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2nd Set Of L.A. Toll Lanes May Open On 10 Freeway By Late January
Los Angeles Times

Amtrak's New App: Does It Actually Make Travel Easier?
The Atlantic: Cities

Anti-Gridlock Group Urges Speeding Up 405 Improvements (Features David Murphy, Angelenos Against Gridlock; Paul Taylor, Deputy CEO of Metro : "The new HOV lane from Orange County to the San Fernando Valley is supposed to speed up commuter traffic on the 405 when it's finally complete. In the meantime, it seems like it'll never be done. The original deadline — Spring of 2013 — has been pushed back until December. Now a group called Angelenos against Gridlock has formed a subsidiary, the Faster 405 campaign.")
KCRW Which Way LA

Board Selects Former FHWA Official As New AASHTO Executive Director
AASHTO Press Release

California's High-Speed Rail Gains Momentum, But Doubts Remain

Caltrans Awards Nearly $18M So Low-Income Residents Can Take Transit To Work
Mass Transit

Culver City Police Announce Parking Alert For USC Football Game Saturday
Culver City Patch

Cyclists Find Fault With Alhambra's Draft Bike Plan
Pasadena Star-News

Debate Over High-Speed Rail Project In CA (video)
Washington Post

Funding Uncertainty Plagues Highways, But They Still Get Built
StreetsBlog Network

How Is A Mastodon Like A Bus?: Local Transit Planning Impacts Los Angeles' Paleontological Record (An in-depth look at how subway construction has yielded important scientific clues about prehistoric Los Angeles)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Judge Rejects Bid To Halt California High-Speed Rail Project
Los Angeles Times

National Cooperative Highway Research Program At 50 Years: Anniversary Video (video)
The National Academies via YouTube

New Transit Station Proves Imperative For Some Students ("CSUN’s transit station is currently comprised of four different bays: the first bay, located where the 741 Rapid stops, the second bay, located where the Metrolink shuttle stops, the third bay, located where the 167 Metro Line stops, and the fourth bay, used by the 787 Antelope Valley express bus.")
California State University, Northridge Daily Sundial

Opinion: For California Bullet Train, More Backtracking
Los Angeles Daily News

Poll: 75% Of NYC Residents Approve Of Subway's Sandy Response
The Hill

Review Of FRA's Requirements For High Speed Rail Stakeholder Agreements (18p. PDF)
U.S. DOT Office Of The Inspector General

Rumors Antonio Villaraigosa Could Add Cabinet To Résumé ("With LaHood’s future up in the air and Villaraigosa’s pedigree as a leader in the transportation sector due to his unprecedented rail expansion in the nation’s car capital, the Department of Transportation seems to many Washington observers the most obvious landing spot for the term-limited mayor.")

Valet Parking Regulations To Be Considered By City Of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times

Which States Are Breaking Free From Oil Dependence? NRDC Ranks All 50 (California is #1 : features SCAG's Sustainable Communities Strategy, highlighting "12 major transit expansion projects in Los Angeles over the next 10 years.")
StreetsBlog DC
Fighting Oil Addiction: Ranking States' Gasoline Price Vulnerability And Solutions For Change (29p. PDF)
Natural Resources Defense Council

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