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13 Reasons You Should Start Biking To Work
Business Insider

At NACTO Conference, LaHood Delivers Straight Talk On MAP-21
StreetsBlog DC

The Best Cities For Green Commuters
The Atlantic: Cities

California Greenhouse Gas Law Faces Challenge
Transportation Nation

Commute Times And Other Data Paint Picture Of Ventura County
Ventura County Star

Council Votes To Take "No Position" On Measure J
Beverly Hills Patch

Free Rides On New Rapid Bus Route From Long Beach To Galleria
Long Beach Patch

Heated Cycle Lanes To Warm Dutch Winter Cyclists

High-Speed Rail Efforts Gain Momentum Across The Country
NBC News

Highway 101 Interchange Project In Thousand Oaks Clears Hurdle
Ventura County Star

[D.C.] Metro Shows Off Newest Rail Car ("The new car’s design addresses many of the concerns riders have been writing in about for years.")
Washington Post

Mapping Mobility: The Importance Of Information In Transportation
The City Fix

Measure J Transit Tax: Too Soon?
LA Weekly

Measuring The Street: New Metrics For 21st Century Streets (16p. PDF : "This report discusses key approaches to street design projects, and how results can be measured against goals for safety, serving all users and creating great public spaces while also maintaining the flow of traffic...In some cases, the increase is dramatic: on Brooklyn’s Pearl Street, where the DOT maintains retail sales have increased by 172 percent since a parking triangle was turned into a pedestrian plaza.")
New York City DOT

Metrolink Service To San Diego Contemplated
StreetsBlog LA

Mobility Summit Consensus: Prepare For High-Speed Rail ("High-speed rail is heading this way and Los Angeles County's collection of transit agencies need to coordinate their planning efforts to take full advantage of the new technology. That was the consensus Monday at the Valley Mobility Summit 2012.")
Los Angeles Daily News

Not A Word About Transit In Obama Jobs Plan
StreetsBlog DC

On The Ballot: A Key To Alameda County's Sustainable Transportation Future ("Measure B1 would generate a projected $7.8 billion over the next 30 years for projects selected using a “complete streets” approach aimed at improving the county’s streets, trails, and transit infrastructure to accommodate all modes of transportation. The measure would double the county’s existing half-cent transportation sales tax, with 48 percent of the revenue devoted to improving transit, 8 percent to bicycle and pedestrian projects, and 39 percent to roads and highways. If approved, it would represent an unprecedented commitment to non-motorized transportation.")
StreetsBlog SF
If Approved, Measure B1 Could Raise Billions For Transportation
Oakland North

Perfect Match: Metro Vancouver Melds Bikes And Transit (video : "TransLink views cycling as a complement to the agency's trains, buses, and ferries. In this follow-up, Streetfilms got to speak to TransLink officials about their vision for a transit system that works in tandem with active transportation, and to see some of the ways they're using bike infrastructure to bolster transit ridership.")

Phase 2 Of Expo Line Project Faces Opposition
USC Annenberg TV News

Records Continue To Reveal Complex History Of Persistent PCH Problems
Malibu Surfside News

Seminar Analyzes Expo Line ("The seminar was part of a series hosted by METRANS, a partnership of USC and California State Long Beach, to address transportation challenges in Los Angeles.")
USC Daily Trojan

Smart Highways Will Charge Your Car, Tell You What The Weather Is

State DOT's Social Media Activity On The Rise, AASHTO Survey Finds
Progressive Railroading

Street Design 101: New Guidebook For Cities Released
Next American City
Urban Street Design Guide (36p. PDF : "Charts the design principles and strategies that cities are adopting to confront 21st Century demands on their streets. It is based on the fundamental idea that streets are spaces for people as well as arteries for traffic. The guide is rooted in on-the-ground, built projects and great streets, and reflects international best practices and research in urban design, planning and engineering.")

What It'll Take To Build A DTLA To Santa Ana Light Rail Line
Curbed LA

WUF Hosts Measure J Forum: Feuer, Zane & Rosenfeld Make Final Arguments For/Against Extension Of Measure R Sales Tax
Planning Report

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