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January 10: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (More parking is the answer: Downtown businesses publish a report pushing acquisition of nearly 7 million square feet of property to accommodate 45,000 new parking spaces)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

6 Ideas For L.A.'s Next Great Transit Project
The Atlantic: Cities

Before-And-After Safety Study Of Roadways Where New Medians Have Been Added (174p. PDF)
Florida International University Lehman Center For Transportation Research

Bicyclist Traffic School Now In East Bay ("The goal of this program is to decrease the number of bicycle collisions, injuries and fatalities in Alameda through safety education while reducing the money spent by public agencies on court appearances, enforcement and emergency services. Teens and adults who don't have citations can also attend these classes for free.")
San Francisco Chronicle

California Artist John Baldessari Asks L.A. To "Learn To Dream" Via Public Buses

Caltrans Identifies Homes For Possible Sale On Controversial 710 Route
La CaƱada Valley Sun
#ConnectedGov: Engaging Stakeholders In The Digital Age (link to PDF report)
Partnership For Public Service

The Diminishing Returns Of Highway Building
StreetsBlog Network

Exploring The Course Of The Future Metro Crenshaw Line (includes numerous photos of neighborhoods and proposed station areas)

Fixing The Transportation Infrastructure We Have

Here's LA's New John Baldassari-Designed Metro Bus
Curbed LA

Huell Howser Memorial: Councilman Organizes Gathering For Fans In Griffith Park ("L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge is organizing a public gathering in Griffith Park" on January 15th at 4:00 p.m.)

Infrastructure Bank Advocates Seek A New Champion ("With Kay Bailey Hutchison gone from the Senate and John Kerry probably soon to follow, supporters of creating a national infrastructure bank are searching for a new champion. Hutchison and Kerry co-sponsored legislation that would have created an infrastructure bank aimed at leveraging public- and private-sector dollars to help seed large projects, particularly those that span regions. The idea has never quite gained traction, despite years of floating around the Capitol, but infrastructure advocates continue to press for it.")

LaHood Not Included In White House List Of Cabinet Holdovers
The Hill
What Does It Mean That LaHood Isn't On The Second-Term List? Nothing
StreetsBlog DC

Moovit: Crowdsourcing Public Transit Data For Better Bus Rides

A Pantsless Mission On Metro, If You Choose To Accept It
Pasadena Patch

Sales Tax, Gas Tax, Mileage Tax: How To Pay For America's Roads?
Car Connection

What Buenos Aires Can Teach Us About Walkability
The Atlantic: Cities

Zipcar Sped Into The Mainstream; Will It Crash? ("The most exciting news in car sharing is not in the paper. It is on the street. Social entrepreneurs are redefining how we think about the car and how we share it, though one-way services, spontaneous access (no reservations), and more. Two advancements will revolutionize car sharing: peer-to-peer service, and innovations for developing countries.")
Next American City

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