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Huell Howser, High-Speed Rail, Transit Workers, Transpo Taxes, Parking Meters, Sidewalks & More

January 8: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (New HOV lanes begin on the I-405 freeway in the Sepulveda Pass)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog


$3B Street Repair Measure Could Make For Smoother Car Rides
Curbed LA

7 Uses For Failing Shopping Malls
The Atlantic: Cities

Astounding And Interactive Sidewalk Art Around The World

Automobile Usage And Urban Rail Transit Expansion (48p. PDF : Estimates the impact of rail accessibility improvements on the usage of rail transit, automobiles, buses, walking, and bicycling)
Environment For Development

Bay Area Transportation Officials Support Lowering Sales Tax Threshold To 55%
Silicon Valley Mercury News

StreetsBlog LA
City Of Los Angeles City Clerk's Office

Broken Parking Meter Battle: Assemblyman Mike Gatto Wants To Stop L.A. From Collecting Fines
Los Angeles Daily News

StreetsBlog LA

Density Reduces Driving (Even At Pretty High Densities)

Documenting 24 Hours In The Lives Of Transportation Workers Across The Globe ("What’s it like to be a trolley conductor in San Francisco? A taxi driver in New York City? How about a rickshaw driver in India? Lives in Transit, a series of 10 24-hour-long videos from the Global Lives Project -- a nonprofit "video library of life experience" -- wants to document 24 hours in the lives of transportation workers in ten countries around the world.")
Fast Company Exist

National Freight cooperative Research Program

StreetsBlog LA

Huell Howser Dies At 67; TV Host Profiled California People And Places ("We have two agendas," Howser said in a 2009 interview with The Times. "One is to specifically show someone China Camp State Park or to talk to the guys who paint the Golden Gate Bridge. But the broader purpose is to open up the door for people to have their own adventures. Let's explore our neighborhood, let's look in our own backyard.")
Los Angeles Times

Is Less Gridlock A Sign Of Slow Growth, Or Just Fewer Cars?
Giga Om

London Underground At 150: Its Past And Future ("The Tube is approaching its 150th anniversary in an improving condition and its long-term future up for grabs.")
Guardian (U.K.)

Remembering Huell Howser: Some Archived Images Of The Region's Official Rideshare Spokesman (includes link to his 2010 exploration of downtown's Pacific Electric subway tunnel which operated 1925-1955)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

Sprawl Could Kill Off 34 Million Acres Of American Forest By 2060
The Atlantic: Cities

Transportation Research Board

Westside Subway Route In Beverly Hills Splits LA's Mayor Candidates
Huffington Post

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