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2012 Election: Presidential Race, Transportation & The States -- A Reading Guide ("Transportation has been a mostly neglected issue on the presidential campaign trail this year. That has left media organizations and political and transportation analysts to try to fill the void in differentiating where President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney stand on transportation issues and what the election of one or the other might mean for state governments. With a week to go before the nation chooses a chief executive who may determine the future of transportation for decades to come, here’s a reading guide on the candidates.")
The Council Of State Governments

The Article That Predicted The New York Subway Storm Surge Problem
The Atlantic
New York Is Lagging As Seas And Risks Rise, Critics Warn (September 10, 2012 : "The most vulnerable systems, like the subway tunnels under the Harlem and East Rivers, would have been unusable for nearly a month, or longer, at an economic loss of about $55 billion.")
New York Times

BH Chamber Of Commerce Announces Local Endorsements (Measure J)
Beverly Hills Patch

Bus Riders Union: Transit Justice, Not Corporate Welfare -- No On Measure J
StreetsBlog LA

Crippled New York Subways Could Hamper Storm Recovery
Associated Press

First sbX Vehicle Arrives For Testing At Omnitrans Headquarters
Omnitrans sbX Bus Rapid Transit Project via Facebook

For Streetcar, It's The $62.5 Million -- Make That The $85 Million Question: Ballot Measure Will Ask For $22.5 Million More In Taxes Than Is Generally Discussed
Los Angeles Downtown News

Green Lane Project (webinar : today)
Association Of Pedestrian And Bicycle Professionals

Harbor (110) Freeway ExpressLanes Opening Date Nears ("The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has issued more than 20,000 transponders ahead of the Nov. 10 debut of the ExpressLanes on the Harbor (110) Freeway, officials announced Tuesday.")
Daily Breeze

Ignoring Port, Councilmember Johnson To Hold Own Hearing Regarding SCIG Railyard
StreetsBlog LA

Intermodal Passenger Connectivity Database Released
Metro Magazine

Keeping The Trains Running: A Leadership Interview With The Head Of The Surface Transportation Board
Washington Post

A Market-Oriented Approach To Aviation ("What are the advantages of tailoring aviation investment to the areas with the highest traffic? What are the disadvantages? Can the ideas for aviation be replicated in surface transportation? What protections need to be in place for underserved? How do these ideas impact the notion that all citizens should have access to public transportation?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Measure J: Moving Today For Tomorrow
Jewish Journal

New York Restores Partial "Fare-Free" Bus Service
The Hill

NJTransit Service Suspended, With Major Storm Damage
Wall Street Journal

NY MTA: Some, Not All Buses Back, No Timetable For Subways (Includes interview with MTA Chair Joe Lhota about the challenges ahead)
Transportation Nation

OCTA CEO: Local Control Key To Rail Service Integration
Metro Magazine

Opinion: Measure J Equals Gentrification, Racism, And Pollution With Public Funds
Los Angeles Daily News

Santa Monica Bike Center in The LA Times & Could Be A Model For Region
StreetsBlog LA

Smarter Traffic Signals Could Make Commuting Easier

Temple City Awarded $1 Million In Grants For Signal Improvements, Bike Lanes
Pasadena Star-News

Transit Center Looking For A Home
Riverside Press-Enterprise

West Hollywood May Extend Some Parking Meter Hours To Midnight
Los Angeles Times

Westside Subway Construction Faces Years-Long Delay
Los Angeles Daily News

Who Should Foot The Bill For Sandy's Damage To Tracks And Train Tunnels?
StreetsBlog DC

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