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October 11: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (SCRTD purchases property critical to the development of Metro Rail)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

$1-Billion Village At USC Approved By L.A. Council Panel
Los Angeles Times

Anaheim Station May Get Disneyland Streetcar Connection
Curbed LA

Construction Authority Considers Adding Electric Charging Stations To Future Parking Facilities (Gold Line Foothill Extension)

Demographic Data For A Changing Nation (For planners searching for hard to find historic census data in a GIS-ready format, the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) may be the one-stop shop you've been looking for)
American Planning Association

Director Lauds Short-Term Bullet Train Benefits ("During a presentation Wednesday, Oct. 10...members of the Riverside County Transportation Commission focused on what the state’s $69 billion bullet train plan will mean for workers struggling now, not commuters in 2025 or beyond.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Federal Grant To Boost L.A.'s Cleantech Corridor ("A Commerce Department agency has awarded the city of Los Angeles more than $2.1 million toward constructing and equipping the La Kretz Innovation Campus in downtown’s Clean Tech Corridor and Arts District.")
Los Angeles Business Journal

Free Ice Cream For Those Named Ben Or Jerry At The New Union Station Shop
Blog Downtown

Maps, Times, And Dates, Oh My!: Your Guide To Seeing The Endeavour This Weekend
StreetsBlog LA

MassDOT Secretary: "We Will Build No More Superhighways" ("The Bay State’s Transportation Secretary, Richard Davey, has launched a “mode shift” campaign, saying in no uncertain terms that it’s time for people to get out of their cars and onto trains, buses, bikes, and their own two feet.")
StreetsBlog DC
MassDOT Goal: Triple Travel By Bicycle, Transit, Walking
Commonwealth Conversations Transportation

Measure J Hopes To Extend Half-Cent Transportation Sales Tax
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Minnesota Cities Upgrade To Address Crosswalk Danger (Looks at a host of technologies, from thermoplastics to video sensing systems, that local leaders in Minnesota are hoping can make crosswalks safer for pedestrians amid rising incidences of fatalities)
Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Muni Expects $942 Million In Central Subway Funding
San Francisco Examiner
S.F. Central Subway Subject Of Suit ("A day before federal transportation officials are expected to give $942.2 million to the controversial Central Subway, opponents of the project on Wednesday filed suit to stop construction of a station with a Union Square entrance.")
San Francisco Chronicle

Neighborhoods Critical Of NFL Impacts On Rose Bowl ("An NFL team would bring 25,500 to 27,700 vehicles to the Rose Bowl on game days, backing up traffic at 58 intersections in the area, according to the draft environmental study.")
Glendale News Press

Santa Monica Can Bar AIDS Walk From Bus Ads, Judge Rules
Santa Monica Lookout

Stealth Density ("Barbara Bestor's Blackbirds [in Echo Park] gives a single-family look to high-density housing that puts pedestrians and cyclists first.")
Architect's Newspaper

To What Extent Is Rail Transportation Investment At Risk?
Progressive Railroading

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