology

8 Improvements Suggested For The 110's Arroyo Seco Parkway
Curbed LA

710 Freeway Expansion Would "Improve Air Quality And Public Health," Says Metro; Residents Call B.S.
LA Weekly

After Emotional Metro Board Meeting, Blue Line Safety Back In Spotlight
StreetsBlog LA

Arroyo Seco Parkway Corridor Partnership Plan: Recommendations (28p. PDF : Includes transit interface recommendations)
Caltrans / SCAG

Bridge Construction Underway, Expo "Well On Its Way" ("Work starts to build bridge at Centinela Avenue for future light rail into Santa Monica from Culver City.")
Westwood-Century City Patch

Businesses Ask Judge To Stop Work On Downtown Light Rail
Curbed LA

Faster Commute Expected For Venice Bus Riders
Venice-Mar Vista Patch

Free Wi-Fi Catches On With NYC's Subway Riders
Associated Press

The Great 1920s Battle That Created Olympic Boulevard
Curbed LA

In Los Angeles, Ideas For A Quieter Wait For Mass Transit ("Sixteen of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority system's train and bus stations are located on freeway medians, where passengers wait for their train or bus as rivers of cars rush (or crawl) by on either side. The scenery is not particularly pleasant. Nor is the sound, which according to a new study could pose problems for agencies trying to convince more people to ride transit.")
The Atlantic: Cities
Passenger Exposure To Noise At Transit Platforms In Los Angeles (53p. PDF)
UCLA Luskin School Of Public Affairs Center For Innovation

In New NHTSA Report, Scarce Information On Causes Of Pedestrian Deaths
StreetsBlog DC
Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrians (4p. PDF : The 4,280 pedestrian fatalities in 2010 were an increase of 4 percent from 2009, but a decrease of 13 percent from 2001.")
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

LA County Supervisors OK Tax Extension For Fall Ballot ("L.A. County lawmakers will let voters decide on an additional 30 years for Measure R to fund transportation projects, which would leave it in place until 2069.")
Los Angeles Times

LA Supervisors Approve Transit Tax Extension On Fall Ballot
CBS Los Angeles

LADOT To Complete York Boulevard Bike Lane
Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch

Latest 405 Widening Plan Would Spare Fairview Bridge In O.C.
Los Angeles Times

Local Policies And Practices That Support Safe Pedestrian Environments (97p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Measure R Tax Extension To Be On November Ballots
Beverly Hills Courier

Metro Expo Line Phase Two Bridge Construction Underway As Complaints Force Review Of Other Crossings
Rancho Park Online

Metro, LA County Leaders Seek Solutions To Blue Line Dangers
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Pasadena City Council Supports Caltrans Home Bill
Pasadena Sun

Planning Olympic Legacies: Transport Dreams And Urban Realities
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Proposed 710 Plan Could Make The Freeway 10 Lanes Wide
Curbed LA

Role Of Human Factors In Preventing Cargo Tank Truck Rollovers (72p. PDF)
Hazardous Materials cooperative Research Program

Transportation Energy Data Book (31st ed. : 422p. PDF)
U.S. Department Of Energy

Transportation Group: Atlanta Not A Bellwether For Transit Funding Votes
The Hill

Young People Aren't Buying Cars Because They're Buying Smart Phones Instead ("Young Americans aren't simply turning their back on buying cars. They're also turning their backs on driving..."A car is a symbol of freedom," one consumer researcher told Bloomberg. "But unlike previous years, there are many different ways that a Gen Y person can capture that freedom.")
The Atlantic: Cities

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