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September 19: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The 7th Street Viaduct opens linking downtown to Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Amtrak California Continues Posting Ridership Gains
California High Speed Rail Blog

An Alarmingly Strong Link Between Lack Of Walkability And Diabetes
The Atlantic: Cities

Anaheim, OCTA Break Ground On $184M Multimodal Transportation Facility
Better Roads

Angelenos Have Lots To Say About Broken Sidewalks, Untrimmed Trees
Los Angeles Times

Beverly Hills Pursues Bike Sharing Program
Beverly Hills Patch

The Gas Tax Is Running Low, But What Should Replace It? ("The problem is twofold: First, the tax has failed to keep up with the rising cost of highway construction and repair. And second, improved fuel economy and the rise of hybrid and electric vehicles means that more driving won't be matched by higher gasoline sales, and that how much people pay for the roads won't necessarily reflect how much they use them.")
Wall Street Journal

Harbor (110) Freeway ExpressLanes To Open Nov. 10
Daily Breeze

Hidden Transit: How Companies Are Going The Last Mile ("Employers and building owners/managers taking responsibility for providing transit service to their employees, tenants, or customers. The data providers who track transit service often do not recognize that these privately provided services even exist, but once one starts looking for such "hidden transit," it begins to appear across the country, in urban, suburban, and rural locations. And it is helping people get access to jobs, personal services, and shopping.")
Urban Land

L.A.'s First Toll Lanes To Open Nov. 10 On 110 Freeway
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles City Council Names Intersection For Ray Bradbury
Los Angeles Daily News

Mass Transit Announces Its Top 40 Under 40 List ("Honors under-40 professionals who have contributed to the transit industry.")
Mass Transit

Metro To Hold Community Meetings ("You are invited to a series of community meetings for the East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor Project.")
Van Nuys News Press

MTA Staff Reiterates Its Backing Of CBS For Advertising Contract
Los Angeles Times

OCTA Planning To Raise Bus Fare, Further Showing What A Joke It's Always Been And Will Be
OC Weekly

Planning A Streetcar? Get The Zoning Right
StreetsBlog Network
Don't Forget The Zoning
The Transport Politic

Public Interest Group Makes Progress In Case Against Transit Patent Troll
StreetsBlog DC

Redevelopment In California: The Program That Disappeared

The Slow Death Of Federal Transportation Funding
Fleet Owner

Traffic Control Center Ready For "Carmageddon 2"
KABC Los Angeles

Transit Group: Public Transportation Ridership Increases Tied To US Economy
The Hill

Washington, D.C.: New Network Maps, With Frequency!
Human Transit

"We'd Rather Work On Our Fixies": Cars Fade Into The Background
StreetsBlog DC

Will MAP-21 Require Thousands More Dangerous Stroads?
StreetsBlog DC

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