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January 14: This Date In Los Angeles Transportation History (Los Angeles debuts the first push-button pedestrian-activated traffic control device in the world)
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

2013 Pocket Guide To Transportation ("The Pocket Guide is divided into five sections: Safety, The Transportation System and Equipment, System Use and Livable Communities, Economic Competitiveness, Environmental Sustainability)
U.S. Bureau Of Transportation Statistics

Amtrak's Annual Losses At Lowest Level Since 1975
Boston Globe

APTA President And CEO Releases State Of The Public Transportation Industry: New Voter Survey Shows Strong Support Of Public Transportation

Boyle Heights Businesses Face Long List Of Problems, Study Finds
EGP News

Celebrating The Convergence Of Transportation And Technology ("TransportationCamp")

CEQA Reform And Transit Planning
California High Speed Rail Blog

CicLAvia 2013: Routes To Venice Beach, Wilshire/Fairfax, Extended "Classic Route"
StreetsBlog LA

CicLAvia: Dogtown To Downtown On April 21st
Yo! Venice!

Department Of Transportation To Install Neighborhood Maps For Pedestrians, Bicyclists
New York Daily News

Follow The Sun ("On Monday at 12:30 p.m., at the Dupont South escalators, you can witness a phenomenon that occurs only twice a year. And, no, I don’t mean a group of tourists who all know to stand to the right. (That never happens.)...")
DC Rider

The House Transportation Committee's Democratic Lineup
The House Transportation Committee's Republican Lineup
Transportation Issues Daily

Infographic: Following MAP-21 Funding
League Of American Bicyclists

The Latest Upgrade Won't Fix Amtrak's Wifi
The Atlantic: Cities

Learning From Los Angeles (forum : "Immense, diverse and surprisingly dense, Los Angeles is a living laboratory of art and architecture, pop culture and immigrant enclaves. In decades past it became a symbol of auto-centric urbanism -- but the city has recently pioneered efforts at urban retrofit, infill development and environmental restoration.")
San Francisco Planning And Urban Research Association

Los Angeles Metro Riders Go Pantless
USC Annenberg Neon Tommy

Major Metro Projects In NoHo Arts District Delayed ("Financial issues are pushing back plans to develop and restore parcels surrounding the historic Lankershim train depot.")
North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch

Mixed-Use Project Underway Near Planned Expo Line Stop In Palms
Los Angeles Times

More Lights For L.A. Night Bicyclists Needed, Coalition Says
Pacific Palisades Patch

Najarian Effort To Retain Metro Board Seat About To Commence
StreetsBlog LA

Officials And Residents Await 710 Progress Report ("Months after it was promised to the public, the written report on the final five options for the Long Beach (710) Freeway extension project will be released this month, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.")
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Ridge Route Repair Group Runs Up Against Forest Service ("Volunteers who for years have been trying to preserve the historic Ridge Route north of Los Angeles say the Forest Service keeps blocking their efforts.")
Los Angeles Times

Santa Monica Street Goes Green With Bike-Friendliness ("New green stripe on Ocean Park Boulevard marks another milestone in the city's efforts to get more people bicycling.")
Los Angeles Times

Should California Make Changes To Landmark 1970 Law? ("I support the California Environmental Quality Act and, when asked why I want to modernize it, I immediately think of the Metro Expo Line Extension in Los Angeles, connecting Santa Monica to downtown...")

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Sacramento Bee

TEDx: How To Solve Traffic Jams (video : "Eliasson discusses techniques that urban planners and policy makers can use to help mediate the problems caused by rush hour commutes by car. Contrary to most other suggestions we see, Eliasson’s solution does not involve any plans to widen sidewalks, encourage public transportation and create bike lanes; rather, this suggestion is more policy oriented.")
YouTube via Arch Daily

This Week In Transportation: LaHood's Last Week?
The Hill

U.S. Chamber Chief Calls For Higher Gas Tax

Why Americans Will Soon Pay More To Drive Every Mile (Gas tax / VMT)
Motoramic / Yahoo

Will Chicago's Fare Hike Stall Transit Ridership Growth?
StreetsBlog Network

Will Massachusetts Tax Parking Lots To Fund Transit?
StreetsBlog DC

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