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October 26: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Metrolink launches service 20 years ago today. We take an extensive look back at its debut, along with dedication photos and a promotional video from 1992)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

California High Speed Rail Authority Continues To Staff Up
California High Speed Rail Blog

The Case For Bus Transfers
The Atlantic: Cities

Closures Planned During Northbound 57 Widening
Orange County Register

Green Line Connector To LAX Could Arrive In 8 Years
Daily Breeze

Intercity Rail Passenger Systems Update, Fall 2012 (16p. PDF)
Transportation Research Board

It's Time To Welcome The Informal Workforce To The Urban Policy Table
Global Urbanist

Medida J Aborda Tema Vital Para Los Ángeles ("Es la Medida J, que estará en la boleta electoral el 6 de noviembre, vista por sus detractores como un cheque en blanco para una agencia desconectada con las necesidades de los pasajeros, pero por quienes la respaldan como la opción más viable para agilizar el transporte y el desarrollo del condado.")
La Opinión

Metro, AEG Agree To Expand Pico Boulevard Rail Station For Farmers Field
Los Angeles Daily News

Metro's Measure J Would Speed up Transit Projects, Bill Taxpayers Through 2069
NBC Southern California

Michael Lejeune: A Cooler Ride (lecture : October 25 : "Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) creative director Michael Lejeune and the supercharged creative team he leads have one goal: make public transportation cool. It’s a daunting task in a region as car-crazy as Los Angeles. But by applying a bold design strategy to the work of the nation’s third largest transit agency, Metro’s 20-person in-house studio team is moving the needle, fostering big change, and earning major design kudos along the way.")
UCLA Hammer

Oh, The Good Ol' Days: Getting Pine And Ocean Back To Its Former Glory (Long Beach revitalization)
StreetsBlog LA

Pershing Square Vision? Not So Good ("Pershing Square occupies a square block of prime downtown land. It was L.A.'s first park, once a grassy playground for fashionable couples. Now it's a concrete playpen for the homeless.")
Los Angeles Times

Soon You'll Be Able To Take A Train To A Streetcar To A Monorail To Disneyland
Curbed LA

South Pasadena Council Votes To Support Measure J
Pasadena Star-News

The Millennial Mile: How Do We Turn Less Driving Into More Bike Advocacy?
League Of American Bicyclists

Torrance Transit Celebrates New Services; Free Rides Today
StreetsBlog LA

Transit Initiatives Are Giving A Boost To Businesses, A Report Says
New York Times

Westside's Motor Avenue Gets Road Diet And Bike Lanes
StreetsBlog LA

What Really Happens When A City Makes Its Transit System Free?
The Atlantic: Cities

Whose Parking Regime Reigns Supreme? LA, SF And NYC Compare Notes

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