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August 7: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (100 years ago today, the first California state highway bond breaks ground on "Contract Number One" to build a highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Businesses Step Up Fight Against Regional Connector
Los Angeles Downtown News

The Changing Business Of Planning

Consultant, Professor Look To Bring Training For High-Speed Rail To UNLV
Vegas INC

DASH Downtown Bus Adds Two New Stops To Accomodate Expo Rail Line
Blog Downtown

FTA And MAP-21 A Powerful Combination For American Public Transportation
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Gauging The Real-World Value Of Real-Time Bus Arrival Data
Transit Talent

Glendale Councilman Holds Off On Bid To Save Metrolink Board Seat
Glendale News-Press

Hottest Neighborhoods In Los Angeles ("One of the best things about Culver City is that it’s becoming, and will surely be, a major hub for public transportation in Los Angeles. The Expo Line opened its Culver City stop last month, which makes traveling to Downtown a breeze.")
Fix And Flip

L.A. Blue Line's Deadly Record Alarms Officials
Los Angeles Times

L.A. County Supervisors To Vote On Whether To Put Measure R Extension On Ballot
Los Angeles Daily News

LA Port Cuts Emissions Half Or More Since 2005: Huge Success
Green Car Reports

Long Beach: Livingston Drive Repaving Comes With More Sharrows And Wider Sidewalks
StreetsBlog LA

Metro Board Can Move Measure R Funds With Two-Thirds Vote
StreetsBlog LA

New Dedicated Revenue Mechanisms For Freight Transportation Investment (webinar : August 8 : "Describes methods that might be used to raise revenue to support government investment in freight transportation facilities, primarily for highway transportation.")
Transportation Research Board

Public Transport At The Olympics Is Smooth Running -- So Far

SF Parking Plan's Message: Transit First ("San Francisco's aggressive plan to install thousands more parking meters and to expand the hours they operate has an overarching goal of making the streets friendlier for transit, cycling and walking.")
San Francisco Chronicle

This Is Why You Don't Mind-Meld With Your Smartphone In The Subway ("You know how the edges of subway tracks are equipped with textured flooring, so blind people can sense they're in peril of tumbling onto the tracks? Turns out even that is not enough to halt a person who's really bonding with their cell phone.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Venice Rapid Bus Gets Green Light For Signal Priority
Bill Rosendahl, Los Angeles City Council, 11th District

"Walk Score" Is Great, But It Still Doesn't Capture "Walk Appeal"
The Atlantic: Cities

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