OCTA CEO, OC Bus Fares, Bullet Train, Vegas XTrain, Parking, High Desert Corridor, Glendale Safety Corridor & More

November 27: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Metro's Blue Line launches three-car trains to handle passenger volume exceeding capacity after just a decade of service)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

4 Reasons Retailers Don't Need Free Parking To Thrive
The Atlantic: Cities

6 Great Transit Maps That Aren't Transit Maps
The Atlantic: Cities

Air Pollution May Be Factor In Autism, Researchers Report
Los Angeles Daily News

Bus Fares In Orange County To Increase ("On Monday, the Orange County Transportation Authority voted to increase bus fares to keep up with operating costs.")
NBC Southern California

D.C. Implementing Parking Rules To Limit Visitor Spots, Discourage Driving
Washington Post

[Orange County] Bus Riders Will Pay More Starting In February ("A regular fare, which now costs $1.50, will go up 33 percent to $2; a 30-day pass will be $69, up from $55.")
Orange County Register

Calif.-Vegas Party Train Could Hit Tracks In 2013
Sacramento Bee

Cities In Bullet Train's Path Have Mixed Reactions ("Palmdale welcomes the new line, but some communities are taking a wait-and-see approach. Others are antagonistic. Next year the rail authority will begin the legal process of defining the route between Bakersfield and downtown L.A.")
Los Angeles Times

Do You Have Any Metro/LACMTA Tokens? They Still Work!
StreetsBlog LA

Expedited Procurement Procedures For Emergency Construction Services (118p. PDF)
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

The Giant Underground Machinery That Runs San Francisco's Famous Cable Cars (photo-essay)
The Atlantic

High Desert Corridor Transpo Project Exploring Bike, High-Speed Rail Options
Curbed LA

Johnson Named Next CEO Of OCTA ("Darrell Johnson, the current deputy CEO of the Orange County Transportation Authority, was selected by the board of directors today to become the next chief executive officer effective March 1.")
Rancho Santa Margarita Patch

L.A. County Transit Tax Measure Still Trailing, But Not By Far ("Measure J stands at 65.66 percent of the vote.")

Main Enemy Of Gas Tax Increase May Experience Defections
Transportation Issues Daily

Metro Breaks Ground On Glendale Safety Corridor
San Marino Tribune

Metro Invites Public To Help Shape Future Of Union Station At "Master Plan" Meeting (December 4)
Blog Downtown

Mica Drops Chairmanship Bid, Endorses Shuster
StreetsBlog DC

Mitigating The Environmental Paradox Of Smart Growth: Softening Urban Density
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Moving People Or Moving Vehicles: How Should We Grade America's Streets?
StreetsBlog DC

OCTA's Deputy CEO Tapped To Step Up
Orange County Breeze

Perks In The Valley: Train-Side Parking
LA Observed

Private Money, Public Projects: Is Chicago's Infrastructure Trust A Good Model?
Policy Shop

Santa Monica Family Bike Fest Coming Up In Early December
StreetsBlog LA

Stranded Seniors Need Public Transportation ("Failing to develop transit options and walkable communities for seniors is terrible waste of human capital. Millions of productive members of society risk being left behind simply because they don’t drive.")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Teddy Roosevelt's Signature Law Let Los Angeles Grow (Looks at the upcoming centennial of the Los Angeles Acqueduct and its impact on the region)

Toward Comprehensive And Multi-Modal Performance Evaluation

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