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CicLAvia Going Monthly?, Orange Line Art, ARTIC, Amtrak, Metrolink, Transit At The Ballot Box & More

October 10: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Pacific Electric moves deep into the San Fernando Valley with service to "Girard")
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Amtrak Plan Targets Human Trafficking ("Transportation workers, including Amtrak police, train conductors, and ticket counter staff and others come into contact with thousands of people on a daily basis, making them well positioned to identify situations that don't seem quite right.")
USA Today

Amtrak: We Broke Another Ridership Record, 49% Growth Since 2000
Transportation Nation

Anaheim Considers Adding Streetcars Near Disneyland ("Plan would take passengers from ARTIC transit hub to Disneyland, Convention Center, other stops on 3.2-mile route.")
Orange County Register

ARTIC Groundbreaking Signals Orange County's Transportation Gateway Is Underway
Mass Transit

Bus Riders Union, LA Groups, Beverly Hills Join To Stop Measure J
Beverly Hills Courier

Calif. US Senators Call For Federal Probe Into High Gas Prices
CBS Los Angeles

California Moves To Reduce Gas Prices
New York Times

Critics Say Universal City Ped Bridge Is Not Pedestrian-Friendly
Curbed LA
Critics Question $20M Pedestrian Bridge At Lankershim Boulevard
Los Angeles Daily News

Getting Started With Open Data: A Guide For Transportation Agencies (13p. PDF)
New York University Rudin Center For Transportation Policy And Management

How To Expand Your Transit Network Without Expanding Its Budget
StreetsBlog Network

Infographic: How Far Can You Travel On A Single Subway Fare In Major U.S. Systems?
Transportation Nation

L.A.'s CicLAvia Bike Ride Might Become A Monthly Event
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink, San BAG Hold Groundbreaking For EMF Expansion Project
RT & S

Redesigned MetroCards Confusing Tourists And New Yorkers
DNA Info

This Could Be The Biggest Year Ever For Transit At The Ballot Box ("Next month, 19 transit-related measures will come before voters. If the rest of this year is any guide, 16 of them will pass.")
StreetsBlog DC

Toronto Charts A Path To Car-Free Streets ("Proprietors are telling us this is our busiest day of the year,” said Jonathan Parfrey, a board member of L.A.’s CicLAvia, which held its fifth annual festival Sunday. “We’ve found there is some economic development taking place.")
Globe And Mail (Canada)

Translations: Artists Of The Metro Orange Line (exhibit : "Features the works of twenty artists commissioned for the Orange Line dedicated busway. Presenting artworks that reflect the artists’ studio practice alongside their Metro commissions is intended to provide insight into the many ways artists translate their methods and materials to create works of art for public transportation sites.")
Los Angeles Valley College

Upcoming: Ciclavia Comes To Claremont / Pomona...
Center Line Rule

USC Should Engage In City's Bike Culture
USC Daily Trojan

Watch A City Aglow In Greenhouse Gas Emissions ("This image comes from the Hestia Project, a software system just developed by researchers at Arizona State University that can estimate greenhouse gas emissions across a city’s landscape, right down to its individual buildings and roadways.")
The Atlantic: Cities

"Where" Matters: Shaping Public Services For The Mobile Citizen ("Advertisers aren't the only ones that can benefit from mobile devices' location-based services. The technology gives government an opportunity to deliver public services in remarkable new ways.")

Why, Oh, Why Doesn't Long Beach Have A CiclovĂ­a?
StreetsBlog LA

Your Commute Just Got Faster And Greener ("The newly finished signal synchronization project has increased travel speed up to 32 percent, according to the The Orange County Transportation Authority.")
Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Patch

Your Federal Government: Episode 11 -- Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center (video : "Director from the Volpe Transportation Systems Center sits down with Diane LeBlanc to discuss their role in the Federal Government and community. As well, features on-site interviews with staff at the Volpe Center.")
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