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Bikers, Walkers Need Cities To Protect Them ("Without laws protecting bikers and walkers, the goal of having truly livable cities in America remains out of reach.")

Calif.'s Omnitrans Launches Rebranding
Metro Magazine

City's Bike Sharing Program Delayed Until Next Year ("Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to make Chicago the nation’s most bike-friendly city has hit a pothole: a bike sharing program that was supposed to offer 3,000 bikes for rental this summer at 300 stations has been put off until next spring.")
Chicago Sun-Times

Dodgers Hire Ex-Pershing Square Planner For Chavez Ravine

Curbed LA

Edge Is Lost In Commuter Platform Race ("For a few months, a select group of NJ Transit commuters shared a secret edge over their rush-hour rivals: early insight into unpredictable track assignments at Penn Station. But that crucial advantage evaporated last week when the railroad blocked a data feed used to decode track assignments.")
Wall Street Journal

For Bike Advocates, Delayed Gratification (Spotlights New York-based Transportation Alternatives, the 40-year-old pedestrian, bicycle, and transit advocacy organization that has become a potent political force)
New York Times

Free Connections To The OC Fair ("If you’re going to the Orange County Fair this year, take Metrolink to the Anaheim Canyon, Santa Ana or Irvine Metrolink Station. Then show your Metrolink ticket and hop aboard one of OCTA’s OC Fair Express buses. You’ll ride FREE directly to the yellow gate at the OC Fair.")

FTA Green Lights LACMTA's Westside Subway Extension Project

Getting Union Station Ready For High-Speed Rail ("Of all the changes that will be initiated by the California high speed rail project, perhaps the most significant will come at Los Angeles Union Station.")
California High Speed Rail Blog

Google's Growing Web Of Street Traffic Surveillance
The Atlantic: Cities

Guidebook For Evaluating Fuel Purchasing Strategies For Public Transit Agencies (136p. PDF : "This guidebook describes and evaluates different fuel purchasing strategies available to transit agencies and outlines the steps that an agency needs to follow to implement an effective risk management program.")
Transit Cooperative Research Program

Long Beach Hears About, Comments On 710 Corridor Expansion Plans

Long Beach Seeks To Charge Seal Beach For Buses
Orange County Register

Mind The Gap (And The Gold Medal) ("The surprise hit of the London Games? Apparently, it is public transportation." Athletes from around the world are taking "the Tube" and buses at the Olympics, and openly wearing their medals to the delight of locals and visitors. Even the entire U.S. Men's Basketball Team is getting in on the act)New Yorker

More Detailed Environmental Study Delays Rail Project ("A request from the federal government for a more detailed study of a proposed light rail line from San Bernardino to Redlands will delay the project — and some public meetings that had been planned for next week.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Multi-Modal Summer Reading
StreetsBlog DC

New Routes, New Opponents To 710 Freeway Plan ("One alternative would push highway through the San Rafael district.")
Pasadena Sun

NFL Team In Pasadena Would Boost Noise, Traffic And Air Pollution
Los Angeles Times

Olympic Legends Subway Map (What does the London Tube map look like when stations are named after the Games' greatest?)
Transport for London

On Transport, Romney-Ryan Ticket Presents Extreme Contrast To Obama
StreetsBlog DC

OpenTripPlanner Redefines Public Transit Navigation
Smart Planner

Opinion: Changing Lanes On The Pasadena Freeway
Pasadena Star-News

Opportunity To Share Opinions On Railway To Redlands Extended
Redlands Daily Facts

Pasadena City Council Supports Caltrans Home Bill
La Cañada Valley Sun

Proposed San Pedro Plan Focuses On Downtown, Attractiveness
Curbed LA

Rosecrans Avenue Upgrade First Of Many South Bay Transportation Improvements In The Pipeline
Daily Breeze

Stay Local, L.A. (Carmegeddon II is an opportunity to explore Los Angeles with a car)
Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District

Unbelievable Latin Food Tour via The Gold Line Metro
Wine Chix

Westside Purple Line Extension Gets FTA Approval
KABC Los Angeles

Westside Subway Extension's Next Step Achieved

Westside Subway Gets Federal Permission To Seek Funding
Westwood-Century City Patch

Westside Subway Project Gets Key Federal Backing ("The action by the Federal Transit Administration allows the county's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to seek federal funding for design and construction of the subway project, which is expected to cost $5.6 billion.")
Los Angeles Times

XpressWest: A $6.9B Bullet Train From Victorville To Vegas ("The idea is ambitious enough, but Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich literally wants to take it farther. He is envisioning a 50-mile connection from Palmdale to Victorville via a high-speed train that could be run by Metrolink, XpressWest or other providers, that would link up with existing rail lines throughout Southern California.")
San Bernardino Sun

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