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FastTrack, My Figueroa, FTA Cuts, Baldwin Hills Shuttle, CAHSR, Lost LA Train Depots, LEED, BRT & More

3 Ways Our Pols Prevent Us From Funding Transpo, Education, Environment

Are Cars "Going Out Of Style" In Europe?
Wall Street Journal

As Good And Important As It Is, LEED Can Be So Embarrassing
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Blog

Baldwin Hills Parklands Shuttle Opening On Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend (La Cienega Expo Line to Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area : Press release PDF)
Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Second District

California High-Speed Rail Cost Figures Coming In, But No One Will See Them Yet
Silicon Valley Mercury News

California High-Speed Rail Pairs With Amtrak For Cost And Clout
KPCC Southern California Public Radio

California Works With Amtrak To Make High-Speed Rail
CBS News

City Releases DEIR For 5 Year Bike Plan Implementation / My Figueroa Project. Further Study Not Needed
StreetsBlog LA
City Of Los Angeles 2010 Bicycle Plan: First Year Of The First Five-Year Implementation Strategy And Figueroa Streetscape Project -- Draft Environmental Impact Report, January 2013 (links to report sections)
City Of Los Angeles City Planning Department

Connecting With A Cleaner World ("Supporters believe much-maligned 710 Freeway tunnels will greatly ease congestion and dramatically improve air quality for millions of people.")
Pasadena Weekly

FTA Grapples With Likely Funding Cuts ("The Federal Transit Administration now finds itself up against almost certain funding cuts that imperil rail and bus expansion projects, as well as the agency’s own staffing.")
StreetsBlog DC

In Oregon, Pushing Ahead With Road Use Fees
The Atlantic: Cities

LA Councilman Introduces Motion To Connect ONT To Metrolink System
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Lost Train Depots Of Los Angeles ("The city's grandest passenger terminal, Union Station, survives today. But its historic predecessors, which welcomed millions to the city, have all vanished from the cityscape." Numerous archival images from collections around the city illustrate this history)
LA As Subject via KCET

Metro Responds To FastTrack Criticism: Removing Monthly Fees Opens Budget Hole, Encourages People Outside L.A. County To Purchase, Not Use, Transponders
StreetsBlog LA

A New Angle On Figueroa Street Parking ("What can be done to give Figueroa and other lagging Highland Park streets a boost? How about angled street parking?")
Eastsider LA

New City Rules Let Builders Swap Car Parking For Bike Parking
Curbed LA

Opinion: The Long Wait ("This Op-Docs video really just looks at New York’s transportation issues. I’ve been working on finding solutions to the larger, overwhelming issue of inaccessibility and building design. In response, I’ve created AXS Map, a crowd-sourced accessibility map that gives freedom to people with mobility challenges, their friends, family and supporters.")
New York Times

Outgoing AASHTO Director: Assess Gas Tax By The Dollar, Not By The Gallon
StreetsBlog DC

San Bernardino's Andrea Travis-Miller Voted In As New COG Executive Director
Pasadena Star-News

Selected State DOT Cost Reduction Initiatives For The Administration Of State Public Transportation Programs
National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Transparency: What To Consider Before Releasing Data To The Public
Government Technology
The Dynamics Of Opening Government Data: A White Paper (34p. PDF)
SUNY Albany Center For Technology In Government

Unsung Hero Of 7th And Broadway Puts An End To Downtown Ticket Trap

The US Has Only 5 True BRT Systems, And None Are "Gold"
Greater Greater Washington

What To Do About The Gas Tax? ("Two states, two different approaches for fixing how we pay for roads.")

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