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October 12: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (The end of the line for Pacific Electric's streetcar line that took passengers directly to the Catalina dock)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

The Avenues Streetscape Project
City Of West Hollywood

Beverly Hills School Board Opposes Tax Measure For Transit Projects ("Saying Measure J will only accelerate plans to tunnel underneath Beverly Hills High School, the school district’s Board of Education on Thursday said they unanimously voted to oppose the November ballot measure.")
Los Angeles Times

CBS In Nasty Fight For Los Angeles MTA Advertising Contract

CicLAvia Is Coming To Claremont And Pomona!
Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition

Do You Trust The Gang At Metro To Manage Another 90 Billion Of Your Dollars? Say No To The Measure J Slush Fund

FTA Gets New Safety Oversight Over Transit Agencies ("FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff tells Governing that historically, entities called State Safety Oversight agencies are tasked with the job of monitoring transit safety. But many SSO agencies – like the one in D.C. – are “two-bit” operations that, in some cases, have just a single employee and basically only exist on paper. In some cases, the supposed watchdogs actually rely on the very transit agency they oversee for funding.")

Have You Seen The Yes On Measure J Website Yet?
Move LA

How Far Can You Live From An Interstate Highway? (The top seven towns furthest from an interstate may all be in one state)
The Atlantic: Cities

Human Factors Guidelines For Road Systems, 2nd ed. (319p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Job Fair Links Businesses With Highway Builders ("Sponsored by the Riverside County Transportation Commission, the Nov. 29 event aims to link local companies with the construction firms that will widen freeways and expand transit service in the area.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

LA Back On Track (video : "We're moving transportation in Los Angeles forward -- through unprecedented investments in infrastructure we're doubling our miles of mass transit, expanding car pool lanes, and adding more bike ways. And we're putting thousands of Angelenos to work building a smarter, safer and greener transportation network.")
Inside The Mayor's Office via YouTube

L.A. Metro Completes $60M Bus Station Revamp ("The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) revamped and expanded its El Monte Bus Station. It is set to open to the public on Oct. 14.")
Metro Magazine

The Latest Metrolink TAP Solution
StreetsBlog LA

Maps Shows Exactly Where LA's Greenhouse Gases Come From 
Curbed LA
New Technology Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions At The Street And Neighborhood Level

Mass Movement: Trolley Dances In Riverside

Measure J Transit Tax Extension Holds Narrow Margin In Internal Poll, But Needs More Campaign Cash To Win
LA Weekly

Pico Rivera Officials Preview $74 Million Underpass Project
Whittier Daily News

Silverlake Celebrates Its Newest Sidewalk ("The completion of a new sidewalk does not usually draw a crowd, let alone three TV news crews and a pair of Los Angeles city councilmen...")
Eastsider LA

Transit Tax May Hurt Gov. Brown's Prop. 30, L.A. Supervisor Says ("Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas warned Thursday that a Nov. 6 ballot proposal to extend a countywide transit tax could doom the $6-billion tax measure sought by Gov. Jerry Brown in the same election. Ridley-Thomas told an audience that having Measure J, which would extend a sales tax for public transit by 30 years, on the same ballot as Proposition 30 will prompt voters to be wary and contribute to their belief that “the only thing we want to do is tax them.” If Brown’s measure fails, he added, counties already struggling with the “realignment” of the state’s incarceration system will face new budget cuts.")
Los Angeles Times

We Won't Get More Women On Bikes Until We Have More Stores That Cater To Them
The Atlantic: Cities

When Will We See A Department Of Transportation And Land Use?
StreetsBlog Network
The Silos Of The Status Quo
Strong Towns

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