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August 16: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Transit operators get a dress code change in 1920)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Analysis: Picking Ryan Means Picking Fight on Transportation

Caltrans Signs to Start Warning of Carmageddon II
SCV News

Cargo Traffic Up at L.A. Port, But Down Again at Long Beach
Los Angeles Business Journal

Fed OK gets subway moving
Zev's Blog

FTA Adds MAP-21 Program Fact Sheets
Federal Transit Administration

FRA Recommends Congress Extend Positive Train Control Deadline
Journal of Commerce

Golden State high-speed rail is smart
Washington Post

Industry, County Planning Valley Boulevard Fixes: The $5.5 million project involves resurfacing and reconstructing Valley from the 605 freeway to Turnbull Canyon Road
Walnut Patch

L.A.'s First Freeways
KCET SoCal Focus

Los Angeles Is The Third Coolest City In America, Says Forbes

Metro's About to Build Huge Exploratory Shaft Near the Tar Pits
Curbed LA

Metro board chairman would oppose San Rafael routes
Pasadena Star News

Metro Silver Line expands weekend bus service
Press Telegram

Metro tunnels are one of the safest places during an earthquake, officials say

NBC Universal EIR Hearing
L.A. Streetsblog
Laguna Niguel Patch
Los Angeles Times

Pasadena neighborhood enters 710 battle *Updated
Alhambra Source

Port of Hueneme Cargo Numbers Reach Milestone
Ventura County Star

Port of Long Beach in 75% Emissions Reduction
Ship & Bunker

Port of Los Angeles Adopts International Clean Ship Standard
Triple Pundit

Proposed bike safety bill requires drivers to 'give 3' when passing cyclists

Romney vows to end Amtrak funding
The Hill

Somehow We're Walking More and Walking Less At the Same Time
The Atlantic Cities
Link to CDC Report

Spanish Construction Rivals Battle on New York Turf (Subway Construction)
New York Times

Syncing Traffic Lights No Sure-Fire Way to Reduce Emissions
L.A. Streetsblog

With cities and suburbs clamoring to build new transit systems, a new book showcases creative financing approaches for getting them built
Transportation for America

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