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November 5: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Voters reject a transit sales tax measure despite a savvy marketing campaign which includes a film featuring comedian Paul Lynde and legendary local newscaster Ralph Story)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Image Of The Day (This is what a flooded subway looks like from the street -- Battery Park, Manhattan)
via Huffington Post

110 Freeway Toll Lanes To Debut Next Saturday

Analysis: Crude-By-Rail Carves Out Long-Term North American Niche

Black Community Voices Against Measure J
Crenshaw Subway Coalition

Construction Begins On $72 Million Bus Depot Near Union Station
Blog Downtown

The Delusion Behind Measure J Tells You A Lot About L.A.
LA Observed

Funding For Twin Cities Transit Center Approved By Riverside Transit Agency
Valley News

Is L.A.'s Transit TAP Card Headed To Google Wallet App?

Is Technology The Fix To America's Infrastructure Crisis?
Emergency Management

It's Not Easy Turning Highland Park's York Boulevard Green
Curbed LA

Measure J Support Has A Twist ("Local officials support transit proposition but don't want the money to fund 710 extension.")
La CaƱada Valley Sun

Missing From Presidential Race: Roads, Bridges
Associated Press

New Jersey Transit's Damaged Rail Cars Won't Be Easy To Replace
Business Week

[New York] Metro Transportation Authority Releases Photos From Tunnels Post Hurricane Sandy (video compilation)

No 710 Coalition: No On Measure J
StreetsBlog LA

Opinion: LA's Measure J Will Create Jobs And Clean The Environment
Huffington Post

Opinion: Measure J -- A Self-Help Economic Stimulus Package For L.A. County
Huffington Post

Opinion: Measure J Still Worthwhile, Despite Possible Fare Hikes
Los Angeles Times

Pay Lanes: A First In L.A. County Will Start Saturday
Los Angeles Daily News
Pay Lanes: How It Works
Los Angeles Daily News

SaMo Wants To Be More Pedestrian-Friendly And To Charge Developers More For Not Building Parking
Curbed LA

San Gabriel Valley Cities Slow Down Attempt To Form New Alameda Corridor-East Authority
Pasadena Star-News

Sandy Exposes Need To Invest In Transit, Some Advocates Say ("The storm’s difficulties highlight the need for a rebalance in transportation investments, experts say. The days of the country building farther and farther out on the exurban fringe are over, and more attention must be paid to long-neglected transit systems such as New York’s, they say.")

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McClatchy Newspapers

Stop Climate Change: Move To The City, Start Walking ("The real problem with cars is not that they don’t get enough miles per gallon; it’s that they make it too easy for people to spread out, encouraging forms of development that are inherently wasteful and damaging...The critical energy drain in a typical American suburb is not the Hummer in the driveway; it’s everything else the Hummer makes possible — the oversized houses and irrigated yards, the network of new feeder roads and residential streets, the costly and inefficient outward expansion of the power grid, the duplicated stores and schools, the two-hour solo commutes.")

Supervisor Looks To Get Veterans Parking Privileges ("Supervisor Michael Antonovich is encouraging cities throughout the county to opt into the provisions of legislation that exempts military veterans from paying for metered parking.")
South Pasadena Patch

Transportation Policy Largely Absent From Presidential Race; Obama, Romney Lack Funding Plan
Washington Post

Urban Air Would Make LA Billboard An Aerial Garden With WiFi ("Summit Media has already agreed to "donate prominent billboards along major LA thoroughfares to provide the launch pad for the first Urban Air prototype.")
Curbed LA

Weathering The Next 108-Year Storm (Transit and climate change)
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog
Flooded Bus Barns And Buckled Rails: Public Transportation And Climate Change Adaptation (128p. PDF : August, 2011)

What Has President Obama Done To Improve American Transportation Policy?
StreetsBlog DC

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