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September 12: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (End of the line for the L.A.'s Greyhound station jointly operated with Southern California Rapid Transit District)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

AIDS Walk Los Angeles Protests Santa Monica Bus Systems' Ad Ban ("For the last five years, the Big Blue Buses have carried the group's ads. But the city is halting the practice because it bans non-commercial advertising.")
Los Angeles Times

Amtrak Maintains Strong Security Posture To Keep Passengers Safe
Amtrak News Release

Amtrak Should Exit Commuter-Rail Business, Mica Says

Carmageddon II: Freeway Closures Starting This Weekend
South Pasadena Patch

Carmageddon II On 405 Means Discounts, Deals To Keep You Home
Los Angeles Daily News

CBS In Nasty Fight For Los Angeles MTA Advertising Contract ("CBS, which this year received MTA approval on a $110-million bid to renew its contract for an additional five years from 2013 through 2018, is trying to derail a rival's effort to get that winning bid overturned.")
Los Angeles Times

China Racing Past Competitors To Expand City Subways
StreetsBlog Network

Extra $500K Given To Santa Monica For Its Bike Share Program
Santa Monica Patch

High-Speed Rail Agency Tries To Ease Farmers' Fears
Fresno Bee

How Highway Spending Could Become As Transparent As Bike/Ped Spending
StreetsBlog DC
National Transit Database
Federal Transit Administration

L.A. Officials Avoiding Carmageddon Scare Tactics This Time ("For Carmageddon II, L.A. officials and business leaders are relying on discounts and special events to encourage Angelenos to leave their cars at home.")
Los Angeles Times

LA Rail Lines Far Exceed Previous Bus Service
Riverside Press-Enterprise

The Next Big Question Facing Cities: Will Millennials Stay?
The Atlantic Cities

SaMo's Big Bike Share Program Will Have Rental Stations In LA
Curbed LA

Sen. Boxer Wants Boehner To Restore Transportation Funding
The Hill

Urban Designers Are From Mars, Transit Planners Are From Venus
Human Transit

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