L.A. TOD Cabinet, HSR, Megabus, Vegas Party Train, OC Bus Fares, OC Bridge, Sharrows & More

Calif. Senior Transportation Program Goes National ("Riverside, Calif.-based Independent Living Partnership’s (ILP) TripTrak subscription service, designed to facilitate complete administration and management of special needs senior transportation model programs, is now available nationally.")
Metro Magazine

Could Twitter Help Urban Planners Improve Transport Networks?
Guardian (U.K.)

Developing And Implementing The City Of Los Angeles' Transit Corridors Strategy: Coordinated Action Toward A Transit-Oriented Metropolis (110p. PDF : "In early 2012, our team of transit orientation experts was asked by Metro to work with the City of Los Angeles’ TOD Cabinet to lay the groundwork for developing the City’s strategy. We did so by meeting extensively with the Cabinet to develop a menu of potential transit orientation tactics that the City and its partners could implement, using the suggested tactics to help infer and define the City’s transit orientation goals, undertaking an exhaustive review of Los Angeles’ existing policies and procedures related to transit orientation, and conducting case studies of other transit-oriented locations. The findings presented in this report serve as a starting point for the City of Los Angeles to produce an evolving strategy that is coordinated with the transit orientation efforts to be undertaken by City partners.")
Office Of The Mayor Of Los Angeles

House Will Examine Amtrak's Progress On Implementing Strategic Plan
Transportation Issues Daily

Is The Adults-Only Party Train From O.C. To Vegas On A Fast Track?
Las Vegas NV Blog

Leaner And Greener: Sustainability At Work In Transportation (56p. PDF : "To further exemplify what being leaner and greener means for transportation agencies, this report outlines a variety of practices and programs being implemented in transportation agencies across the nation that are simultaneously cutting costs, helping the environment, and strengthening communities.")
AASHTO / Federal Highway Administration

Major Newspaper Group Opposes Rail Project
My Fox LA

Megabus Service Is Rolling Back Into L.A.
Los Angeles Times

Metrolink Posts Record-Setting Thanksgiving Ridership

O.C. Bus Fares Going Up 25% In First Hike In 3 Years
Los Angeles Times

O.C. Officials Kill Longtime Plan For Bridge Between Two Cities ("Transportation officials vote to remove the proposed 19th Street Bridge, which would link Costa Mesa to Huntington Beach, from the county's master plan.")
Los Angeles Times

Opinions Vary On Solving The Transportation Funding Crunch
Land Line

Oxnard Official Proposes New Ventura County Planning Organization
Ventura County Star

Restoring Last Parts Of NYC Subway Is The Hardest
Transportation Nation

Sharrows 101
LADOT Bike Blog

Sharrows Are Not A Bike Plan ("For example, here is a map Alhambra’s proposed bike "plan."")
Systemic Failure

Ticket To Ride (Looks at the success of Metro's Creative Services Team)
Design Indaba

Time Lapse Video Depicts A Day In The Life Of [D.C.] Metro
Washington Post

Tired Of Service Cuts, California Cities Raise Taxes

Top Twitter Feeds 2012 ("We've augmented our comprehensive list of Twitter's top sources for news and observations about urban planning, design and development by recognizing this year's Top Ten Feeds.")

Transportation: Progress Report, November 13, 2012 (16p. PDF)
Office Of The Mayor Of Los Angeles

USA TODay: Transit-Oriented Developments Multiplied And Held Their Values Comparatively Well In The Housing Crisis -- Will The Trend Continue Post-Recession? ("The metro regions with the greatest number of projects in the pipeline are, in order, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., San Diego, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, each with over 30 projects.")
In Transition

Villaraigosa To Department Heads: It's Time To Work Together On T.O.D. Planning ("In an Executive Directive last week, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called on the City’s General Managers to create the Los Angeles Transit Corridors Cabinet (TCC), a central entity to ensure all City departments and agencies coordinate, collaborate, and communicate their efforts to bring about a more transit-oriented Los Angeles.")
StreetsBlog LA

Why Are States Passing Up Billions In Federal Transit Funds?
The Atlantic: Cities
Flexible Funding Continues To Play A Role In Supporting State And Local Transportation Priorities (25p. PDF)
U.S. Government Accountability Office

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