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ACE, BART, Driverless Cars, FlyAway, Solo Commuting, NBC/Uni Plan & More

September 27: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A restored MacArthur Park reopens following Metro Red Line construction)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

91 Toll Lane Prices Coming Down
Riverside Press-Enterprise

ACE Construction Board Supports Measure J On November Ballot
Pasadena Star-News

America's 50 Best Cities (Los Angeles is ranked last at #50, behind Anchorage, Omaha, Tulsa...)
Business Week

BART Puts Early Earthquake Warning System To Use
KGO San Francisco

Bus Agency Planning Massive Bus Replacement
Riverside Press-Enterprise

California Governor Paves Way For Driverless Cars ("Autonomous cars can make roads safer, free commuters from the drudgery of driving, reduce congestion and provide transport to people who can't drive themselves, such as the blind, disabled, elderly and intoxicated.")
Christian Science Monitor

Carmageddon 2: MTA & CHP Asking Public To Stay Off Roads This Weekend
My Fox LA

Carmageddon Copters: There Will Be Less This Time
Curbed LA

Census Shows Slight Decline In Solo Car Commuting
StreetsBlog DC

Central Americans To Get LA Neighborhood Designation ("Los Angeles has resurrected plans to brand the MacArthur Park/Westlake and Pico-Union neighborhoods to the all encompassing Central American Cultural District.")
Curbed LA

The Commute Of The Future: To Get Riders, Buses Try To Be More Like Trains; Skip Red Lights ("To make waiting for a bus less of a head-scratcher, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a smartphone app that allows users to check bus schedules and determine when the next bus will arrive.")
Wall Street Journal

Free Muni Ride Cheat With Smartphone
San Francisco Chronicle

Hearing Tomorrow For NBC/Uni Plan, River Advocates Oppose
Curbed LA

How California Is Planning Growth For A Prosperous Economy And Clean Environment
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Irvine FlyAway Route To LAX Renewed For Two More Years
Daily Breeze

Making Bus Stops Dignified And Multifunctional

Making Parking Lots More Walkable
The Atlantic: Cities

Metro Diary: Planes, Trains, And Confusing Transfers With TAP
StreetsBlog LA

Next New FlyAway Route To LAX Will Serve Expo La Brea Station
StreetsBlog LA

NYC Transit Plans Traffic Signal Priority Test
The Transit Wire

A Nuyorican In LA: The Gaping Divide Between The Have-Cars And Have-Nots
ABC News

Relative Costs Of Transit Construction ("Although there are some rules of thumb for the ratio of tunneling cost to above-ground transit cost, the actual ratio depends on the city and project, and this would favor the mode that’s relatively cheaper.")
Pedestrian Observations

Republicans Can Privatize Amtrak If They Want To

This Election Season, Americans Pony Up For Public Transportation (A photo of the Expo Line's inaugural operators graces this national news story)
Transportation Nation

TransComm Preview: Five Transportation Stories That Will Shape The Year Ahead
Talking Transportation

Transit Directions Field Test: Apple Maps vs. Google Maps ("The loss of transit directions in Apple Maps is a blow to iOS users. In our last mapping field test, CNET shows just how bad the user experience is.")

Videos From The 2012 CNU Transportation Summit
Congress For The New Urbanism

Why Britain's Railway Privatization Failed
The Atlantic: Cities

Wilshire Grand Replacement - Mixed Use
Los Angeles Downtown News

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