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January 23: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (As part of one of Los Angeles' more dubious transit projects, Beverly Hills breaks ground on a subway 51 years ago today)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

APTA: Transit Users Save $10,502 Yearly
Metro Magainze

Barbara Boxer Sees Carbon Tax In The Mix
San Francisco Chronicle

A Bike Boulevard, Google Bike Directions, And An Unnecessary Detour

California Rail: We Don't Need Cash -- Yet

Calif.'s Omnitrans Launches Real Time Info
Metro Magazine

Caltrans Upgrades Trip Planning Website For California Motorists
Caltrans Press Release

Can An App Get People To Walk More? ("I've been gathering data using the new fitness-tracking gadgets, the Fitbit One and the new Jawbone Up.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Could A Pay-Per-Mile Plan Fix Our Interstate System?
US News & World Report

Did Barack Obama's Election Change The Way Washington Commutes?
StreetsBlog DC

First Latina Chair Of Public Transportation Industry Reflects On The Dramatic Evolution Of Public Transit Serving A Diverse Population
APTA Public Transportation Blog

Hawaii: Say "Aloha" To Transit-Oriented Development
StreetsBlog DC

House Transportation And Infrastructure Subcommittee Vice Chairs, Ranking Members Named
Progressive Railroading

How Can Transit Work In Big, Dense, Polycentric Los Angeles?
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

I Blocked Off Wilshire And People Love It (Aaron Paley writes about how he created CicLAvia and made it a success)

Los Angeles Daily News
LaHood Says He's Staying On As Transportation Secretary

Metro To Run More Frequent Gold Line Trains Starting This Month
Blog Downtown

Platform Complex Bringing Space1520 Feel To Expo Terminus
Curbed LA

Public Transportation...For Your Car? ("The thing is that we still need to cover the last mile at the end of those transit routes," Wu says. He and Farooq don’t believe that hordes of people necessarily want to have their cars at work, but that existing transit doesn’t get many of them close enough to their jobs. In Southern California, that "last mile" problem is really a question of five miles or more. Farooq lives in Montclair, California. Even if he took a commuter rail into Los Angeles, he says, it would still leave him 10 miles from his school.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Repairing The Neighborhood Scars Created By A Freeway
StreetsBlog Network

Residents Say They Still Have Lingering Questions On 710 Report
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

San Francisco Explores Removing 280 Freeway Viaduct, Realigning HSR
California High Speed Rail Blog

Sen. Boxer: Villaraigosa Would Be "Terrific" Transportation Secretary
The Hill

Solar Bus Stops To Power Traffic Signals ("Several bus shelters to be built in Perris will harness solar power to run nearby traffic signals.")
Riverside Press-Enterprise

Today's Transit Dreams May Come True -- 78 Years From Now
StreetsBlog DC

Transit Taxes Would Be Easier To Pass Under Proposed Constitutional Amendment
San Francisco Examiner

Transportation: Less Funding, More Traffic ("Public opinion polling consistently shows a solid majority of Americans favor more investment to expand and enhance transit, as a way to relieve traffic congestion as well as other benefits. (As for other benefits, national transportation studies show that every $1 that communities invest in public transportation generates approximately $6 in economic returns. Moreover, every $1 billion of federal transit investment creates about 35,000 jobs.)")
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Watch: For Expo, Track 16 Demolished
Santa Monica Patch

Welcome To The Rightsizing Streets Guide ("The centerpiece of the guide is a set of ten rightsizing case studies that highlight impressive outcomes using before and after data on mobility, crashes, and other parameters. These are just a few of the projects that have been built and many more are being planned all over the country. Our glossary of common rightsizing techniques and our best practices guide to street selection criteria and before and after measurements can help facilitate similar changes in your community.")
Project For Public Spaces

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