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September 26: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (End of the line for Hollywood, and Metro memorializes a Lakers icon)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

405 Freeway Project Study To Weigh Long Beach Impact
Long Beach Press-Telegram

AIDS Walk L.A. Founder Sues Santa Monica Over Ban On Bus Ads
Los Angeles Times

ACE Struggles To Separate From San Gabriel Valley Council Of Governments
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Atlanta Transit Head Hired To Lead MBTA ("Will be the first woman and the second African-American leader of the T, arriving at a time of record ridership, as well as ­financial uncertainty.")

Bike/Pedestrian Plan Could Make San Clemente A Model For Everybody
Orange County Register

California Bike Commute Modal Share 2011

"Carmageddon II" Success Requires 185,000 To "Park It," Officials Say ("Caltrans District 7 Director Mike Miles said that in order to avoid gridlock over the closure weekend, “we need to keep approximately two-thirds of the vehicles off the system that normally travel on the San Diego Freeway.”)
Los Angeles Times

Economic Review Of 6th Street Road Diet Shows Bike Lanes Don't Cause Loss Of Business
StreetsBlog LA
York Blvd: The Economics Of A Road Diet (85p. PDF)
Cullen McCormick / LA County Bicycle Coalition / LADOT Bike Program / Bikes Belong / UCLA Luskin School Of Public Affairs

The Economist: Don't Expect Driving Rates To Rise Again
StreetsBlog DC

For Second 405 Freeway Closure, Less-Dire Traffic Message Goes Out
Los Angeles Times

Help Decide On A New East-West Route In The Valley -- Polls Included!
LADOT Bike Blog

Lexus ES: Is This The First U.S. Car Commercial Filmed On A Street With A Protected Bike Lane?
Street Films

Liu: Toss The 710 Tunnel Study (La Cañada lawmaker latest to weigh in on controversy over Long Beach (710) Freeway extension.")
La Cañada Valley Sun

Metro Warns Of Increased Cell Phone Crimes On Blue And Green Lines
Blog Downtown

No One Is Scared Of Carmageddon II And It Will Be Our Downfall
Curbed LA

OCTA Board Postpones 405 Expansion Decision
Daily Pilot

Report Urges L.A./Ontario Airport Negotiations To Continue ("The city of Los Angeles should continue talks with government officials from the Inland Empire to determine if there is a way to transfer control of the struggling airport to them, the report advises.")
Los Angeles Times

Reseda Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary ("Each burg was linked by an expansive new boulevard, Sherman Way. Pacific Electric Red Car trolleys were soon added to carry commuters 25 miles downtown.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Should We Crowdsource Walkability Rankings?
The Atlantic: Cities

Time To Get Serious About Carmageddon 2 ("Drivers can’t get complacent and think Carmageddon 2 is no big deal. Here’s my conversation with Dave Sotero of the regional transportation agency Metro about the looming 405 shutdown.")
KCRW Which Way LA?

Tony Cruz: How Long Beach's Top Cyclist Went From Racer, To Ambassador, To Planner
StreetsBlog LA

Too Much Hype For Carmageddon 2 Or Not Enough?
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Transit Ridership Rises In Second Quarter ("Michael Melaniphy, CEO of the APTA, sees a direct connection between a rise in jobs and the rise in ridership.")
American Public Media Marketplace

Walk Score Factors In The Ineffable Qualities That Make Neighborhoods Great
StreetsBlog DC

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