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Automated Budget Cuts Looming For Transportation Programs ("In-demand and innovative transportation programs could face severe cuts come January due to an agreement made as part of the debt deal last year. But as a surprise to some, traditional highway programs funded mostly by the gas tax may be facing cuts as well.")
Transportation For America

BART Explains New Civilian Review Of Police Procedures
Mass Transit

California's Transportation Future Is Not A Series Of Tubes
California High Speed Rail Blog

Calif.'s OCTA Partners For Service Animal Training
Metro Magazine

Campaign For DTLA Streetcar Ramps Up; Needs Residents' Votes

Blog Downtown

Cargo Cyclists Replace Truck Drivers On European City Streets
Low-Tech Magazine

Congressman Schiff Throws Metro A 710 Freeway Curveball
Pasadena Now

County Supervisors Consider Compact With Port Of Los Angeles
My Valley News

Editorial: L.A.'s Battle Of The Bus Ads ("Though rival Titan has offered L.A. County a higher bid for the bus ad contract, an MTA analysis that sides with CBS is persuasive.")
Los Angeles Times

Finding Of The Day: 8% Of L.A. Childhood Asthma Cases Due To Freeway Proximity
The Atlantic: Cities
Near-Roadway Air Pollution A Major Contributor To L.A. Asthma
Science Blog

Freeway Pollution Risk "Very Important," Researcher Says
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Gabbard Examines Looks At Pending CA Legislation That Would Reorganize Regional Rail Service
StreetsBlog LA

Gold Line Montclair Extension Will Need A Lot Of Parking
Curbed LA

Google Car Zooms Toward Legal Status ("Mountain View company uses its clout to win legislative support for self-driving vehicles.")
Bay Citizen

Helicopters Warned Not To Buzz Westside During "Carmageddon II" Work
Los Angeles Times

How Not To Fix Your Economy: Prevent People From Getting To Jobs
StreetsBlog DC

L.A. Council Committee Approves AEG's Downtown Stadium Agreements
Los Angeles Times

L.A.'s First Official Bike-Friendly Street: Our Review
LA Weekly

Metrolink Adds 7 Chatsworth And Northridge Trains During Carmageddon 2
Northridge-Chatsworth Patch

Metrolink Finds New Boss In New York
Los Angeles Downtown News

NRDC / Move L.A. Push Governor On Smart Growth Bill, Praise Regional Plans
StreetsBlog LA
A Bold Plan For Sustainable California Communities: A Report On The Implementation Of Senate Bill 375 (35p. PDF)
Natural Resources Defense Council

New Poll: Americans Support Investment To Increase Transportation Choices
Mass Transit

OCTA Board Delays Vote On I-405 Expansion Proposals
Orange County Register

An Ornithological Curiosity: When Ostrichs Rules SoCal Tourism (archival images illustrate story which includes 1880s Ostrich Farm Railway between Downtown and Los Feliz, as well as ostrich farm tourism along Pacific Electric route)
LA As Subject via KCET

Panelists Blast 710 Extension At Pasadena Forum
Pasadena Star-News

Park It Here ("Let’s first examine the city’s new “smart” parking meters, soon to be installed on a city street near you, if not already. Lucky Santa Monica was the first to get these new city cash cows, more than 6,000 of them have been installed so far.")

Photos: Gold Line Bridge Nearing Completion
Monrovia Patch

Seeing The Back Of The Car: In The Rich World, People Seem To Be Driving Less Than They Used To
The Economist

Subway Riders Evade Fares With Android NFC Hack
GMA News

A Tale Of Two Projects: Urban Transportation In Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition

Transit Diaries: Three Dozen Riders Sound Off On The Good And Bad Of Los Angeles' Trains And Buses
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

The Tricky Politics Of Vacant Lots
The Atlantic: Cities

Why You Hate Cyclists

World's Longest Hybrid Bus A Herald Of Future Mass Transit?
Earth Techling

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