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January 31: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Arthur Winston retires after more than 72 years of Los Angeles transit employment)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

$92 Million Underpass Could Force Out Businesses
Orange County Register

710 Freeway Coalition Faces Growing Efforts Against Linking The Route To 210
Pasadena Sun

Advocates Call On Jerry Brown To Prioritize Biking And Walking In State Budget
Bryan Goebel

California Bike Coalition Sets An Amibitious Reform Agenda For 2013
StreetsBlog LA

The Case Against One-Way Streets
The Atlantic: Cities

Crowdfixing: Improving Transit With Social Media ("This “crowdfixing” concept has also been applied specifically to transit, most notably in cities across Europe. FixMyTransport is a UK-based website that uses a similar platform to SeeClickFix, letting residents voice their concerns about underperforming routes and unpleasant stations in British cities. The website’s platform uses critical mass to turn time-consuming transit nitpicking into effective lobbying. Collaborative approaches to improving infrastructure have also gained steam in Amsterdam and Vienna.")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Editorial: A Model For L.A. Planning: The Cornfields Arroyo Seco Specific Plan Is An Example Of Smart Development
Los Angeles Times

Exploring The Course Of The Future Metro Expo Line: Phase 2

FTA Continues To Cut Red Tape, Streamline Processes
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

Funding Important Transportation Infrastructure In A Fiscally Constrained Environment (22p. PDF)
Reason Foundation

Imperial Highway On-Ramps Are ("A project to alleviate congestion on the 57 Freeway is on track to be completed in late 2014.")
Orange County Register

Mapping The Almost-Real City ("28-year-old Lynch posts an eclectic array of urban design work at his website...His creations over the years include a Google Map rendering that depicts the unbuilt Lower Manhattan Expressway and a hypothetical subway map of Boston.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa For Transportation Secretary?
Huffington Post

Mileage-Based User Fees For Transportation Funding (link to report)
Rand Corporation

New OCTA Chairman Announces 2013 Goals
Orange County Breeze

New Taxpayer-Funded Train Just 28 Min. Faster (video : "CNN's Drew Griffin investigates how the federal government used billions of dollars for a high-speed rail plan with next to nothing to show for the investment.")
Keeping CNN Honest: 10 Ways Anderson Cooper Got The Rail Story Wrong ("Reporter Drew Griffin did an “exposé” of a Vermont rail project that spent .00006% of the federal stimulus money on needed track improvements and came in on time and under budget. Scandal! It amounts to a high-profile smear campaign on the high-speed rail program from a mainstream media source trying to expose government corruption and waste where none exists. Cooper makes it clear they’re going to stay on the story; they already did a similar takedown of the California rail program.")
StreetsBlog DC

OC Airship Could Be Future Of Air Travel ("The Aeroscraft could be used to carry cargo or transport troops. It might even become a floating hotel.")
NBC Southern California

Pacific Electric Red Car In LA Covered 25% More Mileage Than NYC's Subway Today (Metro Transportation Library presentation and maps highlight the history of Los Angeles' former 1,100+ mile interurban system)
Huffington Post

Photo: La Cienega Boulevard Buckles

Ray LaHood's Post-Cabinet Prospects Are Good
Washington Post

SFMTA's Bicycle Strategy Could Make SF Top In The Nation -- If It's Funded
StreetsBlog SF
Draft SFMTA Bicycle Strategy (31p. PDF)
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Study: People Who Bike Or Walk To Work Enjoy Their Commutes The Most
StreetsBlog Network
Commute Well-Being Among Bicycle, Car, And Transit Commuters In Portland, Oregon (1p. PDF)
Portland State University School Of Urban Studies And Planning

Unions To Obama: Replace LaHood With Transportation Funding Defender
The Hill

Watch: Construction On Azusa Gold Line Station Underway
Monrovia Patch

What Do People Think About Congestion Pricing?: A Deliberative Dialogue With Residents Of Metropolitan Washington (68p. PDF)
Metropolitan Washington Council Of Governments / Brookings Institution

Will Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's Transportation Track Record Pass White House Muster?
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

Will Villaraigosa Replace LaHood At DOT?
California Planning & Development Report

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