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The ABCs Of MAP-21 (webinar : August 13 : "The first of the Navigating MAP 21 webinar series, this session will explain the basics of the new law, what it means for bicyclists and how we can harness the opportunities to fund biking and walking projects and programs.")
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Arroyo Community Gears Up For 710 Battle
Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch

StreetsBlog DC

Caltrans Unveils Plan To Lower Speed Limit On 110 Freeway ("According to the plan, which was released to the public last month, the speed limit has played a large factor in the high number of traffic accidents along the stretch that runs from Glenarm Street in Pasadena to the I-5 junction.")

Caltrans Wants To Change Speed Limit On Pasadena Freeway To 45 MPH
Los Angeles Daily News

Carmageddon Sequel Gets Positive Spin From City Officials
Los Angeles Times

City Withdraws Wilshire Boulevard Widening Amendment
Brentwood Patch

A "Grand Swap" For Transportation Funding ("As we saw in Atlanta this week, even a one-cent tax increase with bipartisan and business backing couldn't get enough voter support. Is a shuffling of resources, and not new taxes, the right solution? What do you think? Could a "grand swap" work? Or is the risk of devolution too strong? (Maybe the federal government could retain some role in projects of regional or national significance?) Is this solution too blunt or just right?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Late Gold Line Trains Appeal To Bar Hoppers, Restaurant Workers; El Monte Bus Line May Be Next (""I'm ecstatic. This will make a huge difference. I'll take the train a lot more"..."This one move I guarantee will cut the number of DUIs in half"..."Metro is evaluating whether to add late night service to the Silver Line express bus which runs from El Monte to Artesia.")
Whittier Daily News

MAP-21: Moving Ahead For Progress In The 21st Century -- Transforming The Way We Build, Manage, And Maintain Our Nation's Transit Systems (numerous documents explain the new federal transportation bill)
Federal Transit Administration

StreetsBlog LA

Metro Planning Pedestrian Bridge Over Lankershim Near Universal Red Line Station ("The news comes soon after an announced plan to build a tunnel near the North Hollywood Metro Station.")
North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Station

Metro Shows Off New Expo Line As USC First Home Kickoff Approaches
North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch

Nightly Closures Of Southbound 710 Freeway Planned In East L.A., Commerce
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The Original Highway Code (A look back at emerging standards from the 1930s, 40s & 50s)
Streets MN

Records Indicate Problems With Safety Tests On Some California Bridges
McClatchy News

Safely Passing Bicyclists (Map of states with statutes regarding motorists passing bicyclists)
National Conference Of State Legislatures

A Summary Of Design, Policies And Operational Characteristics For Shared Bicycle/Bus Lanes (167p. PDF)
University Of South Florida Center For Urban Transportation Research

Track Design Handbook For Light Rail Transit, 2nd ed. (695p. PDF)
Transit Cooperative Research Program

What's The Best Way To Build New Highways: Private? Public? Tolls? Magic?
Transportation Nation

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