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405 Freeway Widening To Cause Delays Through Sepulveda Pass
Los Angeles Times

As Highway And Air Travel Slump, Intercity Train Trips Increase
StreetsBlog DC

BART Expansion Plans: Express Trains, More Frequent Service ("Officials this month began reviewing early results of a study into a new wave of service called BART Metro, which would allow about 50 percent more passengers to ride the rails by 2025, several years after extensions to Antioch and San Jose's Berryessa area are set to open.")
Silicon Valley Mercury News

A Black Friday Conundrum: Why Is SoCal's Harbor Split Between Two Cities?
LA As Subject via KCET

California To Las Vegas "Party Train" Signs Deal With Railroad, Could Hit Tracks In 2013
Washington Post

California's Looming Transportation Funding Crisis
California High Speed Rail Blog

Climate Change Challenges Transportation In The U.S.
Huffington Post

Commentary: Secretary Villaraigosa? The Right Job And The Right Moment Seem To Be Meeting For Antonio Villaraigosa ("Some things just make sense. Like Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as U.S. Secretary of Transportation.")
NBC San Diego

Developing Regional Mobility Management Centers (67p. PDF : "Explores how transit agencies might seamlessly integrate the information and capabilities of multiple software applications for scheduling and dispatching paratransit services.")
TRB Transit Idea Program

Driving On Sepulveda Boulevard Will Get Even Worse Next Week (If That's Even Possible)
Los Angeles Daily News

"Eastside Access" Projects Under Consideration In Unincorporated East LA ("Unincorporated East Los Angeles residents who attended the East LA Safe Connections Festival on Saturday had the opportunity to learn about transit, pedestrian and bicycle improvement projects under consideration for streets located near Metro Gold Line Stations.")
EGP News

Every City With A Public Transit Network Should Copy Seattle's New Map
Business Insider

Expo Transit Neighborhood Planning Meetings
StreetsBlog LA

The High Desert Corridor Is Back, And This Time It Includes Bikeways?
StreetsBlog LA

High Speed Rail Opponents Scramble For New Legal Strategy
California High Speed Rail Blog

Merced-To-Fresno High-Speed Rail Opponents Rethink Legal Strategy
Fresno Bee

New Directors Chosen For OCTA Board
Dana Point Times

No, Cars Are Not Greener Than Buses (Even Almost-Empty Ones)

OCTA To Vote On Proposal To Raise Bus Fares
Orange County Register

On Harbor Boulevard, A Pretense Of Business As Usual ("Though Orange County's Harbor Boulevard remains little changed, a history of unrest points to its potential to more positively engage with street life beyond the auto." One in an occasional series by Christopher Hawthorne on Southern California's iconic streets)
Los Angeles Times

Parking Concerns Cause Council To Slow Down Car-Sharing Plan
Beach Reporter

Proposed DTLA Streetcar May Be New But Its Concept Is A Century Old
Blog Downtown

SFMTA Board's Final Vote Expected To Grant Free Muni For Low-Income Youth
StreetsBlog SF

Survey Finds Many MTA Employees Have Safety Concerns ("Most agency workers give the agency high marks for safety, but a large majority of mechanics, track workers and others describe their workplace as somewhat safe, not very safe or not safe at all.")
Los Angeles Times

Tolling On Federal Highways ("What are the best arguments for allowing tolling on interstate highways, given the current budget and political climate? What are the best arguments for continuing to bar tolling on existing lanes? Are there better ways to finance highway maintenance? Is there a middle ground to be struck on the issue? What could proponents of interstate tolling offer to opponents to make the notion acceptable?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Touring Metro's "Lab" With Dave Sutton, Director Of TAP Operations
StreetsBlog LA

Transportation Authority Chief To Retire ("Will Kempton, who has led the OCTA since August 2009, has accepted a position with Transportation California.")
Orange County Register

Transportation Bill Focuses Needed Attention On Infrastructure
Inland Valley News

Two Streetcar Events This Week
Los Angeles Downtown News

What Is The Federal Role?
Better Cities & Towns

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