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Bullet Train's Segment Completion Date Pushed Back ("The high-speed rail authority adds 12 months to the schedule for 130 miles of Central Valley track, meaning it would be finished by December 2017 rather than a year earlier.")
Los Angeles Times

Calif. High-Speed Rail Faces Crucial Court Ruling (Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley is expected to decide Friday whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would temporarily halt the ambitious infrastructure project.")
Associated Press

California High-Speed Rail Project Faces Crucial Decision In Lawsuit Over Environmental Review
Washington Post

Court Rules On Motion To Halt Expo Light Rail Construction ("Ruling in Expo's favor keeps work to the "build a modern transit system" from downtown Los Angeles into the Westside remains on track.")
Culver City Patch

Freakonomics Hucksters: "Save The Earth, Drive Your Car"
StreetsBlog DC

Gold Line Bridge Will Be Done In A Month
Monrovia Patch

How MAP-21 Pushed Transit To The Edge Of Its Own Fiscal Cliff
StreetsBlog DC

Judge Refuses NIMBY Request To Stop Work On Expo Extension
Curbed LA

LA Metro To Implement Clean Energy Flywheel Technology In Its Red Line ("VYCON’s kinetic energy technology essentially uses the flywheel system to store energy generated by braking, and then uses that energy when the train accelerates.")
Techno Buffalo

A Mass-Transit Proposal To Connect A City Using Aerial Gondolas (Are they coming to Austin?)
Fast Company Design

Metro Ridership Rose Double Digits In LA County
Diamond Bar-Walnut Patch

Mica Likely To Lose Transportation Committee Post
Orlando Sentinel

More Angelenos Riding Buses, Boarding Trains Thanks To Smartphone Technology

The Same "Empty Buses" Fallacy, Over And Over
Human Transit

T Says Smartphone Ticket App Is A Hit With Commuter Rail Riders
Boston Globe

A Sidewalk To Bridge Red And Blue
Better Cities & Towns

Top Metro Execs Asked About Crime Spike On Buses And Trains
NBC Los Angeles

Who May Be The Next Transportation Secretary? (16 potential nominees, including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and OCTA CEO Will Kempton, are assessed)

Will The Next Transpo Chair Continue Attacks On Bike/Ped Funding?
StreetsBlog DC

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