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January 15: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Pacific Electric opens its iconic 6th & Main headquarters and a watershed monorail proposal for Los Angeles is released)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

$3 Billion Street Repair Bond For L.A. Ballot On Hold

BART Struggling To Meet Surging Demand ("The surge in riders -- about three times the increase that was expected -- could also bring problems if the transit district doesn't act to increase its capacity and rejuvenate its aging infrastructure.")
San Francisco Chronicle

Burbank Airport Studying Land Use, Transit Options
Santa Clarita Valley News

A Compendium Of Best Practices And Lessons Learned For Improving Local Community Recovery From Disastrous Hazardous Materials Transportation Incidents (196p. PDF)
Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program

Darrell Johnson Appointed New CEO Of Orange County Transit Authority
Voice Of OC

Expo Line Phase 2 Update Community Meetings
Santa Monica Patch

GAO: Mileage Fee Could Be More "Equitable And Efficient" Than Gas Tax
StreetsBlog DC
Highway Trust Fund: Pilot Program Could Help Determine The Viability Of Mileage Fees For Certain Vehicles (81p. PDF)
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Gold Line's Edge Bears More Fruit With 212-Unit Pas Complex
Curbed LA

High Speed Rail Workshop Gets TRB 2013 Started On The Fast Track
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

LA's $3 Billion Street Scheme: The Real Story They Don't Want You To Hear

McDonnell's Cheeky Move On The Gas Tax ("Is a sales tax an appropriate place to gather revenue for roads and transit? Does it make sense to add fees to alternate fuel cars? Part of McDonnell's plan involves reworking the transit funding formula. What is at risk there? What does the state stand to gain from tinkering in transit?")
National Journal Transportation Experts Blog

Metro Teaches Bike Manners With New Train Poster Campaign
Blog Downtown

New Gold Line Community Liaison Office Is Ready To Take Your Questions ("Metro Gold Foothill Extension Construction Authority officials say they hope the new office will increase public interface.")
Arcadia Patch

A New Subway Map Lets You Know The Time Your Trip Will Take ("Evenly spaced stations might look good on a map, but they’re a total lie. A new design for the Boston subway map incorporates the length of your potential trip.")
Fast Company Exist

OCTA Re-Vote Clears Legal Snag On CEO Post
Orange County Register

Opinion: California High-Speed Rail Plan Is Simply A Field Of Dreams
Bakersfield Californian

Opinion: Invest In Multi-Purpose Streets To Support Housing Values
StreetsBlog LA

Research: BRT Can Truly Be Pricier Than LRT
Railway Age

Santa Monica City Hall Seeks $12 Million In Grants From MTASanta Monica Mirror

Save Cycling From The Fiscal Cliff
League Of American Cyclists

Strip Down And Ride The Subway ("Improv Everywhere's annual no-pants transit ride goes international.")
The Atlantic: Cities

Support For L.A. Street-Repair Bond Measure Ebbs At City Hall ("Several City Council members back away from the proposal, which would ask voters to approve boosting property taxes.")
Los Angeles Times

This New Hybrid Train Cuts Energy And Emissions By 25% ("In Germany, a new train with a system that uses the energy from braking is making rail travel even more efficient than it already was.")
Fast Company Exist

Three 710 Meetings Scheduled In January
San Marino Patch

Transit Group: Large Majorities Support Public Transportation
The Hill

The U.S. Department Of Transportation Seeks Stakeholder Input On The Next ITS Strategic Research Plan, 2015-2019
U.S. DOT Research And Innovative Technology Administration

Would More Drivers Use Transit If It Mimicked Private Cars? ("Personal Rapid Transit is probably best described as a hybrid between the private car and public transit, with some more familiar elements of the taxi and elevator thrown in.")
The Atlantic: Cities

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