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January 25: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (A comprehensive overhaul of bus service for East Los Angeles)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

3 Metro Rail Stations Are Getting Revamped Names

2014 California Budget And Active Transportation

BART Upgrade Could Boost Riders' Wi-Fi ("A plan to boost BART's security system by adding wireless capabilities to cameras could also bring free and reliable Wi-Fi service to passengers.")
San Francisco Chronicle

The Battle For CEQA
Capitol Weekly

The Best Maps We've Seen Of Sandy's Transit Outage In New York
The Atlantic: Cities

Breaking Down The Highland Park Transit Village's Parking Plan
Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch

"California Did The Impossible," Brown Says In State Of The State ("Gov. Jerry Brown says California has averted fiscal collapse. He calls for investing in water and rail programs...He said the United States is lagging far behind other countries in this sector, saying that even Morocco is building a high-speed train system.")
Los Angeles Times

Caltrans To Unveil Draft Rail Plan That Incorporates California's High-Speed Rail Project
Progressive Railroading

Ending The Federal Surface-Transportation Program Might Be Crazy In A Good Way
National Review
Fix It First, Expand It Second, Reward It Third: A New Strategy For America's Highways (36p. PDF)
Hamilton Project via Brookings

Highlights From NACTO's 2012 "Designing Cities" Conference

L.A. First 4 Parklets Opening In February 2013

The Metrolink Ducks Express Kicks Off Jan. 25
Asian Journal

More Toll Lanes Are Coming To Los Angeles County Next Month

New Plans Launched To Create LA River District In Northeast LA
Curbed LA

OCTA Metrolink Service Expansion Program Status
StreetsBlog LA

Our View: A 710 Surface Route Is Dead
Pasadena Star-News

San Fernando Valley Council Of Governments Proposes Rail System
CSUN Daily Sundial

Snagging Tax-Saving Transportation Benefits: Employers Can Set Aside More Pre-Tax Dollars For Commuters ("Our friends in Congress have granted some nice tax breaks for transportation-related employee fringe benefits. Several of these breaks are intended to encourage us to give up our evil, gas-guzzling, pollution-spewing vehicles when commuting to work. If your employer offers these tax-favored benefits, you should probably take advantage of them by signing up. What you need to know:...")
Wall Street Journal

Sparks Fly At Open House On 710 Expansion Proposals
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Speak Up On Streetcar And The Environment
Los Angeles Downtown News

Studio City Gets Its Subway ("The Metro Red Line Universal City Station will now be known as “Universal City/Studio City Station” to reflect the station’s location in Studio City...The Metro Red Line Civic Center Station will now be the “Civic Center/Grand Park/Tom Bradley Station” in honor of the recently opened Grand Park, which is served by this station, and the former City of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. The Metro Purple Line Wilshire/Western Station will now be known as the “Wilshire/Western/Alfred Hoyun Song Station” in honor of Alfred Hoyun Song, former Mayor of Monterey Park and the first Asian American legislator elected to the California State Assembly in 1962. He was also the first Korean American to be elected to the California State Senate, where he distinguished himself as chairman of the Judiciary Committee.")
Studio City Patch

Studio City Red Line Station! Metro Renames 3 Subway Stops
Curbed LA

Time To Tweak Gas Taxes? States Weigh Options
USA Today

Washington D.C.'s Metro Transit System Proposes $26 Billion Upgrade

Why Talking Cars Will Be Good For Buses
The Atlantic: Cities

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