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November 2: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Last day of service for Pacific Electric's Watts Local Line)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

110 Freeway Toll Lanes Open Nov. 10
Beverly Hills Patch

At Strathmore And Westwood, It's UCLA's Bike Box
StreetsBlog LA

Deadline Extended Again For California High-Speed Rail Bids
Fresno Bee

FEMA Covering Costs Of Power, Transit Through Next Week ("The federal government has agreed to cover the entire cost of efforts to restore emergency power and providing emergency public transportation in hard-hit areas of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey through the end of next week.")
Wall Street Journal

From Footpaths To The Grapevine: A Brief History Of Southern California's Ridge Route (includes numerous historic images and maps)
LA as Subject via KCET

Grim Scenes From New York's Flooded Subway System (photo essay)
The Atlantic: Cities

Honolulu Rail Project Up In The Air, Again ("The long-debated plan to ease nightmarish traffic commutes isn't going anywhere if a veteran politician has his way. Outlying residents say the line is a matter of social equity.")
Los Angeles Times

HOT Lanes Are Heating Up In Los Angeles

Legal Challenge To Stadium Plan Dropped: Resolution Hinges On AEG Pledge Of $15 Million For Affordable Housing
Los Angeles Downtown News

Los Angeles Economic Growth Outpacing The United States
Pasadena Star-News

Measure J Aims To Start The Engines On Public Transportation
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Measure J For Justified...And Jobs

One Way Around The Traffic Muddle In Brooklyn: Riding A Bicycle
New York Times

Op/Ed: Yes On Downtown Streetcar
StreetsBlog LA

Opinion: Vote "No" On Measure J -- It Cheats All Of Us
Beverly Hills Courier

San Gabriel Trench Project To Create 8,900 Jobs ("The trench, 30 feet deep, 65 feet wide and 1.4 miles long, will be the largest single component of the Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority's program to construct grade separations at 20 crossings.")
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Subway Service In New York City (wrap-up of recovery status)
New York Times

Transit Ridership Set Records On Parade Day
San Francisco Chronicle
After Bay Area Transit's Big Day, Can Extra Service Continue? ("Bay Area trains and buses are crowded places nowadays, as expensive gas and jam-packed freeways push more commuters onto transit in record-breaking waves. Many casual riders discovered that first hand Wednesday, when more people packed onto BART and Caltrain than in any day in history after both operators beefed up service for the World Series parade.")
Silicon Valley Mercury News

Transit Tax Measure Fuels Debate Over Price Of Fares ("Foes of Measure J, which would extend a transit tax, say the cost of running new rail lines ahead of schedule will leave Metro no choice but to sharply hike fares, reduce bus lines or both.")
Los Angeles Times

U.S. Roads And Bridges Are Getting Smarter
Government Technology

WeHo Could Be Getting Very Long New Parking Meter Hours
Curbed LA

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