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$12 Billion For Rail In Los Angeles And Fewer Riders
Hawaii Reporter

Burden For Rebuilding Infrastructure May Fall To States
Washington Post

Claremont Officials Angry Over Measure J ("The city was originally supposed a part of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension project, but recently learned the line would stop in Azusa.")
Claremont-LaVerne Patch

Combining Local And Express Bus Services In One Lane
The Transport Politic

Culver City Police Announce Parking Alert For USC Football Game Saturday ("Once again, the Culver City Police Department is urging those planning on attending this Saturday’s 4 p.m. game at USC by catching the Expo Line to arrive at the Culver City Metro parking lot early.")
Culver City Patch

Everyone's Riding The Rails ("Metro ridership hit record highs in September, with an average of 92,120 weekday boardings for the Blue Line and 31,787 for the newly-extended Orange Line. The newish Expo Line is now above 20,000 average weekday boardings. Overall, the Metro rail system was up 12 percent over the last year.")
Curbed LA

In U.S. Building Industry, Is It Too Easy Being Green? (With supporting evidence from a USA TODAY analysis, Thomas Frank examines the LEED points system and finds that certification, and the tax breaks and other rewards that go with it, can be easily obtained without proven environmental impact)
USA Today

Infographic: The Many Connections Between Transportation And Health
StreetsBlog DC

L.A. County Voters To Decide Fate Of Transit Tax Extension
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Long Beach Has Started Creating Quick, Cheap Public Plazas
Curbed LA

Metro Hurdles And Hallelujahs: Progress Despite The Roadblocks

Move L.A.: Why You Should Vote Yes On Measure J For Jobs
StreetsBlog LA

[New York] MTA: In 108 Years, The NYC Subway System Has Never Faced A Disaster As Devastating As This
Business Insider
This photo from a surveillance camera sums it up -- floodwaters pouring into the PATH station in Hoboken, NJ 
via Wall Street Journal

No One Knows When New York's Subway Will Reopen
The Atlantic: Cities

NY MTA: All Seven Subway Tunnels Flooded
Transportation Nation
Update: Buses Back By 5 PM, No Timetable For Subways

Obama: "Transportation Is Going To Be Tied Up For A Long Time" By Hurricane Sandy
The Hill

OCTA Cuts Hours Due To Budget Constraints
California State University, Fullerton Daily Titan

Opinion: Clear The Expo Line Tracks ("The Westside light-rail project is too important to be derailed by a last-ditch neighborhood effort.")
Los Angeles Times

Preservationists Build Coalition To Save Undeveloped Silver Lake Parcel ("The property was once part of a Pacific Electric streetcar line, which ran from downtown and cut through Silver Lake en route to Glendale and Burbank. Pacific Electric owned two lines, the green car line and the red car line.")
Los Angeles Times

Torrance Transit Launches Express Service
Metro Magazine

Transit Meets A Hurricane ("Transit agencies from Virginia to Massachusetts shut down service during Hurricane Sandy. Here is how WMATA, SEPTA, NJ TRANSIT, MTA, PANYNJ, RIPTA, and the MBTA kept their riders informed about Hurricane Sandy -- before, during, and after.")

Updates On Surfliner, FlyAway And Metrolink/TAP
StreetsBlog LA

Will Politicians Suffer For Opposing High Speed Rail?
California High Speed Rail Blog

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